It is not we as individuals, then, who must bend uncomfortably around the institution of marriage; rather, it is the institution of marriage that has to bend uncomfortably around us.
But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
He called out to his fellow monks,'Come quickly I am tasting stars.
I have a life that I enjoy I try and value the things that I think are worth valuing and everything else is icing. You know, it is a kick to go down the red carpet in that dress and then you go back home.
The times that were most fun seemed always to be followed by sadness now, because it was when life started to feel like it did when she was with us that we realized how utterly gone she was.
There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.
The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it.
Luck which so often defies anticipation in matrimonial affairs, giving attraction to what is moderate rather than to what is superior.
I think, my generation, it's hard to have hope when you got a $700-trillion derivatives debt to pay and a bubble about to explode and $500 trillion worth of GDP.
Did you ever think that in a past life Alec was an old woman with ninety cats who was always yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off her lawn? Because I do,
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Protect IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are a step towards a different kind of Internet. They are a step towards an Internet in which those with money and lawyers and access to power have a greater voice than those who don't.
The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.
Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work - though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished.
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Cold If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death
It's continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you've got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don't think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances.
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.
Chastity - you can carry it too far
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own soul's doing.
Marie Carmichael Stopes
Ted Danson is amazing. He's incredible.
That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people would want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.
Wine is a clog to the pen, not an inspiration
One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
When I got into junior high school, that's when my mom let me dress how I wanted to dress. Up to that point I wore suits to school all the time.
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes so with present time.
Leonardo da Vinci
Control over the production and distribution of oil is the decisive factor in defining who rules whom in the Middle East.
You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when.
You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
You can easily find people who are ten times as rich at sixty as they were at twenty; but not one of them will tell you that they are ten times as happy
George Bernard Shaw
And finally, no matter how good the science gets, there are problems that inevitably depend on judgement, on art, on a feel for financial markets.
Trust me, I'm going to find out where the money has gone and how it has been spent, and see if we can't get it down there quicker to let that rebuilding start.
Most men would feel insulted, if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
Henry David Thoreau
Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.
Albert J. Nock
'We're always lucky,' I said and like a fool I did not knock on wood.
I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.
James Weldon Johnson
...reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays....
I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me.
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