The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Thomas A. Edison
Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered over 30 acts in the city. And we're famous all over the world.
People shouldn't trust artists and they shouldn't trust art. Part of the fun of art is that it invites you to interpret it.
There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
When I came to the Food Network, I didn't want to do a cooking show. I told Kathleen Finch for nine months I didn't want to do a cooking show, I wanted to do a home-and-garden show.
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
A friend of mine has a big farm in the desert, and she picks up feathers and roadkill for me, then makes it into clothes. I think it's cool to wear roadkill. If I died and somebody wanted to wear my teeth around their neck to VMAs, I'd feel honored.
Passion is momentary love is enduring.
Jim Bakker came along. He said, Jessica Hahn, listen. You're a virgin. As God as my witness. He said, We need a girl that we can trust.
In the morning he was lying dead on one of the beds fully clothed. He was dead. I got the impression he wanted to go, and I must have killed him. I can't remember strangling him. I just sat there shocked.
It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth.
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.
When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly.
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
A young imagination is bold, likes to make bigger leaps. It likes to, well, imagine that the dustbuster is a dinosaur that the computer mouse is a hotrod that the box is a cave that the rawhide is a torch... or a baton... or something.
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
I couldn't be in a relationship and behave like somebody else or pretend I felt something I didn't feel. And that includes saying things I thought might jeopardize the relationship.
The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be.
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
Thomas De Quincey
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion and I felt something like indecision.
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
It is odd there are many movies with many men. But generally movies have one woman, or maybe the older woman and the younger girl.
An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
All lasting business is built on friendship.
Alfred A. Montapert
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Interactions between fathers and children are the starting point of education.
Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.
I believe that London is the most exciting food city in Europe.
It's not the tools that you have faith in - tools are just tools. They work, or they don't work. It's people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I'm still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.
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