Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.
Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.
H. L. Mencken
The question is what I wanted to do with the new life God has given me. This is the mission I want to take on.
I'm astonished by my success.
To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes.
Artists walk alone.
I believe God gives you the grace to do what you need to do.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.
Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.
The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
I get offered a World War II movie at least once a week just because I speak German and was born there. I have always stayed away from it because I didn't want to be put into that box.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
I wanted to be an astronaut and wanted to go to space camp, but then I found out that I was too short to become an astronaut. My mom really made me believe that if I worked hard enough and if I really wanted to do it, I could do it.
Soleil Moon Frye
The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.
Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.
Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don't let anyone take it away from you, ever.
Holly Marie Combs
Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
I feel like in America, we don't have a kid problem. You think about all these issues that these kids are dealing with, we have an adult problem. We have adults that do not place the priority on our kids to get a valuable education.
The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism.
Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.
My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.
It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?
Jean de la Bruyere
I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can't tell you specifically what they've been in the recent months. In the past they've been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they're more dreams of his presence.
I'm into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing.
They very seldom let me lose my cool. They made me like I was Polly Perfect, which was ridiculous so that when I bump into kids on the street they'd say 'I wish my Mom were like you.'
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