I like writing for children. It seems to me that most people underestimate their understanding and the strength of their feelings and in my books for them I try to put this right.
Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
I think I've been incredibly raw my whole career. A lot of people spend a lot of time trying to look cool and spend time being guarded and putting up walls. I just never had the time. It seems more honest to say, 'Hey, this is who I am.'
Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness.
To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My graduate studies were carried out at the California Institute of Technology.
Kenneth G. Wilson
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
But I can only take so much TV, because there is so much advice. I find people will preach about virtually anything - your diet, how to live your life, how to improve your golf. The lot. I have always had a thing against the Mister Know-It-Alls.
Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
John Charles Polanyi
I think the American people, understandably, have sort of lost faith in the United Nations.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
And our dreams are who we are.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school-which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
I don't even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot - the methods of releasing music.
Secret operations are essential in war upon them the army relies to make its every move.
If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
Henry Ward Beecher
The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.
That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.
I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Gustav Jung
We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.
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