I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Harry S. Truman
Victims always feel alone and helpless.
What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
The shock of any trauma, I think changes your life. It's more acute in the beginning and after a little time you settle back to what you were. However it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
The largest party in America, by the way, is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans. It's the party of non-voters.
A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw
People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age.
When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.
If you look at the cost of providing health insurance, it actually doesn't cost more to provide a plan with contraceptive coverage than it does without.
But if we get to the point where more people do not believe in a God than who do believe in God, we will have a hollow legal system - we will have something without heart.
I'll go to see movies, but I also love being at home on my couch and pausing every 10 minutes to pee.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Sometimes I feel like I'm not only the engine but the caboose. I have to be in the front car and pull forward, and at the same time run around behind and push everybody along with me.
I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years, both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz and pop of the early 20th Century.
I had the most reversed education possible. Every parent wants their son to be a businessman, respectable - me, it was the opposite. When I had an artist career my mum was like, 'Oh finally, I'm proud of you!'
The thing that's protected me creatively is that the movies have made profits.
M. Night Shyamalan
I am proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity. It is my dearest hope that we will produce some fantastic books together.
Friendship's the privilege of private men for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor. Thank you. Love you.
But there are too many people that make so much money at the cost of lives of other humans and for no reason but to make the money.
Focus on the mind and the soul. Read. Study. Enrol in a course of lectures. Pray. Become a member of a religious congregation. Study the Bible or other ancient works of wisdom.
I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made.
Misery is the company of lawsuits.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Don't trust anyone over 30.
If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.
In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
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