I love good creditable acquaintance; I love to be the worst of the company.
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.
The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone - and that's the hard part - but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants.
Sincerity is the highest complement you can pay,
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect.
Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys.
Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts.
Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons.
I don't care what people say. My music's, my music.
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
I love these movies where it's just about the film. You don't have my face on the poster. It's all about the movie. I like that.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.
Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
Sorrow makes us children again.
The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is.
Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.
The soul's emphasis is always right.
All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.
Even the worst Bond movies, there's something to love about them.
It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.
I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
Maynard James Keenan
Food simply isn't important to me.
I think I like big issues, but I don't believe in God or religion.
I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
I was worried about my mom more than I was worried about the president. And then I was worried about the president, and then I was worried about myself.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth.
If Romney explains why where we are with Obama is unacceptable, why whither we are tending is even worse - and why his own alternative path forward is superior - then we trust the American people to make the right choice in November.
Coming Home had been made before and Apocalypse Now and Deer Hunter, different kinds of movies.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where - it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky.
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
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