So the lover must struggle for words.
Most of the gaffes I've made have not been funny - they've been stupid.
It's not because I don't want to hurt Delia's feelings. It's because when she is bruised, I'm the one who aches.
We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.
When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal.
I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.
The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.
The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.
There are two things parents should give their children: roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly).
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can't expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them.
Make the doors upon a woman's wit,and it will out at the casement;shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole;stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney.
The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions.
Lester B. Pearson
Many children are natural fantasists, I think, perhaps because their imaginations have yet to be clobbered into submission by experience.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.
Our affections, however laudable, in this transitory world, should never master us; we should guide them, guide them
The strange thing about growing old is that the intimate identification with the here and now is slowly lost; one feels transposed into infinity, more or less alone, no longer in hope or fear, only observing.
Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau
How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
David R. Brower
Our thoughts create our world.
Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that's not where equality comes from.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
I looked at some of the statues of Jesus they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.
I appreciate and enjoy my age.
A young man married is a man that's marred.
I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with, there was one who by his appearance and carriage, as well in the morning as this afternoon, seemed to be the chief of them, and a kind of prince or captain among them.
Some people have just enough imagination to spoil their judgment.
The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech - the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of... the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.
I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
I'll always be number 1 to myself.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II
An honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Nowadays men cannot love seven night but they must have all their desires: that love may not endure by reason; for where they be soon accorded and hasty, heat soon it cooleth. Right so fareth love nowadays, soon hot soon cold: this is no stability. But the old love was not so.
Sir Thomas Malory
I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot.
Queen Guenever, for whom I make here a little mention, that while she lived she was a true lover, and therefore she had a good end.
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