Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
Our public school system is our country's biggest and most inefficient monopoly, yet it keeps demanding more and more money.
The word 'funny' is a bit like the word 'love' - we don't have enough words to describe the many varieties.
It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.'
I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.
My daughter is in love with Adele. She listens to her every day. To see someone with that much passion and soul move a 9-year-old is amazing and it's magical.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
You cannot avoid war in life, you cannot avoid the fear of terrorism, you cannot avoid those things now, they are a part of everyday demeanor.
Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
I found myself very lost after 'The Partridge Family,' and I lost my dad and I lost my manager, and I lived in a bubble, and it took me 15 years to get through that and a lot of psychotherapy, and I'm laughing about it now!
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
I'm a nice, happily married wife and mom and I live in Connecticut.
This whole beauty thing is something I've never comprehended.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Film and television are just different. Film is cool because it's a complete package. You know the beginning, middle, and end. You can plan it out more, which I like. But with television you get a new script every week, so it's constantly a mystery as to what you're going to be doing.
I'm a really huge fan of the old romantic comedies from the '30s and '40s... Huge fan. I love all that stuff.
I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.
In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I can't imagine dating a boy, meeting him only outside the home. What's a home and family for if it's not the center of one's life?
It's a funny thing about life if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.'
It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.
Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a 'storybook marriage.' Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Every corny thing that's said about living with nature - being in harmony with the earth, feeling the cycle of the seasons - happens to be true.
Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.
I've never made choices based on money - I always trust my gut.
David James Elliott
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw
Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
H. L. Mencken
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