A man's limitations are not the things he wants to do and can t; they are the things he ought to do but doesn't. The difficult we will do eventually, the impossible will just take a little more time.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
Henry A. Kissinger
I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad.
Harry Dean Stanton
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.
To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say 'my ancestral culture does not exist, it doesn't matter.'
V. S. Naipaul
I don't care what other people think as long as I am happy. The day I die or retire, I have blown all my chances because I don't have the chance any more to change my image as an F1 driver.
Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.
William Moulton Marston
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
It's grown into a personal relationship, yeah. I'm crazy about Jerry. I think he's a unique character.
Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.
People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
I was a lesbian for a semester at Wesleyan - it was a graduation requirement.
Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
Poverty does not cause violence and terrorism. Lack of education does not cause terrorism.
John O. Brennan
Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
Augustine of Hippo
People don't have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
Susan B. Anthony
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return.
The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.
Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant.
The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.
There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.
When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals.
America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interest of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
J. K. Rowling
Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.
John Ralston Saul
I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere.
What I've learned from different designers is that it's key to be true to who you are and your vision. That's always been my line of thinking. Working through the whole design process, I don't want to create something I wouldn't be proud to wear.
America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy.
What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.
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