We must use time creatively.
I had a really creative teacher at primary school. He used to get us doing things such as singing Spandau Ballet in drag in the choir, and I remember loving it.
I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes.
He Robert Benchley and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.
No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Enjoyed it! One more drink and I'd have been under the host.
Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)
It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
My Botswana books are positive, and I've never really sought to deny that. They are positive. They present a very positive picture of the country. And I think that that is perfectly defensible given that there is so much written about Africa which is entirely negative.
Alexander McCall Smith
Art is a form of catharsis.
I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity.
All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.
Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know.
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills
It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
There's nothing like a home-cooked meal - nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, 'Uh, my house.' It's more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way.
Giada De Laurentiis
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Every experience feeds an actor, and I've learned that depression is all around us.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed.
I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
If you're going to write, don't pretend to write down. It's going to be the best you can do, and it's the fact that it's the best you can do that kills you.
I'm positive and I smile a lot, and I'm kind of a banana, but serious work just seems to find me, so I'm not going to argue with it.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
I'm always going to live in Texas. Texas is my home - it'll be my home forever.
I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.
We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.
Juan Antonio Samaranch
I don't have an interest in any car that isn't good for the environment, other than maybe an aesthetic quality in a picture book.
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