A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
In the ice of solitude man becomes most inexorably a question to himself, and just because the question pitilessly summons and draws into play his most secret life he becomes an experience to himself.
His name never appeared in the papers. The world maintained its traditional wall Round the dead with their gold sunk deep as a well, Whilst his life, intangible as a Stock Exchange rumour, drifted outside.
All creation necessarily ends in this: Creators, powerless, fleeing from the things they have wrought.
rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
Jean Paul Sartre
Your children are a perfect example of your beauty, because it starts from within...
I'll have your heart, if not by gift my knife Shall carve it out. I'll have your heart, your life.
As much as I like it when a book I'm writing speeds along, the downside can be that an author becomes too eager to finish and rushes the end. The end is even more important than the first page, and rushing can damage it.
I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought!
I tell you, you will not see the new beauty and the truth, until you make up your minds to spit.
Kazimir Severinovich Malevich
It is the blessing of dumb work done close to the earth-one gritty minute at a time, we move forward.
At the end of the day it's about how much you can bear, how much you can endure. Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves.
When death speaks to me, it speaks only of the beauty of life.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
When forever becomes a place...when forever ceases to be just a word when it ceases to be a just a measurement of timebut instead becomes a place where soul mates can dance to the song in their hearts, that is a reflection of true love.
I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing...maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower, Harry.
Follow the best way of life you possibly can, and habit will make this way suitable and pleasant to you.
We have less reason to be surprised or offended when we find others differ from us in opinion, because we very often differ from ourselves: how often we alter our minds, we do not always remark; because the change is sometimes made imperceptibly and
Common people do not pray, my lord: they only beg
George Bernard Shaw
I'd like to work with any actress from whom I can learn-one who has had many experiences with many directors and is willing to share some of her knowledge with me.
Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.
There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we're lifetime baby-making machines. Women's reproductive abilities start to wane when they're as young as 35. Men? We're good to go pretty much till we're dead.
Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
Don't underestimate questions from the crowd technology has made voters more informed than ever.
I tried acupuncture, the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone - when the time was right for me.
No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
What appeals to me? There are things, points of view, uses of the language, habits of dress, ways of thought and believing that came to me from my grandparents and came to them from theirs. Things that are of good use in any situation, no matter what the future may hold.
Tommy Lee Jones
People haven't always been there for me, but music always has.
I don't think there's a date minimum or maximum. I don't get the whole 'All right, you've got to wait three days to call after the date.' If I got a number from a girl, I'd call that night. There's no science to it for me. You just do what it is that you feel like doing.
It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
I took Spanish in high school and I didn't do too well in it. My Spanish teacher told me not to go on with Spanish anymore, so I was discouraged a little bit.
Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
I believe that investing in our children's development from the earliest age is the single most important contribution we can make to the health and wellbeing of our citizens, their capacity and the future prosperity of our state.
As far as my relationship with President Putin is concerned, it's fine.
When I ran for Congress I promised to help make health care affordable again.
The most influential factor in selling a home is always price. Don't build 'wiggle room' into the asking price. There's a price war out there and you have to win it from the get-go.
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