It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
My father opened a restaurant. It's so amazing... it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there.
There's something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
Don't remember me as too nice or beautiful or funny, because then you'll be disappointed.
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
Marquis de Sade
Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it's about not getting bored.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
Success comes in waves.
I count myself as one of millions of Americans whose life simply would not be the same without the libraries that supported my learning.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
I always have the fear that, if I don't commit 100 percent to my work, then it's gonna suffer.
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.
George W. Bush
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
Pearl S. Buck
Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.
Do not miss your children's childhood. Do not be away 200 nights a year as I was. Do not put strains on your marriage or family.
I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
I'm a big proponent of young women dressing appropriately in the workplace to get ahead. We need to demand respect as women, and part of that involves how we present ourselves.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn't even start playing basketball until I was 14.
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
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