We have a new generation of very rich people who want to do more with their money than buy a lot of expensive toys. They want to live meaningful lives.
Pull out a Monte Cristo at a dinner party and the political liberal turns into the nicotine fascist.
To offer the complexities of life as an excuse for not addressing oneself to the simpler, more manageable (trivial) aspects of daily existence is a perversity often indulged in by artists, husbands, intellectuals -- and critics of the Women's Movement.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
You look at the greatest villains in human history, the fascists, the autocrats, they all wanted people to kneel before them because they don't love themselves enough.
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
True revolutionaries are like God -- they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
Rita Mae Brown
We have no commission from God to police the world.
Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch's brew.
Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.
I wouldn't trust Nixon from here to that phone.
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.
It was just an idea I had, that it could be cool to have a book covered in fake fur.
If you wait until your children are high school seniors to spring it on them that there's not a whole lot of money for school, they won't have too many options.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
I have always wanted a bunny and I'll always have a rabbit the rest of my life.
I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.
Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.
Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.
The striking point about our model family is not simply the compete-compete, consume-consume style of life it urges us to follow. The striking point, in the face of all the propaganda, is how few Americans actually live this way.
Louise Kapp Howe
The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones.
Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
This house was our dream-the gardens, the study, even the swimming pool. Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning, I can always feel him here with me.
He that has the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult.
P. J. O'Rourke
Respect a man, he will do it the more.
A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it.
William Dean Howells
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.
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