The New York Quarterly is an amazing, intelligent, crazy, creative, strange, and indispensable magazine.
Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere... You don't have to dress up, for instance, and you can't hear them boo you right away.
We have got too many kids around the house to have a romantic meal at home. But Danielle is a fantastic cook. She does a brilliant lasagne, great roasts and a great chilli dish. She knows the way to my heart.
I've become a less brave traveller since I became a dad, but in the past I was more foolhardy than brave.
You can't let your past hold your future hostage.
LL Cool J
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
My dad still calls me and makes sure I'm taking my vitamins.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson
One to destroy, is murder by the law and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe to murder thousands, takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art', and gives immortal fame.
Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories.
I don't want to talk about intelligence matters. I will say, however, that intelligence-community estimates should not become public in the way of this city and in the way of Congress.
Once you become successful, people know where you live, the type of house you live in, the kind of car you drive, the clothes you wear, and so it would be patronising to go and talk like a welder. Welding's a mystery to me now. You can't go back, your life changes every day.
Why do people do things that they fear? It may be that the fear contains information. Something can be interesting if you get to the other side of that fear.
A molecular manufacturing technology will let us build molecular surgical tools, and those tools will, for the first time, let us directly address the problems at the very root level.
As a teacher at Princeton, I'm surrounded by people who work hard so I just make good use of my time. And I don't really think of it as work - writing a novel, in one sense, is a problem-solving exercise.
Joyce Carol Oates
I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
I remember my mom dressed like Janis Joplin.
I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.
When in doubt, ask. When not in doubt, ask.
You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.
When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!
Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it.
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
Oversleeping will never make one's dreams come true.
It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
Dreams are free.
No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.
If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm... but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out.
My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'
We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a neglected and untidy mind.
If a woman driver ahead of you signals a left turn, be careful, she may turn left.
An economist is someone who knows more about money than the people who have it.
If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end-to-end, they couldn't reach a conclusion
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.
A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
The world is run by C students.
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