The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
Hate is a draining bottomless pit from whence nothing good or of any value can come. Try to eat a balanced diet. Guys only want one thing.
The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.
John le Carre
Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.
Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
I wouldn't recommend young kids see 'Speedway Junkie.' It's definitely an age-appropriate movie - dark and realistic and edgy. If young kids want to see me, go see the Christmas movie.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Movies are different from real life.
For the outer sense alone perceives visible things and the eye of the heart alone seeds the invisible.
Richard of SaintVictor
when you are surrounded by sheep then it is easy to become one yourself.
When two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as he wants to be seen, and each man as he really is.
Michael De Saintamo
If the table moves, move with it.
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
William O. Douglas
Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
John Charles Salak
Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
Promote yourself but do not demote another.
I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.
If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.
If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet.
The realist is the man, who having weighed all the visible factors in a given situation and having found that the odds are against him, decides that fighting is useless.
Raoul De Sales
Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you.
I had no fun. My family was too serious.
There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.
The formula for success is Cosmic Ordering, the formula for failure is worry.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
As the essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists.
It is better to have loved your wife than never to have loved at all.
Love cannot save you from your own fate.
A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.
I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.
The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.
We should not run away from religious teachings. We should run to them.
In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
Things refuse to be mismanaged for long.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as Call Me God) to KCMG (Kindly Call Me God) to GCMG (God Calls Me God).
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