Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything. Between what I do recognize and what I do not recognize there stands myself. And what I do not recognize I shall continue not to recognize.
Religion theme aside, most of the time I'm in some sort of comedy and I'm a straight man and it's really just, let's wind this guy up and see him explode.
The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.
Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.
What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon, when the crowd had gone. I held his head in my lap during the ride home. I believed he was mortally wounded. He had been stabbed down through the kidneys, leaving an ugly wound.
Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
David Herbert Lawrence
I don't think I can play any other way but all out. I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it.
We can't afford to sacrifice another generation of American children to bureaucratic politics. We've got to get it done. The future, the health, the life - our nation depends on it and it's just foolish to think or act otherwise.
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show.
You watch a hockey game, and the hand-eye coordination and the speed is really miraculous how those guys track the puck alone, just following it with their eyes.
As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair.
Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Give the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you.
I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
When first we met we did not guess that Love would prove so hard a master.
When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me.
America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.
P. W. Bridgman
In my old age, I'll be in L.A.
I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.
Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake -- that little more which is worth all the rest.
Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
Grant M. Bright
You REAP what You SOW: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
Most of us die with much of our beautiful music still in us, un-sung, un-played.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.
So if you're a robot and you're living on this planet, you can do things that you can't do in real life - things that you wished you could do: like fly like have a car that flies like have furniture that is alive.
Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
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