Part of the success of This American Life, I think, is due to the fact that none of us sound like we should be on the radio. We don't sound professional; we sound like people you would know.
A man who calls bullshit fertilizer.
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
Charles Alexander Eastman
Rome had Senators too, and that is why it declined.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
The Jews' greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction! We're a nation born to be discontented. Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better.
The news of any politician's death should be listed under Public Improvements.
Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
I'm vulnerable to criticism. Any artist is, because you work alone in your studio and, until recently, critics were the only way you'd get any feedback.
Blessed is he who talks in circles, for he shall become a big wheel.
Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.
Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins.
I came up poor. My mother only had a fourth-grade education. My dad didn't have any education at all. But they were very structured. They worked hard. You know, they didn't complain. They didn't murmur. And they believe in the Christ.
Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. On Washington D. C.
A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
I'm totally going through a rebel period right now. It's sort of waning, but ... ach, I'm allowed, right? It's OK, right?
Well, Bennie, now that we know the thing can fly, all we have to do is improve its range a bit.
Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
The battle is all over except the shouting when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That's freedom.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
My dad always said I was hard-headed, that it would take something like that to wake me up spiritually, and I guess it did. My heart had gotten so beat up that I didn't have anything left to give.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens.
No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.
In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
George William Curtis
Fears are nothing more than states of mind.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
You give before you get.
There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.
I just change with the times. I really don't have a say in what's going on. Music was here before me.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
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