Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise.
The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip is the one relationship drawn from real life that I have proudly never even tried to disguise.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw
He who awaits much can expect little.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
'The Christmas Song,' by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance to me it just sounds like the holidays. I've never sung it, because Nat's version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Alfred North Whitehead
If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.
The Law of God in the Christian religion is the schoolmaster that leads us to Christ.
I just do what I do. I like to make music.
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
Mary Manin Morrissey
I can't just say one time of the year I'm going to do something different. I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
Women are still second-class citizens.
The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.
For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited.
I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne
Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience.
Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.
Vincent Van Gogh
Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
Douglas William Jerrold
I'm on the board of a national group called Faith in America. It's designed to fight religious-based bigotry.
Riches come forth from one who owns little, while another of material wealth turns penniless.
The truth was you can't continue to spend the kind of money our spending on all these entitlement programs. I think we need more people in public life who are willing to say, no, we can't afford certain things. No, we can't do certain things.
I'm really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say, thank you for the great times for all these years. But I don't think about it as being a leader.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age.
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