Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
When he came back from downtown, he had forgotten to bring his license, his identification, the $2 for the wedding license. So we got married two days later.
God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Something happens to us all when we experience something as a unit that doesn't occur when we're on our couches or holding our little portable DVD players.
David Ogden Stiers
Find a job you love and you'll never have to work again.
Those among them that have not received our religion do not fright any from it, and use none ill that goes over to it, so that all the while I was there one man was only punished on this occasion.
Success is the child of audacity.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
George Bernard Shaw
I was not good in school. I could never read very fast or very well. I got tested for learning disabilities, for dyslexia. Then I got put on Ritalin and Dexedrine. I took those starting in the eighth grade. As soon as they pumped that drug into me, it would focus me right in.
Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.
While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
J. K. Rowling
Just keep learning from the role and not just go for the money.
Haley Joel Osment
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!
Abigail Van Buren
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper.
Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
Rita Mae Brown
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
That was a time when I did love music, I couldn't get enough of what was going on. Maybe it was Nirvana that brought me back. I guess it was a comfort because something that sounded so right - and non-commercial - had become so influential, so immediately.
Movies are movies: they take you back in time, and how it still is for some.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Diabetes is a disease that's had a deep impact on my family. My little brother has had type 1 diabetes since he was a baby and I have spent time learning about the disease and trying to bring attention to it so that one day soon we will reach a cure.
I don't deal with death very well. My brother, John Candy, my dad, my mom, Brandon Tartikoff just a couple of weeks ago. I mean, you lose a lot of people in your life, and that's one thing I am constantly working on - pain management.
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.
H. L. Mencken
A society that has made 'nostalgia' a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
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