A people's relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother.
If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don't know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it's a simple premise. If it's funny, people laugh. If it's not, they don't.
You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
We need to dig deep and give people a reason to be optimistic just as Obama is doing in America. Because in the same way that outcome of the U.S. elections will change the course of events there and around the world, so too do politics here in Britain.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
Pierre de Coubertin
Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.
Architecture is about public space held by buildings.
When he was born, I looked at my little boy and felt an unconditional love I never knew was inside me. As he grew, and I watched him stagger about, squeak his first words, and turn into a beautiful little boy, that feeling did not change.
It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.
I was walking around legally blind. Now I have 20-20 vision. I can't believe I spent so many years blurry, but I think that coincides with how I was feeling. Now I notice if people are watching me, but I also smile right back if someone waves, which helps.
Laws are silent in time of war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I don't have any problem with government helping entrepreneurs and businesses.
Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
Margaret J. Wheatley
It's amazing, it doesn't feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.
There's no one I trust in show business more than Sabrina Wind. She's my eyes and ears when I can't be there. She weighs in on everything, from scripts to sets to advertising.
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
Don't think your dreams don't come true, because they do. You'd better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly - one day I am doing the 'Beaver' show and I said, 'This is the show I have always wanted to do.'
I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love. Yeah right, how do you get that?
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
There were times after my marriage ended where, you know, I really felt like I was at the bottom of a mountain, there was a great big, fog up there, and I'm never going to cross to the other side.
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
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.
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