When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Kids, the fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists.
You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody's woman.
Usually a family is led through the mom or the dad and their career and for the family to be led by my career, even though God has led it, could be a lot of pressure.
Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
I was so ugly my mother used to feed me with a sling shot.
I think money in general hurts all sports.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
There ain't nothing like being in the corner, and the trainer is whispering in your ear and another guy is putting in your mouthpiece. Five seconds to go, the boom! The bell. It's more exciting than looking down a cliff.
George Foreman, In Newsweek, Jan
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
I'm a filmmaker and I'm proud of the movies I've made. But in the background of my life I was also very involved in the creation of the sport.
My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.
John Lennon, Interview: Playboy
Arguments derived from probabilities are idle
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
In the films the good guy always wins, but this is one bad guy who ain't gonna lose.
Sonny Liston, Before the title f
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity
George Bernard Shaw
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy.
Joe E. Louis, A Hard Road to Glo
I've still got that little freedom part of me that wants to have a car that looks really sexy.
The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy.
William Proxmire, In NY Herald T
Fashion should be something that in the morning, when you open your window, you say, 'Oh fantastic, sun!' Then you take your shower, you say, 'OK fantastic, which colour I wear today because I feel happy?' This should be fashion.
The limousine is the ultimate ego trip, the supreme sign of success. It shouts: Hey, this guy is really and truly Mr Big.
William Proxmire, Testimony to H
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
When I say we've had an ideal marriage, I'm not just talking about physical attraction, which I can imagine can wear pretty thin if it's all a couple has built on. We've had that and a whole lot more.
It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.
He found a new way to cover up his bad breath. He holds up his arms.
Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect you have enough . . .
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Spiro T. Agnew
Sometimes success will get in the way of maturity - at least temporarily.
Someplace along the line the audience discovered you. In my case it was playing the Gipper.
I know every note in every song, the whole history of it, even parts that were there and are gone.
The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go.
Jackie Robinson, Baseball Has Do
When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney
It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods; To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip,Or strut in the weakness of mere humanity,Or draw a line daring them to cross.
Anne Spencer, Letter to My Siste
Home is one's birthplace, ratified by memory.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land . . .
Harriet Tubman, In Harriet Tubma
I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, on writin
I sort of try to write everything for me. I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessible to everyone.
Once in royal David's city Stood a lowly cattle shed,Where a Mother laid her BabyIn a manger for His bed:Mary was that Mother mild,Jesus Christ her little Child.
Cecil Frances Alexander, Once in
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