I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
It was at Bell Labs that I first made direct contact with real semiconductor experts and thus began to fully understand what amazing materials they were and what they could do.
Robert B. Laughlin
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan P. Smith
It is not light that we need, but fire it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
You never know what the American public is going to do, but you know that they will do it all at once.
L. William Seidman
Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant.
Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.
America's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world, but our health care system is broken.
No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
William Butler Yeats
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For truth is always strange stranger than fiction.
My knee is as strong as it was before, if not stronger, and it's a matter of getting my leg strong. I lost six years of strength in about six month's time, so it's going to take another year or two to get that leg back up to full strength, but I'm good to go so far.
Architecture in general is frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling
I travel abroad constantly on book promotion and research, and the Internet is invaluable to me for accessing U.K. news in places such as America, which most of the time hasn't heard of England.
When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own, they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans' fears about the future.
You can be true to the character all you want but you've got to go home with yourself.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Emile M. Cioran
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work.
No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.
D. L. Hughley
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
I'm an awfully loyal friend. Once I've started a relationship with someone, it's like they are syrup and I'm a pancake. Their syrup gets into my pancake, so to speak.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Today, one year after their divorce, Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they're getting back together. You know what that means? There's still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.
George J. Mitchell
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
I've been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day, and either yoga or sport several times a week.
I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things.
Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?
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