To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Elise Vasquez and I stand shoulder to shoulder, watching the woman we both feel we lost, and may be never really had.
From 1965 to 1967, my dad, Jack Gilligan, served in Congress and helped pass landmark laws like the Voting Rights Act.
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
Maybe I'll be a feminist in my old age.
If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
A maker of idols is never an idolater.
Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.
What is told into the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away.
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing.
Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
Ceremony is the smoke of friendship.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.
If you're not staying on top of your money, you are putting your financial well-being at risk.
I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
Rather than waiting for future trials to determine rules that will impact every citizen, Congress should step in and write a law that takes every American's rights into consideration.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
For the first few years of my life my mom used to cut my hair so there were a lot of bowl-cut hair styles.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.
A man grows most tired while standing still.
I knew that somewhere God was laughing. He had taken the other half of my heart, the one person who knew me better than I knew myself, and He had done what nothing else could do. By bringing us together, He had set into motion the one thing that could tear us apart.
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