It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.
I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home.
Union gives strength.
Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can't see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
Michael J. Fox
Technology has been, and always will be, my one true passion professionally.
I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I'm dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott
Professional sports is a business.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Brian W. Aldiss
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn't have that experience.
I represent the kids who come from nothing but who understand it all and love it all. That's what I represent - those are the cool kids, you know, the kids of tomorrow, because who would've known that I'd be who I am today? We are the kids of tomorrow.
People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love 'We Are Young.' I've heard it play at weddings. I've heard it in graduation parties. It's a big idea and big song.
Amazement awaits us at every corner.
The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
Envy aims very high.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
When I came home for the summer after my first year of college, I told my mother that my best friend and I were driving to California. She laughed out loud - 2,000 miles in a what? Well, my best friend had an old Chevy. What could go wrong?
My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, in Jay County, to have a college degree. She was educated as a pianist and she wanted to concertize, but when the war came she was married, had a family, so she started teaching.
You earn very little money on independent films and I'm the provider for my home, so I do have to think of taking one for the accountant time and again and that means studio pictures.
One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions.
We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we're capable of.
Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.
Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again.
Together with a team of financial and legal experts I have spent months exploring all possible alternatives to bankruptcy but to no avail.
You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.
My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete.
Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
B. R. Ambedkar
It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest.
Not being a comic book fan, being thrown into that and seeing the extreme - it's taken very seriously. So I tried to do as much learning as I could about it so I wasn't mean or anything.
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