At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun.
We've just got to be careful - with all sports, let alone cricket - I think there's so much emphasis on doing the right thing all the time, but I think the public want to be entertained when they come to watch sport.
Parents don't understand kids and kids don't understand parents. My parents were divorced when I was really young and I went to live with my dad.
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Henry David Thoreau
Just let me use the technology I want at a fair price.
If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.
And anyway, it's only movies. to stop me I think they'll ahve to shoot me in the head.
They say the sky is the same everywhere. Travellers, the shipwrecked, exiles, and the dying draw comfort from the thought[.]
I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
It's not a matter of becoming a superstar. Fame and money aren't the purpose of all this. No actor's going to say, 'I don't want to be famous.' But the main purpose for doing what I'm doing is the passion in the work.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose.
Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.
God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.
I was the type of guy that used to get up in the morning and go out and just out run everybody on the field without stretching or warming up or anything.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan.
We're not a family. We're the opposite of a family. We're people so lonely that when we're together we make a black hole of loneliness and everything else gets sucked down into it and is never seen again.
Orson Scott Card
profanity and obscenity entitle people who don't want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you.
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.
I feel, in the end, as if everything I've done has been a failure.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
When we turn around
I want my fans to love themselves. It's almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper
I have never solicited nor received money from Iraq for our campaign against war and sanctions. I have never seen a barrel of oil, never owned one, never bought one, never sold one.
O let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our daily rations, And always know our proper stations.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
How can what an Englishman believes be heresy? It is a contradiction in terms.
George Bernard Shaw
My father was a lawyer and to my best knowledge nobody in my family before had interest in science.
George Andrew Olah
Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
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