We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?
I've had a lot of experience in independent film, and about how to choose. You've got to be very discerning about where you put your five bucks, and where you cut and what you don't cut.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
Only in dreams does the happiness of the earth dwell.
Happy, even in anguish, is he to whom God has given a soul worthy of love and grief! He who has not seen the things of this world, and the heart of men in this double light, has seen nothing, and knows noting of the truth.
The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
Everybody needs one essential friend.
Dr. William Glasser
I would rather go swimming with great white sharks than wade in romance 'cause I can never find the courage to ask her to dinner or even to dance.
Adam Young (Owl City), The Yacht
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
I've rarely kept my distance from kind of - I don't know if we can call it politics, but kind of, civic engagement and that kind of thing, except I tended to think, 'Well, do it yourself before you start telling other people what they should be doing.'
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
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