It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
I have too much money invested in sweaters.
90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I went onto reality TV as a business decision.
I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Frankly I'm fairly boring or fairly busy. Between writing and family, I have little time for anything else.
In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not.
Samuel E. Morison
The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.
What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged.
It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
My main point is to be funny if I can slip a message in there, fine.
President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.
We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Sports are a microcosm of society.
Billie Jean King
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.
It's really hard for me to sometimes put myself out there, like 'Hey, how do you feel about making music together?' because maybe I'm afraid of rejection or I don't want to put anybody out. It's the Southerner in me, like, 'I don't mean to bother you but do you mind making a song?'
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of 'Who do you think you are?'
I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then.
But I think funny and talent will always win out I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're funny you will get over all of that.
Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
Honore de Balzac
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I knew exactly what to do on Alien, it was funny.
When I was about 12 years old back in Houston, my Dad used to take us to the driving range.
After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
Education has fundamentally changed my life. It's perhaps the mission of my life. I'm wed to it in a very powerful and personal way. And I chose the pathway that I believe could make me the most significant on changing the outcomes that we see now in North Carolina.
It's not that, you know, when a relationship doesn't work and there are issues, you have to somehow work it out if there are children involved.
I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.
The only thing I have no control over is the politics that goes on within the record company. It's always been the same, but it's far tougher now, because record companies are run by financial people before, they were run by creative people.
The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.
No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
When a novel has 200,000 words, then it is possible for the reader to experience 200,000 delights, and to turn back to the first page of the book and experience them all over again, perhaps more intensely.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
Pliny the Elder
The people I've been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.
What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars.
I think there is a great deal of interest still in the Christian faith.
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