A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.
Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.
The Doctor: Sorry, do you have a name?Idris: Seven hundred years and finally he asks. The Doctor: But what do I call you?Idris: I think you call me... Sexy? The Doctor: [embarrassed] Only when we're alone. Idris: We are alone. The Doctor: Oh. Come on then, Sexy.
You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.
The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep.
I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress.
Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I'm alive, I must live and be happy.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
It's a damn sight harder making stuff up when you're under stress than you'd think.
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things that's all.
While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
My dad has always been my coach. And I've spent so much time with him. So he's one of my best friends. And I can talk to him about everything.
I was in the supermarket the other day, and I met a lady in the aisle where they keep the generic brands. Her name was 'woman.
To me, the job of the artist is to provide a useful and intelligent vocabulary for the world to be able to articulate feelings they experience everyday, and otherwise wouldn't have the means to express in a meaningful and useful way.
You resent death. You regret death. But as for your own life, you know perfectly well that no one can threaten it at all. Death is something that happens to someone else.
Orson Scott Card
I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
I know it may seem surprising to people, but learning dialog that has a conversational flow to it is not that difficult.
Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. But to be happy it is essential not to be too concerned with others. Consequently, there is no escape. Happy and judged, or absolved and wretched.
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
But the chief penalty is to be governed by someone worse if a man will not himself hold office and rule.
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
It's hard enough for a person to keep their own socks pulled up, let alone someone else's.
I put hardwood floors on top of walltowall carpet.
It's every little girl's dream to have an exact look-alike doll. It's amazing.
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau
If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic.
Charles de Secondat
A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
Is this the part where you tell me you're secretly in love with me? Vampire mojo strikes again.
When you're in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they're so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool.
Dangerous Helpfulness. There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than afterwards to offer them their prescriptions for making life easier -- their Christianity, for example.
I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing.
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.
William Tecumseh Sherman
None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel.
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