A simple life is good with me. I don't need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I'm happy.
I think President Obama could have handled politics and policies differently. But he has been decisive, strong, and consistent - important qualities in a president. Mitt Romney is indeed an Etch A Sketch, the antithesis of leadership.
Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them.
Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.
I'm ashamed to say this, but I watched every episode of 'Starsky and Hutch' as a kid. I loved that show, but now I think it's stupid - they'd have a car chase for no reason, then Paul Michael Glaser would shoot the car and it would blow up.
The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one's neighbor.
Vision is perhaps our greatest strength... it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.
Li Ka Shing
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
No one can attain to truth by himself. Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God.
Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice.
But picketing - picketing for or against something, and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions. They have to be understood as indirect communication.
Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
Bernard Law Montgomery
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
Walter Jon Williams
When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?
Eure Kinder sind nicht eure Kinder. - Sie sind die SÃ¶hne und TÃ¶chter der Sehnsucht des Lebens nach sich selber.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Albert Einstein, What Life Means
The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA's first NCAA title in track.
The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed.
Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
I definitely think anything I'd be in now is a permanent relationship.
Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.
It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it. (referring to clothing)
The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
My imagination is my polestar I steer by that.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
I do love that tune - but really, I must go home. I only meant to stay for a few minutes.
In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Nig
Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
In our time, the symbol of state intrusion into the private life is the mandatory urine test.
He who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, still dead.
The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don't have. There wasn't the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom.
How is it then that your theologians drivel like people in their second childhood.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
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