Soil is a living ecosystem, and is a farmer's most precious asset. A farmer's productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.
I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only because it's an amazing city, but also because a lot of people across the world somehow started to think about New York as a dangerous place to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
Henry A. Kissinger
I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done.
You know, why at the end of your life should you assemble thousands of pages of 'Why am I so sad, why am I so depressed?' Instead, assemble thousands of pages of why you're so content.
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
I want to do more documentaries and travel to places I haven't been. That is where I think I can be fulfilled.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike.
I'm a good dad I spend a lot of time with my kids.
I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
In the 'Hurt Locker' there's a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action.
I am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back.
Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures.
Jennifer M. Granholm
I'm really into extreme sports and just having fun.
I know that I'm getting the real deal with my mom. I know that she's telling it like it is. She's proud of me when I've earned it and she's disappointed in me when I've earn that. She's really my spectrum on where I am as a person.
Lara Flynn Boyle
In my teens, I was never part of the cool crowd.
I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area, but it's one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself.
I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.
The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society.
I had a really creative teacher at primary school. He used to get us doing things such as singing Spandau Ballet in drag in the choir, and I remember loving it.
I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes.
He Robert Benchley and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.
No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Enjoyed it! One more drink and I'd have been under the host.
Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)
It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
My Botswana books are positive, and I've never really sought to deny that. They are positive. They present a very positive picture of the country. And I think that that is perfectly defensible given that there is so much written about Africa which is entirely negative.
Alexander McCall Smith
Art is a form of catharsis.
I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity.
All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.
Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know.
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills
It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
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