I spent a lot of winters in my childhood flying kites with my brother, with my cousins, with friends in the neighborhood. It's what we did in the winter. Schools close down. There was not much to do.
Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
Failure is not fatal victory is not success.
Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
Fulton J. Sheen
I did learn one great lesson from a past relationship, and that was to never talk about relationships in print again because I'd rather live my private life than read about it.
The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it?
The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.
The Occupy movement needs an organizing principle, and - just as the Tea Party did - it needs some actual measures of success. Choose one candidate whose agenda is squarely within that of the movement and make his or her electoral success a focal point.
The idealists will always be in society, and we will survive.
The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability.
I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress.
The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists - the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people - tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn't exist.
Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.
And if you look at the reality in the United States, where you have more than 40 million people below the poverty line and 42 million on food stamps, and then you look at poverty around the world, clearly the way we're running the engine of capitalism is not serving us well.
My generation will actually be the first generation that is tamer than the one that came before it, and it will probably be poorer less fun and less money.
If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive, then it is logical to argue that we should broaden the definition so that won't exclude anyone.
I went through baseball as 'a player to be named later.'
I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.
Anyone who really studies Catholicism deeply is aware of the mystical nature of our faith. Even references to Christ's mystical body has connections to that principle.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
Joyce Carol Oates
For me to stay healthy in a relationship, the individuals have to nurture themselves.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
But take comfort in that I die at peace with the world and myself - not afraid.
Robert Falcon Scott
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
My music is fun, kind of cheeky.
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
Every comedian dreams of hosting 'The Tonight Show' and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second.
So I'm more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It's weird being here. It feels like I'm standing next to my real life.
We're learning how important it is both to preserve sibling relationships if they work and repair them if they're broken. We're also learning a lot about nonliteral siblings - stepsiblings, half-siblings - and the surprising power they can have.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
George Washington Carver
We're not uncomfortable with it, and we've already been through enough of the music business where I'm not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way - we're already past saving, you know what I mean? It's too late for us.
I will not be discouraged by failure I will not be elated by success.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option it is a basic health care necessity.
Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage.
June Carter Cash
You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.
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