Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
My rule is, whatever you were calling me four years ago is what you should be calling me now, because I don't like it when my family or close friends call me Nicki Minaj. To me I'm not Nicki Minaj when I'm with them.
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
It's a luxury to be able to tell a long form story. I love novels, and I love to have a long relationship with characters.
Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.
If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?
It is all nonsense, to be sure and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams - not by any means of all dreams - moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary a qualification for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.
H. G. Wells
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
I've had Susan Sarandon play my mom, and now Lesley Ann Warren has played my mom, so if I could have Debra Winger play my mom, then I would have the trifecta of my favorite actresses playing my mother.
I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.
Henry David Thoreau
And let me tell you, you boys of America, that there is no higher inspiration to any man to be a good man, a good citizen, and a good son, brother, or father, than the knowledge that you come from honest blood.
John Sergeant Wise
And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite.
I often find myself privately stewing about much British art, thinking that except for their tremendous gardens, that the English are not primarily visual artists, and are, in nearly unsurpassable ways, literary.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
Robert Anton Wilson
I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school.
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
George S. Patton
I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I've always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.
A baby is Godâ€™s opinion that life should go on.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Robert Green Ingersoll
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
If you really want to improve technology, if you want things to work better and be better, you've got to protect the person who spends a lot of effort, money, and time developing that new technology.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Tobey's a mellow, cool guy. He's just a good guy. I know that's not the answer you want, and I don't mean that as the political thing to say, but he's a nice guy.
Neil Patrick Harris
Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
Laurence J. Peter
I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun.
No nice men are good at getting taxis.
I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
John F. Kennedy
The price of every thing rises and falls from time to time and place to place and with every such change the purchasing power of money changes so far as that thing goes.
Of course art world ethics are important. But museums are no purer than any other institution or business. Academics aren't necessarily more high-minded than gallerists.
In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving - instead of actually getting up and leaving.
One of life's greatest pleasures is accomplishing what others say you cannot.
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