I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
And it's here and it's ready and we can really revolutionize the way we educate our children with tablet computers, and I'm committed to doing whatever I can to speaking to whomever I can to send this signal - to pound this message home. Now is the time.
I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife.
It is hard as an American to support the failure of American military operations in Iraq. Such failure will bring with it the death and wounding of many American service members, and many more Iraqis.
According to my sister, the expert novelist Jackie Collins, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not. I've divorced people for that.
There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
John Churton Collins
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
If you don't drink, smoke, or drive a car, you're a tax evader.
Thomas S. Foley
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn't mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you've forgotten high school.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
Most of me was glad when my mother died. She was a handful, but not in a cute, festive way. More in a life-threatening way, that had caused me a long time ago to give up all hope of ever feeling good about having had her as a mother.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Many people with physical disabilities have romantic lives and good marriages to partners who see past their disabilities and recognize all of the things they can do.
No poem is easily grasped so why should any reader expect fast results?
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
You have to be smart. The easy days are over.
I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I've been doing that from a very young age.
Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
John Charles Polanyi
The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.
H. L. Mencken
I could lie and say my wife cooks for me, but she doesn't. My wife has never learnt cooking but she has great cooks at home.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
I have a lot of nice Italian winter clothes that make me look like a sophisticated Lebanese professor, so my friend Robert and I go around pretending to be experts in Arabic politics. It doesn't work in the summer though. I don't have the right clothes.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
There are two kinds of women, those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
They never fail who die in a great cause.
There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
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