I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
Jean de la Bruyere
It's an ongoing joy being a dad.
I do sort of gravitate towards smaller, indie-type movies.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
My dad was the biggest influence on my life because he was never boring.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people, many of whom have serious medical conditions, which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically.
All the logic in the world could not blunt the pain. Logic could not blunt her terrible sense of personal failure. Only time would do those things, and time would do an imperfect job.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we
Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbe
Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two make four if women do not tell them so.
If Greece had gone through a very normal political life, I may have not been in politics. But just the fact that I lived through huge upheavals and very difficult struggles and polarization and the barbarism of dictatorships - that made me feel that we had to change this country.
I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn't have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination.
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