Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother
You're Hell's Angels, then? What chapter are you from?'REVELATIONS, CHAPTER SIX.
Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
Ideally, I would love to mix singing and acting, but you can only be a pop star for so many years. I mean, at 30 it's a little bit sad, right?
See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O that I were a glove upon that hand That I might touch that cheek!
Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
In high school, a teacher once suggested that I be a math major in college. I thought, 'Me? You've got to be joking!' I mean, in junior high, I used to come home and cry because I was so afraid of my math homework. Seriously, I was terrified of math.
If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father?
Orson Scott Card
I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I'd have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating.
When you have mastered fear then you have mastered all.
I heard Nirvana, and discovered that songs could be like poetry, but a little bit more refined: you didn't have to have 20 verses to get your point across.
Justin Townes Earle
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Yes, I, well, when I write, as often as I can, I try to write as if I'm talking to people. It doesn't always work, and one shouldn't always try it, but I try and write as if I am talking, and trying to engage the reader in conversation.
For a modern woman it is important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect, and that it's not two halves that make a whole - it's two wholes that make a whole.
Most vices may be committed very genteelly: a man may debauch his friend's wife genteelly: he may cheat at cards genteelly
My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
Rainer Maria Rilke
All this was new to me. Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move towards the unknown - even when we don't want to and we think we don't need to.
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
H. G. Wells
Happiness is activity.
People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.
It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of curse it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
My Christmas present to myself each year is to see how much air travel can open up the world and take me to places as far from sheltered California and Japan as possible.
I always think they're rather charming-looking, the Burmese. They have such splendid bodies! Just think what sights you'd see in England if people went about half naked as they do here!
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.
Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
I fancy I need more than another to speak (rather than write), with such a formidable tendency to the lapidary style. I build my house of boulders.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Swindon What will history say Burgoyne History, sir, will tell lies as usual.
George Bernard Shaw
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,Men were deceivers ever,-One foot in sea and one on shore,To one thing constant never.
Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
Women's intuition wasn't intuition at all, it was heightened observation, unconscious registration of subtle clues.
When I stop working, I go out and start working again. Most people paint a picture, or whatever they do, and go home. For me, it has to be continuous.
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