I tell young people - including my granddaughter - there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard. And you have to give back.
Architecture is to make us know and remember who we are.
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe
The history of a people is found in its songs.
No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.
I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would.
As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
At last now you can be what the old cannot recall and the young long for in dreams, yet still include them all.
Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom.
Do they know they're old, these two who are my father and my mother whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
I've always been very zealous about not invading other people's private spaces.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Wernher Von Braun
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
When I got political that blew our marriage out of the water. I was not the same person and I admit that.
The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.
I loved learning, it was school I hated. I used to cut school to go learn something.
We would like to get to a point in our society where people really are colorblind and this message would not have to be told anymore. Unfortunately, we're not there yet.
Harry Connick, Jr.
A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.
When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.
Sandra Day O'Connor
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party.
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.
I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.
Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth.
As a young man you don't notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.
What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities.
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison
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