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.
Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to.
The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We don't admit it to ourselves, not until the very moment of death, but in that moment, we see all life before us and we understand how we chose, every day of our lives, the manner of our death.
Orson Scott Card
If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
I actually have more respect for people who are in the closet. You end up exposing so much of yourself because you have to talk about your sexual life. You shouldn't have to talk about it.
Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon --but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx --the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?
Well, I don't know, but I've been told the streets in heaven are lined with gold. I ask you how things could get much worse if the Russians happen to get up there first; Wowee! pretty scary!
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
For them that think death's honesty won't fall upon them naturally life sometimes must get lonely.
Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us closer to the secret of the 'Old One.' I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice.
He who is not busy being born is busy dying.
I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
Money doesn't talk, it swears.
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.
She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you.
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions.
Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
Madame de Stael
I've always been an avid reader. If I don't have a book in the car, I'll stop and pick one up just to have something to read. I don't even remember learning to read.
A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.
Hunger is the best pickle.
If the world were clear, art would not exist.
The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.
He had had much experience of physicians, and said 'the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not'.
My dad and grandpa were in the army and as a country singer you're constantly playing at military bases all across the country and meeting soldiers and their families and hearing their stories.
Conceive. That is the word that means both the beginning in imagination and the end in creation.
George Bernard Shaw
There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom.
I think it would be a good idea. ( In response to a question : What do you think of Western civilization? )
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
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