The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
Edward George BulwerLytton
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.
A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.
Everything about Christianity is contained in the pathetic image of 'the flock.
True character arises from a deeper well than religion.
E. O. Wilson
Movies were a struggle for me - they didn't come easy.
Cuando realmente deseas una cosa, todo el universo conspira para ayudarte a conseguirla.
I think it's really important to give yourself a very big question that you're working on that you can come home to, even if you, you know, are going to have to go without a cup of coffee or even a meal, that that should nourish you.
Anna Deavere Smith
I have lots of records, quite a collection, actually, that I stole from my mom. I have the original 'Thriller' album and I have a really great 'Elton John's Greatest Hits,' and I also have a N.E.R.D. album. Records sound more original. They have more edge.
Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
Well I'd certainly hate to interrupt your pleasant night stroll with my sudden death.
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
David Herbert Lawrence
I don't plan to die for any cause, said Jim Bowie. Nor any man, excepting only myself. I know that ain't noble, but it prolongs my days, which is philosophy enough for me.
Orson Scott Card
Directing has only increased my admiration and respect for what it is that actors do.
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
Edward R. Murrow
When Honor's sun declines, and Wealth takes wings, Then Learning shines, the best of precious things.
The great moments of rock 'n' roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.
There's a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to 'Hated.' There's even a punk-rock attitude to 'The Hangover,' I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song.
The Victorian Age, for all its humbug, was a period of rapid progress, because men were dominated by hope rather than fear. If we are again to have progress, we must again be dominated by hope.
When I started writing full time I had not long stopped being a teacher and when at last I had a full day to write, I would put music on and wonder to myself - am I allowed to do this? Then I thought: 'I am control of this and no one is telling me what I can do.'
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,It seems to me most strange that men should fear;Seeing that death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come.
We can never learn too much of His will towards us, too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter.
John D. Rockefeller
She has enough black eyeliner on to outline a corpse, and her skin's so pale she looks like she's just broken dawn.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
I'm not the most romantic guy, although I do try.
I never practice before, I never work hours on a script. I just choose my characters and trust them, and after that, it's about the director taking your hand.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
That's my ideal day, time with my boys.
And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing.
I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They're always misunderstood, but they're the ones who are standing up for human rights.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
Henry David Thoreau
I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational. I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.
I really like having a life outside work. I sometimes wish I did more career stuff and was in that Hollywood scene a bit more. But Toronto's my home.
Your seed is your initial intent and it flourishes when your actions reflect that intent.
To love someone means to see him as God intended him.
But Nature flies from the infinite, for the infinite is unending or imperfect, and Nature ever seeks an end.
Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
The Law of God reaches into every area of life, and it brings about incredible blessing and incredible freedom.
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