I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but... I have a reputation of - people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow.
I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative artist's hand even were that magic hand in true place. It has been too far exploited by industrialism and science at expense to art and true religion.
Frank Lloyd Wright
No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in 'Batman' Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
Orson Scott Card
See, my hope and dream is that people have a good time watching basketball. It's not church. It's not serious.
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Nadie esta solo en sus atribulaciones, siempre hay alguien mas pensando, alegrandose, o sufriendo de la misma manera, y eso nos da fuerza para afrontar mejor el desafio que tenemos ante nosotros...
Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting.
Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace.
To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
Erection is chiefly caused by parsnips, artichokes, turnips, asparagus, candied ginger, acorns bruised to a powder drunk in muscatel
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
There's so many issues tied to the meat industry. I mean, social, environmental, humanitarian - all of them. I know that when I'm eating that I'm not hurting the planet, I'm not hurting other people on this planet, I'm not hurting animals... and I'm not hurting nature.
We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise.
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.
Sir Thomas Wyatt
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
We've seen the worst that men can do, pa, and been the worst that men can be. But that don't mean that someday we won't see the best, too. And if we can never be perfect after this, well, we can still be pretty good, can't we?
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Omar N. Bradley
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
William Butler Yeats
So far, at least, I haven't found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny.
We all wish we could be in more than one place at the same time. People with families feel guilty all the time-if we spend too much time with our family, we feel we're not working hard enough.
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes the middle classes so funny.
J. K. Rowling
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise.
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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