When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love and praise.
You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next.
What we are doing at the moment is more that just one thing added to the rest; it is a memoir.
Popularity It is glory's small change.
At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
Speaking of Twitter, I don't even know if I composed a blog entry in 2009, as I was too busy parceling my every thought into cute 140-character sound bites. I used to only worry about being pithy for a living now some of my best lines are wasted on a free app!
Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.
The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
I knew my trainer believed in me and I couldn't let Him down.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
If you do not believe in yourself... chances are nobody else will.
It takes these very simple-minded instructions - 'Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it's greater than this other number' - but executes them at a rate of, let's say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.
It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions.
The very act of believing creates strength of its own.
It places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding.
My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain.
There never was a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people, if he's any good.
Everything I do you blame on me.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance
It's sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers
Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?
In vain we chisel, as best we can, the mysterious block of which our life is made, the black vein of destiny reappears continually.
The human body is a peculiar device, pat it on the back and the head swells.
Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
Reading the Scriptures is an uplifting experience.
In any situation, ask yourself: What strengths do I possess that can contribute towards accomplishing something in this situation? Then follow through.
One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa: with a blessing rather than in love
I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.
Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God's children should ever be bored with life.
I'm happy with my place in the firmament here. I like to produce movies and that's where I want to be.
A bore is a man who has nothing to say and says it anyway.
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