Tranquility is the old man's milk.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S. Truman
Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world
We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
My mom wasn't a movie star.
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act -- act in the living Present! Heart within and God overhead.
I don't turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.
We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.
There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow
My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind.
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.
The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.
To be left alone, and face to face with my own crime, had been just retribution.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Every good painter paints what he is.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
No, I like to wear as least amount of makeup as I can during my everyday life because I'm just all about keeping my skin healthy and hydrated and I love to laugh and have a great time and smile - that's when I feel the most pretty so I just want to make sure that I stay happy.
Facing this stuff, in real life is not like school, in school, if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there...when your a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes...you don't know what that's like.
He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
It seems to be the thing now that young people are getting back into politics.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states.
Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.
Something my mom taught me when I was little is that everything happens for a reason.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I'm acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn't consist of a high school drama class.
You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.
Where there is no love there is no understanding.
All the people who follow me on Twitter know my sense of humor. I sometimes forget the blogosphere will give it more weight than I intended.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.
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