No water, no life. No blue, no green.
Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.
Do not miss your children's childhood. Do not be away 200 nights a year as I was. Do not put strains on your marriage or family.
I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
I'm a big proponent of young women dressing appropriately in the workplace to get ahead. We need to demand respect as women, and part of that involves how we present ourselves.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn't even start playing basketball until I was 14.
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
I'm not a screamer. I'm confrontational, but I don't think that translates into anger.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
The trouble with people is not that they dont know but that they know so much that aint so.
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
Otto von Bismarck
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
I love my mom. I totally look up to her, and she just doesn't let anybody take advantage of me. People might call that a stage mom.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.
Good luck needs no explanation.
Shirley Temple Black
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