Wherever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure: a larger heart, and a greater self-restraint, would put a calm autumnal sadness in the place of the instinctive outcry of pain.
The stigma that was once attached to things society deemed unhealthy served the purpose of making them undesirable. With the stigma gone, many people see little reason not to do whatever feels good at the moment.
I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.
One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?
Francis Cabot Lowell
God blessed me with two unbelievable parents, and I am just like both of them. I have the smile and charisma of my mother and the big heart of my mom, because she wants to save the world and help the world, so I am just like her.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
Couldn't start the morning without caffeine.
Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.
When you think of what Americans accomplished, building these amazing cities and all the good it's done in the world, it's kind of disheartening to hear so much hatred of America, not just from abroad, but internally.
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
My hair was famous before I was.
I have this fear of falling in front of large groups of people. That's why I tend not to wear heels.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
I have actually five honorary degrees.
Yoga is at the core of my health and wellness routine even if it's only for 10 to 15 minutes I find it helps me to re-center and to focus as well as improve my overall core strength.
I was making a lot of 8mm home movies, since I was twelve, making little dramas and comedies with the neighborhood kids.
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not?
I never trusted good-looking boys.
Technology should be an important ingredient. It may be and should be a tool for social development.
I just enjoy working with really wonderful actors and amazing creative people and I hope to keep doing that, no matter where.
A lot of people in the media, and some everyday people, really aren't in search of the truth. They're in search of something worse than that. Money, yeah. I think the media's the kind of a thing where the truth doesn't win, because it's no fun. The truth's no fun.
It's like spicy food - sometimes you have to tone it down so more people can enjoy it.
In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.
I don't change. The things around me change.
All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.
I don't have famous neighbours and if I did, I'd avoid them. I don't live the jet-set.
If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.
What I do doesn't sit well in the world of hipsterville. I don't have a cool card, but I also don't have thin skin.
Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada.
That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don't understand.
When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that.
If you talk to God, you are praying If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
I am an American citizen and it is my home now. I like the U.S.A., which is not a place too many people have liked since Bush. The U.S. has a young population, and everything can change within a year.
I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people.
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.
The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
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