She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you. I trust I feel something of that hidden, but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you.
Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.
I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours, but I had it all planned out. It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be, but it does what it sets out to do.
J. Milton Hayes
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
C. S. Lewis
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
Edgar Allan Poe
I am incredibly thankful for the strong support I have from my peers in the industry and of course my amazing fans.
It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
Edward de Bono
The artist in me cries out for design.
There are a lot of movies I've done that come and go, and don't really establish a growing fan base.
Seann William Scott
Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'.
I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'
My painting does not come from the easel.
Truth is in things, and not in words.
Every time new technology is introduced, especially involving reproduction, you get the 'yuck' effect.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
It was at Bell Labs that I first made direct contact with real semiconductor experts and thus began to fully understand what amazing materials they were and what they could do.
Robert B. Laughlin
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan P. Smith
It is not light that we need, but fire it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
You never know what the American public is going to do, but you know that they will do it all at once.
L. William Seidman
Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant.
Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.
America's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world, but our health care system is broken.
No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
William Butler Yeats
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For truth is always strange stranger than fiction.
My knee is as strong as it was before, if not stronger, and it's a matter of getting my leg strong. I lost six years of strength in about six month's time, so it's going to take another year or two to get that leg back up to full strength, but I'm good to go so far.
Architecture in general is frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling
I travel abroad constantly on book promotion and research, and the Internet is invaluable to me for accessing U.K. news in places such as America, which most of the time hasn't heard of England.
When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own, they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans' fears about the future.
You can be true to the character all you want but you've got to go home with yourself.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Emile M. Cioran
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work.
No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.
D. L. Hughley
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
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