Writing is hard. Not as hard as not writing.Not writing is torturous, bloody, chaotic and a gruesome winless battle.A writer who writes, knows peace, lives connected to truth.Not writing is ache, betrayal, death of the soul and imagination.
If a poem is not memorable, there's probably something wrong. One of the problems of free verse is that much of the free verse poetry is not memorable.
When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.
I think once you're in the public eye, whether you're a boss, a teacher or whatever you do, that you're automatically in the position of role model. You have people looking up to you, so whether you choose to accept it or not is a different question.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
W. Somerset Maugham
What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it - so we can help prevent it.
It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
I like very much to do movies.
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and freedom of action.
There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.
I wasn't very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.
We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.
In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
The idea of recognising your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor.
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.
Love is what happens to a man and woman who don't know each other.
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable.
Being a mom's so empowering and incredible. I'm one of those people who believes that life brings things to you at a certain time for a certain reason, and if you just go with it, that's where the best moments come from.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities.
Michael N. Castle
I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.
Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull.
Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
John W. Gardner
Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
I understand that finance can be very complex.
The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular.
What I loved about 'Summer' was that they were these four bright kids with a wonderful future. In a way, she was the one with the brains, and then you have the beauty queen and the jock and the introvert.
I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing... and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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