Writing is like a lump of coal. Put it under enough pressure and polish it enough and you might just end up with a diamond. Otherwise, you can burn it to keep warm.
So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
W. C. Fields
Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
My heart is a bargain today. Will you take it?
The fourth way to get a boy to like you is to be yourself. Now, I am contractually obligated as an adult to give that advice, even though it doesn't work. But yeah, be yourself, even though no one has any idea what it means to be yourself. Like whose self would I otherwise be being?
Start off everyday with a simple smile and get it over with.
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.
The much vaunted male logic isn't logical, because they display prejudices -- against half the human race -- that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.
Providing for one's family as a good husband and father is a water-tight excuse for making money hand over fist. Greed may be a sin, exploitation of other people might, on the face of it, look rather nasty, but who can blame a man for doing the best for his children?
He was in that mostly empty-headed state of grace which is sometimes such fertile soil ; it's the ground from which our brightest dreams and biggest ideas (both good and spectacularly bad) suddenly burst forth, often full-blown.
It is a sin to be poor.
We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad.
All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it.
We shall serve for the joy of serving, prosperity shall flow to us and through us in unending streams of plenty.
Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possibly go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent.
It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.
There are opportunities everywhere, just as there have always been...
These words of yours, devoid of Christ, devoid of Spirit, are colder than ice itself, so that they tarnish the beauty of your eloquence. Perhaps they were dragged out of you, poor fellow, by fear of the pontiffs and tyrants, lest you should seem altogether an atheist!
Martin Luther King Jr.
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal.
Know what you want. Become your real self.
David Harold Fink
When we become a part of anything, it becomes a part of us.
Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.
Orson Scott Card
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau
You have to know what's important and what's unimportant, for you.
To will is to put your emotion into your desire. Simply wanting is not desire, it is merely an undirected thought with no purpose but to pass the time.
I really don't care that I don't have what's current because whatever is at the moment, it will be infinitely better in a few months and even better months later.
Doc, every morning I look in the mirror and feel like barfing, what's wrong, he said I don't know but your eyesight is perfect.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
A crisis is a close encounter of the truthful kind.
Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
John Huston Finley
Thought, not money, is the real business capital...
Harvey S. Firestone
Success is the sum of details.
A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
A warrior of the light never confuses tension with anxiety.
Memory moderates prosperity, decreases adversity, controls youth and delights old age.
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