Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
There are two problems for our species’ survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we’re hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked.
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought.
Effective health care depends on self-care this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
Because of my age and because there’s more work on the small screen. What it’s missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor’s selfish point of view.
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Something about Texas I’m not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone.
Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.
A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now.
I’ve covered a lot of ground geographically and emotionally and for years I lost my connection with my family. But the best comfort you can have, whether you are on the phone or sitting there in the living room with them, is with your parents, and to me family has always meant protection. When you smile you get a smile back, unconditionally.
Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
Don’t be afraid of failure be afraid of petty success.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors two, facility to acquirers and three, hope to all.
Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.
If anyone tells you it’s impossible to be fabulous and smart and make a ton of money using math, well, they can just get in line behind you – and kiss your math.
I’m a person who likes these sort of movies… sad but moving ‘art movies’ that normally are at a festival and then they go to a small art house theater and disappear.
One science only will one genius fit so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.
It is the child’s understanding that teaches the adults the way of the future. They’re still doing it today with modern technology.
The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They’ve taken your Bible away from the schools. They’ve forbidden little children to pray. They’ve taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organizations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America.
Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.
You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.
I think there must be a place inside of us where dreams go and wait their turn.
As long as there is rape… there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in.
Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck.
Even though I love solar and love wind, like most people do, I like the renewable sources, they alone are not going to get America energy independent.
Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.
Business is the salt of life.
Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.
You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.
Suits are looked at more now as a business thing which is kind of a shame. If you’re not wearing it just for work, you should try and trick it up a bit.
What I miss today more than anything else – I don’t go to church as much anymore – but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing.
Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters – I’m from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
My books are like water those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically – and destructively – demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons.
In my teaching, I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts.