The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.
To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness – perhaps unimaginative of me.
It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.
Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
You’ve just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn’t help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it’s easy to say and harder to do.
We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.
I remember when the wave of Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek and these beautiful Hispanic women came into light, and I looked up to them and I loved them, but I was like, ‘Where are Middle Eastern women?’
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Yes, my first memory of singing, in general, was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.
That’s the whole problem with science. You’ve got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
Only do what your heart tells you.
The sort of thinking at the time was, ‘Well, we’re giving you access to medical care which you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get, so your payment is that we get to use you in research.’
I’m very jealous of my daughter’s education. She’s been inspired by her teachers, and nobody inspired me as a teenager.
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
When I started ‘CNN,’ I made the decision to stay out of endorsing candidates, and let the doers make up their own minds about politics, that it wasn’t going to come from me.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one.
Domestic travel and tourism-related spending has reached $1 trillion a year.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.
I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’
In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world’s goods must steadily decrease.
Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real training. I was working on instincts alone.
‘Peace Train’ is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn’t intrude too badly, persuading Americans, and especially Southerners, of the critical importance of land and our vanishing natural environment and wildlife.
I appreciate everything that has been done for me. After a difficult start, I’ve just followed my dreams.
It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?
Everyone has an opinion of who you are and what your relationship is about, things that you’ve done or didn’t do in your relationship – and it’s just all crap, really. Things that are written about it are all crap.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as ‘the bizarre’. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
When I was little, I used to work with my dad on the engine of his car. Mostly this was a matter of me handing him wrenches.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
One Christmas my father kept our tree up till March. He hated to see it go. I loved that.
Learning to speak was the most remarkable thing you ever did.
What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I’d go on and try to get it together.
Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn’t matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.
You can buy a box of low-fat macaroni and cheese made with powdered nonsense. I’m not worried if I’m using four different cheeses and it’s high in fat. It’s real food. That’s what’s more important.
A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
America is the best half-educated country in the world.
In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time – the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car.