Unique Quotes on Life

Unique Quotes on Life

I sort of feeling sorry for the next man who gets me. I may just kill him with passion. He’d better be strong and have a good heart!
I was tired of words like ‘plus size,’ ’round’ and ‘large.’ I thought, ‘Come on, we’re fat.’
I was so naive I didn’t even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
I’m happy when I’m juggling, but I feel like I’ve gone from, like, 3 balls to 10 bowling balls. But, that’s a good problem. I don’t have a complaint about that.
Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems.
It’s amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined my life for my parents, my sister, and all my friends.
I always had long swimmer’s arms. The last to go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere.
I couldn’t care less about sex unless I meet someone who I think is wonderful.
I don’t think children are any more resilient than anyone else. They’re just people with little bodies.
God gave us intestines for a reason. I’m not keen on surgery. It’s too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is.
For some reason, I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.
I don’t believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up.
I always feel like there is some dude out there with money that I could fall back on if I needed to.
As a result of half a century of Soviet rule, people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.
God grants an easy death only to the just.
I hate everybody.
Rock’n’roll has to be destroyed and rebuilt in my name if it’s ever gonna accomplish anything.
I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want.
You are what you are.
I don’t have any influences, any heroes, it’s just me.
Death is a very important part of life.
That audience is there for me.
I am in control at all times.
I believe I am the highest power.
I’d like to see anyone do what I do for one week.
I’ve had women who move to the towns I’m living in, just pack up and move there, never even met ’em before, ’cause they heard I lived there.
I’ve sold my records outta shopping carts on the street.
No one comes to my shows so they’ll feel safe and comfortable.
I don’t wanna get old and stagnant and hang around.
He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.
Chemists employed by the police can do remarkable things with blood. They can weave it into a rope to hang a man.
If one cannot command attention by one’s admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance.
I am one of those people who are blessed or cursed, with a nature that has to interfere. If I see a thing that needs doing I do it.
Mourning is not forgetting… It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.
When one kicks over a tea table and smashes everything but the sugar bowl, one may as well pick that up and drop it on the bricks, don’t you think?
The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.
Autumn’s the mellow time.
I have been an “Official” all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
If any foes of mine are there, I pardon everyone: I hope that man and womankind will do the same for me.
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
She danced a jig, she sang a song that took my heart away.
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
Your best penalty killer is your goalie.
If we remain humble and hungry, we can win.
Class, race, sexuality, gender, and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside.
Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I’d rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me.
Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies into meaning.
I tell my students they have an absolute right to write about people they know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.
I think I would have died if there hadn’t been the women’s movement.
One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt.
When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels.
Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.
Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off – I’m talking 100km or 200km long – every 10 or 20 or 50 years.
Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally.
I’ve been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday.
But there was not a job that could say that Luther Allison didn’t do his job.
I don’t want to be in some big beautiful place where nobody wants me, because I play the blues.
I had the qualifications, but I was not chosen.
I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity, or maybe the respect.
I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name’s getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and my management company.
I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I’m workin’ and they’re not.
I think I’m the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I’m out there to prove that.
But my big thing was always the blues.
I want to play in a place people want to hear me.
But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour.
In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized.
In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago’s South Side to the West Side.
Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit.
So I cut out all the drinkin’ and hangin’ out and stuff like that early on.

Quotes on Attitude

The blues is the foundation, and it’s got to carry the top. In the other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll, and the jazz are the walls of the blues.
We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States.
Well, I first started going to Europe in the late ’70s.
Well, I’ve had to deal with everything in my life… leavin’ the family, learnin’ what not and what to do.
What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believes in me.
When I got to Chicago I had to find my way.
I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play.
But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?
But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about.
I focused on how these people became how they were.
Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it. And Buddy Guy deserves it.
Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues.
And I can do the rock clubs if I have to.
But let’s face it, I still have to look at myself and look at the things I’ve done down the stretch.
There’s a lot of terrible things goin’ on all the time, but you gotta try and have some fun in the end.
The jazz boom was goin’ on them so a lot was happenin’ in New York at that time.
The thing of playin’ and singin’ never bothered me.
Then I started listenin’ a lot to classical composers. Piano works. Just to see what they were doin’. That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in.
I just try to do as good a job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music and do that every night. Just see where it goes.
I just have a lot of different influences.
I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people’s tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.
I have no idea what I’m doin’. I’ve never seen me.
My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole, and Jack Teagarden.
I finally decided if I was going to make a living, I was gonna have to come to New York.
Traveling these days has a lot of problems and also it wears you out more.
I haven’t stopped and I don’t plan on stoppin’ any time soon.
So I’m in my 51st year of playin’ mostly nightclubs. I do some concerts.
I never sit down and write. I just sorta let things form in my brain.
Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I’ve been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It’s a nice little club. It’s just about the right size for me, about 150 people.
It’s as much fun as it ever was, you know, once I get there. Gettin’ there is a little harder.
I’ve heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial.
I’ve been able to do pretty well. I don’t work as many consecutive nights as I used to, but I’m still working over 100 nights a year, so that’s good for me.
I’m playin’ the music I like.
I’m playin’ music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin’ to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.
I’m always storing away phrases and ideas and things that I think might turn into songs.
I went through the whole number, you know. The swing era, the boogie-woogie era, the bebop era. Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites. So a lot of these people affected me.
I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.
There are a few tunes of mine that don’t have jokes, but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
But I got an audience that knows what I do. They usually show up, so I usually do pretty well.
I do some concerts. At the moment, I’m being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express.
I have been getting good crowds. It only took 50 years.
At this point, I don’t listen to other people too much. I’m not that affected by anyone.
As far as I’m concerned, the essentials of jazz are melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.
And Lennie Tristano I like a lot, I still like him.
All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of ’em sang blues.
I can’t judge my stuff. That’s for others. But those are the three things that I admire.
The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.
This is like the telephone problem – no one wants to have the first one. But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort of technology to solve the spam problem.
Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don’t have much time to code anymore.
I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can.
I have been going to the gym instead of the bar, trying to get back down to my fighting weight.
You got to be pretty thin to be in the movies, or it helps. I would love to do it.
When I got out of high school, I thought, I’ll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.
The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was an incredible competition out there.
Gotta take my puppy on the road with me, Killer.
The booking agent dared to take 10 percent, so we wound up with about $100 a week apiece.
I said, other people can write songs, let’s see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa.
Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world.
I didn’t think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music.
I got Jimmy Hall from Wet Willie and he also plays now with Hank Williams Jr.
I got tired of playing other people’s songs.
At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y’all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
The more I know about men the more I like dogs.

Short Famous Quotes

The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.
At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the ‘what if – what then’ approach to writing and illustration.
Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can’t see any reason to change the formula now.
I write for what’s left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.
Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity.
Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it’s quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.
The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it’s for the best.
The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what’s fascinating to me.
The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It’s also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
As much as I’d like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don’t believe it can happen.
There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, that she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.
The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone’s satisfaction.
I really can’t complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can’t get paid to be smart.
I’m content to stand on tradition. I’m even more content to wipe my feet on it.
If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered with it in God’s domain?
Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
Life is like an analogy.
Definition of ‘Free’: You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
No one pays me to be nice.
There are two types of people in the world, and I’m one of them.
The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
The principle of Sturgeon’s Razor states that the simplest answer to any problem is 90% crap.
The way to a man’s heart is through his chest.
This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
When all else fails, complicate matters.
Where can I get some tat? I’d like to trade it in.
Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.
Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
Never judge a work of art by its defects.
The distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind.
For the first time in my life, I feel important. I’d like to have five babies.
The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was a tonic for me.
The first day I arrived, they told me to go home and get rid of that cold.
So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
It was my first straight dramatic role, and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played.
I’m not a career woman.
I’d just as soon stay home and raise babies.
I don’t like to fight.
Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert.
I was at a luncheon, and some cameras were trained on us. I don’t know whether they were for television or not. You know how little I know about cameras.
The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is a comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.
It was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government.
I was born at a bad time in Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
The 1980s ended for me in 1992 with the film Kika.
The Flower of My Secret is more based on true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple.
Whenever I arrive at a real location, I have to move around and work out what the best angles are going to be. When I was moving around with the lens, I discovered things that the naked eye would not have.
With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and an entertaining manner.
Always, your work is the same: You have to tell a story, you have to make a character. It doesn’t matter if there are thousands of dollars, millions behind it, or if there is nothing.
It’s a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images.
I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently.
All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres.
Cukor is one of my favorite directors. He was a master at directing women.
Even though I love my mother, I didn’t want to make an idealized portrait of her. I’m fascinated more by her defects – they are funnier than her other qualities.
Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn’t seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.
I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
I don’t want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it’s to show one emotion.
I think it’s a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity.
After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.
I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies: It’s not a caprice.
I think decor says a lot about someone’s social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work – and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV.
I think there have always been singers like that and I’ve done my fair share of cheese as well.
I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite, and confused people.
I mean whatever I do it’s important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I’m doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example.

Short Quotes

I don’t have anything against Will Young or Gareth Gates.
I don’t enjoy being a celebrity, I don’t want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame… iI’dratI’d die than be a celebrity slime!!!
As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else.
Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
For me, it always comes down to what is a good song and I’m very old-fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
Russia can be quite a dangerous place sometimes, but I never think about it.
We just kind of saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
These days I tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.
The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album.
The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette, and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
That’s what I like to do, I like to make songs.
Russians have new freedom, but as long as they don’t express that freedom on a public platform.
My next record I just want to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.
It’s a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
I think it interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.
That’s the way I work and one day I won’t have the energy to do it, so I think it’s always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible.
I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways.
For me, it’s a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of the maximum sport.
For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now – I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver.
I have always been very calm on the outside. I’m not too stressed now just because I’m in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself.
I like America, and I think probably the American people like me.
I look at myself as someone very lucky – my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it.
May God permit us both to return to a free and independent Poland.
I’m an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million.
I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico… not so much the music, but the spirit.
I wake up in the morning, do little stretching exercises, pick up the horn, and play.
I practice every day. I’ve been doing it since I was eight.
I like to listen to classical music… I like mainline jazz.
The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument.
It’s very clean. With tape, you get noise.
It’s – as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that’s excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers.
Instrumental music can spread the international language.
If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges… and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you’re getting more of those on the record.
Mexican Shuffle was a turning point for the Brass.
Selfishly, I make music for myself. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It’s something I will always do.
I like to listen to the adventurous guys – the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.
The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world… and I’ve had offers to perform from around the world and I’m tempted to do it. I’ve got itchy lips.
You know the record business is much different than being the artist on stage.
Something is interesting about playing live; you’re in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial.
This was during a period when I was producing Brazil ’66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
We always felt that if you do something with quality and integrity, then it’s going to come back to you.
We finally got our big break when Ed Sullivan put us on his show.
When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car, because it makes me feel a certain way, that’s the time to try to let other people know about it.
He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape to perform the function, which is to play music.
I’m sure I’ll go back again and record in the digital process.
The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.
I find that it’s nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else’s feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself.
I confess that I listen to my music for my pleasure.
I don’t think radio is selling records like it used to. They’d hawk the song and hawk the artist and you’d get so excited, you’d stop your car and go into the nearest record store.
Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes.
My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incidents.
Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them.
Blair… is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, or the rest just get captured.
God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.
I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.
It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait. I am here now to tell you, that we do not have any scud missiles and I don’t know why they were fired into Kuwait.
Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south, and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But in the end, we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us.
Search for the truth. I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say. I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a retreat at Saddam’s airport.
The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.
Our initial assessment is that they will all die.
We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards.
There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!
There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad.
They are sick in their minds. They say they brought 65 tanks into the center of the city. I say to you this talk is not true. This is part of their sick mind.
They are the superpower of villains. They are the superpower of Al Capone.
They’re not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion… they are trying to sell to the others an illusion.
Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire.
When we were making the law when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfathers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
The simple fact is this: they are foreigners in a country that has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up.
Today, the tide has turned, we are destroying them.
Yesterday, we slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them.
We blocked them inside the city. Their rear is blocked.
We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.
We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp.
We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein’s soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson that will not be forgotten by history. Truly.
We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them.
The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country.

Short Great Quotes

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
Microsoft has a monopoly over desktop operating systems.
More than anyone else, Hank Aaron made me wish I wasn’t a manager.
Fans tend to get too excited by streaks of either kind and I think the press does too. There should be a happy medium.
Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat.
I’d rather win two or three, lose one, win two or three more. I’m a great believer in things evening out. If you win a whole bunch in a row, somewhere along the line you’re going to lose some too.
Look at misfortune the same way you look at success – Don’t Panic! Do your best and forget the consequences.
It’s not the winter that bothers me – it’s the summers.
I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the sexiest woman, but I was a hard worker.
If I’m making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.
Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
Ideology has very little to do with ‘consciousness’ – it is profoundly unconscious.
Ideology… is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed, and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.
I’m the kind of person who just can’t wait to get on a train and not know where I’m going. I want to live life to the fullest. And that’s the type of man I’m attracted to – somebody with that spontaneous spirit.
People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy.
If George W. Bush is elected president, I’m leaving for France.
What’s a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
Men make clothes for the women they’d like to be with or in most cases the women they’d like to be.
Maybe there’s a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
If you don’t have a leg to stand on, you can’t put your foot down.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
It’s all just one film to me. Just different chapters.
It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages.
By the time I reached high school my father’s grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college.
The RNA World referred to a hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth.
We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for the work that we enjoy.
The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year-old.
Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon.
I intended to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants.
I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.
Furthermore, neither of our research groups set out in search of RNA catalysis.
Eight months later, having left Columbia, I was studying physics in a summer program and working in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time, I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power.
For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity.
Indeed, we are privileged to have been allowed to study Nature and to follow our thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and a la with a generous and forward-looking government.
I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table.
Yes, I think poker isn’t gambling.
When you make a bet, you’re saying something.
The fact that we write about it doesn’t mean we play better than ordinary players at all.
Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it’s a kind of risky trade.
I’m good at reading people.
I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you’re done for.
I mean to say, this is the book and I loathe it and I can’t imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
I hate writing.
I don’t believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck.
But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your money at any point so you can’t make any mistakes so you have to, it’s all about where you’re sitting at the table.
I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don’t get any patients.
In a family business, you grow up with close contact with the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business.
In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its good, initially. We took a few steps back.
Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989.
The Corona Extra brand was launched in Austin, Texas. From Austin, where it was exclusively for three or four months, it became more widely available in that state and others, primarily in the southwest and western United States.
I don’t trust a sane person.
I never met a man I didn’t want to fight.
The night was running ahead of itself.
Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
What we do and say and show matters.
U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements to know where they will be deployed next.
In Bosnia, little children were shot in the head by a guy who thinks it’s okay to aim his gun at a child.
In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. They form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
In Iran, the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press.
Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction, I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children.
Little did we know then that CNN would become the big league.
Travelling expands the mind rarely.
If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it’s time to invest in talent, in people.
They take journalism seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.
We do it because we’re committed because we’re believers.
We hear foreign accents on CNN. It’s crazy, it’s wild, who knows, maybe they’ll take you because you certainly don’t fit in, in the American spectrum of news.
We in the press, by our power, can undermine leadership.
We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does.
We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when a crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
And I believe that good journalism, and good television, can make our world a better place.
If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?
And I believe good journalism is good business.
And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story.
Because if we the storytellers don’t do this, then the bad people will win.
But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, my bicycle, and with ab00 dollars.
But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world.
Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don’t trust or like journalists anymore and that’s sad.
I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.
I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love, and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.
I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent.
I was just the tea boy to begin with or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
I’m not an American but I have always had the outsiders’ respect for the American people and the American way.
I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job I’ll even see the light of air if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by.
China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.

Short Success Quotes

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.
The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don’t count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, and the growth will go on.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die.
What are we having this liberty for? We are having the liberty to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination, and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of society alone, but for the development of himself.
The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason, and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of society.
Life should be great rather than long.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress that women have achieved.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality, and fraternity.
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
For a successful revolution, it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity, and importance of political and social rights.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is not fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Cultivation of the mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary and good for the well-being of the people.
Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood.
I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it’s about work, and that’s refreshing in this town.
Having my son, I mean, I feel already that it makes me a better actress. Just the feeling and the love that expands in my being is more than I ever thought possible.
I came to L.A. to work and become a better actress, not to be a star.
I saw ‘Food, Inc.’ last night – it was like a horror movie. I’m thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own.
I think I need a little break. I’ve got a two-year-old. I’ll be part of The Leisure Class for a while.
Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, and see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries.
The idea is that we’re doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time.
Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
Yeah, I’ve always sung, and I always try to find a way for music to be in my life.
Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You’re expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things.
When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan, I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal?
There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
In some cases silence is dangerous.
When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.
To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way.
Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
You don’t hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.
Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
World War II, the atomic bomb, and the Cold War made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
Winning the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
Who today is willing to say that Texas and California and the remainder of the Southwest would be better off if they were governed by Mexico?
We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
Washington’s character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
American corporations hate to give away money.
Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.
Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
America is the first democratic nation-state.
Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.
As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, to promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
Trial by jury. Live wherever you can make a living. How could a government based on such principles fail?
The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major.
Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.
Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, and broken his will.
Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier.
My first book was the book that changed my life.
Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole was willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.
Reading your material aloud forces you to listen.
The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, and the more vulnerable we are.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.
The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on mine and keep them there.
The Holocaust was the evilest crime ever committed.
It does you no good to see the number two or number three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one.
Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I’ve studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.
Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.
Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
History is everything that has ever happened.
I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business.
I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
I’m no politician. I’m a historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
I’ve always tried to be fair to my subjects. That’s easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower.
In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.
In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, and more fires burning than before or since.
Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones.
I think this is the sweetest tribute I have ever seen in this town.
The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we’re on our way.
What’s exciting for me is communicating with other people and not just going somewhere to make a movie. That’s Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing.
An Oscar means a lot of things because it’s like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you’re creating you shouldn’t think about it.
I think the concept of the sea is very important.
I wouldn’t say I’m a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don’t tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
In horror movies today it’s lots of fast-cutout shots and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance.
My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second-handbooks published in the ’30s and ’40s. I liked scary books.
Sometimes a piece of music in the score isn’t effective. When a score is too well finished with too many elements, sometimes it’s too much.
Make movies. Don’t make videos. Videos are evil.
Everybody got away from what Pearl Jam is supposed to be.
I didn’t write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said.
I have to go someplace where I can soak myself in a creative atmosphere.
I played djembe, percussion, and keyboards and I sang.
I’m not going to say no to playing a show in Missoula.
It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics, and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out.
It’s hard for us not to be involved with things. When you have so much information and you see so much need, there’s too much going on for us not to get involved.
Every few years I’ll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am.
It’s great that people are spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take ’em to some cool places.
That’s probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band – I wanted to see the world.
With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, that it’s hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, do I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.
When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs and had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
We’ve always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right.
We just finished making a record. Everybody wants to play shows, so we’re going to after that.
Our first record didn’t come out on vinyl, so I think that might have had something to do with actually being in a position to make sure that it came out in vinyl this time. It sounds way better.
We went to Big Sur about three years ago and hung out at the Esalen Institute.
It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men.
There is more than enough room in the world for Germany and Britain.
That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization.
Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms for the defense of all the principles that we Englishmen have been the first to proclaim in the world.
Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on the German radio tonight. You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped that someone better qualified than me would come forward.
Three Royal Air Force airplanes have come over to us so far with their arms and equipment.
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.
In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution, these men have never been brought to trial or even allowed to see a lawyer.
For two years living in a neutral country, I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England.
All men will commence in their present rank and promotion will be open to all men alike, without any distinctions or qualifications, political or otherwise.
It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat.
The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.
The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I had known and handled and had a particular feeling for.
The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science can be fought and perhaps defeated.
The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been pertinent.
The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don’t understand what the real problems are.
Perhaps my information hurt the Soviet Union more than it helped. I have no idea. It was not something I ever discussed with the KGB officers that I was dealing with.
To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn’t processing that.
You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.
The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way, rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its people.
The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?
The U.S. is, so far as I know, the only nation that places such extensive reliance on the polygraph. It has gotten us into a lot of trouble.
There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions because it could result in results.
We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn’t support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.
When I got the money, the whole burden descended on me, and the realization of what I had done. And it led me then to make the further step, a change of loyalties.
When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had concluded that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, or diplomatic interests.
When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement.
Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity, and mistakes.
I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn’t even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents’ names that I gave.
The difficulties of conducting espionage against the Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically the Agency had backed away from the task.
No one’s interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me.
An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability and present a finished product.
Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point.
By the late ’70s, I had come to question the point of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the CIA’s overall charter.
Deciding whether to trust or credit a person is always an uncertain task.
Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust.
Foreign Ministry guys don’t become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time. You could call it liberal anti-communism.

Great Quotes

I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
I said in court a long time ago that I didn’t see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed.
I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us.
I’m a traitor, but I don’t consider myself a traitor.
In my professional work with the Agency, by the late ’70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency’s impact on American policy.
Let’s say a Soviet exchange student back in the ’70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he’d seen and done and been involved with. This is not espionage; there’s no betrayal of trust.
My little scam in April ’85 went like this: Give me $50,000; here are some names of some people we’ve recruited.
Historians don’t like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low.
A democracy is a volcano that conceals the fiery materials of its destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen that persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.
The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.
Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.
Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God.
Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God’s image.
The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us by God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God.
The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things.
The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father’s nature.
The will of God is eternal because He does not begin to will what He did not will before, nor cease to will what He willed before.
The will of God is single and one in Him.
The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification.
The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is.
In the exercise of God’s efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature.
An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterward expressed in things, but in God, it is only expressed, not impressed because it does not come from anywhere else.
Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all longing by all believers.
Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God.
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act that bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature: Whatever we conceive or will be joined with the good of our neighbor.
Faith is the virtue by which, clinging to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon and to be heard in all things.
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object.
Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, since the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
The world has not been in existence for eternity nor could it have been according to the present dispensation and ordering of things.
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
This subsistence, or manner of being of God is his one essence so far as it has personal properties.
There are three easy ways of losing money – racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain.
A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her heart’s inspiration.
When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling.
Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive, and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.
The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their inefficient empire.
Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.
The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia.
The world today is divided into the free and the enslaved.
There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well – the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea.
Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth-century sense of the word.
Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.
They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children.
By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.
Only a free West can help the prisoners of today’s left- and right-wing dictatorships.
The People’s Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology, and the hard currency of our tourists.
Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have been brought to trial as a political prisoners, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labor camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial.
Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.
I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of traveling across this country and endure all the classic situations that go with talking to people.
I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver’s Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas.
In a free world, there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
It did not occur to us that the Marxists’ solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not their ideology of theirs that will cure them.
It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.
Of course, the barbarians’ aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us, they are closer to the walls.
All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
The best path through life is the highway.
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self-command.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
The fire which enlightens is the same fire that consumes.
The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.
The only substance properly so-called is the soul.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
In every loving woman, there is a priestess of the past – a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, and by pumping that we draw water into the well.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Order is power.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
Society lives by faith and develops by science.
Order is a great person’s need and their true well-being.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
We must be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and life, the secret of eloquence and virtue, and all moral authority.
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
The woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
To shun one’s cross is to make it heavier.

Amazing Quotes

I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
If nationality is consent, the state is a compulsion.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
True humility is contentment.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
Without passion, man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one’s liberty.
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
We only understand that which is already within us.
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
For purposes of action, nothing is more useful than the narrowness of thought combined with the energy of will.
Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experienced and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Every life is a profession of faith and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
In any country, there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
You cannot run faster than a bullet.
If we knew the meaning of everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.
Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
I am the hero of Africa.
It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
There was no end to how nice things are nicer than nasty ones.
Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
Self-criticism must be my action guide, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
Outside every fat man, there was an even fatter man trying to close in.
One of the great benefits of organized religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there’s nobody there to forgive them.
Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.
I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other.
His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.
No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children.
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
You cannot combine being a movie star with not being a movie star.
Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength. It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grows without a thorn.
That’s a wonderful change that’s taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
If we ask a vague question, such as, ‘What is poetry?’ we expect a vague answer, such as, ‘Poetry is the music of words,’ or ‘Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.’
In nature, there are few sharp lines.
Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.
Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can’t imagine ourselves living without.
Only silence perfects silence.
Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
Questions structure and, so, to some extent predetermine answers.
If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included.
The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.
There’s something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can’t keep your mind off.
I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, and rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.

Wonderful Quotes

Even if you walk the same route each time – as with a sonnet – the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet’s health, sight, anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance is taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
A poem generated by its laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, and judgjudgmentd deduction.
Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.
Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.
Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, and unknown.
I am grateful for – though I can’t keep up with – the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.
I can’t tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can’t tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognized by burning.
I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior seeking so that the analogy is first of all between the external and the internal.
Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
I can’t take a well-tanned person seriously.
The facts of life are very stubborn things.
There are three terrible ages of childhood – 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.
The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand, and therefore a supreme social challenge.
As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of humankind.
A “good” family, it seems, is one that used to be better.
The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn’t-it just stops you from enjoying it.
They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history.
I could have begged. They made it obvious to me that if I wanted to come back and be a good boy… but I’d rather be in Roots than Good Times.
I’ve never seen oil slicks covering such a large area in the Gulf of Mexico.
It was an ongoing struggle to say no, I don’t want to be a part of the perpetuation of this stereotype.
Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that’s what it feels like to me. Whether that’s what it sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time, it loves to complain and not change. Because, if it does change, then it won’t have anything to complain about.
People, out there must be told about the self-loathing that follows rape and how it’s the greatest breakage in divine law to mutilate themselves, as I have done.
Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin.
The violence between women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.
There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there isn’t.
You know that saying, bad things don’t happen to good people? That’s a lie.
Many people lock a part of themselves away. It’s a bit sacred.
Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes.
What girls do to each other is beyond description. No Chinese torture comes close.
I’m a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.
I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I’m a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.
I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul, and explore it.
I know I’m an acquired taste – I’m anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.
Sometimes you have to do what you don’t like to get to where you want to be.
I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.
In our minds, love and lust are separated. It’s hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and who isn’t afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They’re like bull elks in a field.
Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again.
For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they’re dykes, and they’re always good fun.
I believe, along with many others, that you must first ask for what you want before you can have it.
Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
Many who resort to crime ultimately can’t read or write.
I lost a company. So what? It’s just stuff. Can’t take it with you.
Email is the greatest thing.
In some areas, I am more noted for reading than I am for cookies!
Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literature.
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
We met with the poet Frank O’Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.
We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, and leading an idyllic life.
There are a lot of wonderful things created in our culture that have been ignored that can speak to them.
When today’s generation reads Jack’s books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today’s life and today’s sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us.
Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.
The atmosphere was wide open in those circles that we traveled in.
That is what I did with Jack, and that’s why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.
That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything – people want to be appreciated for what they have done.
Where words fail, music speaks.
In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist are doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.

Great Quotes For Life

In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
I wish to share and pass down some of my generation’s traits and encourage young people to create their art, music, and literature.
I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit, and creativity that exemplified our era.
I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.
Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.
Esquire, in a July 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.
When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.
A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.
Even before he had one book published, Jack was one of those people you could feel was very special.
A Cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter.
Even the police have an unlisted number.
Adventure is just bad planning.
We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.
When I was snowed under with the work of an idol, I didn’t have time to think.
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol.
Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn’t have the opportunity to do them.
Until now, I’ve not done a project where the produce, rapper, and singer have never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles.
Until now, I was insecure and I believed what the people around me said regarding what I should sing.
I get even more nervous singing when everyone’s fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there are people there listening to that, and if they’re moved by it, then I’m moved as well.
Simply, there are many things I would like to do.
People around me called me an idol, so that’s what I was.
Now, on nights that I can’t sleep, I play video games alone until the morning.
My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn’t try to court publicity.
I guess you could say I’m cautious, or a coward.
If I get to wrapped up in how I have to be, or what I have to do, things gradually get worse and worse.
If I don’t think about anything and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.
If I can’t get a mental image from the song, I won’t sing it.
I’m not completely at ease at rapping, I can’t do it well yet.
I think that ballads are always something where I can become one with the audience.
I think, after all, a promotion video is a piece of work in its own right.
I stopped caring what people thought.
I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be.
I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do.
In the beginning, I didn’t dance that much and stuff.
For the most part, I don’t care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular.
I enjoyed the opportunities, but there was no time to think.
From my debut until now, I’ve always wanted to sing and dance.
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
Even my closest friend said I was finished, but I think I may be a little different from the others.
During my grief, I realized there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
Aside from my work, in my everyday private life, I’m not a very adventurous person. I don’t look for change.
After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do.
Recording the Suite Chic album was so much fun and while working on this new album, people that I’ve worked with from Suite Chic have to lenhadheir voices.
I came back to do a live concert. Nobody had done that before and I know my managers were worried.
Written laws are like spiders’ webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
Play so that you may be serious.
Every man is his chief enemy.
The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.
Cursed be he above all others Who’s enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, and Money brings us war and slaughter.
I both love and do not love, and am mad and not mad.
Once someone asked me three words that best describe me and I said ‘Loud, Louder, and Loudest.
To make a difference is just… I think… the purpose of what life is.
I live a very real life.
Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul, you’ve got to run like an antelope out of control!
I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your footsteps on the wall, I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
Our responsibility as privileged human beings is to pay back for the opportunities we’ve received.
The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
It is not I who have lost the Athenians, but the Athenians who have lost me.
Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.
No one told me about boys. I had to figure it out myself. The first thing I learned was that sometimes they grow slower than women mentally.
If you have what you want to say inside, and if you are crying for something true inside, it doesn’t matter. The camera always sees it.
I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It’s been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, ‘I can fly!’ Living on the ninth floor, was dangerous.
I always choose my projects for the script or what the director wants to tell with that story. And if I like the story.

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