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My lyrics come from my experiences growing up in life, trying to find out and express who I am. That’s basically it. I’m not trying to be a prophet or anything like that. I’m just reflecting on life.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place – service – social service – the ants creed, the bees creed.
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver, of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home, Country Roads.
Despite what the pundits want us to think, contested primaries aren’t civil war, they are democracy at work, and that’s beautiful.
This is the Bond of the new millennium. Everything is updated, from the action sequences to the interaction between the characters. All the elements reflect changes that have occurred in the world in recent years.
I still had some honor… I still have some now.
It is the utmost necessity that this congress be a congress of unity.
I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn’t agree with Bly that it’s a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.
A man’s interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.
Henry David Thoreau
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
Frank Moore Colby
But through world wars and a Great Depression, through painful social upheaval and a Cold War, and now through the attacks of September 11, 2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
When I was growing up watching Marilyn Monroe, I learned that you can be very beautiful, very glamorous and very vulnerable and not give up your soul just because you were a movie star.
Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all have something special to say, my particular favourite is the Fifth. As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that if Mahler had written another Symphony, it would have been my Fifth!
I taught Sandra Bullock when no one knew who she was. I talked her out of quitting. I put her in a showcase.
In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love.
Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique.
There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.
And instead of getting a pepper-and-salt effect, we find very clear and sharp divisions between the dialects of the United States, which are getting more different from each other as time goes on.
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man… not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.
I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.
The only thing that I could think of to do was to be an actress.
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
I love working with a lot of different films and a lot of different people.
We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches.
We must safely secure our border by investing in more law enforcement and technology, and receiving cooperation from the Mexican government.
I don’t smoke, so they never sent me a copy.
Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
Ida B. Wells
I had a dream that I was awake and I woke up to find myself asleep.
I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I’m a Democrat and he’s a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas.
This whole acting thing was always just for me and was always an absolute shot in the dark. If it didn’t pan out, I had my hammer and tool belt, banging nails again tomorrow if I had to.
The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights.
Rushdie is a hostage.
I ended up turning down a full scholarship of music at the conservatory to pay to go to cooking school.
Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
I think that, generally, you need to live with your sport 24 hours a day.
When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago, to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive portion of His Majesty’s dominions, it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness.
There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other.
I am, therefore there is a God.
Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
I’m more interested in writing than in performing.
Europeans don’t seem to have the groupie mentality.
I just believe that the feeling of wonder is amazing. I am pushing myself as far as I can humanly push myself… I can only hope for the best and expect the worse.