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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.
I suppose I was very disappointed that I was injured during training for Korea. In fact, I had an argument with a grenade and it won, and consequently I was forced to come back to Australia for twelve months.
If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
Karl A. Menninger
We got into all the trouble you could ever imagine. We figured that if the Jones boys and all the gangsters ran Chicago, we had our own territory now. All the stores, all the crime, we were in charge of everything, my stepbrother and my brother.
If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
When you’re in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That’s the consolation of philosophy.
I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.
My winning is getting to perform. That’s my victory.
The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States – and war is what they got.
George W. Bush
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
The judge decided in this case that both the state and the defense would have the opportunity to respond to certain kinds of press. This is one such instance.
I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.
I think that like all writers – and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer – I write primarily for myself.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I was sent to a nice Church of England girls’ school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary – prior to marriage.
Every man wants to feel that his woman would love him apart from anything else.
If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we’d look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.
At age 10 or 12 he’s going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom of England just off South Hampton.
Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else’s brain, who knows how good a player I might have been.
You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you’re perfectly safe.
James Mcneill Whistler
Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly.
Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won’t have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction.
Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
It wasn’t until school that we realised that we were abnormal.
The straight line is ungodly.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
The name of Abraham Lincoln is imperishable.
Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard, bristling Indian tribes?
Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
But celebrity really doesn’t mean anything unless you use it for finding some way to give back and I’ve always felt that way.
To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a ‘home’ might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.
I’m not just another bimbo.
Maybe because she doesn’t try so hard to seduce and impress, I guess that’s why some guys fell for her. Because she’s so different and crazy and we all like a little bit of that in our life.
When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.
There’s so much fear involved in trying to do something you don’t know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.
We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it’s a very weird place to be.
For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men’s command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority.
Do you know that my very first experience as a composer was a ‘Concerto for Accordion?’
Anything happens in Grand Prix racing, and it usually does.