I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Failure doesn't kill you. . . it increases your desire to make something happen
Women and cats do as they damned well please, and men and dogs had best learn to live with it.
Like with every form of cancer, early detection is what it is all about. I urge everyone to learn the facts about this condition. It can be prevented with testing, and it can be beaten if caught early!
Of all the characters of cruelty, I consider the most despicable the one that cloaks himself in a garb of mercy.
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
The UN Declaration of Human Rights laid down what any person might reasonably expect, yet there are remarkably few people who enjoy these rights. With cameras in the hands of activists and meaningful distribution of those images, we will witness what really goes on in this world and hopefully want to change it.
Think globally, act locally.
People in England are so bloody nosy.
There's high, and there's high, and to get really high--I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going'.
The only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.
That was one of the things that worried me — to be raised to the position of a semi-god — because then you are no longer a human being. I wanted to be known as Mandela, a man with weaknesses, some of which are fundamental, and a man who is committed, but, nevertheless, sometimes fails to live up to expectations.
"What it comes down to for me is: Will the technologies of communication and culture — and especially popular music, which is a vast and beloved enterprise — help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?"
I don't know who I am / but you know, life is for learning.
So hard to find my way,
Now that I'm all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My how you have grown,
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometimes I'm overcome thinking 'bout
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl.
The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?
"I love you all...I love you all very much!!"
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
But a new day has also come in the lives of other people because something bad has happened, because we've lost lives, because there's a scar on our world now.
Great sex is great, but bad sex is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
i got a phone call from ricky martin's management asking me if i'd like to do something with him in florida around the winter music conference. my answer is as follows: 'i would consider doing something with ricky martin if and only if he publicly apologizes for performing at george w's inauguration and if he confirms that when he danced next to george w. bush at the inauguration he could smell brimstone and that george w. bush is in fact the spawn of satan.' so if ricky martin goes on national television to confirm that george w. is the spawn of satan then i will perform with him. otherwise no deal. and only if we can do a cover of 'in a gadda-da-vida', but the simpsons version, 'in the garden of eden' (to which reverend lovejoy responds ""that sounds like rock and or roll""). and, by the way, i'm a pretty easygoing young-ish person, so if you ever see me walking down the street just stop me and say hello. we're all in the same boat. right? of course you'll have to make it past my phalanx of security guards who are all ex-nfl linebackers, and the cadre of dobermans, and the perma-moat that i wear that's filled with electric eels and vicious sea monkeys. so if you see me just come and say hi. i'm normal.
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t.