The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
You hear it said that fathers want their sons to be what they feel they cannot themselves be, but I tell you it also works the other way.
Affectations can be dangerous.
Either move or be moved.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.
The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Erich Maria Remarque
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
Pursuit of happiness, unalienable pursuit... right to life liberty and... A black moonless night; Jimmy Herf is walking alone up South Street. Behind the wharfhouses ships raise shadowy skeletons against the night. "By Jesus I admit I'm stumped," he says aloud. All these April nights combing the streets alone a skyscraper has obsessed him, a grooved building jutting up with uncountable bright windows falling onto him out of a scudding sky. Typewriters rain continual nickelplated confetti in his ears. (p. 365)
John Dos Passos
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace
Gabriel Oh come on Stan Not everything ends the way you think it should Besides, audiences love happy endings.
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
Jr Charles Scribner
You only give me what you have left over, and you want things from me that I do not have.