What is the use of running when we are on the wrong.
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
There is only one time that is important -- NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power.
Count Leo Tolstoy
Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
What is all that men have done and thought over thousands of years, compared with one moment of love.
"If the U.S. was a person," he later became fond of saying, "and it sat down, Columbus, Ohio would instantly be plunged into darkness"
Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life.
Julia T Alvarez
You still don't know what you do well.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.
When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.
We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.
Goodbye, and hello, as always.
When you publish a book, it’s the world’s book. The world edits it.
What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
The more opinions you have, the less you see.
Welcome to the View child
You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.]
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering and it's all over much too soon.
It feels like a barbell. [When asked what she thought of her newly acquired Oscar statuette]
People say I'm cocky, but am I supposed to sit here and be insecure and not know where my future's going or not realize that moviemaking is the greatest thing to happen to me?
You ask if I would have been different without "Party guidance"? Yes, almost certainly. No doubt the line I was pursuing when I wrote the Fourth Symphony would have been stronger and sharper in my work. I would have displayed more brilliance, used more sarcasm, I could have revealed my ideas openly instead of having to resort to camouflage.