Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working. It's never just a game when you're winning. The toughest question has always been, "How do you get your ideas?" How do you answer that? It's like asking runners how they run, or singers how they sing. They just do it! The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand. Each body has its art... I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
It is better to wear out than to rust out. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Some people make headlines while others make history. Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little. That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. Write a wise saying and your name will live forever. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. You should not live one way in private, another in public. I cried out and my own voice was muffled by the hood. A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of. She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath. You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it. Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors. Worries go down better with soup than without. Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field - and keep on doing it. Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question. There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted. Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path. I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. Starting with getting run down by a drunk burning his way down Valencia -- that were infinitely more likely and immediate than terrorists. I'd never looked down the barrel of a gun before, but everything you've heard about the experience is true. Van's sweater was soaked in blood. There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last. I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches. Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. No. You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. People fail forward to success.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. Worries go down better with soup than without. I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it. All the world's a cage. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
I hope that when I die, people say about me, 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.' Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. I stand in awe of my body. Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue. I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature. Sooner or later, we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had or wanted.
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. You have to have funny faces and words, you can't just have words. It is a powerful thing, and I think that's why it's hard for people to imagine that women can do that, be that powerful. Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast. Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth?Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state. If my mental map was right, we were heading down to Fisherman's Wharf.
Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone's attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process. Worries go down better with soup than without. I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping. Maybe they were terrorists! I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. I was sick of cars driving right past me. Don't mace him!" I shouted over the din. "You'll get us all too. He who laughs, lasts! I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master plan that, from time to time, we're allowed to see out of the corner of our eye. The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself. When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law. The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last. The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all. Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. I heard them shouting through the muffling canvas of the bag, and then I was being impersonally hauled to my feet by my wrists, my arms wrenched up behind my back, my shoulders screaming. The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.