1. A miracle... my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it's hard, everyone knows it's hard.
  2. As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life.
  3. At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
  4. Before, I was really passive, all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend. I didn't have any creative power, nothing. I don't know that person any more.
  5. Being a mom is hard, I think a lot of working moms feel that way.
  6. Being a singer is all about me. About ego. Being a mom is all about being selfless - two different worlds.
  7. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I've ever done - by far.
  8. I don't mean this in a stuck-up way, but I needed an attitude song.
  9. I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone.
  10. I remember when I was in school, they would ask, 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
  11. I try not to be but I'm super-neurotic about diet. I'm neurotic about trying not to be neurotic! I'm like every other girl. I have to try really hard my whole life to try to be fit. And I'm super-vain. And I want to wear cute clothes.
  12. I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. It would be totally messed up!
  13. I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella.
  14. It's superfun being a mom, but it's hard too.
  15. My mom always said I was the peacemaker in the family. My older brother, Eric, was the leader, the creative one. I was just his puppet.
  16. My mom and dad met at Anaheim High School. After they got married, all they wanted to do was have four children, and they did.
  17. My priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now. That's a huge, huge thing.
  18. The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.
  19. You're always tellin' me to go out more, Go ahead, get out and see the world, But then I think, why should I? I'd rather stay home and cry.


  1. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
  2. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
  3. God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
  4. How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
  5. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
  6. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
  7. Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
  8. Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.
  9. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
  10. The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
  11. The mountains are calling and I must go.
  12. The power of imagination makes us infinite.
  13. There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
  14. To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
  15. When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.


  1. As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.
  2. Educational equality doesn't guarantee equality on the labor market. Even the most developed countries are not gender-equal. There are still glass ceilings and 'leaky pipelines' that prevent women from getting ahead in the workplace.
  3. Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.
  4. Given political history in Chile, it seemed to me that there was a critical task of consolidating a democracy and creating healthy civic-military and political-military relationships.
  5. I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.
  6. I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality.
  7. In today's interdependent world, a threat to one becomes a menace to all. And no state can defeat these challenges and threats alone.
  8. People see I am a mother and head of a household. Today in Chile, one-third of households are run by women. They wake up, take the children to school, go to work. To them I am hope.
  9. The 2010 global gender gap report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries with better gender equality have faster-growing, more competitive economies.
  10. The respect for human rights is nowadays not so much a matter of having international standards, but rather questions of compliance with those standards.
  11. There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: 'this is not happening in my backyard.'
  12. Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates.
  13. Women's strength, women's industry, women's wisdom are humankind's greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.


  1. By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
  2. Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
  3. Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
  4. Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
  5. Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
  6. In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
  7. It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
  8. Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
  9. No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
  10. Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
  11. Power and violence are opposites where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
  12. Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
  13. Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
  14. The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
  15. The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
  16. The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
  17. This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes.
  18. To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
  19. War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.


  1. All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don't indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.
  2. Attitudes toward food have completely changed.
  3. Food brings people together on many different levels. It's nourishment of the soul and body it's truly love.
  4. I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation. I know that's really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn't overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it.
  5. I think you can tell the food is close to my heart, too, because I'm doing what I do best.
  6. I wasn't looking to get into TV. My family was in the movie business, so I was never interested in that world.
  7. If people are made to feel uncomfortable in the kitchen, they won't go in there. That's why I think children learning to cook can be such a wonderful thing.
  8. I'm into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.
  9. Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death... but he's not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.
  10. My family truly believes they are better cooks than I am. They see me as Giada, not as a celebrity chef. To them I'm just me - their granddaughter, niece, etc., and they're older and wiser. I like that because it keeps you grounded.
  11. My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors. My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.
  12. My grandfather's family used to own a pasta factory in Naples and they would go door-to-door selling their pasta. So his love of food came from his parents, which was then passed down to my mother and then again to me.
  13. The summer before I went to culinary school, my family wanted me to take a job on a movie to make sure that I was making the right decision. I think they hoped I would change my mind about culinary school.
  14. There's nothing like a home-cooked meal - nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, 'Uh, my house.' It's more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way.
  15. When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.


  1. Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It's just a cycle.
  2. Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
  3. God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
  4. I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful.
  5. I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.
  6. I feel bad about my outlook, how I feel about people and society, and that I'll never be part of society the way I should.
  7. I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.
  8. I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.
  9. I just want to do what I do best, and that's fight. I love it.
  10. I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.
  11. I know why they don't like me because they want the money I have.
  12. I love to hit people. I love to.
  13. I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
  14. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?
  15. I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
  16. I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.
  17. I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
  18. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register.
  19. It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
  20. Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.
  21. Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.
  22. Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.
  23. That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up.
  24. When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
  25. You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.

  • Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
  • Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
  • Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
  • Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
  • Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
  • Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
  • It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
  • It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  • No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
  • Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
  • Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
  • One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
  • The color of truth is gray.
  • The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
  • The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
  • There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
  • There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
  • 'Therefore' is a word the poet must not know.
  • Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.
  • To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
  • What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
  • Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.


    1. An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
    2. Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
    3. Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
    4. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
    5. Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
    6. If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
    7. In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
    8. Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
    9. It is the business of the future to be dangerous and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
    10. It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
    11. Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
    12. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
    13. No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.
    14. Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
    15. Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
    16. Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
    17. Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
    18. The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
    19. The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
    20. The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
    21. True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
    22. Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.


    1. All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
    2. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
    3. As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.
    4. Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
    5. Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
    6. Failure is the key to success each mistake teaches us something.
    7. Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
    8. One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
    9. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
    10. The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world's eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land.
    11. There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
    12. To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
    13. When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.
    14. When life is victorious, there is birth when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.


    1. A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
    2. Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
    3. Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
    4. Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
    5. Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
    6. For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
    7. God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
    8. He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all.
    9. I believe there's no proverb but what is true they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
    10. Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
    11. Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
    12. No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
    13. One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars and the world will be better for this.
    14. Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
    15. Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
    16. That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
    17. The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
    18. There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
    19. There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
    20. To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
    21. Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
    22. Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
    23. Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
    24. Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
    25. When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.


    1. At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
    2. Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
    3. Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
    4. Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
    5. In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
    6. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
    7. It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
    8. Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
    9. Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
    10. Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
    11. Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipatio
    12. The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
    13. The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
    14. Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
    15. We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.


    1. Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
    2. Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
    3. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
    4. Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
    5. Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
    6. If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.
    7. In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
    8. Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
    9. Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
    10. Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
    11. Luck marches with those who give their very best.
    12. Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
    13. Never deprive someone of hope it might be all they have.
    14. Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
    15. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
    16. Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
    17. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
    18. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
    19. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
    20. We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
    21. When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.


    1. A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
    2. Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
    3. Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
    4. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
    5. Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
    6. Every speaker has a mouth An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.
    7. Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket.
    8. Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years.
    9. I got a Valentine's Day card from my girl. It said, 'Take my heart! Take my arms! Take my lips!' Which is just like her. Keeping the best part for herself.
    10. I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it 'arm around the shoulder' humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It's mean, mean stuff.
    11. I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
    12. If you can laugh together, you can work together.
    13. In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative fight, flee - or laugh.
    14. Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.
    15. Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
    16. Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your midsection unprotected.
    17. Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.
    18. Quit worrying about your health. It will go away.
    19. To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
    20. Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.


    1. A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor.
    2. Actually I never did stand up. I'm not that funny.
    3. Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.
    4. After all, in today's music scene every band seems to steal from other bands.
    5. But I'm a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I'm going to make something out of it.
    6. But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people.
    7. Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.
    8. Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.
    9. I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium.
    10. I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do.
    11. I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.
    12. I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.
    13. I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
    14. If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers - if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets.
    15. If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
    16. Just in general, any government throughout history hasn't really wanted its people to be educated, because then they couldn't control them as easily.
    17. Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.
    18. Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.
    19. Prescott National Forest is right on the edge of my home in Arizona.
    20. Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.
    21. The idea is, if I can't heal from my art, then how can you heal?
    22. The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich.
    23. There is still a future with music, because people want music.
    24. We're five people, five individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect circle.


    1. A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does.
    2. Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
    3. If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
    4. In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
    5. Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
    6. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
    7. Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
    8. Marriage is not a noun it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
    9. Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.
    10. Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.
    11. No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
    12. No one is in control of your happiness but you therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
    13. The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
    14. The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
    15. The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
    16. We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
    17. When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
    18. Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
    19. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.


    1. I am only 33, I've got a lot to do. This is the first half of my career. I'm looking forward to the future and I'm proud about the past.
    2. I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess it's like climbing a mountain or building a building. It's a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself.
    3. I love music. It's freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.
    4. I really appreciate family. I really can't imagine life without them!
    5. I remember wishing there was snow in L.A. And how jealous we used to get of those Christmas specials with kids playing in the snow.
    6. I wake up at 5:30, 6 in the morning, but don't head into the office right away. I like to hang out with my wife, talk about things, get some coffee, you know.
    7. It's funny how people who ain't never been down there can think that America is so fair and that we should be alright. It's funny that the people who have their foot on our neck are telling us, 'Get up. What's wrong with you?'
    8. Music has done a lot to enhance the emotions of sports. It's played in arenas. Whenever there is footage cut together they're always using music. And it goes together, you know.
    9. Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren't about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that.
    10. South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don't wanna move out.
    11. Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.
    12. Sports without music, it's nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.
    13. The best thing I've done with my money is buy a house for my family. You wake up to a house you love and you feel like somebody.
    14. The silver and black may have another home, but the Raiders will always belong to the people of Los Angeles.
    15. There's never really been a real hood Christmas movie.
    16. Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
    17. We're in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want.
    18. When I was in N.W.A. and didn't get paid all the money I was owed, that's when the business side of showbiz hit me.


    1. All the sudden high-impact stress can really take a toll on your body. So if you still want to be active and get in a good workout, go to a yoga class or pilates class, or get in some strength and conditioning.
    2. Because sorry to say, women run the house. They run the family. They hold things up. I mean, it's like you don't ever see your mom get sick because she handles everything. And it's kind of amazing I think to show people just how strong women are.
    3. I like all of the mental, psychological thriller movies too. I enjoy horror movies across the board.
    4. I think it's easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience.
    5. I think the sexiest thing on anybody is intelligence. I respect somebody who has a brain and wants to use it more than a pretty face and status.
    6. It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage.
    7. I've always been the long-term relationship, go-home-and-meet-mom girl.
    8. Marriage is not about age it's about finding the right person.
    9. The more that I know of politics, the more it makes me realize that being a politician is largely useless.
    10. There are fundamentalist psychopaths in every religion in the world. Every single one.
    11. Your body tells you what it needs, and if you sleep past your alarm on a Saturday morning, it's probably because you need the sleep.


    1. A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
    2. A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
    3. Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
    4. For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
    5. Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
    6. He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
    7. I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
    8. I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
    9. Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
    10. Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
    11. It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
    12. May you live all the days of your life.
    13. Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
    14. No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.
    15. Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
    16. Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
    17. The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
    18. The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
    19. Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.
    20. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
    21. We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
    22. When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
    23. Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
    24. Words are but wind and learning is nothing but words ergo, learning is nothing but wind.


    1. All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.
    2. Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.
    3. Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
    4. I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
    5. If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
    6. If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
    7. In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
    8. Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
    9. No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.
    10. No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
    11. No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.
    12. On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
    13. Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
    14. The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
    15. The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
    16. The most violent element in society is ignorance.
    17. The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
    18. The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
    19. There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
    20. To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
    21. Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.


    1. A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
    2. A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
    3. Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
    4. For anything worth having one must pay the price and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
    5. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
    6. I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
    7. I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
    8. I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
    9. If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
    10. If you think you can do it, you can.
    11. Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
    12. Leap, and the net will appear.
    13. Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
    14. Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
    15. Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.
    16. The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
    17. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
    18. The secret of happiness is something to do.
    19. The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
    20. To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
    21. To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
    22. Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.


    1. Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don't deny anything, I don't advocate anything, I just live with it.
    2. And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.
    3. Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
    4. But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.
    5. Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
    6. For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn't do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn't fit in my intelligence was elsewhere.
    7. Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.
    8. I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.
    9. I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
    10. I do a lot of curiosity buying I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination.
    11. I think politics come out of psychology.
    12. I think that is what film and art and music do they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.
    13. I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.
    14. It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company.
    15. My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.
    16. Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
    17. Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you've ever heard.
    18. The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
    19. The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
    20. The only thing I can say about having this type of success is that you can get yourself in trouble because basically the world is set open for you. People will say yes to anything you ask, so it's basically down to you and what you want or need.
    21. There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
    22. You can't have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can't get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses.
    23. Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.


    1. A lot of very beautiful women can be a pain because all they're thinking about is how they look.
    2. Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
    3. But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.
    4. I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
    5. I understand what it's like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, 'She's got her daughter she's got her husband.' Yeah, but she hasn't got anyone else.
    6. I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things: disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
    7. If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
    8. If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.
    9. Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals.
    10. It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly.
    11. One is a child when one has a child. No one says, 'You will never be the same again.' Which is the truth! And we're all supposed to be happy all the time. What is that about?
    12. The only way you can have it all is by delegating all the running of the home to other people - which I don't ever want to do... So you do it yourself, and it takes time and energy and effort. And if you give it the time, it's profoundly enjoyable.The trouble is it's very difficult to pin-point the most important thing because Aids affects everyone in different levels of society, differently and you have to respond to it differently.
    13. This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!
    14. We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.
    15. We've got people looking at our seamy side and our sad side a lot of the time because that's easier. It's much more difficult to make a film about happiness with lots of jokes in it.


    1. After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone.
    2. Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere.
    3. However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.
    4. I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in.
    5. I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
    6. I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and also have a family... they are nearly always seen as victims.
    7. I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
    8. I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
    9. I never pursued being 'famous.'
    10. I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is.
    11. I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I'm waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.
    12. Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
    13. So many stars lose their way, and with success become more neurotic, not less so.
    14. Thank God we're not like America. Everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women I think men revere older women.
    15. The funny thing is I'm not bothered or sad about being on my own - after all I've never had a husband.
    16. The minute anyone's getting anxious I say, You must eat and you must sleep. They're the two vital elements for a healthy life.
    17. The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.
    18. Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.
    19. Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don't come along very often.
    20. We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn't so extraordinary, I don't know why people go on about it so much.
    21. You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.
    22. You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself.


    1. I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.
    2. I come from a family of losers, and I've rejected my family as something I don't want to be like.
    3. I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it. I've felt supported by it.
    4. I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
    5. I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
    6. I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
    7. I learned to change my accent in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.
    8. I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.
    9. I miss England. I miss the weather. I've spent moss of the last 25 years on tour. I'm ready to come home.
    10. I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
    11. I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.
    12. I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
    13. I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.
    14. I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.
    15. I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.
    16. I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.
    17. It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
    18. I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.
    19. One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.
    20. Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.
    21. That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
    22. The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
    23. There's no religion but sex and music.
    24. Yoga is almost like music in a way there's no end to it.


    1. A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
    2. Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.
    3. All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
    4. Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
    5. Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.
    6. Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.
    7. I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.
    8. I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women.
    9. I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.
    10. I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.
    11. I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double.
    12. I like being famous when it's convenient for me and completely anonymous when it's not.
    13. I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.
    14. I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more.
    15. I love vampire stories. That's why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video.
    16. I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
    17. I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.
    18. It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.
    19. It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you're always afraid that you don't know your own strength and might hurt someone.
    20. Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
    21. Marriage is obsolete and a trap.
    22. Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.
    23. That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
    24. There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men.


    1. Although the skills aren't hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant.
    2. Are we Darwinists - where we live and let live? Or are we nurturing as a society? There has to be a standard of living that we decide to support.
    3. As far away as you can get from the process of mechanisms and machinery, the more likely your food's going to taste good. And that - that is probably the largest thing I can hand to anybody is let your hands touch it. Let them make it.
    4. As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible.
    5. Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all.
    6. Cookbooks have all become baroque and very predictable. I'm looking for something different. A lot of chefs' cookbooks are food as it's done in the restaurants, but they are dumbed down, and I hate it when they dumb them down.
    7. Everyone makes pesto in a food processor. But the texture is better with a mortar and pestle, and it's just as fast.
    8. Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything.
    9. I come from an Italian family. One of the greatest and most profound expressions we would ever use in conversations or arguments was a slamming door. The slamming door was our punctuation mark.
    10. I like cast iron coated with enamel for longevity and forgiveness if I happen to take my eyes off the prize while pouring Chianti.
    11. In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli. There's no mediocrity accepted.
    12. My family makes these vinegars - out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.
    13. My last meal? The food would be much less significant than the company.
    14. Shop often, shop hard, and spend for the best stuff available - logic dictates that you can make delicious food only with delicious ingredients.
    15. The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.
    16. The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
    17. The way the bankers have kind of toppled the way money is distributed, and taken most of it into their own hands, is as good as Stalin or Hitler.
    18. There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria.
    19. Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food.
    20. We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.
    21. When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
    22. When you cut that eggplant up and you roast it in the oven and you make the tomato sauce and you put it on top, your soul is in that food, and there's something about that that can never be made by a company that has three million employees.


    1. I am proud of my kids, but I also want to make my mom proud of me. I'm still a momma's girl at the heart of the situation.
    2. I just wanna thank all those amazing Internet bloggers out there that hate me day-to-day. I love you! You rock!
    3. I just want to have a great relationship with my child and have a great family dynamic.
    4. I love my mom. My mom loves me. We don't have an easy relationship. I don't think we ever will, but I'd rather have a complicated, misunderstood relationship than have no relationship at all.
    5. I need to work to support my family.
    6. I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.
    7. I want to be a cool mom.
    8. I want to be a loving mom.
    9. I want to be a mom who listens.
    10. I want to be a positive role-model for my daughter. The last thing I want to put out there is that it's acceptable to be too thin or have an eating disorder because you're in Hollywood.
    11. I would eat healthy at times and pig out at times. But I never had to go on a strict diet plan.
    12. I'm all for same-sex marriage.
    13. I'm not happy not doing anything. When positive things are rolling in, you've got to take them when you can get them.
    14. It was, you know, probably 80 degrees out in L.A., and my dad took me outside and there was snow. At the time, I thought, 'Every kid doesn't have snow in their backyard on Christmas?'
    15. It would be pretty funny to see a Beverly Hills white girl with mad rap skills.
    16. Sometimes I do envision just being a stay at home mom but not working isn't an option for me currently.
    17. Sometimes, when I'm alone, I put on six inch heels and wear nothing else and dance around in front of the mirror and do my little stripper dance.
    18. There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work.
    19. We are a very crafty family.
    20. Whenever something happens that makes me laugh or if I remember something in the middle of the night that I want to share, I jot the experience down.
    21. You know, you only get one family, and you have to make it work.


    1. Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
    2. As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
    3. Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
    4. Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.
    5. I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
    6. I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.
    7. If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
    8. If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
    9. It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
    10. It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.
    11. Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
    12. Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
    13. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
    14. Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
    15. My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
    16. Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
    17. Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
    18. Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
    19. To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
    20. We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
    21. When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.


    1. And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it's just been so worth the effort. It's like I'm planting a garden in my head.
    2. As for how criticism of Keats' poetry relates to criticism of my own work, I'll leave that for others to decide.
    3. But I think it's quite clear in my work that my orientation isn't political or doesn't come out of modern politics.
    4. But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.
    5. I can get very philosophical and ask the questions Keats was asking as a young guy. What are we here for? What's a soul? What's it all about? What is thinking about, imagination?
    6. I had a daughter who was 9 years old and I had the feeling I wasn't going to be a real parent if I didn't quit making movies for a while and spend time with her. I also felt that I'd made enough movies and said what I had to say at the time.
    7. I have to admit that I had a lot of problems with poetry.
    8. I think I made good movies.
    9. I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously.
    10. I think women don't grow up with the harsh world of criticism that men grow up with, we are more sensitively treated, and when you first experience the world of film-making you have to develop a very tough skin.
    11. It's a luxury to be able to tell a long form story. I love novels, and I love to have a long relationship with characters.
    12. My musical knowledge is so bad it's embarrassing. When composers discuss music with someone as primitive as myself, they have to talk about it in terms of senses and emotion, rather than keys and tempo.
    13. Performers are so vulnerable. They're frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it's warm, where it's OK to fail - a kind of home, I suppose.
    14. Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with.
    15. You know, sex is actually not so original as the way people love or the stories behind each relationship, which is what you remember. Sex is sex in the end.


    1. A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
    2. A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
    3. Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
    4. Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.
    5. I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money.
    6. I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
    7. I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.
    8. I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai.
    9. I passionately hate the idea of being with it I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
    10. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
    11. If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
    12. My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
    13. Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
    14. Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
    15. Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.
    16. Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
    17. Race hate isn't human nature race hate is the abandonment of human nature.
    18. The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful.
    19. The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
    20. The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
    21. We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.


    1. Adoptive parents are taking on enormous responsibility, both emotionally and financially. Quite frankly, they need as much disclosure as possible about the child's background and health to assure the best fit and be prepared.
    2. And it's one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset.
    3. Anything's possible in politics.
    4. But if there's an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we've made a terrible mistake.
    5. Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
    6. Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
    7. God created the world the laws of nature were created by God. True science tries to find out what God put in the world. The trouble is where scientists speculate about theology and they don't know what they're talking about because they weren't there.
    8. I mean, if a person acts irresponsibly in his own life, he will pay the consequences. And it's not so much divine retribution as it's built into the law of nature.
    9. If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order.
    10. I'm a person that just likes to speak the truth, and I don't understand why in America it's such a big deal that we won't read the Koran and we won't look at history.
    11. Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
    12. Islam is a violent, I was going to say religion, but it's not a religion. It's a political system. It's a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim.
    13. It seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America's power. It has been the symbol of our great nation. We look at the symbol and we say 'this is one nation under God.'
    14. Jesus Christ is a prince of peace. He told us to live in peace. He told us to love our enemies. He told us to do good to them that spitefully use us.
    15. The thought about Republicans is, we're supposed to be Jeffersonian. That government governs the best that governs the least.
    16. The truth is, the secular world isn't too enamored with Jesus. And they're not too enamored with someone who is leading people to Jesus. So if you're out there talking about people's sins, and you're talking about righteousness, you will get pushback.
    17. The wisdom of God's Word is quite clear on believers being unequally yoked. And marrying someone who is not a Christian - who is not a daily disciple of Christ - is being unequally yoked, regardless of what their beliefs might be.
    18. There are times in history where a particular doctrine becomes a symbol of a greater problem.
    19. There's no question that jihad historically means war.
    20. Well, what was called the blessed hope of the Bible is that one day Jesus Christ would come back again, start a whole new era, that this world order that we know it would change into something that would be wonderful that we'd call the millennium.


    1. Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
    2. As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
    3. Beauty attracts us men but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
    4. Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
    5. Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
    6. Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
    7. For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
    8. God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
    9. Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
    10. Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
    11. Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
    12. Live your life and forget your age.
    13. Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
    14. Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it charm.
    15. Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
    16. Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
    17. Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
    18. Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
    19. The darkness of death is like the evening twilight it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
    20. The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
    21. The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
    22. What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
    23. Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.


    1. Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
    2. Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.
    3. I don't believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money.
    4. I love sleeping in a moving car more than sleeping in bed.
    5. I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God.
    6. If there are finer beings than German short hairs, I don't know what they are. In their eyes is peace.
    7. If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.
    8. If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
    9. It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
    10. It's really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn't even more fraud. After all, with no God, there's no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting at all if you can get away with it.
    11. Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
    12. Sleep more at night. If it's allowed at work or home, take a nap in the afternoon. You'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel.
    13. The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
    14. The people who did the collateralized mortgage obligations, sold them to pension funds, then sold them short, then bought credit default swap insurance on them, are just amazing. They are a law unto themselves.
    15. When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was.
    16. Yes, Americans can still get credit for cars and trucks and refrigerators, and those businesses are doing well. But just try to get a home loan now.


    1. Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture.
    2. Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
    3. How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It's more evident now.
    4. I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.
    5. I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them.
    6. I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.
    7. I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.
    8. I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up.
    9. I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
    10. I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
    11. If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.
    12. In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures.
    13. It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.
    14. It's funny, as you live through something you're not aware of it.
    15. My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.
    16. Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
    17. The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.
    18. The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn't about money. It was about teaching, or learning.
    19. The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical.
    20. The role of art in society differs for every artist.
    21. To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.
    22. Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.
    23. When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
    24. When I was very little, we would get letters from China, in Chinese, and they' be censored. We were a very insular little family.
    25. You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition.


    1. A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
    2. A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
    3. Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.
    4. Customs and convictions change respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
    5. Dreams come true without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
    6. Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.
    7. Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
    8. Existence itself does not feel horrible it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.
    9. Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
    10. Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
    11. I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
    12. Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
    13. Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
    14. Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
    15. That a marriage ends is less than ideal but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.
    16. The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
    17. The first breath of adultery is the freest after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
    18. The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
    19. The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion.
    20. Truth should not be forced it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.
    21. We are most alive when we're in love.
    22. What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
    23. Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
    24. Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.


    1. A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.
    2. All these jokes have been pre-approved as funny by me.
    3. Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, 'I'm gonna go shave, too.'
    4. Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.
    5. I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that.
    6. I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
    7. I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.
    8. I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
    9. I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.
    10. I love blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle.
    11. I recently took up ice sculpting. Last night I made an ice cube. This morning I made 12, I was prolific.
    12. I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake.
    13. I wear a necklace, cause I wanna know when I'm upside down.
    14. I'd like to get four people who do cart wheels very good, and make a cart.
    15. If my kid couldn't draw I'd make sure that my kitchen magnets didn't work.
    16. I'm a heroine addict. I need to have sex with women who have saved someone's life.
    17. I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later.
    18. Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus?
    19. My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
    20. Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.
    21. The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.
    22. This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty.
    23. Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain't funny!
    24. Y'know, you can't please all the people all the time... and last night, all those people were at my show.