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I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.
Oh, do not cry - be good children and we will all meet in heaven.
One man with courage makes a majority.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that operates with perfect equality.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Barack's been talking down to black people. ... I want to cut his nuts off.
Lawyers are nothing but professional liars.
I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.
Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.
What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me.
It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.
Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do.
It is so comic to hear oneself called old, even at ninety I suppose!
A new type of woman arises. She is called a career woman. A man is never a career man. That is his right and privilege. But the woman is called career woman because hercareer... demands that she ... even renounce normal life.
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web ... suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
I'm going to take my talents to South Beach.
Not One, Not Two, Not Three, Not Four, Not Five, Not Six, Not Seven...
As for myself, I know what trouble I've given you at various times through my peculiarities, and as my own boys grow up, I shall learn more and more of the kind of trial you had to overcome in superintending the development of a creature different from yourself, for whom you felt responsible.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young - or slender.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.
When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
I was 25 when I'd told my parents that I was giving up steady work as an electrician to become an actor. They couldn't have been less enthusiastic if I'd proposed starting a commercial newt-breeding operation in the bathroom.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
I see no comfort in outliving one's friends, and remaining a mere monument of the times which are past.
In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Is it the Fourth?
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
The moment a person forms a theory his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favour that theory.
Though an old man I am but a young gardener.
Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
My knee has always given me problems. But it got to the point where I actually had to start giving up things. And I hate that.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
If you haven't struck oil in your first three minutes, stop boring!
I am thirty, the same as our People's Republic. For a republic thirty is still young. But a girl of thirty is virtually on the shelf.
We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults.
I found that there were these incredibly great people at doing certain things, and you couldn't replace one of these people with 50 average people. They could just do stuff that no number of average people could do.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
We have a very simple, clear organization. It's very easy to know who has authority for what, who has responsibility for what. There's no politics about it, they're virtually politics-free organizations.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.
Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
Well-ventilated, well-lighted, and sanitarily kept workrooms, rest-rooms and other creature comforts provided in factories, stores, and office buildings are largely the results of women's presence in industry.
Women's presence ... has done more, I believe, than labor's strikes and struggles to shorten the working day, and improve the conditions under which work is performed.
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
If two men agree on everything, you can be sure one of them is doing the thinking.
The blues is a low-down shakin' chill.
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable, that I would not rather know it than not.
Every old man complains of the growing depravity of the world, of the petulance and insolence of the rising generation.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
In civilised society, personal merit will not serve you so much as money will. Sir, you may make the experiment. Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you the most.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half-hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense.
I have not yet begun to fight!
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.... and the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live.
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.
Greatness of name in the father oft-times helps not forth but over-whelms the son; they stand too near one another, the shadow kills the growth. So much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
I'm one of those regular weird people.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Rock on out.
Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
You got to get it while you can.
You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
What's the use of getting sober, when you're gonna get drunk again?
If you're not happy with yourself, how can you make the customer happy?
Life is hard, work is hard.
People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate.
Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
Does nobody understand?
I don't hold no grudges. This is my doing. I'm sorry it happened.
What did it for me? It wasn't my education or experience. It was my passion.
Among all my patients in the second half of life ... there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.
Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Mistakes are, after all, the foundation of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
When you're scared, you're still hanging on to life. When you're ready to die, you let it go. A sort of emptying out occurs, a giving up on the world that seems oddly familiar even if you've never done it before.
A child is owed the greatest respect; if you ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years.