Quotes

I used to work a lot on food issues and every time somebody predicted that production would be inadequate they got egg on their face a year or two later.

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.

A home without books is a body without soul.

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.

Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith, is a mystery.

How can people be so stupid? I marvel at that. See, I think you have to work as being ignorant – and if you’re gonna work at being ignorant, why not work at being informed?

The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind.

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.

Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.

I love scary movies. The Shining and Don’t Look Now are two of the best.

I’m not a film buff. I don’t watch a lot of movies.

The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

We’ve always loved going to the movies. Our mom and dad are big movie fans. They’d take us on these movie orgys where we’d see sometimes three movies in a day.

Companies that pollute should be taxed so that a product’s cost to society is reflected in the price of that product.

I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I’m not interested in. So, as far as I’m concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don’t know. When I know, I don’t care because I knew how it was.

I just want to put some positive stuff out there. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, no problem.

My family was very supportive of whatever I wanted because my grandfather was an opera singer. My dad’s dad. So my dad has an appreciation for the arts, and he let me choose my own path.

It’s a question of keeping one’s eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They’re watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.

My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday I’m learning so much from her.

I’m committed to increasing long-term value for shareholders and am confident we will continue to do so through the successful execution of our core strategic priorities: the creation of high quality, branded content and experiences, the use of technology, and creating growth in numerous and exciting international markets.

While the State exists there can be no freedom when there is freedom there will be no State.

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.

I always have the fear that, if I don’t commit 100 percent to my work, then it’s gonna suffer.

For wide swaths of training and education there are valuable spillovers which mean that the private sector needs support from the government. That is why I have been so determined to protect and grow apprenticeships and put higher education on a sustainable footing.

I’m a Christian. I go to church when I can. I was raised Baptist. I went to a Lutheran school. I’m a nondenominational practicing Christian. I have a lot of faith.

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration.

My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.

My teachers helped guide and motivate me but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst.

I have not yet begun to fight!

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

I get in trouble when I say things like, ‘I’m attracted to violence.’ I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.

I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.

When they see those fourteen lights, they’re looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever’s going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.

My movies are unadorned, they’re not particularly fancy, I think they’re kind of workmanlike in some ways, focusing on the writing and the acting.

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.

Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you’re helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself.

Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience’s imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there’s no fourth wall.

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.