Away Quotes

  • After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
  • I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be.
  • There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country.
  • Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
  • Creative Cloud is Adobe re-imagining itself amid a world of these three transformations - cloud, multiscreen and social computing - which are all happening at the same time.
  • Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.
  • When it comes to the recording and writing, it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this whole live entity that's a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity.
  • I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring.
  • There are lots of actors who are posh and stick with that, and there are lots of actors who are cockney, and that's what they do. That's fine, but I don't think that could be said about me.
  • Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account.
  • As an actor, you want a director who makes you feel comfortable in a place that you can really create and try a lot of different things.
  • The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.
  • Entrepreneurs can't forecast accurately, because they are trying something fundamentally new. So they will often be laughably behind plan - and on the brink of success.
  • The first interview I gave to the press was in 1987 when some people thought a previous machine at Cern, called LEP, might have enough energy to produce the particle.
  • Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
  • Fact-checking is so boring compared to writing fiction.
  • We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
  • Certainly some hosts on Airbnb are opening up their spare bedrooms to meet new people; and some drivers use Uber to carpool with strangers for the companionship. But the most productive members of each community are professional operators, making available their homes or cars as a way to earn or supplement a living.
  • Louis C.K. was able to make it happen. His producers don't bug him. He's able to go into his cave and write exactly what he wants to write, and there are no decisions made by committee, and you have a singular voice, and everyone's like, 'Oh my God! We love this.'
  • For me, growing up and going to school and not seeing any anti-bullying posters and not hearing people talk about bullying was very desolate.
  • A dog doesn't care if you're tired or it's raining. It wants to go out - and if it doesn't go out, it's going to be mournfully following you around the house for the whole evening.
  • I felt like high school for me was like a big whirlpool of me trying to figure out what was OK for me to do.
  • Diversity gives our city a competitive edge.
  • Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
  • By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they?
  • We believe in liberty, we believe in limited government, we believe in free enterprise, we believe in family values and the sanctity of human life, and we all believe Washington needs a good dose of Economics 101.
  • The meaning or value of a thing consists of what it affords.
  • In the due exercise of your official power, in strictest accordance with law and the Constitution, you can deprive the enemy of that which, above all else, has given, and still gives him, aid and comfort.
  • It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
  • Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
  • The world is under siege, in conflict, but it is enthusiastic about Argentina.
  • When I was teeny tiny, I definitely had a voice that didn't quite match the way I looked at five.
  • I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
  • The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
  • What's odd is that I've never been asked to do any comedy in film. That's something I could certainly do.
  • If we want to protect people against dictators or repression or torture, don't you need that rule to be universal so as to not end up with a situation where we do so only when it is comfortable, profitable and safe?
  • Typically, discussions of the safety net boil down to one side wanting to spend more in the name of compassion, and the other side wanting to spend less in the name of fiscal restraint. In both cases, money serves as a proxy for moral responsibility.
  • Having family time to reflect on your day is the best.
  • In every phase of the automotive industry, certain factors have been more important than all others in relation to the way the automobile has looked. Phase One is really the Ford story. Function and production were the most important considerations. The automobile was an invention, and it looked like one.
  • My parents were young and liberal and knew I was going to drink anyway, so they let me do it at home.
  • Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.
  • Oh, how hard it must be to die anywhere but in one's birthplace.
  • To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
  • I started off in 1993 with one lorry. I wasn't one of those guys buying a business and gearing it up.
  • The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.
  • I'll wager there isn't a human being on earth who doesn't believe in luck, however rational they pretend to be in public life. In reality, most of human life is luck - and, of course, its darker, more prevalent opposite. One only has to live long enough to experience both.
  • When I was 19, I celebrated my first Valentine's Day while being in a relationship. I was so excited, but didn't know what the rules were. What should I get him, or was I even supposed to get him something?
  • No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.