Book Quotes

  • I sent people to the penitentiary as fast as I could, never thinking about whether they deserved it.
  • Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience.
  • 'Cause I was already a smoker, it was easy to get addicted. The one thing that they don't teach you about marijuana is how addictive it is.
  • When I am working, I have two shows on Saturday, and when I wake up, and it's a lovely day, I just cry. I'm joking: I love my job.
  • I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
  • I had barely turned 12 when my parents packed me off to Doon School. I was transported to a world of confusion with 600 other kids, no home-cooked food, no made-to-order clothes. It was a shock, but I adjusted.
  • Carbs are devastating for the brain.
  • In fighting terror, you cannot let it interfere with the normal life of civilians in Israel.
  • In many cases it is a matter for decision and not a simple matter of fact whether x understands y; and so on.
  • I eat a lot. I eat three times a day and I snack.
  • In our world of rampant 'individualisation', relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.
  • I often see through things right to the apparition itself.
  • Medellin gave me so much. It gave me back who I am: the person I am, the human being I am.
  • Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers.
  • A boatload of government money is indeed a gift. Unless, I suppose, you're one of the saps paying for the cargo.
  • I work with the macro economy, which involves the major variables that measure the health of the whole economy, such as total consumption, investment, income, employment, and inflation.
  • We don't just hop out of bed, scratch our eyes, and become an NBA baller. It's a process. It's a tough grind that you have to go through that people don't understand.
  • We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.
  • The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
  • I don't believe in bad and good, I believe we are all a mix of both.
  • I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.
  • I'm a card-carrying nerd, a gamer, and sci-fi geek.
  • If I were a strategically minded person, I think I would have a far different career.
  • I'm not trying to fit in with nobody. I'm just me.
  • Cliches are what make you understand something.
  • Like a precious family heirloom, freedom is not just ours to enjoy, but to treasure, protect, and pass on to future generations.
  • Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.
  • What I enjoy most is that every day I get to play a new character.
  • The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
  • It's very easy, if you come from a place like Pakistan, to imagine that there's a narrative of American aggression towards the place that you come from. But that, in itself, is just a political view.
  • Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
  • To get anything done, Obama has to be seen as having winning economy - which isn't easy.
  • Waking up every morning with a company is a lot of pressure. But when you're aware of what other people are waking up with, it's a whole lot easier.
  • I find that everything I do is demanding, like Jack Bristow is a complicated man and I do a lot of explaining in the show, it takes a lot of energy and concentration.
  • I'd much rather be in a movie that people have really strong feelings about than one that makes a hundred million dollars but you can't remember because it's just like all the others.
  • We like to think of film and music as art, but actually art is something that is not restricted.
  • Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.
  • I think that what is important is that the music be honest and direct and that it is relevant to today. I think music needs to be of its time and speak to that time.
  • Rule of law is the most important element in any civil society.
  • Any time you talk about your own stuff you sound self-aggrandising.
  • Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old.
  • Church members in too many cases are like deep sea divers, encased in the suits designed for many fathoms deep, marching bravely to pull out plugs in bathtubs.
  • That's what is incredible about human beings, is the choice to keep going.
  • I promised my daughter I'd name my first restaurant after her, but now the other kids are like, 'Dad, what about us?' I'm gonna have to open four restaurants!
  • Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher standard which sometimes we take great pride in.
  • I work hard, and managing an inventory-based business can be extremely stressful. The upside is that, as long as I get my job done, I can take time off pretty much any time I want.
  • Those of us with this ancient compulsion to tell stories sometimes start with a single kernel of something.
  • MIDI made a natural transition to the PC. The MIDI messages that make up a musical composition can be saved as MIDI files, which are collections of MIDI messages with timing information.