Charter Quotes

  • An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
  • It always amazes me when people ask you to do something and then tell you how to do it.
  • Airline glamour never promised anything as mundane as elbow room, much less a flat bed, a massage, or an arugula salad. It promised a better world. Service and dress reflected the more formal era, but no one expected air travel to be comfortable. It was amazing just to have hot food above the clouds.
  • Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world.
  • Bullying has been around forever, and so it became one of these issues that as an adult we look back on and say, 'Yeah, it's just one of those unfortunate parts of growing up.' You know you're not going to stop it, so it just became easier to call it one of those things that 'just happens.'
  • It might be arrogant to think that we're the only living creations in all of the solar systems that there are. Space is so vast.
  • So, fortune cookies: invented by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese, but ultimately consumed by Americans. They are more American than anything else.
  • Forget the past.
  • Striped shirts and printed shorts, jeans, and trousers are all items I buy and wear a lot in my private life.
  • Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'
  • Fish butchering means a lot to me as a chef; I take pride in it and get a lot of joy from filleting fish, working with fish, breaking down fish, trying to understand fish.
  • Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
  • Seeing people who are actually reading your book and listening to the wide variety of reactions they have to it, is really special.
  • It seems as if life and hope must cease together.
  • So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop, man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it.
  • That's why it has to be a nonprofit, because a nonprofit is required to take monies it receives and use them for the purposes for which it's chartered by the government. It can't be pocketed.
  • Not everyone's high standards have to be the same thing.
  • I am very grateful to God everyday that my eyes flutter open and I can jump out of that bed!
  • Abbott and Costello were huge for me as a very young person.
  • It's fun for someone to poke fun at himself.
  • Character roles only indicate that they're very different from who you are as a person, and for me, it's fun hiding behind characters that are so unlike who I am.
  • The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.