Journeys Quotes

  • Only the educated are free.
  • Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty.
  • I have survived so long because I've been blessed with talented and gracious colleagues and with a top brass who let me choose my topics every week and then allowed me to express opinions that were not always popular. Well, someone had to stand up to the yackety-yak soccer cult.
  • I never really wanted to be a writer. I know it sounds strange, but I honestly believe that I didn't pick the story; the story has picked me. I've written absolutely no fiction before 'The Immortals of Meluha.' Not even a short story in school - absolutely nothing.
  • All I think about is my son, my family, and my future family.
  • An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things.
  • We were the only ones interested in comedy. Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese.
  • The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness.
  • As a Christian, I think it's really important to find a man of God to trust and be supportive of me.
  • I listened to Bill Bennett and tons of other talk show hosts who talked about that and other policies and started branching out and caring about other issues in regards to politics.
  • I lost relatives to AIDS. A couple of my closest cousins, favorite cousins. I lost friends to AIDS, high school friends who never even made it to their 21st birthdays in the '80s. When it's that close to you, you can't - you know, you can't really deny it, and you can't run from it.
  • I was hit by a car when I was 13, and the rumour was immediately that I had been playing chicken with the car with my best friend Kenny in front of the Nutmeg Pantry, which was the only shop in Sharon. In fact, the guy who hit me was inebriated.
  • Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters.
  • Lou Brock was a great base stealer but today I am the greatest.
  • Personally, in real life, I'm a little more down-and-dirty than I am glamorous.
  • Investors don't like uncertainty.
  • Advances in technology have opened up possibilities in the cultural realm throughout history. I'm intrigued by developments in technology - as an artist it gives me a new palette to explore.
  • It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
  • I'm born and raised in Houston, Texas, but Wisconsin is always going to be a home for me, and I'll always be back.
  • This is the time it all starts, I'm telling you. Like, 16, I mean, forget it. You could just get beat up, you could go through these grueling schedules.
  • My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant, always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire.
  • Unite has a great dry shampoo called 7Seconds. After a hot yoga class, when I'm super sweaty I spray this on and my hair comes back to life. Miraculous!
  • As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
  • America gets the politicians they deserve. That's it. And you keep struggling.
  • Keep up the old standards, and day by day raise them higher.
  • Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
  • There are a thousand ways to play any role.
  • I love CG - it's a great tool. I just don't think you should use it to replace reality; you should use it to augment and enhance. Do matte paintings, do composites, do replications, stuff like that, but you're taking something real and working with that as opposed to trying to fake it from scratch. The human brain can tell the difference.
  • Monetary policy itself cannot sensibly be directed at reducing imbalances.
  • Stephen King. Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer.
  • As a comic, I've heard gunshots while I'm trying to get to sleep. I've performed where people wanted to do you harm after the show because of something you said.
  • For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it's those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song.
  • Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
  • I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology.
  • Spend as much time as you can in silence. Look at the way the sun paints the ground gold.
  • I keep my feet on the ground because of my roots and the way I was raised.
  • I absolutely intend to return every penny given to me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders.
  • Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.
  • The universe is not fair and it is never going to be fair.
  • My goal as a novelist is to create smart entertainment, books that keep bright people up too late, that make them want to read just one more chapter. Books that have ideas threaded in amidst the thrilling bits, ideas that I hope linger even after people close the book.
  • The first year I was at NASA, I was only responsible for optical and ultraviolet astronomy. Frankly, there wasn't much else.
  • I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
  • No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
  • For me, personally, when I'm afraid of something - when you're afraid of something, normally you try to go away, you try to avoid it. Instead of avoiding it, to overcome your fear, I believe you need to embrace it.
  • I think it's becoming very acceptable for adults and teenagers to be playful lifelong. You know, it's very acceptable to be a video gamer and be 35 years old. It's acceptable to be a Lego adult fan and build amazing things, even though you're 40 or 25 years old.
  • Japanese food makes me feel particularly good.
  • Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.
  • Going to another country you're not in your house, you're with people you've never met before, and I think it's definitely a good growing experience.