Stories Quotes

  • My dad's wife, my stepmom, is a serious painter. My dad also paints. My mother is a brilliant sculptor, and her husband is a sculptor.
  • Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
  • My goal in Baghdad was to facilitate a debate here in the United States on America's policy toward Iraq, a debate that's been sadly lacking.
  • I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.
  • I hibernate. I hibernate until the next project takes shape in my mind.
  • Ambition devours gold and drinks blood and climbs so high by other men's heads, that at the length in the fall, it breaks its own neck; therefore, it is better to live in humble content than in high care and trouble.
  • They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
  • Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
  • I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success.
  • I am very grateful to make my living doing what I would do for free.
  • The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
  • Sometimes there can be pressure to post, especially from your followers.
  • The thing you do is escape from them by immersing myself in the character you're playing.
  • Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.
  • Climbing Mount Everest was the biggest mistake I've ever made in my life. I wish I'd never gone. I suffered for years of PTSD and still suffer from what happened. I'm glad I wrote a book about it. But, you know, if I could go back and relive my life, I would never have climbed Everest.
  • Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment processes in place but the point is that you'll actually make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's decent burden sharing along the way. If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance.
  • Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
  • That's one thing I find about having children - it does unlock a door that separates you from other women who've had children.
  • I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don't like to be second or third: they're the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you're on the way, but you want to finish first.
  • Every individual is a person necessarily imbedded in a range of multiple relations, and therefore, no one is really independent in anything but a relative sense; no one is truly autonomous.
  • Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.
  • But you know, there's something about the kids finishing their homework in a given day, working one-on-one, getting all this attention - they go home, they're finished. They don't stall, they don't do their homework in front of the TV.
  • I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
  • I liked being married instead of the girl who's looking for a guy.
  • Do what you fear most and you control fear.
  • My mom always taught me to put toothpaste on pimples to dry them out at night. I do that all the time. I don't use anything fancy when I get a pimple. And I never use the same toothpaste for long because I get bored. So I'll do peppermint and then one month I'll do cinnamon. I'm creative.
  • I am not one of the great journalists of my time.
  • It draws you in and creates pictures, so what I do is almost like a talking story book.
  • I just don't have this magnetic personality that everyone is drawn to. I don't make friends easily... I'm just not one of those people.
  • I think most people act in their self-interest.
  • To me, wrestling is therapy. No matter how bad my personal situation is, when I step into the ring, all my troubles disappear. My baggage stays in the back where it belongs.
  • We tune down a full step when we play but I never miss a note. I've learned how to keep my voice.
  • The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
  • One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union.
  • The Internet unfortunately means that, although a lot of truth and good stuff can spread as a result of the Internet, I think bad stuff and negativity spreads even more quickly.
  • For me the voice is the most important, but making your singing believable makes a great performer.
  • I keep my stand-up comedy notes in a pile on my desk. I don't organize my act. I keep myself in a state of confusion. It stresses me out, but I prefer creative chaos.
  • I think that the greatest gift God ever gave man is not the gift of sight but the gift of vision. Sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart.
  • We never work on only one project because we never know if we will get permission for a project. So, for 'Over the River,' we started in 1992. I was just finishing 'The Umbrellas' in Japan and California, and I was also working on getting permission to wrap the Reichstag.
  • But whatever the Lord throws at me right now, I think I've been given more blessings than I ever deserved. If he wants to top it off with anything - boy, girl - I would love either of them.
  • All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years.
  • I'm getting a wider circle of fans now. More women, more middle class people.
  • Like so many others, I came to romance during the golden age of it - Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey and Jude Deveraux were at the height of their historical domination. Without those women, I wouldn't be a romance novelist.
  • Washington is broken. Bailing out Wall Street with no strings attached while leaving middle class Arkansas taxpayers with the bill. Protecting insurance company profits instead of patients and lowering health costs.
  • Vertical intergration is an organizational response to the contracting difficulties that attend intermediate product markets where trades that are supported by transaction-specific assets are exposed to hazard.
  • Feminists don't like me, and I don't like them.
  • In our personal lives, we have a lot of businesses going on. I have a profession, I'm a father, a spouse, a good member of my community. How much of my time and energy can I allocate to each of those things? What I allocate becomes the strategy I have for my family, and everything else.
  • I liked climbing trees and could often be found up one reading a book. I played games with Dad and drew maps for him on isometric paper. It was very bonding.