A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.
No one ever attains success by simply doing what is required of him.
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
James Cameron has always been way ahead of the curve in terms of the use of technology in his movies.
Next to being witty the best thing is being able to quote another’s wit.
I think it’s more interesting to see people who don’t feel appropriately. I relate to that because sometimes I don’t feel anything at all for things I’m supposed to and other times I feel too much. It’s not always like it is in the movies.
I think we’re very complicated and we’re capable of all kinds of things and movies don’t reflect that.
The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I’ve always been a size 14 to 16 I don’t care about clothes I’d rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.
I no doubt deserved my enemies but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
Everybody’s funny in different ways.
He is very dry but also very funny… I think people tend to feel odd when I do my act. Unless you are an ironic person it’s not a good place for you to be.
Marie Antoinette was funny I’m sure she was just misinterpreted. You know the ‘Let them eat cake’ line. She seems like she was kind of funny like a Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin type.
You can’t make everybody laugh. You gotta just do what you think is funny. Just be obstreperous to everybody.
You know how it is with writing. You just write what you want to write. There’s no way to predict what is good or bad. You just do what you think is funny and either it works or you’re finished. It’s impossible to predict anything.
You know the funny thing about Lorne and that show is that you can go over one million things but in a business of bean counters he still likes to laugh at small things and creates a show around it.
There’s a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music in article-writing in how I dress in how I live in my relationships in how I navigate paparazzi how I decorate my home. There’s such a continuity between everything that I don’t really care what form it shows up in.
Americans want government that is leaner more efficient and less intrusive into their personal lives.
America’s greatness is not found in the size of its government. America’s greatness resides in the hearts and the minds of the people.
As Americans we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision their hard work and their personal responsibility.
Conservatives are winning offices and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now.
In Michigan a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet it continued down.
In the rush to become all things to all people the federal government has lost sight of its core responsibilities. As a result we’re stuck in this frustrating paradox where Washington actually neglects things it’s clearly supposed to be doing while interfering in other areas where they are neither welcome nor authorized.
It is through states that the American people get the job done every day often in spite of a deeply flawed bureaucratic federal government.
Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up!
Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government.
President Obama’s call for nearly a half-trillion dollars in more government stimulus when America has more than $14 trillion in debt is guided by his mistaken belief that we can spend our way to prosperity.
This administration in Washington that’s in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it’s the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.
We believe in government involvement that leads to independence: good schools quality roads and the best health care.
When the good lord calls you home the government ought not come get your home.
Who can be against progress after all? But it’s a fraudulent use of the word – because for the Progressive progress is marked not be how free you are but how much government can ‘do’ for you.
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
Since I travel so much it’s always great to be home. There’s nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
I wish that there were more stringent laws to make guns sold anywhere that they’re legal harder to get.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
I wish people would turn off their computers go outside talk to people touch people lick people enjoy each other’s company and smell each other on the rump.
I wish I had coined the phrase ‘tyranny of choice’ but someone beat me to it. The counterintuitive truth is that have an abundance of options does not make you feel privileged and indulged too many options make you feel like all of them are wrong and that you are wrong if you choose any of them.
I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with all these fabulous women ‘Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.’ I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it’s not that simple.
I wish I could give you a lot of advice based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don’t have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.
I wish I could be as thin as Jessica Simpson. I think she looks gorgeous! I have had Jessica on my show several times and I can tell you that girl is genuine and funny with a great self-deprecating sense of humor.
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug Where everyone kisses and everyone grins and everyone cuddles and everyone wins.
I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from.
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous – if they aver that doubt is a crime then I attack them one and all because they enslave the minds of men.
I will continue to work as hard as I can to make this organization proud. Every time I step on the field I will give everything I have and I will leave everything I have on the field every single Sunday.
I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said ‘What for?’ I said ‘I’m going to buy some sugar.’
I went to college at the University of Kansas where I got a degree in political science.
I went to America and got into a band had success had hits in Australia.
I went to a football school which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise.
I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.
I wear black skinny-fit jeans – I can’t get away from them. It’s funny because I wore baggy jeans for ages then one day my friend convinced me to try on a skinny pair and I thought they were great.