And as I grew older, I then auditioned for the Royal Academy of Music in London, and they said, well, no, we won't accept you, because we haven't a clue - you know - of the future of a so-called 'deaf' musician. And I just couldn't quite accept that.

Evelyn Glennie

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

Washington Irving

What I think is amazing is not that 85% of people who get married under the age of 25 get divorced, it's that 15% of them stay together. How did they manage to pull that off? You almost can't wait too long. It's the single simplest measure to predict divorce.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness.

Jerry Saltz

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.

Havelock Ellis

Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.

Henry Knox

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

Barack Obama

I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting.

Norton Juster

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.

Colin Quinn

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.

Karl A. Menninger

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.

Harry S. Truman

Education is a precondition to survival in America today.

Marian Wright Edelman

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

Winston Churchill

It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.

Leo McKern

No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it.

Giacomo Leopardi

No, I don't believe in genius. I believe in freedom. I think anyone can do it. Anyone can be like Rembrandt.

Damien Hirst

When Fortune smiles, I smile to think how quickly she will frown.

Robert Southwell

You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet.

Mark Hyman

When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. And I mistakenly thought that if I was famous then everyone would love me.

Ellen DeGeneres

Men are wary of me because they know, by listening to my music, that a relationship with me will be quite deep.

Ellie Goulding

Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.

Stephen Fry

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

Muhammad Ali

There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

Will Durant