There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you're born a sinner and you don't really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called 'Antichrist Superstar.'
I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
Harold S. Geneen
The only people who live in a post-black world are four people who live in a little white house on Pennsylvania Avenue. The idea that America is post-racial or post-black because a man I admire, Barack Obama, is president of the United States, is a joke. And I hope no one will even wonder about this crazy fiction again.
Henry Louis Gates
No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
It's funny. You succeed, but now where are you gonna go from there? I've got to keep proving that I can laugh or cry more real each time.
The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
It really means a lot that I won the gold medal - but I woke up the next morning expecting to feel different. I felt the same.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
You can't leave out half the world's experience and expect to address all the problems. Women communicate differently and process information differently, which leads them to resolve conflicts differently.
Dee Dee Myers
I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast, slap bang in the middle of winter, is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.
Richard E. Grant
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.