For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
I don't do faddy diets any more. I once did a no-carbs diet a few years ago but it made me depressed. I couldn't be doing with that!
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
C. Northcote Parkinson
There is an element of anger among women who've been raped. There's certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
Nicholas D. Kristof
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.
I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.
Alain de Botton
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals?
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
Use state-of-the-heart technology online and offline to turn listeners into viral advocates and customers into raving fans.
I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
Henry David Thoreau
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?