Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it's like a jackhammer.

Bette Midler

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Barack Obama Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on t...
Edward Steichen Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
James Allen The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Huston Smith Whether things turn out for the better depends on what we do. We ought not spend our time masterminding the future, but recognize our marching orders: to do the best we can for history and the planet.
Lafcadio Hearn But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
Erich Fromm Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
Kurt Vonnegut People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.
Michael Scheuer I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet.
Mark Twain Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Helen Hayes One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.
William Ames From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us the hearing of the word and prayer.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.
Henry Cabot Lodge Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
George Grosz I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
Joe Manchin Come to West Virginia and we'll show you how to live... how to treat people. We're open for business. West Virginia is truly on the move.
Rebecca Romijn Are you kidding? I'm a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again.
Michael Stipe I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
Eric Hoffer The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
Robert Orben Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
Nancy Reagan Remember, I'm a doctor's daughter. So obviously I'm interested in all medical things.

Bette Midler

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