Edith Hamilton

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.

Edith Hamilton

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Michael Jordan I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
David Knopfler I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
Alan Jackson My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
Bo Bennett A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
Robert Caro I really wanted there to be something in my life that I enjoy just for the beauty of it.
Steve Martin Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!
Rachel True That's double-edged: it's amazing that they're bringing me in and showing people new ideas, and at the same time it's a little hard because seventy percent of the time or even higher I'm not going to get those roles.
Calvin Coolidge Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Lana Turner It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
Barbara Bush I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Jason Reitman I've been very, very lucky in my career, in my life - from day one. When aspiring directors say, 'What's your advice?' first I say, 'Be born the son of a famous director. It's invaluable.'
Steve King Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.
Edward Young One to destroy, is murder by the law and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe to murder thousands, takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art', and gives immortal fame.
Julie Burchill My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.
Clint Eastwood Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.
William S. Burroughs Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
Ambrose Bierce In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Sean Lennon Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen.
Nina Dobrev I know a lot of people dread going to work every morning, but my work is playing pretend and doing stunts and screaming. It's a lot of fun and I get to play dress up. Every day is exciting and different and new and cool. I couldn't be more grateful.
Mandy Patinkin I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue.

Edith Hamilton

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