On a summer night it can be lovely to sit around outside with friends after dinner and, yes, read poetry to each other. Keats and Yeats will never let you down, but it's differently exciting to read the work of poets who are still walking around out there.
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Tom Stoppard I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers...
Reinhold Niebuhr Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
Ron Johnson Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone's imagination and the reality in which they live. The problem is, many companies don't have great imagination, but their view of reality tells them that it's impossible to do what they imagine.
Frank B. Kellogg Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace, an additional guarantee against war. It is through such machinery that the disputes between nations will be settled and war prevented.
Karen Mills Small businesses pay 18 percent more than big businesses for health care, the same health care, just because they're small and they have too small a pool of risk.
Marcel Marceau To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
James Broughton I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
Mark Mothersbaugh I don't cook - I can cook - but I'm not very good. I like being asked over for dinner, because she can't cook either. We would starve if it weren't for modern technology. I know how to work a microwave, but love home cooked meals.
Dante Alighieri Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Scott Walker But I don't want massive layoffs of anyone - public or private. We are planning on shrinking government through attrition and reform, not through random pink slips.
Jennifer Lopez The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.
Albert Einstein If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Angela Merkel Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are.
Barbra Streisand I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
Horace Mann Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
Friedrich Nietzsche Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
Deidre Hall I know it may seem surprising to people, but learning dialog that has a conversational flow to it is not that difficult.
Khalil Gibran I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Katy Perry I'm either going to go completely mental, completely bankrupt, or have the best success of my life.
Sophocles The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
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