The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.
To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.
When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.
It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don't think I can handle being here all the time, it's pretty nutty.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
Men want girls. Most men want little girls. They want them in film. They want to look at them. That's all they want. An evolved man is not going to look that way.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel.
Every picture that is successful has one little miracle in it.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.