I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future.
I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.
It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.
There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections.
Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn; but I think people can look at them in public, like seeing a film. I think museum exhibitions are very important.
I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times.
Before beginning, plan carefully.
And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as possible, I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
Being Asian in this business is something you have to consider, because sometimes people aren't as open. They'll say, I can't see you with a Caucasian person.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.
When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'