We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked... not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable.
I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.
People often say I'm a child at heart. In fact, I think I just have access to my childhood, I have a very clear memory of it. We were all children once. We just need to show a bit of respect for it.
There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin.
The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
For me, college wasn't a breeze. I had 8 o'clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I'd troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!
A beam of compound light is no longer reflected by the lined surface in the ordinary way; instead each special kind of light follows its own path.
So I continued through my next school, which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year, all the way through. I showed other talents which gave me self-respect, which is fine.
It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.
Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.
I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid.
Technology has a great advantage in that we are capable of creating dinosaurs and show them on the screen even though they are extinct 65 million years. All of a sudden, we have a fantastic tool that is as good as dreams are.
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair.
My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe.
You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?