As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April.
I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did.
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
If you're older you want to tell stories about the pool of human life and living and to communicate, not only to your age group but to do an age group that can begin to understand, that has enough experience of life far beyond the taste of life.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have.
I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to do as far as a career since I was nine years old.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think.
I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you, and that's where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding.
Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals.
I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.