I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
I think it's impossible to judge whether another person should come out. You just hope they will on their own time and their own terms.
Man is always inclined to regard the small circle in which he lives as the center of the world and to make his particular, private lifethe standard of the universe and to make his particular, private life the standard of the universe. But he must give up this vain pretense, this petty provincial way of thinking and judging.
If somebody ever wished to be me for a day, they'd be the most pissed-off person once they got here. They would be, like, in hell.
When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck.
The interesting thing about Oberlin College as it differs from other more urban schools or universities is that it is a walking campus.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
It's a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there's still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later, that's not a tongue-in-cheek picture.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great.
Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
By space the universe encompasses me and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.