The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Maybe it's because my mother divorced and my grandmother divorced, so maybe I'm frightened deep down. But then I also feel there is no real need. Why do I need to get married? To reassure me? No I don't need reassurance.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
I'm a mother with two small children, so I don't take as much crap as I used to.
My mother had to explain that one couldn't compose a Liszt rhapsody because it was a piece of music that Liszt himself had composed.
Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects - they are funnier than her other qualities.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
The finest souls are those that have the most variety and suppleness.
My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family.
Precaution is better than cure.
My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man's skin, - seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.
When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.