Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the levers and pulleys.
You could always go on changing things but there comes a time when you have to decide to stop.
I hate to say it, but, yeah, I'm a tobacco junkie.
I was inspired more by early Bette Midler. I do wear a fancy dress and very high heels - and extra high hair. My goal is to obliterate all earnestness.
No one's body is up for comment. No matter how small, how curvy, how round, how flat. If you love you, then I love you.
I'm in the lucky position financially where I don't have to do things I don't want to do.
You want to be wanted, and you want people to rely on you.
I think politicians know how to misrepresent data in order to support a political agenda. Politicians and the people that work for them - I should say - are expert at that.
Whether they hail from different cultures, countries or faiths, children are children.
I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.
Artists such as Lorna Simpson, Zoe Leonard, Byron Kim and Stephen Andrews and I are around the same age, and I know them personally. The discussions I have had with them over the years have influenced the work that I have made throughout my career.
It is France. I know the league well. It is my mother tongue. Inevitably, there is an attraction for me. A return? It might not be my first choice, but of course, it is not impossible.
The American people are going to judge the majority party here today. If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country.
I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.
I have been taking voice and singing lessons since age 10 and originally got into it because I was really interested in musical theater. After writing my first couple of songs and performing at age 14, I knew that I really wanted to be a singer.
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies.
If you do weave one-liners into a story, you have to have an overall story as well, otherwise it doesn't really count as narrative.
It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The point of essays is the point of writing anything. It's not to tell people what they already think or to give them more of what they already believe; it's to challenge people, and it's to suggest alternate ways of thinking about things.
America is as much a black country as a white one. The lives and destinies of the white American are bound up inextricably with those of the black American.
Evangelism without social work is deficient; social work without evangelism is impotent.
I just feel that the only power I have is setting a good example.
I live a very low-key life.
Save the elephants, and then you save the forest - and then you save yourself.
When I'm up against a wall, that's when Billy Mays performs best.
Movement is a fantastic privilege... but it ultimately only has meaning if you have a home to go back to.
I will never retire.
The ultimate competitive advantage is being cognitive.