Economic growth doesn't mean anything if it leaves people out.
I love having candles, especially when you get downtime. I could just pass out seeing the flame flicker with the lights off.
I love the pioneers like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, but when I write music, it comes out in my own way.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor - her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn't quite say.
It is unconscionable that 10,000 boys have died in Vietnam. If 10,000 American women had mind enough they could end the war, if they were committed to the task, even if it meant going to jail.
There is something about a mortarboard that gives otherwise sane and normal people the overwhelming urge to burden you with advice. Some of them cannot help themselves. They were asked to do it by a committee. But one can only take so many pieces of wisdom before they all start to blur together.
This I regard as a classic example of my not being properly prepared for a part I very much wanted.
I got that idea from being in India. I always like the chanting.
I've had loss in my life, and I like to think my mother's energy lives on in some faintly Buddhist way. I do find some comfort there.
Like most Americans of my age, I was very impressed by the dynamic capacities of the law, demonstrated by the Civil Rights Movement and then Watergate, animated by Sam Ervin's mantra that no person is above the law.
Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time.
This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
An ex-ABT ballerina, while staging a ballet for the company, once followed a dancer into the bathroom to deliver notes through the stall door. She was known to bark - literally, like a dog - during private rehearsals.
The French hold onto their traditions. I was always so alienated in America. My work was this constant reaction to that.
I like very minimal stuff. I'm a tomboy at heart - and in body!
The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
I think that's the real work of leadership: figuring out where you really believe you have significant risk.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
I really do want to just be able to sit in the corner of the pub with my friends... to just be an actor and still go to the supermarket and not get bothered.
Wormholes don't exist because the only way they would exist is if they were seeded with exotic material created by an intelligence far beyond our own. Something would have to make one.
It can only be true love when you enable your other half to be better, to be the person they're destined to be.
The election of the Jewish people is the result of God's falling in love with Abraham and founding a family with him.
If you look at the muscularity of something like 'Wicked' and the way it has just spawned sort of generations of young people wanting to get involved in the theatre - it's brilliant.
I could never see myself playing a goblin or gnome, without some serious CGI at least!
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.
To a certain extent, I have to be the president's bad cop from time to time. I have to look people in the eye and tell them, 'No, we don't have enough money for that.' That is not a very popular thing to do in Washington.