There are probably already too many people on the planet.
Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
We hope there is a sense of purpose in everything.
You can never predict what an audience is going to respond to and what they're going to watch.
The best kind of comedy to me is when you make people laugh at things they've never laughed at, and also take a light into the darkened corners of people's minds, exposing them to the light.
Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
You can only mend the vase so many times before you have to chuck it away.
It's always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to Paris, to Venice, to the Grand Canyon.
I know I get a real kick, an emotional charge, out of playing a song I haven't played for 10 years. It just takes you back to that point in your life.
If it's a big hit, fantastic. If it's not, then it's not. I don't worry about my work.
For black Americans, we know that gun control... sprouts from racist soil - be it after the or during the infamous Dred Scott case where black man's humanity was not recognized.
I was never built to play the hero. Physically or emotionally... And they're not as rewarding to play. At least for me.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
'Wicked' gave us a story that 'The Wizard of Oz' did not. Two sides to every story.
I really don't think I ever thought I could be a model. I was shorter than all of the models around and certainly rounder than anybody that I had ever seen in a magazine.
I would never be a sellout, but you can never be a sellout to kids. Kids is kids!
Sidney Poitier became a star in part by helping black and white Americans negotiate their new relationship in the post-Civil Rights era.
What is this powerful have over my tub? Surely, I am transfixed by your firecracker charm and your suspended electrified wit.
Often times, political games prevent senators from even beginning to debate some of the most important issues.
Believe it or not, very little research has ever been funded to search for natural mechanisms of warming... it has simply been assumed that global warming is manmade. Climate change - it happens, with or without our help.
Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
Our people have proven their desire for continuing with reforms. We complete the march today with those who have an honest patriotic desire for more progress and reform.
New Orleans is kind of dark in a very beautiful way.
It would have been nice for Greg to eventually grow into a mature relationship with Laura. He was moving toward that already but then took a turn into the juvenile with Paige.
Ultimately, I'm fine with everything that I've done.
So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be.
Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality, and its individual members take innocent lives, just to create chaos for news cameras.