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A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention.
I never hitched my wagon to anyone, so what I achieved over the years was done with only my results on the field.
You'd be surprised the type of people who are into metal when you see them. Sometimes I'm even surprised, but it's cool. That's the reason it's still around.
Television is hard work. It's all hard work. Theatre is hard work. I tell you, I have bruises from changing backstage. Those quick changes are really difficult.
I've been rapping since I was 18 years old, with a crew called Blades.
I love to learn; I really do. We'd study something in class, and I'd take it outside of class and become, like, obsessive and just research everything.
To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going.
All of my friends are like, 'Look at me when I was a little kid. I was so cute!' and it's a picture of them in a tutu. I'm so terrified to show them my pictures, because it's me in boy shorts and a ponytail and my brother's shirt.
Japanese tend to put sales and market share first. They make many products with the aim of raising sales. But then profits decline, and companies find themselves falling into debt... I changed the mindset at Canon by getting people to realize that profits come first.
The people who depend on an antenna are often those who are underprivileged - the elderly and the disadvantaged who can't afford a $200-a-month cable bill.
There are no French Puritans.
I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated.
You have to understand, I grew up in the shadow of the Safeco tower.
I did have a knack for playing weirdos. There's still sort of this perception of me out there as being this crazy guy.
I'm always glad when people come together to help each other - whether they're raising money for somebody in a bad situation or making a creative piece like a song.
I hope that people around the world will be as inspired as I am to step up and to speak out on behalf of girls around the world who struggle to go to school.
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.
More dreams are realised and extinguished in Bombay than any other place in India.
Gregory David Roberts
In Latin America, cinema has always been a bourgeois activity, I guess, as it is everywhere. It's just a stupidly expensive art form, and there is nothing you can do about it.
You don't run for the presidency out of nostalgia.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
James Russell Lowell
My personal challenge is always balance. My life has a lot of compartments to it, and I care about each of them deeply. So I wake up each day thinking, 'How am I going to balance today?'
An evil life is a kind of death.
If I say I've got two versions of Word - that old one from 1982 that's perfect, with zero defects; or the new one that's got all this cool new stuff, but there might be a few bugs in it - people always want the new one. But I wouldn't want them to operate a plane I was on with software that happened to be the latest greatest release!
If a State has reliable scientific information that demonstrates that a warning is needed for a particular food, then in the interest of public health, it should share that information with the FDA and petition for a new national standard.
I find that when you lead with vision and values, engaging employees and showing them that values are just as important as profits, everyone comes on board. And not only do they come on board, but they connect to their own individual creativity.
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Whenever I write something, I always want to make sure that what I write is defensible.
I feel like, with drum programming, the way I used to do it, I'd think of how somebody would play these drum patterns and then try to replicate that through programming. It's not that it's better or worse, it's just a different style.
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