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Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
Charles Horton Cooley
The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them.
When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
Joseph Wood Krutch
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
P. J. O'Rourke
Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster
Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed.
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Gerald R. Ford
Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.
I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven.
The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.
I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century, of houses he lives in and places he works, in terms of the kind of light the windows in these places let through and by which we see him every day.
I don't have to worry No matter what they do to it, it works.
It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
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