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Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it's a tornado that I'm controlling. It's creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
When my wife and I met, I couldn't talk to her - and my defense mechanism is sarcasm. I belittle someone with verbal pokes and prods. I did it to her out of complete awe. When friends introduced us, I said 'Hi' - and turned my back. Later, I called my mom and best friend and said, 'I think I just met my wife.'
When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.
The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag.
I think right now the way society's going, I think role models are important, and kids need direction. If I didn't have that direction growing up, who knows what I could be doing, because I've been lost many times in my life, and I've had to have someone guide me back on the right path.
We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon, just in time to meet the enemy entering the town, and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold.
Everybody has fallen down or been disappointed in love. Where you truly shine is when you get back up. Use it as a learning experience and believe in all of the possibilities.
When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.
If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off.
When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
Not trying to be arrogant, but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I'm good-looking, right?
We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, 'You know in thirty years you are going to buy water in plastic bottles and pay more for that water than for gasoline?' Everybody would look at you like you're completely out of your mind.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
I've come from nowhere, and I'm not shy to go back.
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life.
Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.
There's a reason why bullying takes such a strong form online. People don't have to push back as much as they would in real life.
If you Google some sites about the link between vaccines and autism, you can very quickly find that Google is repeating back to you your view about whether that link exists and not what scientists know, which is that there isn't a link between vaccines and autism. It's a feedback loop that's invisible.
We tend to think of human trafficking as a foreign issue, not something that could happen here in our own back yards. But it's a fast-growing problem in the United States, in every area, with no real defined demographic.
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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