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Probably the worst time in a person's life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it's been a pretty good day.
I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there's a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they're not the same, ever again.
I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.
P. J. O'Rourke
Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it's not yours anymore. It's laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated.
Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.
Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
Richard M. Nixon
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James A. Baldwin
I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.
I see children, all children, as humanity's most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
Don't ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there's always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you're doing. And they're going to work harder than you if you're not working hard.
The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.
But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.
You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
Richard M. Nixon
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Michel de Montaigne
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.
For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends.
The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical.
I've never been one to sit back and go, 'I'd better do what the audience wants me to do, because I don't want to lose them.'
It was such a leap in my career when 'Truman Show' came along. It's always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that's OK because you appreciate it when it comes.
I'm laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.
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