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In 1980, when I graduated from high school, my goal was to be on 'The Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson at least once before our ten-year class reunion. Our class reunion was in June of 1990, and I was on 'The Tonight Show' in April 1990, so I made it by a few months.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.
Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I've never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
The most scared I'd ever been was the first time I sang at a rugby match, Australia versus New Zealand, in front of one hundred thousand people. I had a panic attack the night before because people have been booed off and never worked again... just singing one song, the national anthem.
If I had the opportunity to speak to a young immigrant girl that just arrived to the U.S. the advice I would have for her would be: ask, speak, search; because there are opportunities out there. And, know that you aren't the only immigrant or the last to come to this country. Many that have come before you have succeeded. It is possible.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
William Butler Yeats
It's always the small people who change things. It's never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn't have a clue the day before.
The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.
Ida B. Wells
Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged. Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before.
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.
My first memory in the world is my gym teacher ripping my mother's necklace off her neck and throwing it out the window and her running downstairs to go after it. I have no memory before that. I was 4. My father had a lot of girlfriends and my mother had a lot of boyfriends.
Life is short. I'm 47 years old. I've got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I've made a ton of movies in my life, but so what?
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.
There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.
This world is clearly emerging before our eyes. The shifts ahead, the opportunities ahead are massive.
The strangest part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them.
Leonardo da Vinci
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