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Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.
The truth is, I'm proud of the life I've lived so far, and though I've made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets.
There's more to life than passing exams, and paper qualifications can only take you so far. A lot depends on luck, and on being in the right place at the right time, which was certainly true in my case.
Oh man, I love what the South brings as far as the soul, and I really have noticed from even the early days of listening to OutKast and Goodie Mob that Atlanta and the South has a diverse sound to it. You have bounce music. You have soulful musicians. You have artists with vocals who try to do different things.
In spite of the huge diversity in Malaysia in terms of religion, culture, race, ethnicity and so forth, we've really gone very far in developing this country.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.
If you want to know how far gossip travels, do this - take a feather pillow up on a roof, slice it open, and let the feathers fly away on the wind. Then go and find every single feather and re-stuff the pillow.
No one knows who wrote the laws of physics or where they come from. Science is based on testable, reproducible evidence, and so far we cannot test the universe before the Big Bang.
As far as songwriting, my inspirations came from love, life and death, and viewing other people's situations.
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
John Wells let me write a couple of West Wings, which was an incredible gift. I loved it once I got past the brain injury part of it, and so I'm working on a couple of things that are far from fruition, but what I want to pursue.
As far as the public is concerned, India is amazingly secular.
As far as I'm concerned, I'm just a guitar player, and my job is to go out there and play and entertain and do my thing.
In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what's behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.
I deal with cultural issues whether they be in the Middle East, Far East, the Orient or the West. You broach questions in the context of their culture and then present Christian answers.
You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.
James, that's a bad situation. I'm not saying it's not repairable, but it's pretty far. When you go from being in one of the best bands in the world to some cover band... as far as I'm concerned, he was playing down at the pub.
As far as artists and musicians, they don't retire. They might tour less.
What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks' rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long?
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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