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The problem with literature, with writing, is that it works sometimes in terms of correction of social ills. Other times, it just does not suffice.
Government workers often get a bad rap, but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.
That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children, that's really the only solid thing I know that works across the board.
Jada Pinkett Smith
I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally.
Both conservatives and liberals watch 'Parks and Recreation,' and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. 'SNL' was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you're talking about.
I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.
Grilled salmon and brown pasta works for me every time.
If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by 'mere machines,' there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend.
Our educational system is not preparing people for the 21st Century. Failure is an essential part of entrepreneurship. If you work hard, you can get an 'A' pretty much guaranteed, but in entrepreneurship, that's not how it works.
Lets take away the incentives to do 'to' patients and instead create incentives to do 'for' patients, to be 'with' patients. We don't need to do comparative effectiveness trials to see if that works; we can just ask patients.
To me, it's never about the trick. I don't care about how something works. I care about how people feel when they watch it. You know, that - that connection - that emotional connection is true magic.
By the end of it, you never know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it's a win-win situation.
When you are facing the wilderness on your own, you have a totally different attitude to someone who works in government or who has a monthly cheque.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
H. L. Mencken
America isn't Congress. America isn't Washington. America is the striving immigrant who starts a business, or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kid a better life. America is the union leader and the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger.
I know there's a principle of spirit. It works without space-time. I am subject to that principle, in spirit and in belief of body. Learn how spirit works, a few simple rules, living a perfect spiritual life is easy.
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
P. J. O'Rourke
Reforming the way the state works with businesses and providing incentives for employers will help preserve and create new jobs in Massachusetts.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
There is something cheap about magic that works just because it is magic.
I have a few uniforms - depending on whether I'm going to a college campus or meeting a head of state. But clean and easy works best for me.
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.
If I'm gonna write songs about my exes, they can write songs about me. That's how it works.
C. S. Lewis
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