He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
A lot of stand-up comedy guys when they get a little famous just give up their stand-up career and it cancels out the thing that set them apart.
Vampires have always held a very seductive kind of lore and have always been some variety of attractive whether it’s attractiveness that’s born of just the physical attributes that they have – this kind of ethereal beauty or translucent pallor – or whether it is more to do with the way they carry themselves.
I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies so we’d have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad like black garbage bags for heads.
Very likely education does not make very much difference.
My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths.
I was member of the Diet as long as it existed until May 1933.
I really had little interest in becoming famous. When I write my book it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
My revenue was $4 million my first year in business off of one $20 item.
Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress and you find that you’re the one in the green dress.
A witness in the sense that I am using the word is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith he does so disregarding all risks accepting all consequences.
Contrary to general belief I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best they are merely the people who got there first.
It breaks my heart to see these young really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you’d signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now… unless you’ve signed to a big label you’re a failure now.
Quite often I can be in a bookshop standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham yet no one recognises me. I often say I’m a famous author in a country where no one reads.
As far as I’m aware everybody in the shadow cabinet accepts that there’s a compelling case on climate change and a strong scientific case.
When you make that crossover from life to real life when you’re not treated as a child anymore but as a man and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt it takes some courage to face that.
Of course Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins you absolve them of blame for their countries’ failure to advance.
The child is father of the man.
I don’t think I even knew how big we were at the time. It was mad. I gained a lot through East 17 and I’m grateful for being able to have that experience.
Genius begins great works labor alone finishes them.
I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It’s this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it that’s God. And if we fight it if we swim the other way we’re swimming away from the purest expression of this life.
From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams so that at all times they ardently desired them.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
We should not be afraid to go into a new era to leave the old beyond.
Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing when we have made it the next wish is to change again.