I thought to be feminine was to give in to straight culture or the beauty standard but in my heart I had a flair for fashion and style. They were passions I kept secret because I didn’t understand I could love clothes and hair and makeup and still like girls.
You don’t have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you’re white you don’t have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.
I cried when I found out I was a finalist I kind of went limp when they called my name. I felt like my spirit jumped out of my body and I was just flesh – it was just amazing.
It was all that stuff about taking your parents’ car when you’re 13 sneaking booze into rock shows and ditching school with your friends. I could relate to that as a former teenager rather than as a present parent.
A life can get knocked into a new orbit by a car crash a lottery win or just a bleary-eyed consultant giving bad news in a calm voice.
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
Sydney in the 1960s wasn’t the exuberant multicultural metropolis it is today. Out in the city’s western reaches days passed in a sun-struck stupor. In the evenings families gathered on their verandas waiting for the ‘southerly buster’ – the thunderstorm that would break the heat and leave the air cool enough to allow sleep.
I’ve never worried about age.
Only in growth reform and change paradoxically enough is true security to be found.
It’s not the destination that matters. It’s the change of scene.
There is the fear common to all English-only speakers that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise you know why not just come out and say it?
You will not be punished for your anger you will be punished by your anger.
If one’s honest about it spending time in a car with children is pretty ghastly.
I get to do the most amazing things. We call it Host in Peril quite often because people love to see me risk my life or be in danger.
Originally I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we’re marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn’t have to drive to the computer center. We didn’t have $1000 computers.
We’re failing our children with education we’re failing our environment.
The artist in me cries out for design.
I like the idea of accessibility coming from a lower-middle-class background myself I feel like beauty and products should be accessible to all women over the world.
Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
This was meaningful that at almost 41 years old I could be getting my first beauty campaign.
When a novel has 200000 words then it is possible for the reader to experience 200000 delights and to turn back to the first page of the book and experience them all over again perhaps more intensely.
I grew up in the suburbs and basically associate the suburbs with cultural death.
In the past few years we’ve been doing amazing stuff with desserts. Pastry chefs have been using herbs and spices in their desserts. So vanilla cake doesn’t have to be just vanilla it can have a little thyme. Or you could have a custard with a little lavender in it which is just amazing.
I feel that marrying younger and being quite a young dad helped me with the stability of my career.
The attitude of the people proves that not only do we want to but that we can succeed in pulling our country out of the difficult position it finds itself in. The banking system of our country will survive and grow.
When you grow up in a family of languages you develop a kind of casual fluency so that languages though differently colored all seem transparent to experience.