Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater not a real person.
Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts his presidency and worse our economy will be paralyzed.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
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.
Another principle is the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
A metaphysical tour de force of untethered meaning and involuting interlocking contrapuntal rhythms ‘The Clock’ is more than a movie or even a work of art. It is so strange and other-ish that it becomes a stream-of-consciousness algorithm unto itself – something almost inhuman.
Every parting is a form of death as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Only in growth reform and change paradoxically enough is true security to be found.
I hate to say this but I’ll repeat it: After death all we know that you do is stink.
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?
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the leader is a servant.
When God speaks oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.
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.
Obviously comedic styles do change.
We’re failing our children with education we’re failing our environment.
You don’t want to be too cool. But you don’t want to be too dorky. Still I find it so much better to see a guy at a club being a dork and having fun than trying to be sexy.
The architect Peter Arens who is the monstrous carbuncle architect not merely did his design which had won a public competition never get built but his practice suffered financially for some years.
Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
Goodness is about character – integrity honesty kindness generosity moral courage and the like. More than anything else it is about how we treat other people.
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.
Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He’s an amazing physical comedian like a classic clown but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
Sayles could pull a performance out of a dog. I’m serious. He was just amazing. The world could fall apart and he remained on neutral.
I feel that marrying younger and being quite a young dad helped me with the stability of my career.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
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.