We have magnificent brains but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children.
For me I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it’s an opportunity to express the extreme.
I can think of some things that would be fun but I’m living my dreams.
I’ve been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out she’ll kill me.
I worry whether it’s not really the best way to live one’s life – trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it’s quite a backwards approach.
I have a grim outlook on the world and in particular on humanity. Spent years denying it but I am very misanthropic. And I live alone on a mountain for a reason.
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one it still comes as a shock and it still hurts very deeply.
I am beautiful famous and gorgeous.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
To say that I am organized is an understatement but my car tells a different story.
I wouldn’t change a thing – except my bank balance.
I’m opinionated. I always stick to my design plan. I don’t waver.
Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years but that’s how faith grows stronger.
It’s about communication. It’s about honesty. It’s about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don’t try to give them half the story. You don’t try to hide the story. You treat them as – as true equals and you communicate and you communicate and communicate.
What is faith? If you believe something because you have evidence for it or rational argument that is not faith. So faith seems to be believing something despite the absence of evidence or rational argument for it.
Of all lies art is the least untrue.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Duty cannot exist without faith.
We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.
For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier… I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
We need to drive down requirements for the schools. In the 19th century we increased the quality of the schools by higher education saying ‘You can’t come in unless you have these skills unless you’ve taken these courses.’ We did that in Wisconsin when I was there it helped to transform the secondary school system.
I mean whatever kills you kills you and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
I have always had this mentality because I hated to break anything on the car.