Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
In Art man reveals himself and not his objects.
The art gods cooked up something special for James Ensor.
I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
I’m more comfortable with whatever’s wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn’t measure up to the standard he set.
Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it’s because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.
Christianity is not the faith of the complacent the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley Wilberforce Bonhoeffer John Paul the Second and Billy Graham. Each showed in their own way the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ.
And for me the real world involves everything: risk danger beauty energy all we meet with in the real world.
Property is unstable and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas the conduct of mankind is surprising.
The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago during a time of segregation these were an ideal.
I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
The fear factor actually brings the genuineness.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a little bit in a fantasy or in our jobs and forget how we feel about other things. It’s really important to check yourself to spend some time alone.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes.
People are afraid and when people are afraid when their pie is shrinking they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears assuages anxiety.
I grew up in a family where we weren’t allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
Education is the best economic policy there is.
Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave or are 14 which seems to be true for most people in this business what could I possibly tell them that they don’t already know?
Judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.
But while mum and dad were incredibly caring it was also a very chaotic household where everyone fought about everything. So I know what it’s like to internalize all that chaos.
Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.
Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
The problem is the more famous you get the more people see you who didn’t choose to.