Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.
A dramatic thing the first time you stand up to your dad.
The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith others are the result of Satan’s attacks and still others are due to our own sinful choices.
I wanted my children to have the same exposure to the water I had. My strongest memories of Northeast Harbor are going in a small Whaler with my dad looking for osprey.
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
I like playing music because it’s a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can’t feed my family with satisfaction.
I’ve worked as a labourer driven taxis and school buses and been a car mechanic – whatever I could do just to get by. But it does mean that I know a little bit about a lot of things.
Over the next four years we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.
For the past 21 years I’ve been privileged to be part of an amazing organization called the International Women’s Media Foundation.
I have a cycle that is not particularly cool but it’s a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.
I talked about my family my family’s so important.
Nobody was playing the soprano saxophone and certainly nobody was trying to do anything with it. So I was all alone. I didn’t know that at first.
You cannot learn anything from success you only learn from failure.
You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock – that you’ve still got it.
Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible and perhaps altogether unseen.
I had to do this very aggressive big score in a very short time and knowing that in the beginning middle and end would be this very very famous theme but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging.
I realized that I loved using computers to create something but being an architect just wasn’t going to keep me interested. The idea of a life spent obsessing over bathroom details for an Upper East Side penthouse was pretty depressing.
People were being so mean as a result of my ability – a gift really. So I think that’s what makes me fight harder to provide an option to aspiring kids or artists. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through what I went through… to see a little girl or a little dancer experience such unnecessary rejection.
So you got the cool New Yorkers and then there are the less-than-cool New Yorkers.
It’s populated by people who by and large have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me it was just a great area for storytelling.
IN April 1882 my father died and I was at once whirled out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.
Old age: the crown of life our play’s last act.
None of my actions have ever sort of been motored by the search for a husband or wondering if I was going to have a family someday or wanting to live in a really great house or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.