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Emeril Lagasse – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Emeril Lagasse

 

My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.

– Emeril Lagasse


You know, for 300 years it’s been kind of the same. There are restaurants in New Orleans that the menu hasn’t changed in 125 years, so how is one going to change or evolve the food?

– Emeril Lagasse


The cool thing is that now that people have made this evolution where cooking is cool, people are doing it on weekends, they’re doing their own challenges. It’s back to cooking. And it’s real cooking.

– Emeril Lagasse


I spent a lot of time on farms when I was young. My uncle and my dad owned a big farm.

– Emeril Lagasse


You know, in 1975 I couldn’t get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American.

– Emeril Lagasse


My family… always had the value of the family table and these cultural influences of growing up.

– Emeril Lagasse


We’ll be going to the fish market and a farmer’s market this afternoon to get what we need to make and eat dinner as a family. I’m trying to expose my kids to going to a farmers market or the fish market and learning what that’s all about.

– Emeril Lagasse


You go to a restaurant in the States and kids have these game boards at the table. You don’t see that in Italy or Spain. It’s not because they can’t afford to buy them, it’s because that’s not what eating together as a family is about.

– Emeril Lagasse


Being a food show and being me, I always kicked it up a notch, which means I would always elevate the spice level or the complexity of a particular dish. So, it was always like we’re going to kick this up a little bit.

– Emeril Lagasse


I came here because the city has a tradition and is a very respected food city.

– Emeril Lagasse


I guess I feel that I was following my instincts, and at the same time being guided by the best. I became totally intrigued with Louisiana – the people, the food. It is a part of my life. Everything that has happened for me since moving here has just been icing on the cake.

– Emeril Lagasse


If somebody has a chance to put my food in their mouth, that tells the story.

– Emeril Lagasse


I’m working harder than ever now, and I’m putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That’s my philosophy.

– Emeril Lagasse


I’ve always done food that can work in a set time frame. The message I’m trying to get across is, it doesn’t have to take three days to do this. With planning, you can do a lot and really have quality food every day.

– Emeril Lagasse


Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It’s sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It’s always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.

– Emeril Lagasse


My food is Louisiana, New Orleans-based, well-seasoned, rustic. I think it’s pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There’s a lot going on there.

– Emeril Lagasse


My Food Network shows, ‘Emeril Live’ and ‘Essence of Emeril,’ are not in production right now, but I wouldn’t say that I’m necessarily leaving Food Network. I have a lot of television still in me. I enjoy teaching people, so it’s just a matter of time before I do something new.

– Emeril Lagasse


My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual’s knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis.

– Emeril Lagasse


Start with a clean grill. Keep it clean by brushing with a wire brush after preheating, and again after cooking. Make sure to oil your grates and your food before putting it on the grill to keep it from sticking.

– Emeril Lagasse


Those other 10 o’clock shows that come on, all you get from them is headaches and nightmares when you go to bed! At least we give you food, know what I mean?

– Emeril Lagasse


I launched The Emeril Lagasse Foundation to provide culinary training, and developmental and educational programs to children in the cities where my restaurants operate. I think everyone has a responsibility to give back to the community if they can, and to help future generations learn new skills.

– Emeril Lagasse


Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff.

– Emeril Lagasse


I started cooking when I was about 10. I have memories like when I was 6 or 7 with my mom, and when I was 12 I started getting real serious about cooking.

– Emeril Lagasse


Mom ran the house, so we grew up Portuguese.

– Emeril Lagasse


I can’t tell you enough about cinnamon. Cinnamon is an awesome spice to use and it goes great with something like apples in the morning or in a mixture of fruit or in your oatmeal or even in your cereal.

– Emeril Lagasse



David Hume – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by David Hume

 

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.

– David Hume


This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.

– David Hume


Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.

– David Hume


Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

– David Hume


Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.

– David Hume


The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.

– David Hume


Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.

– David Hume


A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.

– David Hume


There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.

– David Hume


A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty.

– David Hume


Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.

– David Hume


Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.

– David Hume


A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.

– David Hume


The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.

– David Hume


Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.

– David Hume


Men often act knowingly against their interest.

– David Hume


Human Nature is the only science of man and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.

– David Hume


Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.

– David Hume


There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.

– David Hume


The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.

– David Hume


The law always limits every power it gives.

– David Hume


Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous those in philosophy only ridiculous.

– David Hume


The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.

– David Hume


Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.

– David Hume


Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

– David Hume



Daniel Craig – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Daniel Craig

 

The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: ‘I could’ve been Bond. Buy me a drink.’ That’s the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: ‘I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.’

– Daniel Craig


As a kid, I kind of spent my life being amazed by being tricked. I love being tricked. I still love it today.

– Daniel Craig


As soon as someone tells me: ‘You’re rather sexy,’ I wish I could disappear. If somebody says: ‘You were voted the world’s sexiest man,’ I have no idea what that means. How do I respond? ‘Thank you’ is the best you can do. George Clooney is the world’s sexiest man, anyway.

– Daniel Craig


I genuinely believe that if you want to get in the film business, get in the film business.

– Daniel Craig


Suits are looked at more now as a business thing which is kind of a shame. If you’re not wearing it just for work, you should try and trick it up a bit.

– Daniel Craig


You know, I think the film business is its own worst enemy because it sells movies on DVD footage and ‘behind the scenes,’ and now it’s a real struggle trying to keep storylines and plotlines a secret.

– Daniel Craig


I just think that the collective experience of going to see a film is something you can’t recreate.

– Daniel Craig


My family and friends treat me as they always have.

– Daniel Craig


I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he’s hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations.

– Daniel Craig


It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?’

– Daniel Craig


The subject matter is very tricky. It’s about the Munich massacre and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads. I think it’s a turning point in history, especially for the Palestinians.

– Daniel Craig


Even the worst Bond movies, there’s something to love about them.

– Daniel Craig


I always wanted to make movies.

– Daniel Craig


I guess you could say I’ve been in my share of violent movies.

– Daniel Craig


I was sick and tired of being an English actor who did a lot of American movies because I was cheap and good.

– Daniel Craig


If I wanted to make spy movies for the rest of my life, that would be one thing, but I don’t want to just make spy movies.

– Daniel Craig


Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’. It’s, it’s, I don’t know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It’s the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it’s not.

– Daniel Craig


When you’re making movies you’ve got to get obsessive.

– Daniel Craig


You’re creating new things in movies and people are going to steal them.

– Daniel Craig


Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don’t trust myself. I need that balance.

– Daniel Craig


I’ve got to be high class… Which is sad, because I like bars.

– Daniel Craig


I know what I like in other actors: truth. That’s the best. It makes you say, ‘OK, I’ll go with you on this.’

– Daniel Craig


The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I’m one of the least competitive people you’ll ever meet. Except with myself.

– Daniel Craig


The truth is, I don’t have any problem with journalists – I count some of them as friends – also some of my heroes are journalists, I’m a big fan of Robert Fisk – great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what’s right.

– Daniel Craig


I can’t go to war with paparazzi.

– Daniel Craig



Emily Dickinson – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Emily Dickinson

 

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

– Emily Dickinson


To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.

– Emily Dickinson


Where thou art, that is home.

– Emily Dickinson


Beauty is not caused. It is.

– Emily Dickinson


Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

– Emily Dickinson


Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.

– Emily Dickinson


The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

– Emily Dickinson


Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

– Emily Dickinson


They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.

– Emily Dickinson


After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.

– Emily Dickinson


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.

– Emily Dickinson


I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.

– Emily Dickinson


Find ecstasy in life the mere sense of living is joy enough.

– Emily Dickinson


To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

– Emily Dickinson


For love is immortality.

– Emily Dickinson


Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

– Emily Dickinson


How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

– Emily Dickinson


If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

– Emily Dickinson


If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

– Emily Dickinson


There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

– Emily Dickinson


Luck is not chance, it’s toil fortune’s expensive smile is earned.

– Emily Dickinson


They might not need me but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.

– Emily Dickinson


Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

– Emily Dickinson


To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

– Emily Dickinson


Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

– Emily Dickinson


Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

– Emily Dickinson



Elizabeth Edwards – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Elizabeth Edwards

 

You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don’t just try to come in and take somebody else’s life.

– Elizabeth Edwards


A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it’s going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that’s a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you’re going to actually live.

– Elizabeth Edwards


Maybe we all change over time.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I can’t turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I’m sick to death of me.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I’ve had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy.

– Elizabeth Edwards


You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.

– Elizabeth Edwards


Growing up in an Italian family, you use a harsh tone and 10 minutes later everybody forgets about it.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I grew up in a Navy family.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I have an obligation to try to live as long as I can for my family.

– Elizabeth Edwards


It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.

– Elizabeth Edwards


We were never a family that had a lot. We had enough, but not a lot.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I’ve often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings. Because, you’re not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest. You’re… sometimes… they’re gonna have to be able to fly by themselves.

– Elizabeth Edwards


Successful health reform must not just make health insurance affordable, affordable health insurance has to make health care affordable.

– Elizabeth Edwards


Having bought furniture for my own house, and bought furniture for our house in Washington, a furniture store seemed like a good idea, and it also played into my personal history.

– Elizabeth Edwards


A lot of people have great hope, and a lot of people who have great hope live. And, some of them who have great hope die. So it’s not that hope is going to save you.

– Elizabeth Edwards


But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I hope I have important things to say.

– Elizabeth Edwards


It’s just a part of our nature to hope.

– Elizabeth Edwards


What we hope to achieve is a society that doesn’t value a white man because he’s a white man, but also doesn’t value a woman because she’s a woman, or a black because he’s a black.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don’t know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I don’t know why someone else’s marriage has anything to do with me.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I’m actually one of those people who get up energetic in the morning.

– Elizabeth Edwards


The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human.

– Elizabeth Edwards


I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry.

– Elizabeth Edwards


One of the things that I think you see sometimes in politics is a certain degree of caution. It’s usually advised by consultants who don’t want to see you march to the end of a limb.

– Elizabeth Edwards


A lot of sad stories in a row – that wears on you.

– Elizabeth Edwards



Denis Diderot – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Denis Diderot

 

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.

– Denis Diderot


When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.

– Denis Diderot


When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man’s name live for thousands of years.

– Denis Diderot


The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find.

– Denis Diderot


There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.

– Denis Diderot


People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you’ve got to keep your feet warm.

– Denis Diderot


Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man.

– Denis Diderot


The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.

– Denis Diderot


Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

– Denis Diderot


Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.

– Denis Diderot


Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.

– Denis Diderot


The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.

– Denis Diderot


There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.

– Denis Diderot


There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts reflection combines them experimentation verifies the result of that combination.

– Denis Diderot


The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.

– Denis Diderot


Good music is very close to primitive language.

– Denis Diderot


It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

– Denis Diderot


No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.

– Denis Diderot


Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

– Denis Diderot


Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

– Denis Diderot


Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.

– Denis Diderot


Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.

– Denis Diderot


Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.

– Denis Diderot


If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can’t deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.

– Denis Diderot


Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

– Denis Diderot


We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

– Denis Diderot



Erich Fromm – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Erich Fromm

 

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

– Erich Fromm


The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.

– Erich Fromm


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

– Erich Fromm


Man always dies before he is fully born.

– Erich Fromm


Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.

– Erich Fromm


We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

– Erich Fromm


Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.

– Erich Fromm


Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

– Erich Fromm


There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

– Erich Fromm


The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

– Erich Fromm


In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.

– Erich Fromm


To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.

– Erich Fromm


Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

– Erich Fromm


If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.

– Erich Fromm


Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’

– Erich Fromm


In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

– Erich Fromm


Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.

– Erich Fromm


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

– Erich Fromm


Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one’s own self.

– Erich Fromm


Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

– Erich Fromm


The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.

– Erich Fromm


There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.

– Erich Fromm


The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.

– Erich Fromm


The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

– Erich Fromm


The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.

– Erich Fromm


There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.

– Erich Fromm



Diablo Cody – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Diablo Cody

 

I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.

– Diablo Cody


I absolutely relate to being alone in squalor, trying to come up with something adequate. I relate to that, and I’ve been known to crawl out of bed and drink out of a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke.

– Diablo Cody


I don’t think I ever got the hang of the writers’ room. I love collaborating with people, but I really do my best work alone, and I think I would want to – if I did something again, I think I’d want to take total ownership the way Aaron Sorkin or David Kelley does.

– Diablo Cody


If being an attractive woman got you attention for directing, then the entire ‘best director’ category would be comprised of models. To me, that is just the most ludicrous connection that you could make.

– Diablo Cody


Speaking of Twitter, I don’t even know if I composed a blog entry in 2009, as I was too busy parceling my every thought into cute 140-character sound bites. I used to only worry about being pithy for a living now some of my best lines are wasted on a free app!

– Diablo Cody


The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.

– Diablo Cody


Fact: The new ‘90210’ is cooler than the old ‘90210.’ It’s the lithe, streamlined Skipper to the elder series’ venerable Barbie. Gone are the traditional parents – they’ve been replaced by a hipster mom n’ pop who get busted necking in the car.

– Diablo Cody


I want Maggie Gyllenhaal. I don’t know why. I don’t think she necessarily looks like me or acts like me, I just think she’s a cool actress and she could play me, so there you go.

– Diablo Cody


I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they’re also trying to make headway in mainstream of film.

– Diablo Cody


One nice thing about being a woman in Hollywood is that the women tend to be very close-knit. All of us writers and directors know each other and cling to each other for safety and support, and it’s really a completely different vibe than the men experience out here, where they’re all trying to murder each other.

– Diablo Cody


There’s probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than a terminal illness, where you actually find yourself in a situation that nobody around you can relate to.

– Diablo Cody


You know, it shouldn’t just be about women as heroic figures overcoming things, it just needs to be about women in general getting the opportunity to play a multitude of roles, telling a multitude of stories – just to express human experience from a woman’s perspective. I hope, someday, we can get to that point. I’m all about representation.

– Diablo Cody


To enjoy being famous, you need to have a screw loose.

– Diablo Cody


You know, I did not like being famous. It was a stressful and ugly time, and I’m glad it’s over.

– Diablo Cody


I normally ignore the History Channel.

– Diablo Cody


It’s possible that I’ve matured as a writer, and I hope I’ve matured emotionally, but I always find myself revisiting these adolescent scenes.

– Diablo Cody


Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself.

– Diablo Cody


I just go about my life. I’m a mom, I drive an SUV, I go to the grocery store every day. I’m definitely not a celebrity. I always say that I’m a celebrity-adjacent.

– Diablo Cody


I hear that 5 o’clock whistle in my mind like Fred Flintstone and I have to stop. I’m also not much of a morning writer. I have a sweet spot from about 11am to 4pm. But I really work during that time.

– Diablo Cody


I do not quote my own movies. I think I would be pretty insufferable if I did.

– Diablo Cody


I don’t know why, but I’ve always been a sucker for roller coasters in movies.

– Diablo Cody


I’m not an especially highbrow person, but I have always loved small, quirky, edgy movies.

– Diablo Cody


People don’t have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies.

– Diablo Cody


Ah, reality TV: where opportunists delight in exposing opportunism! It’s kind of like the indie music scene.

– Diablo Cody


People have always wanted to be recognized, and that’s human nature. But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.

– Diablo Cody


There’s a weird cloud around you when you’re recognizable. It was a brief window for me. I think you have to have a pathological need for attention of any type, negative or positive, to thrive in that kind of situation. And I only want compliments.

– Diablo Cody



Dennis Prager – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Dennis Prager

 

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

– Dennis Prager


To be told that one can be dependent on one’s parents until age 26 should strike a young person who wants to grow up as demeaning, not as something to celebrate.

– Dennis Prager


Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.

– Dennis Prager


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.

– Dennis Prager


The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.

– Dennis Prager


One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it’s very complex, it’s very profound.

– Dennis Prager


Socialism values equality more than liberty.

– Dennis Prager


For all of higher civilization’s recorded history, becoming a man was defined overwhelmingly as taking responsibility for a family.

– Dennis Prager


Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family.

– Dennis Prager


Opponents of capital punishment argue that the state has no right to take a murderer’s life. Apparently, one fact that abolitionists forget or overlook is that the state is acting not only on behalf of society, but also on behalf of the murdered person and the murdered person’s family.

– Dennis Prager


Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty, and no freedom of speech or press.

– Dennis Prager


Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract.

– Dennis Prager


Every poll about the Left, the Right, and happiness reveals that the farther left one goes, the less happy the person is likely to be.

– Dennis Prager


From their teenage years on, children are considerably more capable of causing parents unhappiness than bringing them happiness. That is one reason parents who rely on their children for happiness make both their children and themselves miserable.

– Dennis Prager


Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.

– Dennis Prager


It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.

– Dennis Prager


Whatever feminists may say about their only advocating choices, everyone knows the truth: Feminism regards work outside the home as more elevating, honorable, and personally productive than full-time mothering and making a home.

– Dennis Prager


For some reason, the evolutionists have not come up with an evolution-based explanation for why human beings react so powerfully to music. But surely they will.

– Dennis Prager


There’s a lot more power in calm than in vituperation.

– Dennis Prager


If your religion doesn’t teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless.

– Dennis Prager


Leftism seeks to undo most of the values that are distinct to Judeo-Christian religion.

– Dennis Prager


The Left is doing to America what it has done to almost everything it has deeply influenced – the arts, the university, religion, culture, minorities, Europe: ruining it.

– Dennis Prager


Most young people have tremendous respect for older people’s views.

– Dennis Prager


The idea that you earn things – that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment… these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.

– Dennis Prager


Although images of perfection in people’s personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies – utopian images – can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.

– Dennis Prager


How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That’s why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence.

– Dennis Prager


People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of.

– Dennis Prager


If anything, we older people yearn for a peaceful world even more than young people do. We are the ones who lost friends or relatives in some war. We are the ones who have lived a lifetime of seeing and reading about human suffering.

– Dennis Prager



Demetri Martin – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Demetri Martin

 

I like video games, but they are very violent. I want to create a video game in which you have to help all the characters who have died in the other games. ‘Hey, man, what are you playing?’ ‘Super Busy Hospital. Could you leave me alone? I’m performing surgery! This guy got shot in the head, like, 27 times!’

– Demetri Martin


I think it’s interesting that ‘cologne’ rhymes with ‘alone.’

– Demetri Martin


I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said ‘Happy Birthday’ on it. I didn’t want to waste it so I just wrote ‘Jesus’ on it.

– Demetri Martin


People and squirrels are very different. Most people will not argue that. But I find that there is one situation in which they’re very similar. And that is: when I am driving towards them in my car. Then they’re kind of hard to tell apart – especially if the human is kind of hairy.

– Demetri Martin


I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, ‘Looks like you’re writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you’ll get more money.’

– Demetri Martin


But what I was going to say was, I just figured I’m going to go boldly in the direction of my dreams, say it as Thoreau would say, and just see where it takes me.

– Demetri Martin


I like to use ‘I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter’ on my toast in the morning, because sometimes when I eat breakfast, I like to be incredulous. How was breakfast? Unbelievable.

– Demetri Martin


But I found that disappointing people is a good thing, because disapproval is freedom.

– Demetri Martin


I think a lot of stuff I find funny is from day dreaming.

– Demetri Martin


I think since I was kid people told me that they thought I was funny.

– Demetri Martin


I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.’

– Demetri Martin


If you can’t tell a spoon from a ladle, then you’re fat!

– Demetri Martin


Stand up is really fun because if I think of a joke or a funny idea, then I can just go and tell some people and if they laugh, they laugh right away.

– Demetri Martin


The comedians I liked were Bill Cosby and Steven Wright, like just always as a comedic actor. I always liked Gary Larson, who’s really funny for a cartoonist, obviously.

– Demetri Martin


The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.

– Demetri Martin


I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.

– Demetri Martin


I didn’t do improv in college, I never performed, I didn’t do theater either. I was in student government, I was a history major.

– Demetri Martin


For example, I was a White House intern the summer before I dropped out of law school. Everybody knew about it. I’d come home and go to church and everybody would say, ‘Oh, my God. Demetri, you’re working at the White House.’

– Demetri Martin


I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you’re really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if you put on flipflops, you’re saying: ‘Hope I don’t get chased today.’ ‘Be nice to people in sneakers.’

– Demetri Martin


My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. ‘Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you’re stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem – just move on to the next. ‘Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.’

– Demetri Martin


I love women, but I feel like you can’t trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog’s name. Then I said, ‘Does he bite?’ She said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?’ Liar.

– Demetri Martin


And of course I didn’t make any money from stand up for years, so I had temp jobs. That was the way I made money.

– Demetri Martin


And my only rule being if when I wake in the morning I’m looking forward to the things that I have to do that day, then I’m on the right track.

– Demetri Martin


I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes.

– Demetri Martin


Stand-up is like a row boat: it’s fun and romantic when you’re choosing to do it. But if you have no other choice than to be in a row boat it’s not as enjoyable that’s survival.

– Demetri Martin


Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.

– Demetri Martin


If I have to move up in a building, I choose the elevator over the escalator. Because one time I was riding the escalator and I tripped. I fell down the stairs for an hour and a half.

– Demetri Martin


I like women, but you can’t always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog’s name and then I asked, ‘Does he bite?’ and she said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘So how does he eat?’ Liar!

– Demetri Martin



Elie Wiesel – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Elie Wiesel

 

Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.

– Elie Wiesel


Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.

– Elie Wiesel


I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.

– Elie Wiesel


I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.

– Elie Wiesel


It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.

– Elie Wiesel


Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.

– Elie Wiesel


I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

– Elie Wiesel


Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.

– Elie Wiesel


No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

– Elie Wiesel


Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

– Elie Wiesel


I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ‘Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.

– Elie Wiesel


No human race is superior no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.

– Elie Wiesel


Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

– Elie Wiesel


Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.

– Elie Wiesel


After all, God is God because he remembers.

– Elie Wiesel


Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

– Elie Wiesel


In Jewish history there are no coincidences.

– Elie Wiesel


Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.

– Elie Wiesel


I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

– Elie Wiesel


Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

– Elie Wiesel


Some stories are true that never happened.

– Elie Wiesel


What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.

– Elie Wiesel


The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.

– Elie Wiesel


Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures peace is our gift to each other.

– Elie Wiesel


Peace is our gift to each other.

– Elie Wiesel


Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

– Elie Wiesel


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

– Elie Wiesel


Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

– Elie Wiesel



Euripides – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Euripides

 

Cleverness is not wisdom.

– Euripides


Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.

– Euripides


The greatest pleasure of life is love.

– Euripides


The best of seers is he who guesses well.

– Euripides


Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.

– Euripides


He is not a lover who does not love forever.

– Euripides


Forgive, son men are men they needs must err.

– Euripides


Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

– Euripides


Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.

– Euripides


There is just one life for each of us: our own.

– Euripides


Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

– Euripides


He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.

– Euripides


One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

– Euripides


Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.

– Euripides


Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.

– Euripides


To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

– Euripides


Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

– Euripides


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

– Euripides


Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.

– Euripides


Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

– Euripides


Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

– Euripides


It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.

– Euripides


No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.

– Euripides


To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

– Euripides


Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.

– Euripides


Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.

– Euripides


God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.

– Euripides


Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.

– Euripides


The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

– Euripides



Epictetus – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Epictetus

 

Only the educated are free.

– Epictetus


God has entrusted me with myself.

– Epictetus


No great thing is created suddenly.

– Epictetus


Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

– Epictetus


First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

– Epictetus


We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.

– Epictetus


Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.

– Epictetus


Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.

– Epictetus


Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

– Epictetus


Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

– Epictetus


It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.

– Epictetus


Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

– Epictetus


It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

– Epictetus


Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

– Epictetus


It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.

– Epictetus


The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

– Epictetus


Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.

– Epictetus


If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.

– Epictetus


There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

– Epictetus


When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

– Epictetus


Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

– Epictetus


The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

– Epictetus


Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.

– Epictetus


Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.

– Epictetus


We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.

– Epictetus


Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

– Epictetus


If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.

– Epictetus


No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

– Epictetus


To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.

– Epictetus



David Suzuki – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by David Suzuki

 

We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.

– David Suzuki


We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.

– David Suzuki


Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

– David Suzuki


The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations.

– David Suzuki


Over and over, we hear politicians say they can’t spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.

– David Suzuki


Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary.

– David Suzuki


Most North Americans know that human-caused global warming is real, even if political leaders don’t always reflect or act on that knowledge.

– David Suzuki


Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favor the interests of business over citizens.

– David Suzuki


For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority.

– David Suzuki


If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history.

– David Suzuki


In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it’s for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again.

– David Suzuki


As parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts we need to start getting out into nature with the young people in our lives. Families play a key role in getting kids outside.

– David Suzuki


If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.

– David Suzuki


Hydraulic fracturing requires massive amounts of water. Disposing of the toxic wastewater, as well as accidental spills, can contaminate drinking water and harm human health.

– David Suzuki


From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change.

– David Suzuki


Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that food.

– David Suzuki


Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall.

– David Suzuki


The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.

– David Suzuki


We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.

– David Suzuki


Thanks to evolution, our bodies have powerful ways to ward off illness and infection and enable us to live long and healthy lives. Why, then, do health costs continue to climb at unsustainable and frightening rates?

– David Suzuki


If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly.

– David Suzuki


Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures.

– David Suzuki


Conserving energy and thus saving money, reducing consumption of unnecessary products and packaging and shifting to a clean-energy economy would likely hurt the bottom line of polluting industries, but would undoubtedly have positive effects for most of us.

– David Suzuki


The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.

– David Suzuki


With the world’s human population now at seven billion and growing, and the demand for technology and modern conveniences increasing, we can’t control all our negative impacts. But we have to find better ways to live within the limits nature and its cycles impose.

– David Suzuki


We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defences to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance, and allergies.

– David Suzuki


The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.

– David Suzuki


The government’s desire to expand global trade may be understandable, but we mustn’t give away too much. We must tell our elected representatives to at least delay the Canada-China FIPA until it has been examined more thoroughly, and to reconsider the inclusion of investor-state arbitration mechanisms in all trade deals.

– David Suzuki


If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.

– David Suzuki



Friedrich Schiller – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Friedrich Schiller

 

Art is the daughter of freedom.

– Friedrich Schiller


The will of man is his happiness.

– Friedrich Schiller


Will it, and set to work briskly.

– Friedrich Schiller


Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

– Friedrich Schiller


Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

– Friedrich Schiller


Every true genius is bound to be naive.

– Friedrich Schiller


Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

– Friedrich Schiller


The strong man is strongest when alone.

– Friedrich Schiller


A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

– Friedrich Schiller


Freedom can occur only through education.

– Friedrich Schiller


Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

– Friedrich Schiller


Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.

– Friedrich Schiller


Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

– Friedrich Schiller


No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.

– Friedrich Schiller


The key to education is the experience of beauty.

– Friedrich Schiller


Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

– Friedrich Schiller


That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

– Friedrich Schiller


The history of the world is the world’s court of justice.

– Friedrich Schiller


Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.

– Friedrich Schiller


They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.

– Friedrich Schiller


There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

– Friedrich Schiller


He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.

– Friedrich Schiller


Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

– Friedrich Schiller


Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.

– Friedrich Schiller


It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

– Friedrich Schiller


Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.

– Friedrich Schiller


In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.

– Friedrich Schiller


Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

– Friedrich Schiller


Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

– Friedrich Schiller


Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

– Friedrich Schiller



E. O. Wilson – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by E. O. Wilson

 

People respect nonfiction but they read novels.

– E. O. Wilson


Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.

– E. O. Wilson


In my heart, I’m an Alabaman who went up north to work.

– E. O. Wilson


True character arises from a deeper well than religion.

– E. O. Wilson


The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

– E. O. Wilson


The work on ants has profoundly affected the way I think about humans.

– E. O. Wilson


Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

– E. O. Wilson


For me, the peculiar qualities of faith are a logical outcome of this level of biological organization.

– E. O. Wilson


If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

– E. O. Wilson


By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.

– E. O. Wilson


Science and religion are the two most powerful forces in the world. Having them at odds… is not productive.

– E. O. Wilson


Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness, of virtue and sin, among the members of a society.

– E. O. Wilson


Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.

– E. O. Wilson


I was a senior in high school when I decided I wanted to work on ants as a career. I just fell in love with them, and have never regretted it.

– E. O. Wilson


If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.

– E. O. Wilson


I see no way out of the problems that organized religion and tribalism create other than humans just becoming more honest and fully aware of themselves.

– E. O. Wilson


Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.

– E. O. Wilson


Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.

– E. O. Wilson


Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.

– E. O. Wilson


Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?

– E. O. Wilson


But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity, and that being able to join in musical activity, along with dancing, could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.

– E. O. Wilson


I thought perhaps it should be recognized that religious people, including fundamentalists, are quite intelligent, many of them are highly educated, and they should be treated with complete respect.

– E. O. Wilson


I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn’t intrude too badly, persuading Americans, and especially Southerners, of the critical importance of land and our vanishing natural environment and wildlife.

– E. O. Wilson


A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.

– E. O. Wilson


If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.

– E. O. Wilson


We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.

– E. O. Wilson


The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion, whether it’s Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.

– E. O. Wilson


The essence of humanity’s spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?

– E. O. Wilson


You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

– E. O. Wilson


So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution, what was known about it biologically, just gradually transformed me by taking me out of literalism and increasingly into a more secular, scientific view of the world.

– E. O. Wilson



Danica McKellar – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Danica McKellar

 

I exercise at home – light cardio and yoga.

– Danica McKellar


I played Winnie Cooper on ‘The Wonder Years’ from ages 12-18, and did a few other movies during some of the summers.

– Danica McKellar


Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college.

– Danica McKellar


I love surprises – champagne and strawberries, all that pampering, romantic stuff. Guys ought to know how to pamper their women properly.

– Danica McKellar


It’s really cool when a guy tips 20 per cent quickly and effortlessly so that when the check comes, he opens it and signs his name and done.

– Danica McKellar


I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what ‘pull my finger’ meant the hard way.

– Danica McKellar


When you do take the home pregnancy test, it doesn’t quite seem real. But when you see the baby and the heartbeat on the ultrasound, it’s so incredible.

– Danica McKellar


If anyone tells you it’s impossible to be fabulous and smart and make a ton of money using math, well, they can just get in line behind you – and kiss your math.

– Danica McKellar


I know we can’t always know what medical surprises may happen during childbirth. But my hope is to go fully natural – no epidural, no interventions. Wish me luck.

– Danica McKellar


It’s such a diversion to be constantly thinking of better ways I can teach people math that my hunger is for that really, for new ways of translating the beauty of it.

– Danica McKellar


People talk about ‘getting rid of the old image’, and I guess there’s some merit in that. But the truth is that people loved ‘The Wonder Years’ – I can’t turn my back on it.

– Danica McKellar


Look at Jessica Simpson. She’s famous for being dumb. I guess it started with Marylyn Monroe, and she actually wasn’t that dumb, but that’s how she was perceived – and that’s what got popular.

– Danica McKellar


Teenage girls these days are more and more getting lured into thinking they should dumb themselves down, and that’s going to attract the wrong kind of guy, and it’s serious. It’s serious business.

– Danica McKellar


What I got which was unusual, especially as a child actress, was parents who believed that Hollywood was not that important. They told us education, family, health, all come first and they meant it.

– Danica McKellar


My husband is a composer, so he plays piano all the time and I sit there and clap telling my unborn child, ‘Hear me clap, hear the music.’ I know music, in general, is supposed to be good for babies to hear.

– Danica McKellar


I didn’t think that college math was for me. I didn’t think I’d be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change.

– Danica McKellar


I want to help middle-school girls stay interested in math and be good at it, and see it as friendly and accessible and not this scary thing. Everyone else in society tells them it’s not for them. It’s for nerdy white guys with pocket protectors.

– Danica McKellar


The camera fails to capture the ‘business’ in show business! We typically will give 10 percent of our salary to the agent, 10 percent to the manager, and 5 percent to the lawyer, plus the publicist gets a flat fee, which needs to be budgeted for.

– Danica McKellar


In high school, a teacher once suggested that I be a math major in college. I thought, ‘Me? You’ve got to be joking!’ I mean, in junior high, I used to come home and cry because I was so afraid of my math homework. Seriously, I was terrified of math.

– Danica McKellar


My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there’s a lot of fear involved! Math is not, generally speaking, presented in a fun way. The concepts, as I see them, are fun, and that’s the way I’d like to convey them myself.

– Danica McKellar


I recognize that I have a unique position to be a role model to young girls because I am doing something that they consider glamorous, which is acting, and yet I took a time to really get my education and study mathematics, and I think math is the cat’s meow.

– Danica McKellar


I tell students that even if they don’t like math right now, they can use math as a brain-sharpening tool – a tool that not only builds the foundation for a great career, but that also builds self-confidence, no matter what they choose to do with their lives.

– Danica McKellar


One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren’t usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It’s structures and patterns, and that’s what we love, and that’s what we get off on.

– Danica McKellar


I used to love to go to the movies – I’d see two in a row. A few times I even snuck into the second movie after it started… now that I think about it, that’s kind of like shoplifting! Needless to say, I still love going to the movies, but I don’t sneak in anymore.

– Danica McKellar


I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it’s too late by college.

– Danica McKellar


When I was little, we had a Golden Book that had all these Disney characters in one portrait on the first page. My dad used to read from it every night. We’d play this game of find Pluto or find Donald Duck. He’d read us stories and do all the voices. Those are great memories.

– Danica McKellar


If a guy is skilled at anything, that’s attractive. There’s something very primal about that and, sure, it can be as simple as figuring out the tip quickly. It’s really cool when a guy tips 20 percent quickly and effortlessly so that when the check comes, he opens it and signs his name and done.

– Danica McKellar


Find your self-respect now. Don’t dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It’s so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard.

– Danica McKellar


Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math – I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college.

– Danica McKellar


Students never think it can be the teacher’s fault and so I thought I was stupid. I was frustrated and would come home and cry because I couldn’t do it. Then we got a new teacher who made math accessible. That made all the difference and I learned that it’s how you present it that makes it scary or friendly.

– Danica McKellar


I wasn’t in school often enough to really belong to a ‘clique,’ but my friends all studied hard and got pretty good grades. They were good people with self-respect. I still like to be friends with people I admire something about I really believe that we become like the people we’re surrounded by, so I choose my friends carefully!

– Danica McKellar



Drew Barrymore – 33 Quotes

 

33 Quotes by Drew Barrymore

 

I love romance. I’m a sucker for it. I love it so much. It’s pathetic.

– Drew Barrymore


Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.

– Drew Barrymore


Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.

– Drew Barrymore


It’s only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.

– Drew Barrymore


If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something.

– Drew Barrymore


I’m a total control freak and love to participate in the design of every single aspect of life.

– Drew Barrymore


Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.

– Drew Barrymore


I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.

– Drew Barrymore


I’m just learning who I am and how relationships work and how to make them function. No different from anyone else.

– Drew Barrymore


Whether you’re throwing up or breaking up, you want your girlfriend right there! I don’t trust women who don’t go to their girlfriends.

– Drew Barrymore


I’m not after fame and success and fortune and power. It’s mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends that’s the good stuff in life.

– Drew Barrymore


I’m so in control of my life, you shouldn’t dislike anything I do-because I’m not only in the best place I’ve ever been, but it keeps getting better and better.

– Drew Barrymore


I’d definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child’s dreams. I’d just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do… I think I’d be a good parent, actually.

– Drew Barrymore


I love inventive food, but I want the classic dishes to taste like how I remember them. I get a little bummed out when there is too much fancy stuff going on and it doesn’t resemble the original dish at all.

– Drew Barrymore


The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn’t want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.

– Drew Barrymore


I’ve always said that one night, I’m going to find myself in some field somewhere, I’m standing on grass, and it’s raining, and I’m with the person I love, and I know I’m at the very point I’ve been dreaming of getting to.

– Drew Barrymore


Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, ‘You’re not a father.’ I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable.

– Drew Barrymore


The people I grew up around who I really liked were quick on the draw. It always just wowed me. And my mum would make weird funny comments. I can see in myself her self-deprecating, hippie humour. I can’t take myself too seriously.

– Drew Barrymore


You can’t live your life blaming your failures on your parents and what they did or didn’t do for you. You’re dealt the cards that you’re dealt. I realised it was a waste of time to be angry at my parents and feel sorry for myself.

– Drew Barrymore


My therapist says I still haven’t got in touch with my anger. Maybe one day I’m going to explode. But I’m still really happy. I know it looks like a strange and painful upbringing – all those experiences led me to the paths that I’m on now.

– Drew Barrymore


Being a Barrymore didn’t help me, other than giving me a great sense of pride and a strange spiritual sense that I felt OK about having the passion to act. It made sense because my whole family had done it and it helped rationalise it for me.

– Drew Barrymore


When I did ‘E.T.,’ it sort of solidified the only family I know are these film crews. These gypsies. These filmmakers. That was the solidification and the clicking revelations of ‘This is what I want to do with my life and this is where I’m going to survive.’

– Drew Barrymore


I still, at hotel rooms, I do this one sort of not-so-cool thing: continually shoving my room service tray in front of someone else’s door. Because I don’t want the remnants. I don’t want to be caught, like, being like the pig that I was at two in the morning.

– Drew Barrymore


I really have created a family. I work with the people I love, I travel with them, I make films with them, and I’m in an office with them. So in a weird way – I know I haven’t birthed a child – I feel that I’m a part of creating a family. It’s a tribe. I love that word.

– Drew Barrymore


I don’t mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing ‘Riding in Cars With Boys,’ I wouldn’t smile at anybody, because my character, Bev, was angry at the world. I’m the opposite. Inside my head I’d be like, God, I’ll explain to you at the end of shooting that I’m not this person.

– Drew Barrymore


The stories that I want to tell, especially as a director, don’t necessarily have a perfect ending because, the older you get, the more you appreciate a good day versus a happy ending. You understand that life continues on the next day the reality of things is what happens tomorrow.

– Drew Barrymore


I grew up in a family that was multifaceted, sexually oriented, and pretty much open to everything. And because I was working, my friends were all adults. I had a tough time going to different schools because people knew me from films and I was the fat child who got beaten up every day.

– Drew Barrymore


I remember being on film sets when I was younger, and only men got to do the cool action movies. So I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll get to produce one day and get to do cool stuff too,’ which is what happened when we did ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Starting my production company was a big turning point for me.

– Drew Barrymore


At 35, I’m definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever have. There’s nothing in my life that is childish or whimsical. Having fun is fantastic and I never want to lose a sense of that – and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work or else it’s going to feel stiff.

– Drew Barrymore


Producing is so exciting because you can enable things to happen, whether it’s like discovering a filmmaker who you’re taking a chance on, protecting a battle and driving home at the end of the day just going, ‘I’m so glad I stayed late at work and fought hard for that. Had my passion. Won that battle.’

– Drew Barrymore


There’s a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends ’cause I’m too content being by myself.

– Drew Barrymore


Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn’t normal. I didn’t have to go to school, so I didn’t. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I’m almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I’m crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class.

– Drew Barrymore


When you’re young, you’re always wondering when you’re actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There’s a danger to feeling like an adult… like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it’s really nice.

– Drew Barrymore



Daniel Radcliffe – 35 Quotes

 

35 Quotes by Daniel Radcliffe

 

I have no idea how much money I’ve got.

– Daniel Radcliffe


Religion leaves no room for human complexity.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I grew up listening to show tunes in the back of the car.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I love coming home to somebody, I love being in a relationship.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I’m possibly a very morbid person but I think about death a lot.

– Daniel Radcliffe


My dad believes in God, I think. I’m not sure if my mom does. I don’t.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I’m not a religious person. My mom was of Jewish blood and my dad was Protestant.

– Daniel Radcliffe


It’s interesting because people assume that because I’m famous I know all famous people.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I met Elijah Wood once, I met Peter Jackson, I met Orlando Bloom, and they’re all really cool.

– Daniel Radcliffe


My parents were what I like to call proper musical fans. Lots of Sondheim was played in the car.

– Daniel Radcliffe


The nerds are the ones that make the films and do loads of other really cool stuff in their life.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I’m very interested in religion as something to study, but I’m not a religious person in the slightest.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I would love to work in America. I wouldn’t love to live there, but I’d love to experience working there.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I don’t know why that is, but English politics is just so overly white. It’s very much about the class structure.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I had one relative who passed away but fortunately none others. So my sort of experience of it is quite limited, thankfully.

– Daniel Radcliffe


My dad’s got a brilliant eye for scripts ‘cos he’s a literary agent. He and my agent read a load of scripts and filter them.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I’m an atheist, but I’m very relaxed about it. I don’t preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do.

– Daniel Radcliffe


There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.

– Daniel Radcliffe


Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I mean I’ve seen 3D films so far and I think it’s a long way to go before they replace actors. It’s a funny thing with 3D, I haven’t quite got it yet. Yet.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I’ve never been one of the cool people at school, but then again, I don’t get the people who are cool. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that they don’t interest me.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I like science and I love gym. Oh, and I like art, but I’m really bad at it. I’m just a terrible drawer. I can’t draw a circle. Even with a ruler, I can’t draw a straight line.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I was in the bath at the time, and my dad came running in and said, ‘Guess who they want to play Harry Potter!?’ and I started to cry. It was probably the best moment of my life.

– Daniel Radcliffe


People who have car collections – I never understood that. I always thought that was unnecessary. It’s not beautiful, it’s not creative. It’s just showing how much money you’ve got.

– Daniel Radcliffe


England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.

– Daniel Radcliffe


The best thing I’ve learned is, if you’re going out, never go out alone – you leave yourself vulnerable. If you’ve got someone else there you trust, they can say, be wary of that person. I probably used to be too trusting of people.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I’ve always thought that as long as directors and casting directors don’t see me as just Harry Potter, I’ll be OK. People have shown a lot of faith in me, and I owe them a huge debt. They’re letting me prove that I’m serious about this.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I think it’s useful, as a famous person, to have as little separation between the perception of you and how you really are – because otherwise I’d be sitting here thinking I’m keeping secrets, and wondering when you’re going to find out.

– Daniel Radcliffe


The art world can be very intimidating because it’s just so vast. You talk to people who are really clued in to all the young artists and coming into it you’re never going to be able to catch up immediately, even though there’s pressure to.

– Daniel Radcliffe


If I was left to my own devices, you would see about ten T-shirts in rotation with maybe a few nice pairs of jeans – but I also like to look good. I like feeling really well put together, I just don’t have the aptitude and the knowledge to do that.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I don’t know what to do with it. I’m very fortunate to have it, and it gives you room to maneuver. But the main thing about having money is it means you don’t have to worry about it. And that for me is a lovely thing. It’s not for fast cars and hookers.

– Daniel Radcliffe


As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me. I’d just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh.

– Daniel Radcliffe


It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee’s knees, and it’s not true.

– Daniel Radcliffe


I think one of my favorite things to do is just lock myself up in a small room and listen to music and watch films for a day. Also I just like seeing my friends. We have pizza parties which means I get four friends round, we eat a pizza and we’re really lazy and we play PlayStation.

– Daniel Radcliffe


As an actor, there is room for a certain amount of creativity, but you’re always ultimately going to be saying somebody else’s words. I don’t think I’d have the stamina, skill or ability to write a novel, but I’d love to write short stories and poetry, because those are my two passions.

– Daniel Radcliffe



Dave Barry – 37 Quotes

 

37 Quotes by Dave Barry

 

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.

– Dave Barry


Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.

– Dave Barry


What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.

– Dave Barry


Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

– Dave Barry


The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.

– Dave Barry


As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.

– Dave Barry


Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.

– Dave Barry


Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.

– Dave Barry


The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.

– Dave Barry


To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.

– Dave Barry


The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.

– Dave Barry


I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War.

– Dave Barry


Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.

– Dave Barry


I want a pit crew… I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems.

– Dave Barry


I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.

– Dave Barry


Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.

– Dave Barry


The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.

– Dave Barry


Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.

– Dave Barry


It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money.

– Dave Barry


It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.

– Dave Barry


The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn’t have eyeballs or fins.

– Dave Barry


We’ll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

– Dave Barry


The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

– Dave Barry


The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example.

– Dave Barry


I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

– Dave Barry


It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

– Dave Barry


Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.

– Dave Barry


The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.

– Dave Barry


The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.

– Dave Barry


Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.

– Dave Barry


Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.

– Dave Barry


The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

– Dave Barry


Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print.

– Dave Barry


The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.

– Dave Barry


Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

– Dave Barry


I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories.

– Dave Barry


Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.

– Dave Barry