Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
Quotes from other Authors
My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say: 'Hey, you look like...' And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand.
Society mends its wounds. And that's invariably true in all the tragedies, in the comedies as well. And certainly in the histories.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never.
I'm trying to travel more. Like, intentionally travel. I really want to go and implicate myself in a city and meet people and see how they live and get outside of my world a bit.
I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.
People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.
But I did go to music really early on, even when I was 4 or 5, I was responding to music probably in ways other kids were not.
Many children make up, or begin to make up, imaginary languages. I have been at it since I could write.
J. R. R. Tolkien
The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price.
The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death.
A great Dermalogica facial every few weeks, and lots of sleep over the weekend are essentials. I also drink lots of water which really helps to hydrate the skin and keep it looking fresh.
If you're healthy, if you don't get sick much, if you don't go to the doctor much or use your health insurance much, you are a genetic lottery winner. It has nothing to do with the way you live, nothing to do with doing the right things. It's just sheer luck, and you are gonna pay for that.
A simple, well-proven surgery can restore sight to millions, and something even simpler, a pair of glasses, can make millions more see.
We are material creatures who spend much of our lives on material pursuits (even building a cathedral or writing a novel requires stone and mortar or paper and ink).