Leo Tolstoy Quotes
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
— Leo Tolstoy
What I like in comedies are really two things: stories that are character-driven and stories that are rooted in authenticity.
At its very heart, Worldchanging is about using the best of people's new ideas, bringing them together and applying them to the massive problems that we all face.
If you are going to be a writer, you have to have self-belief, every writer gets rejections, they say the difference between a successful and unsuccessful writer is an unsuccessful writer gives up, if you keep going you will succeed.
The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
I love books and the latest autobiographies. I'm a Gemini and love being with people, but then again, I love my own company, which is when I read most.
Essentially, there's no scientific evidence whatsoever that could ever be presented to me that would wipe out my fundamental spiritual beliefs.
The image of Ireland is projected as a male image in the acting world, similar to the way that the word of Ireland is male dominated.
We spend millions of dollars every year just for the right to pay our taxes, but once again, do we really need to do that? Why don't we simplify it? And I've certainly looked at fair tax, I've looked at flat tax, and if I get to the U.S. Senate, I'd like to review that.
Taking responsible steps to reduce poverty is not merely a moral imperative but an economic one.
The Web meant that I didn't have to schlep a whole bunch of stuff to a museum and fight with all their constraints and make something that, in the end, only 150 people would actually get out to see. Instead, I could put something together in my lab and make it accessible to the world.
I think, for me, personally, I try to be sensitive to issues as I learn about them. And I also try to constantly become not only a certain type of person but also become more in tune to the issues I'm covering. As I get older, I think that things just affect me more.
I want to go to Italy and France; those are my two places. And I really want to go to Greece. I've seen so many pictures on Airbnb that make me think I should be living there. I could eat great salads and be on a boat.
The democratic and pedestrian character of the new Mass itself seems to invite the ditties that pass for hymns these days.
At my core, what I think we need to do is to get the basics right again. We need to rebuild our family structure, stay away from redefining marriage, and stand by marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Alone is a much better film than House of the Dead and better than most horror movies out today.