Michel Onfray Quotes
Many militants of the secular cause look astonishingly like clergy. Worse: like caricatures of clergy.
Quotes from other Authors
Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.
Becoming a grandmother brought me back to the things I forgot to love. Nature. Playing. Seeing animals. A new way of looking. A rejuvenation. A cycle of life - things come back to you. The details.
The future of the airlines lay in hauling people, not in hauling mail for the government.
Cyrus Rowlett Smith
I'm a numbers guy, and I think numbers sometimes tell stories and sometimes they don't. When you look at the NBA, when teams shoot 45% or better from the floor, what is their record? And if they shoot under that what is their record?
Reducing every issue to an argument can become stale but it's often a very good way of clarifying issues.
It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it.
Jean Marie Auel
We have numerous examples of perseverance in the scriptures, in secular history, and in our own experiences.
Joseph Bitner Wirthlin
I've always known from the beginning of my acting career that you only get an acting job if you've got something to learn about it. If you don't do it well, you'll be condemned to doing the same role over and over and over again. If you do it mediocre, you'll have to do it again.
I've worked for over 11 years in the Muslim world, and the one thing that I feel like I've learned - who's to say if it's true or not true, it's just my experience - is that men don't like to see really strong, aggressive women in that area of the world.
When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through.
I don't ever wear makeup. I steam my face. I put hot water to open pores and cold water to close them.
Paz de la Huerta
If you want to find the source of much of the music of modern day Russia, you will find it in the incredible compositions of that crazed lunatic Berlioz.
In 1998, Vanity Fair asked me to write a big piece for them on the 50th anniversary of the New York City Ballet. My life, to a great extent, had been spent at and with the New York City Ballet, and I decided to try it. It was very scary, writing about something I loved so much and had such strong opinions about.
Sometimes in Brazil, I work harder to make characters different and believable and to overcome the persona I have.
The top golfers in the world are like Formula One cars when it comes to their swings.
Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it.