Never accept a drink from a urologist.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk.
Alben W. Barkley
What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.
I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater.
The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
William O. Douglas
In the aftermath of any war or genocide, healing and reconciliation are ultimate aspirations.
Janine di Giovanni
The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?'
It sounds really corny but I think that if you're beautiful inside it shows on the outside, for sure.
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
Television itself is an intimate medium. It's in your house. You're visiting with these people... Not everybody's going to like it, just like not everybody likes everybody on the playground. I mean, that's life - especially if your job is to just go out there and be yourself.
Every poem probably has sixty drafts behind it.
The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie.
Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.
It's a wonderful thing, as a writer, to be given parameters and walls and barriers.
All of my life I have stayed away from violence and the instruments of violence, and have seen a legal, democratic struggle as the only means to achieve change.
Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
I can get very philosophical and ask the questions Keats was asking as a young guy. What are we here for? What's a soul? What's it all about? What is thinking about, imagination?
I've never in my life said I didn't want to have children. I did and I do and I will!