I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy.
I dabbled a little bit in the whole music thing but I've always thought about Bernie Taupin, who is Elton John's lyricist; Elton John is the great melody and song writer but Bernie Taupin is the one who writes all the lyrics. I don't write lyrics, and I never wanted to be in the music business if I was just going to be a puppet in it.
The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL. They don't want to hear LL trying to sound like DMX or whoever else is out there. That's not what they want to hear from me, because if they want to hear that they can go get the real thing.
LL Cool J
It's actually cool to be positive and optimistic and idealistic. It's cool to see yourself doing beautiful, great things.
To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats?
It is essential that we provide the best possible care for our wounded and disabled veterans.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
The actual work of recording a record or making a film just requires that you consciously block the time out to do that and nothing else. That's what I do.
It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony.
I'm a Scorpio, and who knows if there is any validity to it, but I'm very emotional. I have high highs and low lows.
Although I have won many times now, each time when I have a lead, I start to think about winning. It's very difficult not to think about winning. Every time, there are new challenges. Every time, there are new issues to overcome.
Often, organizations need bold, grand gestures to galvanize people towards a new mission or refocus their attention.
What can I say about the First World War, a war in which I served as an infantryman, a war I hated at the start and to which I never warmed as it proceeded?
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Everywhere you look these days you see Carolina athletes.
I didn't do anything differently than what my father was doing. It's a really hard family to rebel in. I could have become an accountant. Or I could have become a Republican.
Justin Townes Earle
God is not accustomed to refusing a good gift to those who ask for one. Since he is good, and especially to those who are faithful to him, let us hold fast to him with all our soul, our heart, our strength, and so enjoy his light and see his glory and possess the grace of supernatural joy.
Anyone who writes knows that ultimately the majority of your time is spent alone in a room with a piano or a guitar, no matter what the project is.