I love being at home now, improving my cooking. I've got a really bad memory, so my first attempts were a disaster - I'd forget what ingredients to put in. But I do a lasagna that's a crowd-pleaser, and a good lemon drizzle cake, which I take to my mom's for the Sunday roast to fatten the family up.
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
Across the country, people are willing to tighten their belts and sacrifice. The president should ask the oil industry to do the same.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships - things like forgiveness and compassion.
Losing a child is probably the singular most horrible thing.
My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.
John Henrik Clarke
I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now.
The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives, and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
When I was in college, I had the good fortune to have Joyce Carol Oates as my writing teacher. She told me that I could take an aspect of myself, and from that one bit of personality, I can create a character. This is what I have done, particularly in my novels.
I can get a dance party started pretty much anywhere and anytime.
Largely this is a class thing - writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royalty cheque. But just doing it - being in your room for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts - it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can't just live in my head.
I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell.
I'd love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I'm 58 now. So I have to play her father.
When a gust of wind hits a broken bone, you feel it.
Digitization is certainly challenging the old ways of doing things, whether that's in publishing or politics. But it's not the end. In many ways, it is just the beginning.
I'm a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.