American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
James A. Baldwin
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Author: James A. Baldwin
Mort moved my ending to the beginning, took out all the adjectives, cut the whole thing in half, and
Gratitude opens a clenched fist and a closed heart.
Like if Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started being all bummed out about everything
True art awakens theExtraordinaryOvation
This human body is the perpetual home of God. You will die one day. But in succession within this hu
Stephen King is a great and incredible character.
Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one tells you,' she said. 'When you deliver
Are you worried? Jesus says there is nothing to worry about. It isn’t our kingdom, it’s God’s. We ta
Edward T. Welch
..the nuclear family from across the street, which, as a result of decay, truly did have 2.5 kids;
There is no such thing as senility when it comes to envy, greed laziness, wrath and pride. It's her
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…rea
Community is a context and can either facilitate or inhibit the movement of change for the individua
See every distraction as a clarion call back to prayer.
As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nic
Desert heat or not, the idea that my younger self was facing her last moments was a bucket of cold w
Wrong solitude vinegars the soul, right solitude oils it.
How pale the Princess is! Never have I seen her so pale. She is like the shadow of a white rose in a
Custom is a shroud that conceals everything. Not without first encountering the uncustomary will we
I didn't know how to tell him that I hadn't lost the instinct to survive and yet at the same time I
When I listen to music, I don't want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.
You can no longer hide from me. I am your soul ache come to guide you home.
(Witness also that when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of th
I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever cre
If you don’t actively use your knowledge God has freely given you, you will never walk into God’s pr
I told him, though, that he better be good to you. When you came along, I said I'd share you, but I
We do not want to be beginners (at prayer), but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never b
Charities are now working to give people in poor countries access to the Internet. But shouldn't we
In many ways he was like America itself, big and strong, full of good intentions, a roll of fat jigg
The Art Of War
Attack is the secret of defense
Reading was not an escape for her, any more than it is for me. It was an aspect of direct experience
The world truly is my oyster, the difficulty is... I haven't discovered the ALL of the tools to shuc
Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
You are remaking the world, Noah. Drawing by drawing
Young Adult Fi…
There is no good or evil here, it all depends on what side you're standing. Nor is it about wrong or
It is the final person we see reflected in our eyes that really matters; we wonder who is she and wh
You can't fall in love with someone in a day.""Romeo and Juliet did," Melanie says, tugging me towar
Things happen, and nothing is for sure, but you just have to keep going, believing that one day, you
Those who are loving become beloved.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despi
I once began to ask around what constitutes a good poem. It felt petty, in a sense. A boy would need
It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma tha
I collected speech from so called "Smart", "Genius" nation... the judge is going to be made from you
New York City
Guys like you can't escape the city. Hell, you a got a blood contract with this place. You're marrie
There was one floor that was all gynecologists. They could tell by the remnants of weird optical con
Well, I always did want to go out in a Braveheart kind of way. I'll just have to think of something
Being a solution and not a problem proves progression.
Love. Yes. That’s what I feel for you. Your smile makes me happy and your pain makes me hurt with yo
The wolf had begun hunting human prey. They were plentiful in the dark city streets and provided eno
Brian S. Ference
He could see her, but dared not remain for fear of annoying her by seeming to be spying upon the ple
But with dogs, we do have "bad dog." Bad dog exists. "Bad dog! Bad dog! Stole a biscuit, bad dog!" T
It means, Doug Swieteck, that in this class, you are not your brother.
Gary D. Schmidt
Taoism is simply the complete acceptance of yourself as you are right in this moment. It's about rol
Sheila M. Burke
Peter would not have been successful if God had not helped him
I am the best author of my life.
When I look back at where I come from, I realize it's for a good reason that God changed my life.
Gift Gugu Mona
The last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to choos
I've never heard anyone say "I wish I hadn't forgiven.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
No foundation that I am aware of has hired ex-journalists to promote a thoroughgoing inquiry.
He's an honest politician--he stays bought.
Robert A. Heinlein
I like curiosity. It's a mind game, not a necessity.
The kind of lies that someone tells us gives us an idea of how stupid, knowledgeable, intelligent, o
I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I've always played the mom and
It's a job. I entertain my readers. I get up in the morning, and I start typing.
The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of conn
You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to so
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Introduced to this world in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales, November 14, 1843, I celebrated my fir
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
I don't like politics. I am not aligned to any political party. I have friends in all political part
It's much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what's important to you a
We in the revivalist tradition have viewed grace only in terms of privatized, individualized spiritu
They wanted a list of symptoms: dizziness, blurred vision, palpitations. You could not say, it is a
Knowing the right detail gets you a great return. Ignore them and you just crash & burn.
It's a good thing to see that people can heal after they've been broken, that they can change and be
All Disruption starts with introspection.
If the future of the free world depends on me, please accept my apology in advance
Faith and Doubt cannot reside in the same place; as soon as you have a glimmer of doubt, no matter h
Lord Shiva, you my sunshine, my soul, Sivoham.
I want to do it too!" (sitting motionless)Nudge: "Nope, you stand out like a fart in a church."Max:
Letting go is impossible when you're holding a grudge." -Faydra D. Fields
Faydra D. Fields
Virtually all organisations known to you work largely by means of your greed.
I would miss months of school and then return with bright blond hair. Needless to say, there was bul
...we think so much about the present and so little about eternity that we turn eternity into nothin
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
And I know that I’m not perfect,But this path feels perfect.
Live like a butterfly
The condition you're in at this moment is the product of your previous thoughts, to change your cond
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard th
In nepotism, when a doctor is appointed to do the job of an engineer, and an engineer is appointed t
Departure should be sudden.
As long as the awareness of ‘doer-ship’ is there, till then, one keeps on ‘charging’ (karma). In the
So please, just let me be egocentric and ask you to stay.
You don't have to be invisible to disappear.
The Clinton strength was to play to people without a college education. High school people. That's h
Just one moment of madnessCan rescind a lifetime of moments.Lord Heikan
Joseph Henry Gaines
I think when you've travelled around a lot in Africa, you understand something that many people here
Always, it is the poor people who pay. And always, it is the poor people's women who pay the most.
It takes two to make peace.
John F. Kennedy
I lean toward anything with a dark sense of humor. And since I've been out of school, the majority o
There aren't very many good models of feminine rage - and the ones that we remember are ones where w
...I Know it hurts. But sometimes it's the greatest things in our lives that cause us the most pain.
And in the years when your shadow leaned clear across the land as you lay abed nights with your hear
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