As a teacher at Princeton, I'm surrounded by people who work hard so I just make good use of my time. And I don't really think of it as work - writing a novel, in one sense, is a problem-solving exercise.
Joyce Carol Oates
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Author: Joyce Carol Oates
We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer op
If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are ok, nurture the sapling, an
The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.
David O. Selznick
The contrast between the realization of his neglect and the fondness I had for my father was painful
Don't judge someone for how they look or where they stand in society. That is like judging a book fo
Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure.
Christianity is being compared with other religions as never before. Some so-called Christian leader
There are only two families in the world as a Grandmother of mine used to say the haves and the ha
Miguel de Cervantes
... a certain kind of wanderlust can only be assuaged by the acts of the body itself in motion, not
The problem with most people who say they believe, however, is that said belief is only a thin layer
Rules didn’t do that thing with its tongue he liked, and they definitely didn’t keep him warm at nig
Nulli Para Ora
When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice,
Today like yesterday and the day before that, I will strive to achieve what tomorrow and the next da
There's something about a holiday that isn't all about how much money you spend.
The grace of God is freely given.
Think about this for a second. Why is it that we would not invest even a single dollar without diver
Sometimes, the most dangerous people were the ones you trusted most.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
We're all drowning, but don't say it out loud.
To summarize, using money to motivate people can be a double-edged sword. For tasks that require cog
We build up pretty pictures of men, when we want to be in love. We hate to have them ruined.
Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It's made everyone overly opinionated.
Music heals the soul, we kneel to the fallen.
Who is willing to be satisfied with a job that expresses all his limitations? He will accept such wo
Whether you believe in God or are an atheist, you cannot deny that the empirical facts of science ha
Carlton D. Pearson
I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love.
I've got a role in the new Billy Bob Thornton movie that Billy Bob wrote and is going to direct call
They didn’t realize that if you take away the possibility of pain, and suffering, failure…you also t
Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Reli
Fine. If you insist.I'll try Just.One.Nibble. But--I won't enjoy it.
The FHA's success provides strong evidence that government can and should play a role in the nation'
I go back to family: 'Ice Age' was about disparate characters rejected by their own kind. They come
Left to itself, a heart will run riot with sin. But if a heart responds to the ministry of the Word,
Warren W. Wiersbe
In the modern world, human beings display little tolerance for waiting. We are addicted to fast food
Kilroy J. Oldster
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk t
Isn’t this what we want to know about those whom we care about? What is it like, we wonder at each m
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Promise has faith as premise. Only men of faith can promise.
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But th
It’s great to spend time at a networking event with someone you know and like. But that’s not what y
There is a strength of character in the people who have, by and large, never experienced comfort.
So even though Grandpa's life has closed its final chapter, the story that he embodied continues eac
I believe the greatest asset a Head of State can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep.
...you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circum
If the whole world followed you, Followed to the letter,Tell me if it followed you,Would the world b
It's tough growing up where I grew up. My family is very small and really tight. Just being around t
Change Your Li…
It's not what you will get out of the books that is so enriching — it is what the books will get out
Robin S. Sharma
And when this intoxication has worn away... when every desire is fulfilled and every language learn
You can't fight the whole world, and you can't keep fighting everyone in your own world. It's not ab
I actually do not believe that there are any collisions between what I believe as a Christian, and w
You’ve spent her whole life holding her. Whether cradled in your arms as a baby or wrapped in your e
Christ--the quickest way to send a bloke mad is to let him go on re-fighting his war till he gets it
Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake.
Have a humble heart & an open-mind and you'll soon be given glimpses beyond the veil of your beliefs
There's beggary in the love that can be reckoned.(Anthony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare.)
No matter where you hide your emotions, a good book brings it out.
Religion is treasured when it brings goodness out of a person.
Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result
The essence of America – that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion
The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men d
All men either consciously or subconsciously crave for authority over their environment, especially
If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.
Worry is a habit that shatters our peace of mind and needlessly drains our energy, a form of mental
Sue Patton Thoele
For the first time ever we sympathized with the President because we saw how wildly our sphere of in
If there is a soul, then it is a mistake to think that it is given to us completely created. It is c
If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic
The LAW points you to self-efforts. GRACE points you to the finished work of Jesus Christ.
John Paul Warren
There was something unmistakably exultant about the mess that Rosa had made. Her bedroom-studio was
Theoretically, I wanted to meditate, but I found actually doing it extraordinarily difficult. As a t
If women had to promise to provide for a man for a lifetime before he removed his veil and showed he
Walking On Wat…
We are suspicious of grace. We are afraid of the very lavishness of the gift.
Being with you makes people desire what you show to them
Helianthus snorted. “Olorun is like his mother: he will only change as the face of a rock changes. B
As a former professional patient advocate, I believe prescription drugs are an essential part of hig
Those heart-hammering nightmares that start to lose coherence even as you're waking up from them, bu
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
Time expands, then contracts, all in tune with the stirrings of the heart.
In life you’ll face difficulties that postpone some of your dreams. Regardless, life goes fast by re
I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You've got to be truthful. I don't think you sho
Forgiving was the hardest thing. Sometimes forgiving was the hardest thing in the whole world.
The more we understand the One Idea, how all of life is interconnected and interdependent, the more
If physics leads us today to a world view which is essentially mystical, it returns, in a way, to it
You may be born thousands of years from today, but I really love and care about you. You are my kin
When we were arguing on my twenty-fourth birthday, she left the kitchen, came back with a pistol, an
Seek to know thy soul.
When you're finally a grown-up, one of the things you find is that there are no grown-ups.
If you want the most beautiful fish in the sea, make sure you have the most appealing bait.
Don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?
For those we are born to speak to we need prepare nothing, the lines are ready, everything is there.
Work, he said, was a first-rate medicine for any illness.
Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.
Now who is wrong and who is right about the dating advice?
Words are power. The more words you know and can recognize, use, define, understand, the more power
Ah, I do so love this charmingly rustic, elvin kingdom!-Baozhai
As a photographer you have a deep love for light, life and yourself. You know that the eyes of love
The pupils were black as like every other human being's. But at the fringe of the pupils were thin h
Society is unconcerned with the aftermath of sensation.
John le Carré
The Father is truly the only Promise Maker who is in earnest a Promise Keeper. A promise from God is
Living a selfish life is a recipe for disaster
Had my dad not been short and fat and balding, there's no doubt his career would have been very diff
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