Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work I really wanted more than anything else to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
I gravitate toward women.
Men and women should stay apart till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.
No one is more arrogant toward women more aggressive or scornful than the man who is anxious about his virility.
In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people for who sees not but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins who were therefore shut out.
A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view.
Now the first step has to be taken the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still we will have no chance of escaping the violence.
And trust yes which is important but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people and with that desire to get things as good as possible I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
O my brethren my heart is enlarge towards you. I trust I feel something of that hidden but powerful presence of Christ whilst I am preaching to you.
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political economic and social democracy a practical reality we shall not fail.
Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world's end.
Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky.
If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
The second and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic a scholar a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
Success is not a destination but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream.
In a balanced organization working towards a common objective there is success.
Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
One fails forward toward success.