At one time I smoked but in 1959 I couldn't think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped - and I haven't had a cigarette since.
I've taught fifth-year Christmas leavers last thing on a Friday afternoon. Basically if you can face that you can face anything.
Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.
The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in 'I can't think of anything to give you but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward I was like 'What were you thinking idiot?'
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don't sell anything.
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 don't try to focus on anything that doesn't affect me personally and how I go out there every single day. I'm just going to continue to work hard and focus on what I can control.
Being a mother is quite tiring. There's not much time to do anything. You just rush around and it's hard work.
Man unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe grows beyond his work walks up the stairs of his concepts emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
If you work hard and play by the rules this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.
But I work harder now because I have so much more exposure. And actually the harder you work as a writer the better you get at it. It's like anything else. It's a muscle you have to exercise. I write more now than ever.
I never did anything by accident nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work.
Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
I never did anything worth doing by accident nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work.
I try to be known more for my work than for anything else.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal.
I love women more than anything.
This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs things today might have been different.
Big women do themselves a disservice when they attempt to become the Righteous Fat (the Righteous Thin are bad enough all that running around and sweating somehow believing it means anything).
Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
When anything goes it's women who lose.