I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
The craft Emmys are kind of the kids' table at Thanksgiving. You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really really exciting and the statue still counts.
My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year even a green vegetable has carbs in it.
Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs rising or falling grasping at kisses and toys advancing boldly sudden to take alarm retreating to the corner of arm and knee eager to be reassured taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading a sermon or a didactic work.
Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.
Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
The most excellent and divine counsel the best and most profitable advertisement of all others but the least practiced is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.
It's never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.
When human beings live together conflict is inevitable. War is not.
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
If you want to fight a war on drugs sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.
War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
When I sit at my table to write I never know what it's going to be until I'm under way. I trust in inspiration which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't. But I don't sit back waiting for it. I work every day.
Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing.
If Romney explains why where we are with Obama is unacceptable why whither we are tending is even worse - and why his own alternative path forward is superior - then we trust the American people to make the right choice in November.
In spite of the haze of speculation it is still something of a shock to find myself here coming to terms with an enormous trust placed in my hands and with the inevitable sense of inadequacy that goes with that.
I have no plans to have any other home than Moscow. However I love to travel and I'm very comfortable in New York. In many ways it reminds me of Moscow in its energy and drive.
When you travel remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Travel aesthetics should be just as comfortable and practical as they are fashionable.
Southern political personalities like sweet corn travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.