My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Well because I have twin seven-year-old boys I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas so it is a costly though extremely pleasing proposition.
My favorite toy growing up was Polly Pocket. But one gift that I wanted though never received for Christmas was a pair of trampoline moon shoes. You strap them to your feet and they have springs on them and you can just jump around!
My mother died of metastatic colorectal cancer shortly before three P.M. on Christmas Day of 2008. I don't know the exact time of her death because none of us thought to look at a clock for a while after she stopped breathing.
I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.
Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
At Christmas 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time even though I know it's coming.
Maybe Christmas the Grinch thought doesn't come from a store.
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.
To me as long as we've known each other I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was that he could work in an area two foot square and give a very exciting performance.
I was all about my thoughts my work my inspiration. I was always in hair.
It is possible to demonstrate God's existence although not a priori yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.
Work joyfully and peacefully knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it you are lost.
Work as though you would live forever and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women or black students behave as though they can only read blacks or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.
Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country.
I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere because especially in national security and international affairs it's male-dominated.
I have to admit like so many women I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.
We thought because we had power we had wisdom.
But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father's power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.
I've always shied away from conventional wisdom though I know the power of it.