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You know 'The Golden Girls' was a very unusual show to start on. I was young and it was a show about old people and it was a very traditional show but it was also an amazing training ground for a joke-writer. It forced me to learn those skills.


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We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people war means maiming people war means families left without fathers and mothers.

It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.

Who hears me who understands me becomes mine a possession for all time.

It's very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself.

I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available knowable and recorded by everyone all the time.

At that time I feel sad and I feel no one knows how hard I work and how many tears. They only know the score. At that time I feel very lonely because no one understands since they haven't been world No. 1 before.

Nobody understands another's sorrow and nobody another's joy.

Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint and he understands ours then we can sit down and work out our differences.

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress and what by a dome.

People often complain that music is too ambiguous that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear whereas everyone understands words. With me it is exactly the opposite and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.

Mitt Romney understands free enterprise he has worked in it. He has seen companies succeed and he has seen them fail too. He knows what people think about when they invest their money.

My mom just understands about stuff. We have a really good trust and she knows I can take care of myself.

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

Every creature is better alive than dead men and moose and pine trees and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance but someone else may not know about it.

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef once you have that basis that's when cuisine is truly exciting.

The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.