You either get better or you get worse. Those are the only two options.
The older I get, I realize, 'Man, I'm a very rare bird', and that's not because of necessarily my talent or ability; it so much depends on luck and just the grace of the universe.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
I've been in politics a long time and the only way you survive is by getting the hide of a rhino.
I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
Henry Ward Beecher
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Having already had one glorious marriage, perhaps I ought to count myself lucky and stop while I'm ahead.
Most people don't go around talking about their miscarriages. It's not really something you shout about. What's more, people often feel embarrassed or even guilty about them.
Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique.
I think it is an inborn talent - just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting.
Americans sometimes ask what the government does and where their tax money goes. Among other things, it pays for all kinds of invisible but essential safety nets and life belts and guardrails that are useless right up until the day they are priceless.
When 'If God Was a Banker' became a success, it changed my entire perspective. I wanted to write more and wanted to be lot more successful as a writer.
The first three issues of 'Cemetery Dance' were mainly horror, but now it's really a cross-genre magazine. It's all just snowballed.
Barack Obama may have found the answer to his biggest rhetorical challenge: When millions of voters are unemployed or underemployed, how does a president simultaneously sound realistic and optimistic?
It seems like no one has friends in New York, they just have collaborators or co-workers.
Financial innovation is an oxymoron. It's very rare that there is something that's actually financial innovation. It's a euphemism for hiding leverage.