My mother moved abroad when I was 11, my dad wasn't around from the time that I was a baby, so I was not the product of a family, but a product of observation - of watching what went on around me, of watching who I liked, what I didn't like, what I thought was good behavior and what I thought was bad behavior and tailoring myself accordingly.
By : Mark Strong
The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
By : Jane Bryant Quinn
Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in space and time to be relevant to our modern societies, just think about the risks... of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide economic interdependence.
By : Jared Diamond
On the fortieth day after his death, we held the ceremony, and I performed for the very first time.
By : Nusrat F. A. Khan
Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out.
By : Paul Simon
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
By : Friedrich Nietzsche
This is the first time in my life I've ever been happy, not completely happy, but happier than I've ever been.
By : LaToya Jackson
Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
By : Oliver Wendell Holmes
I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
By : Orson Scott Card
Kids just don't read any more. They spend much more time with video games. It's just hard to get kids to read anything. Book sales have dropped dramatically, too. I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population.
By : Stan Sakai