I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young.
By : Pat Metheny
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
By : Robin Williams
Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.
By : Roy Spencer
I never quite understood these actors - though I envy them sometimes - who can lie out for a year or two. I feel as though time is a real pressing issue, and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left.
By : Sylvester Stallone
Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
By : Steven Pinker
It seems that no two people came to this specialized area of work via the exact same route.
By : Randy West
When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
By : Madeleine L'Engle
The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical movement is that by and large, in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness dominates the working class. I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class.
By : Ernest Mandel
I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original.
By : Margaret Mahy
I went to graduate school at Harvard for one year I worked in the state legislature in Sacramento for one year. I taught school in Compton for two years.
By : Harry Shearer