The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
By : Steven Weinberg
When I become the village idiot, or at least, it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer.
By : Joan Van Ark
Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush, where they were dying from bad water, malaria and malnutrition.
By : Nicholas D. Kristof
We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
By : Bradley A. Blakeman
I like to take these unusual characters and then make them as normal as possible, because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal always hides itself behind the normal.
By : Isabelle Huppert
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
By : T. Boone Pickens
The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.
By : Florynce R. Kennedy
My house is a bit like a teenager's bedroom. The kind of pictures you have hanging up on your wall say a lot about you. I've got ones of Evel Knievel, Elvis and Starsky and Hutch, signed by David Soul.
By : Tim Vine
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
By : Norman Cousins
Whenever one reads of the determination of the species, or opens a book on natural science and history, in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
By : Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology.
By : Arthur Levitt