If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.