In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Knowledge is the most stressfull aspect about life.
My dad keeps joking about sneaking into my grandparents' house and switching out their HBO for PBS so they think I'm on 'Downton Abbey.'
About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
I played with Arthur Godfrey for about a year and a half.
I spend about a year between novels.
I do heavy weights in the morning for about an hour, and then I do 45 minutes of higher-volume lifting in the afternoon. My least favorite is the legs... I do quite a few chin-ups and rows. I do mostly old-school lifting with a lot of squats.