Love changes things; hope allows us to endure until the change arrives.
People tend to criticize their spouse most loudly in the area where they themselves have the deepest emotional need.
I don't care if I starve.
When it comes to landing a good job, many people focus on the role. Although finding the right title, position, and salary is important, there's another consideration that matters just as much: culture.
Information, education, skills, healthcare, livelihood, financial inclusion, small and village enterprises, opportunities for women, conservation of natural resources, distributed clean energy - entirely new possibilities have emerged to change the development model.
Books can do many things, but not everything. We have to live the important things, not read them.
I used to watch 'Coming to America' every day after school. I have full-on long-running inside jokes with friends and family about different scenes in that movie alone. Also, my brother and I loved 'The Golden Child,' so, yeah: I was a huge fan of Eddie Murphy growing up.
The true success is the person who invented himself.
What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It's not what you see that is art; art is the gap.
I've got a friend who's a power lifter, and she's a vegetarian. I don't know how she does it. I want red meat all the time. I applaud the discipline; I really do. I just can't do it. Good for her, but not for me.
The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes.
I tell you, there is no such thing as creative hate!
When the suggestion was made that I might consider doing music of Joni Mitchell, I thought it was a fantastic idea. Joni, I admire not only for her music but for her person, because she's a person that really stands out for what she believes in.
I love chilling in a cute sweatsuit and wedge sandals or sneakers.
I started writing an album on flights to Africa and Brazil, but it was crazy because I left the notebook on the plane. It had seven or eight songs in it. After that, I'm not writing any more songs on notebooks - and I keep my Blackberry close!
I saw a report yesterday. There's so much oil, all over the world, they don't know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, 'Oh, there's too much oil.' They - they came back yesterday. Did you see the report? They want to reduce oil production. Do you think they're our friends? They're not our friends.
A recipe for success: 1) Believe in God and his power 2) Believe in your own self 3) Genuinely be honest with your own self 4) Never ever depend on anybody except your own self. 5) Never ever give a damn on anybody’s opinion about you and/ or what you are doing; remember you are not here to live other people’s life; you are here to create your own special one. 6) last but not least, never forget that who allowed you to cherish and succeed is the same one who can take it away from you in a heart beat, so always be humble, grateful, and respectable to this fact.
The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it's mentioned.