When there's a war, people get married.
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The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
It's lovely to have money to give away - that's the bonus of winning the Nobel.
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
I hate Iran. I hate the Iranian government. It's a cruel and evil government.
My father was in the First World War.
I wanted to write about my mother as she should have been if she had not been messed up by World War I.
All my friends' mothers were appalling women.
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married.
There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don't.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
I get along with guys most of my friends are guys. It's easier to trust men sometimes. I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It's about doing whatever it takes - and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.
What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.
As it seems to me, the poetry of the highest rank or the most real verses isn't created anywhere, except dramatic situation, or when Melpomene wins a victory over Euterpe.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.
Unfortunately the global warming hysteria, as I see it, is driven by politics more than by science.