Music is essentially useless, as life is.
Quote by George Santayana
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Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
We have all loved a guy we know has issues. Despite popular opinions, until we give it a final try, the relationship will always be in the 'what if' stage.
I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies.
Our nation is too different, too diverse to say that what works in Massachusetts is somehow going to be grabbed by the federal government, usurping the power of states and imposing a one-size-fits-all plan on the nation. That will not work.
I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.
Success and the art of making music are two different things for me.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long where it is not.
I mean, why am I considered an 'it girl?' Because I'm in a lot of movies right now or am on the covers of magazines? I just hope there is something solid behind that. Because here's the thing with 'it girl' status. It's great and amazing that anybody is saying that at all. But how long does that last?
When I was at college, I worked in a department store called Brit Home Stores, which is a pretty lackluster department store, selling clothes for middle-aged women. My job was to walk the floor and find anything that was damaged, take it to the store room and log it.
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.