The law isn't perfect. Neither are the people who've created it. But it's been made with the endless effort to do good.
The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, "let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible." I have lingered, of course.clive barker
What made it possible for me to exercise freedom of choice also made it impossible to know the future. Conversely, now that I know the future, I would never act contrary to that future. [...] Those who've read the Book of Ages never admit to it.ted chiang
I'd like to dedicate this award to all the women before me that never had the chances that I've had, the survivors, the pioneers and the outcasts. My blood, my tradition. And I'd like to thank all the people in this industry who've respected my choices and have not been afraid of the power and dignity that that entitled me to.jodie foster
I've been trying to explain to friends who've seen the trailer and said, "Oh wow, it looks amazing and you're in it!" I'm like, "Well, yes, but that's my whole part!"sienna guillory
Reading the Bible is the fast track to atheism. Reading the Bible means starting at "In the beginning..." and throwing it down with disgust at "...the grace of the lord Jesus be with all. Amen." I'm sure there are lots of religious people who've read the Bible from start to finish and kept their faith, but in my self-selected sample, all the people I know who have done that are atheists.penn jillette
What's wrong with musicals now is all the gifted men who've died of AIDS—who would otherwise be here today creating great theater.madeline kahn
Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are young men who've got a lot of energy and would probably rather, in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation rather than going over there and blowing some other young man's guts out.alan moore
In our imaginations the adults of our childhood remain extreme, essential — we might say radical since they are the roots that fed luxuriant later systems. Those first bohemians, for instance, stay operatic in memory even though were we to meet them today — well, what would we think, we who've elaborated our eccentricities with a patience, a professionalism they never knew?Edmund White
Over the river they beckon to me, loved ones who've crossed to the farther side. The gleam of their snowy robes I see, but their voices are lost in the dashing tide.N. A. W. Priest
See, Majesty? See your traitor’s needle? Do you think that I who've given my life to the service of the Atreides would give them less now?