There are two levers for moving men - interest and fear.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.
No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon.
I can be trained, I can actually show you how intelligent I am, I can use a word like delicatessen and know what it means.
Things that I see in the future. I see... it could be quite incredible if we can master a few problems, like the air and the water thing might be nice. I see governments dissolving these barriers are all falling down for economic reasons. They're all so interbound.
I met Nelson Mandela, and I really didn't know what to say. It was years ago at a benefit. I was just in awe of this man because of what he'd done.
Boys, you must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin the less likely you are to find it at all.
Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.
Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.
When the Williams sisters play tennis, it gets pretty hot. When they start grunting, I'm in.
When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?
I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
I do believe in love; it's wonderful - especially love third time around, it's even more precious; it's kind of amazing.
If you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.
Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
The only weapon we have is comedy.
I don't have a college degree, and my father didn't have a college degree, so when my son, Zachary, graduated from college, I said, "My boy's got learnin'!"
There's this thing called freebasing. It's not free, it costs you your home. It should be called 'homebasing'.
We were romantics. We didn't just read poetry. We let it drip from our tongues like honey. Spirits soared. Women swooned, and gods were created, gentlemen. Not a bad way to spend an evening, eh?
I'm history! No, I'm mythology! Nah, I don't care what I am, I'm free!
For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I'm outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it's hardest to see.
In 'The Secret Agent,' it's basically a character that was admired by Theodore Kaczynski, which is some fan mail you don't really want to open. This is a man who is a chemist and who specializes in making bombs and despises humanity.