How could an actor become president?
You know, it was only a generation ago that actors couldn't be buried in the churchyard.
How can a president not be an actor?
What does an actor know about politics?
You'd be surprised how much being a good actor pays off.
An actor knows two important things - to be honest in what he is doing and to be in touch with the audience. That's not bad advice for a politician either.
In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man
We catched fish, and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didnâ€™t ever feel like talking loud, and it warnâ€™t often that we laughed, only a kind of low chuckle.
The insincerity of man-all men are liars, partial or hiders of facts, half tellers of truths, shirks, moral sneaks. When a merely honest man appears he is a comet-his fame is eternal-needs no genius, no talent-mere honesty
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.
I love to revel in philosophical matters-especially astronomy. I study astronomy more than any other foolishness there is. I am a perfect slave to it. I am at it all the time. I have got more smoked glass than clothes. I am as familiar with the stars as the comets are. I know all the facts and figur
A man's house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house.
Herschel removed the speckled tent-roof from the world and exposed the immeasurable deeps of space, dim-flecked with fleets of colossal suns sailing their billion-leagued remoteness.
Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more restful.
There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency - and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency - and a vice.
In God We Trust. I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true.
That cat will write her autograph all over your leg if you let her.
We get our morals from books. I didn't get mine from books, but I know that morals do come from books- theoretically at least.
Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one's head.
It were not best that we should all think alike.
There have been innumerable Temporary Seekers after the Truth-have you ever heard of a permanent one?
Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.
Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.
There is nothing in the world like persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.
a fully belly is little worth where the mind is starved.
Manifestly, dying is nothing to a really great and brave man.