Do you have any idea how mad you sound?’‘Indeed I do. I have in moments of doubt considered the question of my sanity.’ (…)‘And?’‘Then I consider what a piece of work is man. How defective in reason, how mean his facilities, how ugly in form and movement, in action how like a devil, in apprehension...
Well, that was in 1995 when I resigned from my last academic job.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
I just tend to do things to myself that I don’t realize I’m doing. Sometimes I bite my lip so that it splits and hurts, and yet I can’t stop. And sometimes I’d play shows on the last run, I’d scratch my neck while I was singing, and I’d horrified to see these red streaks...
I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.
I don’t know if a penny’s dropped somewhere, but you’ve had ‘Lark Rise to Candleford,’ you’ve had ‘Cranford,’ you’ve had ‘Last Tango in Halifax,’ you’ve had ‘Call the Midwife’… I think the largest portion of the viewing public are over 55, and they like to see people they can identify with.
True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics.
When I go home, the last thing I want to do is read about the popular lore of vampires.
Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year.
I just keep fighting and try to be the last one standing.
I prefer to be the first to be wrong than to be the last to be right
All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.
Of the thousands of people, celebrated and unknown, who have sat before my camera, I am often asked who was the most difficult subject, or the easiest, or which picture is my favorite. This last question is like asking a mother which child she likes the most.
Unless one is planning to go shopping – basically begging to be smothered by the ravening throngs of returners and bargain hunters; an embrace as constricting as that hugging machine designed by autistic author Temple Grandin – then Boxing Day feels like a bar after last call when the lights have been turned up.
Trivializing the Holocaust is the last thing I want to do.
Only one life, it will soon be past,only what’s done for Christ will last.
It just didn’t seem to fit the story and lineage, I guess. So I just sort of surrounded ‘Blood Bank’ with three other songs that were very different from one other, and they all kind of came together as a palette cleanser for the last record. And I’m really excited about it.
I’m going to build that house with my own hands, from the foundation to the roof. I’m going to do it for us, and I’m going to do it right, so it lasts forever. Can’t go raising walls on a shaky foundation. Can’t go slapping thatch over rafters so thin, they’ll topple with the first...
The right to bear arms is because it’s the last form of defense against tyranny.
Every time I do an album, I say, ‘That’s the last one.’