The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Boards don't hit back.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.