Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquility of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. . . . Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality . . . . Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths.
Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.
The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.
The best ideas are common property.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many other things so inevitably interesting. The very saints interest us most when we think of them as enganged in a conflict with the Devil.
This world we live in is but thickened light.
The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection.
How God ever brings like to like.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know' and thou shalt progress.
Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
We'll all be riding that streetcar of desire.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.