The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.
I really don't have tremendous political ambition. I have policy ambition.
The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism at their worst.
My greatest inspiration is memory.
The Catholic tradition maintains that the objective norms governing right action are accessible to reason, prescinding from the content of revelation.
One proof of the inspiration of the Bible is that it has withstood so much poor preaching.
No one can take credit for inspiration or creativity.
Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
People are looking for inspiration, and my books are sometimes the vehicles of what people are looking for.
Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country.
Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
Reality is not an inspiration for literature. At its best, literature is an inspiration for reality.
My greatest desire was to be in a sandbox with Kevin Kline or Kenneth Branagh - to be with the people I admired - and I have.
All success comes down to this . . . action
When I went to college, I was doing well in school, but I didn't have any drive to study.
My one ambition is to play a hero.
Sink every impulse like a bolt. Secure The bastion of sensation. Do not waver Into language. Do not waver in it.
Ninety percent of selling is conviction, and 10 per cent is persuasion.
I think Veblen had an interest in logic.
Loneliness is a poison, but aloneness is a catalyst.