put your head at night determines so many things about your life. It
determines where you kids go to school. It determines the air
you breathe, where you shop, how long it takes you to get to work."
“You have to
remember one thing about the will of the people. It wasn’t that
long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.”
no secret to longevity. Longevity is the secret. If you
just hang in there, I think, sooner or later somebody goes, 'Hey, you
know, I always liked that guy,' even if you sucked."
"We've always defined
ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count
these moments ... these moments when we dared to dream higher, break
barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known ... we count
these moments as our proudest achievements. We've lost all that.
Perhaps we've forgotten that we are still pioneers, that we've
barely begun, that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us,
because our destiny lies above us."
"He had every
right to teach because he spent all his life learning."
"Do you wish
to be taught?"
"Good sense must
always be displayed with great caution. It is rare in the world
and generally unwelcome. Humor is liked more, but wit, no. It
is the most treacherous talent of all."
"I do not entertain
hypotheticals. The world as it is, is vexing enough."
"No matter how
much you change you still have to pay the price for the things you've
cannot buy such a rare and wonderful thing. You can't send away
for it in a catalogue. And I'm afraid it's becoming obsolete."
sometimes the only choices you have left are bad ones."
"Why not be a
teacher? You'd be a fine teacher; perhaps a great one." Moore
"... in Italy
for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and
bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the
Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had
500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The
"Life passes most
people by while they're making grand plans for it."
"A man who
limits his interests limits his life."
"There are 400 billion
stars out there, just in our galaxy alone. If only one
out of a million of those had planets, if just one out of a million
of those had life, and if just one out of a million of those
had intelligent life, there would be literally a million civilizations
"Prepare to break
orbit and lay in a course."
"Have you tested
"Some time ago,
I began to feel the personal--human--pressure on Rachel Armstrong and
I told her that I was there to represent her and not principle ... and
it was not until I met her that I realized that with great people there's
no difference between principle and the person."
"You either die a hero
or live long enough to become the villain."
one lands, then two, making groups of threes joined magnetically.
"The longer I
live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, the more anxiously
I inquire, the less I seem to know."
the time, Meribor. Live now; make now always the most precious
time. Now will never come again"
stay up late . . . it's not worth it."
"I think these
things are pretty safe."
"We are all explorers,
driven to know what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores,
yet the more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter
how far we travel or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries
are not necessarily beyond that next star, they're within us, woven
into the threads that bind us … all of us … to each other."
"Do you know what's
waitin' for me on down the road?"
different about themselves one way or another, but we all goin' the
same way. There's just different roads to get there, that's all.
You're on your own road, Benjamin."
"Wisdom, it seems,
is not bestowed on us when we need it, but at the end."
"You know those
days when you get the mean reds?"
"If you're good
at something, never do it for free."
"There is a wind
behind every one of us that takes us through our lives. We never
see it, we can't command it, we don't even know its purpose. I
am content that the power that propels me does so with superior knowledge
as to what is for the best and that is my fate."
"Without your glasses,
you don't look half bad."
"YES, I'm a teacher
… PART TIME!"