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Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need.

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Porter, John

Oct 04, 2010

People want to cut the childish political posturing. With the problems facing the country, our campaigns have become an embarrassment to democracy.

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We're in a world of truncated sentences, soundbites and Twitter... [Language] is being eroded -- it's changing. Our expressiveness and our ease with some words is being diluted so that the sentence with more than one clause is a problem for us, and the word of more than two syllables is a problem for us.

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Empathy is the most essential quality of civilization

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Bai, Matt

Jun 22, 2011

We tend to ridicule anyone whose version of reality isn't what we know it to be — until suddenly it is, and then you can bet that we saw it coming all along.

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Manning, Peyton

Mar 26, 2012

In life, and in sports, we all know that nothing lasts forever.

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Incontrovertible is not a scientific word. Nothing is incontrovertible in science.

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Frazier, Joe

Oct 04, 2012

Work is the only meanin' I've ever known. Like the man in the song says, I just gotta keep on keepin' on.

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Godard, Jean-Luc

Oct 04, 1967

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life.

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The insane have achieved political respectability while the sane act too good for it all. The irrational celebrate while the rational act bored and above-it-all.

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Every art form changes, often at rates and in ways that cause discomfort to its devotees. But the arts also have a remarkable ability to withstand and absorb those changes, and to prove wrong the prophecies of their demise.

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The camera has an uncanny ability to capture the world as it is, to seize events as they happen, and also to conjure visions of the future. But by the time the image reaches the eyes of the viewer, it belongs to the past, taking on the status of something retrieved.

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Waits, Tom

Oct 20, 2011

There's truths there that spiral out of what appears to be just a word game. That's what I find mystifying about the meanings of things: they kind of unscrew themselves from the practical words.

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It was like throwing a lighted match into a gasoline-filled room.

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Livenis, Andrew

Feb 21, 2011

It's not a choice to play a zero-sum game anymore. The economy and the environment are interdependent.

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One way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the ‘high school movement’ made us the first nation to embrace widespread secondary education

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