My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas and I eventually destroyed it. I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum. Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other.
Chum was a British boy's weekly which at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
My mother died of metastatic colorectal cancer shortly before three P.M. on Christmas Day of 2008. I don't know the exact time of her death because none of us thought to look at a clock for a while after she stopped breathing.
I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.
When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying toys not included.
Maybe Christmas the Grinch thought doesn't come from a store.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work I really wanted more than anything else to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
To me as long as we've known each other I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was that he could work in an area two foot square and give a very exciting performance.
I was all about my thoughts my work my inspiration. I was always in hair.
Work joyfully and peacefully knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading a sermon or a didactic work.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
There is a pride a self-love in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere because especially in national security and international affairs it's male-dominated.
We are seeing a great awakening. A national movement of We the People brought together by what unites us - a shared love of liberty and an understanding of the unlimited potential of free men and free women.
I have to admit like so many women I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'
It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters not as sparring partners.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
I fought all my life for women to make their own choices in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.
But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
If I became a philosopher if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting it's all been to seduce women basically.
We thought because we had power we had wisdom.