To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don't know?
Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there.
We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
Every man should have laws of his own I should think commandments of his own for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry.
Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician a writer an athlete or a businessman there is no getting around it. If you do you'll win - if you don't you won't.
My wife whenever I'd go off to work and I'd be kind of anxious she'll say 'Remember have fun.' Oh I forgot thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there's a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.
I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.
People are not perfect... very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises but they've had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that.
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.
The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.
And where I excel is ridiculous sickening work ethic. You know while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working.
It took a lot of blood sweat and tears to get to where we are today but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
There is a vast world of work out there in this country where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone - many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.
For me every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it.
Respecting other people's cultures is well and good but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam what they do to women. It's indefensible.