The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.
Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946 )
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955 )
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Alden Nowlan, poet, novelist, and playwright (1933-1983)
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE)
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910 )
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784 )
After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
Italian proverb, ( )
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
One of my greatest pleasures in writing has come from the thought that perhaps my work might annoy someone of comfortably pretentious position. Then comes the saddening realization that such people rarely read.
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1908-2006 )
The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life -- the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, US Vice President (1911-1978)