I am not schizoid. A little manic-depressive, maybe." "’Know thyself.’" "We try, sir.
You try to give away what you want yourself.
While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite.
There is nothing in the world like the rush of going down a mountain and harnessing all that energy and all that gravity and using it for your own pleasure. There’s just nothing like skiing. It’s very similar to surfing. I don’t surf, but it’s very similar to surfing. There’s just nothing like it. It’s amazing. You have to try it.
All my life I have been trying to learn to read, to see and hear, and to write.
And those who say, "I’ll try anything once," often try nothing twice, three times, arriving late at the gate of dreams worth dying for.
I’ll die propped up in bed trying to do a poem about America.
Sometimes as an artist when things come easy to you, you look for other avenues that are more challenging to you and you try to walk those lanes.
I try not to name too many labels – not because it’s not cool, but because it starts getting political.
Men and women can never be close. They can hardly speak to one another in the same language. But are compelled, forever, to try, and therefore even in defeat there is no peace.
I need words and print… I need print like an addict. I could live without it, perhaps. But I hope I never have to try.
No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
Just try to give as much as you can through your daily life to yourself and the people around you.
Intense asana practice – too much, too soon – can have detrimental effects. It can also promote a dissociation from the personal sensitivity and self awareness that I am trying to encourage. I don’t want to contribute to furthering physical or psychological trauma.
Get to know the real you, rather than try to look like or dress like those around you.
The brain struggling to understand the brain is society trying to explain itself.
I always feel a little funny being in front of a lot of people trying to show them my approach to the ukulele, but I do enjoy it. I do get a little more nervous doing workshops rather than performing.
Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.
When I look for what I’m going to listen to I go backwards. I’m always going the other way you see. Most people are trying to figure out ‘how do I get in the fast lane going that way?’. I’m going in the other direction. I wanna find the oldest thing to do.
Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over.
The only planning I do is about a minute before I play. I desperately try to think of something that will be effective, but I never sit down and work it out note for note.
Here is the paradox of the thing we call freedom: the farther we wander from God and the more we try to break free from him, the more enchained we become. Every step we take away from Him leads us farther from the freedom of Jesus and closer to the cruelty of Cain.
It’s nice to be able to try and build the life you want for yourself.
I’m not trying to create an image or a persona. I’m just singing because that’s what I know how to do.
All of us black comedians are trying to be mainstream, but you don’t want to lose the edge.
I try to be as honest and open as I am with everything that I do because it’s just, um, It helps me, you know, like whether it’s stand up or singing or act. I just try to stay true.
It was completely impossible to box with her. She had only one style, which we called Terminator Mode. She would try to nail her opponent, and it didn’t matter if it was just a warm-up of friendly sparring.
Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular forms of entertainment that exist. If you then try to have something to say… that I have, of course.
If being good isn’t working – try being outrageous.
I’ve been trying to make records and I describe it almost like a "movie for your ears" where it’s a little unconventional in its shape and form, but there’s something that’s intriguing in keeping you wanting to wait and see the next frame of film, except in here what’s coming around the corner for your ears.
If you’re brave enough to try, you might be able to catch a train from UnLondon to Parisn’t, or No York, or Helsunki, or Lost Angeles, or Sans Francisco, or Hong Gone, or Romeless.
What I always try to do in all my books is to make the stories such that if you don’t agree with me politically or you’re not interested in the thematics, the story will still keep you turning the pages.
Life is like sex. It’s not always good, but its always worth trying.
My earliest memory? Trying to use a red jelly bean as lipstick.
I have to think of moderation, which is not a word that’s in my vocabulary. But I try.