During the holidays everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ.
You learn to speak by speaking to study by studying to run by running to work by working in just the same way you learn to love by loving.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Let us touch the dying the poor the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living which are to be desired when dying.
It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
I was going to be a great woman novelist. Then the war came along and I think it's hard for young people today don't you to realize that when World War II happened we were dying to go and help our country.
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
When you lie down with a short prayer commit yourself into the hands of your Creator and when you have done so trust Him with yourself as you must do when you are dying.
I just see too many people retire and say 'I'm going to take off travel spend time with my family' and they are just miserable. They end up dying. People who work and stay active and like what they are doing live longer.
When you are studying jazz the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn't as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.
I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons.
I kind of fell backwards into acting. I was studying to be a high school teacher. I look now and I understand completely or actually barely how much work it is to be a teacher. It's an incredible amount of work.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.
As an example one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
Usually girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher Ms. Paz Jensen made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.
A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If as some evidence suggests exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life studying them could revolutionise biology medicine and biotechnology.
If I wasn't doing this I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society.