Chester Himes Quotes
Growth is the surviving influence in all our lives. The tree will send up its trunk in thick profusion from land burned black by atom bombs. Children will grow from poverty and filth and oppression and develop honor, integrity, contribute to all mankind.
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Most people who are looking to get a handgun are going to get a carry permit. But most people don't carry around rifles with them; they keep them at home or at the range.
If you look at the very best presidents, the most effective presidents, they were always decent salespeople. Ronald Reagan was an extremely effective salesman, very tuned to the people he was selling to, very clear in what he was selling, very resilient and buoyant.
I rarely cook traditional risotto, but I love other grains cooked similarly - barley, spelt or split wheat. I find they have more character than rice and absorb other flavours more wholeheartedly.
In Hollywood they're getting younger, but believe me, it's not the food. It's the plastic surgery.
S. Jay Olshansky
I grew up thinking it was wonderful to be big and strong and to be able to knock down other children in the playground if I needed to. But I never felt the need.
To be honest, as an actor, job security is not a trait.
One of the things I learned as a young semiotics nerd was that if you have plot moving forward, no matter how banal the facts of it, simply the fact that the plot is rolling forward makes you wonder what's going to happen next, which creates suspense. So you can control peoples' attention simply by having things move forward in a story.
I was always able to get money, but now it's a little bit more money, and I manage the same way. I just want to see my family do better.
Denying our courts the ability to hear oil-related cases of great consequence to our environment and our economy is completely the wrong direction to protect the rights of Floridians.
I eat fish, three times a week meat, and if not yogurt, something like this and it rarely continues.
I gave a Christmas party last year - well, two Christmases ago - where I did a Sam Cooke show. I didn't perform as R. Kelly. I performed the Sam Cooke show from 1964, when he performed at the Copacabana.
Building stuff. Lifting blocks. That's how I got stronger. I never lifted weights. I just did masonry work with my pops.
J. R. Smith