I didn't even realize that people bought contemporary art . . . that people actually paid for it.
In a marriage, you struggle and struggle and struggle, and then you realize that you have to ride the horse in the direction it's going. You stop trying to pull the reins in another direction.
Money is small and the soul stands tall. All those who don't realize this, fall.
LL Cool J
Knowledge is realizing that the street is one way; wisdom is looking in both directions anyway.
Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!
One ideological claim is that private property is theft, that the natural product of the existence of property is evil, and that private ownership therefore should not exist... What those who feel this way don't realize is that property is a notion that has to do with control - that property is a system for the disposal of power. The absence of property almost always means the concentration of power in the state.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.
Elation and pain are experiences that make you realize youre alive. Thank God you feel them; otherwise youd be numb.
I was always interested in music, I felt it was time to do it, coming out of the punk scene 1979. I thought it was ideal that anyone could just put together a group and make it work. Then, of course, it became a little more detailed after starting it and realizing that it was something serious, not just a one-off situation. I had to put a lot more into it. Also I did it to get a lot of things out of my system, things that had been put there while I was growing up in my family. A sort of exorcizing of demons.
Roger Alan Painter
People don't realize how much fun it is to be depressed.
It's a hard thing to explain, but the more I arrange for strings, the more I realize the possibilities.
You need to find the power within to make [things] happen for yourself. When you realize this, you are unstoppable.