Most writers flinch at the thought of being completely honest about themselves. So absolute honesty is what marks the true modern.
The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives, and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.
At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned.
Most models are emotionally abandoned. They need me. I'm their mother.
Iran's most formidable modern leader, Reza Shah Pahlavi, was obsessed with the idea of building a steel mill, but in 1941, soon after he assembled all the components, Allied armies invaded Iran, and the project had to be abandoned.
When a book goes well, it abandons me. I am the most abandoned writer in the world.
'Barney Miller' was a lot of fun. I'm very fond of Abe Vigoda. Most - a lot of people on that cast - I really liked.
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
For me, the most attractive thing in a man is the ability to make me laugh.
I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity.
I am a traditionalist, and I'm an innovator. Most of what I do is to weigh change and legislate to the best of my ability on what should change and what should not. Do I have a respect for tradition? Of course I do. Do I have a blind belief in it? No.
The most important skill you need is the ability to learn how to change and grow.
My beloved dog defied treatment from the best and most expensive veterinarians, holistic practitioners, trainers, and animal communicators. He was simply beyond my ability to repair or control.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.
It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.