Wear your clothes with abandon, I say; don't keep them pristine as if for museums: They are meant to wear out. Then you get to buy new ones.
They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.
It's a consoling notion that death is a very tiny hole, and you need to make yourself very small to get through it. One obviously needs to lighten off, and a rucksack full of bricks or a mantelpiece full of trophies will certainly have to be abandoned - the sooner the better, I say.
No one would look at an infant baby asleep, and say 'What a lazy baby!' We know sleeping is non-negotiable for a baby. But that notion is quickly abandoned.
All writers of fiction will at some point find themselves abandoning a piece of work - or find themselves putting it aside, as we gently say.
Critics used to say that ABBA were formulaic or that our songs were rubbish. We never had time for those comments, though. We were sincere and devoted to what we did.
I can't say I follow it, but I've watched 'Downton Abbey' a couple of times and loved it.
Now that the Court has declared money to be speech, I say we replace the current Court with some Ben Franklins, Thomas Jeffersons, George Washingtons, a couple of Susan B. Anthony's, Roosevelts, Hamiltons, a Sacajawea or two, and an Abe Lincoln to cover Scalia in full.
I think a lot about something: Abe Rosenthal was once asked what he wanted on his headstone, and he said he wanted it just to say, 'He kept the paper straight.' And I think about that a lot.
I don't even want to be on Twitter. I think it's abhorrent, people sending messages to say they're doing the washing-up or whatever.
We always see abhorrent behavior and say why, but then we get mad when somebody tries to answer.
I don't want to talk politics, but what I do say is I believe in rules and laws, and if you come to this country, you've got to abide by the rules here.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
On the microphone, I'm not scared to step up and say, 'This is my ability, this is how good I am.' In other areas of life, I'm not so confident; I'm still adjusting to the photo shoots, all that stuff. But behind the mic, I'm fully confident.
But I always had the ability to say no. That's how I called my own shots.
Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
Donald Trump's candidacy has been a source of anxiety for many reasons, but one stands out: the ability of the president to launch nuclear weapons. When it comes to starting a nuclear war, the president has more freedom than he or she does in, say, ordering the use of torture.
To this day, I run into people all the time that say, whether it was 'Doom', or maybe even more so 'Quake' later on, that that openness and that ability to get into the guts of things was what got them into the industry or into technology.
To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'