Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
I try to remember as I hear about friends getting engaged that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.
I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax releasing you from Social Security ending the insane war on drugs restoring gun rights and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions.
The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15 000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit. I don't think there is any point in having wars if that's how you're going to behave. It's pathetic. All this whining!
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it if you are scared to go to the brink you are lost.
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
People talk about 'getting rid of the old image' and I guess there's some merit in that. But the truth is that people loved 'The Wonder Years' - I can't turn my back on it.
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
I've worked for 55 years. I'm going to take a little time off to tell you the truth. It's just that now in the last couple of weeks Gelman is pouring it on. 'Farewell to Regis!' It's getting embarrassing.
My biggest challenge is trust and really believing that trust in letting things just happen personally and professionally and trust with myself. But I'm getting better at it.
We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence trust gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time.
And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people it's an intimate medium of television and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality.
The first year I started in San Francisco there was an American work on every program and there's been a lot of music by living composers and gradually that was part of the process of getting the audience really to trust me.
Trust me if I were gay I'd be getting more action than I'm getting now.
But as far as being an American and loving this country and getting a chance to travel across it every day and meeting people on the road and folks in the military I love this country on so many different levels.
All the rappers my age are getting Audemars and Rolexes. I want to find my own thing. That's why I travel the world - for me that's my B-side why we go places. I have a Hublot on from time to time but I want a home base watch - something that's elegant but has got a little pizzazz to it.
At American Airlines we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.
My goal when I started out was to get to the point where I could tour a lot and make a living which means getting paid enough to hire my own band travel and end up with a bit of money but I'm still nowhere near that point. Because I didn't have a band and fan base when I started I did everything backward.
I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there.
Don't forget it's daylight savings time. You spring forward then you fall back. It's like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed.
Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought of purpose and of action over a long period of time.
Born again?! No I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately you don't realize this until you're getting sober but the reason why you're depressed all the time is it's the drugs that are depressing you.