We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.
To the living we owe respect but to the dead we owe only the truth.
And what is religion you might ask. It's a technology of living.
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam - or any religion - as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
True religion is real living living with all one's soul with all one's goodness and righteousness.
Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.
As I grew up I was continually to suffer hardships in different realms of life - in my family in my relationship to Japanese society and in my way of living at large in the latter half of the twentieth century.
For me living in the closet corroded my ability to have an honest open relationship with my God my loved ones my constituency and myself.
A lot of married people certainly have wonderful relationships with their dogs but when you're single and your dog is the only other living thing in your house it's a really special relationship which I wanted CATHY to have.
Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship - and not as ends in themselves.
Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
The only real security is not in owning or possessing not in demanding or expecting not in hoping even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was nor forward to what it might be but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form energy into culture dead matter into the living symbols of art biological reproduction into social creativity.
It's a life's journey of finding ourselves finding our power and living for yourself not for everyone else.
King's response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities a reevaluation of our values a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens.
I think sometimes in life we want to ignore the problems of society and just think about the good. I believe in positive thinking and affirmative living I also think it's really important to remember all of our disenfranchised members of society.
Living in Washington you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to.
I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around.
We discussed politics but we also talked about the importance of hard work personal responsibility living within your means keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life.
Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living.
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
Once every five hundred years or so a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.