Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.
I'm so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible worse than Sundays. I get melancholia.
It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast slap bang in the middle of winter is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.
I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don't want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen's house on the first movie and then I didn't see him again until the premiere.
The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.
Work while you work play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work I really wanted more than anything else to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
If you start to disrespect the character you're playing or play it too much for laughs that can work for a sketch it will sell some gags but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler - you can be impressed by it but it's not going to touch you in any way.
Pray thee spare thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.
My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there's a consistency that holds out but is hard to define.
Lazy people tend not to take chances but express themselves by tearing down other's work.
Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes ' he said his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. 'Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do.
In New York if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party women will flock to your side assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.
Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help - because they grew as they served.
I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women doing a thankless daily but necessary job.
There is a phenomenal amount of pressure on women in this industry: they are considered vintage by the time they hit their mid-30s.
A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women who are the chief victims of patriarchy and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
I just like to have words that describe things correctly. Now to me 'black feminist' does not do that. I need a word that is organic that really comes out of the culture that really expresses the spirit that we see in black women. And it's just... womanish.
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny it is the political defense of women hating.
A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.
Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.