Nowadays many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored and worse neglected.
People don't understand that when I grew up I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic and that's been what has gotten me this far.
The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
Results! Why man I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
But the Wisdom of God which is His only-begotten Son being in all respects incapable of change or alteration and every good quality in Him being essential and such as cannot be changed and converted His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
When I planned my wedding the first time my ex-husband and I we were both struggling comics. I had a TV show that had gotten cancelled. Basically I rented a wedding gown the reception hall smelled like feet.
When he came back from downtown he had forgotten to bring his license his identification the $2 for the wedding license. So we got married two days later.
War is by no means something glamorous and I don't think that should ever be forgotten.
The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror and they should never be forgotten.
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
Let a man get up and say Behold this is the truth and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look you have forgotten the cat I say.
I worked with creative people who were very demanding of me and they helped me reach performances that I never could have gotten on my own without being pushed and having trust in them. And so I know the best way to get the best performance of an actor and that's not to coddle them or to baby them. It's to help them it's to push them.
We've outsourced our memories to digital devices and the result is that we no longer trust our memories. We see every small forgotten thing as evidence that they're failing us.
And as I've gotten deeper into the process of making films and television and such I think I have more trust in the fact that you really never know what you're going to find after the twenty-fifth take.
I have gotten to travel the world and experience all these incredible things thanks to my career.
The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
I have run large organizations I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll gotten a return on investment knows how to use technology to do more with less.
You can alter movie singing so much because you go into the recording studio and just technology for recording has gotten so good you can hold out a note and they can combine a note from take 2 and a note from take 8.
The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought 'Well if acting doesn't work for him he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately the acting worked out.
We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after as we've heard in fairy tales.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
I think human society for tens of thousands of years has sent young men out in small groups to do things that are necessary but very dangerous. And they've always gotten killed doing it. And they've always turned it into a matter of honor and a way of gaining acceptance back into society if they survived.
You forget that you do choose your life and there are so many things to be grateful for and I feel like society has gotten to that point where we're always looking for the next and the better and we lose sight of what's actually in front of us.
When I got out of acting school I was lucky to have gotten any job at all. A lot of people hiring African American actresses - it was right after 'Roots ' and for society not me it was great. Nice richly dark-skinned people was the fashion and I was not.
First I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.
One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
I will be sad. I've gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world I guess I'll just be kind of tasting every bit of it because it will be the last one.
Before I left for Germany I had gotten accepted to the performing arts high school in New York which was a big dream of mine. And having to leave that was very sad for me.
Divorce was very sad obviously but now I've gotten over it.
My father told me to dress to reflect the respect you have for the people around you. I've never forgotten that.