I have no way of knowing how people really feel but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died not just those fallen in service to our country.
As America celebrates Memorial Day we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
People have nannies and big cars and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there are those kind of stakes involved people get ruthless.
I remember wishing there was snow in L.A. And how jealous we used to get of those Christmas specials with kids playing in the snow.
According to an ancient Sardinian legend the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
When you have kids you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life I couldn't imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas every three years. If I'm gone for six days it feels like too much.
The bottom line is when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities not only are they many times more productive they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
What moves those of genius what inspires their work is not new ideas but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence - the ability to make yourself work at your craft every day - the belief even in the face of obstacles that you've got something worth saying.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Those who produce should have but we know that those who produce the most - that is those who work hardest and at the most difficult and most menial tasks have the least.
In scientific work those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
People are not perfect... very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises but they've had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that.
Of all the things I've done the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously but not themselves those who work hard and play hard.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group there was much less competition.
There are two kinds of people those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group there is less competition there.
Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
When I do get pregnant I highly doubt I'll be one of those women who don't look pregnant from behind - I'll be that chick who looks pregnant from her ankles up!
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation those of women by a parity of reasoning will not shrink from the same test.
You can't be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily those two things aren't ideal. We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives because it isn't working for a lot of people particularly for a lot of women.
I merged those two words black and feminist because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.
When we create out of our experiences as feminists of color women of color we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.
Basically women have to prove they are strong at all times. And then when they go on the attack they have to not appear mean because those women often get the label of being catty.
A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors young and old seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.
The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.
I love the fact that there are also women out there that don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too.
She belongs to a race of delightful women who never do any harm whom everybody calls good and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.