We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I don’t believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us.
—Angelina Jolie (American Actor)
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
—Edmund Burke (Irish Political leader)
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
—Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (Persian Muslim Mystic)
The expression “to write something down” suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it.
—William H. Gass (American Short Story Writer)
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.
—William Safire (American Columnist)
Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
—Gladys Bronwyn Stern (British Novelist)