David quotes

  • We have found ways . . . to torture and maim animals and make their lives a misery, almost a living hell . . . in the multinational food industry, . . . and in laboratories where often the most important thing being researched is the latest in lipstick or face cream.
    -- David

    #Animal #Vegetarianism #Important

  • I felt so free for a week. But then, all of a sudden, within days I went from 'Yay, I'm independent' to 'Holy f**k, I'm gonna die alone.'
    -- David

    #Independent #Yay #Week

  • Some of the burdens we carry include false weight, perhaps to make up for all the horrible stuff we actually did and forgot.
    -- David

    #Weight #Stuff #Burden

  • Please, God. Help me. Take this pain away. Please fill this loneliness with your love. Help me, God, please, help me.
    -- David

    #Pain #Loneliness #Helping

  • To me, jazz is the closest thing to insanity that there is in music.
    -- David

    #Insanity #Jazz

  • Strength is not gained overnight; it is cultivated over time.
    -- David

  • I would say that in my scientific and philosophical work, my main concern has been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which is never static or complete but which is an unending process of movement and unfoldment....
    -- David

    #Philosophical #Reality #Understanding

  • There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.
    -- David

    #Men #Needs #Desert

  • As an emerging photojournalist in the early 70s, my focus was on trying to create stories for magazines to the exclusion of almost everything else. I wish someone had told me then that the most personally important pictures you’ll ever make are those about you and your life.  I’m glad I had the chance to work for some great magazines, but I really miss those little everyday images, the ones that take place in and around your own life, which will never make the news.  Don’t sell yourself short: photograph your own life, not just everyone else’s.
    -- David

    #Focus #Missing #Everyday

  • The MacGuffin is that thing which is most important to us - that most essential thing. The audience will supply it, each member for himself.
    -- David

    #Important #Essentials #Members

  • Thai food ain't about simplicity. It's about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. Simplicity isn't the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it's a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai that's important, it's the complexity they delight in.
    -- David

    #Thinking #Simplicity #Musical

  • My feelings have changed about ballroom dancing because when I am mad I can dance to blow some steam off. Dancing is fun because you can dance to tunes like 'Hit the Road Jack'.
    -- David

    #Fun #Blow #Dancing

  • You're all brainwashed into believing you're ugly.
    -- David

    #Believe #Ugly #Brainwashed

  • Loggers losing their jobs because of Spotted Owl legislation is, in my eyes, no different than people being out of work after the furnaces of Dachau shut down.
    -- David

    #Jobs #Eye #People

  • God is real unless declared integer
    -- David

    #Real #Integers

  • An idea is like a play. It needs a good producer and a good promoter even if it is a masterpiece. Otherwise the play may never open; or it may open but, for a lack of an audience, close after a week. Similarly, an idea will not move from the fringes to the mainstream simply because it is good; it must be skillfully marketed before it will actually shift people's perceptions and behavior.
    -- David

    #Moving #Play #Ideas

  • I don't like the word ironic. I like the word absurdity, and I don't really understand the word 'irony' too much. The irony comes when you try to verbalize the absurd. When irony happens without words, it's much more exalted.
    -- David

    #Ironic #Trying #Too Much

  • Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way. Being explicit doesn't tap into the mystical aspect of it either in fact, that usually kills it because people don't want to see sex so much as they want to experience the emotions that go along with it. These things are hard to convey in film because sex is such a mystery.
    -- David

    #Sex #Powerful #People

  • Be strong and of good courage; fear not or be dismayed; for the Lord, even my God, will be with thee. He will not fail thee, till thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
    -- David

    #Strong #House #Failing

  • We dont vote in Northern Ireland for what we want, we vote against what we dont want.
    -- David

    #Want #Vote #Northern Ireland

  • I like things to be orderly. For seven years I ate at Bob's Big Boy. I would go at 2:30, after the lunch rush. I ate a chocolate shake and four, five, six, seven cups of coffee-with lots of sugar. And there's lots of sugar in that chocolate shake. It's a thick shake. In a silver goblet. I would get a rush from all this sugar, and I would get so many ideas! I would write them on these napkins. It was like I had a desk with paper. All I had to do was remember to bring my pen, but a waitress would give me one if I remembered to return it at the end of my stay. I got a lot of ideas at Bob's.
    -- David

    #Coffee #Writing #Boys

  • Secrets and mysteries provide a beautiful corridor where you can float out. The corridor expands and many, many wonderful things can happen I love the process of going into mystery.
    -- David

    #Beautiful #Secret #Mystery

  • Tenderness can be just as abstract as insanity.
    -- David

    #Insanity #Abstract #Tenderness

  • When you're down, when you've been kicked down in the street and then kicked a few more times until you're bleeding and your teeth are out, then you only have up to go. You get reborn again, and expectations aren't so great because they've taken you away. It's beautiful to be down there. It's so beautiful!
    -- David

    #Beautiful #Taken #Expectations

  • Yes, [Philadelphia is] horrible, but in a very interesting way. There were places there that had been allowed to decay, where there was so much fear and crime that just for a moment there was an opening to another world. It was fear, but it was so strong, and so magical, like a magnet, that your imagination was always sparking in PhiladelphiaI just have to think of Philadelphia now, and I get ideas, I hear the wind, and I'm off into the darkness somewhere.
    -- David

    #Strong #Thinking #Philadelphia

  • I'm obsessed with textures. We're surrounded by so much vinyl that I find myself constantly in pursuit of other textures. One time I removed all the hair from a mouse with Nair-Hair just to see what it looked like. And it looked beautiful.
    -- David

    #Beautiful #Hair #Texture

  • If marriage is about deciding to love on a daily basis, I have woken up to a no-brainer every day since.
    -- David

    #Bases

  • Harmony is something we must have with others, but it must start inside us first.
    -- David

    #Firsts #Harmony

  • Look for opportunities to help someone else, but don't give expecting something in return. Give knowing that if we give we receive.
    -- David

    #Opportunity #Knowing #Giving

  • I once heard someone say that success is not hocus pocus but focus focus.
    -- David

    #Focus #Hocus Pocus #Heard

  • I love two-lane highways. They say something about the way things used to be, and about areas that don't have a lot of people. On those two-lanes at night you get the sense of moving into the unknown, and that's as thrilling a sense as human beings can have.
    -- David

    #Moving #Night #Two

  • I'm doing the 2015 5x50 challenge because ... t’s the most awesome incentive for your daily motivation!
    -- David

    #Motivation #Challenges #Incentives

  • When people say to me: would you rather be thought of as a funny man or a great boss? My answer's always the same, to me, they're not mutually exclusive.
    -- David

    #Men #People #Boss

  • Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty... satisfaction. That's what I'm... you know. Trust people and they'll be true to you. Treat them greatly, and they will show themselves to be great.
    -- David

    #Loyalty #Encouragement #People

  • I don't live by 'The Rules' you know, and if there's one person who has influenced me in that way of thinking, someone who is a maverick, someone who does 'that' to the system then it's Ian Botham.
    -- David

    #Thinking #Doe #Way

  • What is essential here is the presence of the spirit of dialogue, which is in short, the ability to hold many points of view in suspension, along with a primary interest in the creation of common meaning.
    -- David

    #Views #Essentials #Spirit

  • A key difference between a dialogue and an ordinary discussion is that, within the latter people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favor of their views as they try to convince others to change. At best this may produce agreement or compromise, but it does not give rise to anything creative.
    -- David

    #Differences #Keys #Views

  • If [man] thinks of the totality as constituted of independent fragments, then that is how his mind will tend to operate, but if he can include everything coherently and harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken, and without a border then his mind will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole.
    -- David

    #Moving #Independent #Men

  • If I am right in saying that thought is the ultimate origin or source, it follows that if we don't do anything about thought, we won't get anywhere. We may momentarily relieve the population problem, the ecological problem, and so on, but they will come back in another way.
    -- David

    #Population #May #Way

  • I have but one thought in my heart for the young folk of the Church and that is that they be happy. I know of no other place than home where more happiness can be found in this life. It is possible to make home a bit of heaven; indeed, I picture heaven to be a continuation of the ideal home.
    -- David

    #Home #Heart #Heaven

  • Generally there is in man a divinity which strives to push him onward and upward. We believe that this power within him is the spirit that comes from God. Man lived before he came to this earth, and he is here now to strive to perfect the spirit within. At sometime in his life, every man is conscious of a desire to come in touch with the Infinite. His spirit reaches out for God. This sense of feeling is universal, and all men ought to be, in deepest truth, engaged in the same great work—the search for and the development of spiritual peace and freedom.
    -- David

    #Spiritual #Believe #Men

  • Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise...Blessed are those whose strength is in you...blessed is the one who trusts in you!
    -- David

    #Christian #Blessed #House

  • Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
    -- David

    #Gratitude #Growing Up #Rain

  • It's the team that matters. Where would The Beatles be without Ringo. If John got Yoko to play drums the history of music would be completely different.
    -- David

    #Team #Play #Different

  • If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation.
    -- David

    #Lost #Situation #Seriousness

  • We do not recognize the right of the [Palestinian] Arabs to rule the country, since Palestine is still undeveloped and awaits its builders.
    -- David

    #Country #Palestine #Palestinian

  • No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of the Land Of Israel. [A] Jewishstate in part [of Palestine] is not an end, but a beginning ..... Our possessionis important not only for itself ... through this we increase our power,and every increase in power facilitates getting hold of the country in itsentirety. Establishing a [small] state .... will serve as a very potent lever inour historical effort to redeem the whole country.
    -- David

    #Country #Israel #Land

  • Had partition beencarried out, the history of our people would have been different and six millionJews in Europe would not have been killed---most of them would be inIsrael
    -- David

    #Europe #People #Different

  • In my heart, there was joy mixed with sadness: joy that the nations atlast acknowledged that we are a nation with a state, and sadness that we lost half of the country, Judea and Samaria, and , in addition, that we [would] have[in our state] 400,000 [Palestinian] Arabs.
    -- David

    #Country #Heart #Sadness

  • Jewish suffering is also a political factor, and whoever says that Hitler diminished our strength, is not telling the truth.
    -- David

    #Political #Suffering #Telling The Truth

  • A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.
    -- David

    #Wise #Men #Belief

  • My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
    -- David

    #Thanksgiving #Religious #Heart

  • The compulsory transfer of the [Palestinian] Arabs from the valleys of the proposed Jewish state could give us something which we never had, even when we stood on our own during the days of the first and second Temples. . . We are given an opportunity which we never dared to dream of in our wildest imaginings. This is MORE than a state, government and sovereignty----this is national consolidation in a free homeland.
    -- David

    #Dream #Opportunity #Government

  • We do not seek an agreement with the [Palestinian] Arabs in order to secure the peace. Of course we regard peace as an essential thing. It is impossible to build up the country in a state of permanent warfare. But peace for us is a mean, and not an end. The end is the fulfillment of Zionism in its maximum scope. Only for this reason do we need peace, and do we need an agreement.
    -- David

    #Country #Mean #Agreement

  • Duotrope is like a smart phone. You can't imagine the world ever going back.
    -- David

    #Smart #Phones #World

  • When we say that the Arabs are the aggressors and we defend ourselves---- that is only half the truth. As regards our security and life we defendourselves. . . . But the fighting is only one aspect of the conflict,which is in its essence a political one. And politically we are the aggressors and theydefend themselves.
    -- David

    #Fighting #Essence #Political

  • People learn from people they love.
    -- David

    #People

  • Jehovah is guarding all those loving him, But all the wicked ones he will annihilate.
    -- David

    #Wicked #Guarding #Jehovah

  • How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
    -- David

    #Numbers #Sand #Should

  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    -- David

    #Lying #Names #Water

  • Of course, one of the main legitimate functions of thought has always been to help provide security, guaranteeing shelter and food for instance. However, this function went wrong when the principle source of insecurity came to be the operation of thought itself.
    -- David

    #Insecurity #Principles #Shelter

  • The onset of adulthood is an organic, creeping process. No one wakes up one day and decides, 'Lo, on this day I shall forever put away childish things and begin clipping coupons to go to Wal-Mart.'
    -- David

    #Forever #One Day #Wake Up

  • End-stage addiction is mostly about waiting for the police, or someone, to come and bury you in your shame.
    -- David

    #Addiction #Waiting #Police

  • Being a journalist, I never feel bad talking to journalism students because it’s a grand, grand caper. You get to leave, go talk to strangers, ask them anything, come back, type up their stories, edit the tape. That’s not gonna retire your loans as quickly as it should, and it’s not going to turn you into a person who’s worried about what kind of car they should buy, but that’s kind of as it should be. I mean, it beats working.
    -- David

    #Mean #Talking #Car

  • Human beings are like detectives. They love a mystery. They love going where the mystery pulls them. What we don't like is a mystery that's solved completely. It's a letdown. It always seems less than what we imagined when the mystery was present. The last scene in `Blow Up' is so perfect because you leave the theater still dreaming. Or the end of `Chinatown,' where the guy says `Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown.' It explains so much but it only gives you a dream of a bigger mystery. Like life. For me, I want to solve certain things but leave some room to dream.
    -- David

    #Dream #Blow #Giving

  • Being a good writer doesn’t make you a good reporter, it takes hustle.
    -- David

    #Hustle