"The nature of catastrophe is, after all, reasonably unvarying in the way it ruins, destroys, wounds and devastates. But if something can be learned from the event - not least something as profound as the theory of plate tectonics - then it somehow puts the ruination into a much more positive light."
"There is a real vulgarity in the way women dress at the moment. They show off too much and try too hard. They don't understand where the line is between sexy and vulgar. I know where that line is."
"I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to respond and respect what I'm doing, so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the music in the way I see it - I don't mess around with the music."
"To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes."
"For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time."
"I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life."
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
"Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination."
"He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise."
"That to me was the most poignant part of Diana's wedding as she was walking up the aisle and her eyes were going left to right, looking at people and smiling in the way that Diana did - and that diamond tiara glittering like mad. It was great."