"In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject the form is always in proportion to the obsession."
"In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we're now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals."
"The media tried to destroy my parents and has taken things completely out of context, but there's not a whole lot you can do in terms of fighting back. You have to hope that it passes, which it always does. But they have to be careful. They didn't necessarily sign up for this."
"To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete."
"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching."
"I think through education, belief in God, and good engineering, our children become a lot better at what they're doing than we did, and that starts with the very first sign of life on the face of this earth."
"We are going to sign a treaty with Mexico. We are competing internationally. We need another international airport for international cargo, international travel, international businesses."
"If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive."
"It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living."
"As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy."