In 2003, he was hit by a subway in Prague and lost both of his legs. It made me realize that we take for granted every step we take, and my brother now has to physically challenge himself to take each step in his prosthetic.
Why are numbers beautiful? It's like asking why is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is.
Author Profession: Theater Influences Clarence Darrow, Anton Chekhov, D.H. Lawrence edit data
I did a couple of movies in Brazil, and the actors were incredibly congenial and hung out together a lot. Even the biggest stars would do radio commercials - theyre not put on a pedestal like they are in the United States.
Author Profession: German Scientist
Were at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, were still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity... Every story I read is Google vs someone else. Thats boring. We should be focusing on building the things that dont exist.
Author Profession: US Athlete
Thats why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible.
Author Profession: US Judge
Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has become very Iranian.
Author Profession: British Politician
When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.
They, that unnamed 'they,' they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get upand I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall, nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me.