There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
My work is not about paint. It's about paint at the service of something else. It is not about gooey, chest-beating, macho '50s abstraction that allows paint to sit up on the surface as subject matter about paint.
I didn't sit outside the bank and plan. I just went in and ad libbed because I was so young. But I was smart enough to know I would absolutely get caught.
Teenagers blithely skip off to uncertain futures, while their parents sit weeping curbside in the Volvo, because the adolescent brain isn't yet formed enough to recognize and evaluate risk.
All my adult life, if I didn't have several hours a day to sit in a room by myself, I would get antsy and irritable.
My idea of childcare at festivals is to sit at a trestle table with an ale while the kids run around and make up their own games.
It's almost as easy to stand up as it is to sit down.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
The American audiences are more vocal and enthusiastic. British audiences tend to sit back a little more.
I watch 'The Voice' and 'American Idol,' and I sit in my Brookstone foot massager. It's so exciting at my house.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.
We don't have to sit by and watch our meritocracy be replaced by a permanent aristocracy, and our democracy be undermined by dynastic wealth.
I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.
Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'.