Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge.
People are intrigued and fascinated, almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.
Life has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go.
If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.
Music stops you from thinking.
You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it -- there's no turning back.
Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.
If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion, but maintained by it.
You can listen to what everybody says, but the fact remains that you've got to get out there and do the thing yourself.
If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.
There is an opportunity for us to renew ourselves.
There's an opportunity for us to leave the past behind and present something different for the future.
I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.
In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you.
The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.
Security is when everything is settled.
When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell
One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.
I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties.
We should not be afraid to speak the truth to our powerful friend the United States.
Stop worrying -- nobody gets out of this world alive.
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.
I believe that education is all about being excited about something.
Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
Where I live if someone gives you a hug it's from the heart.
I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
I wasn't actually trained by my mother, she said she never taught me but she was a great singer herself and I can't remember when I didn't listen to her sing and imitate her.
The loss of a child is the most terrifying place for me to go.
Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
There is no such thing as security. There never has been.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
He who angers you conquers you.
If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired ad not expecting instant results.
I haven't chosen to make an issue of faith.
If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched.
Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.
Money has never been a huge inspiration for me.
I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.
The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.
Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.
You can't fatten the pig on market day.
I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person -- they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated.
No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.
Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.
I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.
I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.