Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
I really just love reading. It’s my favorite thing, performing my poems live. Reading by reading, I just kind of follow my nose.
Beckett’s ‘Stories and Texts for Nothing’ is probably my favorite book.
When I was in Utah there, first learning the kind of music I love, my favorite singer was T. Texas Tyler. So my friend, Norman Ritchie, the traveling teenage sage, started calling me U. Utah Phillips.
Favorite poems are like favorite children. We definitely have them but we never tell as the others would have their feelings hurt.
I live in the house my great-grandfather moved to in 1865… I spent all my summers here as a kid haying with my grandfather, and it was my favorite place in the world.
Public scandals are America’s favorite parlor sport. Learning about the flaws and misdeeds of the rich and famous seems to satisfy our egalitarian yearnings.
Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro?
I tour more than I need to, more than is good for you. But it’s my favorite part of music. I much prefer it to studio work.