It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.
I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody's presents - everybody's - so by the time the rest of us got up all the gifts were shredded ribbons off torn open and thrown aside.
Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking even then the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30 000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed.
And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
My wife handles all of our technology. So if something goes wrong with the computer I throw up my arms and step aside while the IT gal figures it out.
But I am convinced that those Jews who stand aside today with a malicious smile and with their hands in their trousers' pockets will also want to dwell in our beautiful home.
How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which at the same time assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.
I suggest that the introductory courses in science at all levels from grade school through college be radically revised. Leave the fundamentals the so-called basics aside for a while and concentrate the attention of all students on the things that are not known.
All respect for the office of the presidency aside I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review spoke for itself.
Religion theme aside most of the time I'm in some sort of comedy and I'm a straight man and it's really just let's wind this guy up and see him explode.
Let us have but one end in view the welfare of humanity and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language nationality or religion.
We say no to lots of things that would please us. I would like to punch people every now and then but I don't. I would like to have something for free rather than pay for it. I would like to skip to the front of the line... I don't mean to brush aside the taste of meat which is a powerful attraction. But its power is not without limit.
Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality in the strict sense setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.
Aside from sales the letters from readers have been primarily positive.
Politics aside it will be hard for any new liberal radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR.
When we talk about safety and security of the American people politics falls aside pretty quickly.
Aside from what it teaches you there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea - the profound solitude - that does it for me.
Politics is too partisan and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.
To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
It's a really unfair world because life is where I am all day long we listen to American music. So I don't see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American.
You lie awake at 3 in the morning thinking of story ideas. You're online at 8 a.m. on a Sunday or midnight on a Wednesday. It's a job that you never push aside.
Your goal should be to pay off your credit card bills in full at the end of each month and set aside money toward your emergency savings.
For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses create jobs employ people and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
My mom used to take me down to the Jersey Shore when I was 7 8 9 years old. I can remember being down in that area - Belmar Seaside Heights Asbury Park and all those places that I went back and revisited.
Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching to love their neighbors then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
Our imaginations are strong as children. Sometimes they get shoved aside these imaginations. They get dusty and mildewed with age. The imagination is a muscle that has to be put to use or it shrivels.
Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time.
I hope everybody's had fun because I've enjoyed my ride. I can tell you that. Now it's time to step aside and let some other young kid come in and win. Hopefully they will too.
Like all parents my husband and I just do the best we can hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high idealistic motives and idealism in our time has been shoved aside and we are paying the penalty for it.
I don't know of a Democrat - whether they're a conservative a centrist or a liberal Democrat - that doesn't think that it's important to have quality jobs that pay decent wages so that families can support themselves so that they can have the dignity of being able to afford health care put money aside for pension buy a home.
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you and were tender with you and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you?
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.
History is a relentless master. It has no present only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.
When you look at Michael Jackson there's nobody who loves him in that family nobody. If they did they'd tell him he didn't have to do all that in order to be famous. All he has to do is keep doing his music and be himself. Michael's been a little touched for about 20 years but somebody needs to pull him aside and tell him they love him.
What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority ' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
If you were to ask my agent they would confirm this: I'm drawn to locations. What really drew me to 'The 4400 ' aside from the fact that it was sci-fi was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.
Even at our birth death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions.
Aside from my work in my everyday private life I'm not a very adventureous person. I don't look for change.
I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature even with years and years of therapy.
I have laid aside business and gone a'fishing.
Amidst all the clutter beyond all the obstacles aside from all the static are the goals set. Put your head down do the best job possible let the flak pass and work towards those goals.
I've always said that an art critic can put aside politics around art.
Oh literature oh the glorious Art how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us and chucks us aside. Alas!
As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well as it turned out I never wrote a great novel sadly and I never converted to Catholicism happily but I did do one thing he did. That is in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be.