My 'thing' is that I just lie in my immense bed and look out the window at the skyline over Virginia and the sky and the airplanes coming into Reagan. I really love doing that.

My pals, such as they are, in Hollywood, ask me why I love to travel to D.C. so much, why it's a vacation destination for me. I say, 'Because I sometimes have perfect days there.'

Emperor Sid Caesar is gone to eternity himself now. He takes with him the gratitude of every one of us who first learned the relief of laughter from this genuinely great performer.

Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful - just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement.

As to a media personality, well that just happened in large measure because people found me amusing, and I did lots and lots of T.V. news interview shows.

If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.

It is so great to sleep in safe, glorious, beautiful America. I just cannot get over it.

So, who in the media is without sin among us? I am in the media and I am a major league sinner. I don't know anyone except my wife who isn't a big time sinner.

I am scared of getting old. I am scared of being ill.

I am about to vote. I am about to do something that human beings are rarely allowed to do. I am doing something that did not exist until America.

Israel is our strongest, most reliable ally in the Middle East. Of course, we're their most reliable ally, too.

If there is no God, why bother to tell the truth? Why not steal?

Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.

If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there is no right or wrong.

Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.

I have a great pic of my father and Rev. Graham laughing hysterically at some joke with George Pratt Shultz looking on back in 1972 or so.

The America that we knew as the smartest place on the planet is gone with the wind.

People getting rich in a free society in general - with some scammy exceptions, which are rare - makes everyone else richer, too.

Israel being condemned by the EU, which 66 years ago watched with glee as its Jews were being mass murdered. That is pretty rich.

It means zero to be against greed.

Now, although my life is still pleasant, the days of easy money are over.

Running a real business is exacting, daunting, repetitive work. Even in Silicon Valley.

I was a trial lawyer. At the same time, I was a teacher. I taught about the political and social content of film for American University. Then I left and became a teacher at the University of California at Santa Cruz. I taught about the political and social content of film, but I also taught a course in law for undergraduates.

After all the black man has been through in this world, he can still often reach levels of spirituality the most pampered white man cannot touch. Maybe what he's been through is the reason why.

Wow, bad news. Mr. Obama now hates Israel because the Israelis want to build 1,600 apartments in their own capital city, Jerusalem. Russia hates Israel, too. So do the Europeans. So does Ban Ki-moon, a Korean who is secretary-general of the UN.

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.

It isn't the rich people's fault that poor people are poor. Poor people who get an education and work hard in this country will stop being poor. That should be the goal for all poor people everywhere.

It's really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn't even more fraud. After all, with no God, there's no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting at all if you can get away with it.

You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.

Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.

Every soul deserves a shot at a Cadillac, but not everyone should be guaranteed a Cadillac.

The education system should teach us about money; it's an incredibly big subject. I run into people all the time that don't have the first clue of what they should do about money.

I don't believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money.

Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done.

Sleep more at night. If it's allowed at work or home, take a nap in the afternoon. You'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel.

When are American Jews going to realize that the Republican Party is far better for Israel than the Democrats?

If you can't stand the heat, don't go to Cancun in the summer.

I do all of the grocery shopping in my little family. I buy cheese, of many different kinds, sliced packaged meats and poultry, bagels, immense quantities of eggs, pre-made fried chicken. Milk. Bacon. It is insane how much dairy, deli and bakery stuff I buy.

The sad fact is that spending rises every year, no matter what people want or say they want.

We are not supposed to be all equal. Let's just forget that. We are supposed to have equal rights under law. If we do that, we have done enough.

Academic freedom is being lost by a great many people who dare to challenge Darwinism. That's a terrifying situation. That's contrary to the principles of science.

When Hollywood sees a good story about a man who sells confidence, they see themselves and they like it.

A corporation's responsibility is to the shareholders, not its retirees and employees. Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans and they will succeed.

I love sleeping in a moving car more than sleeping in bed.

Science should always be in the business of attempting to disprove itself.

The banks are not lending, at least from what I see. They were so wild and reckless back in the good times that they got burned terribly.

If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.

It's a lot better to hope than not to.

We're a lazy, undisciplined generation. I don't exempt myself: I spend way too much, even though I make a good income.