I definitely have come out of my shell a lot more. When you question who you are, you can't be proud of who you are. Now that I'm trying to peel off those layers and really understand who I am, I don't have anything to be shy about.
We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That's a layer of transparency that's sorely needed in America.
When cutting staff at the Pentagon, don't eliminate the thin layer that assures civilian control.
My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.
Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination.
The removal of an electron from the surface of an atom - that is, the ionization of the atom - means a fundamental structural change in its surface layer.
Like a layer on a pearl, you can't specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl.
For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching.
This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we - we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything.
From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age - but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.
If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
If you want a higher power, go to the goddamn sun. Just go to the sun - and stop destroying the ozone layer.
THE KNOWN CHILD I wondered to what extent people remained the same as they'd been when very young; if one peeled back the layers of living one would come to the known child.
So I'm going to go on and work on preserving the ozone layer, encouraging everyone to recycle.
But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers.
It's the texture of New York that people miss by filming elsewhere. There are layers and layers of character - even in the pavement - that you can't get anywhere else. And the speed that the people move. It's so different from other places.
People love scandal; people love drama. They love stripping away the layers to see what's really in there, and they'll do anything - as well as make it up - to get it.
I shall strip away layer after layer of grime -- the toffee-colored varnish and caked soot left by a lifetime of dissembling -- until I come to the very thing itself and know it for what it is. My soul. My self.
There’s blood beneath every layer of skin.
I don't have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve... there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change.
[Whenever] you get near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense.
My mountain is dead. As soon as she has dried, I'll bury her under a decent layer of white paint. But I haven't done with the old lady; far from it!
As a mom, you worry about protecting your kid. But there are extra added layers of fears when you're talking about a kid with autism or who has some special needs issue.
Reduce the layers of management. They put distance between the top of an organization and the customers.
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