My dad was in a Beatles cover band. My mom wore Candies and belly buttons. The people in our family were very glamorous. They wore pearls like Jackie O.
Cancer is a great wake-up call. A call to take the tag off the new lingerie and wear that black lacy slip. To open the box of pearls and put them on. To crack open the bath oil beads before they shrivel up in a bowl on the toilet tank.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
I am not gay, I just like pearls.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
But in 1941, on December 8th, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, my mother bought a radio and we listened to the war news. We'd not had a radio up to that time. I was born in 1934, so I was seven years of age.
We may take breaks and do other things, but we feel we'll ultimately have Pearl Jam as a family.
All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty.
My father pulled into Pearl Harbor four days after the bombing, and he said, everything was still burning. He said they never told the public how bad it was. It was really bad.
The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, the United States would enter, in a formal way, what had been up to that date strictly a European conflict. Marcus Garvey's prophecy about the European scramble to maintain dominance over the whole world was now a reality.
Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated - Japan's attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.
When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
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