Abroad Quotes

  • The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation of the living continues to anoint, paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there.
  • It feels so good to be the World Athlete of the Year.
  • I've always thought there was something very marvelous and magical about mirrors, and that they are connected to memory as well.
  • The state of radio is not great. It's like playing the lottery. The chances of hitting are mind boggling slim.
  • Spending on infrastructure will help employment.
  • I don't want to think that anything is off limits for me to write about, but I also don't want to intrude on anybody's life, which is why there's very little specificity or names in the songs I write.
  • I want it all. Fame, fortune and all the commercials there are to do.
  • The real estate agent had to go door-to-door in the apartment building we wanted to rent, asking if it was OK for this interracial family - my mom is white and I was a 1-year-old half-African kid - to live in the apartment building.
  • By no stretch of the imagination can you describe me as a Wall Street lawyer. If you're going to do that, you'd have to say that 7,500 people who work here in Southwestern Pennsylvania for the Bank of New York Mellon with good family jobs are Wall Streeters.
  • If you don't get feedback from your performers and your audience, you're going to be working in a vacuum.
  • Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
  • If you're an actor, and you're selfish and not strong, it's difficult to maintain a good personal life or a solid career, and I was selfish and had a lot of anger that went way back.
  • Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.
  • About my books, that's all that I think the public has, in its normal way, to know. My private life is, by definition, private.
  • I quit 'Jhalak' for 'Balika Vadhu.' I suffered from dengue; I was in ICU for three days, and then I quit 'Balika Vadhu.' I needed a change and wanted to experience new things.
  • Among the most serious allegations a federal court can address are that an Executive agency has targeted citizens for mistreatment based on their political views. No citizen - Republican or Democrat, Socialist or libertarian - should be targeted or even have to fear being targeted on those grounds.
  • By all means, let's have free trade and no trade barriers and a common market. But where did it all suddenly become about our own economic and political destiny being surrendered to Brussels with agendas that arguably have very little to do with the interests of the British people and British voters?
  • Under no circumstances should doodling be eradicated from a classroom or a boardroom or even the war room. On the contrary, doodling should be leveraged in precisely those situations where information density is very high and the need for processing that information is very high.
  • A strong, powerful, successful woman is always intimidating.
  • I started my first business at 14!
  • Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
  • There's a certain way you stand to give yourself authority, which gives you the texture for the part. I chose that my character hadn't been married, he'd worked his way up the chain of command. For a small cameo role, I gave it a lot of thought.
  • Love grounds you. It orients you. Love brings your awareness to others and yourself. Love opens your mind and heart to others and yourself. Love settles you and gives you balance.
  • I ran for ninth grade class president. Came in a close second.
  • Big defeats make us learn.
  • We are obliged, therefore, to say that whoever speaks that which is foreign to religion is using many words, while he who speaks the words of truth, even should he go over the whole field and omit nothing, is always speaking the one word.
  • Science is a principle and a process of seeking truth. Truth cannot be purchased, and thus, truth cannot be altered by money.
  • Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
  • I'm a doctor; we work in teams. I'm very committed to problem solving.
  • Using official government resources to help bankroll an explicit political agenda - whether on the right or left - is flat out wrong.
  • My father had been in the German Diplomatic Service, and although he had been in the United States since World War II and out of diplomacy, it was something that was very much talked about in the family. So when I went to college, it was always my intention to try to get into the Foreign Service.
  • Composition has almost always been solitary.
  • To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.
  • There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain. Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.
  • I have never met a successful person who talked about failing. The glass is always half full. I don't even like being around negative talkers.
  • We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.
  • It's my experience that the fluidity of sexuality with younger people is more accepted.
  • We are coming out of a century that was taught that one way of looking at the world, that one form of behavior, is as valid as another. The idea of true evil has been blown away.
  • There is nothing you can do to assuage your conscience when you commit sins. Crime is a spiritual assault on the soul.
  • I want it all. I want the Pepsi endorsement. I want the arena shows. I want Times Square!
  • I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.
  • One cannot accept Christ and still be part of the normative Jewish community; one cannot live by Torah and still be part of the Church.
  • Our family had been shattered, but we now are more united, and the remains of my family and the majority of my mother's family are glad to know the truth about a horrible crime.
  • No one wants to see curvy women.
  • Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
  • I never really grasped how big it was when I initially got 'Alexander'; I thought, 'Ooh, this is exciting,' but after I got home, I looked back and thought, 'That was an incredible experience.' I got to work with some massive names in Hollywood, and I learnt so much, and then it really kind of struck me how life-changing it was.
  • I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustration.
  • I think 'Soul Food' had the biggest impact on me because that's where I was really able to shine as an actress and because I also met my husband there, and that was a huge turning point in my personal life. So, that show will stick with me forever and ever and ever.