Activity Quotes

  • Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.
  • By all accounts, the senate race I ran in was a quality race in the wrong year.
  • My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.
  • There will always be women who say, 'She doesn't represent me.' In retrospect, these things are gifts, because it forces me to step up and defend what I'm doing.
  • An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
  • As soon as something becomes 'trendy,' I go off it. I hate the idea of being a sheep and just following a look because I've been told it's fashionable. Individuality makes the world a much more interesting place.
  • I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me. Even by huge films that they're doing there. They're just awful.
  • My mom is a really good cook. I didn't get the cooking gene, but she cooks this really amazing dinner every Christmas, and that's always really fun.
  • American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation.
  • Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact.
  • South Carolinians are strong, independently-minded people. At the end of the day, they make their own decisions. And I respect them for that. And I welcome that. And I told him that from the very beginning.
  • At the age of nine, I could cross the length of Glasgow on a succession of buses, wearing regulation garter-topped stockings and compulsory cap and - if I'd done well enough to earn the honour in last week's test - with a First World War medal on a striped ribbon pinned to my brown blazer. I must have looked like a chocolate soldier.
  • It's great to wave the flag - I always say we're proud to be made in America - but I think our distinction is we make it well in America.
  • We want to be able to fly. We want to be able to sear somebody with lightning from across the room. Those are primal desires, to shoot somebody with energy.
  • The press has always written that I am a recluse and a mysterious woman, but I am more down-to-earth than they think.
  • I love the idea of anthropomorphizing machines. I love the idea of taking technology and giving it a personality.
  • The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.
  • We're quite lucky that we've got political freedoms. We should be using them.
  • The first rule of rock and roll is it's all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.
  • My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.
  • I was quite intrigued by the idea of following the exploits of people who are often in the margins. You see the negotiators, but it's usually the SWAT team or the tactical team that draw our eye.
  • Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat.
  • Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
  • I hope royalty continues forever. This is the thing that can contribute to peace throughout the world.
  • What interested me was dance - the way that it was constructed with time-space constructions, and that it was abstract. I always thought: 'Why couldn't theater be that way? Or an opera?'
  • So there's no such thing as one too many this, one too many that. I remember, you're reminding me of early in my career, somebody said to me: why are you taking so many roles as a policeman.
  • The striking thing about 'New Girl' is that under all the comedy, there's something about the emotions and reactions that feels very real - much more real than other sitcoms. Like - maybe everybody is sort of laid bare in different ways.
  • Common hedging techniques include shorting stocks, buying put options, writing call options, and various types of leverage and paired transactions. While I do reserve the right to use these tools if and when appropriate, my firm opinion is that the best hedge is buying an appropriately safe and cheap stock.
  • Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that'll be me.
  • I like having conversations: you learn a lot about how other people think. If I'm myself and confident, I don't get nervous easily. I try not to make other people uncomfortable - I think that's a very arrogant thing to do.
  • An action choreographer is kind of like a dance choreographer. You choreograph the moves and you let the director, cinematographer take into positioning their cameras.
  • The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
  • Nothing is easy in cricket. Maybe when you watch it on TV, it looks easy. But it is not. You have to use your brain and time the ball.
  • I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.
  • Personally speaking, growing up as a gay man before it was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was to feel different, to feel alienated and to feel not like everyone else. But the very same thing that made me monstrous to some people also empowered me and made me who I was.
  • That's such a great thing about New York, after growing up in a place and being there for twenty plus years, there's still a whole island to discover.
  • Honestly, so much of that EDM stuff is just so disposable.
  • The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
  • I don't really want to do topless stuff anymore.
  • God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
  • Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.
  • I was tempted my junior year to go out of college and forgo my eligibility. I had broken several world records. I did have a lot of people telling me that I should go pro.
  • Filibusters should require 35 senators to... make a commitment to continually debate an issue in reality, not just in theory. The number of votes needed to overcome a filibuster should be reduced to 55 from 60.
  • I didn't get married until I was forty because I wanted to be stable when I got married. I think I just avoided my first marriage and went right to the second. It's sort of how I see it. When you're young, just trying to make it, and trying to find your way in the world, and figure things out... being married is not easy.
  • Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters.
  • Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge.
  • The trap is that you then just start doing stuff about Hollywood, which I don't really want to do.
  • In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever.