Another Quotes

  • The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
  • I had a rough spot about being a goody-goody Mormon, and not drinking or smoking. But I'm kind of grateful I've got this image now. There are no skeletons in my closet. What you see is what you get.
  • Pain leaves a mark, the degree depending on the person and the event.
  • It's a constant battle for everybody, but you need to be happy with yourself.
  • I've accepted that we've all got crap to deal with and problems that we're fighting not to be defined by. At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it. The most important thing is that we appreciate the crazy ride we're on.
  • I write from this tight third-person viewpoint, where each chapter is seen through the eyes of one individual character. When I'm writing that character, I become that character and identify with that character.
  • I'm still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
  • Wake the power within thee slumbering, trim the plot that's in thy keeping, thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize.
  • Almost every officer is going to put their life on the line at some point in their career.
  • Inside, I feel 30ish - I'm childish and optimistic.
  • I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species.
  • I don't putt face-on exclusively, but in the back on my mind I'm haunted by the notion that I'm sure it's the best way to putt.
  • Some of the stuff that Wilmer wears is bad. And Debra Jo.
  • Always have a plan when you shop. Have your list ready so that you know who you're purchasing gifts for and an estimate on how much you're going to spend.
  • It's all about communication and a dialogue between individuals - get rid of the labels, get rid of the shame, get rid of the stigmas and just be your most authentic self.
  • The best liars lie with their eyes rather than with their words. This might put writers at a disadvantage.
  • Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
  • I believe in exploration, and I will miss being on the front lines of that endeavor. On one hand, I look forward to going home, but it's something that's been a big part of my life, and I'm going to miss it.
  • I've always kind of had an interest in the drums but nothing else. The drums are the only thing I feel I would be good at, because I'm a very physical person. I've always played sports and stuff. Drums would give me something to do.
  • I don't do anything the same every day. Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel.
  • At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
  • I do not separate Christ from God more than a voice from the speaker or a beam from the sun. Christ is the voice of the speaker. He and the Father are the same thing, as the beam and the light, are the same light.
  • I have no writing habit. I work when I feel like it, and I work when I have to - mostly the latter.
  • When I was younger, I used to look at movie stars with pencil-thin noses and think about a nose job. I've got a grown-up baby nose; it's not chiseled and structured. Then I saw how beautiful Audrey Tatou was in 'Amelie' and thought, 'She's got a nose like mine, and if she can have a baby nose, so can I.'
  • Bob Dylan is like an alien on this earth, and I love him! I cried when I saw him play live because I was so close to him.
  • Because the biological mechanisms that affect our health and well-being are so dynamic, when people change their diet and lifestyle, they usually feel so much better, so quickly; it reframes the reason for changing from fear of dying to joy of living. Also, the support that patients give each other is a powerful motivator.
  • If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?
  • The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasn't an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth.
  • Having an education is invaluable.
  • If I'm writing something and I'm not feeling mischievous, then I know it's not going to be great.
  • We citizens of the affluent countries tend to discuss our obligations toward the distant needy mainly in terms of donations and transfers, assistance and redistribution: How much of our wealth, if any, should we give away to the hungry abroad?
  • When I started to play, all the coaches said it didn't make sense for me to try to play tennis because I was too small. They said I would never make it. But this was something that motivated me. I really wanted to make it.
  • Beauty, pleasure, freedom and plenty of sleep: these are the hallmarks of a successful idler's break. Travel should not be hard work.
  • But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
  • At 18, I got a publishing deal, so I was like, 'I can do this for real and not go to college.' When I was a teenager, my parents dragged me to a lot of songwriting conventions.
  • I think every new player needs time when they come to a new club and a new country, and I certainly did.
  • The Eagle has landed.
  • Jesus of Nazareth was a poet, no less than a prophet, of pre-eminent genius.
  • Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.
  • The terrible thing about the Internet and Amazon is that they take the magic and happy chaos out of book shopping. The Internet might give you what you want, but it won't give you what you need.
  • I never really felt like my age stopped people from wanting to work with me. I was speaking at conferences and lecturing at universities at 18, and I think that was mainly because web developing and management was a really young industry.
  • I don't believe in private education.
  • Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature.
  • Well, you know, first of all, let me just say that I am a proud member of the NRA and have been, and I'm a lifetime member and will always be.
  • Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.
  • The mainstream audience has a certain picture of what climbing is all about: man conquering mountain. But you can't conquer a mountain, though it may conquer you.
  • Coaching the Bruins is like going bear hunting with a butter knife.
  • I was bringing my attitude as a regular person 'cause this is my attitude.