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  • I'm excited and blessed.
  • Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
  • Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
  • I really enjoy '24 Hours In A&E.' I always cry my heart out at it.
  • While traveling around the world, I've had the opportunity to work with every living beauty icon. I've learned to appreciate idiosyncrasy. The fact is, there is really no such thing as 'normal' - everybody's different, and that is the essence of their beauty.
  • Washington in the summer is a never-ending stream of tour groups and packs of students, here to swarm the monuments, stroll the National Mall, and learn about our nation's history and government.
  • 'Orthodoxy' is the seminal book of ideas in my life. That book I've read more than any other book. It's the spinal column that leads up to my brain and informs the way I think. Flannery O'Connor is my favorite American writer.
  • Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology, urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe, very affected by all of that.
  • As a football team, you head into the season the same way with confidence and a positive mindset that you are going to win a bunch of football games.
  • I'm a nature bug.
  • Every game I've ever played, regardless if it was pre-season or Super Bowl, meant the same to me, and I laid it all on the line.
  • I voted for Barack Obama.
  • There's a joy in having the molecule of an idea, then testing it in front of audiences at secret shows that people only know about the night before.
  • Making comic adaptations means making a lot of choices - you need to adjust the pacing, the dialogue, and in this case, a lot of the cultural references.
  • Steve is very quiet, even shy. I am very gregarious. So, opposites.
  • I have never designed a language for its own sake.
  • Our government just won't enforce civil rights laws. The laws will be ignored.
  • The whole joy of writing comes from the opportunity to go over it and make it good, one way or another.
  • I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point.
  • I don't really write songs anymore.
  • What happens to us all, I think, when we pick up a pen, is that we just become snobs.
  • I remember laughing an inordinate amount of time. Setting up scenes that involve ooze coming out basements, or pigs' heads flying through windows is really fun. How could you not laugh?
  • I suppose I try to look for those things where the world turns on you. It's every automobile accident, every accident at a party, you're having a good time until suddenly you're not.
  • My father and Mary Pickford were the reigning stars of not just Hollywood but of the world. Well, to bear my father's name was hard enough, but to work in pictures to boot was pretty foolhardy. In fact, my father was totally against it. He thought I should be off getting a good education and go into some safe profession.
  • I do have faith. I don't have faith that a God exists, nor do I have faith that one does not; I have absolute faith that I do not know, cannot know, am only human, am an infinitesimal creature packed onto a cramped planet crowded with seven billion bodies, and as many yearning hearts, and as many questioning minds.
  • People fall forward to success.
  • If you have the wind farms but no transmission, you just have things blowing in the wind.
  • I've taken the leap of faith to stop punching the company time clock and start working for myself. I'm now the CEO of Starfish Media Group, my production company, in New York City.
  • I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man, in many ways.
  • My parents were not theatrical at all.
  • I feel like a visitor just about everywhere.
  • I'm a lazy guy. I can't focus for too long. I'd rather hear a record that has no filler.
  • The reason I like 'Breaking Bad,' which is still probably my favorite show, is Walter White. You watch him transform, and that's so fascinating. And I think. a lot of TV shows that aren't successful, it's because the characters become stagnant.
  • I want to, at the end of the day, be able to say, 'I am a runner.'
  • I've done pretty well in my career, and I've watched colleagues who have spent most of the paychecks they receive on shoes and cars rather than bricks and mortar, and that's not me.
  • The contributions of African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants throughout our nation's history are undeniable, but the tendency to overlook their gallant efforts is pervasive and persistent.
  • I never want to be that guy at a dinner table saying, 'I wish I could have dessert.' I actually went through a stage when I would order dessert first.
  • Good journalism, I think, represents life and if you try to organize something too neatly it usually blows up in your face and doesn't really happen the way you want it to.
  • Truths and roses have thorns about them.
  • It was like stepping on to an escalator; I could do anything. I was just made for science.
  • Instead of trying to change people, we could change the world.
  • I couldn't imitate anyone if I wanted to.
  • Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
  • Unfortunately, with dinosaurs, we haven't had enough specimens to determine how much variation there is within a species.
  • Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.
  • Over the long hours of taping 5, 6 or 7 episodes a day, we develop a great sense of family.
  • There is a state that is able to understand the demand in the economy. That state should use prices as an instrument for implementation of this understanding.
  • The Beatles never sounded intimidated by their idols. They never interpreted old rock; they simply played it as well and as joyfully as they knew how. On 'Rock 'n' Roll,' John Lennon does nothing but interpret old rock.