Becoming Quotes

  • The only thing that I demand of the audience is that they listen to what I'm saying. Other than that, they owe me nothing. They don't owe me a thing.
  • Most writers, by the time they're 60, must have revisited their childhood a dozen times.
  • In some respects, inside information is a form of financial steroid. It is unfair: it is offensive; it is unlawful; and it puts a black mark on the entire enterprise.
  • I think that with the success of, like, VH1's 'Behind The Music' and stuff like that, the fact that it's so successful, it's clear that people are interested in rock lives.
  • We've got a second amendment right. I think some people forget that.
  • Eisenhower was less deferential to the military than he seemed likely to be, Kennedy was not at all beholden to the pope, George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed and Barack Obama has not led a charge from the left - least of all on behalf of the civil liberties that have eroded since September 11, 2001.
  • I believe children's blessings are very powerful.
  • Before I got in this business I was in the chicken business.
  • Each of my career decisions has been very much about doing what I wanted to achieve in the role and then finding another challenge.
  • Virtue is harmony.
  • If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat.
  • The original Spencer Tracy version of 'The Old Man and the Sea' was always terribly flawed because of the over-reliance on voice over, but it's still a beautiful movie.
  • We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.
  • Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown's trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention.
  • After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly, I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.
  • I began playing drums when I was seven and guitar when I was fourteen, but it wasn't until the early '90s that I took music seriously.
  • I've been through a lot of different situations, and the key thing I've learned is: Don't panic. That's the advice I give people. If anaphylaxis occurs, just do the necessary things. If it's your first time, call and seek emergency assistance and find out exactly what's happening. Get help.
  • Because I've done so many hour dramas, people tend to think of you as more of a dramatic actor and don't see you as doing comedy.
  • Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
  • Any trend that is developed too fast and is disposed right away is not going to have a lasting impression on the culture, you know?
  • I am in favor of reducing all budget items. But the item I don't want to reduce is the pension expenditure because it affects the weakest part of society.
  • School was rough for me. I was a good student in middle school, but high school wasn't so fun. I still pulled through, though! I excelled in art, fashion, history and English literature - anything creative. Math and science I struggled a bit more in.
  • There's a Biblical mandate to reach out to those who are the orphans, the widows in their distress, to take care of the stranger in your land. But that does not mean citizenship.
  • My question about everything I do is, does it make our country stronger?
  • I'm not a real estate developer. I'm a golfer. I'm a sportsman.
  • Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
  • Nobody loses money on my movies. I make them cheap.
  • The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
  • I look to my family for my support. I'm fortunate to have a big family.
  • A passive approach to professional growth will leave you by the wayside.
  • It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth.
  • Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids.
  • I have not met, in Afghanistan, in even the most remote community, anybody who does not want a say in who governs them. Most remote community, I have never met a villager who does not want a vote.
  • We've talked to the Europeans about it. It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council.
  • If women ran Hollywood, 'The Hollywood Reporter' would have a 'Men in Entertainment' issue every year, and those jerks would have to write something.
  • The bottom line is that we have entered an age when local communities need to invest in themselves. Federal and state dollars are becoming more and more scarce for American cities. Political and civic leaders in local communities need to make a compelling case for this investment.
  • It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which, when compared with football and tennis, still needs promotion.
  • Do I think I can take 20 carries now? Well, I think finally last week and this is week was probably the first time I could probably say, yeah, I could take 20 carries and go do some damage.
  • We went to L.A. as a family, with a sort of vision that we were going to 'make it,' whatever that meant.
  • When I was about 12 or 13, my father gave me 'The Little Prince.' He was making sure that I knew it was a special book. I'd seen the name of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, but to me it seemed a very French name, and I was not excited about him as a person.
  • I keep my politics a little closer to me than others do.
  • An adaptable company is one that captures more than its fair share of new opportunities. It's always redefining its 'core business' in ways that open up new avenues for growth.
  • We all face difficulties of our own, and how comforting it is to immerse yourself in a book - my book, any book, any romance. It's entertainment, it's escape, and it can even be an inspiration!
  • The office is the laboratory and meeting your users is like going into the field. You can't just stay in the lab. And it's not just asking users what they want, it's about seeing what they're doing.
  • There's plenty of people who've never gotten the opportunity to wrestle at WrestleMania. To perform there and do that, I never thought it would ever happen. I had learned to live with it. So to say I did, that is a big notch in my belt.
  • If I could only give three words of advice, they would be, 'Tell the truth.' If I got three more words, I'd add, 'All the time.'
  • If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
  • Protecting eagles from the threat of extinction is a conservation success story that we must prudently safeguard for future generations to come.