Before Quotes

  • When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn't understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge.
  • I am for anything that makes teens visible in an honest way... in other words, anything that represents them the way they are, positively or negatively.
  • I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.
  • I doodle all the time, even if I'm on the train.
  • It is very nice to have good actors with you.
  • It's impossible to explain to people who you are in a five-minute interview on TV.
  • Because there is something helpless and weak and innocent - something like an infant - deep inside us all that really suffers in ways we would never permit an insect to suffer.
  • When he hit a ground ball to you, you knew you had to make a good throw because he was going to be running.
  • I got a degree in broadcast journalism at Northwestern but was running a sketch-comedy group and then went to Second City. When the writers' strike happened in 2007-2008, I went to work at E! because I had that background.
  • I've gotten to a place where I still love to play and sing, but I don't have any ego agenda left, outside of just wanting to stay in a creative place and play music. I much prefer to sing for somebody else, and to somebody else.
  • If you don't take a Sabbath, something is wrong. You're doing too much, you're being too much in charge. You've got to quit, one day a week, and just watch what God is doing when you're not doing anything.
  • I'm not silly. I understand that, with age and at different parts of your career, you have different challenges.
  • If you start thinking of the Super Bowl championship as your motivation, you are going to miss the trees for the forest or the forest for the trees. I never could understand that one.
  • Before 'Grey's Anatomy,' I was doing musicals, plays, commercials, you name it.
  • Over the years, I really focused on doing the best job I could, working hard, getting great results, and working with my teams.
  • Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it.
  • It was not any grace in me, but God that put this earnest care into my heart, that I should be one of the hunters or fishers whom long ago God foreshowed would come in the last days.
  • Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
  • I think all chefs who pursue great flavor have good ethics.
  • I did the 'Bionic Woman,' which of course had a lot of humor in it, and that was really a function of a lot of the ad-libbing and the things that I did in it.
  • The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'
  • We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change.
  • Because of the Turing completeness theory, everything one Turing-complete language can do can theoretically be done by another Turing-complete language, but at a different cost. You can do everything in assembler, but no one wants to program in assembler anymore.
  • Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there.
  • The country life near Manchester I really love.
  • I'm not a huge fan of scary movies, but I love doing them because your character arc gets condensed, and everything is elevated, and so you kind of have this amazing opportunity to go in many different places.
  • Modern political speechwriting is certainly a skill, and one that requires experience and practice to master.
  • I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive.
  • The only reason I don't want to commit adultery is because I love my wife and I love my lord.
  • What I really admire are people like my daughter, Victoria, who don't give up, who have daily medical challenges and medical conditions. They go on with their lives and make the best of it, not giving up even when it's not easy.
  • A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
  • There are many ways in which genes influence the brain.
  • I got cocky and I stopped taking my vitamins. It was an inconvenience to have a suitcase full of vitamins with me on the road. About two years ago, it caught up with me.
  • In the Nation of Islam, Akbar Muhammad is a big deal.
  • From Japan to Thailand, I keep discovering amazing talent, cuisine and food markets.
  • I want my models to be bigger, stronger and taller than common mortals. I need superwomen and supermen.
  • The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry.
  • I've figured out what to do so far, but it's always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting - whoosh! in your face. That's why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do.
  • During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.
  • I didn't have the confidence to leave the band because of a solo career, or anything like that. I just wanted to grow.
  • I came to Baku the same way I would go to Texas - because they asked me to come and play hip hop.
  • I want to challenge the best, and I'm ready.
  • The blues brings you back into the fold. The blues isn't about the blues, it's about we have all had the blues and we are all in this together.
  • I'm not saying that every night of the week, my husband, ex-husband, our children and I all sit around together like one big happy family. But we do see each other frequently, and everyone loves each other, and we are all friends.
  • Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
  • Obviously, I'm not a trained actress, and right now I'll come out and say I'm glad I'm not.
  • Because the mask is your face, the face is a mask, so I'm thinking of the face as a mask because of the way I see faces is coming from an African vision of the mask which is the thing that we carry around with us, it is our presentation, it's our front, it's our face.
  • The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.