Begun Quotes

  • Toronto is actually way more fast-paced than L.A. - I find the fast-paced nature of Toronto a bit obtrusive. In L.A., I love getting up and going hiking and going to the beach - that's L.A. culture and it's awesome and I miss it. Toronto culture is wonderful, but I miss L.A.
  • All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.
  • If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.
  • I've been lucky enough to kiss three James Bonds on screen: Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby and Daniel Craig.
  • Growing up in Vermont, no matter what I did, I didn't get much recognition.
  • I am proud to be in the Senate. I have always been proud to be a part of our political system. It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours.
  • I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one - I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me.
  • God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
  • What I loved the most about Oakland was that all of my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas, and religions as there are people on the planet. How lucky I was to know so many people that were so different and yet so much alike!
  • According to the comprehensive Global Burden of Disease project, the leading risk factors for ill health and premature death are linked to lifestyle, what we eat and drink and how much we exercise. Disease prevention does not occur in the hospital. We need the whole of society to be involved.
  • My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did.
  • I have a British and an American passport.
  • I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we're still paying for it.
  • Thongs don't show. With jeans, you're always going to get panty lines and I think that's just a big mistake.
  • It is reasonable to think that the more readers put into the Bible app in the form of small investments, the more it becomes a repository of their history of worship. Like a worn dog-eared book, full of scribbled insights and wisdom, the app becomes a treasured asset not easily discarded.
  • To have nothing to do, to sit there waiting for little aches and pains, is fundamentally wrong. Life has to be lived.
  • I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.
  • I spend hours mowing the lawn in absolutely straight lines on my tractor. If it's not right, I do it again.
  • What's important is Welsh football and that it progresses.
  • This record for the first time - feels like a record that really represents my whole entire life and instead of just a period of my life. And it is really kind of eye opening and it makes me feel really good to hear this record and hear all the years.
  • Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.
  • I tried the Crisco, and I hated it. Hated it! I couldn't roll it out. I'm a butter girl for my pie crusts.
  • As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food.
  • Attention is the way social primates measure status. It is highly rewarding because it causes the release of brain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins.
  • I don't want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that's not natural to me.
  • John Irwin became one of the greatest peace workers in Northern Ireland.
  • There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
  • I'm attracted to the things that people throw away - the shadow goods, in Jungian terms.
  • When I write songs for myself it's really personal and I just can't have someone else singing it.
  • I love writing picture books and story books because of the exciting, visual life that artists and illustrators give to them. And most of all, I love writing novels because of the inner, emotional journeys that they take me on. Hopefully, the reader comes with me!
  • Stop running around, stop trying to return every email in your inbox immediately, stop cramming too much stuff into too few hours in the day. Sit down, shut up, and most importantly, be glad.
  • I remember when I wrote songs when I was about 16, they all sounded the same because I didn't know anything. And all the subject matter was all the same because I hadn't actually done much.
  • If there's an incursion I don't go out of the house.
  • I went through college in the 1960s without having any idea that I was going to have to make a living. When I graduated in 1968 it was quite a shock to find out that there was a world out there and that it wasn't going to support me.
  • It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.
  • Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
  • I formed a band when I was about 13, and we all listened to punk - or what we thought was punk!
  • Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
  • True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
  • My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.
  • I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.
  • Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
  • I was quite excited, but I was sure I wouldn't win the race. I am a realist.
  • Women have begun to see that if I go through that doorway, I take everybody through it.
  • After 'Sesame Street,' it's a hyper-familiar world to me and I have this childlike ability to ignore the fact that I'm talking to scraps of cloth. Every country I go to, I see posters promoting the film in different languages. 'Los Muppets' - I love that!