Better Quotes

  • It's been constant grinding and trying to secure work that I care about, tireless auditions and meetings. I've been fortunate that a lot of cool doors have opened to me, chiefly meeting great people who were inspired by what I've done and what they feel I could bring to their projects.
  • The United States is like a big company, and we need a CEO to run it.
  • To support myself as a kid, I was a model at art schools around Boston.
  • Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
  • My dad was a theater actor, so he had an agent, and he brought me into his agency when I was maybe four years old. That was how I started. I started modeling, and it progressed from there.
  • We stand strong together - as Americans - many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God.
  • Annexation is probably the most valuable tool a city has to ensure orderly growth and development.
  • I think I draw most inspiration from writers like Richelle Mead and filmmakers like John Hughes. They both really understand the experience of being a teenager and how insistent and intense everything feels, but they're also smart, savvy, and fun.
  • A cultural shift is not always an ideological one - or at least not always the one you imagine. Our norms are always evolving.
  • I would have loved to have gone into diagnostic medicine.
  • To be efficient with the football in practice and on the game field obviously is the most important thing, but be efficient with the football, make smart decisions, be great on third downs, be great in the red zone, when the game's on the line in the fourth quarter - that's what I love.
  • 'Three Kingdoms' gives you a panoply of different routes; everyone can find their own path. It shows that sometimes the route to fulfilment or success is not the obvious one. You must take twists and turns to achieve a goal.
  • There are so many unpleasant things in the world already that there is no use in imagining any more.
  • I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me.
  • The Italian culture and values have significantly shaped who I am, and I would never intentionally demean or degrade the very culture that has been so integral to my life.
  • Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.
  • I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him.
  • The cast called her Lucy, but everyone else called her Mrs. Ball. She was honest with people. If she liked you, you knew it. If she didn't, you knew it, also.
  • It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty.
  • We wouldn't think of rising in the morning without a face-wash, but we often neglect that purgative cleansing of the Word of the Lord. It wakes us up to our responsibility.
  • I'm a typical Delhi girl. Professional parents, nuclear family. My father was in the navy. I've spent my whole life in government accommodation, and it's been lovely.
  • Like most thoughtful people who watch what's going on in Washington, venting is very necessary.
  • Somehow when I express my voice, I feel that much more vulnerable. For instance, if I used the wrong word, or if I said something and somebody could take the word and misinterpret it.
  • You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don't get much else in that job.
  • Love stories are probably all I've ever been able to write or want to write.
  • I've been very blessed as far as my faith sustaining me because it's not like I haven't been challenged and I haven't been tested and disappointed. But my faith does really bind me and keep me.
  • From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
  • I've never wanted to live in a ghetto or write in a ghetto. I want to write about a world that reflects the one most people live in. Gay people are just one aspect of that.
  • American football seems to resemble soccer in that one scores by putting the ball through the opponent's goal; but football, truly is about land. The Settlers want to move the line of scrimmage Westward, the Native Americans want to move it East.
  • Growth is a stupid goal. So, by the way, is no-growth.
  • Basically, the way I do it is I get to work with a bunch of people; get a bunch of great people together, and you'll be able to get something cool on the other side.
  • Suggest your children try tithing - giving 10 percent of their allowance to a charity every month.
  • As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it.
  • Another way to lose control is to ignore something when you should address it.
  • I'm from the old school - you go where the power is, and you try to make fun of it. When it becomes off limits to say or do certain things without being brutalized or censored or whatever, it's unfortunate.
  • In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
  • The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts.
  • Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll.
  • I am not interested in telling you what to think. My job is to show you what I think. Period.
  • I was feeling like a real misfit in middle school, but when I saw 'Wicked,' it made me feel really cool for being different... and you can carve that in stone!
  • All I can do is put on my armor and brace for the arrows.
  • I think anyone would want to see their favorite band in a small club over a large stadium.
  • ALEC is one great organization, I think, for growing future political leaders.
  • Roy Schneider was cool. I learned quite a bit from him.
  • I would love to do theater. But I am very picky when choosing theater. I just won't do anything.
  • The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo).
  • The biggest risk I've ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn't going to try too hard to conform, and I knew that it could possibly not work out.
  • It was sort of that in-between area when people don't talk about their personal lives. That's the kind of life I think Kerry would be living now if it weren't for the Lopez character sort of outing her.