Big Quotes

  • I was so comfortable with my ballet power, my dancer power, that to have a voice, the comfort with having a voice, is slower to come to me.
  • I was pretty hot-tempered all through school. I remember my high school basketball coach telling me: 'Boy, if you don't learn to control that temper, you're gonna kill somebody.'
  • Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
  • As time goes by and you're getting older and stuff like that - getting older sucks. You know, I hear all this crap about, 'Oh, you can age with dignity.' Really?
  • Human freedom increasingly depends on who controls what we know and, therefore, how we understand our world. It depends on what information we are able to create and disseminate: what we can share, how we can share it, and with whom we can share it.
  • The studio is just a labor. Getting on stage is the reward.
  • 'Looper' was so brilliant, and it took me forever to finally see it, but the way that movie ends and the message behind that is so selfless.
  • I don't know what to do with babies.
  • The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall, so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners. I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.
  • Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
  • One place had a winning record that I went to, and that was Detroit. Rick Carlisle laid a foundation that gave us a chance to win a championship.
  • Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
  • I lived on my own when I was living in New York City when I was 18, working on a show. And that definitely kind of grows you up a little faster than a normal 18-year-old in college, so I think so. I think I've got some street smarts.
  • I don't need to marry again. I've been married twice, and I love it when it works, but these days we live until we're 80 and marriages are jolly long.
  • The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
  • In the middle of my fourth year teaching is when I got my book contract - in 2010. I knew the book would come out in May 2011.
  • A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.
  • I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries.
  • Long-term memory involves enduring changes that result from the growth of new synaptic connections.
  • I find that I take a great deal of pleasure knowing I get up people's noses to some degree.
  • The only nickname I've ever had is Merlin, like the magician. I don't know why.
  • At 15 I had moved out of my parents' place, and my options were looking pretty narrow. But I had this acting thing and I just wanted to be able to keep going because it was really good. That was all I wanted.
  • Scottish men of a certain age have a black response to almost everything as a measure of how sophisticated they are. I have a very long fuse that eventually explodes after building up a nice head of steam, although it's only happened three times - usually at work when someone takes me for granted.
  • I was pretty much seen as a basketball player coming out of high school. Football was my second love, but luckily, I turned out to be pretty good. Something just drew me to football; besides, I ended up being too short for my position in basketball.
  • The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money.
  • I fully support the goal of species protection and conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately delisting of species should be the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
  • I grew up hearing about the walking undead. I had a fascination with it as a child.
  • I'm such a diva on set.
  • But when I really look back on my life, being really honest about it and now that I've got the chance to travel the world, seeing how a lot of little kids grow up - my life wasn't so bad.
  • I'm a big fan of simplicity, especially with songs and I try not to make them complicated. I just make them simple and let people absorb that message themselves. That's my theory.
  • Running those poor steers back and forth in the heat is ridiculous. What they ought to do is put the steers in the convention hall and run the delegates.
  • I don't necessarily have friends who are forensic scientists, but I have tons of friends who are cops.
  • Believe me when I say that Bill Clinton's second term will be good for business. My business.
  • Follow your heart's truth with no need for personal gain other than the feeling produced when doing what you truly love.
  • To get to New Orleans you don't pass through anywhere else. That geographical location, being aloof, lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than other places that have to keep up with the progress.
  • Individual scientists cannot do much on their own. Heads of nations, corporates, and economic giants should recognise the criticality of it.
  • This is a good time to ask apologists for the Islamic regime, who degrades Islam? Who imposes stoning, forced marriage of underage girls and flogging for not wearing the veil? Do such practices represent Iran's ancient history and culture, its ethnic and religious diversity? Its centuries of sensual and subversive poetry?
  • My mom says I was born screaming.
  • Feeling better is not actually being better.
  • The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time.
  • I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.
  • Sometimes labeling is only useful, like with OCD. Once you're labeled you can be treated. On other occasions labeling leads to tyranny, like with childhood bipolar disorder in the U.S.
  • The blues is nothing but a story... The verses which are sung in the blues is a true story, what people are doing... what they all went through. It's not just a song, see?
  • We're going to create a portable handheld environment, and you should expect the same things you've always expected from Playstation - a great quality product, versatility, great value to the consumer.
  • I've got the best shoe guy in the business.
  • If Romney explains why where we are with Obama is unacceptable, why whither we are tending is even worse - and why his own alternative path forward is superior - then we trust the American people to make the right choice in November.
  • The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.
  • Sometimes, success almost haunts you. You want to be the best at everything you do and know you have to work hard.