Book Quotes

  • If a guy wants to take me out, he must seek my dad's permission first. That's just the way it works.
  • There are seven songs finished and on par with any that are on Siren's.
  • Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
  • And my father, after all, was a nationalist.
  • I rather like mysteries. But I do dislike muddles.
  • Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
  • We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on television once seems insane.
  • What I am against is false optimism: the notion either that things have to go well, or else that they tend to, or else that the default condition of historical trajectories is characteristically beneficial in the long-run.
  • The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
  • Let the fresh fruits and vegetables be your guide, and make something that will keep for the whole week.
  • Normally when we go in and write the songs we write, we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record. That would be, for us, a concept. We don't want to have a concept!
  • I'm a great believer in our ability to come up with the ideas necessary to solve the big questions. I have less confidence that we'll be able to find a consensus about which ones are right without experiment.
  • Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.
  • I had this notion that maybe I wanted to be an actor... I thought it might be a neat career. I thought if I was going to try that, I should shoot for the best, and I auditioned for Julliard.
  • If the expansion of a global legal regime for communication technologies gains traction, the effects to the global economy as well as our individual liberties will be severe.
  • I had to trick people into giving me money for my first film. Making a romantic comedy is easier and more expected from a woman than it is to make a drama about a Japanese warrior.
  • Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
  • The answer has to be sought in the material conditions of the production and utilization of cattle in India compared with the production and utilization of cattle in other parts of the world.
  • I would never and did not ever characterize myself as a hippie.
  • There is a point in the grieving process when you can run away from memories or walk straight toward them.
  • The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
  • The regret of my life is that I have not said 'I love you' often enough.
  • It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
  • I love vintage, but it's so expensive now.
  • As long as I give the best performance I can give, I know I can't do any more.
  • Episcopalians are pretty thin on the ground in the central United States.
  • So not only can you not imagine dying, you can't really imagine existence before you were born.
  • I don't see myself as an artist, as a writer. The sort of writing that I do, which is popular fiction, it's work. I have contracts to fulfil, and I have deadlines to meet.
  • Every breach you look at occurred because somebody inside did something they weren't supposed to do. Sometimes there's an accomplice, but most of the time, it's innocent.
  • As soon as I got off the plane in L.A., I heard they'd cast the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and that it was all being shot in New Zealand! That was pretty ironic.
  • A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
  • In future, lots of things will be made from beans and fibres grown on the farmers' fields. This new science is called chemurgy. Plastics, for industry, will come from the soil.
  • Church members in too many cases are like deep sea divers, encased in the suits designed for many fathoms deep, marching bravely to pull out plugs in bathtubs.
  • Scientific man is already on the moon, and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer.
  • Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
  • There's so many more better TV shows than films coming out, in my opinion.
  • We really put together a great band, and have a great time.
  • I realize it's a cliche almost, that coming out of the closet is a very healthy and empowering thing to do, but for me, it really has been a truly wonderful thing.
  • I adopt a very simple approach. I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
  • I have no restrictions, no limits, no musical history to live with.
  • I hate the word wholesome.
  • I have had my set of fears in most of my movies. But the fun lies in overcoming them.
  • I love to go to casinos with my wife. I play poker, and she's an old-fashioned slot queen. She even has a visor.
  • We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve this language on public funding for abortion - no public funding for abortion.
  • The day I finished 'Twilight,' I came home and started bulking up. For 'New Moon,' I'm 30 pounds heavier than I was in 'Twilight.'
  • I have lived in Chile since 1996 and reported from Chile since 1989, so I know the nation better than my native Massachusetts.
  • Until I feel strong enough to pray sincerely and to act accordingly, I would rather not pray at all.
  • Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.