Brought Quotes

  • I don't talk to media or anyone before games. I just put my headphones on, turn up some hip-hop, and get in the zone.
  • The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it.
  • I love being a dad. I'd have more kids if I could. I'd take a couple more, one or two more before I croak.
  • I don't particularly enjoy standing alone and recording my own voice or my own stuff. It's sometimes fun to do for demos and stuff, but I really enjoy the social act of recording records, because writing it is so lonely. And it has to be.
  • Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
  • Diane Arbus is one of the most mysterious, enigmatic, and frighteningly daring artists of the 20th century. Her work emerged from a deeply private place and profoundly affected all those who came into contact with it.
  • I like my dry-aged steaks.
  • The name of the Redskins will remain the Redskins.
  • If you're going to be adapting something across media, you should at least have the moves that people want you to hit and that you want to hit.
  • May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
  • It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.
  • I think with any movie, the more you know, it loses some of its power.
  • Thrillers are my favorite. I like stuff that keeps you on the edge of your seat or maybe makes you jump.
  • Homophobia is manufactured in high schools, so it's probably useful to keep in mind that it really does bother people.
  • I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president.
  • I still feel that a movie has to attempt to say something - even if it fails miserably. But I've sort of given up on believing that I'm going to change the world with every film I choose to act in.
  • I'm not sure I have a role model per se, but I do deeply admire every woman who raises children and has to walk for water.
  • I think the United States is way behind the times.
  • Something unknown is doing we don't know what.
  • I've always had a little bit of darkness, and I've always been someone who was grieving. I had kind of had a tumultuous upbringing living in an abusive home, so for me, writing has always been a point of catharsis.
  • I got Jimmy Hall from Wet Willie and he also plays now with Hank Williams Jr.
  • I have always preferred to keep things to myself rather than sharing them with anyone, but I am learning that if you let it go, you feel better for it. Don't keep it all bottled up inside; don't take it all on alone.
  • My poems always begin with a metaphor, but my way into the metaphor may be a word, an image, even a sound. And I rarely know the nature of the metaphor when I begin to write, but there is an attentiveness that a writer develops, a sudden alertness that is much like the feel of a fish brushing against a hook.
  • Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don't have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can't stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there's too much stimulation.
  • Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated.
  • Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind.
  • My best artist friend is definitely Jason Aldean. He and I really get along great and are really great friends. It's fun to tour with a buddy and somebody that I just enjoy hanging out with. If we weren't touring together, we'd be hunting in the off-season still and knocking around doing stuff, certainly.
  • I think that, as an actor, you have to break out eventually, and if you do it properly, it can be something that's positive.
  • I've had curly hair for years, and I never wore it curly. I didn't know what to do with it.
  • There are so many aspects of the game that you can work on - you can drive it father, you can drive it straighter, you can hit your irons higher and more consistently, you can get better with your wedges, and you can always putt better. There's never an end to that striving to get better in golf.
  • An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly restricting egoism will perish.
  • A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
  • What is to give light must endure burning.
  • I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality.
  • Healthcare has been the last major industry that hasn't been touched by technology in terms of productivity and consumer adoption in the way so many other industries have.
  • Many Latino kids should become scientists because we need scientists all over the world from all different backgrounds. We have many tough problems, and we need everybody's help to solve the problems.
  • Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
  • The great medical facilities are a relief for the parents, too, who don't have to think about caring for their young ones on their own for a weekend. They have a great time.
  • Some of the onus falls on us to make ourselves available for the ball, because we need to play inside-out. That's when we're at our best.
  • The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
  • I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking.
  • Nobody can be a clairvoyant.
  • I certainly didn't say while writing 'Gossip Girl,' 'Oh this is going to be big!' It was really like, 'Oh god, everyone's gong to hate these people! They're so bratty!' But I actually think what is so appealing about them is the humor in them.
  • Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
  • Sculptures created from found materials like ice and thorns, driftwood, and even bleached kangaroo bones all presuppose that artistic design will yield to the cycles of time and climate, whether over an hour or a decade.
  • I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there's another purpose to it.
  • We had a cistern for water. My grandmother churned butter and made lye soap. She and my mother did the washing in a wash kettle outdoors, using a fire to heat the water. That's the way they did the wash until the 1950s.
  • If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.