Brought Quotes

  • My favorite thing in the world is a quiz show, 'University Challenge,' so you can see what kind of sad person I am.
  • People talk about escapism as though it's something nasty but escapism is wonderful!
  • Oh my God, I'm a walking advertisement for discounted shopping.
  • It just so happens that I was born and raised in Washington. Had I been born in Chicago or San Antonio, the streets and places would have figured into whatever I wrote. Just so happens that it's Washington, D.C.
  • From my experience and understanding, I believe money follows name and fame, while recognition calls for a huge amount of sacrifice. To get something, you have to lose something. That's the rule of life.
  • I would like to explore comedy, I want to do more theatre, and I definitely want a future in film. I love science-fiction.
  • I've always been a little high maintenance. I'm, like, upper-middle-class maintenance.
  • I used to look at composing music as problem solving. But as I get older, it's not about problem solving anymore. There are no solutions, because there are no problems. You just turn the tap and it flows out.
  • I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
  • Stamps from Afghanistan are hilarious. You can tell when the revolutions are because suddenly they stop having pictures of the mullahs and the independence monument and they start having fish on them.
  • I think whenever you lose somebody close to you, there's always a part of you that wishes you could have done something differently.
  • Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
  • Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.
  • Our cells engage in protein production, and many of those proteins are enzymes responsible for the chemistry of life.
  • Bigger stories are made out of longer acquaintance with fact and character, but I also love the tiny stories in which almost everything has to be inferred and imagined.
  • I've never broken a piano. However, I've been banned from particular clubs for breaking piano strings.
  • I think whenever anyone asked me why I wanted to be a hockey player, that's where it all started, watching the Winnipeg Jets play as a young kid.
  • My hopes are laid up within my own bosom, for he is not alone with whom the Lord is; when he falls, he shall not be dashed to pieces, for the Lord sustains him in his hand.
  • Ten percent of the American population thinks that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Those are the people that have not learned the skill of filtering information from the vast barrage of inaccurate information that we're all faced with everyday. I think that's a very 21st century skill.
  • They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
  • Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience.
  • I'm not a big eye makeup girl unless there's a professional doing it - otherwise I look like I have two black eyes!
  • As a little boy of 3 or 4, I became lame. Something was wrong with my right leg. There are pictures of me being pulled around in a little wagon. The doctors didn't know what to do. So my nanny took me to the miraculous Madonna at Sacro Monte in Varese, the priest blessed me, and I walked.
  • Commercial success still hasn't come to an artist that isn't signed to a record label. There are very few artists that can succeed without the help of a record label. The role of the record label is still required, it's still necessary.
  • I couldn't sustain myself if I skimped on food - I work 16-hour days, I need the energy, I can't afford to be stingy on what I eat.
  • Imagine a libertarian president ending impediments to free markets.
  • The best decision I made at NYU was joining the Shakespeare ensemble. It literally led to everything I did after that. It gave me the kind of confidence I really needed.
  • 'Curvy' is just a polite way of saying 'fat.'
  • Analysis I take to be a scientific procedure. What I do is creative. It doesn't spring from the same part of the mind.
  • By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director.
  • Life delivered me a catastrophe, but I found a richness of soul.
  • The whole process of being one of the 10 finalists for the 'Vogue' Fashion Fund award has to be my biggest achievement to date. Meeting Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, etc., has been an amazing experience that even now gives me goose bumps when I think about it.
  • A favorite cooking method? I'm a fan of all of them! Anything that gets a pile of random ingredients into a cruelty-free dish works for me!
  • 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.
  • My poems are political in the deeper sense of the word. Political means to live in your time, to be a man of your time.
  • As an actor, I've grown considerably. For example, it's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience. I do it a lot better than I ever did. I've really opened up a lot. And I'm glad I have because I'm being appreciated for it.
  • Taxpayers can go online and find out more about the way their government works than ever before.
  • I was in a little punk band and we put out a few punk records that weren't very political, at all.
  • I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
  • I think when your parents are as rebellious as mine were, it's difficult to top them. So what's the point?
  • The First Amendment doesn't give anybody the right to be heard. People don't have to listen to you.
  • The idea of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula, all I could think of was, why haven't they done this with him before? It's such a genius idea. 'Dracula' has always been done as film, so it's been an hour and 40 minutes. What we're done is 10 hours of 'Dracula,' so you have a lot of freedom with all the different mythologies and nuances.
  • Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
  • A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?
  • That's a comic cover's job: Attract someone's attention and persuade them to try the issue out.
  • I subscribe to 'National Geographic,' 'Scientific American,' 'Discover,' and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting 'What if?' will pop into my head.
  • London is really nice, and I'm really happy here, but, of course, I've moved here to play football and not just to be in the city.
  • A film like Genevieve to my contemporaries is not a film made years ago, but last week or last year. They see me as I was then, not as I am now.