Career Quotes

  • The world knows me as the Raging Bull.
  • I've never met him, but I love the simplicity with which Warren Buffett describes good and bad businesses and how he makes his investment decisions.
  • I love the instantaneous nature of filming rather than the repetition of working in the theatre, but that maybe because I haven't had great experiences working in the theatre.
  • I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
  • When I was 12, my feet were so small, I wore my sisters' glitter shoes. My dad would whoop me: 'You're not going to school now, you'll embarrass us!'
  • I don't want to be the crazy woman who does it for years and years and years, and tries and fails and tries and fails and tries and fails, but I can swim from Cuba to Florida, and I will swim from Cuba to Florida.
  • Vancouver houses one of North America's largest open air drug markets and has a dense and heartbreaking problem with homelessness and mental illness. Those are the neighbourhoods I live and work in.
  • I am pro-technology that improves the lives of many people in any way possible, and I think the blockchain has the potential to do that.
  • My big influences are Joni Mitchell, and a lot of classical and Indian music, as well as Nina Simone and the personal blues and jazz of Billie Holiday. Other influences for me include Bjork, Nick Drake, and Sufjan Stevens.
  • I'm living in the present. I have no ambition. It's true. But I want to live.
  • The United States could transform its property tax system into a progressive tax on net worth without asking permission to the rest of the world.
  • I don't know, so much of women's femininity is tied up with their hair.
  • L.A. malls are so different than a 'mall' mall like we probably all grew up with that had a food court and the sword shop, the yo-yo kiosk.
  • Look at smartphones. We are seeing growth almost like a barbell. You see lower-priced but high-volume growth in the developing world. But it ends up the average selling prices in the developing world are actually a lot higher than what people think.
  • What cops are hired to do is to control people who will not abide by the social contract.
  • Amnesty is not the answer as it will only encourage more illegal immigrants to enter.
  • Television moves fast, and you don't have the indulgences you have when you're shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines.
  • I pray in my own way, not regularly, and I wouldn't say structured prayers. What I'm praying to I'm not sure. I'd be a firm agnostic.
  • I would love to start a cancer organization.
  • I tend to come up with people more than situations - most of my books start with a character.
  • I play the piano and write music.
  • We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
  • I think growing up in the shadow of New York shaped me for life. Hey, you come from Jersey, you get used to being dumped on by the big city.
  • 'Back To Love' is a way of letting people know that sometimes you get caught up in trying to be successful in school or in your social life, and it's a reminder not to forget that each day people are getting older. Nobody is promised tomorrow, so we should make sure that we spend quality time with quality people.
  • I was a big fan of Raven Symone, when 'That's So Raven' was out. I used to say, 'Oh my God, that should be my show!'
  • I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.
  • I do what I want. It's because I got booed and picked on that I really don't care anymore.
  • I hate doing interviews. I get really bored talking about me.
  • More and more companies are reaching out to their suppliers and contractors to work jointly on issues of sustainability, environmental responsibility, ethics, and compliance.
  • I don't listen to my own records a lot. Once in a while - to check out my mistakes. Because you can always see a spot or two in the record where you could have done better. So you more or less study this way.
  • True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character, to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.
  • It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.
  • If there are actors that are brilliant, people often wonder whether it's intimidating working alongside them, but it really isn't. It just makes you up your game and want to be better. Rather than cowering in their shadows, it's very encouraging to see someone who's incredible; it makes me want to be a bit more like them.
  • My face has always been my fortune anyway, not my body.
  • Ironically, my paintings don't photograph well.
  • I feel God has sent me to Earth to sing. I started singing when I was five, but I don't think I've worked as hard as many other people.
  • The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others, and consequent support of false beliefs.
  • People tend to compartmentalize themselves into IT people, and movie star people, and scientists, but when we share our perspectives about nature, we find a common denominator.
  • I pretty much spent my twenties as a musician and taking acting classes. I loved it. I was at UCLA getting As and Bs in English and creative writing, basically trying to stay out of the Army. All I really wanted to do was play music.
  • I loved the game so much that even though our playing field was muddy and we had many trees on it, I used to play many hours every day.
  • There are ways to pursue political change. In a democracy, it's through the ballot box. There are other ways, and many democracies have many different systems of democracy.
  • 'The Fault in Our Stars' is a beautiful film that's really positive. The second half gets sad, but it's always positive.
  • I suppose I was very disappointed that I was injured during training for Korea. In fact, I had an argument with a grenade and it won, and consequently I was forced to come back to Australia for twelve months.
  • I'm not ashamed of anything that I've done because when I did it, I was passionate about it and I was doing it for a reason.
  • I'm 31 years old and I want to be part of a championship team before my career is over.
  • I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television.
  • I think people like to be scared. I think people like tension and suspense in a movie.
  • If you work well, the country will be in good order, and it will be a blessing to the country. The country needs good care.