Common Quotes

  • Cognitive neuroscience is entering an exciting era in which new technologies and ideas are making it possible to study the neural basis of cognition, perception, memory and emotion at the level of networks of interacting neurons, the level at which we believe many of the important operations of the brain take place.
  • I wrote stories as a kid just for myself. One day, some of the kids in my class found some of my stories in my bag, and I was deeply embarrassed until I realised they enjoyed reading them.
  • There's a real danger in doing a sequel. There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute. Quite frankly, most sequels don't execute well.
  • Hey, we've all been to high school We've seen the in-crowds. Most of us have been in the outer crowds, the people who weren't in. Although I was never in, I was selling records and was very happy.
  • There's no way that I could have known about a 72-oz. steak challenge in Amarillo unless thousands upon thousands of locals and travellers alike had attempted it. I guess if 'Man V Food' is me paying homage to these legends, then I suppose 'Man V Food Nation' is the legacy.
  • Coffee connects us in so many ways - to each other, to our senses, and to the earth that supports the coffee trees.
  • Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them.
  • Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now, unfortunately.
  • We only did probably two, three takes on every scene we did, at the most.
  • The older we get, the swifter time seems to pass and the quicker memories seem to fade.
  • Food to me, in one word, is 'creativity' or 'expression.' It's simply, 'This is who I am at this point in time, and this is what I want to cook for you.'
  • It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things.
  • 'Tis folly to be wise.
  • It's really important that I have a personal life.
  • There's not a single day when I walk the streets of New York City when someone doesn't come up to me to say: 'Please, please, ask your dad to run for president.' We really need a businessman as leader of our country, not a politician.
  • I was obsessed with David Bowie - still am. He's a babe, a total babe. His music is killer; his visuals are beautiful.
  • All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
  • In the three years since Obama invited Russia to help him renege on his 'red line' on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 136 occasions in which the Assad regime has deployed poison gas in its war on the Syrian people.
  • Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration.
  • Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
  • There are plenty of secondary characters that I had always hoped to write, but I don't know if it will ever happen. The way contracts work, if you leave one publishing house for another, the characters tend to stay with the previous publishing house.
  • My writing has a lot of surprising twists.
  • In terms of dangers, such as viruses, fraud or identity theft, I don't think we were thinking about that at all when we got started. If we had been worried about that, the net might have been better today, but we might not have even got there.
  • My dad is from Queens. I remember visiting as a kid. My grandparents grew up here. All the actors I respected were coming out of here. All the hip-hop I was listening to - Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, Wu Tang - was coming out of New York. I'm just into it.
  • Cut off from his religious, metaphysical and transcendental roots, man is lost; all his actions become senseless, absurd, useless.
  • Actually, I think it's interesting that when I put the weight on, I was already with him. I don't know, maybe I felt safe. And he likes me like this. He likes me whatever size I am.
  • We are categorically against proliferation of nuclear weapons.
  • People talk about places like Mumbai as a tale of two cities, as if the rich and poor don't have anything to do with each other.
  • Death Row inmates are almost twice as expensive to house each year as other inmates. Death penalty trials are much costlier than trials where execution is not a potential punishment and consume more time from judges, public defenders, and other legal personnel.
  • The way I work emotionally is: I don't ever try to cry. I try not to, which is what for me produces organic emotion.
  • Coffee has always been a significant part of my life. For me, it's a chance to start my day and gather my thoughts - it's fuel for my creative process.
  • If a woman is super-successful, she is called a psychopath.
  • Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
  • That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares for if he is to remain resolute.
  • Everyone's for free markets except when it affects your own business.
  • People who get trapped in the tunnel vision of making money think that is all there is to life.
  • It's important to feel settled and balanced in life, and that has been tough for me to do.
  • This merger is a logical next step that creates substantial value for customers and stockholders of both AT&T and BellSouth. It will benefit customers through new services and expanded service capabilities.
  • That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.
  • There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
  • Several things about Reagan are unusual in a public man. He was not a typical politician at all, but a private man in public life.
  • The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.
  • Whatever I do, it's crucial to me that I give it 100 per cent. It doesn't matter if it's a short film, stage, theatre, TV or blockbuster. It doesn't matter what level of budget or prestige it is.
  • If you want to know how Hillary Clinton could try to distance herself from President Obama's much-criticized foreign policy, listen closely to the words of her former top strategist, Anne-Marie Slaughter.
  • Schools used to fund-raise for luxuries, like a trip to the water slides. Now, we fund-raise for things we have to have.
  • Community action is as valuable a principle on the international level as it has been domestically.
  • Sometimes in your career, you are at the right place at the right moment. But you have to be aware that eventually you may no longer be the right person for that position. So build your succession and foster for it while you are still at the peak of you career.
  • Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.