Confront Quotes

  • When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.
  • Readers regularly ask what can go wrong but almost never what could positively surprise.
  • I don't have the feeling that as a very young person I read books that absolutely made their mark on my mind.
  • There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer.
  • We have to be focused on growing the party and getting young people to see us as a viable option.
  • Making a film is so hard that if you don't have your main actors going along with the ride with the rest of the crew it can make your life very difficult.
  • History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state.
  • In 1957, I was a 16-year-old office boy for the Dodgers.
  • In retrospect, I have devoted my scientific life mainly to the question to what extent infectious agents contribute to human cancer, trusting that this will contribute to novel modes of cancer prevention, diagnosis and, hopefully, later on, also to cancer therapy.
  • Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.
  • I still don't know much about directing a movie.
  • On a smash TV series, you make much more money than you ever can in a movie. Do you know how much more Bill Cosby will make than Spielberg? The money for successful television is unbelievable.
  • I think I've been asked a lot more than most TV producers to go on-camera. But I just do what I do and don't think about the package.
  • The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.
  • But I do not want to use Hungarian verses for British people.
  • The sculptor Frosty Myers and I met when we were bidding against each other at an auction. He's an eccentric, a liberal with a collection of rifles, and his stuff is big art. We share a love of tractors. I'm trading him one for a piece of art.
  • We must be loyal to the forum of our government.
  • The way I was raised, family was always the most important. When I had our first daughter, Natasha, I knew that's what I wanted to do.
  • Commerce was the best job I could ever have.
  • Consider then, O man! whether there can be anything more wretched and poor, more naked and miserable, than man when he dies, if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness, and enriched in his God.
  • I was raised Catholic... I fell in love with certain ideals.
  • What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
  • We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
  • I grew up reading 19th-century novels and late Victorian children's books, so I try for a good story full of coincidence and error, landscape and weather. However, the world was radically changed during my lifetime, and I tell of that battering as best I can.
  • The Sierra Club in the United States has now really come out for population control and reduction.
  • The trade-off between speed and image quality is a key constraint of first-person action games, and the job of developing a workable engine involves constantly optimizing both elements. Gamers dream of the day they'll be able to haul their arsenals through three-dimensional environments of photographic clarity, playing 'Myst' with a meat ax.
  • Usually I'm very, very involved with choosing my character's wardrobe and knowing exactly how I want the character to look and this is the color palette and the textures and these are the kinds of shoes she'd wear.
  • The obvious choice isn't always the best choice, but sometimes, by golly, it is. I don't stop looking as soon I find an obvious answer, but if I go on looking, and the obvious-seeming answer still seems obvious, I don't feel guilty about keeping it.
  • The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
  • Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
  • Pretending that we live doesn't make us alive.
  • When I was growing up, I thought I'd be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money.
  • My hair was famous before I was.
  • In 1967, London Weekend Television asked me to head up their sports coverage. I got to work with guys like Brian Moore and Dickie Davies. We were the first ones to come up with the idea of the pundits' panel. Although, since I was one of the pundits, it's debatable how good an idea that was.
  • There's a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I'm not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time.