Current Quotes

  • Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
  • Silence, you know, is the best place to get close to spirit for me.
  • As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly eager to become a Cadet, but my father wished it. So my wishes were not consulted.
  • It's of very little importance to me that I was born gay. It doesn't make me a better athlete, it doesn't make me a stronger person, it doesn't really do anything to enhance my life. It's just something I was born with, the same as green eyes.
  • If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it well. That's just my character, that's just the way it is with me.
  • The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
  • I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality... That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.
  • My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things.
  • I have a big thing with eye contact, because I think as soon as you make eye contact with somebody, you see them, and they become valued and worthy.
  • I had big problems with stage fright in the past. I think, slowly, as I've gotten better at it, I've started to enjoy it. It's made me a more confident person in my normal life. I can open up and be myself in situations that used to be abject terror.
  • I think all the time about the ways in which I'm the beneficiary of the women's movement's success.
  • What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed.
  • There's danger in just shoveling out money to people who say, 'My life is a little harder than it used to be.' At a certain place you've got to say to the people, 'Suck it in and cope, buddy. Suck it in and cope.'
  • Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
  • I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type.
  • Processed foods cause inflammation, a source of most chronic illnesses as well as stress.
  • The Holocaust story has been told and retold so many times.
  • My son died from cancer. My granddaughter died from cancer. I have a lot of reasons to think that reality is not a friendly neighborhood. And the stories that I tell distract me, and if I do the job right, they distract people from things that are happening to them that they wish had never happened.
  • The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through.
  • It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush's father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody.
  • I'll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games.
  • I do think that it's extremely important with this character show her assuming power with a great deal of grace, and find out how to do things she won't like - the things she's called upon to do.
  • It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.
  • We are not like the social insects. They have only the one way of doing things and they will do it forever, coded for that way. We are coded differently, not just for binary choices, go or no-go. We can go four ways at once, depending on how the air feels: go, no-go, but also maybe, plus what the hell let's give it a try.
  • I want to show how strong I am from my roots.
  • I had to get good grades and do well in school - my mother was an assistant principal and my father was a teacher - and they took this very seriously.
  • Wealth and vegetation go together, and that exacerbates environmental injustice. The poor bear the burden of degraded environments.
  • Highway spending, which I think most everybody says is badly needed in this country, creates American jobs, and also makes America more competitive.
  • Laughing and crying are very similar. They're an extreme response to life. You see it in children who start laughing hysterically.
  • I'd spent my whole adult life considering myself an independent entity, my life filled by work and friends and family. Suddenly I had a male partner, someone I woke up with and went to sleep with every night.
  • I think I've been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don't show.
  • I've always put myself intensely into my work.
  • Tone matters more than words.
  • In the playoffs, it's win or go home. You might not have a chance to look back at a game and say, 'Man, we didn't box out here.'
  • When I did 'Scrubs', we were able to always do one as scripted, and then we got to play a little bit and do some stuff. I thought that was pretty loose, but then coming on 'Happy Endings,' it's even looser.
  • After the release of my first film 'Gangothri,' my father was so happy that he surprised me by buying me a swanky high-end car.
  • Businesses in my constituency want help to address the skills mismatch at local level which leaves employers with staff shortages and young people without jobs. They want access to reliable sources of finance, including a network of local banks.
  • My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire.
  • The 'Road Rules' thing was just something that happened. It was never like when I was little I said, 'I want to be on a reality show when I grow up.' They didn't even have them then, you know?
  • One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time.
  • Golf gives and takes. So yeah, sometimes you make those putts, sometimes you just miss them. But that's golf.
  • I've only been to jail once, and I didn't get my tattoos there.
  • During this period, with a series of excellent students, we further studied hyperon decays.
  • Once we start seeing video games that have more memorable characters, you'll see better movie adaptations.
  • I'd love to have a child. Either one or 40. I love kids.
  • Rap was started by black people and, thus, is at the foundation of black culture. So people cannot always wrap their minds around someone like me being inspired by it. But if you listen to the things we're saying, they're authentically us.
  • When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.
  • I think I can make an entirely new game experience, and if I can't do it, some other game designer will.