Cynicism Quotes

  • I miss the standard of the New York Philharmonic's playing very much. It has certainly been a high point in my life.
  • We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
  • When I started this I wanted to get back in the pool, I wanted to race and I wanted to go to the Olympics. I still want to do all of those things.
  • There's always going to be somebody that you consider maybe more beautiful. But nine times out of ten here in L.A., that beauty isn't home grown. It's usually manufactured. It sort of encourages me to work more within myself because I think that's not what appeals to me. Plastic and tons of makeup.
  • I don't really have a choice. I'm getting older.
  • There is that romanticized idea of what a bookstore can be, what a library can be, what a shop can be. And to me, they are that. These are places that open doors into other worlds if only you're open to them.
  • When I write short fiction or novellas, I like to leave a hint of the fantastic, of the unreal. If you write a completely fantastic novel with ghosts and everything, the effect is less powerful than if you portray an absolutely realistic situation and, in the middle of this, you put a layer of fantasy, of mystery.
  • It's very hard to be cut off in Glasgow because it's such a small city. You know, we have the highest rate of per-capita imprisonment, certainly in Britain, maybe in Europe. We have a very high murder rate here. So most people will know someone who's been to prison.
  • Create a website that expresses something about who you are that won't fit into the template available to you on a social networking site.
  • Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
  • Anderson Cooper every night dreams about getting my job permanently really.
  • The airplane has had a big impact on my life.
  • Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
  • Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
  • In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.
  • Destiny plays an important part, but talent and hard work is also important.
  • I take up my make-up with Garnier's Micellar and then exfoliate with a Kiehl's exfoliating cream.
  • Music is not a contest, it's not a competition, so giving out trophies seems a little bit like the sporting world I left behind when I was a kid.
  • Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
  • I have a wonderful respect for old people.
  • Create each day anew.
  • It's time to bring a change because the world is changing. Let's open our minds and live in present.
  • The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
  • He's a tremendous guy. And what's more, he's virtually a genius in the field of management.
  • There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster.
  • Don't even try to talk to me when I'm watching the moon. That's my moon, baby.
  • Lucky Justin Timberlake has Jessica Biel. I think she would just be the coolest girl to hang out with.
  • I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work, but I really don't think about it.
  • I will not give up to sing until the people say it's enough. I hope it will be very late.
  • Any investment bought via credit always runs the risk of margin calls and, eventually, liquidation.
  • Create an atmosphere for the Spirit. The Spirit must be present.
  • My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
  • Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
  • I think always having somebody that you trust and you know can help in the communication, that is very important.
  • If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion.
  • I'm no different than you.
  • In my research, I learned that the way these twenties pieces are constructed, in one garment, can be very simple, and in others they can be very complicated. That's what made an elusive fit that we can't always get these days. Knowing this, I would like to share some of these secrets and use them in a collection.
  • Create something, sell it, make it better, sell it some more and then create something that obsoletes what you used to make.
  • Once you make decisions, you can't go back, but in photography, that process can continue. With film, you have to eliminate all the possibilities and make the one possibility work the best for you, so you have to become very creative with the direction you've chosen.
  • I don't usually see my type for on-camera stuff as a series regular. Normally, my type is the janitor, the secretary, the cop, or the nurse.
  • The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
  • I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party's leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership.
  • I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.
  • I respond very well to rules. If there are certain parameters it's much easier to do something really good. Especially when readers know what those are. They know what to expect and then you have to wrong-foot them. That is the trick of crime fiction. And readers come to crime and graphic novels wanting to be entertained, or disgusted.
  • I think it's an important thing, if you grew up in a neighbourhood that's different from the rest of the world, to remember what was different about your place and keep that in your heart, because that's what made you.
  • Most writers are unhappy with film adaptations of their work, and rightly so. 'Field of Dreams,' however, caught the spirit and essence of 'Shoeless Joe' while making the necessary changes to make the work more visual.
  • I sing in Hungarian. I read Hungarian. I do not pretend to speak Hungarian, but I sing in languages that I have studied as languages. And I find that to be central and very, very helpful. I think if you're not really cognizant of what every single word means, I think that might be a little tricky.
  • Folk-rock hasn't changed much over the decades since the Byrds started it.