Dad Quotes

  • I began photographing in 1946. Before that, I was a painter and drawer, with my mother and father's support. They were a bit pissed when I went into photography. They thought photographers were guys who took pictures at weddings.
  • I believe each of us has a mission in life, and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.
  • No, I try not to be a negative thinker.
  • I used to hang out in my dad's workshop on weekends. Later, when I was starting out as an actor, I became a roofer and a framer to make money. But what I really enjoyed was the finished work. I like the longevity.
  • I hope I can be a filmmaker where every movie will be different, and not make one type of movie. I'm always looking for a character that interests me.
  • A family is really a union of two separate entities. When you get married, you are marrying one family into another.
  • I believe in the First Amendment. But I also believe we should be mindful of how other people feel.
  • Many performance poets seem to believe that yelling a poem makes it comprehensible. They are wrong.
  • I knew the lysosomes and peroxisomes because I had discovered them; I knew the mitochondria because I was interested in them. I knew the membrane system because my friend, George Palade, had worked on that.
  • I like melancholy. I like to pretend that I'm alone in the world and I'm just sort of abandoned.
  • When I started in movies, they said I'd be this big star, but I was only a moderate one. Not enough good pictures. It's important to be in a good piece of work no matter the size of one's own part.
  • I don't want to save a creek for the creek's sake, but what's in it for human beings.
  • Life for my family was a real struggle, as it was for most in those farming communities in Alabama.
  • A woman of honor should never suspect another of things she would not do herself.
  • Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
  • Lots of people think they're charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want.
  • My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.
  • I wish that person outside would stop coughing.
  • Learn to see yourself as Heavenly Father sees you - as His precious daughter or son with divine potential.
  • Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young.
  • Man is everywhere still in chains.
  • I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.
  • Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It's about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, 'I could have done three things better yesterday.'
  • Sometimes, people forget my record of fiscal conservatism on major issues in the state legislature. The greatest example is my voting against the pension borrowing scheme in 1997.
  • Marriage equality changed life for people.
  • Just like those little Viewmaster slides, there's a inherent magic that's captured in 3D that you can't get in drawn animation or in CG.
  • Left to my own devices, I'd probably Google myself all day.
  • My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play.
  • We're trying to put ourselves in the best position to win, period, if not this year, next year.
  • We have to end Medicare as we know it. We have to fix it.
  • I think there is some truth to the fact that yeah, okay, cool, obviously the more mainstream kind of easier-to-grasp-onto dance music has become popular, but that holds true with almost any genre. It wasn't like the Sex Pistols hit the radio. It was poppier versions of that is what hit. It's never, like, the true core stuff.
  • Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.
  • There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice.
  • As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order.
  • People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
  • I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.
  • My normal life is, I love to travel and I travel as often as I can. I don't stay in one place too long. But I'm an avid reader; I guess you could say I'm a bit of a bookworm.
  • There is a danger, increasingly, that we're in a post-fact society where it seems my ignorance is as good as your facts.
  • A smoky eye and nice hair are not going to make my night any easier.
  • Superior writers, videographers and other content makers want to work with their own kind and for their own kind.
  • Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death.
  • Let's talk of a system that transforms all the social organisms into a work of art, in which the entire process of work is included... something in which the principle of production and consumption takes on a form of quality. It's a Gigantic project.
  • Learning from the past helps to ensure that mistakes are not repeated.
  • Multiculturalism is a white people joke.
  • I never underestimate the power of hot rollers for your hair and eyelash curlers for your eyelashes.
  • Sexy is confident.
  • I will write another book if I feel like it.
  • My audience is going to die before I do.