Dave Quotes

  • Anybody with a sharp brain and a mic can become a comedian, but there's a need to move beyond it. The audience wants to witness the marriage of theatre, comedy and something more.
  • There's this tendency to think of the individual and the collective are somehow at odds or separate. But I think that's really false. We're all both. And when the individual suffers, the collective suffers, and vice versa.
  • A living museum must surely see itself as a locus of argument. A breathing art institution is not a lockup but a moveable feast.
  • Crony capitalism is essentially a condition in which... public officials are giving favours to people in the private sector in payment of political favours.
  • Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the flow of money in which some channels are used in decision making while others are only good for the payment of debts.
  • Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
  • Blogging is a great way to show your talents and interests to prospective employers, while adding an edge to your resume. If you blog consistently it shows your dedication, passions and creativity - all of which are key attributes employers look for in job candidates.
  • I'm a one-man idiot.
  • I have kind of a funny relationship with movies. I don't have to see the whole movie to get an impression of it or to let it have an influence on me.
  • I'm fascinated by the journey that an intelligent and an ambitious woman makes in the professional world in contrast to the journey that a man of similar ambition, of similar intelligence makes. What sort of concessions does a woman have to make? Does she have to work 20 percent harder than a man?
  • I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it.
  • I like the Rockabilly look. My background is half Italian, half French. I wear cowboy boots and jeans.
  • I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.
  • Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art.
  • The future of the world, dependent as it is upon atomic energy, requires more understanding and knowledge about the atom.
  • I mean, first, almost all writers these days teach because they don't make enough money publishing to live on, to support themselves - people like Tobias Wolff, Anne Beattie, Amy Hempel, Stuart Dybek; a lot of short story writers, for one thing.
  • Expectations are an evil thing.
  • My fan base just growing and growing. People know that I'm not just coming and going. They know that I'm here to stay.
  • Crop insurance should be a policy that keeps people from going broke, to make sure they can farm next year, but not to make them rich.
  • Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that people have different beliefs, but that people seek meaning and understand themselves in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God.
  • Broadband, wireless, and technology services have become a vibrant sector of our national economy with the potential to both empower and invest in our communities.
  • Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.
  • There was something about the Cleveland Play House that was the holiest place - you know, with the ghost light on the stage and the brick. It was just the most beautiful theater in the world.
  • Croatia has been glorious - it's so beautiful, and I want to go back as often as I can.
  • Not long ago I made a list of Doc Ford books I would like to do, and I came up with 11 pretty easily. I like to let the characters go their own ways and see what happens. I find them fascinating.
  • I'm kind of a nerd. A square. And I'm terrible at telling jokes. I always forget the punch line.
  • In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, not made, however, by the full court, and concurred in by only four justices, it was held that the seller of a patented mimeograph could bind the purchaser to use only his ink in the machine, though the ink was not patented.
  • Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
  • Sometimes God answers our questions with questions.
  • I had a face-lift, and I would have another if I needed one. It definitely changed my life. I'm not vain. In fact I don't like looking at myself. The face-lift was just about looking rested.
  • I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security.
  • At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life.
  • Croquet is tough. People play for months because the rules are so bizarre. Those crazy English.
  • I think there was an absolute, deep gap between consensual relations between adults, which people may like or dislike, and people who physically impose themselves on children or misuse their authority to impose on children.
  • For me, it's always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.
  • We needed to make a sound that's not gonna fit in with everything else - we wanted to make something that was completely unique and individual to us. We spent a lot of time trying to make a sound that was a One Direction sound. At first it was quite hard to do that, but I'm really happy with the sound.
  • I just remember all those days in the unemployment line, stressed out over when my next job was coming.
  • I want England to understand - the rest of the world to understand - what is going on in America. And I want America to understand what is going on in the rest of the world.
  • Unless the issue of the empowerment of women is addressed, the practice of women being unfairly treated will remain unresolved.
  • I'm a big Michael Lewis fan. That said, my favorite Lewis book was 'The Blind Side.'
  • The monarchy that I hand over to my son is not going to be the same one that I have inherited.
  • Hopefully, I'll just get to be part of good films and work with good people, and that's how it will develop.
  • The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
  • There is nothing called negative character. The negativity and positivity exists in all of us.
  • I don't know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it's crazy. It's such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It's like winning the lottery. I'm proud to be a member of such an amazing cast - that's the best award of all.
  • I can say 'reduce your stress level' until I'm blue in the face.
  • I thought that somehow your life would be much different when you're famous... and it's not. You just buy more stuff.
  • As wonderful as they were, my parents didn't teach me anything about self-discipline, concentration, patience, or focus. If I hadn't had a family myself, I probably never would've done anything. Marriage taught me responsibility.