Deal Quotes

  • Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene.
  • Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
  • I start with the outcome - increasing efficiency, lowering scrap and cost - and then execute toward that.
  • I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad.
  • I want people to think I'm sexy, but to know also that I've got an ordinary body and not feel intimidated.
  • Essentially, you have to be aware of a crisis happening: 'Can the company go on if I get hit by a bus?' That's, I think, how you build a great company and something that can scale.
  • I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
  • For someone who loves literature, and all books on principle, being asked to name three titles over a half century of serious reading is akin to asking one to recall their three favorite sunsets.
  • I have hidden my race for 22 books. I have hidden behind my married name, which is very Caucasian, because I didn't feel safe coming out with it. I didn't feel that the market would really accept me. I think I felt it's time to start bringing in an Asian-American point of view.
  • The President is the CEO of this business that we call America.
  • Most kids just follow the cycle. My grandfather didn't finish high school. My father didn't, and I didn't. But you can break the cycle. You can have a successful marriage and be a good father.
  • The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful.
  • Health care costs are an issue both for the government and for our larger economy.
  • My original concept was to provide a free encyclopedia for every single person in the world.
  • The room where I am lodging is stupendous. Thank God I am as fit as a fiddle.
  • When you deal with nonfiction you deal with human characters.
  • Part of what makes you great as a young player can hurt you at the end of your career, in terms of you need a certain amount of ego, a certain amount of arrogance to be able to play well and to push yourself and trick yourself into thinking you're better than you really are.
  • I'd much rather go out and have music randomly presented to me by different DJs than stay home and discover it on my own.
  • In cartoons, in movies, time passes differently. There are flashbacks and flashfowards.
  • I've always been pretty nomadic.
  • I learned that unemployment can be the great educator.
  • Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.
  • Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection.
  • It's like, boom! - I've got a girlfriend. It turned out to be a good thing because it made me a rapper.
  • The majority of my work is from life. I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
  • A few years ago, there were requests to me, Can we make this? I said that I have no rights. Contact the Hitchcock estate, which won't release it for a remake.
  • Life is very precious.
  • I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
  • In 'Pictures from an Institution,' Randall Jarrell was able to transcend the academic novel by simply ignoring it, writing a comedy with no plot at all beyond his own pleasure in language and humanity itself.
  • I want to do films and have my name mentioned next to Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. I don't want my name mentioned next to other rappers at all.
  • How can we make sure that Confucianism is to be practiced? One must enforce it with power, and to have power, one must have a strong army.
  • I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests.
  • Ellington is a writer and arranger, as well as a musician and leader. He does movie sound tracks.
  • I just did what I did and I still am. It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime, but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
  • If you could have a news program without commercials, it would be better. But is a news program with commercials better than no news program at all? My view was, I'll take the one with commercials versus no news program at all.
  • Any professional athlete will tell you that the mind is everything. For me, there is no shame in saying that I visualize and I meditate, because it really works.
  • Donald Trump can ultimately make the case for himself.
  • I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.
  • I had gone through a really rough patch in my life, struggling with anxiety and depression for the first time ever, and it was totally new to me. I really had no idea what was going on, and it was all I could think about, so it was all I could write about.
  • There's some *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys on my iPod. I listen to it if it comes up on shuffle.
  • I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states.
  • The only way change will ever happen is if we speak up, and we have to know that it actually has an impact. Because we have a lot more power than we think we do, I think.
  • I had dreams of becoming an officer and a gentleman. But hey: One out of two ain't bad.
  • These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
  • I tell my grandchildren - I've got seven of them - to go to college and get that degree first. I could have stayed in college and still recorded. Isn't that something? The kids of today are doing it.
  • I know so many women, comic geniuses. Where are the parts?
  • I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.
  • Of all the parts that make up my somewhat quirky life, there are few things that raise a stranger's eyebrows faster than discovering I love country music.