Disciplined Quotes

  • There is nothing wrong with being a declared liberal or conservative and conducting a sympathetic interview with a political figure who shares your views.
  • If you establish a routine for your child, then your routine can be more manageable.
  • I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities.
  • For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts.
  • I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
  • We have confirmed something we only knew in theory, namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable forces operate imperiously, is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel.
  • I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!
  • Desperation, weakness, vulnerability - these things will always be exploited. You need to protect the weak, ring-fence them, with something far stronger than empathy.
  • I love that about New York: You just dress the way you want to dress and feel really comfortable because nobody is judging. You can just be yourself, and it's perfectly normal.
  • If we look honestly at our relationships, we can see so much about how we have created them.
  • Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make.
  • I remember fear and I remember the potential of nuclear war.
  • I recently reread an article of mine written in 1964, and I think it is still valid. There is not much difference. Many of the items on the agenda 37 years ago are still there.
  • I remember the Curia said, that's up to the American bishops, not up to Rome.
  • I didn't read comic books, growing up. I was more of a science fiction/fantasy novel guy. I loved reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'Tarzan' and that kind of stuff.
  • I was watching the show last year and it didn't even cross my mind that this could even happen.
  • Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
  • I've just always loved really good projects. The things that draw me into a new project have very little to do with genre and have more to do with the characters I'll be playing, the people I'll get to work with and things like that.
  • I just feel very often like a child in an absolutely weird world. I think that life is quite weird sometimes.
  • I do want to have holidays and see my family and friends.
  • The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band.
  • Making people laugh is the greatest experience.
  • Believe it or not, I can actually draw.
  • The Middle East is literally going up in flames, as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved, and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
  • Music has no race. It appeals to everybody.
  • Broadway is the same as Hollywood. Every few years we say we reached the mountaintop, then we take two steps back.
  • During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness, but we never signed anything. This new Signature model is the first time we struck a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it.
  • I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods.
  • Teenagers all think their life is a movie. If you break up with someone or you have a fight, you walk around with movie scores playing in your head. You sort of see yourself suffering as you're suffering. There's a lot of melodrama attached to the real events of your life.
  • I should say that I usually have a good experience on Amtrak. Still, if Amtrak could replace electric horns with steam whistles, they could make big strides. A horn is a horn is a horn, but a steam whistle is a voice and a song. People used to know which engineer was running which engine based on the call of the whistle.
  • A hungry dog hunts best.
  • We as Americans assume that big companies are bad, and big power companies are even worse.
  • What's very interesting is that when we look at human bodies, we look at our body as a singular entity when it turns out, no, if I could reduce us to a small size as the size of a cell and put you inside your body, rather than seeing a singular entity, what you would see is a metropolis with 50 trillion citizens.
  • Get off your horse and drink your milk.
  • I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely. I had to experience that quite directly. I wanted it. I'm therefore not a pacifist at all - or am I?
  • When it came to football there was a certain age where I realized that my future in football was being a grease spot on the side of some bigger player.
  • I'm of the opinion that a duck does not change styles every time it crosses a state line. I think they sound the same way from Canada all the way to the coast. As far as championship calling... I realize that a duck could not win a world championship, and that's why I don't do that. When it comes to duck calling, our judges have wings.
  • Not a lot of people know I wrote the lyrics for the Arsenal club song, 'Good Old Arsenal'. We had a competition on ITV for it, and none of the entries were any good, so I approached their manager, Bertie Mee, and asked him if he would let me have a stab. He did, and within a few weeks they were singing it at Wembley on the way to the 1971 double.
  • An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
  • We made 'Shutterbugs' and 'The Illusionators' to play live at UCB.
  • I really love Andrew Dominik's movies. When you work with someone whose movies you really love and who you have a lot of admiration for, you turn into putty in their hands.
  • I believe very strongly in paid sick leave.
  • Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential, there are cases where people run away from that if they have parents who are really lame.
  • But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore. The Beatles were happening. I think that was probably the main thing. The Beatles just changed the whole world of music.
  • I'm a good girl, you know? But I'm from the South, and there are some powerful women down there, and very theatrical.
  • Musical harmony is based on physical principles, while in cooking, ingredients must be weighed out with precision. At the same time, you have to be able to invent because if one follows the same recipe all the time, you never create anything new.
  • The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so.
  • If you need food stamps, you should meet the criteria.