Do Quotes

  • You do as much research as you can for any project.
  • You can do all the film school you want in classrooms, but if you are on the set, you are going to learn so much more because you are really in the middle of doing it.
  • You do silly things for love sometimes and not-so-smart things for love.
  • You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own.
  • Yes, I do sew. I started when I was around 8 or 9 and have been doing it off and on since then.
  • You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.
  • When you do comedy, you get impervious to good and bad reviews.
  • Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary.
  • Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it's beautiful, it's tough, it's buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It's covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.
  • Why do we as a people choose to live in beautiful and risky places? Beautiful places are relatively dangerous; the forces that made them beautiful are the same forces that will ultimately destroy them.
  • Why do you judge me as a musician, John? All I'm interested in is making money.
  • Why do waiting rooms have to be so ominous?
  • You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor - no matter what you do, and how you twist it.
  • You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.
  • You can do everything you can to try to stop bad things from happening to you, but eventually things will happen, so the best prevention is a positive attitude.
  • Why do we do basic research? To learn about ourselves.
  • You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin.
  • You do think, if you have your druthers, 'I want to sort of be, not anonymous, but unknown'. But you don't have your druthers in life, do you?
  • You do not chop off a section of your imaginative substance and make a book specifically for children, for - if you are honest - you have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is all endless and all one.
  • You do need to maintain some of yourself and know who you are, but that doesn't mean you can't evolve.
  • When you do a drama, you are challenged to trust your inner voice much more. Because when you put a comedy in front of even a 25-person screening, you know whether it's working or not. The barometer is overt.
  • You can do bigger and bigger things. For what?
  • You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes.
  • You can't do more mama than Italian Jewish mama.
  • Why do we make records? Because we want to say something. Why are you in art? Because you want to say something. The second you don't have anything to say, you stop making art - you might start making product. And I'm interested in being an artist.
  • Whenever you do anything public, you open yourself up to be criticized.
  • When you do a play, or even a movie, you have weeks to finesse your character. You really understand why they do what they do. In TV, you get new material weekly about your character.
  • You do not know, and the readers cannot tell you, what they might like until they have it. It is one of those things that particularly if you want to be the next wave, well the next wave is not already on the bestseller lists. The next wave is in somebody's head.
  • Why do I want to be challenged or have challenges? That's why I don't go climb mountains.
  • Why do people refuse to vaccinate their children against measles or whooping cough? In many cases, because they have never seen measles and have no idea what it might do.
  • When you do a show five days a week and one night a week, the way I was doing, you use up so much music every day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.
  • Whether I do jazz or R&B, there are always complaints. I would just listen to the complaints about what I do instead of celebrating what I do, and that I'm different and in my own lane. It took a while for me to just ignore the doubts.
  • You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
  • Why do born-again people so often make you wish they'd never been born the first time?
  • Yeah, I do get to do some theater occasionally. I don't get to do it as much as I would like to.
  • When you do a slasher film, you find yourself repeating the same kind of scene, then it becomes not very challenging and not very interesting.
  • You can do more, you can always do more.
  • You can do gross-out until the cows come home but if there isn't something to balance it, then it's not going to work at all.
  • You do tend to miss that repetition of day in and day out in a restaurant. I would like to open someplace where I can get back in touch with that side of my restaurant background. It is something we have plans to do and not sure how or when, but it is not too far away.
  • You can do anything you want to do.
  • Whenever I do a book, I'm usually guided by a question or something that I'm trying to tease out.
  • You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.
  • You can't do anything to be funny. That's cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don't make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level.
  • Why do we work so hard to feel so terrible.
  • You do need to edit yourself as you shoot because you have fewer options in a smaller movie. In other words, when I'm shooting a big movie, and I got an 85 day shooting schedule or more, then I'm saying I have enough time to shoot option A and B and C and D for every scene.
  • You do a drama, and you are limited by the rules of reality, and in science fiction, you create your own reality. Some people find that daunting; I find it challenging.
  • Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.
  • You do not send me to Brooklyn to get a cheesecake and then I come back and you're gone.