Doing Quotes

  • I still keep thinking someone will penetrate my guilty secret - that I have been masquerading as a writer all these years while all I was really doing was enjoying myself, pursuing my passion.
  • I'm avoiding having an assistant because then I would become the horrible boss. I can't justify having an assistant as a 25-year-old; I just can't do it!
  • Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration.
  • I feel like science and art are cousins.
  • Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
  • When I first started out in Houston, it was theater or bust. And I loved it. I still love it. And then I went to undergraduate and graduate school for acting.
  • I have been thinking a lot about what we see in villains, how we relate to villains, and what it is about certain villains that we actually empathize with. Like Macbeth. We're not supposed to like a guy who kills the king and takes over, but there's something about him we're really fascinated by.
  • Every time my TweetDeck shoots a new tweet to my desktop, I experience a little dopamine spritz that takes me away from... from... wait, what was I saying?
  • Education is the best economic policy there is.
  • When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music, I wish I had that.
  • My grandmother spent her whole life working as a maid, a cook and a babysitter, barely scraping by, but still working hard to give my mother, her only child, a chance in life, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.
  • One I built when I was a kid, and it was a real miniature of Disneyland. I fell in love with the park when I went there with my parents on my 12th birthday.
  • It's a very competitive thing, pro sports. The hardest thing in pro sports is staying up there.
  • The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
  • Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
  • There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.
  • Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
  • The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability.
  • People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love 'We Are Young.' I've heard it play at weddings. I've heard it in graduation parties. It's a big idea and big song.
  • Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive.
  • Occasionally the state of the planet can knock me off my perky perch.
  • Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.
  • When it comes to chemistry with actors, I always feel chemistry is not something that comes and goes. You either have it or you don't.
  • One problem I have with drug companies is that they don't make all their data public.
  • Sometimes I feel like putting on a blazer with just a T-shirt.
  • I came to the conclusion that I am not a fiction writer.
  • I don't think anybody would dispute that we're seeing a warming of the Earth.
  • No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change.
  • Bohr's influence on the physics and the physicists of our century was stronger than that of anyone else, even than that of Albert Einstein.
  • The Nazi period could have happened only in Germany because the German education of obedience to any law and order was the main problem.
  • I play Nitin Sawhney's 'Letting Go' repeatedly, nonstop. I find it transformative. I'm so glad iPods were invented so I didn't have to drive everyone around me mad with the repetition.
  • I always did what I thought was interesting. I always just did what caught my fantasy. Looking like a woman, that was never the criteria for me. It was always to do drag. And drag is not gender-specific. Drag is just drag. It's exaggeration.
  • If Canelo comes too hard at me early, he's going to be in for a long night.
  • If yelling and threatening, intimidating and chanting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems. We're good at that stuff.
  • We've all but abandoned soaps in our own culture. I lost my beloved 'Guiding Light' in 2009, and 'One Life to Live' was just the latest casualty to fall beneath the programming axes.
  • In Giacometti's work, the armature has once again become the life-line of the sculpture, and also, he's brought back to sculpture a nervous sensitivity which the 'pure carving' side of sculpture can lose sight of altogether.
  • Organising free and fair elections is more important than the result itself.
  • When I was growing up in the United States and Sweden, I never thought about becoming a politician.
  • In the first three years of Mint, from when it was founded to when it was sold, I can honestly say that in a sustainable way, I couldn't have worked any harder on it.
  • In my long and difficult and mature life, I have come to learn that the less I know about acting and the more I know about everything else, the better I'll be at both acting and living.
  • I'm the policy-maker; I'm the lawmaker.
  • Television is great but for me, as a performer, nothing compares to a live theatre show.
  • I always enjoyed sport. I was a bit of a wild child, to be honest, and just loved running around.
  • The bread while becoming by virtue of Christ's words the body of Christ does not cease to be bread.
  • Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
  • I have very vivid memories of my mom and dad making up batches of fake blood at night.
  • I learned to read and write and socialize in school, and that's pretty much it.
  • Humans have always used animals to depict ideas about themselves: ideas about their status, about their position in life and society and the world.