Fairly Quotes

  • We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.
  • I was right then, I'm right now. I think time has proven me right.
  • Every role I've ever taken has never had anything do to with size. It's never been something I've wanted to be cheap about. Luckily, my agents and managers have always supported that.
  • Basically, the actor's job is to pay attention to the script.
  • We want to believe that we're invulnerable, and that people who get tricked deserve it. Well, they don't. And someday the arrogant types who mock the gullible are likely to get their turn to wear the dunce cap.
  • I really enjoy being outside in L.A. because it's so warm and sunny.
  • There's a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of 'soul force' - something that emanates from a deep truth inside of us and empowers us to act. Once you identify your inner genius, you will be able to take action, whether it's writing a check or digging a well.
  • I am a free man. I don't need to earn money. But I need to love what I do.
  • I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.
  • 'The Hangover' was, like, solid. I laughed a bit, you know. Seven out of 10, maybe. But I made it 32 minutes into 'Hangover 2' before I walked out.
  • The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause.
  • The bohemian life that reigned in Paris until the end of the '50s is gone. The artists had more time to think, to reflect; success didn't come so suddenly.
  • I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing.
  • My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus.
  • The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.
  • The song of the blues, the song of the music, was something a lot of people missed out on. They thought they had to swagger a certain way or bark at the mic, and you don't have to do that.
  • One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
  • I worked for 22 years with Sol Berson.
  • Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
  • Studying whether there's life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there's something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That's something that is almost part of being human, and I'm certain that will continue.
  • I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I'm a messenger.
  • I drove a tractor almost as soon as I could reach the pedals.
  • Historically, Macbeth is one of the greatest kings Scotland ever had. He was on the throne for 19 years, and he simply has this dreadful reputation because Shakespeare manipulated history for the benefit of James I, who was paying him to write the play to blacken Macbeth's name.
  • It's no coincidence that I began writing the day my daughter started school. I knew everything I knew before I began to write, but I was raising two children and didn't have the time to get to the typewriter.
  • I don't wear any make-up on normal days and at school. But, if I'm going somewhere, I always do something with my eyes - crazy colors, sparkles. I'm all for it. I love experimenting.
  • Writers divide fairly cleanly into those who only work through what they hear and those who are more visual. I am the latter, where I lie down on my office floor and play scenes through my head to - cinematically, several times with different elements - to see what works. I can't write a scene until I can see it.
  • Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed for the better good, leading to improved health and quality of life.
  • If you look at history, and if you look at all these different things that have threatened the movie industry - from Betamax tape to DVDs to the Internet - in the end, it has always turned out right, because ultimately people want to see that stuff.
  • From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality.
  • I have the most utmost respect for the men and women overseas, and I only played a soldier on television. Again, I can only imagine the sacrifices that they make every single day.
  • I always believe in just have as much fun as you can so that when you're in the part that you hate, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, that you're close to finished.
  • I think I would have been so much in awe of the movie set, the people and what everybody's job was, that I don't know if I would be able to concentrate on the character.
  • There's a special joy you get having a show on the air that people are interested in and wanting to know what happens next. You really want to enjoy that while you have it.
  • Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they keep flipping over the cards.
  • I did my holy communion, and it was amazing how quickly the stories of the Bible and God and Jesus got under my skin.
  • I find buying a bicycle is a great way to stay in touch with people.
  • I ended my journey with 'Balika'... on a good note, but I've been hearing that I threw tantrums on the set and had an attitude problem.
  • The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
  • I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do.
  • I am not an adolescent, nor a romantic. I analyze objectively.
  • Our goal is to make Maine the healthiest state in the nation and reduce our overall health care costs.
  • Shale is one answer to the U.K.'s energy problem, and it has obviously worked extraordinarily well in America.
  • But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album.
  • We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the 'social-worker'-judge; it is on them that the universal reign of the normative is based; and each individual, wherever he may find himself, subjects to it his body, his gestures, his behavior, his aptitudes, his achievements.
  • Everything that goes on at Area 51 is classified 'top secret' when it's going on.
  • Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.
  • When I walked in to read with Edie Falco, it was nice, because I auditioned in New York, and it was very quick. You walk in, there's Edie, the producers, the director, and a camera. I read three scenes, and it was done.
  • I wish I could think of a suitable name for the kind of writing I do.