Fifteen Quotes

  • I have more ideas than I'll ever be able to write in five lifetimes.
  • If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain't - take two!
  • Developmental scientists like me explore the basic science of learning by designing controlled experiments.
  • Suning from a management concept and technology point of view isn't simply an appliance company.
  • I understand the visual media very well, as I used to write comic books for Walt Disney, and I've written a graphic novel. How you carry a story in pictures is different than how you do it in text.
  • I go about in the world - free, busy, happy. Among people, I have no time to think of myself.
  • I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file - in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file.
  • Family is everything to me. Family and health are the two most important things to me.
  • One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.
  • The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
  • As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we'd planned.
  • I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them.
  • I'm a sun and ocean guy.
  • Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
  • Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear.
  • I think the World Cup is going to be bigger than what a lot of people are anticipating. At this stage in my career, when there is an opportunity, albeit a small one, of being on the team, what a great way to possibly end my career.
  • He who threatens us will find us deaf to his threats. We are willing to listen only to rational arguments.
  • That's why I wrote this book: to show how these people can imbue us with hope. I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It's like a tonic.
  • The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me.
  • Most single people I know, myself included, have a difficult time even meeting up with the people they like, be it busy schedules, texting games, or whatever.
  • It makes a big difference to recycle. It makes a big difference to use recycled products. It makes a big difference to reuse things, to not use the paper cup - and each time you do, that's a victory.
  • Assume nobody else has any idea what they're doing, either.
  • There are no cartoons about happy marriages.
  • There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I'll be happy when people can just move on from that, and things can just be 'comedies' and not 'female' or 'male,' and everyone gets an equal opportunity.
  • Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.
  • I'll never be Bob Dylan. He's the master.
  • This is not the time to marry. My country is calling me. I have taken a vow to serve the country with my heart and soul.
  • I was lucky in that I didn't have to do too many outside-of-acting side jobs.
  • The thing about politicians in Britain is that they are out there, you can lobby them, get close to them, there are loads of ways you can protest against them, and booing is a pretty weak way of doing it.
  • When I first heard that Barack Obama was going to be the first black president, I wanted to do the smallest, biggest tribute in history.
  • It's not that I'm sick of the theater, don't get me wrong. I'm just tired of the commitment.
  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
  • I want variety. I want versatility. Otherwise, I'm wasting the opportunity of being an actor, which is all about variation and change.
  • I have the philosophy of yes. If anybody asks me to do a job, I say, 'Yes.' I've said yes to everything.
  • You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.
  • It's not an easy place to be - to write a horror film. You go down the stairs to the dark to find these characters. It's not a place anyone can go, and sometimes it's not a place that you want to go.
  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
  • Video is so primal. When you can hear a person talking about the project, and can see his or her passion, it is unbelievably powerful. I don't want to make it seem like projects without a video fail.
  • I can't believe there will ever be a time when the book is truly obsolete. It is the perfect technology and feeds the soul.
  • Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the '90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together... something we don't spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
  • I get to focus on being a musician sometimes, and I get to focus on being a vocalist sometimes.
  • I have just begun a work in which an important part is given to a large chorus and with it I want to use several of your instruments - augmenting their range as in those I used for my Equatorial - especially in the high range.
  • I think it's awesome. Playing here in Baltimore is a dream come true for me.
  • Sitcom food is by far the tastiest of all showbiz food.
  • In F1 too many things overshadow the racing. There is too much politics.
  • I think the media has been in denial just like the party regulars have been in denial. They just don't understand that the government that we have today is not what the people want as a government.
  • I wasn't a good student in high school. I mean, I got through it, but unless it had something to do with music, it didn't really interest me.
  • As foreign attacks increase, it's easy to treat them like bad weather happening somewhere else. It's what we read over breakfast. But when that storm hits your shores, remember this: Wishful thinking never saved a single life. The truth, however, has.