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  • Everything, however complicated - breaking waves, migrating birds, and tropical forests - is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn't offer the enlightenment that scientists seek. Each science has its own autonomous concepts and laws.
  • The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.
  • Sometimes I have a very fleeting emotional dance with a fleeting phrase, like 'half-Mexican.'
  • You find that you can have the best business in the most exciting industry, but if the execution, if the torch-holder, if the value-creator isn't there, then we don't make it happen.
  • I enjoy cooking and baking. Alicia Silverstone's vegan cookbook is awesome.
  • When I went to Hong Kong, I knew at once I wanted to write a story set there.
  • Every city has to deal with the problem of cars and public transport.
  • The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
  • Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.
  • What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book. It's beautifully realised - it's a beat film.
  • Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
  • I can't say too much about it because I don't know a lot. We're not told what's in store for our characters until we turn up to shoot the episode. But it's fair to say that Betty and her son bring a brand new mystery to the street and they will be around all season.
  • In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk. I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head. I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me.
  • I'm not trying to be this cool girl. If you're trying to be something you're not, it's slowly going to bite you in the butt.
  • In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.
  • The mistake of the West was to put the Sauds on the throne of Saudi Arabia and give them control of the world's oil fortune, which they then used to propagate Wahhabi Islam.
  • My God is rock'n'roll.
  • Business is about being the best that you can be, and there are always glowing examples of people that we can all learn from.
  • I would say that one of the things that we are proud of is that we are attracting very interesting guest stars. One is Tyne Daly, who has done a wonderful job.
  • I enjoyed acting at school and went to an acting workshop for kids in Nottingham. It was twice a week after school and free to go to - ITV subsidised it. Every now and again, a casting director would turn up. 'Peak Practice' became a rite of passage for us. It was the first job I had.
  • I enjoy moving. I like to be in a new place. Settling down doesn't appeal to me much. I like the whole business of it. And I love the first night in the new place.
  • When you find a way to be really receptive to your child's needs and really listen, you can be more open to what they say they want or what they say they need.
  • We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can't break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country.
  • Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.
  • At the age of 14, I moved across town to Magdalen College School, Oxford, where science played a much larger role in the curriculum.
  • What we do eat is at least as important as what we don't eat.
  • Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
  • I'm very fun; I like to have fun, and I don't like to take life too serious, so of course everybody saw me as the outgoing fun one and the crazy one.
  • You can't find the sound if you just love sleep.
  • The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre, is that there are no rules for behavior. So you can do anything you want.
  • I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes, Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render as honest an account of himself as he could.
  • We have to take risks in British television. It has to stop playing to the lowest common denominator and patronising people.
  • When I lost the use of my hi-hat and bass drum legs, I became basically a singer. I was a drummer who did a bit of singing, and then I became a singer who did a bit of percussion.
  • The music industry is more singles-driven, and the attention span of culture becomes shorter and shorter, but we still grew up in the era where buying an album, looking at the artwork, putting it on and listening to it top to bottom, those were the experiences that really changed our lives. That's what we aim to make.
  • I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco, and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas, because normally in the studio it's me who has to come up with all the ideas.
  • You find yourself in the world, without any power, immovable as a rock, stupid, so to speak, as a log of wood.
  • If you're not a nice person, don't call.
  • Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice, it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it.
  • I'd go anywhere to work, so long as it's worth it.
  • I work out really hard, and I stay on my diet all week.
  • I enjoy every minute, because there are going to be a lot of moments in your future that you're going to wish you held onto longer.
  • I think it's this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences.
  • I just wanted to make a record that wasn't escapism. Like, I didn't want to write another record that was devoid of meaningful content.
  • You can find dozens of books about people taking the Trans-Siberian Railroad. I knew I had to do something different to cross Siberia. To drive and to talk with people along the way, that was how I wrote my book 'Great Plains'. I drove and camped in Siberia, but did not have a real program.
  • Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
  • I don't know why sportswriters always have to write bad things about Joaquin Andujar.
  • Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.
  • In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that's just boring. I don't wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I'm a music lover.