Flies Quotes

  • The tech industry - and, more specifically, Silicon Valley - continues to stumble forward in earnest about how few women are represented in its top ranks of management and on its boards.
  • The teams who play against us don't give us any gifts, but we were too kind.
  • I think anybody can cook if they take the time.
  • Everything I've done has had purpose and has been passionate and has been executed in the best way that I knew how. Maybe that's not the perfect way. Maybe that's not the easiest way. But it's the best way I knew how to do it.
  • For me, the director is the most important thing. He is steering the boat. If you don't trust him, you won't be able to give him your all.
  • I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen.
  • I always loved music and would listen to the radio and watch out for new stuff. When I was about nine or ten, I would go around to me friend's house on a Sunday when the top twenty was broadcast on the radio at 6 P.M., and we would tape it on a cassette, and then we would take turns in sharing it over the next week.
  • When I first met Aaliyah - it time for the world to hear this, I'm gonna give a little secret - I was in love with her.
  • Everything goes in cycles, to a degree.
  • Now I'm writing about contemporary Los Angeles from memory. My process was to hang out, observe, research what I was writing about, and almost immediately go back to my office and write those sections. So it was a very close transfer between observation and writing.
  • I've struggled just as much as anyone else.
  • The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them.
  • Instead of passing on choppy waters to the next generation, we should endeavor to leave them a calmer sea.
  • Latins are predisposed to thinking about the past. Catholicism has a lot to do with it because Catholicism is a contemplation of the past, of symbols that are supposed to be eternally present.
  • I think probably I'm quite sentimental; I like big emotional stories, I like being moved by things, but I think I'm very embarrassed by sentiment. I'm very embarrassed by corniness.
  • We are not made up, as we had always supposed, of successively enriched packets of our own parts. We are shared, rented, occupied. At the interior of our cells, driving them, providing the oxidative energy that sends us out for the improvement of each shining day, are the mitochondria, and in a strict sense they are not ours.
  • The Thames is liquid history.
  • I want people to feel good about themselves.
  • What I do is write books for an audience that thinks in a movie language. That's the way I think, and I also believe that not enough authors keep up with the audience.
  • Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
  • I'm not a big star in Japan. I'm an actor. I have a very normal life. Four days a week, I cook at home. A star doesn't do that.
  • I'm really more prolific than most stand-ups. My act changes. I do fold in new experiences, new observations, whatever you want to call it.
  • Harvard was a kind of luxurious afternoon.
  • I think if you look back through time, the history of income, wealth and taxation is full of surprise. So I am not terribly impressed by those who know in advance what will or will not happen.
  • Recording should be fun.
  • I just like the lineage and the heritage and the fact that British dance music is still progressing. I'm from London; I love London, and I wouldn't know how else to show that love in musical terms. There's something about British stuff that's a bit faster, a bit harder-hitting. Just tough.
  • If you're going to run a small business, you need to know what everyone is doing, be the first one in and the last one out, and work weekends.
  • We have vastly increased the amount of funding that is available for conservation partnerships.
  • Ice and I just live our own lives. I have to answer to him, and he has to answer to me, and that's it. We don't care about the outside world, and even though it can be harsh out there, we just have to deal with it.
  • Confidence is the number one thing I find attractive.
  • For me, clothes are about individuality. When I wear things that are different and it works, it makes me feel good.
  • The scene where I took my eyelashes off we did in two takes.
  • One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos.
  • My personal life is awesome, but there's always more to strive for in my career.
  • There were two hours that couldn't be accounted for.
  • The greatest gift that an actor can have is good scripts because then you're relieved of the responsibility of trying to elevate the material.
  • In politics, a picture is worth a thousand words.
  • I travel a fair amount, read on the plane, and I read fast.
  • There is something fascinating about every human being. The question is how much they're willing to divulge.
  • It seems that other parts of the world ought to be concerned about what we think of them instead of what they think of us. After all, we're feeding most of them, and whenever they start rejecting 25 cents of each dollar of foreign aid money that we send to them, then I'll be concerned about their attitude toward us.
  • The terrorists hide behind Allah.
  • If you're in a bar and a certain song comes on and the vibe is just different, it evokes the kinds of things that you want to feel, and if music can do that it's a very special thing.
  • In 1965, I marched for equality.
  • A lot of people don't know that my father is black.
  • Some people say that watching pay freezes in the government is like watching water freeze. It expands.
  • Our understanding is correlative to our perception.
  • I have more information in one place than anybody in the world.
  • I got hit by the bug of reading - not via a person, but via the one-room library in our small town. I remember that the children's books were in the right-hand corner near the floor. Often when I went there, I was the only visitor.