Flies Quotes

  • 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.
  • There's not a doubt in my mind that you will see a spate of municipal-bond defaults.
  • The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked: needed to take them apart, make them better, and put them back together again.
  • I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I was dissatisfied with the status quo back in the 80's, particularly how the West was represented in federation. I wanted to try to change it.
  • 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.
  • One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos.
  • We have vastly increased the amount of funding that is available for conservation partnerships.
  • I think anybody can cook if they take the time.
  • I want people to feel good about themselves.
  • We romanticize the past with an illusion that we'd know how we'd fit.
  • Although I love snow, it messes things up terribly around Seattle, with all of our hills. I worry about my loved ones driving.
  • A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they'd like to be chief. There's been a change in the limits people see.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I get suggestions all the time. People feel quite free at events or even on the street to tell me what they think I should be writing. What I've learned, though, is that this thing, this connection, has to be in place for me to be able to kind of launch into a world imaginatively.
  • 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.
  • It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing.
  • The teams who play against us don't give us any gifts, but we were too kind.
  • But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature, it matters not at all what they may be.
  • It's fine to have anal sex as long as you're not in high school.
  • In politics, a picture is worth a thousand words.
  • I have two children - could I ever choose between them? Never. That's what 'Sophie's Choice' was about. If you have 50 children, you don't love one less.
  • Some people say that watching pay freezes in the government is like watching water freeze. It expands.
  • My personal life is awesome, but there's always more to strive for in my career.
  • Harvard was a kind of luxurious afternoon.
  • The prosperity of a nation requires the protection of a senate. Hereafter a national senate may require the protection of a national army.
  • Listen, I, I did vote - I did cast a vote for health care, and I also said that I thought the process was horrible. The status quo before we passed health care was also horrible.
  • There are a lot of Iraqi people we can never pay back for what we've done.
  • I have always loved really dense, complicated stories with lots of layers, tons of obscure literary references, and a plethora of inside jokes.
  • The Thames is liquid history.
  • 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.
  • I've struggled just as much as anyone else.
  • There were two hours that couldn't be accounted for.
  • I'm one of those guys who would like to weigh about 115 pounds for a couple of hours in the afternoon and then go back to my own size about 5 o'clock.
  • Well, I think women across Australia, particularly, are a bit fed up with this constant attack and belittling of women in politics, and particularly the role of a female as a prime minister.
  • Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
  • The terrorists hide behind Allah.
  • 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.
  • Confidence is the number one thing I find attractive.
  • The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom.
  • For me, clothes are about individuality. When I wear things that are different and it works, it makes me feel good.
  • I never go straight to the point if I can go the most difficult way. Why be simple when you can be complicated?
  • Fields are won by those who believe in the winning.