Franchise Quotes

  • We've had great successes, but our future is not about our past success. It's going to be about whether we will invent things that are really going to drive our future.
  • I just finished a film with Michael Radford called Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
  • This life is full of great experiences if we only give it a shot.
  • I would love to be in a Nicholas Sparks movie. And Scarlett Johansson inspired me. I think it's cool when women are able to kick butt.
  • The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.
  • In some ways I believe music is the more convincing communicator of ideas than words. For instance, we can hear of Kordaly and Bartok and recognise them as Hungarian, but very few of us speak Hungarian, but the music itself speaks to more people.
  • The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
  • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
  • That's why I call the show 'Us & Them,' because I believe there is no 'them.' There's only 'us.'
  • Several of the energy companies want to do the right thing. It's a matter of leveling the playing field though for them and that's why corrective action here is necessary.
  • I can't sit through dinner with somebody I don't like.
  • We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
  • Things can change so fast on the internet.
  • The one thing I want to do - and I am doing - is starting my own production company, for me to produce and direct in the future. Have a bit more say and control - become the storyteller more than just the character. I want to choose the story, plant the seed, and watch it grow. I just want to have a bit more involvement.
  • Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.
  • I see the Philippines one day as a developed country, one of the major economies of Asia - perhaps not in six years, but definitely in our lifetime.
  • The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
  • I think I can be an intimidating energy in the room. I think I come in with an aura of wanting results because as the playwright, I know how it goes, and there's the thought, 'Why can't they catch up?'
  • When I get through tearing a lobster apart, or one of those tender West Coast octopuses, I feel like I had a drink from the fountain of youth.
  • There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
  • I think I am more determined than ever in my future plans, and I have quite made up my mind that nothing must be suffered to interfere with them. I intend to make such arrangements in town as will secure me a couple of hours daily (with very few exceptions) for my studies.
  • There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.
  • As an undergrad, I studied engineering physics at the University of Oklahoma, and all my degrees are from engineering departments. My father wanted me to join him in the oil-field business in Oklahoma, but I wanted to be a scientist.
  • My Soul to Keep is the ultimate love story with a black man and a black woman. I call it the ultimate love story. It's about an immortal. We're shooting for this Fall and that's been a six year development right there.
  • I don't read articles about myself. I try to distance myself from it. Reading about yourself is nice, but in the long run, it doesn't help. Concentration has to be in the right place.
  • It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.
  • I think Robbie Williams is an utter and complete prat. His last record was a pile of rubbish.
  • I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of 'Apollo 11,' descended the cramped lunar module Eagle's ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon.
  • I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.
  • We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law.
  • Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home.
  • Calvin had finally taken a look at the ET tape, and he had reacted just as she had expected he would. He loved it; he loved me. Suddenly he was thinking of me for everything: underwear, jeans, suits, even the Escape fragrance campaign.
  • I realize that 'Postcards' was like input, and 'Ghostwriting' was output. I had all these frustrations and feelings before I did those two projects. 'Postcards' was something that brought new life and creative inspiration into the record, while 'Ghostwriting' was relieving myself.
  • Some people just aren't meant to be happy.
  • Lately I've been a workaholic. I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.
  • A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit.
  • I love acting and I still want to do it, but I've such an instinct for directing, it's something that comes naturally to me. It's why I'm here on this planet.
  • Meaning that if you live in the moment, so to speak, we play today, and tonight we're done.
  • When Oscar Niemeyer died on December 5, 2012, ten days before his 105th birthday, he was universally regarded as the very last of the twentieth century's major architectural masters, an astonishing survivor whose most famous accomplishment, Brasilia, was the climactic episode of utopian High Modern urbanism.
  • That's the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there's no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego's reaction. That's what takes people out of the fight half the time.
  • What do they call it, Y.O.L.A., you only live once? I think people are sort of gravitating towards that.
  • It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.
  • I don't love being on the road.
  • I started with capital of about $1,500, a princely sum for a student coming out of college, an amount I borrowed from my father.
  • I'm a tremendous believer and supporter in hip-hop and rap.
  • Government spending clearly needs some adjusting. But a budget is a statement of our priorities, and balancing our spending on the backs of our nation's seniors is not the right approach.
  • The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat, but your body of work is what people remember you for.
  • I'm only going to make investments with people that I'd want to spend time with anyway.