General Quotes

  • I was the first one in my family to go away to college. I came from a small town where there was no guidance in the high school at all. It was a mill town, and I never knew anyone who made their living from the arts. When you did go away to college, you went away to be something - an engineer, or a teacher, or a chemist.
  • I inherited the old family turkey farm, and I'm turning it into a fun place to go for my kids.
  • Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
  • If I hear an interesting turn of phrase on TV, I'll repeat it back - I just like to roll it around on my tongue. The same goes for dialog: I'll either speak it aloud or whisper it. I definitely sit in front of my computer and mutter. People have mentioned it.
  • I don't like to rate myself; others can do that.
  • Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
  • If I like something, I get it and I put it on.
  • More government isn't going to help you get ahead. It's going to hold you back. More government isn't going to create more opportunities. It's going to limit them.
  • My first night in Austin was at SXSW in 1994 when I was a senior in high school. I came here for spring break and just fell in love with Austin. It's my home.
  • I like my guitars to be kinda worn. I don't like it when they're all shiny.
  • I was screaming constantly, on the set, in my room... everywhere.
  • I've always believed in local government.
  • The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.
  • I was always determined to make it as a footballer, but if things hadn't worked out, I'd have maybe followed my dad into the building industry.
  • I don't like the idea that one hotel could be better than another. In any city, I try to find a hotel that has the identity of that place - Claridge's in London, the Danieli or Cipriani in Venice. In New York, I stay at the Mercer Hotel; it is so much in the character of SoHo.
  • The most important thing for me as an actor playing a character is to make you laugh. That's my No. 1 goal.
  • I think of each movie as a puzzle. The fun is in solving the puzzle: finding a musical identity for the picture, however that can be summed up.
  • I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence.
  • If I just swam all day, I'd lose it. That's why I do so many other activities. It keeps me sane.
  • The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe.
  • My family are massive fans of 'I'm A Celeb,' so that would be pretty cool. There's so many areas where you can go in and enjoy, but I just like meeting new people.
  • The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery.
  • I'm 24, so I'll go out and, yeah, have a few drinks and dance - I love to dance - and have a good time, but I like to do other things, too. I like going to the beach and reading and hiking.
  • Giving is above what we owe God, and that is our tithes.
  • As a jumper, I try to defy gravity as long as I can. But no matter how far I jump, I'll always hit the earth eventually.
  • Americans are obsessed with wild, outlandish things. Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, and Michael Jackson are all wild, outlandish things.
  • The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
  • Some, but much of my money is tied up in Playboy stock.
  • I don't like poetry that doesn't give me a sense of ritual, but I don't like poetry that doesn't sound like people talking to each other. I try to do both at once.
  • There are many actors who have inspired me: Spencer Tracy for his incredible elegance and, of course, Cary Grant. But, there's also an Italian actor I admire a great deal: Alberto Sordi.
  • If a parent knows that their kid is suddenly becoming infatuated with ISIS, they face a very difficult choice, which is, you know, do I - what do I do?
  • For any country - and that includes Mexico and the U.S. - having good, robust relationships with crucial allies and neighbors, that's putting your country first.
  • I was somewhat of a mute at school, so people were quite scared!
  • Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.
  • As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year's Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men's hockey team a chance against the world powers.
  • Having a baby is a disaster for your career. I don't think there's any sympathy.
  • If I learned anything from the Army, it was about being able to get things done, no matter how tough the assignment, and it served me later in life.
  • I was planning to go into law or politics. I was well known for my public speaking. I went to an all-girl boarding school with uniforms. It was very posh for someone like me who came from a world where my parents showed beagles and sold dog products out of a yellow caravan.
  • I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.
  • I really do feel now that the way I dress onstage and for work is a true reflection of my own sense of style as well.
  • I see many founders waste too much time trying to work their networks and/or ultimately settle for mediocre but available candidates. You will definitely have to interview hard for cultural fit, but the best talent isn't cheap.
  • Remember, I'm someone who got fired from Disney and eight days later started the first studio in 65 years with two of the most brilliant, successful people in the history of the entertainment business, doing something everyone said was somewhere between improbable and impossible. I'm afraid that's exactly what I love doing.
  • It strikes me as weird that a 25 year old man would even find a 16 year old attractive.
  • I don't think I was born beautiful. I just think I was born me.
  • We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention.
  • Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, Why do you think the Eagles broke up? He said, Hotel California.
  • I should be making plans more for the next world than for this one.
  • While, in general, life satisfaction goes up with wealth, beyond the safety net more and more wealth brings very radically diminishing returns on life satisfaction.