Given Quotes

  • I think it was Freud who said that we're all arrested at a certain age. For me, it was always 13.
  • I started acting because I was miserable and crazy and wanted to be someone else, to run around and scream in front of people without getting in trouble.
  • The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind... The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.
  • I've made it my mission to make movies starring African American actors and about the African American experience and put them in the mainstream. They're very universal stories I've told - every movie I've done.
  • One way Groupon hopes to gain an edge is by using software to learn about its members so it can deliver more relevant offers: my wife will get the manicure-pedicure deal, but I'll get an offer on fly-fishing lessons. The key now is execution - delivering great customer service and keeping everybody happy on both sides of the transactions.
  • I knew I wanted to write novels, but I could not finish what I started. The closer I got, the more ways I'd find to screw it up.
  • I've always had an air of mystery.
  • Fear is the highest fence.
  • My mother was always deeply attracted to anything medical, and I think she would have loved me to have been a doctor. My father was in the army for 21 years, came out just before I was born. There was no history of showbusiness on either side of the family, but they were completely supportive.
  • I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves, the world, and their creativity better.
  • My mother wanted a conservative, secure life, and she has been married to my father since she was 18... A lot of hard work went into that marriage and a lot of not getting what you want.
  • Here's the thing with the costumes for 'Mommy': Given the background and social strata that the characters come from, you can't really imagine that they've gone shopping lately, so we went for that very normcore, fashionless era in history, the early 2000s, which was completely transitional.
  • Censorship is the thing that stops you doing what you want to do, and what writers want to talk about is what they do, not what stops them doing it.
  • It's harder to get your second picture than it is to get your first one.
  • I became very patient. There are a lot of times when people who do not like you are talking about you and telling bad things on your face. In our personal life, we do get affected by such things.
  • I think, in every person's life, you have ups and downs. You learn so much about yourself, sometimes even more, in the down times. Unfortunately, I had to go through it in public, which was not easy.
  • Thinking ahead, in 2013, the Japanese government, together with pharmaceutical companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established a fund for promoting research and development of medical products for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The importance of planning for disease outbreaks was made clear with the Ebola virus.
  • Pageants were a platform for me, and they helped me get to where I am today. You suddenly stop being just another girl, and people want to listen to what you have to say.
  • Obviously I am not the young man who came to Hollywood in 1946.
  • Follow your own star!
  • Once you find love, you find it. There isn't an age on love.
  • Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
  • I would sleep 12 hours a day if I could.
  • I drove around in a Volkswagen Rabbit I shared with one of my roommates, and it didn't have a roof. It doesn't rain much in L.A., but when it did, it was utterly miserable.
  • When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes.
  • Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?
  • I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them.
  • I don't think I'm a good dancer.
  • I am worried about the potential effect of casinos on communities.
  • I love being the dude that does what no else is doing in the genre. It's exciting and terrifying at the same time.
  • Everybody has a different definition of the good side.
  • A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
  • 'Brisco' was the first show I created, and of course, at the time I had no idea what a special experience it was because I didn't have a frame of reference. After it was over I was like, 'Damn. Shoot. That was something special.' I'm still upset that it got cancelled.
  • Part of it is living in Tennessee. I'm so out of the loop. And as a person, I'm out of the loop. I'm oblivious by nature.
  • Healthcare has been the last major industry that hasn't been touched by technology in terms of productivity and consumer adoption in the way so many other industries have.
  • Some fans have a mistaken opinion of the average umpire. He is human, all reports to the contrary. Every fellow who is successful is conscientious to almost a fault.
  • Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.
  • My English is good because I have a good ear.
  • There's a lot of different parts to me, so it makes total sense to me that I would do a big TV show or studio movie and then do a free comedy show the next day. They both feel equally important to me.
  • I like to cook good meals, especially when I have a lot of time.
  • By the time I was four, I would walk around the corner and wait at a local streetcar stop, get on the streetcar with somebody who looked like they could be my mother and go to the end of the line.
  • It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers.
  • My on-the-court game was ordinary. I had a jumper but needed screens. I could go right but not left.
  • My 2016 New Year's resolution is basically to stop using profanity.
  • It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.
  • I do love to sing. Had I a longer set of thigh bones and a sweeter voice, I should have loved to be a performer.
  • Victims of crime and the wider community deserve a grown-up debate on our criminal justice system and how we can make it work - for those within it and for those it protects.
  • I certainly look at them very differently now, and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that.