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  • Most people to whom a statue has been erected are undeserving.
  • It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy.
  • When I first started writing, I was living in England and I had that uniquely English sense of sarcasm, which has definitely seemed to have left me. I am a naturalized American and my sensibility has become far more American.
  • We have a remarkably complete picture in many ways - and it could be that we're not accounting for something that's almost three-quarters of the entire universe.
  • A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day.
  • I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.
  • When I was a child, one of my first games was a time machine which I made for my brother - a big box covered in silver and bits of cellophane. I'd close him up in it and joggle him and say, 'We're in Victorian times now... and now we're in Egyptian times, and I can see all these pyramids and pharaohs.'
  • Life is shining a light through a magnifying glass on me, looking for me to stumble. I think that's my biggest fear.
  • How can German music not be represented by an article?
  • When I was a kid, I figured I would be a physicist when I grew up, and then I would write science fiction on the side. The physicist thing didn't pan out, but writing science fiction on the side did.
  • I like to roller skate. I have been roller skating since I was eight.
  • The only hope is that our civilization will collapse at a certain point, as always happens in history. Then, out of barbarity, a renaissance.
  • Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion.
  • Everybody just uses the one-move rule without realising when it is too late to actually move and cross over and when it is actually being dangerous.
  • I like to mumble when I act, 'cause I think it's more realistic. For some reason, the impediment has given me the accent of a Mexican gangster.
  • By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
  • Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
  • Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available because of other contracts.
  • It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.
  • I love Frank Sinatra. He is one of my biggest all-time idols.
  • I took back my life.
  • I do think that you can dress yourself out of a problem. The way that a haircut and a new pair of pants can make you feel is better than any therapist, because when you look in the mirror, you see a different person - you are a different person. It's superficial change that can lead to real change.
  • Gel doesn't work in my hair because it has a life of its own.
  • I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.
  • I believe in giving back.
  • Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal species in part because it's the world's largest land mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.
  • The designer of my Emmy gown is donating my gown to the charity for an auction.
  • I cried like a baby. When no one could see me or hear me. Not because I feared what cancer would do, but because I didn't want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could no longer be.
  • I didn't feel any remorse or sympathy if I injured a rival. I went over the top a few times but I never broke anyone's leg.
  • I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at.
  • I discovered 'Rite of Spring' when I was 21. As a matter of fact, not with orchestra first, because it was still a work which was not often performed. Don't forget that I was 19 in 1944, still the Occupation time. So it was performed slightly after the end of the war, in 1945.
  • When I was in my 30s, I was at the end of a long-term relationship and going through a very hard time. I'd had about 15 different addresses and a series of relationships. I thought, 'It's time to have a look at yourself.'
  • A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
  • I feel that a lot of sexy people never say that they are sexy.
  • A lot of times, you feel like you're walking on eggshells in a creative environment, because everyone's having to watch out for egos so much of the time.
  • Integrating breakthrough technology into everyday products is always a challenge; at the same time, this is exactly how design makes tech products easily adoptable in life.
  • So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
  • Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.
  • England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene.
  • In some way, people believe that if you are permeable, if you are a good listener, you don't have the quality of somebody with a firm attitude. This is what, fundamentally, I got from my mother.
  • I've been really lucky to play sort of a diverse array of characters over my relatively short career, although it feels really long.
  • I've been through so many different political races.
  • I was making a lot of independent movies before the independent movement.
  • They need to be re-supplied with energy, and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you, but from what you can do for your country.
  • It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it.
  • I would have loved to do 'Alice in Wonderland.' Being a 'Bond' girl would always be fun. We had a lot of action in 'Eclipse' and I'd definitely like to continue down the action road. I want to do a romantic period piece, but those are really hard to get made because they're very expensive and there's not a huge demographic.
  • Ninja is super-ambitious - more than I am.
  • I certainly don't have any airs about myself.