Had Quotes

  • I have always like doing accents; I find it much easier to get into character for me.
  • We always go out looking for live music after our shows.
  • The cover of Mojo, that was good for us.
  • If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
  • I've slowly gone back, later on in life, to fish and then chicken and then, last year, red meat.
  • Google worries - and rightly so - about how hard it is for a big company to come up with the next hot thing.
  • 'It can't be done' is not a phrase I recognize.
  • I grew up in Southern California, Simi Valley. I've lived in the same house all my life.
  • The black vote is always important, and the reason is it serves as a tremendous base for the Democratic Party. On the national level, Democrats traditionally receive at least 90 percent of the black vote.
  • Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
  • I'm not a comedian, I'm not a stand-up and I don't come from a comedy background. I am an actor, but I've had a very fortunate foray into comedy, and it seems to have become a bit of a strength, and you can't complain when you become known for something.
  • I've always wanted to do pieces that have an integral sense of realism and aren't just there for titillation.
  • I was born in Somalia, which is in East Africa. My parents started with nothing: poor, poor, poor. They eloped, which was unheard of in my country, when my father was 17 and my mother was 14.
  • I got into New College, Oxford. The ethos was that you could work - or not.
  • What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
  • It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions - especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.
  • Tony Blair will probably get thrown out by his party.
  • I grew up near King's Cross station in London, living in an apartment block where my dad was a caretaker.
  • Be present and in the moment.
  • I always wanted to be a medical doctor, and I never thought of business.
  • But I dig myself, and especially if my wife digs me, I dig myself more.
  • After 25 quarters of so-called recovery under Obama, it has increased a total of only 14.3 percent. Compare this to earlier periods. After the JFK tax cuts of the early 1960s, the economy grew in total by roughly 40 percent. After the Reagan tax cuts of the 1980s, the economy grew by a total of 34 percent.
  • The facilities are amazing here in McLaren. If you compare them to Sauber, who have good facilities in Formula 1, it's another level. But in terms of the people, the way they approach their jobs, is really amazing when you come into McLaren. The emphasis they have is very good and it gives you a big boost when you drive for this team.
  • I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office.
  • I'm not a craftsman of graphics or art or film. I'm more of an idea generator and manufacturer.
  • There are mighty few people who think what they think they think.
  • Kind of the exhausting thing about doing pure comedy, or something that's broader, is you're kind of a slave to the laugh. If it's not funny, then there's not much point in doing it. The kind of ueber-objective is to make people laugh. You always have to have that in the back of your mind, 'Eh, I've got to figure out a way to make this funny.'
  • I try to use my experience and the fact that I grew up in the ghetto - I tell people you don't have to rob or steal to get out of the ghetto.
  • It's man's nature to abuse knowledge and power, be it in the realm of science, government, or Wall Street. Take God out of the picture, and you have real trouble.
  • I think it's really important to give back and show other people that you care.
  • I grew up in a town with no movie theater. TV was my only link to the outside world. Film wasn't such a big deal to me. It was TV. So much so, that when I meet TV stars now... Not my co-workers, but real TV stars, I get nervous. I freak out around them.
  • I grew up when 'Schoolhouse Rock' taught millions of American kids how a bill becomes a law.
  • When I start working on a batch of tunes - like roughly 10 solid tunes - I always know there'll be another 10 to follow, because for every song I invest a lot of time in, there's another song waiting behind it.
  • I think getting the rest of the guys in the band to write is important.
  • The fact that we are I don't know how many millions of people, yet communication, complete communication, is completely impossible between two of those people, is to me one of the biggest tragic themes in the world.
  • It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?
  • We all have our pet things that we like to get religious about.
  • I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life. Violence in life breeds violence in films.
  • I'm kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination.
  • I'm sure that my parents' behavior has entered my work, I'm sorry to say. I don't think you need to have a difficult childhood to be funny, but it helps.
  • My purpose is far greater than my pain.
  • Our show is about starting over.
  • We stopped doing my clothing line about five years ago, so it isn't available anymore.
  • I was lucky because my mum was a teacher and showed me how to read and write. But most importantly, she encouraged me to use my imagination.
  • I feel like more than 80% of the world wouldn't get up in front of 40 million people and dance on national television, and if I have the confidence to do that then that's a step ahead in my life for me in terms of personal goals. I will gain a lot of confidence on all aspects right there.
  • I think I'm better at playing difficult than I am at being normal. And to me that's something I'm working on now. I'm not really that difficult or complex a person, so it's interesting to me that it's just so much harder for me to play an everygirl.
  • Manhattan's probably one of the bluest parts in the country, and Indiana's definitely one of the redder states. I have sympathy for both sides.
  • Unfortunately we - and I'm speaking not for Latin America but for Mexico because that's where I come from - we still, I think, are a little bit macho. Not that we only live in a macho world, but we also think as a macho world; even the women, you know? The women in Mexico, because that's the way we were raised.