Half Quotes

  • I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action and more talking and listening.
  • But where are the snows of yester year?
  • It's the bedsit culture: people get a cat, and then, in a few months, when they move on or go travelling, they just throw the animal out. It's so discouraging.
  • I don't know what makes a marriage work. My husband and I don't have it right at all; it's very tough on him. From the outside it looks like it's all about me - I have a glorious career and he doesn't.
  • I make really good chicken soup, sort of from scratch. I don't make my own stock. I just use a base like a chicken stock, but everything else, all the ingredients, I do on my own.
  • I believe in my children. I believe in human beings. I believe in the goodness that is in human beings. I believe in many, many things that I cannot prove. I believe that there's the world of the seen and the world of the unseen.
  • I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not.
  • Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
  • Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.
  • Death is the cure for all diseases.
  • We are all put in different positions for different reasons.
  • Well, we could tell them that we're here on an archeological expedition.
  • I love inappropriate humour. What else are you going to do? You have to laugh.
  • I was born at the right time. I was a freak - the only young player when darts took off in the 1970s.
  • Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
  • I'm a historian in my own mind.
  • Now, after the communist take-over in 1948, the amount of feature films produced dwindled to three a year, while the school was, you know, every year another three, four, five students.
  • I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States, because of that terror of discrimination.
  • I got to thinking about the Book of Revelation that was written by a Jewish prophet who was also a follower of Jesus who hated the Roman Empire. I realized that the Book of Revelation could be a way to reflect on the issue of religion's relationship to politics.
  • I'm not a techie, but I don't know how I lived without an iPad! Mine comes with me everywhere. As greatest inventions go, it's up there with electricity and cars.
  • I played saxophone for 15 years. I played out. It never reached any kind of a level that was recording or anything.
  • I'm in the moment. I'm always in the moment of life.
  • Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.
  • I performed in Sydney some years ago for the Sydney Festival and I am just so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Sydney Opera House and also performing in Melbourne for the first time.
  • After the Spanish Civil War against Franco, a group of us got together: a group of well-to-do people who were sympathetic to the lost cause of a Republican state. We bought a convent in Toulouse and converted it into a hospital run by the Unitarians. It took care of the Spanish refugees who fled to Toulouse.
  • My impulse is to create an aesthetic that's about a humanistic approach to a world and trying to create compassion for all the characters.
  • I want that longevity in the career, so if you don't know how to get it, you trying to chase that high, you trying to continue to chase your dreams and conquer things you never thought you could get. And you just want to get there too soon, so you taking the wrong moves to try and compensate what's not happening.
  • I think he should let me run Ohio. He should let us, the legislature, the members there, we should be running Ohio. The states are the laboratories out here, and I think the president needs to mind to the problems that he has in Washington.
  • Most fiction comes from your experience.
  • So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs - one for each year. I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes, I don't want no party. I want some crabs.
  • God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
  • The emotions have been seen as the center of woman's soul. For that reason, emotional formation will have to be centrally placed in woman's formation.
  • My desire is to be as independent as I can be, as long as I can be, subject to being effective.
  • I don't belong in the world. That's what it is. Something separates me from other people.
  • Fire made us human, fossil fuels made us modern, but now we need a new fire that makes us safe, secure, healthy and durable.
  • Usually I play the bad guy role, a terrorist or someone.
  • When I first came to New York, I would scream like a girl and run to the other side of the street if there was a pigeon. Now I can face off with a pigeon.
  • My writing voice is a little quirkier, more singer-songwriter-y than the Top 40 stuff I cover.
  • It's not hard. When I'm not hitting, I don't hit nobody. But when I'm hitting, I hit anybody.
  • Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
  • If you start with a great peach, there's nothing you're ever going to do that's going to make it any better than when it comes off the tree. In 1970, that was a revolution.
  • To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
  • The snow continues with high winds we remain at this camp to day in consequence of the weather.
  • I'm super organized, but a horrible house cleaner.
  • Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
  • We've seen a lot of people self-destruct because of a small taste of success.
  • Breakfast is my specialty. I admit it's the easiest meal to cook, but I make everything with a twist, like lemon ricotta pancakes or bacon that's baked instead of fried.
  • In the period before the arrival of Mrs. Thatcher, politics had been in such low esteem. Everything was so hedged, so mealy-mouthed. Then along came this woman who seemed to have no manners at all and said exactly what she thought. Everyone's eyes were popping and their jaws were dropping, and I really enjoyed that.