Hardcore Quotes

  • There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
  • 'Pulp Fiction' blew my mind; beforehand, I'd watch films and there was a beginning, middle and an end, and that's it. There is in that film, too, but it's out of sequence.
  • I was afraid that if I said, 'Yes, I'm an actor,' what would happen if I was bad at it?
  • How is the Empire?
  • I'm drawn to dark characters, and to things that are really weighty.
  • I grow herbs near the back door, and you can grow a wonderful selection of herbs and window boxes... My idea is that you should grow what you eat. There's no point in growing something like celeriac - which is very difficult to grow - if you hate it.
  • I'm a visual person, so it always starts with a picture, and then I get obsessed with the idea, sometimes too much. I have these blank books in which I take notes, and I add postcards and other physical items.
  • If I was in a zombie apocalypse, I wouldn't be playing music, because that would attract zombies.
  • Fatherhood will put a man through a lot, but it's a tremendous job, the best in the world - even better than playing basketball.
  • A lot of people feel they spend enough time watching me go through the good, the bad, and the ugly, so they feel like they know me and are a part of it. I'm kind of like a part of people's families. You can't buy that kind of connection with people.
  • I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.
  • Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
  • He was a professional rugby player in the area that I played as a youngster. So a lot of people who I went to school with knew who he was and knew that he was black. So I would get racist taunts in school.
  • I always prided myself on being apart from the ruling class. I think it's always important, not just in Washington but in life, to be able to able to balance your sense of belonging with what it's like to be someone who doesn't belong.
  • My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be with us for a long time yet, and in substantial quantities, though certainly books are now going to be available in other forms.
  • Creepy is better than just plain scary because you can't look away from creepy - you want to know the truth!
  • I was always a fan of Groucho Marx as a kid.
  • Don't assume I have everything figured out... I get as confused about life as everybody, and sometimes I think I'm just hurtling through the world without a plan at all.
  • The World Coming Down tour was around four years ago, and other than the wear and tear we've all sustained in the last four years, nothing much has changed.
  • Sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I'm tired of making other people feel good about themselves.
  • Grief is like a moving river, so that's what I mean by it's always changing. It's a strange thing to say because I'm at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.
  • I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.
  • I imagine the life of an atheistic praying mantis to be rather torturous.
  • I'm not in charge of my life.
  • I know why we're strong. I know why we have held together; I know why we are united: it's because there's always been a growing middle class.