Honour Quotes

  • I like organised things. I don't like the corruption and slowness of Greece.
  • Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
  • All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
  • I am proud of Edinburgh's status as a financial centre, but where is it on the index of global financial centres? Sixty-fourth. Below Hamilton, Casablanca and Mauritius. London, by contrast, is second only to New York. That's a link worth keeping.
  • The writing is the springboard for your intuitive stuff and then you see, maybe a colour of what you want to achieve. Then you bring in the technique you've learnt. But when you're on film, you're not always in control of that. That's what makes me believe in a kind of collective unconscious, a sort of experience you draw on.
  • When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.
  • I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.
  • Football is a chess game to me. If you move your pawn against my bishop, I'll counter that move to beat you. Football is the same way. I study so much film that I know exactly what teams are going to do. I love knowing what a offense is going to run and stuffing that play.
  • Obsession remains the price of creation, and the writer who declines that risk will come up with nothing more creative than 'The Foxes of Harrow' or 'Mrs. Parkington.'
  • Obviously, a theatrical masterpiece needs more than a plot; many television shows are nothing but plot, and it is doubtful that they will stand the test of time. But I also don't think that making fun of plot or acting like we're all somehow 'above' structure is such a good idea.
  • I am fascinated by the human body and all its evolutions.
  • But it's a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.
  • The vast majority of doctors really do try to take the money out of their minds. But to provide the best possible care requires using resources in a way that keeps you viable but improves the quality of care.
  • One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It's brutal. And there's a trophy.
  • It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.
  • I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed... When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
  • In preparation for it, we need to have folks who are trained, we need facilities, equipment and supplies, that are going to be built into our society, and we are going to spend a lot of money on it.
  • Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate.
  • There are still some terrible cliches in the presentation of Indian fiction. The lotus flower. The hennaed hands. In mainland Europe, people still slap these images on my books and I go bananas.
  • It really stresses me out to think about what other people think about me.
  • In my state, over 17,000 households are going hungry on a regular basis.
  • It seems like a really fun way to make a living, but I'm truly terrible at acting.
  • The thing is, you choose to be an actress, but not to be a celebrity.
  • If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.
  • Technologies and specific vendors may come and go, but massive cultural transformations and new kinds of relationships? Those don't go away.
  • I've said before that when you win, people think it's so easy, but it's not so easy to handle it, and probably I expect myself to always play so good.
  • The flag represents all the values and the liberties Americans have and enjoy everyday.
  • Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.
  • I tell my staff, 'Give me your best, and then go home and live your life.' I've never asked anyone to work harder, but I've told plenty that they needed rest.
  • But in those days - in the mid-'50s, early '60s - there was less than 300 radio stations that were playing country music and a lot of that wasn't full time.
  • The movie I end up with is the movie I aspired to make.
  • I always look forward, not back.
  • Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it.
  • The Electoral College was necessary when communications were poor, literacy was low, and voters lacked information about out-of-state figures, which is clearly no longer the case.
  • In high school and college, I did not have any Christian friends except my best friend Sarah, who I actually 'brought to Jesus.'
  • A winner never stops trying.
  • To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions - the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered.
  • For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.
  • These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
  • The most important question in American cinema, I've learned, is 'When is lunch?'
  • In seven to ten years video traffic on the Internet will exceed data and voice traffic combined.
  • I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs.
  • If I were king of the world, babies born in airplanes, balloons and blimps would, instead of choosing to be German, Maldivian or American, all get special heavenly blue passports with a stork on the cover labeled 'Sky Baby' - and they'd be allowed to come and go anywhere they please.
  • I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
  • My position has always been that the House of Representatives does not take reservations. It's walk-in only.
  • If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
  • Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war. But helplessness induces hopelessness.
  • Surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.