Hours Quotes

  • I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
  • Our life is full of empty space.
  • I am not the German Tony Blair. Nor am I the German Bill Clinton. I am Gerhard Schroeder, chancellor of Germany, responsible for Germany. I don't want to be a copy of anyone.
  • I shall be found with 'Indians' engraved on my brain when I am dead. A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out.
  • I think I was a pretty selfish athlete.
  • With my hours, I don't hang out with anybody. I work and come home to my Upper West Side apartment.
  • Execution as punishment is barbaric and unnecessary.
  • Even a fiction film is hard to end. You can going on shooting and editing a documentary forever.
  • Part of me wants a bunch of jocks to go to Comic-Con and call them all dweebs so they can be like, 'Pump the brakes a little bit.' But that said, it's all positive. It's just, of course, I'm going to find some cynicism in it.
  • When I would visit my octopus friend, Octavia, at New England aquarium, usually she would look me in the face, flow right over to see me, and flush red with emotion when she took my arms in hers. Often when I'd stroke her she'd turn white beneath my touch, the colour of a relaxed octopus.
  • I wanted to be a writer, to write these stories that would make people see the world in a different way. But I ended up going to business school because I thought I could ultimately get to where I wanted to go faster that way.
  • I don't usually get to play sophisticated women. I usually do the old scrubs, chavs or slappers.
  • Those are the men who will dance at your wedding.
  • Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.
  • In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful.
  • I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them.
  • Reaching out to other people is important work. I am so pleased and honored that I'm getting the attention from the young people on social media. It's been missing.
  • I wanted to be a literary writer, so I wrote story after story and sent them to 'The New Yorker.'
  • In order to figure out how to make atoms compute, you have to learn how to speak their language and to understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
  • I'm definitely a joker.
  • I wanted to identify that the black experience is American experience.
  • Here is what I know. When you're running a successful company or an organization, you can take this human equation to the bank: underconfidence plus insecurity always equals paranoia and backstabbing.
  • I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.
  • Audience participation can often inject a dose of adrenalin into your average dial-tone literary reading, especially if a handful of audience-members are mentally unhinged, and let's face it - you can always depend on at least one crackpot at these things.
  • I never know as a writer when I set out into a novel where it's going to take me.
  • All things come down to your personal relationships.
  • I consider myself lucky to be an only child because if I had other siblings, my mother would not have been able to take me to every audition and be so supportive of my career.
  • Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
  • My second book, Follow Me Down had some success, got good critical notices, went into a second printing and things like that, but Shiloh was by far the most successful of those first five novels.
  • All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved.
  • No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
  • I've always been really curious about the limits of human capability.
  • Waste paper is like a forest - paper recycles itself, generation after generation.
  • In my next life, I want to be a housecat. Naps all the time!
  • Independent films in this country are in the same position. Miramax and Fine Line are not independent - they're with Disney! Come on. Or they're with Warner Brothers. They're all with somebody.
  • We are losing the democracy that we're trying to sell in the Mideast and everywhere else right here in our own nation.
  • Los Angeles is a very special city. It's a great ethnic mix, a great cultural mix.
  • We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
  • The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
  • I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.
  • I can watch a film, even a film that I've been in, and think, 'I'm not sure, 100 percent, what I think about it.' I'm not sure what I think about what I've done in it.
  • I have a really powerful urge to see things work.
  • Late summer is perfect for classic mysteries - think of Raymond Chandler's hot Santa Anas and Agatha Christie's Mediterranean resorts - while big ambitious works of nonfiction are best approached in September and early October, when we still feel energetic and the grass no longer needs to be cut.
  • It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.
  • I think my parents undoubtedly influenced me on some level.
  • Within three hours of a disaster event there should be a recon damage assessment of the infrastructure and an educated guess as to the casualties and degree of imminent human peril. Then make the airdrops of supplies and personnel. Simultaneously, Seabees would be dropped in, with lights and generators, to begin rescue efforts.
  • I don't feel that I was a Hollywood-created star.
  • I remember when we first bought Teleflora, I made a very expensive mistake when I produced a brochure with the slogan, 'The way America sends love.' The bouquets and prices I pictured could not be duplicated by the florist - they were too expensive. I had relied on people I thought were in touch with the marketplace.