I Remember Quotes

  • At this level, you put a lot of pressure on yourself as a player to perform and do well.
  • I went to Parsons, and I interned with Ronen when I was at Parsons. We started our own company since then.
  • The characters can't be wittier than people are in real life. They have to be character witty.
  • Before I had kids, I thought you should never lie to a kid. But now I've had them, I realize you almost lie to them by definition, because if you're trying to summarize something for your 1-year-old, you put it in very simple terms. You only gradually complicate the explanation as they get older.
  • I never talk about books in progress. I could decide to change it to a series of seafood recipes, after all.
  • I never thought I would actually become a professional actor. I just kept going with it. One thing led to another.
  • I started acting when I got a summer job at the Everyman Theater Company with the Neighborhood Youth Corps.
  • I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well.
  • I have a little mantra: 'My fear grows fat on the energy I feed it. And if it grows very big, it probably happens.'
  • All I can say is that I'm going to try to coach the way I've coached in the past. And if it ends up not being good enough, then so be it.
  • I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom, but that didn't stop me from photographing.
  • We can look back through ice-core data and see over 800,000 years, relationships between carbon dioxide and the temperature of the world. So those people who deny the importance of climate change are just wasting their time. They're also being diversionary because if we don't act the risks are enormous.
  • Many people came out and said, 'Boy I'd love to make a film that way.' Well, borrow some money, get some people together - you can get people to work for nothing, just treat them right, treat them as human beings, not stars, give them all an equal share, make them feel a part of what they're doing. There's no big secret to it.
  • It's just so cool when you meet people who are different than you are. That can give you a different perspective, a viewpoint on life, or inspire you. I mean, what would the world be like if we were all the same? I think it would be very boring.
  • What keeps me up at night is poverty and unemployment.
  • I never thought I was going to leave the trap. I even told my mother, 'I'm gonna be the trap God.'
  • I never think about Wall Street - why should I - but to go down there so often while filming 'Working Girl,' to become acquainted with this whole different world, and to find out what goes on behind the scenes, is so interesting. There's so much of the city that you don't really bother to investigate. Ahh... New York.
  • By no means could I play at the level of these kids who play in the NHL now but as 50-year-olds go, I feel really good and I feel blessed that I'm still healthy.
  • Turnberry is truly one of the most spectacular properties on earth. The views, the setting, and grandeur of the hotel - there's just nothing else like it. We've respected the architectural history of the hotel first and foremost, but most of all, we've respected the tradition of golf at Turnberry.
  • In the economy of the cuckoo people that populate central banks, everything is possible. What you have is gigantic bubbles, the NASDAQ in 2000, then the housing bubble and then commodities in 2008 when oil went from $78 to $147 before plunging to $32 within six months.
  • Astaire never thought of what he was doing as balletic, but Kelly was always trying to dance with women on points. And his choreography is so showy and flashy. He always looks self-satisfied to me.
  • No other creatures of the savannah sleep as deeply or as soundly as lions, but after all, lions are the main reason for not sleeping soundly.
  • The only thing I can talk about is just forgiving yourself, because I do not have everything together. And so I tell people: No, you should see my house, it's a mess.
  • I just keep on playing what I love.
  • I never want kids to walk away after a school presentation and say, 'I met a writer today.' I want them to say, 'I am a writer.'
  • I never went to college. But the structure I grew up with was planted so deep that when it came to doing business, I knew how to be disciplined, create teamwork, and persevere. It set me up to be an entrepreneur and a successful franchiser.
  • I fully believe that the U.S. has the obligation to honor its debt.
  • I like going to museums and stuff, but I also like going out and doing lots of physical activity like camping and hiking. I like doing stuff that I've never done before. Curiosity is a big thing. Usually it means that people are intelligent and that they want to learn stuff about the world.
  • And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
  • I never use notes, they interfere with me.
  • I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.
  • The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
  • The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
  • I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great sea more and more.
  • I am a strong believer that intellectual property rights need to be protected.
  • As a leader, these attributes - confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense - are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone.
  • I never want to confuse people or go over their heads.
  • I never sit down and write. I just sorta let things form in my brain.
  • I never took a grant or borrowed a penny from anybody. It was partially because I didn't really know how to do that, but secondly, my pride never would have allowed me to. In the beginning it was about doing it the right way, on the merits of the music.
  • And he said that he didn't want to have a war or anything like that again.
  • I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel.
  • I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about.
  • I believe that music is about making quality things, making quality art, and no matter who you decide to work with, you and that person have to come up with something special, come up with something that is excellent material, so whoever hears it and reviews it will like it.
  • As for suspense, I like to write books that draw you into the hero's plight from the opening pages, where people put their lives on the line for something - a belief, a family member, the truth.
  • As an actor, I've always found that my job is not to judge the content in which I've agreed to perform in. What I try to do is just find the truth in every moment that they've written.
  • Way back in the '70s, I was approached to talk about the story I'd write for a Spider-Man movie. They also talked to me about Batman. I had to think about it, but that was way, way back when.
  • The institution of marriage should be re-examined because of its overwhelming claustrophobia. The odds are stacked against spontaneity and effervescence. It's an institution that was brought about for the sake of family and children, but biologically, it's very unnatural. It's masochism and torture the way it's been organized.
  • I never take myself too seriously.