Important Quotes

  • I started making music with my band in the '80s, so I am more product of post punk than classical music, and I have always carried on this way.
  • Spirituality is deeply personal. Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions.
  • If you know you're going to be outside, you have to be a little bit more in tune, so that you don't get distracted by what's going on and focus better.
  • The ultimate idea of rags-to-riches success in America is the Hollywood movie star.
  • I think fashion can always date, but I think if a woman has elegance, she doesn't date.
  • Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.
  • I am well aware that the writers of New York, London, and Toronto are more readily noticed, though the shadowy and potent Ozarks Literary Cabal does what it can for me, then nightly joins me for dinner and calls me 'honey.'
  • I tend to - every time I step onto the set until the time I go back to the hotel, I just try to be in character all the time.
  • So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly being appreciated by the Western media; especially France was very good, and Switzerland was very good.
  • One novel that I think is an overriding influence in my life is 'All the King's Men,' the most beautiful book written in the U.S.
  • That was one of the most comfortable things about leaving baseball was to leave the environment. It's very much like a rock star existence - the nightlife, the hotels, lack of privacy... There's a lot of temptations out there. It was nice getting away from it.
  • I'm born with a pencil in my hand. I did lots of sketching.
  • I don't really know a lot of famous people. I've met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn't come up to me and say, 'Hi Dave!'
  • It's not that we go around the set thinking, 'Oh, today we are going to kiss, so let's enjoy'. It's not that. It's acting. If it's important for the script, so be it.
  • And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.
  • Regulation is strangling businesses of all sizes in California, and we've got to streamline regulation so it's easy, not hard, to do business.
  • It is the most wonderful feeling in the world, knowing you are loved and wanted.
  • Well, actually, if you can stay in your home that is a better deal for the neighborhood. It's certainly a better deal for the person that is in their home, rather than to be on the street and for that house to go into foreclosure and become a problem for the whole community.
  • Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.
  • The grass is always greener around the fire hydrant.
  • As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
  • It's trippy to think we have an album that's 10 years old. It's even trippier to think we have a couple of albums older than that.
  • In life, you're going to have a lot of problems. Everybody's got problems. Some is worse than others. Some is sickness. Some, like me, you've got problems that you don't like that come up. But you've got to handle them.
  • I wrote 'All You Could Ask For' to honor a friend, Heidi Armitage, who left us much too soon in 2009 at the age of 43.
  • One of the ultimate challenges for biology is to understand the brain's processing of unconscious and conscious perception, emotion, and empathy.
  • If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down.
  • As long as I'm not living out of a suitcase, I'm happy.
  • There's no one on this earth taken less seriously in a leadership context than a young woman - everything is against you.
  • Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Ethical is 'I'll wait and do what's right even in the hardest times and even if I have to give up gains to do it.'
  • The best thing about being on tour is meeting the fans.
  • After having my baby I felt like I'd been introduced to my life, I slowed down, I paid more attention to simple things, I addressed a few issues in my own life, I even got married, I looked at what was important and what wasn't, and so I used that experience for inspiration.
  • I think about cars to try and distract myself. It's a good way to relax, take your mind off everything.
  • I studied law at university and was sort of grooming myself to go into that kind of career. I filmed 'The Wedge' while studying, which was very difficult, but I'm proud I completed my degree.
  • It is very difficult to give a 15 second sound bite on why there is pain and suffering in this world and not have it come off as being flippant or surface level or superficial.
  • A lot of my childhood memories involve walking home in floods of tears. At that age, feeling unpopular is difficult to handle.
  • I am the same as the public as my fans.
  • At Linkabit, we put little effort and energy into patenting things.
  • The ones I have got great necks; of course, all of the Fenders from that era are incredible.
  • Increasingly, staying in the middle class - let alone aspiring to become middle class - is becoming a game of chance.
  • I think filmmaking is a strange animal because it's anti-Democratic and collective at the same time, but I think it's all about not trying to know everything better than everybody else but making the right choices.
  • There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
  • So little done, so much to do.
  • I always think I could play a fantastic psychopath. I'd like to play a psycho. With a heart, you know. A caring lunatic.
  • I'm not a runner. I don't run.
  • Some people conclude that the injustices existing in the world prove there is no God. On the contrary, I conclude that God, being both just and merciful, will and can rectify all inequities in a life after death.
  • The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well.
  • I started out doing multiple characters from day one, when I got my fist job in 'Dumbo's Circus.' I'm used to getting in an argument with myself, throwing myself off a cliff, patching myself up and brushing myself off with an arm around my shoulder.