Indie Quotes

  • I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't fun. It's just a whole different thing these days.
  • My business affairs are entirely proper, and no amount of smear, rumour or innuendo will alter that fact.
  • I completely admire my mother for raising a child with cerebral palsy at home.
  • In California, the lines on the road are just a suggestion. They're in the left lane with the left indicator on, so naturally it's time to turn right! Are you kidding me? In your Prius? I know, you're saving the Earth by trying to kill the people!
  • I hope I'm an individual. I suppose an eccentric is a super individual.
  • Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
  • I think people ought to do what they feel useful at the time. If I do things because I ought to do them, I switch off.
  • I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
  • I've read only fiction, so I don't know anything actual.
  • Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
  • I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party.
  • If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business.
  • The trouble with ghostwriting is that it raises the issue of whether the president is in a state of diminished responsibility for what he says. Does he actually grasp the implications of the words he speaks?
  • The thing that people seem to miss about not just Google, but also our competitors, Yahoo, eBay and so forth, is that there's an awful lot of communities that have never been served by traditional media.
  • I'll tell you that when an innocent person is killed, we never go about asking or inquiring whether they were Jewish or Christian or Muslim. That's not our way or creed.
  • Don't waste even a minute magnifying your perceived inadequacies. You can't do it all. Why berate yourself for not achieving the impossible?
  • I think, as a filmmaker, it's important to be honest with yourself at all times in terms of what's working and what's not.
  • As a writer, I have readers who will have a range of political views. I don't think they look to me for political guidance.
  • India's rigid social structure limits intergenerational economic mobility and fosters acceptance of vast wealth disparities.
  • I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices.
  • Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
  • We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room.
  • If you look at top players - Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi - so many had a parent who was domineering to the point where you really had to question his sanity. It was nuts.
  • As far as actors go, you're not going to find many ballplayers better than me.
  • I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.
  • From a personal standpoint, I'd say that, yeah, seeing how quickly children grow, you realize how fast life goes by.
  • I used to cry myself to sleep every night. I missed singing so much. And performing. Man, I missed it so much.
  • The U.S. fiscal union has worked, in no small part, by enabling subsidies to the Mississippis without requiring the approval of the Minnesotas. It creates an important form of insurance.
  • I don't think too much about the audience when I'm writing... I'm aware that 'Holes' was read by kids as young as 8, up to adults.
  • I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches - now I am trying to repay that debt.
  • A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
  • The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
  • I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
  • I have always wanted to do a feature film that brings the world of Lisa Frank to life. We have so much backstory on our characters, and they have been alive in my imagination since the beginning.
  • If you earned money listening to music, I'd be a millionaire.
  • I'm not a morose person; it's just that my best songs reflect on the sadder aspects of life.
  • For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
  • I tend to be... they say 'workaholic,' which I just find to be 'motivated.'
  • The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
  • People in this country haven't stopped hating fat people, but they've become more kind to me, since in our culture, even though we hate our fat people, we love our celebrities even more.
  • I want little girls to believe that they can be CEOs.
  • As a writer, I'm always aware of the fact that there are so many books out there.
  • A lot of stuff written about me is rubbish. I don't know where they get it from, sometimes.
  • All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
  • I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.
  • I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. 'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.' That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that.
  • A lot of times, really wonderful things that have come my way have come basically out of the blue.
  • Alzheimer's is a horrible thing. Some people are naive about it. They think, 'Oh it's just your memory,' but my mother was in terrible pain. Your body closes down. She didn't know if she'd eaten or if she wanted to eat. She couldn't remember how to walk. Towards the end, she didn't know us. It came gradually, then it got worse.