James Quotes

  • It has become a crusade of mine to demonstrate that TV need not be violent to be exciting.
  • The risk from viruses is an unanswered question - and it won't be answered until you have had organs transplanted into humans over many years.
  • A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
  • Twenty-year-olds have a kind of emotional idealism about relationships and about the world that enables them to say, 'No, you lied to me. Goodbye.' When they see wickedness, they walk away.
  • I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain.
  • Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
  • Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by which they are willing to be judged.
  • No funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.
  • The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer, the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree.
  • In religion, there's a certain type of fear that if somebody believes differently from me, that it's a threat. Because I'm right, and there cannot be two ways that are right, so if I'm right, anything different than this must be wrong; and we attack those things and it's really due to insecurity, ego and fear.
  • It's great to be able to have your feet in both worlds. I wouldn't want to be just stuck in one or the other.
  • I'll always have this blue-collar connection. For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can't all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life.
  • If Egypt is unstable, then the entire region is unstable.
  • Cryptocurrencies are not evil and are not for money launderers and scammers. They are for entrepreneurs, technologists, change-the-world dreamers, and anyone who believes they can (and will) enable new business models, new types of organizations, and new ways to service consumers and businesses alike.
  • The times I've tried not to be funny, it's never worked, and the times I'm trying not to be dark and just be funny, that never works, either. As varied as my subject matter is, I think the worldview is pretty consistent: seeing darkness and seeing humor.
  • I ain't a Communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.
  • There are things that need to be said... and I think it's my obligation to say them.
  • I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle.
  • It has always amazed me how tax cuts don't work until they take effect. Mr. Obama's experience with deferred tax rate increases will be the reverse. The economy will collapse in 2011.
  • I regard the 'Descendants' as a melodrama, and all scenes have been the trappings to increase the element of romance, I thought. In that sense, I am very satisfied and have great respect for the decisions of the writers.
  • It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
  • I think that's part of acting - to still get nervous and control that fear. I don't know how to get rid of that.
  • I'm interested in full disclosure for people who give money to politicians. But I'm not a politician. I'm an advocate.
  • When good media takes a bounded form, and comes once in a period of time, it begs to be consumed as a whole - it creates an engaging experience. We don't dip in and out of an episode of 'Game of Thrones,' after all - we take it in as a whole. Why have we abandoned this concept when it comes to publications, simply because they exist online?
  • It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!
  • There is this strange fog of being a young man that I would refer to as soft time. Time does not go forward there. It's a series of doors that kind of wind back into one another, like a series of doors in the upper floor of a house. You revisit the same lessons over and over again, or you choose to ignore them.
  • I've got to say, my parents have always been very supportive. I used to sit in my bedroom and read every liner note and listened to records. My parents are rock fans.
  • It has always been a wonder to me where my conversational power has gone: at the present time, I cannot impress the most ordinary men.
  • I think the people who would be the least interested in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
  • Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
  • Food is a necessary component to life. People can live without Renoir, Mozart, Gaudi, Beckett, but they cannot live without food.
  • I don't believe in the term 'guilty pleasure,' because it implies I should feel ashamed for liking something. A real guilty pleasure would be, I don't know, taking gratification in some stranger's ghastly death or something - which I guess I do enjoy, because I read a ton of true crime.
  • It is amazing to me that so little is still known about the Trail of Tears or the lives of the Cherokees themselves.
  • In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
  • Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent.
  • 'CLUE' is a spin on the classic board game. It uses the original characters and weapons, but it goes even further in depth than the classic who-kills-who idea.
  • I wish somebody would have told me, 'Don't try too hard,' because when I was younger I wanted to try really hard. I wanted to please everybody and be this perfect, polite little girl.
  • It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the reader's opportunities to follow it at every step.
  • If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
  • It's been my experience that every time I think I know where it's at, it's usually somewhere else.
  • Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor.
  • Uber is efficiency with elegance on top. That's why I buy an iPhone instead of an average cell phone, why I go to a nice restaurant and pay a little bit more. It's for the experience.
  • I've got America's best writer for $300 a week.
  • The proletarian woman fights hand in hand with the man of her class against capitalist society.
  • My mother has never approved of high heels. As a result, I have never been able to walk in high heels - and they were all I ever wanted. So of course, my daughter has two pairs.
  • I consider myself more of a cultural Jew; I'm not religious in any way.
  • The process for finding, creating, and consuming information has fundamentally changed with the advent of the web and the rise of blogging.
  • From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.