James Quotes

  • It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very rarely is there a spike in news-stand sales.
  • I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we're sad, and being yellow when we're cowards, and when we're mad, we're red.
  • I borrowed a creaky laptop from my husband, went into the web, and never came back.
  • I adore Kate Atkinson, her literary as well as her crime output.
  • 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 was scared when I lost my mother, my father, my brother, my sister.
  • Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
  • I was pretty shocked at the appearance of the Galaxy S phone and the extent to which it appeared to copy Apple products and the problems that would create for us.
  • I had, like, 11 jobs. I've been fired 11 times! 'Cause I'm not cut for that. You know, I was a great employee, man. Everybody loved me coming to work - I'm singing, tellin' jokes on the assembly line. I was miserable, man. I was dying. I was dying.
  • There was no testimony of conspiracy - Oswald's efforts to get in touch with the Soviets and with the Cuban Fair Play groups in New York were rebuffed, rebuffed at every step.
  • 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.
  • At the start of the '50s, I had short hair. And I was getting nowhere.
  • 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.
  • The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.
  • I don't really see myself as a big supermodel.
  • Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
  • It's a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.
  • I kind of dress like a boy from the nineties. I like wearing baseball hats. I just like to be really comfortable.
  • I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.
  • I was the chief sponsor of the Business Employment Incentive Program bill, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs here in New Jersey.
  • It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
  • I thoroughly enjoyed working on Enemy of the State. Tony Scott is an important director, and has an amazing ability to express himself, and he doesn't do it in musical terms, he does it in emotional terms. I got along really well with him.
  • It has always been, and still is, my intention to build a playground in Central Park.
  • 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.
  • I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.
  • I'm a cowboy. I wear a hat. I drive a 4x4 Silverado diesel truck. I've got a farm.
  • The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.
  • The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
  • Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor.
  • It has always been important to me to be a creative artist, not to be a star, not to be rich, not to be famous.
  • I've got America's best writer for $300 a week.
  • It has always been clear that The Washington Post is a company that is set up for the purpose of protecting the long-term interests of its assets and held together as a holding company.
  • We should be increasing research and development into our fossil fuel program.
  • I did community theater in Georgia and called myself a ballet dancer.
  • Normally, Finns wait for a couple of years and watch Aki's films on television. But it is as though the international reputation of 'The Man Without a Past' caused them to go and see it at the cinema.
  • I swam with my first shark in the 1980s. I was 20 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, working with a group of marine scientists. Late in the day, a 5-foot long blue shark swam into our chum slick. For the next hour, I marveled at the animal's stunning indigo color and the elegant way she moved effortlessly through the sea.
  • If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.
  • But I love to be outdoors. I prefer being outdoors to, you know, being inside.
  • 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.
  • I don't like science because I don't think it makes sense to put a definition on everything. It's a lot more exciting to think of things as mysterious.
  • I am still not at all in favour of offering any defence. Even if the court had accepted that petition submitted by some of my co-accused regarding defence, etc., I would not have defended myself.
  • I think the people who would be the least interested in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
  • Oh, filmmakers, please don't take my soft book and turn it into a horror, or take my horror and make it soft.
  • Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.
  • To follow, without halt, one aim: that's the secret of success.