Kind Quotes

  • It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
  • I'm always nervous before starting a record because I can never sleep. I'm like, 'I have no good ideas, everyone is gonna see through me.'
  • I've played a baseball player a few times, but in my career I've been blessed to have played a wide range of characters.
  • The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1 percent get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99 percent.
  • I don't like to go to premieres or openings. I don't like to have to put on makeup.
  • I honestly try not to eat a whole lot of fast food, so it wouldn't kill me to drop it all together.
  • I'm not into wrinkles.
  • There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
  • Folks, I mean to keep my word. And if I don't, I'll give you my address and some rope. That's real accountability.
  • I have two pairs of reading glasses. One pair is for reading fiction, the other for non-fiction. I've read the Bible twice wearing each pair, and it's the same.
  • I mean, every single time I was there with Mahesh, I just tried to learn something of his game, because he's, you know, one of the best doubles players that's been around ever.
  • Race is used, by all of us, in the most manipulative ways, is often force-fit and reduced to something it isn't, to something that gives us a sense of comfort, a false one. Many of us thought - needed to feel - the whole business was 'settled.' But it's not, never has been. Laws have only taken us so far.
  • Taking B12 is the price of getting to be vegan, the way wearing a helmet is the price of getting to ride a motorcycle and giving up alcohol for nine months is the price of getting to have a baby.
  • I wouldn't know Robbie Williams if I fell over him.
  • Certainly I had my preference, and I very much hoped that George W. Bush would be our next president.
  • Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East, I did become an English teacher through my music.
  • If you don't work yourself up into a fever of greed and covetousness in an art museum, you're just not doing the job.
  • Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.
  • This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone's talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!
  • Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.
  • Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting.
  • To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
  • I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again.
  • I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
  • I wrote a techno song about the four things I love in Germany to make myself happy, which are my grandfather, my two poodle pets, bread, and a strange but delicious Turkish dish called Doener Kebab.
  • My grandfather was a shoemaker who worked in a shoe factory.
  • It's kind of interesting when you sign on to a show because you're basically signing on to play a character because you only really see the first episode of the show.
  • That's what you want art to do, to open people up and start conversations.
  • To me, the job of a playwright is to explore and bring to light our lives. You can't hold back; you have to give in to this. Sometimes, you say things people don't want to hear.
  • Mortality defines the human condition.
  • All three of my parents - I also had a stepmother - were teachers, and my dad taught high school, and as he always reminded me when I was going to spend some money on something, 'Your mother and I, in the Depression, had to decide whether to spend a dime on a loaf of bread or if we could go to a movie with it.'
  • The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
  • Washington has become this place that people don't leave. It has become this permanent feudal class.
  • Advertising at its worst will be killed by the Internet. And rightly so.
  • When I'm not hitting, I don't hit nobody. But, when I'm hitting, I hit anybody.
  • Socialism is a sacred cause for realizing the demand and desire of the masses of the people for independence; it is a revolutionary cause that advances amid a fierce struggle against imperialism and all other counterrevolutionary forces.
  • We owe our big brains less to inventiveness than to conflicts of interest among social minds engaged in an arms race to be the best at manipulating others.
  • Jake Roberts has a hard enough time being Jake Roberts. The truth is a brutal thing, I just hope that the kids take the time to learn about each of the wrestlers in the game, and if the kids can learn from our mistakes, that would make me a happy man.
  • It's good for art to make us think, to give us a shared experience that creates a dialogue, makes us talk to each other, including strangers.
  • My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it.
  • 'Goon Squad' took about three years to write and that's the short end. My second novel, 'Look at Me,' took six years.
  • I think this notion that it's the population of the U.S. against the big companies is just wrong.
  • People are smarter than you might think.
  • Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.
  • The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it's your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can't package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.
  • The leading character isn't always the most important or interesting character; when people think that the protagonist is the character portrayed, it's people who haven't read Shakespeare.
  • I was definitely the oddball freak show in school.
  • Being invisible would be pretty great. You could watch everybody, sneak into places and know what people were saying.