Legend Quotes

  • Early intervention programs enrich adverse family environments. The largest effects of the early intervention programs are on noncognitive traits. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean perseverance, motivation, self-esteem, and hard work.
  • I was there at the birth of my son and had the extraordinary feeling when I first saw him of thinking this was the first person I would willingly die for. I had the same strong feelings when my daughter was born.
  • We must show there is good in society. If you read the newspapers, you think there are only crooks in this world, but that's not true.
  • I would make a poor vegetarian because I adore meat.
  • I'd grown up loving English films. I was a huge Monty Python fanatic as a kid.
  • I'm not going to say that every record I've put out was the greatest record in history, but I'd stand by even the bad ones. Don't make excuses, make hits.
  • Not hippie - my parents were not hippies - but they were very supportive and encouraging, and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.
  • We know what molecules are needed to sense light - what turns that signal that detects light into an electrical signal. We know how smells are detected. But we have a vast number of senses for which we know what the signal is, but we don't know what the receiver is.
  • I've met Michael Keaton, John Favreau, Marisa Tomei - they're all really amazing people and really, really professional. I've learned so much from just watching them operate on set.
  • Everything that I've gone through since the end of 2010, from me finding out about my financial adviser stealing, mismanaging my money - that affected everything, from child support, mortgages, to me having to sell my properties, me being in and out of court trying to modify my child support. It's a lot to deal with at one time.
  • The thing I love about political interviews is, if you're really prepared, you can make great headway because these are the people for whom, theoretically at least, the buck stops.
  • Versatility and being dynamic in the NFL is what you need to have because there are only so many roster spots. So, being able to help out in a lot of spots and on special teams is key.
  • I have no memories of my childhood in Texas. When I was about four, we moved to San Francisco. I was in the middle of seven brothers and sisters: three girls and four boys. Most of my older brothers and sisters got the blame for everything, and the little ones had a free ride. We loved each other but fought like cats and dogs.
  • I just broke up with my boyfriend, so I'm officially single. But one thing I find unbelievably annoying is all these guys in my life who want to save me.
  • Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I'll give you some of mine.
  • Man can never expect to start from scratch; he must start from ready-made things, like even his own mother and father.
  • Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
  • I'm definitely not a super great guitarist. Ultimately, I just write a lot of love songs.
  • The first time around as a mom, I held on really tight and I was so stressed.
  • It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
  • It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
  • There was a time when someone would get on a plane and request to move their seat just because the person sitting next to them was of a different ethnicity or religion or nationality. But I don't think my generation wants that. That's how it used to be.
  • I'm a video game buff.
  • My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'
  • I'm lucky because my repertoire is so specific, and theaters are interested in me singing my repertoire because it is not done so much. I'm pretty well settled in my repertoire. I like what I sing. My voice is high, and there is not much in baroque opera for higher tenor.
  • I am part of this generation with 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Peter Pan.' I think we all grew up in this culture of pirates.
  • It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.
  • I'm not somebody who is going to build something for a few years, sell it, and then go off and just have fun.
  • I went to high school in Los Angeles, and I grew up riding horses, so that was kind of my life. I always wanted to act.
  • Some of our finest work comes through service to others.
  • People think I'm crazy and reckless but I'm absolutely not... I'm soooo safe and soooo careful and I won't do anything that feels like I could break something.
  • It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world - it's the American way of looking at things.
  • Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century.
  • I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.
  • The 1980s was a time of the great recession of interactive entertainment. When Atari fell in 1982, until Nintendo launched its console, video games were an outcast for five years.
  • Every artist is unreasonable, because he or she is doing something that hasn't been done before.
  • We didn't have money for toys, so I made my own.
  • Personal health is related to self-control and to the worship of life in all its natural beauty - self-control bringing with it happiness, renewed youth, and long life.
  • If you're going to do something, do it with style!
  • I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.
  • People are starting to understand: all generic companies aren't created equally.
  • There are people who compose from very young. That is not my case. I went discovering myself.
  • I'm not trying to fit in with nobody. I'm just me.
  • Hawaii is a special place because we have a very diverse population there, who are very respectful and tolerant of those who have differing opinions and different views.
  • I spent some time, six months or so, ruminating about the characters before I sat down to write 'Faith'.
  • I'm still passionately interested in what my fellow humans are up to. For me, a day spent monitoring the passing parade is a day well-spent.
  • It's just a matter of understanding what's necessary and discipline yourself to do it.
  • Life has an absolute value and its preservation takes precedence over other commandments.