Life Quotes

  • If someone's being less than courteous to you, I don't think you need to pay any attention to them.
  • I think it is important to make sure that I have my real life as well, because Hollywood can certainly seem like an alternate reality sometimes.
  • When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car, because it makes me feel a certain way, that's the time to try to let other people know about it.
  • It turns out that cholera is new to Haiti. It was inadvertently introduced by a group of U.N. peacekeepers stationed in central Haiti who had come from South Asia where it is endemic.
  • I'm not the comic innovator that Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy are. I can't just come out with an incredible line.
  • Sometimes in Brazil, I work harder to make characters different and believable and to overcome the persona I have.
  • Everyone has something to contribute to this world. It's just a matter of being given that opportunity to do so.
  • It took me six novels before I felt confident of my voice as a writer.
  • In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
  • I spent the majority of time at school trying to break the rules. I would climb to the top of buildings; I even burned a building down once - not intentionally, just because I was interested in fire. I remember going through the rule book, ticking off the ones I had broken and looking for the ones I hadn't.
  • The bottom line is, if somebody doesn't go through proper security screening, they're not going to go on the flight.
  • It's all about the director for me; we have to click. It's a trust thing. I'll say I'm ready to let down my walls. I'll cry for you as long as you need. But you're going to have to hug me afterwards.
  • Every role that you play comes with its own set of challenges.
  • I am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand in my way... Let me be food for the wild beasts, for they are my way to God.
  • Though I made my share of mistakes, as all parents do, I was devoted to my kids. I walked them to school every morning and walked back to pick them up at 3.
  • Your life continues in those who continue the revolution.
  • It turns out that no undergrad class prepares you to start a startup - you learn most of it as you do it.
  • I believe God knew what he was doing when he put oil under our ground. It should be a means to an end.
  • I don't get it when girls say 'I'm fine' but don't mean it.
  • The first comic book I ever bought, I was in third grade. It was 'Avengers,' I think, #240. I grew up in Kansas City. And I walked into a 7-11. I had seen, like, 'The Hulk' TV series. I knew about comic book heroes. I knew about it, but I hadn't actually had a physical comic in my hands until that time. And it was a big deal for me.
  • I learned early in my writing career that if I try to tailor a song for someone else, I'm usually off base. They're usually looking for something from you with your character.
  • All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years.
  • Candidates' wives are supposed to sit cheerfully through their husbands' appearances.
  • The older I get the more I realize there's no real good guys or real bad guys, and I'm curious about how the good guys got good and how the bad guys got bad.
  • There is no such thing as the United Nations.
  • So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn.
  • Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
  • I don't believe in very many things, but art is definitely one of them. And at the top of that list, film and art influence our world's culture much more than many of us understand and fully respect.
  • Someone like Amy Poehler, I don't know, but I feel like I know her. I think everyone feels like they know her.
  • Once I start shooting that jumper, I feel like I will be one of those guys that is hard to stop.
  • If somebody is young and brilliant and imaginative, he will be listened to, even if he is a little unorthodox.
  • A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
  • And so with all things: names were vital and important.
  • Touring is very grueling. It's very taxing on the body and living out of your suitcase, going from city to city, night after night. It's a tough job.
  • I'm a much better filmmaker than painter. But studying it did make me visually acute and taught me lessons like being economic: Say something once and you don't have to say it again.
  • The limelight is a tricky place, because you can't believe what's going on around you. You stop observing. You stop perceiving. You stop extending yourself, and you become isolated.
  • Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.
  • It was fun. That was something I came to fairly late.
  • All those men have their price.
  • I am not that concerned that innovation in some large scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one part of the world to another.
  • Beauty at 70 years old isn't the same as beauty at 20 years old, but it is stunning nonetheless.
  • It is not the role of Congress to decide legal cases between private parties. That is why we have courts.
  • For better or worse, the people who become leaders and decision makers in politics, law and business are going to come from schools like Princeton.
  • Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future.
  • I was devastated when 'Days' let me go and couldn't help but feel it was my fault. What did I do wrong? What happened? It sucks. You always think it's your fault.
  • With 'Suite Life,' I had three years to sit a little bit on the back burner and learn with less pressure.
  • Sitcoms are usually given short shrift by the acting profession, but it's quite an amazing job.
  • In the music industry, intelligence in women is undervalued.