Lives Quotes

  • Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
  • To me, marriage is partly a religious thing and I'm not religious.
  • 'Tommy' was the first show I ever saw on Broadway. I was 14. It wasn't 'the show' that started that flame in me or anything, but it did excite me in a way no other show had. I'd never seen a show so brilliantly cast and directed.
  • C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.
  • I am very much looking forward to new adventures - including, I hope, Broadway - sooner rather than later.
  • Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all.
  • There have been more books alone written about Hamlet than have been written about the Bible.
  • Digital assets, including bitcoin, could save small businesses substantial transaction fees and provide an added layer of security to their payment processing.
  • I don't know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, 'I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.' That's a very good way to keep women down.
  • No matter what people say, your fans are the ones that come to watch the movie or come to your shows and that's the most important thing.
  • What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
  • This is what really makes real jazz musicians: people coming out with their own voice.
  • I had to make different kinds of music for everybody but still keep it classic T-Pain at the same time.
  • Catholic fiction of the type we're publishing is stories that we know faithful Catholics will enjoy - stories they can escape with, laugh at, cry with; stories that will enrich their lives.
  • My first seven novels were contemporary spiritual novels, my next nine had strong elements of fantasy, and now I'm writing thrillers, more as a choice to spread my wings than anything. Writers, like good wine, should mature with age.
  • Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice.
  • The first treasure California began to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land.
  • Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbour, is a terror tactic.
  • But Wordsworth is the poet I admire above all others.
  • I never read a single book as a child. I did not read as a child. I worked on the farm. I had books in the classroom, but that was it. I never read a single book outside of the classroom.
  • I do business in 170 countries; none of them is perfect. There is not even one country that I think of, and I am like, 'God, that did everything that I wanted it to do.'
  • I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, 'Geez, this is ridiculous.' You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man's Led Zeppelin.
  • I also had a mistaken attitude towards certain comrades.
  • At Sir-Tech I went through the ranks, almost like an apprenticeship. I was very fortunate. The industry was smaller then, and I was able to work alongside some amazing game designers.
  • Even when I was young, with a limited amount of money and exposure, I tried to look my best. I like to follow trends and stand out. I have always had that fashion sense. But with the time, age, money, and experience, I have made a conscious effort to stand out.
  • So for me, it can be theatre or being in L.A. or in some other part of the world, as long as I can explore storytelling and human connection through storytelling, I'm quite content.
  • I look like a duck. It's the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck.
  • 'Great Expectations' has been described as 'Dickens's harshest indictment of society.' Which it is. After all, it's about money. About not having enough money; about the fever of the getting of money; about having too much money; about the taint of money.
  • Personally, I'm a little more confident when I have a script.
  • It is not questioned that the Federal Government is one of limited powers. Its powers are such, and such only, as are expressly granted in the Constitution or are properly incident to the expressly granted powers and necessary to their execution.
  • We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever, and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number of volunteers in the field. The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving 75 countries across the globe.
  • One day, though, I was asked if I'd like to go to the University of Florida and become a Gator.
  • In order to be creative you have to be allowed to fail.
  • I have never been satisfied with a piece of work I have been actively involved in, and would never want to be.
  • There is no royal road to geometry.
  • Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African.
  • Actors really should be tramps.
  • Physical strength in a woman - that's what I am.
  • The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
  • I've always just wanted people to look at me.
  • There is nothing like being on stage.
  • As well as being a creative genius, Vidal Sassoon was a formative figure of the Sixties. Along with the Pill and the mini-skirt, his influence was truly liberating.
  • At home, I have lot of pictures from 'The Walking Dead' and some stuff from comic books. At comic conventions, people will give me a lot of autographed stuff, so a lot of those are on my wall.
  • A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.
  • J.D., MBAs typically go into the financial world. What I love is driving the top line.
  • Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.
  • Everybody in my family is very well educated. I'm probably the only one who is not a double post graduate.
  • Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance.