Living Quotes

  • They only have to be right one time, the terrorists do, and we have to be wrong one time.
  • So many people equate money and success with happiness, especially in the music industry.
  • As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past.
  • I write out of gratitude for all the books I have loved over the years.
  • I know these are going to sound like school reading-list suggestions, but if you like dystopian fiction, you should check out some of the originals: 'Anthem,' by Ayn Rand; '1984,' by George Orwell; or 'Brave New World,' by Aldous Huxley.
  • There is something magical about three you know - a trio is tight and nicely economical.
  • My nickname used to be Moses - still is Moses - for a long time, and people just call me Mo for short.
  • If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.
  • I'm an avid collector of toys. I got everything. Name it. From the Easy Bake Oven to Barbies to every TV show doll, racing cars... I've been collecting since I was a little kid.
  • We in the West walked away from Afghanistan at the end of the Cold War and left it as a country devastated socially and armed to the teeth. If we do that again, there will be consequences.
  • Sometimes when I'm not working, I go and teach at an acting school, and quite selfishly, that makes me feel more inspired to do things myself.
  • I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage.
  • Only out of great vulnerability do you discover what strength you have. Having a daughter who I love with all my being has helped me mine the source of that strength to previously unknown depths.
  • There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished.
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
  • Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
  • Through the 1990s, the fracturing of Tasmanian Aboriginal politics was given impetus by the ongoing corruption of a number of black organisations started under federal government programmes, with large amounts of public money being lost.
  • I don't aspire to direct like many actors. I would aspire most likely to do some writing, but I haven't had a chance to do that.
  • Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
  • My message on immigration is that the people who want to come to this country, by and large, even those who have done it illegally, are coming for the right reasons, not to take advantage of our welfare system.
  • Everyone's had an interesting life. Unless they're interested in business or something.
  • What artists are doing, and what people who are receiving the arts are doing, is entering into this agreement to occupy a parallel world. The parallel world is ever-expanding. We used to think that it existed only for people who were wealthy, well-born, or educated. It isn't like that.
  • I worked at all kinds of jobs, mostly commercial editing.
  • Among my European ancestors were piano builders, goldsmiths, and vintners but, to the best of my knowledge, no professionals of any kind.
  • If I were as much of a man as my woman, I'd be my wife.
  • I wouldn't exactly call it 'cooking' but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it's done.
  • To leave Afghanistan as a playground for terrorists and adventurers was simply not possible anymore.
  • Immigration reform almost happened under President George W. Bush. Twice. And it was comprehensive.
  • A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
  • SF has at least the advantage of not depending on preconceptions.
  • It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself.
  • We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?
  • If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis.
  • He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
  • People come into your lives who you have a good time with, and time goes by and you still have a good time with them and you do stupid stuff with them. To me, that's life.
  • It's funny... musical theater is what paid my rent and kept me going for the longest time.
  • While living in America when I attended Harvard in the early 1970s, I saw for myself the awesome, almost miraculous, power of a people to change policy through democratic means.
  • It wasn't until 9th grade that I got into music. This guy in school heard me singing around the hallway to girls and stuff. The girls liked it. One day, he was like, 'Come to my crib. I got a studio. Come and record a hook for me.' I recorded the hook on the 'Lovers & Friends' beat - Usher.
  • My parents say that even as a very, very little kid, the way that I acted was dramatically different from other little kids.
  • I mean, I'm humble... to me, I'm just a regular cat from Oakland, California.
  • Married life is an existence with bars around it.
  • In order to know the true situation of a Planet at any particular time, the small set of balls are to be put each on its respective axis; then the winch to be turned round until each index points to the given time.
  • I didn't think I was going to die. I knew some did. I knew there were some rumors.
  • Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen.
  • I quit college and neglected to tell my dad.
  • As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you're screwed.
  • My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building.
  • Being sexy is something inside, and not everybody has it.