Lucky Quotes

  • In a democracy, power is not permanent.
  • When I say that Latinos share conservative values, when Ronald Reagan said that, we mean the love of family, the love of country, a commitment to personal responsibility, to hard work.
  • Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great. To many people, being nice in order to be liked is more important. There's equal merit in that, but you must not confuse being good with being liked.
  • I didn't make music videos in order to make a movie. Music videos were the goal for me, so it was never a step to something else. I approached it seriously.
  • And, I believe that if a man dies with a single penny still sitting in the bank, he's a fool.
  • I took temp jobs, recorded a demo in the evenings and eventually shopped a record deal. All I knew was that I wanted to write songs; thankfully, I also got to sing them.
  • The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.
  • I have a pretty active presence on social networking sites, and every day there are messages from so many young girls telling me that they are happy B-Town has curvy women like me. I feel you should be happy the way you are. Of course, fitness is important, but not to the extent of obsession!
  • He looks as though he's been weaned on a pickle.
  • I can't even get three weeks off to have cosmetic surgery.
  • I wouldn't say I'm a Method actor, but I do try to focus very deeply on what character I'm playing, and everything else goes out the window. I forget about everything. I try to get everything else out of my head.
  • I get very caught up with things. I used to be dominated by domestic things. I had a lovely house in LA-and it became this growing, mad obsession.
  • I've noticed that women are always punished for their sexuality in popular culture.
  • For me, the one relationship in my life that I cherish the most has to be the one I share with my parents, especially my mother.
  • I'm an artist. Artists don't need permission to work. Regardless of whether I'm acting or not, I write. I write when I'm tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.
  • I'm interested in directing attention and focus, explored through playing cello.
  • Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we've come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary.
  • There was endometrial tissue outside of where it belonged, and the cancer developed from that.
  • A person's credit report is one of the most important tools consumers can use to maintain their financial security and credit rating, but for so long many did not know how to obtain one, or what to do with the information it provided.
  • I am not an anti-Semite! I have a great respect for the Jewish people.
  • I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war.
  • I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
  • I took up arms for the freedom of my color. It is our own - we will defend it or perish.
  • When I brought home a 98 percent on a test, my father would say, 'Ah, ah, where are the other two points? Go and get them, then bring them back.' My father and Nigerian culture has always stood for excellence.
  • I no longer look at my life and times in the motion picture industry as my career. I just look at it now as something I like and want to do.
  • I actually only speak English and Latin. Medieval philosophy was my major, so we pretty much had to study in Latin.
  • I'm just an actress, so I can leave my work when I leave the set. I don't get strange calls in the middle of the night, and I don't have tons of responsibility.
  • I am inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain.
  • If I'm writing something and I'm not feeling mischievous, then I know it's not going to be great.
  • I am accused of using hard language. I admit the charge. I have not been able to find a soft word to describe villainy or to identify the perpetrator of it. The man who makes a chattel of his brother - what is he? The man who keeps back the hire of his laborers by fraud - what is he?
  • It's always nice to have people say you're good-looking. But I do get told I'm not right for parts because I'm too good-looking.
  • I'm an artist; I love everyone.
  • How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
  • I am endlessly inspired by both the tenderness that can exist between two people and the excitement of falling in love. I'm very fortunate that I've been able to explore that in novels, a television show, some early development film projects, and essays about my own life.
  • I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They've taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
  • I'm a very romantic person.
  • Hold me in your arms, lava lamp! Let me seek magma comfort and peace in the warmth of your kryptonite embrace.
  • Revolutions are always verbose.
  • I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc.
  • I try to challenge myself as much as possible, as often as possible.
  • I'm just an average woman with average concerns.
  • I totally have the ability to laugh at myself. I don't think one should take oneself seriously, ever. As long as you are not hurting my sentiments by revealing personal details or talking badly about my family, I'm absolutely fine.
  • I don't understand why women journalists always ask women about motherhood? It's far more important and interesting for women to talk about their work, their thoughts, their creativity and their individual identity.
  • I remember opening my dad's closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.
  • I took some lessons as a kid but trained myself by ear. I did it the way jazz musicians used to learn years ago, which is to play records and slow them down to figure out the notes. At first I tried to imitate Red Garland, who was my favorite jazz pianist.
  • There may be an evolutionary advantage for schizophrenia genes during famine.
  • This is the kind of situation that can tear people apart. It tears at the fabric of your soul and can certainly tear at your marriage and ours has gotten only stronger.
  • Me and my mom are just alike in every type of way. I talk to my mom about everything.