Major Quotes

  • I've turned into one of those people who go jogging in parks that I used to hate.
  • A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
  • Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
  • The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
  • During the 1960 election, I saw Richard Nixon as the winner.
  • I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.
  • I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.
  • I was very successful, and I graduated with honors. And then I called my dad, who still lives in London, and I said, 'Dad, thanks for college, but I'm going to go act now.' It didn't go over very well.
  • Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.
  • My personal style is really comfy: flats, tennis shoes, ponytails, no makeup.
  • I swear to God I was freaked out about the Aswang when I was a kid in the Philippines.
  • I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax. I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer. I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief.
  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
  • Rappers should just be able to perform what they create and satisfy the people that like and love them.
  • Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age.
  • When the major studios flourished many years ago, an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft. The studios really took care of their actors.
  • Unfortunately, I don't look as Latin as I am. I get called a white guy a lot, but I am very proud of my heritage. I try my hardest to bring honor to my Mexican roots. Latin people are very passionate and loyal, and I will always remember who I am and where I come from.
  • Experience teaches only the teachable.
  • I have a Pomeranian dog named Nutmeg - a combination of the soccer move and the colour. It's perfect.
  • John Howard, willing to apologise to home owners for rising interest rates, would not say sorry to Aborigines. He refused to condone what he referred to as 'a black armband version' of history, preferring a jingoistic nationalism.
  • My dad always said there's four phases in an actor/director's life. There's 'Mario Who?' There's 'Get me Mario!' 'Get me a young Mario,' and 'Mario Who?'
  • It's been a long struggle. But we've made huge progress. I mean, when I started at Berkeley, women weren't allowed to be part of the band. No women were allowed into the male faculty club. I mean, I was there. I remember that! The worlds were so divided. So the change has been huge.
  • In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
  • At 21 years old, I could produce 400 people like that.
  • My mum still says the biggest mistake I ever made was not being Benedict Lloyd-Hughes. She's very upset. But the only one who calls me Benedict in real life is my granny.
  • Prayer lays hold upon God and influences Him to work. This is the meaning of prayer as it concerns God. This is the doctrine of prayer, or else there is nothing whatever in prayer.
  • It's been a lot of fun getting to work with Tracy Middendorf, who plays my mom. As an actor, it's always fun to have different parents and to create different familial dynamics than you have in your real life.
  • Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.
  • Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
  • It is incredible how important doctors are to our society and how they help individuals live up to their full potential in life. I hope to inspire and help others fulfill their best selves as I do my best to become the top doctor in the nation in my future.
  • I was something of a prankster. One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake gun on the school secretary so that I could get some of my friends out of detention.
  • Ricky Whittle's abs, they should be in a museum. They're crazy.
  • So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well.
  • There just aren't many little guys who are good actors. They don't get the training; they don't go to RADA. There just aren't the parts for dwarfs, and if you like it or not, you're typecast as a dwarf.
  • Life is too short for a long story.
  • World's major powers, including China and Russia, don't want to 'finance' American military adventures anymore.
  • Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
  • Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.
  • Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity.
  • If when we are taught English we are just taught the rules of grammar, it would take all our love of our language away from us. What makes us love a subject like English is when we learn all these fantastic stories. Feeding the imagination is what makes a subject come alive.
  • In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.
  • I don't see myself as a famous person.
  • Awards are only a publicity gimmick.
  • I have been an outsider in journalism and in the academy, because I never fully belonged to any of them.
  • The academic area of new music or modern music festivals is not something which attracts me at all.
  • I'm quite sarcastic, and I'm funny, but not kind of funny. It's a weird funny, and some people don't get me, and some people do.
  • A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint.
  • Production wants a miracle on every movie. They want us to do something new and amazing - but then they give you a 55-year-old actor with sciatica who doesn't want to train.