Makes Quotes

  • The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.
  • It was impossible to reason with a negro-that the only way to keep him in his place was to keep him under fear.
  • Dancing with Kate Beckinsale made me very excited.
  • I just wanted to win on the road, honestly. I don't remember the road ever being this tough.
  • The most habit-forming products are intra-day behaviors. We take out Snapchat or Instagram or Pinterest multiple times a day.
  • But the French writers always had more originality and independence than others, and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion, long since ceased to exist for them.
  • Some people see me as someone who makes other people look bad... I often get a feeling most people don't know who I am, or have a clue, and I live with that. I don't try to prove anything by talking.
  • Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned, as I cannot consistently with my own honor, nor with utility to my country, considering the manner in which Business is transacted here, remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it.
  • I was once kissed on the lips by a giraffe, and I don't think I've ever got over it.
  • In the '20s and '30s, there were these musicals either set on college campuses or based on classical stories, so any of the Rodgers and Hart musicals certainly influenced me. I was definitely influenced by any of the 'Porgy' songs; I was influenced by 'American Pie.'
  • Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
  • The term 'natural resources' confuses people. 'Natural resources' are not like a finite number of gifts under the Christmas tree. Nature is given, but resources are created.
  • I had to restrain myself from buying a book on 19th-century fruit knives.
  • It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
  • The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me... People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.
  • I am a theater girl, and a lot of theater girls dress however pleases them. I wear whatever looks good on me. I wear what I wear because I have been shopping at thrift stores since I was five.
  • The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor.
  • One extends one's limits only by exceeding them.
  • We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England.
  • Kids are like glue: they can bond together, unlikely companions, even when there is little else left to maintain the connection.
  • There are two smells that I can recognize right away. The smell of the boxing ring and the smell of a garage. That's where I grew up. I can recognize these places with my eyes closed.
  • I think I'm the kind of person who would be very difficult to employ - I'm pretty annoying, but driven.
  • It's really amazing when you discover how strong you actually are and what you really can accomplish.
  • We have made a commitment to feed 20-million people over the next two years. We are somewhere around 10 million. But I can promise you that we are not going to stop at 20 million. Because hunger, there is almost no cure for it. You can take care of the problem today, but it is a recurring problem.
  • There are things I'm doing with 'The After' that would've never flown on 'The X-Files' and on network television, so it's more permissive. That's not to say that you want to abuse that. I think that a show like 'The X-Files' actually worked better as a network show with the restraints put on it, the censorship that was applied.
  • Opening acts are hard, really hard. There's more politics involved than music, sometimes.
  • It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?
  • Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion.
  • In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children.
  • Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
  • As a scientist, I don't believe science will ever discover whether God exists. Nor do I believe religion will ever prove it.
  • To me, there is no greater way to achieve clarity than to run alone, or share miles with a trusted friend.
  • To me, there's a lot more bottom and 'dirt' with vinyl. When I say dirt, it's good dirt. You need that raw sound in the clubs. To me, a CD is too clean.
  • Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home.
  • There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it.
  • When I was in school, I really thought about soul a lot. I was listening a lot to Bjork and to the Commodores. I really wanted to know how they felt. And especially with Bjork, the music there told me wow, that's really her soul there.
  • It's easy to get rid of things when there is an obvious reason for doing so. It's much more difficult when there is no compelling reason.
  • The attacks on global warming are no different than the attacks the cigarettes companies used to use to say that cigarettes don't cause cancer.
  • The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
  • I just spend my life studying the manufacture of sound and picture and my education, if you like, has come from what I've chosen to make sounds and pictures on.
  • All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting.
  • In Puerto Rico, we have a lot of traditions. We eat a very typical thing that's called 'pasteles' - it's almost like a tamale made of bananas, and we make it all together. Like, all the women of the family unite, and it's a very big deal, a very big thing.
  • Countries with deficit don't want to pay the bill, and they want to get more loans, and countries with superiority, they don't want to help the countries with problems, and they just want them to tighten their belts.
  • 'Good Times' was with a live audience, three camera, and that was really intimidating. Because there were people on both sides, moving from set to set, and it was pretty scary. As I say, I didn't have a foundation in Hollywood. I hardly knew anybody. Just at the social level. I felt pretty isolated here, I really did.
  • I feel there is no shortage of real interesting women's roles. But I found them and did all of them just now.
  • I never made any public statements. At least, I tried never to make any public statements.
  • I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me.
  • In almost the same way you know what your grandmother looks and sounds like, you know what Bruce Willis looks and sounds like.