Making Quotes

  • When I left South Africa in 1960 I was 20 years old. I wanted to try to get an education, and music education was not available for me in South Africa.
  • As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans.
  • It's cool when people notice that you make an effort to live certain values.
  • I enjoy talking to people about what I do - about films, music, directors, and art. It's very strange, having to talk about yourself.
  • People talk about alienation in the city. Diners are a place where you feel comfortable, an extension of your house.
  • When I step into the kitchen in the morning, I go for the scrambled eggs with pine nuts and minced lamb. When I finish at night, it is hard to resist the burger.
  • Prior to being mugged I did not feel I had to carry a gun. However, I knew how to shoot a gun very proficiently. As a boy, I used to play cowboys and Indians all the time.
  • My interest in science had many roots. Some came from my mother as she finished her B.A. degree studies in college while I was in my early teens.
  • I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor - a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can't read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn't read that way.
  • I'm not one for writing names on my wrist when I play. Actually, I internalise a lot. But my brother and I are so connected... everything I do is for him.
  • We need to make investment to get the economy going again, to give the private sector the confidence.
  • The best way to get anybody's attention is dinner. I have good kitchen skills and good grocery shopping skills.
  • We never know all the facts and the more we're mindful of how we deal with people, the more opportunity we have to evolve.
  • There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
  • The Republican Party needs to be very, very careful that it maintains the Golden Rule in its rhetoric regarding immigration policy.
  • Growing up I always loved films that transport you to another world and has things you never see in every day life.
  • I'm interested in people who have to overcome obstacles, people who are not sheltered by the umbrella of the establishment, marginals.
  • It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
  • We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
  • My nine-year-old was trying to read my spiel. When she tried to pronounce the word 'pharmaceutical,' it was frightening. She would love to argue in the Supreme Court one day. My son asked me, 'Mommy, why do you have to have so many arguments? Why can't you have agreements?'
  • My brother starting earning early in life. I stopped taking money from my parents, and my brother would give me the pocket money.
  • I'm not thin! I just wear clothes that make me look thin.
  • Ninja is super-ambitious - more than I am.
  • It's up to God to do the judging. You haven't walked in my boots, so how are you going to judge me?
  • It's bizarre to have both a super-connected and disconnected world. Like, you can use Twitter in the most narcissistic way. Do people really need to know that I'm drinking a latte right now? It's so indulgent.
  • I want to be an independent woman who falls in love, finds a great partner for her lifetime, has kids and kind of does it all. I'd like to have it all.
  • In Soviet times, the border was closed, so we couldn't get out of the country, and I had been reading Robinson Crusoe. I wanted to see the ocean, I wanted to see boats, I wanted to see black people, because we didn't have that in the Soviet Union. I was all excited by that stuff.
  • I do feel like an outsider, but I don't lose any sleep over it.
  • To be a good citizen, it's important to be able to put yourself in other people's shoes and see the big picture. If everything you see is rooted in your own identity, that becomes difficult or impossible.
  • These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.
  • My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing to do with the fact that we have to bring together people who are against each other, to transform antagonism into cooperation.
  • But some people will say you just did these programs. Well, yes, the programs are important and I'm proud of the programs, but mostly I'm proud of the way the San Francisco Symphony plays these programs.
  • The main event isn't bitcoin. It's using the blockchain to disrupt other industries and Wall Street.
  • It was crazy knowing I'm going to the Bulls. I watched Jordan play my whole life.
  • Some books that I've read on the Kindle, I've been like, 'I want that on my shelf.' Because it says, 'I'm the kind of person who has read this.' The kind of books that says, 'I'm serious and intellectual and historical and race-conscious.'
  • I was just like a 21st century person waiting to be born, and this is the medium that I thrive in. And I feel stronger now than I did any time since I've been a teenager - I mean, musically, creatively.
  • I'm a science guy. I'm a geek. I love geology and botany and marine science. I thought maybe I'd be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game.
  • I have to choose songs that represent my personality.
  • I have seen the Gore documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth,' just released in the States, and admired the acutely revolutionary delivery of the slideshow assisted talk he has now been giving for some 16 years.
  • I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20 when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.
  • We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
  • On my radio show at night, people will sometimes - conservatives will call and say, 'You know what, I'm really sorry I cast my vote for President Bush.' And we play Brenda Lee and 'I'm Sorry' and ask them to sing along.
  • I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place.
  • I kept hearing all these rules: 'You can't say that in country music.' 'You can't use that kind of beat.' I became so frustrated. It may have slingshotted me, in a rebellious way, toward doing something different.
  • I feel that if you can play on the streets or in a comedy club, then in a theatre it's a doddle because you've got an audience.
  • My father was an engineer working for a textile company that had several factories scattered in rural towns in the southern part of Japan.
  • The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
  • Nothing surprises me about the Lords.