Matter Quotes

  • Contrary to what we learn from progressives in education and the media, the history of the Democratic Party well into the twentieth century is a virtually uninterrupted history of thievery, corruption, and bigotry.
  • Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
  • I felt like when I got with Kanye, and we discussed me being on G.O.O.D. Music, he just really took me to a place in regards to music that I love and music that I had made previously. We had a clear understanding of what I wanted to make, and he just seemed like he was an advocate for hardcore, uncompromising hip-hop.
  • I am a hopeless pantser, so I don't do much outlining. A thought will occur to me, and I'll just throw it into the story. I tell myself I'll worry about untangling it later. I'm glad no one sees my first drafts except for my poor editor and agent.
  • Usually, about 2 hours before a game, I stuff in a nice peanut butter and jelly with chocolate milk.
  • Students often approached me about state-paid tuition while I was out campaigning. After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now, they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition for the rest of their lives, most of them ended up agreeing with me.
  • I was shy at dancing. I practice at home. I was practicing in the mirror. Dancing everywhere. Then I just started feeling good. I started feeling coordinated. I started feeling the music better.
  • I don't wear the see-through shirts or anything too glittery. I come from that '90s school of rap. Fitted caps, because I got a big head, so snapbacks don't fit me right.
  • Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.
  • I'm working on my own work, my own publishing company.
  • The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
  • Intelligence is usually easy to tell in a 10-minute conversation. Determination is harder.
  • It's always nice to have new clothes made for you.
  • We don't feel like we're famous. We just feel like we're doing what we love.
  • This character feels so much like my brother. He has two children. He has a wife. He works with me. He chooses to stay in New Hampshire because he wants his kids to grow up in the school they started with. He doesn't want them to lose friends. He is his family's hero.
  • As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
  • We do not know what the rules of the game are; all we are allowed to do is to watch the playing. Of course, if we watch long enough, we may eventually catch on to a few of the rules. The rules of the game are what we mean by fundamental physics.
  • One of my biggest fears is thinking that there are people in my house when I'm home alone.
  • I broke a lot of conventions. Look, I spent a long time as an actor. I spent a lot of time playing pretty ordinary arcs.
  • We don't take care of our teachers and our cops and our firemen. They should be at the top of our list.
  • All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
  • On any high-performing team I've been a part of, putting mission first, and team before self, was always key to collective success.
  • If you think of the 1930s in film as the decade of Gable and Lombard, Cagney and Harlow, Stanwyck and the Marx Brothers, think again. The biggest star - No. 1 in the 1936, '37 and '38 exhibitor polls - was a three-time box-office champ before she was 10. Shirley Temple, singer, dancer, and prime exemplar of Movie Cute, owned the '30s.
  • It's so crazy in Hollywood.
  • When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask 'em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time.
  • A nice pop star would do you nice on one of those deserted islands.
  • Democracy demands that judges confine themselves to a narrow sphere of influence - that is why the late Alexander Bickel called the judiciary the 'Least Dangerous Branch.' In a world governed by a proper conception of their role, judges don't play at being legislators - they leave that job to our elected representatives.
  • Because pandemics almost always begin with the transmission of an animal microbe to a human, it's work that takes me all around the globe - from rain forest hunting camps of central Africa to wild animal markets of east Asia.
  • Buttons, for me, are very sculptural things, and they are so fascinating.
  • Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is.
  • I'm not a financial expert. The Robin Hood tax seems to me a very simple and beautiful idea. I don't see the problem.
  • Electricity is really just organized lightning.
  • Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.
  • I know people like to read about serial killers and spies, but most of us will never encounter these things. Sadly, most of the threats we encounter are at home.
  • We pretend that the brain is binary, like a computer. But it's not. It's completely holographic.
  • Clothing and makeup and hair and all of that so much indicates the kind of person you are inside and the person you are presenting on the outside. Sometimes they are in conflict, and sometimes they are the same. That psychology of the exterior informing the interior is just so interesting.
  • My brother and I moved out to Hollywood initially to be a band, and where we lived, there was crime all over with my brother and I being the victims sometimes.
  • If I were a painter, you'd be calling me Shaqcasso.
  • Haiti looks like a bomb hit it.
  • Porsche's and Apple's design philosophies are similar. Much like the 356, the original iPhone was about defining a foundation for the future.
  • I feel like people are funny, and women are people, so I'm sick of the distinction.
  • My kids are my life and the thought of someone taking them away from me is my worst nightmare.
  • We're not separate races. There's only one human race.
  • In film work, you do the best you can under the given circumstances, but you don't have control. At least, I don't.
  • Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency.
  • The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
  • I here ask pardon of all my compatriots for everything of which I have been guilty towards them. I know that, by my ill-considered and immature works, I have brought distress to many and that I have even provoked others to attack me openly and, in general, have produced displeasure in many.
  • Oh, man, if in real life I was as cool and suave as Coach Taylor and had all the answers, things would be easier.