Matter Quotes

  • Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it's natural to experiment.
  • The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It's maybe held me back.
  • I'm probably doing puns more than anything in my life.
  • After you get what you want you don't want it.
  • At first, I wanted to start my own label, but it was such a full-time job that it became too much.
  • The robots are coming, whether we like it or not, and will change our economy in dramatic ways.
  • I'm the first Thai prime minister in history that first time win half of parliament seats and second time win 76% of parliamentary seats and I was ousted because too popular.
  • I don't believe a poet has a better hold on truth or morality than a fiction writer has. And I don't think a fiction writer has anything over a journalist. It's all about the good word, properly inserted.
  • I never wanted to be home-schooled. I didn't like the idea of being home-schooled.
  • The future is always a dystopia in movies.
  • Even if I tried to be my dad, it would be a mediocre, slightly embarrassing version.
  • I enjoy listening to contemporary rock on the college stations while I'm taking long walks, love gospel and soul music, am fascinated by hip-hop and rap as the new kind of urban 'beat' poetry and, come to think of it, find something interesting about just any kind of music.
  • What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
  • I was on my face. I heard the count from one to 10. I kept telling myself that I had to get up, but I couldn't move. I couldn't make myself move. It was the strangest feeling.
  • The Four Seasons was making me popular in Britain, but EMI America had no interest in making that happen in the States, so I just had a classical career there.
  • 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.
  • Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.
  • Since we made Shrek in the digital format, you actually can see it in its purest form digitally.
  • Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical.
  • As a Jew, there's a need to keep that atrocity alive. There were Catholics and gypsies and homosexuals who died in the Holocaust, too. It's amazing that people allowed this slaughter to take place. There's a need to make these films and reiterate it happened.
  • Even to me, as I was trying to tell the government what had happened, it just didn't seem to matter.
  • The biggest audience for Off Broadway is mostly coming in on a train - either Upper East Siders or Metro-North. I go to the theater, and everyone around me is over 50. How interested will they be in my kind of work?
  • It was hard to write or compose... we just had to go back and finish making songs. If we make 20 songs, we'll throw away 10.
  • We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature.
  • 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.
  • Everything is politically correct nowadays.
  • Is it that you hate this president or that you hate America?
  • I've got a lot of shows under my belt that are ancient history solely because they were on the air before this video revolution came along and ensured that canceled shows could continue to have a bit of a presence.
  • We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.
  • It's a question of trying to take down by dictation what's already there. I'm not making something, I'm trying to hear it.
  • I've dealt with a lot of couples over the years, and most cite the battle for closet and bathroom space as one of the most frequent causes of marital discord.
  • In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead, if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor.
  • The theater is who I am - it's where I feel the most inspired, the most at home, the most useful.
  • Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
  • Music is the most powerful sound there is, often inappropriately deployed. It's powerful for two reasons: you recognize it fast, and you associate it very powerfully.
  • Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
  • It's always fun to see faces that are either familiar or resemble yours. I was fascinated by movies like 'Big Trouble in Little China' growing up because there were so many Asian people in it! The same with 'Year of the Dragon' or 'The Last Emperor'. It was just so great to see so many Asian actors working.
  • I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day.
  • The facts will speak for themselves. Credit them or not, but read!
  • When France fell in 1940, De Gaulle was a temporary brigadier general.
  • I am very domesticated. I find I really enjoy it.
  • Television wasn't prestigious.
  • Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are.
  • A girl told me my lips looked like somebody had pressed strawberry yogurt against my face.
  • I don't do stuff to be a star. I do it because I feel it's important for kids, African American kids, to see an African American face that plays baseball.
  • 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.
  • All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
  • Once you free your mind about a concept of music and harmony being correct, you can do whatever you want.