May Quotes

  • If you have a movie that doesn't strive to go to a certain emotional point, you can do anything and it will be fine and funny. But if you have something pretty emotional at its core, you have to make it right. You don't want it overwrought or unearned. Everything has to be moving towards this one thing.
  • I was brought up in a strong working-class community by working-class parents and relations until I was 18, and that's what I really am. Now all sorts of things have been added, but that's what I am.
  • I love coming up with the stories and being creative and working with creative people and coming up with visuals and creating characters.
  • Sophie does more of the writing, lyrical stuff; I do more of the sitting at the computer and the board stuff. But it blurs. If we're both really feeling it, then we'll keep going with the song.
  • I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.
  • You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
  • I love costumes. I love getting dressed up because it really helps my imagination make the leap to believe that I am who I say I am.
  • Control success before it controls you.
  • We wore blue jeans and T-shirts. Our music was our gimmick.
  • Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
  • There is a huge gap between what students want for their future and what their schools are offering.
  • Hate sells.
  • Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful.
  • Going home and just seeing what a mess youth baseball was was an eye-opener. I just want to make it a better game.
  • A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
  • You may not know it, but I was adopted as a baby by my wonderful parents, Allan and Margaret Atkins of Cumberland Gap, Tenn.
  • I don't think any collector knows his true motivation.
  • My thing is you're only as good as the people you work with. I've been blessed to work with the Wayanses and Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, and it makes you better.
  • There is no more reason to pay for private education than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for those who do not use public facilities.
  • People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another.
  • The other aspect of idealism is the one which gives us our notion of the absolute Self. To it the first is only preparatory. This second aspect is the one which from Kant, until the present time, has formed the deeper problem of thought.
  • That's what I love about Chicago... It is the staccato aspect of the skyscrapers. But the ground is very loose, very relaxed. It makes Chicago far more pleasant than other cities.
  • So many people of my generation all grew up with that shock theater package on television of 'Frankenstein,' 'Wolfman,' 'Dracula,' 'Mummy,' all the Universal stuff.
  • Because education is the backbone of a competitive workforce and successful economy, making it a priority is not uncommon.
  • When I was a playwright earlier in my career - my senior project in high school was my first produced play - I used to put on the title page: 'A tragedy with laughs.'
  • Obviously Spawn was at the top of the charts at that point so you get a lot of opportunities.
  • The big issue with rock stars becoming actors is that sometimes it's not believable, and vice versa with actors becoming rock stars. Sometimes just doesn't fit.
  • As I'm getting older, I feel like maybe I need to grow up a bit.
  • I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best.
  • When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.
  • Once I looked into a mirror at my face I felt like it was completely convincing. I was Salieri.
  • The fun for me is to mix it all up. I would actually like to do something as far away from what I've just done, just for my own personal joy and growth, for what I want to do.
  • The reality is that each movie has got to be seen in its own light.
  • We view South Africa as one of our closest strategic partners in the developing world and in the African continent.
  • Professionally, I really respect Natalie Portman - her career choices, actually going for stuff with substance.
  • I always wanted to shave. It is a very natural process. For my birthday I got a lot of shaving stuff.
  • It's just kind of empowering when you become a mother. You just get overwhelmed with this new confidence and you feel really in control of your life. It's been beautiful.
  • But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half.
  • The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised.
  • To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.
  • A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.
  • The team behind 'The Lego Movie' approached me. They wanted to do something extra special for the Academy Award performance of best song nominee 'Everything is Awesome.' They had seen my earlier version of a Lego Oscar statue, and I was happy to take on the challenge.
  • Like children, adolescents need a framework. Otherwise they can't cope. When someone has unlimited freedom, it means there's nobody who cares what they're doing.
  • The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world, in their own language. Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way, but also in the free speech kind of way.
  • In the past few years, we've been doing amazing stuff with desserts. Pastry chefs have been using herbs and spices in their desserts. So vanilla cake doesn't have to be just vanilla, it can have a little thyme. Or you could have a custard with a little lavender in it, which is just amazing.
  • If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
  • Most of music videos were short films - they had dialogue, action sequences. I shot with cranes and helicopters. I wanted to created cinema-like moments.
  • There's not really too many artists that young girls and young people can look up to and be inspired by. So I take it as my responsibility, sometimes, to be the person who has the voice to give people some truth about what we're doing.