Maybe Quotes

  • I don't think parents always know where their children are going or what they are doing, what they are up to.
  • People have Plato's form in their mind of what a leader is, or what a C.E.O. is, and it is a bunch of elements that I really don't conform to at all. I've given this a lot of thought, and I came to the conclusion that I don't care.
  • I think that I have never had the confidence to really aggressively get behind myself, and so what I do tends to be - I don't want to say 'sheepish,' but there is a sheepish quality to my ability to toot my own horn. I'm very Midwestern in that way. So I just do what I like to do, and what I think I do well is not very loud, necessarily.
  • I think I tended toward the Russian training because my first teacher taught a version of Vaganova, and it was drilled into me that that was the best system, and also at the time there were a lot of great Russian stars.
  • I don't like it when a player says, 'I like freedom; I want to play for myself.' Because the player has to understand he is part of a team with 10 other players. If everyone wants to be a jazz musician, it will be chaos. They will not be a team, and nothing will be possible.
  • Tap's foundation is jazz, just like hip-hop, so relating tap-dancing to rap is natural for me.
  • Right now, my voice is better than ever. It changed. I have better low notes than I had before.
  • For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.
  • People look at me and go, 'You must have it made. You have girls. You have a great life.' It's not true. I mean you pull the curtain away, and you see I'm just as insecure and neurotic and scared and vulnerable as anybody, you know.
  • It's like a prehistoric reflex, you know, going out and getting the meat and bringing it back to the cave. You feel you're supposed to make it better, but more than likely she's asking you to tell her how you feel.
  • I'm really into simple things - things you could wear every day.
  • Well I always wanted to be Dolly Parton when I was a little girl. I was obsessed with her.
  • Public policy has been a passion of mine. For three decades, I've had some involvement in the political process.
  • I don't think you can have pain and soul-searching doing the right thing for your child.
  • The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process.
  • Living in your genome is the history of our species.
  • Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
  • It's known as the Livingstone Formulation. It's a cunning rhetorical device routinely deployed to shield avowedly left-wing establishment figures from any scrutiny that might expose their 'anti-Zionist' obsessions as redolent of a bigotry of that older and more unambiguously unsanitary type: antisemitism.
  • I take them seriously but I try not to read them. I take them personally, that's why I don't read them. I think people are lying when they say they don't care, that's not true. I take them personally.
  • I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves.
  • There are people for everybody, and luckily, I found mine.
  • The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion.
  • I actually spend very little time listening to any new music.
  • But I am convinced that those Jews who stand aside today with a malicious smile and with their hands in their trousers' pockets will also want to dwell in our beautiful home.
  • I've been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn't care.
  • This has been a trend for a long time; the days of lifetime employment are long since over.
  • I bring up 'The Heist,' and you can almost cut that record down the middle between songs where the beat came first and the words came second, and songs where the words came first and the beat came second. It can start with a vibe, a beat that drives a story, or it can start with a story and then trying to identify the tone to tell that story right.
  • It's just not my nature to go around idolizing people.
  • Polanski's 'Chinatown' is a film that I have purposefully and consciously imitated, but 'Vertigo' is one that has got into my bloodstream. Every time I reappraise things that I've done, the influence is there, time and time again.
  • I'm pretty ruthless about that; I think when you sign over your story, you sign over your story.
  • I've played the clarinet since I was a kid. I love to sing, but I'm not much of a singer. Let's say that when it comes to vocalizing, I have the soul of Billy Bigelow but the voice of Jigger Cragan.
  • As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape.
  • I feel connected to that idea of wanting to belong to something, to have a sense of purpose as a man on the planet.
  • I am never without my lyric book. If anything inspirational happens, I have it there so nothing's forgotten.
  • When I got 'Lost,' I was about to not be able to live, so it was a fall-to-the-knees, burst-into-tears, 'I'm saved by this great role' moment.
  • 'Arab Labor' was light, snappy. We got emotional over things, but from a safe place, from the terrace.
  • She will be successful who is easy to start and hard to stop.
  • I've always loved the scent of rose; it's just the most beautiful scent. If you open my bathroom cupboard, everything is rose scented.
  • What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
  • In many cases, contemporary materialisms map uncannily well onto Pre-Socratic ideas such that instead of Anaximander, we have the physicist David Bohm and his idea of an underlying 'implicate order' that transcends time and space.
  • It's a question of not so much pushing the boys out of the picture, but making the whole frame bigger so that both men and women access the labor market, contribute to the economy, generate growth, have jobs, and so on.
  • It's like everyone says they love my body, but then I'm supposed to lose weight.
  • Nannies love working in our house because they never know who's gonna walk through the door.
  • For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
  • We need to leave to the market and society what they can do well.
  • I think the biggest insult, the worst way you can offend a Mexican, is to insult their mother. A mother is the most sacred thing in life.
  • It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.
  • Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples.