Me Quotes

  • Big money is not a good thing for a little soul: it will only ensnare his feet, and he will fall to his ruin. Wealth is safe only for those who have a wealth of wisdom.
  • I let people see the cracks in my life. We can't be phony. We've got to keep it real.
  • I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
  • People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits.
  • But just maybe sometimes being even more patient. Even though I thought I did that much better this year, and sometimes, you know, make my opponents play that one extra ball, and just knowing how to play the big points better.
  • I have the ability to create and be in touch with God. I can't change bread and wine into body and blood, but I can take the scum or the slime of the earth and make it into a man or woman.
  • I was very influenced by the musicals and romantic comedies of the 1930s. I admired Gene Harlow and such, which probably explains why, since the end of my marriage, I've dated nothing but a succession of blondes.
  • I've been an outsider all my life - I don't care.
  • I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class.
  • I have always been a romantic, one of those people who believes that a woman in pink circus tights contains all the secrets of the universe.
  • It's a weird thing to say you want people to be sick of your song, but I guess that's what happens if your song goes really well.
  • I guess professionally it began when Hal Hartley used some music of mine in his film The Unbelievable Truth.
  • I have many moments of self doubt. Everybody does.
  • For me personally, to hop onboard and use the amazing success and blessings in my life to pull off something like the 30/30 Project is awesome.
  • I was my mother's favorite, and she'd help me with everything.
  • Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal.
  • Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that's a big day for us.
  • I have several close friends who are insomniacs. Over the years, I've heard their stories about being up in the middle of the night, completely awake. I see them yawn at 11 A.M. and know that, regardless of what they are doing, they'd probably rather be in bed sleeping. I've always had sympathy for them, but I've never really understood it.
  • Nothing is more revealing than movement.
  • Now I also discipline myself to do things I love to do when I don't want to do them.
  • I hear entrepreneurs use the word 'disruption' on a daily basis and continuously hear the cliche change the world.
  • Sculpture occupies the same space as your body.
  • I never met Paul McCartney.
  • As a general rule, biology tends to be conservative. It's rare that evolution 'invents' the same process several times.
  • Life itself is a quotation.
  • The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them.
  • The scale of 'Independence Day' is much more than 'Stargate.'
  • Although I'm not particularly troubled myself, I do have a lot of empathy for troubled characters.
  • For me it's very important to turn Kiev into one of the main centers of contemporary art in the world. There is New York. There's London. And there will be Kiev. Everyone will come and say, 'Wow!'
  • Because I'm short and slim, I can identify with somebody who's an unlikely fit for something and desperately wants to be part of it.
  • I loved Celine Dion. I loved Whitney Houston and these big powerhouse vocals.
  • It was never really my choice to be an action heroine.
  • My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.
  • My children's favourite thing is to con me into buying them ice-cream if there's not too big a queue at our local gelataria, Messina.
  • If you think too far ahead, then it'll just stress you out.
  • The U.S. and European markets have become mature, profit margins are lower, and equipment isn't so new. Because profits are relatively low, it limits the willingness of companies to invest in newer equipment.
  • Every story I write is different. Some are hard. Some aren't. 'Chronicle' was tremendously easy. I have a hard time comparing my process on different things, but I will say this: The more you write, the better you get at it. That's one of the few things that's markedly true.
  • If you think people are dumb, you'll spend a lifetime doing dumb work.
  • Let's take care of mothers and infants first, and then let's see what's left over for everybody over 50. I'm over 50. If I get sick, I would rather have money spent on children before it's spent on me.
  • A weapon isn't good or bad, depends on the person who uses it.
  • My childhood was as conventional as you could get. I think I probably created 'Arcadia' with a certain amount of wishful thinking. I would have loved to have more looseness and freedom and community.
  • Most artists don't get paid for what they do, and they are lucky if they can persuade a friend to let them show something at a kid's birthday party.
  • Filmmaking is a much more collaborative thing than literature, so you know you're going to be working with a group of people at the start. You know it's going to be a compromise.
  • I have been an art director, a book designer, a book-jacket designer and an interior designer.
  • Life is about now - some things are just too important to miss.
  • We create refugees, and then our Democratic Party, together with the Republicans, who are also a party to this, are criminalizing them and sending them back, inhumanely.
  • Mark Zuckerberg talks about telepathy, and Elon Musk has invested in trying to create a brain-machine interface.
  • Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.