Means Quotes

  • Composing is my life blood.
  • Mostly I do Iyengar. I like anything that's hard enough to make me cry in class. I like to be pushed over my limit and broken down a little bit.
  • I sang before I acted, but I always wanted to do them simultaneously.
  • For some time it's been my habit to use images when preparing a speech: rather than write it down, I illustrate it.
  • That was the impetus for me to do music or art, because I knew if I didn't try when I was young, then I would get to be in my 40's and I'd be really unhappy that I hadn't.
  • There is a need for a vision that's compelling and uplifting, especially in a time when people are worried. At the same time, in this era, hard work and lofty rhetoric are not going to compel you to the presidency.
  • I'm not a weight lifter. I'm a seeker. Weight lifting is so insignificant in my life.
  • One doesn't make art for other people, even though I am very concerned with the viewer.
  • There's a difference between violence and senseless violence.
  • Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.
  • I love being by the ocean. It stills the voices in my head.
  • If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
  • Everything's got space between it, the planets, trees, your eyes. Your eyes get too close together, it's a whole different world. You can lose perspective.
  • There are regulators at the SEC and elsewhere who are really excited about the potential of the blockchain. They understand you can build a robust financial system - it would solve all your black swan problems. All kinds of mischief and games that are played in the current system become impossible in this system.
  • Miramax seems to be showing the same faith in Roberto Benigni's 'Pinocchio' that the Republican Party showed in Trent Lott; the live-action version of Carlo Collodi's fairy tale about the wooden puppet whose only ambition was to be a real live boy was sneaked into theaters Christmas Day.
  • David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style.
  • Being a consultant is like flying first-class. The food is terrific, the drinks are cold. But all you can do is walk up to the pilot and say, 'bank left.' If you're in management, you have the controls.
  • The thing about acting is you don't want to let on how enjoyable it is or then everybody would want to become an actress. But it really is. It's a pleasure to go and exchange your identity.
  • The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
  • I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me.
  • I enjoy reality TV shows. Watching them, and appearing in them. There's a spontaniety involved in the unscripted shows that I like to be involved with.
  • Growing up, I never listened to English music. I was more into Motown, as well as early rock n' roll like Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
  • There's an absolute surety to the hands-on conservation lifestyle of hunting, fishing and trapping where you know you're going to consume today.
  • I don't do a lot of collaborations that I don't believe in. Actually, I don't do any collaborations that I don't believe in.
  • A novel takes place over time. It's a historical narrative, and it needs to have a series of peaks and valleys and the move through. You can't just start at the highest pitch and stay there, but you can in a lyric poem.
  • It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.
  • My family is from a tiny town in Alabama. So all I wanted to do was get out of this town.
  • I'm a big fan of all the Boston guys that are acting - Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg - they made a great career out of it, and they found a way to do it and still be cool guys, so that's kind of where I want to be.
  • One day, people will be able to buy tickets to visit space.
  • Once I will warn you, and then I will fire you! I have a zero-tolerance-plus-one policy for gossip. I will teach you once, and then I will fire your butt.
  • Gay and lesbian people, and the children they are raising, wrongfully face discrimination, and I want them to know that I'm on their side.
  • Simplicity makes me happy.
  • Daddy was hilarious. He could take the most mundane event and tell it so that we all on the floor laughing. He trained me in the joys of humor.
  • Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
  • I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees and rain and clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area. That all says Pacific Northwest to me. Salmon. It really only exists on the Western side of the Cascades.
  • I don't get facials. The last time I got a facial was when I first started modeling when I was 15 or 16. It made my face completely break out.
  • I don't like the idea that the government has so much of a say in things.
  • The Tour de France would make a great movie. Drugs, corruption, political chicanery, guys risking their lives - everything you need for a great sports drama.
  • One cannot negotiate under fire.
  • Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
  • Space X's Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with modules where earthlings can live. My teleporting technology is the number one way those individuals will get new information, new treatments of diseases that will occur on the planet, and new food sources.
  • There are times everyone needs to be together for me and we all just work together; making sure that my energy is good and right when I go do what I'm going to do. That means the family needs to spend time together.
  • I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
  • Progress would be wonderful - if only it would stop.
  • To write a good mystery you have to know where it will end before you can decide where it will begin... and I've always known where it will end.
  • I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail - not to take it too seriously.
  • One can't be kind to one person and cruel to another.
  • The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves, but to our surroundings, must proceed. God wills it.