Mind Quotes

  • I think 'GoodFellas' is just a perfect film. From an efficiency of storytelling standpoint, from an entertainment standpoint, from a performance standpoint, from a use of music standpoint, from a cinematography and editing standpoint - to me, it's just a perfect movie.
  • The more gunk I have on my face, the less free I feel.
  • The high cost of housing is crushing poor families and sending them to a state of desperation.
  • Obama's drone program, in fact, amounts to the largest unmanned aerial offensive ever conducted in military history: never have so few killed so many by remote control.
  • Truth may be stranger than fiction on a plot and narrative basis, but fiction can investigate tone in a way that things based on a true story can't.
  • I have a cousin called Flirta D who was big in the grime world, which made me really cool at school. 'Flirta D's your cousin?' 'Yeah, buddy.' 'He must be a millionaire!'
  • A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
  • Western civilization shapes the content of my films, provides me with subjects that haven't been used before.
  • But I think primarily, it's the fans that make this race.
  • Teens are always shown as one dimensional. They're stereotyped. When I was in high school, I cared about more than getting a date or making the team.
  • I was an only child and grew up in York where my parents ran a surgical supplies shop. When I say I wish I had brothers and sisters, friends say it's not what it's cracked up to be, but I think it must be good to have someone who knew you from the beginning.
  • A couple of years before he died, I kissed my father goodbye. He said, 'Son, you haven't kissed me since you were a little boy.' It went straight to my heart, and I kissed him whenever I saw him after that, and my sons and I always kiss whenever we meet.
  • The tremendous acquisition of basic knowledge will allow a much more rational treatment of cancer, viral infections, degenerative diseases and, most importantly, mental diseases.
  • The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
  • About six years ago my family was affected by multiple sclerosis.
  • Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.
  • To me, searching for perfection isn't anywhere near as interesting as trying to find your own voice.
  • Making an effort is polite, and getting ready and looking after yourself makes an event more fun.
  • What adults don't always understand is that to a kid, a comic book is like a movie. My Marvel comics took my imagination to other places - other galaxies.
  • 'Yellow Face' marks my summation of multiculturalism.
  • The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.
  • When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
  • I think that one of the primary roles of an attorney, and certainly we try to teach it here to our students, is that you counsel compliance with the law. The lawyer, more than simply being a mouthpiece for the client and advocating at whatever cost the client's interest, is also an officer of the court in questions that appear before the court.
  • I am blessed with a good metabolism, and as long as I work out, carbs don't add to my weight. If I need a leaner, meaner look for a film, I go off carbs for a bit.
  • The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
  • I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.
  • The symptoms of food poisoning often don't appear for days after the contaminated meal was eaten. As a result, most cases of food poisoning are never properly diagnosed.
  • The American people deserve long-term, forward-thinking policies.
  • Ever since I've been 16, 15, that's all I've been doing: playing darts.
  • Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
  • Presidents Truman and Nixon left office under dark clouds of scandal and with abysmal levels of support, but with the passage of time, both have been reassessed far more positively.
  • I do love getting dressed up, but sometimes it's glam and edgy mixed together.
  • If you get a book which is 600 pages, you have to reduce it to a script of 100 pages. In two hours of film, you cannot possibly include all the characters.
  • The good thing about feature films is that the budgets tend to scale.
  • I have a great life and I'm super active.
  • The first thing to make clear is that scientists, freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing them in the light of their own personal judgment, are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization.
  • When I hear bluegrass today, I hear so many new sounds in it. It's almost like country music in a way.
  • I confess to being a CNN junkie. And when I'm driving, it's all NPR all the time.
  • The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds.
  • My Republican friends are lamenting reconciliation. But I would recommend for them to go back and look at history.
  • I don't have friends, and it's hard for me to make new friends. Right now, the people that are in my life are the people that I work with.
  • I don't know if you've noticed it. But Duchamp was magnificent.
  • When I first came to Los Angeles, I was a teacher in Compton. I know how in need schools are around the country.
  • A credit derivative, at its core, is actually a very simple concept... The simplest way to think of a credit derivative is it is analogous to insurance against the risk of a credit default by your counterparty, your business counterpart.
  • Everyone says, 'You give birth, you go home, and you have this amazing baby and it's just beautiful'. And I walked in and I just started sobbing.
  • I'm spectacularly disorganised. I wrote my latest book in seven different notebooks scattered throughout my house.
  • As long as I breathe, I attack.
  • It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle.