Mind Quotes

  • Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
  • I do love getting dressed up, but sometimes it's glam and edgy mixed together.
  • The men and women of today's VA are dedicated to caring for today's veterans and stand ready to provide for our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life.
  • When I was little, I would close my eyes and put my finger on a page. Then in my mind, I would go to that place.
  • I don't like being forced to reduce my thoughts to sound bites.
  • If my Instagram or Twitter has gotten people to try healthy supplements or enjoy a new form of fitness and feel better about themselves, then that's pretty rad.
  • It pays to get drunk with the best people.
  • Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn't.
  • I know what it means to go to the stream to fetch water... what it means when people are poor and don't have enough to eat. It's not enough to say you know about poverty. You have to live it.
  • Choirs, auditions, talent shows, I was doing it all.
  • As an actress, you have to keep yourself fresh and new.
  • I could throw pretty hard. I might strike out 16 guys, but I might walk 10. I mean, I was wild.
  • Most of the performances I see on TV and in movies are so self-conscious and overacted. I would think a natural actress would be welcome.
  • When I have people around, I'm a chatterbox. But when I'm alone, I never speak. I don't talk to myself; it's just not my schtick.
  • In any film there's always a historical implication.
  • If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk.
  • The United States Supreme Court has voted 6-3 that voter photo ID is constitutional.
  • The reason I got into this union was to bring people together.
  • Your fragile mind can't have forgotten the terrifying technothriller series known 'Scorpion'. Because it features the worst hacking scenes ever broadcast in any medium.
  • That is why we profess a spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art.
  • Differences are scarier now. The dollar isn't so guaranteed if you don't follow what they see as the norm. But I don't moan about it. I just keep working.
  • There are two types of directors: the directors who take and directors who give.
  • There's a high point in your career, and then people get bored; they want something else to come along.
  • When I get online, there's this cycle of anxiety and narcissism that takes over, which is the part of me that I like the least.
  • But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.
  • An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
  • All we try and do is make the best films we can. If you do that then hopefully the audiences will come, and they have. Everything else is gravy.
  • There is no must in art because art is free.
  • I don't have my novel outlined, and I have to write to discover what I am doing. Like the old lady, I don't know so well what I think until I see what I say; then I have to say it over again.
  • I have that memory of dancing on my father's feet to all the music my parents used to listen to.
  • Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
  • The conversation of how you do a play is my favorite conversation in the whole wide world: what a play is, why it's different than anything else, the math of the way that human behavior has to be calibrated theatrically versus anything else.
  • Personally I'm very happy to be behind the scenes. I like collaboration, I like working with directors.
  • It's one thing when other African-Americans try to threaten my race card, but when people outside of my ethnicity have the audacity to question how 'down' I am because of the bleak, stereotypical picture pop culture has painted for me as a black woman? Unacceptable.
  • Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected, but I can reject anything the council has approved.
  • For me, as an actor, it's always about getting out of my own way. I can put so much pressure on myself to keep up and make my director happy instead of being in the moment.
  • I think we need to have competitive tax rates in order to create jobs in this country. And I think it should be fair.
  • Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
  • I prefer being able to choose who I want to help or what I want to improve in the world by making a lot of money myself rather than just going out there and talking about things. If you have money to do things, it's much better than just talking about them.
  • Theatre gives you wings as an actor.
  • My hope is that the 21st century will be the first century where there will be no violation of human rights, and to that end, Japan would like to do our outmost.
  • I've just been working hard, trying to get some good stuff to come out.
  • Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don't have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there's poetry written right on the bathroom wall.
  • I'm one of those weird people who doesn't even own a computer.
  • Democrats and Republicans alike support our military personnel.
  • I wouldn't know a space-time continuum or warp core breach if they got into bed with me.
  • The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.
  • The hardest decisions in life are not between good and bad or right and wrong, but between two goods or two rights.