Mindset Quotes

  • My limitations are - I'm not Meryl Streep. I'm not playing anything in a foreign language, or anything too far from who I am.
  • We have in-depth knowledge about Chinese industries. We know what's driving the country's economic growth.
  • 2012 was the year I saw Twitter as a negative. More people need to realise that not everything they read is true and that Internet trolls are a real problem.
  • For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
  • By turning your eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the presence of God.
  • We've all got strange things about us and Lynch picks those things up.
  • Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.
  • I think there is more pressure at trials when you are trying to make the team and you have to come first or second, and you have to go under qualifying time.
  • Men are creatures with two legs and eight hands.
  • 'Beyond the Lights' took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing and two years of overcoming 'no.' Every studio balked. Twice. But I kept fighting. What gave me the courage was 'Love & Basketball.' Every studio turned down that film, too. But I never gave up because I believed in it with my whole heart and soul.
  • My mother married three times. My dad is... I don't really have one. I mean, he does exist, but I have zero relationship with him.
  • I know my life is nearing its end and I accept that.
  • I would say 'The Master' was one of the most inspiring things I've ever got to work on.
  • Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today.
  • I saw this movie 'The Right Stuff' when I was in college, and it really rekindled my interest in being an astronaut. I started taking those steps, and then I realized it would be the chance of a lifetime. It would be a dream life: not just a job, but the whole life.
  • The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.
  • It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough, try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves. If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists. Otherwise, throw it away.
  • I knew that if we were going to actually defeat Harry Reid, we had to have a candidate who would offer a sharp policy contrast. Someone who would not just pay lip service to limited government principles, but had a solid record of voting that way time and again. I'm that candidate.
  • Drama's not safe and it's not pretty and it's not kind. People expect the basic template of television drama where there might be naughty villains, but everyone ends up having a nice cup of tea. You've got to do big moral choices and show the terrible things people do in terrible situations. Drama is failing if it doesn't do that.
  • The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more polite to be equal. So I did.
  • We know no one is perfect, but what we cannot tolerate, what we will never accept, is a person or company that knows dangers exists and says nothing - literally, silence can kill.
  • Don't say yes to something just because it's an opportunity.
  • Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
  • If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.
  • I love Kentucky people, but you have to get on the inside before they accept you.
  • The Peace Corps is an outstanding organization that promotes peace through helping countless individuals who want to help build a better life for the community in which they serve.
  • If you had to pay separately for just PBS, probably, sadly, not a majority of Americans would do that. So there's many channels, whether it's Discovery Channel or C-SPAN or many, many others, that just aren't viable.
  • One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.
  • Got freedom? Thank a man, or rather, thank all the men willing to die so the rest of us can go fetal in our safe spaces if somebody hurts our feelings.
  • I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me.
  • School systems now routinely have more administrators than classroom teachers. They have armies of counselors and therapists and nutritionists and 'multi-cultural learning facilitators.'
  • The United States share of the African market it's very small, it's only about 8 percent.
  • Morality is the weakness of the brain.
  • When my wife gets mad at me, I remind myself that she is much smarter than I am and so I probably deserve it, even if I don't really understand it!
  • Cats are anthropomorphised in art because they are so laid back that you automatically attribute human thoughts and feelings to them.
  • I'm not married and I don't think that's going to work out for me. I'm not even bitter, I'm just exhausted.
  • Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states, states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice.
  • Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
  • Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham. We scientists should not lend ourselves to it - though we routinely do. We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality.
  • He was a wise man who invented beer.
  • I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact.
  • But think of the last guy. For one minute, think of the last guy. Nobody's got it worse than that guy. Nobody in the whole world.
  • I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.
  • Every day you must arise and say to your heart, I have suffered enough and now I must live because the light of the sun must not be wasted, it must not be lost without an eye to appreciate it.
  • I still feel like I've crashed the party.
  • I went to America on holiday when I was 17 and, before I knew it, I'd been signed up by an agency and had these obligations I didn't understand, but which I couldn't say no to. This industry chose me. But I did choose to make it fulfilling.
  • I'm not keen on the Mini Me trend. In my opinion, kids' clothes should be kids' clothes.
  • Even the 'Negro' shows like 'Amos and Andy' and 'Beulah' are written largely by white writers - the better to preserve the stereotypes, I imagine.