Month Quotes

  • A critic once described me as an 'amiable beanpole.' I got it printed on a T-shirt.
  • I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn't enjoy other people's pain.
  • I do like reality TV like 'The Voice.' I enjoyed working there every single day. It was amazing.
  • Don't throw petals on the floor if they have no meaning. I would rather have a fun, casual relationship than have someone pretending they're completely in love with me.
  • A military or government hierarchy is anathema to the dispersed population and diverse tribes of mountainous Afghanistan.
  • I have a problem with bullying.
  • The iPod is a proprietary integrated product, although that is becoming quite modular. You can download your music from Amazon as easily as you can from iTunes. You also see modularity organized around the Android operating system that is growing much faster than the iPhone. So I worry that modularity will do its work on Apple.
  • 'Smallville' gig was another one of those things I got through WWE. At that point, I had absolutely no aspirations to pursue acting.
  • When I was in baseball and you went into the clubhouse, you didn't see ball players with curling irons.
  • It is a maxim in philosophy that ambitious men can be never good counselors to princes; the desire of having more is common to great lords, and a desire of rule a great cause of their ruin.
  • It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.
  • Some are pre-taped interviews because maybe we can't get that person live or maybe we're not sure it's going to work out right so we tape it an hour in advance.
  • A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
  • I have often felt bad that I am not great at any one thing. Like just a super super singer. Or the Gregory Hines of something.
  • For my part, I hold it equally impossible for a small shellfish to be produced without generation as for a whale to have its origin from the mud.
  • I was actually born in New York, and spent some of my childhood in Boston. But my family moved to San Diego when I was 12, and I went to high school here.
  • Every company has its own texture, vocabulary, and singular place in dance history, and I have always wanted to share my perspective of these world renowned institutions.
  • I feel like plenty of people have normal-seeming families that, as they're growing up, feel awful. I'd rather have one that looks weird from the outside but felt really normal.
  • I like the pressure.
  • Charlie Day is a delight of a human being.
  • A military leader should always understand, of all human endeavors... the one that's the most unpredictable and the most costly is warfare.
  • Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it.
  • It's important for people who criticise architects - whether what they build is or isn't to your taste - to appreciate how they devote themselves and put everything into bringing a building into existence.
  • I believe that nothing comes of nothing, even in Shakespeare. I wanted to know where he got the matter he was working with and what he did with that matter.
  • I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
  • The groupies are far more real now than there were then.
  • I believe that love between people is the greatest life-giving force in the world. It's intensely frustrating and inevitably makes a fool of you, but you can't stop going back to it, and it's pretty much the defining experience of a human being.
  • I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.
  • We're both very very lazy, and having someone else do half the work is very convenient.
  • My idea of a good night out is staying in.
  • My father worked in a scientific lab where he designed and built glass instruments. He was regarded as brilliant at his job and once constructed a human brain in glass just to show off his skills.
  • I'm very pleased to be recognising International Women's Day, a day that celebrates the achievements of women across the world.
  • I fell in love with '50s hot-rod, pinup-girl culture.
  • I once did a film in which I was being chased by wolves. I had a scene where the Alpha of the pack leapt on the hood of my car and stared me down through the windshield. I will never forget staring into those eyes; this wasn't a dog - not even a tough, bad-ass dog - no, this was a wolf.
  • When I was a child, I grew up speaking French, I mean, in a French public school. So my first contact with literature was in French, and that's the reason why I write in French.
  • Within a month I announced I was going to start this initiative: A World of Women for World Peace.
  • I came from a communist country where there are no luxury cars.
  • Every community has its own specialty and it's not just for clothing obviously, but for the home, etc.
  • The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.
  • I've always played every amp I've ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that's how you get your sustain.
  • Shakespeare's taught me that there are more words in the English language than I have got in my head.