Most Quotes

  • I'm a random guy. I shake a hand and make a friend. I don't do egotistical things.
  • None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
  • I wanted to be a poet when I was 20; I had no interest in fiction or biography and precious little interest in history, but those three elements in my life have become the most important.
  • Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.
  • In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
  • Clothing is viral, impermanent in a way that public art cannot be. So I like thinking of how corporate-created clothing can be seen as a form of public art.
  • That kid who lives in the projects, he has a self-esteem problem - everybody looks down on him. He may be a good kid, but other parents don't want their kids to be with them because percentages say they could be bad. I went through a lot of that.
  • Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!
  • It's always fun to go home and play, but you gotta stay focused on the game.
  • It surprises me that more people don't take a look in the mirror a little more often and assess their own relationships.
  • President Obama wants to increase the size of government and raise taxes, while I support less government and more individual freedom.
  • It's important to have quiet time and isolation.
  • I think these people have betrayed or have forgotten their ancestors.
  • Second issue is the rapidly accelerating increase in the number of vulnerabilities that get discovered every day. And, equally importantly, is the shortening of time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the release of an exploit.
  • That's important for artists to remember: some people would like to be spokespeople, but others would like their art to speak.
  • If I give a book as a gift, it is invariably a children's book with beautiful artwork and a simple text. I adore the feel of them, the care taken in the artwork, and the high visual stimulation that sets off the simple but often powerful message the text conveys.
  • What 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' and 'World's End' do is smuggle a different movie under the guise of a zombie movie or a cop or alien invasion movie. Even though they all have action and carnage, they are really films about growing up and taking responsibility.
  • Music had been my first love among the arts, and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.
  • Man was created to frame the woman.
  • I went to school every day, like everyone else, and I played baseball for my high school team. I was a part of a lot of different activities outside of school.
  • I think fiction, for me, is a way of trying to understand why people do the things they do - and trying to explain what is, at heart, illogical.
  • Kids are the ultimate form of motivation. They're watching. They're mimicking. They're an extension of you. So you have to win.
  • It's so fantastic to see redditors thriving because Reddit was able to be a part of their journey. Over the last decade, we've seen countless people improve their lives because of it - from quitting addiction to getting a Hollywood screenwriting deal - and I hope there will be many more talents who'll be discovered on our platform.
  • I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.
  • I can't control my frustration.
  • Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
  • I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others.
  • I studied mass media and brand management and was looking to do an MBA. When an acting offer came by, I thought I'll do one film so that it would look good on my CV. Films happened one after another, in different industries. I'm so glad things turned out the way they did.
  • I don't feel any older now than when I was 70.
  • A man's prime interest in life must be his work.
  • Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
  • That is what made America great: that everyone had the opportunity to be a winner. And I think it's still there. I'm certainly a beneficiary of it.
  • I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
  • It's far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
  • Do what you want to do. Do what you like to do.
  • Well, one hopes that if you're really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature.
  • Having spent a number of my younger years with trade-union parents attending NUT annual conferences, I feel comfortable with an agenda in my hand and a procedural format for debate.
  • You know, most good playwrights write seven good plays and then something happens and after that they're crap.
  • People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
  • I have been to Graceland a hundred times. Every kid in middle Tennessee has this night where it hits midnight, and they are like, 'Let's go to Graceland!' It's a rite of passage. I did it.
  • I feel like my mind is a little quieter when I exercise.
  • Moving up and fighting the best keeps me hungry.
  • On the national stage and in the neighborhoods of New York, Senator Hillary Clinton has repeatedly put her expertise and power behind solutions that make the lives of the American people safer and more prosperous.
  • I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
  • My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met.
  • It's very unlikely that we're going to send more troops to Iraq. We are going to have to train the Iraqis faster and harder.
  • Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
  • It's the most ridiculous business to be in. It's full of people who have never grown up.