Musical Quotes

  • Keynesian economics has always been needed.
  • As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly.
  • Many writers are afraid of writing something bad, so they don't try or give up when their efforts don't lead to a masterpiece right away. If you work at it, you will improve.
  • I bought a railroad during this period of time.
  • Indeed, the best way to think of willpower is not as some shapeless behavioral trait but as a sort of psychic muscle, one that can atrophy or grow stronger depending on how it's used.
  • There are no European voices at Geneva, there are no European voices at START.
  • I'm concerned and alarmed about the images of girls and women that are broadcast every single minute.
  • A lot of campaign lexicon is very militaristic - even the term 'campaign.'
  • I had never really felt settled in Brooklyn. I think it had to do with growing up in New Jersey and being someone who her whole life wanted to live in the city, and the city meant Manhattan.
  • I realized that one of the differences between news photography and dance photography was that the former has to tell a specific story, whereas all a dance photograph had to be was visually interesting.
  • We all have a finite amount of energy and time to give, and must figure out the best way to have an impact on the things that matter to us most - and it's okay that each one of us will do it differently.
  • I have always believed that technology should do the hard work - discovery, organization, communication - so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.
  • Just previous to the birth of my little son, my mind gave way and my child was born in the asylum for the insane at Stockton, Cal. My boy was buried there.
  • The United States can't impose democracies. We can't impose our will. The Russians found that out in Afghanistan.
  • No longer do companies study consumers' psyches only by asking people what they think about technology and how they use it. Now they conduct observational research, dispatching anthropologists to employ their ethnographic skills by interviewing, watching and videotaping consumers in their natural habitats.
  • My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.
  • I think management is about just that - managing people via man-to-man skills.
  • Our Feast gatherings, which has spread all over the world, is attended by young people - and they love to sing worship songs.
  • I think the best developers can learn any language; if they are a good developer, they can learn whatever. But the raw talent, the ability to learn it and do it and demonstrate the ability is helpful.
  • I'm raised by a single mom and didn't have pops around for the most part of my life. And she, by any means necessary, gave me the best opportunities that she knew how to give me.
  • I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.
  • I remember noticing, when I had my babies, how much I liked them, and not just loved them, but I was really into them. I knew I was going to be curious about them and up for the mayhem ahead. But at the same time, I remember noticing I was relieved this thing was present in me. And I hadn't realised there might be a doubt.
  • How is the economy supposed to recover when people can't afford to fill the tank?
  • I was a football player at college and dislocated my thumb. I was out for a bit and passed the theatre and saw some lovely drama students walking into an audition for 'Much Ado About Nothing' and thought: 'That's what I'll do when I recover.' I joined that production and was hooked.
  • Me and heels are very good friends.
  • I think this notion of acting and glamour is getting in everybody's way.
  • It's a long season, and if you can go back and forth pretty well, you'll end up OK.
  • I used to climb mountains a lot; I decided to go to Pakistan to climb K2, the world's second-highest mountain. I didn't get quite to the top.
  • I've got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blonde girls, and I like it.
  • I was a lonely child. My brother Tony and I were never very close, neither as children nor as adults, but I was tightly bound to him. We were forced to be together because we were really quite alone. We were in the middle of the Irish countryside, in County Galway, in the West of Ireland, and we didn't see many other kids.
  • I never dreamed I would coach at UCLA. It was not one of those things in my coaching career I thought would happen. It's a tremendous blessing, and I'm going to make the most of it.
  • I think the hardest to replace has been Johnny Collins. He was great to play with. You could always rely on him to be available for a short pass, allowing you time to clear a ball. He would never give the ball away.
  • I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
  • 'Heroine' is about a declining and imbalanced superstar - a very brave and bold role. I wanted to test whether I could carry a role like this. I have given 200 per cent to this role. She's a very complex character, very aggressive, manipulative and bold, yet she's very fragile.
  • I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek.
  • Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh.
  • 'The Iliad' is about a war 1,200 years ago that solved nothing and achieved nothing. Most of our wars achieve very little. But whatever agenda I have gets buried in a work this great. If you're being honest, you realize that, as an artist, you're not a policy maker.
  • Looking forward, we see that it is the youth of today who hold the key to tomorrow. And we can help unlock it.
  • I don't think you can impose a social order from the top down.
  • The most enduring battle is between head and heart; what would be efficient and logical is nearly always trumped by what is messy and illogical.
  • I would like to be a great artist. I would quit pitching if I could paint like Monet or Rousseau. But I can't. What I can do is pitch, and I can do that very well.
  • Such and so various are the tastes of men.
  • In Britain and Europe, no event is less forgotten than World War I, or 'The Great War,' as it was called until 1939.
  • I knew I wanted to be an artist, but I didn't really know what it was I wanted to say.
  • In general, you don't want competitors to understand your business outside of telling people your revenue and profitability numbers.
  • I write because I can't imagine not writing.
  • I need a little bass and I don't even need that crazy bass to break your face. I just want it to sound good when I have my favorite song.
  • I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us.