Once Quotes

  • I often do crazy siren noises, or, like, a high-pitched dolphin, just to make sure that all my range is there. I make random noise and blurt out random sounds, to make sure I get rid of any bad nerves. I want to make sure to feel as confident as possible.
  • My kids have grown up knowing that their mom made a big investment in making sure there was art and language instruction in school and books in the library. Hopefully, they've internalized that.
  • It was very difficult when I was trying to figure out how to have a marriage and babies and do this at the same time. There was no handbook. You were making it up as you went along.
  • When I was in jail I could only think about what the average person has to go through - the person who has no power to go to the press or no money to hire a lawyer.
  • My idea of a romantic night is to watch action films.
  • Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
  • My influences come from real life. I'm not interested in cinema for cinema's sake. I'm interested in life - what one does and how one interacts.
  • Don't get married to an actress because they're also actresses in bed.
  • I believe it's important that Hong Kong does not become another Chinese city.
  • I wish, to be honest with you, for African American films that we could get a few more theaters. They only open them in 1500 to 2000 for an opening weekend, and how do you expect us to compete. How can we go to certain box office levels if they don't give us more theaters?
  • My infrastructure must run brilliantly. My whole system must be different from what you can get anywhere else in Asia.
  • Think of everything in Seattle - Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks. Then you go down to Silicon Valley - Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter. What does New York produce?
  • My idea at this time, which was slowly developing, was to create a comedie humaine with little people, average people - samples from every period in American life.
  • When I was in high school, I wasn't really popular. I was picked on a lot. And then I did a talent show, and kids started to tell me that I did a good job. It was the first time that my peers told me that they liked what I was doing. Something clicked, and I knew that this is what I wanted to do.
  • My journey has always been the balance between chaos and order.
  • And muse on Nature with a poet's eye.
  • In the early 2000s, I was going through a lot. I didn't have my head screwed on right. Where I was at as a man, I was still growing up.
  • I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
  • It's always great to see one of the actors I've worked with from 'Caddyshack' and 'TRON.' I run into them occasionally at events.
  • The pinnacle of the fulfillment I can ever experience for my spirit and soul is to hear from the Lord, when I see Him face to face, 'Well done my good and faithful servant.'
  • My joke is that my father was a minister and my mother was an English teacher, so I'm trained to see the world in terms of symbols, which is hard when you just want to make toast.
  • My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up, though never before in a cause like this - a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life.
  • Every time I get off the phone with one of my friends, I tell them I love them.
  • My kids really like food, and they like to cook, so it's a lot of fun to shop with them.
  • My ideal beach house has bookshelves full of paperbacks that can tolerate a little sand, a DVD library that includes some Disney classics for the little ones, board games, and jigsaw puzzles. At least one big flatscreen television is a must.
  • My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
  • It's sensational to be a part of a series that takes on a life of its own.
  • My last two records that I made were both quite pointed in one direction and I think I do my best stuff when it's all over the map, when there's a couple traditional things, a couple pretty rocking things.
  • It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions.
  • My interest in science had many roots. Some came from my mother as she finished her B.A. degree studies in college while I was in my early teens.
  • Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama's personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.
  • My idea of a good night out is staying in.
  • My iPhone stays on. All my friends and family know that I hate the phone, so no one calls me on it. I just use it to play Words With Friends and take pictures of cute shoes.
  • It was easy to get the offers for the good-looking vapid dude. I guess that's my power alley.
  • My idea of beauty is somebody that doesn't have to try too much, someone who is effortless and fresh.
  • As a producer, you're there from the inception of the concept to the delivery of it. It just takes so much energy.
  • My kids download 10 games. They play them all for two minutes. They throw away the eight they don't like. Then they play those last two obsessively for a month. That's alien to those of us who buy a $60 game and play it for 40 or 50 hours. The discovery mechanism is completely social, and I don't think you get that genie back in the bottle.
  • My legacy isn't about what I did playing football, but how I use the opportunities that came from playing football.
  • When I got to New York, I had no place to sleep. The pay from 'Sesame Street' wasn't enough to rent an apartment. I was staying on people's couches. I stayed in the dressing room until they found out. I stayed with Jim Henson and his family for a week, and I wanted to do that permanently. I didn't dare ask, though.
  • Gardening is not a rational act.
  • 'Friend Monkey' is really my favorite of all my books because the Hindu myth on which it is based is my favorite - the myth of the Monkey Lord who loved so much that he created chaos wherever he went.
  • The term 'business cycle' is imprecise. Economic fluctuations affect everyone, not just businesses, and they are, unlike astral cycles, anything but regular.
  • My kids would probably say that I'm too strict. They probably would say that, and I try not to be, but I'm probably more on the conservative end of that. At the same time, I know full well that ultimately I don't really have control over them.
  • Performing didn't feel comfortable until I was about 17. I loved to sing, but I always said I would never perform because I was too scared.
  • Had the followers of Jesus remained an obscure Jewish sect, most of you would not have learned to read, and the rest of you would be reading from hand-copied scrolls.
  • There are people who do what they believe is right, but as they say, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.'
  • My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.
  • Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy.