Once Quotes

  • My job now, as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, is to take this process forward, and that I'm determined to do, whatever old clippings you dig out and whatever old quotes you put before me.
  • I don't think you can beat a costumed monster. It's brilliant. I'll take that over CGI any day.
  • My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.
  • My job is to give 100 per cent so that I can walk away completely satisfied with the race I put together irrespective of placings.
  • I've heard that Bon Iver liked my cover of 'Skinny Love.'
  • My kids really like food, and they like to cook, so it's a lot of fun to shop with them.
  • We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
  • I wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow was the Final Dawn, the last sunrise before the Earth and Sun are reshaped into computing elements.
  • My job as a performer is to make sure that whatever happens in a performance lives in somebody else, that it's memorable... If you forget tomorrow what you heard yesterday, there's really not much point in you having been there - or me, for that matter.
  • 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.
  • I'm interested in Scotland now and then, how it's changed. I want to get the reader to think about that by thinking about something from the past. How has society changed, how has policing changed, have we changed philosophically, psychologically, culturally, spiritually?
  • My kids like their eggs with catsup. I like mine with salsa.
  • My legs are long but my body is too short.
  • The thing that's strange about Frank Vincent is that actors of his quality are usually big stars.
  • My life motto is basically to lower your standards and expectations so you're never disappointed and never put any trust in anything, and I try to prepare for the day that I wake up, and everyone I know is like, 'LOL JK best long-running practical joke ever', so I've never really let myself freak out or get too excited about anything.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
  • My least favorite aspect of shopping is shopping.
  • What would surprise a lot of people about me... I'm a gardener! I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate.
  • After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction.
  • My job isn't to create history; it's to go out there and perform at my best.
  • My kids have played soccer and baseball and basketball, and the parents who come to games are always saying and doing things that are just wildly inappropriate.
  • My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify.
  • My idea of an actor is to be different persons with different roles. Every time a script interests me, I look for interesting characters because I intend to completely transport myself into it. This happens only because I am a very greedy actor. I am not part of the rat race because I am living a dream.
  • My job as a surgeon is not just to fix a joint, but to give my patients the encouragement and tools they need to speed up their recovery and leave my clinic better than they have been in years.
  • 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.
  • I don't work from drawings. I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
  • When I was in high school, there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' and 'Wedding Crashers' and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.' That movie was so good and so funny.
  • I try to be elegant.
  • My life has been a whirlwind since the '94 Olympics.
  • My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game.
  • My infrastructure must run brilliantly. My whole system must be different from what you can get anywhere else in Asia.
  • I like disagreement because it forces both sides to question their own opinions and why they feel that way.
  • Any program is only as good as it is useful.
  • I try to be as organic and natural as possible when it comes to make up, so I always carry around coconut oil for removing and jojoba or Argan oil as a moisturiser.
  • When I'm writing, I don't read much crime at all - you don't want to get distracted by other people's plots.
  • My life choices are not supposed to be the gateway to somebody else's. That's my journey.
  • My inbox and doormat are full with emails and letters from people who want me to endorse their Higgs board game or to inaugurate the walkway of their new office atrium. There's even a microbrewery in Barcelona which wants to know what my favourite beer is so they can brew a similar one in my honour. It is quite mad.
  • When I see pot-bellied cyclists wearing the 'maillot jaune,' it appals me.
  • My inherent belief is that motherhood is pious, and I am humbled by it.
  • My life has gotten so much better since I turned 40.
  • My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it.
  • The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.
  • For a radical feminist to try to change the church was like a black person trying to reform the Ku Klux Klan.
  • People put 'study abroad' on their resume. I actually like when they don't study abroad because that means they aren't entitled.
  • But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff. I used to get called to do all those things, it was great.
  • My idea of working out is drinking whiskey - instead of beer.