Over Quotes

  • Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you're creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives.
  • Travel around the world is amazing. New people. New-found family, really.
  • I have a pretty active presence on social networking sites, and every day there are messages from so many young girls telling me that they are happy B-Town has curvy women like me. I feel you should be happy the way you are. Of course, fitness is important, but not to the extent of obsession!
  • Modeling is not a passion of mine. I have been having fun with it, but it's just to pay the bills.
  • I got my first job the old-fashioned way: I took an elevator to the top floor of many buildings and walked down floor by floor on the stairs going into every firm and asking the receptionist if she knew of any jobs available.
  • I was kind of bored playing drums in a band. Which was depressing, because playing in the band was kind of a golden ticket.
  • I mean I'll be retired from rap, so what I'll be doin' in rap will be for fun.
  • I was a sad kid.
  • I've always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave.
  • My mother has never been involved in my professional life. I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter basis and not a work-related basis.
  • If I make the mistake of eating breakfast, I want to go back to bed and/or eat again immediately.
  • I've always had that attitude about my career: it's something that I do, but it's not my whole life. I have a real life, a personal life: I've got a lot of chickens, I've got a horse, I've got a kitty-cat, I've got a lot of goats, I've got animals all over the place.
  • Officially I'm not playing any more. I've stopped. My time is up. Everything has been a lot of fun.
  • There aren't a lot of 'Aha!' moments in writing.
  • I like to be involved with the scriptwriter early on, helping shape the story, and working out how the story can be told directorially.
  • We try to create a situation where we're the casino. It's like how an actuary would set insurance rates. Predictability, predictability, predictability. What's the path to least risk? What's the greater chance of getting some return on this asset?
  • I listened to Bill Bennett and tons of other talk show hosts who talked about that and other policies and started branching out and caring about other issues in regards to politics.
  • The key fact missed most often by social scientists utilizing documentary films for data, is this: documentary films are not found or reported things; they're made things.
  • We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.
  • At one level, an award is an endorsement, a confirmation, but I always find myself looking askance at awards and good reviews, as though another Garry Disher had earned them.
  • I see many black males grasping for some thread of hope. There are so many destructive practices, glimpses into a psychic abyss. That must be very frightening.
  • Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
  • Honestly, I don't recommend anyone get into music. If you have something else that you're good at, do that instead. This is a really tough world to live in.
  • I don't let people use me. That's why I like a small number of people in my life. The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes, so I just try to keep it at a minimum.
  • I'm just a kid that defied the odds. I'm just a kid that ignored the doubt. I'm just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I'm going to continue to go all the way.
  • I'm living the exact life I planned on living when I was five. My life has taken some turns and changes that I didn't anticipate, and it has brought me different things. I thought material things would bring me happiness, which they didn't. But through this, I have learned what things are important and what aren't.
  • Kids need to encounter kids like themselves - kids who can sometimes be crabby and fresh and rebellious, kids who talk back and disobey, tell fibs and get into trouble, and are nonetheless still likable and redeemable.
  • The day that I ever become hip... please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
  • Isn't it interesting that markets are not just perfect? In business school and economic theory, you learn all about those perfect markets, and there's no such thing as a perfect market.
  • My writing is sort of 'Sidney Sheldon meets Anne Tyler.'
  • My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up.
  • I feel like I'm going to be with the Cowboys the rest of my career, definitely. I love it.
  • There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
  • My mom cooked for us, and on the weekend, we always had Sunday dinner. My father liked to bake.
  • I'm inspired by being in a different town every day - all the people I meet, all the things I see. There's no way of compartmentalizing everything in my head; whatever I'm taking in is coming out in some way. I think I love painting so much because, for me, it's so fast. There's not too much thought in these paintings.
  • A song like 'Heartbreaker,' it's a song about learning - it's not necessarily a song about heartbreak. It's more than that. We write those songs to relive how we got over something.
  • I also was producing, working on other materials for the hydrogen bomb. They call it lithium-6 and tritium. I was working on these and the only use for lithium-6 is the hydrogen bomb.
  • The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable.
  • Some of the priests from the Seminary were in the nunnery every day and night, and often several at a time.
  • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
  • I'd like to convince you that the universe has a soundtrack and that soundtrack is played on space itself, because space can wobble like a drum.
  • I have got a scheme to make a thing in the form of a horse with a steam engine in the inside so contrived as to move an immense pair of wings, fixed on the outside of the horse, in such a manner as to carry it up into the air while a person sits on its back.
  • Cary Grant was wonderful to work with on stage. He would move downstage, so that as he looked at me the audience had to look at me, too. He knew a lot about the theater and how to move around. He was very secure.
  • The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.
  • 'The Dante Club' was one of America's most important book clubs, as their Wednesday night meetings ultimately led to our country's first exposure to Dante's poetry on a wide scale.
  • The tech genie is out of the bottle; you can't put it back in.
  • I choose not to think of my life as surviving, but coping.
  • There are two words that send romance authors into spasms of rapture: 'Downton Abbey.'