Over Quotes

  • I was convinced I was worth less than my straight peers. I was at best inauthentic, and the longer I went without amending that dishonesty, the more ashamed I felt.
  • Never give up. Never give in. Never become hostile... Hate is too big a burden to bear.
  • We all enjoy pushing ourselves to accomplish our objectives. But we don't need stress to get there.
  • Originality is undetected plagiarism.
  • The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!
  • Television is not like making records. I wanna tell all you kids, do not try this at home, 'cause it's hard. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of practice, and a lot of different takes.
  • Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.
  • This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale.
  • I guess people feel like they kind of know me. The game developer me, or the Twitter persona, that's Notch. It's a censored version. The real me is Markus.
  • The most validating thing was when my picture was on my first bubble gum card. That was in '68 for me. I was finally on the Topps card.
  • Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.
  • 'Make more happen' highlights how Staples is reinventing itself to provide every product businesses need to succeed.
  • It is important to make the fans that support me feel supported.
  • A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?
  • Anyone who wants bookstores to survive is portrayed as a Luddite who goes around smashing up Kindles.
  • I find there's a thin, permeable membrane between journalism and history, and though some academic historians take a dim view of it, I gather a lot of strength and professional inspiration from passing back and forth across it.
  • I love New York. Love it.
  • I was more secure being a mother than I was walking on a set.
  • I'm learning not to hold on so tightly to my solitude. It's not an economical way to work. A driver would call it 'white-knuckling.' If you're holding on to the wheel so tightly, it's gonna lock up your driving. Releasing myself from trying to control everything has been part of growing up.
  • Monsters are the patron saints of imperfection.
  • No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
  • My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.
  • It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.
  • Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine's beauty and Renee's frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.
  • I caught up on a lot of just domestic normal everyday stuff, and grew up a lot, and went to therapy, and did a lot of contemplating and figuring things out. I needed to just strip everything away and figure out who I am and get to know myself, as cheesy as that sounds.
  • My career only took off because of one football game. I thought it was funny. 'Playboy' called and offered me a cover just like that. I turned them down initially, because I was nervous about it and my boyfriend at the time didn't want me to do it, but they kept coming back, so I eventually said yes.
  • New roads; new ruts.
  • Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band.
  • As I read more and I got into philosophy and met a lot of friends who weren't Christians, it became difficult for me to sustain the belief structure in the supernatural.
  • I am always stimulated by people. Almost never by ideas.
  • Negative publicity makes people forget your best times.
  • I prefer writing originals.
  • I didn't even know I would be an actor; I always wanted to be a cameraman.
  • Buy an atlas and keep it by the bed - remember you can go anywhere.
  • I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
  • I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing.
  • With voice over work, you need to convey as much emotion as you can without making any physical movements, so it's hard. You've got to visualize everything.
  • Mahalia Jackson, I grew up around the corner from in Chicago.
  • I love working with the youth. I am just as new to the gospel as lot of the kids, so I get just as much out of it as they do. Just being around them makes it one of the best callings.
  • Crime dramas will never go away as long as people turn to television for, among other things, reassurance and comfort.
  • But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world.
  • I hate in-ring promos. I've never done a promo in WWE that I liked.
  • I have a new book coming out, so I do movie, book, movie, book, movie, book, every place we go.
  • I would love to be the African leader that steps down, that overthrows this idea of a Big Man ruler. I don't want to stay in office forever.
  • When it comes to charities, there's a lot of fraud.
  • The so-called feminist writers were disgusted with me. I did my thing, and so I guess by feminist standards I'm a feminist. That suits me fine.
  • I had a lot of songs and words and scenes stuck inside of me. So Jacknife encouraged me to bring them all out. So, in essence, 'You and Others' is my diary.
  • Their silence is praise enough.