Paint Quotes

  • I'm dying to fool around with the distance between Selina Kyle and Catwoman. And, you know, the whole double identity thing is endlessly fascinating. I mean, you can always find another riff for it.
  • Toni Morrison was a big influence on my work since I was a teenager, what she did with English. I joke that I think she speaks 20 Englishes simultaneously, that she knows how to do that.
  • Yeah, I paint in my spare time, just to relax myself and wind down a bit.
  • Let me tell you something. Nobody goes to jail unless they want to. Unless they make themselves get caught. They don't have things organized.
  • Even if your novel occurs in an unfamiliar setting in which all the customs and surroundings will seem strange to your reader, it's still better to start with action. The reason for this is simple. If the reader wanted an explanation of milieu, he would read nonfiction. He doesn't want information. He wants a story.
  • I try hard to be a good Catholic.
  • I loved growing up in Canada. It's a great place to grow up because - well, at least where I grew up - it's very multicultural. There's also good health care and a good education system.
  • The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real.
  • I don't really want to be compared to Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, but I really feel honored and really proud that people actually see me as them or similar to them, and because they are my inspiration for what I have become today. I am really honored that people compare me to those people.
  • I didn't really have a plan of attack when I got in college.
  • My brother is a screenwriter. He likes to say, 'I like to take on a genre when it's dying, because then people are ready for you to shake it up a little bit.'
  • If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
  • I lost connection with music for a while, but I've always loved it.
  • I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed - geared toward improving our entire society.
  • We have to make sure that when we make choices as a society, people understand the choices, agree with them, and are behind them. Otherwise, the system is going to fall apart.
  • Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
  • I'd like to do voiceovers my whole life. I get to kind of create a character and go in and play.
  • I get called 'Memphis Eve,' but my first name is Eve. I know Memphis is in there somewhere, but on my passport I'm 'Eve Sunny Day Hewson.'
  • Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.
  • I did the co-writing thing all through the '90s and I got one hit out of it - a Keith Urban song called 'But For The Grace Of God' - but then I got burnt out.
  • If I want to kiss, I shall kiss. If I am told that a lovemaking scene is integral to the script, I will consider it.
  • I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him.
  • I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.
  • I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - You write backward Es!
  • All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society.
  • I have relaxed into my persona as an author, although I used to fight that.
  • I have a lot of variety within me, and the dream role, I think, is actually a compilation of parts that express different aspects of my persona and personal interests.
  • Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist, about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist. I was cast as a Senator to shake things up.
  • I don't just come from a musical family, but from a musical community.
  • I feel it's important to talk about the complex issues affecting us.
  • I like to decide the night before Thanksgiving that I'm gonna do it, and I'll see what riff raff is around. Then I get that last-minute surge of energy. But if I had two weeks to plan, sometimes I wish I wasn't doing it. But very seldom does that happen.
  • I feel weird when I go to the movies and everybody's faces are perfect.
  • I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
  • Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
  • I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus's show 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.' That made me laugh out loud. She's like Lucille Ball. She's brilliant.
  • The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.
  • I think when I start out writing, I always try to write the version of the movie that I want to go see. I don't mean it in a way that ignores the audience, but I really set out to make a movie that I want to see and that, hopefully, other people will want to go see it. So whatever's amusing to me, I guess, I throw it all in there.
  • I realized my life was not going to be, per se, normal.
  • There are not many times when I get nervous, but I do a little bit with penalties.
  • I like English football, always have. It's just that people go on about the World Cup in 1986 and then I'm seen as the real bad boy.
  • At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
  • I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York.
  • I'd like to be a giant enabler.
  • I've always known my own mind, and I'm not shy about speaking it.
  • But the advice was not taken - Johnstone did emigrate to Canada, and did mortgage his pension; and I fear - though I failed to trace his after history - that he suffered in consequence.
  • I have run campaigns. That doesn't make you the establishment.
  • We all know that looks matter, and modern politicians have always assumed that their battles are decided on both substance and image.
  • Sticky toffee pudding is my favorite dessert in the U.K.