Part Quotes

  • I want to have fun. I'm not interested in being a serious actor, because I think it's boring, and I think we've got plenty of them.
  • I think in all cultural organizations there has to be renewal. I'm also of a certain age that someone new can come in with a breath of fresh air. Things change, and I think that's important.
  • It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy.
  • Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap.
  • The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history - on our behalf.
  • If I could time travel into the future, my first port of call would be the point where medical technology is at its best because, like most people on this planet, I have this aversion to dying.
  • I think my desire to imagine a future for this site came out of trying to come to terms with the emotions that day aroused.
  • Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
  • I do sell fun.
  • What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.
  • Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
  • Public radio has always been so powerless.
  • I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one.
  • As far as the Jets go, I'm competing to play. It will be a heated competition between Kellen and me, and I'm excited about that; I will do it in a respectful way. I have the utmost respect for him because he's a great player. Whatever's best for team will be best for the team and the coaches will decide.
  • I really believe that studying organization, even in the form of studying detective story organization, is very, very valuable for a playwright, a budding playwright.
  • Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud.
  • When I first quit my day job, I was terrified. I called my editors and said I'm trying to make a go of this, and they threw every contract at me they could. And for two years, I had a book or an anthology out every month.
  • A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
  • I tried to get as far away from home as possible after I graduated from high school because I had a hard time being a kid.
  • I think part of what acting did for me is it kind of represents all my greatest fears. I'm sort of compelled to do it, but at the same time, it's so frightening. But I think that the things that frighten me the most in life are the things I should be doing.
  • My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.
  • Netweaver was going to be the number one middleware player in the world. We heard about Netweaver day and night. Oracle became number one. No one talks about Netweaver.
  • Musicians make up for the copies of their songs that get pirated by performing live. I don't think there will be as many people showing up to hear me read as to hear Beyonce sing. We need to make sure piracy is dealt with effectively.
  • Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight.
  • For a long time I felt like I was fighting my age, like I was constantly trying to prove to people that I was a savvy peer, and I felt them viewing me as a kid. I was a cocky kid, and I felt like I was an adult at, like, 9, you know? I think that's because my parents always treated me as an adult.
  • I'm a firm believer in God himself, but that's as far as I can go. I'm not any denomination. I'm not Catholic or Presbyterian or Baptist or Methodist or Jewish or Muslim. I'm none of those things. And I'm sure that's just fine with God.
  • I grew up on the north side of Chicago, in West Rogers Park, an overwhelmingly Jewish neighborhood. When I was 13, my parents moved to Winnetka, Illinois, an upper class, WASPy suburb where Jews - as well as Blacks and Catholics - were unwelcome on many blocks. I suffered the spiritual equivalent of whiplash.
  • It's important for a parent to learn to take delight in a child whose behavior might seem mystifying. In the case of an extroverted parent with an introverted child, it can be learning to see the inner riches of your child that may not always be expressed on the surface - but are there.
  • As a part of preparing those lawsuits, learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production process I guess you'd say.
  • I think a lot of teachers feel like they're teaching to a test. Our response is you teach to a student, you really teach to the kid.
  • Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
  • I want to get so famous that I don't have to wake up in the morning. It'll probably never happen.
  • Right up until the late 18th century, when the first weighted lines were used to probe the ocean depths, many people believed the seas were bottomless - the watery equivalent of infinite outer space.
  • I still love playing the game, and it's amazing we can do this as a so-called 'job,' and it's amazing we can come to the rink every day and play the game we love.
  • 'Vice Squad' needed to be real if it was going to have the impact that I wanted it to have.
  • I find books that have a moral and spiritual center, that speak to what is really important and lasting, hugely appealing.
  • I never wanted to feel I hadn't worked hard enough.
  • I think everything depends on money.
  • There's something really beautiful about science, that human beings can ask these questions and can answer them. You can make models of nature and understand how it works.
  • Some of my friends are giving me law books. I love reading those. It's like my relaxation.
  • Everyone - pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist - has to answer these questions: 'Where did I come from? What is life's meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?' Those are the fulcrum points of our existence.
  • War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
  • I don't write to give joy to readers but to give them a conscience.
  • What could be better in al-Qaeda's mind than to have India and Pakistan going at each other? What more to further their aims?
  • I think when you're dealing with faith, you want to be as responsible and sensitive to the material as you can.
  • The day that I was elected to the United States Senate remains among the most cherished of my life.
  • The Court made an exception, however, in the case of candidates contributing to their own campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.
  • The piano and the singing are two equal things to me - maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.