Parts Quotes

  • I'm not really good with explaining myself verbally, but I do it through music and other outlets.
  • However great his outward conformity, the immigrant is not Americanized unless his interests and affections have become deeply rooted here. And we properly demand of the immigrant even more than this. He must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations and cooperate with us for their attainment.
  • And there is a beautiful thing which is wonderful, to look like a woman, not a green bean.
  • The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.
  • I'm the third generation of my family in the film business, and I grew up with a deep passion for movies. I made my own Super 8 films when I was a kid and always loved the editing process.
  • I think one of the reasons Stephen King's stories work so well is that he places his stories in spooky old New England, where a lot of American folk legends came from.
  • Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
  • The crowd doesn't give a crap as long as you bring the money in.
  • If I knew I couldn't win races, I would have stayed in the States.
  • I do feel that I need to do at least one more Western - I think you need to make three Westerns to call yourself a Western director.
  • Art should be created for life, not for the museum.
  • I like the look of a windmill.
  • I'm 61 now, and I'm comfortable in my lifestyle... I don't yearn for the limelight on a regular basis. I get a kick out of it every so often. I go to Philly and go to a game, and they make a big deal about me. That's fun for a couple of days, and I can go back to my own private life.
  • I will always support legislation which respects and values life.
  • Some members of the Vienna Philharmonic convinced me to try Bruckner, which I have never done before. And that was interesting to me to have this experience with this orchestra, which knows the repertoire very well, and to be confronted with this knowledge, and to learn from them.
  • Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status. I just couldn't stand it.
  • An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
  • And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites.
  • The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.
  • After ten years of struggle I reached somewhere, and then I see some people pulling me down. I tell myself that if this is what singers have to go through, I would never let my kid enter this field.
  • Choosing the narrator for a first-person story like 'Downriver' is a crucial decision because the voice has to be one the reader wants to listen to, and the voice has to be a match for the emotion you want the story to carry.
  • There are lots of good producers out there.
  • We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA.
  • When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.
  • I think Iran is a very dangerous country - very dangerous to Israel, to the Middle East, and also to the United States. They export terrorism. And they also have the ability to manufacture rockets and missiles.
  • This Adonis in loveliness was a corpulent man of fifty.
  • Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting taxes and ending programs that don't work.
  • Acting in another language is great, and I've done that. But you can't do it as well as you can do it in your own language.
  • A busy schedule can be difficult, but I have the best husband on the planet. He supports my endeavors, and we work as a team.
  • The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France.
  • When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, 'I'm going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I'm going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I'm going to adopt a child. It's not too late, I can still live my dreams.'
  • Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
  • One day, you'll get out of the Marine Corps; you'll put your uniform up, but you'll never not be a Marine.
  • I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don't expect it.
  • The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like.
  • Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
  • If I'd known how old I was going to be I'd have taken better care of myself.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson... I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys' author, but he's not at all.
  • Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody - and that grace is the opposite of merit - human labour, education or human wisdom.
  • For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with.
  • I was from such a large family that when I first met my wife, I told her: 'You can go work outside of the house and I'll stay home and continue making my cartoon strips. Maybe I'll make some commercials nearby, you know I'll do anything locally, but I would love to just stay at home and raise the kids like I did when I was growing up.'
  • Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.
  • I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.