Person Quotes

  • I'm a big fan of matching outfits in general.
  • Harvard was also a little bit of a villain in my first book, 'The Dante Club.' I guess there might be a way to make Harvard more of a sympathetic presence, but it's such a powerful institution that it more naturally lends itself toward not necessarily a negative but an obstructionist element in a story.
  • The marketing is just as important as the music, almost.
  • Everybody's part of the greater whole and skepticism and virtue are a part of that.
  • I thought that if you come across as a freak, there will be some kind of distance. Maybe the distance became excessive. I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me.
  • Money tends to make people suspicious, if there's any money floating around.
  • Maybe it's a cultural thing, being Korean, but my first reflex has always been to exude humility - but it doesn't help you in acting. For acting, humility isn't the best thing. It'll weaken your work.
  • A people whose souls are so little tuned to joy.
  • At the end of the day, you should take every opportunity that comes your way.
  • Most players in this league say they want consistency.
  • IOS users tend to be ones that really care about being online all the time. They also tend to be willing to pay for that. You might say they are richer users, which is partially true.
  • We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
  • Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life no more with noble meaning fraught?
  • I wear heels, and it's not for a fashion statement - it's ammunition.
  • I was the jokester, the one who made the family laugh.
  • Like every girl, we don't talk about our surgeries.
  • I'd been wanting to work with James McAvoy since I was in drama school. I suppose there are parallels in that we're Scottish, we went to the same drama school and share the same agent, but aside from that, he's someone I've looked up to.
  • I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
  • I represent a district in Nevada, a state that is home to more wild horses than all other states combined.
  • When I first came in the business, I had a couple of close calls on planes going to London for shows. There was one time where the plane had to fly around until a storm ended, and then we started having a question about fuel, so we had to go through the storm. It was the worst thing that ever happened in my life. That really messed me up.
  • I remember the first time I had sex - I kept the receipt.
  • A people without a positive history is like a vehicle without an engine.
  • I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce.
  • I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about.
  • There is no question that Taiwan is a state in any political science definition of a state.
  • I'm adopted, so I didn't know my father, but apparently he was pretty tall.
  • I do think - as self-serving as it sounds - that I was the right person, given the very, very strong headwind we had from the economy and our own issues, to come back and rewrite the future of the company.
  • Your average person in Illinois doesn't really even know what workers' comp is. The average person doesn't know really what's going on in the pension system. They know their taxes are too high; they know we've got a deficit. But getting that message out and helping the people of Illinois really understand what's going on, that's hard.
  • Being-alone is a deficient mode of being-with; its possibility is a proof for the latter.
  • I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
  • We don't ask the actor playing James Bond what his sexual preference is. So I don't know what it is, really, with trying to out actors who portray gay characters on television. But it is some sort of fascination in society.
  • Going to car racing school was phenomenal.
  • I'd love to do Pat Benatar. Probably either 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' or 'We Belong'.
  • I'm not always up to date on everything that's going on, but I am somewhat informed. I listen to NPR. And I actually watch Fox News, because I believe, if you just listen to the things that agree with you, you're not really seeing anything else.
  • Hip-hop and country aren't too far different: They got shiny suits and the boots and the guitars with their names on it. I was infatuated with that type of stuff.
  • I speak to people who have been through so much more.
  • Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
  • I don't want any competition; I've finally made it! I don't want any young bucks knocking me off and taking my job, so stay in school! Stay in school and get a nice job working in an office!
  • There were a number of books about Bill Wilson, and by him, but a lot of the basic biographical tasks had not been done.
  • It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
  • There are so many things that pop up. If you are paying attention, you can learn every second of the day. Life is my guru.
  • To retain my fascination with chemistry, I have had to change my research fields about every 10 years.
  • The power of the story sheds a light and great perspective on well known facts. The power of cinema draws on that collective history.
  • A minority group has 'arrived' only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.
  • It's so hard to be the girl in a country song, so we're speaking up.
  • I'd been acting since I was a teenager. I'd come to the point where I was writing my own movies of the week for TV. That was fun.
  • I'm actually half Brit and half American. I have a British father and an American mother, but as far as I'm aware, no Middle Eastern blood.
  • I thought 'The Well' was going to launch my career, but nothing happened.