Personally Quotes

  • My father had a flat rule. He believed that every man's house was his castle. He had a flat rule: no man could come in his house without his permission.
  • I consider myself a good person. And I think people perceive me to be, 'Oh, she's nice,' but being a good person, knowing your strengths and working towards those strengths, and encouraging those around you to do the same, that's a good person.
  • I want to live all aspects of my life, not just acting.
  • But I make the observation that no one of us would do things exactly alike.
  • It's my fault in many cases because I don't initiate the contact to talk with a lot of other musicians.
  • I loved school, I loved putting on my uniform and doing homework every day. I was one of those good students that the teachers liked. I guess that's got to be a pretty nerdy, geeky part of me.
  • Being a teenager is hard.
  • Not to have a big head about it, but people love me.
  • Not since the days of George W. Bush's 'Clear Skies' and 'Healthy Forests' initiatives has America been presented with a project as cravenly corporate and backward-looking as the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • Everyone has challenges and lessons to learn - we wouldn't be who we are without them.
  • I've played the violin since I was seven but stopped because there was a stage when it became 'uncool'. I was listening to Nirvana and wanted to play the guitar, so I ditched the violin.
  • I loved playing with the mix of fantastical inventions and real ones. I hope kids will start logbooks to record their own creations.
  • If I'm at a book signing, and someone decides to take me to task, it can make for quite a sticky moment.
  • Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement.
  • I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life.
  • I loved running. I can catch everything in the outfield. I could throw people out from the fence.
  • I'm about to go to Sundance for my 3rd year, and Sundance has never felt like a real independent festival at all. On the other hand, it might to start feel that way.
  • I loved the Scarecrow and the Tin Man and the Lion and you could kind of see the actors' faces in them. It wasn't an entirely new face sculpted around them. What made those characters so human and appealing to me was seeing those great actors underneath there. They weren't lost behind a bunch of appliances.
  • Costa Rica is not afraid to go before any international body.
  • There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.
  • I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.
  • For a homebody like me, the evolution of gadgets has been a blessing.
  • Being in this position enables myself and others to deliver messages of positivity - we can broadcast to everyone just how beautiful this world is, and all the ways we can keep it beautiful by treating one another with kindness.
  • I loved that it was about human relationships and then it was a mystery without falling into the trap of a thriller per se, because it pulled you in through people rather than through events or effects.
  • I watch documentaries for information. I watch films to be entertained.
  • If you can write DNA, you're no longer limited to 'what is' but to what you could make.
  • Growing up in New York City, I'd flirted with the idea of driving, but between the subway and the sidewalks, I'd never needed to learn.
  • Directing has only increased my admiration and respect for what it is that actors do.
  • I hear a lot of girls say, 'I can be myself around you,' and I'm always thinking, 'Who are you when you're with somebody else?'
  • I don't keep a mobile, I am not computer savvy; I am not on any website. I live like a cave man.
  • I don't worry too much about people hating or insulting me. I'm a sinful man, and I've made a lot of mistakes. People have reason to hate me.
  • Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started.
  • Now the proposal is yet again another $150 billion before we start to think about a freeze. But $150 billion spent on more government programs; monies being created to direct and what kind of jobs that Washington thinks ought to be created. Come on. I mean there is a government that can help, and the government can also hurt.
  • I am from the country, and I grew up mostly influenced by country music.
  • I'm old, but I'm still cute and strong. And very butch.
  • Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.
  • I'm a free spirit; more people should become free spirits.
  • I have a very 'theatre' face. I have what they call a wide mask. I probably would have been a big film star in the '20s with the silent films where they used a lot of key lighting, and make-up carved out your face.
  • Don't hold on to the barre like, 'I might die.' It's just ballet.
  • Not that money is a driving force. It's an honor to play for your country.
  • When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration.
  • It's much more difficult running a business than buying one.
  • Not to sound too much like Christopher Guest in 'Waiting for Guffman,' but on Thanksgiving you're putting on a show!
  • I don't keep a diary and I throw away nearly all the paper I might have kept. I don't keep an archive. There's something worrying about my make-up that I try to leave no trace of myself apart from my plays.
  • I can't say I'm a full-on gamer, since, basically, I just don't have time for it. I know nowadays, gaming can be a lot like social media. People just stay on it all day long. Like they're logged into the Matrix. But yeah, I enjoy it. When I get the time.
  • As athletes, we all have egos, we all think we can help, and when you're not given that chance, it's hard to watch.
  • I'd love to do something on 'Mad Men' and 'Boardwalk Empire.' I really like period stuff.
  • When 'Goodfellas' is on TNT, and they've taken out all the curse words and put Tide commercials in the middle of it, I'll still watch 'Goodfellas' because it's that great of a movie.