Portion Quotes

  • My path is exactly where I want it to be. I'm doing my thing. I'm getting better with every album.
  • One of the questions I get asked a lot is, 'What do you do to stay in shape?' My glib answer is, 'I play.' But I mean it. Sure, I go to the gym, but I don't spend my life there. Most of my activity is outdoors, whether it's basketball or mountain biking or rock climbing.
  • If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.
  • We boil at different degrees.
  • One of the things I love about jazz music is that intent is first and execution is second. In classical music, execution is first and intent is second, meaning that you must first learn a piece before you can truly add your interpretation to it.
  • Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
  • There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.
  • When I was a kid doing television, they'd stick a leather jacket on me, and I would be the thug.
  • Sometimes there's that perfect moment when the crowd, the music, the energy of the room come together in a way that brings me to tears.
  • Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But I'm not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. I'm interested in the person who can make the right decisions.
  • It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
  • This thing with being lovers, it isn't like being married.
  • I'm really easy to please and not high-maintenance at all. I like that chill, not stressed-out kind of lifestyle.
  • We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
  • There's what people say, and there's what people mean, and I like to explore the difference between the two.
  • I don't care if it's one dollar or a thousand dollars - I'm going to go out and get it.
  • It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do.
  • Orwell wasn't right about where society was in 1984. We haven't turned into that sort of surveillance society. But that may be, at least in small part, because of his book. The notion that ubiquitous surveillance and state manipulation of the media is evil is deeply engrained in us.
  • The universe is information and we are stationary in it, not three dimensional and not in space or time.
  • Let no one trust so entirely to natural prudence as to persuade himself that it will suffice to guide him without help from experience.
  • There are a few places around the country, north shore of Oahu would be one that I would point to, where people really look out for each other; it's a real local sort of a place and once you're in that sort of ohana, or that family, everybody kind of looks out for each other.
  • A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
  • Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.
  • Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn't walk in their shoes.
  • My first time coming over to North America was to New York around Christmastime when I was 7. My mom was a flight attendant, and she got put on to the Trans-Atlantic route over Christmastime, so she brought the whole family.
  • For African-American people, I am in the business of inventing a reality that gives a different perspective - on history, on crime, on art, on love.
  • Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you.
  • I'm pretty healthy, most of the time.
  • All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
  • Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government, individual rights and a strong defense.
  • The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.
  • I think in most cases, when you're writing a song, you're just making up a little story, and you're not really thinking about making a point one way or another about it. You're just coming up with a little scenario and seeing it through, and that's it.
  • Some people go to the West and claim they are gays and that their lives are at risk in the Gambia, in order for them to be granted a stay in Europe.
  • Well, all life forms are dependent upon water.
  • I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
  • After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
  • It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that.
  • A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.'
  • We drink VB, Victoria Bitter, which is way better.
  • We live in a world in which whatever you do has a parody account online in moments.