Prime Quotes

  • The statesmen still say that we should not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations and yet it is not possible any longer not to interfere, even when we do not mean to do so.
  • If you don't cast well, you can be in real trouble.
  • It's not the norm, I guess, to see someone as aggressive as me being more or less very athletic. You see me running, having a big, violent hit, it's going to look bad, but that's the natural ability I've been given. Why would I let it run to the wayside and not use it?
  • Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength.
  • To be in the privileged position where I am able to give something back is, for me, perhaps the single most important measure of success.
  • My mom used to call me a parrot, because the way I spoke would change in every country we'd go to.
  • What I'm doing is trying to get kids to pay attention, to look at the physical world more, and to question everything. I am trying to get kids out of the house and away from screens.
  • My only loyalty is to what's best for business, not to any set of constituents.
  • Life and death. At some point we're gonna leave this world. Do I know when? Absolutely not.
  • A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax.
  • I believe that it is an unchanging value of democracy that ends cannot justify the means in politics.
  • Over a 10-season stretch from 1967 to 1976, eight Super Bowl champions either were the Raiders or had to beat the Raiders in the playoffs. The Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Colts, Miami, the Steelers each of the first two times... we all had to deal with the Raiders.
  • If George W. Bush is the kind of person folks might like to have a beer with, John McCain is the guy you pray you don't get seated next to at a dinner party.
  • I mean, if cans can be recycled, why not spirits?
  • Being polite and grateful will make people more inclined to help you. And if people are willing to help you, you may accidentally get something you want.
  • If I go to the department store, I get no excitement: I can buy the entire department store instead of one bag. So I lost excitement of shopping.
  • If you're lucky enough to work with great actors and creative people, they're always just going to be who they are, so I don't think there's a difference between the Brits and the Americans.
  • My parents would always say, 'It doesnt' matter if it's a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States, treat everybody as you would want to be treated.
  • I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven. In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam.
  • Before the work comes to you, you have to invent work.
  • I really identified with Pocahontas' struggles as a young woman trying to identify herself in a modern, changing world and trying to stay true to her culture and heritage.
  • The real fight is about what should be in the marketplace and what should not. Should education be a marketable commodity? Should healthcare?
  • Questions are fiction, and answers are anything from more fiction to science-fiction.
  • My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented; it's not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way.
  • I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.'
  • I was a hard rocker when I was in high school.
  • I sort of fall in love with them when I'm photographing them - men and women.
  • My films have been progressing towards a certain kind of minimalism, even though it was never intended. Elements which can be eliminated have been eliminated.
  • The whole world is in my hand, and I will conquer and subjugate the world.
  • As I've progressed in my career, I've come to appreciate - and really value - the other attributes that define a company's success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.
  • I have a spot on the horizon that I'm trying to hit: To write and direct adult dramedies. First of all, there's really not a big market for them. Second of all, it's like cracking a diamond. You've got to do it right.
  • I am my own policeman.
  • People are going to like 3-D in their family photos.
  • As someone who has long loved history and reads a lot of history, especially when you get a distance like 130 years, these people can seem almost mythical, and you need something tangible to make them real.
  • The fact is that Hillary Clinton could not stand up to a cheating husband, so how in the world would she stand up to North Korea and some of our other enemies around the globe?
  • My weekends are oases of time and space, where I am able to draw a breath and dive into the stuff I couldn't get to that week - the great article I bookmarked, the friend whose emails I kept dropping, the blog post I'd meant to write on a subject that wasn't timely but was still important.
  • I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn't really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer.
  • I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do the same things.
  • I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday.
  • Consider this for a moment: House Republicans would rather cut off a woman's access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other preventative care from Planned Parenthood than continue to fund and operate the federal government.
  • Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.
  • I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
  • Being happy in your skin that's what it's all about.
  • Back in high school, I went on dates, but I was too focused on my career. My parents were like, 'It's nice to have a boyfriend, but it's even nicer to own your house when you're 21.'
  • Get the best people and train them well.
  • Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.
  • Many progressives understand Scalia, and other conservative judges, in crassly political terms - as opponents of affirmative action, abortion, gun control, and campaign finance legislation. But what Scalia cared most about was clear, predictable rules, laid down in advance.
  • Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.