Rather Quotes

  • I was just a big fan of tattoos always growing up, and I wanted something cool that symbolizes what I've been through in my life, and everything on my chest and my back is like a collage.
  • Coming out is the most political thing you can do.
  • I grew up in that era of Hendrix and Joplin and The Doors, and the Summer of Love and Haight-Ashbury, and even the Panthers. That was my era; that's what I was into.
  • But I never listen to music while I'm writing.
  • Robert Treat Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal. But it's a different kind of fun.
  • It's important for a guy to know and understand me before he can even think about taking things to the next step.
  • I do have a stunt double because there are certain things that they won't let me do. Like they won't set fire to me. They won't like let me jump off a 20 story building. There are certain big stunts that it's just impossible to get insurance to let me do, but for the most part I'd say I do probably 75% of my stuff.
  • 'Hallelujah' is going to be a standard that our grandkids, our great-great grandkids will learn to sing in church. It's one of those really, really special songs.
  • I don't watch TV. Only while I'm doing it do I see it, really. So I don't know anything. I only know old reggae artists. So that's my thing. Old reggae artists and martial arts.
  • Until the world in some way changes, then my responsibility is to share what I know and more importantly to behave like I know about the extraordinary work and effort and blood shed for me to be able to sit here.
  • Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
  • I was just watching baby videos of me and I was obviously an exhibitionist.
  • I was kind of an outcast in school 'cause I always kept to myself and was writing poetry and then going on tour with my brother band all the time, so kids didn't know what to make of me.
  • Never fit a dress to the body but train the body to fit the dress.
  • A man must earnestly want.
  • The West coast money and the East coast money, in an ever-increasing manner, is finding its way to Chicago.
  • For decades, parents were told by so-called parenting 'experts' that offspring would be best raised on the belief each is special and entitled to all life has to offer.
  • Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.
  • The groundwork of all happiness is health.
  • Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE.
  • A woman - even if she is the primary breadwinner - really needs to keep in mind that at some point, she may have a diminished earning capacity because of the fact that she will bear children. Of course, this is case by case. I had two kids, and it didn't really slow me down at all.
  • A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing.
  • Open a Jewish daily prayer book used in any part of the world, and Zionism will leap out at you.
  • I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools.
  • The reason Gov. Romney passed Romneycare as governor of Massachusetts in 2006 was because many Republicans viewed health care reform, mandates and all, as a way to inoculate against Democratic charges that Republicans didn't care about people who lacked health insurance.
  • Anything that Aaron Sorkin writes, I could watch a million times. One of the few shows that I've watched in repeats was 'The West Wing.'
  • I honestly try not to eat a whole lot of fast food, so it wouldn't kill me to drop it all together.
  • No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.
  • I was kicked out of drama school in 1976, aged 18, for vandalising the headmistress's tyres, after being there for less than a year.
  • I'll never play at Wembley again, unless I play at Wembley again.
  • I have a resistance to change in things that I feel comfortable with and that I'm used to.
  • Sometimes, poor people don't smell too good, so love can have no nose.
  • The best mobile phone had the best mathematician. They know how to fit a huge amount of data into a small amount of space. How to do things efficiently, how to do them cleverly.
  • The NFL does a great job of taking care of the players.
  • Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.
  • I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are.
  • I have nothing but praise for J. K. Rowling. Her contribution - apart from the books themselves, obviously - is showing writers how to interact with the 21st Century.
  • Our Congress should stay in session all summer - camp out in D.C., and turn off the AC. Put on their stuffiest powdered wigs and sweat it out, until they give in and put their John Hancocks (and their Nancy Pelosis and their John Boehners) on at least one meaningful law that no one wants to repeal.
  • It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things.
  • I'm just looking to get through the day.
  • I was active on Facebook for a while, responding to comments and thanking fans for their appreciation. But I found that the Facebook feed was numbing my emotions. I'd see an extraordinarily tragic news item, and even before I could react to it, see a hilarious meme right below it. This was confusing me.
  • I'm thankful for weird people out there 'cause they're some of the most creative people.
  • I'd love the opportunity to do something where I could really give my opinion, my feisty side - it'd be fun!
  • I was just a young kid out of Mexico, Missouri, and then Kansas City, having an opportunity to play at the University of Nebraska, where I grew as a man.
  • I don't see the arts as competitive at all. It was a better angel of my nature. Sports is zero-sum: winner, loser, demonstrable.
  • We love great melodies and great songs that have great hooks and melodies, so we start a little bit more on that side as opposed to other people that start more lyric-based. Sometimes we'll do it the other way.
  • Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court.