Reaching Quotes

  • I'm used to working hard. Theater can be very grueling, and that's all I've ever known. It's what I've done for 20 years, which is crazy.
  • See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile.
  • There's a need to keep the history of an artform going, parallel with the new work that's being done.
  • There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
  • Fortunately, when you're a mom, the responsibility of caring for your child can keep you going.
  • Security was another reason. You never know what can happen to you when you earn a lot of money.
  • 'In Memoriam' has been my companion for all my grownup life.
  • Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
  • I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent.
  • I am happy with my confidence level.
  • I'm always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must.
  • Well, so far, at least, my own ideas always take priority over those of other writers. As long as the well doesn't run dry, I imagine this will be the case.
  • I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.
  • I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
  • 'Tulip Fever' did change my life. It did that thing that sometimes happens when a book takes off - it opened doors on to whole other worlds.
  • Any jerk can have short-term earnings. You squeeze, squeeze, squeeze, and the company sinks five years later.
  • Of course creativity is a mystery. We don't know what drives it or what constitutes it. It's one of those things, like genius, you know it when you see it but it's impossible to define.
  • People ask how could I be so conservative. Well, I was born to people raised in 1889.
  • At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.
  • The cost of infrastructure development to host a mega-event can be offset against economic growth over future decades.
  • Some of the routines come back very easily. We do it off the top of our heads.
  • Going to the theater or having the honor of performing in theater reminds you of your humanity in a very different way. It's a real release and an incredible challenge. But the stage is a dangerous place. You gotta be trained. Plus, crowds like when things go wrong. I think that's part of the thrill. Anything can happen.
  • The stories are not autobiographical, but they're personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I've learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal.
  • Clearly as you move to being a public company, probably even more than growth, there is a huge value based on predictability.
  • I would much rather watch a horror film or science fiction than a comedy. I don't know why. I just like them. I find them relaxing.
  • I think about the movie 'Jaws.' They had this state-of-the-art animatronic shark, but it kept breaking down, which kept delaying the filming. So, they had to use it very sparingly, but it became why the film was so good because you never saw the shark. You only heard about it, and it was suggested.
  • As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
  • Smoot and Hawley ginned up The Tariff Act of 1930 to get America back to work after the Stock Market Crash of '29. Instead, it destroyed trade so effectively that by 1932, American exports to Europe were just a third of what they had been in 1929. World trade fell two-thirds as other nations retaliated. Jobs evaporated.