Reason Quotes

  • When I came to America from Sweden, Mother and I, we went to Chicago where our relatives lived.
  • I can't believe that I was one of those people who said 'I'm not really a sci-fi fan.'
  • The first scene I ever shot for 'Louie Bluie,' on that first day, I had never seen the camera before. I didn't know where to put it. I just knew what was strong about these guys and what I wanted to capture, so I tried to work backward from there and figure it out. Trial and error. Hopefully I got a little bit better at it.
  • I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
  • I prefer to watch people.
  • I personally think if something's not a challenge, there's no point doing it, because you're not gonna learn much.
  • God forbid we keep a couple secrets in this day and age!
  • I used to have a great fear of constitutional conventions. I have a great fear now of not having one.
  • The architecture for 'Paladin' - given that it's at least three books, with the possibility of more - turned out to be bigger than anything I've ever created, with multiple levels of reality, interlocking mysteries and a terabyte of time frame.
  • For me, inventing video games was just one successful thing I had done among many others.
  • I've paid my dues. It wasn't overnight success. I went to tons of casting calls and auditions... But I've got to give luck some credit.
  • I'm young but I'm not stupid.
  • My mother says I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle. I love to talk. I just love to talk.
  • I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
  • I think yellow journalism is something that appears everywhere, in the underdeveloped and developed worlds alike.
  • For millions, Roger Ebert will be remembered as a writer and television personality who brought a sense of passion and excellence to his craft. For me, he is a man who fused joy and courage as few others ever have. My life was enriched by having such a friend; it is poorer for losing such a friend.
  • In real life I am a bit of a tomboy. I like the footy and sports. I am more comfortable in running gear than I am in heels, because I usually trip up in them.
  • I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.
  • All of a sudden you have this feeling of clarity. Backcountry snowboarding has really done a lot to boost that feeling in me.
  • The motto was 'Pax', but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
  • The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
  • It is too bad that the public expects from me, always, perfection which it is impossible for me always to attain. I am not a machine. I am a human being.
  • Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research.
  • I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does.
  • It connects with the theologians' point that you can say what God is not, but not (easily) what He is.
  • As I get older, my skin shows more of how I am feeling, like a mirror. If I am stressed, or not getting enough sleep, I see it in my face right away.
  • The more we can do to create a better society, that benefits more people, the better chance we have that our society will continue to grow and prosper.
  • We want peace and a political solution to the situation in Chechnya.
  • For me, I've learned about what it means to focus on a culture, to build social responsibility, and the idea of a company as a super-organism.
  • My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera.
  • I did my very first film with Kirk in Detective Story when he was the greatest, greatest star in the world. I fell in love with him, had a crush on him then.
  • I was one of the first three black students to go to an all-white school in Tennessee.
  • There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break.
  • Government bonds have basically been sold in the domestic market, so there is some sense of stability, but the amount of public debt is really severe... Japan must manage its finances with a sense of urgency.
  • As a parent, your perspective of childhood is through the eyes of this person that you care so much about and you just want the world to be great for them. You want their life to be easy and happy.
  • There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
  • Being in love with a lot of people is incompatible with a stable family life.
  • Most of the art I have is more on the beautiful side than the violent or disturbing side.
  • For me specifically, it was important to graduate. In my family, I was one of the first graduates. My mom did not have a college degree. My dad did not have a college degree.
  • For me, I've worked hard for people to think I'm funny.
  • For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
  • The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence.
  • Real luxury is a balance between quality and the affection you feel for an object that cannot be easily replicated.
  • The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
  • There's not one film that I've ever made that could get made today by a studio, not one - even 'A Few Good Men' because it's an adult courtroom drama, and studios do not make them any more. And so every movie that I make, have made and will make is always going be independently financed.
  • I'm not in charge of judgments in Iran. The judicial system in Iran is an independent body of its own, and it follows the laws, and it must operate according to the law.
  • The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
  • Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.