Richard Quotes

  • To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.
  • Never, never did I think I would be in a Disney movie.
  • The Church exists to connect people at the level of their hunger for a new world.
  • One of my biggest problems is I get bored too easily, and I like to experiment too much, to the point where I confuse myself and I confuse my fans.
  • I don't even drink coffee.
  • For me, leadership is making a difference. It's using your agency to bring about change.
  • Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
  • 'City of Bohane' has been optioned for film, and I've finished a first draft of the script.
  • I think childhood is, generally speaking, a preparation for disappointment.
  • I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
  • That's a hobby of mine - to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me - obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer!
  • And dialogue, I'm good at it, and it's because it's the only thing you have to work with in TV writing.
  • Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense, but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off.
  • I like having fun.
  • Austerity is not part of the European treaties; democracy and the principle of popular sovereignty are.
  • No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
  • As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end.
  • So we were doing this scene, and the kids get 20 minutes a day, um, so, all I had to do was pick him up out of the incubator and take him out, and that was the whole shot.
  • I think good campaigns generally, but I think particularly presidential campaigns, they're about the voters, and they're about the future. And I think it's hard to be a successful candidate who talks about the future who isn't hopeful, who isn't optimistic, and doesn't offer a vision, right?
  • I'm a huge fan of Dustin Hoffman.
  • One of my biggest personal holdings is Rotana. That company has a very dominant force in the Middle East. It has around 45% of all the movie industry and around 75% of all the music.
  • This accumulated debt at all levels of our society poses an immediate existential threat to America. Now unlike the manufactured crises of global warming and healthcare, this is a true crisis. This crisis threatens the very sovereignty of our country.
  • They have all different names for music. I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really, really big-years and years after I'm gone.
  • What I am telling you is that Matta had a way of making you feel comfortable and that's probably why he had nine wives because he made them feel comfortable and then uncomfortable later.
  • I have a figure, and there aren't many girls out there right now who have that.
  • I was a big fighter when I was younger. In bars I was ready to explode and fight.
  • I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.
  • Subsisting on a diet drawn from one food group isn't healthy or gratifying. Even eating cupcakes 24/7 eventually would get old!
  • When it came to choice of subjects, science was obvious - since I was uninterested in anything else - but a decision that caused consternation in some eyes was my demand to take biology for A-level.
  • I was lucky enough to be fairly quick at understanding what was taught, but unlucky enough not to be really interested in it, so I always got my exams but never had the scholar's love of learning for its own sake.
  • I want you to know what I have told Australia's Parliament in Canberra - what I told General Petraeus in Kabul - what I told President Obama in the Oval Office this week. Australia will stand firm with our ally the United States.
  • As a director, you're open to any kind of criticism.
  • My father was a ham radio geek, and I remember the glow of the vacuum tubes from a Hammarlund receiver that became a hand-me-down to me.
  • I am not bored at all. I am not bored in the least.
  • Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
  • This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
  • Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out.
  • If - you know, it seems to me that if we see Matt Cooper being carted off to jail today, a lot of people may find that, you know, a very upsetting thing.
  • For Tammy Duckworth to blame the junior senator from Illinois for Islamic terror shows that she is a naive fool not fit for office in the Senate.
  • It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.
  • The best thing I have are 5 percent bonds from 1780, denominated from $1 to $20. As far as I can tell, they are obligations from the United States of America, so I should be able to walk down to the Federal Reserve and redeem the uncanceled ones. With 217 years of accrued interest, for a $20 bond, that's about $800,000.
  • Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.
  • I tried immediately to have a baby because I was so afraid not to have a baby in my life.
  • Good work is good work wherever it is.
  • I just turned 40, and I look at so many performers and so many people who are actually always on time and always have an album out. They don't have actual lives, in my opinion. I feel like I'm so much more than being famous and meeting a musical quota. And I don't know, just the weight of the scrutiny and attention is too weird for me.
  • I'd read so much right-wing crime fiction where they find the evidence and shoot the bad guy - I thought there must be another approach.
  • Lots of people will give you advice... and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid.
  • Sports is all about money.