Richard Quotes

  • I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
  • The impossibility of a sequel ever recapturing everything - or anything - about its ancestor never stopped legions of writers from trying, or hordes of readers and publishers from demanding more of what they previously enjoyed.
  • One of my bosses happened to be one of the early architects of some of the ways Internet providers work. He taught me how the cables connect, how the telecom providers work... I learned how to make my own Ethernet cables, all the way up to running a small business.
  • One of my biggest pet peeves is that I just don't like it when characters do things that are funny to the writer, but you don't know why they're doing it and it doesn't make any sense.
  • Jesus may have had an immense sense of importance or destiny, but he never claimed to be the Son of God.
  • I think of Superman as the ultimate vanilla hero. He's this perfect refugee, this perfect immigrant from another planet who embodies the American dream.
  • To me, we are the most beautiful creatures in the whole world. Black people. And I mean that in every sense.
  • This was the way I was brought up to think of politics, that politics was to do with ethics, it was to do with responsibility, it was to do with service, so I think I was conditioned to think like that, and I'm too old to change now.
  • I think childhood is, generally speaking, a preparation for disappointment.
  • One of my biggest superstitions is to never speak about the future out loud. Let's just say I got a lot out there and I hope to keep on going.
  • 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.
  • This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy, faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it.
  • 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 was a big fighter when I was younger. In bars I was ready to explode and fight.
  • In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes. We made some substantial policy changes that have improved our parks system and our public lands.
  • Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward.
  • To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.
  • One of my closest friends was a half-black, half-Jewish girl. Another good friend had a shaved head... but I was also friends with jocks. I was a 'floater,' I guess you could say.
  • John Ventimiglia, who was on 'The Sopranos,' was in my first acting class and we have been friends since that time. Alec Baldwin was in my class back then, Sean Young and Andrew McCarthy.
  • There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.
  • I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
  • When Richard M. Nixon resigned and Ford became the 38th president of the United States, the Watergate Special Prosecutor's Office, of which I was a member, was preparing for the criminal trials of Nixon's top aides - H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell.
  • 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.
  • 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 never felt that I was typecast, but I was concerned about it. I certainly made an effort to take as many parts in theater and film that resisted that. If you only learn how to act a certain kind of role, it is very difficult to grow as an actor.
  • I don't care about money or fame or anything like that, but it would be a perk.
  • I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life.
  • For me, leadership is making a difference. It's using your agency to bring about change.
  • I love Manchester. I always have, ever since I was a kid, and I go back as much as I can. Manchester's my spiritual home. I've been in London for 22 years now but Manchester's the only other place, I think, in the country that I could live.
  • When Richard Pryor did comedy, it was like he was having a conversation.
  • My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light.
  • When I started running, a gadget was a wristwatch with a secondhand on it.
  • I don't even drink coffee.
  • Good work is good work wherever it is.
  • We're all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed.
  • Never, never did I think I would be in a Disney movie.
  • Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
  • I like underdogs, I like anti-heroes - people that have a hard time overcoming things in life.
  • Never in a million years would I want to live at Versailles with Marie Antoinette or anybody else. I hate to tell you this but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream.
  • I once lived in a cottage made entirely of wood, and there was an electrical fire. We all ran outside, and no one got hurt, but the house was demolished.
  • Sometimes, I cry because I'm sad, and sometimes, I cry just because it's just emotional and it's super awesome.
  • Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense, but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off.
  • One of my biggest inspirations was Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill.'
  • We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.
  • At times, we take freedom for granted. We really don't know how to cherish the freedom we have until it's taken from us.
  • Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves.
  • One of my biggest fears when I see really bad people on T.V. is that I don't know how they got there.
  • No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.