Role Quotes

  • At first, I wanted to start my own label, but it was such a full-time job that it became too much.
  • I use the word 'passion' a lot when I talk to young people. In every pursuit I've been on, I've had a lot of passion behind it. It continues to motivate me every day on what I like to do and where I'm going.
  • I'd have to be superman to do some of the things I'm supposed to have done, I've been at six different places at six different times.
  • I love to see a wood full of bluebells. Growing up in the Kent countryside, I have special memories of this brief annual spectacle.
  • I will never sign to a major record label again. If, by some mega fluke, a record of mine looked like it might break big, I'd try and do it via an indie or somehow license it. I'm not having my music owned by those corporate bastards again.
  • Don't wear dresses that are too tight. A size number is just a number. If the fit is comfortable, it will look more elegant.
  • Everyone talks about the big three-oh with dread - but it's exciting. It feels like life is much more put together. Everyone's like, 'Wouldn't you like to be 20 again?' But no way.
  • Al Jazeera is not a tool of revolution. We do not create revolutions. However, when something of that magnitude happens, we are at the center of the coverage.
  • People who commit crimes should be responsible for those crimes. It doesn't matter whether they're priests or ministers or atheists.
  • Politics and football don't mix.
  • Gosh, I'd like to direct Our Town on stage.
  • Actors are divas, and we all make too much noise and complain too much, so if you don't do that, it makes you rather exceptional, apparently.
  • I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness.
  • I like to look at 'A Place in the Sun' every now and get inspired by it.
  • 'Chandelier' took, like, four minutes to write the chords, then, like, 12-15 minutes to write the lyrics. Probably 10 or 15 minutes to cut the vocals.
  • I don't like directing a lot of people. So trying to keep things really simple and elegant is my preferred way of working.
  • Turing was uncompromisingly honest. As soon as he didn't think you were interesting or smart, he'd just turn around and walk away, even if you were in the middle of a sentence.
  • If there was one thing I'd like to teach young women, it would be that you can eat and still be fit and lean.
  • When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level.
  • Bananas are my go-to breakfast.
  • The Bible is the fountain of truth.
  • I grew up in Chicago, and I understand what Michael Jordan symbolizes.
  • I do get a lot of requests for specific things.
  • When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels.
  • We refuse to recognize problems of form, but only problems of building. Form is not the aim of our work, but only the result. Form, by itself, does not exist. Form as an aim is formalism; and that we reject.
  • Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
  • I'm probably going to forever be weird.
  • Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims.
  • In those days, the early 1980s, TV and film were interchangeable.
  • I want to know who you are as a person, and then I want you to develop as a whole human being.
  • So for me, it can be theatre or being in L.A. or in some other part of the world, as long as I can explore storytelling and human connection through storytelling, I'm quite content.
  • I wanted to trust in my partners and the directors and producers and do the best I can to deliver what I could deliver.
  • I've used my experience from playing sports in almost every aspect of my life. Playing soccer is where I found my voice, and playing softball was where I learned precision, and in every game I learned to play as a member of a team - to work not for my own glory, but for a shared goal.
  • If I'm exhausted, physically and particularly emotionally, I can't tell what's good and I can't tell what's bad and I'm useless.
  • Finally I had a place where I could express my pain and I felt safe because I didn't have to put my name on it. I think acting kept me alive back then.
  • I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
  • Instead of putting Americans to work, the Teamsters have been busy yanking members off projects and idling construction projects from California to Indiana to New York in order to shake down employers.
  • I am a nationalist... my native soil is the theatre.
  • If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.
  • For a while, even in the house of good friends for dinner or for cocktails, they would really be upset. They thought I had single-handedly destroyed the best phone service in the world.
  • In my heart of hearts, I know that whatever I do is going to have integrity, and I'm going to work really hard, and I know that fans are going to take to it.
  • As you may recall, Truman was extremely unpopular when he finally left Washington in 1953, thanks largely to the Korean War. Today, however, he is thought to have been a solidly good president, a 'Near Great' even, in the terminology of those surveys of historians they do every now and then.
  • I thought even if the show only lasted a year, it would be fun.
  • As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
  • Acting really suited me because I could connect as an actor to emotion.
  • It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit.
  • No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed.
  • Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists.