Set Quotes

  • What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things - especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.
  • Even though we think we're getting a lot done, ironically, multitasking makes us demonstrably less efficient.
  • The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.
  • NASA is a big organization with a lot of needs that have to be met. So there are a lot of opportunities.
  • The waste products in Earth's crust are also the human in this expanded, spectral sense. One's garbage doesn't go 'away' - it just goes somewhere else.
  • So I'm one of the few celebrities that got to do a repeat performance on 'The Simpsons,' which I'm very flattered by.
  • The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.
  • How did it happen that an enlightened country like Germany was pulled into Nazism? That question has occupied me since 'The Tin Drum,' my first book. The story also shows that we can never know how a person's life will unfold; there is no guarantee that a person will do what is right and avoid what is not right.
  • Let us see whether it is the New Order or me who will be the loser before Indonesian history. I have won. The New Order has fallen and my writings have been translated into 40 languages.
  • It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment.
  • I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out.
  • I've had a quite a few nightmares about being chased by walkers.
  • My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me.
  • The director is the channel through which a motion picture reaches the screen.
  • I'm the first girl from Afghanistan to lead a series in the United States.
  • I want a car that will last 10 years or longer because I totally hate the process of researching, shopping for a new car, and then haggling for the price. I wish I could just snap my fingers and my car is there.
  • We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
  • My theory is that everything an actor does, from the way he looks at his watch to the way he moves across the stage, is in the service of advancing a story, and in that sense, it's all writing. In that sense we, while acting, write.
  • I like practicing law.
  • Peer pressure plays a huge role in people's desire to get married.
  • So my advice is to always choose something simpler - an expressive outfit, plus a hat, can be frightening.
  • Read the news section of the newspaper and there is confusion and uncertainty, a world buffeted by large forces people neither understand nor control. But turn to the sports section and it's all different.
  • It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.
  • I love the institution of marriage, and I love my marriage.
  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
  • When I came to MSNBC, its identity as the place for politics was growing.
  • A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
  • We've never had twin infants on set in all kinds of different roles.
  • We must assent to the will of Heaven above and conform to the wishes of men on earth below, but the government should assert the majesty of its warlike might in order to drive away the hordes of fierce and cruel men. We know that the dispositions of these outer barbarians are as ravenous as those of wolves.
  • Ulysses could have done with a good editor. You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top 10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those people were really moved by it.
  • Try to write at least 500 words a day. You may ditch 499 of them tomorrow, but you will still be moving forward.
  • From my quarter-a-century experience as a fighter for democracy, there is never a final victory for democracy. It is always a struggle in every generation, and you have to take up the course of time and time again.
  • Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.
  • We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them.
  • The best thing about being a cartoonist is to walk into a bar or someone's apartment and they don't know you, but they've taped one of your pieces up.
  • We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices.
  • It is important to remember that all business has an impact on the lives of real people.
  • I'm on a constant path of self-discovery and change. I'm trying to become a better person, a nicer person. I love therapy - it's brilliant.
  • A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
  • I never sit down and write. I just sorta let things form in my brain.
  • Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
  • Oh, I collect facts and quotes when I can't write, and I can't write most of the time. I do a little chance operation sometimes where I flip through outdated reference books to see if anything will strike me as beautiful or momentous. Library roulette, I call it.
  • I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.
  • Generally speaking, I think it's a good idea to stay conscious of any kind of energy or emotion that you're generating, whether it's at the end of a work day or just in your everyday life.
  • In international affairs, you never threaten things you're not prepared to do.
  • San Anita is a beautiful track. It's not too far from my house in L.A., and it's a beautiful place to go and watch the horses run.
  • I used to play too with a boy who played a saxophone. We didn't play no blues, we'd play a lot of love songs - 'Stardust', 'Blue Moon', 'Out Cold Again', 'Sophisticated Lady', 'Stars Fell On Alabama', a lot of different stuff.
  • Magic is the Special Olympics of entertainment.