Several Quotes

  • Bottom line, I removed myself from the victim mentality and took control of my life. I'm not just going to take responsibility for the success in my life - I'm going to take responsibility for the failures in my life. When you're willing to accept that you're the problem, you immediately become the solution.
  • I think overall, and this isn't specific to Spotify or any streaming service or any label... when you consider the overall value chain of the music industry and how important the songwriter is to the business - I think there needs to be another look at the value chain.
  • Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar?
  • Once I have a book in my head, I write progressive drafts fast and obsessively and have trouble sleeping.
  • The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.
  • Good writers are of necessity rare.
  • On a shelf above my computer are five letters that spell out W-R-I-T-E. Just in case I forget why I'm there. I also have 'Wonder Woman' paraphernalia from when I wrote five issues of the comic, and pictures of my husband and kids.
  • Metallica - they're so demonic, they're crazy, I don't know how they do it.
  • Fashion is my passion, and I respect the creativity that you find in its different levels.
  • Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
  • There was a show at Sesame Place where you could lay down on mat in front of a blue screen, and the monitor would show you flying with Super Grover. I must have been five years old when I did it, and I still remember it. Likely the origins of my acting bug.
  • I was single for a long time and felt very much alone in the world, and talk of family values upset me very much at that phase in my life, because I used to think: 'What about people like me?'
  • I miss the game - I miss it a lot.
  • I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set, which is still on the market. For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples.
  • Commodity exchanges have a lot of advantages. One, you are helping transparency. Two, they are not political. It's institutional building. It can survive any environment, in theory.
  • Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it.
  • After the mediocre 'Final Fantasy XIII' and the sheer disaster that was 'Final Fantasy XIV,' many fans have lost faith in the RPG titan.
  • Don't think I'd really want to be a mortician. Wouldn't be getting much back.
  • Of all celestial bodies within reach or view, as far as we can see, out to the edge, the most wonderful and marvellous and mysterious is turning out to be our own planet earth. There is nothing to match it anywhere, not yet anyway.
  • Not to be too grandiose about it, but in a way I see myself like Sir Edmund Hillary. The water was my Everest.
  • Well concerning the world records that I did, I think it helps a lot to me, yeah. I think it's a very individual thing because I heard some people say, like, oh I don't like it at all. But I definitely, for me it really made a big difference.
  • If you are suffering from your intemperance in eating or in drinking, we that are around you, or associated with you, are affected by your infirmities. We have to suffer on account of the course you pursue, which is wrong. If it has an influence to lessen your powers of mind or body, we are affected by it.
  • The trouble with glossy magazines is that they tend to be stuffed with articles about handbag designers - the sort of women who, with their perfectly styled lives, immaculate houses, and adoring partners, make you want to become a hermit.
  • Many emerging countries are facing the same issue of overheating and inflation because they have been vigorously expanding fiscal and monetary policy to counter the 2008 shock.
  • All school districts receive funds from the federal government, through the Department of Education, to support anti-drug education efforts.
  • I'm a TV junkie.
  • Too often, parents whose children express an interest in farming squelch it because they envision dirt, dust, poverty, and hermit living. But great stories come out of great farming.
  • Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy.
  • I promised never to let the Rwandan Genocide die because I knew the Rwandans didn't have much power internationally and certainly didn't have the resources. I felt it was my duty having witnessed it, and having stayed to witness it, that I had to talk about it and keep it going.
  • Both my parents, grandmother and all close relatives who met Diana liked her very much, and my parents and grandmother never objected to our relationship. They were very much happy for us to make a decision ourselves and made it clear they would support it 100 per cent. We both had their blessing.
  • The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments.
  • I quite frankly enjoy the touch and feel of a store, so I am a big bookshop person. Or, I go to an electronics store; Best Buy and Croma are places I could spend a lot of time in.
  • For film at the beginning of the 20th century, they didn't even know what editing was yet. Actors didn't know how to perform in front of the camera. There wasn't sound.
  • There was nothing exceptional about growing up as the son of a congressman.
  • I don't want to be the next anyone. I just want to be me, now. And that means all different things.
  • I married somebody who is very secure. He's been in my corner from the time we met, and we grew in this together.
  • Some novel lovers have no interest in comics, and some comics fans would never take the time to read a novel.
  • Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about a dozen new tracks we're working on.
  • Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
  • The lucky village of Sodeto, in the kingdom of Aragon, is a cluster of sensible houses spackled together off the main road, curtained behind a pine copse.
  • I have anxiety every day about being pulled over.
  • The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
  • 'Little Night' has layers of meaning. There's something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.
  • I used to box a bit, and once fought as an amateur welterweight.
  • There are days where I lose track of time, of place, of everything else, because I've been transported to another universe.
  • If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.
  • It was what became something of a pattern in the first couple of years of the Clinton White House and maybe even longer, where information would drip, drip, drip, drip, drip out which would keep stories alive, alive, alive.
  • I was in chemical engineering at Cornell University. My girlfriend at the time dared me to do a play. I knew there was something I wanted, not necessarily engineering.