Side Quotes

  • I cook what I like.
  • Everything that has happened to me is of value to me. As painful as certain things are, and have been, and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.
  • By the time we got to MGM, and Lions Gate the movie was done there was nothing else to say. It was done. Just as at Universal, it was art by committee.
  • I became an entrepreneur as a child. I liked the art of the deal whether I was mowing lawns or selling candy or promoting clubs at the age of 16. I understood early on the importance of knowing my numbers and surrounding myself with the best people.
  • Everything that goes outside the rules of Italian cinema has always been cursed.
  • I've been at the very bottom of poverty, and it's not so bad. It's even kind of interesting. You can live there with a certain amount of style.
  • Leslie Nielsen was my favorite growing up; getting to work with him was amazing.
  • Everyone wants me to be this political person... I'm not Malcolm X.
  • Economy I consider a virtue & should be practiced by all; there is certainly no way in which money can be laid out than in the education of children.
  • Like most people who live in India, I complain about corruption, but know that I can live with corrupt men. It is the honest ones I secretly worry about.
  • Everyone says I should leave it. But of all the cats I have saved, the one I remember is the one I can't catch.
  • Long hair, for me, is actually less maintenance. I went through a phase when I was kid where I wanted a pixie cut. At the time I thought it looked awesome, but I look back and I looked like such a dork! When I have short hair, I feel like I have to blow dry it, or it doesn't sit properly.
  • I was raised a proper Southern boy.
  • Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
  • Ah... romance to me is spontaneity. It's not diamond earrings; it's a bunch of daffodils that's freshly picked from the field.
  • In Iceland, the weather is the biggest character you deal with every day. There's nothing more relevant in your life than what kind of weather it is.
  • Look at these ISIS people. These people are ruthless. They don't operate by any sort of normal civilized code. That's the world. There's a shadow world that exists out there.
  • It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
  • I think all Latino actors want to be storytellers first. I want to be an actor first, and then I want to be Latina.
  • I've never been overwhelmed with a desire to become famous. It's not that I didn't want to have my work appreciated, but for some reason - maybe it's because my father disapproved of almost everything I did - in some secret place in my being was a desire to avoid success.
  • The general market wants what I do.
  • If who you were was entirely based upon the position you were in or the headlines you got in the newspaper, or you had essentially subcontracted out your self-worth to the judgments of others, then you're going to be like tumbleweed. You're going to be blown.
  • Iowans do understand the importance of breaking down barriers and increasing international trade.
  • I think being boring is just the worst sin of all time.
  • I refused to accept anything, doubted everything. So, doubting everything, I had to find something that had not existed before, something I had not thought of before. Any idea that came to me, the thing would be to turn it around and try to see it with another set of senses.
  • I feel strongly that degrees are really valuable to people, and having MOOCs allow for credit down the line will increase the number of students with the confidence and wherewithal to complete degrees.
  • If I'm bringing joy to people and entertaining people as an actor, then I should be grateful for that and act accordingly, you know?
  • If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.
  • I'm very conscious of other people's opinions and of people not liking me.
  • Compassion and mercy are important, period. It doesn't matter who's at our receiving end, but we need to be flexing those muscles. It's not mutually exclusive: If you have compassion for children starving in Africa, it doesn't mean you can't have compassion for adults in Africa or animals that are being tortured and abused.
  • My dad says that when I was two or three I used to go out dressed as a different character every day. I remember thinking it was perfectly normal to wear different coloured shoes and carry a pink umbrella. But now I've got a goddaughter of that age; I realise it's not normal at all.
  • If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they'll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they'll go drill there.
  • I don't think there's anything wrong with being paternalistic as a company. We are very paternalistic. We have a very good health plan - we take care of people.
  • No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
  • To realize life in the abstract as noble or beautiful or humane, to set it forth so with radiance upon it, that is civilization in the arts. Shakespeare is the chief modern example of this supreme faculty of mankind.
  • Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
  • A distinction between renewable and not renewable energy is academic.
  • Thankfully, I found a doctor at Presbyterian Hospital in New York, Scott Hammer, who diagnosed my chronic fatigue as the Epstein-Barr virus, and the medication I took either helped jump-start my immune system or made the virus dormant. I was very lucky.
  • Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going.
  • The idea is, we're still a society where we recognize and see and even sometimes seek members of our own tribe, whatever that tribe is. It could be ethnic, religious, geographic, political.
  • Firstly I did it in this huge theatre in Avignon, then to smaller places, then bigger places. You have to change the volume of the voice, give more or less. The way you have to relate to space makes it like sculpture.
  • People say, 'All my son will read is 'Captain Underpants,' or 'My son is crazy about shark books, is that O.K.?' I want to be the person to say, 'Yeah, that's really O.K., as long as he's motivated to want to read.'
  • I suspect that war will become obsolete only when something worse supercedes it.
  • There is no post-9/11. Everything from now until the end of time is post-9/11.
  • If a person uses the word 'sorry' loosely then of course it loses its value.
  • I actually love writing for teens best. I had such an awful time in my own teen years - I love having the chance to relive them through my fiction.
  • All literature is political.
  • Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.