Single Quotes

  • Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies.
  • I think there is nothing sexier than laughter lines.
  • Adolescence is a difficult time at the best of times, and especially in a smaller town - there's all these different energies going on.
  • The World Health Organization did a world health report in 2006. In the whole world about 60 countries are in dire situation in terms of having enough doctors. And many of these countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. You know, that part of the world alone needs one million doctors.
  • The two major challenges for the 21st century are to improve the economic situation of the majority and save as much of the planet as we can.
  • The drafters of the Constitution... wisely put restraints on the president.
  • Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
  • If someone's intimidated by me, that's something they have to deal with. When I walk down the streets of New York and an old woman grabs her purse when I pass by, I'm not going to give it a whole lot of energy because I'm not in the wrong. I'm a millionaire, and I'm not thinking about grabbing an old woman's purse.
  • Well, my whole thing with gossip is I couldn't care less if it's true.
  • I'd like to be known as the person who saw things from a different point of view to others.
  • I am not opposed to intelligence reform on its face, but any changes should reflect the current context.
  • From that first meeting, I totally loved working with Joey, it was a real collaboration.
  • By the time I was 5, I was already an outcast. It was the early 1960s, and I was part of the only Jewish family in a decidedly Christian suburb of Waltham, Mass.
  • Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
  • A shady business never yields a sunny life.
  • So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.
  • Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
  • I think that it's fun to get the script and open it like a Christmas present. That's 'Alcatraz' or anything that I'm working on. If the groundwork has been laid too much, the surprises aren't there.
  • If Monsieur X spent an eternity studying treatises on optics, he would never paint 'La Grande Jatte.'
  • Just because a situation is grim doesn't mean you don't have every right to smile.
  • Everybody sooner or later has to drop the luggage and the baggage of illusions.
  • I think it's dangerous to be optimistic. Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.
  • I like working with new and young directors.
  • The one important factor that keeps me going is the kind of people I work with.
  • The Muslim heaven features prominently in the Quran, Arabic poetries and Hadith. The Jewish heaven, though, is still a mystery; it's mystic.
  • If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
  • The honest truth is no, I don't feel like I arrived. I don't feel like I'm worthy. My publicist says I'm not supposed to say that, but I don't feel I'm there yet.
  • The Naxalite revolution - an ultra-left Maoist movement - in Bengal, and elsewhere in India, in the late 1960s provides one strand of 'The Lives of Others.'
  • The production value of YouTube videos is not there.
  • Municipal networks expand economic opportunities. We've got to open new doors, not slam them shut.
  • I'm not going to put myself in a box.
  • Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  • A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one's self, without a companion, and without a single argument.
  • My metaphor for translation has always been that translation is really a performance art. You take the original and try to perform it, really, in a different medium. Part of that is about interpretation and what you think the author's voice really is.
  • The dramas that I worked on were successful, but not the movies. I still have many opportunities, and I will not be discouraged.
  • I could list hundreds of words I've come up against in the course of my work that did not exist in the era of which I was writing and for which I never could find a suitably old-time, archaic or obsolete substitute.
  • If Jesus Christ came back today, He and I would get into our brown corduroys and go to the nearest jean store and overturn the racks of blue denim.
  • Perhaps we would do well to listen to the likes of Rabbi Harold Kushner, who contends that God is not really as powerful as we have claimed.
  • I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go.
  • I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life.
  • Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
  • I've been doing silly voices since I was a child.
  • My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.
  • I've had great luck with directors. I've worked with all the great ones.
  • I'm interested in the essence of things. If you pare things down, what's left? It's like I'm trying to describe the soul to an alien.
  • I wanted to promote skateboarding as much as possible through different media.
  • It was the first time I traveled alone, but I was not scared.
  • I'm a plus-size person, so when I tried to go into the Gap, I used to just walk out of there shaking my head because they have nothing that fits me.