Six Quotes

  • I feel that we are currently living in a world that is similar to late '50s, early '60s kind of world.
  • So many people I talk to who work in technology, you ask them, 'What got you interested in science?' and those from my generation say, 'The Apollo landings.'
  • I never look at the size of the film when I'm looking for a part.
  • For me, I love food. It's my greatest pleasure and also the thing that could ruin you as well. It's one of those things where, if you're not thoughtful about it, it could be unhealthy. But if there's a mindfulness about it; it actually is a wonderful tool of emotional expression.
  • Over tens and hundreds of thousands of years, we evolved to find certain things stimulating, and as very intelligent, civilized beings, we're enormously stimulated by problem solving and learning.
  • Being biracial is so much a part of who I am that it's almost, 'Let it go already.' It's intrinsic to me. I think a lot of my fans relate to me because they felt different.
  • We can't really know ourselves because we have not created ourselves. But we can know computers, we can know cars, because anything that we made, we can understand.
  • I'm a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline.
  • When Lee and Jack win, it is good for golf. When I win, it is better.
  • Well I think fundamentally, what I think surprises me is the creationist movement, and the notion that somehow you can't believe in God if you believe in evolution. But I don't think there's anything in the Bible which prevents a recognition that evolution is a highly plausible way that we came to be here.
  • One posthumous measure of a person's life is how often you imagine his impossible return to deal with some event he never lived to encounter. You picture his reactions, his advice, his sage commentary and humorous asides. For instance, I think about Mark Twain's hypothetical take on current events several times a week.
  • I'm in the lucky position that I can help a huge amount of people. It's a great privilege and freedom to have.
  • I believe in unconditional love and equality. Jesus Christ exemplified these qualities.
  • I consider part of lower Manhattan to be hallowed ground. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center towers... and for that reason alone, our nation should make absolutely sure that what gets built on 'Ground Zero' is an inspiring tribute to all who loved the Twin Towers, worked in them, and died there.
  • I've been so private. That's part of the reason they've said, 'Is Romeo gay?' No. I just don't want to show you my girl - if I got a girl.
  • 'Ghosts' is the most incredible play I've read for years.
  • If I wasn't acting, I would sail professionally. Nowhere specific, but I'd sail to Bermuda, South Africa, ya know, get paid to race in Regattas, I think that'd be pretty rad.
  • My whole life is classical now. Except my wife. I don't have a classical wife. I have a classy wife, but I don't have a classical wife.
  • True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.
  • More oftentimes than not, you're automatically guilty before innocent.
  • Towns are suffering from all these things, we should unite until we are all satisfied, man cannot be killing each other as if we were animals, as if we had no culture; that is a lack of culture.
  • In New York alone, there was an average of more than 300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000, with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories.
  • I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days.
  • I do what I do because I love it.
  • An ethical man doesn't need a consensus of his allies in order to act against something he finds reprehensible.
  • I find it personally distracting when kids are constantly texting, but they can be texting something that is just benign and just fine.
  • Embrace your weirdness!
  • I definitely had an AOL account when I was 14, but I don't remember what my screen name was.
  • Nothing is more important than when you see someone for the first time, and you get that feeling where you can't move or speak or do anything until you know that person and take a sense of who they are with you.
  • I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children.
  • After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style.
  • There is scarcely anything to which I am so feelingly alive as the honour and welfare of my country, and, as a poet, I have no higher enjoyment than singing her sons and daughters.
  • Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
  • I wanted to be a writer since I was in high school, but I never thought it was possible.
  • I was the youngest child and got a lot more freedom than my brother and sister. I used to wander, doing my own thing under the radar, but I didn't get in bad, bad trouble.
  • People call things 'vulgar' when they are new to them. When they have become old, they become 'good taste.'
  • There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
  • There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now.
  • And I would never accept a film because of the money. I have enough money.
  • There's so much crap talked about acting.
  • Look at the movies of the sixties and seventies. They were making a different kind of movie then. Would 'Network' ever be made now? No. Would 'Kramer vs. Kramer' ever be made now? No. Would 'Tootsie' ever be made now? Probably not. Robert Altman films? Never.
  • Four personalities are bound to clash.
  • I used to go to a lot of Pam Hogg shows. The thing about London Fashion Week is that, generally, we're on tour and traveling around, so it's very rare that I actually catch it. I like to go to Burberry because I know a few girls who work there. I kind of follow friends.
  • A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
  • I've always made a clear distinction between making a life and making a living.
  • Your first six months in the Senate, you spend a lot of time wondering how the hell you got here. After that, you look around at your colleagues and wonder how the hell any of them got here.
  • I grew up with music hall and revue and was used to filling in the little gaps here and there to get bigger audience reaction.
  • I think, in a career, you have several breaks that lead to a big break. Small things here and there all add up to cracking away at the dam. Then the dam breaks.