Some Quotes

  • During summer or charity games I'll wear my bright orange or green or turquoise ones and guys are always like, 'Why are your shoes so bright?'
  • Anything I do, I always have a reason for.
  • I know my dad always wanted to heal the world, and so I think it would be great to follow in his footsteps.
  • The thing is, even though you think a lot about your movie, and there's a lot of preparation behind it, the final end result completely goes beyond it. It's not something you're aware of.
  • I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.
  • O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.
  • I had a lot of ideas on how comics worked and pretty early on I had this idea that it would be fun to explain them in comics form.
  • Until spring training in 1946, the only time I pitched was in 1945 in the GI World Series.
  • English is my language because of the history, and what I try to do - and I did that in 'Carpentaria' in particular - is to write in the way we tell stories and in the voice of our own people and our own way of speaking.
  • It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
  • It takes heart to be in political life.
  • There's two systems of health care: the one for the rich that's really good, then there's the one for the inner city, where they leave ladies in the emergency room unattended for 24 hours until they drop dead.
  • People are afraid of everything.
  • In the end, I don't think you can find soul. Soul finds you.
  • The majority of people were always sitting in the stands. When I find people who are willing to go against the grain, who are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to change an unjust situation - that's what blows my mind out.
  • I'm a great believer in spontaneity because I think planning is the most destructive thing in the world.
  • It's so easy to just rip someone's work apart.
  • When I'm happiest writing is just not knowing where it goes and just let the characters bring you there.
  • Being bullied is something I experienced in school, and it is not fun.
  • I didn't particularly change my name to Fonda because I knew who Fondas were. It's still going to remain a mystery. I keep it as a mystery. So, maybe one day I'll tell the story of how I changed my last name.
  • I feel like before I came to the planet I asked God for the gift of music. I didn't want to come here without the gift of music and God granted it to me.
  • There is nothing that puts a man more in your debt than that he owes you nothing.
  • Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.
  • In theater, you have a rehearsal period and you know just who to be.
  • Although becoming a singer was my plan A after first hearing Whitney Houston when I was 17, I started off with plan B by going to the teacher-training college that my dad went to. It was a slow coming of age.
  • Serving in the United States Senate has been the greatest privilege of my life.
  • I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
  • To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
  • I've always tried different stuff in the studio. I use rakes, spoons, cans... I'm a surround-sound type of guy.
  • Success is not only one thing. It's not only having a nice house in Beverly Hills and driving a nice Mercedes.
  • The experience of writing 'The Kite Runner' is one I will always think back on with fondness. There is an energy, a romance in writing the first novel that can never be duplicated again.
  • People can say I am a terrible role model because I swear all the time or that I fight people. Look, I don't want little girls to have the same ambitions as me. I want them to know that it is O.K. to be ambitious. I want them to know that it is O.K. to say whatever it is that is on their mind.
  • Many a trace, and many a germ of this infantile disease, to which without a doubt, I also am a victim, has been chased away by your brochure, or will yet be eradicated by it.
  • For a long time I was interested in being a social worker. In a lot of ways I feel that that's all my music is, trying to help people.
  • Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man's idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.
  • Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving - we had no proper food or anything - no proper shoes.
  • For me, the opposite of happiness isn't sadness but boredom.
  • The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country.
  • Of the powers conferred upon the General Government by the Constitution of the United States much the most important are those given to the legislative body.
  • I was brought up in industrial south Lancashire, down the cobbled road from where LS Lowry (1887 - 1976) lived and painted.
  • We try to... we are, I suppose to a certain extent all affected and erm, that is both funny and sad I think.
  • Fantasy encompasses a wide, wide spectrum of writing. We have beast fables, we have gothics, we have tales of vampires and werewolves, and we have sword and sorcery; we have epics from Homer, and there is just so much out there that we put under the umbrella of 'fantasy.'
  • I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career. And then it's done, it's dumped. But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
  • I'm pretty confident about my sobriety, but I don't want to get too confident because that's when I'll crash.
  • When I was a kid, the only way I saw movies was from the back seat of my family's car at the drive-in.
  • The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former.
  • There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational.
  • I enjoy being a character actor; I enjoy being different in everything. I want a private life; I want to be able to go to 7-11 and not get into a fight with a guy because he saw me in a movie, or not have people hitting on me simply because they saw me in a movie.