Studio Quotes

  • I wanted to be a veterinarian, but slipped up when I hit organic chemistry.
  • Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life.
  • There are so many aspects of human sexuality that we're afraid to talk about, because people still don't understand it. It's not just black and white, you know?
  • I'm indebted to the teachers who shaped me - from the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Croix Catholic elementary to the monks of St. John's in Minnesota to my professors at Georgetown.
  • I guess I just feel bad that I'm still going on bad dates when I should really be in a bad marriage by now.
  • The first book I fell in love with was 'Little Toot,' the story of an adorable tugboat operating out of New York Harbor.
  • The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
  • I like going to the gym every day because I'm in physiotherapy every day.
  • No, improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you're doing.
  • It is the earnest hope of our people that the world may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished.
  • Radio voices have a solid, even texture.
  • If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.
  • I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid.
  • My dad had a personal style which was very attractive. It was quite reserved and quite elegant, and it was infectious.
  • Here's the problem: the so-called 'millionaire surtax' is a permanent tax to pay for a temporary benefit.
  • Pesto is such a great standard. It's so simple to make and always tastes good.
  • I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
  • I'm a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins. I'd rather have my poems on the subway than around the seminar table at an MFA program.
  • I like Beryl Bainbridge a great deal, and she is a writer who absolutely demands to be read a second, third, and fourth time. I admire her great courage in leaving so much unsaid and asking the reader to really engage her brain.
  • I'm not trying to be new school and I'm not old school - I'm classic. There's a lot of new cars and there's a lot of old cars, but I'm just classic in doing what I do.
  • There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing.
  • We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ's footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair.
  • I cannot be a placard waver for every campaign; that's why I have mostly kept quiet about gay marriage.
  • My first two novels featured narrators who were aggressively unattached: They couldn't form any sort of genuine relationship. So I had thoroughly explored the geography of loneliness and isolation.
  • I lived under the Nazis and under the Communists.
  • The sound of water escaping from mill dams, etc., willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork, I love such things.
  • It is expensive to give plays subtitles, especially for a short run, so most new dramas rarely cross the transcontinental bridge.
  • I love great locations in movies, and I couldn't believe I'd never seen a landfill on screen before. It was the most haunting place.
  • We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.
  • Let me get you to understand I don't bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I'm very honest and I always tell the truth. I'm not a liar, I'm not manipulative and I don't stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.
  • I was an athlete growing up. I did a lot of sports: soccer, basketball, so I was always so used to hardcore training, a lot of running. I got to a point where I felt like I just wanted to get toned; I didn't need to shed pounds, so now I do Pilates.
  • In the mid-'60s, I quit school and wandered across the country, hitchhiked back and forth a few times, and ended up in hippie times, in the street in Toronto, in Yorkville.
  • The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds.
  • I have won 85 caps and have had a great career with Wales and have enjoyed every minute of it.
  • We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
  • Aside from my family, I have two great loves in my life: acting and the fight for social justice.
  • Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
  • I think that crime is a good vehicle for looking at society in general because the nature of the crime novel means that you draw on a wide group of social possibilities.
  • What do I care about law? Ain't I got the power?
  • We must teach compassion and tolerance and encourage kindness, selflessness, and loving acceptance of all who are created in the image of God.
  • If you don't like Scottish weather, wait 30 minutes, and it is likely to change.
  • Everyone knows the presidential candidates and has an opinion about them. But as you get to smaller races, that evaporates and you can win through sheer elbow grease.
  • When I was a teenager, I got into SF, quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing.
  • I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff.
  • I do hear about these actors who go on vacations to Bali for three months, and their agents are banging their heads against a wall trying to find their clients - but that's not me. I'm working hard every day. Enjoy your vacation.
  • I lived the first five years of my life on a farm in Union City, Michigan, with my mom and grandparents. It was the most magical time of my life.
  • Everybody's got problems, and if you're gonna leave somebody because they have problems, you're gonna be alone for a long time.
  • I am extremely privileged to serve Rhode Island in the United States Senate, and that is my only goal and aspiration.