Study Quotes

  • I don't want to lose my accent, I just want it to become smaller.
  • When I was 5 years old, hanging out with my friends who were all older than me, like 8 or 9, I was joking around like, 'Yeah, when I'm 20 that's a perfect age to go pro.' That's what I had in my head. Then I turn pro at 13. It's all been a mystery and its all been awesome.
  • I definitely want to go out and explore different personalities and different people.
  • 'Sucker Punch' is a big girl power movie.
  • Mine is the least fat diet in the world.
  • I shave my legs twice a week. It's hard the first time you do it. But I'm very lazy. For a team photo in December I just did the fronts.
  • I just stay focused, and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do... working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated.
  • Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
  • If you build a car, you can only sell it once. If you paint a fence, you only get paid for it once. If you create a piece of software that's essentially free to reproduce, you can keep getting paid over and over perpetually.
  • Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state, we can't meet the demands of being a modern society.
  • During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
  • Ideally, writing ought to be like riding a bicycle: something you know how to do without having to think consciously about exactly what it is that you are doing.
  • I enjoy my fun time and everything like that but I love what I do.
  • The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
  • I think my dad is this great, wonderful... man with a lot of integrity, who is fighting for things he believes in and is serious in what he wants to see happen and serious in helping people.
  • Players aren't quite as mercenary as people make them out to be. Some of them are but some aren't.
  • If the human body recognized agony and frustration, people would never run marathons, have babies, or play baseball.
  • I am very happy when people write that they have worn out my books, or that they are held together by Scotch tape. I consider that the ultimate compliment.
  • I really want to be a villain.
  • The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children.
  • Scientific inquiry starts with observation. The more one can see, the more one can investigate.
  • Noir focuses on the criminal mind, not a whodunit: more why they did it and will they get away with it. The abnormal psychology is what fascinates me rather than the puzzle-solving aspect.
  • The Emperor Napoleon, ascending gradually from his post of national magistrate to seat himself upon a throne without limits, seems to have wished to punish, as for the abuse of republican reforms, by making us feel all the weight of absolute monarchy.
  • Not all psychopaths are in prison - some are in the boardroom.
  • The Elizabethan mind wanted and demanded that one word could mean 50 things. What Shakespeare offers us is not ambiguity; it's choices.
  • In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
  • It seemed like most of the memories faded before they had time to form. And after a while, my life with my father seemed like a familiar story or a distant dream.
  • We preserve the status quo, preserve existing systems.
  • The experience of life that you and I have is pretty much a jigsaw puzzle in the box: Day-to-day experiences of disconnected pieces that don't seem to justify the efforts we make each day.
  • One of the series I like is D.M. Cornish's 'Monster Blood Tattoo,' in which he creates a whole language. Kids who are reading that are building a language in their heads. There's no real cognitive difference. I think kids are excited by language, and they're not always given credit for that.
  • Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.
  • I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
  • Some people haven't got a life, I suppose. They want to be on the road all the time.
  • The median startup is a business that's capitalized with about $25,000. The financing of that business comes from the entrepreneur's savings. The business is a retail or personal service business, a hair salon or a clothing store, that kind of thing.
  • The direct market has evolved into a machine that is very good at selling corporate-owned superhero titles published by two main companies: DC and Marvel.
  • I love my work. I've had three successful series, and I want to find out if I can make a fourth.
  • Don't wear dresses that are too tight. A size number is just a number. If the fit is comfortable, it will look more elegant.
  • Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve.
  • When I was young, my parents were these titanic, infallible figures. But Mum's illness and Dad's battles with diabetes and heart attacks had a ripple effect on me - reminding me of my own mortality and that these illnesses are genetic.
  • I am really into how words sound out loud, so I was always the kid who would, like, read the page of the book to herself in her room over and over and over. And Raymond Carver is great for that. Tobias Wolff is an author who is really good for that as well.
  • Sometimes you have to find the passion. It comes from the inside... Everyone has to find it for themselves.
  • I think it really makes a difference when you know the people that you're working with, when you develop a relationship.
  • On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
  • I believed God had wired me as a writer for a purpose, and I was squandering that purpose. I finally repented of doing things my way and told God that, in the future, I would only write books that glorified Him. That meant I had to buy back some of my contracts.
  • When you study a character, when you're making a film, you want to understand the character: like, what makes them tick?
  • I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself.
  • The great teams find a way to win.
  • I was a little hesitant at first because there's so many ways you can get 'Straight Outta Compton' wrong. You know, it's such a great story; it's such a classic tale. I was a little nervous 'cause it's like a very narrow road to success with that type of story - you got to get it right - but when I read it, I was pleasantly surprised.