Surface Quotes

  • I'm more a percussion instrument than a dancer.
  • There are scenes here and effects here that would make George S. Patton wince.
  • There are going to be losses. There are going to be bad plays. There are going to be mistakes.
  • There are a lot of kicks out there in taekwondo that are flashy, so I like all of those. My favourite is probably chop because I'm better at it than the others. But I like a good back kick if I can nail it well.
  • What's happened is that an incessant, an insidious insurgency has repeatedly attacked the key infrastructure targets, reducing outputs.
  • The New World Order run by the United Nations ain't gonna happen. Because they've shown their hand, and at least some corner of Congress and the American people are awake to it: they've blown it all.
  • One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.
  • I can talk to anybody but when it comes to somebody that I like, then I turn into like this five-year-old kindergartener in a sandbox.
  • Though I technically come from a film family, my father had stopped making films even before my brother and I were born. So I did not really grow up in a filmi environment. And when I was growing up, becoming an actress was still quite a taboo. And you may not believe this, but even my father did not want me to join films.
  • There are some aspects of the diagram that I wish I had expressed a little more clearly.
  • In politics, not all lies are all lies. And not all truths are complete.
  • If the Federal Reserve pursues a strong dollar at home while the dollar becomes more competitive in global markets, we can achieve both price stability and a more balanced path of economic growth.
  • We did the two-year extension of Bush tax cuts in 2010. We negotiated the Budget Control Act in August of 2011 and the fiscal cliff deal at the end of 2012, which saved 99 percent of Americans from a tax increase.
  • What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch.
  • Somebody who never got over the embarrassing fact that he was born in bed with a lady.
  • Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me that's successful because to resonate with women across the board for six years and have only one African-American actor pass through for one episode.
  • My husband and I try to spend some time every night that I'm home talking without distractions.
  • There is a time to speak and a time to listen, and sometimes people need to shut up.
  • First, I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.
  • I've succeeded at everything except my life.
  • Sitting in my favorite coffeehouse with a new notebook and a hot cup of java is my idea of Heaven.
  • Forgers can start with the same photographic images Warhol did, and sometimes knock off silkscreens only an expert can distinguish from the originals.
  • Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
  • Everyone sees drama from his own perspective.
  • By all means, let someone else have Pearl Harbor.
  • I think theater is a core need of a community.
  • Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
  • Death can't be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow.
  • However much some journalists may criticize me, I know that I look, feel, and behave several decades younger than my actual age, and much of that is because I believe you are what you think you are. This is called positive affirmation, and it's a really strong tool.
  • We were raised without movies, theater or music. We had only nature, the hills, the trees. When I got on the set of 'Manon,' I wasn't star-struck because I didn't know what a star was.
  • Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we're all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I'm really grateful for it, I don't believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?
  • Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
  • Bob Harras' personal and creative integrity is respected and renowned throughout the comic book industry. As an editor, he provides invaluable insight into storytelling and character.
  • We have been conditioned to see the passing of time as an adversary.
  • We need balance. We need to balance our inner life with our outer life. Nature is always sitting there waiting to help us, but we have to do the work. Nature is probably the greatest teacher that we'll ever have... the earth and nature.
  • Fascism is not the result of dictatorship.
  • Now I'm this far up the ladder and I've got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
  • My husband and I were excited about having a kid - it was having a baby that had us worried. We had a lot to learn, so like good liberal arts graduates, we signed up for a class.
  • And I've also come to the conclusion that, as far as guitar solos and things like that are concerned, it's more important to complement the music rather than take away from it.
  • True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
  • After a lifetime of losing and gaining weight, I get it. No matter how you slice it, weight loss comes down to the simple formula of calories in, calories out.
  • Novelists go about the strenuous business of marrying and burying their people, or else they send them to sea, or to Africa, or at the least, out of town. Essayists in their stillness ponder love and death.
  • Well, I had a record deal since I was 18, and it got me where I am.
  • To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it's digging deep, it's doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.
  • The public are not stupid.
  • I don't want to be Tom Cruise. I'm not after some movie blockbuster career. That's not the kind of work I'm interested in. And frankly, it's not the kind of work I'm ever going to get.
  • Hooks need to be predictable and not predictable at the same time.
  • Well, because I'm naturally a tomboy, when I have sleepovers with girls, they end up going home and crying.