Surrounded Quotes

  • We all have roles in life. I'm a dad, a husband, this and that, but basically I only feel justified in being alive when I'm on the stage.
  • If I went on vacation, I'd rather go camping than stay in some four-star hotel... My friends treat me the same at home. They just want to sit down with you and have a beer.
  • The individual always realizes only one of the possibilities in its development, which could always have taken a different turning whenever it has to make an important decision.
  • We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.
  • I always wanted to make motion pictures, ever since I was a wee boy, and I was 32, and time was marching on. I met a guy who said, 'Come out to Hollywood for 10 days, and I'll get you a deal.' So I figured, 'OK, 10 days.' On the 10th day, he got me a development deal with Disney, not for a lot of money, but it allowed me to make the move.
  • I live in Brooklyn. I moved here 14 years ago for the cheap rent. It was a little embarrassing because I was raised in Manhattan, and so I was a bit of a snob about the other boroughs.
  • As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
  • When I tell people there are three stories in 'Thunderstruck' that were from the same wrecked novel, they want to guess what they are. Nobody has. There are no characters or timelines in common. They're structured very differently. A good novel wouldn't have pulled apart so easily.
  • I would love to have written Roger Zelazny's first five books of 'Amber.' What a great idea he had about the shadings of reality!
  • I'm concerned that boys have become politically incorrect, that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children.
  • Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
  • Being gay in San Francisco is fun. Being gay in Saudi Arabia - that's a whole other matter.
  • I would say probably Pirates of Silicon Valley just because I'm proud of the work, playing Gates.
  • I always wanted the world to hear my music, but I didn't know how I was gonna go about it.
  • Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
  • We're not going to scramble to make Chinese movies that we don't believe in; we're not going to make co-productions that we don't believe in, and we're not going to try to jam product into China that doesn't make sense.
  • I have to say that I reject somewhat the distinction between something called art and something called public art. I think all art demands and desires to be seen.
  • In orthodox film-making, you never shoot sequentially - but with improv, obviously every move you make has a knock-on effect; it is a cumulative process. I have improvised, on the non-scripted 'Timecode.' It can become entirely indulgent: actors smashing crockery and competing verbally.
  • I just live and let live and live my life pretty much according to the Golden Rule. And it turns out well for me.
  • I know I'm going to be the next big hip-hop artist. I just want to save hip-hop... that's my job.
  • To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
  • If I am a 35-year-old woman, and I hail a cab on a Friday evening, and a cab driver picks me up, there are two people in the world that know I am in that cab. Me and the cab driver. With an app like Sidecar, there is a electronic record. I know exactly who that person is because they are screened.
  • Like many dads I know, I've long been motivated in all aspects of my life by my love for my children - and my desire to make the world better a better place for them, my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren.
  • Good jazz has been a big part of my life as far as my interest in music, and... It's kind of weird now with music, the way technology is, with downloading and iPods and electronic distribution, and its kind of - you miss something, I think.
  • I had an ethnic preference, if you will, for the warm weather, coming from Chennai. So I finally said, 'Look, can I move to California?' because every time I come here, it would be in the 70s or 80s, and there would be beautiful blue sky and warm.
  • My own belief is that most people are trying to do their best. It doesn't mean they have no nasty side, or that they don't have a bad temper, or that they have never done anything they feel ashamed of. But fiction operates on people waking up trying to be horrible, and I don't think most people are trying to be horrible.
  • Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
  • I got stuck on the Peter Pan ride when I was nine years old with my dad at Disney World. We got stuck on that part of the ride when you're suspended in the pirate ship above the miniature London, and I was fascinated by the why of it all. 'Why is Peter Peter Pan, why is he in Neverland, how did he learn how to fly, etc.?'
  • The situation was, the team I was on when I got injured went down to the lower leagues. In America, they don't have that relegation, so when the team went down to the lower region, every player has his value, and they went off and sold any player who had value.
  • Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.
  • We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second.
  • I've never had a supernatural experience. I've been tempted to maybe have a tarot-card reading, but I don't know if I'd necessarily want to know.
  • The first author I remember being obsessed by, actually realizing 'I like the way he writes and I like the way he tells stories,' was C.S. Lewis and the 'Narnia' books.
  • I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
  • I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated.
  • I'm not the one who was elected. I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view.
  • Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
  • Trusting your gut is always the best thing - no matter what people around you insist you should be doing or saying or thinking. Only you know and once you live in truth,your heart is completely free.
  • We never got on a big, big tour, but we did a lot of spot dates.
  • Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
  • I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying. Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
  • I worry about making work more important than what I know to be the truth. Throughout all areas of life, we're told how to look, how to act, what to speak, what to wear, what we should have and other people don't have, and we know none of that means anything. Yet these other messages never stop coming.
  • This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
  • I know what you're saying, but I already told you all the truth and I, I don't what, I don't know what else to do. I just do the best I can and tell you the only thing I can, and that's what I already told you many times.
  • I'm always looking to the future and what will next be on the horizon.
  • Our education system is increasingly embracing a black-and-white way of thinking, in which 'learning' and 'play' are diametrically opposed. 'Learning' is the serious stuff that happens inside a classroom and can be measured via multiple choice questions and a No. 2 pencil. 'Play' is frivolous, fun, and worst of all, optional.
  • Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.
  • I've been in baseball my whole life, so I understand there's a lot in baseball that is out of your control, and you have to focus on the things you can control.