Surrounded Quotes

  • I'm a very impatient person. I love dancing, I love music, and I love eating life.
  • 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.
  • You're surrounded by electronic music in New York. I mean New York is one of the few places in North America where electronic music is the prevalent form.
  • Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.
  • Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.
  • I'm always looking to the future and what will next be on the horizon.
  • 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.
  • I loved Charlotte Bronte when I was little, and I wanted to be Charlotte Bronte the way people want to be a princess.
  • Others may prefer mindless entertainment, but on Sunday nights, you'll find me parked right in front of my television, munching popcorn and improving my intellect by watching 'Masterpiece Classic.'
  • The whole concept of treating people with dignity and respect is a concept that isn't a business concept, it's a life concept. It's who you are at the end of the day.
  • Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.
  • 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.
  • Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
  • Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night.
  • I get recognized a lot now. It's great.
  • Making $1,260 a week at 17 years old? That was a million dollars a week to me!
  • 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 love fried chips, but they weren't good for you, and I didn't like the healthy options like rice chips.
  • Being an actor in movies is a lot about the power of your imagination and making the circumstance real to you so the audience will feel that it's real.
  • My life as Mrs. Leo Durocher and baseball come first.
  • Unfortunately, the experience on HealthCare.gov has been highly frustrating for many Americans. These problems are unacceptable.
  • The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
  • Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive.
  • I've always thought of absurdism as a French fad I'd like to belong to.
  • Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
  • There are a lot of farmers and ranchers who are struggling. I get on my knees every day. If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.
  • GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things.
  • Just because there are people who violate rules, behave illegally and so on, it does not mean that everybody is like that. On the contrary, if you watch certain judges, you observe that they honestly try to implement what they believe the Constitution says and just put it into effect.
  • I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them.
  • I have this idea of myself as this quiet, observant, thoughtful child, which my parents roundly contradict. They claim that I was loud and bossy and dancing all the time.
  • I try to only read light things when I'm working on my books, and in the evenings I watch a lot of mindless TV. I have to break up the 'dark,' or I wouldn't be a very happy person.
  • 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.
  • Even more important maybe, or equally more important at least, is they don't have to scrap for a living.
  • 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.
  • An American citizen is not going to be extradited to Japan for saving whales.
  • Moods are complicated and very much a part of who we are. People would be very boring without them.
  • I know I'm going to be the next big hip-hop artist. I just want to save hip-hop... that's my job.
  • I get an awful lot of fan mail, and I read all that I can.
  • When I'm not working, I would kill to have some sort of creative outlet other than, say, a coloring book. And when I'm working, I want to do all those things I was griping about - you know, make a turkey-and-cheese sandwich, put it in a zip-top bag, and stick it in a lunch box right now!
  • I literally do not understand how New Yorkers deal with summer.
  • When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.
  • Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you'd think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.
  • We never had a billionaire brand in music; the closest thing we had was Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson sold 750 million records. I think we're gonna set the tone for other youngsters to make more money and see that a billion dollars can be accomplished.
  • I still play the fiddle every day. I'm afraid if I don't, it won't know who I am.
  • Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
  • The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes to be played out with guns in our streets. We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country.
  • The 21st-century curator works in a supremely globalised reality.
  • 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.