Than Quotes

  • One of the reasons why I think people have gone from reading mainstream newspapers to the Internet is because they realize they're being lied to.
  • I have been intrigued by Catherine de Medici and the legends surrounding her for a long time.
  • The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn't always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn't yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.
  • I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.
  • No biographical subject is ever on hold with the orthodontist. If there's a dry spell, it's your job to curtail or eliminate it.
  • For all the popularity of spiritual advisers in South Korea, it still shocks to see the leaders of huge public companies relying on fortune-tellers. A shaman may advise a struggling executive to move a building's front entrance, tapping the widespread pungsu belief that your luck depends on the direction of your house.
  • Some people don't understand that I - as an artist and a person - I want to make my own decisions and create the music that I personally like.
  • Sunday, I go to church; I take the day off. I rest.
  • Music in this film is a very important part.
  • I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.
  • Ireland is such a young society. The British were the ruling class up until they left about a hundred years ago, and we've been trying to work out what our class hierarchy is ever since.
  • Each time I'm starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare... As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism.
  • In the world of musical theatre, if everyone says it's a good idea, you wonder why nobody has done it before.
  • If I have to, I will use one challenge after another to dismantle governmental operations that I consider violations of the Constitution.
  • It's easy to forget that when you take out all the shark stuff, 'Jaws' is a really beautiful human drama.
  • Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife's life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego.
  • I guess my personality is that of a modern, strong Chinese woman. I don't believe in destiny. There are many things that can be changed. I don't like to be defeated by difficulties. I love freedom, so when I am shaping a character, I usually do it the way I want. I always find some part of my own character in a role.
  • When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.
  • I must never write when I do not want to write.
  • Occupy Wall Street means making Wall Street and the corporate power elite understand that the people affected by the binge of unregulated greed are not going away, and they are not going to give up.
  • Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
  • Maybe I'm secretly in my soul a method actor.
  • If you're gonna fall apart, do it in your own bedroom.
  • The friends I knew who tutored were well paid for work that seemed far less grueling than waitressing or late-night newspaper copy editing or all the other side gigs I attempted in my early twenties.
  • The Muslim heaven features prominently in the Quran, Arabic poetries and Hadith. The Jewish heaven, though, is still a mystery; it's mystic.
  • I think in any form of acting, you're always well served if you've done theater.
  • I broke a lot of conventions. Look, I spent a long time as an actor. I spent a lot of time playing pretty ordinary arcs.
  • But then acting is all about faking. We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
  • It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It's almost like having a secure job.
  • I was keenly aware that everybody would have loved for me to do a close sequel or a spin-off to 'Marley and Me.'
  • It's not so much that I got that idea at some point, it came up naturally because of the improvisational nature of the story I was telling.
  • I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it.
  • If you're an enemy, I would love for you to be a fan, because I don't like enemies.
  • President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.
  • Wen wu contradicts the very American notion of John Wayne being the ideal of manhood. In the wen wu way of thinking, it's much more important to restrain rather than exert yourself through brute power.
  • I write about two hours a day, and I write in fits and spurts - 45 minutes here, a half-hour there - and when I get stuck, which happens often, I take the dogs for a walk. But during the time when I'm not actually writing, I'm thinking.
  • Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
  • Pat Boone is an icon in this country. He's not a guy who's going to pull the wool over people's eyes. He's going to tell them the truth.
  • What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life's history is a constant domination by bacteria.
  • The present system of protecting NHS patients was a bit of a shambles.
  • I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism - those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, Indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes.
  • The best movies have one sentence that they're exploring, a thesis, something that people can argue about over dinner afterward.
  • We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past.
  • Books don't exist unless you read them. And it's a two way process - you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they're just marks.
  • I am an honest, straight guy.
  • I was kicked out of school one year for streaking.
  • If you're good at it, you can win.
  • Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind.