Theoretical Quotes

  • In high school, I didn't date awesome dudes.
  • I read 'The Hobbit' but not a single one of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I had to lie about this pretty much all through high school. I still say it apologetically.
  • Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.
  • The question we ask is - if there is life on other planets, should we expect it to be based on the same molecules, i.e. be universal - or should we expect it to depend on the local conditions, i.e. on the planet's geochemistry. So to find out, we try experiments on biomolecules, starting with such geochemistry conditions.
  • Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
  • I was born with this talent, so I've just worked hard, and now it's gone well for me. But I'm not going to lie - I didn't expect to be top of the Premier League.
  • What's successful is when you are good at what you aim to do. And I don't think that Nas has aimed to do anything that he hasn't done. So he is a good businessman.
  • Technology is not destiny.
  • The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees.
  • I never pushed to be a star. I didn't want to. I had my home, my family. Session work let you do the music and leave.
  • Thomas More's birth was noted by his father upon a blank page at the back of a copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'Historia Regum Britanniae'; for a lawyer John More was remarkably inexact in his references to that natal year, and the date has been moved from 1477 to 1478 and back again.
  • The sooner you learn to finish things, and as a matter of course finish your creative endeavors, the better. It took me a long time to learn that.
  • The sky always seems to be out there, away from us. I like to bring it down in close contact with us, so you feel you are in it. We feel we are at the bottom of this ocean of air; we are actually on a planet.
  • The federal government neither has the power to site transmission lines, nor do we build them. That's done, as people know, in their own communities. The siting decisions and the permitting is done at the local level, or by state governments if it's interstate in nature. And federal government - this is one area we have no authority.
  • I'd like, each time out as a writer, to reinvent who I am and what I'm doing. That's one of the great pleasures and rewards of the occupation.
  • There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge.
  • I think maybe the rural influence in my life helped me in a sense, of knowing how to get close to people and talk to them and get my work done.
  • True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
  • A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.
  • Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other's experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.
  • My wife thinks I have an obsession with social class. So I guess I have an obsession with social class. It probably stems from feeling like an outcast.
  • After all, tomorrow is another day.
  • The tarot is sacred.
  • So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball. For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard, and I always challenged myself - how many juggles can I get today? I think for players to get better, it's just about spending the time.
  • I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.
  • I wasn't actually very naturally good at economics. My brain doesn't work very well, in terms of mathematics.
  • It's not like the old competition that you had between Leno and Letterman. It's a friendly competition between Fallon and Stephen.
  • Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
  • Christina Aguilera and I are friends no matter what the media makes up.
  • As a kid, I was obsessed with myths and legends and the haunting beauty of gothic stories.
  • Critics called me 'egregious' - I had to look that one up - and 'creepy', but now I don't read them, I weigh them.
  • Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
  • What inspired me to work so hard and to maintain my determination was seeing my mother. She was an immigrant and was struggling in America to make it by; that inspired me to work hard.
  • My husband and I, when we had our five children and they were grown, we thought we were entitled to grandchildren. And so we were just expecting this to happen; of course, nothing was happening. And then we kept begging, bribing, cajoling, anything - threatening to adopt our own grandchildren - and finally, we got some grandchildren.
  • I can't imagine that life can be replaced with a computer universe. I can't accept it.
  • We're all just waiting for our sugar lumps. That's how life has been structured for us.
  • For film fans to support 'The Imitation Game' means so much to me, the entire cast and film-making team.
  • If a man wishes to truly not be written about, he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls, inviting them into his life.
  • Most every young man either takes inspiration from his father or wishes he could. I was fortunate in that I could.
  • Programmers can be lazy.
  • People want to make a distinction between what's commercial and what's art.
  • A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
  • A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing.
  • In 1976, Rastafarians were one of the most violated, persecuted groups in Jamaica. They could be beaten within an inch of their lives, or detained for two years, just for being found in a 'proper' neighbourhood.
  • Songwriting is kind of like a craft. It's not something that just comes in a dream. You've got to work at it.
  • Most actors are starving. Most of us are walking around with a flashlight and tweezers looking for evidence. When you have someone that actually writes an acting role, it's rare.
  • I've always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.
  • We have to continue to raise awareness as the Voting Rights Caucus... make sure people call into their state legislators. Let us know that they've decided they weren't going to vote because they heard it was a hassle.