Vast Majority Quotes

  • Until I was about 13, somehow I managed to assume that everyone reacted to everything just about as I did. I took it for granted that everyone shared my passion for overcast skies. It came as quite a shock when I discovered that there were actually people who preferred sunshine.
  • For me, the most indispensable tool for wrapping presents is a wife.
  • A lot of writers, especially crime writers, have an image that we think we're trying to keep up with. You've got to be seen as dark and slightly dangerous. But I'm not like that and I've realised that I don't need to put that on. People will buy the books whether they see a photo of you dressed in black or not.
  • The first story I wrote was called 'Days,' and I have very little affection for it.
  • Stealing bases is just something I like to do. I figure if I can hit home runs and steal bases, I'd be different than everybody else.
  • I want to keep working, I want to keep doing my humanitarian stuff around the world, shining light on different places that have problems. Keep making movies, make people laugh.
  • I was paid $8 or $9 million for 'Evan Almighty.' I didn't want that money.
  • Assistant coaches become a little bit more buddies to the players than a head coach.
  • Don't assume I have everything figured out... I get as confused about life as everybody, and sometimes I think I'm just hurtling through the world without a plan at all.
  • The labor movement is our brother's keeper! The labor movement is our sister's keeper!
  • It's very important that historic cities are allowed to reinvent their future.
  • The 2010 global gender gap report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries with better gender equality have faster-growing, more competitive economies.
  • I have a record of wanting to make sure that campaigns are open and financing is fair, but it can't just be one sided.
  • I take policy seriously; I'm not just trying to be a political hack.
  • Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost.
  • The iPhone will forever be associated with the inventive genius of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley. But the roots of innovation can be traced back - from one genius to another, at least - back to the genius who put the phone in iPhone: Alexander Graham Bell.
  • The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves.
  • Of all the Beauties, it is that which attracts the most lasting Admiration, gives the greatest Charm to every thing we say or do, and renders us amiable in every Station, and thro' every Stage of Life.
  • I've gotten to the point where I'm comfortable guarding any position on the floor. It just didn't happen overnight. It came with a lot of work, a lot of film study and everything.
  • It is through science that we understand the world around us, and by understanding the world around us, we not only contribute to ourselves, our family, to our communities, etc. - you also contribute to the basic development and evolution of humanity.
  • In 1982, I wrote in my diary that life is motion, not joy. If the way you measure success in life is by how much joy it brings you, you're measuring inaccurately. Life is also sadness, defeat, striving. It is many things.
  • MTV was such a great training for me. I did live interviews with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna.
  • The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
  • I regrettably wasted time at university by being overwhelmed and intimidated by the talent of other composers. I felt stuck and didn't know what I was doing there. I enjoyed my experience, but I didn't grab it in the way I would now.
  • The great advantage of being human is that we can employ rational thought and resolve to change our circumstances.
  • We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp, survivors.
  • Ahmedabad is a cultured city with a rich heritage of craft and theatre.
  • I am 100% proud Puerto Rican but have lived two-thirds of my life in the United States. So, there will be some things I write in English, but my main way of conversing with my audience is in Spanish because, at the end of the day, I'm a Latino.
  • But it's not just a game of finding literary references.
  • The great and unlooked for discoveries that have taken place of late years have all concurred to lead many men into the opinion that we were touching on a period big with the most important changes.