Very Quotes

  • Look at the man go, its like trying to stop a water-buffalo with a pea-shooter.
  • I certainly saw science as a kind of calling, and one with as much legitimacy as a religious calling.
  • A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
  • I think sometimes I'm more fond of doing the research for the character because you learn so much. Sometimes shooting is really difficult because you wake up early and you're always hurrying. And sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. I'm here and there.
  • A huge part of making something work is getting along with people you work with. You want them to succeed; you want them to bring their ideas to life as much as possible.
  • I'm a little bit of an amateur political junkie.
  • I think this show I'm going to do,' Awake,' if it's done well, will not only be provocative and entertaining, but help people. I want to do that.
  • I'm at my desk before nine, and I go all day. I'm not necessarily productive all day, but really, who is?
  • In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
  • I had been feeling a little rum. I didn't think it was anything serious because years ago I felt a lump and it was benign. I assumed this would be too. It kind of takes the wind out of your sails, and I don't know what the future holds, if anything.
  • Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write something to please the upper structure, those with money and power.
  • I did not have a mobile phone in 1993. No one did, except the occasional banker or Hollywood star seeming smart, or the main character in 'American Psycho.' In 1993, every day was 'let's get lost.' I could walk Greenwich Village for hours and not be found.
  • I had never seen a perfect game or no-hitter thrown.
  • I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life.
  • Acting is the only thing that makes me happy.
  • I love to cook. And I love food. I'd probably work with animals. Interior design, I'm very into that.
  • I'm an American, and I live pretty well. But go down to Mexico, and a lot of people really don't. So what, we're going to blame them for trying to get out?
  • I'm afraid we live at the mercy of a power, maybe a God, without mercy. And yet we find it, as I have, from others.
  • It's fun to pretend you're good at something you know you wouldn't be good at in real life.
  • I wasn't afraid to be laughed at or be loud.
  • As an actress, if you find inspiration through my work, then my job is complete.
  • Being a woman and being gay is really a unique position in our society. I know in my experience of activism, oftentimes it makes a difference if something is women-focused. It's likely to get the attention of women much more easily.
  • Either the law exists, or it does not.
  • I started out doing improvised voices when I started working in a program where I read for kids in schools. I had some kids and they asked me if I would mind doing it. I was very happy to do it. That's where I got my training before I went to the public. I did that for several years. It was actually the best vocal training I could have had.
  • The one good thing is that I get a lot more good scripts coming through my letterbox. 'Vera Drake' raised my profile in one way, and then 'Harry Potter' in another.
  • I realized later how much my acting experience influenced my writing and how it helped me to write for other actors.
  • My name is Constance Marie, and I am anti-princess.
  • All my adult life, there was the Troubles. That was the backdrop of my life.
  • Life constantly presents the greatest opportunity brilliantly disguised as the biggest disaster.
  • I have been fascinated with survival and having to go on no matter what. That always appealed to me.
  • I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long.
  • I remember being influenced by great artists when I was a kid - not to call myself a great artist - but people who I thought were great enough that they really made a difference. And so I would never want to be disappointed by them, and I want to make sure I never disappoint audience.
  • I don't believe in a personal god. It's good to give thanks, whether or not there's a god. There's no reason not to live life to the fullest. Morality is all the more important for people who don't expect to get a piece of celestial candy after they die.
  • I'm always tryin' to do something new, tryin' to look like a beginner.
  • I feel pride in being a Greenlander.
  • Every factory-farmed animal is, as a practice, treated in ways that would be illegal if it were a dog or a cat.
  • I think it's extremely important that children are exposed to reading.
  • My dad played some guitar, and both my parents are fans of music and have huge record collections.
  • The freedom fighters in India's long struggle for independence from British rule, or members of the African National Congress, were once classed as terrorists. History, as they say, is written by victors, but history also has many cunning corridors - how much time must elapse before all those tricky side-passages are revealed?
  • I'm an incurable romantic, and Casablanca's one of the most romantic pictures I've ever seen - the combination of Bogart and Bergman is just magical.
  • Americans who read the papers or watch Jay Leno have been aware for some time now that there is a slim but real possibility - about 1 in 45,000 - that an 850-foot-long asteroid called Apophis could strike Earth with catastrophic consequences on April 13, 2036.
  • We haven't had crime writers, and for a long time in the Republic, we didn't seem to have a crime problem as such.
  • People must be confident that a judge's decisions are determined by the law and only the law. He must be faithful to the Constitution and statutes passed by Congress. Fidelity to the Constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my life and the hallmark of the kind of judge I have tried to be.
  • I don't do what I do willingly, but I have to do it.
  • I'm not saying 'I have cerebral palsy, pay attention to me.' We all have problems, and we have to figure out how to live our best life.
  • It doesn't matter that millions read as long as you share it with somebody. So I don't really think about readers or editors. You especially should never think of editors - especially never think about reviewers.
  • Oracle is my second job ever that did not involve waitressing. But I still have my waitress apron just in case this does not work out. It's just that I fell in love with software when I was programming in college. When I was an investment banker, there were mostly mainframe companies and very few software ones.
  • People don't just come to work to make money; they need satisfaction.