Vibe Quotes

  • When I shoot actors, I have that dilemma. I want the actor to be good, and sometimes I have to push them to a place that isn't pleasant. I always think: 'Is it worth doing for the sake of the movie?' But I have to remember the bigger picture.
  • I like the relationship between the master and the student. Each piece has new problems, and each is different. They're all an indentured servitude. There's that subjugation that you have to put yourself under. It's a give and take. There is work involved, and during that time, the greatest things are revealed.
  • That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don't expect them to learn, if you don't expect them to succeed - then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • I tend to keep things that bother me clandestine... well-hidden. I'm also not very good at recognising the reasons that change my moods - they just seem to happen, which is not great for those around me.
  • I knew there was something about 'Sun Medallion,' in particular, because I just had to record it the second I wrote it.
  • I was crushingly bored talking about politics 30 hours a week.
  • Kids are always open to anything. It's very rare that a kid isn't extremely eager to make you happy.
  • I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album.
  • My kids seem to be more mature and older than I am now somehow. They've gotten ahead of me somehow. But they're very patient with me.
  • I have perfected the art of the mean song to make me feel like I have a backbone.
  • When I was growing up, I was so fascinated by Mel Blanc and all of the different voices that he did for 'Looney Tunes' and watching Robin Williams record voice-over for the genie in 'Aladdin.' It always seemed to be a major honor - something you have to earn. Like people trust you when they want to have you there without seeing you.
  • There's a lot of companies that profit from a weak dollar.
  • I have much to say about the pain I've felt and seen inside of prison. It has been an eye-opening and harrowing experience.
  • I think entrepreneurs have a great opportunity to think of how to make things more understandable, simple and beautiful.
  • I knew I would be running with so many people watching all over the world because of him. People love Bolt. He has many fans out there because of his great achievements and breaking world records in Olympics. I've done the same and it's a great honour. I'm happy and I'm happy for him.
  • Things that look like an 'overnight success' typically are not.
  • I grew up on the Bond movies. The first one I saw was 'Diamonds Are Forever,' when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces.
  • I started working with Timely in 1946. Stan Lee hired me.
  • I had a very misguided notion of what 'network notes' were. I thought they were well-meant suggestions, perhaps urgently meant, but just suggestions nonetheless. And actually, they're demands. You have to do them, or you will not be paid.
  • A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.
  • As an actor, I have casting issues. I'm a minority. I don't have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I'm not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.
  • Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life.
  • People are scared to make something that doesn't look like another film that made a lot of money. It means we get 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' made again and again.
  • We know there must be new physics. For example, we cannot explain what dark matter is.
  • When I went to the all-Ireland final - Kerry against Dublin - I couldn't get away for an hour and a half with people coming up and wishing me all the best. Not one of them said, 'Martin, when did you leave the IRA?' But every one of them knew I was in the IRA at one stage.
  • Just be your authentic self because there's nothing sexier or more beautiful than that.
  • We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.
  • I was not a name; I was not a face. I was not going to finance a movie. No one was going to come and pay tickets to see me.
  • I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life.
  • I don't cheer for anyone because my job is obviously more important, but the reason why I got into sports is because of my father. He's a giant sports fan and we are from New England, so he cheered for the Celtics and the Red Sox.
  • I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths.
  • We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it?
  • The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse.
  • I'm much more shy than most of my family.
  • I'm just glad to be singing songs that touch people.
  • We have to get it into our heads once and for all that we cannot settle disputes by eliminating human beings.
  • I don't wear the see-through shirts or anything too glittery. I come from that '90s school of rap. Fitted caps, because I got a big head, so snapbacks don't fit me right.
  • I don't know if it's a failure of imagination on my part, but I'm not going to be writing about Paris in the 1800s. I feel like it would come off as just ludicrously uninformed, even if I did a lot of research.
  • I went to a woman for advice about how to be in business, but I learned a great deal from men.
  • I don't like to listen to music while I'm working.
  • In Eastern culture, people see ghosts, people talk about ghosts... it's just accepted. And in Western culture it's just not.
  • To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
  • I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
  • I was a huge 'Sopranos' fan, obviously.
  • I like being scared, so I've always liked fairy tales because they're kind of creepy.
  • The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
  • I don't consider myself a celebrity. That would be kind of sad.
  • I try to be a good person. I love Jesus.