Wanting Quotes

  • I grill all the time - burgers, ribs, chicken, steak, and fish.
  • It's been a dream of mine to run my own summer camp. I went to one as a kid, and I put on productions, and got lots of confidence.
  • Reality: What a concept!
  • People inside of belonging systems are very threatened by those who are not within that group. They are threatened by anyone who has found their citizenship in places they cannot control.
  • To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible; to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future.
  • Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
  • If any fall by the hand of violence, others will continue the blessed work.
  • When I look back at where I came from, at the school I attended... my classmates for the most part haven't had successful paths - many have had a difficult, chaotic path.
  • I'm an actor who directs. Probably always will be.
  • I was never one for multi-cameras; my approach was always... I always considered there was only one place to be to do a shot.
  • Having a self, even a simple self, allows you to look into the world and put a mark over what is more important and less important. It's a way of classifying the world in terms of your own needs.
  • Dream and Ne-Yo understand what women go through, what we feel, what we talk about, what we're scared of, and I think that their records show that clearly as well.
  • So the better my partner or my opposition, however you like to think about it, the better my game.
  • We will never allow anyone, any organization, or any political party, at any time or in any form, to separate any part of Chinese territory from China.
  • I think everybody faces challenges in their lives. I've definitely been through it - not to the extreme that Astrid did. I try to keep some kind of identity and strength.
  • And at the end of the day, if the movie's no good, I'll live to fight another day.
  • Human beings were put on the planet to depend upon their Creator and to worship their Creator at every point in every sphere of culture.
  • We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage.
  • I'm saying, Come on, the global warming thing? How did the ice melt during the ice ages? Was the dinosaurs driving SUVs around back then?
  • I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.
  • The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence.
  • No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
  • If the playwright knew every little thing about his play, why bother? There must be discovery all the time, otherwise why bother to do it?
  • My impressions of the Russian Revolution can be divided into two periods. The first period was when I showed deep sympathy. My second period is one of disappointment. This change was the result of close observation on the spot.
  • By a combination of formal training and self study, the latter continuing systematically well into the 1940s, I was able to gain a broad base of knowledge in economics and political science, together with reasonable skills in advanced mathematics, symbolic logic, and mathematical statistics.
  • Since I've worked in film and television for so long, I've acquired the ability to let the version of the characters that lives in my mind make way for the living, breathing humans who are going to play them on screen. If you cast it right - and casting is about 80% of directing - they will eventually replace or exceed the imaginary image.
  • I do not consider myself beautiful.
  • I think Barack Obama is one of the most exciting politicians to come along in a long time.
  • I fell in love with Rwanda the moment I saw those verdant, rolling hills rise up beneath the wings of the plane as we descended toward Kigali airport.
  • I grew up in Vancouver, which is a pretty liberal, gay Mecca of the West coast. There's San Francisco, and then there's Vancouver.
  • Many in local government will ask why should only a few areas have the freedoms and benefits of Enterprise Zone status while the majority lose out?
  • I'm very punctual. I wish I could change this about myself because most people around me are not.
  • In Mongolia, the nomads always told me that wolves were the most dangerous things on the steppe, and I didn't believe them at first.
  • The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself.
  • I was playing sports all the time, and my parents, Anne and John, encouraged me to play in grade school and high school.
  • Art, in the first place, has to connect with yourself.
  • I believe that the idea of strategic beliefs may be more important than strategic planning when thinking about how you keep the long view.
  • I think I skipped a lot of music, like when I was 17 or 18. I didn't know about a lot of new bands because I was so immersed in older music.
  • I still rate the bit in the first 'Tomb Raider' where the T Rex comes round the end of the valley and roars as one of the most awesome gaming experiences, and I still adore 'Tomb Raider' for putting that in my life.
  • I was born just barely south of the Mason Dixon line.
  • I was lightweight - that was the whole point of me.
  • After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.
  • I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention.
  • I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough.
  • We're the only dance in town. We don't compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.
  • The appeal all too often is to the gallery, hungry for sensation.
  • The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
  • I told everyone that I was going to be a pro wrestler ever since I was 10 years old, and now I can show them that I did it.