Ways Quotes

  • My last show that I did on Broadway was - I hate to say this, but - 'Cats.' There you go. So I was doing 'Cats' on Broadway, and I injured my back. It was a really tough show.
  • When I was a kid growing up, there might be 10 shows on the air that had been on for ten seasons or eleven seasons. 'Gunsmoke' ran for over twenty years.
  • I lost boundaries as a child that I didn't even realize it and it wasn't talked about back then. You know, it was something you just buried and dealt with, and moved forward. What could you do about it?
  • Rarely in broadcasting history has so much been riding on the whimsical flick of a few thousand wrists.
  • If the present is any guide, government-sanctioned, counterfeit history is in your future.
  • The only routine with me is no routine at all.
  • I quit flying years ago. I don't want to die with tourists.
  • If you donate to a charity and save a few kids, 20 years down the line, there will be more people who exist because of you. In other words, you should consider your actions fully.
  • The Internet will win because it is relentless. Like a cannibal, it even turns on it own. Though early portals like Prodigy and AOL once benefited from their first-mover status, competitors surpassed them as technology and consumer preferences changed.
  • Celebrity culture is something that pains me.
  • That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.
  • Now air is the cause and spirit of every life and motion in the world, be it in flesh or in any of the vegetables; all whatever is hath its life from the air, and nothing whatsoever that moveth and is in this world can subsist without air.
  • Honestly, I just go to restaurants to eat so I won't die. If there was a pill I could take in January and then I wouldn't have to eat again for the rest of the year, I would take it. Of course, I wouldn't want to sacrifice my chocolate cake and ice cream.
  • I'm influenced by all types of music.
  • I work three days at home, and two days in the British Library or the London Library, just to get out of the house and hide from the children.
  • I used to do small roles in Western films.
  • Eventually there are going to be cities in space.
  • Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
  • As a child I prayed that my calling be revealed - but not with expectation and not with a destination. I became an artist because I didn't know what to do and I thought it was really fun to make things.
  • The job of the novelist is to invent: to embroider, to color, to embellish, to make things up.
  • It was a labor of love and they did really well.
  • I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician.
  • If you seriously aspire to be a manager in the big leagues, there is a baseball 'book' that one must learn. Alongside that book, you must practice Spanish. Of 25 players on each roster, sometimes there are between eight and 15 players who speak Spanish.
  • Every time somebody would ask me what I want to be when I grow up, I would always say, 'I want to be on Broadway!'
  • I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism.
  • If I'm ever having a good time, I'll write about it so I'll remember it.
  • If you aren't creeped out by the No Birth Control Left Behind rhetoric of the White House and Planned Parenthood, you aren't listening closely enough. The anesthetic of progressive benevolence always dulls the senses. Wake up.
  • The law has no power over heroes.
  • There is a recurring temptation for any nation, and for any writer who operates within its field of force, to make an ornament of the past: to turn the losses to victories and to restate humiliations as triumphs.
  • My mother has done so much for me in my life and has continuously been there and been my rock.
  • The message is risk, really risk. Be yourself. Create.
  • If you don't educate yourself, you'll never get out of the starting block because you'll spend all your money making foolish decisions.
  • If you are a housewife, take pride in that.
  • When I was 13, Eddie Murphy was to me what Chris Tucker was to 13-year-olds when I made 'Rush Hour.' And 'Rush Hour' really came out of the fact that I grew up watching 'Beverly Hills Cop' and '48 Hrs.'
  • Blind don't mean you can't, you know, listen.
  • The leaders come up from the volunteers that do the work, and it's amazing because then they do these incredible things in their community that they never thought they had the power to make that happen.
  • One reason for high health care costs is that patients fail to follow their treatment regimen.
  • The pitcher setting up the batter. It's chess, and you play with it.
  • And if people do like me, I think it's because I'm a stand-up guy.
  • Skiing is the pleasurable part of alpinism - way more pleasurable and fun than alpine climbing.
  • What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
  • The Merchants of Carolina, are fair, frank Traders.
  • The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela - they're all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn't it?
  • The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical.
  • I've been so lucky to do different things. The world in which 'Westworld' takes place is so unique and bizarre, and it's really interesting to explore that whole universe with the language and brutality going on there. With 'Inferno,' there's the Dan Brown mystery.
  • The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of an academic job in a university which I received.
  • Remember that film 'Sliding Doors,' when John Hannah woos Gwyneth Paltrow by reciting Monty Python sketches? I can tell you now that doesn't work, so that film's wrong.
  • Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.