Week Quotes

  • I have to reign myself in a lot.
  • I love weddings: happy people coming together to celebrate in great clothes.
  • Unease is not an emotion I get often in the theatre, and I like it.
  • Notwithstanding this high Ecclesiastical authority, he who dared accept truth only because it could be proved, or proved to be good, and disregard authority, was commonly stigmatized as an infidel.
  • I grew up in the time of Germany after the war.
  • I'm a big believer that life changes as much as you want it to.
  • A lot of leading countries in the world, including the United States and Russia, have to take their responsibilities much more seriously to ensure we are back on the road to peace and stability.
  • After 9/11 and the impending actors' strike of a few years ago, roles dried up for everyone.
  • Fall into your sentences; enjoy writing them. Love the world you are creating.
  • We were called The Toilets originally - we were flushed with success.
  • 'Star Wars' is very black and white, and honestly, I like it that way. But fantastical settings like that work best when the characters within them feel real. Real people have conflicts and make mistakes and get it wrong sometimes.
  • Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
  • There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn't really much confusion.
  • I find intelligence sexy. I find a sense of humor sexy. I find sensitivity sexy.
  • It is important to have a circle of Christians friends, which I do have.
  • I channel surf like probably most people.
  • To this day, nothing makes me happier than finding a TV show I really love.
  • Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.
  • I wanted to be able to do things at my own pace, make mistakes and nobody would care.
  • We need to start training more primary health providers and fewer specialists. We will never be able to control health care costs unless we challenge the over-emphasis on medical research, specialists and technology and put more emphasis on delivering good, everyday basic medicine to those who now have none.
  • When I was a kid, I always thought that I'd be a comic book artist. It took a long time to start thinking that I could be a musician.
  • Every company has its style, and that's what makes the Bolshoi so impressive: their attack on jumps or their attack on choreography.
  • The right of free speech cannot be parceled out based on whether we want to hear what the speaker has to say or whether we agree with those views. It means, quite often, tolerating the expression of views that we find distasteful, perhaps even repugnant.
  • I really have a generation gap about modern clothes.
  • Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.
  • In a lot of the really impoverished areas of Johannesburg you see these packets of cheesy puffs which are like 6 feet long and the width of a basketball, and they're transparent and they have like 10,000 cheesy puffs in them, and you can buy that for like 50 cents. It's kind of a weird treat that you'd see people having in the townships.
  • If I could play football, I'd play football. But not women's football - real football. Or I'd just date a quarterback.
  • I made a good living for a teenager. And I had to learn all different kinds of music - jazz, swing, Motown, pop - and that inspired what kind of music I started to write.
  • My brother and I shared an isolated area at the top of the house; we would clamber over the roof and gables and grow our imaginations. But it didn't feel ideal at the time.
  • I like showing the gritty truthful dark side of humanity.
  • There are days like any normal human being where I wake up and I don't feel like going to work.
  • I don't think I'm a millionaire, but I'm comfortable.
  • People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
  • I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there's so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment.
  • I'm at my best when I'm talking about relationships, talking about women, talking about situations and stories.
  • I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.
  • Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists.
  • I've got an overactive, analytical brain. I get frustrated, impatient, angry with myself. I swear at myself a lot.
  • The southern Chinese are a mixture of the Han, or northern Chinese, and the local tribes, some of which allowed women a great deal of freedom - much to the horror of the Chinese who were good Confucians. As a result, the folklore from southern China has strong females; and I found that the folktales mirrored my own experience.
  • I've been married three times and divorced three times.
  • At least I'm going into the job with clean hands.
  • There's an old saying, this too shall pass, and change is good.
  • Radio is commercial, isn't it. Its a business.
  • I think when you are the parents of a gifted athlete, the best thing in the world you can do is to encourage them, in my opinion. My dad didn't push me and I didn't push my children in athletics.
  • I'm good at cold reading; I've made a living doing this, and most of the time I do audition, but it's very tough. It's a very uncomfortable, awkward process. You never get used to it, really.
  • I decided early on that I wanted to participate in the greater American experience, rather than the parochial one in Mississippi. But I have an urge as a writer to meld the Southern experience into the larger American one.
  • We call ourselves creators and we just copy.
  • 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.