Willing Quotes

  • I don't think you ever think of a big city as sweet or community, but there are cities that I think of as charming and particular and interesting cities. I live in one now, Charleston.
  • That nice, soft pillow and the warm blanket, and it's all comfortable, and no one wants to leave that comfort - but if you can wake up early in the morning, get a head start on everyone else that's still sleeping, get productive time doing things that you need to do - that's a huge piece to moving your life forward.
  • Being a quarterback, the way I believe is there's always so much room to improve. Any little detail. I always cut up the film and try to watch what I can improve on, whatever little detail it is.
  • Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
  • Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.
  • Most people I've talked to are convinced that they're not getting valuable information from news media anymore. I'm not talking about tinfoil-hatters either, these are intelligent people who believe their news media has failed them.
  • I've got a pretty close bond with everyone in my family. I've got a brother and a sister whom I'm very close to, and my parents have always been the world's best parents.
  • Sometimes the buzz of reading about others eating comes from the voyeuristic thrill of seeing how the other half lives: the gold leaf and truffles or - in the case of Trimalchio's feast in Petronius' 'Satyricon' - the dormice and honey.
  • A Birkin bag is a very good rain hat; just put everything else in a plastic bag.
  • I am excited when I get a movie and I get to move somewhere for a certain amount of time. But I am a Cali girl.
  • Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
  • I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do.
  • I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it.
  • Sitcoms always made the most sense to me. I grew up watching them every day with my dad. Every Monday, Tuesday night, we would be sitting in front of the television watching any kind of sitcom. I connect with that more, but I love to do whatever kind of role.
  • Red carpets are pretty unpredictable. You can go from one person asking you what you're wearing to the next person asking you about the situation in Haiti. It's the extreme juxtaposition, and some of the questions can throw me!
  • There's something very, very powerful about having a life mate that you are attracted to but then can also have a beer with.
  • Our world was Northern, black and white, so it was a great thing for my sisters and me to sit down at Christmastime and watch these fabulous MGM musicals. All that color, all those beautiful costumes.
  • I was in one bar band from 1965 to '69, then I was in another one from 1970 to '79 - a 9-year bar band!
  • When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the 'Lion King' soundtrack. It's really odd, but it's true.
  • When I was about 10 or 11, I realised that people made movies; until then, I had thought they just happened.
  • We deny and have always denied having the slightest link with al-Qaeda.
  • I've had some of the best years of my career at Atletico and remember the supporters, my teammates, and the coaching staff fondly.
  • The swelling epidemic of human trafficking makes a mockery of the law and its protections.
  • It must be a terrible pressure to have to go to the office.
  • To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
  • I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid. I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.
  • I'm as heterosexual as any person need be. I'm open about my relationships - or lack thereof - in my own life, because I want to make the case that gay isn't contagious. It's not something that you can catch or learn or choose.
  • In a true democracy is the cure for most of our social and political ills, but a few of them must remain to keep us going.
  • I've had a wordless phase, and that's still not entirely over: what I sing is not always literally meant that way, and you can hear that in the way it is sung.
  • The point is, technology has empowered so many musicians, you know?
  • I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.
  • My weakness is 'American Idol.' My husband thinks it's ridiculous. But I am so inspired by those young people who are singing their guts out.
  • Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it, it would really be a good experience for him.
  • Multitasking creates a dopamine-addiction feedback loop, effectively rewarding the brain for losing focus and for constantly searching for external stimulation.
  • The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values.
  • When I was about 9 years old, man, I realized that the real thing was not only to do what you were doing totally great, but to look totally great while you were doing it.
  • The first person that I ever heard sing a song I wrote was Jason Derulo. I was in the studio when he was doing it, and I mean, I've heard that guy's voice my whole life. When he was singing words I wrote, I started kind of choking up, but I tried to be all manly and puff my chest up and be all, 'Yeah, it's not a big deal.'
  • Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
  • Anytime you can see a hitter and face a hitter, you gain knowledge, and you gain that experience. Whether they hit a homerun off you, or you strike them out or whatever it is, it's information.
  • I came to architecture from building. Because my father was a builder, everybody was - and is - a builder in my family.
  • I love dark chocolate. I'm also a peanut butter and chocolate fanatic. That's pretty much the greatest invention of the last century.
  • Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product.
  • I kept writing all these ballads; they're me speaking about life. But how am I gonna do the live show I wanna do if I don't have something I can dance to?
  • I think it's important that your work is in conversation with artists in your community.
  • The group of guys I came up with in the 1990s were very innovative. I remember some of the older guys were complaining about how the music had changed, and they were being left behind. I didn't want to be one of those guys who sat around and complained because they weren't growing and evolving.
  • If the laughter of the audience was malicious we wouldn't show it.
  • When I have difficulties, I will not complain.
  • I'm not an anarchist. I believe in government.