World Quotes

  • May God bless Trayvon Martin's soul, his family.
  • It only works because we still amuse each other. After we have been working with other people, it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.
  • When people ask me why is 'Winter's Tale' a fantasy, I point out that it is not a fantasy.
  • Dreams grow holy put in action.
  • But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form.
  • I have these huge black foam boards on the wall, and tacked to them, I have these white punch cards with my story ideas, scenes and notes.
  • We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs.
  • Everything on 'Sharknado' somehow, for some reason, something went wrong with everything. The days we had the water towers, they weren't working.
  • If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, then you see it in a completely different way. You discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way.
  • The fact that everything ever works perfectly together, anybody who tells you that is pulling your leg.
  • Although I look really good holding a gun, I can't shoot. I can't shoot anything. I'm the worst shot.
  • We need to stop spending money on death, the war in Iraq and on enhancing the lives of the people in our own country.
  • When I was in Seattle, I listened to Carlos Guillen and other older players.
  • I know as a manager you have to abide by the chairman's decisions. But his decisions were this team, that team, this player, that player. The chairman is a control freak.
  • Those who think they know me are simply lacking in information.
  • At a young age I always had an entrepreneurial spirit. So I'm trying to develop things on my own, too, and there are a couple things that have absolutely nothing to do with the entertainment business that I'm trying to tackle. We'll just sort of see.
  • I've never been fired in my life. From anything. I've never failed at anything I've tried.
  • I remember seeing Bill Hurt in New York once. I talked to him on the phone around 1988 and that's about it. I was shooting in New York and somebody said Glenn Close came by the set.
  • I was raised on a little farm about 12 miles out of Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • A life is not sufficiently elevated for poetry, unless, of course, the life has been made into an art.
  • I have been told I say 'shucks' quite frequently... Shucks, I'll have to work on that.
  • In 'A Royal Affair' I had to learn to act like a queen and learned Danish. It's so much different to act in another language. It's the nuances in the words.
  • Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
  • Americans increasingly understand that clean energy is more than just an environmental issue. It is crucial to reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign countries.
  • I've never been more motivated to be No. 1 in the world. I've never been more motivated to try to extend that lead from one to two. All the hard work that I've put into my game right now has paid off, but I've got to keep working hard to win as much as I can.
  • I think in terms of content and subjects and whatever kind of production it dictates. Can I conceive of an idea that would really connect with my personal rhythms and cost a lot of money? I don't gravitate in that direction, but it is possible.
  • The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.
  • People used to think that more population was bad for growth. In this view, people are stomachs - they eat, leaving less for everyone else. But once we realize the importance of ideas in the economy, people become brain - they innovate, creating more for everyone else.
  • The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
  • I like to think Portland and L.A. are not rivals; they're cousins. As cities on the West Coast, they're distinct in their own way but still culturally similar.
  • At the Olympics, you have almost nothing to lose, but at the Olympic trials, you have everything to lose. You have the last four years of your life to lose.
  • 'Rubberband' is a lot of things, but it's not a flashy record.
  • The Brigham Young University (BYU) campus was just a few blocks from my home and tuition was minimal.
  • The thing about the Internet is we take everything too far. Once something becomes 'popular' in our realm, it's everywhere, and I get sick of hearing about it quickly.
  • The best interviews like the best biographies should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race.
  • To know how a character will behave in any given situation is a necessity and a gift.
  • I'm probably an actor that tends to, instead of putting things on, think about it more in terms of taking away what's not in the character, until I'm left with what is. If that makes sense. That's probably a particularly American way of working, but maybe not. The end of any movie is a readjustment.
  • In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
  • There's definitely a world view among college students that appreciates the need to act in the international community.
  • It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
  • It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.
  • I've always liked a very dry snare and, like everyone else, a very dry bass drum.
  • The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated.
  • It cannot be precisely known how any thing is good or bad, till it is precisely known what it is.
  • If people are telling you a story about themselves, they gradually map their own local territories and know themselves by them.
  • The creative core of New York has never been native New Yorkers; it's people from all over the world.
  • That's why I made a comeback in 1988. I knew there were chances of not making it, but I didn't want to end up at sixty years old and say I should have tried when I was thirty-eight.
  • That stupid postmodern emphasis on image over content has slammed us right into a dramaturgy that willfully leaves the audience behind and then resents the fact that they don't 'get it.'