Yelling Quotes

  • Twitter's been interesting. I'm kind of a tech geek, but I've never been a Facebook or Twitter guy. Surprisingly, I've really enjoyed Twitter because I get to connect with fans.
  • It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading.
  • I'm a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.
  • I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
  • I don't have a partner, so I take care of the mortgage by myself, and I was thinking, 'Oh God, I'm going to have to sell the house or find a new career.' I was not in a good place, but it was a real spur to get 'The Girl on the Train' right. I had to nail it and do it really well. It really concentrates the mind, that kind of thing.
  • In general, I think comedy is more difficult to write, to direct, and to act successfully.
  • What I've found - and the older I get, the more I understand this and stand behind it - is, my whole life has been an exploration of telling the truth. It's scary to be truthful, and it's scary to reveal yourself, and I'm very attracted to doing things that scare me.
  • More or less, I am always saying, 'Let's do what has not been done.'
  • Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything.
  • When I see a new artist I give myself a lot of time to reflect and decide whether it's art or not.
  • I'm a passionate believer in revision, and a lot of my writing gets done during revision process. It isn't just tweaking: I tend to break it apart and remake it every time I do a new draft.
  • As we grew to love South Australia, we felt that we were in an expanding society, still feeling the bond to the motherland, but eager to develop a perfect society, in the land of our adoption.
  • It's hard to accept yourself when you live in a world where nobody is like you, or you feel like nobody is like you because there's no representation.
  • Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues. The largest, for me, is education.
  • Our membership of the euro is a guarantee of monetary stability and creates the right conditions for sustainable growth. Our membership of the euro is the only choice.
  • Put the right people in the right places, and then you trust them to do the right stuff.
  • If you have something that you know is important to you and vital to you... then this will perhaps help people understand the importance of confronting it and being brave about it.
  • That's one of my problems is that there are so many songs to sing that I sort of get indecisive about what I want to do in a show - because there are so many possibilities! There are so many great songs out there.
  • The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it's extremely important when you're winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second.
  • If you have something at risk, you think differently.
  • I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
  • There are those who maintain that in this world women have no right to interfere in the affairs of state, in politics, in plots and counter-plots. Others that are who, more chivalrous, are willing to admit that women have as much right to act, think, and speak as men.
  • Any story hits you harder if the person delivering it doesn't sound like some news robot but in fact sounds like a real person having the reactions a real person would.
  • Yelling Irish, you can sound like an angry Leprechaun.
  • Infrastructure is sort of that good spending in the middle, where even if you do misallocate resources a little bit, you still have something to show for it. It's tangible; it may help economic growth and so forth.
  • I do think you are mainly thrown into one medium as an actor, and then hopefully you grow from there.