Your Quotes

  • You shape your own destiny.
  • I never buy magazines, I never even buy books.
  • I've struggled with depression in my life and sort of the way that the depression itself becomes an addiction.
  • I've never really been able to tolerate zoos.
  • People think children's books are about teddy bears and little flowers. I realize people sometimes don't know what to do with my books because they say, 'Is it a children's book, and what age group?'
  • Unless you have economic security, then you can't have general security.
  • When I look at a pie chart, I just go numb.
  • On my lips, I just do a little bit of liner, just a color silhouette.
  • What to do when inspiration doesn't come; be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes.
  • I don't look at fashion the way other people do.
  • We shall tax and tax, and spend and spend, and elect and elect.
  • Your mind is what makes everything else work.
  • Your goal should be to pay off your credit card bills in full at the end of each month and set aside money toward your emergency savings.
  • To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
  • Your job as a writer is to find storylines, narrative structures, and characters to show the things that you believe rather than saying them or telling them.
  • You hope your buddies will win so you don't have to loan them any money.
  • A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
  • When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
  • As a girl who was raised on the idea that we should give back to our community as much as possible, I believe that we have more power than we think when it comes to making change.
  • Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society.
  • When I left Merrill Lynch, one of the things that upset me the most wasn't losing my job. It was not being able to see those people the following day. It was almost like divorcing 40 people.
  • I go to Spain a lot, in winter, for a blast of sunlight to banish the blues brought on by the Irish greys and drizzle. I love the cities of the Spanish interior.
  • Your roots, your family, your friends all become so much more important to you as you get older, especially if you are a wandering minstrel like me.
  • I don't think I've ever frightened myself before when writing, but there were areas where there was terror, as though I was looking into somewhere that I didn't know existed before, and it frightened me.
  • I come home every weekend and I still can't believe I represent Las Vegas in Congress. It's such a kick.
  • Barry seems to be more flamboyant merely because he gets more interviews to talk about it.
  • Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
  • I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film.
  • If you have to, take a break, go to your corner, get some sleep, but don't ever give up. You will get there.
  • People die because they find living too painful.
  • Dance, to me, is an expression of who we are.
  • Man wants to be reconciled to God; wants to know that the past is forgiven.
  • Your mind is like, oh my God, I know this is wrong, but your body just gives in.
  • I did an early version of my site where it was virtually impossible to get through it, just as a statement about the web. But after a few laughs and some angry e-mails, I realized it wasn't doing me much good. I think the web has become more about the final product, not what it takes to get to it.
  • I never gave up believing that there was much more to life than how I was living it.
  • When it comes down to music, I have no balance. I am 100 percent. It is like full throttle. Five hundred miles an hour.
  • I'm not a princess. My mother is, not I. I am the niece of a head of state. And with this status, I have some representational duties - nothing very constraining or very exceptional.
  • I would love to be able to see as much of the world as possible, and volunteering, doing things in another community, living with a host family, are really effective ways to learn about cultures different from your own. And also to not feel lazy.
  • Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements.
  • When you're your own producer, you do the most ridiculous, insane things.
  • Is there discrimination against women? Yes. There's no denying that the old boys' network is alive and well. But there's also discrimination against men.
  • Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don't ignore that critic but don't give it more attention than it deserves.
  • We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration.
  • What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it's like a coach-player relationship.
  • The soul is a muscle, and it needs to be exercised a little every day. Say a morning prayer just to say something.
  • Your talent is in your choice.
  • Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.
  • When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.