Quotes

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.

I don’t want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I’m not a big sports fan, and I don’t love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I’d like turning on for some thing specific.

No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

I’m very confident my health isn’t going to allow me to be a good player, especially in the spring.

I wouldn’t go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand dollars for one minute of acting. It’s a nasty experience. You’re up there all by yourself. You’re so damn exposed.

Generally, I’m a pretty positive, but like any other working person, if the jobs aren’t coming in, I do get depressed.

Everything about my politics has been about the future.

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.

My mom was Sicilian, my dad was Sicilian. Mom was a great cook, but all the women were.

I thought that ‘Twilight’ would be a kind of girl movie, but it was cool.

We have fun, we listen to one another, we challenge one another, we trust one another. We’re doing what we enjoy, and we’re not just playing for each other, we’re playing for the people.

The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.

I am very happy since when I am in different cities I can experience and learn different cultures!

I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.

I don’t know what can be so dangerous about giving people hope.

As an actor, it’s more interesting to play a nerd than anything else. It’s a lot more fun – you don’t worry about ‘what’s my hair like?’ in the morning or ‘which is my great angle?’

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.

Remember to be as smart as you are.

Major sports are major parts of society. It’s not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

I have a treadmill, and I work out with my trainer, Julie Diamond, as often as possible. She’s so positive.

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay.

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others – how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, ‘The voice follows… the voice follows everything about you… who you are.’

The problem with leaderless uprisings taking over is that you don’t always know what you get at the other end. If you are not careful you could replace a bad government with one much worse!

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.

Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader’s daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously.

I think, my generation, it’s hard to have hope when you got a $700-trillion derivatives debt to pay and a bubble about to explode and $500 trillion worth of GDP.

While negativity is politically useful, it is also demoralizing unless it is accompanied – and to some extent overshadowed – by elevated and inspiring ideas about the American future.

I doubt I’ll be singing forever, because at some point people aren’t going to want to hear my music, and I hope that I’ll still get the opportunity to write songs.

I always think I am one of the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food. I don’t know how to relax, that’s my problem.

Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that’s all that matters in the end.

One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes you move to places you wouldn’t if you knew better.

To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons.

Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.

We have one of the few societies, the only one I can think of right offhand, where your health care is so tied to your job, so that when an American company has to hire, they have to think about health care.

When you look at Michael Jackson, there’s nobody who loves him in that family, nobody. If they did, they’d tell him he didn’t have to do all that in order to be famous. All he has to do is keep doing his music and be himself. Michael’s been a little touched for about 20 years, but somebody needs to pull him aside and tell him they love him.

In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet.

Music is my No. 1 passion. If you made me choose between music and food, it’s definitely music.

Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.