Quotes

I can find some way to make poetry out of my life’s experiences.

There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong.

It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.

My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

I can’t tell you enough about cinnamon. Cinnamon is an awesome spice to use and it goes great with something like apples in the morning or in a mixture of fruit or in your oatmeal or even in your cereal.

I wouldn’t date an actress. There’s only room for one actor in my life and I’m it. Too difficult. On the one hand, they understand the job. But on the other hand, it’s very competitive within the relationship. Two actors, say one becomes a mega-star and the other doesn’t.

Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, ‘You’re fired!’

Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best.

Music is like a huge release of tension.

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

My parents had an arranged marriage, as did so many other people when I was growing up. My father came and had a life in the United States one way and my mother had a different one, and I was very aware of those things. I continue to wonder about it, and I will continue to write about it.

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Like it or not, in the end, it’s one’s body. It’s literally what carries you through life. There’s a reason for the saying, ‘If you have your health, you have everything,’ and it’s true. Old age, disease – these are the great equalizers.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

Breaking Bad’ is the best, the greatest, the most amazing thing I have ever watched on television.

We are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.

When I was younger, I had a perm, and it was really big. My mom was a hairdresser, so even my dad had a perm! I looked like a poodle, but it was cool at the time.

Dreams have as much influence as actions.

The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the important need to make higher education more affordable and easier to access for low and middle-income students.

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.

In a general way, I want to be a kind of flag-waver, bunting hanger-up, drum-beater, you name it, for poetry.

A lot of sequins for New Year’s! Red, green, white – I fail at all of that because I’m always in black. But for Christmas, I do love wearing cute dresses with tights and a pair of boots.

The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.

Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.

Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.

I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets… then I got to ‘Saturday Night Live’ where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I’m going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I’m gonna go sit with.

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.

It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the affections even to do good.

To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him.

There is an enormous market demand for information. It just has to be fulfilled in a way that fits with the technology of our times.

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.

Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness, of virtue and sin, among the members of a society.

I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work.

Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.

Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters.

Being a parent is amazing.

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

What is there that money will not do?

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.

With ‘Bright Star’ and with ‘The Piano,’ too, I felt a kind of sadness about it being in such a different era, because of my lack of experience with the era. And one of the ways I’d get over it is to remind myself that every film, even if it’s contemporary, creates its own world.

Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.

That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man.

I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.

I’ve always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I always played the mom and I played my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.

I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.