The awful importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
Reading a script is usually as exciting as reading a boilerplate legal document, so when you read one that makes you feel as if you're seeing the movie, you know it's something different.
Capitalism is war socialism is peace.
I do not believe that artists or actors and people should be out there like voicing their full-blown opinions on politics because, let's face it, at the end of the day, I'm not that smart of a guy.
And you don't want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics.
Billie Joe Armstrong
'Strictly Business' is about a young black man who is learning about himself, and that applies to a lot of young black men, those who are trying to find jobs. This film gives them a good look at that situation.
Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn't.
As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama.
I have too much money invested in sweaters.
90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I went onto reality TV as a business decision.
I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Frankly I'm fairly boring or fairly busy. Between writing and family, I have little time for anything else.
In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not.
Samuel E. Morison
The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.
What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged.
It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
My main point is to be funny if I can slip a message in there, fine.
President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.
We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Sports are a microcosm of society.
Billie Jean King
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.
It's really hard for me to sometimes put myself out there, like 'Hey, how do you feel about making music together?' because maybe I'm afraid of rejection or I don't want to put anybody out. It's the Southerner in me, like, 'I don't mean to bother you but do you mind making a song?'
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of 'Who do you think you are?'
I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then.
But I think funny and talent will always win out I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're funny you will get over all of that.
Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
Honore de Balzac
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I knew exactly what to do on Alien, it was funny.
When I was about 12 years old back in Houston, my Dad used to take us to the driving range.
After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
Education has fundamentally changed my life. It's perhaps the mission of my life. I'm wed to it in a very powerful and personal way. And I chose the pathway that I believe could make me the most significant on changing the outcomes that we see now in North Carolina.
It's not that, you know, when a relationship doesn't work and there are issues, you have to somehow work it out if there are children involved.
I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.
The only thing I have no control over is the politics that goes on within the record company. It's always been the same, but it's far tougher now, because record companies are run by financial people before, they were run by creative people.
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