I had the best of both worlds when I was a kid. I'd spend a quiet week with my mum, then I'd go to my dad's property in the Adelaide Hills, where there were all these kids and animals running around.
I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
If I'm going to Hell, I'm going there playing the piano.
Jerry Lee Lewis
People say I'm cocky, but am I supposed to sit here and be insecure and not know where my future's going or not realize that moviemaking is the greatest thing to happen to me?
I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Spiro T. Agnew
Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.
William Mather Lewis
His shortcoming is his long staying.
Lewis L. Lewisohn
Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can't force it.
I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected.
Samuel L. Jackson
No one's going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.
So if you're a customer today, the same person who came in to demonstrate the technology for you and helped you architect the solution before you bought it is likely going to be leading the team to help you do the implementation.
If you think of a work of fiction as a kind of scale model of the world, then the positive valences - where things turn out better than you thought they would - ought to be in there somewhere, too.
My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances we've become the most famous bad orchestra in the world.
Alexander McCall Smith
The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Spin Me Round was number one all over the world, everywhere. It changed the face of pop music, no question. We took technology further than Trevor Horn.
A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.
My mom, she's a breast cancer survivor and because of that I had started getting mammograms once a year, starting at age 30.
'A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints' was the first real actor-actor part I did, and I hope I to do more. Action movies are fun, but I'd be happy not to do them if there are better roles.
Time itself comes in drops.
The experience of learning how to get straight to the core of a problem proved to be of immense value later when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large, complex government departments.
In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.
Beauty is everything.
I'm not a Luddite, but I'm outside more than I'm on my computer. We have a micro-farm - it's a step up from a garden. We have a pretty extensive vineyard. We grow about 60 percent of our own food, make our own wine, have chickens for eggs.
I touch the future. I teach.
I make movies that nobody will see. I've made movies that even I have never seen.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.
The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don't know. I'll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don't know anything about him, and it's kinda sad.
It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
Kevin J. Anderson
To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce.
I view art as an inspirational tool.
The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.
Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society's ills.
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and - which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.
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