Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings.
I was 35 years old and in a position to take a shot at whatever I wanted to try. The Air Force said I was too old to fly fighter jets. I thought about becoming a fishing boat captain, before deciding that acting seemed pretty cool.
I just want to show the fans my big smile and play the game that I love.
The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.
Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.
There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don't get them.
T. D. Jakes
The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.
When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It's not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it.
True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
We also very importantly recommend continued growth in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength.
John M. McHugh
In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.
My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that it's the way one is raised.
My dad was a particularly polite kind of guy, very courteous.
It can be hard in this business, especially when you're very young, to figure out who you can and can't trust.
When I wake up on a Monday morning and I realise I don't have to go and work at the civil service, I really think I've won.
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.
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