Quote by Neil Patrick Harris
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
This quote suggests that the play "Assassins" may not have been successful due to the current politically charged environment. The speaker believes that the decision to prevent its success might have been influenced by popular opinion and politics rather than the play's quality itself. However, the speaker also expresses respect for the decision, acknowledging the precautionary measures taken to avoid potential controversies and negative public reception during such a volatile political climate.
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam - or any religion - as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.