I don't want anything from Cuba. I want them to be free and enjoy the things I enjoy.
If people would like to come to my concerts I'd love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.
I disliked singing in English and neither liked the story nor the character of Cressida.
Every historian with professional standards speaks or writes what he believes to be true.
People of all political persuasions - conservatives, moderates, and liberals alike - need to dedicate themselves once again to preserving the moral foundation of our society.
If you have enough ambition, you can create talent!
If I were king of the world, babies born in airplanes, balloons and blimps would, instead of choosing to be German, Maldivian or American, all get special heavenly blue passports with a stork on the cover labeled 'Sky Baby' - and they'd be allowed to come and go anywhere they please.
Maybe I'm wrong because I've not met the person yet, I really don't think I'd want to be with someone in the industry. I really don't think so. Once bitten, twice shy.
My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
You can't be funny unless you're tragic, and you can't be tragic unless you're funny.
In the past, I've tried to show the human side of people involved in stigmatised or misunderstood lifestyles. I've tried to resist easy judgments and not pander to prejudices.
Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.
Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers.
I don't watch 'MTV'. Our sons watch 'Jersey Shore' sometimes. I walk through the room, and I get disgusted, and I leave, and I give them a hard time about it.
With film, you read the whole script three or four times, and you really have a solid blueprint of who your character is. Whereas in television, that blueprint is constantly changing and adapting, and sometimes you have to take a risk.
When we race in London a world record will be the last thing on our minds.
I think I'm better than I was in my younger days, because I'm exploring deep lyrical material, and I've been sober for a while now.
Most of my holidays are with wonderfully generous friends with houses in the country or the South of France.
The John Ford pictures I made are highly regarded, but at the time they didn't seem like that.
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
Schiaparelli was almost like a pop artist. Even the first sweater had a naive visual impact. You immediately get it, and you love it or you hate it. There's nothing in between. But she had a proper upbringing, so she also understood about quality and luxury.
What you did do with your grocery card, discount card is much more invasive to your privacy than what the NSA does.
I can consider myself my audience, and I'm not that weird. I'm fortunate in the things that I like, most people like.
I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
It's not all 'Jane Eyre' out there. In her sweet, honorable, slightly passive-aggressive way, Jane was as perfect as a protagonist can get while remaining interesting; in fact, she's one of my favorites. But most characters are more morally ambiguous.
I was in law school at the University of Kentucky and realized I didn't really like law school, so I took a creative writing course for something different.
Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
I studied homeopathy for years and years. Herbs and all kinds of acupuncture, acupressure, alternative medicine. I think it's just better to treat the whole person.
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