Jesse Stone did more to develop the basic rock-and-roll sound than anybody else.
It's just astonishing to me, but not surprising in some respects, how dependent we are on the somewhat meaningless and certainly ephemeral feedback that we get from strangers on the Internet. I think that's a dangerous dependence to develop.
Vigorous enforcement of copyrights themselves is an important part of the picture. But I don't think that expanding the legal definition of copyright outside of actual copyright infringement is the right move.
I'm surprised that I actually pulled off the recording, getting all those people at the same time.
I had to drop a boulder to wake people up about the A.R.T. We've done that, and now we have audiences again who want cutting-edge work, who want to be challenged, but who also won't be falling asleep at the theater.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
I don't want to sound facetious, but humour is the key to the soul. You know what I mean?
The physicality of a real relationship - one that encompasses mind, body and soul - ultimately makes it more fulfilling and powerful than any virtual relationship ever could be.
Often, we are quick to find blame with others but yet are unable to give constructive responses. There seems to be a tendency to doubt almost everything. Do we not have faith in our own people's strengths and in our institutions? Can we afford distrust amongst ourselves?
The problem with being an actress is there's a lot of rejection.
The squares of the periodic times are to each other as the cubes of the mean distances.
I believe very strongly that corporations could and should be a major force for resolving social and environmental concerns in the twenty-first century.
New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.
A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it.
Every Sri Lankan, and almost every visitor to Sri Lanka, carries a longing for the place in some small form - hiraeth, the Welsh call it - wherever they go and whatever their background. It binds them however much the war and politics might try to divide them.
Talent can pop up anywhere in the world, it's not just one city block.
When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
I think 'Game Of Thrones' has been genius, and I really don't want it to end. Every episode is huge. It's totally immense, and the actors are all fantastic in it. It has totally drawn me in.
Porridge and the urban lifestyle don't mix well.
I wouldn't like to see a chick of mine taking her clothes off and kissing a fellow on screen. And my girls must get very hurt when they see me doing it.
I think something that forces financial institutions to write down underwater mortgages, I think, would be a sensible thing to do.
Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.
If the day-to-day culture is saying it's OK to not be inclusive or tolerant, that it's OK to be bigoted, then it's your responsibility to double down and make it OK in storytelling to be inclusive and tolerant.
It's so critical for people frustrated with the economy, with changing tides in government, who aren't able to hear their voices, questions or their ills being talked about, to have a place for discussing what others won't.
From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British.
Robert Redford was an absolute blast to work with - a very smart, very charismatic man.
Parenthood can be very rewarding, but let's face it, so are margaritas at the adults-only pool.