In 1983, I set up Caxton Corp. It's been an interesting and happy ride since.
Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.
We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
In the U.S., you have to be a deviant or die of boredom.
I did a thesis in experimental nuclear physics under the direction of Samuel K. Allison.
When we first sort of break in or bust into the house, if you will, there's some tough love.
If PJ Harvey ever came to town I'd definitely go try to go see her.
If I'm in the gym I'll stay for a while, and I'm not usually in a hurry to leave.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
It's an ongoing joy being a dad.
I'm OK with being the Old Spice Guy because before I was the Old Spice Guy I was the guy looking for work on his couch.
In most of history, societies have not been free. It's a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
Most people think the character I do onstage is the way I am offstage, but I'm just a regular guy who spends time with his family and who turns on the television and watches a lot of sports.
I couldn't get any of the ingenue roles when younger because at 5 feet 9 inches with a deep voice I was always too... genue. My career has completely happened since I was 29.
We know that the decisions we reach will have a profound impact on the communities hosting our military installations, and more importantly, on the people who bring those communities to life.
I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
Indeed every monad must be different from every other. For there are never in nature two beings, which are precisely alike, and in which it is not possible to find some difference which is internal, or based on some intrinsic quality.
I am hard-pressed to find a successful writer who doesn't have a similar story to mine - transformation through the public library.
I have lots of records, quite a collection, actually, that I stole from my mom. I have the original 'Thriller' album and I have a really great 'Elton John's Greatest Hits,' and I also have a N.E.R.D. album. Records sound more original. They have more edge.
It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.
I don't really follow trends - I don't like wearing what other people are wearing. I just like to be original!
What firefighters and people in our military and cops do is separate from what the rest of us do; basically these people say, 'I'm going to protect all these strangers.'
When I received my B. S. degree in 1932, only two of the fundamental particles of physics were known.
My mom was concerned that us four little black girls have a really well-balanced life. She wanted us to be around people like us, but we also went to private school and traveled all the time. Now I fit in most places because I've been most places.
What makes me sad about school is that the people who are unhappy are unhappy because they don't believe it will change. And I just want to say: 'It does! High school ends and it's over.' I will tell anyone that it's OK to be unhappy at school, make lots of mistakes and then it will be over.
On-screen relationships are the best because you don't have to worry about saying the wrong things. And if the guy's got a girlfriend, or I'm not attracted to him, it's even better. It's just my character kissing his character.
Though we explore in a culturally-conditioned way, the reality we sketch is universal.
Yes, I think I am a genius, but not a rebel.
One of the things about writing fiction is that you create people that you feel, more or less, as though you know.