I believe that robots should only have faces if they truly need them.
If you look at the 9/11 highjackers, certainly they were educated, some even had university degrees, but nobody really checked their mothers, who were nearly all illiterate.
I'm from Boston: if you don't like sports, they kick you out.
Given the gruesome fate of the last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his family, and the fact that five of the previous 12 Romanov rulers were also murdered, it is easy to regard Russia's imperial dynasty as cursed.
Sometimes female characters start out as the wife or girlfriend, but then I realize, 'No, she's the book,' and she becomes a main character. I surrender the book to her.
Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth.
The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.
I like the feeling of not knowing where to look when you are only performing for one person or watching someone practice. It creates this kind of a strange in-between, which can be mirrored in the feeling of making a painting.
While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I got kicked out of Harvard after three weeks.
For some in Washington, it's become sport to pick on the federal workforce. I think they do so unjustly. The very foundation of a stable America is having a government that functions well. Many countries have dysfunctional governments, because they don't have a good government workforce.
How can you allow the trading companies to locate computers closer to exchanges and flash millions of bids to give an unfair advantage?... Even professionals are losing faith in some aspects of the system.
My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness.
I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.
Every now and then, you get lucky enough to work with some people you feel like you would take a bullet for.
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
I think that what is important is that the music be honest and direct and that it is relevant to today. I think music needs to be of its time and speak to that time.
Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films.
I think you get to a point where you watch something just to enjoy it. I don't think it's really done so that you're supposed to feel, Oh, he's the most wonderful drummer. I think the whole lot is what's more enjoyable.
This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.
But look, you did not have to be well versed in politics to know that some stupid things were going on. It is the counsel's job to stop them, and instead the coverup was created.
The begonia is an amazing plant... it just keeps going along and blooming, and when cut back, it starts up again.
At its core, 'Heroes' is an ensemble character drama with genre elements.
No one likes to get beaten, even if it is to your best friend.
It never occurred to me that I'd be on a television show or in feature films but when those came into play my dreams changed along the way.
I don't care if I'm beautiful; I don't care what I am on the outside. It isn't about the outside.
A lot of the ups and downs for me, especially the downs, I feel like it came in a lot of indirect ways because I didn't appreciate what I had.
Basic science provides long-term benefits for ourselves and our fragile planet and should be supported by all the world's societies.
In my old age, it's kind of funny - at night, what I like to do is watch TV when I go to sleep. And what I really like is to put on a Gene Autry film, because he sings really well. So he sings me to sleep.