In my work, I have never had any use for anything that I have known in advance.
A novel, especially a first novel, is... really an emotional autobiography. All these emotions I'm embarrassed at having had, I've written about.
Some of the immediate causes of Jack Abramoff's troubles were some Indian elections that went bad for him.
My aspiration was always to be a fashion editor.
We must correct the problems and inequities in the way we conduct and decide elections in the United States.
I'm really focused on looking at where the industry is headed and how the world is evolving. Toys really need to adapt to this new era.
I love amazing people. I love dazzling them. That's why I think performing magic is one of the greatest things a person can do.
You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you.
Some directors were brilliant in the silent era but never felt at home in sound. It's like a sculptor being forced to take up painting.
I made my parents crazy. As a kid, I redecorated my bedroom every month. I would literally save my allowance and go buy things.
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.
I tell you, in this world, being a little crazy helps to keep you sane.
I don't see a difference between playing a performance capture role and a live action role, they're just characters to me at the end of the day and I'm an actor who wants to explore those characters in fantastically written scripts. The only caveat is a good story is a good character.
Violence and nonviolence are, after all, two different forms of theater. They both depend and thrive on the response of an audience.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
I am slightly fascinated by the question of whether humanity is capable of change. I may have come to the conclusion that we're not, but we keep trying.
I wash it every second day, and I use Kerastase shampoo and conditioner. I just stick to that. But I also have a mustache comb, and I shampoo and condition my mustache as well.
Write with abandon and no constraints for first draft. Cut brutally and save in separate files on second draft. Add conflict; don't be afraid to make your characters suffer. Read what you love. Write what you love. Love.
I like to surprise myself. I've always been attracted to projects where I don't know how they're going to turn out.
Feed the musician, and he's out of tune.
I've been worked over by the English press because there's an assumption that my politics are identical with my wife's, and for that matter that my wife's politics are identical with her politics of 20 years ago.
When I first started going on the red carpet, I wore a lot of Armani, but I didn't really have my own style apart from that. I think I was just lazy.
Man shall find his anchorage in self-recognition.
The NBC using us on air is a great endorsement of quality.
At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood.
There is no one true church.
One of the problems that we have as American journalists is that we bring the American cultural baggage with us and we plop it down and it follows us around and that's just a fact of life.
Love can reach the same level of talent, and even genius, as the discovery of differential calculus.