Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians.
Songwriters tell the truth.
Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.
We have this condition where digital technology is becoming increasingly smaller and distributed in the environment. In a certain sense, this is the first time ever we can describe a city in real time.
I find a lot of writing happens when you're not actually at the computer. So I carry a notebook.
I'm a huge poster collector.
There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.
I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera.
I've always been torn between the pure and the social sciences.
I don't like flying. I'm a bit scared of it and don't enjoy the whole experience.
We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.
I think the 'Jaws' shark and the 'Shark Night' shark would fall in love and make sweet babies.
I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time. I don't believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Each of our collections is like a movie. We write the script, and this Sicilian woman who has traveled around the world plays the lead role.
The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor.
I'm lucky not to have a nine-to-five job.
I've done nothing with my life but write plays.
I have a slightly contrarian streak as a writer, and one of the things I was interested in was how distilled could I make a life, and how I could cross what is kind of trivialized as a domestic novel with a novel of ideas, a philosophical novel.
The good thing about my part in 'Harry Potter' was that I was pretty well disguised. When I was walking down the street, there was no real recognition factor. Parents would sometimes call their children to come say hello to Mad-Eye, and the kids wouldn't know what they were looking at.
In my early 30s, for a few months, I altered my body chemistry and hormones so that I was closer to a man in his early 20s. I was blown away by how dramatically my thoughts changed.
Somebody asked me earlier if I thought it was really important to tell stories about women's struggles. And I said yes, but at the same time, it's also important to tell stories about women's triumphs, women being slackers, women being criminals, women being heroes.
I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.
There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche.
There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison.
I find it is increasingly difficult to spend the time I need with my family and at the same time do the job that needs to be done.
'Sexy' doesn't have to come with the price tag of being dumb.
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.