You want to work with people who you like and have an easy rapport with.
You always have to avoid working for the sake of putting yourself out there.
Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.
I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.
I have to write what I can write, and writing the text of a picture book is like walking a tightrope, if you ramble off... As my friend Julius Lester says, 'A picture book is the essence of an experience.'
A couple of flop plays, a death in the family, and it could all collapse.
The dance world was a big part of my growing up.
I was an 'Ironman' fan. It was in the '70s. I definitely liked comics and drew a lot of panels on my notebook when I should have been studying - probably why I ended up in the arts.
I feel it is important not to get overly obsessed and overly carried away with just the physical aspect. There is more to beauty than just the physical appearance. You are also a complete person, and a woman should have an identity beyond just the way she looks.
Almost as soon as it aired, 'Late Night' became one of the most buzzed-about shows on television.
I'm usually done working by Happy Hour.
The Cobra is my personal favorite car. The original 289 Cobra is the car I respect the most. I like to drive the 289 better than the 427.
Music was sort of my thing at first.
A writer is an artist. They're creating things out of thin air.
There was never a point in my life where I gave up. My marriage, as you know, fell apart.
Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.
At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered.
I teach a course called 'Committed Impulse,' and part of the work I do is to get people outside of their heads.
Consumers are increasingly programming their own entertainment and content experiences.
Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.
In all highly civilised communities Pretence is prominent, and sooner or later invades the regions of Literature.
There's a fine line between artist and product. I don't think the industry purposely does it, but I think that's just the way they maneuver. You have to be careful that doesn't become your story, where you become a product, and your art is tarnished because you're just seen as a tool to make money.
We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.
When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn't even discovered yet.
When I go to a country, I go to flea markets, antique stores. I am always looking for something.
Television networks are a lot like automobile manufacturers or anyone else who's in commerce. If something out there catches on with the public... I guess you can call it 'market research.'
With the price of life these days, you've got to get everything for free you can.
So I think that, yes, anything that makes it more palatable and easier to understand, such as a Virtual Centre, has to be seen as a primary activity within the educational and information global state.