I want to see as many black professionals as possible.
My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
You grow and evolve and as you do that, your art hopefully reflects that change and that growth.
If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
In fact, we started off with two or three different shells and the shell had life of its own.
I'm 64 years old, and I've been acting now for 42 years. Only recently have I thought to myself, 'Hmmm, it may be interesting to start directing.'
The trick to great romance is in overcoming adversity. In realizing that love is worth some uphill climbs.
The Lord expects us to enjoy our lives. He says there will be some brutal times, but we shouldn't get all bent out of shape about it.
The world is beset by many problems, but in my opinion, this hijacking of our brain's reward centers by electronic media is potentially one of the most destructive.
We think craft is important, and the irony has always been that horror may be disregarded by critics, but often they are the best-made movies you're going to find in terms of craft. You can't scare people if they see the seams.
I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.
My style has changed and evolved mainly because I've grown to have more confidence in myself.
We are placed in the genus of Homo, which is Latin for man - Homo sapiens: supposedly wise men. I sometimes think - wonder - whether we really are wise men.
Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once - come as you are.
My dad is amazing: he taught me everything I know about sales. He volunteered to be the Girl Scout cookie mom and gave everybody sales quotas, and basically, every girl went home crying because he was super intense.
Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party.
I haven't physically attacked anyone in a couple of years.
Nothing changes and very little happens in Paris. This is a great place to work without distraction - and then I run away to New York, where I have a life!
Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
I like watching a lot of reality television.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.
The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who... burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.
Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce.
I was a foggy, erratic teenager: a fifth child, the last in the queue for conversation or attention.
Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.