I'm always dissing Ray and making fun of him, talking about his money.
If you're using a computer as an artist and expressing your personal vision, I think your personal vision comes through.
Kids are no longer interested in reading comic books; they've got television and the electronic games that they can bury themselves in like ostriches. They don't have to pay attention to what's going on in the world around them.
Mr. Geithner is an excellent minister. We have a good personal relationship.
My roots are in stand-up, and stand-up is very freeing. There's no script involved; you just fly.
I take a ton of pride in what our flag and our anthem stands for.
I've got my life and 'Harry Potter,' where I travel the world, I make films, I meet amazing people, I do press junkets and stuff. And then I go back home to Leeds, where I live, and I've got the same friends from before.
For me, one of my earliest memories of politics where I thought that I could do anything was when Walter Mondale of Minnesota picked Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. I literally remember what she wore - the red dress, the white pearls. And I saw that, and I thought, 'Anything is possible.'
You have to discipline your children, or they won't respect you, law enforcement or God or anyone else.
But we didn't have the financial structure, like the right attorneys, the right managers, the right accountants, and we were going against the grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do.
There are companies that are cutting their costs by over 50% by offshoring.
I have since wandered among men of many races and many religions.
For now, capitalism is working to produce more money but does not see the people. This problem is getting worse across the world.
If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.
In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again.
How can you satisfy your hunger while your neighbor is spending the night hungry?
I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships.
Lincoln said you cannot be President without spending some item on your knees. I have repeated that and a bunch of Atheists got all over me. Wait a minute. Does that mean that you cannot be President if you are an Atheist? I say yea that does mean that.
I didn't wake up one morning and not be in the Replacements. We're all that forever, and I've just grown older. I mean, I haven't lost anything. I've gained a few things.
Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science.
But after this last year and dealing with the studio, the rest of us are closer than we've ever been.
Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.
Only flies have true halteres. In fact, the scientific term for flies, 'diptera,' means 'two wings.' Most insects, including bees, have two pairs of wings for a total of four. In flies, the hindwing pairs have been transformed through evolution into the halteres.
What the translator - myself in particular - does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing.
If you have ever been to couples therapy it's really, really challenging.
London was my first Olympics, but I tried for three beforehand. I was measured for the Olympic uniform three times before London, and I finally made the team. It was a big deal, and it was quite emotional, which is probably one of the reasons I didn't perform at my best.
As analytical pharmacologists, what we are allowed to see of a new molecule's properties is totally dependent on the techniques of bioassay we use.
If you capture the first thought that you have when you're creating, and then play that to people, it's kind of like the listeners are part of that beginning. And that's the most exciting part.