London is one of my favourite places to come to overseas.
Translation is not original creation - that is what one must remember. In translation, some loss is inevitable.
Nothing turns me off faster than a guy being unkind.
I eat well, but I don't believe in diets.
A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
We have all met people that act 'old' or think a number makes them old, and I truly don't believe that is the case. If you have a good attitude toward aging, and you do what you can to live healthy and take care of yourself, I don't think the number matters.
With 'Acid Rap,' I allowed myself to be really open-minded and free with who I allowed into my musical space. I wanted to make a cohesive product, but I also just want to make a bunch of dope songs inspired by whatever sounds I liked.
I can write all the way through the morning, when my mind is clear, and there are no distractions.
I rode in a nine-day charity ride recently, averaged 43km a day and still finished in the lead group. I'm 38, not quite finished yet.
According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
I think I have a more wider scope for music, I have more taste for music.
The mall tour was right off of my second record, before it came out. It was very different. I did an acoustic performance every day in a different mall! One interesting thing I remember is playing 'My Happy Ending' a lot, and that song was so new that I remember getting emotional.
Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
I mean, I'm an actor. I do what comes along.
The very act of saying anything more nuanced than 'us good, them bad' is under attack, and I'm proud to stand with artists who do.
Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
No one should teach who is not in love with teaching.
It's like a weird mindset to wake up and want to be wanted. Like, I want to be wanted so much already... and I'm so greedy for other people's desire that I have to really force myself to have some shame about it and some control, neither of which come easily to me.
I don't know how to overcome this perception that I'm extravagant.
For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you're not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know?
It's a problem for him because he's got - like Edward VII had - nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch. What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something positive but he always courts those dangers.
I'm hideously shy as myself, but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish.
I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world.
We walk ourselves into ruts so deep we cannot see over them.
Reality TV has blown away the need for a roster of familiar faces in films. Plus, films became franchise and didn't need stars. But the real difference between stars and celebrities is that stars have training and talent, and celebrities just have exposure.
My philosophy is, 'Show up, shut up, and do your job,' and if you do it to the satisfaction of your director and the public, you're likely to be able to do it again.
I often say that shareholders should feel very responsible for how responsive corporations are to the public trust.
I think that my script, if it gets used, would be great. But if it doesn't, I think it inspired them.