Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that’s what I’m trying to do.
One of the reasons I don’t see eye to eye with Women’s Lib is that women have it all on a plate if only they knew it. They don’t have to be pretty either.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.
When I use the Internet, it’s pretty much strictly for music. Checking out other people’s web sites, what’s going on, listening to music. It’s pretty much a musical thing for me.
I’ve made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
In one line of his poem he said good fences make good neighbors. I’d like to think that Alaska and British Columbia working together can prove that we can be pretty darned good neighbors without fences.
I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver. I never did have to wait tables, though, so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
I’m sure there’s going to be some material from This Is Not Going To Be Pretty. I usually use that song to just introduce myself to the audience, although the patter in between the song is always different.
I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program.
All the records I’ve made have pretty much been big club turntable records. You need to feel the rhythm.
There’s always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that’s pretty good. You want players that will help.
It’s easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It’s not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim.
Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
Some people come to our shows and think they’re gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they’re pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
Playing and singing at the same time is pretty cool, but sometimes it’s difficult to know when you can just really let go a bit because you’ve got to get back to bloody microphone and sing some stuff.
And it’s not only films, I’m pretty unaware of anything that’s going on in popular culture right now.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.
Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award. He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did. Then he hated me.
It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country – to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false.
I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.
It’s a character I’ve created. Actually, that’s pretty much the opposite of me, off a farm in the Midwest.
We felt like when we went into last year we had a pretty good chance to win the championship from the previous year with the fall we put together. We’ve got the same everything now, so I think we can come back and be as strong this year.
Almost all the fans I meet are pretty cool people. They’re intelligent and tend to think about things a bit more than your average rock’n’roll fans: sensible people I wouldn’t mind having a drink with.
He did once say the time to worry is when they stop writing about you but again I think that was pretty token of the coverage was very respectful, he rather resented the intrusions on his private life, but that was about it.
My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
I believe my voice is pretty much the same. I’ve written 75 books, so I’m better at it now than I was earlier in my career.
What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.
It’s also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I’m not the only actress out there, and good parts just don’t fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I’ve made recently and so I’m pretty positive about the future.
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.