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I mean, look, I wear makeup in films. I don’t wear makeup in real life. It’s just part of the gig, that’s all.
Some people say to me, Isn’t it too bad that people discovered you so late? I never thought that.
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.
I’m an actor. And I guess I’ve done so many movies I’ve achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
As a great man’s influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years.
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
A lot of people have been quite surprised with the stuff that I’m doing on my own, which shocks me because I’ve always known what I wanted to do. But people have only seen me with the Spice Girls, so I suppose it’s not that surprising.
I got all my work done to graduate in two months and then they were like, I’m sorry, you have to take driver’s ed. I just kind of went, Oh, forget it.
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so.
I don’t for the life of me understand how anybody could contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the US and say that electoral politics doesn’t matter any more, and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is no difference between the two parties.
Things could be worse. You remember that, and you go on with your life.
I think they will feel refreshed because I cater to a mature audience.
I think female drummers are great. I think there should more of them.
A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
Thomas B. Macaulay
I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy, but more modern. Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has been doing it in his own way.
It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band.
If your parents never had children, chances are… neither will you.
I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working.
Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm.
I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.
TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.
On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The only time a man thinks is when he’s alone.
Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
I’m old, but I’m still cute and strong. And very butch.
Prosperity makes few friends.
Luc de Clapier
When I’m depressed and I feel low thinking that good movies are not made any more, then I put on his movies and I watch them. I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure.
I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don’t just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
Basketball is basketball.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
H. L. Mencken
Some people say I appeared on the Phil Donahue show to tell “my” sex change story but I’ve never appeared on his show for any reason… not even as a member of the studio audience.
It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.
No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.
Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.
We are just interested in dealing with the people we’re paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside.
Whatever talent I had, I’m sure it helped that my parents were in the business and that I grew up around actors, comedians and directors.
But that citizen’s perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.
My interest in matters more directly concerned with the handling of particles was growing, in the meantime, stimulated by many contacts with people understanding accelerators.
Simon van der Meer
It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem… the project became classified. I couldn’t work on it after having gone to all that trouble. I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance.
I’m okay in my skin, you know… I’m okay with who I am.