I read every script from beginning to end, and I read every draft that I can. I like the show, I like the character, and I want to protect both of those things.
Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal. If the soup tastes good, everything’s cool, and you don’t necessarily want to know what’s in it. The same thing holds true with movies.
In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
You don’t have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you’re younger you don’t want to look a fool, so you don’t do things that might make you vulnerable.
You don’t want the biggest record deal as far as money goes, you just want to make sure that the people at the label really support your band and the music and stuff.
Now I’m this far up the ladder and I’ve got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
My strategy has always been to give people just enough of me, then pull back. That way, they’ll want more.
I’ve been in the studio experimenting on making a CD of my own. I’m trying out different producers, styles, sounds. With music, as opposed to acting, you are not playing a character. You are showing people who you are. I really want to have my spirit in it.
Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can’t even think of one guy I’ve been compared to.
Rove and his attorneys can parse the words all they want, but it is now clear that while Rove may not have given a reporter Plame’s name, he clearly identified her by telling the reporter that Joseph Wilson’s wife was a CIA agent.
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
People want a result. Immigrant voters aren’t stupid, and they’re going to know who’s on their side.
There is no way the American public will sit still for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions on the kinds of guns they want.
I don’t want to do anything like Can’t Hardly Wait, I don’t want to do anything like Scream. I saw all those movies, and they were good, but they’re just not what I want to do.
We’ve had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population.
I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I’m going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about.
I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law.
I never consciously said, ‘I want to be an actor.’ It sounds stupid, but it’s kind of like being a painter or something. You don’t say, ‘From today on I’m going to be a painter.’ It’s not something conscious – you’ve just been painting pictures all your life.
That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you’re not being spontaneous, you’re just recreating something.
Most of the international community, most of the countries around the world, don’t want any side, any party to take unilateral steps. They would like that all of us to stick to the road map.
I don’t understand labels. I don’t need anybody to tell me I’m Latina or black or anything else. I’ve played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
America does not want vulgarity and sexual exploitation to be our values and we do not want the world to think those are our standards. We want to be a better nation and a better people, with better standards.
Initially I probably didn’t even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it’s a total imaginary world.
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman’s greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn’t want her.
I don’t want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I’m not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn’t replacing Babe Ruth.
I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don’t want to make bold choices. They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo. That’s not really interesting for me.
I think my speeches are hilarious. I think I’m a natural comedian, but I like denying people the chance to laugh. I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
When interest rates are high you want the average direction in which interest rates are moving to be downward; when interest rates are low you want the average direction to be upward.
So now 20 years later people want us to get together so they can take shots at all these old babes trying to get back some youth. I mean come on; I’ve been there. I know what the press would do.
Doesn’t anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off.