I was very cheap - that's the way I'd always worked.
Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.
Fortune favors the prepared mind.
We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
e. e. cummings
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I have had the good fortune to be able to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. I have enjoyed the freedom I had gained from building a successful business from scratch, making some money, and creating the lifestyle I wanted.
People are meant to be certain places, and I think I'm meant to be on a sound stage doing situation comedy.
I never imagined I'd be a solo artist. And now I couldn't imagine being part of a group.
Global governance cannot be limited to the crafting of instruments related to the promotion of democracy. A key component must be the creation of fair and equitable rules to enhance the development prospects of developing countries.
I never got nervous performing my own material.
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I think the Emmy obviously is very prestigious and is the gold standard obviously in terms of television. But the Oscars go beyond that. I believe children, when they're growing up, dream of holding that Oscar.
I really understand what that process is all about and how important it is, especially with young folk and creative folk that love looking for some platform that makes it easier for them to express themselves.
The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I didn't have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself.
Maybe some people have written us off, but I think the new music today has also invigorated us.
When I wrestled in College, my team was very good.
I dress like a bum all the time. I'm a pretty casual fella.
Every job I do, I like to think it makes me better or I learn things. It's all about how much something's going to stretch me or test me.
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
I wouldn't feel comfortable talking to someone I didn't know very well and, beyond that person, a readership of X millions, about things I think are private.
If we're trying to build a world-class News Feed and a world-class messaging product and a world-class search product and a world-class ad system, and invent virtual reality and build drones, I can't write every line of code. I can't write any lines of code.
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.
Storytelling is important. Part of human continuity.
Emerson stands apart from the other poets and essayists of New England, and of English literature generally, as of another order. He is a reversion to an earlier type, the type of the bard, the skald, the poet-seer.
This practice of skinny actresses donning fat suits is essentially the new and acceptable blackface in Hollywood.
I came to New York to study ballet and English.
The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
Everything I do feels like It's going to end up being in Radiohead.
I've said no to 'Celebrity Big Brother,' 'Strictly,' and the American one, 'Dancing With The Stars.' I don't feel it's right for me. I've been asked to do reality TV a zillion times. No way. No way. Nobody's going to get into my living room and see me there.
I'm just trying to find a good project. Work with a good director, someone I really admire. Find a good role.
My favorite actor is Sir Ben Kingsley - nobody is as good as him, in my opinion. I think he's so good as an artist.
I'm definitely moving more towards directing now.
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
Life is just a short period of time in which you are alive.
It is so common to write autobiographical fiction in which your own experience is thinly disguised.
That's been the tragedy of my life, actually. I've always looked younger than I am.
I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper.
Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
Konrad von Gesner
If we conceive all the changes in the physical world as reducible to the motion of atoms, motions generated by means of the fixed nuclear forces of those atoms, the whole of the world could thus be known by means of the natural sciences.
I own works by women artists; it is hard for me to see, literally to see, how women and men differ in the quality of their work. Why are women artists less known and less admired?
I got a note from the stage manager one night that someone wanted to meet me. And it was Steven Spielberg.
It's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe.
When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster.
Given that all our lives rest on work that defines us, the business of labor, the wealth that work manifests itself to, I find it odd that not much is written about it. We talk about relationships, damage, adultery, revolution, but we don't talk about work.
A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.
Leadership is a choice, not a position.
The more decisions you make, the better, statistically, your odds of success are. And what I also learned was, it doesn't matter: anything can be fixed. When you're directing, you can agonize, but you can't indulge. Stuff has to happen.
Striped shirts and printed shorts, jeans, and trousers are all items I buy and wear a lot in my private life.
I wanted to be a novelist from a very early age - 11 or 12 - but I don't think I ever thought I would write historical fiction. I never thought I might write academic history because I simply wasn't good enough!
That's what film can do in a way that TV and other long-form storytelling can't. It gives you this very immersive moment.
J. C. Chandor
To get asked to do stuff like 'United States Of Tara' and 'Caprica' is terrific. I can't complain.
My Mum brought me up to believe that if you look after the pennies then the pounds look after themselves, and I could never do it.
'The Birth of a Nation' occupies a view of the South not far from Scarlett O'Hara's in 'Gone With the Wind,' and modern audiences have to wrestle with that beloved movie's romanticizing of racism.