My grandfather was a politician and lived in Washington, D.C., so as a kid, I used to go to D.C. every other weekend.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we're sad, and being yellow when we're cowards, and when we're mad, we're red.
I learned more English because I wanted to actually learn acting.
Why is partying and having a good time bad?
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
At my school, Shakespeare wasn't on the syllabus – at least not for me.
When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress.
I'm very thankful to be doing what I'm doing. I feel very blessed.
The arts are a celebration of life.
I'm not a politician. And I don't want to be.
The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you're the person who takes them to go poop!
Art is so subjective, and people can react however they want.
My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.
I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him. Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in, he still saw the bigger picture.
If I don't like somebody's looks, I don't like them.
We've been in that situation where you're just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
I was a good football player, and I had a chance to play with some great players.
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.
Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers.
My doctor said, 'If you can weigh what you weighed in high school, you'll essentially be healthy and not have Type 2 diabetes.' Well, I'm gonna have Type 2 diabetes, because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school.
No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
When it came to using elements of your personal life in your work, my mother was the master, or the mistress. There were three or four songs she wrote about my father – songs about failed love.
It's hard for anybody who's been with me not to feel starved for affection when I'm making love to my ideas. Maybe it's not meant for me to settle down and be married.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
I was fortunate and I was lucky that I had a couple of people in my life who cared about me. I had good, loving parents.
One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
I think comparisons are odious.
The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.
One of the things it was obvious you could do with an online store is have a much more complete selection.
Whether good or bad things happen, music allows you to separate yourself from reality a bit.
I don't mind telling a dark side.
Sadly, I've never met Princess Kate.
Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give.
I think in general, romantic comedies tend to take one person's point of view, but every once in a while you get something that is balanced for two people.
I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life… it's money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
I like a drama.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them.
I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.
It's really amazing to see what you imagined brought to screen.
I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.
I never felt settled or calm. You can't really commit to life when you feel that.
Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.