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As an actor, if you want to while shooting, you can run back to your trailer and take a nap. But you cannot do that while directing.
Being a star comes with not just fame and fortune, but with awareness and responsibility.
Our constitution should be inspired by the philosophy of the Koran with principles that are set in stone and not open to the whims of individual judges, as is the case now. In particular, the constitution should protect every citizen's basic human rights regardless of their sex, status or sect. Everyone should be equal before the law.
Basmah bint Saud
You can take any one of our stories that we use right now, put western clothes on us, stick us out in the west and they'll work just as well - any single one of them - because they're stories about people, they're stories about things.
I have been attacked in Turkey more for my interviews than for my books. Political polemicists and columnists do not read novels there.
The situation in Syria is quite different from Libya.
Unless someone has walked in your shoes, you really can't judge. Everyone needs to make the best choice for their life.
Being a small boy it's very daunting seeing the Queen around and not really quite knowing what to talk about.
I'm 23 years old and still wearing pigtails.
You've got to keep things flying.
I have an odd theory on happiness, and it bothers people. My general theory is that happiness is a reward for an animal doing what it should be doing. So if a horse runs, it feels happy. Or if you are too thin, you can't be happy, because evolution wants you to be tense and anxious, trying to wake up in the morning looking for food.
James D. Watson
Confidence comes in going on personal journeys in a public arena and feeling as though you have a right to do that. You have to give yourself permission to discover what you need to discover and not worry about how pretty the journey is. If you're aware of the pretty, you're not going to dig into the mess.
George C. Wolfe
My mother always told me, 'Don't get married. Make your own life. You don't need a man.'
And if I don't sing, I don't get paid.
People my age don't always know where their music comes from.
I don't think journalists should talk about whom they're voting for.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
I made a conscious effort to focus on television so I could stay in Los Angeles, so I wasn't on a location all over the world doing movies.
After the success of 'August,' there were people saying I should change my life. And maybe I should have bought a yacht and traveled the world instead of returning to Steppenwolf to act in and write plays. But I'm from the Midwest, and that's what we do: We go back to work.
Music and smells are the most memory-recall, nostalgia-inducing things.
Definitely, I think I fulfill a very funny Indian stereotype because I love technology. It's something I've always been interested in.
I want my permanent address to be in Oklahoma. Someday, when I get married and I have kids, that's where I want to raise my kids.
How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point?
Because our fight has been for such a long time we are isolated from the world, even after reconstruction we don't have much attention from people outside.
I knew that if I could put a table in a room with not much light and a couple of chairs, I could have a real conversation. And I know that people... like to eavesdrop on a conversation.
It is critical that writers who embrace the light of Christ's redemptive love characterize the darkness arrayed against us in a way that is consistent with its true nature.
We all naturally want to become successful... we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.
I mean, when it gets down to it I just wanted to play the drums. The rest of it never meant that much to me.
I know I'm not musically talented.
I genuinely miss writing now on the rare days I don't write; my mouth waters when I think about writing, and I have an extreme physical reaction to the idea of doing it.
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