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Tommy Wirkola is Norwegian but has a Finnish surname - he comes from the one of the northernmost countries in the whole of Europe. It was easy working with him. The people in the north are all fairly similar.
I wanted to be a surgeon, possibly influenced by the qualities of our family doctor who cared for our childhood ailments.
Nothing surprises me on 'Happy Endings,' because the show - I think one of the awesome things about the show is that it's so open to doing anything. We could do a genre episode. We have the green light to do whatever we want. Mostly because no one's watching.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21 because he promised to get us out of the Korean War.
I don't mind close-ups, I like them, but they're kind of forceful - you see a lot, you get a lot of information in a close-up. There's less mystery.
Directors get to fire on many more cylinders than an actor.
I have changed the style of functioning of the government and administration and managed to change the perception.
I always think that you should be striving to write your best song.
I did everything in my power not to be an actress. I went off and did a teacher-training course first, so I could teach English and Drama - because I'm not thick, surprisingly enough.
I was always trying on clothes, always really into fashion, ever since probably kindergarten.
The further we distance ourselves from the spell of the present, explored by our senses, the harder it will be to understand and protect nature's precarious balance, let alone the balance of our own human nature.
'In Cold Blood' is not a thriller at all, really. It is, however, the first work of its kind: a true crime book that reads like fiction.
The true measure of a leader is what it takes to stop him.
Running gives you a great opportunity to work stuff out in your head.
You've got to grab every opportunity that comes up.
The people I worked with were bigger than life. Once you put them on the screen, they were huge.
The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.
In my experience, if people don't have a sense of humor, they are usually not very good scientists, either.
I'm not running around looking for love and validation.
Sophie B. Hawkins
I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It's not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace. And if that sounds heretical, my source is pretty good: Matthew, Five to Seven, The Sermon on the Mount.
After assembly complete, when we have a larger crew on orbit, a more complex vehicle, more laboratories and more robot arms, maybe we'll have room for specialists. But right now we don't.
John L. Phillips
Beyonce's music is like lipstick or a decidedly tall pair of heels: It's empowering.
Laws must be clear, precise, and uniform for all citizens.
Marquis de Lafayette
Bob Dylan's not a hype and a haircut: he's the real thing.
When tempest tossed, embrace chaos.
My most prized possession is my pillow. I can't travel or sleep without it. And it's, like, this really thin down pillow that really doesn't do anything, but it's weird: if I don't have it, I'm constantly thinking about not having it.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
I don't have anything against CGI.
Everyone has their own insecurities, regardless of how you look or how people perceive you, but sometimes people give their insecurities too much power. Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion. For me, real beauty has very little to do with the structure of someone's face or body.
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