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These days I'm mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture, and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work, and the Eastside is Chinese - which means my friends.
— Ang Lee
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We've always loved going to the movies. Our mom and dad are big movie fans. They'd take us on these movie orgys where we'd see sometimes three movies in a day.
My strength and my weakness are twins in the same womb.
No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could've done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it's best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.
It's a wild thing, that people have the ability to help each other by just relating to one another.
I don't mean to be bashful, but I was.
Memories of the last nine years have turned Ground Zero from a site of horror, to a reminder of grief, to an occasion for ludicrous artistic posturing - and now to something very close to parody.
I hate when people call me a socialite because you have to have money to be a socialite, which I don't have.
One of the marked characteristics of the U.K. security industry as compared with defence is the lack of company scale. This can put our firms at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to big contracts.
I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and coarser. Thus, it is composed of less ingenious instruments, and of spaces less capacious for receiving the faculties of sense.
Any big televised event that starts at the crack of dawn is worth getting up for. I've done it all my life: big boxing matches, royal weddings, even TV-A.M.'s inaugural episode was enjoyed in pyjamas in my house.
It's important for me to be free and know I'm acting for myself. I do things because I want to, and that's important. You want to be your own person.
My most romantic job: I was a manager at Baskin-Robbins.
Oh, I wouldn't want to go on a date with a female celebrity. I'd rather go on a date with a real woman.
Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.
If being an attractive woman got you attention for directing, then the entire 'best director' category would be comprised of models. To me, that is just the most ludicrous connection that you could make.
I'm tall and thin but not strong, so you're either an athlete or you're funny.
Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
Water and sanitation has not had the same kind of champion that global health, and even education, have had.
I have never met a geologist or leading scientist who believes adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere will have any significant effect on climate change.
I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining.