Drew Barrymore Quotes
Having fun is fantastic, and I never want to lose a sense of that - and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work, or else it's going to feel stiff.
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Swedes are such a civilised, perfect society - at least on the surface. There's a great safety net, a huge middle class, free education, free health care. People are very polite, they wait their turn. They're not too loud, they're not too quiet, but sometimes it's a little too perfect.
Goose Gossage is a friend of mine, and he's definitely a Hall of Fame pitcher in my mind.
Books provide context and allow you to think about things over time. Film is like writing haiku; there is an immense amount of pleasure in paring down and paring down. But it isn't the same.
Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
Godfrey Harold Hardy
Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
My father was an electrical engineer who worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. When I was growing up, my mother wrote humor columns for the local paper. She was the Erma Bombeck of Murrysville, Pa.
I was one of the horses of the Louis Burt Mayer stable, and I thought the films I was given after my Academy Awards were not worthy.
The show tune I can never get out of my head is 'Oh, What A Beautiful Morning' from 'Oklahoma!' I don't know why.
Weakness is something we don't like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it.
There is no fence nor hedge round time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it if you can remember.
Authority figures are so irritating. Because they always tell you to do things for reasons that aren't very good. That sums up what authority is about for me.
I don't like the process of meeting someone and you make a film and that's it. You think you're just getting started, and then it's over.
I love team sports - they give me something to focus on rather than the fact that I can't breathe or my muscles are aching.
The mother is the one who is going to help you in the long run! You must make her your friend. It matters what she thinks.