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Traditional broadcast media seems old-fashioned and vague to me. When I watch television news, I'm aware of what skilled journalists they are, but I find it hard because of the corny way they present it.
— Ira Glass
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I hated stand-up.
If you do enough planning before you start to write, there's no way you can have writer's block. I do a complete chapter by chapter outline.
Ever since I was young, I was always interested in exploring spirituality. I know that there are many paths to God, there is not just one path.
Television and comic books are, and continue to be, probably the biggest influence in my life. It's the biggest influence on everybody's life.
I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice - and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!
I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority.
Out of your surplus, you can help your allies, and Israel is a great ally. And this is no particular animus of Israel, but what I will say, and I will say over and over again, we cannot give away money we don't have.
He that sows thorns should never go barefoot.
The fact that there is a unity in everything demonstrates that they are the works and artefacts of a single being. The universe is like a rosebud swathed in a thousand veils of unity. Or it is a single macroanthropos dressed in unities to the number of Divine Names and universal Divine works.
I carry out my work thus: I never use models or nature for the figure, drapery or anything else.
The ambassador was never present, but his presence was never absent.
My mother fed my love of demons, science fiction, and paranormal. She was a devout horror movie fan who kept me up until the wee hours to watch 'Outer Limits,' 'Night Gallery,' 'Twilight Zone,' and 'Star Trek.' We lived to watch those reruns.
I value my reputation. I work hard to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
Then you figure out that if you don't throw it as hard as you can, you can put it where you want. It's more important where you put it.
Right after 'Raymond' I had a world-is-my-oyster attitude, but I found out I don't like oysters. I had this existential emptiness. 'What is my purpose? Who am I?' I had a big identity crisis.
Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the afternoons and start throwing ideas around.
I'm an absolute clean freak. I'll go to my friends' houses and even start cleaning. I'm such a granny at heart. My couch is my best friend.
Honestly, I'm willing to experiment with far more variety in roles than I'm given. But ultimately, it's the producer's decision. But, I've done a variety of roles - the evil don, the evil husband... I've done villainous roles, supporting roles, etc.
Sports were a big part of my life. I was the captain of the basketball team in high school, and captain of the basketball team at Princeton.
Sentimentality is intolerable because it is false feeling.