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Like most people, I can be very easily hurt.
— Joyce Carol Oates
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I was the only punk rocker at my high school. And there were at least a handful of black kids who liked hip-hop. Both were kind of the new music of the day, and it was lonely being the only punk.
'EIla Enchanted' began in a marvelous writing course at New York City's The New School.
People gossip. People are insecure, so they talk about other people so that they won't be talked about. They point out flaws in other people to make them feel good about themselves. I think at any age or any social class, that's present.
I used to have a silk dressing gown an uncle bought in Japan and when I came downstairs in it, my dad used to call me Davinia. There was never embarrassment about that kind of thing. My sister used to dress me up a lot. She thought I was a little doll.
Roddick has good presence on the court and has so much adrenalin.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
Young people don't want to sit at home and watch television; they'd sooner be out doing their own thing.
Vinyl is the real deal. I've always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don't really own the album. And it's not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.
Color is definitely an important factor for me during all phases of producing a cover. I always start out with a loose idea of what I want to see when I'm doing my initial sketches. This choice can be informed by anything, but I usually tend to lean toward more simple color schemes... something with a very obvious push between warms and cools.
Pro basketball is a very mercenary endeavor.
I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
The goal of Sunday is to leave my home as little as possible.
Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.
DJing is an art that I have the utmost respect for, and I've been practising it since I was 17 years old. Doing Tom Cruise wedding-type things becomes the focal point of every interview, and you realize that you have to cut it out if you don't want to be answering questions about that.
It's nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you.
Luckily, my husband is my business partner as well as my life partner, so I never had to do the heavy lifting alone, literally or figuratively.
I would like to go to Kalimantan island in Sumatra to see the carvings and longhouse sculptures. I've also always wanted to look at the wood carvings along the Sepik River in New Guinea.
The problem is, the Republican Party hasn't done anything to make this country better and I speak as a Republican.
I think the more avenues that open up when people want to publish, the better. Some of the authors that want to jump ship from the traditional houses and go on their own, you know what? Good luck. It's going to be a lot tougher than you think.
I would like to be George Clooney diplomatic. I just don't have the wherewithal yet or the inner serenity.