Marilyn Monroe Quotes
I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
— Marilyn Monroe
People say 'The Wire's bleak, y'know, but I see it as a love letter to Baltimore, and it's one written in a very strange and complex way.
I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat.
We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that's going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.
The record company doesn't know what to do with me, because I'm not a Lily Allen, but I'm not really an indie artist, either. All the best artists have been in the middle.
Bat for Lashes
When I'm writing, I'm constantly thinking about myself, because it's the only experience I have to draw on. And I don't see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that's why the fans are there.
I love pink - pink's my favourite. I hardly ever - weirdly - wear it, but I love the colour pink.
I'm very driven, and I always have been. So I'd like to release a successful album, continue in musical theatre, and be more involved in business.
A diplomatic solution that puts significant and verifiable constraints on Iran's nuclear program represents the best and most sustainable chance to ensure that America, Israel, the entire Middle East will never be menaced by a nuclear-armed Iran.
There are simply more young people than there ever were. You get this feeling of strength. Also, large numbers can be a drawback, making it difficult to lose one's anonymity.
The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.
If you're OK with being clumsy, it's funny. But if you are super embarrassed, people are going to laugh at you.
I can remember sitting at the piano. My sister was playing, and my brother was singing something, and I said, 'I want to try that.'
I believe in the power of poetry, which gives me reasons to look ahead and identify a glint of light.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
Being able to pit your wits against literally hundreds of other people is really exciting and ultimately the biggest single challenge for a poker player.
In the Thirties, when I was in New York, I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.