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Playing on the streets of Iraq, or in Israel or the Gaza strip, I'd sing angry protest songs against war. People would say, 'Make us clap, make us dance, and laugh and sing.' It really made me think about the importance of happy music.
— Michael Franti
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I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don't care if it's called marriage. I don't care if it's called, you know, domestic partnership. I don't care what it's called.
To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.
In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
The Monkees are like the mafia. You're in for life. Nobody gets out.
You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.
The lights go down, you hear the applause and you're up there, and then everything else is forgotten.
I don't want to think that the stories are finite; I want to feel that they can go on forever.
I would love to do a good gritty drama, a romantic role. I tend to play bad guys for some reason.
Short of being prime minister there isn't a better job in British politics than running London.
I'm a sensualist. My two main indulgences are dark chocolate and massages.
I have a love/hate relationship with just about all technology in my life. My first typewriter in particular. I had a helluva time putting new ribbon on it.
I don't believe in fate, because I'm not spiritual, but things do seem to work out.
A franchise is dictated on the success of doing one film right, so if you can get it done correctly, you've got a chance of something else, but sometimes it just doesn't work that way. Ideally, it's insurance for the future; if you can do something, if you can find a character that people really do like, then you're very lucky.
I had the sets that meant so much to this character built - right in my home, especially the kitchen, which was important both for her character and for your introduction to her when Albert comes to visit.
An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art - or at least people call it that.
I've sort of decided that I can settle for being just the artist, arranger, writer and part-time engineer. That seems like enough to do.
Israel was seen as having demonstrated unmistakably it wanted peace, and the reason it wasn't available, achievable was because Arafat wouldn't accept it.
Whether you accept or reject it, God's Love for you is permanent.
I think any form of self-expression is half confidence, half sheer hard work and, maybe, a bit of talent thrown in.