William Shakespeare Quotes
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Quotes from other Authors
I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web.
Alan Dean Foster
We develop social systems for the handicapped, but when you're handicapped in your mind, society doesn't handle those situations well. I think we don't recognize or acknowledge the power of messages and how deeply affected we all are by the messages we receive from the media.
Some people aren't great with babies, or they're not great with a smaller child - it's not that they're bad mothers.
I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met; I didn't like the name Lucille. That's how our television show was called I Love Lucy, not Lucille.
When I was asked to compose a score for... 'Palo Alto,' I first thought to myself, 'What is the house that these characters would want to live in?' I wanted to paint a picture and color scheme that I could work around. I gently apply different daubs to see what fits to match the color I have in mind with these characters.
To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
It wouldn't have mattered to my mother if I married a black, was gay, lived in a commune or wore a dress.
My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages, not least of which, for me, was his love of singing, which gave music a central place in our lives.
I love being Jewish; I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it.
I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.
My grandmother's first husband was a spiritualist medium. What fascinates me about that is the balance between conviction and sincerity and trickery, which is also something that novelists are very familiar with.
I tell the truth, and I expose myself as a weak, misguided, misdirected, dysfunctional human being I used to be.
I always drew dresses. I remember loving Richard Avedon's early Versace campaigns. I used to plaster my whole walls with them when I was a kid.
I was a young boy when I met the Surrealists and the Dadaists. I admired them, and that is what they taught me: to admire. Admiration is very important. People who are unable to admire others lose an important part of their soul. My soul developed from a very early age through encounters with admired people.