There's a huge part of me that's thinking about perfection. I have to fight that urge, to try to live in the moment, reach for something that I might be hearing, and not second-guess myself.
When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he's got his heart in the right place.
Serving in the Israeli Army taught me what it means to be part of something greater than yourself.
Feeling I'd scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I'm near the end of it. I'm not quite sure what Late Style means except that it's some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up.
In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
Google is addictive.
I think there's a down-to-earthness with Midwesterners and with people from the Midlands – which is where my family is from – in Ireland.
There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
Life isn't a science. We make it up as we go.
Violent crime rates fell steadily from 1993 to 2002, and this nearly coincides with the establishment of the community policing program known as the COPS program under the Clinton administration.
One thing that helps to stretch me is to listen to other preacher's sermons. Every year, I will listen to at least ten other preachers, both to hear God speak to me, and also to evaluate their preaching to see what I can learn and how I can improve my own preaching.
Television has embraced so much in terms of storytelling and in terms of a wide array of characters conveying stories from different points of view.
Aja Naomi King
My love for my wife Roya is so intense that I gave up alcohol. My love for my father was so great that when he made me promise him that I'd lose weight, I did and lost 167 kg.!
Fortunately for me, I discovered Ring of Honor. And I saw guys who were much smaller in stature but were putting on these amazing matches that I had never seen in WWE before. So I thought, at the very least, I'd love the chance to be able to wrestle in a company like that someday.
God has blessed me with the in-born talent for which I pour my heart out in the form of music.
Strength doesn't mean an absence of pain.
Aja Naomi King
Bruce Dern was fascinating. He's an amazing character. If you put him in a room at a table, you will sit there for the next five days and listen to everything he has to say and be fascinated by it. He's great.
When I sang, I couldn't help making those little curves. People would say, 'Why don't you sing straight?' But I have always had to put something in.
I never get writer's block, but I do have days where I crawl under the duvet.
I'm really happy to be me, and I'd like to think people like me more because I'm happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
I'm not an IT expert myself.
With trials, you become wiser. You learn more about yourself and the people surrounding you. Me personally, I've never been the type of person to judge anyone over wrongdoing, no matter what it is. I'm just not a judgmental person.
I'm a huge Katharine Hepburn fan.
When I was really little, I wanted to be a wrestler so I could be like the girls I looked up to. My brother then told me that 'You don't want to be like your idols; you want to grow up and be better than them.' To this day, that's the best piece of advice I've ever gotten.
You must never throw away things that are worth good money.
You don't judge a book by a cover. I'm not your typical rap look.
I've been given this amazing platform as an Olympic athlete, and there are so many people out there who don't feel like their voice is being heard. I feel it's my responsibility to speak out on issues that are important.
All software sucks.
I am not into spicy foods. Big Red chewing gum is even too 'hot' for me.
There is nothing like practice.
Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible.
That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored… Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran?
If I had gotten the parts in 'Scream' or 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' I would not have been very good in them, and I would've squandered whatever success I had gotten because I wasn't ready for that sort of thing. So I feel grateful for all of the years that I have behind me trying to get traction and a career.
I wasn't in the art world at all as a kid; I was just creative, and we were always doing arts and crafts.
I tested for a couple of pilots, but they said I was too tall.
Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
I always consider myself a Hyderabadi; my roots are here.
Aditi Rao Hydari
I started playing music when I was about six and didn't discover Indian classical music until I was fifteen. So, essentially, I had a lot of catching up to do.
I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
The death of dictator Kim Jong-Il has cast all eyes on North Korea, a country without literature or freedom or truth.
Some people look for a certain structure in their lives that they're comfortable with. People who work hard on the road as truckers, people who work hard using their hands. Then there are people who are fortunate enough to have my life, people who play these characters who embody these qualities.
At best, policy is about protecting the rights of all workers while also driving fair competition and enabling opportunity. It is about making the future work for everyone. At worst, policy tries to resist change and creates uneven playing fields that eventually hurt everyone.
But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.
I've always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don't do well.
I'm just myself, so I don't know that I think of myself as a nerd icon.
Like many of my friends and associates, I am a life-long Democrat. We have a rock-solid commitment to supporting the political party that we so strongly believe offers the most promising vision of America: one that recognizes the proper role of government, the importance of compassion, and the value of diversity.
Dancers are always striving for perfection. A great dancer never achieves it: you always want to do another turn, a higher jump,a more difficult acrobatic jump.
Abby Lee Miller
We don't see any material impact of Brexit, either in the U.K. or in the neighbouring countries and the U.K.'s trading partners.
I like to work.
Abby Lee Miller
The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.
I'm getting to be a real pro at coming into things midstream and trying to catch up.
I want to spend the night alone in a haunted mansion. I wouldn't say I'm sceptical because that word implies the truth is out there when there is no truth out there.
That's a comic cover's job: Attract someone's attention and persuade them to try the issue out.
Bigger is always better.
The good thing about India is that they believe something great about themselves.
One of the reasons why my album is called 'Forget the World' is because when you listen to the world, you make stupid mistakes.
I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.
People still come up to me and ask me to sign their records. That's right, records! Man, they don't even make records no more!