We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties arrogance and intimidation employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks elderly Jews and other minorities.
I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.
My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years to San Francisco for one year Connecticut for seven Oregon for a couple years and then I went to school.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you’re in a car. You’re more in the environment. It’s enjoyable. Even when It’s raining It’s still fun.
Experience already reduced to a group of impressions is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without.
It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer hooked straight to my brain.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.
So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer a big band jazzer guy.
I have such an extreme attitude about work where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
When a child can be brought to tears and not from fear of punishment but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
So much of ‘Jaws’ was amazing because the mind filled in what was missing.
But I don’t do the diet thing anymore. I’m a big believer in feeding your body what it needs. Deny yourself something and you’re going to end up shoving your face full of it.
For art to exist for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
We have magnificent brains but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children.
I started dating older men and I would fall in love with them. I thought they could teach me about life.
It is something that is called MDS. It is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. I’m going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it.
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.
OK so I’m not famous for the right reasons.
I think I’m in a business where you have to look good and it’s totally youth-oriented.
After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad’s Army shirts accessorised by a cat’s basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga.
Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’.
Blind faith in your leaders or in anything will get you killed.
The automobile both a cause and an effect of this decentralization is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally confused and contrary commuting patterns.