My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me.
In Britain by contrast we still think that class plays a part in determining a person’s life chances so we’re less inclined to celebrate success and less inclined to condemn failure. The upshot is that it’s much easier to be a failure in Britain than it is in America.
I grew up around hip-hop so I didn’t think it was about being cool or being black or being white or whatever.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals and dream such dreams of lofty purpose that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
Our combination of great research universities a pro-risk business culture deep pools of innovation-seeking equity capital and reliable business and contract law is unprecedented and unparalleled in the world.
Directly after the show people might have responded better to it but who really knows. It did what it did and while it seems like a failure to most but it was a success for me and has given me so many opportunities.
You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen comedy actors are maybe juniors and dramatic actors – they’re the cool seniors.
I got into this little habit of architecture and building. I designed a house in Colorado and one in Hawaii. The idea is supposed to be build and sell – but then I can never bring myself to sell them.
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.
If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure you’re not really successful.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn’t have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact.
That’s what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream with very strong archetypes operating. You know the guilty girl being pursued falling all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.
I’ve learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.
The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.
Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth at it’s best.
I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t think I’d have the luxury of doing something like that because I didn’t know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored but I had dreams for singing or writing.
There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness – but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: ‘Go and become a philanthropist.’ I said ‘No I can do that in the business world create a different kind of business – a business based on selflessness.’
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
I would like to attend college in the future when I have time. I have always been interested in architecture so perhaps I would pursue a degree in that or business.
You’ve got to have a dream… if you don’t have any big dreams nothing happens.
If bad things are going to be said about me I have to bear that. If I don’t understand that it’s part of being in show business then I’d better go work in a bank.