I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage.
I know as an actor there is a certain liberation auditioning for a role that has no beauty requirements.
There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won’t forget them.
My parents moved to American Samoa when I was three or four years old. My dad was principal of a high school there. It was idyllic for a kid. I had a whole island for a backyard. I lived there until I was eight years old and we moved to Santa Barbara.
I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side.
A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray.
We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that’ s what we’re intending to do with Fraggle Rock and we are indeed now selling it around the world.
People will make leaps of faith and get excited by your product if you just get it in front of them.
When my dad died a lot of songs came and they’re still coming.
My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status regardless of the pest.
The parent knows instinctively that if they’re working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education.
One thing I resent is the slur that I just support political candidates because of the business.
One of the things I like about when I tour sometimes is that occasionally you’ll see a dad there with his 12-year-old son and they’re both enjoying it.
In five years’ time I’d like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family definitely sooner rather than later. I’d like to have finished my second album too maybe even my third. I’d like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.
I tell you it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing – he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous – any athlete who tells you they’re not nervous isn’t telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take by the year 2000 all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors.
There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.
The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta I saw the conductor – all conductors are white – ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther back in order to make a place for a white man. I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car.
I come back to the same thing: We’ve got the greatest pipeline in the company’s history in the next 12 months and we’ve had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years and we’re predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year ’06.
I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die and to give you an account of my faith which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand.
Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.
There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
A faith is something you die for a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
To be honest I’m scared to death of rollercoaster rides.
So I went for engineering specifically product design which I enjoyed.
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.