Obviously our children who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six don’t have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison.
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 love ‘Goodfellas’ because it’s a great movie – it’s funny and there is action at perfect points. I just think Martin Scorsese makes everyone look really cool.
Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.
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.
I’m tired of being around men all the time. I’m going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I’ll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag. I went window shopping when I was in New York saw a lot of amazing dresses.
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.
But Freedom Strike was actually quite cool.
Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
Nobody has it all but for me to even come close is amazing.
If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure you’re not really successful.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
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.
Being a mother is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me in my life.
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.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I’m doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I’m not sure how that happens but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.
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.
I love to go shopping at Target. They have so much stuff there you can buy almost anything it’s really amazing.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end when philosophic thought has done its best the wonder remains.
You’ve got to have a dream… if you don’t have any big dreams nothing happens.
I’m on an Isabel Marant kick. She does an amazing job of making things that are everyday-wearable but also special and a little bit different. I definitely like that she has a ’70s western vibe. There’s something that’s very fun and vintage in what she’s doing.