If you’re looking for can-do earthy-crunchy attitude then you’ve got to go to Wisconsin.
In Los Angeles by the time you’re 35 you’re older than most of the buildings.
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.
Don’t think of yourself as a woman in business.
I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won’t offer real plans and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.
You can’t have a university without having free speech even though at times it makes us terribly uncomfortable. If students are not going to hear controversial ideas on college campuses they’re not going to hear them in America. I believe it’s part of their education.
I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s and into my 30s I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.
Life is not a matter of place things or comfort rather it concerns the basic human rights of family country justice and human dignity.
Kids are great. That’s one of the best things about our business all the kids you get to meet. It’s a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.
Because at bottom I’m interested in fear and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction where you can enter people’s heads.
Very likely education does not make very much difference.
We all love musical architecture there’s no doubt about that.
If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke and then see who shows up for the funeral.
Baseball is a game yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility its almost leisurely pace baseball is violence under wraps.
And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor who was a friend of my family.
Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school have more developed social skills and display fewer behavior problems.
When I’m in London Claridge’s is a great favourite. I’m a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary.
I’m quitting the business today. I’m going to open up an appliance store I’ve always really been into toasters. I’m giving it all up.
In my family in the days prior to television we liked to while away the evenings by making ourselves miserable solely based on our ability to speak the language viciously.
You just can’t get too focused on worrying about what’s going to happen in the next quarter. You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term.
The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful often urgent and essentially life-affirming but they are all performances of courage and honesty.
Education is not so important as people think.
The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them not make them worse.
Anybody who really knows about the TV business knows that it would be impossible to just march in one day and say to your colleagues and bosses ‘Oh yes I’m hosting my own show.’
What we’ve tried to do is have neighbors colleagues friends and family talking.
I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen for example although there are plenty of others too. They are the most blessed people in the world and they don’t appreciate it.