I don’t feel I was ever a ‘famous’ child actor. I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way that was my saving grace – not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded.
Rosa Parks’ courage determination and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.
I can think of some things that would be fun but I’m living my dreams.
It’s something I want to overcome. And my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.
I worry whether it’s not really the best way to live one’s life – trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it’s quite a backwards approach.
I have a grim outlook on the world and in particular on humanity. Spent years denying it but I am very misanthropic. And I live alone on a mountain for a reason.
If we don’t have accurate information if we are not able to tell difficult truth one to another we will never be able to effectively design a policy for Iraq.
I am beautiful famous and gorgeous.
Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We’ve been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It’s just like stand-up. It’s best when it’s just left alone. It doesn’t translate always on TV. It’s best live.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
To say that I am organized is an understatement but my car tells a different story.
I wouldn’t change a thing – except my bank balance.
Actually we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks which is the most amazing label. We have friends on other labels and though we are not selling millions of records yet they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance.
Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years but that’s how faith grows stronger.
In its report the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.
What is faith? If you believe something because you have evidence for it or rational argument that is not faith. So faith seems to be believing something despite the absence of evidence or rational argument for it.
Of all lies art is the least untrue.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
I never wanted to be rich or successful or famous. I just wanted to be happy and have fun.
We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.
I think being on a TV show is amazing but also people get kind of used to seeing you a certain way and so it becomes a challenge to break free from that in a way.
We need to drive down requirements for the schools. In the 19th century we increased the quality of the schools by higher education saying ‘You can’t come in unless you have these skills unless you’ve taken these courses.’ We did that in Wisconsin when I was there it helped to transform the secondary school system.
I mean whatever kills you kills you and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
Death is a very important part of life.