You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock – that you’ve still got it.
If you don’t get noticed you don’t have anything. You just have to be noticed but the art is in getting noticed naturally without screaming or without tricks.
I don’t get rattled about the big things. I get rattled when I have to pick up my laundry get gas in the car pick up a script.
I think it’s pretty crazy to say you’ve been typecast at the age of 20 before you’ve even really started getting going.
Kids will keep it real. If I’ve ever had in my life a great anchor it’s them. They get in your head ‘don’t get too famous.’ If you think you’re really famous and think you’re really hip go hang out with your kids for an afternoon. That’s about as earthbound as it’s going to get.
Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He took me on my first airplane ride where I could have a hand on the stick.
I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous to know that chemical agents and environmental factors could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future.
When the bright angel dominates out comes a great work of art a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
Most women’s pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men’s pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down.
At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do.
If you ever get rich and famous by definition you are special. You have done something special and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out and you become down and out you have a really new perspective.
My dad let me figure out what I wanted to do on my own.
In order to get beyond racism we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally we must treat them differently.
For nine years I worked to change what was hairdressing then into a geometric art form with color perm without setting which had never been done before.
I like to sing around the bonfire in my car and in the shower.
I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!
I used to listen to my dad a lot as a way of trying to be close to him as well because my parents were divorced and I didn’t spend that much time with him. And I used to put headphones on and listen to my dad talk and sing and I found that quite… bonding with him in a weird way.
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like Witless will serve his brother.
When you are thwarted it is your own attitude that is out of order.
I prefer to sing in the shower vs. the car. The shower is just steam you know its just you and nature and no clothing. You know there’s nothing separating you. It’s just you and the voice – you and the water.
I came of age believing that no matter what happened I would always be able to support myself.
All my life it’s been the same with men. Being a woman who is famous and adored by men is very hard for any boyfriend to handle. All my boyfriends end up insecure.
There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad.
From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart from a clean environment to true equality for women from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see I’m a numbers guy that’s my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming we are bankrupting this country and I’m in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That’s exactly what I should be doing.