I know that books I have written will still resonate in 50 years – particularly ‘My Sister’s Keeper.’ It has sold three million copies in the States alone. I strongly feel that as a novelist you have a platform and the ability to change people’s minds.
I do not agree with what you have to say but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.
Age for me is just a number.
Anger is a good motivator.
I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I’m dead.
In today’s social business marketplace Facebook is one of the best places for nonprofits to be discovered and connect with a larger audience on the basis of shared values. So to get started a non-profit should launch a Facebook page and invite your existing real world community to connect your cause and their networks.
All I want to do is change the world.
I’m fascinated by failure and I’m fascinated by finality. Shakespeare’s historical plays are more universal than his comedies because they relate to the finality of life. Without finality life would not be beautiful.
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
I think ‘Game of Thrones’ was extraordinary. I want to do some period pieces. It would be lovely to tell great stories that is my main ambition. And to be working with amazing creators.
We all keep dreaming and luckily dreams come true.
Dating is all about the chase. It’s fun!
There’s a punk-rock attitude clearly to ‘Hated.’ There’s even a punk-rock attitude to ‘The Hangover’ I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song.
Socialism values equality more than liberty.
It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself permission to misbehave and say what you think. People allow it with very old people.
Throughout the centuries man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?
When I was in high school I don’t know that I really had big dreams.
Hell madam is to love no longer.
The Constitution remains brilliant in its overall design and sound with respect to the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers. But there are numerous archaic provisions that inhibit constructive change and adaptation. These constitutional bits affect the daily life of the republic and every citizen in it.
I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don’t think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism Islam or other faiths.
Beauty and the Beast seemed like it all was really brown. The whole thing was just so brown and orange and yellow like Burger King or something. I don’t think I would have liked Beauty and the Beast at any age.
Try try try and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
After having done this whole slew of press for ‘Big Love’ now I’ll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said. I can’t even imagine being in front of the cameras all the time. I had a weird dream the other night that I was on ‘Jersey Shore.’
The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And most importantly the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it.