Jackie Robinson as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality he was exemplary.
The movie business is a big gamble.
Grave was the man in years in looks in word his locks were grey yet was his courage green.
I go by instinct – I don’t worry about experience.
We are stymied by regulations limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing and business and playing the piano and so on.
I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they’ve changed overnight.
Well I think the main message is there is more to your story. There is more than what happens between the crib and the grave and that is what I am really trying to speak to this idea that all of life is this life and that there is nothing more than what we see and experience right here on this earth.
Until the Eighties Oslo was a rather boring town but it’s changed a lot and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water’s edge.
A cheerful frame of mind reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
A business like acting is 90% luck. You can be a star one minute and out of work the next.
I have written a memoir here and there and that takes its own form of selfishness and courage. However generally speaking I have no interest in writing about my own life or intruding in the privacy of those around me.
An illness is like a journey into a far country it sifts all one’s experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.
Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It’s just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck.
How does one kill fear I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart slash off its spectral head take it by its spectral throat?
It’s a real roller-coaster ride if you’re lucky to have longevity in this business – you have to be able to ride those waves.
I took my courage in both hands and went to the Laundromat to do my washing. I had to use three machines.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
I was a student at Columbia College actually in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens showing me these new songs. I can’t remember us working it out.
I don’t do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it’s a logical business decision.
I won’t allow myself to have tremendous fear.
I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business.
I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting you take your courage.
We see our customers as invited guests to a party and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.