Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
Anyway I feel myself a bit on the edge on the art world but I don’t mind I’m just pursuing my work in a very excited way. And there isn’t really a mainstream anymore is there?
We’re going to test with the same car but we have a new car ready.
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.
Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Especially in the car ride to and from gym. I find myself spacing out a lot just visualizing what the Olympics would be like and just having such great role models.
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.
I love to collect modern art.
Every time I copy something I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful – I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard!
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.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
‘Blind Curve’ the book I’m working on now sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation – an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story the hero doesn’t get off as easily as I did.
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.
When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.