A gift consists not in what is done or given but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
I don’t know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid but being by myself never bothered me.
I’ve always thought vampires were interesting because they live forever they’re always well-financed they dress well you know what I mean? And they’re like cool. Usually vampire – you’ve never seen a broke vampire. Have you?
If the markets had behaved badly that would obviously add to people’s sense of alarm… but there has been a lot of reassurance coming particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here.
It’s amazing how much you can absorb on a film set.
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
I haven’t lost faith in human nature and I haven’t decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
I have always known what I wanted and that was beauty… in every form.
We can no longer waste time and money. Every day more than 2000 girls in America age 15-19 give birth – in the wealthiest most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.
I love when I go out and I have my hair and makeup done but I also like it when I’m just with the family because that’s real.
I’m trying to mix the cool independent stuff with the big stuff but it’s been difficult finding the right roles. It’s been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned.
I was a drama major also so it’s cool to cuss for meaning but for no apparent reason no.
And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord.
I do genuinely believe that the political system is not linear. When it reaches a tipping point fashioned by a critical mass of opinion the slow pace of change we’re used to will no longer be the norm. I see a lot of signs every day that we’re moving closer and closer to that tipping point.
Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education repeat a grade or commit crimes in adolescence.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars who in the known alone would shrivel up with boredom.
In matters of conscience first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence last thoughts are best.
Getting and keeping my immunity became very important to me. For I needed to take care of myself and my family. No one else was worried about me.
There were a few 6th form girls that I got with when I was I the 6th form they were really nice so that was cool.
I don’t ever want to be hugely famous because I had a little taste of it after ‘East Is East’ and ‘Bend It.’
I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can it’s so unnatural for me to do it on television in interviews in anything like that. I also don’t find that my process as an actor is really anyone else’s business.
I decided to go to school for advertising and graphic design. That was what I was gonna do but acting is that thing it’s like a splinter in your mind and you can’t get rid of it. So I decided to move to L.A. a few years ago and it just snowballed into this thing called ‘The Hunger Games.’
The printed page conveys information and commitment and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience and it’s very limited in what it can do logically. It’s an existential experience – there and then gone.
Human beings do not live in the objective world alone nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society.
As one who participated in all the wars of the state of Israel I saw the horror of wars. I saw the fear of wars. I saw my best friends being killed in battles. I was seriously injured twice.