I’m a role model now. I didn’t know I was gonna have 13-year-old fans so I’ve tried to change a few things here and there. But I also know that the girls don’t want me to be Miley Cyrus either.
My siblings and I were friends with the boys who would become our stepbrothers – we grew up on the same street. I feel very special to have these amazing people in my life and if we hadn’t all moved into this big house together I think I would have missed out on that because we would have drifted apart.
Thanking you once more I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
My father opened a restaurant. It’s so amazing… it’s so freaking delicious but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
I have one brother John an airline pilot who is seven years younger. He’s adopted though we’re still blood related – he’s my cousin. My parents couldn’t have any more children after me so when Dad’s brother died they adopted John then just a baby.
Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces like discrimination in housing or in education.
The White House alone cannot hold its opponents accountable.
When a father absent during the day returns home at six his children receive only his temperament not his teaching.
Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas – an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
People are on their computers more than watching TV because you can only watch voyeur TV which is basically what reality shows are for so long.
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice and were indulged not only with impunity but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
A singer for me is more like someone who is standing alone with a microphone like Scott Walker rather than someone who is bashing a plank and is spitting all over a microphone.
I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
The environmental crisis is a global problem and only global action will resolve it.
The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995.
Just because you put higher-octane gasoline in your car doesn’t mean you can break the speed limit. The speed limit’s still 65.
I want to serve chess through games books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China.
The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the ’60s. I had a group but I don’t think it was at the same level as Chris because he’s an amazing musician.
It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.
Far from creating a new formalism what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance.