Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
I am very lucky I have a very tight group of friends and a very supportive family and to this date no-one has ever sold a story on me.
I’ve never been more famous than I was suddenly in 1986.
I never wanted to go on stage alone because if you mess up who can you blame?
Today in America we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years.
The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family.
I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80000 words and not get to the end. I’m phobic about it. So when I’m writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends and then someone can finish it for me.
Because of my own family’s service (in the U.S. Army Navy and Massachusetts and New York National Guard) I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars.
Science fiction is an amazing literature: plot elements that you would think would be completely worn out by now keep changing into surprising new forms.
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing.
As a whole the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire’s job. That doesn’t mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today’s managers a bit differently.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.
Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience because you only examine your particular part.
I like starting. It’s pretty cool.
As an investor what we’re not looking for is ‘oh this is a cool app’ it’s ‘is this something that can become a big business?’ You need to find those that can become real businesses.
I think my dad is a lot cooler than other dads. He still acts like he’s still 17.
We are the meeting place an entity that’s trying to connect faith and culture.
Schools don’t really allow failure and yet it’s a valid part of any endeavour not just writing.
I have two younger sisters and I’m such an advocate of owning who you are as a person. Don’t be ashamed or intimidated. Never feel like you are not amazing.
I really don’t think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood.
If you don’t have a valentine hang out with your girlfriends don’t go looking for someone. When it’s right they’ll come to you.
Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet and hopefully we shall overcome.
I don’t worry about being in a hurry any more because my faith in God will always deliver me on time.
The people of South Carolina support conservatives who are trying to push real change and the people of South Carolina expect their presidential candidates to back them up when they show courage.
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said ‘I want to be a country music star.’ Which every dad loves to hear. And he said ‘I want you to go to college.’ So we had a discussion. And I’m pretty stubborn. I’m a lot like him. And he said ‘If you go to college and graduate I’ll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.’ So he bribed me.
We must remind Americans that the promise of opportunity remains unbroken – that every person in this great nation can succeed through hard work courage and personal responsibility.