For our immediate family and relatives Canada was a land of opportunity.
I even knew some of the dialogue but it was definitely cool to look at. We always argue that the movies should be loyal but in this case I could argue that it might have been too loyal.
There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won’t forget them.
You cannot change your destination overnight but you can change your direction overnight.
When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing my dad was a king of the clubs a prowling tiger and a wonderfully natural mover.
If you violate Nature’s laws you are your own prosecuting attorney judge jury and hangman.
Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness.
People will make leaps of faith and get excited by your product if you just get it in front of them.
If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death.
I like progress but I hate change.
I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation. I know that’s really hard for people to understand but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn’t overdo anything. We ate pasta yes but not a lot of it.
Alas after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
I think women like Ferraris. A Ferrari is everybody’s car.
In five years’ time I’d like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family definitely sooner rather than later. I’d like to have finished my second album too maybe even my third. I’d like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.
The one thing I like about ‘Playboy’ is they don’t have the anorexic look. The women are voluptuous. So I didn’t really want to diet. I just wanted to tone up.
If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit then nothing can be more redemptive.
Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater not a real person.
There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet proper exercise breaking the smoking habit control of alcohol stress management and periodic exams.
Canada has a passive-aggressive culture with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die and to give you an account of my faith which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand.
A father and two sons run Adelphia. It’s a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people – three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do start their own space program? ‘Let’s send the monkey to Mars Dad!’
Not to be born is past all prizing best.
I went through a period of great rebellion within my family when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad I had no focus had no real interest in anything and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.
I thought my life was mapped out. Research living in the forest teaching and writing. But in ’86 I went to a conference and realised the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them.
You want to try and bring a character to life in an honest a way as you possibly can. It doesn’t matter whether he’s a doctor an actor a car salesman or a captain of a starship. If you can bring truth and honesty to that character then your audience will believe you.
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.