Being able to channel my creativity, emotions and experience through a character was and is freedom for me.
The greatest misfortune of all is not to be able to bear misfortune.
I feel really passionately about safe, comfortable roads, crosswalks, and sidewalks. Everyone of all economic backgrounds should be able to get to school or the grocery store safely and efficiently so they can live better lives.
My ultimate goal and our ultimate goal is to be individuals, to sustain what we been able to sustain.
That rewriting of literary history is most obvious in the case of The Yage Letters, where I was able to show that the true history inverts the official one.
I know a few chords on the guitar, but I wouldn’t be able do a show or even be part of a jam session with one.
Work as smart as you are able.
I’m kind of proud of myself. I’ve been able to keep a certain grace about me, even in the times of disgrace and craziness.
If you are not physically strong, it’s difficult. But at the same time, I think you need something more than that; you need to vary your shots, as Justine has been able to do in Amelia or Charleston, where she beat her — I can’t remember where it was on clay. So you need this kind of thing. But of course if you’re not fit, you’ll never make it through.
I’d like to be able to travel anywhere in an instant
I was able to overcome this because of the fans who waited for me. I promise not to disappoint you anymore.
Now I know that lawyers must live, but I’ve never been able to understand why they have to live so blamed well!
I’m not superwoman. It’s impossible to do everything 100 percent all of the time. And suggesting that women should be able to do it only puts more pressure on them.
Coming back in that AFC Championship Game against the Steelers, that was a poignant moment for me for a lot of reasons – the magnitude of the game and having not been able to play for quite a while and to be able to get on the field for that game. That one stands out.
Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives them a sixth sense of what the creature is going to do, so they can be ready to follow.
I remember being in the audition with Mark [Duplass] and I remember not being able to dominate him. He’s so smart and centered and grounded. I can’t do what I’d normally do to someone in this situation. I can’t get the upper hand in the scene. I was really impressed and excited about the possibility to work with him.
I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.
I love it. It’s the most legitimate way to acquire and sustain an audience of people who are interested in your music. Touring allows me to play material that isn’t on the album and that they wouldn’t be able to hear otherwise.
I’ve never been able to understand ‘faith’ myself, nor to see how a just God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion out of an infinitude of false ones — by faith alone. It strikes me as a sloppy way to run an organization, whether a universe or a smaller one.
When you sell a product or service, you’re making a promise to your audience. If you don’t understand your audience, you’ll never be able to keep that promise and you’ll ultimately let them down.
On the last couple of movies I made – big-budget Hollywood movies – I really missed being able to create my own material.
With "Let’s Dance," there was actually a chance that I was actually going to be able to keep the money I had made.
The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.
Well, I don’t know. Home Alone, I was a lot younger and I was in every shot and it was a lot colder, so Home Alone was physically demanding but more like being able to stand for a long time.
So long as one is able to pose one has still much to learn about suffering.
The work produced is a thing among things, able to be experienced and described as a sum of qualities. But from time to time it can face the receptive beholder in its whole embodied form.
When a man has made peace within himself, he will be able to make peace in the whole world.
One must be truly able to say I in order to know the mystery of the Thou in its whole truth.
All the exciting contests and travel and sponsorships are cool, but I like to be able to have influence on people and on youngsters.