Because youve done the horrible jobs, it gives you an even grittier determination to succeed.— Rob James-Collier
Most Powerful Youve quotations
The lunar flights give you a correct perception of our existence.
You look back at Earth from the moon, and you can put your thumb up to the window and hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything youve ever known is behind your thumb, and that blue-and-white ball is orbiting a rather normal star, tucked away on the outer edge of a galaxy.
Believe in your dreams and dream big. And then after youve done that, dream bigger.
Once youve changed who you are or who youve portrayed in your music, the fans, theyll catch it... Once I feel like the world knows me for anything else but my music, then I feel like I failed.
If you dont love, youve lost your distinction, definition, uniqueness, and identity.
You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you dont have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when youve finished, nothings changed. Youve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.
I write what I see, the endless procession to the guillotine.
Were all lined up, waiting for the crunch of the blade... the rivers of blood are flowing beneath our feet... Ive been to hell, young man, youve only read about it.
Thats when you know youve found somebody special.
When you can just shut the f**k up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink, put you to bed when youve had too much to drink. Oh, it could be so nice to grow old with you, I wanna grow old with you.
Im always trying to improve my skills as an actor.
I think it shows in El Gringo; it shows in the new Universal Soldier. You cant rest on your laurels; youve got to keep improving.
I always feel like I'm rehearsing. I'm a workaholic. But youve got to let go and trust and enjoy! I'm a real perfectionist. Its probably my biggest disadvantage. But as long as I can go out there, trust in the work and just have fun, thats what matters.
If you have competence, you know the edge.
It wouldnt be a competence if you didnt know where the boundaries lie. Asking whether youve passed the boundary is a question that almost answers itself.
When you think of it, really there are four fundamental questions of life.
Youve asked them, Ive asked them, every thinking person asks them. They boil down to this; origin, meaning, morality and destiny. How did I come into being? What brings life meaning? How do I know right from wrong? Where am I headed after I die?
Weight used to be an issue. I was always fat as a child. And everyone used to tell me, Youve got such a pretty face; why dont you lose some weight? Over the years Ive realised that my body is a certain type, and I have learned to accept it.
The sun shines on everybody. Youve got to keep believing.
Youve got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and youve got to be a humorist to stay one.
Whether youre a quarterback and you just threw a pick, or youre a corner and you just got beat for a touchdown, youve got to have a short-term memory, shake it off and play the next play.
I believe that patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, You cant know where youre going if you dont know where youve been. For me, history is like that. When you take history and combine it with myth, then you get mystery.
Having ones image, and effectively, life, democratized, dehumanizes and sometimes objectifies it into an entertainment product. What sort of valuation of the ego would one have once youve let it been preyed upon by the public for years and years? Perhaps, it becomes truly just skin and bones.
Religion gives you a sense of certainty.
It makes you feel that you have the right answers to really big questions and that youve grasped the truth.
Go into the auto mechanic, youve got to know computers to be able to work on the cars.
I think the most important foundation about any relationship is just being honest. Youve got to. My wife and I are honest to a fault with each other, and were best friends on top of it, so were very fortunate.
I dont know what it is about the open road that makes it so appealing.
Maybe its because when youre headed somewhere, you dont have to be where youve already been.
I believe theres a secret chemical thats turned loose when you have kids that says youve got to survive, youve got to be strong. That keeps you on your toes, besides all kinds of other things, when you have three little ones running around.
Good looks are not something you earn.
But as you get older, how you look is a reflection of the life youve led.
People who are successful should never forget that its 90 per cent luck.
Youve got to be an eejit to be an egomaniac. I had my glory years - Blankety Blank, the talk show, when I was winning every award going.
So youve been over into Russia? said Bernard Baruch, and I answered very literally, I have been over into the future and it works.
After youve been married quite a few years, you learn to take orders; it just comes easy.
Every writer has to make an emotional journey from artist sitting in attic to being part of a business. The writer of a film is like Tinkerbell. You are only there because people believe in you. The moment they dont, because youre a pain the arse, youve lost.
I will probably have sex with Eminem after the show is over.
Probably, I dont see why I wouldnt. Im fair game, its not like Im that picky, youve seen the guys Ive dated. I like Swizz Beatz, just because I would like to yell out in bed, Swizz Beatz! Keep it coming!
With acting, you might have a month of very intense work, but youve got a lot of downtime as well.
People say to me now, Oh, youve given up the piano. How can you? Music is a virus.
O thanks be to the great God I got somebody to give me what I badly wanted to put some heart up into me youve no chances at all inthis place like you used long ago I wish somebody would write me a loveletter.
Everyone says youve got to do a foundation and legal structure to finance social change. What nonsense!
Youve got to leave the reader with more than just a name and a costume - they need to know who the character is, what theyre like, what kind of attitude they have, what sort of role they play.