Thursday, December 31, 2009

Val Kilmer




A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.
Val Kilmer

Acting is very immediate.
Val Kilmer

Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress. But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal.
Val Kilmer

I have two children and they're young yet but all of the children that I know really inspire me.
Val Kilmer

I respect people who can do both careers, like Will Smith and a couple of other people who have done it, but I just don't know when they sleep.
Val Kilmer

I sang the songs in 'The Doors'.
Val Kilmer

I'm very wary of news on television.
Val Kilmer

If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary, it isn't what you watch on TV.
Val Kilmer

If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want... well, that's where you're right. But - and I am only saying this because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.
Val Kilmer

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film, but it's a photography collage.
Val Kilmer

Jim Thompson understood something about the serial killer before the psychology caught up to it, which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught.
Val Kilmer

My perception is that I've never done anything but work really hard.
Val Kilmer

News is something that happens that matters to you, which is not most of what we watch on television.
Val Kilmer

Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can't do a comedy unless you've just done a comedy.
Val Kilmer

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television doesn't influence our culture, but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything that relies on television.
Val Kilmer

That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and challenging but it's just art - it's safe.
Val Kilmer

The first play I saw was a Samuel Beckett play which was great.
Val Kilmer

The Secret Service is a strange group. They don't really have a leader. It's not set up like a military. Each one is supposed to be able to act like a leader when something comes up.
Val Kilmer

Warner Bros offered me the next Batman, and the only reason that I didn't do it was because of The Saint.
Val Kilmer

Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success.
Val Kilmer

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tracey Ullman




As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
Tracey Ullman

As you get older, you realize it's work. It's that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I'd love to know how to make that last.
Tracey Ullman

Every character I do is based on someone I know.
Tracey Ullman

I don't get very involved in the L.A. scene. When you do get invited out, you are expected to be on all the time. It's just wearying.
Tracey Ullman

I hate clowns.
Tracey Ullman

I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements. I've gotten ridiculous offers.
Tracey Ullman

I like going to France, because no one knows who I am.
Tracey Ullman

I like infomercials.
Tracey Ullman

I love John Waters. There's stuff in it that's beyond the boundaries of my taste, but his movies have always been like that.
Tracey Ullman

I loved the late Gilda Radner. I love Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin.
Tracey Ullman

I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me.
Tracey Ullman

I think serial monogamy says it all.
Tracey Ullman

I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor, Miss Cox. She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped.
Tracey Ullman

I wish I could believe that one person could make a difference.
Tracey Ullman

I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.
Tracey Ullman

I'm as famous as I want to be.
Tracey Ullman

I'm not a crazy, party-going sort of person.
Tracey Ullman

I'm still that little girl who lisped and sat in the back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of her head when we drove home from the market. That never goes.
Tracey Ullman

I'm usually put off by performers when they get political.
Tracey Ullman

I've never looked ahead very much in my life. I've never had any grand plan from the outset. I had no burning ambition to do what I do.
Tracey Ullman

Monday, December 28, 2009

Denzel Washington




Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
Denzel Washington

Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.
Denzel Washington

Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.
Denzel Washington

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child.
Denzel Washington

Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift.
Denzel Washington

Family is life; acting is making a living.
Denzel Washington

Growing up I didn't watch movies.
Denzel Washington

I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years. I'm an exception to the rule.
Denzel Washington

I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
Denzel Washington

I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.
Denzel Washington

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.
Denzel Washington

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.
Denzel Washington

I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good.
Denzel Washington

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
Denzel Washington

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
Denzel Washington

I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
Denzel Washington

I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
Denzel Washington

I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies.
Denzel Washington

I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.
Denzel Washington

I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me.
Denzel Washington

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kirstie Alley




For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression.
Kirstie Alley

God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is.
Kirstie Alley

I always feel like there is some dude out there with money that I could fall back on if I needed to.
Kirstie Alley

I always had really long swimmer's arms. The last to totally go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere.
Kirstie Alley

I am the one who got myself fat, who did all the eating. So I had to take full responsibility for it.
Kirstie Alley

I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies.
Kirstie Alley

I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party.
Kirstie Alley

I couldn't care less about sex unless I meet someone who I think is wonderful.
Kirstie Alley

I developed a nutty attitude where I'd think, If some guy really loves me he doesn't care if I'm fat. I'd come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat.
Kirstie Alley

I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up.
Kirstie Alley

I don't like psychiatry. I don't believe it works. I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic, for the most part.
Kirstie Alley

I don't smoke pot. I never liked it.
Kirstie Alley

I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies.
Kirstie Alley

I have a hotline to the tabloids. When I get up in the morning, I call the Star, and the last thing at night, I call them. I want them to have the inside track.
Kirstie Alley

I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted, and thought I looked good. I see them today and realize my eyes were dead.
Kirstie Alley

I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.
Kirstie Alley

I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working.
Kirstie Alley

I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother.
Kirstie Alley

I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me. I may just kill him with passion. He'd better be strong and have a good heart!
Kirstie Alley

I was really tired of words like 'plus size,' 'round' and 'large.' I thought, 'Come on, we're fat.'
Kirstie Alley

Friday, December 25, 2009

Amy Grant




Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time - any outsider's perception, no matter how much information they're given, they have no idea what the person's life is like.
Amy Grant

But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
Amy Grant

But now it's kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one's expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I'll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go.
Amy Grant

But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love.
Amy Grant

Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.
Amy Grant

Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I'm a good friend or not a good friend. I'm more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That's just life, whether or not you're public.
Amy Grant

Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No.
Amy Grant

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
Amy Grant

Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people.
Amy Grant

For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.
Amy Grant

I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
Amy Grant

I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I'm not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.
Amy Grant

I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I've made some bad choices.
Amy Grant

I feel a part of the congregation. I've never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It's just normal. We're treated like everybody else.
Amy Grant

I just think people should find the music that helps them through the day and enjoy that. I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing, it's a morality issue.
Amy Grant

I love being with my children. They're fascinating people.
Amy Grant

I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There's something very front and center about being young.
Amy Grant

I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.
Amy Grant

I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
Amy Grant

I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
Amy Grant

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Michael W. Smith




But I know God has big stuff planned that ultimately doesn't have anything to do with me.
Michael W. Smith

Doing the instrumental thing, you're really looking for the power of the melody to carry the record.
Michael W. Smith

Even though we were all celebrities to a certain extent, we all looked at each other as family.
Michael W. Smith

For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes.
Michael W. Smith

God deserves the best from us.
Michael W. Smith

Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever.
Michael W. Smith

I believe people are afraid to be still because we're used to being stimulated.
Michael W. Smith

I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral.
Michael W. Smith

I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin.
Michael W. Smith

I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn't have anyone sleeping on the streets.
Michael W. Smith

I think it all comes down to relationships - how I treat my wife, how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store, all aspects of every day, what I'm involved in.
Michael W. Smith

I think one of my greatest gifts is leading worship.
Michael W. Smith

I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record.
Michael W. Smith

I think there's a passion for God like never before.
Michael W. Smith

I think worship is a lifestyle, first of all.
Michael W. Smith

I, on the other hand, have a bit of a southern accent.
Michael W. Smith

I'm learning, but I'm getting better at it because I'm learning how to hear God in worship.
Michael W. Smith

I've been there and done all that, sold millions of records, and that doesn't bring you peace.
Michael W. Smith

I've explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me.
Michael W. Smith

I've said to others that there were places I had forgotten about that were just so powerful. I've read the Gospels many times, but it's been a while since I've read through a whole book.
Michael W. Smith

Monday, December 21, 2009

Jane Fonda




A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
Jane Fonda

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.
Jane Fonda

But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.
Jane Fonda

I don't think there's anything more important than making peace before it's too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.
Jane Fonda

I don't want my wrinkles taken away - I don't want to look like everyone else.
Jane Fonda

I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky.
Jane Fonda

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
Jane Fonda

If you're ever in a situation where you're not getting served or you can't get what you need, just cry.
Jane Fonda

It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
Jane Fonda

My mother killed herself when I was 12. I won't complete that relationship. But I can try to understand her.
Jane Fonda

Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time. He thinks that's love. It's not love - it's babysitting.
Jane Fonda

Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make.
Jane Fonda

To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
Jane Fonda

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Jane Fonda

When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.
Jane Fonda

Dick Clark




Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
Dick Clark

I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.
Dick Clark

If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully.
Dick Clark

It's real good to be back with you again this year.
Dick Clark

Music is the soundtrack of your life.
Dick Clark

Well, I'm using a cane, so what? So what if they shot me sitting in a wheelchair? That's life!
Dick Clark

Sunday, December 20, 2009

John Steinbeck




A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
John Steinbeck

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
John Steinbeck

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
John Steinbeck

Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping.
John Steinbeck

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
John Steinbeck

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
John Steinbeck

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
John Steinbeck

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
John Steinbeck

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.
John Steinbeck

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
John Steinbeck

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
John Steinbeck

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
John Steinbeck

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck

If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.
John Steinbeck

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
John Steinbeck

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
John Steinbeck

It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
John Steinbeck

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
John Steinbeck

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cicely Tyson




Ali... we should have gone to see that movie. Malcolm X was another one.
Cicely Tyson

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Cicely Tyson

I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision.
Cicely Tyson

I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.
Cicely Tyson

I was in California when this journalist made a blanket statement about the fact that she did not think that black men and women had the kind of love relationship that Rebecca and Nathan had in Sounder.
Cicely Tyson

In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform.
Cicely Tyson

We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?
Cicely Tyson

When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.
Cicely Tyson

When I told my mother that I wanted to be an actress, she said, you can't live here and do that, and so I moved out. I was determined to prove her wrong because she was so sure that I was going to go astray. And that's the juice that kept me going.
Cicely Tyson

You never know what motivates you.
Cicely Tyson

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lucille Ball




Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Lucille Ball

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them.
Lucille Ball

I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.
Lucille Ball

I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.
Lucille Ball

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
Lucille Ball

I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
Lucille Ball

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.
Lucille Ball

I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off.
Lucille Ball

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
Lucille Ball

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.
Lucille Ball

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
Lucille Ball

I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children.
Lucille Ball

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
Lucille Ball

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
Lucille Ball

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Lucille Ball

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
Lucille Ball

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

The more things you do, the more you can do.
Lucille Ball

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sarah McLachlan




Deadlines are meant to be broken. And I just keep breaking them.
Sarah McLachlan

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
Sarah McLachlan

I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it.
Sarah McLachlan

I don't think about what other people want from me.
Sarah McLachlan

I go out on the road for much longer than I probably should and lose more of myself than I should.
Sarah McLachlan

I kind of have a happy magnet. I can't stand being depressed, so I work my ass off to get out of it as soon as possible.
Sarah McLachlan

I play piano every day.
Sarah McLachlan

I sort of feel like music saved my life when I was young. This is the one thing that I knew I was good at.
Sarah McLachlan

I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next.
Sarah McLachlan

I think I've become a much better singer and a much better player. Years and years of playing a couple of hours every day will do that.
Sarah McLachlan

I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
Sarah McLachlan

I try so hard to live in the moment - I don't think ahead very much.
Sarah McLachlan

I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
Sarah McLachlan

I write music all the time. When I talk about having writer's block, it's more to do with lyrics than anything else.
Sarah McLachlan

I'm not a media darling. I'm not on the cover of all these magazines. I just quietly do my thing.
Sarah McLachlan

I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind.
Sarah McLachlan

I've always been incredibly lucky that the music that I make, other people like it.
Sarah McLachlan

I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy. I don't party like I used to.
Sarah McLachlan

I've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means.
Sarah McLachlan

I've never done heroin, but I totally understood what would drive people to that distraction-to need that so much.
Sarah McLachlan

Bob Marley




Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.
Bob Marley

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.
Bob Marley

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
Bob Marley

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Bob Marley

Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.
Bob Marley

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Bob Marley

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
Bob Marley

I don't stand for the black man's side, I don' t stand for the white man's side.I stand for God's side.
Bob Marley

I've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through.
Bob Marley

If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.
Bob Marley

In this bright future you can't forget your past.
Bob Marley

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
Bob Marley

Man is a universe within himself.
Bob Marley

Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
Bob Marley

My future is righteousness.
Bob Marley

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
Bob Marley

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
Bob Marley

None but ourselves can free our minds.
Bob Marley

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Bob Marley

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)




Can't do it, simply cause underneath 'em is too ugly.
Billy Gibbons

Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear.
Billy Gibbons

Turn on, tune up, rock out.
Billy Gibbons

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tim Conway




Actually, we've done 75 of these shows and every one of them has sold out. But then we buy all the tickets.
Tim Conway

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists.
Tim Conway

At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it.
Tim Conway

Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.
Tim Conway

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along.
Tim Conway

I don't watch a lot of TV anymore. A lot of it isn't the kind of thing you can feel comfortable with watching with your kids. And I still feel that way even though, now, my kids are in their 30s.
Tim Conway

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.
Tim Conway

I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew.
Tim Conway

I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team.
Tim Conway

I've never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.
Tim Conway

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.
Tim Conway

My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs.
Tim Conway

Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with.
Tim Conway

People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a lot of four-letter words.
Tim Conway

We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves.
Tim Conway

When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on.
Tim Conway

You can't TV surf without coming across an Andy of Mayberry episode where you've just got to watch Don as Barney. That's why I put Don in several of my movies.
Tim Conway

Monday, December 14, 2009

Patty Duke




Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them.
Patty Duke

For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
Patty Duke

Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
Patty Duke

I believe that all the important people in my life prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.
Patty Duke

I can't even remember how many times I tried to kill myself.
Patty Duke

I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
Patty Duke

I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker.
Patty Duke

I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned.
Patty Duke

I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.
Patty Duke

I have two books that were published quite some time ago. I start to read about three sentences. I have to close it. I am so self-conscious. Who did I think I was?
Patty Duke

I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.
Patty Duke

I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother.
Patty Duke

I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.
Patty Duke

I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
Patty Duke

I still have highs and lows, just like any other person. What's missing is the lack of control over the super highs, which became destructive, and the super lows, which are immediately destructive.
Patty Duke

I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
Patty Duke

I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning.
Patty Duke

I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill.
Patty Duke

I'm living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks.
Patty Duke

I'm not sure I want all my neuroses cleared up.
Patty Duke

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jamie Foxx




Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles for living.
Jamie Foxx

In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?
Jamie Foxx

She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can't wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.
Jamie Foxx

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tim Allen




Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
Tim Allen

Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded.
Tim Allen

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Tim Allen

Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.
Tim Allen

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.
Tim Allen

Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words "large" or "size" with "rear end." Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me.
Tim Allen

While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously.
Tim Allen

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
Tim Allen

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
Tim Allen

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nikki Sixx




Artists are very young, and say, Um, ok, to these industry dudes.
Nikki Sixx

Each guy has his own space. We all end up in one of the other guy's rooms all the time. We always end up together, as far as people getting along.
Nikki Sixx

Formats are going to change because this is what the people want. It's not what the labels want.
Nikki Sixx

I don't want to jump through hoops for people.
Nikki Sixx

I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser.
Nikki Sixx

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!
Nikki Sixx

I've got five kids and I'm married, Tommy's got two kids and he's been married, Vince just got married again, Mick's out of a relationship, Tommy's single as well. We've done a lot in our life, we've covered a lot of miles.
Nikki Sixx

If you were on the phone with me and Tommy right now, we would probably forget you were there, we'd just be cracking jokes. It's like Beavis and Butthead.
Nikki Sixx

If your album sells, that's cool, more people find out about you, more people get turned on to what we're really about-which is a live rock and roll band.
Nikki Sixx

It's about what happens on stage, whether we can deliver it in a hungry way that is who we are in our hearts.
Nikki Sixx

Motley Crue, collectively and individually, have done things on our own terms.
Nikki Sixx

Some cats, Iggy Pop, they're going to always have that hunger.
Nikki Sixx

The book is really, really dark, to the point where some people that I've talked to have said that it could be a series. And I'm like, Where? VH1? It's a little hard for VH1.
Nikki Sixx

The industry is a menace to artists.
Nikki Sixx

The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we'll sell records.
Nikki Sixx

There's a pattern when tours start - a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music.
Nikki Sixx

There's so much history amongst ourselve that reminds us of something, and we start cracking up.
Nikki Sixx

We did something this year that was not based on animosity.
Nikki Sixx

We each have our own tour bus. We've never done that before.
Nikki Sixx

We have a growing new fan base, and we wanted to get out now, and play now, and the timing was right.
Nikki Sixx

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Celine Dion




At home, we don't listen to our music-we listen to other people's music. It keeps you attached to the show business world.
Celine Dion

Everything that I decide to do means something, otherwise I don't do them.
Celine Dion

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
Celine Dion

I don't listen to my own music at home.
Celine Dion

I gave life, and that is beautiful.
Celine Dion

I have become a housewife and there is no better job.
Celine Dion

I have records in gold, in platinum, I have two Oscars, I have Grammys and so on.
Celine Dion

I knew it was going to be the most extraordinary thing in my life, but how powerful it is, you can never know until you have a baby.
Celine Dion

I looked in the audience. There were no strangers. Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging. That was a beautiful picture to look at.
Celine Dion

I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.
Celine Dion

I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going.
Celine Dion

I think that life has a secret, and children they hold that secret. Maybe it's not given to everybody to discover this thing.
Celine Dion

I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.
Celine Dion

I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me.
Celine Dion

I've never been cool - and I don't care.
Celine Dion

My child was not only carried by me, but by the universe.
Celine Dion

On her baby: He's 16 months old and he eats soap and paper. What's going on with kids?
Celine Dion

On her son Rene: Oh my God, when he's 20 years old what's going to happen to me? I'm gonna marry him.
Celine Dion

Since I was a little child, my nose - I think it's too big.
Celine Dion

There's been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life.
Celine Dion

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Madonna




A beautiful woman can be painted as a totem only; not as a woman, but as a Madonna, a queen, a sphinx.
Saul Steinberg

As the audiences got larger, the participation got larger. And I found myself in
Dallas, and 20,000 people were singing 'Madonna Whore' back at me. I thought... this is really a great thing. They wanted to hear it really badly, and here they are.
Cyndi Lauper

But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying.
Abbey Lincoln

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
Norman Jewison

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Erma Bombeck

I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.
Shakira

I can understand that the whole world is interested in my wife Madonna. That's even why I married her.
Guy Ritchie

I didn't want to be known as Madonna's playboy, her boy toy.
Dennis Rodman

I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration.
Charles Spurgeon

I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.
Cathy Freeman

I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. 'It's a job, Al,' Guy told me. 'We work at it every day.'
Al Franken

I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear.
Randy Newman

I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot.
Britney Spears

I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity.
Carole King

I think Madonna is a wonderful performer.
Patti LuPone

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her.
Britney Spears

I'd die if I was Madonna. I'd die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don't know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me.
Alicia Silverstone

If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face.
Elizabeth Banks

If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.
Madonna Ciccone

It worried me when Britney snogged Madonna. It looked a bit fake. It screamed 'We're in this for the money.
Simon Le Bon


It's not like, I don't know, if Madonna has a new record out, then everybody from Bangkok to Birmingham knows what its called and can buy it the same week. But our stuff is not in that mass market.
Evan Parker

Madonna has total control over her life, and not many women have that.
Monica Seles

Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her.
Jon Fishman

MTV was such a great training for me. I did live interviews with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna.
Carson Daly

My father's record collection was full of New Orleans music of all kinds. I used to listen to the radio in New York, and all there was on it at the time was Madonna and Michael Jackson, so it sort of passed me by.
Madeleine Peyroux

There are certain people who have become better artists, but they're brilliant at marketing. I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna.
Michael Bolton

They're talking about banning cigarette smoking now in any place that's used by ten or more people in a week, which, I guess, means that Madonna can't even smoke in bed.
Bill Maher

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kenny Rogers




Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.
Kenny Rogers

Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.
Kenny Rogers

Know when to hold 'um, know when to fold 'um and know when to walk away from cameramen.
Kenny Rogers

There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
Kenny Rogers

You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.
Kenny Rogers

Ozzy Osbourne




Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Ozzy Osbourne

I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.
Ozzy Osbourne

I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice.
Ozzy Osbourne

I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Ozzy Osbourne

Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!
Ozzy Osbourne

What is the world coming to?
Ozzy Osbourne

What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by.
Ozzy Osbourne

Whenever I have a bad day I just think of these people.
Ozzy Osbourne

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Barbra Streisand




A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
Barbra Streisand

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss.
Barbra Streisand

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
Barbra Streisand

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
Barbra Streisand

I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
Barbra Streisand

I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
Barbra Streisand

I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage. I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
Barbra Streisand

I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening, Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening.
Barbra Streisand

I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
Barbra Streisand

I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
Barbra Streisand

I just don't want to be hampered by my own limitations.
Barbra Streisand

I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something.
Barbra Streisand

I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
Barbra Streisand

I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
Barbra Streisand

I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.
Barbra Streisand

I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me.
Barbra Streisand

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
Barbra Streisand

I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror.
Barbra Streisand

It is every woman's dream to be some man's dream woman.
Barbra Streisand

Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me?
Barbra Streisand

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Richard Pryor




A sold-out house my first night back. Do you have any idea what kinda pressure that is? I could have been at home in my warm bed, playing Nintendo.
Richard Pryor

Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star.
Richard Pryor

Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it.
Richard Pryor

Everyone carries around his own monsters.
Richard Pryor

Friends take up time, and I didn't have time.
Richard Pryor

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.
Richard Pryor

I ain't no movie star, man. I'm a booty star.
Richard Pryor

I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.
Richard Pryor

I believe in divine forces and energies.
Richard Pryor

I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
Richard Pryor

I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.
Richard Pryor

I can't just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true.
Richard Pryor

I don't see myself getting married again, but if I do, it will be forever.
Richard Pryor

I just don't want to die alone, that's all. That's not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet.
Richard Pryor

I know that if I wasn't scared, something's wrong, because the thrill is what's scary.
Richard Pryor

I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.
Richard Pryor

I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop - stop dead - and I miss it.
Richard Pryor

I think about being married again, having a home and a wife. No one can ever be married too many times, and maybe if I keep trying I'll get it right one day.
Richard Pryor

I think about dying. I've come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.
Richard Pryor

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
Richard Pryor

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mark Twain




A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Mark Twain

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Mark Twain

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
Mark Twain

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Mark Twain

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Mark Twain

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

All generalizations are false, including this one.
Mark Twain

All right, then, I'll go to hell.
Mark Twain

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
Mark Twain

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
Mark Twain

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

Stevie Wonder





Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Stevie Wonder

Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
Stevie Wonder

If you don't ask, you don't get.
Stevie Wonder

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
Stevie Wonder

Let us come together before we're annihilated.
Stevie Wonder

Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
Stevie Wonder

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

Minds ripen at very different ages.
Stevie Wonder

Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
Stevie Wonder

The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
Stevie Wonder

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Stevie Wonder

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Stevie Wonder

Billy Idol




It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
Billy Idol

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Deborah Harry




And I wasn't convinced that I was the most talented person in the world.
Debbie Harry

And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that.
Debbie Harry

And New Year's Eve is very, very important to me.
Debbie Harry

But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do.
Debbie Harry

But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.
Debbie Harry

But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.
Debbie Harry

Capote wrote every day. He said that's the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.
Debbie Harry

Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer.
Debbie Harry

I always say the new album is the best one yet. I always feel that - I really do, because it's the latest and it's the newest and it's a little bit better.
Debbie Harry

I always work on New Year's Eve, no matter what.
Debbie Harry

I do know the effect that music still has on me - I'm completely vulnerable to it. I'm seduced by it.
Debbie Harry

I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.
Debbie Harry

I feel like I have to have a voice.
Debbie Harry

I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it's in a club, whether it's in a bar, it doesn't matter, and I just work on New Year's Eve because I always feel it's very symbolic for me for the next year, for the new year.
Debbie Harry

I have a lot of regrets, but I'm not going to think of them as regrets.
Debbie Harry

I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are.
Debbie Harry

I mean I think that Blondie's influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.
Debbie Harry

I really, really like writing songs.
Debbie Harry

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.
Debbie Harry

I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing.
Debbie Harry

Andrew McCarthy




And I know when I was younger, and still, I always marvel at what I feel is different from what I'm told that I'm supposed to feel.
Andrew McCarthy

I thought I understood the story very well, because I've lived with it for so long. But movies change and take on a life of their own once they start to be made, and you have to keep your eye on the real ball, not the ball that's in your head.
Andrew McCarthy

I was fascinated that everybody in the story thinks that they're in the right.
Andrew McCarthy

In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you're always thinking what next, what next, what next?
Andrew McCarthy

In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones - 'cause there are five billion of them - it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film.
Andrew McCarthy

It was a beautiful experience for her, the experience that she had that she confesses. It wasn't dirty and it wasn't horrible and wasn't shattering. It was a wonderful, liberating experience.
Andrew McCarthy

It's embarrassing, isn't it? It took me 15 years to make an 18-minute movie.
Andrew McCarthy

Nobody thinks that they're evil or bad, they think that they're doing the right thing.
Andrew McCarthy

So I wanted to explore all points of view of that, not just the girl's but his point of view as well. Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view.
Andrew McCarthy

So something about that touched me, obviously, when I was young and it just stayed with me. I'm always amazed by that, because my experience seems to be so much different than what I'm told, so much of the time.
Andrew McCarthy

The idea that we cause harm by doing what we perceive to be the right thing, that's another theme that interests me. Because most people don't intend to cause harm, they cause harm by doing the right thing - in their mind.
Andrew McCarthy

The price of self-empowerment is what I call it. Somebody who thinks outside the box.
Andrew McCarthy

Howie Mandel




Everything runs its course. We had told a lot of stories that happened in our life. My kid was getting older, and we were running out of stories to tell.
Howie Mandel

I am beloved by millions.
Howie Mandel

I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look, to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics, the songs.
Howie Mandel

I've been chased. I've been pushed. I've been screamed at. I've been verbally abused. I've been afraid for my safety. But I did it all in the name of entertainment.
Howie Mandel

If I'm a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?
Howie Mandel

It's really not that hard. If I do a Tonight Show, it's six or seven minutes. If I do a concert, it's 90 minutes. If I do an interview, that's 15 minutes. So by the end of the day I've done three hours worth of work.
Howie Mandel

My point of reference is life, in everything that I do.
Howie Mandel

People who annoy people are the luckiest people in the world.
Howie Mandel

The success of any stand-up act comes out of life experience.
Howie Mandel

There were 84 original episodes. It was rated No. 1 and No. 2 on the Fox Children's Network. We figured it was time to make it available to people who have never watched it.
Howie Mandel

There's no skill. You can be a rock and move into another cash bracket.
Howie Mandel

We sat down and told stories that happened to us in our childhood, to our children. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life.
Howie Mandel

We were a very small circle of writers. Everybody brought to the table their own life experience.
Howie Mandel

You can go home with a lot of money with absolutely no skill.
Howie Mandel

You release these things, and if they fly then you have more.
Howie Mandel


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Elton John




An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
Elton John

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway, because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald. It's a very kind of '50s English name.
Elton John

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit, you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts and I was just very frustrated, maybe a little frightened.
Elton John

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
Elton John

And I'm afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.
Elton John

And the danger is - and it's happening - is we're seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people, young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV, which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain, it's frightening.
Elton John

And there's no guarantee that if you get HIV and you take these triple therapies, or whatever comes along next, that they're going to be successful for you.
Elton John

Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
Elton John

Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent - even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.
Elton John

But actually, my drug addiction thing, I was so stubborn.
Elton John

I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
Elton John

I do like Britney Spears. I think she's cute. I think she's fun. And I like her records. You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records.
Elton John

I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
Elton John

I have a much better relationship with the press than I did, I think because I stood my ground.
Elton John

I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.
Elton John

I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
Elton John

I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death.
Elton John

I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
Elton John

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.
Elton John

I used to get my money at the end of the week, buy my mum something, or buy a record, and that was it.
Elton John

Friday, November 27, 2009

Jimi Hendrix




All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
Jimi Hendrix

All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.
Jimi Hendrix

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
Jimi Hendrix

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.
Jimi Hendrix

Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
Jimi Hendrix

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
Jimi Hendrix

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
Jimi Hendrix

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
Jimi Hendrix

I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
Jimi Hendrix

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
Jimi Hendrix

I try to use my music to move these people to act.
Jimi Hendrix

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Jimi Hendrix

I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
Jimi Hendrix

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
Jimi Hendrix

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.
Jimi Hendrix

I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
Jimi Hendrix

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Jimi Hendrix

If I'm free, it's because I'm always running.
Jimi Hendrix

If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.
Jimi Hendrix

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Don Knotts




I don't think actors get good training today. I put my training to use in everything I do.
Don Knotts

I don't think just funny is enough on Broadway.
Don Knotts

I felt like a loser. I was unhappy as a child most of the time. We were terribly poor and I hated my size.
Don Knotts

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking, if they're happy or sad. That's what I tried to do with Barney.
Don Knotts

My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.
Don Knotts

We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn't want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.
Don Knotts

Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.
Don Knotts

Tina Turner




But I believe we have a higher level of mentality within us, but we have to use the power in the right way.
Tina Turner

Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
Tina Turner

For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different.
Tina Turner

Greatest hits is easy because one has nothing to do - except that we both, Roger and I, felt that new songs should be there because I've been away for awhile.
Tina Turner

I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.
Tina Turner

I am attracted to myths.
Tina Turner

I believe in prayer and in strong belief.
Tina Turner

I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.
Tina Turner

I didn't worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.
Tina Turner

I don't like to dwell on the past.
Tina Turner

I don't want to act just to be on the screen doing anything and looking any kind of way.
Tina Turner

I don't want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.
Tina Turner

I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.
Tina Turner

I know the difference between black magic and white magic.
Tina Turner

I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That's entertainment for me.
Tina Turner

I never had that thing about being black. If the whole world was like that, maybe there would be more harmony and love.
Tina Turner

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
Tina Turner

I want to know what the difference between the essence of a man and woman is.
Tina Turner

I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
Tina Turner

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Tina Turner

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christina Applegate




I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships.
Christina Applegate

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
Christina Applegate

I think another problem people have is they are always searching for that high, and they don't realize they can get that same high with that same person again.
Christina Applegate

I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important.
Christina Applegate

I'm a grown-up now, and I value the training I had.
Christina Applegate

The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?
Christina Applegate

Ricardo Montalban




And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing.
Ricardo Montalban

Ask not what the role can do for you; ask what you can do for the role.
Ricardo Montalban

Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity.
Ricardo Montalban

Being the only non-Black was a unique experience. After a few weeks, you're not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you're not blind, but it doesn't matter. You see the human being first.
Ricardo Montalban

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again.
Ricardo Montalban

I found enormous opposition to my religion. It's like if you want to strengthen your biceps, you lift heavy weight, as heavy as you can handle, and work your muscles against resistance until it grows strong. I had to do that with my religion.
Ricardo Montalban

If you shake your fist, the other guy will shake his too. But if you extend your hand to shake their hand, then they will extend theirs also, and you've made a friend.
Ricardo Montalban

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles. Television came along and gave me parts to chew on. It gave me wings as an actor.
Ricardo Montalban

Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.
Ricardo Montalban

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow.
Ricardo Montalban

There couldn't be better parents than mine, loving yet strict. They disciplined with love. A child without discipline is, in away, a lost child. You cannot have freedom without discipline.
Ricardo Montalban

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
Ricardo Montalban


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gloria Estefan




As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief.
Gloria Estefan

Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.
Gloria Estefan

Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another.
Gloria Estefan

I have a very open line of communication with both my children.
Gloria Estefan

I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do.
Gloria Estefan

I'm a writer and this is what I love to do.
Gloria Estefan

I've been offered a lot of things that celebrities do that I wouldn't do, like perfumes, lines of clothing and this, that and the other.
Gloria Estefan

Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.
Gloria Estefan

My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all.
Gloria Estefan

My mom was definitely very strict with me.
Gloria Estefan

My mother had a beautiful, soothing voice that made me melt.
Gloria Estefan

Sex and drugs were simply not discussed in our culture at that time.
Gloria Estefan

She's an amazing dog and really inspired everything that's in this book.
Gloria Estefan

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.
Gloria Estefan

The responsibility of carrying and bringing a new life into this world is one that cannot be taken lightly.
Gloria Estefan

The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice.
Gloria Estefan

There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
Gloria Estefan

There's no reason that just because you're a celebrity you can't write.
Gloria Estefan

To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
Gloria Estefan

We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
Gloria Estefan