We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we’re in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There’s no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
There’s no such thing as lack of confidence. You either have it or you don’t.
It’s either not good enough and dies altogether, or it develops.
I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition… Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.
I’m not a party guy, and I’m not a Hollywood guy, either.
When ‘Supernatural’ came out, there were a lot of procedurals and you were either a doctor or a cop or lawyer, otherwise the show didn’t stay on TV. And then we came around, and I don’t want to say we were trailblazers, but we found our niche.
With random urinalysis, there’s a clear choice – either get high or go to jail.
Your soul either feels lifted by something that you read, or it feels squashed by it.
I’m introverted, and I pay attention to my muse… Record companies used to go mad and say ‘We don’t know the deal with you. You have no continuity at all. You give us ‘Addicted to Love,’ and you’re a rock n’ roll star, then you give us ‘She Makes My Day,’ and what’s that?’ But...
I can not watch either of the ‘Paranormal’ films alone.
I have either run private equity funded companies or been a partner in a private equity fund since 1982. I’ve had a front row view of the vital role private equity continues to play in building and keeping American businesses competitive in the global economy.
You either mellow at 30, or your head explodes – take your choice.