But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.
I always hated when the studios just kind of said that anybody can act. You look at people like Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda – and I’m just talking about the male actors – there aren’t a lot who can act. It’s a very special talent, and I wish it were recognized as a very special...
I took the first James Kelman novel, ‘The Bus Conductor Hines’, home to my dad. I thought, ‘My dad will like this; it’s written in Scots.’ But my dad said: ‘I can’t read that.’ He was reading James Bond and John le Carre. That was part of what attracted me to crime – the idea...
I hate fame. There’s this assumption that everyone wants it – that by being a musician, I’ve signed up for it at some point. But personally, what I signed up for is sharing my music. I’ve always said I’d rather have four No. 10 songs than one No. 1 hit.
What we’re doing is making sure that we have a safe and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville. And that means manpower, it means technology, it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement. All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways, and making sure, like I said before, the border...
‘Miracle at St. Anna.’ I was challenged by Spike Lee. When he offered me the film, he looked me square in the eye and said, ‘You start this film off and you end this film. I don’t want a dry eye in the theatre. Can you pull that off?’ He was dead serious.
Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.
I was training in Gleason’s Gym on 30th and 8th Avenue, where it was the Mecca of boxing, and a guy walked in who couldn’t rub two quarters together and said, ‘Did you ever think of being on TV?’ And somehow I ended up in ‘Taxi,’ which is the craziest thing of all.
I love Forever 21. A friend of mine introduced it to me when I was in New York. I was borrowing a dress and said, ‘Where’s that from?’ and she said, ‘Oh, it’s Forever 21,’ and I said, ‘What, I’ve never heard of that!’ and she said, ‘Oh it’s this American brand,’ and I thought,...
I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor.
On Twitter, if you want to quote someone else, you say, ‘RT, re-tweet, that person’s name, and then what they said before.’ And it’s a way of essentially saying, ‘I’m not saying this, but my friend said this and I thought this was interesting.’
As my father would have said, I went through the college of hard knocks.
It does surprise me that intelligent people in the 21st century could claim that if you respond to the terrorists with force, you spawn terrorism, but if you appease them, you somehow tame them. This argument, as I said, is very interesting, and very surprising.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I had spent five years not earning a penny, getting rejected. Thank God I had a husband who was supportive and encouraging. But I still said to myself, ‘If the Everleighs doesn’t sell, I’m finished with writing forever.’ I was going to get an office job.
If someone said, ‘Sit down and write a ‘Community’ episode,’ I would be panicked.