Television has been the single greatest shaper of emptiness.
As a single parent, I had become tyrannical in order to survive, and anything I couldn’t control caused me enormous anxiety. As a naturally untidy, disorganised man who never made lists or kept receipts, morphing into someone who could take care of a toddler on his own may have caused me to overcompensate a little.
I feel like bands should be growing, living, functioning entities and to crystallize a band into a single album, and for that to be a touchstone – I understand it from a fan’s perspective but I also feel like it’s a little bit misleading in terms of the way bands actually function.
Every single interview I have ever done on TV or in print says I’m a Muslim.
Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on.
Quentin Tarantino is a genius. I want to do every single film with him.
Every single day, I get up and I say, ‘I am going to live and not die.’
If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.
I want to do a book called ‘Shopping and Cooking for One with Tony Danza,’ where I will show you how to shop. And, by the way, it should be a movement, because there are many single people in this world. You go to the supermarket, and you need celery, you gotta buy a whole...
Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn’t enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.
The formula I’ve figured out: Stop being so damn picky and let go of the mental image of an ideal; talk to more strangers, because it builds confidence and helps you feel more connected; be open to every opportunity, and when you do meet someone you like, keep dating around. And there’s the mother of...
You have Google, we have Baidu. You have Twitter, we have Weibo. You have Facebook, we have Renren. You have YouTube, we have Youku and Tudou. The Chinese government blocked every single international Web 2.0 service, and we Chinese copycat every one.
My life, will be a beautiful adventure, with or without you in it.
Look, I’m 40, I’m single, and I work in musical theater – you do the math!
Love shouldn’t require Windex to be clear. It either is or it isn’t.
What I like about music is the songs you can remember the lines of in a single second.
We’ve overmedicated kids. Quite frankly, some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits, and if they can put them on SSI through maintenance drugs, they can also put them on Social Security disability and get a separate check. That is wrong on every single level.
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
What does an introvert do when he’s left alone? He stays alone.
It used to be that you needed a $500-million-a-year company in order to reach a worldwide audience of consumers. Now, all you need is a Steam account. That changes a whole bunch of stuff. It’s kind of a boring ‘gee, information processing changes a stuff’ story, but it’s going to have an impact on every...
I look at actors like Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Benicio Del Toro, and they play all these different characters. I’m hoping that, in my lifetime, I’ll be able to look back and say, ‘You know what? I did all these different characters, and I enjoyed every single film I did.’