While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may...
—John B.S. Haldane
My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things – so we had a surrogate.
Saddam’s goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.
There’s no greatest moment in the arts. It’s a life, it’s a continuity thing. You can’t have a great moment because it’s spiritual. It’s a belief, it’s a calling. If you’re an artist, doing your...
As Minister of Foreign Affairs. I will work on deepening Haiti’s links with its traditional partners from the North and the South, while exploring all the opportunities for economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation that...
While China succeeded in transferring nearly 150 million people from agriculture to manufacturing, we could not do so, due to lack of skilled manpower.
There is nothing in the world like the extraordinary Shiraz and Grenache wines from South Australia. While the most sought-after are undeniably expensive (they’re made in tiny quantities from ancient vines), they are huge, rich...
Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language.
I must admit, the constant invasion of privacy was becoming a real concern. I’ve been asked for autographs while I’ve been doing laps in the pool and even in the toilet!
Well, there are three different processes of making a film, of course. They’re sort of re-written three times. You write it to start with, and then you shoot it and you re-write it while shooting...
While girls average a healthy five hours a week on video games, boys average 13. The problem? The brain chemistry of video games stimulates feel-good dopamine that builds motivation to win in a fantasy while...
Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
I suppose I had my rock star fantasies while I was singing into my hairbrush in the bathroom mirror, but I never really consciously said, ‘OK, this is what I’m going to do for a...
The U.S. Congress can do a lot to support America’s workplaces and the family. By working together in a bipartisan fashion, we can ensure our constituents get jobs they need while helping employers make smart...
My school friends are really understanding and still want to hang out with me. Ever since I was in sixth grade, I was at the gym every day to work out while my friends were...
Ramesh Ponnuru and others say Obama is a conventional liberal. But conventional liberals don’t come out for the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Conventional liberals don’t return the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval...
While writing, I tend to repeat the same song, endlessly, for thousands of times. This helps me ignore any lyrics, and helps create a consistent mood for each book.
Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause.
When I read about genetics, I see breakthroughs every day. And while I’m trying to learn more about behavioral science, I must say that I don’t feel I get tremendous intellectual stimulation from most of...
Personality is less a finished product than a transitive process. While it has some stable features, it is at the same time continually undergoing change.
While I’ve never ‘phoned in’ a performance, I think I have given some performances where I could have been a bit braver.
My colleagues and I have to constantly remind each other that we must keep our own view on the world while making films. With ‘Chicken Run,’ we learned how easy it is to be influenced...
While traveling around the world, I’ve had the opportunity to work with every living beauty icon. I’ve learned to appreciate idiosyncrasy. The fact is, there is really no such thing as ‘normal’ – everybody’s different,...
The basic idea of Games With a Purpose is that we are taking a problem that computers cannot yet solve, and we are getting people to solve it for us while they are playing a...
I had many boxing matches with my brother in the backyard when we were younger, and I guess while other people abhor boxing for its brutality, I also have to admire anyone who climbs into...
I’m realizing for the first time, your life goes on while you’re trying to pursue this career. I saw my career as everything. But you have this life, too. Living your life fully, you come...
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.
Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
While I am a fervent believer in free markets and limited government, there are rare instances in which government involvement is necessary.
While Mumbai is a melting pot of cultures, Delhi is made of community, and we can see these lines quite clearly. An aunty from Punjabi Bagh will be different from a Faridabad aunty or an...
We penalize and suspend players for making contact with the head while checking, in an effort to reduce head injuries, yet we still allow fighting. We’re stuck in the middle and need to decide what...
While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare.
I like to see a film and then start scoring it in my mind while doing something unrelated. You just grasp a film and start working, and something unpredictable comes out from a third element....
I’m interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They’re accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers,...
To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.
Now I can stand up on the stage again like I used to after five years of sitting down while I sang.
We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn’t.
I have a particular interest in corporations that give themselves a cultural aura and are in other areas suspect. Philip Morris presents itself in New York as the lover of culture while it turns out...
My producer, Michael Knox, he’s kind of my eyes and ears on Music Row. While I’m out on the road, he’s looking for songs, and then he and I will get together and go over...
You’re not a bad parent if you don’t save for your kid’s college because instead you had to choose to feed them and clothe them. Those things come first. They can go to school and...
While the notion that torture works has been glorified in television shows and movies, the simple truth is this: torture has never been an effective interrogation method.
I hadn’t played any music since freshman year of college, more than thirty years ago, so I had to relearn everything. I started writing songs. Some were dance and trance songs (I listen to them...
There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we’re going to engage in and what...
That’s why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do...
I thought I’d be a journalist, and only pursued acting intermittently while studying. My very first interview as a journalist was with David Usher of Moist, and he called the magazine the next day to...
My earliest memories are of watching ‘Star Trek’ and ‘MASH’ while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through.
New York is a much more bourgeois city, more of a tourist attraction than a muscular metropolis. It’s lost moxie and a rough energy, while gaining grace and friendliness. I love both versions of the...
I even lived on campus to get the college experience. I had five roommates and I still keep in touch with them while I’m on the road.
There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
I get inspired when I look at Tom Lennon, who did ‘Reno 911!’ for six seasons while writing huge movies and directing and also doing other pilots; he did that FX pilot, the ‘Star Trek’...
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