Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
My mother quit her job in advertising in order to raise us and she really allowed and encouraged us to be ourselves.
Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
People ask me if I am going to write my memoirs. But even if I wanted to, I would not be able. I have extremely few memories.
I've certainly been in situations where I've been rejected and endangered and had my humanity put in question - just as almost every woman on the planet has.
It's very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Obama's middle name differs from my last name by only two vowels. Does the McCain-Palin campaign view me as a pariah, too? Do McCain and Palin think there's something wrong with my name?
I did audition a lot. One's agent is keen to get you into film and TV because there's more money. I was always getting myself into commitments to theatre companies.
As soon as someone hears the name 'Situation', they're gonna kind of know that it's gonna be good.
A lot of people considered my career as an artist largely over. Two albums got shelved. But I've made music since I was a little kid, and for the majority of that time, I wasn't paid for it. So I will always be making it.
Historically, Islam was hijacked about 20 or 30 years after the Prophet and interpreted in such a way that the ruler has absolute power and is accountable only to God. That, of course, was a very convenient interpretation for whoever was the ruler.
I suppose I'm quite manly in lots of ways, but I like to be made to feel like a woman.
I still remember the way children used to tease me. Fat people are really lonely people. In school, girls would be my friends, but guys would generally keep away. A lot of insecurity stems from there. But if you have a strong base, nothing can shake you.
You have to sort of see the way that the character behaves, and what the character says and does, and claim it in the same way that you claim anything, really.
New Orleans jazz is a complex and embracing art form that began about the same time as the blues and encompassed many of its excellences.
Amazon's 'Twitch' appears to be creating a service that operates like Twitter.