Considering community support and cost-benefit analysis, I have supported earmarks for projects of high public purpose involving such areas as higher education, alternative energy, transportation, medical research and military infrastructure.
I used to hate my behind, like every other black girl. I hated my behind. I hated my hair. I hated my nose because no one said it was beautiful.
Tender Mercies is a very low-budget film, but it was a huge budget compared to anything I had done in Australia. My fee for Tender Mercies was something like five times all of my Australian films combined.
I don't need to prove that I'm some great international filmmaker. It's not really on my list of goals.
I'm a huge fan of the Bay Area so I always love coming to San Francisco.
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
The history of the world is the world's court of justice.
When I was 15, I became the youngest grandmaster in the world, breaking the record set by Bobby Fischer more than three decades earlier.
It happens a lot that a name actor will be signed on to a project in its germ stage.
I do sort of gravitate towards smaller, indie-type movies.
My back is terrible, man. I mean, you're always going to have some pain, but nothing that will stop me from doing what I want to do.
You never meet other screenwriters because it's such a lonely profession.
As a coach, I've got to get better. I've got to improve.
If you want to be a writer, you have to learn to write in other people's voices until you get the chance to write in your own.
I don't get celebrities not understanding that the paparazzi are doing their job.
No migrant of any religion has a constitutional right to come to the United States.