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Work Social

My work is not directly about the social or political.

- A. Balasubramaniam

Show I Remember

I remember, in my first show in New York, they asked, 'Where is the Indian-ness in your work?'... Now, the same people, after having watched the body of my work, say, 'There is too much Indian philosophy in your work.' They're looking for a superficial skin-level Indian-ness, which I'm not about.

- A. Balasubramaniam

Expert Held

I'm the world's expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Thought Alive

But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.

- A. E. van Vogt

Indifference Pay

If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.

- A. J. Liebling

Impossible Within

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.

- A. J. Liebling

Think Tell

I don't think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That's why people write novels.

- A. N. Wilson

Will More

Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Learned Been

The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.

- A. R. Ammons

Germany Away

My kids miss me when I'm away, but I don't mind living out of a suitcase. The U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Iraq... it's such a thrill meeting people of different cultures, learning about and from them. It's changed my perception about life, humanity and spirituality.

- A. R. Rahman

Chaos Ants

I don't only write about English literature; I also write about chaos theory and... ants. I can understand ants.

- A. S. Byatt

Injustice Capital

There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess.

- A. S. Byatt

Increasingly TV

On buses and trains, I always think about the inexhaustible variety of human genes. We see types, and occasionally twins, but never doubles. All faces are unique, and this is exhilarating, despite the increasingly plastic similarity of TV stars and actors.

- A. S. Byatt

Love Terribly

I sort of mind living in a time when most of the literature is terribly personal. I suppose it's because I grew up on a love of history, philosophy, science and religion, but not to think too much about yourself.

- A. S. Byatt

Through Fiction

You learn different things through fiction. Historians are always making a plot about how certain things came to happen. Whereas a novelist looks at tiny little things and builds up a sort of map, like a painting, so that you see the shapes of things.

- A. S. Byatt

Issues Journalists

I am suspicious of writers who go looking for issues to address. Writers are neither preachers nor journalists. Journalists know much more than most writers about what's going on in the world. And if you want to change things, you do journalism.

- A. S. Byatt

Nothing Had

I hated being a novelist when I was 20 - I had nothing to write about.

- A. S. Byatt

Clark Gable Seemed

Clark Gable seemed fascinating all his life because there wasn't so much information about him. Today, you're on television all the time.

- A. Scott Berg

Him Anywhere

There are hundreds of books about Woodrow Wilson, but I have an image of him in my mind that is unlike any picture I have seen anywhere else, based on material at Princeton and 35 years of researching and thinking about him.

- A. Scott Berg

Think Me

If I don't think about it, it won't drive me crazy.

- Aaliyah

Album Sad Story

It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.

- Aaliyah

Dumb Complain

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can't get paid to be smart.

- Aaron Allston

Business News

We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news.

- Aaron Brown

Involves Molecules

We talk about quantum weirdness and things being in two places at once, but it all involves atoms and molecules, stuff we don't normally interact with.

- Aaron D. O'Connell

Back Some

I grew up playing hockey and some football, and I always think about the first time you walk into the locker room on a new team. The cliques are looking at you funny, and you make one friend, but then they're trying to stab you in the back.

- Aaron Douglas

Love Till

I do miss 'Battlestar', the cast and crew. That was a pretty well-oiled machine. It's sort of like you don't know what you've got till it's gone. But I go to a lot of sci-fi conventions, and I love going and talking about the show.

- Aaron Douglas

Tenderness Clinton

If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness, I don't look at Clinton.

- Aaron Eckhart

Fiction Used

'Pulp Fiction' was probably one of the first films I ever saw that really kind of took effect on me. I was about four years old - obviously wasn't supposed to be seeing that film; my sister kind of sneaked it out and we got to see it. She's older than me. That was something I always used to watch.

- Aaron Johnson

Voting Put

Lost in much of the national debate about immigration reform is how Democrats ultimately stand to gain electorally with any legislation or executive action that would put the newly legalized residents on a path to voting.

- Aaron Klein

Expert I Think

The truth is I'm not actually an expert programmer! I really don't consider myself to be an expert at anything. For me, it's more about having a well-rounded and broad horizon. I think that's where a lot of the more interesting things come from - mashing up completely disparate aspects of life to create something new and original.

- Aaron Koblin

Happy Snack

My mom is proud of me. But she might not be too happy about the hours I keep or how little I eat. I wake up so late that it would be inappropriate to have breakfast. At most, I will have a snack in the day and dinner. I realize that it's not the healthiest way to live, but it's all I really have time for.

- Aaron Levie

Entertainment Very

I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment - how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn't come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology.

- Aaron Levie

Best Had

It's not accidental that products get worse over time; it's because companies stop paying attention to them. They stop caring as much about maintaining the same quality they did when they were just trying to fight for survival and no one would pay attention unless they had the best technology.

- Aaron Levie

Poems I Write

I write poetry on my iPhone. I've got about 100 poems on there.

- Aaron Neville

Steal Idea

After building most of Mint.com's prototype by myself, I talked to anyone and everyone I knew about Mint. It's counter-intuitive, because you might fear someone will steal your idea, but it's the only way to make connections, be sure you're on the right track, and provide a solution for an audience broader than yourself.

- Aaron Patzer

Play Sites

If you think about photo sharing sites, the mobile photo sharing and social, there's no competitive advantage, there's no obvious business model, so I never play with anything like that. I avoid it like the plague.

- Aaron Patzer

Had Before

Carefully calculate the potential size of your market to make sure you can grow. Before starting Mint, I knew that there were about 20 million people who had purchased 'Quicken' or 'Microsoft Money' over the years, and 80 million people using online banking in the U.S. alone.

- Aaron Patzer

Unconscious Very

When you're mid-season, in very intense situations, it's hard not to take that home with you. Especially when you're sleeping, you can't control what you dream about. And it sneaks into the unconscious.

- Aaron Paul

Through Other

The beautiful thing about the NFL season is to see a team come together after they get to know each other in the spring and summer. You then go through adversity together and see how you respond. The teams that can respond in a positive way are the teams that are going to be there in the end.

- Aaron Rodgers

Like Going

I'm just going to say I'm not gay. I really, really like women. That's all I can really say about that.

- Aaron Rodgers

Think Appropriate

I just don't think it's appropriate talking about family stuff publicly.

- Aaron Rodgers

Beginning I Think

I think, because of the lack of guaranteed contracts in the league, there's hesitancy to speaking your minds at times. But I feel like there could be a movement beginning where guys are feeling a little more comfortable talking about things that are important to them.

- Aaron Rodgers

Own I Think

I think as you get older, you realize there's always going to be critics. Critics are going to win every time because they can change their critique based on the stats and their own personal feelings. It's less about proving people wrong, the critics wrong, and it's more about challenging myself to keep this level up.

- Aaron Rodgers

Some Other

I wanted to really ingrain myself in the culture and the people. And I apologize about having an allergy to dairy products that gives me some irritable bowels, but other than that, I mean, I've embraced just about everything else Wisconsin - especially when it comes to sports, but also the people and the interactions with our fans.

- Aaron Rodgers

Media I Think

There's always going to be silly stuff out there in the media that you can't worry too much about, and I don't. We just keep on trucking, and I like the way my... I think there should be 'professional is professional, and personal is personal,' and that's just how I'm going to keep it.

- Aaron Rodgers

Big Save

It's just this little comedy about this group of guys, and their local hangout is a pool hall, and it's starting to get taken over by this big corporate, evil kind of guy. And it's just about them trying to save the day and their little pool hall in the process of it all. It's called 'Think Tank.'

- Aaron Ruell

Own Foods

Instead of going out, I'm trying to encourage people to have a memorable experience in their own home. We call it 'Delicioso Night In.' I invite the people I care about the most. Then, when I get a lot of people together, I like to have finger foods.

- Aaron Sanchez

Good Writing Office

I've got plenty of quirks. I go to an office early in the morning. Early in the morning is really good writing time. I take anywhere between six to eight showers a day. I'm not exaggerating. I'm not a germaphobe: it's all about a fresh start.

- Aaron Sorkin

Two People Any

Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything, the time of day, there is a scene to be written. That's what I look for.

- Aaron Sorkin

Why Allowed

I'm more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But 'Steve Jobs' and 'The Social Network' have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they're making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.

- Aaron Sorkin

Thought Behind

When I wrote 'The West Wing,' the juice behind it was that in popular culture, our leaders in government are generally portrayed as Machiavellian, or as idiots. I thought, well, how about writing about a group of hyper-competent people?

- Aaron Sorkin

Very Around

I'm very physical. When I'm writing, I'm playing all the parts; I'm saying the lines out loud, and if I get excited about something - which doesn't happen very often when I'm writing, but it's the greatest feeling when it does - I'll be out of the chair and walking around, and if I'm at home, I'll find myself two blocks from my house.

- Aaron Sorkin

Doing Episode

When we were doing 'The West Wing,' the hardest thing about doing 'The West Wing' was being compared to yourself. You go out there and want every episode to be as good as your best episode. I wrote 88 episodes of 'The West Wing,' and when you do that, one of them is going to be your 88th best, so your 88th best better be pretty good.

- Aaron Sorkin

Anybody I Write

I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.

- Aaron Sorkin

Television Violent

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.

- Aaron Spelling

Good Story Allowed

Of course, I'm not allowed to talk about the script, but I can say it is a really good story.

- Aaron Stanford

Play Video

Sure, I like to win when I play basketball or board games or video games, but my day isn't ruined if I lose. I'm always up for a rematch. In all seriousness, that's something that's nice about maturing.

- Aaron Staton

Doing Deal

Writing an encyclopedia is hard. To do anywhere near a decent job, you have to know a great deal of information about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Writing so much text is difficult, but doing all the background research seems impossible.

- Aaron Swartz

Something Put

Now, as far as I know, nobody has ever put up the U.S.'s nuclear missiles on the Internet. I mean, it's not something I've heard about.

- Aaron Swartz

Everybody Recipe

I simplify the spices. I'm the same way as everybody else: if I look at a recipe and there's ten spices in it, I'm going to have to think long and hard about when I'm going to be able to make that... so I try to simplify the spices to three or four.

- Aarti Sequeira

Holy Mosque

I rarely went to the mosque, I never fasted, and I only prayed namaaz on the holy nights because my mom bugged me about it.

- Aasif Mandvi

Use Daily Show

What's great about 'The Daily Show' is I can use satire and push the envelope. I couldn't do that anywhere else. Even if I was a journalist.

- Aasif Mandvi

Some Projects

When I talk to some of the younger filmmakers, they are so worried about their films that, eventually, this state of being worried reflects itself in and helps the final work. Whereas, with projects that are meticulously planned, you look at the end result and it is full of emptiness.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Human Beings Movie

A movie is about human beings, about humanity.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Like Tell

If you catch me coming out of a film, when I'm emotionally involved, I can tell you at that moment why I like it - but to talk about it years later is not logical to me.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Good Through

No one can complain about earning good money, but for me, it's being able to help my family out, put my brother and sister through school, take my family on holiday. That's where I get the biggest buzz, not buying a pair of £500 shoes.

- Abbey Clancy

I See Cut

I see potential in everything. It's about opening your mind to what you can do to the garment: because they're cheap, you can cut them or stitch them, and if you stuff it up, it's fine - it's only two dollars.

- Abbey Lee Kershaw

Art Always

I drew a lot. I always had sketchbooks. My parents were really great about any gift-giving holiday - birthdays, Hanukkah, Christmas - it was always art supplies for my brother and I.

- Abbi Jacobson

Worry Players

I hope we can get to a point where women players are being paid properly all around the world so the only thing they have to worry about is playing football and playing football alone.

- Abby Wambach

Through Bring

I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It's a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Own I Think

I think the success of democracy is not really police security; it's the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

The Most Important

Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam.

- Abdurrahman Wahid

Concept Like

I don't know what DVD commentaries are about. I'd like to strangle the person who came up with that concept.

- Abel Ferrara

Characters

I'm about my characters.

- Abel Ferrara

Hands Most

Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting.

- Abel Ferrara

I See Been

Honestly speaking, I don't like my films. When I watch them, I see a lot of scope for improvement, so if I were to see any of my films, like 'Dhoom,' I might say... 'It would have been better if...' or 'had it been...' and this is all about evolving.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Comforting Like

I feel like the one insight that's extremely comforting to me about the world is that we all share the same pool of emotion that we draw from.

- Abigail Washburn

I Think Some

In some ways, in the U.S. we don't know how to be. I think in a lot of ways America is about liberation and about change and progressive human relations. And because of that, I feel like that we're confused about who we're supposed to be and what it is that's supposed to satisfy us and make us feel fulfilled.

- Abigail Washburn

Grandpa Nursing

'Halo' I wrote with my grandpa in his nursing home. When I went to visit him, he'd often comment on my halo. But of course, I couldn't see. And he always - he had pictures of Jesus with these beautiful halos. And so I asked him if he'd write a song with me about Jesus' halo.

- Abigail Washburn

Medical Specialized

What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it - the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism.

- Abraham Verghese

Flight Almost

For one who has an interest in the body as text, airports are treasure troves of information. It seems almost un-American to enjoy delays, and perhaps enjoy is not the best word, but certainly a delayed flight, if it does nothing else, allows one the opportunity to make prolonged observations about one's fellow travelers.

- Abraham Verghese

Through I Think

Medicine may be the lens through which I see the world, but since I think of medicine as 'life +', a place where life is exaggerated and seen at its most vital and poignant, I'll be writing about life more than I will be writing about medicine.

- Abraham Verghese

Years Purely

People always talk about the implication and applications of a process, but for me, the goal is purely about knowledge. Knowledge can become practical today, in 20 years, or in 500 years. Ask Newton. He didn't know there would be space research based on his accident with the apple.

- Ada Yonath

Game Sandwiches

From the age of 11, I was cleaning floors, washing dishes, making sandwiches and being a cashier. Survival was the name of the game. Life was so hard that I had to struggle to keep up my standards. Under these conditions, I didn't think about science too much.

- Ada Yonath

Rules Youngsters

The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.

- Adam Arkin

Traits Recurring

It's much easier to come back as a recurring character. Because you already know his traits and who he is and what he's about.

- Adam Beach

More Like

There's no conversation more boring than talking about what it's really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don't care.

- Adam Brody

Computers Know

I don't know anything about computers.

- Adam Carolla

Nothing Compelling

The thing about a good podcast is you have to have a good host. If you don't have a compelling host then you have nothing.

- Adam Carolla

Uncertainty Next

For people worried about the Great Recession and the uncertainty of what is coming next, the characters of 'Mad Men' are good company.

- Adam Cohen

Other Which

The remarkable thing about 'Avatar' is the degree to which the technology is integral to the story. It is important to show Pandora and its Na'Vi natives in 3-D because 'Avatar' is fundamentally about the moral necessity of seeing other beings fully.

- Adam Cohen

Clear Increased

With increased awareness should come greater caution about how confessions are used at trial - and a greater willingness to overturn convictions when it becomes clear that a confession was untrue.

- Adam Cohen

Book Some

If you're going to call a book 'The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,' readers will expect some serious carrying on about race, and Thomas Woods Jr. does not disappoint.

- Adam Cohen

Given Downside

A little-appreciated downside of the technology revolution is that, mainly without thinking about it, we have given up 'locational privacy.'

- Adam Cohen

Online Satisfying

There is something not entirely satisfying about an online memorial.

- Adam Cohen

Other Makes

The blogosphere makes it possible to have a sprawling national conversation about the hard times - often among people who would never find each other offline.

- Adam Cohen

Too Exclusion

Too often, animal-rights supporters seem to care about animals to the exclusion of people.

- Adam Cohen

Hire Idea

The idea of confidence, of the emotions of the population, is an incredibly important one in economics. John Maynard Keynes called it 'animal spirit.' And if people are feeling generally good about the future, they're more likely to spend money, to start new companies; companies are more likely to hire people, make investments.

- Adam Davidson

Against Dollar

What there is no dispute about is whether or not China is a currency manipulator. They are a currency manipulator. They actively intervene every single day to keep the value of their currency less than it would be against the dollar than if it floated freely. We think. Even China barely disputes that.

- Adam Davidson

Mind News

Whenever you hear news about jobless claims or the unemployment rate, you should translate that in your mind to one simple phrase: Stay in school.

- Adam Davidson