Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
I had been a fan of Gene Wilder's for many years, but the first time I saw him in person, my heart fluttered - I was hooked. It felt like my life went from black and white to Technicolor.
I don't miss 'Saturday Night Live.' I feel less of a need for the fulfillment that performance used to give... I don't have to do everything right away. As long as I can walk and jump, I'll still perform, but I no longer feel such a compulsion.
Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
When the journalists asked Gene, 'Why didn't you marry the beautiful girl in 'The Woman in Red'?' he would always reply, 'I did!'
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That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land1
I lived in L.A. for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
You can leave Detroit, but it will never leave you.
There's cities that get by on their good looks. Detroit has to work for a living.
Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.
Detroit, the heart of the country... I grew up on 10 Mile, 2 miles better than 8 Mile.
I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
Everything I've done in my career has started in and around Detroit, you know, the metro area and Michigan.
I never thought of it as God. I didn't know what to call it. I don't believe in devils, but demons I do because everyone at one time or another has some kind of a demon, even if you call it by another name, that drives them.
I trust if your life is right, the right things will happen at the right time. If the chords are in harmony inside, I think other things will happen in the same way. That sounded highfalutin' to me once, but I believe it now.
I'm going to tell you what my religion is. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.
My mother was suffering every day of her life, and what right did I have to be happy if she was suffering? So whenever I got happy about something, I felt the need to cut it off, and the only way to cut it off was to pray. 'Forgive me Lord.' For what, I didn't know.
Success is a terrible thing and a wonderful thing. If you can enjoy it, it's wonderful. If it starts eating away at you, and they're waiting for more from me, or what can I do to top this, then you're in trouble. Just do what you love. That's all I want to do.
The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
Pat in Silver Linings35
It is not the strong or the smart that survive, but the ones who can bring about change.
Celestia Ludenberg in Danganronpa
If you don't change with the times, the times are going to change you.
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
It's not about the absence of fear. It's overcoming it.
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
We think too much and feel too little.
If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about Morality, Sustainibility and Philoshophy instead of the Kardashians.
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024