A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
It's funny how all of this has worked out - I wasn't popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I'm throwing up.
I want to make a pop album - something more upbeat than my stuff was in the '90s.
I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way.
I didn't put out this album because I wanted everybody to know I was grown up. I'm 21 and that's not grown up.
It wasn't until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt.
Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
Just before my final year of high school, my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco.
I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.
I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing.
I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.
All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I'd wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
My first girlfriend in high school, I had a girlfriend in grade school, but my first girlfriend in high school was Mare Winningham, very fine actress.
My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs.
I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.
What did I do in high school? I grew from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 2 inches.
Some of my classes in high school were pretty interesting and I benefited from having several very intelligent and inspiring teachers.
As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief.
Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'
You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
At school, I always wanted to belong to a gang, and no one would have me. So I'd have make my own gang, but with everybody else's leftovers.