One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job.
People always tell me, 'Don't work so much', but I can't help it. I feel like all the things I've done are important to get to this adult stage and now I'm getting all these adult offers, so it's working.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
I think that life has a secret, and children they hold that secret. Maybe it's not given to everybody to discover this thing.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
Getting married and settling down isn't the most important thing in my life.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me.
If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them.
Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure.
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
The funniest thing is that all the things every director goes through, I thought I could shortcut, but there was no getting around those issues.
I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.