There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.
This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
I just had a baby. I'm not going to work unless it's something really special and meaningful, because I can't imagine missing all that time with my daughter.
Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth.
You ought to love what you're doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.
I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
I haven't found anywhere in the world where I want to be all the time. The best of my life is the moving. I look forward to going.
I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.
You can say things a million times, but if you can't sing it, then it really isn't much of a song.
Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
I can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can't wait.
And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.
I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.
Going through this musical experience really helped us to understand the core of the film.
I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
I don't really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do.
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in... you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you.
I understand what it feels like not to like aspects of yourself. There have been times that I have felt really terrible about the way I look. I have the seed of that feeling.
There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L. A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different - I love L. A.!