As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride.
If we do have any iPhone users out there, I have incredibly great news for you. I've developed after about six months and finally perfected and it'll be out on the market soon, an app that you'll all want. It allows you to make a phone call.
No one smokes because they like the way it tastes. If we did, they'd make cigarette-flavored cookies, candy, ice cream. What is this? Marlboro fudge with nuts? Give me a scoop of that, willya? She's gonna have the Menthol Swirl with the Camel chip.
I've loved the Internet space in terms of creative content control and ownership, the things I haven't had since I started as a stand-up comedian.
Peter (Hyams) -- and these are his words, it sounds a little self-serving, sharing them from me -- his suggestion was that Gabriel and I could lend a credibility, acting-wise, to an otherwise big, sloppy studio action film.
I started to realize that he really is to the cinema, to Americans, our Superman. In the sense that when you meet him and talk with him initially, it feels like you're interacting with an action figure, not someone human or real. But he is also very aware of and comfortable being sort of a tourist a
How do you stand out? Just find your point-of-view.
I think it's important that your first film be your worst film, that one's life trajectory should go up.
I am completely and utterly hooked to all the great shows on A&E and Court TV that are about small town murder.
The law against sodomy is trying to stop homosexual men from enjoying themselves. That's what the law is all about. But this is stupid. What do you do according to the law? You find two men enjoying themselves sexually. You arrest them and throw them in... prison? That outta do it.
If you're not creating, you're waiting.
If I have anything to offer as an actor, it's only my ability to make the person real.
And Barry Levinson is insanely funny. I don't know if you know this, not everyone does, but he and Craig T. Nelson were a comedy team back in the coffeehouse days of the late '60s.
The US in some ways has been the best. Who figured out shale gas? Although that wasn't a good thing [for CO2 levels], it was very innovative. It's led to low-cost energy. Who figured out nuclear power? Largely the United States. Once you get past the steam engine, which is mostly British, then the U
The huge turnout for Live 8 here and around the world proves that thanks to the leadership from people like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown the world is beginning to demand more action on global health and poverty.
In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically.
I went public too soon. Stay private as long as you can.
The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity.
I hope corporations will dedicate a percentage of their top innovators' time to issues that could help people left out of the global economy. This kind of contribution is even more powerful than giving cash or offering employees' time off to volunteer. It is a focused use of what your company does b
The willingness to hear hard truth is vital not only for CEOs of big corporations but also for anyone who loves the truth. Sometimes the truth sounds like bad news, but it is just what we need.
The world is very disparate, in terms of the US using the most energy per person, and then the other rich countries - Europe, Japan, New Zealand - using about half of what we do, and then the world average being about a fifth of what we use, with China just now surpassing the world average.
I'm a big believer that as much as possible, and there's obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.
If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gate
If you withdraw the incredible focus on polio, it will spread back, and in poor countries you'll get something like 100,000 cases a year. So by being very intense and getting the cases down to zero, what you do is you avoid all the future cases.
Software is different than other products um, partly because it's, it's not physical and, and partly because of its complexity. You can express in software millions of different cases and making sure that you handle all of them correctly is extremely difficult.
Everything on the internet is real god damn it!
My mom and my dad were both very sociable, meeting lots of interesting people. Bill G
In terms of fast food and deep understanding of the culture of fast food, I'm your man.
I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it's just such a dramatic success.
If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago? Bill Gate
We win because we hire the smartest people. We improve our products based on feedback, until they're the best. We have retreats each year where we think about where the world is heading.
The challenge here is to design a system where market incentives, including profits and recognition, drive those principles to do more for the poor. I like to call this idea creative capitalism, an approach where governments, businesses, and nonprofits work together to stretch the reach of market fo