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I turn down invitations to events where I know there will be politicians.
It's difficult to be at events with a room full of women who weigh half as much as you do.
I have been blessed to see visions of eternity; and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me.
I might want to open a hotel and design all the rooms. Or maybe a museum that lets me curate all the events.
Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places.
I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I don't lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything like that. I don't go to showbiz parties or red-carpet events, so it all depends on whether I've got a film out. I've not been very visible in the last year or so and as a result hardly anyone stops me in the street.
I love looking through magazines, and you know, I love getting dressed up to go to events and stuff.
I went to SXSW in 2011. God, that was awful. I mean, I only went because my publisher wanted me to promote the book and the organizers invited me and it seemed silly not to go, especially for a relatively unknown first-time author. This is just not my cup of tea; the fewer such events I do on an annual basis, the happier I feel.
I did not in late November start the plethora of linking my private life with public events again.
I've actually done events at radio stations where I feel like I've had to give a little talk in behalf of television as a medium.
I am delighted to be joining 'Guardian U.S.'s team as a weekly columnist, and to have the chance to address American and global current events on its distinguished platform. 'Guardian U.S.' brings the 'Guardian's hard-hitting investigative brand to a new focus on American news and opinion.
I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.
The future continues to preoccupy me as a reliable source of hopes, fears and anxieties, but increasingly the present seems to have no outstanding qualities of its own, being merely a way-station through which events travel to the vast shadow lands of the past.
I haven't been to many music events where somebody was performing and it actually made me cry.
Fiction that responds to recent world events is a hostage to fortune, because all momentous events look very different a year, two years, three years later.
I don't start with the characters. I start with the series of events that will provide the conflict and how it can be resolved. Characters are incidental.
I think it's good that we're sometimes reminded of important events in history.
Max von Sydow
Maybe a day will come when we may have to just put on a pair of glasses and see sports events.
While writing 'City Boy,' I relied mainly on my own memories. In particular, I was able to describe the effect of gay liberation on an individual life (mine) as events paralleled my own growing self-acceptance; in this case, the political truly was the personal.
Events are moving so fast and what in one moment seems impossible, the next is happening. I'm sure historians will, in time, provide theories and analysis, but for now I think most of us simply want the tide stemmed.
When I was older and I first started working, I was obsessed with buying my first Chanel jacket. I saved up my hard-earned money, went to Barneys, and bought a little black Chanel jacket. It saw many, many job interviews and many, many events. I'm not fitting into it lately, but I still have it.
I become my characters, and then try to allow events in the story to take their own course. I try not to play God, but to let them work out their own destiny.
People ask me, 'Isn't it scary living on your own?' but in this industry, being at events, doing interviews, and doing promotion and constantly chatting about yourself, sometimes it's really nice to just sit in silence or take a day where you can sleep in until 3 P.M. and then stay up as late as you like.
Well, I'm Buddhist, Ray, and so part of my Buddhism has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people and the events in my life that created me. And I think a lot of that Buddhism comes out in the world view in this novel.
I love dressing up for events; to me it's almost like wearing a costume for the evening.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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