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I'm attracted to playing people who aren't necessarily straightforward.
I always had that adolescent notion that I had to get out of Texas. But I'm really glad I grew up there. It's where I learned to look people in the eye, to be straightforward and polite.
For me, it's really like, okay, if you go far with the unexpected materials and unexpected proportions or volumes, then keep the colors quite simple and straightforward for men.
Dries van Noten
When it comes to dating, I'm straightforward and traditional with a twist.
I think it's mainly when I need inspiration I look at the old pictures. I don't find it as much in the new stuff. I love Carole Lombard. I think she's wonderful. Gloria Grahame was really great. Garbo. Dietrich. People knew how to create an illusion. Now everything is very realistic and straightforward. Everyone's grunge.
When I started doing standup when I was 17, I was talking about being Indian and specifically ethnic jokes. Straightforward stuff that was fairly ignorant that I knew would get the laugh. It wasn't flipping stereotypes; it was using them.
Love is agony, isn't it? I've been involved with someone for some time now, but it's all so complicated. It's never straightforward is it? You meet someone, you fall in love, it's the most wonderful thing ever but... There's always something that's not quite right about love, isn't there?
My parents were both very intellectually honest, straightforward, and for them, faith meant that you were fully engaged.
I like straightforward names for my characters. When I get too symbolic with names or places, I start feeling like the characters and the story are less read, and I lose interest.
Doo-wop is special music to me because it's so straightforward and melody-driven and captures emotions.
A father-son relationship is strong, like no other teammates. You could be straightforward with one another.
All the Warner actors were real actors. They started in theater and led very straightforward lives - you never saw entourages around. The MGM girls were the glamour girls, and they always had the makeup and hair people with them and all that.
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
My own skin-care ritual is quite simple and straightforward; I don't like a lot of fuss, surprisingly. My products are designed to make you look and feel better. I think there are a lot of men out there who want and need the same products.
For Sarah Palin, the least experienced on the world stage, the stress of maintaining the fiction that she was qualified to be vice president sent her over the deep end almost immediately. She went off on a ferocious spending spree that might have killed a lesser woman. Katie Couric's straightforward questions unraveled her.
The Christian fact is very straightforward: To be a student is a calling. Your parents are setting up accounts to pay the bills, or you are scraping together your own resources and taking out loans, or a scholarship is making college possible.
I routinely failed to understand that 'simple and straightforward' would have been a much better product strategy for Lotus.
Spooning a seasonal fruit relish onto a plate of grilled king salmon is very much my style - flavorful, straightforward, and unfussy. I also like the way fresh, ripe fruit balances the richness of the salmon.
I am a straightforward man.
But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward: Do the research, tell the story.
Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward.
I write in a pretty straightforward way. I kind of sit down at page one and start writing.
Most anthropologists are doing straightforward ethnography, and should.
The films that I love are very straightforward stories, like really old-fashioned stuff.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I try to be straightforward and honest with my kids, and I believe nothing beats good old hard work.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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