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I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling.
I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
Never relinquish clothing to a hotel valet without first specifically telling him that you want it back.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.
Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.
Forty is when you actually begin even deserving to be on stage telling people what you think.
Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.
I felt the Lord telling me just to be patient all year. Whether it happened this year, next, or never, everything was going to be okay.
Obama is telling the insurance companies, as a dictator would, what they can and can't do or what they must or must not do.
Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.
My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'
You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening.
Ninety-nine percent is in the delivery. If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes.
I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most.
I am not arguing with you - I am telling you.
It's so much easier to know who you are when there aren't a thousand people telling you who they think you are.
We are not the originators of the story. I think it's actually the opposite when you're an actor. You're telling somebody else's story.
I don't want to live in a nanny state where people are telling me where I can go and what I can do.
A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal.
When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn't permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews.
No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.
My filmmaking really began with technology. It began through technology, not through telling stories, because my 8mm movie camera was the way into whatever I decided to do.
We all have stories we're living and telling ourselves.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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