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The idea that we cause harm by doing what we perceive to be the right thing, that's another theme that interests me. Because most people don't intend to cause harm, they cause harm by doing the right thing - in their mind.
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music!
You can't tell any kind of a story without having some kind of a theme, something to say between the lines.
As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment.
Close your eyes and place your finger on a map. Wherever it lands, that's the theme of the evening. So many times we settle for routine dishes. This forces you to try new cuisines.
I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
There are occasionally eureka moments - off the top of my head, maybe Darth Vader's theme, you know, the imperial march.
We write in ways that, we generally hope, reflect real life, or at least look familiar to humans. And in life, recurring themes are a recurring theme. We never quite conquer a pet vice or a relationship pattern or a communication habit. We're haunted by our particular demons.
If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success.
Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.
Leonardo da Vinci
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.
The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme.
E. M. Forster
We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .
Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money. Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.
If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
I never try to convey a message, I just want to tell a story. Why that story in particular? I have no idea, but I have learned to surrender to the muse. I become obsessed with a theme or with certain stories; they haunt me for years, and finally, I write them.
I think doing variations on a classical theme is a dangerous thing to do.
The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story.
The one recurring theme in my writing, and in my life in general, is confusion. The fact that anytime you think you really know something, you're going to find out you're wrong - that is the rule. The moments where you think you have something figured out, those are the exceptions.
Everyone needs a theme song! It should make you feel like a million dollars.
The whole theme of Interview with the Vampire was Louis's quest for meaning in a godless world. He searched to find the oldest existing immortal simply to ask, What is the meaning of what we are?
I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.
Oscar de la Renta
My mother and I parting company at four years old is a recurring theme; although it's not symbolically necessarily present, it's present in all my relationships.
In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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