They basically said that if I didn’t show up for school they’d mark me present, they wouldn’t send the truant officer after me. At 16 I enrolled in something called continuing education. Once a month I’d go out to Jamaica, but I didn’t take it seriously.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you’ve got to keep your feet warm.
I need my family to remind me in a loving and nice way to lighten up.
People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.
To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.
Technology is making design more exciting, with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could never have been created without the technology.
There was never a point in my life where I gave up. My marriage, as you know, fell apart.
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
It’s not enough that I should succeed – others should fail.
So I went for engineering, specifically product design, which I enjoyed.
Most of us would never consider getting our car repaired without first receiving an estimate of the charges, but this is exactly what we do when we need to go to a hospital for treatment.
And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble.
We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.
I was always the new kid in school, I’m the kid from a broken family, I’m the kid who had no dad showing up at the father-son stuff, I’m the kid that was using food stamps at the grocery store.
I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it’s humor that’s often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery.
It’s nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.
Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
I didn’t know a time when there wasn’t a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The beauty of a main title is that you establish your main theme and maybe a bit of your secondary theme. You plant the seed that you’re going to go water later in the score. And so, having that removed just made it so much more difficult.
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
My background is in hardware design. I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Money is a mechanism for control.
But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.
One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household, but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London, was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible.