We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Bunch Quotes from Mel Giedroyc, Chris Jordan, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hodgman, Nathan Fillion. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
At Trinity College there was a coterie of the poshest of the posh, people you didn’t ever see, they were so posh. They went to each other’s rooms and, at weekends, each other’s estates. I preferred to be with the weirdo bunch of raggle-taggle thesps.
All of my work is meant to evoke a whole bunch of different layers of discord between the attraction and repulsion that we feel toward our consumer habits and our consumer lives.
I love this company. I don’t know how it was selected. It’s a bunch of machers. They mean business.
I’m a personality – like a George Plimpton who effectively plays himself in a bunch of different roles, or a Paul Lynde-type character.
My first Comic-Con was when I first met Joss Whedon: He introduced me to that world and I’d never been to a convention before that. He and a bunch of the ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ writers were all going down in a big van and he invited me along.
In camp when I was eight – a bunch of kids threw me outside naked. I got ’em back!
In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures.
I own two or three pairs of jeans and a bunch of T-shirts.
I always collect a bunch of images for every film that I do, that reminds me of an essence of the character, or the time that they live in, or what they’re experiencing.
I think filmmakers, in general… There are some awesome, really great filmmakers – but on the whole, filmmakers, actors, I think they are the biggest bunch of whiny, over-paid babies on the planet.
We had a bunch of ‘we’s – a fitness concept, a restaurant concept. The first business plan we had included all of them.
There is no news media. There’s simply a bunch of people on television and in newspapers who are ranking members of the Democrat Party.
I’m really not good at anything else, so if I don’t make it as a musician, I’ll probably just end up living in the woods with a bunch of dogs.
For me, it’s just more satisfying when you follow the rules rather than just make a bunch of sounds. The magic of just making noise in the studio goes away after a while.
The danger is that if you have a bunch of ideas that you forget to use.
The more you know about somebody’s back story, the deeper you can delve into that well, and the more your comedic choices resonate full-body instead of just being quick, quippy one-liners that are just like a bunch of people trying to be clever. Because after a while, cleverness is just really obnoxious!
I used to think that the image of the press in the 1940s – a bunch of guys in hats screaming on the courthouse steps – was all baloney. I used to say, ‘I know reporters. We’re not like that.’ But we are.
If we tried to write about politics, you’d realize that we’re all a bunch of idiots.
I work with a bunch of producers on every album, but the difference for ‘Evolver’ was that I couldn’t get any time with Kanye. I forget what he was doing at the time, but he was all over the place. We were never at the same city at the same time.
My father left us when I was 10, so I had to make enough money for us to be able to live in a house because my brother went in the service during Vietnam and I was sole support of my mother. And she had no skills, really, except to clean other people’s houses. So I had to have a bunch of jobs, you know, as well as music.
When I was in college, I started an improv group, and I did a bunch of plays and some musicals. I have a theater degree. I’m a school person: I like getting homework and having deadlines. When I graduated, I worked right away as an actor.
A lot of the time, I read something I’ve written, and I think, ‘Well, that’s competent. It’s not exactly breaking any boundaries. It’s not exactly transgressive. It’s just a bunch of fake people in a room talking to each other. But maybe there’s a value to that.’
I know what it’s like to have a dream. I know what it’s like to roll the dice and say, ‘I’m going to go after this thing,’ and nothing turns my stomach quicker than acting teachers or acting schools that look at a bunch of dreamers and say, ‘We can help,’ when they know full well that they can’t.
In order to lead a country or a company, you’ve got to get everybody on the same page and you’ve got to be able to have a vision of where you’re going. America can’t have a vision of health care for everybody, green economy, regulations – can’t have a bunch of piece-meal activities. It’s got to have a vision.
I always knew I wanted kids, but when my mom passed away I was like, ‘I want a bunch of kids. I want three kids or four kids, and I want to have that relationship again.’ I can’t bring my mom back, but I can have children.
Right after ‘Backspacer,’ my best friend got killed tragically. Something happened to me then where I got super motivated. I had a shelf of all this unfinished music… So I just went to work and made a conscious decision that I was going to finish a bunch of stuff. Life’s short.
We come from a very mixed family. We’re a bunch of different races, my family. So it’s very normal for us. I don’t know why we’re accepted. Are all of us accepted or just me?
It’s been interesting seeing how vulnerable Obama is: not the secure president I thought he was or the strong leader that many people hoped he would be. He’s a conciliator. But I’ve been listening to the Republican primary debates, and they’re a bunch of lunatics. Just crazy.
We’re a weird bunch at ‘Mike & Molly.’ We go to work, and we’re crazy about each other, and we love where we go to work.
I loved the Scarecrow and the Tin Man and the Lion and you could kind of see the actors’ faces in them. It wasn’t an entirely new face sculpted around them. What made those characters so human and appealing to me was seeing those great actors underneath there. They weren’t lost behind a bunch of appliances.
I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch of stories about the Rough Riders.
We and others have done a bunch of work to show that if your real friends online say or do something, it affects you. But if your acquaintances online say or do something, it does not. People on average have about 106 Facebook friends, but only 5 or 6 real friends.
Twin Peaks was special because it was so groundbreaking. In the early ’90s it really changed television a lot. A bunch of weird shows, like Northern Exposure, came on after that.
After doing a bunch of movies as a stuntman, I realized that being a stuntman, you are in the shadow of the actor, and they don’t get to see your true ability, and I wanted people to see that it was really me doing those stunts, and it was really my true abilities.
I was brought up with a whole bunch of cousins in the Wye Valley during the hippy days of the 1970s.
I’ve always liked and appreciated storytellers like Garry Shandling and Bill Cosby – more long-form comedy. So starting in San Francisco, watching all these great comics – Patton Oswalt, Dave Chappelle – you get to see them a bunch, and you go, ‘Wow, this is where I need to be.’
My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things – so we had a surrogate.
I was always a sports nut but I’ve lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London.
Religion and political cartoons, as you may have heard, make a difficult couple, ever since that day of 2005, when a bunch of cartoonists in Denmark drew cartoons that had repercussions all over the world – demonstrations, fatwa, they provoked violence. People died in the violence.
If you dream of becoming an eagle, you follow your dreams and not the words of a bunch of chickens.
The first light-field camera array I saw at Stanford had a bunch of applications, like to do special effects like you see in ‘The Matrix,’ where you spin the camera around in frozen motion. It took up an entire room.
I was involved in a bunch of school activities – I was a cheerleader, I was on the chess team, I was vice president of my class.
I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
I grew up around a whole bunch of girls, and one thing I realized is what they had on their plate was very different than what I had on mine. The things girls are made to be responsible for is a heavy burden – take care of your younger siblings, do good in school, have some extracurriculars. The pressure is intense.
I’m getting a bunch more face tattoos, because it doesn’t look like I’m ever going to have to apply to a Walmart or Best Buy.
Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don’t want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn’t have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social ‘yak yaks.’
Paul Lambert has assembled a great bunch of lads and training has been going very well. I am just desperate to get into the team and do my best for the club.
My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I’m so happy my mom didn’t throw that out.
I get really excited about specific therapies, personalized therapies. Like, let’s say, taking a piece of someone’s tumor and testing a bunch of treatments in a lab and being able to come up with the right therapy for that specific patient.
For ‘Motive,’ it wasn’t a question of making it look un-Canadian, but instead, we wanted it to be the product of a bunch of really skilled people making something. And that’s what you have.
You tell people that all the time, ‘Jail’s the worst place ever and you don’t want to go there,’ which is true but at the same time you see it’s filled with a bunch of people like guy is drinking on a porch somewhere and he gets arrested for public intoxication. He’s going to miss work. He’s not a bad guy per se.
Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn’t really my bag.
I wanna make it cool for kids to get into tech, startups, and entrepreneurship – cooler than buying a bunch of jewelry.
Throughout your whole career, there’s a bunch of people you might have to kiss. Say there’s this character opposite you, and you might not be into her – or him, personally. You just gotta’ do it. That’s your job.
For a period in the ’90s, I felt that the Cure was massively undervalued. But there has been a paradigm shift. There’s a bunch of newer bands coming up who’ve grown up listening to the Cure and don’t understand that you’re not supposed to like us.
‘Mustanging’ was like trout fishing. It is always the big ones that get away. When you did get a bunch of them into a corral, you found they did not look half so large and handsome as when they were first sighted on the prairie.
Lincoln said you cannot be President without spending some item on your knees. I have repeated that and a bunch of Atheists got all over me. Wait a minute. Does that mean that you cannot be President if you are an Atheist? I say yea that does mean that.
In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.
My parents didn’t really understand too much about sport. At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
I sold a bunch of stuff. I sold Omaha Steaks, vacation packages… the worst, though, was Time Life Books, because no one wants Time Life Books. No one wants an ‘Encyclopedia Brittanica’ showing up at their house.
I guess everywhere I go, I get inspired by those places, and then I have a bunch of Voicenotes on my phone. Everywhere I go, I think of these random melodies. It’s crazy because everywhere you go, the melodies are totally different.
My sister and I created a show called ‘The Real Life Brady Bunch,’ which was sort of a theatrical sensation that got us attention in L.A. and New York.
You want people who choose to follow because they genuinely believe in ideas, not because they’re afraid to be punished if they don’t. For startups, there’s so much pivoting that’s required that if you have a bunch of sheep, you’re in bad shape.
The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop!
Without great writing, you’ve got a bunch of actors bumping into each other.
I used to tweet, but it’s an act of futility. You’re not really making any impact, and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, ‘Oh my God!’ because you’ve opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers.
I read a quote by James Dean when I was 17; he said, ‘I’d rather starve than do a whole bunch of work that I don’t care about.’ The older I got, the more I understood what he was saying. If I want to do a whole lot of work that I don’t care about, then I would probably be working in a law office somewhere.
I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right. I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants running around in donkey clothes.
I’m not entangled in a bunch of lawsuits and a web that I can’t get out of. I can hold my head up… a happily married man who has his head in order. There isn’t a bunch of scandal in my life.
When I sold my first business, I wanted to do something nice for my dad. I wanted to give my parents a bunch of money, but they wouldn’t take anything from me. They were so happy for me; they felt they didn’t need money.
I didn’t like books where people played on a sports team and won a bunch of games, or went to summer camp and had a wonderful time. I really liked a book where a witch might cut a child’s head off or a pack of angry dogs might burst through a door and terrorize a family.
We will open a new bunch of reforms regarding the labor market to make it simpler and adaptable, more flexible.
I never wanted to do reunion shows for the sake of a reunion show. I’ve done all the ‘Brady Bunch’ stuff except for the Variety Show, but when a talk show wants us all to get together for their sake, it’s not interesting to me.
In the past I’d always felt like ‘the girl’ in the show or the movie. On ‘Friday Night Lights’ there were a bunch of girls, and I was the woman. Initially there was a little struggle with my identity around that. But now there’s a sense of ease.
In order for innovation to happen, a bunch of things that aren’t happening on closed platforms need to occur. Valve wouldn’t exist today without the PC, or Epic, or Zynga, or Google. They all wouldn’t have existed without the openness of the platform.
I tried to score a few films with this composer Brian Reitzell here in L.A. We made a bunch of music we really loved, but we got fired from the film for being too weird.
I like to do all things. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do a bunch of them at the same time.
What is Oracle? A bunch of people. And all of our products were just ideas in the heads of those people – ideas that people typed into a computer, tested, and that turned out to be the best idea for a database or for a programming language.
In Japan, you can learn how to make a bunch of flowers. This is an art. Tea ceremony, it’s an art.
As we get older… I don’t know a single person who has devoted their life to musical theatre who hasn’t had a couple of misses as well as a bunch of hits. The misses, we learn a great deal from them.
I have a bunch of concepts and ideas that I want to do but I have also been growing my production company in general and looking to branch out of projects that I am directing and producing.
In the fifth grade I discovered something I could do better than the other kids. One day, the teacher set up a bunch of chairs, and she had everyone run to the chairs and back while she timed us. I had the fastest time in the whole school!
So I just came out here to Los Angeles with a bunch of buddies I had gone to film school with. You know, for better or worse, we just tried to slug it out here.
People will like to say that ‘Eastern Promises’ is brutal, but the only reason they say that is because the scenes stick with them. They are realistic. They are in-your-face and you see the consequences. It’s not a bunch of quick editing cuts.
I honestly don’t have a lot of friends that are actors. Most of my friends I’ve known since sixth grade and are out of the industry. It gives me a sense of reality rather than surrounding myself with a bunch of actors.
The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore.
I used to go to school in Manhattan with a bunch of the City Kids.
When I used to do the Edinburgh Festival, there was a bunch of guys selling fresh oysters and I’d eat ten daily – marvellous.
Once we played for the Princess of Monaco in Paris. We were the biggest ducks ever, wearing rented tuxedos. We trashed the party, took a bunch of girls and champagne in limos underneath the Eiffel Tower, and set up an acoustic show. It was like a Hilary Duff movie.
I’ve seen a bunch of the ‘Portlandia’ episodes, and they’re pretty hilarious.
I like writing characters that seem different from one another. So if you were to hypothetically look at a bunch of lines from books I’ve written, just out of context, hopefully you would be able to determine who said what. That’s the goal, anyway. I try to strongly differentiate through dialogue.
We know well and we know chronically ill, but there is a whole bunch of gray in between where I think we can heal people before they become chronically sick. I believe our thoughts make us sick.
We’ve learned a bunch of things; when you send a message to people, keep those messages short. Imagine walking up to a girl in a bar and going into a four-minute speech about how great you are. No one wants to hear that.
Show me one guy or woman as funny as Rodney Dangerfield or as good as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, or Joan Rivers. There are a lot of good comics out there, no doubt, but as far as the quality of the comics goes, I think what you have is a bunch of situational comics.
It’s not like some movies where you’re following a bunch of different stories you can cut around. There was nowhere to cut to. It’s these guys. We’re not cutting back to anybody else.
I have a bunch of fan art. I love it.
The youngest children have a great capacity for empathy and altruism. There’s a recent study that shows even 14-month-olds will climb across a bunch of cushions and go across a room to give you a pen if you drop one.
‘Lost’ seems to be the inverse of ‘Air’: It explores dispossession and identity by forcing a bunch of people into one invented landscape instead of using many invented landscapes to keep people apart.
‘America’s Next Top Model’ is not a bunch of Barbies – it’s a lot of girls that are atypically beautiful.
I wasn’t athletic as a kid, and I was self-conscious about my body, but then in eighth grade I won a school contest, and the prize was a bunch of personal training sessions.
But instead, Democrats are so bent on seeing Republicans as a bunch of angry, right wing, intolerant, unreliable extremists that they have a track record of missing the mood of the country, especially the sentiment of people who don’t wake up to ‘The New York Times.’
I stay away from straight bench; all the work I do is with dumbbells to protect my rotator cuffs. Then I’ll do a bunch of different pull moves like inverted rows before finishing with some simple internal or external rotations with a band to strengthen my shoulder.
They sign a bunch of women, and they call it a movement. I don’t like the way women in music have been identified as women first and musicians second.
I was at Harvard with a whole bunch of poets, and that was very rare. They published a lot of books because there was an excitement after the war that translated into poetry.
When I go visit my mom in the retirement community where my parents live, she has a bunch of friends, and she will say, ‘These neighbors I play bridge with have a son with an idea,’ and it goes from there.
Think about doing a bunch of stunts in leather. What does leather do? It doesn’t stretch, it rips.
My fans have designated themselves the, uh, ‘Pine Nuts.’ They’re a nutty bunch.
Focus on doing the right things instead of a bunch of things.
No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs.
Don’t you think it would be great to do a bunch of Nicorette commercials? Just, like, me in the desert, kind of Marlboro Man-style, driving a fast car, pulling over, looking at the sunset. Dissolving in ecstasy. Can’t you see it? Me blowing huge Nicorette bubbles.
There is nothing worse than being mediocre at a whole bunch of different things.
The entertainment industry is as it always has been. It’s a rough bunch of people and a rough industry.
I think there’s a little bit of a danger of a hype machine that puts forth a whole bunch of experiences that aren’t great, and then a whole bunch of audience comes and don’t have great experiences.
The media was always so focused on the money a movie makes. But I was in Times Square, and a bunch of Japanese tourists looked at me and started shouting, ‘Toula!’ I loved it. It’s these tiny moments of connection that register with me the most and always have.
I think, one day, I might actually try writing a bunch of – a collection of essays maybe on the funnier side of the spectrum. I don’t know. But it’s fun to have, frankly, Twitter as kind of an outlet. When you’re writing about dark things all day, it’s kind of fun to have fun.
There’s nothing like having a football coach yelling at you at homecoming in front of a bunch of people. You do kind of get used to being inflappable in front of all that heated emotion. At times, that’s very useful in business.
You can have a bunch of individually good players, but it doesn’t matter. You gotta learn to play like a team.
I want to have a bunch of kids so I can boss them around.
My dad was always such a frustrated artist. He always worked very hard to support his family, doing a bunch of ridiculous jobs. He wanted to be a painter, but then he also wrote science-fiction novels in his spare time.
When I left ‘Coronation Street,’ I wondered if I could ever be lucky enough to work with such a unanimously wonderful company of good people – and I’ve just come to that good bunch again.
I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It’s so conformist.
There is no way you are going to be forgiven for blowing up a village and killing a bunch of people.
I want to figure out a way to not be stupid with money, then make a whole bunch of it, then I want to move to Outer Mongolia. I want to milk a yak. Maybe I’ll just settle for a cow. Can you milk a bison?
You have to remember what a super PAC is: a bunch of wealthy donors who want to send a message traditionally other campaigns don’t do. This is the problem with the dark money that’s involved in politics right now.
A whole bunch of months passed and I didn’t hear anything and then he emailed and asked if I could do a little piece on POD and Queens of the Stone Age.
So I don’t think I’m gonna pull my head into my shell just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.
I think President Obama has been an extraordinarily successful president, and that this period will record that with a bunch of exclamation points. But obviously, not everybody thinks that.
There’s tons of members of the Carradine family. It’s more like a clan than it is like a family, and it’s rare that we can get a bunch of them together. We do once in a while.
Going from The Shield to singles competition, it wasn’t a really big transition for me. Before we were The Shield, we were all singles wrestlers. And we were wrestling a bunch of guys all the time down in developmental.
Well, you know, certain – for one reason, I think that the intervention process is a good process for most people, but for me, it just looked like a bunch of my friends trying to get back at me and sit around taking jabs at me, you know, when I couldn’t defend myself.
I think writing and singing go together, but I treat them as two separate careers because I write for others. If I’m writing for myself, I prefer to be with the producer. And then we can vibe out and throw ideas back and forth, and I’ll basically let the producer play me a bunch of beats until I vibe with one.
Overall, women are a lot more fun to work with than a bunch of men.
The whole Kardashian family, they have a bunch of energy.
We’ve recognized that Twitter is the second screen for TV, and TV is more fun with Twitter. There are a bunch of ways that we can be complementary to broadcasters.
This is the bunch of songs I did first, and it’s just the type of thing I do. I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended with Carter Family songs.
In second grade, I told a bunch of kids there was a homeless person living between the portable classrooms outside our school. It caused panic, and the principal had to announce on the P.A. system that no one was living there. I pretended I didn’t know who started the rumor.
I said that liberals think people who live in the middle of the country are a bunch of jerks, and obviously all liberals don’t think that. But I will tell you what, an awful lot of liberal elites think that.
I think growing up on a farm in a certain amount of isolation, with not a lot of friends nearby, makes you entertain yourself and kind of grows your imagination – being alone is quite good for all that. You make up stories, talk to the animals, let them be an audience, a bunch of cows.
You don’t want to always put a bunch of sugar in you. Because your sugar gets high, it gets stuck in your blood, it gets stuck in your system. It makes you tired. You have the ups and downs.
I’m one of seven kids, and I love being around a bunch of siblings because I think it teaches you independence, and it teaches you how to grow up quickly and also just be a good friend and be a good sister.
I was the youngest member of the New York International Brotherhood of Magicians. It was me and a bunch of 60-year-old Jewish men.
We played together for so long and we got to the point where our styles blended together. Even today, sometimes I’ll hear our records and I’m not really sure who played what. And we took a bunch of acid together too.
I watched the documentary ‘I Hate Christian Laettner,’ and I really hate Christian Laettner. It made me understand why everybody hates Christian Laettner and Duke basketball. I mean, they’re just a bunch of preppy white boys from Tobacco Road or whatever.
I tend to make movies about my peer group. I couldn’t see myself now going back and making a movie about a bunch of college kids, necessarily. I kind of always operate in the things I’m observing around me, whether it’s friends having babies now in my life or what have you.
Rich Swann is probably the only guy who’s more charismatic among this whole bunch than me, and I think it showed in our match.
I have too much to live for to allow a bunch of cowards to take my joy. I refuse to give them my joy.
Furloughing a bunch of air traffic controllers has a pretty easy-to-predict effect on air travel: It causes delays.
And for the past 10 years I’ve been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, they’re all about that bottom line. So it’s nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine.
And what I liked the most about any project was that when it was good, you had a bunch of people trying to accomplish something together who were all acting together as one – that’s the most exciting time for me.
Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school – this was in the 1960s.
The Internet is just a bunch of servers and broadband cables and routers that traffic data around the world. But I think now the Internet is starting to become an entity that society views as a human thing.
I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good. It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities. Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen.
After high school, I went to VCU and got a B.F.A. in theater. I got to do a bunch of stuff professionally throughout college. I actually got my SAG card in college.
It’s just a bunch of songs. I’m not trying to cure any major disease.
If there were a bunch of Buddhist or Hindus or Roman Catholics carrying out grotesque acts of international terror, I would expect to see their faces on the side of bus.
Oh my God, I used to get heartburn and all sorts of indigestion and stuff because I didn’t feel well. And you know, I sit a lot because I write, and I gained a whole bunch of weight. My vanity just got to me, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to do something!’
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers.
I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you’re left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.
I mean, I’ve done college basketball, a horse race, a bunch of different things and they’d blow by but golf has a frenetic pace of bouncing around from shot to shot and green to green and, in essence, acre to acre over this huge plot of land with over 150 players who are their own team.
All my cousins steal things. They’re just a bunch of thieves. My whole family is like that. You put something down for a second, and they steal it. You never see it again.
There’s something really satisfying if you’ve created a bunch of characters that have withstood 25 episodes.
In fact, I really didn’t get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own.
I always believed I was an ugly duckling in a family of swans, you know? I was such a black sheep, and it was the same way in high school… I was just kind of that awkward theater kid with a bunch of athletes… it was very ‘Glee.’
We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
Families out there know that if they get in trouble and they’ve spent up a bunch of money and they’ve borrowed and they are up to hock to their necks, the thing they’ve got to do is start paying off what they owe and cut back their spending.
I’ve been on stage since I was 7. That’s where I’d rather be than anywhere else. Just because you can do a bunch of things doesn’t mean you are a bunch of things. I can act. I can sing. But I am a dancer.
When you lose, there is a whole bunch of room for negativity and I don’t feed into this stuff and I do not do any talking. I don’t run my mouth.
The Fuse is a solar energy station in orbit 22,000 miles above the earth. But it’s more than just a big solar panel array. The Fuse is also home to Midway City, a technically illegal settlement that grew out of a bunch of engineers who decided they’d rather make a new life in space than return home to earth.
We’ve got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It’s bizarre, and they’re writing some very funny stuff.
It wouldn’t be fair to cast aspersions on an entire cultural movement based on the actions of a few. To quote my grandfather, ‘One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch.’
I’m a pretty funny guy, and I would love to do a comedy with a bunch of funny guys – movie-star guys, where they could help me through it.
I’m a novelist first, and I wrote a bunch of books, and everything I write, I just find people are more interesting when there’s an element of humor to it.
Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of ’80s hair bands, you know something you really wouldn’t expect, but I don’t know that the music police would be that surprised, because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is in evidence in the music.
If you take a bunch of superstars and put them in a room where they don’t have their assistants and entourage, it’s funny to see what happens.
I had done a bunch of stuff before I even went to Disney. I’m so grateful for what Disney gave me and the experiences that I got, but at the end of the day, I can do so much more than what I did on that channel and in those movies.
I have an amazing crew, so it makes life so much easier. It’s fun being around a bunch of my BFFs on the road.
I’m not saying that kids today have everything, but with the Internet, it’s like, you have it there, so use it! I know a bunch of kids who are into cassette tapes now. Cassette tapes suck! Why not use your iPod?
As a New Yorker, or wherever I am, I just want to know I can get our of the house in five minutes if I have to and not have to spend a bunch of time obsessing in the mirror, trying on a million different options. Now, I just know what works.
I always want to be a part of ensembles. Besides it feeling safer, I think it’s a more fun environment to work in. To have a bunch of people collaborating on something, it takes the pressure off of each individual.
It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood.
It’s never one solitary event that has changed my life. It’s a bunch of little pieces that built and built up to where I am now.
I’d rather win two or three, lose one, win two or three more. I’m a great believer in things evening out. If you win a whole bunch in a row, somewhere along the line you’re going to lose some too.
I think a lot of parents who are smart, well-read – they’re the ones who are choosing not to vaccinate. And oftentimes, those who may not be as well-read – they are vaccinating. So to say you just have a bunch of crackpots who are choosing not to do this to their children, I just don’t think that’s actually true.
Sports is a bunch of people gathering around, watching something that they’re not actually connected to – they’re just emotionally connected.
When you work with web design companies in San Francisco, you end up with a bunch of twenty-somethings who have their own cultural peculiarities, including obscurity for its own sake. You give those guys a website for a banking institution and they screw it up, because they are designing for themselves.
In some ways, you kind of take a personality and drop it on the ground, and it breaks into a bunch of little pieces, and you kind of water those pieces, and it grows into characters. So they’re all me in a way.
When like-minded people, talking mostly with one another, end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk… If you put a bunch of rebels in a room and ask them to discuss rebellion, they’ll get more extreme.
The fact that ticket prices are way too expensive, and there’s only one bunch of people going to see Broadway shows, is something I’ve never liked.
We are a mission-driven company. In order to do this, we have to build a great team. And in order to do that, you need people to know they can make a bunch of money. So we need a business model to make a lot of money.
I had a bunch of different hair colors. I was experimenting to see what I liked. It started off brown, then I did red, then I got really, really blonde!
But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
I would be embarrassed to tell you how many folks ran saying that they weren’t going to spend a bunch of money, they weren’t going to raise the debt ceiling, and then they went to Washington, D.C., and did exactly that.
Republicans can be a funny bunch. They’re against affirmative action, but they always seem to be able to find people of color to fill a slot just when they’re most needed.
Like all food, whether you’re talking about Persian food, or Chinese food, or Swedish food, it’s always a reflection of wars, trading, a bunch of good and a bunch of bad. But what’s left is always the food story.
I live with four of my best friends – with my brother and three of my best friends – and we have a lot of fun; there’s a really tight bunch of us in London.
‘Catch-22’ was a huge failure, and it rubbed off on everybody connected to it. I had a bunch of lean years where I had to do things, a lot of which I wasn’t wildly enthusiastic about.
As a Fox News Channel contributor, I’ve learned most of the tips over the years: look into the camera like it’s a good friend; pull your suit jacket down and sit on it so it doesn’t bunch up; and most importantly, never, ever say anything while sitting in that studio that you wouldn’t want someone else to hear.
If I’m not putting out music, I’mma be producing for everybody. I got an artist named Mike Slice. He’s nice, and he’s real good. I’m doing a bunch of production for all the artists in the industry because I’m as much as a producer as I am an artist.
I’m going to try to pull a Natalie Portman. Natalie went to Harvard while shooting ‘Star Wars’. I don’t know how she did it. I want to have lunch with her and ask her – that seems like a bunch of stress right there.
To be honest with you, I am passionate about all the people out there who want to know Jesus, they want to know God, and they are sick of a system that is hung up on a bunch of things that have nothing to do with the love of God.
Only in Washington would the Republican operatives get the entire press corps ginned up over the notion that I’m going to be home campaigning instead of going to a bunch of worthless parties at a convention that’s only being held to do something we all know is going to happen anyway.
Now, the typical way you make good things happen in Washington is you find a bunch of wealthy companies who agree with you.
I’ve got a great team of engineers behind this race car. I’ve got a great bunch of mechanics that make it reliable. This car is developed to go out there and be better than the Reynard, and I feel that it is.
Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn’t something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It’s a beautiful tribute.
I don’t think I’m a singer that likes to flex my vocals. I’ll do some runs and a bunch of high notes, but that’s it. I really pride myself and I really work on just trying to sing. Like emotions. Just using my voice, not doing anything extra.
I’ve been exploring different options for when I’m done skiing. I have the Turtle Ridge Foundation, which is helping a bunch of worthy causes around the Northeast. I’ve also started SkiSpace, which is an online social network that basically deals with all things based around any snow sport.
I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first.
Some Google employees have their self-driving vehicles take them to work. These car robots don’t look like something from ‘The Jetsons’; the driverless features on these cars are a bunch of sensors, wires, and software. This technology ‘works.’
The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don’t want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?
I don’t know if they were all functioning, but I did play in a bunch of bands.
I think ‘Baywatch’ will be a summer blockbuster, and I’m not just saying it because I’m in it. I saw a bunch of scenes right now, and it’s the funniest movie ever. Dwayne and Zac Efron have the best chemistry, and I come and interrupt their chemistry.
I don’t like a bunch of writers sitting around, puffing smoke, they like this book, he wrote this – tell me a dirty joke, you know. It’s just not my style, I’ve never been that kind of person.
I personally would rather raise my child in New York. It seems like it would be easier to make sure she or he gets a whole bunch of experience and understanding of the world. But, people in general think it’s easier to raise a kid when you don’t have so much stuff in your face.
Sometimes I’ll go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of groceries as though I knew how to cook, which I don’t, and as though I was going to be home for the next six days, which I won’t.
I did a couple of pilots that didn’t sell, a few movies, and one year of nightclub work, which I hated. Then I did the pilot of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and never had to do another nightclub.
The corporation is one of the great unheralded human inventions of destruction. It is a way to absolve from any personal liability a bunch of people. They form together in a massive ID and they do whatever they want.
I like to hold the microphone cord like this, I pinch it together, then I let it go, then you hear a whole bunch of jokes at once.
I’ve never really taken more than four days off, so it was a lot for me to go away for three-and-a-half months. I went all over Europe. I walked on a whole bunch of beaches and I did a lot of thinking.
I have been a big guy all my life, I am not going to lose a bunch of weight, because then you’re like that weird fat person that got skinny but still has a big head. I don’t want to do that. So I’m just trying.
Generally speaking, politicians are an odd bunch. They seem to have very thick skins and genuinely don’t care what people think. And charm is a very important part of the politician’s armoury. I try to resist that kind of charm.
With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
I was creator and executive producer of ‘The Brady Bunch’ on TV. The stage version was done by others, but it was a repeat of the old scripts. The ‘Gilligan’ musical is a completely original work with all seven characters and 18 original songs.
Basically, the way I do it is I get to work with a bunch of people; get a bunch of great people together, and you’ll be able to get something cool on the other side.
I did a bunch of blue-collar jobs, because I knew I’d wind up with a white-collar job at some point, and I wanted to, I don’t know, I just wanted to taste life. I dug graves for a while, I worked as a stock boy in a big department store, I worked in a bank.
Not only do I know how to milk a cow, but I know how to herd a bunch of cows, too, which is a life skill that I think may come in handy someday.
I was so low that I wanted to exit. And I took a bunch of pills, and they were sleeping pills. And at least they would put me to sleep, and maybe I wouldn’t wake up, and that was fine.
‘Star Trek’ is about a bunch of disparate people and what they’re capable of when they work together.
I had a bunch of people who kinda looked out for me. You know, gave me the words of wisdom.
Better to say something simply instead of giving people a bunch of vague metaphors to mull over.
You know, if you look all my stuff… If you go back to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ my stuff always has music, even a bunch of my comedy stuff – like in ‘Shrek,’ the donkey is always singing. Music is always there.
‘Prom’ is a movie that follows a bunch of high-schoolers’ lives leading up to the prom, the climax of the movie. It focuses all their struggles and the social pressures that prom creates on their lives.
‘Lost’ is about a bunch of people stranded on an island. It’s compelling, but kind of tiny. But what sustains you are the characters.
A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it’s not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It’s more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.
I’ve always been a fan of those guys. My dad was in military school and I have a bunch of buddies that are Marines, and I just kind of want to give back to those guys that gave more than enough for us.
I loved teaching and I did a lot of work as a teacher’s assistant in college, and my favorite experience was basically getting a laugh from a bunch of people because they had just understood something.
The Law and Justice government does not want a bunch of foreign historians to decide what goes on in ‘their’ museum.
I’ve always written poetry and lyrics. My first husband, who was a musician, we wrote a bunch of songs together.
I need boundaries. In the modern studio there are a bunch of instruments around me, and I can simulate anything I can’t play, so sometimes the palette feels too big.
I don’t think tablets are where we should be focused. But I do think they could end up being an efficient way of delivering textbooks. They’re just not really that, yet. There’s all sorts of poisons and mined minerals and carnage that goes on to make a tablet. Way more than to print a book. Or a bunch of books.
I did an episode on the TV show ‘Awake,’ and I thought, ‘Wow, that’s really hard.’ To do that so fast and to do that, if it’s very successful, for nine months out of the year, for a bunch of good years, that’s challenging. But, it was interesting. It’s a good show. You’d have to have a very good character, I guess.
You don’t want a whole bunch of yes people around you.
I guess they just wanted to scoop a bunch of people up, hoping they got me, and unfortunately they did.
Once you’re in a network, you can do a whole bunch of things to that network. It’s just that NSA doesn’t have the authority to do that.
At first I’m sort of answering everything the way you’re ‘supposed to’ answer, and I lost a bunch of followers… I was like, ‘What the hell is this all about? What is Twitter supposed to be about? If you’re not answering your fans, then what’s the point?’
To be honest with you, there’s nothing that bores me more than sitting around with a bunch of actors talking shop. I love actors and I’ve got friends that are actors. They’re interesting people. But for some reason, usually when it comes round to talking shop, there’s a part of me that doesn’t like it.
I believe if you start a business with the intent of making it huge, you’re already prioritizing the wrong thing. Size is important, but it’s a byproduct of a whole bunch of other things that are worth way more of your mental energy – customers, service, quality.
We were just a bunch of high school kids who got into the Ramones together.
The fight against international terrorism isn’t just a fight against a bunch of misguided extremists; it is a fight to defend the values that we hold dear.
You wash your hands when you shake a bunch of hands. You have to wash your energy when you’re around people. It’s hard for me to say self-care is washing, although I think it is. So I made music for self-care. That’s what it’s for.
Most people who end up being successful have good grades, but it’s orthogonal – there’s no extra information than if they put together a website and have bunch of fans who love coming and seeing what they’re doing.
Well, I think it’s because I’m an only daughter. I have four brothers, a bunch of guy cousins, and so it’s like I was raised amongst men. So I’ve always gotten along really well with men.
That’s what a family is: a whole bunch of people coming together.
I think a lot of the problem with foreign aid and things like that is you go in, give a bunch of stuff, and then it runs out. It’s about helping them learn how to continue to be sustainable and live.
Well, I’ve seen a bunch of acupuncturists and one of my sister-in-laws is an herbalist. So I know a lot about alternative medicine. I don’t know a lot about the practice but I know about the world.
I come from the countryside. I come from a bunch of horticulture family members. My best friend was a farmer’s boy.
I’ve never really considered doing stand up, but I have done readings/spoken word things fairly often in which I’ll just tell a bunch of stories and run off at the mouth. I’m a big tangent person.
Some people start with the lyrics first because they know what they want to talk about and they just write a whole bunch of lyrical ideas, but for me the music tells me what to talk about.
Closest to my heart is probably ‘Toast of London’ because I came up with the character, based on a bunch of people I worked with in the industry. And Channel 4 didn’t mess with it. Head to screen, it was exactly as I wanted it.
As a female, you either have a whole bunch of female friends or none.
I have been robbed a bunch of times. And now that I know how to pickpocket, I understand why I have been pickpocketed so many times.
Pictures have a lot more power than text. Text is just a bunch of little symbols. You have to actually read it and imagine it, and even that can be censored. With pictures, it’s a lot more immediate.
We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men’s crapper of the local bar.
I have a bunch of movies that are, like, two minutes from being green-lit, or that they’ve maybe even told me are green-lit. But I never believe it until I see the money.
Comedy is essentially about watching a bunch of people who you really love lose their dignity.
Of course I’ve had a bunch of broken bones, sprains and I’ve had five or six concussions, with three serious ones. I also got a real heavy duty blood clot and internal bleeding from where I was shot in the stomach with a beanbag bullet that the police use for crowd control. I’ve also had six stitches in my head.
If you want to do interesting software, you have to have a bunch of people do it, because the amount of software that one person can do isn’t that interesting.
When you try to do something bigger and more grandiose, a lot of times it’s more apt to fall apart. It’s a lot easier to lay down a bunch of singles than it is to get a home run.
I spoke to a bunch of University of Houston students and said, ‘One of the beauties of the free enterprise system we have in this country is that there’s capital that people are willing to put at risk for new ventures and startups.’
After college, I did a bunch of different jobs – taught English in Mexico, worked in public radio, worked for a web design company – but there was something about documentaries that really attracted me.
You can have a bunch of great actors in a film, but if you don’t have anyone telling a great story, it’s a moot point.
I have mood swings, but I’m sure people in England have that, too. Me and my friends, we’re just a bunch of happy idiots.
Democrats cannot win elections without capturing the votes of independent-minded swing voters. And that is where writing off the Tea Party as a bunch of racist kooks becomes self-destructive. The Tea Party outrage over health-care reform, deficit spending and entitlements run amok is no fringe concern.
I believe Costco does more for civilization than the Rockefeller Foundation. I think it’s a better place. You get a bunch of very intelligent people sitting around trying to do good, I immediately get kind of suspicious and squirm in my seat.
I played with the Lust-Cats once in Denver. I’ve seen Happy Jawbone a bunch of times, but I can’t remember if I played those shows or not.
I’ve never gotten money from most of those records. And I made those records: In the studio, they’d just give me a bunch of words, I’d make up a song! The rhythm and everything. ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’! And I didn’t get a dime for it.
Dance music is so interchangeable. There’s not a lot of face to it. It’s a bunch of Dutch DJs with the same haircut.
Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you’ll feel better because they know that everything is just as it is. There’s nothing to get excited about. They just know. They’re saviours.
I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn’t make a living doing it. You don’t have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn’t want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines.
I was inspired by Colin Farrell in the fact that he’s Irish and has freckles but with black hair. I’m a bunch of different things, Irish, Polish, Native American, and French, but I wanted to tap into that Irish side and be freckle-y with black hair, so that’s what I did.
It is publication week for my new novel ‘The Sunshine Cruise Company.’ Go me! Anyway, I may as well get the shameless plug over with right away – buy it. You’ll like it. It’s about a bunch of old ladies who rob a bank.
It used to be that you needed a $500-million-a-year company in order to reach a worldwide audience of consumers. Now, all you need is a Steam account. That changes a whole bunch of stuff. It’s kind of a boring ‘gee, information processing changes a stuff’ story, but it’s going to have an impact on every single company.
If I were to leave and raise a venture fund, I would have to find 10 or 100 LPs. They would all give me a bunch of money, and I would take a percentage of that to pay myself. They would expect me to invest that over the next three years, and they want that money back in seven or eight years.
The economical policies that are instigated really makes you think that the American government is a bunch of evil bastards. So just because you’re black, you’re still representing that government, and when Obama came into office he enacted the same policies that we would critique other presidents for.
Sometimes I feel very young, and other times I feel like the side of a ship that’s got a bunch of layers of mussels and barnacles on it.
By the time buzzwords appear in the popular press, there’s probably a bunch of us in the development trenches pulling out our hair and weeping.
I didn’t vote for Trump, but I do believe his coming to power has done its own bit of good. People are coming out to protest against issues they so far didn’t talk about – sexual abuse, gun control, racism – because a bunch of crazies are out propagating them.
We’ll look at a bunch of deals that are being offered to us, and we decide where to go and continue on I guess. It’s not too early to start considering our options with other labels.
Wall Street is populated by a bunch of people whose primary goal is to make money, and the rules are pretty much caveat emptor.
We’re all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can.
I met a bunch of comic-book writers at the Metropolis convention and there was such an interesting discussion about the story of ‘Supergirl’ and trying to get it right. It can be a challenge, because you don’t want it to be the same as the Superman story.
My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up.
The Spartans were a paradoxical people. They were the biggest slave owners in Greece. But at the same time, Spartan women had an unusual level of rights. It’s a paradox that they were a bunch of people who in many ways were fascist, but they were the bulwark against the fall of democracy.
The real challenge of writing songs isn’t just writing a bunch of parts – like a verse, chorus, verse – but making something that flows together, that brings you back.
My way of thinking as I approach any human being on this planet is, ‘What are you doing now?’ That’s what interests me. I don’t come at anybody with a whole bunch of assumptions.
I’ve never been to anywhere in Africa except Egypt. We’ve never performed there, so I would definitely like to make that trip, probably to South Africa. I’d also like to score a movie from top to bottom. I’ve had songs in a bunch of films but never done an entire movie. I’d like to do that and have it to be a hit, too!
I would be with a bunch of Kennedy fans watching the debate, and their comment would be, ‘He’s really slaughtering Nixon.’ Then we would all go to another apartment, and the Nixon fans would say, ‘How do you like the shellacking he gave Kennedy?’
People with film careers get a whole onslaught of people they spend 12 hours a day with every three months. It’s like speed dating. You’ve got a fast-track to social intimacy with a whole bunch of people.
We have some Jewish members of Congress, not a lot but there’s a bunch of us.
Basically, I’ve found that if you have two films that don’t perform well, it doesn’t matter that you’ve had a bunch of successful ones. The phone stops ringing, and after ‘Deadly Blessing’ and ‘Swamp Thing,’ that’s what happened.
The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.
Stretching back nearly three decades, Brian Williams and I have forged an enduring friendship. It all began in 1986 at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and has resulted in a set of noteworthy experiences, amazing successes, and a bunch of trips to NASCAR speedways.
About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs.
The cliche that comics always use is that whatever is happening in the news is ‘the gift that keeps on giving.’ I always thought that was a bunch of nonsense.
Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
I like things that don’t sound particularly processed or mechanical or made by machines. I like music that contains human elements, with all their flaws. There’s air in it, and you can hear a room of a bunch of guys playing. Those are the magic parts.
I helped found Artists for New South Africa, but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa. Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this.
I like to start with an idea, but then again, I might be sitting at the keyboard, and just playing a bunch of chords that sound cool together, and something just inspires an idea from that.
There are a bunch of places to stay in Des Moines, but I’d suggest finding a place on the west side of town. It’s a great urban area that has a lot to offer tourists.
It’s great to have all this stuff at home. But when you want to make it for real, there’s still nothing like making music with a bunch of other great musicians in the same room. That’s one thing that’ll never change.
A comedian’s a comedian. They’re a very kind of cynical bunch. I guess that’s why I like them.
I don’t want at the end of my life to look back at just a bunch of fictional movies I was involved in that kept taking me away from the real world.
We humans are hard to deal with. We are a loud, complex and demanding bunch. Often, we are best dealt with from a safe distance and for only brief periods of time. This could be why a lot of marriages fail.
A whole bunch of agents and editors looked at my stories, and they all said, in effect, ‘You’re a pretty good writer and you should probably get these published; when you grow up and write a novel, get in touch.’
I always wanted to be in a band with a bunch of dudes who loved Green Day and all that.
One of the first times that I went into a book store and saw a bunch of my books, my impulse was to put them all under my coat and run away so that no one else could see them, even though, of course, I wanted everyone to see them.
Buying from a local farmer can mean that he makes a two-hour extra truck drive, which can damage the environment more than a bunch of bananas on a boat.
‘Flappy Bird’ was one of those phenomena. If we could all build one now, we would. Probably a bunch of us are trying. Those kinds of games are interesting. Rumor has it he was making $50,000 a day just from advertising, which is great, especially given the cost of living in Vietnam.
Songwriters always reminded me of that kid at school who would go around with his guitar, like, ‘Yeah, songwritin’ man,’ looking wistful. That wasn’t me – those kinds of people put me off. In the early days, I’d write a bunch of lyrics and almost look at them as a sort of joke, to make the rest of the boys laugh.
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ ends with the spaceship lands and Richard Dreyfuss’ character best on, but a bunch of pilots and sailors from the 1940s get off. You kind of wanted to know what happened next.
I had wanted to be a regular character on a series for a while. ‘The Brady Bunch’ was an answer to a prayer.
I did a lot of theater as a kid because I had a bunch of friends who did it.
Growing up, it was about finding a way to entertain myself outdoors. We spent all the summers on the beach, camping with my family a bunch, and traveling as much as we could. My parents wouldn’t let me watch too much TV growing up or play video games, or anything like that.
When I married Marjorie, along with her, I got this very large family and a bunch of family friends. It’s a dynamic I’ve never been around. I’ve always been kind of a loner, and my attempts at domestic life failed miserably. So the family dynamic is a great thing.
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is the best movie for a guy like me. A cerebral adventure. A moving story. A bunch of little green men.
I run a bunch of charities and I say this line to people: ‘I am somebody who has always been helped.’ A little thing like that can make people believe it.
I’m a vegetarian, so I eat a whole bunch of avocados a lot of the time.
We felt if we didn’t have new material in us and we didn’t have a real reason to exist, then we probably wouldn’t have done an 80’s revival thing. We are very conscious about the fact that’s what we are as a bunch of people.
I want a hit. I don’t think anybody spends 12 months writing and recording an album, making something cool, and says, ‘Great, I hope this doesn’t sell.’ I don’t understand that mind-set. I want hits: a big bunch of them.
If I was a little bit younger I would worry more. I’d want to do one thing at a time but now I try to do a bunch of different things at a time if I can.
In the past, biology has been a backwater type of activity – a bunch of nerds in a lab. Now the sheer potential of biology to re-program our physical world is a new reality for everyone.
The NWO, yeah, we’re a bunch of outlaws, thugs, whatever you want to call us, but… we do what we want, when we want. And we’re having fun doing it.
I’ve got a bunch of books… I rely on funny books and movies to cheer me up. Oh, but I must say, I do have the world’s most perfect husband, so a cuddle from him always cheers me up. He’s a good guy.
I did not have a date to the prom. I went to my junior prom alone, and my senior prom, I was doing my first movie. I went in a limousine with, like, a bunch of people to my junior prom. It was a group date.
I was chased through a chateau in the Loire Valley by a bunch of American school girls.
It’s not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you’re looking for songs all year long and you’re writing all year long.
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn’t recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.
Canadians are often a friendly bunch.
I generally mark my ball with a quarter, but sometimes I’ll use a Canadian one-dollar coin. I have a bunch from when I played on the Canadian Tour. I’m not superstitious.
I enjoyed the crew. The best part about ‘The X-Files’ has been the crew. This crew is an exceptional family and to go to work with a bunch of people that you really like is great. They’re all the best of the best and they really try to do the best job they can. I’ll miss that.
See, I don’t like places where people can’t dance – don’t like clubs or theatres where a bunch of bourgeois people sit around tip, tip, tipping their fingers.
I went with Tom Ford to a bunch of events one year, and he’s so wonderful and handsome and so much fun to be with; he made me look, like, 100 percent better in every single picture.
There are a bunch of songs that I think are beautiful recordings, and I’m proud of them, but I’ve no interest in listening to them.
I don’t have a whole bunch of literary connections. I don’t write reviews or attend writer’s conferences. I’m kind of shy and don’t want to go to a party. I just want to stay home and read my murder mysteries and try to write and cook dinner.
I went to university in the north of England at University of Birmingham to do an English literature degree, and I knew I could do extracurricular stuff with theater and drama. I started a theater company, called Article 19, and I did it with a bunch of friends. I wrote and directed plays. I had a radio show.
Wrestlers are a bunch of wanna-be football players.
It’s nice, being brought up with no money at all. It’s just not how I measure success, so that makes it a bunch easier.
I mean the joy of doing the ‘Psych’ thing I have to say, is that, you know, I’d met them beforehand, James Roday and Timothy Omundson specifically. I met Dule Hill when I got up there. But they’re just, you know, a nice bunch of people.
Money has power. And so withholding money has power too, especially when a bunch of people do it together.
I’m a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay’s geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
Thanks to the fact that the Earth isn’t a perfect sphere, and invoking a bunch of Newtonian physics, you can deduce that our planet wobbles, too, taking roughly 26,000 years to trace out a small circle on the sky, a phenomenon known as precession.
During one of my early seminars, there were a bunch of seminar junkies there.
Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.
Drink a bunch of water and get facials regularly. I take care of my skin.
People think SEALs are cold-blooded, heartless, wound-up, brainwashed killers. They imagine you can just point a SEAL in a direction and say, ‘Go kill.’ The truth is you’re talking about a bunch of kind-hearted, jovial guys. The only thing that separates them is mental toughness.
I love getting into a studio with a bunch of friends. When the day’s done, we’ve made something. We recognize that we’re from different walks of the music industry, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t be collaborating. That’s what I’m trying to create with thenewno2 – a sense of community.
‘I Am Number Four’ definitely borrows from a whole bunch of genres and has a whole bunch of different themes throughout. And I think if it was just one stale two-dimensional thing then it would be kind of boring. And I think they did a fantastic job.
I’ve got a lot of folks who want to get rid of TSA, a bunch of them.
Ah… romance to me is spontaneity. It’s not diamond earrings; it’s a bunch of daffodils that’s freshly picked from the field.
The world of digital media is being transformed. A bunch of new businesses can be reinvented, thanks to social graphs, the mobile internet, and the new shopping habits of the young. Those are going to create a whole generation of cool new companies.
One of my personality defects, perhaps, is that I’m rather ADD, and I work on a bunch of things at once.
I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been touched by the hand of God. I’m in the next bunch.
Once ‘A.N.T. Farm’ started, I was inspired by Chyna to jazz up my style. Now I paint my nails bright, fun colors and add a bunch of accessories and some cool shoes to jeans and a T-shirt.
I really love big scarves. I have a whole bunch.
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.
You could think of an ecosystem as a bunch of antagonistic arms races, almost: Everything that an animal depends upon for food is the body part of some other animal or plant who would just as soon keep that body part for itself.
In my 10 years that I spent out in TV and film, I had my shares of frustrations and annoyances and disappointments, but also I think it was, in the long run, it was very good for me in a whole bunch of ways.
I feel like a lot of my past career was going to film school, making a lot of different kinds of movies. I made a bunch of comedies, I made one drama and I made a couple musicals.
Usually, if I’m coming to Europe, I’m on a boat for seven days, so I spend the seven days doing a bunch of things. I’ll do cardio for an hour or an hour-and-a-half and weights, just light weights.
When I was a kid, I took ‘The Brady Bunch’ and ‘The Partridge Family’ very seriously. It was a world to me in the same way that the Greek myths would have been had I read them. You know, Marcia is Athena and Mr. Brady is Zeus.
There’s probably a bunch of Power Stripe floating through the Def Jam offices right now.
My life’s a book; I’ve got a bunch of different chapters.
I love history because when you strip away the social and political aspects, it’s really just a bunch of fun stories.
I started my campaign out of a Trader Joe’s bag with a bunch of printed palm cards and an idea.
You know what? I feel my book is kind of pointless. I didn’t want to do a book, but rather than tell the same old stories over and over when my wife Angie and I are out at parties, I could just hand out a bunch of books, and she won’t have to hear them ever again.
I’m working on a bunch of things with my daughter Emily. In some ways, she’s a smarter and better editor than I am.
I’ve been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
Alice Adams wrote a sweet note to me after my first novel came out when I was 26, and I was so blown away that I sent her a bunch of stamps by return mail. I have no idea what I was thinking. It was a star-struck impulse.
The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
Sometimes I just need somebody to tell me a bunch of ideas I don’t like, so that I can figure out what it is I actually want.
I was five years old; I got addicted to being on stage. I felt like it was the most wonderful place on Earth, performing in front of an audience, who in this case were a bunch of classmates, kids my age.
I have zero strategy for my career – like, zero. I could get as much satisfaction about doing a $20,000 shot film the same way I could do a $100 million film with a bunch of effects.
What we have now is a situation where politicians get a whole bunch of money from mainly business interests. Then once they hold that office, they spend all their time in office paying back over and over again those campaign contributions through various favors and contracts and that sort of thing.
I didn’t go to high school, but when I did go to school, I was actually in the group made up of cheerleaders; I just wasn’t one of them. But I hung out with a bunch of different kids.
When I first got the audition for Shado, I went online and subscribed to DC Comics and read a bunch on Shado and the Yakuza, just to get to know her character better.
At the Emmys, you’ve got a bunch of people who are used to being on TV on TV. You don’t have that at the Oscars. At the Oscars, you have people who are used to having 40 takes.
I think there are going to be a bunch of tablet-like devices. It’s really a different product category.
I think our slow, humble beginnings in surf shops, ski shops, bike shops, and motorcycle shops have been extremely important for our success. GoPro is all about celebrating an active lifestyle and sharing that with other people. It’s authentic. It’s not a brand that we went out and bought a bunch of ads for to create.
I was an outcast growing up with a bunch of Christian people. My father didn’t go to church, and that was not good news if you lived right in the middle of it.
My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn’t what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and – the guy told me it was a really good deal – made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch.
I was a big music fan, but I never bought a bunch of records or was very educated, I guess, on who was who or what was what.
I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we’ll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people.
I’m not invited to the Vanity Fair dinner where they watch the Oscars – or even the Oscars themselves – so I sit at home and watch it with a bunch of close friends.
‘The Movie’ is something that I made with some friends of mine in L.A. My friend, Luke Eberl, is the filmmaker. He shot this movie and asked a bunch of his friends to be involved with it. I just saw him the other day and there is no money to finish the film. But, you know, I literally have a cameo in it.
I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness.
To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn’t have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well.
I had a friend who had been teaching music for a long time, and he knew a bunch of teachers, so I just put up the money and started a school.
I was in a really crummy pop-punk band. I think we did a whole bunch of Blink-182 covers, and we were on the fringe of losers and jocks. So we invited all the cool kids to come watch us play in our bass player’s brother’s bedroom. And it was terrible, but everyone thought we were so cool.
Gay men in L.A. are all a bunch of tens looking for an eleven.
We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.
‘The Godfather’ was the glorification of a bunch of bums who never existed.
Most of the dialogue in ‘Speed’ is mine, and a bunch of the characters. That was actually pretty much a good experience. I have quibbles. I also have the only poster left with my name still on it. Getting arbitrated off the credits was un-fun.
‘Instagram’ doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We’re not a bunch of siloed individuals. It’s a bunch of people coming together on topics, fashion, you know, youthful teens, creatives, photographers, foodies, everyone coming together and building a community around the things they love, communicating visually.
Surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded people, and you’ll soak up their habits like a starved sponge. Fat people with fat friends care less about their weight.
I consider myself a lazy guy, but I do a bunch of stuff, and I’m so busy that in my downtime, I like to be with my wife, who I’m just madly in love with.
Boston was incredible. I had some of the best experiences of my life there at Berklee because I met a bunch of other people who were at the exact same stage in life and interest as me. There were American and international students all wrapped up in the Berklee environment, where you basically did nothing but music 24/7.
There is a whole bunch of great British actors of my age who aren’t film stars or theatre actors; they’re very much both.
I think we are in the midst of this period where we are committing this suicide on the planet and everybody is just using up all of our natural resources like a bunch of insane people. That’s what I worry about more than I worry about jazz.
Doug Stanhope is great – I saw his ‘Burning the Bridge to Nowhere’ show and it was inspiring. He’s like an anti-shaman, taking the sting out of a bunch of things we’ve chosen to give a symbolic power to. I’ve made it sound noble and worthy there, it’s not, it’s really funny.
I grew up in a house with dogs. We always had dogs. We always had a bunch of dogs, actually.
No matter how big a comedian gets, they’re ultimately all just a bunch of nerds with their weird insecurities. You realize these are just the people in high school who were making people laugh.
As a black woman, I have no particular interest in maintaining the status quo. Why would I? The status quo is harmful; the status quo is significantly racist and sexist and a whole bunch of other things that I think need to change.
You can hear the Celtic heartbeat all over Europe and America, from Bing Crosby to Jack White, from the Smiths to My Bloody Valentine, from House of Pain to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
The thing with food is that you can give 20 people the same recipe and the same ingredients, and somebody’s going to make it better than somebody else, and that’s the creativity of it. It’s like music. You could have a bunch of people playing the same piece, and somebody’s gonna play it better.
I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars.
Hunters and trackers learn not only to understand intellectually a bunch of facts about the animal they follow, but to feel their way into the very being of the animal.
Fashion intersects a lot with art and film and music, and that was appealing to me. I read a bunch of fashion blogs and wanted to be part of the community.
The very first time I got to drive by myself, I took a bunch of my friends to school and was caught by a motorcycle cop going 90 miles an hour on a back street.
There are a whole bunch of structural and systemic factors we need to address in order to move away from the model in which women really are still dependent on men.
I mean, the acting school I went to, we did have a social experience, but you know, when it’s a bunch of actors, it’s everyone self-consciously having a social experience rather than just having a social experience.
I’d like to make mistakes on my own dime and not have a herd of people tell me what I’m doing wrong. and I’m also still trying to find and develop my voice as a filmmaker, and I think that’s easier to do on your own terms than trying to satisfy a bunch of people that are paying for the movie.
I didn’t really start doing stuff until I was 8 or so, but I was an extra in a bunch of different movies, and I just really took to it and really enjoyed it. I kind of bugged my parents to give L.A. a shot, and they were just super-supportive.
All I can think is that the owners of Chick-Fil-A have decided they have had enough, that they’re just going to focus on selling chicken sandwiches to as many people as they can, and they figure that keeping their views about marriage to themselves is better than having a bunch of angry activists on your doorstep.
I come from classical theater training and when I went to college it was a bunch of kids that were hand-picked from around the world. I was around such brilliant young minds and incredible artists with incredible teachers.
I wanted to write an adventure in the old-fashioned way, something to which I could apply the adjective ‘rollicking’ and not feel embarrassed. But I’ve never liked my heroes to be too heroic, so they ended up being a bunch of criminals instead.
I would say my fraternity was nothing but a bunch of farm boys; we weren’t really in the whole fraternity scene, but yeah, that’s a safe assessment of who I am. I’ve lived that life, growing up in agriculture and then going off to college and joining a fraternity, livin’ that life.
I have written a bunch of scripts that have not gotten produced, much more so early in my career than later.
People have often asked me, do I want to be the next Oprah – there is no such thing. Oprah is Oprah, and she’s still being Oprah if anybody hasn’t noticed… what I bring to TV is myself… I really think there’s space in daytime TV for a whole bunch of fun, some amazing music, and some heart.
I like writing for movies. It’s nice to be alone working on fiction in your room, and then it’s nice to be in a room with a bunch of people working on a movie.
I always knew the Sixties wasn’t a revolution. It really was just a bunch of university students with wealthy parents having fun.
I’ve never been in a band where someone goes, ‘Ah, I’ve got the perfect name! And it’s because I climbed Mount Fuji, and at the top a golden dove came down…’ It’s always a bunch of guys sitting around going, ‘How about Rotten Chipmunks?’
In summer, my Sundays are often taken up with cricket. I play with a bunch of other over-competitive and overenthusiastic guys who I have known for a very long time.
But that’s the problem with playing new music sometimes before the record comes out: You have a bunch of yayhoots with opinions.
One fan sent me one tooth, so I made a necklace out of it. But then I found a bunch of my baby teeth, and started realizing I would love to wear a piece of my fans’ bodies on me.
If you’re going to be honest with yourself, you have to admit that you go into show business wanting people to talk about you and wanting everyone to know who you are. But that also means there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t like you. No matter who you are.
I used to know Madison Avenue advertisers. I didn’t like ’em. Bunch of jerks.
From 18 to 22, I was alone, living in L.A. with a bunch of friends, partying.
I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck. I wanted to be in the band who didn’t look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
I think as an actor, you’re constantly putting yourself out there, and a lot of times failing – and failing in front of a bunch of people – and sometimes you have a good moment and something clicks.
There’s a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I’ve got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it… so I don’t write a million songs.
I love to play. And fortunately, I don’t know a lot of musicians that suck. I know a bunch of really good ones, and they’re always up for playing.
If ‘Party of Five’ hadn’t done well, it would have been a bunch of names involved in the demise. But if ‘Time of Your Life’ doesn’t do well, it will be my name. You have to prepare for the worst. This is a very fickle business.
If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re starting a company, I think the first thing you do is you go and talk to a bunch of people. But then the next thing you probably should do is figure out if there’s a broader demand than just people you know. That’s where I think SurveyMonkey is pretty valuable to people.
If I was in a room with a bunch of skinheads talking about racism, then I would be disturbed, but after we finished a take, we were normal people again.
Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session, the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge. That directly related to a film producer’s job.
I don’t really get a lot of stuff sent to me, but I do get things given to me in person. One of my favorites was from a kid in the mid-’90s. He gave us all a bunch of pants he made.
‘The Big Chill’ had a bunch of really talented actors, a great soundtrack, and the college connections that the characters shared. It’s one of those movies I glean something different from every time I watch it.
I kick it with a whole bunch of people, whereas some people only want you to kick it with one race, you know.
I’m an HBO subscriber, and I watch a bunch of great shows on HBO.
When you write and direct your own film, you basically know exactly what you want. Or you hope to. For the studio, it actually can make life a little easier, because if you have a bunch of questions, they only need to call one person.
Sometimes Christians live in a terror of universal obligation: AIDS over here, people to be saved over here, a crushing sense of low-level guilt every day of our lives. Question to ask: Where has God put me right now? I need to say no to a whole bunch of other things because if I don’t say no I can’t say yes to others.
Television showrunners are a foolishly optimistic bunch.
When I first went to college, I went to Western Michigan. I had been rejected by a bunch of schools for theater. I was like, ‘I’m obviously not cut out for this, so I might as well just go into film.’
Because Tom Doherty and people like that are not stupid. If they could have streamlined their operation more to get more money out of it, they would have done it. It’s not like they’re a bunch of idiots.
I think sketch writing is a good spot for everyone to start because it requires you to develop characters, have a beginning, middle and end and have a bunch of jokes in a short amount of time.
I called a bunch of the restaurants in my neighborhood that I had assumed served all-organic food, and so many didn’t!
We have a whole bunch of young people and a whole bunch of families. Are we going to disrupt these families and tear them apart? Or are we going think, like, listen – these people are here. We’ve got to deal with this reality. We’ve got to extend the franchise.
I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time.
I can’t wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We’d be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can’t wait.
My kids are good athletes and runners. They run in a bunch of sports.
I have a bunch of albums I would love to get re-released.
I was always the Doubting Thomas of the bunch, and I don’t think I was convinced about the Allman Brothers until ‘Fillmore East’ hit – that one removed all doubt!
I don’t mind what the market is, but why is it vapid? If they’re such a bunch of idiots, why don’t you show them good music instead? They’re not going to know the difference.
It takes me a long time to write, and I trust myself, so I write very sparsely, so when I do, I know it’s good, you know what I mean? Rather than writing a whole bunch and having to sort out what’s good and what’s not.
I can’t imagine finding success and then moving to a building in Manhattan with 300 strangers, like a bunch of little ants going home at night.
So, I’m on ‘Sesame Street,’ walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. ‘Sesame Street’ is just a crazy great place to be.
Political activists of all stripes are usually a wacky bunch, and never more so than in a system like Britain’s, where power is effected via the quiescence of the electorate as much as its convictions.
I’m the only person I know who’s got a bunch of money.
I tried piano, acting, and a bunch of things. My family let me do what I wanted to do; they made sure I had balance in my life because I was self-driven. Listen to your kid, encourage them, and make it fun.
I hope to be at the top of my game when I’m 65 or 70. I don’t want to reach my peak at 29. Not that I’m holding back anything, but there’s a bunch of junk I don’t know.
You see a whole bunch of different looks in the NBA. Guys, like LeBron, have stylists now, and they do their own thing. Then you have Russell Westbrook, whose style is a little different. Every guy is wearing outfits to show their personality.
I’m sure a bunch of 15-year-old kids would way rather I do ‘Superbad 2’ than ‘Moneyball.’ But I would love to do movies like ‘Superbad’ and movies like ‘Moneyball.’
I started playing violin in the 5th grade. They had a program in school where you could get out of class to go play instruments. So I raised my hand, left out of class, me and a bunch of my homeboys, just to get out of class for that day. They asked what instrument you wanted to play and I picked the violin.
Although my dad was a doctor, we weren’t necessarily a super-artsy family. We were just a classic, traditional family who got to take a lot of piano lessons and became a bunch of musicians.
I used to hang out with a bunch of old punk rockers when I was a little kid.
Senorita was fun to sing, but I don’t really have a favorite. When you write a bunch of songs, they’re like your babies. You don’t pick favorites.
We’re all unique as actors. To yourself, you are unique. You have to think, ‘I’m me. I’m not going to bunch myself with other people.’ Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations.
My whole life has changed so much, and it’s still constantly changing, but ‘Moonlight’ brought about a bunch of opportunities that were really surreal, from the Oscars and Golden Globes to the notoriety that it brought, to even doing things like working with Calvin Klein.
‘The New York Times’ list is a bunch of crap. They ought to call it the editor’s choice. It sure isn’t based on sales.
Nine Inch Nails was born out of Cleveland, Ohio, with me and a friend in a studio working on demos at night. Got a record deal with a small, little label, went on tour in a van, and a couple years later found that somehow we touched a nerve, and that first record resonated with a bunch of people.
America has this understanding of Africans that plays like National Geographic: a bunch of Negroes with loincloths running around the plain fields of Africa chasing gazelles.
I prefer to have one gigantic laugh preceded by several smaller laughs rather than a bunch of medium laughs all along.
And getting stunt coordinator Dan Bradley and everybody from the whole ‘Bourne Supremacy’ crew, I think was real cool for our film because we do a bunch of really big jumps in this movie.
People have Plato’s form in their mind of what a leader is, or what a C.E.O. is, and it is a bunch of elements that I really don’t conform to at all. I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I came to the conclusion that I don’t care.
When I am free to train and free to move, I feel like a gorilla in the jungle. Then, when there are a bunch of media obligations, I feel like I have been captured and am being kept on display.
Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they’ll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned.
I collect handkerchiefs. I know that’s sort of old-timey, but my mom started the collection for me, and now I have a bunch. Basically, I have a myriad of beautiful handkerchiefs, and I carry them like a grandmother in my purse. And I opt for hankies in any situation.
My favorite holiday memory was sitting at home all day in my pajamas during winter break for school watching a bunch of old Christmas movies like ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ with my siblings and parents.
Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
The smaller a group, the easier it is for more people to argue and enter into discussions. The U.S. is vast. It’s too large. The intellectuals hide out in enclaves, in big cities or universities, like a bunch of chickens hiding from a fox.
I can play a bunch of instruments but drums? My brother’s a drummer and I’ve always been jealous that he’s such a good drummer. I always try to play but it’s always kinda just bashing. I can keep time but no one really wants to hear me play drums.
There is no such thing as low maintenance or high maintenance, just a bunch of women hoping for a capable mechanic.
I get tired of comedies where there are a bunch of funny guys and a beautiful woman who doesn’t do anything funny. And I don’t like books where there’s a rough-and-tumble boy and a really clever, snotty girl. That’s just not my experience with teenagers.
Of course, I’d like to produce and direct a blockbuster, but you gotta build up to that. So now I’m learning from a bunch of little movies. And it’s more fun with smaller pictures. It’s more creative.
The things that motivated me at 21 don’t suffice. Which is scary but really liberating in a way. It’s taken me a long time to feel like, instead of being invited to the party with a bunch of people I don’t know, that I actually deserve to be here.
Part of the mystique of shows like ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is the idea that they begin with a couple of plot lines, and then a bunch of geniuses improvise dialogue. It’s not quite that unstructured and loose. It makes for a good urban myth, but everything’s a little more tightly scripted and programmed than that.
I grew up in the Silicon Valley when it was a bunch of apricot groves, and now it’s this center of incredible activity. So I have this sense of what technology has done for this region, and I want to spread it to the world.
‘Carrie’ was a pretty big-budget movie at a real studio, with a director that had already done a bunch of things and had some notoriety, and Stephen King was the writer.
It strikes me there’s a bunch of people in power who have really strong intentions of running the world and adjusting the world to exactly how they see it.
In 1994, when I came to PepsiCo, there were really three businesses. They were soft drinks, which included both bottling and the concentrate company. There were salted snacks – Frito Lay. And restaurants where we had, we all talk of them, Pizza Hut, KFC and a whole bunch of casual dining chains.
I’d seen all of John Hughes’s movies. All the Spielberg stuff. A bunch of ’80s horror, like ‘Evil Dead.’
I have noticed when you get a bunch of dudes in a room together, and you just have one woman or two women, the dudes will bro out. And the woman won’t get heard.
Nothing takes the sting out of these tough economic times like watching a bunch of millionaires giving golden statues to each other.
I always buy the smaller turkeys. On the pre-baste put pats of butter on the meat under the skin, put the skin back on, put a bunch of seasoning on the top, call it a day, put it in the oven. With a 10 – 12 pound turkey you are done in a couple of hours.
When I was a lot younger, I did some work with St. Jude’s, but then we went on a ‘Red Band’ tour across the United States, and we went to a bunch of hospitals and had the privilege of meeting kids who are suffering or going through these different situations.
When you play on a team, you learn that there will always be five guys you like, a bunch of guys who are OK, and five you despise. The trick to getting along in any system is not to worry about the five you despise.
The cloud is still really just a bunch of servers, owned by someone or something, whose decisions and competence must be trusted. This applies to everything from Google Docs to Gmail: Putting our data out there really means putting it ‘out there.’
First I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realized you had to give them shots to put them to sleep, so I decided I’d just buy a bunch of animals and have them in my house instead.
I want to figure out a way to not be stupid with money, then make a whole bunch of it, then I want to move to Outer Mongolia. I want to milk a yak. Maybe I’ll just settle for a cow.
The depressing thing about battery technology is that it gets better, but it gets better slowly. There are a whole bunch of problems in materials science and chemistry that come in trying to make existing batteries better.
It’s never been seen that a street artist go as far as I’ve gone – keep consistent without wanting to do a bunch of ventures outside of music to keep my face out there.
I honestly think that it automatically hurts me if I said that I supported the war in Iraq and I support the troops. That automatically kills me for getting a bunch of movies, a bunch of TV shows. People don’t want to hear from me.
I studied at Carnegie Mellon. I went there with a bunch of really, really talented kids.
Old white guys can be a funny bunch, can’t they? The same anti-same-sex marriage, anti-affirmative action cadre can flower into the biggest supporters of ‘equality’ the minute they get a whiff of minority empowerment.
It doesn’t matter where you grow up, what color you are, what religion you are. It’s just a bunch of guys that come together for a common cause. Let’s go win this game. It’s called team.
I would rather be at Reggae Sunsplash, which happens once a year, than doing some horrible Brady Bunch reunion.
When I was younger, I used to drive up to a bunch of turkeys, roll down the window and say something. They’d all gobble back at once.
I think adidas really understands that it’s cool to be in business with the right people. It really feels like a bunch of creative minds rather than some rap guys stamping their names on a sneaker. We’re arguing over shoes, ideas, and everything – it’s like a tug of war.
I guess you’d say I’m a gearhead. It’s not just guitars; I have five or six drum sets, a bunch of keyboards… It’s like Guitar Center exploded, and all the cool stuff dropped in my backyard. I’m a really lucky guy, I have to admit.
To make riot grrrl move into the future in a new way with a bunch of new names and a bunch of new energy, younger people have to learn about it and apply it to their own lives and own modern conversation. And they are.
‘Red Robin’ was just another audition, like a lot of other auditions. I just lucked out, and I got it. It’s a great group of people I get to work with. Roger Craig Smith and Will Friedle and a bunch of guys. It’s fun!
What you do is build your team around your core. Some teams have one main guy – not many, but some do – and you build around that. If you have a bunch of good players, that’s another way to go about it – through depth, teamwork, defense, and fundamentals.
I don’t want to sound pretentious, but you could hire a bunch of monkeys to be on a TV show, and if it’s successful, then everything’s perfect and everybody’s happy.
My main inspirations come from early ’90s Trance, the French electro movement round ’06, then a bunch of artists like Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Moby, The Prodigy. So I’d say it’s some kind of experimental electronica with a strong hip hop influence. It’s chilled, but people can still get super crazy and dance to it.
I got my first job when I moved to Los Angeles. I worked at a coffee shop for five years and it was one of the best experiences I ever had. It was a bunch of actors covering shifts for each other and becoming great friends.
Here’s how I understand music. If you can play the same bunch of noise twice, it’s music. To go beyond that is supercilious and pontificating.
We’re all a big hippie family so I got five sisters and a bunch of different mothers. Not really, but my sisters’ mothers are all good friends with my mother. We’re a big family, 25 people.
I can remember the morning after President Nixon won re-election in 1972. His chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, called a Cabinet meeting and told the members: ‘You are all a bunch of burned-out volcanoes;’ and asked for their resignations.
When you’re playing against a whole bunch of All-Stars, it’s like a video game. There’s so much talent on the floor at once.
I know what it’s like to have a bunch of material that’s working that you don’t care about. You want to die.
A lot of times, when I record with a group, I’ll stay after class for another hour or two and go, ‘Let me try a bunch of things I was thinking of, as you were doing that.’
I was very driven in high school. I worked a bunch of odd jobs. I never partied. I never drank. I was just a theater geek who was obsessed with movies.
I was an OK boxer, I wasn’t great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.
So if you’re on tour for eight months, a year… or whatever it is you definitely don’t want arguments and I’m happy to say that I’ve always had a really nice bunch of people around me all the time.
There’s a bunch of people who sit around and make excuses for themselves and get upset with artists, but you already know what this is – it’s an ego-driven business.
When ramps are in season, we pickle a bunch of ramps and fold that into soup. Pickled pearl onions are great chopped up or pureed.
A whole bunch of ‘ayes’ and a whole bunch of ‘yeahs.’ That’s it. That’s all I do. I say yeah. I tell myself that I’m not gon’ go over 80. I say, like, 79 yeahs, and it works. We what you call mumble rappers. So you say ‘yeah’ after everything and make it rhyme no matter what it is.
You want to meet a bunch of really friendly people? Go to a Slayer concert. There’ll be some real psychos there, but most of those people will take care of each other.
I’ve played the leads in two British TV series. I’ve done a bunch of mini-series. Everybody in Australia is a bit in awe of BBC. I’ve worked for there, and that was a great experience.
I get a little freaked out when I’m around too many redheads. I only have about one or two red-haired friends, and when a bunch of us get together, I feel like there’s going to be a fight that breaks out or something.
My first real writing job was at ‘Rolling Stone,’ so I wrote about rock-and-roll and politics and the like. At the time, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write, and I did a bunch of investigative journalism.
My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
You know, you just go out there, do your best. Sometimes it’s good enough and sometimes it is, and sometimes it stays your only one and sometimes you win bunch others behind it.
The Web meant that I didn’t have to schlep a whole bunch of stuff to a museum and fight with all their constraints and make something that, in the end, only 150 people would actually get out to see. Instead, I could put something together in my lab and make it accessible to the world.
Meat workers may have been looked down upon socially, but at least they were well-paid and were a fit and lively bunch as a result of hard, honest physical work.
If we get in an accident that’s strong enough to break bones, it’s going to break bones. What makes me a little bit higher risk is that if I break my right ankle again, I’ve got a bunch of screws and plates in there, and that would not be good.
My Gram said that I would get the role in whichever show God thought was right but it wouldn’t hurt to express a preference. I told her that I would like to do ‘The Brady Bunch’ because I’d have five other kids on the set to play with. God was listening.
I don’t have a bunch of mates. I don’t have a man cave. My wife and I, we are each other’s best friend.
When we started making ‘Where You Live’, I bought a bunch of Polaroid cameras in so that people could record the experience. Some of those pictures are in the CD sleeve.
People look at me and go, ‘He’s only successful because he’s got a bunch of 16-year-old girls at his back who don’t understand comedy.’ Well, they do. In any case, no one hates me more than I do; no one’s more self-conscious about that than I am.
You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
If you’re in your early 20s and you’re hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real ‘workers’ run into every day. They’re running into a completely different set of problems like ‘What’s the party going on right now that I should be going to?’
I actually had a bunch of songs that I worked on with Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed, but they were too heavy for me because my voice sounds good when I sing clean. It sounds good dirty too, but when I hear my voice sing really clean, that’s a special sound.
If you’re in a city where there’s no clear startup community, the goal is not raise a bunch of money to fund a nonprofit; the goal is not get your government involved. The goal is start finding the other entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to being in your city over the next 20 years.
Hollywood is just a bunch of middlemen, people trying to facilitate content transfer between creators and viewers.
For me, vision is just about the most important thing. So goggles play a huge role in my sport. I come to the competition with a bunch of different goggles and tons of different lenses in multiple tints. The weather can always be changing, and you have to have the right thing to make sure you can see perfectly.
The first ‘Polly and the Pirates’ is about a prim and proper girl who gets kidnapped out of her comfy boarding school by a bunch of pirates that think she’s the daughter of their long lost queen. In the course of the adventure, she discovers she has a natural penchant for swashbuckling, despite her sheltered childhood.
If the goal is to get the best artists, actors, and filmmakers in the world to create the best movies, Hollywood does a decent job. And I think no one would disagree with me that it also makes a ton of bad movies and employs a bunch of hacks.
If we want to take a bunch of phrases and run them through a Google and say ‘Hey, who else has said them,’ I can come up with the list in five minutes.
I like making pies. I have a bunch of fruit trees in my backyard. My loquat tree sprouted, and I like making loquat pie. They’re really hard to peel and everything, and it took me forever, but they make the best pies. They’re amazing.
If a whole bunch of people want to make your life a living hell, they’re gonna do it.
I grew up around a bunch of rappers and street dudes and they were always like: ‘yo! She’s a little different but she’s her.’ They respected it because you know it wasn’t forced, I wasn’t posing to be something I wasn’t.
I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place.
My dad had a retail business in Leavenworth, Kansas, and there’s a whole bunch of prisons there, so it was a backdrop of my childhood, these ominous prisons sitting off the road.
I’m looking for a bunch of new tchotchkes that represent the new part of my life.
I don’t like it when celebrities get voice work. But then again, if I was the producer, I wouldn’t want a bunch of no-names doing my show and have to worry about word-of-mouth. I see both sides of the story.
When things don’t go well, it helps to think of yourself as a genius and the rest of the world as a bunch of idiots.
I first thought maybe I’d do a banjo presentation record, where I’d play a couple of songs and get a bunch of other players to do the rest. Then I realized I had enough of my own songs to do an album of them.
The Brady Bunch is a live action modern fairytale of family. In this context it’s less odd that it’s lasted for over thirty years; and why it may last in some respects as long as Mother Goose!
I used to tour with this band. I was a drummer. I would tour a bunch for about 10 months out of the year and act for about two months. I would make what I needed from acting and would stretch it out.
The five of us don’t know how to exist in any other way. We are an ambitious bunch, I guess.
Music shouldn’t be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time.
People don’t know what to do when writing a story with teens that takes place now – they think you have to make a bunch of references to Facebook.
We want everybody to get rich. The Republican Party is often called unloving, uncaring, not generous, or whatever – that’s a bunch of baloney. We’re the party that believes in free markets.
Going to Mars is a bunch of baby steps, and it started off with the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin.
For the people who are offended about the fact that we have a bunch of criminals and criminal enablers and buffoons and scheisters and con men and frauds and real estate frauds running our country and our government, they like to hear that they’re not the only ones that feel that way.
The Internet has become a bunch of interlinked but linguistically distinct and culturally specific spaces. There’s some interface between them, but there’s a lot less than there was years back when we were sort of pretending that this was one great global space.
When I was growing up, a lot of books affected me, but I never wrote letters to the author or anything like that. I’m always mindful that there are probably a whole bunch of people reading my books like that, too.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Facebook is not ideologically neutral. In fact, it emerges from a very particular world view which we can trace back to Hobbes. I discovered this by examining the profile of Zuckerberg’s fellow board members who, unlike him, are a very interesting bunch and, I suspect, the real power behind the poster boy.
I think we can have some tax reform, but that doesn’t mean tax increases. We ought to make the, the rates flatter. We ought to get rid of a bunch of those loopholes.
I’m not saying that Sam J. Jones was Flash Gordon – there’s no such thing. No actor can be the person, that’s a bunch of crap. People pay to see an actor be himself, whether he plays Hamlet or whatever.
We just had a bunch of guys who liked each other, and we worked well together and sacrificed to win ball games. It was a real team effort.
I have a bunch of brothers. I grew up with a big family.
There are a bunch of images that are thrown in our faces all the time about what we’re supposed to look like at 14, 15, 16. It’s confusing. I think every woman can identify with that struggle.
It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.
Here’s a bunch of people practising a new set of behavioural norms. Apparently it didn’t work because a lot of them got sick. That’s the conclusion. You don’t necessarily know why it happened. But you start there.
There are so many things I want to do. Like, I want to get an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens. Do and learn as much as I possibly can. Luckily, I have a lot more time.
I’m kind of a Luddite myself. I’ve got a bunch of typewriters at home. I’m a big fan of old technology.
I think perfect dates involve walking a lot, and not a bunch of driving around in cars. Ideally, you can walk together and go to a restaurant, and then walk from there to another nice place – this is, I guess, because of really great dates that I’ve had with my wife here in Portland.
Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don’t find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.
I’m doing a lot of stand-up, but not like when you’re living in New York and you can do three sets a night and it’s your life, and you sleep all day and you wake up and you eat with a bunch of other comics and then get ready for the night.
A bunch of liberals wanted to outlaw men gazing at women because the gaze was said to objectify women. Sorry, liberals, it can’t be helped among the heterosexual crowd.
I’m not interested in making a $60-million studio film with a bunch of 24-year-olds telling me what to do.
Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, ‘Lost in Space’? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
I did a Coca-Cola commercial when I was about two and a half years old, and then me and my family were extras in a bunch of Westerns. I loved dressing up and stepping into this imaginary world, and it was fun to get outside of my tiny little town with a bunch of movie weirdos.
When I’m sitting in bed watching ‘Chopped’ – that Brie I know. But I don’t know the Brie in sky-high heels on a carpet with a bunch of people screaming at me. I wonder what she’s like.
Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. You can’t assemble them with a bunch of acquisitions.
I’m not opposed to doing a fashion line, but I want to make sure it’s the right thing and make sure its something people actually want instead of putting out a bunch of stuff that’s already been done.
I think a lot of playwrights have a script in their bottom drawer that hopefully no one will ever see about a bunch of young people sharing a flat and getting up to crazy stuff.
There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, ‘Oh, you’re playing yourself.’ I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, ‘Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that.’ The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part.
When I first started making comics, I was living with a bunch of guys, old college friends. We had this deal. At the end of each day, they would ask me how far I’d gotten on my comic. And if I hadn’t made my goals, they were supposed to make me feel really bad about myself. They happily obliged.
A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.
In order to run a great business, you must know that a bunch of really intrinsically unhappy people, that’s not a recipe for success. Don’t be anywhere you don’t need to be; it’s just like that.
If you write a bunch of different characters with a bunch of different opinions, you end up with these long scenes of everyone standing around talking.
Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.
I will be able to look back on my teen years as spent on a television set just having the biggest bunch of fun.
With expectations, when you throw that stuff out there, when you put a bunch of pressure on yourself to reach those goals, you don’t do anything different. You just keep working to get better.
The Sandinistas are a tough bunch of guys, with a fabulous amount of Soviet Bloc equipment and Soviet Bloc advisers.
I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t care what people think, but I would rather have less people who like or approve of me for who I really am than a bunch more people who like or approve me for what I’m not.
I use this brand called Ouidad; they’re great. Not Your Mother’s is another one. Garnier Fructis. I use a bunch of stuff. Literally, I just throw a huge concoction of stuff in my hair after I get out of the shower, and then I diffuse it.
I’m from Philadelphia, and I go to Philly a bunch throughout the holidays, which is my only time to see my family, so we get pretty festive around that time of year. It’s also the only time I have vacation.
Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin.
There’s a bunch of places in the world I haven’t been to, ’cause I can only be on a plane for a little bit. I’m like, ‘How long is it to get there? Two days on a plane? What? No.’
Strangely enough I’m better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.
I know so many amazing actors who don’t get work… and then there are a bunch of real duds that work all the time. The industry is just not fair in that way.
We want to be a studio that makes a whole bunch of stuff we believe in, in all ranges of scale and time and length, and own as much as that IP ourselves and generate as much of that IP ourselves as possible.
I just find my creativity manifesting a bunch of different ways.
I’m always writing songs, and I’ve got a bunch that I want to record.
I take some pains to learn the material beforehand. I have a bunch of tricks I use to try and hit the ground running. I write everything out. I take the text and I very methodically go through, and that tends to put it into my head a little bit more solidly than if I just glanced at it and hoped for the best.
I had danced with Janet Jackson and P. Diddy so I had done a bunch of hip hop. Really and truly my roots are in modern and ballet but, professionally, that’s not really out there any more, unfortunately, so these artists aren’t really having a lot of ballet dancers behind them so I had to learn hip hop really quick.