The security comes as an actor in knowing that you're not in control. If you try to control your career or how people perceive you you'll make yourself unhappy because life doesn't work like that. So much is luck. It's much better to let yourself off to think 'There's nothing I can do.'
I don't try to focus on anything that doesn't affect me personally and how I go out there every single day. I'm just going to continue to work hard and focus on what I can control.
I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis it's still about the work.
I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.
Yes it's a man's world but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task but it's not.
We have no control over the outcome of anything. Like the planet and global warming we don't control that. If politicians want a war we don't control that. Acts of terrorism we can't control them.
The things that inform student culture are created and controlled by the unseen culture the sociological aspects of our climbing culture our 'me' generation our yuppie culture our SUVs or you know shopping culture our war culture.
But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.
The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and eager for your approval reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
Every legend moreover contains its residuum of truth and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
I have complete artistic control and I just do my best album every time and trust it to fate.
To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that's the case strikes me as most unrealistic.
When I'm on stage it's a little world I've created where I'm sort of the thing so I have total control over everything that happens. When we're improvising I'm with someone I totally trust. I know things are going to work out. I don't have those guarantees in life. There are no consequences on stage.
I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work but I really don't think about it.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
When the plane is delayed it's not the fault of the girl at the desk. I'm resigned to the fact that everything is out of my control and that air travel nowadays is barbaric.
Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.
Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington I hear from people demanding we do a better job of controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration.
If we don't get gun-control laws in this country we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.
I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough I have a reputation of also being the girl next door kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is it's me on that screen and I don't have control over everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful.
Seriously we are in the midst of the convergence of voice and data and that is challenging the infrastructure of the telephone companies. There are huge commercial interests in the basic technology but even more so in content delivery and control of content.
It is only by the rational use of technology to control and guide what technology is doing that we can keep any hopes of a social life more desirable than our own: or in fact of a social life which is not appalling to imagine.
So I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled.