Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.
I'm excited about there being more of a sisterhood these days. Back in the '90s there was a lot of hate - the women I looked up to as artists were dissing me! It's not so patriarchal these days - there's more love and a lot less hate!
I remember when the wave of Jennifer Lopez Salma Hayek and these beautiful Hispanic women came into light and I looked up to them and I loved them but I was like 'Where are Middle Eastern women?'
We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
Say what you want to say about the rest of his presidency including his tone-deaf response to Katrina and a war waged in Iraq on false pretenses Bush connected with Americans in the aftermath of 9/11 because he looked as frail and unforgiving as we felt.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar it will cease to be popular.
Rumi who is one of the greatest Persian poets said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
The Broken Bow group is such a great family and seem like a group of tight-knit people. When I looked for a new label I wanted to feel I could trust everybody. I wanted motivation to be at an all-time high.
I wish my parents hadn't made me feel that how I looked was linked to how much they loved me. But I do also see how hard it must be to see your child pile on the pounds and trust they'll find their own way back to a healthy weight.
You may be right that people say: 'You know what we had Obama. He was inexperienced. The guy had great rhetoric sounded good looked good but has turned out to be an utter disaster. I want someone where I have confidence and credibility that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.'
I wanted to be looked at for the skateboarder that I was. I didn't want to be the 36-year-old skateboarder who's still holding on while owning a company at the same time. I wanted to make my mark and travel and accomplish a few things here and there and then get out.
My father wasn't around when I was a kid and I used to always say 'Why me? Why don't I have a father? Why isn't he around? Why did he leave my mother?' But as I got older I looked deeper and thought 'I don't know what my father was going through but if he was around all the time would I be who I am today?'
The technology of the time dictated the way things looked.
Looking down the road space exploration and the benefits it yields - in medicine and information technology - should not be overlooked.
I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.
I'm not good at anything except writing jokes. I wasn't good at sports I wasn't good at anything artsy ever. I think there was a real worry for a while about what I would be good at. I was just this chubby little Indian kid who looked like a nerd.
She felt like a chess player who by the clever handling of his pieces sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited.
I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad.
When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy today they peer beyond the seven seas bury themselves waist deep in tidings and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra ' where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look and authentic in the way people behave.
All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution and each religion has its own book of martyrs.
I decided to take God and organized religion seriously and to reject the secular life which in my teens had looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted.