I had this desire to see the world. I couldn't see any of it, but I saw it in my imagination, and that's why I always read books, and I could go to Mars or Middle Earth or the Hyborian age.

George R. R. Martin

You're only as good as your last album.

Shane Filan

Optimism – even, and perhaps especially in the face of difficulty – has long been an American hallmark.

Pamela Druckerman

I think whenever you're around Kanye, you gotta take notes. The advice is taking notes, because everything he does and everything he says is very detailed and very up front. He's always one hundred what he says.


As a youngster, my parents made me aware that all that was from the African Diaspora belonged to me. So I came in with Caribbean music, African music, Latin music, gospel music and blues.

Taj Mahal

It is only if you happen to be a newscaster that the tongue-twister spells peril.

Craig Brown