I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
I find the difference, for me, between having no money and having quite a bit is that the bills get bigger. And that's it. The lifestyle doesn't change.
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
I wanted to be a writer-performer like the Pythons. In fact, I wanted to be John Cleese, and it took me some time to realise that the job was, in fact, taken.
People wanted me to do a CD-ROM ofHitchhiker's,and I thought,No, no.I didn't want to just sort of reverse-engineer yet another thing from a book I'd already written. I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in.
There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
My failed corporate career became the fodder for theDilbertcomic. Once it became clear I would not be climbing any higher on the corporate ladder, it freed me to mock managers without worrying that it would stall my career. Most failures create some sort of unplanned freedom. I took full advantage of mine.
The most important thing when you study hypnosis is that you learn that humans are irrational. Until you understand that, hypnosis is hard to do... For me, it was this great awakening to understand that humans are deeply irrational, and it's probably the greatest influence on me in terms of my writing.
You don't have to be aperson of influenceto be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that's something that will stick with me my whole life.
Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?
If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.
You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.
But I don't want anything else in the world.
The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
I ain't giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain't got nothing else to say for you.
I remember some stories had a very big impact on me, likeThe Little Train That Could,which is about the importance of not giving up, andLittle Toot,about a playful tugboat in the New York harbor.
I don't like giving up hits and stuff, but I try not to show it. I don't want the hitter to see that something bothers me.
For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move.
I've got my hardcore fans, and I thank them so much for being there for me and not giving up on me.
My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I'm traveling!
What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me.
My knee has always given me problems. But it got to the point where I actually had to start giving up things. And I hate that.
When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me.
If I had a message to give my dad, it'd probably be,Thank you, thank you, thank you.He's helped me so much on this crazy journey. Giving up his job, being away from my mom, and being away from home for that much just because of me? It's a lot. And I thank him for it.
My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.
Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.
I was sure we would never see the adoption of the Euro. Countries giving up their currencies for a common tender was, it seemed to me, completely out of tune with currency being a carrier of people's cultural identity, celebrating national heroes and events, as it had been for hundreds of years.
I thought about giving up the sport, but I have a lot of good people around me: my wife, Nina, my family. Everybody keeps helping me to be positive and moving forward.
I'm like, over love. Crush, smush. I can't. I'm giving up on love at this point. I'm hoping for a crush. Actually, no. I don't want a crush. I want someone to crush on me.
What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.
I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.