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I think it's important to keep your own identity when you've got a baby.

I've always enjoyed challenges.

I sort of feel like people are not that honest about their own parenting. Take any teenage household; tell me there is not yelling and conflict.

The director's task is to recreate life, its movement, its contradictions, its dynamic and conflicts. It is his duty to reveal every iota of the truth he has seen, even if not everyone finds that truth acceptable.

I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?

The Uighurs are a Turkic people more closely related to Uzbeks and Kazakhs than to Chinese.

The struggle I went through has value.

What brought mass innovation to a nation was not scientific advances - its own or others' - but 'economic dynamism': the desire and the space to innovate.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.

When you have strings, everybody pulls you here and pulls you there.

Well I live in Vienna with my wife and son, and I teach in Hamburg, there will be no changes in that respect.

I would like to sing for the Pope. And the Queen, and at Simon Cowell's wedding.

My family was perfect.

A worldwide web of electronic connections now moves data at ever-increasing speed and volume along what we call the information superhighway.

I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too.

Atheists have to live with the knowledge that there is no salvation, no redemption, no second chances. Lives can go terribly wrong in ways that can never be put right.

Music is so hard. It's a struggle to get people to care. It's hard to make an impact in today's world because people aren't buying records anymore.

I think I had a knack for music, but I think what I was more sort of talented at more than anything, because I don't think I'm a great singer, I think that I grew up imitating different voices that I heard.

Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.