I try to be the best and give the maximum so that people can say I'm among the top players.
We are among the handful of countries that has difficulty distinguishing juveniles from adults where crime is concerned. We are convinced that if a child commits an adult crime, that kid is magically transformed into an adult. Consequently, we try juveniles as adults.
Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.
I certainly know German colleagues in the U.S. who try to be Americans, try to melt into Americanism, even before they get married and become American citizens. But I've never tried that.
I look at American movies, the big muscles, and try to apply that to Chinese film-making.
My aunts and uncles were like, 'You've got such a great voice - why don't you try out for 'American Idol?'' I'd say, 'Because I'm a songwriter, not a puppet.' Even if I won and became really successful off a show like that, I'd be miserable.
I try to associate myself as just being myself - and being a person, an American citizen, going out there every day and just trying to be successful.
I actually always try to not do a general American accent. I always try to give a region.
I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.
I was taught from a very early age that it was probably the most American thing you can do is to question what's going on and to try to fix things that you see that aren't right. I believed that as a young person, and I believe that today.
I try to not eat as much sugar, but it's so hard in our American diet to do that... It's hard to completely avoid.
We try to make our own BTS context. Maybe it's risky to bring some inspiration from novels from so long ago, but I think it paid off more. It comes through like a gift box for our fans. That's something you can't find easily from American artists.
Let us stop saying 'white Americans' and 'colored Americans,' let us try once and for all saying... Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven.
We who follow the Honorable Elijah Muhammad feel that when you try and pass integration laws here in America, forcing white people to pretend that they are accepting black people, what you are doing is making white people act in a hypocritical way.
I must try and break through the cliches about Latin America. Superpowers and other outsiders have fought over us for centuries in ways that have nothing to do with our problems. In reality we are all alone.
I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody.
It would be refreshing to have a politician try to defend guns without any reference to the Second Amendment, but on the merits of guns.
I realize I'm an ambitious guy, but I just try to take things as they come, you know, for the most part.