I've never been keen on open adoption. It doesn't seem to solve the main problem with adoption, which is that somebody feels she was abandoned by someone else.
I abhor nothing more than bumping into someone I know on the Tube.
Why should someone be allowed to remain a voting member of the Academy if they are no longer active in the industry?
I have an aversion to being mislabeled. Here's a label I'd accept: I'm an 'individual.' I'm someone who can't follow, and doesn't want to lead.
I have to accept the fact that, no matter what I do, it's going to annoy someone.
I have nothing, absolutely nothing against anyone who's homosexual. If that's their orientation, then I accept that. And I have no problem with someone who has other orientations.
Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion. Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
Someone who copies a Van Gogh does not therefore become Van Gogh, and the same would go for Mozart or anyone else who contributed something that was original. Certainly in the way that I described visualizing numbers in abstract, meaningful shapes.
I have the obsessiveness of someone who's a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction.
I still giggle when someone asks for my address and I say, 'Hollywood, Los Angeles.'
Both sides of the aisle - Republican and Democrat - have been unwilling and afraid to address the deficit, and someone's got to.
An adjective, such as 'flimsy,' describes someone's access to a thing, such as 'argument.' But that's just that someone's access. It may be accurate. But it's theirs nevertheless.
It's an odd situation: I could not write about someone for whom I felt no affection or admiration.
A savage review is much more entertaining for the reader than an admiring one; the little misanthrope in each of us relishes the rubbishing of someone else.
In South, getting admission in SSN is not possible just because someone is my relative. One of the ministers said SSN is the only institution where I can't get a seat for anyone. That's true of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments, too.
It's a shameful thing to admit for someone who writes such long books, but I read so slowly that I almost subvocalize.
I would adopt a standpoint, irrespective of whether someone was for or against it, if I felt deeply that it was right for the movement.