'Madea' is a Southern term. It's..

'Madea' is a Southern term. It's short for 'mother dear.' So there are a lot of Madeas out there.

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I'm doing 'Rock of Ages' one day, making out with Russell Brand. Soon after that, I'm advocating with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon for marriage equality.
Advocating
After
Ages
Brand
Day
Doing
Equality
Making
Marriage
Marriage Equality
Nixon
One Day
Out
Rock
I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out.
About
I Write
Mind
Out
Plays
Resolve
Root
Things
Try
Write
I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.
Find
Group
High
Idea
Live
Live Television
Manhattan
Middle
Night
Out
Particularly
People
Romantic
Signal
I am truly at my happiest not when I am writing an aria for an actor or making a grand political or social point. I am at my happiest when I've figured out a fun way for somebody to slip on a banana peel.
Actor
Am
Banana
Figured
Fun
Grand
Happiest
I Am
Making
Out
Peel
Point
Political
Slip
I'm not interested in offending anyone. If homosexuality was an issue for me, I would have moved out of New York years ago. I find that laughable.
Anyone
Find
Homosexuality
Interested
Issue
Laughable
Me
Moved
New
New York
Not Interested
Offending
Out
Would
I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn't have a family to go home to. Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore.
Alienated
Anymore
Around
Because
Business
Causes
Cutting
Daughter
Did
Different
Divorced
Events
Every
Family
Look at the shows that are really successful on Broadway. They're musicals. They're things that a woman will pick out the tickets for, or a man will buy the tickets with a woman in mind. It's a date. It's boyfriend-girlfriend, husband-wife. That's what the theater in New York has become.
Become
Broadway
Buy
Date
Look
Man
Mind
Musicals
New
New York
Out
Pick
Really
Shows
There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them.
Against
Bitter
Children
Divorced
Get
Hatred
Order
Out
Punish
Some
Them
Turn
Who
Women
I started out as an actor, where you seek to understand yourself using the words of great writers and collaborating with other creative people. Then I slid into show business, where you seek only an audience's approval whether you deserve it or not.
Actor
Approval
Audience
Business
Collaborating
Creative
Creative People
Deserve
Great
Only
Other
Out
People
Seek
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points - 'Make sure you stay away from this,' and 'Don't say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,' and that kind of thing.
Away
Because
Being
Bullet
Come
Context
Get
Get Together
Individual
Kind
Make
Movie
Our
Out
When I told my parents, 'I'm going to be an actor,' they screamed and wept and freaked out.
Actor
Freaked
Going
Out
Parents
Screamed
Wept
A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing - when words won't do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern.
Anymore
Best
Character
Conversational
Force
Idea
Long
Movie
Musical
Out
Pattern
Play
Same
Sing
I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time.
Angeles
Bathroom
Bubble
Car
Feet
Garage
Get
Ground
Know
Life
Live
Living
Living Room
Los
When I was starting out, William Goldman took me under his wing, and he's still the person I show pages to.
He
His
Me
Out
Pages
Person
Show
Starting
Still
Took
William
Wing
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live as if there isn't and to die to find out that there is.
Die
Find
God
Life
Live
My Life
Out
Rather
Than
Would
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
Feel
Figured
Go
I Think
Kind
Know
Lot
Making
Out
People
Quite
Restaurant
Statement
Think
I'm very physical. When I'm writing, I'm playing all the parts; I'm saying the lines out loud, and if I get excited about something - which doesn't happen very often when I'm writing, but it's the greatest feeling when it does - I'll be out of the chair and walking around, and if I'm at home, I'll find myself two blocks from my house.
About
Around
Blocks
Chair
Does
Excited
Feeling
Find
Get
Greatest
Greatest Feeling
Happen
Home
House
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Beauty
Despair
Drives
Eternity
Glimpse
Like
Minute
Offering
Out
Over
Should
Stretch
Time
Unbearable
When we were doing 'The West Wing,' the hardest thing about doing 'The West Wing' was being compared to yourself. You go out there and want every episode to be as good as your best episode. I wrote 88 episodes of 'The West Wing,' and when you do that, one of them is going to be your 88th best, so your 88th best better be pretty good.
About
Being
Best
Better
Compared
Doing
Episode
Episodes
Every
Go
Going
Good
Hardest
Hardest Thing
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
Altar
Defense
Excess
Great
His
Justice
Kicked
Man
Out
Sight
Wealth
Who
There are some times when you make films and you travel places, and the take that people in the business have is that the worst way to see a city is to shoot there, because you work these long 12, 13 and 14-hour days, and you go home to the hotel, you eat, and you pass out.
Because
Business
City
Days
Eat
Films
Go
Go Home
Home
Hotel
Long
Make
Out
Pass
I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford - apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university.
Academic
Achievement
After
Apart
Architecture
Began
Certainly
Clear
Education
Even
Fact
Fallen
Go
Great
Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
Actor
Anymore
Career
Certainly
Face
Facts
Get
Good-Looking
High
Make
Medium
Minute
Out
People
I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.
Able
Action
Address
Ado
Adventurous
Always
Any
Audience
Back
Being
Boy
Break
Doing
Find
The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.
Another
Mind
Obscurity
Out
Passion
Tale
Tell
If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? If the 'Huffington Post' went out of business tomorrow, what difference would it make?
Air
Business
Difference
Make
Off
Out
Post
Tomorrow
Would
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
About
Any
Anything
Bad
Bad Men
Conventional
Countenance
Day
Dishonesty
Face
Got
Honesty
Idea
Known
We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.
About
Almost
Almost Nothing
Animals
Children
Community
Develop
Hunt
Intellectual
Intellectual Life
Know
Life
Million
Million Years
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
About
After
Chance
Continue
Death
Delighted
Discover
Gave
History
How
Learn
Life
Me
Others
More and more, as civilization develops, we find the primitive to be essential to us. We root into the primitive as a tree roots into the earth. If we cut off the roots, we lose the sap without which we can't progress or even survive. I don't believe our civilization can continue very long out of contact with the primitive.
Believe
Civilization
Contact
Continue
Cut
Develops
Earth
Essential
Even
Find
Long
Lose
More
More And More
I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down.
Before
Book
Down
Head
Must
Now
Out
Sit
Write
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Addition
Answer
Chain
Circumstances
Complicated
Find
First
Involving
Like
Living
Long
Make
Means
Mistake
There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life.
About
Art
Directly
Exclusive
Experience
Heart
Life
Living
Living Life
Nothing
Out
Substantial
Thinking
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
Blot
Close
Glory
Know
Leave
Margin
Only
Our
Out
See
Self
Tiny
Troublesome
Very
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Before
Die
Even
Health
Out
Outlive
Point
Spend
Use
Wearing
You
Your
Yourself
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
Action
Clear
Men
Mercy
None
Out
Social
Talkers
Those
Until
Who
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
Did
Failures
More
Nine
Observed
Out
Ten
Ten Times
Things
Times
Were
Work
Young
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
Cut
Exclamation
Joke
Laughing
Like
Out
Own
Point
Points
Your
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
Bachelors
Function
Go
Home
Husbands
Know
Like
Make
Out
Proper
Reasons
Should
Stay
Stay-At-Home
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Ever
Out
Patience
Possession
Soul
Who
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
Gentleman
He
More
Out
Puts
Takes
Than
Who
World
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
Cheat
Come
Conditions
Deeper
Defeat
Essentially
Happiness
Life
Out
Pleasure
Redeeming
Struggle
Things
Those
Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.
Easily
Glory
Life
Mortals
Neighbour
Out
Pinch
Tempted
Think
Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
Course
Drives
Far
Get
Human
Human Knowledge
Knowledge
Ocean
Out
Row
Sail
Set
Storm
Those
Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.
Mistakes
Necessities
Out
Political
Sometime
Turn
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
Bluff
Charming
Depths
Heads
How
Lose
Matter
May
Out
People
Put
Taken
Up
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Justice
Kind
Law
Man
More
Nature
Ought
Out
Revenge
Runs
Weed
Which
Wild
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Human
Human Race
Knock
Never
Out
Patriotism
Quiet
Race
Till
World
You
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
Always
Barking
Beware
Brains
Close
Dog
Error
Get
Good
Heels
Kicked
Lest
Out
Too