I'm a better American than 99%..

I'm a better American than 99% of the guys in the White House.

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We're about to shoot an episode on Air Force One, for instance, and we're going to take liberties, small liberties, with Air Force One, as we take small liberties with our White House set.
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Air
Air Force
Episode
Force
Going
House
Instance
Liberties
Our
Set
Shoot
Small
Take
If the White House could do more to tell parents that getting children reading is their business too, we'd see a big difference. Hollywood and the NBA or NFL could step in, too. In England they have an event called Book Day, where every child receives a pound to use at any bookstore.
Any
Big
Big Difference
Book
Bookstore
Business
Child
Children
Could
Day
Difference
England
Event
Every
It's as if inside the White House the belief in Obama's inspirational charisma is still such that every time the ugliness of brute politics intrudes, it's a startling revelation.
Belief
Brute
Charisma
Every
Every time
House
Inside
Inspirational
Obama
Politics
Revelation
Startling
Still
Time
After Obama became president, I realized that black people could not have put him in the White House - it had to be a collective effort of everybody in the country.
After
Became
Black
Collective
Could
Country
Effort
Everybody
Had
Him
House
Obama
People
President
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
Evils
Ignorant
Knowledgeable
Rather
Than
Would
Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.
After
Always
Continent
Cuban
Daily
European
Faith
Final
Five
Had
Impose
Less
Music
Our
'Steve Jobs' is my seventh movie. I believe, if you added them up, I don't think there is more than a total of 10 minutes that takes place in a person's home. They're all in offices, courtrooms, laboratories, things like that.
Added
Believe
Home
I Believe
Jobs
Like
Minutes
More
Movie
Offices
Person
Place
Seventh
Steve
I find myself bitter, defensive, and more misanthropic than I care to admit.
Admit
Bitter
Care
Defensive
Find
I Care
More
Myself
Than
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Be Kind
Kind
Lie
Me
Must
Sickness
Than
Words
Worse
If you're going to have someone defend you, it doesn't get any better than Kristen Stewart.
Any
Better
Defend
Get
Going
Someone
Than
You
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
Between
Bigger
Guarded
Love
Man
Married
Nature
Right
Than
Woman
I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn't talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.
Beautiful
Became
Because
Down
Elvis
Elvis Presley
Everybody
Far
He
I Think
Jerry
Knows
Lee
Lewis
The day when I am no more than a writer I shall cease to be a writer.
Am
Cease
Day
I Am
More
Shall
Than
Writer
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
Disease
Hate
I Have Learned
Learned
More
Spit
Than
Traitors
Treachery
I had breathed in the atmosphere created by Henri Christophe, the monarch of incredible aims, much more surprising than all the kings invented by the surrealists.
Aims
Atmosphere
Breathed
Created
Had
Incredible
Invented
Kings
Monarch
More
Much
Surprising
Than
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
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
Believe
Better
Counsel
Ever
Good
Nor
Pride
Search
Than
Well
Will
Wise
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Back
Condemned
Dreadful
Fall
Futile
Gods
Had
Hopeless
Labor
More
Mountain
Own
Punishment
Reason
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Based
Despicable
Fear
More
Nothing
Respect
Than
There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
About
Before
Big
Country
Critical
Critical Thinking
Critically
Ever
Forget
Going
Less
Level
Main
Main Street
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
Justice
Mightier
Pair
Strength
Than
Where
What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?
Between
Feeling
Guest
Host
Kindly
More
Than
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Death
Far
Softer
Than
Tyranny
'Storm Warnings' is a poem about powerlessness - about a force so much greater than our human powers that while it can be measured and even predicted, it is beyond human control. All 'we' can do is create an interior space against the storm, an enclave of self-protection, though the winds of change till penetrate keyholes and 'unsealed apertures.'
About
Against
Beyond
Change
Control
Create
Even
Force
Greater
Human
Human Powers
Interior
Measured
Much
Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.
Besides
Cannot
Citizens
Directly
Goods
Immoral
Indirect
More
Note
Price
Rob
Slip
Taxes
Than
To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
Better
Drinking
Folly
Gained
Grief
Melancholy
Naught
Pain
Sense
Steep
Than
Thinking
But HBO is less interested in how many people are watching than in how much the people who are watching are liking the show. They didn't set up their business model to make writers happy. It's just a nice unintended consequence.
Business
Business Model
Consequence
Happy
HBO
How
How Many People
How Much
Interested
Just
Less
Liking
Make
Many
The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.
Bodies
Bring
Change
Essential
Far
Human
Human Society
Means
More
Our
Production
Seizing
Society
Than
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
I'm less genial than people think, but I'm too timid to seem nasty.
Less
Nasty
People
Seem
Than
Think
Timid
Too
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Airplane
Birds
Choose
Had
Rather
Realized
Than
Would
National polls showed that when England and France declared war on Germany, in 1939, less than 10 percent of our population favored a similar course for America.
America
Course
England
Favored
France
Germany
Less
National
Our
Percent
Polls
Population
Similar
Than
There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war. There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.
Better
Better Way
Comfort
Defeat
Divide
Enemy
Entering
Foreign
Give
Inadequate
Issue
Nation
Over
People
Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
Experience
Gives
History
Life
Literature
More
New
New Opportunities
Opens
Opportunities
Readers
Than
You
There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
Among
Charity
Disciples
Excitement
Few
Less
Pleasure
Require
Scarcely
Than
Vocation
Who
If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.
About
Better
Carry
Day
Does
He
Heaven
Him
Horse
Knows
May
Might
More
Poet
There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
Infinite
More
Than
You probably don't need more weapons than what's required to destroy every city on earth. There's only 2,300 cities. So, the United States, by that criteria, only needs 2,300 nuclear weapons - well, we've got more than 25,000!
Cities
City
Criteria
Destroy
Earth
Every
Got
More
Need
Needs
Nuclear
Nuclear Weapons
Only
Required
The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It's not that there's something new in our way of thinking - it's that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.
Before
Clearly
Confused
Credulous
Dangers
Ever
Greater
Lethal
More
Much
Never
New
Now
Our
You ask what my conclusions are, rereading my journals and looking back on World War II from the vantage point of quarter century in time? We won the war in a military sense; but in a broader sense, it seems to me we lost it, for our Western civilization is less respected and secure than it was before.
Ask
Back
Before
Broader
Century
Civilization
Conclusions
Journals
Less
Looking
Looking Back
Lost
Me
Military
The construction of an airplane is simple compared with the evolutionary achievement of a bird. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Achievement
Airplane
Bird
Birds
Choose
Compared
Construction
Evolutionary
Had
Rather
Simple
Than
Would
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Body
Knowledge
More
Much
Science
Than
Thinking
Way
Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
Always
Amount
Any
Audiences
Better
Epigram
Joke
Pleased
Reasoning
Smart
Some
Than
The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.
Certainly
Could
Economic
Enables
Factors
Horses
House
Labor
Men
More
Otherwise
Produce
Society
Than
I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
Am
Amazed
Among
Capability
College
College Students
Elementary
Elementary School
Enthusiasm
How
How Much
I Am
More
Much
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
Coat
Dignity
Even
Holiness
Imagine
More
People
Questions
Some
Some People
Sometimes
Than
Too
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Answer
Baby
Born
Complete
Contend
Every
Finer
Gradual
Human
Human Species
Last
Pleasant
Pleasant Thing
Reflect
I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
Anybody
Anybody Else
Does
Else
Far
Live
More
Poetry
Than
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
Answered
Ever
Home
Magician
Name
Spirit
Spoke
Strong
Stronger
Strongest
Than
Word
But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.
Against
Feeling
History
Light
Matter
Older
Power
Reason
Than