I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it.
If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone.
Paul Thomas Anderson
It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called 'Rule Of The Bone.' I didn't do a very good job. I didn't really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.
Paul Thomas Anderson
If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world.
I don't remember my first two marriages... the details are very sketchy.
As was demonstrated back in 2012, [Barack] Obama was thought to be in big trouble after that first debate, and he wasn't, was he? That first debate didn't end up hurting Barack Obama at all, did it? I know he had incumbancy on his side, but still. He was horrible that first debate. It didn't matter because there were two more, and there are two more here.
The Electoral College has been with us since the first days of America.
Obama was gonna get everything he wanted in the first year because, if anybody opposed it, they were gonna be accused of being a racist, or bigot, or who knows what.
For government to give, it must first take away.
[Donald] Trump, whether he designed it or not, happens to be the first thing in the news on UK soil the day after the Brexit vote.
The First Amendment doesn't give anybody the right to be heard. People don't have to listen to you.
When you have a problem, the first thing to do in addressing it is to honestly identify it.
The Third Reich is the first power which not only recognizes, but puts into practice, the high principles of the Papacy.
Nearly everything in the scheme of things works to dull a first-rate talent. But the worst probably is cowardice.
Drama is more focused and it reveals itself to you, whereas comedy is just right there, when you first read it.
We've got to be of service first before we can expect money.
When I listen to great music, the first thing I wonder is what people were saying when this came out of the speakers in the studio. I want to know what happened when they played it and said, "This is the one!"
Treat my first like my last and the last like my first and my thirst is the same as- when I came.
My own personal experience has become more first-hand.
Yeah, well when I first started working, it was $5 a show; it was probably a little higher by the time I got to my own show, but I remember that they put me under contract at $100 a week, which to me was really an astronomical price.
Do the jobs you like least first. It makes each successive job easier.
The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.
You need some knowledge to recognize knowledge, so where does the first knowledge come from?
And the first step, as you know, is always what matters most, particularly when we are dealing with those who are young and tender. That is the time when they are taking shape and when any impression we choose to make leaves a permanent mark.
He who advises a sick man, whose manner of life is prejudicial to health, is clearly bound first of all to change his patient's manner of life.
The first step in learning is the destruction of human conceit.
Your first instinct when you see a man on the ground is to go down on him.
We know when we have had enough of a friend, and we know when a friend has had enough of us. The first truth is no more palatable than the second.
French was my first language.
I was 14 when I started modeling. At the end of that first day my mum said, 'If you want to do this, you're on your own because I'm not traipsing around London ever again like that. It's a nightmare.'