We were taking collections for people with AIDS in New York around Easter.
I'm Jewish and my wife isn't so right now we're literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it.
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people songwriters who are around.
I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don't want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen's house on the first movie and then I didn't see him again until the premiere.
My favorite toy growing up was Polly Pocket. But one gift that I wanted though never received for Christmas was a pair of trampoline moon shoes. You strap them to your feet and they have springs on them and you can just jump around!
Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.
The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song 'Christmas with You' from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq.
Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.
Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.
Another Black Label motto. That's what I think life is. It's just another bridge to cross. You ask no questions. Whatever work it is you gotta do you gotta go over it under it through it around it to do it.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician a writer an athlete or a businessman there is no getting around it. If you do you'll win - if you don't you won't.
The bottom line is when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities not only are they many times more productive they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
When you're around me and really see that all I do is live and breathe for my work it's not strange it's just Gaga.
Being a mother is quite tiring. There's not much time to do anything. You just rush around and it's hard work.
I'm very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it - going around the world teaching the gospel according to St. Albert.
The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don't have to work hard.
The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it go through it or work around it.
It's easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don't change your field changes around you.
As a kid I was always mad - just noticing the women at Thanksgiving running around the kitchen while the men were watching football. For one I don't want to cook and for two I hate football. I was stuck in the middle.
Big women do themselves a disservice when they attempt to become the Righteous Fat (the Righteous Thin are bad enough all that running around and sweating somehow believing it means anything).
I wouldn't want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I'm terrified that they might end up with someone like me.
The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.