Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that head-on.
I sort of feel that climate change will be solved by science. I just feel instinctively that we will find a way of saving ourselves. But I am less confident that we won't destroy ourselves in other ways.
I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.
The world has changed - through technology through wine-making techniques the quality of wine is greater than it's ever been. Whereas ten fifteen years ago it was very easy to find lots of bad wine it's kind of hard now. The technology the science - it's like are you kidding? We're in the golden years of wine!
You know they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to maybe because the system has changed the studio system but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go all the giants of the past.
What makes me sad about school is that the people who are unhappy are unhappy because they don't believe it will change. And I just want to say: 'It does! High school ends and it's over.' I will tell anyone that it's OK to be unhappy at school make lots of mistakes and then it will be over.
All he cares about is going out there with his Jack Daniels bottle. Nothing has changed. That's kind of sad. If David was doing better than he used to be then that would be different. But it was a joke and he made it that way.
I got a degree in sociology didn't read much fiction in college and I was a pretty political left-wing type of guy. I wanted to do some kind of work in social change and make things better for the poor man and I was very romantic and passionate about it.
When I read the script I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her because I think it is a change of pace. I mean we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy.
The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing but it was a success.
The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain.
I do think that at one time being an actress was the equivalent almost of being a prostitute. It garnered roughly the same respect. That's changed a lot thank goodness.
No it's interesting to remake a film for the contemporary audience today. I think it's a good idea it needs to respect the original idea. Don't just take the title and change everything else.
It's easy to see why pitchers respect McGwire. If you hit behind him they're saying that they don't respect you. You have to change their thinking.
Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.
What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?
I am a Westerner. We're not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us but essentially it's like a mirror saying hey can't you see what's here in your own religion what are you stupid?
Nevertheless there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
We first fought the heathens in the name of religion then Communism and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but we thought if people needed a crutch for consolation where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
My life was changed in one breath from God.
Earth changes but thy soul and God stand sure.