A very odd thing happened to my career when I got The Wire. My career was pretty much a steady climb; I didn't really flatline much. When I did The Wire, that's when I thought all the doors would open, but that's when things flatlined. I had a really hard time just getting seen for film, which was the next step.
A very painful part of being a parent is having really negative feelings about your children when you love them so much.
A very poor kid came up to me after a talk and said 'I want to go blow up a factory.' I asked how old he was and he said 17. I said 'have you ever had sex?' He said 'no.' I said 'just remember if you get caught you aren't going to have sex for twenty years at least.' That's not saying that one person having sex is worth the salmon. I'm not saying it's a reason not to act, I'm saying don't be stupid.
A very poor man may be said in some sense to have a demand for a coach and six; he might like to have it; but his demand is not an effectual demand, as the commodity can never be brought to market in order to satisfy it.
A very popular error: having the courage of one's convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one's convictions.
A very powerful mechanism to get elected is to play on anger and pick those wedge issues.
A very powerful theme in fiction is that of loss.
A very prosperous people, flushed with great victories and successes, are seldom so pious, so humble, so just, or so provident as to perpetuate their happiness.
A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.
A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.
A very sad moment for me was when my parents separated -- a lot of crying, 'It's tragic, we're now a broken family, blah blah blah blah blah' -- although my psychological problems stopped. I actually felt healthier.
A very sensitive person in this stupid world is bound to become mad.... Only meditation can save him from becoming mad.
A very short trial convinced her that a curricle was the prettiest equipage in the world.
A very simple bad decision is to get into debt. And that is very expensive.
A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance.
A very small cause, which escapes us, determines a considerable effect which we cannot ignore, and we say that this effect is due to chance.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
A very small group of powerful people is deciding what's going to happen with your data, and they're using bots to help implement what they want to do. That has nothing to do with democracy. It's all about efficiency. And that's the really scary thing about it.
A very small proportion of the country's black money is in the movie industry. Because we are written about, public attention is focused on us. Do you think there is no black money in other businesses? With the exception of government servants and others who have tax deducted at source, there are tax evaders in every walk of life.