I grew up in the South Bronx in the 1970s. My dad worked in IT, and my mom was a teacher.
I grew up with a strong Spanish influence. I tried to learn flamenco when I was younger. But it’s like my teacher said: ‘It takes a lifetime to learn flamenco.’
I grew up singing. My mother was a music teacher.
I had a teacher who recommended I take improv classes in Chicago – I’m from Evanston, Illinois – so I did improv classes at Improv Olympic, and that kind of opened me up.
I was a teacher. I also worked at Harlem Children’s Zone. I moved back to Baltimore and opened up an after-school, out-of-school program on the west side and then worked in two public school districts, in Baltimore and Minneapolis.
I grew up in the Seventies; my dad is an aeronautical engineer and my mum was an English and arts teacher and for a while my family had to exist on one salary.
I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Up until the 1920s, everyone thought the universe was essentially static and unchanging in time.
I grew up thinking that a research scientist was a natural thing to be.
Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.
If you can’t do it, give up!
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
He climbs highest who helps another up.
Pair up in threes.
The blatant aggressiveness of theocracies I find distressing, because I grew up when Christians, Muslim and animists lived peacefully together.
The novelty business is astounding. We can’t keep up with it.
When I was ten, I wrote an essay on what I would be when I grew up and said I would be a professional soccer player and a comedian in off season.
Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.
The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.
There are times when you throw an interception and you’re beating yourself up.
Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic, and you have to keep up.
In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also.
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
I can no longer type, so I use TalkingPoint and Dragon Dictate. It’s a speech-to-text program, and there’s an add-on for talking which some guys came up with.
When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, auditioning for Broadway was my dream.
Plush velvet conjures up kings and opulence.
When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.
Even as my father grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, signs told him: ‘No Irish Need Apply.’
How we express ourselves in worship remains up in the air.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
I wake up some mornings hating me too.
I always wanted to make a three-record set. ‘Sign o’ the Times’ was originally supposed to be a triple album, but it ended up as a double.
Work ends up dehumanizing people.
I played hockey in North Dakota growing up and watch a lot of that.
If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
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