"I like to act. Every other aspect of show business I find uninteresting."
Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons (born 9th of January 1955), an Academy Award-winning American actor, also the voice of the yellow M&M.
"Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in the day and age. And let the chips fall where they may."
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; 28 November 1962), American political satirist, writer, producer, director, television host, media critic, stand-up comedian, and actor. Just retired from hosting The Jon Stewart Show on Comedy Central.
"I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft. We landed after the ground fire incident and spent two harrowing nights in a sandstorm in the Iraq desert."
(born 5 May 1959)
American journalist and former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News.
"If you're going to spend two or three years of your life working on something, you've got to be making the kind of movie that discusses and influences the culture and is engaged in the world you're living in."
"You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant."
Arlo Guthrie (born 10 July 1947), American folk singer, and the son of Woody Guthrie, most famous for his song the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." That song was played every Thanksgiving on the rock station WNEW-FM in NYC. Here is the entire version. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Long may you run...
"There's nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you're meant to do. It's like falling in love."
Mike Nichols (6 November 1931 - 19 November 2014), German-born, award-winning American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian.
"We certainly have an unspoken understanding. But a lot of things unsaid as well."
"There is only one who is all powerful, and his greatest weapon is love." Silver Surfer
Stan Lee (born December 28, 1922) is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics (now in its 75th year). He and Jack Kirby created the lasting legacy of the Silver Surfer, born in 1965. In honor of NY ComicCon 2014.
"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don't have to depend on someone telling you who you are."
Giselle Knowles-Carter, known professionally as Beyoncé (born 4 September 1981), American singer, songwriter, and actress.
"Thankfully, dreams can change. If we'd all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses."
Stephen Colbert (born 13 May 1964), American Emmy-award winning television host, political satirist, writer, comedian, and actor.
"When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time."
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta AKA Lady Gaga (born March 28, 1986), American singer and fashion icon
"You have to lose yourself to find yourself."
Willem Dafoe, (born 22 July 1955), Academy Award-nominated American film, stage, and voice actor, and a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group.
"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."
Ruby Dee (27 October 1922 - 11 June 2014), American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou (4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014), American poet and memoirist.
Video courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
"I don't feel like I'm very pop-star lame, but I'm definitely not hipster-cool."
Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born 25 October 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, American singer and songwriter.