Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio quotes

  • There is a dearth of thinking skills - people are taught what to think, not how.

  • Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than from books.

  • But the transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception or the curing of a disease. It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of wrong habits and opinions. As Lao-tzu said, "The scholar gains every day, but the Taoist loses every day.

  • I hold no candle for George Osborne whatsoever. He has no strategic skills, is a hopeless chancellor, has no idea how most people have to live and his policies are failing and hurting millions.

  • The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.

  • I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.

  • A majority of women seem to consider themselves sent into the world for the sole purpose of displaying dry goods, and it is only when acting the part of an animated milliner's block that they feel they are performing their appropriate mission.

  • If there is Katrina Kaif in any film, the movie is a hit

  • In the film business, it's basically honor among thieves.

  • I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive.