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Suppose you like someone very much. Then, by a familiar halo effect, you will also be prone to believe many good things about that person you will be biased in their favor. Most of us like ourselves very much, and that suffices to explain self assessments that are biased in a particular direction.
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
Suppose you were working at your job one day, and you made a little mistake. Then all of a sudden a red light went on over your desk, and fifteen thousand people stood up and yelled at you that you sucked?
Supposedly I've got traces of an English accent, though I can't hear it. I must have inherited it from my mother, who's English, and then I think it was exacerbated by the fact that I live with an Australian.
Suppose you could be hooked up to a hypothetical 'experience machine' that, for the rest of your life, would stimulate your brain and give you any positive feelings you desire. Most people to whom I offer this imaginary choice refuse the machine. It is not just positive feelings we want: we want to be entitled to our positive feelings.
Suppose that 'Unsolved Mysteries' called you with news of a long lost identical twin. Would that suddenly make you less of a person, less of an individual? It is hard to see how. So, why would a clone be different? Your clone would be raised in a different era by different people like the lost identical twin, only younger than you.
Suppose that every prospective parent in the world stopped having children naturally, and instead produced clones of themselves. What would the world be like in another 20 or 30 years? The answer is: much like today. Cloning would only copy the genetic aspects of people who are already here.
Suppose I put polka dots all over my body and then cover my background completely with polka dots. The polka dots on my body, merging with those in the background, create an optically strange scene.
I suppose that each of us secretly hopes for immortality; leave, I mean, a name behind him that will live forever in this world, whatever he can do himself in the other.
"Pulp Fiction" is probably one of the first films I have ever seen that has had a very positive effect. I was about four years old I was obviously not supposed to see this movie; my sister sneaked it up and we could see it. She is older than me.
In truth, no, I do not feel there. I do not feel worthy. My publicist says that I'm not supposed to say that, but I do not feel like it yet.
In America, our public schools are supposed to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools must neither approve nor inhibit religion. I think it's a very good thing.
I am not such a nuisance to the world and the blow I get from my life can, I suppose, justify the obligations I'm doing. But when life is not so fun, then I start asking myself questions. What's the point of continuing if it's just a problem for both of us? I'm going to miss my friends, I'm told.
Well, you know, I never want to feel like I have an established plan of what I'm supposed to do. I like going script by script, and if I like the character and the story, that's why I want to make a movie.
In some ways, in the United States, we do not know how to be. In many ways, I think America is talking about liberation, change, and progressive human relationships. And because of that, I feel we are confused about who we are supposed to be and what is supposed to satisfy us and make us feel fulfilled.
I have a general sense of mission and I intuitively know when something influences this mission. I think that's what I'm supposed to do. The doors continue to open. In the end, it's the best use of my skills.
I'm not good at bedtime stories. Bedtime stories are supposed to put the child to sleep. My son gets angry and my wife has to come in and leave: "Okay! Get out of the room.
You know, when you do not go on TV and do not talk about the number of women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, who are supposed to be "in the know," are starting to whisper that you're gay. If I were gay, I would not be ashamed to admit it, but I am not.
When you are close to children, you feel like you are the greatest just because you are supposed to lead. I say things, like all other parents, that remind you of your own parents. One thing I know about my role as a parent is that you understand why your father was often in a bad mood.
When I'm with children, I feel like I'm the most adult, just because you're supposed to do it. And I say things, like every day, that remind me of my own parents.
Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients.
We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
I suppose I had my rock star fantasies while I was singing into my hairbrush in the bathroom mirror, but I never really consciously said, 'OK, this is what I'm going to do for a living and I'm going to be Weird Al.'
I suppose there are actors who are worried about their public image. But I've never had any trouble playing unpleasant characters. It is only a part. Which is why you do it because you are interested in exploring something you never could or would be.
I suppose all fictional characters, especially in adventure or heroic fiction, at the end of the day are our dreams about ourselves. And sometimes they can be really revealing.
I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: 'Wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?' So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world... It's peculiar.
Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, 'You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.' But women, we're supposed to be like, 'He messed up. He made a mistake.'
I think The 'Cheetah Girls' was originally supposed to be one film, but then it became two and three, which was a huge deal. But like all Disney franchises, they have to come to an end at some point. I was so grateful we went out with a bang. I think we died off peacefully.