Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
I went looking for dresses and realized there was a niche I could fill in the wedding dress market.
I love doing comedy. Absolutely love it. After 'Wedding Crashers ' people suddenly realized that it was something I could do.
I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed.
Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies or can die.
I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.
We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families.
Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.
I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble.
I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16 I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And more importantly I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!
The truth is after Boys Don't Cry I realized how few and far between the great roles are. I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby.
In my mind I needed a symbol of today's technology and I realized that what I wanted to photograph was the Space Shuttle. And so that's where Places of Power came into being.
When a music teacher that I had at school was taken ill and we had a variety show and I had to fill in - that's when I realized I had a voice.
I took an acting class. After the first day the teacher quit so they said take another. When I saw 'How to be a Stand-up Comedian ' it resonated. I realized I'd rather make 200 people laugh than make one person cry.
I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well.
We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume that it's just a mind set that it's just an addiction then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
I realized then that the generations may change but the strength of our nation remains solid.
I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.'
I realized that while I would never be my mother nor have her life the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display.
If I wasn't dyslexic I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader then that would have come easily sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
And I realized that there was no sports reporter so I started covering sporting events.
There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this and because I thought golf would be too slow for me and I was too scared to swim.