My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful but when I had to choose one or the other I usually chose the beautiful.
I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
I'm taking one thing at a time. With the children and launching my solo career it would drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise a wedding on top of that.
I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched.
Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war I would have been tried as a war criminal.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson's administration especially in the Pentagon where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's brilliant 'whiz kids' tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war with disastrous results.
The people of Wisconsin have been good to me. I've tried to live up to their trust. And now I ask those hardworking men and women and millions like them across America to join our cause and get this country working again. When Governor Romney asked me to join the ticket I said 'Let's get this done' - and that is exactly what we're going to do.
Trust one who has tried.
People think I'm crazy because I travel too much but I haven't been doing any of that lately because I got a little sick this year and I've tried to take care of it.
When I haven't been working I've tried to travel a lot.
Michael Palin decided to give up on his considerable comedy talents to make those dreadfully tedious travel shows. Have you ever tried to watch one?
I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot killed or jailed beaten or economically deprived.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I'm human and I'm normal - well semi-normal.
I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work.
I had two passions growing up - one was music one was technology. I tried to play in a band for a while but I was never talented enough to make it. And I started companies. One day came along and I decided to combine the two - and there was Spotify.
The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do aided by modern technology which enables me having long since moved beyond longhand to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes.
I've tried to make 'Strictly Ballroom' impossible to date. It does feel a bit '80s but I consciously made sure there was no technology in the movie that could date it.
When I was writing 'The Abstinence Teacher ' I really tried to immerse myself in contemporary American evangelical culture.
I didn't want to be the archetypal sponging brother-in-law so I didn't go into acting when I got to the States. I thought 'No I'll go to school and then I'll be an English teacher that'll be fun.' But I was horrible as a teacher. As hard as I tried I just couldn't inspire those kids to take an interest in Milton and Shakespeare and Donne.
I want to make sure I don't interfere with the success of that team next year. I don't see any way I could go to practice like most of 'em do and not hurt the team. I'd go nuts if I tried doing that.
There was a perception of me and I earned it because I was really intense really gruff. I treated certain people poorly at times. It was because of who I was. It was almost my strength. I came in all business. I tried to find ways to fit in with that demeanor but it's not easy.
I left because I could no longer make records that sounded less and less like me. I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength until the only thing I could do was walk away.
Now being a girl I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot rode jumped and took part in all the fights of the boys.