William Quotes

William Quotes by Nicolas Cage, Bruce Dickinson, Kate Middleton, Dick Cavett, Patti Smith, Prince William and many others.

I’m one of those people that feels that Americans that shouldn’t do Shakespeare… The rhythms of the English language and the mannerisms of the English speech seems to work effortlessly with William Shakespeare, but when Americans do it, something seems stuck.
I think as any mother would be she was absolutely over the moon. And actually we had quite an awkward situation because I knew and I knew that William had asked my father but I didn’t know if my mother knew.
William F. Buckley was a man who had a great capacity for fun and for amusing himself by amazing others.
I sang ‘O Holy Night’ with the Vatican orchestra, but also a Blake – a lullaby that William Blake wrote for the Christ child, and I set it to music, and the Vatican orchestra played the music.
I am and always will be an HRH. But out of personal choice I like to be called William because that is my name and I want people to call me William – for now.
The most memorable engagement for me, I suppose, was an away-day to Leicester. I went without William, so I was rather apprehensive about that.
When our William was killed, there wasn’t a child bereavement charity. I was extremely blessed with a very close family, wonderful friends, a supportive husband, and two further children.
I’m obsessed with Kate Middleton. Obsessed. I loved the Royal Wedding. I was so cynical going into it, and pseudo-political about the whole thing, but as soon as I saw her, I was utterly charmed. I’m just completely enchanted by Kate and William.
I was influenced by people like David Fincher and William Friedkin, and these directors who kinda paint their films with these dark shades.
I can’t change overnight into a serious literary author. You can’t compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not.
I started reading the big histories and the small histories, the memoirs and so forth. At some point, I found the diary of William E. Dodd.
I’d love Shakey Bill to tell me a story – I mean, William Shakespeare, he could squeak a nib couldn’t he?
For decades, conservatives have struggled with containing crackpottery, most notably William F. Buckley’s famous excommunication of the John Birch Society in the 1960s.
I met Prince William at a musical festival and he let me know he was a fan of my music. But the invitation to sing at his wedding reception came completely out of the blue. The fact that Kate and William knew the words to my songs was very touching.
When I looked further into my mother’s history, I realised that her anxieties and her neuroses could be accounted for by facts from a very early age. Her parents, William Henry Jones and Sarah Emily, were desperately poor.
When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights.
There’s no one quite like William – I bet he’s really kind. You can just tell by looking at him.
The hardest part of writing ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars‘ was probably the sheer amount of iambic pentameter and tiptoeing around certain scenes I knew would be hot-button issues for ‘Star Wars’ fans.
Neuromancer’ by William Gibson is a cyberpunk classic.
At the Norman Invasion, the Saxon thanes were themselves humbled in turn; the manors were given a more legal character and transferred to favourites of William the Conqueror.
I knew William Burroughs really well, and I was always star struck being around him. I adored him.
Seldom has a politician left public office with more self-generated fanfare than Sen. William S. Cohen.
Many of the writers who have inspired me most are outside the genre: Humorists like Robert Benchley and James Thurber, screenwriters like Ben Hecht and William Goldman, and journalists/columnists like H.L. Mencken, Mike Royko and Molly Ivins.
My bravery however was the effect of assurance for could I have believed the current report, I should have fled as fast as any man, no man can possibly have a greater reluctance to an intimacy with Sir William Howe than my Self.
Henry Laurens
It’s the weird thing Eton doesyou‘re at school next to lords and earls and, in my case, Prince William, so you end up being used to dealing with those sorts of people.
I sit every once in a while and I think about plays and films I can do with William Petersen into our eighties. He’s the most incredible scene partner I’ve ever had.
My first paid role was my first job out of drama school, which was ‘Just William.’ It was a BBC TV show. I played Ethel.
I wish my friends at William Morris Endeavor all the best.
William Shatner has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We’re very good friends. I adore him, but we’re very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.
I’d love to have William Faulkner, Beethoven and Bach over. I want to find out what makes those guys tick!
George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower all rode their wartime heroics into the White House.
I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem’s a nickname; it’s a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands.
I was so naive I didn’t even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
If you’re an illegal alien in Prince William County, I’d get out.
In 1805, the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, making their way across the West, were warned by American Indian tribes of grizzly bearsawesome strength.
I got to know the cast pretty well. Not so much Leonard Nimoy, I got to know William Shatner pretty well. They are a pretty good gang. The production company that made ‘Star Trek‘ is the kind of production company that likes to have fun.
In many ways, ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ is modeled on Shakespeare’s Henry V, which relied on a chorus to explain in words the battles of Harfleur and Agincourt that could never be captured on the Elizabethan stage.
In the nineteen-thirties, one in four Americans got their news from William Randolph Hearst, who lived in a castle and owned twenty-eight newspapers in nineteen cities.
Don’t feel embarrassed if you’ve never heard of William Lane Craig. He parades himself as a philosopher, but none of the professors of philosophy whom I consulted had heard his name, either.
My first ‘SNLepisode was with Michael Phelps and Lil Wayne. And if you go back and watch the monologue – it was supposed to feature Barack Obama, but we couldn’t get him – it was with William Shatner. But if you watch it, Guy Fieri is sitting in the front row.
I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner, with my big fat face.
I remember one time being told I could not play in a basketball game at the College of William and Mary because I was black, even though I was playing with a United States Army team.
Living and working for four decades in a Bologna apartment and studio he shared with his unwed sisters, Morandi painted little but bottles, boxes, jars, and vases. Yet like that of Chardin and the underappreciated William Nicholson, Morandi’s work seems to slow down time and show you things you’ve never seen before.
When I was starting out, William Goldman took me under his wing, and he’s still the person I show pages to.
A large and growing body of academic research suggests there are market anomalies that can be exploited to beat a strict index approach. Some of that research has been recognized with Nobels in economic science – William F. Sharpe in 1990 and Eugene F. Fama in 2013.
I went to the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, where I had a teacher really named Edward Shakespeare. He was a very influential figure in my childhood – I acted in high school a few times, but Mr. Shakespeare got me to lead in ‘The Crucible.’ I played John Proctor.
John Steinbeck is one of the most under-discussed and under-written-about of all American writers. He is way up there and should stand on a par, or even above, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner.
Building on the work of George Macdonald, William Morris and Edward Plunkett, what became known as high fantasy was more or less invented by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Until I was 16, I read nothing but science fiction. I loved William Gibson and I still do. But my favourite book when I was growing up, for a long time, was ‘Snow Crash‘ by Neal Stephenson, which I must have read about a dozen times when I was a teenager.
Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake. Many years later, when his wife died, my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance.
As a public servant, William H. Webster has an impeccable resume.
I come from a law enforcement family. My grandfather, William J. Comey, was a police officer. Pop Comey is one of my heroes. I have a picture of him on my wall in my office at the FBI, reminding me of the legacy I’ve inherited and that I must honor.
I used to watch ‘Doctor Who‘ as a child with William Hartnell and Pat Troughton in the black-and-white days, so being cast is brilliant.
Actually William wasn’t there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn’t there for Freshers Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other but we did become very close friends from quite early.
William Holden and I weren’t just good friends. He was my very best friend. I feel his loss very much still.
My mother Diana was a true-blue aristocrat, descended from William the Conqueror and listed in ‘Burke’s Peerage.’ My father David, from a poor Scottish family, was a doctor.
Prince William’s smiling hostility toward the press is his non-negotiable core value. I am told he is so protective of his privacy he has been known to plant false tips with friends he distrusts and watch the media to see if they play out.
When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.
A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren’t in it for the money. William Blake – only his first book was legitimately published.
Republicans can nominate bad Justices, too. Earl Warren, William Brennan, Harry Blackmun, David Souter… the list goes on.
When Gore Vidal was coming up, there were three major channels, and he could count on a big audience when he debated someone like William F. Buckley on TV.
If it is good enough for Prince William and Kate, why is studying art history not good enough for the masses?
The telephone call that forever changed the lives of the Dodd family of Chicago came at noon on Thursday, June 8, 1933, as William E. Dodd sat at his desk at the University of Chicago.
John Dos Passos, Raymond Carver, Flaubert and William Maxwell were all very influential when I first started writing. Now, the writers I’m most interested in are the writers who are most unlike me: for example, Denis Johnson.
William’s marriage to Kate Middleton showed that social class, which seemed so important when Prince Charles was looking for a bride in the Eighties, is no longer an issue.
My off-the-field heroes, the people who gave me the values to live by and who inspired me with their hard work and unselfish dedication to their family, were my mom, Catherine, and my dad, William.
In writing ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars,’ I had the freedom to go beyond the original script and add asides, soliloquys and even new scenes. The main characters all get a soliloquy or two – or in Luke‘s case, several.
I was quite nervous about meeting William’s father, but he was very, very welcoming, very friendly, it couldn’t have gone easier really for me.
William Andrews Clark was caught in a bribery scandal during a campaign for the U.S. Senate – he was said to describe the Montana legislators this way: ‘I never bought a man who wasn’t for sale.’
Stephen King consummately honors several traditions with his rare paperback original, ‘Joyland.’ He addresses the novel of carny life and sideshows, where the midway serves as microcosm, such as in those famous books by Ray Bradbury, Charles Finney and William Lindsay Gresham.
I don’t read a lot of fiction, but one of my favorite authors is William Kennedy; his books, to me, almost read like historical dramas because the mythologies are so detailed as he wove fiction with the factual history of Albany.
I love American English, not least because a lot of it was ours to begin with. Indeed, many Americanisms can be found in the works of William Shakespeare.
Tom Hanks, who starred in ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ turns out to be related to a number of the historic characters that feature in ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ including William the Conqueror and Shakespeare.
When he died, Emerson was thought of as the representative American writer par excellence, and his point of view was still so potent that William James was honored to be asked to speak at a centenary celebration.
William Kittredge’s ‘Hole in the Sky‘ is one of my favorite books. Ian Frazier’s ‘Family’ I adore.
OK, I have a nickname. My family calls me ‘Trey’ because I’m William the third. My dad has the same name, which is always confusing because my dad is well known, and I’m also known.
William McKinley Oswald was my high school football coach. He was a great coach and had a profound influence on my life. But I think he could have learned his method of motivating players from an army drill sergeant.
I’ve done a lot of Shakespeare onstage, and I’m not convinced that the Earl of Oxford was the author of all those works, but I am convinced that the Stratfordian William Shakespeare was not. My feeling is that it was an amalgamation of many writers, in the same way that most films are a collaborative endeavor.
My ranch William S. Hart Park is for the benefit of the American Public of every race and creed.
William S. Hart
Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book ‘The Most Powerful Idea in the World.’
When economist William Beveridge dreamed up the postwar welfare state he wanted to fight fivegiant evils‘ – want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness. Fast forward 65 years and it seems the last New Labour government grew an Unfair State that fuelled – not fought – one of those evils: idleness.
My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
I’m not Gore Vidal or William Buckley.
Lawrence Sanders
When I was 19, I took a train from Houston to New York, and I had in my lap the collected works of William Shakespeare. The play I read on that journey was ‘Titus Andronicus.’
The media love coarse debate because coarse debate drives ratings and ratings generate profits. Unless the TV producer happens to be William Shakespeare, an argument is more interesting than a soliloquy – and there will never be a shortage of people willing to argue on TV.
There’s not a day that William and I don’t wish that she was… we don’t wish that she was still around, and we wonder what kind of a mother she would be now, and what kind of a public role she would have, and what a difference she would be making.
Liberal members of Congress and their media allies are furious with Attorney General William Barr because he blew up the Mueller report smear job before it was out of the box.
If Beethoven could write his ‘Eroica Symphonystone deaf, then William Wyler can do a musical.
William and I feel that every child deserves to be supported through difficult times in their lives.
I feel about aging the way William Saroyan said he felt about death: Everybody has to do it, but I always believed an exception would be made in my case.
I think William Trevor is as good as it gets. Whenever I want a book to do exactly what it says it will, I read him.
No, I had the Levis guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry.
I’ve tried to be more self-sufficient as I’ve gotten older. I’d like to not worry about whether they’re going to sell my next album or book. Hell, William Blake wasn’t even published in his lifetime.
Film rights were in the offing for ‘The Onion Field,’ eventually made into a movie in 1979; ‘The New Centurions‘ became a 1972 film starring George C. Scott, while ‘The Blue Knight‘ starred William Holden in a 1973 mini-series version.
Poetry itself is music. I’m just lucky that I can convert it into music. William Blake is my favorite poet of all time, and he said that he wasn’t quite familiar with the sounds of music. If so, he would have been a musician. All of his poems are all like songs, and that’s how I always try to start my thoughts.
I’ve taken that with me since working with him; in order to be William Hurt, you have use every moment like he does.
On June 3, 2015, in keeping with a long tradition, I visited my home club in the Pepper Pike suburb of Cleveland, known simply as The Country Club. It’s an old William Flynn design and perhaps the most underrated course in America. It’s elegant, challenging and filled with old-world charm.
Marry Prince William? I’d love that. Who wouldn’t want to be a princess?
My father was among the first of his generation to look into writers who’ve become part of the American lit. canon. When he wrote his master‘s thesis on William Faulkner in the Forties, he couldn’t find anybody on the faculty at Columbia University to oversee it because they didn’t read Faulkner.
William Regal has been the most influential person in my entire career.
I am one of the graduates of the William Morris famous, famous mail room from the ’60s.
The ‘Robben Island Bible‘ has arrived at the British Museum. It’s a garish thing, its cover plastered with pink and gold Hindu images, designed to hide its contents. Within is the finest collection of words generated by human intelligence: the complete works of William Shakespeare.
I want to write orchestral music. I want to get a group of singers together and sing William Byrd songs.
The major poets of New Jersey have all suffered, whether it’s Whitman, who lost his job for ‘Leaves of Grass,’ or William Carlos Williams, who was called a communist, or Ginsberg, whoseHowl‘ was prosecuted, or myself. If you practise poetry the way I think it needs to be done, you’re going to put yourself in jeopardy.
But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of William ‘Bill’ J. Hughes, former U.S. Representative and Ambassador. Mr. Hughes has fought for South Jersey for decades and it is an honor to have known him and followed in his footsteps. South Jersey and the world are better for having had him.
They don’t make people like Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley anymore.
William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
William Atherton has a very different acting style to Bonnie Bedelia; she has a very different style than Bruce Willis.
I clerked for a judge, William Norris, on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals right after law school and then for Justice O’Connor the next year.
The great thing that I appreciate – the fact that my godfather, William ‘Sticky‘ Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others.
I – and, I suspect, millions of Americans like me, Republicans and Democrats alike – couldn’t care less about Obama’s middle name or the ridiculous six-degrees-of-separation game that is the William Ayers non-issue.
The people I believed in were people like William Lever, the great philanthropic industrialist – self-made men who realised anyone could achieve.
The GOP was once the party of William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan, and John McCain.
Pretty much anything William Shatner is in is great. He’s great at playing that ‘I’m the only one sane in the world’ character.
The ur-conservatives of the 1950s – William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and all the rest – were revolting not against a liberal administration but against the moderate conservatism of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The William Morris Agency handled me. In that business, you’re only as good as your last picture.
William Bennett is my patron saint, one of them. Redd Foxx is another.
It’s obviously nerve-wracking, because I don’t know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I’m willing to learn quickly and work hard.
William Barr has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate four times, has served two U.S. presidents, and has proven himself to be a consummate professional who deeply respects the great responsibilities and boundaries of the office of the attorney general.
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
Every writer from Montaigne to William S. Burroughs has pasted and cut from previous work. Every artist, whether it’s Warhol or, you know, Dangermouse or whoever.
American populism is no stranger to our political life. From the earliest anti-Federalists to William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, and George Wallace, and many in between, we’ve sampled the populist temptation, often in times of national distress and dislocation.
I’m making a fresh start. That’s another reason for the name change from Lord Steven Regal to William Regal here in the WWF.
The contribution of Anthony William Greig to English cricket has been underestimated because of his allegiance to Kerry Packer and his choice to recruit players for World Series Cricket while still the England captain. His critics hold that as a black mark against him, which rules out anything else he may have done.
The book I always say that influenced me, subconsciously, because at the time I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer, was William Goldman’s ‘Marathon Man.’ That was the first adult thriller that I loved. I read it when I was 15 or so, when my father gave it to me.
I love the royal family. I even got up in the middle of the night to watch Kate and William’s wedding. And I never miss the Queen‘s speech on Christmas Day. I feel it’s my duty as an English-born woman to watch.
I began my thesis research at Harvard by working with a team in the laboratory of William N. Lipscomb, a Nobel chemistry Laureate, in 1976, on the structure of carboxypeptidase A. I did postdoctoral studies with David Blow at the MRC lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge studying chymotrypsin.
Thomas A. Steitz
Yes, William E. Dodd was the – became the – America’s first ambassador to Nazi Germany. Prior to that, he was a professor of history at the University of Chicago – mild-mannered guy.
William Lloyd Garrison was up there with Frederick Douglass being thrown off trains and going through what happened in the 1960s in 1840 in Boston.
I am very indebted to southern writers and not just Flannery O’Connor. Also Harry Crews, Larry Brown, Tennessee Williams, Barry Hannah and William Gay.
I found a book facing out that I’d always meant to read: William Shirer’s ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.’ About a third of the way through, I suddenly, finally caught up to the fact that Shirer had been there in Berlin, from 1934 on, and was finally kicked out when the U.S. entered the war.
I was born in Swansea in the Principality of Wales in September 1934 and named Clive William John Granger. The ‘William John’ names were traditional Granger boy’s names, and my mother liked the name Clive because some popular musician at the time had it.
In 1966, I attended Marquette University and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1970. I received my doctorate in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where I wrote my dissertation on William Faulkner’s early novels.
I always like Iain Banks science fiction stuff and William Gibson’s cyberpunk stuff from the 1980s.
William Regal once told us he people-watched when he was in the ring. He would see things that people would do. And if they annoyed him, chances are they would annoy someone else. A lot of times I’ll just people watch when I’m traveling or at the airport or living everyday life.
In 1840, William Henry Harrison is the first one to really campaign as a candidate, and the campaigns were totally frivolous. I mean, people were drinking hard cider all day. They were big parades; no one was debating the issues.
Even if I hadn’t been cast as Doctor Who, my acting would probably have been influenced by William Hartnell or Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, and all of the other guys. Because those were the actors that I really watched every moment of, as opposed to Laurence Olivier.
My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!
The South is full of memories and ghosts of the past. For me, it is the most inspiring place to write, from William Faulkner’s haunted antebellum home to the banks of the Mississippi to the wind that whispers through the cotton fields.
I have written about some truly great writers – John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner. Faulkner and Frost were the very peaks of American poetry and fiction in the 20th century.
Dramatic fiction – William Shakespeare made his biggest mark writing dramatic love stories.
If it hadn’t been for Bill Macdonald’s book ‘The True Intrepid,’ I might never have found out about the women who went down to work in secret in New York for our own spymaster Sir William Stephenson in the Second World War.
I’ve always loved collecting arts and crafts – I have pieces by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and William Morris at home in east London.
Purpose has always been part of Unilever’s DNA. Our founder, William Lever, built a business around the sale of Lifebuoy soap that was not only profitable and sustainable but also helped transform the health of the poor in Victorian Britain.
I discovered John Fante when I was 17 years old – strangely, not through Charles Bukowski, but through William Saroyan, who was his drinking buddy.
William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time, and as a fan, I want to make sure that I do him justice.
David Bradley
In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany to confine William II in an insane asylum.
In Montana, where Sen. William Andrews Clark made his fortune and lost his reputation, people had assumed that all his children were long dead. After all, he was born in 1839 and was of age to serve in the Civil War.
From 1983 to 2000, William Goren stole more than $30 million from investors on Long Island and in Queens. His favorite targets were widows and retired couples, like Helga and Simon Novack, Holocaust survivors who gave Mr. Goren their life savings.
I love e-books. I can carry the complete works of William Shakespeare around with me all the time. Just think about that. Whether I’m on an airplane or wherever. Being able to have a library in your back pocket basically is something I support.
There is a great deal of cyberpunk that I admire, especially the work of William Gibson which I think is excellent. Somehow he speaks from his own heart and cyber punk is what comes out.
Writing ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ was a fun exercise in mixing just the right amount of the Bard with just the right amount of everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away.
When I was twelve, I started reading Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O’Connor, James Agee, and – do we dare breathe the name – William Faulkner.
With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.
I found out that superstars Winkler and William Shatner are real people, and I was so thankful for that.
In any long string of letters, one can find countless anomalies that will seem like convincing proofs of hidden meaning to the mind that wants to believe that the text is somehow special. Numerological tricks, for example, can demonstrate that William Shakespeare wrote the ‘King James Bible.’
The first Broadway play I ever saw was ‘The Bad Seed‘ by Maxwell Anderson and with Patty McCormack. ‘The Bad Seed‘ was from an extraordinary novel by William March.
William Regal is one of my mentors, and I had been talking with him the whole time I have been away from WWE.
My family always comes first. My world revolves around my husband, Peter, our daughter, Victoria, and our son, William, but not necessarily in that order. Then, it’s this fascinating world of publishing that devours most of my days and many nights.
People like Aphex Twin, Jason Pierce, Jarvis Cocker and William Orbit are actively showing their interest in a wider field of music. Jarvis and I met on a benefit for an extraordinary man called LaMonte Young, the father of minimalism, who worked with John Cale and shared a loft with Yoko Ono.
I subscribe to William Faulkner’s’ view that history is not just about what we were before but who we are now.
William Henry Harrison, who died of pneumonia in April of 1841, after only one month in office, was the first Chief Executive to hide his physical frailties.
My son William is only nine but he’s had four public schools so far, one in Cornwall, one when I was at Sheffield, one in Beckenham when I was at Palace.
I remember watching William Hartnell as the first ‘Doctor.’ Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified, but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan.
I’m so thrilled to be partnering up with William Rast. I’m such a fan of the brand and being a part of the new campaign has been amazing.
Back in George W. Bush‘s second term, when diplomatic realism began to overtake foolish bellicosity, the president developed one of his patented nicknames for the two most powerful neoconservative journalists, William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer: he called them ‘the Bomber Boys.’
My name is not ‘William Shatner.’
I knew Buckley – he was a friend of mine – and Steve Bannon is no William F. Buckley. Buckley marginalized the kooks. Bannon empowered them.
I wrote a very bad play about Prince William when I was 23 in which he went off to the island of Iona to discover himself. It was very long, and audiences should probably be very pleased that the computer it was on blew up.
The truth is, I love history and studied it in college, with a particular focus on early American history. My love is so deep, in fact, I went to school at The College of William & Mary in Colonial Williamsburg.
I think everyone should read Governor William Bradford‘s diary.
I am fascinated by the Royal Family because they are shrouded in mystique, and the Queen, and to a certain extent William, represent fabulous blank canvases. I find the Prince of Wales less fascinating because he spills the beans and we know too much about him.
For Prince William, I focused more on doing a bad impression of a romantic lead than on Prince William himself.