Don't sit around and wait for the opportunities to come. You have to get up and make those opportunities come.
Gordon Brown is a character from a tragic opera, twisted by ambition and a Presbyterian sense of fateful destiny. He has waited 13 years, mostly in Tony Blair's shadow, for this poisoned chalice and has a pessimist's luck.
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Every time I sit for a song, I feel I am finished. It's like a beggar sitting waiting for God to fill your bowl with the right thought. In every song, I ask help from Him. Everybody around is so good, so to create music that will connect with so many people is not humanly possible without inspiration.
Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
One of the hardest things about being a musician is finishing a project and then having to wait three or six months to publish it and to do all the sort of promotional behaviour.
The great thing about 'Battlestar' was that it was basically 'Star Wars' but once a week, as opposed to waiting for three years for the movie to come out. I was a huge 'Battlestar' fan.
You never know what's going to happen in the draft. You just wait until your name gets called and then things happen.
I just do these 'Sleep' type tracks when the situation presents itself. I never set out to do them, like wait all day until I'm really tired or something. Gotta come natural.
I'm waiting for them to come up with a 'Star Trek' thing so they can beam me from my house to the gigs and back.