"Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe."
"When I prepare for a role, I try to get inside the character's head and understand him."
"When you're working with someone new, it takes a second to understand their instincts and range. It's not really conscious."
"I don't understand why every guy is not a romantic. I enjoy it."
"I wanted to get away from the Mexican vernacular and do more 'nuevo Latino.' Americans are starting to understand regionality in Mexican food. It is very regional in terms of ingredients."
"It is up to God to reveal a religion, but up to us to understand and realise it."
"I understand this fear of the word 'feminism,' and I understand the fear of saying it because it becomes as divisive as 'sexism' has become. But I know a lot of male feminists."
"I'm no ethnomusicologist. There is a connection between the five-note scale used both in traditional Chinese music and the blues, but I don't really understand it. All I know is, whenever I play with Chinese musicians, we seem to belong to the same musical gene pool."
"I understand a ship to be made for the carrying and preservation of the cargo, and so long as the ship can be saved, with the cargo, it should never be abandoned. This Union likewise should never be abandoned unless it fails and the possibility of its preservation shall cease to exist, without throwing passengers and cargo overboard."