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Born: 1934-09-07
Profession: Poet
Nation: Indian
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I have done no wrong but the zealots are trying to attack me because I am so critical of them.

Tags: Done, Trying, Wrong

In Bengal, Hindus are known to crack jokes at the expense of their gods and goddesses and that's what I did.

Tags: Gods, Jokes, Known

One can tell or do whatever one wants when one is in the Opposition but once one is running a state, one cannot do that.

Tags: Cannot, Tell, Whatever

Dogs are more of a responsibility than kids - you can send a kid off to their grandparents or a nanny, but with a dog you can't do that.

Tags: Dog, Kids, Off

Eventually, I want to be a creative producer that isn't in things. The acting is more of a secondary thing for me now.

Tags: Acting, Creative, Eventually

I do have a couple of pets, but I am determined to keep them out of the media spotlight.

Tags: Couple, Keep, Media

I had a good theater career for years. I played Hamlet when I was 22, and I've played some really great roles.

Tags: Career, Good, Great

I see something that seems like standard fare, that I can imagine any number of actors playing, and I'm generally not interested.

Tags: Interested, Playing, Seems

I've always been fairly confident in my acting.

Tags: Acting, Confident, Fairly

So many young pets burn out in Hollywood, it's crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Hollywood, Young

The writer's room is a really interesting place to be.

Tags: Place, Room, Writer

Back in Australia, I did foster care for sick cats for years, and I was always most successful with the animals when I was given two - a brother and sister.

Tags: Care, Sick, Successful

British comedy - which has been a big inspiration to me for many years - is very different to Australian comedy and different again to American comedy.

Tags: Again, American, Big

I don't get that many scripts. Back in Australia, I've pretty much done my own shows and really no work outside of that. It's only now that I'm starting to read some Hollywood film scripts, and I've read some really great ones.

Tags: Done, Great, Work

I'm sort lucky in that for me, I'm a writer now. I started as an actor but I'm a writer and so things like 'Wilfred' and shows like that are where I escape to.

Tags: Actor, Lucky, Started

My dad was in the army so we moved around a lot and I changed schools every year and had to make new friends, and I found that if I was the funny guy I could do that easier.

Tags: Dad, Friends, Funny

The last few years I've had to force myself to go out and be more involved the world because I can get a bit more cerebral and escape into characters and the world of characters. But now I guess I escape into stories about 'Wilfred.'

Tags: Bit, Few, Last

There are no real guidelines or maps in Australia as to how to write a show, whereas in Hollywood it's where the TV industry is created and there's a lot of work that goes into development.

Tags: Real, Work, Write

To open the majority of peoples' minds to something new is difficult. I always think that, as long as it's funny underneath, then you can argue that a teaspoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

Tags: Difficult, Funny, Minds

You can maybe be artistic and really original and creative, but as long as it's got that funniness at the root of it, then certain people are going to love it just because they need a laugh.

Tags: Creative, Laugh, Love

As I've said, I've been advised not to get into the specifics out there. Is there some truth out there? Yes. Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely.

Tags: Said, Truth, Yes

I have always had an attorney on retainer, and now I believe I will have to put him to work.

Tags: Him, Put, Work

I was given no special information by the White House, or by anybody else, for that matter.

Tags: Else, Matter, Special

If I am a Republican shill, wouldn't you think I am the least amount of a threat to the president?

Tags: President, Republican, Threat

Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?

Tags: Reality, Themselves, Work

My name is James Guckert. Well, when you read it, it's always pronounced some other way.

Tags: James, Name, Read
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All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,' 'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted.

Tags: President, Purpose, Wanted

And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?

Tags: Done, Future, Past

Even though it has been very painful, lots of opportunities have come forward journalistically. Once all of this blows over, I think it might actually help that I have gotten this attention.

Tags: Forward, Help, Once

I answered their questions truthfully and honestly, but I would prefer not to say more. I assume the information was routed back and that is why I was not called to testify.

Tags: Assume, Questions, Why

I use a pseudonym, because my real name is very difficult to pronounce, to remember, and to spell. And many people who have been talking about me on television have yet to pronounce it correctly.

Tags: Difficult, Real, Remember

I was given a White House - well, you will have to ask the White House that. But I asked to attend the White House briefing because I was, you know, because I wanted to report on the activities there.

Tags: Ask, House, Wanted

I'd like to get back into journalism. I'm hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator or one of those political analysts that you see on the news shows all the time.

Tags: Job, Someone, Time

If I am communicating to my readers exactly what the White House believes on any certain issue, that's reporting to them an unvarnished, unfiltered version of what they - the Administration - believe.

Tags: House, Issue, White

My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter.

Tags: Job, Past, Time

Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?

Tags: After, America, War

The world's a fascinating place right now.

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The scientist and the artist are both passionate about their exploration. What leads to my work is that I'm equally an artist and an engineer.

Tags: Artist, Both, Work

I guess I'm fascinated with motion because I find that whenever anything is moving, I have some feeling about it. It doesn't matter what kind of motion it is. A motion will always evoke some kind of reaction.

Tags: Feeling, Matter, Moving

I happen to love engineering. I love figuring things out in a spatial sense, that whole realm of working with mechanical parts, and the relationship of the parts, and things like ratios and the speeds of particular objects.

Tags: Happen, Love, Working

The impulse for me to want to make sculpture is because I want to make statements, really, on a purely emotional level. And it's also somewhat of a challenge to see how that can be done with materials and objects that really are not emotional, in and of themselves.

Tags: Challenge, Done, Emotional
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