“As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously? Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet? I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it. But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened? Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?”—
Please learn that Intelligence and Good Grades do NOT coincide and are NOT interchangeable. This is what is holding us back. Kids learn to suck in information and spit it out on the test, but never learn to apply it or think about it. This is the root of ALL of the problems our country faces.
“To give you kind of an example of a day, we’d talk about what we were going to do, we’d figure it out, we’d kind of execute the plan, and then we’d go back to the hotel and go to the bar. And in the back room of the bar they’d deliver the footage, and Steven, and Scott, and I, and Greg Jacobs our other producer, and A.D., and Michael and Stacy, and we’d just kind of sit there and talk while Steven put on headphones and open up his laptop and just kind of sat in the corner for forty five minutes or an hour, and then at the end he’d take his headphones off and he’d turn the computer around and he’d show us what we shot that day cut. So it’s a really, when you’re working that way it’s kind of like making a movie in your backyard with your friends.”—Matt Damon, talking about Steven Soderbergh being awesome. (via robertfrenay)