I was 18-years-old hanging out with Mickey Rourke and Johnny Depp at Mickey's club Risk.
Talent is a very cliched word. Hard work is the key and I am a very hard working person.
Aw man, growing up I just loved sneakers. In my neighborhood, having the freshest shoes was always a key. A major key.
Speaking nothing of how we often fall short in keeping our promises, we frequently play an unnecessary game of politics with key issues - using must-pass legislation such as disaster relief as a vehicle to sweeten unrelated, contentious bills that may not otherwise pass as stand-alone measures.
The key to acting well is to allow yourself to be vulnerable.
In the face of a rising China, along with authoritarian regimes from Brazil to the Philippines to Turkey to Russia, and the constant presence of belligerent non-state actors, we need to reform our military to deal with asymmetrical threats.
I love writing and I just sit at my keyboard and write.
The key thing is knowing how to adapt. Adapting to the group that you have at your disposal; adapting to the place where you're working; adapting to the local environment. This is crucial: adaptability.
If we want to prevent both climate and ecological catastrophes, the key task is to minimise the amount of land we use to feed ourselves, while changing the way the remaining land is farmed. Instead, governments almost everywhere pour public money into planetary destruction.
Even when I'm travelling - which is when I do most of my writing - I have a little portable keyboard.
My version of 'Fast Car' is in the same key as the original. To me that is where all the emotion lies.
I hang with my woman, and with some friends that have nothing to do with Slayer. I also like to watch sports and go to hockey and football games.