Alan Ball (Soccer Player)

#66697 Alan Ball

I was conveniently bisexual for a long time, and then I went, 'Come on, who am I kidding?' And I have to say, it was the single biggest step I took toward emotional well-being, to stop feeling like I had to hide who I am. .

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#66698 Alan Ball

Racism is ridiculous no matter where it's coming from. .

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#66699 Alan Ball

We live in a time where there's an alienation factor. There's a certain disconnection. We don't have any real sense of community anymore. .

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#66700 Alan Ball

There is a fetishization of victimization in our culture. And I just am not interested in victimhood. .

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#66701 Alan Ball

In my own life, I think legends of supernatural, mythic things are really just a manifestation of the collective unconscious. So I don't really get freaked out. I mean certainly, you read about things people did to each other in the pursuit of some mystical or occult goal, and it's horrifying. But that's just human nature. .

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#66702 Alan Ball

I'm at the point in my life where I don't want to work as hard. Actually, I've had to take a good hard look at workaholism and it's effect on one's mental health. .

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#66703 Alan Ball

I'm a Buddhist, so one of my biggest beliefs is, 'Everything changes, don't take it personally.' .

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#66704 Alan Ball

I think sexuality is a window into someone's soul. .

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#66705 Alan Ball

I believe forgiveness is possible for everybody, for everything, but I'm a Buddhist. .

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#66706 Alan Ball

Vampires are total sexual metaphors; there's just no way around that. .

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#66707 Alan Ball

I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed. .

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#66708 Alan Ball

I think it's very difficult, and it requires a tremendous amount of spiritual integrity and discipline, to not be a narcissist in a culture that encourages it every step of the way. .

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#66709 Alan Ball

Beauty is in the strangest places. A piece of garbage floating in the wind. And that beauty exists in America. It exists everywhere. You have to develop an eye for it and be able to see it. .

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#66710 Alan Ball

I certainly believe that what we perceive as humans is just the tip of the iceberg. I don't necessarily believe in vampires or werewolves or that kind of thing, but I believe there is definitely a realm we don't necessarily have access to. .

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#66711 Alan Ball

I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them. .

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#66712 Alan Ball

It's easy to look at the vampires as a metaphor for any feared or misunderstood group. It's also easy to look at them as a metaphor for a shadow organization that says one thing and has a completely different agenda on their mind, and anybody who gets in their way, they just get rid of them. Does that sound familiar? .

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#66713 Alan Ball

I'm not saying that being gay is what defines me, but at the same time, if you feel like you have to hide it, then it becomes what defines you. You keep it hidden, and the secret becomes you. .

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#66714 Alan Ball

Most of us live in artificial environments and then we go to work in artificial environments and the world becomes something that you see through a window. .

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#66715 Alan Ball

'Six Feet Under' was about repressing our deepest, most primal impulses, and 'True Blood' is about giving full sway to them all the time. In a way they are like yin and yang. .

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#66716 Alan Ball

I'm aware of 'Twilight,' but I've never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold - why do a vampire story about abstinence? .

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#66717 Alan Ball

Life is suffering. We have desires and expectations and egos, and we compare the reality we have, which is miraculous and wondrous, with this reality we desire. That somehow distances us from actually taking part fully with the reality we do have, and that creates suffering. For me, the thing that I love is that it's all about the present moment. .

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#66718 Alan Ball

The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don't have the leisure of time in television. .

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#66719 Alan Ball

And as I stumbled onto Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, it was the first time I had ever read any sort of philosophy that really made a tremendous amount of sense. What I liked that was missing from my experience of Christianity growing up was a sort of acceptance, a sort of being OK with being imperfect and not focusing on the sin. .

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#66720 Alan Ball

I think vampires are a timeless powerful archetype that can tap into people's psyches. .

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#66721 Alan Ball

I would say try to tell stories that you care about as opposed to stories that you think will sell. .

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#184647 Alan Ball

I was conveniently bisexual for a long time, and then I went, Come on, who am I kidding? And I have to say, it was the single biggest step I took toward emotional well-being, to stop feeling like I had to hide who I am. .

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