Basically Quotes by Robert Wyatt, Kenneth R. Miller, Peter A. Levine, Treat Williams, Debbie Gibson, Joe Wicks and many others.
I went to Kent
State basically to avoid
going to Vietnam
, I had no idea
what I was doing in the world. I was lost, and trying
not to get into a fight every day
Well, the first day we went through three
songs, very basically.
But I would say basically, I would just like to be remembered
for what I did on the field
, ‘When is that ever going to happen
again?’. So I basically set out the opposite
way movies are made; I set out with a budget
first. I said
, ‘What can I do well for $40,000?’.
Let’s say that, in reality, I’m basically very shy
when it comes to men.
I like to write a joke without
any fat on it. The shorter the better. I cater
for people with ADD, basically.
not to really think about what other people say. I’d rather
just try and focus on what I’m doing, try and win
Basically, what I’m doing is what I want to do. I feel very lucky. And very satisfied
Happiness is the first principle
of life. Happiness basically means well-being
. It is always good and always a choice
… We need to make the choice to be happy in a particular situation
, just as it is, and at a given
system that I wanted to be able to hack
, I basically compromised the source code
, copied it over
to the university
because I didn’t have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive.
We got ratings
. It isn’t that they won’t quarrel
with you, or say you’re always right. But as long as you stay strong
and the ratings are good and you’re reasonable
– I don’t think we fought
unreasonably. We basically won that right.
I am basically a private person
I can’t think of any NBA team
over the last few
years that lost three starters
. And we replaced
them basically with three guys who really haven’t played in this league
I stopped thinking
about it after
trying to figure out what are the lessons
learned, and there are so many
. After I had basically sorted
that out, I figured it’s time to really look at the future and not at the past
I think there’s something basically wrong with the general
public that they do need their icons
That’s basically what’s going on now: Everything is propaganda
Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure
your success in life
by how many of the people you want to have love you
actually do love you.
I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes
, you understand why they’re making a mistake
. Everybody has flaws
, everybody has ghosts
, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best.
Me being in Houston
, I wanted to leave
there because it was only known
for one thing
. That’s why I hit
N.Y.; that’s why I hit L.A. That’s why I hit Paris
. I just picked up basically everything, but I morphed it into what Travi$ Scott
is and into what I know is fresh.
I don’t want to say too many words about the magic
of the Cube
, because it’s basically a mystery
. It’s like the Mona Lisa smile
. It’s both complex
and very simple at the same time. And, well, people like it. Even today
I work all the time, and I’m basically in the office
from the time I wake
up and then working until I go to sleep every day.
are very solipsistic and self-absorbed
, I’m totally conscious of that. To me, book
writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining
It’s great that people are basically spending
their two weeks
of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird
part of the world. And I think we owe
it to them to take ’em to some cool places
I’ve always thought my soundtracks
good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape
I’d make for you at home.
Basically, I am an anti-social person.
There was one theory
put forth by a journalist recently
. I have a lot of friends that have died
prematurely and a lot of friends that have died of natural
causes. I’ve lost a lot of people over the years. This journalist basically recommended to me that God keeps
me around because I amuse him
As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control
and the drama
. There’s always going to be chaos in the restaurant
Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans
I wanted to be Laurence Olivier, basically, to be a great classical
actor, and also be able to do modern
I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms
of being a girl
and writing ‘chick’ music for teenage girls
or something. I think, if anything, the press
kind of, because of my gender
and my age, tends
to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It’s part of the cultural dynamic
, I guess.
As far as a cocktail
, I do like good wines
, basically with meals, and good champagnes.
I don’t even call them fans
. I don’t like that. They’re literally
just a part of my life; they’re a part of my family. I don’t think of them as on a lower level than me. I don’t think I’m anything but equal to all of them. So yeah
, they’re basically all of my siblings
I’m actually the last person to ask
about school. I kinda
ducked out at 12, before all that stuff might have happened
. I left
school after sixth
grade and was basically home-schooled after that.
A meringue is really nothing but a foam
. And what is a foam after all, but a big collection
? And what’s a bubble
? It’s basically a very flimsy little latticework of proteins
draped with water
. We add sugar
to this structure
, which strengthens it. But things can, and do, go wrong.
My book is basically a love letter
is basically what actors and writers are.
wife Janet has been in a few paintings. She is basically a reserved woman
who has never sought
. She has always been there throughout my career and continues to be at my side.
basically always misinterpret the final outcome
or mis-predict the final outcome.
I was unusual
looking – I didn’t have the look of that time. If you look at ‘Lucas
‘ – and, basically, my first five or six movies – the characters are not described in the scripts
‘Children of Blood and Bone
‘ is basically ‘Black Panther’ with magic.
I was in Kansas
for about a month, and we worked most of the time in a very small
town, so it felt like the production
basically took the whole town over. In a way, we were the Martians
A lot of other things come along with Chapter
11, which basically end up in a lot of pain
I don’t read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.
Well, basically, when you get SNL
, everyone wants to take a meeting
, just in case you end up being good.
I spend a lot of my time
on the phone, pestering people. ‘What’s new in your lab? Can I come visit
your lab? When can I come visit your lab?’ I’m basically a professional pesterer.
I’m rather secular
. I’m basically Jewish
. But I think I’m Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all.
Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda… my set list is basically like my hits
, there is a good reason why
they are there; people really like them.
I think a little tidbit I can give you is that I grew
up with basically everything handed
to me, except
for my career. I worked for that.
postulates the existence of more than one god
, I would have to say we don’t worship
the same god. If somebody says that God is basically one with the world, I would also have to say we don’t worship the same god.
Years ago, we all talked
and not dumping
things down your drain
and all of that, but talking doesn’t help much. Basically, it’s going to have to be legislation
because the impact
is so huge and diversified.
Learning to drive is a scary
thing for a parent
. I had to basically lie
to get the keys
when I was a kid.
Basically, I’m a free spirit
. I’m kind of an Everywoman.
I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger
and temper they say
redheads normally have.
Basically we just created our own label, but again we just did it to document
our own music and create our own thing, so the major labels
were just always out of our picture
, we’re not interested
I’ve become President of the Author’s Guild
, and, in part because they thought I had to know what I was talking about and also as a sort of coronation present
, they got me an iPad
. And I have to tell
you, I’m crazy
about it. It’s got some bugs
, but it’s basically replaced my laptop
. I’m very happy
So when I was 13, I basically left home and never returned
and lived at home again. I would come home for a week
and two weeks in the summer
I have a friend
in New York who’s a stylist
and I went over to her place because she’s got a lot of clothes. I basically ended up wearing most of it. So it’s all stuff that I brought over.
is like going up a mountain
. Being negative
is like sliding
down a hill
. A lot of times, people want to take the easy
way out, because it’s basically what they’ve understood throughout their lives.
I was in this sheltered
little environment where, basically, all my high school
experience was in ‘Life Goes On
,’ and everyone told me where to go, what to do, how to think – I never had to do anything for myself.
I don’t think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that’s a strong show, a great fan base
and it’s helped
me out a lot. It took me out of Canada
and brought me down to the states and gave
me my career basically.
If you win a National Championship
, or you win two, people think you have not only seen
Grail, but you’ve embraced
it. Basically, I do what a lot of people do, but I’ve been able to win.
All the religions are basically good, but there’s something about organised
religion that leads
to corruptness and poison
If my hands get cold, I’ll go inside
them up and basically never come back out. I’m a little wimp.
With ‘Daud,’ basically, I wanted to make a very ‘Mad Max
‘ kind of a film: that was my original intention
I know I have to run 20 more minutes if I eat ice cream
. Basically, I eat everything, but I just do more training.
It just comes down to taste
at the end of the day
, and that’s something you can’t really analyze
. Yeah, I think to have it all there is basically best, regardless
of whether there’s hiss there as well.
It basically comes down to that word: Love. I guess that’s what it’s all about.
I tend to play a lot of blues
things at home, because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern.
25, 30 years ago
, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming
at the audience, basically crowd
control. And then there was the whole urban
Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained
to do is to build up the American empire
. To create situations where as many resources
as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact
we’ve been very successful
We Americans look at the last 300 years of history, and we basically see a world that’s getting better
and better. The rule of freedom expands. The economy develops
. We have risen
to become the world’s greatest
So basically my, my foundation does this thing called gap coverage
for, you know, students that apply
for our scholarship
program. What it means, it’s not like quote, unquote ‘full
scholarship.’ They apply for financial
aid and, and FAFSA and things like that. Then whatever’s not covered, my foundation covers
is basically a way of life for me. I enjoy
and because of that, there is a complete discipline
in my family too.
In Manhattan, and its true on some level till this day; its a whole different mentality
from the Bronx
, which I didn’t know at the time – because you basically just know your neighborhood
The team’s aims are do to the best we can basically.
When you are doing endurance swimming
you just need to take in as many carbs
as possible to put on as much weight
as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free.
I really had a rough
time in middle school
. Middle school to me was the way most people explain
high school. Then in high school I had a blast
. I basically did everything that you would do in high school or in college, so it really wasn’t a difficult thing
to pull out.
When someone insists that you watch a show that’s already been on for a few seasons
, they’re basically saying, ‘Hey, you’re not doing anything for the next five weeks, are you? Because have I got a plan for you every single
night! It’s ‘Weeds
Don’t ask me
to explain a mystique
. I’m just enjoying
all this while it lasts
. I’m basically doing the same thing I was doing 20 years ago.
There are certain things
about me that I will never tell to anyone because I am a very private person
. But basically, what you see is who I am. I’m independent, I do like to be liked
, I do look for the good side of life and people. I’m positive, I’m disciplined
, I like my life in order
, and I’m neat
as a pin
I basically did comedy there for about a year
, and then moved
to New York. If I had it to do over again, I would have booked
myself on the road
for at least
My role in the Mamas and Papas was basically just to sing.
I think it’s important to stretch
as you get older
, but I try to do basically all the things I did when I played, except I can’t do them as well and as much.
I’ve always basically done everything that’s been offered to me. I’m one of the few actors who enjoy working a lot
I say all the time when someone asks
me how I am, ‘I woke
up today, I’m alive.’ Basically meaning
about so much, but you know what… you’re alive. Some people don’t wake up
Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace
my whole life.
9/11 was basically caused by box cutters
, and that changed the world.
Growing up on a farm, I saw that if I didn’t go to the military or go to school, and I knew
my mom and my family wasn’t going to be able to send
me to school out of their pocket
, so it basically came down to athletics
. I knew I didn’t want to work on a farm. I knew I didn’t want to do manual labor
the rest of my life.
I basically taught myself how to sing and play by copying records
, and that’s just how it was for me. I know that’s true for a lot of budding musicians
out there – that’s the thing that gets them inspired, is trying to learn their favorite songs. I think it’s a great way
to teach yourself.
I enjoy just showing
people other sides of me, especially everyone always sees
me in my helmet
and ski suit
. It’s nice to just show everyone me, just me in my everyday
clothes or just me in high heels
or just me not in my ski gear
Sometimes you think about the job that we, as actors, do. I take it very seriously
, and I care very much about it, but I’m paid
to make believe
. When you’re a kid, you go to your friend’s house, and it’s, ‘Let’s pretend
we’re both cowboys
!’ Without belittling it, that’s basically what I do – I tell stories.
I am basically a complainer and all the grounds for complaint
have been swept
out from under me.
to jazz and gospel
… yeah that’s basically what I listen to.
look after me. But, basically, I look after myself. I don’t overeat
. I don’t develop a big paunch. I do a little bit of exercise
. At the same time, I believe that if you don’t work, you will decay
. The decay process is through not using your faculties
– not using your brain
, not using your body
I’m half-black, half-white, so I basically put it like this: I can fit in anywhere
. That’s why I write so many stories from so many different perspectives
, because I’ve seen so many.
Basically, people are never happy enough because they want more money
met Don Callis in Japan. I was at New Japan and I was with mutual
friends, and I met Don on accident
and started telling him some of my ideas. We started talking and he basically at dinner
was saying, ‘Hey, we should give you a job.’
When I do stand-up, I’m basically doing a one-man
I was amazed
at how easy it was for the Clinton
Administration to basically cover
what they did at Waco in the fog
and avoid any responsibility for it.
For Oakley, I’m basically a media vehicle
for them to promote the product
. For me, it’s both, I get a salary
from them, but I also get great products so it just kind of works, continues on.
So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid
and very intellectual
and emotional at the same time. I don’t think all those things shut
each other out.
I believe we are in a world where innovation in stuff was outlawed. It was basically outlawed in the last 40 years – part of it was environmentalism
, part of it was risk aversion
Certainly I’m still mining
as a journalist. I think it’s no coincidence
that all three of my novels basically are about how people act in a time of catastrophe. Do they go to their best self
or their worst
When you have a child, as anyone knows
who has them, that’s basically all you want to talk about.
I think this, I think basically I’m not interested in people following
my work or making work like my work.
I think there is a misconception
that being open and honest
and saying what it is you want is something we should be embarrassed
about. But that’s just not me. I am a very honest person
. I always tell somebody what I am looking for, and I don’t want people to waste
my time, basically.
Basically, from the pilot
of the first season of ‘Togetherness
,’ I was strategically losing
weight all the way through and then all the way into Season Two. So luckily
, I had the plan, and I had a lot of time to do it. But it’s definitely not easy, because I’m from New Orleans
and I love to eat.
Basically, I started on stage yelling
and I kept
yelling, and then I yelled some more, and then I yelled even louder
. I’m modulated now.
come from my experiences growing up in life, trying to find out and express
who I am. That’s basically it. I’m not trying to be a prophet
or anything like that. I’m just reflecting
I just have more fun when I get to try new things
– and the action
film genre has kind of painted
itself into a corner
, copied itself so many times and it has basically run out of bad buys.
What is basically just an IQ score
has roots in education, socioeconomic status
, and environmental factors
. Looking at any one of these roots doesn’t give you a full picture of the tree, but it does tell you that a tree is there.
Basically, what I’m saying is there is nothing fake
about what I do. I’m up-front, I’m real, I’m honest and I’m open with my feelings.
The Democrats seem to be basically nicer
people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills
The way I work is, I always compose a shot list before I talk to anybody
my DP. So I’ll spend a couple
months basically creating the movie in my head, so I have a very solid
film in my head, where I know every shot, and I know what the transitions between scenes
Most people think companies are basically evil. They get a bad rap. And I think that’s somewhat correct
There is a song called ‘I Refuse
,’ and I get a bit scolding
, I suppose, in a way. But it all comes back to elements
of hope, and in the case of that song, it’s basically, ‘Okay, you’re trying to suck
me into this world of negativity
, and I’m not going to go there. I’m going to live my own life
Basically, if I have no intention
of using a service then I won’t bother reverse-engineering it.
I’m probably only going to make 10 movies, so I’m already planning on what I’m going to do after that. That’s why I’m counting
them. I have two more left. I want to stop at a certain point
. What I want to do, basically, is I want to write novels, and I want to write theatre
, and I want to direct theatre.
You learn real early to make a film and then duck
, and basically that’s how I go about it.
If you look closely
, you’ll see that Marvel basically has three Thanoses. There is the 1970s Thanos appearing
in the movies. This is before he got the Infinity Gauntlet
. Then there are the Thanos stories I’m telling. And finally
, there is the Thanos that appears
in the mainstream Marvel stories.
I’m basically a very happy person and I don’t have to be anybody else
The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible
– you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective
. But then, the world is basically insane
– and it’s trying to pass
itself off as being a sane
place. I show it for what it is.
Cogsworth, the character I did on ‘Beauty
and the Beast
,’ could be a bit flamboyant onscreen
, because basically, he is a cartoon
. But they didn’t want Cogsworth to become Disney
character, because it got around a gay man was playing him.
And the whole thing is that you’re treated
like a step-child. Here it was down here, everything in the black, because they were stealing
, basically. Stealing from us old country
boys down here.
That’s basically what I’m doing when I’m tapping
them – getting my toes
to the end of my shoes
I have a new show now called ‘The Bridge
,’ where I play a guy who’s a real-life guy. My character’s based on the life of a guy named Craig
Bromell who was a cop for 12 years and then became head of the police association
, so basically the president
of the union
for 85,000 cops.
Then we did what we called basically I suppose a club tour in England
, which was the time I think that our second
album came out, we club toured
around the whole country where the venues
were hold to five hundreds upwards
to that sort of thing you know.
hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.
Basically I started to jot notes
, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer
, we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft
, and started all over again.
I am the American Dream
. I am the epitome
of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly
what I’ve done.
getting a lot more mail… that’s basically it.
If you think about it, Aretha
did basically the same things that I do.
What’s so crazy is when you give interviews
that don’t really care too much
for you, basically what they’re going to do is write what they want to write and discredit
you. They’re going to write and say what they want to say, no matter what
you tell them.
I grew up
watching ‘Star Trek
.’ I love ‘Star Trek.’ ‘Star Trek’ made me want to see alien
creatures, creatures from a far-distant world. But basically, I figured out that I could find those alien creatures right on Earth. And what I do is I study insects
My dad’s a scratch golfer
and I’ve got the knack
something and then replicating it. I saw my dad swing
a club and I worked out how to do the same thing. My backswing and follow-through have been basically the same since I was two.
What would we be without the fans? They’re more important than me, because they make our sport great; they make things happen
. We put on the show, but if people don’t react to it, we are nothing. So, the fans, basically we should roll
out the red carpet
I mean, Ed Snowden
was basically saying the same things that Bill Binney and Thomas Drake
and other U.S. whistleblowers
had said before him. But he came out more publicly
, and maybe revealed
more. He showed that when the U.S. government said, ‘We are not surveilling U.S. citizens
,’ that was a lie.
, people look like they have a much better life
than they really do. People basically seem like they are way better-looking than they really are, and they are way happier-seeming than they really are.
has had two goals
in the last 10 years. One was to copy
the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus
‘ success in the spreadsheet – basically, the applications
business. And over the course
of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.
To develop drugs for people, we basically dismantle
the system. In the lab, we look at things the size
of a cell
or two. We dismantle life into very small models
As far as stand-ups go, I always loved Richard
Pryor, Chris Rock, and Sinbad. Basically, I love black comedians
because they’re the funniest
. I wish
I were a black comedian
I’m competitive. I like to compete
, and that’s basically what the decathlon
lets me do.
I’m a pretty accommodating person, and I want to be the best I can at my job. So if someone asked
me to do an interview
or something that didn’t fit into my schedule
, I’d basically say yes
Politics is comparable
. The only thing is that in politics there are basically no rules
. In boxing, you can get a black eye, but in politics you can get poison in your food or a bullet in the head. It’s definitely rougher and tougher
than other sports
We do this basically for ourselves. People appreciate
it, which is cool, but I think they appreciate that we’re doing it for ourselves. We’re doing it our way, and how people like it is not up to us. We like it.
, I don’t think of myself as a style icon
. It’s basically because the public loves
me so much.
I think the biggest thing
for me is being able to adjust
to the way the game has changed. It’s basically a 180-degree turn
from the style I like to play. That’s what I think I’m most proud
of, being able to fit into this style of game and still be fairly successful.
I think basically I’m lazy
, but I have a housewife
‘s mentality when I go about my job.
Basically, I don’t like to tweet
stuff about my life. I only like to tweet jokes
But the indisputable fact is, a huge percentage of Obama’s voters are basically wards of the state. There are millions
of them, and they have no intention of voting for anyone who might want them to ever go out and work for a living – ‘no matter what.’
I’ve always had a certain fascination
. It’s basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
We’re real people and we’re a band that’s been playing on the scene for a long time. We’ve made a lot of friends, and one enemy
we’ve always had was the NME. They’ve always basically slated us and they’ve basically never ever written about the music.
is people. You can’t write fiction about ideas.
In ‘The Secret Agent
,’ it’s basically a character that was admired
Kaczynski, which is some fan mail
you don’t really want to open. This is a man who is a chemist
and who specializes in making bombs
and despises humanity.
In my final year of college, I was interning with L’Oreal, when during one of the photo shoots
, a photographer suggested
I become a model. I was working under Smira Bakshi, who was this really cool
chick, as she was loaded
, had her fun, and was successful. I basically aspired to be her.
One comes, and one goes. Basically, what you leave behind is the record.
I drive a lot. Just for pleasure
. Sometimes I’ll get in the Cadillac
and drive around the city
or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y’know, just see where roads lead.
My first student film was Orientation
, which was basically the set-up for Animal House. There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed
in some form
It wasn’t until I was in that world, directing
shows and movies, that I realized basically my job is to give back to another generation what the generation before me gave to me.
I’ve always thought I’d been pretty good with people, and I basically have spent
a conflict-free life, you know?
What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation
‘ when we first started was that we were guaranteed
, so that was the longest
job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise
of the show was going to be and we waited
, week by week, to see a script.
I have a big fear
, or negative change, anyway. I’m basically the same person I was when I won ‘Idol
,’ or when I was 10.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse
the government has for even existing
My manager was Buddy Glee
, who put me together with Mike Curb
, and was basically the idea to bring
to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams
I think if we keep
on doing good
music and people like us and they buy the magazine
because we are in the magazine then they cant basically hate us hopefully
I took this ‘how to build computers
‘ course basically because I’m sick
of getting ripped off by cheesy
computer companies. Software baffles me. I like hardware
. I used to change my own oil, and now I want to build my own computer so I can have what I want.
Writing, basically breaks
down to relationships between people and that is what you write about.
We were younger
. And it’s basically like looking at football classics
. You see things that you did, you see things that you could’ve done better and you think about all the good relationships that you had with the cast
I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.’
Basically, they had asked me if I would shave
my head or wear a bald
cap. I said look, if you are doing a series
for five years
I would want to shave my hair because I would go bald with all the gum
from the bald cap.
Basically it’s the core story. About a guy having an affair
with the mother of the girl he falls in love with.
I’ve done a lot of basketball drills
, not a whole lot of competitive stuff. I have basically been in the gym
everyday working on my game, working on the time off
that I’ve had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally
and physically for the season.
We are not trying to reinvent
. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes you have your off days. We have a way of going about things. Basically we are positive people
trying to improve players and teams
Older men in my family – back to my grandpa
– were basically completely bald.
I have a lot of cultures
within me – I’m basically chop
year I was basically supporting
myself, so it was like, Do you want to eat and pay the rent, or do you want to go to school? I wanted to eat and pay the rent.
I’m basically a country person.
I was so surprised
because I’m not too sure
whether I could win a Nobel Prize
, you know, because basically, physics
, it means that usually people was awarded for the invention
of the basic theory. But in my case, not a basic theory, in my case just making the device
, you know.
with a good pair
. That’s how I fooled
my piano teacher
. I’d watch his fingers and I’d listen to it, and I just kind of basically learned it by myself.
At 14, 15, everyone at school stopped talking to me, and I went completely into my shell
. Basically, I’d be hiding
. I had no friends
. I hated
I’m very observant
. So, my mentor
is really basically a lot of people who are just around me and life itself. Just living and going different places
To most jazz critics I was basically Kenny
People are on their computers more than watching TV, because you can only watch voyeur
TV, which is basically what reality shows
are, for so long.
I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance
is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie.
We’re with each other 24/7 and that’s not an exaggeration
. But I think after 25 years it’s like you
are with your family basically. You’re gonna
have your dust-ups and fights
and stuff, but we’re all really hyper-aware of the good fortune
we’re having and how long it took us to get here.
I was raised
in a time where children
were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation
went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal
and open and we’re still paying
You’re basically the sum of all the experiences you’ve ever had, and they’re sort of shaken
up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.
I think media has lost its way. We must recognize that the proprietors of these organizations
have put on a form of censorship
. Basically, they’re more interested in celebrity, narcissism
people, and successful sportsmen.
I basically left Texas
with no money
. I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn’t have a lot of cash
. I took $1,000 and headed
to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas
because I had always wanted to see Caesar
. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine
! It was amazing.
Basically, everything I try to do is to present an alternative
to what somebody else is doing.
If you go down as a comedian’s comedian, that’s basically meaning other comedians are hopefully feeling that you’re doing okay.
I like being the center
of attention. I want to be in the limelight, basically.
The only way I see the world now is through coming out
of and growing up and living in Somalia
. In the time of war, everyone was basically trying to live and manage the best they could. But you also had another period which was not a hard time
at all – it was just a beautiful time. I lived in both eras
My mum was Labour
-voting, but wanted us to know we were important. Basically, everyone’s equal, but you, my children
, are a bit better.
Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied
Basically, I’m afraid
of everything in life, except filmmaking.
I did used to have nightmares about the idea that when I die, there is a spark
which basically creates
the world. ‘Is the world going to disappear
if this spark of consciousness disappears
? And how do I know it won’t? How do I know there’s anything there except what I’m conscious of?’
Basically, I’m always coming up with ideas for mixing
the things I want to draw with things targeted
Cinema basically examines a personality
first and the body afterward.
Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool
. We lived on the coast
. People swam in the surf
. It’s a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent
was very much an outsider
. So if you liked reading
or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed
you as a sissy
My father was a waiter
basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they’re stupid, that that would be a stupid move
I think basically most men are misogynistic.
Some of those stories in local newspapers
are just as dull
and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services, which are basically sort of straight
is your name
, basically. A lot of people don’t know that they need to build their brand; your brand is what keeps you moving.
Sometimes, the hardest
things are just the simple things
. Basically, get out of your own head and just go play the game you know how
I think I was a good student
, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature
. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.
time is all done under the influence
of aerobic exercise. Basically, I do all my thinking while I run.
I was only 20, 21. I was basically going to college
to get me out of the ghetto
. A friend suggested I try stand-up.
But everything has been so gradual
that it’s sort of all come from, just hard work
and basically being at it.
We’ll only be playing four new songs
live, but all the material for the next album is basically finished
I work here at the Raiders
. My position is basically what I make it.
You’re just playing, playing, playing, and then an image
or something will come into your mind, and basically you’re just narrating it with music, letting it move along.
I don’t like being called ‘macho
.’ Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian
man is not macho, he’s smart
. That’s smart in both senses
As I get into it more, I want to grow as an artist, as an entertainer
, and basically perfect my craft.
Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos
and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations
of our music
The ultimate search engine
would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing
. And we’re a long, long ways from that.
We basically built a pricing
model that surgically identified what people wanted to pay us for and what they didn’t want to pay us for. One of the things we figured out early on was that we could create value for people by creating a product that allowed them to design something that they couldn’t design without us.
I don’t know French at all. I took some lessons when I was younger but all I know are the numbers
. I’ve been told basically everyone in Monaco speaks
English because of it being a huge vacation spot
so I’m excited about that. I might not need to learn French after all.
I always wanted to be a cowboy
, and Jedi Knights
are basically cowboys in space, right?
It’s kind of a language I’ve developed over time that’s basically breaking
up the face into components
. Inside each plane, I draw gradation marks
, and when planes come together, they form sinews, a hairlike weave
that’s like a landscape of the face.
Basically, I wear sandals
, like Jesus
. When it gets cold in Chicago
, the snow way up to my knees
, I still wear my sandals. But that’s me.
We’re a rock n’ roll band. We play heavy metal
music. And we want to give you a great time
. That’s basically how it all boils down.
I won an MVP trophy
with the St. Louis Amateur
Baseball Association. I didn’t even start. I was a sub on this team. This was, like, an All-Star
game where we had athletes
from different teams, different mixtures
. We had, like, the only black team in the league, basically. We had four players go to the All-Star game.
In my own case, I’m an artist, and I’m really interested in expanding
of human action, and basically empowering
people through interactivity. I want people to discover
themselves as actors, as creative actors, by having interactive
As a parent myself, I can appreciate the MPAA and what they’re supposed
to do, but what happens with NC-17 is that the MPAA is basically taking away the rights of parents. They’re basically telling me that I can’t show my kids this movie if I decide
they can see it.
Political debate with liberals
is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names
are trying to make arguments.
About four or five weeks after it was publicly announced
I was no longer breastfeeding
, I got a letter from the NHS saying they were being supportive
of me, but basically, they were very disappointed I’d stopped.
Basically I started playing double
handed on both my forehand and backhand side because my first racket
was very heavy.
It was just really, really tough
getting anything when you were a female
. Basically, I just took advantage of everything I could. But when people are going to flat
out tell you they’re not going to hire
anyone that’s female, there’s not much you can do about it.
I think basically lables were more interested in a Richard Page record than a Mr. Mister
In music, which was my world before, you’ve got thousands and thousands of years
of great ideas
that have already been thought of. But the internet
is basically 20 years old. So you can be way stupider and still have world-changing ideas.
If Bill jumps
into something that relies on a lot of cymbals
, I’ll jump
into something that relies on a lot of skin
sounds; if he goes into metal tones, I’ll go into wood
, and so on. I basically play in his holes
A force field is basically an invisible shield
. You push
and all of a sudden a bubble forms
around you which is impenetrable. It can stop bullets
, it can stop ray gun
blasts and we realized force fields
are actually a little bit difficult to create.
It’ll be basically a live album, but it will also include
songs, Judas Priest
songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else
, something they haven’t already bought
Basically you come up with the fictional
idea and you start writing that story, but then in order to write it and to make it seem real, you sometimes put your own memories
in. Even if it’s a character that’s very different from you.
So basically, I don’t know what I’m talking about. But maybe I do.
We sat down and
told stories that happened to us in our childhood
, to our children
. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant
to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life.
Basically, right before college I got into the Guinness
book for my feet and started to do local commercials
and little radio spots
, just little things and found I really liked it.
If there’s a track that’s rhyme friendly
, the verse will basically write itself. If the track is less rhyme friendly, you have to put forth a little more effort to get the song out.
I had a drag
mom but she didn’t really teach me about makeup
. She just basically stuck me into gigs
. And then I borrowed clothes from her and her drag to play the gigs.
For our first date
, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper
, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version
of it now, with macaroni
and cheese and hamburger meat
. And the kids – it’s their favorite dinner.
My family is basically Gypsies – for real.
Basically the school system sets
you up with what it wants to set you up with. They’re really good at it. I think they’re too good. Problem is, what they’re doing is conditioning
kids to merely accept
the culture at hand. But the rebels
won’t accept it.
When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned
me I’d be alone a lot. Basically we all are. Loneliness
comes with life.
is very horizontal
. We’re trying to build a social layer for everything. Basically, we’re trying to make it so that every app everywhere can be social, whether it’s on the web
or other devices
. So inherently
, our whole approach has to be a breadth-first approach rather than a depth-first one.
Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal
way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we’re equal.
Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition
of another person’s taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator
Architecture is basically a container
of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
I’m basically an Upper West
Side Jewish writer.
I believe that anyone can cook
a great meal. Basically all you need to do is get your hands on some fresh ingredients
and not be afraid to make a mess in the kitchen
It’s a good thing
to imagine yourself doing something you think you can’t. I do that every day because, basically, if I had it my way, I’d just stay home and think about what I’m having for supper
Basically, you’re selling
a world as an actor, right? I mean it’s like any sales person
: if you believe
in your product, you know your product, you sell it a lot better.
On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables
; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life
so that politics isn’t left to the wealthy
I think you need to have a tax
system that basically is flat, fair
and simple. And – that you can put on a post card
. I mean, even Timothy Geithner could do this one and get it on time.
The rest of the band were basically friends, So it was me following them around and begging
them to let me be in their band for two or three years. And they finally let me in on the harmonica
, actually, and then the keyboards
, and finally the guitar.
I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness
and the opportunity to provide for their families
Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon
most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed
out on a lot of wonderful moments
, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today.
I basically put myself into directors
‘ hands and let them tell me what to do, and the more they told me what to do, the more I liked it.
I just basically took a chance because it looked
like fun and I wanted the .
My parents were really political
. The news was very important in our home. We basically had dinner every night
while watching the news, and then we’d discuss
it with our parents.
Well, basically I have a lot of friends because I’ve been in the business a long time and worked with a lot of people.
I’m basically a mom who loves vision boards
, dream lists
, and ‘The Secret.’
What you do with it and things like that, but I basically chose this after I read it because I thought it was different and funny and unique and dark
– things that I like to do.
When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I’d be alone a lot. Basically we all are.
Basically, my idea and explorations on fashion
have not changed; however
, I believe I’m going state-of-the-art on fashion.
I was kind of lucky that I had done so much theater over the years, because basically a sitcom
is kind of like a hybrid
between a film and a play.
I am prepared to work hard
enough to win. It’s basically up to me.
The earth is the Lord
‘s. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God’s property
. We have been given the privilege
and responsibility of living on
earth to see it isn’t ruined.
I’m quite comfortable looking at myself in movies, probably because I’ve been doing it for so long, since I was a kid. So I sort of watched
myself grow up
and go through adolescence
, like, basically on camera
I think in small towns
like this one, whether you’re a man or a woman, you basically do what there is to do.
This is a government takeover
of our healthcare
system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning
large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving
people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people’s prices, raising taxes
when we need new jobs.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity
, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing
that can defeat absurdity is lucidity
It doesn’t really exist; it’s just basically lots of different stages
between the two pieces
, and you end up with, like, a third
shape that doesn’t exist but is suggested to you by the image.
Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff
off of it. And the riffs
are about timing
I love to study people, and that’s basically what sociology
What I noticed
, in the short time
I’ve been in Chickenfoot, we wound
up doing a tour and a live DVD with basically that scoop
sound. I was using OD2 for that entire tour. When we went out on this new tour and made the new record, I used the amp in an entirely
different way. It was already modified
My career plan at this point is ‘Ice Age
5′ through ’10,’ and even ’12,’ and ‘Spider Man
‘ – you know, basically I’d be Emma Stone
‘s dad for the rest of my career. I really don’t have any problem doing that.
I’m not high maintenance
, and I’m not into a highly manicured man. I don’t want to see a lot of hair product. If he’s too showy
, that’s embarrassing
to me – I wear makeup and take showers
, but that’s basically it. I’m not trying to stand out too much.
In all the years that I’ve been doing this, I’ve never launched a tour and launched an album at basically the same time. Doing one of those things is enough!
People have had the idea to do a ’90s alternative tour for a long time. I didn’t come up with that; I was the first guy to basically say it was time.
I basically run on two hamstrings on my right leg and three on the other. I’m losing a third of the power.
But then I hit my 20s and only made two albums, and now I live in a ski resort
as a ski bum basically.
This was basically the first time I got to act in action scenes, with things blowing up
all around me. It sounds corny
, but I think every actor would like to – at least once in his or her career – play the person who saves
the entire world
But basically what I like are the possibilities, and the fantasy element
of the show. Not science fantasy so much, but fantasy, the humanistic
elements and how people relate when they’re in a dire situation or comedic
We’re past the age of heroes
and hero kings
… Most of our lives are basically mundane
and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.
My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed
was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.
I am alone, some people help me
, but, basically, I can do what I want.
I made lemon spaghetti
in an early season of ‘Everyday Italian,’ and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It’s very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta
and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil
, lemon juice
and pour it over the pasta.
I like the variety
. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That’s what I like the most.
Nuclear DNA encodes all the proteins and enzymes
that make you you, basically.
Basically, I go to the local farmer
‘s market and decide to what to cook then, depending
on what I find. Either my wife or I cook, and we usually finish
a bottle or two of wine by the time
we are done cooking and eating
We now assume
that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They’ve heard it on the radio. They’ve seen it on the Internet. They’ve seen it on one of the cable
companies. So that makes our job a bit different.
I used to go to sports camp
every summer. I’d make a lot of new friends
, and it was all athletic
. It was basically a place for parents to send their kids to run out all their summer energy
for two weeks.
Basically, what it comes down to is I love what I do. I don’t do it for fame. I don’t do it for money. I just love it.
I’m very much in favor of focused
responsibility, and so in the main areas that I’m worried
about, I try to have a single person
who is basically the key person in that area
‘Jaws’ was the ultimate man vs. nature movie, and it was a movie that was basically three people against the elements, so that was the biggest influence
I’ve always had that mindset
of, ‘OK, I may
this month or doing really well this month, but don’t get too high, don’t get too low – just enjoy it.’ Don’t ride the rollercoaster
, basically. I always thought about it like, I’m not going to an amusement park
, I’m going to a baseball field
My parents couldn’t afford
a full time drama school
, but I basically just did every class I could do, and followed every drama interest I could. When I was 15 or 16 I did drama courses
I was actually under a lot of heaviness
when I was younger. I thought of myself as an old soul
. I was very obsessed
with death. Basically, I didn’t really have a youth – I sublimated all that into my identity
and my music.
Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric
times. It brings
together man and the world. It lives through magic.
lot of people come to college with this strange
idea that there’s no longer segregation
in America’s schools
, that our schools are basically equal; neither
of these things is true.
Also for me it was different because I play a lot of villains
and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy
, basically. He’s the Secretary
of the Treasury
. I never had a job like that.
But things such as ‘Harry Potter
‘, all I can do is shape my character, seek the director’s approval
on that, and basically take it from there. Professor
Flitwick in ‘Harry Potter’, I kind of defined how I saw him from reading the book, and luckily that matched
up with the director’s vision.
In the last three years of racing
I’ve met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR
it’s the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn’t have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives
them and uses her gut
feelings as to which is best.
I don’t know that the best way
to approach it is to try and keep up. When you’re doing that, you’re setting yourself into a one-dimensional
sort of race basically.
What people are now realizing
is that this formula that technology destroys
jobs and creates jobs, even if it’s basically true, it’s too simplistic.
Married, you’re basically part of the herd
, and that makes life easier in a lot of ways in terms of social support. But if you’re not by nature a herd animal
, you start to feel like you’re passing
I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin
now, by the time I’m 40, I’ll be good
Basically, what happened was, I had moved out to Los Angeles
, I was pretty damn
lazy and I put on some pounds.
It is a great compliment
to go out and be recognized
. Although, because I basically go home
and go to work, there isn’t much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen.
If you look around at the people in show business
today they are basically the people who didn’t give up.
I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
I have a nice little office, with a nice little window
in it, but I do basically spend huge amounts of time in what you could consider solitary confinement
Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor
is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility
I think the films we see, the Hollywood films, which are basically entertainment, will still be there, but they’ll be in a totally different category
. People won’t take them seriously. They’ll kind of end up the way comic
books have. A side view
I think it’s child abuse
to have someone in the public eye
too young. Society basically values wealth
and fame and power at the cost
of well-being. In the case of a child, it’s at the cost of someone’s natural development. It’s already hard enough to develop.
I am basically analytical
, not creative; my writing is simply a creative way of handling
We’re going to move from a commodity
economy where you basically grow the same kind of crops
– where a kernel
of corn is a kernel of corn is a kernel of corn – to an ingredient
economy where there will be a kernel of corn that will be designed for fuel
, there will be a kernel of corn designed for livestock
Playing live is basically just hyperactivity
and a certain sense of enchantment
that I deliver
to the audience, to let them know what it would be like to be inside my head.
Basically, I use hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Basically, between 1989 and 1994, I hadn’t taken a vacation.
I made a decision
back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween
, I would have my name above
the title in order to basically brand these movies my own.
You know, the country is basically peaceful
I’m just basically spillin’ out my emotions to the world. ‘Cause rap is about emotion. And I want you to feel what I’m feelin’, ’cause that’s what it’s all about.
I’ve never once in my life had a tan – I’m basically a ghost
Basically, my parents messed up
because it was the Sixties
, and they both had affairs
, but they had a great love
for each other. I saw that when my father flew
over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die.
Whenever you look at light
, basically it’s just air. It has no tactileness to it. It’s totally without density
I am Evanescence
. I am the only original member
. I have basically hired
the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it’s exactly how I want it to be.
Actually I’ve never had formal
training, I was lucky enough to continue
working most of my career and aside
from sitting in on a couple of classes
, here and there
, I basically just use my own instincts.
Well, everybody knew their character. I was the only one who didn’t have a partner
. I basically showed up when people got in trouble
. Where I came from, I don’t know. Nobody
knows. But I would show up to help.
Basically, my life is so boring
, it’s embarrassing.
I basically got an education in software on DuPont’s money because they were too stubborn
to admit that a recession
Basically, if you could get a good trailer
out of the script, Roger
had no objection
to you making a really good movie
. He liked it if you did. He liked the more cleverness
you could bring to it. He just wasn’t going to give you any more money.
My family was loving
… they were very supportive and very affectionate
, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn’t anything dangerous
I picked up an issue of Cosmopolitan
the other day that had tips
for job interviews, because I was like, ‘I need to get better
at interviews.’ The article
was basically about how to get someone not to hate you
in 20 minutes. Every single thing
they told you not to do, I was like, ‘I do that every day.’
I was called Matt Dillon’s brother my whole career basically until ‘Entourage
‘ broke me free of that and now people call me Johnny
Trying to do what your competitors
are doing but basically a little bit better is probably not going to be the winning strategy. The problem is finding what your competitors wouldn’t even consider doing.
The most common
misconception about me is that I’m basically a jazz singer.
At HBO, you’ve just basically got a studio
full of artistically driven smart guys and women who really care about the quality first and foremost.
We’re all kind of basically involved in the same thing, putting
up a blank
of some kind and filling
I got a bad conduct discharge
, was at home for a few months in late ’99, and basically said, ‘Dad, I want to give wrestling
a shot. I sure as hell
go to college, and the Marine Corps
wasn’t for me. And I need to make some money, so let’s see if I can do it.’
And basically I always said when I was little that if I ever became successful or a celebrity, I would buy her this huge house and she would never have to work anymore
. And I’ve done that. So I feel happy about doing that.
All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I’d like them to say, Carol
‘s basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol’s kind of like Al Gore
in a skirt
I went through a period when I did military roles and played basically someone who was unfit
for military service
Later on, there were some problems with our navy
, so he made me the head of the navy – all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man
So we’re in this process of letting go
of our own attachments to our physical forms and to the people we love, and… basically everything. Life is like this one big process of letting go.
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap
You basically have a group of four spies
who are chosen
for a mission
they feel for the fact of how competent
they are and how their expertise and they’re the right one for the job. But ultimately
they find out they’ve been actually chosen for their incompetence
With my guys and with the way that we live out there, we work out a lot and try to eat right, but we try to basically keep it our own rhythm and our own world.
I’ve basically thought of myself as a writer, whether I was or not.
There’s this company called Vega that sponsors
us, and basically, what it is is a vegan health
optimizer. But really it’s a protein shake
that has all the vitamins
, all the enzymes, all the minerals
, all the carbs, all the proteins… everything that you need to set yourself for the day
People watch movies – and it’s vague
ideas, it’s vague notions
, but people pick
up on these things, that they are supposed to think certain ways or that they’re not supposed to think, basically, and they don’t.
The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting.
But watching characters that are awkward
their own obstacles
and finding some of the hardest criminals
in the world is interesting. We like watching losers
win because we’re all basically losers.
I have always thought – and a lot of people won’t agree
with this – that we’re incredibly driven by fear, basically. Aren’t we? It’s awful to be frightened. I think it’s a very strong
, very powerful
Basically no, I mean I think that it’s very easy to like I say, smoke
or even to wear a Chairman Mao
button, or do a lot of these things with out knowing
what’s behind it, and what it really means.
Hollywood still makes things. We still export
a couple billion dollars
of product overseas
. Original, new product. Some people might not agree that it’s original or new, but basically it is.
and The Stones
were basically inspired by American Rhythm and Blues.
I think, basically, if you talk to anybody, you can gauge
an idea of what it’s like to feel deceived
. You don’t have to have run into a con artist
to feel like you’ve been deceived by someone.
The only thing I can say about having this type of success is
that you can get yourself in trouble because basically the world is set open for you. People will say yes to anything you ask, so it’s basically down to you and what you want or need.
I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted
about three years because my previous
teacher died and the second teacher didn’t really know how to successfully
get me going.