Floor Quotes

Floor Quotes by Kevin Love, Tracy Lawrence, Christian Pulisic, Andre Drummond, Theo Epstein, Eric Bledsoe and many others.

Randy Wittman told me not to shoot 3-pointers. That got me very uncomfortable. There were certain labels tagged on me very early in my career, spots on the floor where I felt uncomfortable.
I love to sing swing and shuffle stuff. Radio may not play it coast to coast, but I love playing them. Man, they fill the dance floor up. People who live the night life at these honky-tonks eat this stuff up.
I was very young, but I just remember going to school every day in England, which I didn’t enjoy. Every day, as soon as the bell would ring, we would go out and be on this little – it looked like a basketball court, but it was a soccer court with goals and a hard floor.
I feel like I can run the floor well, rebound and block shots and let the offense come.
The goals is to create a really high ‘floor’ for this organization, where the ‘off‘ years are years where you might win in the high-80s and sneak a division or a wild card or win 90 games and get in and find a way to win in October. And the great years, you win 103 and win the whole thing.
All I can control is what I do when I step on the floor.
It used to be in the Senate that if you were filibustering, you stood up. There was a physical dimension to it, that you – when you became exhausted you would have to leave the floor. That was the idea of the filibuster.
I’ve got the same mentality every time I step on the floor – play my hardest and just be locked in.
No, I got my web site going and said I have the record out. People were just falling on the floor – they couldn’t believe it – after all that time. You know, it wasn’t a compilation, it was new songs.
It’s like, ‘Oh, great, drag queens can excel!’ – but then the ceiling is so low. You’re only allowed on the first floor; you’re not allowed to go play with the big boys upstairs. Even RuPaul, who’s a massive success, has been limited to where her music career can take her.
You look at the floor and see the floor. I look at the floor and see molecules.
I am both so beaten up and bolstered up – I’ve gotten so many criticisms and accolades – that the fulfillment happens on the floor in front of the camera, not when the project comes out.
Not only did I not like officiating his games, I was afraid at times he was going to knock my block off… there was nothing you could do to get the guy on your side… with saying that, I’ve talked to Rasheed Wallace in the last couple of years and he’s nothing but a complete gentleman off the floor.
In our house, everybody is always dancing around and singing. We have a dance floor outside at our house, a big, huge dance floor that we all dance on.
I thought I was a pretty good physical specimen. But there was a teenager from Brooklyn, who basically wiped the floor with me on the street. He gave me a punch that I didn’t even feel. All I knew I was looking up at the sky. I tried to fight him, and I got a number of injuries after that.
I don’t look for roles, for they come to me. Mind you, it’s not like I’m sitting in the middle of the floor with thousands of scripts around me. When work comes up, it’s good. I love it. Work doesn’t feel like work.
Ayanna Pressley and I would probably vote the exact same way on pretty much every vote we’d have on the floor of the House.
I try my best to keep my feet on the floor and stay humble and let my ability do the talking.
That’s what I’m a big believer in, giving everyone touches and energy on both ends of the floor.
I love performing in the U.K. Everyone is always up for it and brings all their energy to the dance floor.
I certainly love a boogie and once the music starts I’m usually one of the first out there on the dance floor.
And I always say, when Southern people get on the dance floor, they ain’t getting off.
I think I can do everything on the basketball floor. I just gotta be consistent in what I do.
The thing with NBA teams, a lot of times they just want to get you back on the floor to play, so as a player you’ve got to be very, very smart.
Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York. He had a crush on me. Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me. I thought that was kind of beautiful, like that’s where he wanted to be.
If we didn’t have the Chinese buying things, we’d be on the floor.
A lot of times we would do coversChuck Berry or J.J. Cale or all kinds of cool songs – and whenever we did that I would always listen to the original record and really try to figure out what made it a great record and bring that to the floor.
In yoga we say ‘you want to ground to the floor.’ Getting yourself to motivate is about putting your feet on the floor, grounding and going. It’s one of the most important forces we can have.
I was always an introvert as a kid. Then, when I first kind of came out as a human being, I used to be one of those guys who’d go nuts on the dance floor, and people would gather around.
I always wanted to play both ends of the floor. I never wanted to be one-dimensional.
Obviously, I don’t want to be too emotional. I just kind of want to use my energy on the court so I can just be able to be effective on both ends of the floor.
As happy as I am off the floor, on the floor I’m the opposite. I don’t take any crap.
In my room as a kid… I’d play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
I’m an extension of the coach on the floor.
I gave everything I had – on the floor, trying to be the best leader that I could, trying to help the guys as much as I could, putting in the extra work.
I’m not saying the games are fixed, because they are not. But they definitely program and train these referees to go out on the floor, and look for certain things, to put teams at advantages or disadvantages, based on who’s up or down in the series.
I’ll be able to play all over the floor.
This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It’s standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I’m like in one of my own pictures.
Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.
When I first went to work in the West Wing, the most daunting thing was how small this place was… You walk in: it’s three floors, and there’s a few offices on each floor, and that’s it.
If you can’t stretch the floor in the NBA, it’s hard for you to be competitive or even have a chance.
A wet spot on the floor kind of put a scare in myself, so you never know inside those lines what might happen.
I saw my father deal with every headache the government threw his waywhether it had to do with the signs on the front of the building or the prices on the showroom floor. He knew he could do better, if government would just get out of the way – and stay out of the way. He was right.
The focus is on melody: If you get it right, and it connects to the mass audience, it doesn’t matter if it’s a studio album or played on the dance floor.
When I coach dancers, I always like to get on the dance floor with them or describe something by showing them.
As a kid, I remember wondering why we lived in an apartment, not in a brownstone, and why we drove an LTD, not a Cadillac. Even now, I’m like that. If I’m on the 5th floor, I will wonder why I’m not on the 6th floor. But that was my drive. I was obsessed with my family having a better life.
I’ve always been a basketball player. My earliest memories are of playing basketball. I was born playing it. It’s why I’m so comfortable on the floor.
The game has gotten a lot faster. I was anticipating changes as far back as when I first came into the league, when the spacing was changing, and big guys were playing in different spaces on the floor. But when that change actually happens, and it happens so quickly, it’s just amazing.
Most people who have encountered mercury have done so after breaking a mercury thermometer. And many of us who saw the liquid balls of mercury scatter across a floor or countertop considered the element the most beautiful on the periodic table.
Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.
I enjoy sitting on the floor in my house and eating daal chawal. That will remain with me wherever I go.
I’ve played in bands myself, and sat on the floor photographing some of the greatest bands in the world while they rehearse. What’s always struck me is how different the sensory, especially auditory, experience is when you’re in the middle of the music with the musicians playing off each other around you.
The joy had been ripped away from me, but deep down, I loved the competition floor. And I thought, ‘Gymnastics is literally the only thing I have.’
We are all equal on this floor, and a senator must keep his word.
Mike Mansfield
Desktop computersboxes inside boxes – began appearing in those cubicles in the mid-eighties, electrical cords curling on the floor like so many ropes.
If we lost, then who won? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer – they cheer – when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?
Gorilla Man’ is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his ‘Gorilla’ album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There’s an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
You can’t invent Google, Facebook or the iPod unless you’ve mastered the basics, are willing to put in long hours and can pick yourself up from the floor when life knocks you down the first 10 times.
I’m not a gun nut, but go out on my porch. Look around – what’s there? Zero, nothing. If I had a problem out here, well, the police would arrive just in time to draw the chalk outline on my floor.
What I hate more than sitting out is being on the floor and not being 100 percent. You know you can make this move, or guard this guy better, but something is hampering you from doing it, and in the NBA. finals I hate that more than sitting out.
I’ve known Al Franken for over 20 years. He is my friend. He was on the floor of the Senate announcing his resignation. I sat just a few feet away from him. He said it was the worst day in his political life. It was a somber feeling. It was a reality.
I check my phone first thing when I wake up in the morning. I usually take it up with me to bed so it’s on the floor next to the bed, although not actually in bed with me, because I really do not want to be the person who sleeps with their phone.
When I hit the dance floor, I hit the dance floor pretty hard!
When I step forward on the floor, I have the confidence that I’m the best player playing that night and that I am the most prepared at what I need to be doing.
You gotta get into some confrontations sometimes to get the right result on the floor, but I think the bulk of our membership wants us to work out problems before a bill comes to the floor.
In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class.
While the male eye zooms in on a particular element to the exclusion of all else, a woman‘s gaze flickers from one tedious task to the next, to the point where we can’t distinguish between the importance of mopping the kitchen floor and achieving world peace.
Oh, I’m always laughing with the children in ‘Supernanny,’ but you don’t see it because Ricochet decide what to leave on the cutting-room floor and what to keep in.
It’s my responsibility to put a team on the floor that will win, and that attracts players.
I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it.
If forced to choose between a book and a Kindle, I’d opt for the comfort and ease of bound pages. I mean, I can’t break a book if I drop it on a cement floor.
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
Victoria Arlen has given me a purpose beyond the dance floor. She has given me an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to make an impact on a very special community and beyond.
It’s possible to spend every waking hour here on the ninth floor and not get out of the office. And this isn’t the real world in here. And contrary to public opinion, I’m not incredibly poll-driven. They are an ongoing indicator of how we are going, but I take the feedback I get on the street as being the most important.
I can open the floor for other guys. I’ve always put the team first.
Bahia is the Amazon‘s geographical next-of-kin: the same climate, forest canopy, diverse floor. But there is no wild cacao; the tree was introduced, most likely by a Frenchman, Louis Frederick Warneaux, who, in 1746, sowed seeds near one of Bahia’s large rivers.
The advent of so much dribbling has created a different kind of player, and it starts at a very early age. We have so many gifted ball handlers. Everything is pick-and-roll. Unless he’s a catch-and-shoot guy, a player is going to put it on the floor and attack. Kevin Durant is a wonderful ball handler.
I can’t always get to the gym, but I make a gym wherever I am: on the floor or on a yoga mat with bodyweight-bearing exercises like sit-ups and crunches, push-ups, lunges, squats.
I hope they’ll say I was one of the hardest-working basketball players on both ends of the floor.
Every now and then you have to be a little nasty, a little aggressive on the floor. That’s part of being a basketball player.
Where he tells you exactly how he views the world – just very straight Kanye, honesty that definitely gets your creativity and strong opinions out on the floor. I think it helped me find myself.
I point out things on the floor that I see, so we can be successful as a team overall.
I was a farm kid from the plains of South Venezuela, from a very poor family. I grew up in a palm tree house with an earthen floor.
Even the National Bank of Romania doesn’t have the huge resources needed to intervene in the market and keep the leu at an acceptable level, because they’re drawing close to a floor below which the bank‘s reserves can’t drop. The central bank has to wait for a moment of calm to efficiently conduct its interventions.
My life is at least as intricate as my readerslives. People say that ‘The Artist’s Way’ changed their lives, but when they talk about ‘Floor Sample,’ they tell me, ‘I was with you all the way.’
The win-win situation is the basis for America’s entire business world. Instead of wasting our time attempting to defeat each other, let’s find a way that will make both of us gain and go home satisfied. In Israel, it doesn’t work because the only meaning of victory is seeing your rival‘s body lying trampled on the floor.
As a young girl, I watched my mother hand-stitch thobes while sitting on the floor with a lamp at her side. She would make the small designs of flowers and different shapes. Just thinking about it brings up so many memories of my mother and how proud she was of being Palestinian.
I’m finally living the way I always thought people in New York were supposed to live. I have a bright, sun-filled lovely apartment on the 24th floor with a view of the river and the city. Most of all, I’m happy.
With confidence, you feel like you can pretty much do anything on the floor.
I remember lying on the floor of my room, staring at a black-and-white television for most of the ’80s – watching ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ ‘Silver Spoons,’ Saturday morning cartoons, and ‘Murder, She Wrote’ while eating an insane amount of Stouffer’s French bread pizza. I was sucked into it all.
One time I tried to use the bathroom in the dark, and I missed the toilet, and I fell on the floor.
The floor exercise is a way to express your personality.
I’ve seen a couple of singer switches happen right before my eyes, one being Roy Khan to Tommy Karevik in Kamelot, and the other was Anette Olzon to Floor Jansen in Nightwish. Those happened with me present, and I saw how well the fans took to these singers because they were presented in the proper way.
You need to have your feet on the floor sometimes but you cannot take away the ambitions of the fans.
I want to tell the story. Mostly, when you see rock movies, it has to be this over-the-top thing. I want to give people a Bret Michaels movie where they see that my life is a comedy of errors. I also want to show my fans how to get through the kind of troubles that would leave most people flat on the floor.
Tim Duncan was a marvelous player. He played the game from the four, the five position. He was one of the unique players, like a Michael Jordan, who could get to spaces on the floor you that you couldn’t do anything about.
At the end of each year, I sit on the floor and go page by page through the old calendar, inking annual events into the new one, all the while watching my year in ‘dinner withs’ skate by. When I’m done, I save the old calendar in the box of the new one and put it with the others on a shelf.
I have always been the first on the dance floor. Before fame, people thought it made me a good laugh; now, people point and call me an attention seeker! I’m very aware of the way people can view me, but I’m very aware that I have to just enjoy my life.
I’m not a cerebral player. When I’m out on the floor, I try to play.
The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.
I think I’m a good offensive player, good defensive player. I do it on both ends of the floor.
If Spider-Man had to appear on the 90th floor of the Empire State Building, the crew would take the elevator up, open the window and say: ‘OK, Nicholas, out you go!’ There were no tricks or computer effects.
I’ve changed, and I’ve learned every single year what to do and what not to do. But I still pride myself on going out and doing the right things. Doing what I’m supposed to be doing on both ends of the floor.
I usually shower the night before, lay out all my clothes on the floor, so then I just fall into them, clean my teeth, stumble out the door, get into my car and go wherever it is that we’re shooting. You have breakfast on set.
Actually I dance really well on the floor.
I was raised on the Hudson, in a house that had been the stable of the financier and Civil War general Brayton Ives. In midcentury, we had fire pits in the floor for heating, and rats everywhere, because they nested in the hay insulation.
I’m just trying to get used to playing everywhere on the floor.
When you do movies on low budgets, you don’t want to have a location that requires a very big light right outside the window when you’re 10 stories up. You have to find a location where you have a terrace outside, or you can light from a second floor, or you can light through the windows for daylight.
What makes me unique is my ability to adapt to different situations and switch onto smaller guards and stay out there. Another component to being out there on the floor – and this is something that I learned as my college career went on – was staying on the floor, literally, comes down to not picking up fouls.
It’s like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream – they could be down 30 points but that’s what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense!
There are still times when I am walking up, and I look at the Capitol, and I think, ‘Oh my goodness.’ Right now, I am kind of scared to go onto the floor and speak. Once I get used to it, though, they probably won’t be able to keep me off there.
When I do documentaries, my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor. People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
I swear to God, I went in to buy bikinis, and the lady‘s like, ‘You’re not getting out of this store ’til you get down there and show me what you do for those abs and the arms.’ She wouldn’t sell me my bikinis! I had to get on the floor and do the stomach thing.
I’m running because Hoosiers deserve a senator who sounds the same on the factory floor as he does on the Senate floor.
Tap was against everything I had learned to do. I was pulled up as a ballet dancer, and I wasn’t used to pounding the floor with bent knees.
I’ve always been a point guard, so being a coach on the floor, I’ve had to connect with every one of my teammates and find ways to motivate them, find ways to build them up.
I love watching players who, you know when you go to see them, everything is going to be left out on the floor.
You just keep your feet on the floor. I never feel I get too high and I never feel I get too low about things. Everyone else may deal with things like that differently but that is just how I go about it.
When I was little, whenever I got out of the shower, I never wanted to touch the floor because once you touch the floor, your feet are dirty again. So in the shower, I used to put my socks on already without drying them off.
I was seeing on the ground floor that labels weren’t investing in females, and it trickled upward because I was in radio with none to play. I know that I can’t change today, but what I can do is work on the culture for tomorrow.
I used to walk down the Justice Department on the fifth floor and see all those portraits of legendary attorneys general, Griffin Bell and Robert Jackson and people like that. Bill Barr will not be like that.
We all have heard it claimed that 13 is an ‘unlucky number.’ Indeed, there are many hotels in America that for this very reason claim not to have a 13th floor, in the sense that there is no button bearing the label ’13’ in their elevators (I recently stayed in one in New York, in fact).
Coach Snyder was just a determined guy. I was at the ground floor at Kansas State. I learned a lot from that experience.
I get verbal diarrhea in the writers‘ room. I just tell everyone a million anecdotes and stories and craziness, and we all double up on the floor laughing.
I like looking at Carmelo Anthony and what he does on the floor. I also like Luol Deng; I think my game is similar to his.
It’s about just staying healthy, being on the floor, doing what you do. That’s my niche, really. That’s what I bring to the table. And every night I step on the floor, I just try to go out there and be aggressive, attack the boards, rebound the basketball, and give my team a chance to score.
I recommend people develop a fear of elevators, like I have. Even if something is on the tenth floor, I’m walking up. If you don’t have claustrophobia, pretend you do and take the stairs everywhere! It ends up being so healthy!
When you have 20,000 people yelling and screaming at you, four other guys can concentrate on the floor. So every time I touch the basketball and everyone is yelling and chanting and doing things towards me, well, four other guys can concentrate.
This is UCLA. The expectations are higher here than anywhere. The amount of success both in terms of championships and wins as well as success off the floor has been second to none in college basketball. I knew that when I took this job. I know the expectation level, and no one has higher expectations than I do.
I literally change on the shop floor. I just stand there in my knickers sometimes.
I’m a numbers guy, and I think numbers sometimes tell stories and sometimes they don’t. When you look at the NBA, when teams shoot 45% or better from the floor, what is their record? And if they shoot under that what is their record?
To hike out alone in the desert; to sleep on the valley floor on a night with no moon, in the pitch black, just listening to the boom of silence: you can’t imagine what that’s like.
We had to recreate the banks of the river Yamuna on a studio floor. It wasn’t easy… or cheap.
For our family, learning was everything. Homework came first; books, being sacred, were never to be left on the floor.
My wife jokes that any time I want to take a picture of her, it has nothing to do with her – it’s just because the light is really nice. She’s usually right. I definitely am somebody who notices the way the light skips off the floor.
I like to be pretty streamlined, to maximize our time on the practice floor. I like to make sure I’m respectful of our players’ time.
When I watched Ellen come out in ’97, my jaw was on the floor. I thought, There are some people who break the doors down, hold them open, and some people who walk right through.
I’ve been on so many movies. Generally, I haven‘t gotten to be on the ground level. As of two years ago, in ‘Dear John,’ I got to really be on the ground floor. I wasn’t a producer. I felt like I put the work in, and I did have a lot of sway on what got fixed, reshoots, so on and so forth. It felt really good.
When I dance, I picture myself and the floor in my head.
Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.
Dance is in the air, pirouettes, very difficult. Mime is on the floor, like Spanish dancing perhaps, and very often in slow motion.
My time at Barnard was fun but stressful. I transferred there from the acting conservatory at NYU, and my Rolling Around On the Floor Pretending to Be a Lion classes didn’t translate into many academic credits.
All of my friends at drama school were still sat on the floor doing voice exercises and I was doing scenes with David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
Shooting at Coco Chanel‘s apartment was an unexpectedly absorbing experience. The essence of Chanel is firmly rooted there in all of her possessions, and I truly believe that her spirit and soul still inhabit the second floor.
There was a little nook on Air Force Two that contained the vice presidential seal, and I would sort of wedge myself in there and grade papers on the floor.
I served on the committee in the U.S. House that wrote the Affordable Care Act. I defended it back home in endless town halls. I got elected to the Senate, and when no one wanted to stand up for the ACA in its early days, I took up the cause, going to the Senate floor nearly every week to extol its virtues.
I don’t mind physicality in the least – I don’t mind it in the least, both ends of the floor.
I used to be on the kitchen floor, crying, wasted and thinking of lyrics. That was the only way I could create – as a tortured artist. I’ve learned that you can be stable and taking care of yourself and still create beautiful work.
I was a gymnast and my favorite event was floor because I got to smile.
From an early age, I had always loved drawing. Laying on the floor, in front of the fire, drawing from my imagination, marching soldiers, dive bombers, spaceships and monsters. Now, suddenly, I was drawing from real life!
I can appreciate people for being able to go that fast with their left hand, man. But I just can’t groove to that beat. I’m sorry. It’s just like somebody sweeping the floor or something – tik tik tik tik tik. It just doesn’t really jam to me.
When I started to do these Pop paintings seriously, I used all these other paintings – the abstract ones – as mats. I was painting in the bedroom, and I put them on the floor so I wouldn’t get paint on the floor. They got destroyed.
When I was playing, I had that passion and fire, cussing everybody out, but I had the opportunity to change that being out on the floor. But now that I’m coach, I can still have my passion, but I just have to tone it down.
Floor exercise, the longest you run is two or three steps. In the vault, it’s not a whole lot more than that.
As an older dad you can certainly get down on the floor. The problem is can you get up again?
I loved the fact that if you put goods on the floor, you could watch them sell.
When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant.
I’m an electrical engineer, and when I first started out, there was nobody who looked like me out there. I worked at Qualcomm, and I remember coming into meeting rooms, and I could never get the floor. I could never get my opinion across.
A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.
Alexander Graham Bell brought us the telephone. He owns the telephones in the buildings. Thomas Edison owns the lightbulb. Whether they took it and did things to improve it, he’s the guy. Now on the dance floor, that belongs to Chubby Checker.
I went to a girls’ school, and it was awful. The combination of my teenage anger and their jealousy meant I was always getting into fights. There was a lot of pulling of hair and scratching of faces and rolling around on the floor.
I shaved my hair. I wore robes. I slept on the floor. We meditated for four to eight hours a day.
I couldn’t live a week without a private libraryindeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
Easy-to-grip handles are particularly important when a dish is hot and filled to the brim. The last thing you want is to grab skimpy handles with thick oven mitts and have the whole thing come crashing to your kitchen floor.
I guess I had passed out and fell on the floor. I was out cold for 16 hours. I woke up and one whole side of my face was bruised. I just knew that something like that could happen, and you may never wake up from it. Everything changed for me after that day.
For a shot, I had to look like I’ve slipped on wet floor and hurt my back. My director wanted me to just act it out, but I insisted on doing it with water on the floor to make it look authentic. He was against the idea, but I did it and almost broke my back.
You run the floor. Kick the ball out, repost, keep moving around, search it out, get to the offensive board. You’ve got to sprint around. You learn when teams are double-teaming you – that’s what you have to do. You have to make the right play.
When it comes to the younger generation, anything on the floor I’ll criticize – not playing hard, not doing this, fighting, not giving your all. Off the floor, you guys are on your own.
I used to sleep on the floor next to the bed, because I believed that I didn’t even deserve a bed to sleep in. And then, one morning, a cockroach crawled onto my leg. I looked at it, and suddenly I awoke from a kind of hypnotic trance in which I had been all my life.
When I was first started, when I was eighteen, I wrestled for a company that had a very hardcore fanbase and demanded a lot from its wrestlers. So, every single match, I would do every move possible. I would land on the concrete floor; I would land really high on my head just to try to impress the fans.
If you look at the great frauds of all time, Enron had that phantom trading floor. What Herbalife has is it has phantom or fictitious customers.
I have no control over a film. I don’t know what will be left on the cutting floor.
I wanted to make something that, from the sound of it, could be down at the club. I just realised that I’d never heard Tame Impala played somewhere with a dance floor or where people were dancing.
My stepfather was quite into opera, but he’d play it when he was in a bad mood, so you’d hear this boom through the floor, Wagner, and you’d feel nervous.
A lot of people celebrate their past, but I don’t look at it all. I don’t Google myself; I focus on the future. This is a volatile profession, and the moment you start thinking you’ve got something, that’s when the floor beneath you falls through, so I hope to make more movies and TV shows.
There’s the moment in ‘Saw’ where I get up off of the floor at the end. That was shocking, because no one expects it. I thought they did that really, really well.
If you look at the back pages of ‘New York Times Magazine,’ and they talk about these 6.5-million-dollar condos with a great view, like you’re going to pay for a great view. Well, the top floor of the projects have a great view, too.
I just feel like being on the floor for more minutes allows me to give my presence.
I keep my phone on the floor in my bedroom, and I turn the sound off when I sleep, but I never really turn my phone off.
I really feel like there’s nothing I can’t do on the floor.
There is this strange fog of being a young man that I would refer to as soft time. Time does not go forward there. It’s a series of doors that kind of wind back into one another, like a series of doors in the upper floor of a house. You revisit the same lessons over and over again, or you choose to ignore them.
From a very young age, I would fall off the bed and wake up on the floor because of dreams. I have a memory from the age of four in which I felt God.
I have suffered from migraines since childhood and have long been curious about my own aching head, my dizziness, my divine lifting feelings, my sparklers and black holes, and my single visual hallucination of a little pink man and a pink ox on the floor of my bedroom.
I’ll sit on the floor and cry if I’m having a meltdown. I don’t care.
When you are on the floor, there’s no better feeling than when your teammates are into the game on the bench and are cheering for you and vice versa. When you come out of the game, you are cheering for those guys that are on the floor.
You don’t quite know how drunk you are until all of a sudden you’re on the floor.
I did floor and I did the balance beam, so, you know, dancing on two Jaguar hoods, it was a snap!
For the most part I’ll probably do floor exercise and balance beam. Those are the two things that I do.
The whole cast of ‘Company’ was invited to Hal Prince’s house. This is one of the highlights of my life. We all sat in the living room. Sitting on the floor, I was right by the piano.
I like mixing things up. That makes it more interesting. I love mixing in slower funk with what I do. I’ll add drum and bass and put my foot to the gas pedal and press it to the floor.
When I walk on stage, it’s the ‘healing floor.’ No matter how bad I’m hurting, I get out there and do it.
Interns can be hard on me and I’m hard on them. They have no experience and I have little patience when they don’t know how to address an envelope or can’t put a date in the calendar properly (I mean literally, like with the right floor number or proper cross streets).
I was given a life-size iron sculpture of a heron by a godparent. It was so poorly made, that it looked more like a pterodactyl and was so unbalanced that it would continue to topple over and create huge divots in my bedroom floor with its sharp beak.
When I got started, I was a sideshow. At my first Consumer Electronics Show, in 1977 in Chicago, people came from all over the floor to see the ‘lady programmer.’ They had me dressed in a turquoise lab coat with my name embroidered on the pocket.
House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
It’s not about how much weight you can lift in-season. It’s about how fast you can move it, how strong you are, how you can maintain that strength so you can produce on the floor.
The Senate floor is and always has been the great arena of our democracy. I spent eight years in my younger life as a boxer, and sometimes when I enter the chamber, I think, ‘This is the ring. The American people can see us here and listen to our arguments. This is where the fights matter.’
We ended up all living in a one-bedroom apartment that cost $80 a month and sleeping on the floor. My jacket was my first pillow. We really had nothing at all.
I don’t remember the first picture I took, but I actually found a picture of myself on a trip back to my old family home in Malaysia. I’m five years old, sitting on the floor with the family camera in my hand. It was a film camera – not a DSLR – with a fixed lens and a nice manual zoom.
We were very rich culturally. One Sunday each month, we would do this thing called Chamber Pots at somebody’s house. A classical music group would come over and we’d have dinner. There were thirty people – parents and kids – and we’d sit on the floor and listen to this beautiful music.
I’ve always danced and exercised. I can’t imagine not doing it. I’ll be Martha Graham in my 90s doing contractions on the floor.
I never see Oti! I see her on the dance floor, I see her shortly at the after party but that’s it. In the week she’s doing her ‘Strictly‘ zoom and I hardly ever see her.
For years I wrote in my basement. More recently I graduated to one floor above, an office with all my books and music and – ta da! – a window.
The point guard is always the leader on the floor, regardless: the extension out there on the floor for the coach.
I love to drive and run the floor.
I will dive on the floor for a loose ball. That’s how I’m trained. I can guard a guard if I want to. That’s just that price. I’m not gonna sit here and let you score on me. That’s in my blood.
I think I prefer producing a little more than DJing because you have more freedom, you can make anything you want; it doesn’t necessarily have to be four to the floor. You can go more with your mood, or the atmosphere that you’re in.
Always bake in the center of the oven. A pan placed too close to the bottom of the oven will receive more heat radiating from the oven floor, baking it faster from the bottom. The reverse is true of something baked on the top rack. Always bake in the center for the most even baking and browning all around.
My mother ran the household. In grade school, I came home crying one day. She said, ‘What’s wrong?’ and I said, ‘This kid said he was going to jump on me.’ She grabbed me and slammed me on the floor. ‘If you don’t go out there and stand up for yourself, it’s going to be me and you.’ I didn’t want that to happen.
My grandfather used to be a chef and I remember going to his restaurant to peel potatoes and clean his floor. He used to go out and kiss all the girls in the restaurant and I thought ‘oh this is good… one day I want to be like him.’
Gino D’Acampo
I go to the gym four times a week for 45 minutes to an hour without fail; I like using weights for muscle tone and the bike and rower for my heart rate. I do quite a lot of floor exercises.
I fell through a stage once. I was doing a truly African dance, and all of a sudden, I hit the ground with my foot and went straight through the stage. I guess they didn’t have much money, so the floor was kind of rotting.
I’m not so good at sitting on the floor and meditating.
In my new IFC comedy game show, ‘Bunk,’ we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer – giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade, to get gum out of his hair, to pick up every strand from a box of spaghetti I spill on the floor, etc, etc.
Ever since third grade – I never even noticed it until after the game – people were telling me how crazy my dad is. I think I’m so locked in when I’m playing on the floor, I only hear him maybe during timeouts or when we’re up 20 or 30 and I’m on the bench. But when I’m in the game, I don’t hear him.
As a defender it can also be more frustrating to play in Italy because referees do not tolerate too much physical contact. I loved the physical nature of the game in England, but in Serie A I only have to look at a player and they sometimes fall to the floor!
I’ve never been in this position where I’ve had to take an ‘X’ amount of shots, where I’ve had to focus on scoring. All of my career has been being a defensive player just running the floor.
If I’m not on the floor, I’m not valued.
My dad worked as a floor manager in a clothing mill in Dombivli and my mom is a housewife.
I’ve always thought I’m a lot more versatile than I’ve shown the floor.
Of course, everyone knows my history as far as technical fouls, but I don’t think you can match the intensity that I bring to the floor.
A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I’m not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
I got kicked out of a club for sticking up for my sister. And I got into a fight that was basically hair pulling and rolling around on the gym floor. The fights make me sound like a hell-raiser, but I’m not proud of them.
Wherever I am I just try to be there for my teammates on the floor and put forth effort and help our team win.
I think I have the ability to be athletic on both ends of the floor, so I just need to go out there and play with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm.
I just control what I can control. Getting better every time I step onto the floor.
I am the last person on the dance floor at a wedding, I am the person that awkwardly hangs around the edge and says no unless they’ve had a few glasses of wine.
We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards.
If I never sang on a record again I can still look at my walls. They are covered floor to ceiling with gold and platinum records from all over the world.
Don Dokken
One day guns were pulled on us by older guys. My friend had gone to sell his moped and they took the moped, my friend‘s phone and some money. But all he got from my pocket was a tub of Vaseline. I remember him saying, ‘Oh, he’s a sweet boy‘ and throwing my Vaseline on the floor.
My parents both flipped homes. A typical weekend for us was walking through model home units. I loved walking through interesting floor plans and seeing different design aesthetics.
A lot of times, people think of selfish, and they think of offense, but you can be selfish on the defensive end of the floor, too. If you don’t uphold your end of our schemes and your responsibilities within those schemes, then you’re being just as selfish.
On the floor by my bed, there are heaps of books I want to read, books I have to read, and books I believe I need to read.
In an open adoption agreement, you agree to a minimum number of visits – a floor, not a ceiling. It’s enforceable.
I pray that God keeps me safe on the floor, and that I’m able to have a good attitude towards my teammates.
I’ve always been a cabaret-vaudeville artist – an hourlong cabaret and a floor show in a hotel – somebody like that. That’s my main forte.
The ’60s was leather soles and a wooden floor. That’s why the twist, the simplest dance, was such a sensation. Everyone could do it. They just swivel their feet and the upper body fell naturally in the opposite direction.
Sometimes I hear the crowd cheering, and most of the time your body‘s on auto pilot, so sometimes even after I do a floor routine, I’m like, ‘Did I really just do that?’
I try to start drinking water as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning.
I knew I just gotta wait for my chances in the game and I’m gonna prove what I am able to do when I get on the floor.
I loved working on Wall Street. I loved the meritocracy of it and the camaraderie of the trading floor.
Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.
When an executive walked on our floor, it was at their own risk. As far as what others thought of working for me, I know I was very tough at times, and would storm down the hall after watching some bad animation from Korea. But overall, I feel we had a good time.
I’ve always been 100%. I don’t grandstand for the cameras. I don’t have fake outrage or indignation. No tricks, no screaming or throwing my leg on the floor.
If you are a nurturing mother, and a good one, you can go to play groups, sit on the floor and play all the games, and have tea with the other mothers, but wouldn’t you like to think that’s not all there is? That you haven’t hung up your high heels without knowing how to walk in them?
I have high heels in my bags if I need them for a shoot. But I like sneakers. I like being comfortable. I like to sit on the floor with my team and work. I don’t like to sit in fancy chairs. It’s really important to the culture of my company that people understand who they’re working for.
The only way I know to be awesome at startups is to be obsessively focused and pegged to the floor of the deep end, gasping for air.
I love to vacuum. There’s just something so satisfying about hearing detritus sucked up into a vacuum. Sand makes such a great sound when being vacuumed off a hardwood floor.
Over the years, I pride myself on being more than just a spot-up shooter. I’ve gotta put the ball on the floor. I’ve got to post up and drive the ball from the perimeter and get to the basket – all the stuff I was actually doing that helped us win the championship.
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
It has become cheaper to look for oil on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange than in the ground.
Offense, defense – on both ends of the floor – figuring that out. I’ll keep watching the film and see where I can keep getting better.
I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I’d give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks.
The minute I stepped foot on the shop floor and started serving in a retail environment, I knew it was the career for me. I was a shop assistant for just one day, and I thought, ‘This is it. This is the rest of my life. This is all I want to do.’
I know what I do for my team and what my teammates expect of me on both ends of the floor.
I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.
My personal opinion is that, if you’re a professional writer, that you do have quotas. So every day I do try to write 800-1,200 words. I don’t always achieve it, and the reality is that a lot of the words I write will end up on the cutting-room floor.
The Miami Heat floor is great, but a lot of them are not.
I don’t want to rely on one thing. Being good at everything, that’s how you earn your spot on the floor.
Ali’s got a left, Ali’s got a right – when he knocks you down, you’ll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.
The first martial arts movie I ever watched was this old Chinese film called ‘Five Deadly Venoms.’ I was seven years old. My dad and I were sitting in front of the TV on the floor in our living room.
Stuttering is painful. In Sunday school, I’d try to read my lessons, and the children behind me were falling on the floor with laughter.
‘Rent-a-tile’ means when you go to a dance hall, some people take the middle of the dance floor and do their thing.
I didn’t start working on children’s books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children’s floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
No one knows this, but when I would play the clubs back in ’65, ’66, they used to call me ‘Screaming Chicken,’ ’cause I would go out and scream, fall on the ground, beat myself, smash stuff, jump through the ceiling, roll on the floor, and act like I was having epileptic fits.
I remember, when I was at school, we would have a 10-minute storytelling session where we’d all sit on the floor cross-legged, and the teacher would read. It became something we all really looked forward to. That was part of the reason I grew to love stories.
I have to get my stuff made custom if I want my gown to touch the floor, my sleeves to touch my wrist.
When you see the floor and you understand the game and you’re trying to break it down with what you have in front of you, you can do it offensively and defensively. And you try to take advantage of it both ways. You see where the offense’s head is and you can kind of read what you want to do.
I think everyone is just expanding, with the centers shooting 3s. I think that just opens the floor up a lot more. A lot more shots are going up, a lot more freedom of movement. It makes it more of an exciting game.
But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything. I’d listen to all the strings and the background vocals on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick out the different instruments.
I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.
I’m trying to go over my lines. I woke up on the floor, somebody had me in their arms. I didn’t quite know who, people looked so unfamiliar. That’s about all I remember.
I’m not classically trained or anything, but I’ll rip up a dance floor.
I’d like to do radio just like pictures – leave the imperfect stuff on the cutting-room floor.
Al Jolson
Bringing out service staff on to the dining floor does change the atmosphere.
My very clear vision for the ideal Roomba is one you never see and you never touch. Our research priorities are explicitly focused on the Roomba of the future that will deliver on the promise of automatically cleaning your floor.
There were rumors I wasn’t going to die. The whole cast was sitting around the table reading the script. I fell on the floor – I’m not kidding. I looked up at Katherine Heigl, and she was crying.
The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country.
I use something that is a real staple in the directing world. It’s called a dance floor. You lay it down so that it’s so smooth you can roll around, and you can put furniture on top of it. It’s seamless and you don’t see it.
Rocking With Leroy’ used to come on when I would come in from school. It was a very, very big R&B broadcast of the day when I was a young girl. And I would come in and put my books down, lie down on the floor, and listen to ‘Rocking With Leroy.’
I’m a different kind of Republican. I’ve introduced a five-year balanced budget. I’ve introduced the largest tax cut in our history. I stood for ten and a half hours on the Senate floor to defend your right to be left alone.
You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
I enjoyed debate on the floor but it’s not really debate in the same way.
Everyone must know by now that the aim of Scrabble is to gain the moral high ground, the loser being the first player to slam the board shut and upset all the letters over the floor.
I was training in an old garage – just a roof. And when its snowed, it would cover the floor, so I would have to clear this first. I didn’t have a punch bag. There was no place to buy it, so I managed to get a speed ball, but it didn’t have the swivel mechanism, so I just nailed it to the ceiling and started kicking.
Success is like a high-rise building I’m on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I’m looking to make it to the penthouse.
I’d think the house was the source of great sadness or pressure. I knew it wasn’t. I knew it was just where I lived. But I’d walk up the stairs and the second floor was just desolate. My old bedroom: empty. My old rehearsal room: empty. First floor studio: messy and empty. Middle room: broken gear everywhere.
I never really had a chance to know the players individually… I thought when they were on the floor, they worked hard. But I never really got to know them.
I really try to handle my business on the floor.
Malcolm X found the language that communicated across the board, from college professor to floor sweeper, all at the same time, without demeaning the intellect of either.
When we first started in Huntington Recreation with John Capobianco, we put four kids in the Golden Gloves finals. We didn’t even have a ring. We trained at Stimson Junior High School. They give us the gym three nights a week. We used to box in the gym – no ring, just on the gym floor.
I’ve seen the ticket, and I still can’t believe it. When I see the money, I hope I don’t hit the floor.
Then they held my mouth shut for a while and hit me in the face, and with a whip across chest and back. I then collapsed, rolled on the floor, always keeping face down and no longer replied to any of their questions.
Ernst Thalmann
When you’re walking at the airport, you’re expected to smile at people because they know you… I find that tough. I’m only trying to protect myself. So I don’t take my eyes off the floor. People can take that as attitude. But it’s actually shyness. Yes, it is a bad habit. But it’s a defense mechanism.
At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
I think when you look at architectural photography it doesn’t help to have piles of old clothes lying on the floor. Architectural photography sets up an artifice.
I’m Jewish. I don’t work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
LeBron is like a coach. He is a coach on the floor. He has a great basketball IQ.
I try to use my athleticism and my strength to be able to guard bigger guys, and being able to guard bigger guys is going to get me more minutes on the floor.
I’m human. I have bad games, I have bad moments, but that’s me. I cannot stay on the floor, knocked out. I have to keep going.
I became a better talker on the floor, being at Duke, being in leadership with Coach K, and I think I got better defensively as the season progressed.
For the life of me, I can’t understand why BP couldn’t go in at the ocean floor, maybe 10 feet lateral to the – around the periphery, drill a few holes, and put a little ammonium nitrate, some dynamite, in those holes and detonate that dynamite and seal that – seal that leak. And seal it permanently.
On ‘Oz’ one day, I got a chunk of a camera embedded in my head, and I was passed out on the floor geysering blood while the set medic stood over me, freaking out. No help whatsoever. I ended up going to the ER and getting nine stitches in my head – real Frankenstein stitches.
I didn’t have any money. I used to try to take out people’s trash and sweep the floor to make ends meet.
My whole life, I wanted to be an actor. Perhaps the seed was planted when I saw Sigourney Weaver in ‘Alien‘, wiping the floor with the men on the ship.
When we play in the Pro Tour there’s no crowds in, so you can concentrate better. The others play better as well, there’s players who can’t play too good on TV but on the floor when it’s nice and quiet they can bang them in, let me tell you.
It’s hard to guard when you have two point guards on the floor because you don’t know who to pick up.
Let’s create jobs by bringing the Shaheen-Portman bipartisan energy efficiency bill to the floor.
The release of ‘Lungs‘ was so hard. It was terrifying, because it was the first time doing everything. The first experiences of media exposure were almost paralysing. I spent a lot of time crying on the floor of the studio – it sent me a bit mad.
I like being on the floor, listening in on the huddles. It makes me feel like a player again.
As long as there are only 3 to 4 people on the floor, the country is in good hands. It’s only when you have 50 to 60 in the Senate that you want to be concerned.
The pace is different on a film set. It’s slightly slower, allowing for a little more wiggle room. Sometimes there is a bit more room to explore and work on the floor. On a TV set, you really have to be ultra-prepared and ready to deliver because time is so tight. Not that you don’t have to be prepared for film.
When I was younger and obsessed with becoming an artist, the hospital was my New York loft apartment. I would move the furniture around to create space on the floor, throw down some sheets and indulge in any form of art that I could get my hands on.
Broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have propelled once-obscure financial journalists such as Maria Bartiromo to celebrity status and made CNBC to investors what ESPN is to sports fans.
When you’re prepared, and you do the best you can do, and you put it out there on the floor, you’ve just got to live with the results.
My goal is to get leadership to bring more conservative policies to the floor; it’s not the other way around to get conservatives to vote for something they don’t like. It’s to get a more conservative product, and we’ve actually delivered on a number of occasions there.
My night stand is more like a geological structure: a bunch of books piled on the floor with its own strata.
I’ve always been a mellow guy. I’m just more competitive when I’m on the floor.
You learn a lot about people when you’re sitting on their bathroom floor or on their toilet seat, rifling through their stuff.
I found out some of the spots on the floor that I like to shoot – do my little floater shots, my pull-up shots, being able to get all the way to the rim. By me doing that, it’s kind of opened up my 3-point shot.
For me, the energy when I’m DJ’ing should be about the dance floor and not about the person performing.
I get that every game. High school. At Duke. When I do the introductions, I get a little butterflies. Once I step on the floor, I’m fine.
My expectation for the first year was to work hard, and whenever I get a chance, whenever I get on the floor, to do my best.
As a small guard, you need to understand how you impact the game and make sure you impact it in the way that you can showcase your talent on the floor and having that understanding of the game. Tony Bennett was a smaller guard, too. We all have different strengths.
I turned up for my first day training with England Under-19s super excited, and I just happened to bang my knee on the floor, and it just blew up. It turned out that I’d completely snapped it in half.
My dad grew up with straight-up no running water. He slept in a twin bed with his two sisters and his mom, like ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ style: like, feet at the head, feet at the head alternating. And then I think his dad slept on, like, a bed of newspapers on a floor in their apartment.
Teams that just play on one side of the floor are going to struggle against defenses that load up on that side.
I work in a small study on the top floor of a brownstone in Brooklyn – it’s about 75 square feet, 11 taken up by book shelves along one wall.
They changed the floor back to old school. They changed the uniform back to old school. Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.
Nurturing a project from the ground floor is something I’ve been wanting to do.
I was married for 30 years. Isn’t that enough? I’ve had my share of dirty underwear on the floor.
Happy Days,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ ‘Mork & Mindy’ – it takes no effort at all to conjure, physically, the profound excitement I felt watching these shows in prime time. I remember sitting on the floor, too close to the TV, rapt.
My bag explodes with clothes all over my hotel room floor every day.
I think the comic that’s gotten me the most feedback is actually the one about the stoplights. Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tilesnormal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations.
I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.
I always say that I know I’ll be done playing basketball when I stop fighting on the floor. If you don’t play with that edge or that competitive spirit, you’re just another player out there. I can only speak for myself, but when I don’t play with that fight then I’m just ordinary.
I know what my purpose is. I know what I need to do out there on the floor. Sometimes you won’t score a bunch of points, but breathing confidence into the people around you is the biggest key, the biggest role.
I’ve gotten to the point where I’m comfortable guarding any position on the floor. It just didn’t happen overnight. It came with a lot of work, a lot of film study and everything.
I used to bomb around London in my little Austin 10 throughout the raids to appear on stage and if there was a raid before the show was over I would be there, crouching on a floor wherever I could find a big thick wall.
That’s what I do – I run the floor, I run the wing. Either get easy layups or transition threes.
The ideal job letter starts with a brilliant light. Then we realize that this brilliant light is actually sunlight, shafts of it, pouring through trees onto a thick bed of pine needles. Soft dusty resin floats in the sun shafts, invitingly. The smell of pine and sap rises from the forest floor. A twig snaps underfoot.
Once I had the opportunity to get my feet wet and play and enjoy this game, I just wanted to be on the floor at all times.
When I get old, I’m going to the old folks‘ home. I don’t want to be one of those guys who’s hanging around the house bothering the kids. But not just any old folks’ home. I want the whole top floor.
I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job.
Anyone can be a DJ but it’s understanding how to read a crowd and keeping them on the floor is what takes years of experience.
There is an old story that says that Julia Child dropped a chicken on the floor when she was filming ‘The French Chef.’ And then – that, in fact, is not true. She just, you know, dropped some potatoes she was trying to flip in a pan.
I got hit by the bug of reading – not via a person, but via the one-room library in our small town. I remember that the children’s books were in the right-hand corner near the floor. Often when I went there, I was the only visitor.
When you’re left on the floor of a hospital gasping for breath, or you can’t get your kid a school place, the simplest things are your idea of radical.
You can feel the drums, and you can feel the bass. So, being able to feel the music through the floor, it makes me feel like I’m a part of the band and not just the only person in the room who doesn’t really understand what’s going on.
As an agent – and I don’t like the word – you get the perception that it’s all about money. And it’s not all about that. You have a unique opportunity to help someone build great habits on and off the basketball floor. A lot of times they’re in situations they can’t control, the economic environment they grew up in.
More is not better. Better is better. You don’t need a bigger house; you need a different floor plan. You don’t need more stuff; you need stuff you’ll actually use.
When I was a young actor, in my first apartment, the first thing I bought was a Steinway piano. There was no bed at first. I slept on the floor.
I really think the more talent people have, the more polite they are: Laurence Olivier and Alec Guinness always arrived on time and were impeccably behaved. It’s only the gutter snipes who leave their lipstick on the studio floor – and that’s just the men.
I have to be mentally right every time I take the floor.
My mom bought a computer in the ’80s to do accounting, and she was so smart at computers that we spent all our time with them. My childhood was sitting on the floor of her office and figuring out how to program with my mom.
I don’t like being scored on on the floor.
I’m just a basketball player. There’s so much I can do on the floor.
I think I brought something different to the NBA. I brought that I can do pretty much everything on the floor.
I know one thing, after the match with Savage at Wrestlemania III, I was gassed. I went back to the locker room and fell on the floor.
When I see somebody, I try to beat him on both ends of the floor. It’s the game within the game that you’ve always got to win. That’s always been my mindset. That’s how I was taught how to play the game. That’s how I learned. And that’s what I enjoy.
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
Thankfully, I’ve got great support around me to keep my feet on the floor.
I think I can just bring shooting to stretch the floor.
I found that options traders – the Amex was mainly an options exchange – routinely conspired to keep as wide as possible the spreads between the prices investors paid and the prices floor traders paid for the same securities.
I was useless in the classroom; I would spend my time looking out of the window after the first 10 minutes. But when you do an apprenticeship, you don’t have to wait for the teacher to tell you when it’s time to start, because you are on the shop floor learning for real.
I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it’s sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading ‘Gossip Girl.’
I advise keeping four feet on the floor and all hands on deck.
I had just got married when I started writing my fourth novel. I’d come back from honeymoon, moved into our first house – a gorgeous little carriage house in London – and made my office on the third floor, overlooking the treetops in North West London.
Everyone knows I get off the floor, and I fight until the finish.
It’s going to be labor-intensive and time-consuming, but you need to take all the books down and put them on the floor. Take them down and spread them in one area. Physically pick each book up, one by one. If the book inspires you, keep it. If not, it goes out. That’s the standard by which you decide.
If you commit to the defensive end of the floor, you’re going to have a chance to win every night. And if you’re a great defensive team, you’re going to go to the playoffs.
One-on-one is different than actually going through picks, hitting the floor, playing 5-on-5, getting back in transition, making quick moves without thinking about it.
Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
I’m afraid of the dark because I picture things; I see things. I’m a freak. I see, like, little demons coming out of the floor and other little things running around. It’s scary.
I used to have stomach ulcers and stuff when I was in the 10th grade. I’d be doubled over on the floor, I was hurting so bad. I was on Tagamet before it was over the counter.
I’d be at these different clubs passing out my business cards and fliers. Then the club would end, the light would come on and all my business cards would be on the floor.
I like doing Pilates because I get to lie down on the floor for the duration of the session.
I like to space the floor, I think I can give guys opportunity not to get double-teamed.
I haven’t gotten in any trouble off the floor.
When I first started, it was so male-heavy, so male-dominated, that on the 18th floor of the criminal courts building, which was where I worked, there were three men’s bathrooms and only one women’s bathroom.
It’s as if my left heel is my bass drum and my right heel is the floor tom-tom. I can get snare out of my right toe by not putting it down on the floor hard, and, if I want cymbals, I land flat on both feet, full strength on the floor.
I’ve jumped off pianos, I stopped climbing up curtains when the screws popped once and I fell to the floor like a Looney Tunes cartoon character, and ended up off for six months because of a broken ankle.
Shakin’ Stevens
I’m one of those people where, if I go back and look at it, I’m going to feel like, ‘I wish I would have… ‘ I need to just leave it on the floor. What’s done is done.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.
I was born in Toronto and studied with the National Ballet of Canada. I went to school to study dance, slept on the floor, ate nothing, waitressed – and then there was a Mary J. Blige audition.
I loved ‘Rock Lobster.’ I probably heard ‘Rock Lobster’ first at a party or dance. Then we would do the Rock Lobster – get down on the floor and do the whole dance. I thought that was really cool and exciting, that there was actually a band that had their own dance at that point.
Sometimes music should just be about you sitting on your bedroom floor, or in the back of the car, singing along stupidly. Evan Dando’s music was all about that for me.
Floor time is valuable. Our leadership isn’t going to bring something up that’s going to take up floor time and not be successful.
Girls love guys who dance, and I’m definitely going to be the first one on the dance floor. Usually, you just see guys sitting around, but I definitely don’t hold back when it comes to dancing.
I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It’s been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, ‘I can fly!’ Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.
I think the coaches are trying to push me and get me out of my comfort zone in being able to communicate with my teammates and being more of a leader on the floor.
Many children fully realize their parents see them as astonishing creatures and incorporate that into their daily presentations. That is, they throw their stuff on the floor because if you are truly amazing you can pretty much do what you want. Right?
Writers divide fairly cleanly into those who only work through what they hear and those who are more visual. I am the latter, where I lie down on my office floor and play scenes through my head to – cinematically, several times with different elements – to see what works. I can’t write a scene until I can see it.
I have always loved dancing. I am always that crazy girl on the dance floor, dancing by herself.
I’m just as content sitting on the floor playing Barbies with my kids as I am having a glass of wine with my girlfriends.
I don’t need anything to live, to be honest. Give me a mattress or a futon on the floor and I’ll be the happiest camper.
I did sleep on the floor of my office sometimes. I didn’t brush my teeth as often as I should have. I think my hygiene has improved quite a bit.
Steph’s such a good dad for girls. He’s super attentive, and he’s, like, not too manly to get down on the floor and play with them and have a tea party.
Asylum was good exposure for me and it is still shown quite often on television. I remember the special effects people had fun making a little doll that looked like me – which is not so easy – and it had to move along the floor.
Herbert Lom
Individually, yeah, I want to be the best version of me. But I want to make everyone else feel comfortable on the floor where they can go out there and they are just playing their game. That’s when I’m the happiest, when every guy on the floor is just being that.
Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.
There’s this expectation of glamour. Unlike men who can wear suits and nonchalantly stroll on in a flat loafer, I’ve got to run across the studio floor live in a high heel and a tight frock.
I was born in 1935, so I was quite young when the war started. I remember we were in Bath, and it was 1942. We went down into the cellar of our house, and when we came up, I remember seeing all the glass on the floor where all the windows had been shaken out by the bombs.
No, you can’t call your vote in. You have to be there on the floor to vote.
Most ceramic plates, bowls, and cups have an unglazed rim around the very bottom, where the piece was in contact with the floor of the kiln. This unglazed ceramic is harder than metal and can be used just like a sharpening stone.
Every collaboration with a new person is like when you take a bin of Legos and dump them on the floor. All of the pieces to work with are right there. A floor full of Legos is full of possibilities.
I would just go out and play every game and leave it all out on the floor, and I guess I had the talent to get into a great college like UCLA.
Not drunk is he who from the floor – Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.
Players thump their cue on the floor when the opponent is coming to the table, or at the table. And the referees need to show some more authority on this stuff. You don’t see it so much with top players or on TV tables – they know they can’t get away with it.
Daddy was hilarious. He could take the most mundane event and tell it so that we all on the floor laughing. He trained me in the joys of humor.
I have very short arms. I can’t really reach down and pick things off the floor when they fall. I can’t really reach up and get things out of the cupboard.
I could come home, and I would spend the rest of the night just lying on the floor or the sofa listening to albums. It was like a movie to me. I still do, really, and doing the radio show ensures that I’ll be sitting there listening.
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?
It falls in all the cracks, from classical music to jazz,. Anywhere there’s a hole in the floor, my music falls through it. But that’s OK.
Before, I would play a little hoops, a little tennis. Now it’s more yoga, Pilates, stretching, some light weight work, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance things. When I used to live on the eleventh floor, I would take the steps. I don’t do that so much now. I’m taking the elevator a bit more these days.
I want to put myself in the best position to stay out on the floor.
I ask unanimous consent that I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.
I remember in one parish a terrible row over the ideal size of mince pies, and in another two great ladies dashing trays of pancakes to the vicarage floor in a controversy over whether to roll or to fold. But the real arena for food combat is television.
My whole thing with parenting, even though this is my first time, I want to just put five or six objects on the floor – a trumpet, a piano, some dancing or a computer or whatever it is, and just see what he picks up.
I wanted to show that even if you fail, you have the ability to pick yourself up off the floor and try again. I wanted to show a different side of what a disability looks like to highlight all the invisible ones.
I went for a tackle with Radamel Falcao against Colombia, and he just dropped to the floor. I said to him ‘Just get up!’
Having wires strewn across your couch and across the floor is a big deal to a lot of people.
J Allard
I used to come down from New Rochelle and go to Radio City. They’d have a floor show and a movie. I’m showing my age, but I saw ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and ‘Broken Arrow‘ with Jimmy Stewart. It was a great way for a kid to see a movie.
Vincent Pastore
Let’s say I try to ignore the small stuff, like wet towels on the floor, the dishwasher full to the brim and not turned on. You know what men are like, they’ll never rise to our standards of excellence. But when they try, that’s enough!
The floor of the U.S. Senate isn’t a place that usually sees a lot of drama.
Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.
Everyone is trying to jump on the biomimic bandwagon. But a cork floor is not biomimicry. Neither is using bacteria to clean water.
I’m a guy that can stretch the floor, make plays in pick-and-roll, and then play off the ball as well.
You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.
I’m not flashy. I’ll do nice things on the floor, but I’m not going to do the really impressive dunk or make the really impressive block. I think that’s what fans enjoy most about coming to basketball games, but that’s not what I provide night in, night out.
Natural DNA is a tractless coil, like an unwound and tangled audiotape on the floor of the car in the dark.
There are real consequences when women speak out. It’s really dangerous, and it takes real courage. We are still speaking out against a white male majority. Forget the glass ceiling. We haven’t even broken the glass floor!
I feel comfortable whenever I step on the floor.
In December 2014, Uber held its annual holiday party on an unfurnished floor at its swank, mood-lit headquarters in San Francisco. Employees and investors attended in flamboyant attire from the Roaring ’20s and drank at an open bar into the early morning hours.
Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots. We can play pick and pop.
If you said to me, ‘Lie down on that concrete floor and fall asleep,’ I could do it. I can sleep anywhere at any time of day on any surface.
Everybody knows I’m not on the floor because I’m great scorer or free throw shooter. It’s because I’m out there to defend and rebound.
Jordan had phenomenal talent. He had phenomenal understanding. But he also had a mentality that I haven’t seen. He had a sense of urgency every time he stepped on the floor.
I used to sleep in the T-shirt I wore during the day and whatever ratty old gym shorts I could find on the floor. But one year for Christmas, someone gave me a very chic, comfortable pair of pajamas from Brooks Brothers, and I realized the error of my ways.
Because of the way I’m built, I constantly have to strengthen. This is sort of a ritual: I put on my tights first, and right when I’m about to put on my costume, I get down on the floor, and I plank.
Establishing a ‘livable wage‘ floor would immediately reduce the gap in average pay between American women and men.
I think it goes hand in hand because if you discipline yourself on the floor, as you become an older player or a more seasoned individual, it adds structure in your life.
People have always asked me why my favorite event was floor, and my answer was always, ‘Because I love to dance!’
I quite like to, y’know, chill and catch a vibe where you can actually talk, as opposed to standing on the floor in the club.
The closest I’ve come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Senate floor.
It’s great bein’ on tour with Mariah, just because it’s like, sold-out audiences, and it’s packed from the ceiling to the floor. And when the crowd screams my name, it’s just like, exuberating, or something. It’s like, my whole body fills up and my adrenaline pumps very, very hard.
Love Story‘ I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes.
I focus more on bars and beam just because those are my strongest events, and I just try and maintain whatever I can do on floor and vault. I’m consistently training on all events.
I can do the little things, play defense, dive on the floor to get loose balls, things like that.
I love ‘Fire On The Floor.’ It’s just smouldering. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic piece to perform live. It’s filled with passion. It’s about when someone you know is so bad for you, but you can’t help it.
We’ve heard a lot in recent polemic about how to win the fight for the corner office. But pushing up against a glass ceiling is practically a luxury when you consider the millions of women who can feel the floor dropping beneath their feet.
I remember lying on the floor of the living room with headphones on when I was four or five years old, listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
Don’t worry about the room being messy! Everything can’t be perfect – you have to let some things go, and it’s better to actually sit down on the floor with your child than spend time worrying about having a perfect house.
The ideal vacuum cleaner would be one you never see. It needs to not just be a cool gadget, but a product that cleans your floor correctly. I can imagine people having a cupboard full of robots that only come out when you need them to fulfil a specific purpose.
A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall; that is, side to floor, for instance.
I’ve always been the point guard, always been the floor general out there, and it’s helped me see things I didn’t previously see on offense from a shooting guard standpoint.
I traced the marley floor with my pointe shoes, and imagine myself on the stage, not as a member of the corps, but as a principal dancer. It felt right. It felt like a promise. Some day, somehow, it was going to happen for me.
Our store was so small, it had no back or second floor. We just slept on the counter late at night after the store was closed.
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
If you get rid of emotion for a minute and think about the threat of terrorism statistically, it’s not even there. The probability that you will slip on a wet floor in your bathroom and die is a thousand times higher than the probability of you dying as a result of terrorism.
I once did a gig at an office Christmas party in the showroom floor of a friend’s father’s home appliance shop in the suburbs of Melbourne. It was to a much older crowd. Without a microphone. Or a stage. With the queue for the buffet behind me.
I stand today on this floor to appeal for protection from the strong arm of the government for her loyal children, irrespective of color and race, who are citizens of the southern states, and particularly of the State of Georgia.
The biggest thing is bringing energy and leadership on both ends of the floor. The player I want to be, and know I can be, that caliber, does so.
Every time that I speak on the House Floor or in one of our committee hearings, I begin with the words, ‘St. Louis and I.’ Every time. That is no accident.
When I did the album for ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ I found myself out there in front of this big band, which I had no idea how to do, and they wiped the floor with me. It’s a very specific skill, and I didn’t know how to do it.
Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message: that Congress is united in its opposition to terror and we are all deeply concerned about the future and security of our close friend and ally, Israel.
I didn’t work on the killing floor. I worked in the section where you break the meat down and package it.
Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person’s right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state.
I used to tell people I slept on the floor, in my songs.
I can play off the ball some, and that’s fine with me as long as I can be out on the floor. But I am definitely more natural as a point guard than I am as a two guard.
I lived on a barge for the first six months, with a cousin. Then on the floor of a friend’s house.
There’s a staircase on the first floor of the Capitol that I walk every day. It’s made of marble, and as you walk those steps, you think of those who’ve walked before you. You think of the challenges that the country’s faced.
I’m always going to be aggressive on both ends of the floor. That’s where I’m going to make my mark.
There are days when I am just dead on the floor, and I’m there in my makeup, and that’s getting a little tiring.
At the end of my daily yoga routine, lying on the floor in Corpse Pose, I feel as though I am floating in a sea of pure love.
In the eye of the tornado, there’s no more high and low, no floor and sky.
I can’t be impatient. It would show on the floor, and I won’t compete if I’m thinking about getting the ball.
I’d see an old person on the street and start crying. I couldn’t understand how people could cope, knowing they only had so long left. It would be like dominoes and then the last one fell and I’m a little heap on the floor. Doctors put me on anti-depressants for a couple of years.
I’m the guy with a lot of energy and the guy who likes to run the floor all the time.
I’m from the disco era where everybody thought they were John Travolta… What song is going to get me on the dance floor? Anything from ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ and you’re up there like a demon.
With Twitter, you can build your own virtual trading floor and research department, populated by the smartest people on earth. Almost any subject or sector has you can think of, you can find a few people with an expertise in that area.
People who think they’re making a fool of themselves on the dance floor usually do.
I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who’s handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator.
I’m just looking to go out there and win and do whatever I can to help my team win. I just want to be helpful on the floor.
I’ve lost count of the number of blokes who’ve come up to me over the years and said ‘thanks for making it OK for indie guys to get on the dance floor.’
From a building right in front of my windows, I can observe the speed of the sunrises and sunsets. The voices of children playing, laughing, yelling, and crying on the playground crawl up to the eighth floor, where I write. Their voices sound so innocent from a distance.
Shy is the oyster, fervent is the clam, peaceful is the ocean floor rocked by the sands of time.
I remember as a student going to Covent Garden, where they took out the stall seats and you hunkered down on the floor – I heard Pavarotti in Tosca there, and the experience of being in that same room with that astonishing voice has never left me.
The role of a DJ is being able to keep people on the floor for X amount of hours so you can’t just push buttons to do that, you have to have good tracks and a knowledge of where to take people.
The biggest thing is bringing energy and leadership on both ends of the floor. The player I want to be, and know I can be, that caliber, does so. It’s just something that I think is required for me to be who I want to be.
Even at a McFly show, if I don’t have a guitar for a few minutes… and suddenly being on my own, without my band mates and on the dance floor with no instrument and not singing, it will be absolutely terrifying.
The first thing that I put in my apartment was a piano. I bought one for $50, and it was a lifesaver because I just went home and played and played… I’m sure I annoyed everyone on the same floor.
I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.
When I’m on TV or whatever, I’m able to bring my instruments, my board, and my sound is intact. But other kids who are on TV, when they’re doing tap, sometimes they’re just on the regular floor. It’s not as safe; it’s not as sound-worthy as it should be.
I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I’d never take a job in a place where you couldn’t throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
Every partner has their strengths, and our responsibility as professionals is to recognize those strengths and capitalize on them, choreographically. You have to translate that chemistry on the dance floor and make their personalities shine.
If you have a guy like Jermaine, it’s a pain in the neck. When we were on the road together in Europe, Jesus, I had to kick the girls off of him. I mean, they throw themselves on the floor and take off their hats.
The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
Of course I want to be on the floor in the fourth.
I was a floor model at I. Magnin. I’m 5 feet 7, but my legs weren’t long enough to be a big-time model. From the knees up, everything is long, but from ankle to knee, if I was in proportion, I’d be 5 feet 9.
I try not to put my purse on the floor – demons will get into it.
I was living out on Long Island in Baldwin, New York when Hurricane Sandy hit. With the storm surge, the whole first floor of our house was under about three feet of water. We lost a lot of valuable stuff – sentimental stuff like pictures and Christmas ornaments. Nobody expected flooding that bad.
I had a paint pony called Half-Pint, and I rode her in Madison Square Garden, and that was my first big show. But my first real pony was this red pony called Chantal. He was absolutely amazing. He was a great pony, except he did spin me off a couple of times! I would blink, and then I would be on the floor.
I think I am a good help defender as well as just bringing a lot of communication to the floor.
I believe I fill in every box on both ends of the floor.
Of course, there are those critics – New York critics as a rule – who say, ‘Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it’s good but then she’s a natural writer.’ Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language.
My management style is one of inclusion, meaning we’re all one team no matter if you’re making an hourly wage at the fulfillment center floor, if you’re a C-staffer from a public company.
I think confidence is a key thing in this league and I want everyone that’s on the floor with me to be just as confident as I am.
There are a lot of facets of the triangle I can take advantage of. It does a great job of spacing the floor, getting people in the right spots. It plays to my strengths. I stay around the elbow and blocks.
I can’t really explain how some games I can get so many rebounds and some I can’t. It just comes down to being aggressive and really going for it on both ends of the floor.
One rule that will work if it is used everywhere, is that when you have a free-kick, the referee puts the mark on the floor to make sure the defenders keep their distance.
Once I was walking with teammate Joy Fawcett in a hotel in Haiti. We were barefoot, and the lights went out to save electricity. Joy felt something crunch beneath her feet, and she felt the need to shine her flashlight on the floor. It was, I swear, a five-foot cockroach.
My first retailer was Saks Fifth Avenue. I didn’t even know how to ship a box to a retailer. Like, how do you pack it? How do you send it to make sure it gets on the floor? You figure it out as you go along.
Machines have the ability to assemble things faster than any human ever could, but humans possess the analytics, domain expertise, and valuable knowledge required to solve problems and optimize factory floor production.
I am an expert on the floor and I am dangerous in all areas, not to toot my own horn.
I don’t clean, I don’t make the bed. I spend my salary. I worry a lot. I just don’t worry about socks on the floor.
When I left school I went onto the shop floor, working 12-hour shifts in a TV factory. My workmates were sharp, skilled and all capable of enjoying higher education – but they didn’t have that opportunity.
I’m getting a lot better with my conditioning, making smarter moves on the floor.
I love to dance. I have always been the first on the dance floor, but I’m not teachable. I couldn’t learn ‘five, six, seven, eight’ if my life depended on it.