Had Quotes by Judy Garland, Steven Wright, Alexander the Great, Harriet Tubman, Imelda Marcos, Stephen King and many others.
We tried not to age, but time had its rage.
Whenever I had been racially vilified before
it had been by peers
men. It’s more shocking
when it’s a 13-year-old child. No 13-year-old is racist
There was another
life that I might have had, but I am having this one.
I had rather have a fool
to make me merry
than experience to make me sad
and to travel
for it too!
Everything is just very, very blurry
. I’ve never had proper
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering
I had to bring
myself back down to being a normal
I’ve had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra
I had no desire
to be a chef
, but I had a desire to be someone who was heard
If I had all the money I’d spent on drink
, I’d spend
it on drink.
I’m usually the kind
of person where if someone tells
me, ‘Oh my God, you have to watch
. It’s amazing
,’ I kind of want
to go against
it and not watch it. But for ‘Stranger Things,’ I couldn’t resist. I had to watch it.
Without friends no one would choose
to live, though he had all other goods
What would life be if we had no courage
to attempt anything?
I had short hair
for a while, but I ended up loving it.
‘Miss Rumphius’ has been, perhaps
, the closest
to my heart
. There are, of course
, many dissimilarities between
me and Alice
Rumphius, but, as I worked, she gradually seemed to become my alter ego
. Perhaps she had been that right from the start.
I don’t think I’ve had love
at first sight
. But, I’ve definitely
where I’ve seen
a person, and I’m like, ‘Wow, there is something different about you, and I really want to get to know you.’
If one by one we counted
people out For the least sin, it wouldn’t take
us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving
We had a severely autistic
kid in my class, and I was always picked
last in gym
class, even after him. Naturally
, that made me feel pretty bad as an eight-year-old.
It was me that was holding
myself back because I felt like I had to fit into this mold
of what people want to see.
You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure
that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand
, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.
I got rabies shots
the head off a bat but that’s OK – the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
If I had to come back in life, I’d come back as a dolphin
… they’re always smiling
; they’re always playing.
So long as the universe
had a beginning
, we could suppose it had a creator
. But if the universe is really completely self-contained
, having no boundary
or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?
Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure
to make it shorter.
I’m a survivor
, man. I done had my ups and downs, but I’ve got get-back skills
for real for real. I refuse
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds
Things have changed
so much. People walked away from a simple
life we had in the ’20s and ’30s, and I am glad
that I am able to touch that period
in our lives
with the shows
that I do and with the music
that I do.
Live all you can; it’s a mistake
not to. It doesn’t so much matter
what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that what have you had?
I’m not the kind of actor that would know what my character had for breakfast last Tuesday
You have to come to your closed
doors before you get to your open doors
… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors
before you got to your open door
? Well, then you’d come to closed door number
eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward
Religion, in any form, is always interesting
to me because of how powerful it is. Not even the religion
itself, but to the people that follow
it… The effect
that it has had on people’s minds
A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout
your whole relationship.
All of the great social justice advances
that we ever had in this country
have come not from people with big titles
and not from people at the top, but just from everyday
people getting together saying ‘Enough is enough. I’m going to change this, and I’m going to get involved
, and I am going to be engaged
Of course I’m naughty
. I’ve always had to compete
for attention, you see.
Think where man’s glory
and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
When you see something that is technically sweet
, you go ahead and do it and you argue
about what to do about it only after you have had your technical
success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb
I’ve always had a naughty streak
One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding
because it was too painful
. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected
surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary
to develop that coping mechanism
to begin with.
I’ve never cared
. In fact, when I did ‘Scent of a Woman’ I had to learn how to assemble
I had very bad acne
growing up. I had braces
for six years, from the fifth
to the 11th grade
. I didn’t look in the mirror
and feel like someone who should be on TV
Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes
by, I’ve always known it was fickle
. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live.
Oh, 1994, April
27. There won’t be a day like that ever again. I mean
, the sky
, with a blueness that had never been there before.
My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first
to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.’
I never learned hate
at home, or shame
. I had to go to school for that.
It is clear
I was never the Pretty Girl
. I had my two front teeth
knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix
them until I was 19. I have a crooked
smile and a nose
like it’s been broken
12 times but never has been. My nose was always red
, so people called me Rudolph
. My whole face
I remember when
I was about 18, Sean
Penn made a bet with me. He had just directed
his first movie, and he’s like, ‘By the time you’re 30, I will bet you $500 that you’ll be sick
.’ I’m still waiting to collect
, because I’m not.
I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation
, and an assurance
was given me that he had taken away my sins
, even mine, and saved me from the law
of sin and death
Life is full
of what-ifs, many of which could easily have been realities, had just a few things
Director Jai Krishna
is an optimist
who has a never-say-die attitude. He has impressed
with his faith in the industry
. Not many are aware
of the fact that this man had to wait
for almost 30 years in this industry to direct ‘Vanmam,’ his first film.
Anger is a killing
thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves
him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.
You had to feel the swell
change. You had to go with the change. He told me that. No eye is on the sparrow
but he did tell me that.
that for so much of my life I had an older viewpoint
; I saw things as an older person. That’s common
among change-of-life babies
. So I have this dichotomy
where I’m either, like, super
young or feel like I’m coming to the end of my years.
I once had a large
, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him.
‘The Lion’ all began
with a picture of a faun carrying
and parcels in a snowy wood
. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen
. Then one day
, when I was about forty
, I said to myself, ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.’
What is sad for women of my generation
is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families
. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops
coming down the window
is a very dull virtue
. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press
. It is negative. It merely
means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
I had a friend
who was a clown
. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral
in one car.
I always had long hair
. When you lose it, you realise just how important it is to your identity
When I first started wearing wigs
, I didn’t know you had to anchor
them down with bobby pins
. I walked out during a windy
day and my wig blew
off and got stuck
to a branch
. I was walking while my wig was hanging! If that’s not the most embarrassing
thing… but you have to use bobby pins.
In the long run
, men hit
only what they aim
at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
I don’t remember being taught to read, and by the time
I was seven
years old, I had read a very great many books, good, bad, and indifferent
If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes
, only sooner.
I’ve had to accept
that – that everyone cannot love me
. Because when there’s love, there’s hate. When there’s light, there’s dark. But it was really hard to accept as an artist
that there’s a lot of people that hate me
, but on the other side, there are many more people
who love me. I think everyone goes through that.
Don’t tell your kids you had an easy birth
or they won’t respect you. For years I used to wake
up my daughter
and say, ‘Melissa
you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep
We’ve definitely had our share of ups and downs as a group
, and there were times we’ve faced
some pretty big challenges
, but we were able to get through these times, which allowed our bond to grow
I wish you
could see some of the girls I have genuinely
had crushes on in my life. They’re not the girls you would assume
more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.
I grew up where, when a door closed, a window didn’t open. The only thing I had was cracks
. I’d do everything to get through those cracks – scratch
, claw, bite
. Now the opportunity is here. The door is wide
open, and it’s as big as a garage
The only thing I regret about my past
is the length
of it. If I had to live my life again I’d make all the same mistakes – only sooner.
In Russia we only had two TV channels
. Channel One was propaganda
. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer
telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.
I’ve had many ups and downs before, and I think it’s always darkest
And say my glory was I had such friends.
In many ways, each of us is the sum total
of what our ancestors were. The virtues
they had may be our virtues, their strengths
our strengths, and, in a way, their challenges could be our challenges.
I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing
my rights to be respected
kind of the way it’s supposed to happen
, and we just watch it unfold
. And you can’t control
it. Looking back, you can’t say, ‘I should’ve… ‘ You didn’t, and had you, the outcome
would have been different.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal
of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance
to read a lot.
When a new source of taxation
is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned
. It merely means that the politicians have two ways
of milking the taxpayer
where they had one before.
is all the fun you think they had.
I was shortly again at the castle
, and the Princess gave
me her hand to kiss
and then brought her children, the young princes
and princesses, and we played together, as if we had known each other for years.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
The feeling is constantly
growing on me that I had been the first to hear
of one planet to another.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days
government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
I had to create
an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at – not copy
Don’t let life discourage
you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
When I was a child I thought I saw an angel
. It had wings and kinda
looked like my sister. I opened
the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded
away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel
It was a woman who drove
me to drink, and I never had the courtesy
to thank her for it.
It is easy to take liberty
for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
On my left knee
I have a long scar from an ACL operation. I’ve had both knees
People do think I’m Jewish
. But we’re Irish Catholic
. My father had a brogue.
I haven’t trusted
polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs
during their lunch hour
. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.
It would be a much better country if women did not vote
. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election
since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican
would have won, if only the men had voted
I went to high school, which was a good thing because I hadn’t interacted with many people my age, and I didn’t really have friends. I had a million
acquaintances and no friends.
If God had wanted man to play soccer
, he wouldn’t have given us arms.
Once I had asked God for one or two extra inches
, but instead, he made me as tall
as the sky, so high that I could not measure
myself… By giving me this height to reach people, he has also given me great responsibilities.
I ran out of any type of persona. I just had to be me.
My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends
, then you’ve had a great life
I lived next to Russian
soldiers. We had Russian army guys
in our house when I grew up. We made lemonade
for them; they were everywhere
. I had a Russian school. I grew up with Russian traditions
, I know Russian songs… it infiltrates me a lot. I even speak
a little Russian.
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural
causes, as if they were some angel’s song
, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang
on undyingly, smiting the hearts
of men with sweetest wounds
, and putting for the while an angel’s nature into us.
Who could refrain
that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
We were raised
in an Italian
, although we didn’t speak Italian in the house. We were very proud
of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food
Who you are as a person will only be amplified
once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine
you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.
I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.
When I was 16… I worked in a pet store
. And they fired
me because… they had three snakes
in there, and one day I braided them.
When I am on my deathbed, I don’t think I will be thinking about a nice pair
of shoes I had or my beautiful house. I am going to be thinking about an evening I spent with somebody when I was twenty
where I felt that I was just absolutely connected to them.
And were an epitaph
to be my story I’d have a short one ready
for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
I never had a drink in my life. I don’t smoke
I haven’t had an easy life
, but at some point
, you have to take responsibility for yourself and shape who it is that you want to be. I have no time
for moaners. I like to chase
my dreams and surround myself with other people who are chasing
their dreams, too.
I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.
I am not an educated man
. I never had an opportunity to learn anything except how to fight.
I’ve just had eighteen
straight whiskies. I think that’s the record.
When you are old and gray
and full of sleep, and nodding
by the fire, take down this book
read, and dream of the soft
look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
I grew up in East Germany
, so we had to learn Russian in school… everybody hated it. I never thought it would come in handy
… And being an actor, I’ve been able to use it quite a bit
If the Great Spirit
me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place.
I always knew about the risks
I was taking
. Every year, someone you knew was killed racing
. You had to ask yourself, do you enjoy driving these cars so much that you’re prepared to take that risk
life had taught me undeniably that surrender
, in its place, was as honorable
as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut
you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Some people bear
three kinds of trouble – the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect
There’s been moments where I’ve felt, as an indigenous
woman growing up in Australia, there’s been that kind of rivalry
of being indigenous… I’ve had that experience of someone saying, ‘I don’t know if she’s going to go that far.’
enough, when the Sugababes’ ‘Freak
Like Me’ went to number 1, which was built around my ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’ song, I had another song called ‘Rip’ go to number 1 in the Kerrang TV chart
, so I was pulling new people
in from very different areas
of musical interest
. That was quite an amazing week
it is the fashion to emphasize
of the last war. I didn’t find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things
happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them.
In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times
. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame
. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.
Americans are apocalyptic
by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly
fear that people are going to take it away from us.
man is the one who had the chance and took it.
While you’re going through this process
of trying to find the satisfaction
in your work, pretend
you feel satisfied
. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors
with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy
will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun
, you’ll find you are having fun.
For people who have… had curve balls thrown
at them, it is easier
change and digest change in other people. Change only scares
the small-minded. The small-minded and me.
I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.
I think it’s been hard for people to understand how Islam
can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists
are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference
handlers and people going to church
,’ and when I heard the music for the first time, it felt like this was a song that Twice hadn’t done before. I thought the song and music had a very mature
tone, so I wrote the lyrics
. I was inspired
by the music directly
I don’t know of any great man
who ever had a great son.
Just because I’m the top-grossing actress
of all time
does not mean I’m the highest paid. I’ve had to fight for everything that I have. It’s such a fickle and political industry.
My mother had morning sickness
after I was born.
I went to the museum where they had all the heads
and arms from the statues
that are in all the other museums
When I was 5 years old, we had nothing in the village
. One day, in front of my house, some soldiers in a big Cadillac
started to do a picnic
. I looked at them like they were coming from the moon. I remember they gave me a box
of rice pudding
– that, for me, was the American Dream
What a blessing that God allows a life to come through your body
, and then allows you to place that body in a body bag
and take it out. I had to say that there’s a magnificent
something that God has for me to do, to give me
. That level of experience. It’s unspeakable
I think the people in this country have had enough of experts
with organisations from acronyms
saying that they know what is best and getting it consistently
The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then.
You can’t have it all, all at once. Who – man or woman – has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan, I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time, things were rough. And if you have a caring
, you help the other person when that person needs it.
In everyone there sleeps
. A sense of life lived according
to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others
, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures
Men have looked upon the desert
land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact
and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged
owner and would quickly assert
the right of his family or clan
to it, against aggression.
I’ve had the honor and the pleasure and gift
of having known Elizabeth Taylor
for a number of years. You know, you sit
down with her, she slings hash
, she sits there and cusses like a sailor
, and she’s hilarious
I don’t excercise. If God had wanted me to bend
over, he would have put diamonds
on the floor
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief
of friendship was that one had to explain
again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars
, would sign
over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead
within a year.
Yes, I’m Catholic; I’m proud of it. But I had lots of Protestant
I had a turtle that I called Kalidas.
We’ve had three big ideas
that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer
first. Invent. And be patient
It’s not like I’m against alcohol
. It’s just a decision I made, and if you’ve never had it, you don’t miss it. I’ve been drenched in champagne
a few times over my career. I might have a drink if England win
the World Cup
. That’s one moment
where I might.
You have to remember that the hard days
are what make you stronger. The bad days
make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment
In my divorce
, I stood up
and said to my ex-wife
, ‘Hey, I messed up
. This had nothing to do with you. I didn’t understand what marriage was. I cheated
. I was wrong. We couldn’t fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn’t want it to get any worse. You’re the mother of my kids – I don’t want to hate you
I had the blues
because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet
My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one.
, you never had it to begin with.
I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength
, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope
, and her immense
belief in me had lifted
I had no idea
that being your authentic self
could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
There is a harmony
, and a luster
in its sky, which through the summer
is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
, the view that I’ve had on Twitter
is if you’re on Twitter, you’re in, like, the meme
– you’re in meme war land. If you’re on Twitter, you’re in the arena
. And so, essentially
, if you attack me, it is therefore
OK for me to attack back.
Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues
– of my comrades
in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom
to use me for the purpose of focusing
the attention of the country and the international
community on me.
There were times when close people… Some of my closest friends
have left me. People hurt
me, so everything fell apart
. I didn’t feel like I had anyone on my side or anyone who could understand me
. So that’s why I completely fell apart.
I remember being young in the 1960s
… we had a great sense of the future
, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth
today. This being able to dream and to change the world
remember a conversation I had many years ago
in 1974, which marked
a turning point
in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt
Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth
plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.
My mother told me Homer Ditto was not my father. Nope. Mom had had a fling
with some other guy who was my dad. Some dude
who didn’t stick around too long who Mom was happy to get rid of. She chose Homer, and Homer chose me, so he lent me his name even though I didn’t have his blood
It seems that it had been destined
before that I should occupy
myself so thoroughly with the vulture
, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle
, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail
and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.
If a man could pass through Paradise
in a dream, and have a flower presented
to him as a pledge
that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake
– Aye, what then?
In this sad world
of ours, sorrow
comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony
because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.
My mom kicked
me out a couple of weeks
before my 18th birthday
. I had a job for about six, seven months
at a supermarket, and they fired me for being late.
I had a ukulele when I was much younger
. I have no idea what happened to it but I think that was part of it, just being inspired and wanting to try to play an instrument
that, to me, sounded beautiful.
I would wear
the blue overalls
of the fieldworker and often wore
round, rimless glasses
known as Mazzawati teaglasses. I had a car, and I wore a chauffeur
‘s cap with my overalls. The pose of chauffeur was convenient
because I could travel under the pretext
of driving my master’s car.
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw
as a child and still do.
One can find women who have never had one love affair
, but it is rare indeed
to find any who have had only one.
I never had a speech from my father ‘this is what you must do or shouldn’t do’ but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn’t perfect
me humble just to know exactly where I came from and all the hard work I had to put in to be here. It feels good to reminisce
about the past.
The past is the past, but if you’re overanalyzing or trying to repeat
it, you’re gonna
get stuck. I just had a wonderful youth, and I loved everything about it, so I really try and hang
on to it.
You do things when the opportunities come along
. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle
of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells
. If I get an idea next week
, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn
I never thought in my wildest dreams
that I would have my very own school – no way. And I had no idea I’d be coaching
girls. It’s wild
, we shot
ourselves in the foot
right out of the gate
. The guy who ran it at first misled
pretty much everybody about how much capital
we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money
, and we had enough to go three weeks.
We live in this era
that has benefited from the Industrial Revolution
, and we live with a kind of luxury
and plenty that even all but the poorest
of Americans live with a kind of sensuousness that was unimagined by medieval kings
. But in order to get to this point, a lot of people had to suffer in really terrible ways.
in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself
, you’ll have inner peace
. And if you have that, along with physical health
, you will have had more success than you could possibly
I think everyone understands grief
, the journey it takes us on, whether it’s the death of a loved one
, the end of a relationship, a disappointment
. Some people don’t deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices
. I’ve had to open up to grief in different contexts.
Without perestroika, the cold
war simply would not have ended. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace
war ever present.
the position I was in as a tennis player
. I was to blame
when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn’t stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper.
Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
My mom raised us like we were still in the Philippines
. She tried to cure
everything at home like a real Filipino
woman. You had to die to go to the hospital. My mom cured
everything with Vicks VapoRub
. I should’ve died nine times when I was a kid!
Having children showed me a whole different kind
of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them.
I’m so grateful
for where I am now, but I think I’m more grateful because it’s been so hard-won; I haven’t given up
, and I’ve had plenty of reasons
to give up.
I worked at a movie theater
in Tempe, Arizona
, when I went to community college
there. And I got fired because a sorority
had rented out a theater to watch ‘Titanic,’ and they were being really rude to me while they were waiting for the movie. So as I tore their tickets
, I told them the end of the movie.
I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me
to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared
to handle the consequences
if ‘The Big Trail
‘ had been a success and launched me as a star.
Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes
had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human.
To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can’t be a bad thing.
It’s only when we truly
know and understand that we have a limited
time on Earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time
is up – that we will begin to live each day
to the fullest
, as if it was the only one we had.
I wasn’t the first choice for the role of Danny
White was. Not true, but there was another actor whom they had shot the pilot
I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions
. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid
to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay
I had a lovers
quarrel with the world.
‘ was a terrible magician
, he was always, in great comedic
moments, messing up
act. We used to have magicians
come in to work on these tricks
to actually get them wrong. But they still had to work. We had to bring magicians on to make magic not work.
the life you had, not the life you could’ve had.
I had a simple goal in life: to be true
to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen
I think, if I had a dad, I would have went the normal college route
. I’m so stoked
my life panned out how it was.
Actually, I didn’t start sweating
until I had children.
When I went out on tour
as Bing Hitler I would hook
up with Lenny
and we’d get drunk together. He was always very supportive
. He was a big star
and a lot of what he said to me had power and impact. Apart from that, I just like him.
It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio
You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation
for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.
For years I tried to put myself in a box, and it frustrated
me, so I had to let go
and let the universe take its course.
When I was a little kid
we had a sand box. It was a quicksand
box. I was an only child… eventually.
I had no friends. I wasn’t there to make friends. I was there to win.
If I had to choose between betraying
my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
He piled upon the whale’s white hump
the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam
down; and then, as if his chest
had been a mortar
, he burst
his hot heart’s shell
Mum had done everything you need to educate a kid. She made me a kid who likes
books and she told me about ‘Wind in the Willows’ and read it and I thought this is weird, Rat, Mole
and my first ever Bolshie thought – you know about ‘The Wind in the Willows.’
Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive
, I had the advantage of being the first one out.
If you love something let it go
free. If it doesn’t come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.
Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal
… I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life
for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty
of it is just too good to pass up.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the amazing public arts education
that I had.
I had always planned to make a large painting
of the early spring
, when the first leaves are at the bottom
of the trees, and they seem
in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival
of spring can’t be done in one picture.
, or lions
, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works
which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods’ bodies the same shape as their own.
Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation’s out of breath
. We ain’t running no more.
By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it.
I never had a policy
; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day
Life is to be lived. If you have to support
yourself, you had bloody
well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around
I had therefore to remove
knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
I grew up in Oxnard, CA, and I went to a church called St. Paul, where I was playing drums
. My mom had a strawberry company. The whole town of Oxnard is basically built on produce, and more particularly, strawberries
The more experience you got the more things you are able to go through, and the ups and downs through a season
that you had I don’t think it can do
anything but make you that much better.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved
, the inquisition
might have let him alone.
My music had roots which I’d dug
up from my own childhood, musical roots buried
in the darkest soil
Well, I quit smoking
three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking.
If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates
Black people comprehend
the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs
… I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts
. I had to face the fear/loathing
at its source or it would consume
Resilience is accepting your new reality
, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.
We have had 10 years of bad governance, and we may not recover if another bad government
I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table
If the grandfather
of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden
within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
I wasn’t popular
in high school; I had no friends.
What we have found in this country, and maybe
we’re more aware of it now, is one problem that we’ve had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping
on the grates, the homeless
, you might say, by choice.
I had five children in six years. The day I brought my fifth baby home, that week, my daughter turned 6.
I’ve had a lot of success; I’ve had failures
, so I learn from the failure.
Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds
were bleak. But home was always warm
. My mother and father had a great relationship
. I always felt ‘safe’ there.
There was a little less pressure
to be fit on ‘The Avengers
‘ than ‘Captain
America.’ I had just finished ‘Captain America,’ so I was already built. Plus, ‘Captain America’ has that one scene dramatic
scene where my transformation
. ‘The Avengers’ has not one shirtless scene.
When I was 16, I got ‘Jamon, Jamon.’ Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content
of the script
If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn’t bump
his behind every time
I don’t think I’ve ever actually written from inspiration
, actually had a song just go, ‘Bing!’ I only recall
that happening to me twice – once was with ‘Terrapin’ and the other was ‘Wharf Rat.’ I mean, that’s twice in a lifetime
Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.
It’s the first war we’ve ever fought on the television
screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign.
I had to make a choice at one point in my life, of missing films
or missing my children
. It was a very easy decision to make because I missed my children so very much.
You will always be fond
of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit
The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist
, and believed blind eternal
fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained
to be the most essential
instrument for civilizing the nations.
I haven’t had many injuries, and I know that’s because I take care
of my body, and I do the things that I need to do to keep it strong.
God had to create disco music
so I could be born and be successful.
When I was a sophomore
at USC, I was a socialist
, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university
. I quickly got wise. I’d read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists
Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds
and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve
to fight and conquer
, I should at once have been rightly
I had a bad background just growing up as a child.
This life, which had been the tomb
of his virtue and of his honour
, is but a walking shadow
; a poor
player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying
We human beings
were never born to read; we invented reading and then had to teach it to every new generation
. Each new reader
comes to reading with a ‘fresh’ brain – one that is programmed
to speak, see, and think, but not to read.
As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person
. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented
, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing
quality about Elvis
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile
When we tackle
obstacles, we find hidden reserves
of courage and resilience
we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
Be passionate and bold
. Always keep learning
. You stop doing useful things
if you don’t learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical
that you have the learning ‘bit’ always switched on.
My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic
There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be
a me but I had it surgically removed.
I had a really hard time in Orange County
. I was a nerd
. I was watching foreign cinema
when I was 13 and talking about how ‘Hope and Glory’ should be a foreign film.
Pol Pot – he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed
. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they’re that clever
, take them off when they see him coming!
I had a vision – and I saw white spirits
and black spirits engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened – the thunder
rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams
– and I heard a voice saying, ‘Such is your luck, such are you called to see, and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it.’
What I really am is a homebody
. I was a homebody even before I had a family. My days are filled with home stuff
Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family
. It matters
not the language people speak, or the altars
at which they kneel
If my doctor
told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood
. I’d type a little faster
Money doesn’t make you happy
. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world.
I have made this letter longer than usual
, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
When one has not had a good father
, one must create one.
I thank every bully
I ever had because that’s the only reason I’m here. I learned how to not be affected by it and triumph over it
, and that made me – again, if I had any success whatsoever
, it’s because these people made fun of me.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient
will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse
that we say things are impossible.
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man
! Thy father, if he had been alive
, durst not have used that word.
There was a council
house waiting for me when I had Ryan, there was a welfare
state. I never put into the system before I took out, I was on income
support before I’d even paid a penny
As far as I know, Vera Miles had a terrible time with Hitchcock
, and she wanted to get out of the contract
. He didn’t let her. She did ‘Psycho,’ and I believe, if you look at ‘Psycho,’ there isn’t one close up of Vera, not one. After that, she would never even speak about him to anyone.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver
of life would be my god
I’m grateful to intelligent
people. That doesn’t mean educated. That doesn’t mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people
used to call ‘mother wit
‘ means intelligence
that you had in your mother’s womb
. That’s what you rely
on. You know what’s right to do.
I’ve always felt like I had a guardian
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks
instead of crosses
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time
on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day
to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
My grandfather was a man, when he talked
about freedom, his attitude was really interesting
. His view was that you had obligations
or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled
those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things.
If a composer
could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
I tried to find a solution
to the problem that I had, tried to find a way to start playing better.
I was born in Faridabad but brought up in Delhi
. My father had been living hand-to-mouth and literally slept
on railway platforms
when he came to Mumbai for the first time to become a film singer
. My parents were both singers
; they sang together and fell in love due
to their singing.
If someone is being bullied
or feels like an outsider
, and they relate
to something that I’ve done, even if it’s just igniting a spark
, that’s great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end.
I had teachers who said I was not good enough
. So, I said I will become good enough. So I became this guy
who became obsessed
to become good enough. Now I sit down and
tell people who I was. Now, I say, ‘Do you know who I am?’
I am mean; I’m nasty
at times. I don’t feel like talking to people at times. When I am in a bad mood
and have had a really awful
day, don’t come in my face because I am not tolerant
and I am not a goddess
; I can’t handle it after a point. I am going to get up, and I am going to scream
, and I am going to say bad things to you.
I’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry
, I’m not talking
about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time
. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten
it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally
; I never expected it to do anything special
for me, yet I seemed to accomplish
far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking
As kids we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves
to get the lifestyle
we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money
, we were eager
to show it.
I think I had a kind of pause
in my 20s when I wasn’t in a relationship and my career wasn’t going the way I wanted it to go. I had time for reflection
I’ve had an angel on my shoulder
all my life.
I’ve got nothing against plastic surgery
at all. I know lots of people, young and old
, who’ve had it. The point about good surgery is you can’t see it. The important thing is not to go crazy – and not to go to a bad surgeon
I understand that I’m not perfect
. I made mistakes and I had a hand in everything that’s happened to me, good and bad.
I didn’t think I had time for fishing
before I fished.
If we had no faults
of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing
those in others.
When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition
may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.
I might have had a tough break; but I have an awful lot
to live for.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced
, I am sure a very large portion
of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
The sun, with all those planets revolving
around it and dependent on it, can still ripen
as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going… Concentrate on something useful.
I know that I had not faith, unless the faith of a devil, the faith of Judas
, that speculative
, notional, airy
shadow, which lives in the head, not in the heart. But what is this to the living, justifying faith, the faith that cleanses from sin?
The Lord gave me ‘Sojourner,’ because I was to travel up an’ down the land, showin’ the people their sins an’ bein’ a sign unto them. Afterwards, I told the Lord I wanted another name ’cause everybody else
had two names, and the Lord gave me ‘Truth,’ because I was to declare
the truth to people.
I always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, ‘Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football
. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health
, if you are in good shape
all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared
But whether the Constitution really be one thing
, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized
such a government as we have had, or has been powerless
it. In either case, it is unfit
There was one player who was better than Pele. It was Garrincha. He had one leg
crooked, the other one straight, normal. How did he do all those things with such difficulties
? He was a paralytic! And the way he played! Much better than us all!
It was the nation and the race dwelling
all round the globe
that had the lion’s heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
It is a better thing to save souls for the Lord than to save treasures
. He who sent forth
without gold had not need of gold to form his Church. The Church possesses
gold, not to hoard
, but to scatter
abroad and come to the aid of the unfortunate.
The hardest thing
I had to overcome in life? I think racism
. That’s so difficult
because I don’t think anyone can ever understand it. It’s not that people don’t want to understand it, but they don’t want to touch it.
Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best
that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.
If they had rankings in baseball, maybe I would have been able to do the math and figure out my chances of being a professional baseball player versus
a tennis player
. But that was the decision-maker for me, I just thought I was better in tennis.
I have not had any plastic surgery in any shape or form. No implants
. And my hair is not dyed
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely
sat back and let things happen
to them. They went out and happened to things.
I grew up on a farm
. We had 11 dogs
and, like, 1,500 cattle.
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant
failure than any kind of benign
Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets
, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces
. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
I think that the United States
and the Philippines have always had a good relationship
with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture
and our traditions even up to this day
and I think that we’re very welcoming
with the Americans. And I don’t see any problem with that at all.
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship
. The thousands of criminals
I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement
have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar
Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle
to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices
, but I learned from my mistakes
I think being very thin has had a lot to do with how I’ve been cast.
Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers
, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless