Interesting Quotes

Interesting Quotes by Elliott Colla, Jack Lowden, Neal Stephenson, Roselee Goldberg, Colin Quinn, Bill Keller and many others.

There were illegal poets like Muzaffar al-Nawab, this is the thing – Muzaffar was widely known and he didn’t really have books. He would deliver these readings on cassette tape. Go on YouTube and listen to him. He’s like a preacher. He’s a really interesting figure in modern Iraqi life.
As far as men of the past, I guess I’m comfortable looking at those roles and thinking that I want to be like them for the period of filming. I genuinely hold the belief that the characters are more interesting than who I am, when I approach them. I feel comfortable under that veil, and I think it shows.
The story is everything, so it always begins with a story. Research is a kind of scaffolding built underneath the story as I go along. My enjoyment level varies, but in general, I’m writing about topics I find interesting, so I can’t gripe too much.
It was very interesting growing up in South Africa then. It was extraordinary. It was multiculturalism before it became an issue.
Stand-up is live, so I’m used to being live for most of my career. It’s interesting.
Twitter and Facebook are brilliant tools, the journalistic uses of which are still being plumbed. They are great for disseminating interesting material. They are useful for gathering information, including from places that are inaccessible.
You win a race, the next race it’s a question mark. Are you still the best or not? That’s what is funny. But that’s what is interesting. And that’s what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time.
When you sit with people and you can hear what they’re hearing, that’s quite interesting.
I only make movies that are interesting to me.
I want to keep developing. I want to become relaxed in my own work and go deeper. Just growing and studying and trying new things and hopefully having professional access to work that’s good and interesting. I don’t want to be on the treadmill of artificiality.
Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do, but it’s important. It’s also interesting.
I am, like everybody else, hurt when the thing I’ve done is misunderstood or attacked but I’ve gotten old enough to realize that if you do something, not everybody’s got to like it. And if everybody likes it, it’s probably not that interesting.
I think indie films are really important, because they show the studios and the audiences when they see them, great stories. Really interesting, small stories.
If I were in a room full of people, I’d rather be the person who is more interesting than the one who is wallpaper.
Whatever story you’re telling, it will be more interesting if, at the end you add, “and then everything burst into flames.
“Why, what I may think after dinner,” returns Mr. Jobling, “is one thing, my dear Guppy, and what I may think before dinner is another thing.”
I’d been keeping tour diaries, and especially when I go somewhere where I felt the experience might be interesting, like Eastern Europe or South America or whatever, where the whole perception of what I was doing there and stuff that I was seeing and music I was hearing, I could put all that into a diary.
Life is so interesting… just every day life. I remember someone once saying: “Drama is real life with the boring bits taken out.”
I thought there was something inherently interesting in people turning to gold. It’s pretty cool.
It is interesting to see how humans would act if they knew there were never any consequences for their actions because the next day they could wake up and just redo it.
I love exploring the relationship between fathers and daughters. I think that’s a special thing, especially with daughters who are dealing with being adults. That’s fascinating to me. I’ve had a lot of very interesting parenting techniques that I’ve employed with my own daughter that have worked really well, so far.
That was clearly surprising, interesting – a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it.
You know, what’s interesting about Washington…It’s the kind of place where second-guessing has become second-nature.
I’m not in any way trying to make statements that are not also invaded by emotions and abstract ideas that I don’t really understand myself. It’s more interesting when I can do that.
I like to wear what make me feel great, which can mean the color, or that the fit‘s right, or that it’s just an interesting piece of clothing. I like to change it up.
For me, one of the most interesting columns to write was about Dick Cheney when he represented the U.S. at a commemorative ceremony at Auschwitz.
But the real interesting stuff is in the cellar and the attic.
The Republican Primaries were quite interesting. The establishment had its candidate, [Mitt] Romney, a kind of a Wall Street lawyer and investor, and they wanted him in. But the base didn’t want him.
It is good if your enemy underestimates you. The dumber they think you are the more surprised they are when you kill them.
I was introduced to cannabis when I was 16. I realized the similarity to the mystical experiences I’d had – the enhancing of senses, the way it made thought more interesting. In 1965, before it became illegal, I was introduced to LSD. I thought it was extraordinary.
We’ve seen some insane signs: ‘Is that a loaf of bread in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?’ Funny stuff along those lines. Very original. One just said, ‘I will do unspeakable things.’ I thought that was very interesting – and mildly terrifying!
You know, when you’re in your twenties you use a great deal of symbolism. You somehow think that a character standing beneath a cross is more interesting than a character standing underneath a billboard, but when you get a little older you realize that there’s not much difference.
It’s that same quality I’ve been talking about. It’s neither contrived, nor surprising and smart, not baffling, not witty, not interesting, not cynical, it can’t be planned and it probably can’t even be described. It’s just good.
I grew up with horses when I was a kid in Argentina. I like them. I respect them. I’m careful around them. You never know what they’re going to do. They’re endlessly interesting. I’ve had some good acting partners that were horses over the years.
Developing projects of my own and producing and writing and directing is something that’s very interesting to me, but you know, one step at a time and you’ve got to establish yourself on one side before you really have the power to do something else. That’s always the immediate goal.
A few years ago, I won a Tony for Little Me and I learned two important lessons from that experience. 1. Fair-weather friends are so much more interesting to be around and 2. It’s amazing what this award fetches on E-Bay.
We are very excited to re-launch the collaboration with Fred Perry. We have great appreciation for the heritage of the brand as well as their dynamism in guiding the brand towards the future. Their openness to create synergies between both our brands will bring interesting, creative results.
Prose talent depends on having something to say and an interesting, highly developed way of saying it.
How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.
It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared.
One of the interesting things I discovered is that in the late 19th century, painters actually had black-and-white copies made of their own paintings. They chose it even over photographs because they knew the photographic medium would distort their work.
So Europe needs to be competitive and we also need to be competitive if we wish to remain an interesting economic partner for the United States. This has to be done on the basis of strength, of competitiveness.
When you act in a film, you’re inevitably surrounded by people you didn’t choose, right down to the set painter. I like being able to pick the family I’m waking up to in the morning that’s going to make this group effort to tell a story that applies to what’s interesting to me at that stage in my life.
The more we listen to ourselves and make positive changes based on what we discover, the more interesting life becomes.
If the story’s interesting and it’s a compelling script, I’d be thrilled to be a part of it.
I think life is more interesting when everybody’s jumbled up together. When people separate out into cliques and things, it’s okay, but it’s a bit limiting. You can always learn things from other people. This is my theory.
Life is a conspiracy to shower you with a nonstop feast of interesting experiences, all of which are designed to help you grow your intelligence, shed your pretensions, and master the art of ingenious love.
I wish I could be attracted to unattractive women. They’re just more interesting.
Sometimes I dream that I’m working; that’s awful. When you awaken after a big, surprising dream, you feel it’s very interesting. When you sit and write it down, you realize it’s a very poor script. But I may find ideas while dozing.
Even in the forty years that I have been practicing Karate, the changes have been many. It would be interesting to be able to go back in time, to the point when the kata were created, and study them.
Shigeru Egami
I now want to be playing parts more interesting to me and more exciting to me.
Journalists are interesting. They just aren’t as interesting as the things they cover.
The normal is that which nobody quite is. If you listen to seemingly dull people very closely, you’ll see that they’re all mad in different and interesting ways, and are merely struggling to hide it.
Commitment is an act, not a word.
I’ve heard a lot of variation of similar questions, but it’s interesting to see the variations of audiences and how different people respond, so I think it’s all valid. I don’t take it personally at this point, which I probably would have at Sundance. But it’s really thrilling.
Either we all commit suicide together or guarantee institutions that provide stability for all. We need reforms that are enduring, so people aren’t frightened. Our first year is going to be very interesting.
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you’d be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets.
How can we, with our adult minds, know what will be interesting? If you follow the child…you can find out something new.
One of the interesting things about the ‘Decameron’ itself was it was written in the Florentine dialect as opposed to the Latin vernacular – and that was mainly to have it be a piece of literature for the people as supposed to some kind of highfalutin’ canon.
I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important.
I’ve lived almost, like, four completely different lives. (Stripping) was just one section – one little small section, if that – but it was a very interesting and turbulent but kind of wild ride and I’m not ashamed of it all. I think it’s hilarious and I learned a lot about human nature.
The gay people know where I’m at. Straight people may not know where I’m at, but they find it kind of interesting when they show up and see what is sitting around them.
Persons who insist to themselves that under one set of conditions only can they lead interesting and satisfying lives lay themselves open to bitter disappointments and frustrations.
There is a culture among academics to be obscure. If you’re too clear, you can’t be saying anything interesting. The issue isn’t word length. The issue is a commitment to speaking in a way an audience can understand.
Composition is interesting because, in a sense, you always have to let it go. Unless you’re a true composer/performer, you’re always sending a PDF and then someone else makes it. It’s like instructions for a short story, faxed to every English student who’s studying it.
Now that rock is turning 50, it’s become classical in itself. It’s interesting to see that development.
It is universally allowed that, though nothing can be more interesting in itself than the conversation of two lovers, yet nothing can be more insipid in detail – just as the heavenly fragrance of the rose becomes vapid and sickly under all the attempts made to retain and embody its exquisite odor.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done, what I wanted to do next. I’m having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
The most interesting thing about writing is the way that it obliterates time. Three hours seem like three minutes.
He had a cringing manner, but a very harsh voice; and his blandest smiles were so extremely forbidding, that to have had his company under the least repulsive circumstances, one would have wished him to be out of temper that he might only scowl.
Taboos are always going to be interesting.Our [ with Michael Dumontier] style has its range and there is room for explicitness in violence, but not at the expense of our classy, highbrow image.
It’s good for Brazilian football to have idols, stars, big stars coming back to Brazilian clubs. The tournaments become much better, more interesting. Ze Roberto, Juninho Pernambucano, Ronaldinho Gaucho, and other players who have returned to Brazil strengthen the league and improve the tournaments.
I cannot hope that what I have to say will be very interesting to many.
Inner space is so much more interesting, because outer space is so empty.
I’d rather not have a moment when I’m known for my looks; being funny and interesting lasts longer.
Im Southern, so alligator tail is pretty interesting and yummy.
I get to thinking about my life, and it sometimes makes me want to make it interesting.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
One of the interesting things about “outsidership” is that underneath it there’s a longing to belong. I just wish the thing I refused to belong to – the species, Western capital culture – was a little more respectable. My one true relaxation is my flotation tank, in which I can either meditate or just drift off.
Building is just skilled labor, I suppose. It’s a lot of work. I don’t mind other people building them, but the way things go together and are made is interesting to me; I like that a lot.
He was a very young boy; quite a little child. His hair still hung in curls about his face, and his eyes were very bright; but their light was of Heaven, not earth.
All that we need explicitly to note is that, the more the passive attention is relied on, by keeping the material interesting; and the less the kind of attention requiring effort is appealed to; the more smoothly and pleasantly the classroom work goes on.
The thing that is really hard about adaptation is that I try to only pick things I love because if it is something where you think, “Oh, that sounds like an interesting idea but I don’t love it,” then I can’t do my job well.
I respect the IBF obligation to fight Povetkin, but I would like the exception to fight David Haye. That is the only title the Klitschkos don’t have. We have them all except the WBA, which is why Haye is such an interesting cookie for me to eat.
My dream is to be a character in a Wes Anderson movie. I just love how interesting and eclectic and stylized his characters are, and I would love to dive into that world.
Anyone who tries to write a memoir needs to keep in mind that what’s interesting to you isn’t necessarily interesting to a reader.
I don’t know why, but the older I get the more interested I get in my parentsmarriage. And it’s interesting to be married yourself, too, because there is an inevitable comparison.
As for me, it is interesting to play a role that is not human; it is nice to be all powerful without fancy action scenes. But, it is not funny to play God, even on film. You don’t speak much and just smile beatifically.
I’m smart and I can be really funny and interesting and I can go toe-to-toe with anybody in a conversation.
I think people want to see a hero. It’s interesting that with everything that goes on now from shootings to everything, as time goes on, I’m just starting to realize just how bad people want to see a regular hero.
Some things can be quite stupid yet interesting. Life can be like that.
Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’ Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.” …”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.” “Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.
I have to think hard to name an interesting man who does not drink.
Be more interested than interesting.
I think a book that is over 400 pages should be split in two. I don’t know that there’s anything that interesting that can go on for 700 pages. I think that is a little bit indulgent.
I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation.
.. you’ve got to be original, or there will be nothing distinctive or interesting about your playing
Liona Boyd
Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.
This illustrates an important truth, namely, that the worse your logic, the more interesting the consequences to which it gives rise.
I believe the most intricate plot won’t matter much to readers if they don’t care about the characters, especially in a series. So I try to focus hard on making each character, whether villain or hero, have an interesting flaw that readers can relate to.
I try to see what that person is thinking or feeling about that particular day. I just get more of a sense of what that person’s like and hopefully it’s more interesting than a normal conversation.
I think people are propelled towards violence, and what propels them is much more interesting than the actual act of violence itself.
In literature only trouble is interesting. It takes trouble to turn the great themes of life into a story: birth, love, sex, work, and death.
I like to find comedy or something interesting to look at with whatever I’m working on.
It would be interesting if Elvis were reincarnated as an Elvis impersonator.
I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue.
I don’t think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone. You have to work from a place of fear and failure.
Recently I heard a ‘wise guy‘ story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It’s an interesting story, but I don’t know twenty-five men I’d want to invite ta a party.
Is so interesting, is that when you’re blindfolded and you’re talking to somebody the conversation goes to places that it would never go if you could see the other person’s reaction. You start talking about very intimate things. It’s such an interesting experience.
For moral judgment, I think the most interesting trends in neuroscience are the ways in which judgments vary as a function of how emotionally salient the situation is.
Sure, it’s fun to chat with people with interesting backgrounds who seem to have a passion for your company. But a job interview is not a friendly chat. You need to determine whether candidates, can they really do the job. So ask them to prove it.
In the matter of physics, the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see. A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds.
A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith‘s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.
For me, at some point, the idea of struggling through the process was not as interesting as doing tests and executing the painting after I figured out all of its elements and how they were going to work together.
From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
Although Mr. Trump talks an interesting and entertaining game, rarely do I hear him lay out specifics.
I talk to trees and animals. We have interesting conversations about food, weather, and love. They sometimes can predict the future.
A mistake which is commonly made about neurotics is to suppose that they are interesting. It is not interesting to be always unhappy, engrossed with oneself, malignant and ungrateful, and never quite in touch with reality.
There are interesting forms of difficulty, and there are unprofitable forms of difficulty. I mean, I enjoy some difficult poetry, but some of it is impenetrable and I actually wouldn’t want to penetrate it if I could, perhaps.
I’m not a scientist. I just read articles that are interesting and that capture my imagination, but I think there’s a reason why there’s so much faith placed in science.
Politicians are interesting people, most of them are smart and hard-working-I mean, they keep schedules no one else would think of keeping. Some of them live down to the caricature, but most of them are good people and they are charming.
Oh, you’re in television! That’s interesting. No, I mean, the word television is interesting. It’s a hybrid, you see: tele- comes from the greek, and -vision comes from the latin. It should have been either “telerama”, or “procolvision”.
I think that women can tend to look so feminine so easily. So it’s interesting to see how we can look masculine and strong, too.
Our friendship was like our writing in some ways. It was the only thing that was interesting about our otherwise dull lives. We were better off when we were together. Together we were a small society of ambition and high ideals. We were tender and patient and kind. We were not like the world at all.
Why Ho Chi Minh City? It is crowded, noisy, scruffy, crazy, but always interesting and things are happening all at a break neck speed.
The Analytical Engine does not occupy common ground with mere ‘calculating machines.’ It holds a position wholly its own, and the considerations it suggests are more interesting in their nature.
I would rather do a good hours work weeding than write two pages of my best; nothing is so interesting as weeding. I went crazy over the outdoor work, and at last had to confine myself to the house, or literature must have gone by the board.
There’s a lot of muscles in your eyes even that you dont ever work, but little human traits like showing signs of exertion while running, you couldn’t do that. Blinking when you’re shooting a gun, you know. Things that you take for granted every day that had to be eliminated, so it was always interesting.
We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity. The appeal of literature is that it is so thoroughly a human thing — by, for and about human beings. If you lose that focus, you obviate the source of the power and permanence of literature.
Oh yes, as a matter of fact it is quite interesting that exercises can be conducted which demonstrate conclusively that there are memories which exist prior to this life.
Because the people of New Hampshire take their responsibilities as citizens of the Republic seriously, they keep it interesting for candidates who, believe it or not, can get a little tired of the mannered, predictable, and unimaginative qualities that typically afflict modern political campaigns.
When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.
The two Testaments are interesting, each in its own way. The Old one gives us a picture of these people’s Deity as he was before he got religion, the other one gives us a picture of him as he appeared afterward.
Phantom‘ was for me an interesting technique of telling the story. You have one voice that it is in the present telling what is happening, and then there’s one voice from the past that’s also driving the story forward. And you know that the two story lines will meet eventually.
It’s interesting to see people’s projections because one lives very much in the world of projections.
Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.
People who earn the label “creative” are really just people who
come up with more combinations of ideas, find interesting ones faster,
and are willing to try them out. The problem is that most schools
and organizations train us out of those habits.
Life is interesting. Non-life, not so much.
I really just enjoy listening to talk [to John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling]… not even about acting or anything. It’s interesting because I felt really connected to all these people very easily. They’re all very open emotionally, like we’re in the scene together, so you never feel like anyone‘s acting.
Children are rarely in the position to lend one a truly interesting sum of money. There are, however, exceptions, and such children are an excellent addition to any party.
Why wouldn’t you write to escape yourself as much as you might write to express yourself? It’s far more interesting to write about others.
Being drunk leads smart people to do stupid things, which is what is so interesting.
The Star Trek computer doesn’t seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.
No one would have been invited to dinner so often as Jesus was unless he were interesting and had a sense of humor.
I allow my creativity to push me in directions that are simply interesting to me and I don’t worry about the likeness of the result to some notion – some paradigm – of what music composition is supposed to be.
Mark Applebaum
What advice can we give to new mothers? Their children need to work at an interesting occupation: they should not be helped unnecessarily, nor interrupted, once they have begun to do something intelligent.
It’s a little strange, after all these years of working on camera, but once you start to watch the other people who do this a lot and realize how much of what you’re doing has to just come through your voice, I found it really interesting.
America has an interesting global role, don’t we? It certainly seems to be changing. Our government right now has a softer hand than we’ve had in the past, but I still think that we’re the global behemoth.
Possibly the most interesting first impression of my life came from the world of dreams.
Women in their 40s have gone through quite a few different things, and so the roles are going to reflect that. People say, ‘Oh, it’s done by 40,’ and now everyone knows it’s not. I actually feel like the roles are a lot more interesting.
I don’t want to sound like a heroic woman or to seem full of myself, but I do have a core of trust that I’ll figure things out and find my way. And if whatever I try is not a good experience, even that is a good experience. If something turns out lousy, it’s interesting.
How uninteresting interesting things can become.
Earning money is not the sole objective of life or education. A community of any quality should have a whole range of skills and interests. They should paint, write, perform, visit art galleries and enjoy world-class concerts. Only then will they form a vibrant, rounded, interesting community.
I like these nonfiction books where everything that is interesting about them is lost in that catch-all description of their “about”-ness.
I think a lot of the most interesting work in art and in films are often kind of polarized opinions and affect people in very different ways, which may be less successful commercially, but they elicit a dialogue that’s quite interesting.
Pollock said several times that he couldn’t separate himself from his art. Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona – his struggles as a human being – that was interesting to me.
I just really like the characte [Jasper Hale], and I love the story [Twiglight], I think it’s a very strong character and I respect him. It’s interesting; I respect the character that I play. I don’t understand it, but I do. That’s a good thing. I think so, I think so. I never felt like that before with a character.
The thought processes that go through my head when I’m playing a game compared to the thought processes in real life are very, very different. And they’re more interesting to me than what you think about when you’re doing the dishes, cleaning the yard, watching TV, driving or watching a movie.
The thing that doesn’t fit is the thing that’s the most interesting: the part that doesn’t go according to what you expected.
I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old – or being young, for that matter.
Then everyone leaves, and you are left, each night, to your own devices with a crowd of interesting people – most of whom you don’t know – sitting in the dark.
Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him.
It’s interesting because the first batch of really struggling with control and escape and all that happened when I was nearing adolescence, and the second one came with the onset of early menopause.
The interesting thing about a lot of serialized television is that it’s a blessing and curse. Smart writers really take their time in investing in backstories and characters. As a viewer, you have to invest in them and love them before you can chip away at what’s going on more on a deeper level with secondary characters.
Never allow yourself externally to portray anything that you have not inwardly experienced and which is not even interesting to you.
People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world.
Other people’s children, like other people’s love affairs, were so much less interesting than one’s own.
My specialty is mythology.There are artifacts like the hallows scattered through just about every mythology. However, what makes the Celtic hallows so interesting is that they are a self-contained group of objects.
Utopias are boring. Distopias on the other hand, are interesting.
As long as there are a few people there, I can lose myself, which is the ultimate goal. And that’s happening more and more; the non-musical world is becoming less and less interesting to me.
My mission was always intended to be slightly outside the public eye, because that makes me appear more interesting than I really am. A lot of people don’t realise that merely by staying away, you can create a myth.
The part of Stripe that I’ve always found most interesting is the idea of facilitating new commerce that wouldn’t otherwise happen. Payouts is turning out to be a big part of that. These new networks are efficient, intelligent replacements for offline behemoths.
For the surface, I’m not interested in painterly convention. It’s more interesting if it looks like it painted itself.
Tucker Carlson has the new seven p.m. show on Fox and right now it may be the most interesting and engaging show.
Most actors really love it, that’s what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they’ll read a script and think, that’s an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is.
I think it’s such a risky thing doing interviews. I try to limit the amount of interviews that I do because no one is that interesting especially when you’re not really saying anything. And I don’t particularly want to be an character in society or whatever.
My first review for the TV movie The Bionic Showdown said I was as interesting as a bus ride.
The dignity of history consists in reciting events with truth and accuracy, and in presenting human agents and their actions in an interesting and instructive form. The first element in history, therefore, is truthfulness; and this truthfulness must be displayed in a concrete form.
I think that London is very much like that. I find there’s humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it’s a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.
When a friend speaks to me, whatever he says is interesting.
The interesting thing for me is that everybody felt that I was really wild when i was unbalanced and desperate to communicate something and didn’t have a sense of purpose. But I’ve never been so crazy and wild as I am with my son or as I am now.
The older I get, the more interesting I find lawyers and accountants.
Alex James
The writers who accomplish most are those who compel thought on the highest and most profoundly interesting subjects.
In the Craft the Goddess is not omnipotent. The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect, and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control.
Women who stay true to themselves are always more interesting and beautiful to me: women like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Anna Magnani – women who have style, chic, allure and elegance. They didn’t submit to any standard of beauty – they defined it.
Beneath their surface differences, there are a lot of deep, underlying differences.
If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them.
Catholic media sucks. It’s boring. It’s for old people. It’s not interesting. It’s like you‘re in a class with an 80 year old nun.
‘The whole world loves a lover‘ is an interesting theory, but a very bad legal defense.
Keith Sullivan
I don’t think there’s a way to replace Stabler. The most I could hope for is to come and try and develop a character who is interesting, who is interesting to me, who is interesting to fans and who could contribute to the storytelling that is ‘Law & Order: SVU.’
Paris Hilton said something interesting to me once: she said, ‘I just tell everyone what they want to hear, and I do what I want to do.’
There is nothing else anything like so interesting to ourselves as ourselves.
If you have that group of people who are both nice and also creative, then you have surprises like a room with monkeys in them. That has taken a very good scene and just made it a great scene. I want my movies to be visually interesting and to have a lot of energy and be colorful and full of life.
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
To be a good traveler argues one no ordinary philosopher. A sweet landscape must sometimes be allowed to atone for an indifferent supper, and an interesting ruin charm away the remembrance of a hard bed.
I think the simpler it is when you have a crazy character to play is almost more creepy and interesting.
An interesting thing about drugs is often, when a new drug is discovered, it takes a long time to figure out how do you do it.
If your job was remotely interesting, there would be a show on A&E about it.
(on A History of Western Philosophy) I was sometimes accused by reviewers of writing not a true history but a biased account of the events that I arbitrarily chose to write of. But to my mind, a man without a bias cannot write interesting history – if, indeed, such man exists.
It’s interesting because when David Fincher was making “Fight Club,” he said, “It’s a romance.” And it really is. Almost everything I ever write is just a romance. And that needed to be sort of pointed up at the end of “Fight Club.” The film has a very different ending than the book does.
You never know . . . that’s what makes life interesting.
Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
Older recordings just seemed to take me somewhere into my own pre-history. That’s always been an interesting, sort of sphinx-like territory for me to wander around in.
You need to get outside of your comfort zone to write songs that are interesting, songs that are compelling, songs that are different from what other people are writing.
My McQueen particularly was hard to make, because my father was dying. I see it, and I see my confusion, my pain, my everything. I thought that it was really interesting to be able to put the people from behind the camera in front of the camera as they make it.
We all come from our own little planets. That’s why we’re all different. That’s what makes life interesting.
It makes me a bit sad that, if anything, that people seem to want to go back to an old model of normality, and sitcoms seem to want to be about ordinary families and things that aren’t very interesting. I just think it’s a bit sad. It’s a shame that life is still depicted in a very straight way.
When I read educational articles it often seems to me that this important side of the matter, the purely personal side, is not emphasized enough; the fact that it is so much more agreeable and interesting to be an educated person than not. The sheer pleasure of being educated does not seem to be stressed.
By learning about my body and making small, subtle changes, I find out what I enjoy and what is effective. I’m always finessing: adjusting my diet and my workouts. You have to figure out which exercises are fun and interesting and stimulate your brain – or else you’ll never keep at them.
I never shied away from a challenge and I love doing big, epic films. They’re interesting to me just on a pure music level, just in terms of the amount of music I could create for a symphony orchestra and chorus.
To go from playing a character that was so self-assured, so mature beyond her years, and so kick-ass and ruthless to someone who’s quite normal is interesting.
If your mind is expansive and unfettered, you will find yourself in a more accommodating world, a place that’s endlessly interesting and alive. That quality isn’t inherent in the place but in your state of mind.
For me, clothes are kind of a character. They’re more interesting in those terms.
It is interesting just generationally that you see that people are much more comfortable, and that’s part of life now for this next generation of actors and just people in the world. But for those of us who were living when it didn’t exist, being in social media feels like the last thing you want to do .
I suppose I’m proudest of my novels for what’s imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
When you start to think of the arts as not this thing that is going to get you somewhere in terms of becoming an artist or becoming famous or whatever it is that people do, but rather a way of making being in the world not just bearable, but fascinating, then it starts to get interesting again.
Same thing with harmonies. If you hear something that harmonically is interesting, express it. So that’s what I’m saying about talking the music rather than just playing through.
Love is an interesting thing. Perhaps I’ve never been in love before – I don’t really know? I think I have. I guess it’s subjective in that way.
There was one moment where they were riding their little ponies in Scotland, and Stella said to me: ‘Dad! You’re Paul McCartney, aren’t you?’ ‘Yes darling, but I’m Daddy really’.
I have a particular relationship with Vinod Khosla because he’s got a lot of very interesting science-based energy startups.
The key thing about me is that I’m really not very interesting.
I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word […] – a jouuuuuurney.
My sense of Los Angeles was very New York provincial, as in ‘all those people are crazy out there’ (which they are), and stupid (which they’re not), and immoral (it’s more interesting than that).
Using one style would be very boring to me. I love to play with all kind of images and combinations because it makes the results a lot more interesting and entertaining.
Laura Restrepo
What’s interesting about Twitter and the influencers that someone follows – like, say, Shaquille O’Neal – is that they see someone who is using the exact same tools that they have access to, and I think that inspires this hope to be able to really engage with someone like him.
The music industry is an interesting lens through which to look at change, because it has had such a difficult time adjusting to the digital age.
First-rate science fiction was, and remains, more interesting than second-rate art.
All the roles are for boys. The girls’ roles are either small or all the same. There’s just nothing interesting.
I don’t want to disappoint too many people, but the number of interesting political, historical conversations we had, you could stick in your ear, it wasn’t that many. We talked about friends, family and of course girls.
Every time you consider a job, you have to check in with your inner compass and say, ‘Does this fit in with how I see what the work is for? Is this going to be something interesting and valuable to contribute to the world?’
It’s harder to put yourself in a place where you could easily be seen as a fake. But that’s more interesting to me.
The girls everyone considers the “prettiest” are not always the most interesting or ambitious people.
Screwing things up is a virtue. Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.
I must say the more interesting songs to me were the black ones because they were more simple.
Sometimes I think I’m a really interesting guy.
Every story I read about Google is about us vs some other company, or something else, and I really don’t find that interesting. We should be building great things that don’t exist. Being negative is not how we make progress.
I’ve had a life that has taken many interesting paths. I’ve learned a lot from mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I want to share what I’ve learned.
I felt really comfortable [on The Maze Runner]. From day one, I loved the script and the story, and I thought it could be something really cool and interesting and original, in this generation of regurgitated projects and sequels and stuff, so I’m proud to be part of it.
The music has to be as interesting. It has to keep taking you into places that you’re at least not used to.
It’s a very interesting fight [Klitchko vs Tyson Fury] because this is the first time [Wladimir] Klitschko is fighting someone as big as him and with longer arms. He will have to be a little bit more aggressive, otherwise the younger guy will have more speed and more energy and I think that may be the difference.
I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school.
It’s interesting and somewhat dismaying how many people will look up to anyone who wins a multimillion-dollar lottery – but will deride anyone who has worked either hard or smart to attain prosperity and real success.
A good deal of large and rather interesting work is drifting my way.
I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now, that would be interesting.
Almost anything that you pay close, direct attention to becomes interesting.
If I were not able to separate the art from the artists, I think I would limit myself a great deal, and life wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.
I love what I do, and for me, acting can be anything. It could be in America. It could be in India. It could be in England. It could be anything. As long as it’s an interesting part and an interesting opportunity, I would love to do it.
Obviously I find women more interesting than men to write about.
If you think, ‘I’m jumping out of a plane at 30,000 feet!’ you’re not going to do it. But if you just jump out, then you’ll have an interesting ride.
IM is interesting because you look at your buddy list and, at a glance, see what your friends are listening to, what they’re working on, what they’re doing. The problem was that you were bound to the computer keyboard.
I think that there is philanthropy and there is publicity. If you can marry the two to do something good, then I think it’s great. Some of the other guys go around and slag people as a profession. That’s not so interesting to me, because it’s easy to take down, it’s harder to build.
Cats are so interesting – endlessly fascinating.
When you travel, people might not have the same ideas about what is interesting. I’m not really good at compromising when I travel.
Let the glossy spreads have their heart-stopping, head-turning kind of beauty. Give me the heart-filling beauty instead. Jolie laide, that’s what I would choose. Flawed, we’re truly interesting, truly memorable, and yes, truly beautiful.
The main aim of education should be to send children out into the world with a reasonably sized anthology in their heads so that, while seated on the lavatory, waiting in doctors‘ surgeries, on stationary trains or watching interviews with politicians, they may have something interesting to think about.
I love wandering. It’s liberating to throw away the map and explore uncharted galleries. You’ll nearly always stumble into something immensely interesting that way.
Steve Cosson
Television is interesting, in that the pace is quicker and you can see your work more quickly than with movies. And then, with the added social media aspect, you can access that relationship to the fans directly and you have control of the content of what you say, your perspective, your opinions and your ideas.
I’ve been dating a lot. I’ve met some very interesting people, and I’ve had some horrible blind dates.
If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.
Most of my songs are pretty sketchy. There’s not a lot of bass sections. I don’t write big bridges. Sometimes I’ll try. But it’s hard for me to focus that way, because I always think it’s more interesting to just see what will happen next.
Never try to get your kid to eat anything she doesn’t already want to eat. Just eat interesting stuff in front of her while completely ignoring her. Never, ever suggest “try it.” Never say those dreaded words “try it, it’s good.” Or worse, “It’s good for you.” That’ll poison the well.
When time permits, I try to see interesting people in the cities I visit. In Seattle, I met Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, who is shy in personality but flamboyant in his philanthropy.
I did get a letter which was pretty alarming once. Well, it was sent to the Fifty Shades production office. And it was pretty … I’d say interesting. I don’t really want to go into that. But otherwise the response has been good, thankfully.
Some immemorial imbecilities have been added deliberately, on the ground that it is just as interesting to note how foolish men have been as to note how wise they have been.
It was the momentary yielding of a nature that had been disappointed from the dawn of its perceptions, but had not quite given up all its hopeful yearnings yet.
Twitter and Facebook are brilliant- tools, the journalistic uses of which are still being plumbed. They are great for disseminating interesting material. They are useful for gathering information, including from places that are inaccessible.
A good commentator is someone who obviously people like listening to, who gets the blend between description, entertainment and accuracy of conveying the event right. If you can do that in an interesting way, you are a good commentator.
It was a particularly interesting and exciting time, and the European political and artistic establishment was turned on by the Civil Rights Movement and the artistic revolution that was becoming a part of jazz.
I usually write away from home, in coffee shops, on trains, on planes, in friends’ houses. I like places where there’s stuff going on that you can lift your eyes, see something interesting, overhear a conversation.
You know, the interesting thing about having traveled around the country as much as I have, and I think it’s sort of inadvertently what made me come out or at least begin doing things within the community and thinking more about that, was that I get to travel quite a bit.
On the other side, if Im playing a good guy, then he has some problems too. Thats what makes people interesting, in life and in fiction.
Being different is … interesting; there’s nothing implicitly inferior or superior about it. Great difference, of course, produces natural caution; and if the differences are too extreme … well, then, reality tends to fade away.
Joanna Priestley is one of the most interesting and adept personal animators and filmmakers. I have enjoyed her work for years and been amazed at how she gets into her own thoughts onto the screen in a very elegant and focused way. You have to see this.
Political reporters no longer get to decide what’s news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day’s headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you’re news.
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
How do you complete a painting, really? There are paintings by so many different artists that are interesting precisely because they haven‘t really been completed.
I’ve been lucky and have played some interesting characters – I’d quite like to play Sweeny Todd.
David Essex
I’m always attracted to people who interest me. They’ve got to be people who are really true to themselves somehow, and who are always trying to do something that makes their life more interesting, or better, or something for somebody else. They’re interested in people.
I’m not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn’t be bad but that’s not the aim. I’m just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I’ve not been before.
I do, in fact, have a book club. I meet with a couple of guys once a month of a lunchtime discussion of some interesting text, usually, but not always, philosophical.
Go do something interesting. Ask if you need help.
When I’m on the road making a movie in another city, on my day off, I always go to the movies. I love going to the movies. You get a ticket and sit there, and it’s very interesting to be around people who aren’t personally invested in you, in any way. They’re just going to the movies.
I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
Vogue Magazine does something really interesting here: They make it look like I know exactly what I’m doing. Because Vogue made it look like I knew exactly what I’m doing, stores from all over started calling.
You know, the best-laid plans of mice and men… I like playing bad guys, and I don’t have a problem doing that. They’re interesting characters, and there’s as many different kinds of bad guys as there are good guys – they’re rich, they’re strong, they’re powerful, and so that’s fine with me.
I think if you had different artists approaching the material in different styles, that’s very different. I think it’s an interesting thing to discover, what’s present in the work even when you’re shifting the styles. I’ve just found it a much stronger way to work.
What is the most interesting thing to people? Other people.
It’s always dangerous to prescribe an idea on other people. I think people’s interactions with art are their own, and will be far more interesting and sophisticated than anything that I could come up with.
I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good – which is the family.
In complexity, it is only simplicity that can be interesting.
I think it’s interesting that the United States and Australia are two of the most individualistic nations in the entire world in terms of national personality.
Maybe I feel like I’m writing songs that don’t need to be saved or made more interesting by endless overdubs and studio tricksmaybe – remember, where I am with songwriting I have never been before – sparkly guitars and overdubs I’ve done (and will do again – see instrumental record in above answer)
It’s much more interesting to try and understand what binds two people together. Why we stay with each other is much more of a mystery than why we don’t.
I’m a nudist by trade and hobby. I grew up in LA and I’ve been fortunate enough to be doing this for a great deal of years; if someone is thinking of me as they’re writing something I take it as a huge compliment and hope that it’s an interesting character at least.
It is quite interesting that whilst there are tremendous theories, in the 1960s when IT was born, everybody was supposedly going to their cottage in the countryside to work in a virtual way.
Every single of us is going to be saying, “Thank God, finally, an interesting convention.” But you’re right about all those people out there. All the people who have been energized by the Trump campaign are going to be very, very angry folk if they think that Trump is not well treated.
Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don’t have to take it home with you at night. It’s the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting.
Once there is the slightest suggestion of combinational possibilities on the board, look for unusual moves. Apart from making your play creative and interesting it will help you to get better results.
It was kind of interesting: [People] didn’t really want to talk about it too much. And then after the election, it’s kind of like they’ve been unleashed.
I did do some Shakespeare on film, it’s really difficult. It’s really interesting, because I was doing a series in Canada called ‘Slings and Arrows‘ and it was about a company based around the Stratford Festival.
The key to finding your remarkability is to think about what makes you surprising, interesting, or novel.
I think it’s different in fashion, because even if I would be an outsider, I would still be in the middle of the whole world of contemporary fashion. But it’s interesting to think what outsider fashion could be. Does it mean to be completely disconnected from the regular system or just disconnected style-wise?
It’s really interesting with art-movies too, but art especially – to see how your attitude toward artists and works and your level of appreciation of them is always shifting and changing over the years.
The work that’s interesting to me in other people is really confessional.
There is a long and interesting tradition of really marginal left-field music that becomes commercially successful. And I will, for a brief minute, fit into that tradition.
If there are challenges thrown across, then some interesting, innovative solutions are found. Without challenges, the tendency is to go on the same way.
Debating clubs among boys are very useful, not only as affording pleasant meetings and interesting discussions, but also as serving for training grounds for developing the knowledge and the qualities that are needed in public life.
I was looking for projects, as you always are, and I read this scene . . . and I’m in the Hollywood Hills. So I thought, ‘This is interesting.’ You have this setup that seems to be based in some reality and you can only wonder where Black’s going to go with this.
It’s interesting, in the U.K., I’m known for doing comedy things, which often doesn’t translate to the U.S.
Formula One does very well. It is a very interesting asset. Could it be run in a different way? Sure it could be. Could it be improved? I’m sure it could. But all I can say is, it seems to do pretty well.
I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It’s an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I’m not interested in coaching international sides. I don’t mind short-term coaching. I don’t want to get involved in the politics of teams.
I would like to work with my mate Gary Oldman again. I think Gary would be an interesting person to bring into ‘Line Of Duty.’
I hope to do films. Right now I’m just doing projects that are interesting.
What’s interesting about art in public spaces is that the public really sort of takes over and uses it in ways that you didn’t anticipate.
Lots of really interesting people move to U.S and decide to work here, because of this whole attitude and openness. I’m absolutely convinced that this is just the beginning. In a couple decades we will see an even more dramatic change.
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
An interesting play cannot in the nature of things mean anything but a play in which problems of conduct and character of personalimportance to the audience are raised and suggestively discussed.
I’m not a sports guy. However it’s interesting to be in a place where people have a sporting fever. One time I was in Italy during one of the European soccer cups, and it’s interesting because it’s so electrifying.
The Swords were still interesting but by then a cast of characters had started to appear and go on from book to book, and other things about the world began to feel constricting. And there were other things I wanted to do, so I closed the series up and stopped it.
I sometimes find the surface interesting. To say that the mark of a good portrait is whether you get them or get the soul – I don’t think this is possible all of the time.
It’s always extremely interesting to speak at colleges. My books are taught in many colleges in America and are part of the educational system, so it’s really important to me. I don’t believe in so many things in life, but something I believe in is education.
As an artist I would like to eliminate the symbolic pretty much, for black is interesting not as a color but as a non-color and as the absence of color.
The most interesting nerds are the ones who take offense to being called nerds.
I sincerely believe that there is a time in life for drifting. There is a time for sitting back and getting in touch with yourself. Some of our most interesting illuminations and ideas will come when we take time to reflect, time to kick back and cruise awhile.
I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers. Ken’s heroes, according to Christopher, would be people like John Wayne, of course.
Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.
War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.
I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school
The only way to grab the attention of the audience is originality. We feed ourselves with franchises that’s the opposite of what makes our culture multidimensional and interesting.
I’ve had years of bizarre hallucinogenic magical experiences in which I believed I had communicated with entities that may well have been disassociated parts of my own personality or conceivably some independent entity of a metaphysical nature. Both would seem equally interesting.
I think it’s interesting that there’s always a dark cloud hanging over my character, in every movie. Even in Fat Man and Little Boy, where it’s a real dark cloud. In Mask, it’s more the judgment of others, but it’s still a threat.
The great thing about Burgess’s work is the dichotomy of making the hero or anti-hero an immoral man. And that’s what makes it interesting. Because, you know, you are sucked into kind of like this guy.
The real contribution of Rihani consists in having given us, in both Arabic and English, what may be considered the most vivid and interesting account of common-day life as it is lived at present in the hitherto little known Arabia.
Philip Khuri Hitti
Paris in the mid-’50s was a very interesting place. It was only ten years after the Third Reich had left, and the city was awash with guns, and crime, and racketeering, and all sorts of hangovers from a very difficult time in French history. So it’s an interesting time to be a policeman.
People become more interesting from about 25 – they develop character and their personalities come out.
With Michael Jackson, what I thought was really interesting was the people saying: ‘He looked really well in that final video.’ I was, like: ‘No, he didn’t – he looked like someone had melted goat‘s cheese over a sex doll.’
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, everybody loves them. But I thought this was interesting on the box, ‘Konsult Kardiologist.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others.
The most fun you can possibly have as an actor is to walk that line between what’s real and what’s interesting.
I have very little interest in endlessly telling people about my artistic process. It sounds like throwing yourself against a wall and crying. It’s not interesting to most people. It’s interesting to yourself. But it’s your problem, not anyone else‘s.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
I collected men with interesting names. I already knew a Socrates. He was tall and ugly and intellectual and the son of some big Greek movie producer in Hollywood, but also a Catholic, which ruined it for both of us.
You can’t really discover the most interesting conflicts and problems in a subject until you’ve tried to write about them. At that point, one discovers discontinuities in the data, perhaps, or in one’s own thinking; then the act of writing forces you to work harder to resolve these contradictions.
Anthony F. C. Wallace
It’s interesting to look at all the aspects where everyday Americans, many of whom are not college educated, are thinking deeply now about our economic structure.
If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes an article of belief, a dogma, and men will die for it.
Isa Blagden
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
I think real life reflects your movies. In your life, you pick stuff that influences what movie roles you wanna pick. I think if you’ve got an interesting life, you wanna do interesting movies about interesting things.
I want to work on interesting parts that I can believe in.
I think I would like to discover a new root where people don’t get bored with people singing boring lines but something exciting. That’d be interesting.
When I was a little girl, I watched old movies maybe shot at Paramount Studios, and the fact that every day I get to drive onto the lot and shoot a show that sometimes takes place in the ’40s, it’s very interesting.
It was the first time it had ever occurred to me, that this detestable cant of false humility might have originated out of the Heep family. I had seen the harvest, but had never thought of the seed.
When you do music, your friends are writers, actors, painters. It’s all under the sameroof. So anything creative is interesting to me.
I like to apply storytelling methods and techniques to try to frame the story in an interesting way, but you can never control what’s happening.
JГёrgen Leth
The phrase “may you live in interesting times” is the lowest in a trilogy of Chinese curses that continue “may you come to the attention of those in authority” and finish with “may the gods give you everything you ask for.” I have no idea about its authenticity.
I want to play characters that are interesting to watch.
‘Red Knot‘ is a film that I shot in Antarctica almost three years ago on a boat. It was a film that was improvised and it had very interesting circumstances while making the film, obviously. We were on a small boat bobbing around in Antarctica. It was a really remarkable experience.
And how fascinating history is – the long, variegated pageant of man’s still continuing evolution of this strange planet, so much the most interesting of all the myriads of spinners through space.
There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers.
I’m always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it’s far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable.
The important thing for me is, and what I’d like people to know is that, one particular genre does not make it whole. There are many, many different genres and if you ever gave it an opportunity open mindedly, I think you’d find some pretty interesting things there.
Interesting little game we play with each other.
‘Lost in Translation‘ movie says something interesting about the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, but also of being a celebrity. That kind of feeling of not being in the same strata as everyone else.
You’ve got this piece of wood and some wires, pickups and some strings. How somebody uses that configuration to make something memorable, that’s what’s interesting to me.
You know who would make an interesting murder-suicide? Madeline Albright and Yanni.
It’s very important to get out, to do reporting. It’s also really interesting. I come at it as a journalist, and I think that’s helped me, and I come at it as someone who sees nature wherever he looks, and that helps.
Good scripts and interesting stories are hard enough to find.
I got my hat pulled up low and no one can really see me. I’m ducked out. People do recognize me, and I have a pretty interesting fan base. It’s a diverse group.
The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.
I’m interested in going places that I haven’t been. And I’m interesting in working with people that I feel are dangerous and sort of push me in different places.
I think you’re just always trying to find really great, interesting female roles. That’s the thing for me. You do have to think about what you’re signing up for.
It was interesting doing impressions as somebody else doing impressions. Normally, I’ll do a voice, and it’s me doing the voice. To have to be Robin Williams doing the voice was an interesting sort of study in getting into somebody’s head.
What’s interesting is that producers, directors and writers tend to typecast me in terms of whatever movie they’ve seen me in most recently.
Generally speaking anybody is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything.
Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi… it’s all fine if the story’s compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot.
Mr. Fulbright hasn’t said anything new or interesting or clever in five years; his intellectual well dried up the day after Walter Lippmann stopped writing his regular column.
Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.
It’s interesting, editing can be so immersive for me that I’ve noticed that the authors I edit have a pretty profound effect on how I hear language for a while.
Correct is fine but it is better to be interesting
Right now my taste is going more for things that are organic where the people are using all the sonic possibilities in interesting ways.
Prison opened my eyes to so many things. It was a great time. I met interesting people. I got to understand the behaviour of the police and the media. I am an observer of the human race.
One thing I wish I could tell my younger self: take photos of everyday life, not special occasions; later, that’s what will be interesting to you.
I want to venture into film more, and I think that a nice way to transition into doing that would be a documentary. I think it would be interesting to find one person that really fascinated me or maybe a band and travel with them, but I don’t think I could do it like I used to do it.
I find China such a fascinating and interesting country. Each time I come back something has changed and it’s moved on in leaps and bounds.
I want to play interesting women.
I spend a lot of time on Twitter, and it’s a very interesting place. People are so driven to aggression. To me it’s a funny thing. I grew up in an aggressive family, so I’m not at all intimidated by being verbally abused. I have no fear with words.
Until a character becomes a personality it cannot be believed. Without personality, the character may do funny or interesting things, but unless people are able to identify themselves with the character, its actions will seem unreal. And without personality, a story cannot ring true to the audience.
The most interesting part of my life is of no concern to the public.
As long as people want to see me in movies, and as long as I find it interesting, I’ll keep working.
If you can take it to the next level and really tell an interesting story in a unique and fresh way, then I feel like that’s a great song.
You’re always thinking, “What does that add up to?” You can’t really get a handle on it. I was curious. I felt like it would be an interesting challenge for me to write down what I’d seen and done and learned – all the convolutions captured in one item that I could look at and get some grip on what the hell happened.
I was always Missy, never Melissa. I went to college, and I thought it was so much more interesting to go by a different name, and then it just kind of stuck.
Last week I did a piece for Style on advice to Laura Bush about how to help her husband. This week it’s religion. It just depends on what I find interesting at the moment.
Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.
Jung Min is extra friendly. Not meaning that his face/appearance is extra friendly, but his personality is very friendly and mature. At home, he often washes dishes. In dorms, he also cooks for everyone. He usually offers to help others and takes good care of everyone. He is a very outgoing and interesting friend.
Kim Hyung-jun
In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with.
Little boys are still playing the game [baseball], more little girls are playing, and it is still the world’s most interesting game, a duel, a chess match, a foot race, a gymnastics exhibition, that rare opportunity for individuals to be recognized within a group effort.
I remember getting into the plane, and I was kind of fearful. I didn’t know why. I just felt like something was going to happen, and we landed and I thought that was interesting because I was just thinking we were going to crash. I just remember my feet touching the ground, and that’s all I remember.
Lauren Scruggs
I don’t love the idea of three superstars coming together to form a dream team, I’d rather teams are built more organically, just as a fan it’s more interesting to see.
The Confederations Cup is interesting. It served Spain very well to take part and then go on to win the 2010 World Cup. We knew the stadiums, the atmosphere, the conditions and also the difficulties of a tournament which simulated the World Cup format.
It’s interesting trying to make something as truthful as possible, but playing someone who is still alive is quite a weird thing.
It’s equally interesting and challenging to work on stage as much as movies.
It is sort of interesting that in our society this days we are very quick to apply the term ‘war’ to places where thare are no actual wars, and loath to apply the term ‘war’ when we are actually fighting wars.
I like being involved in interesting and creative things. I’d just rather be involved in creating it, rather than being in it.
I love the idea of documentaries. I love seeing documentaries, and I love making them. Documentaries are incredibly easy to shoot. The ease with which you can hear something’s going on, somebody’s going to be somewhere: That sounds so interesting. Pick up your camera and go.
The place smelled like Sam — or, I guess, he smelled like the store. Like ink and old building and something more leafy than coffee but less interesting than weed. It was all very … erudite. I felt surrounded by conversations I had no interest in participating in.
What is interesting is that John Lewis actually got interested initially in the civil rights movement because of a comic book. So part of it, he’s paying homage to this tradition that you can tell serious stories and talk about serious issues in graphic form.
To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!
I did take composition lessons when I was in high school, so I wrote piano pieces. I wrote some chamber music. I don’t think any of that was particularly interesting.
Human life is inherently creative. It’s why we all have different rГ©sumГ©s. … It’s why human culture is so interesting and diverse and dynamic.
‘Ape House’ is an ambitious novel in several ways, for which it is to be admired, and it is certainly an easy read, but because Gruen is not quite prepared for the philosophical implications of her subject, it is not as deeply involving emotionally or as interesting thematically as it could be.
A brisk, bright, blue-eyed fellow, a very neat figure and rather under the middle size, never out of the way and never in it.
One of the things that I learned in television, and one of the beauties of television, is that, if you have a strong writing staff, they rely on you just as much as you rely on them. They look to me or the other actors to help inspire them to take the character in interesting directions.
With Hollywood you’re yesterday‘s news if you get a flop at the box office. So you might as well be braced to have something else to do that’s interesting. Have something lined up to keep your stories fulfilled, and your ideas, because if you’re just cranking out movies three times a year.
It’s interesting that in those countries like Taiwan or Korea, where nuns are given equal opportunities for study and practice, they also develop great social awareness.
No problem is so intractable that something interesting cannot be said about it.
Jeffrey Lagarias
A girl who is interesting and educated and can spark conversation – I find that extremely sexy.
The thing I respond to the most is just great writing, interesting characters. I like to think that there is something fun about playing a character that has a lot of authority in her own life.
Curious people are interesting people; I wonder why that is.
I did write a number of reports on my political experiences, but there were many omissions, and I feel bad about that because it was work that was interesting and had I written more about it, it could have been useful.
You must understand that violence in a movie is only a tool. If it’s used badly, it will be horrible. If it’s used correctly, it can be very interesting. But, essentially, it’s just a tool.
There is that interesting thing that Haughton Forrest was imagining the landscapes. They are so dramatic. They are dark, big, gloomy paintings and he was making them during some of the most ominous massacres in Tasmania. Forrest was recording history but missing the human story.
Ben Quilty
Madam,” replied Mr. Micawber, “it is my intention to register such a vow on the virgin page of the future.”
There’s a particular style that is very Peru that you don’t see anywhere else; it’s got so many different imprints. When you mix Incan minimalism with the heavy, ornate Spanish Baroque, it is very interesting.
People have obsessions and fears and passions which they don’t admit to. I think every character is interesting and has extremes. It’s the novelist privilege to see how odd everyone is.
I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum.
It’s also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I’m not the only actress out there, and good parts just don’t fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I’ve made recently and so I’m pretty positive about the future.
Interesting verbs are seldom very interesting.
The food was interesting. My background is Russian, so cheese and potatoes are my love. There was plenty of that. And fried cheese! It is really, really, really good. And really, really, really bad for you. It’s like an artery on a plate
I’ve just never talked about it. But it’s so liberating. It was interesting to be coming to have a conversation that I was always afraid to have. This is my coming out ball. I’ve been dying to do this.
All interesting issues in natural history are questions of relative frequency, not single examples. Everything happens once amidst the richness of nature. But when an unanticipated phenomenon occurs again and again—finally turning into an expectation—then theories are overturned.
I realized I was not a great musical technician, if I was going to make anything interesting it would have to come from the creative side of me and not the craft side of me.
I think it’s interesting that people like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi said that the Tea Party was dead and they weren’t influential and yet they’re still talking about the Tea Party.
As an actor, you want to do the best job possible, and you want the best scripts possible because it makes life more interesting.
Mark Strickson
I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God’s will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at commensurate speed.
It’s interesting to see how acoustic guitars are emerging as a primary instrument once again … reminds me very much of what Jim Messina and I were doing back then. You can’t get too far away from an acoustic guitar
We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes—one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way.
It’s the messiness of life that ultimately leads you to the most interesting things. Everyone asks what you would do over, and I don’t know because then you have this story to tell, and if you did everything over and made it perfect, what would you talk about?
The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends the most to the perpetuation of society itself.
I love writing about my job because I loved it, and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man. It was like holidays with pay to me.
I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn’t any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that’s all.
Its a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
It is interesting thus to follow the intellectual truths of analysis in the phenomena of nature. This correspondence, of which the system of the world will offer us numerous examples, makes one of the greatest charms attached to mathematical speculations.
For me to start working, projects have to catch my attention whether they are here (in the USA) or in Mexico. All I want is to be involved in projects that are interesting to me, projects that are a challenge wherever they may happen, in Spain, in China, or in Hollywood.
The interesting thing about overthinking and procrastination is sometimes they can actually evolve into innovation and creativity in the short term. Letting an idea grow in your mind in the short term with a deadline and a plan can actually lead to innovation and creativity.
A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
For me, it’s not about breaking big in Hollywood, but having interesting experiences.
It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational – and I’m speaking the written science fiction, not ‘Star Trek.’ Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they’re clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff.
Sometimes the picture is more interesting than what is going on. Sometimes the picture is suggestive of greater things in society or the history of what might be connected to the theme in the pictures and those are worth exploring.
But I’ve also spread my net very wide. If there’s one thing that I’ve done on purpose it’s to take whatever job, so long as it’s interesting and challenging, whether it’s theatre, radio, TV or film.
Look, history is interesting. I read three books on George Washington last year. And my opinion is that if they’re still analyzing the first president, the 43rd president ought to be doing what he thinks is right. And eventually, historians will come and realize whether… the decisions I made made sense.
Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It’s something I will always do.
It was the challenge of that that I found daunting, but also engaging and interesting [to play Maigret].
I often really like to play with documenting my performances cinematically. Cinematic documentation is much more interesting than the performance itself.
If you’re not reading – with your heart as well as your brain – you will be one stupid grown up. Even worst, you’ll be missing out on one of the best experiences you can possibly have. Nowhere will you meet more interesting people than in books.
You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes.
I was just mind-blown to find that New Orleans is just so much more fun and interesting than I had ever thought.
Harold Perrineau
I thought it was interesting to see that Israel did not play a role in this revolution. The man on Cairo‘s Tahrir Square doesn’t want anything from me, but he does want something from his government. That’s a good sign.
The individual person is more interesting than people in general; he and not they is the one whom God created in His image.
The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.
It’s just interesting how people relate my success when I would like to think that I worked my ass off for a reason and that it’s about the music and not because I was on a TV show.
When you start writing things to try to persuade someone who’s not already part of your guild or your profession that something is interesting, it forces you to ask yourself, “Well, why is this interesting?”
When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.
Molly Shannon such an interesting actress that portrays vulnerability and danger at the same time, because she seems brittle in that role.
Hip-hop has always been exciting and interesting to us.
It’s very interesting to know what people are doing while you’re working on late-night television.
I thought that it would be interesting to have a mirror and grab a light and shine it around in different ways. It’s an analog to the acoustic reflections that we’re going to be trying to activate as well.
I swear, the bigger your muscles get, the duller you are. You become fascinated with carbs and protein and ripped abs and things that are just not interesting at all.
Never cut what you can untie.
I have found the study of organisms to be a truly exciting experience, always interesting and sometimes humbling.
Difficulties are what makes it honorable and interesting to be alive.
My only responsibility as a playwright and a storyteller is to give you the time of your life in the theatre. I just happen to think that with Hamilton‘s story, sticking close to the facts helps me. All the most interesting things in the show happened.
The most interesting thing about Google is its founders hated advertising.
It is a different genre – a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television
I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.
People just weren’t interesting. Maybe they weren’t supposed to be. But animals, birds, even insects were. I couldn’t understand it.
I myself wouldn’t want to read a magazine that focuses solely on a small part of the literary field or of the popular culture – better to smash the borders and look for interesting and important stuff from many different forms of storytelling.
He did not need a long life for us to measure. It was, rather, we who needed his life to be longer.
David M. O’Connell
Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way.
Having seen Justin’s work on Bleak House, I knew that he’d be incredibly well prepared and interesting stylistically for this and that was definitely the case. It’s very liberating for actors – and I can only speak for myself here – but he creates a very loose environment and he’s a great collaborator.
I measure the success of my work by the way I feel about a film before anyone else has seen it. I think I can trust myself to know when the work is good and deep and interesting and when it isn’t.
Sara Blecher
What a strange expression said the herbalist who would compare themselves to chopped liver in the first place? If you have to to choose an organ why not pick a gallbladder or a thymus gland instead? Much more interesting than a liver. Or what about chopped t-
And from that hour his poor maimed spirit, only remembering the place where it had broken its wings, cancelled the dream through which it had since groped, and knew of nothing beyond the Marshalsea.
LEAD, n. A heavy blue-gray metal much used … as a counterpoise to an argument of such weight that it turns the scale of debate the wrong way. An interesting fact in the chemistry of international controversy is that at the point of contact of two patriotisms lead is precipitated in great quantities.
I think CGI is interesting but it’s too expensive and limiting in terms of what you can do shot-by-shot.
Even while I’m really interested in playing female characters that are varied and interesting and dynamic, I’m not of the mind that you always want to play strong female characters. I think I just want to play characters that are interesting, and not all people are ‘strong.’
All really interesting girls invent themselves.
Any time I meet someone or learn about someone that’s really interesting or inspiring to me or has a story that really resonates with me, I just cold call them, and I try to meet him or her.
Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me.
I started boxing one day a week to experience aggression, which has been really interesting.
I watch the energy between the actors. That’s the most thrilling and interesting thing to me about watching a movie, what the actors are doing.
I love to hear stories about people who got to places where they are today. Those kinds of things are very interesting to me.
It’s a historical fact that the Stasi did horrible things and that they monitored a lot of people in East Germany, but I find it very interesting to think about the importance of the Western secret services back then and still working today.
I usually write away from home, in coffee shops, on trains, on planes, in friends’ houses. I like places where there’s stuff going on that you can lift your eyes, see something interesting, overhear a conversation.
One can lie, but truth is more interesting.
To make filmmaking interesting to me, I want to keep learning things.
Human beings are always going to find interesting ways of making a mess of their lives. It’s human nature.
It has always been something I could do, and it may seem odd that in my case I seem to create an interesting narrative and frustrate the readers opportunities to follow it at every step.
In terms of the movie business, being in a ‘Lord of the Rings’ has given me more interesting options as work.
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.’
It’s not knowing how to write that makes you interesting, it’s what you write.
Working with somebody who has a more interesting life than I do – and getting to take on that life temporarily – is an endlessly interesting way to have the experience of writing memoir.
Garry Shandling was an actor’s actor. He really cares about the performance. It was really interesting to watch him talk about motives and motivation and stuff. He really knows the craft.
People don’t find the personal lives of people with much, much more power than any celebrity would have – don’t find their personal lives interesting.
I think that’s what makes David Ayer really interesting. He likes to make a tough-y movie, but actually he’s a character director. He’s fascinated by the actual people who decide to have these jobs and the way it affects their lives.