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We’ve always been a slightly specialist interest, and as you get older, for specialist interest programmes I think broadcasters are probably looking for younger talent, really.
If I had my druthers, I think a ‘Cyborg‘ standalone would be a slightly more intimate story. One of the things that I always think is interesting with these sort of universes is, whenever there’s a world-threatening crisis, it always makes you wonder, ‘Where are the other members of the group? Why didn’t they show up?’
Im good at getting information and synthesizing it. Its not that I doubt myself on that. Its, do you have the Ph.D. first-class brain or do you have the really good second-class brain? Because I came from a very academic culture, I always slightly felt I wasnt in the very top group.
I’m a product of the ’60s and the ’70s – slightly rebellious back then in college, not so much in high school, when I got to college I think I was. And I think a lot of where I’m at right now is rooted in a lot of hypocrisy that I recognized back then that I never wanted to be personally.
I just think that, for my particular personality, feeling slightly invisible is always a help.
A lot of times, in a store, clothes appear strange to me, their cuts or flourishes arbitrary. Why is this look stylish now? How long will it be stylish for? It’s slightly embarrassing to admit this – because, as a novelist, I’m supposed to be observant – but I’m flummoxed by the way other women dress.
Just as most of us prefer to watch a trapeze artist work without a net, we like to be absolutely sure that a virtuoso is giving us our money‘s worth, and a seemingly effortless performance, no matter how spectacular it may be, deprives us of that slightly sadistic thrill.
An ascot is never a substitute for a well-tied four-in-hand tie or a slightly disheveled bow tie.
There is a small world of people who are very interested in contemporary art and a slightly bigger world of people who look at contemporary art. But then there is a much larger world that doesn’t realise how influential art is on things that they actually look at.
I could say I’m a writer or that I’m a musician but I don’t really do music; I do music to go with things I’m developing. Then I do act in a few things, but I’m not really an actor. I’m not a comedian, but I am known for comedy. I just don’t know. I feel like I’m a slightly interdisciplinary jack of all trades.
I’m always up for collaborating with people who are slightly leftfield.
We like movies and books that give us this emotionally moving experience, where you feel like a slightly different person, and you see the world a little different after you finish. It lets you see your own life in a different way, and it actually makes you feel really good.
I played a homosexual bodyguard in ‘The Last Detective,’ and that was quite a pleasure to do something slightly different. I was a very camp bodyguard!
Oxford has a slightly mythical rep, particularly for people who haven‘t been there.
I was always dressing up as a kid. I had a dress for all the Los Angeles bar and bat mitzvahs that I was going to when I was 13 which I was crazy for. It was green, dark, shimmery. Very 1980s. It was slightly off-the-shoulder, which I thought was very sophisticated.
I think sometimes parents and teachers fail to stretch kids. My mother had a very good sense of how to stretch me just slightly outside my comfort zone.
The pace is different on a film set. It’s slightly slower, allowing for a little more wiggle room. Sometimes there is a bit more room to explore and work on the floor. On a TV set, you really have to be ultra-prepared and ready to deliver because time is so tight. Not that you don’t have to be prepared for film.
Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair’s-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother?
I am going slightly deaf in my right ear. It’s tinnitus… something like that.
When you use the form of a novel, and you say ‘I,’ you are also saying ‘I’ for someone else. When you say ‘you,’ you are simultaneously in your room writing and in the outside world – you are seeing and being seen seeing, and this creates something slightly strange and foreign in the self.
Girls slightly younger tended to be Donny Osmond girls or Michael Jackson girls, but for my generation, it tended to be David Cassidy.
It’s necessary to be slightly underemployed if you are to do something significant.
I have a slightly contrarian streak as a writer, and one of the things I was interested in was how distilled could I make a life, and how I could cross what is kind of trivialized as a domestic novel with a novel of ideas, a philosophical novel.
For me, there’s no dichotomy between being shy or a performer, because I think it’s more a way of slightly presenting a version of things to the world.
I slightly lost my enthusiasm for most acting, but I’ve done some little bits and pieces – curiosities.
Although I come from a political family, I consider myself a slightly atypical politician.
I’d rather lose large than win slightly. I think life is an oil painting, not a watercolor.
I can never tell if anything I do is really good. I’m always just slightly chagrined.
Sometimes, the other characters are too normal and then you start to be brought back to reality but then Luna shows up and she is just so funny and cool and honest and slightly mad and she’s all that matters. She is 100% true. She puts on no shows, because she is so comfortable with herself.
Where I think the American actor is slightly at a disadvantage is in vocal technique. I don’t think that words are their friend in the same way that English actors are used to using words: understanding about consonance and how to shade a vowel to show emotional color.
People say the comedy is so shocking, but if you read newspapers or look around generally – I mean, obviously I’m not writing about all the lovely things that there are, which I do see as well – but there is a lot of outrageousness around, slightly covered up. And obviously, it’s fun to take that a little bit further.
Our astronauts, when they go orbiting around the earth, they actually come back slightly younger than a twin that they would have on the planet Earth who was stationary. This is called the twin paradox.
My mum was slightly disgruntled with cooking and being in the kitchen.
A lot of these girls have a goal in life to find a rich guy. I can smell it from a mile away. They won’t catch me! I know what they look like. They come with their little Kelly bag and their Rolex and the Louboutin shoes that are slightly too sexy. Shove off! Do you think I’m going to be the next sucker here?
I may never get back to the track. The problem was that I was dominating my event, and the winning became slightly boring. I wanted new challenges, and I’ve got that on the road.
You realise that, with ‘Rick and Morty,’ each episode is so deep and dense it is extraordinary. It slightly annoys me that it’s so good; it’s almost unbeatable as a TV show.
If developed countries‘ citizens want to feel slightly better about their economies‘ slow growth and high unemployment, they should contemplate how much worse matters could be without the institutions that they have.
His name is ‘Mr. Spock.’ And the first view of him can be almost frightening – a face so heavy-lidded and satanic you might almost expect him to have a forked tail. Probably half Martian, he has a slightly reddish complexion and semi-pointed ears.
‘The Interceptor’ has an excitement and grittiness to it, but it’s also very entertaining. It lives in this sphere of a slightly heightened reality where, although you completely identify and recognise all the characters in it, they’re fun and exciting to watch.
I struggle quite a lot in rehearsals, partly because I’m shy, partly because I still don’t really understand the work that actors and directors do. I love the magic at the end, but the getting there – the wrong turns that are necessary to make something work – I find slightly beguiling and worrying.
I try to do different things as much as I can. I feel like every actor, there’s a limited number of tricks and go-tos. The real good stuff you can’t get to unless it’s something you haven’t done before. So I try to make sure each thing is slightly different. Unless it’s for the money. Then I don’t care.
Have you noticed the physical resemblance between Imran Khan and Gaddafi? If you were making a movie of the life of Gaddafi and you wanted a slightly better-looking version of Gaddafi, you might cast Imran Khan.
I’ve jokingly said that everything I’m doing now is filling up the hours before I die, but I do feel that slightly. I have no religious beliefs so this is the ride. This is it. So I’m just like anyone, I suppose, trying to fill out the days in the most interesting way possible.
I do admit to being slightly in love with Christopher Walken.
I feel slightly embarrassed by being called ‘the godfather.’
My parents’ generation didn’t have any understanding of psychology or emotion or individual temperament. In fact, they were slightly embarrassed by all those words.
Various economists and experts had suggested increasing government spending to fight COVID-19, to help the poor survive. On the other hand, businesses were helped so that the jobs are protected. As a result, the fiscal deficit may look slightly high.
Top Gear‘ is for the whole family, regardless of gender, sitting down together to enjoy some slightly silly escapism.
My dad was an actor, and he made it all seem quite magical. It felt like a slightly subversive thing, telling stories, when all of my other friends’ parents were builders or bank clerks. It’s always seemed quite magical to me.
I was at a film premiere that George Clooney was attending and I was very star-struck. We weren’t having a long conversation or anything, but I was definitely slightly in awe of him.
I would think the correlation between an era of increased globalization and an increased desire to participate in an entrepreneurial endeavor is not a coincidence. When interconnectedness is at a peak due to technological advances, the ability to spawn something new is slightly easier.
‘Snowpiercer’ is a little bit more experimental, I think, and crafted for a slightly different audience. ‘The Giver‘ is more about teen angst.
I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness.
There are some professions that culturally and sociologically take a long time to change, and because of that, there’s still sexism in comedy audiences. We shouldn’t blame them: I do it too. A woman comes on, and I feel slightly anxious. I’m a woman in comedy, and I do that; I think everyone does.
For some reason I have always lived my life trying to make things slightly harder for myself rather than slightly easier. I think that’s why I like the Spartans. I like the idea that you get much more satisfaction if you strive for it.
For the longest, I was slightly naive when it came to the real world. There were a lot of fears I was afraid to conquer that were just holding me back from standing up for myself or taking chances.
If one tries to think about history, it seems to me – it’s like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you’ve moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different.
You really have to be careful with the clues you lay into the film – if they’re too heavy-handed, or you’ve pandered to a slightly stupider audience, then you’ve spoiled it for the people who are even slightly smart.
I think when a lot of actors hear improv, they think of throwing a line in or doing a slightly different take.
I will say, ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ is funnier than ‘Breaking Bad‘ – not that ‘Breaking Bad’ isn’t funny, but this is funnier and slightly less violent.
That is how you get to be a writer, incidentally: you feel somehow marginal, somehow slightly off-balance all the time.
I do have a slightly rebellious streak in me, I’m afraid.
Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.
I’ve always slightly harboured a dream of making a film, a documentary feature. Somehow, I just got into a way of working a routine of making TV docs.
I love the smaller scenes. I love the smaller, slightly more theatrical scenes.
I’ve always thought I crossed this really weird gap between the pop world and some slightly more left-field singer-songwriter music, but everyone’s always comparing me with Ed Sheeran. It’s frustrating.
I’m slightly influenced by sport in that I like the idea of trying, like an athlete, to keep absolutely ready. That’s an emotional thing, almost. I don’t mean physically, although I play tennis. But you try to keep yourself ready.
I know that it’s a big struggle with a lot of women to dress up – especially now women have been working – because it can be uncomfortable. So it was important to me with my role to make clothes that are slightly more dressed up but easy to wear.
I prefer my men slightly overweight. Having said that, my ultimate dream man is Jimmy Nail and he’s skinny.
After I found that I had become an actor, slightly to my surprise, I did have some insecurity, and I did take some rather strange acting classes at a place called The Actor’s Studio in London. I don’t think they did me any good at all.
I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.
Coming out, for me, was slightly painful. It was a relief, but it was also painful.
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. Microsoft started with programming tools, but came out with an operating system. Oracle started doing contracts for the CIA. AOL started out as an online video gaming network.
I sort of feel like if you’re slightly marginalized, you’re hungrier, and you can take more risks and be more playful.
To dissociate politicians from capitalists is slightly disingenuous, to put it mildly. U.S. lawmakers are competitive and auction themselves to the highest bidder via the lobby system.
I’ve been really fortunate and I’ve just tried to focus on the work and getting people to see Mexico, its food and its culture in a slightly different light. It’s tricky with Mexican food because a lot of our recipes are so deeply rooted in tradition and Mexican history. That’s a heavy responsibility!
It’s really important to remember that most people in the public eye are human for a start and a lot of things that you read in the media get slightly misconstrued and manipulated.
I’ve always been slightly preoccupied with death or whatever those kind of silly big questions people will tell you to not spend your time worrying about.
It should be a law for one whole year that all laugh tracks are Seth Rogen. The world would get ever so slightly better.
I think you have to learn for yourself how to write. I’m slightly mystified by creative writing courses – God love them – because I can’t understand how you can explain a process that I find so baffling.
I’m a slightly obnoxious person.
It would be too glib, not a hundred per cent true, to say that my father’s career as a banker was what made me a writer. But it would be slightly true, and it was certainly the case that his work as a banker made me see that the trade-offs people make between their work and their lives are often badly skewed.
All audiences should be slightly off balance.
I was brought up in a slightly older style. I don’t play with my collar up.
What’s fun about a dystopian novel is that we can enjoy and be entertained. But that world is only slightly different, right? It’s familiar enough to be recognizable, and skewed enough to give us pause.
A little prosperity and peace, or even a turn slightly for the better, can bring us feelings of self-sufficiency. We can feel quickly that we are in control of our lives, that the change for the better is our own doing, not that of a God who communicates to us through the still, small voice of the Spirit.
We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly different bits of dialogue and information, so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily and it would still feel complete, even though it was shorter.
For me, it’s always more difficult and slightly exposing to play something that’s close to yourself. I always like to try to hide, just because I can’t stand the way I look.
The first day of the shoot, I had been in my trailer and came out dressed as Peter Parker in his slightly daggy corduroy jacket with his camera around his neck. Almost instantly, 500 or more people just stopped and started to watch us. They were calling out my name, calling out, ‘Peter’ or ‘Spidey’.
Imagination should always be treasured, even when it’s slightly off-key.
Nowadays people’s visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
I have a slightly crap blog where I opine on anything that occurs to me and run the occasional silly competition.
Baddiel is a slightly quizzical name – it comes from Latvia but people thought it sounded vaguely Hindustani or something. I thought it might be a good idea to write a body swap movie, like ‘Trading Places’ or ‘Freaky Friday,’ about somebody who believes they are one thing but suddenly become another.
Manic depressive people often have incredible energy and a slightly skewed, but nonetheless valid, way of looking at things.
I happen to love science… Scientists are all slightly mad. There is truth in the stereotype of the mad scientist. They are mad with curiosity.
From a good lie in the middle of a fairway bunker, I’ll make the same swing as I do from an average fairway lie. I’ll dig my feet in slightly and keep my lower body stable so I won’t slip, but I don’t change my club selection or setup. It’s only when the ball is sitting down in the sand that I’ll make some modifications.
I always wear something slightly masculine.
I’m a master of heels. I’m used to them. I’m tiny, so I wear them all the time. Apart from to the beach. That would be slightly psycho. I’m over the top, but not that much yet.
The other guys drink, but they don’t drink anywhere near what I used to. And I think they’re slightly respectful of the fact that I’m off it, so it’s not a problem.
So many shows don’t have laugh tracks now that, when you hear it, it can be slightly jarring.
Quiet people, people who aren’t given to emotional outbursts, people who are economic with words – they’re also fun to play, but you find yourself needing a laser precision in those roles. Otherwise you just sort of stand around, looking slightly brain-dead. You worry about being uninteresting.
I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do.
What the body-positive movement wants is to stop categorizing people, and to let people of all body types be able to do anything, whether they’re slightly bigger than the average model or a lot bigger.
There has been this slightly naive and perhaps arrogant view that technology can completely reinvent the political system and the way that government and politics works, which is ridiculous.
Motion comics take the underlying physical book material and enhance or modify it slightly enough to make it unique and, we think, best-suited for a digital environment.
I’m good at winding up British people, but Americans are slightly different. A lot of them are more stoical. They’re harder to get a reaction out of more of the time.
I just felt very young and unprepared. I didn’t know anyone who’d been pregnant, and I didn’t know anyone who’d had a baby. Because everyone around me didn’t really get it, I just kept on as though nothing was happening, even though I was slightly scared and throwing up everywhere.
I’m never going to be in something as commercially successful as ‘Harry Potter‘ ever again. It’s impossible. So that gives me incredible freedom to go off and make the slightly off-the-wall films that I want to make.
I knew that I wanted to write about a very young woman because I wanted to see the eyes of the art world in a fresh or even slightly naive way. Because there’s something very honest about entering a room and not having a read on everyone there.
Anyone you give a ton of money to is going to go slightly crazy. I don’t think comedians are particularly special in that regard; they just are better or more vocal in their expressions of their craziness.
I’ve never seen ‘Light Lunch‘ – only clips. But I do remember from those clips that there was a lot of bounding about and energy and I think that’s probably slightly lessened over the years.
I’ve always been strange; I’ve always been slightly to the left, like ‘weirdo‘ to other people, I guess.
The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting.
And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool.
I was born abroad, but my parents were both English. Still, those few years of separation, and then coming back to England as an outsider, did give me an ability to see the country in a slightly detached way. I suppose I was made aware of what Englishness actually is because I only became immersed in it later in life.
I played guitar from the age of four or five. Every year there would be a slightly larger triangular box under the Christmas tree, until finally I got one that was big enough to make a proper sound.
People don’t want to treat their nannies subserviently. They don’t want to act like bosses. And so nobody quite knows how to behave, and everyone is slightly pretending that the mother and nanny are ‘equal‘ – when that’s not the case. And pretending you are equal can make things complicated, even dangerous.
I was slightly disheartened when three of my films didn’t work at the box-office. But the silver lining is that people did appreciate my work in those films. Had my performance gone unnoticed, I would’ve been in big trouble then.
Mothers are all slightly insane.
Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.
I always think that if you know somebody’s name then there’s something slightly fraudulent about that person. Otherwise we wouldn’t have heard of him or her.
For a few years after I stopped playing people would ask me how I was coping with retirement and there would often be a slightly worried tone to their voice. But I always answered the question the same way: that if I knew retirement was going to be this good I would have quit a long time ago.
I’ve never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
I was definitely not the kid that just wanted to be famous for no reason whatsoever and then happened to find comedy. Fame and all that stuff have always been slightly terrifying to me, and it makes me very anxious.
It would be nice to create something that’s healing rather than slightly creepy and darkly judgmental!
There are certain people within the new government who have a slightly disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism, but there are so many checks and balances that in that way their noises are just noises.
I’m slightly obsessed with drag queens and performers. Their quips and their one-liners, their style, their singing… I find it fascinating. And thoroughly entertaining. I’d love to play one.
I think the intellectual consistency of Christianity in historical evidence is frankly overwhelming, but my materialist colleagues regard me as a slightly sad case.
Longest book was ‘2666’ by Roberto Bolano, and it was an irregular reading experience. I read the first four parts during a cross-country plane trip, reading at slightly slower-than-usual speed but surprised at how accessible the book was compared with ‘The Savage Detectives.’
The emphasis in ‘Notting Hill‘ was perhaps, I thought, slightly more on the romance than on the comedy. But I think ‘Mickey Blue Eyes‘ is maybe slightly more on the comedy. And the tone on ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ it’s a far sillier film.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
I think the first person to call me ‘Britain‘s Obama‘ was Martin Bright at the New Statesman. Harriet Harman made the comparison once at a conference; it was very flattering but it made me cringe slightly.
Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.
I don’t mind playing somebody who’s not likable, or makes the audience feel slightly conflicted.
I’d say, 90 percent of the time, I get an idea, like, within 10 seconds of somebody telling me what their whole thing is about. And usually that flash of an idea, it’s what I always go with. It might change slightly, but in general, that’s pretty much it. To get me to change the entire idea is pretty tough.
I think it’s important for service to be a part of your life instead of an option. It’s awesome to make it a point to do something that’s gonna make the world slightly better than you left it.
I like dialogue that is slightly more brittle than life. I have always admired and wished to write one of those 1940s film scripts where every line is written with a sharpness and economy that is frankly artificial.
I worked in casting for about five years before I became a director, and that taught me a huge amount because you never actually will see the character walk through the door – and if you do, then you have to be slightly suspicious of that.
I have quite dark skin, and when I had my son, I suffered quite bad pigmentation; I had dark patches on my face. Everyone said it would go, but it would take a very long time for them to even slightly disappear.
Local television is a slightly different story. It is under much more pressure in the same way that all local businesses are, whether that’s a local newspaper, local radio or local television. But I think television in the aggregate is actually in very good shape.
I think I’m becoming more relaxed in front of a camera. I suppose I’ll always feel slightly more at home on stage. It’s more of an actor’s medium. You are your own editor, nobody else is choosing what is being seen of you.
It may well be our brains are wired up to be slightly more optimistic than they should be.
I think public life for me has a slightly didactic role, OK.
One of the big learnings both out of the referendum, and out of 2017 general election is that parties that don’t have a professional network on the ground slightly lose the ability to hear what local people are saying, so we’ve reestablished our network of campaign managers out in the field.
I was always the slightly fat kid, which used to bother me quite a bit.
I like slightly obscure places, where the waves may not be world class, but you can tie some culture in with your surf trip.
Slightly forgettable movies can sometimes make great musicals.
I was playing a lot of bigger, sort-of-comedic characters in slightly heightened realities, and it had been so fun and fulfilling for a long time. But it got to a point where I just felt like I didn’t have that in me anymore.
Even if you’re playing Brahms or a Beethoven concerto, you’ve got to have a different vantage point, slightly, each time.
‘A Death in the Gunj’ is slightly off-beat in part, not financially lucrative as one would want. But that is a conscious choice that I have made.
On a bike, being just slightly above pedestrian and car eye level, one gets a perfect view of the goings-on in one’s own town.
Hedi was and is still misspelled ‘Heidi,’ and my perception of genders ended up slightly out of focus from an early age.
What we do at its very, very best, at its very, very most, will shift us slightly in our seat. If only for two hours, great. If for the rest of our lives, even better.
Im an entirely one-paced runner, but occasionally I try and go into a slightly higher speed and usually pull my dodgy hamstring. So I just potter along with my rather odd bow-legged running style.
I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.
I enjoy being slightly scared.
I’ve never once heard my mum shout and she’s 83 now. She’s incredible. She’s very, very happy, slightly eccentric but loves laughing, which I do too.
The most important thing when starting out with essay writing is to find a voice with which you’re comfortable. You need to find a persona that is very much like you, but slightly caricatured.
I think comedy is the perfect vehicle for that which is slightly beyond life.
I just consider myself slightly left-of-center. I’m not your average bear. I – what’s the word? I’m not – normal.
Whatever happened to the tomboy I used to be, the slightly rebellious rocker?
Meat, to me, it’s slightly boring. Hold on, I love meat too, but only once in a while. You get a piece of meat, and you put it in your mouth, you chew, the first five seconds, all the juices flow around your mouth, they’re gone, and then you are 20 more seconds chewing something that is tasteless at this point.
For a human audience, seeing things that are slightly more otherworldly and beyond human power is always really fun and exciting to watch.
In a sense, the god we trust politically is a slightly different god than the one we bring into the fray when we enter a rock concert. One of the things I can say with absolute conviction is that I worship that god.
I’m starting to play lots more naturalistic, realistic people than when I first started. Maybe because I was doing character comedy shows, and I was doing slightly weird, oddball characters with weird accents, those were the characters that I got cast to play – which made perfect sense.
While I try to retain the slightly odd perspective and some of the innocence, it’s really liberating to be able to talk/rant about all the stuff that bothers me.
Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to blow your own trumpet and explain yourself, which I think has been slightly forgotten.
I would be lying if I said I cut out all dessert. When I’m training, I try to satisfy those cravings with a slightly healthier dessert, like a piece of dark chocolate or whipped cream and strawberries. Those are two of my favorites!
I walk away from jobs generally feeling good about it and that I’ve done a good job. And it’s always slightly deflating when I see the film thing because it’s still me up there.
Once you start out, you are kind of finding out who you are, and then by the time you get to the second album or you’ve been touring a lot, doing live shows or whatever, the sound starts to shift slightly to something that is more the true essence of what the band really is.
I didn’t want to bash young people. I don’t want to bash a kid for dreaming or wanting something or being slightly ambitious – that’s not the problem. The actual problem is with the culture surrounding him.
Having long hair has allowed me to enter orthodox or religiously conservative situations with slightly more ease.
I like causing trouble. It’s the teddy boy in me. I used to be a teddy boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff. Does that make sense?
I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.
Making a mix CD – albeit slightly old school – is generally a pretty cool gift and something I like to receive, or giving someone a book that moved you. Writing an inscription inside makes it even better.
You know, I was really privileged to meet Woody Allen, who is now a filmmaker, let’s be honest. He’s also an actor. And he’s classic. And because I have no conception of what classic fashion is now, I respond to his slightly outdated sensibilities.
Whether I’m doing a routine where I want to move people, or if I want to feel moved myself, I definitely tap into those moments where it’s not just dancing or movement. It might just be a hand gesture or just a slow look, or even just the way you slightly tip your head forward. These subtleties speak volumes.
I find all that slightly destructive but mad love alluring.
I was inherently slightly more bitter or cynical and that kept me from going to the commercial formulaic crowd. Also, I went to an art college and I did my foundation in art.
The idea that historians aren’t affected by what goes on around them I think is slightly fanciful.
What excites me about picture books is the gap between pictures and words. Sometimes the pictures can tell a slightly different story or tell more about the story, about how someone is thinking or feeling.
In the ’80s the band was 24/7. You were only as good as what you were producing at any given moment. Now my family is more important. I also think having the shock of your mum and dad dying humbles you slightly.
As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I’m not going to say what they were.
I must tell you that Telugu film industry is one of the most comfortable places I found a woman can be. They do make a lot of mass films, but from my experience as an actor, I can tell you that people are very nice and welcoming. In fact, it’s slightly more difficult in other places.
I think there’s a danger of becoming too familiar with things, isn’t there? That you kind of, when you’re used to seeing the same things every day, you see those things come what may, and you don’t see maybe the interesting things just slightly out of view behind them.
I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don’t find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.
I do revel slightly in the fact that I am what I am – an English, middle-class, public-school-educated bloke. There is a reputation with that of being slightly stiff, but whoever gets to know me will see some other element – whether it be vulnerable or silly or camp.
Christians have always been fodder for comedians who have tended to portray them as anoraks – slightly clammy, beatifically smiley dullards with barely a personality between them.
I think people hire me for the slightly weird angle that I bring. Part of the trick is keeping it sort of simple; you have to give the impression of not that much music playing when there’s really a lot.
The bigger the crowds get, the more nervous I get. I actually am very comfortable with a half-filled room of people who are slightly disinterested and are irritated at a Barnes & Noble.
I have always played a slightly ineffectual, bumbly, nice guy.
What people see the first family do has an effect. And from a slightly different aspect, I think that family living in the White House is going to have a profound effect on many Americans.
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer‘s death as winter tightens its grip.
When I wrote ‘East,’ I wanted a completely earthy, very sexy, very violent play, so I wrote in verse. I found it not only satisfying but releasing. It gave me an opportunity to play with language. We never played the characters like the yobs that they are, but rather in a slightly heightened way.
Every glass thermometer has subtle variations in the size and shape of the bulb at the bottom and the capillary tube inside, as well as variations in the width of gradations on the side. The compounded effect of these uncertainties is that each thermometer reads temperature slightly differently.
I do know that I have always been one of life’s observers, always standing slightly on the outside, watching.
We make adjustments and changes before and sometimes also during the games in order adapt to the opposition. The manager will, for example, tell the striker to make different runs or position the central midfielders slightly differently in relation to each other.
I’ve always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different in their nature; I think movies by each director are different. Having said that, I think that it’s kind of disgraceful that there aren’t more female directors.
I have always been reasonably anonymous, but I suppose that has gone with the success of ‘Homeland.’ I feel a lot more visible, which is good and bad. Good because I am getting recognition, but I am slightly apprehensive because I always enjoyed my anonymity.
One of the things that slightly annoys me in business is that we use words like innovation. Young people often think innovation is about doing something new, but actually it’s not. It’s about doing something better than your competition.
I’m like a kid in a sweet shop every day. It’s slightly cringey how much fun I have.
I have no idea why people want to watch puppets be the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It’s beyond my comprehension.
I would say ‘competence‘ actually might be slightly more important than passion. I understand that it is important to feel strongly about things, but give me a competent dentist over a passionate dentist any day, if only because something about the phrase ‘passionate dentist’ is deeply unnerving.
I think I’m slightly older than the generation that was really bred on social media – I had Facebook in high school, but I was growing up in a time where these things were relatively new, and every generation below me is growing up having every single thing they do seen. And that is kind of frightening.
No, people don’t heckle me. I think it’s because there’s this big, black guy on stage and it’s slightly daunting.
I behave differently in different situations, and I’m slightly unstable and insecure, which I think are natural conditions of what I do. And I have a weird ear. Whatever I hear, I emulate. When I was a kid I did impressions: Forrest Gump, Rain Man, really big caricatures.
I’m slightly obsessed with Moomins. They were my specialist subject on BBC’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind‘ a few years ago!
There’s a big difference, as I’m sure you know, it’s a slightly manneristic one, between people of the ’60s and people of ’68. Being a soixante-huitard – it’s so nice to have a French word for it – is very different from just having happened to been a baby boomer in the ’60s.
Food was supposed to be a slightly bigger part of ‘Heartburn,’ and it actually didn’t turn out to be because of me. I just didn’t find a way to make it a bigger part of the movie as I should have, and we cut several scenes in which food was a major character.
I think I am fascinated with slightly tragic characters.
I swear slightly more when there aren’t children around, but not that much.
‘Game of Thrones’ is taking dense novels and trying to shrink it all down to a slightly manageable series in the sense that there are so many characters and so many locations.
I was 26 when I went to my first acting class. I’m naturally quite shy. I’m a quite private person. There’s this really strange acting class in New York called Black Nexxus. For someone who’s slightly shy or self-conscious, it’s the most frightening thing you can do.
I think my family knows that I’m slightly off the wall with my way of thinking, so I think they’re quite used to my weird and wonderful creations.
I’m sad that my childhood came just slightly before the lithium-ion-battery boom, because I would’ve killed for the cheap radio-controlled helicopters they have now.
I have a similar issue with people who hire me as I do with women. ‘You have to have a particular taste to want to be around me. I have a slightly askew view.
I’d say ‘Codename Baboushka’ has been a slightly more difficult process for me, but I think that’s precisely because it’s quite different to my usual fare. And even then, being difficult doesn’t make me prefer it, or not, to anything else. I like a challenge.
You still slightly down that you’re ever going to work again, every time you finish something. That’s the territory of being an actor. It’s like anything that’s competitive. It takes a lot of determination. I just feel lucky to be able to do something that I really love.
I’m a huge fan of French comedy. The French play comedy in a slightly different way than we do: they play it with a sort of realism that we don’t necessarily often do ourselves.
That’s the thing about comedy, there’s something utterly delightful and slightly pure about a really good joke, and to create one is a great pleasure.
With something that’s not based just in comedy, you can be a bit weirder in a slightly realistic way.
I was a slightly overweight, spiky-fringed, rat’s-tailed ’80s girl who was just showing up. That’s all I’ve ever really done to get here, just kept showing up. Even when I didn’t want to. That’s what I do.
Humanity is mind-controlled and only slightly more conscious than your average zombie.
At some point, I picked up an old library copy of ‘To The Lighthouse‘ someone had bought for 25 cents. I began to read and didn’t stop until the sun had blistered my back. A mysterious rightness, a beautiful submerged truth had invaded me, one that has ever since seemed slightly beyond my grasp.
I don’t really feel comfortable unless I’m slightly uncomfortable. I don’t want to play myself all the time.
I have four boys aged 10 and under. Fatherhood is lovely but there is this slightly shocking moment when you realise it is not something you just wear and take off.
Both my parents are artists, so that just makes me look at everything slightly different. I listened to different music; I dressed differently. So I kind of grew up without following the pack.
I can’t help slightly falling in love with every character I write about. And I quite like writing about people who are vilified.
I think a writer’s job is to provoke questions. I like to think that if someone’s read a book of mine, they’ve had – I don’t know what – the literary equivalent of a shower. Something that would start them thinking in a slightly different way, perhaps. That’s what I think writers are for.
There are some films that you know will do well. Then there are others which have good stories that ought to be told. But because they are slightly risky, not everybody is willing to take that up. But I think it is important to take risks because at the end of the day, you want to explore new genres and new characters.
I don’t see the point of belonging to a party on the increasingly dubious assumption that it’s slightly less bad than the opposition.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I’m partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.
I find acting slightly nerve racking, but I like the challenge.
I always have had a slightly jaundiced view about people who promote books about themselves.
I am slightly fascinated by the question of whether humanity is capable of change. I may have come to the conclusion that we’re not, but we keep trying.
To my detriment I’m quite rosy-visioned about the idea of love. It’s slightly embarrassing but it’s part of who I am.
Why, on my mother’s birthday, am I thinking about ‘Father Knows Best?’ At our house, mother knew best at least as often as father did, but then the title of the old sitcom, a homogenized portrait of American family life, was meant to be slightly sardonic.
I like reading biographies because most of them are slightly similar, and it’s voyeuristic, looking into someone’s life.
You know, I’ve just about got used to the fact that people in Britain know who I am on some level, but the notion that there’s any kind of international recognition is still slightly bizarre to me.
Of course, Malayalam has a slightly different way of working because here at least if the movie is good, it gets some mileage by word of mouth even if you don’t have big heroes.
What drew me to conservatism years ago was the fact that it gave discipline a slightly higher status than virtue. This meant it could not be subverted by passing notions of the good.
And so I have studied, I have to tell you, revolutions and uprisings for a long time. They are all slightly different, but what they all look for is some kind of a mechanism to go from an authoritarian system to an open, democratic system.
We have the capability – physically, technically – to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts. We are now able to very slightly and subtly reshape the solar system in order to enhance human survival.
Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.
It would be unthinkable to have a top-ten list of multiple narrative novels that doesn’t include David Mitchell. ‘Cloud Atlas‘ is the most obvious choice, but I have opted for Mitchell’s slightly lesser known debut, ‘Ghostwritten.’
Throughout your career, you will always be asked to play slightly different positions here and there, and obviously, the needs of the team come first, so if you need to fill in at a different position, you’ll be expected to do that.
Tins with ringpulls tend to belong to those with slightly more disposable income; look at the Basics and Value ranges next time you are in the supermarket and you will see that they require a tin opener to get into them.
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but I think if the picture is made in MS Paint, the going rate might be slightly less.
The thing with drama is you’re allowed to invent people who are maybe slightly better than real people.
I’ve always had a slightly overactive imagination.
There’s something to be said for being sleepy-eyed. I love sleepy eyes – that sort of vulnerability of being slightly discombobulated because you don’t know where you are. But I like that vulnerability. It’s sexy to me.
I said to my wife that if I had enough money I’d have my arms lengthened. Slightly longer arms would be great.
The first two years I was on ‘MADtv’ were really, really fun. We always thought it was ‘Saturday Night Live‘s very nice, slightly asthmatic, shorter cousin.
Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
I discovered ‘Rite of Spring‘ when I was 21. As a matter of fact, not with orchestra first, because it was still a work which was not often performed. Don’t forget that I was 19 in 1944, still the Occupation time. So it was performed slightly after the end of the war, in 1945.
There’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly.
The process changes slightly from role to role. Obviously, there are different things you’re called on to do. You’re not digging deep for Basher Tarr like I was for Paul Rusesabagina, but at the end of the day it’s still all make-believe and you still are trying as realistically as you can to depict these characters.
I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I hadn’t lost a little bit of confidence. But the people around me, close to me, were the ones to tell me I’d been playing slightly differently, not as confidently as I had been.
In future also, we would like to back films that can be considered slightly risky since they don’t have song and dance.
I’d like to do some things over again. I never want to repeat anything that went well, though – I just want to do better at slightly different things.
I don’t think immortality is necessarily the key to understanding the world. You have to be careful with what you think you’re achieving. I’m all for science discovering amazing and fantastic things about our world, but I think the motivations behind it are slightly askew.
The thing that I’ve always been slightly frustrated with, was that the idea of a CD is kind of confined to a material possession that you can put on a shelf. And the idea of music, for me, is always about both the communication and the sharing of content. And so the interactive part is missing.
My grandmother lived with us for a short time while I was a child. Old people tend to be slightly more eccentric – they can behave the way they want.
I like to pace myself at about two minutes of music a day. With ‘Waterworld’ it was closer to five minutes a day, which is uncomfortable and slightly terrifying.
All reality TV shows are a triumph of voyeurism. They choose contestants who are ill-suited and slightly freakish.
I always felt slightly grubbier than most American people. I was never quite as groomed as everyone else, never quite as fit as anyone else. I didn’t have my protein shake and my vitamins.
My parents didn’t want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood.
I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they’re just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails.
Each language has its own take on the world. That’s why a translation can never be absolutely exact, and therefore, when you enter another language and speak with its speakers, you become a slightly different person; you learn a different sort of world.
And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face.
I’ve got two brothers and there was a male dog and two male cats and every family we knew had three boys. Great for us, slightly less great for my mum.
I’m fascinated by historical fashion, and I like to live in the past slightly. If I could walk around all day dressed in a crinoline, I would.
When you’re 12 and, you know, slightly overweight and – for lack of a better word – white, and you’re playing blues, you get a lot of press.
When I started making my own music I was listening to people like Erykah Badu and Elliott Smith. I think I always gravitated towards slightly more understated voices because it felt like I could really connect with what they were saying. It felt more like a conversation.
I think what maybe starts out when you’re younger as being something about slightly showing off or being given applause because people think that you’re good at something, as you get older it becomes less about that and it becomes more about the fascination of why people do the things that they do.