Slightly Quotes

Slightly Quotes by Andrew Flintoff, Bob Mortimer, David Means, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Hamming, Gareth Southgate and many others.

It is one thing being scrutinised for playing a bad shot as a batsman or bowling a bad spell as a bowler, but the captaincy adds an extra dimension. The criticism is slightly harder to take.
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.
I love novels, and I read them more than anything, but stories cut in sharp and hard and are able to reveal things in a different way: they’re highly charged, a slightly newer form, and inherently more contemporary.
There’s something about doing Shakespeare with a single gender, whether it is all-male or all-female, that opens up certain possibilities. You are able to throw the behavior of the men into a particular relief and be playful within a slightly larger-than-life way with it.
If you want to think new thoughts that are different, then do what creative people do – get the problem reasonably clear and then refuse to look at any answers until you’ve thought the problem through carefully how you would do it, how you could slightly change the problem to be the correct one.
I’m slightly concerned, because as a centre-half who took a lot of knocks to the head I’m not normally synonymous with being a fashion icon.
It’s good to be slightly ambitious, but I believe one shouldn’t be too calculative. It’s good to be on the edge, but I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart. And it has yielded the right results.
Spreadable butter is wonderful for cake-making: it’s much easier to cream than the block type and slightly lighter because it’s blended with oil.
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?’
The ‘Times’ is understood to be almost the unofficial biographer of the country, in some strange way to be printing a kind of quasi-neutral truth or even, in some people‘s minds, slightly center-left version of reality.
Some people think that going on a caravan holiday is a slightly more upscale version of camping. Let me assure you, it is much better than that. You know that you will have your creature comforts wherever you are. I never have to pack light, and I can put the kettle on in any location.
One thing Aussie telly does well is slightly different versions of programmes we’ve made. The trailers for ‘Celebrity Splashprove they don’t just pick the good stuff either.
On stage I’m slightly nervous than when I’m in front of camera. Because when on the stage, the mind can’t waiver but at the same time, the energy to be on the stage makes me feel alive.
Whenever someone has an unorthodox approach, different to what a standard boxer would look like, they write it off as being bad. They never seem to look at the normal approach to boxing and think that it might be slightly outdated.
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it’s very hard to turn it, even slightly.
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.
In America, they have this nauseating habit of calling the conductormaestro‘. I always slightly gag when the cor anglais player goes, ‘Maestro, can I discuss bar 19 with you?’
A lot of stand-up comedians are actually very insecure, and they come on slightly battling the audience. They want to be the superior person in the room, sneering at the world. That can be very funny. But to me, what’s more interesting is that the world is on my shoulders, and it’s pushing me down.
I don’t know if it’s just my age or the climate or the high altitude or some of those old-cowboy values rubbing off on me, but I’ve grown slightly mellower living in Wyoming. I think if you ride into the West on a high horse, you pretty soon end up in a pile of manure.
I spent five years in Italy, and the Italians have a slightly different lifestyle. Everything is a bit slower and more easygoing. You can feel that when you live there; you become a little more relaxed about typically ‘German‘ things like accuracy and punctuality.
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’m very interested in buildings that have meaning for a particular place. I suppose it feels slightly rude to me if the imposed style that lands in a place is almost stronger than the place. For me it’s about inventing a solution for each place; if people then want to know who did it, then great.
I just think that, for my particular personality, feeling slightly invisible is always a help.
In large part, thanks to widespread immunization, the number of young children dying each year has declined significantly, from approximately 14 million in 1979 to slightly less than eight million in 2010.
You are still lucky – you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music – but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It’s risky to bounce around and change your type of music.
I think we would all prefer to have a slightly shorter regular season with less back-to-back games. This would seem to help put out a better product, and it could also possibly help with injury prevention from over-use injuries.
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.
Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.
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.
The kimono, haori, and girdle, and even the long hanging sleeves, have only parallel seams, and these are only tacked or basted, as the garments, when washed, are taken to pieces, and each piece, after being very slightly stiffened, is stretched upon a board to dry.
My first job was to run a concessions cart. Later, I found a position at the Pacific Film Archive. Thus began a long series of jobs, each one slightly better than the last, that continued for a decade, until I sold my first novel, and still goes on, even now.
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 find it slightly absurd that the only thing we consume more of than water is concrete.
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.
Now ‘90210’ is returning with an all-new cast of slightly more plausible teens. I’ll be honest: I wish the old cast was back. Ideally, this spin-off would be an Ice Storm-esque exploration of the West Beverly gang‘s bleak adult lives.
When I was living in New York, I had this slightly wannabe bohemian existence and took up painting, at which I’m appalling. I also bought several guitars.
But I think the upside is hopefully people are slightly scared of Roy Kent.
My taste in the films I’ve taken as an actor is similar to what I’d do a director or writer: all quite odd, challenging stuff, slightly off-the-wall.
I’m always up for collaborating with people who are slightly leftfield.
My mom always let me watch movies that were probably slightly too mature for my age, but she wanted me to see different stories. We grew up with quite a hard life, so she wasn’t afraid to show me that in movies.
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!
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I wish I came from a more pure place. I don’t have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way.
Clear Moon’ is more… clear I guess! It’s more round-sounding and it’s slightly gentler. ‘Ocean Roar‘ is more challenging and weird and darker and heavier – the idea was for it to feel like a thick fog laying on your head, versus a clear sky with the moon in it.
Oxford has a slightly mythical rep, particularly for people who haven‘t been there.
A lot of people have got into it because of money, but true comedians do it because they can’t help it, and feel slightly removed doing anything else. That were case with me.
There’s something weird about the Scots. We are a troubled, slightly tortured race – the sense of the respectable outward character and, inside, the turmoil of something darker.
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.
In the end, censoring a comedian’s jokes is on par with censoring ‘Huckleberry Finn.’ Now, I’m not comparing myself to Mark Twain – he had much wavier hair and a slightly thicker mustache. But when you deny an artist the chance to explore his art, you’re forcing your beliefs on him.
Pretty much every comic that you see live is going to be slighter ruder, slightly darker and slightly more scary. But there are restrictions when you’re on the telly. I’m not trying to rude it up for live. I just have to restrict myself on the telly.
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.
Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way.
Valyrian is oddly easier than Dothraki. It’s got a more lyrical flow to it that feels more familiar to the way I speak. That makes it slightly easier.
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.
British women can be slightly more reserved; Scottish are a little more crazy and fun, and American are more forthright, which I really enjoy.
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.
The dream of empire died when Shanghai surrendered without a fight. Even at the age of 11 or 12, I knew that no amount of patriotic newsreels would put the Union Jack jigsaw together again. From then on, I was slightly suspicious of all British adults.
I would get fit after having each of my children but it was always slightly tainted with guilt because I would feel guilty if they were with a nanny or at nursery while I was working out.
But floating for an extended period is truly amazing. My brain is constantly trying to figure out which way is up. It’s an interesting challenge, one I find slightly amusing.
Even though my approach is slightly different, the Luke Cage of ‘Jessica Jones’ is no stranger to the Luke Cage of Marvel‘s ‘Luke Cage.’ It’s really a continuation to a certain extent. It’s just got a little different flavor, but it’s still the same suit.
I was going to go and do what I should do as a filmmaker and make slightly larger films each time, learn my craft, make mistakes and solve them.
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.
I’ve always loved slightly ugly shoes. Or even very ugly shoes.
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.
According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation, perhaps a slightly lower density of matter, maybe right where we’re sitting right now, caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here.
I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we’d gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can’t really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren’t going to go there. We’d have Jack Nicholson in the lead.
I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have.
I’d applied to graduate school for playwriting, and I got rejected by every school. I felt that theatre was closed but that, when it came to film, the door was very slightly ajar. If I have any virtues, it’s that I’m good at walking through doors that are slightly ajar.
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.
I think that good parenting should allow children to be children. That naivety and slightly open way of looking at the world is very valuable.
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.
When you’re first reading the script and thinking about playing the part, it’s slightly daunting. It’s easy to question, ‘Is an audience going to like me? And is that my job?’
My mum was slightly disgruntled with cooking and being in the kitchen.
It’s not all ‘Jane Eyre’ out there. In her sweet, honorable, slightly passive-aggressive way, Jane was as perfect as a protagonist can get while remaining interesting; in fact, she’s one of my favorites. But most characters are more morally ambiguous.
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 countriescitizens 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.
I’m no good at down-time. I panic slightly and then plan a project or set up a meeting about starting a project.
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.
My favourite film is ‘Tootsie.’ I suppose that’s because it’s very much about my industry and I love all the jokes, albeit a slightly bygone age of the 1980s, a world that I really understand.
Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
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 suppose to the outside world I do seem slightly obsessed. But I once had a balance problem with my inner ear, and the fear loitered. Yet I have found that golf is like a yoga procedure for me: it’s had wonderful, sedative, remedial qualities for my day-to-day life.
When I was a boy, I used to stay with a school friend in Bexhill, in Sussex, which was then well-known for being the town with more oldies than any other. Aged ten, I felt slightly embarrassed by this, though I’m not sure why.
The Soyuz is probably only slightly smaller than the Dragon.
All of the awards, applause, Twitter followers, shoes, it will all go away eventually. But if I can leave the world slightly more hopeful, inspired, and more healed than when I arrived, I did my job.
There is nothing as nervous as a highly overbought and slightly crazy stock market dominated by greedy small investors and day traders all out to squeeze a huge profit out of the present bull run.
As a rock band, you’re slightly one foot in the past, playing instruments like guitar, bass and drums.
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.
L.A. runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I’ve heard people say there’s a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It’s just too damn sunny in every dimension – weather-wise, socially and professionally.
I feel slightly embarrassed by being called ‘the godfather.’
I get slightly obsessive about working in archives because you don’t know what you’re going to find. In fact, you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it.
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.
May I say, if you were suddenly put into a woman‘s body, wouldn’t you be slightly interested in your breasts, and why people look at certain parts of you, and why certain parts move like they do?
When I bought my first little flat, it was two bedrooms, so I got Sarah Phelps to live with me. My years-later-to-be husband was slightly thinking, ‘Why are you inviting your friends to live with you?’ I was very resistant to leaving my friends.
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’d like to see fashion slow down a bit. What freaks me out about fashion today is the speed – the speed of consuming, the speed of ideas. When fashion moves so fast, it takes away something I always loved, which is the idea that fashion should be slightly elusive. Hard to grasp, hard to find.
I always preferred my father‘s pasta the next day, when he’d put it in a hot oven with heaps of extra cheese. It would emerge slightly burned and very crisp on top.
It is difficult to portray grey characters because there is a very thin line between being nasty and slightly negative.
The Dutch do have a slightly odd sense of humour.
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 remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.
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.
British audiences tend to want to see their own lives reflected on TV, whereas American audiences are quite aspirational and enjoy high-concept shows that show them lives that are perhaps slightly more exciting than they aspire to.
‘Snowpiercer’ is a little bit more experimental, I think, and crafted for a slightly different audience. ‘The Giver‘ is more about teen angst.
Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant – it tends to get worse.
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.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
As a batter you are generally playing a mental game most of the time and having too long to prepare can work against you – you can almost fry yourself out before a Test match or feel slightly fatigued two games in because you have spent too long preparing.
Especially as a teenager, you were so fond of Schiaparelli because she was slightly extreme, rebellious, and iconoclastic as well. That appeals to teenagers!
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.
Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware.
As a writer, that moment every few years when I buy a new laptop and find out that all the word processing stuff has slightly changed again (stuff I spend every working day using) is like getting into bed at night and finding some mad robot where you expected your wife to be.
Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.
I think when a lot of actors hear improv, they think of throwing a line in or doing a slightly different take.
I’m at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, and my grandmother had diabetes. My hemoglobin a1c, which is one of the measures, started being a little high when I was drinking a ton of that coconut water.
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.
I’m a child of the ‘80s, so like everyone else, I love all those classic, formative movies – ‘Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘Dirty Dancing,’ etc., with ‘St. Elmo‘s Fire‘ and ‘The Breakfast Club’ existing on a separate, slightly higher plane.
I never wanted to retire. I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could stay fresh and invigorated, and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years, but in a slightly different direction.
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 think if a batter’s got the better of you naturally in the back of your mind you can go slightly defensive.
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.
So we do have our exits and our entrances and we are perhaps mere, but I think if one keep a certain joyousness in life which should be in playing, then good for one, but it’s slightly more serious than that.
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.
Every time Jimmy Scott sings, it’s the same but slightly different. I don’t know how he does that or where he gets that from. I think it’s instinct. Nothing he does is by chance; he’s in complete control of what he’s doing. He’s just beautiful and unique.
I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world.
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.
Every hairstyle I have is funny because my barber is a standup comedian by the slightly unfortunate name of Paul Sweeney. His cuts are fantastic but the chats are even better.
I always hoped I’d end up playing a lot cooler roles. I do end up playing quite a lot of idiot savants, and I’ve actually started to revel in that slightly.
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 have a lot of scripts that come my way, and some of them take a bit longer to read than others. There are a lot of things that I have to pass on because I’m just not into it, and sometimes the story is slightly forced.
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.
In my early career as a documentarian, I suppose I was trying to make films which – where it was all about making a big cinematic statement, and I think with ‘Marley,’ I slightly changed my direction and adopted a more mellow approach.
I think kind of what you see in the videos is true to me, if not maybe a slightly heightened version of my real self.
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.
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he’s fighting is always slightly tougher than he is, but he just refuses to give up. And that’s what makes Indiana Jones a hero: not his superpowers, but his refusal to be beaten.
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.
It is well-documented that Bournemouth like to play football. I think I can give them a slightly different dimension when the ball goes into the box.
I may have a slightly paranoid nature, a fear of losing control of my life.
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.
Beethoven was always too much. He’s not slightly anything – he’s very everything.
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.
I’m more girly but I also wanted to pull off the vintage, Hollywood glamour slightly circus style.
All audiences should be slightly off balance.
Kraken‘ is set in London and has a lot of London riffs, but I think it’s more like slightly dreamlike, slightly abstract London. It’s London as a kind of fantasy kingdom.
I’m the guy on the corner that is slightly peculiar but fun and funky.
I was initially rather charmed by David Cameron, but I think he’s revealing himself to be a slightly darker and less charismatic figure than he first appeared. There’s a brutality about him.
From the rough, I’d use a 6-iron, play the ball back an inch or two and swing down on a steeper angle to catch the ball first. It also helps to aim slightly left and open the clubface at address. You’ll get more height on the shot, and the club will cut through the grass more easily.
I think Jane Austen is like Shakespeare, in a slightly different way. I think people will continue to revisit these stories because they remain relevant, regardless of how you do them.
Josh O’Connor
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.
I’ve always liked TV shows that have slightly unlikable leads, where you root for them in spite of a lot of things. I know it’s not common with shows with young people; they have to be so likable. But, I mean, teenagers just generally aren’t very likable. I know I wasn’t as a teenager.
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.
Acting is a community where you come in and out of each other’s lives. I’m slightly envious of the Golden Age of Hollywood. It must have been frustrating to be owned by the studio, but it was also like being in a company, working with the same people, and that appeals to me.
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.
I am a bit O.C.D. I have a colour-coordinated bookcase. The books are arranged by the colour of the spine. It looks cool, but people come in and think I am slightly mental.
I’m obviously slightly ill, because there is a burning desire to be perfect in me. It’s probably the Catholic, or the ex-Catholic in me.
In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.
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.
The Almeida’s artistic director, Rupert Goold, brought me Mike Bartlett’s ‘King Charles III’ with the slightly apologetic warning that it was in blank verse, but, of course, that appealed to me.
I have a slightly crap blog where I opine on anything that occurs to me and run the occasional silly competition.
I actually broke my nose when I was 7 years old, and I’m always super conscious that it turns slightly one way. I have a slight bump in it, too, but I’ve found that if I put a bit of concealer on one side of the bump, it seems to blend in more.
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 scienceScientists are all slightly mad. There is truth in the stereotype of the mad scientist. They are mad with curiosity.
Now that I’m on Broadway, it’s like NASA engineering with the costumes. I was very grateful for the slightly more high-tech ones in my show, ‘Venus in Fur’; our costume designer Anita Yavich is kind of a genius.
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.
Oh my God, I’d love to meet the other Masters in ‘Doctor Who’. They’re such fantastic actors I’d be slightly in awe of them.
My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven’t got that, it’s very sad.
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.
I think, when you’re younger, you’re slightly spoilt with the situation you get put in and to get to work with the people I got to work with without really thinking about it.
None of us had any idea of how successful Downton was going to be. I thought I was signing up for another period drama that had a slightly modern feel. It had a freedom about it because it was coming out of the head of Julian Fellowes. Anything could happen and generally did.
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.
In my thesis, I made an intellectual exercise out of creating a pair of buildings that were a repeat but slightly different – dissonant things make me uncomfortable.
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.
I’ve been slightly hypoglycemic since I was a kid, so I have to make sure I eat in the morning and get my sugar.
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.
Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.
I’ve always been strange; I’ve always been slightly to the left, like ‘weirdo‘ to other people, I guess.
If I look in the mirror when I get up or before going to bed at night, I see a man of average ugliness with stubble, an unruly mane of hair, a squint nose, slightly protruding ears, and bags under my eyes. But I also see a man who’s completely happy with the figure staring back at him.
If you are a 19-year-old woman, there are very specific things that directors and the people in positions of power in the industry – who tend to be older men – are going to want you to be and do. They are not going to want some chatty, difficult, slightly spoilt girl.
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.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security.
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.
My designs are slightly subversive in their way; it can be in the cut or the colour, but they’re always obtainable: they’re not so difficult that a 40-year-old woman wanting to go to a cocktail party looking foxy and a little bit different in something well-made would be alienated by them.
For most people, their wealth accrues slowly, and at any given point they say, ‘Okay, I should kick up my standard of living because now I’ve earned slightly more wealth.’ I went from the dorm room to having a billion dollars.
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 like to write from a slightly sad or complicated place. But with a sense of hope and happiness at the same time.
There’s a lot of trickery that can go on in the studio, and there’s a lot that one can donone of which I am interested in even slightly. I mean, you can actually tune vocals and stuff like that, but it’s so hideous, I can’t believe it.
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.
John Abraham
Mothers are all slightly insane.
Some of my favorite artists are Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, Ben Folds, Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons, Maroon 5 – their vibe is slightly different from all the pop stuff on ‘Glee,’ although some do fall into that genre.
I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.
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.
At an early age, if you develop a delivery or a throwing motion that is direct to the plate, then that’s fine. If you have one that’s slightly open, that’s fine, too.
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 hope that people will see that we don’t have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.
It’s axiomatic that all husbands are impossible. But I also think it’s axiomatic that women are slightly impossible.
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!
Even if I tried to be my dad, it would be a mediocre, slightly embarrassing version.
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.
If you imagine writing 1,000 words a day, which most journalists do, that would be a very long book a year. I don’t manage nearly that… but I have published slightly too much recently.
I think the intellectual consistency of Christianity in historical evidence is frankly overwhelming, but my materialist colleagues regard me as a slightly sad case.
7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now, and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show; skewed slightly older I guess, since it’s a 9:00 to 10:00 show.
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.
In terms of the pilot, you have to introduce a lot of characters in a very short period of time, and you have to paint with slightly broad brush strokes because you just need to give an audience an idea of who these people might be.
The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you’ll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra – you can cut off its head in the Germany of the ’30s and ’40s, but it’ll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise.
It feels like we’re always juggling many pieces of information at once or trying out many personas at once. It makes life slightly nonlinear.
This might sound slightly ridiculous but I play the ukulele for at least an hour a day and I find something really blissful about it.
Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.
A lot of my fans are really young and seem slightly unsure and nervous about things. Hopefully for young people watching my show, it comes away that I’m pretty weird up there.
I make my songs slightly abstract so that people can interpret them their own way. I think that’s a lot more special, so you can hear a song and think, ‘I feel exactly that way,’ even if it wasn’t written for that feeling.
Mine is slightly ginger and patchy so it’s not really a hipster beard.
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’m a huge history buff, so I just love to research, and I’m also slightly lazy.
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
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 have been very lucky, because I have quite an innocent face and a lot of people are looking for a character who is tough and yet soft and slightly girly. That’s why they call me up.
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 choose my outfits based on the shows on a particular day. If there’s an edgier designer, it might be a slightly edgier outfit. I don’t think it matters, but still that’s how I think about it.
I was always the slightly fat kid, which used to bother me quite a bit.
A lot of people start by learning other people’s songs, but the idea of singing someone else’s music didn’t excite me. I just wanted to write my own. It was really bad to begin with. It’s improved slightly since.
It had rained on some vivid green ferns in Maine and it was quite beautiful. I was moving the camera slightly and studying the ground glass. Looking at those 20 square inches, trying to find out just what were the right elements to include.
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.
I struggle with reading a bit. I’m slightly dyslexic, so reading takes me quite a while, and in general, I’m not a big book reader at all. And something like ‘Game of Thrones‘ seems very daunting to me!
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 misspelledHeidi,’ 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.
I think for me the final push to move to Paris was the fact I wanted an adventure and I was slightly bored of my life in London.
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.
Broadcast TV is still the mothership and it will be for the foreseeable future. Audiences may be declining slightly but revenues are going up and profits are going up.
I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.
I am genuinely slightly vague and chaotic in my habits. For good or ill, you know.
I enjoy being slightly scared.
I could never call myself an atheist; my parents could, quite happily. I always felt like there was a little bit more out there, and was always into observing the world from a slightly more spiritual, as opposed to scientific, perspective.
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.
I’ve always loved melody and pop hooks, slightly left of centre but I have always tried to balance it with songs that have lyrics you can sing along to.
But I have on occasion suddenly realised that some men feel slightly threatened by, or slightly baffled by, or confused by, possibly even now, by having a woman in… a very powerful role.
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.
The worst teacher in America could never do as much damage as the worst police officer in America. But the right wing has never even been slightly curious about evaluating the job performance of police officers.
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.
Ardal O’Hanlon
I think maybe Mr. Sinise and Mr. Bacon have slightly bigger egos than I do.
I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.
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.
Luckily, here in WWE, they have a mega-awesome medical group. They’re there at every show. If something is hurting even slightly, they’re gonna ice it or something. They take care of us so well.
Obama’s numbers fell by a slightly larger amount over his first few months because he enjoyed much more support right at the start from Republicans, support that eroded quickly.
There’s this bubblegum pop thing which is prevalent now that we haven’t had before. People’s ears are slightly de-tuned; they’ve been exposed to this weird synthetic, implausibly upbeat, Mickey Mouse stuff which I think is just weird; it’s not really a human sound.
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?
You have to be slightly uncomfortable with what you’re doing, and you have to be able to try to find moments of newness.
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’m slightly in awe of writers, such as Sophie Hannah, who follow outlines.
The best start-ups might be considered slightly less extreme kinds of cults. The biggest difference is that cults tend to be fanatically wrong about something important. People at a successful start-up are fanatically right about something those outside it have missed.
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.
Acting has made me a nicer, happier and a slightly richer person, too.
Seattle is still more Caucasian than most medium-sized cities. The sort of psychosexual politics of white fandom in context of black athletes who are also both very rich and slightly angry is just, to me, bottomlessly fascinating.
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’ve played a lot of villains, and I always feel slightly upset when people say, ‘You were so bad!’
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.
I have no animus toward digital, though I still pretty much take everything on a silver-based negative, either a wet plate or just regular silver 8×10. But I’ve started messing a little bit with scanning the negative and then reworking it just slightly.
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.
George Stevens, Jr.
I’m severely overrated. I’m just above a hack. That should be the name of my new DVD: ‘Chris Rock: Slightly Above Hack’.
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.
Some people criticise me for not being animated enough, for sitting in stands and not showing any passion. I come down, get involved in a couple of situations and all of a sudden, it’s a slightly different angle.
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.
In some ways, I’m slightly like a single parent, so I need to be able to provide for my family.
I’m clearly doing what I want. I hope kids can see my act and feel like they can be slightly more comfortable in their own skin because I’m being so ridiculously comfortable in mine. I’m not that comfortable in my skin the moment I walk offstage. But I try to project that while I’m on it.
I like writing people from a slightly sharp angle and then throwing more light on them. I think in life we see somebody and make judgments very quickly about who they are and what they are. Or we think people are boring because they appear ordinary.
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.
Although there’s an inherent light-heartedness to ‘Sherlock,’ I slightly err towards not doing the comedy.
I think I am fascinated with slightly tragic characters.
Coming from the Malayalam sets, when I went to Telugu, people told me that I wasn’t acting and that it felt dead. It was very subtle in Malayalam, while it is slightly dramatic in Telugu. It is quite fascinating to understand what each industry expects of you and work according to that.
With fantasy and sci-fi, it’s based in a real fandom. You’re presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them. They’ll come up and ask: ‘so when you turned your head slightly in that scene, what were you thinking?’
I think there’s a huge amount of magic on television, which is slightly vapid: there’s no real meaning or message behind it; it is simply a trick.
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.
We were in Shetland for over a month so when we arrived back in Glasgow I felt quite disorientated. It was just everything, the noise, the people. It was weird that after just a month in Shetland I felt slightly assaulted by the city.
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’ve always slightly preferred Spade to Marlowe, probably just because I thought Hammett was cooler than Chandler. He was leftwing, his name shortened to Dash rather than Ray, and he didn’t smoke a pipe or like cats.
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.
Fiction is like a spider‘s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
My criteria for doing theater has always been slightly different than my criteria with movies, in that there are a lot of reasons to do films, having to do with location, money, and first and foremost having to do with script and role and director.
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.
I sometimes think that I might be slightly autistic. There might be a syndrome that hasn’t been named. I don’t seem to see the world in the same way that most people I know see it. They don’t seem to be baffled by it.
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.
Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek.
I was greatly influenced by ‘The Goons‘ and ‘Monty Python‘ reconstituting what comedy was – it could come from a funny word, not just a set up and a pay-off. I liked the zaniness; they were satirical, slightly saucy and very literary in their references.
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.
Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
I like carbs and I like junk food, and I don’t gain any weight from them, so I’ve been slightly abusive of my body because of this.
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.
A children’s author on a soapbox is not a pleasant sight but I have become drawn into issues, slightly unwillingly, relating to young people, literacy and youth justice: just look at the number of young people we have locked up in prison, and the uselessness of it.
The other piece about tracing your ancestry is it makes you slightly more empathetic about what happens today. As we seem to have lost a certain sense of humanity for and among each other.
My first visit to the Large Hadron Collider was in April 2008, before it started up, and CERN had some open days. They were slightly shocked by the end of it because I think they got something like 50,000 visitors.
I can’t help slightly falling in love with every character I write about. And I quite like writing about people who are vilified.
It slightly depends on your perspective, sort of how you look at these things, but when I sit down to write a script, I’m not planning to write a script; I’m planning to make a film, and so I only see the script as being just a step there.
Our job as directors is to really give the audience a sense that all this exists in a universe somewhere. Even if it’s a slightly more stylized or comedic world than we live in, it’s still really important that it has an authenticity and integrity to it.
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 love wild, baroque, slightly excessive theatrical ideas, and because television needs so much material, there’s a chance to get some of those odd ideas done.
I like to stand out in the crowd. So anytime a designer offers up items that are a little attention grabbing or pushing the boundaries ever so slightly, I’m always game for that.
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.
My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we’re not joining that nonsense.
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.
When we actually met our U.S. fans, it was slightly awkward and new at first, but it made me think that we should really visit more often in order to grow closer and more comfortable with our fans here.
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.
If New York is a wise guy, Paris a coquette, Rome a gigolo and Berlin a wicked uncle, then London is an old lady who mutters and has the second sight. She is slightly deaf, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.
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.
I’d been brought up in a society which didn’t talk about sex, food, money, religion or politics. Those things were all deemed slightly rude.
I married somebody who likes the way I look. If I changed my hair every year, and I reinvented myself in time-honoured pop fashion, I think understandably the person I’m married to would grow slightly sick of me.
The waves travel with the velocity of light and slightly squeeze and stretch space transverse to the direction of their motion. The first waves we measured came from the collision of two black holes each about 30 times the mass of our sun.
No matter how much I read the news, I feel slightly ignorant all the time.
One time, I was literally stopped on the street, literally and physically whipped around by this guy who looked at my face and was like, ‘Are you Felix?’ I looked very different then. I was like, ‘Yah… Oh, yah!’ I was stunned and slightly frightened.
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.’
Yes, there is some evidence that migration can slightly depress wages at the bottom end of the labour market, but that’s an argument for a genuine living wage, for ensuring all workers are employed on the same terms and conditions, and for extending unionisation.
I didn’t grow up in a small New England town like the one in ‘The Sundial.’ I was raised in an apartment building in Queens, not in a sprawling, slightly sinister mansion like the one where the Halloran family resides.
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.
In order to deal with all the medical cost demands and other challenges in the U.S., as we look to raise that revenue, the rich will have to pay slightly more. That’s quite clear.
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.
If I am comfortable, I say what I want to. But yes, while doing a comedy show, I am slightly reserved as a person. Since it’s scripted, it’s not a problem. I can manage.
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.
As a second unit director, you’re entrusted to shoot the action sequences. On every movie, it’s slightly different.
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.
Back then, people thought if you could talk you didn’t have autism. I was just seen as this slightly odd child. I saw another therapist aged 12, and another in my early 30s.
I feel slightly uneasy at the way historians are consulted as if history is going to repeat itself. It never does.
Nothing changes overnight unless you win an Oscar. You move up a little bit, but you are always a little fish – just in a slightly bigger pond.
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 don’t know anything about tech, but I do know something about slightly socially crippled and overly cerebral guys.
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.