Suddenly Quotes by Simon Cowell, Kate Middleton, Ari Aster, Andrea Seigel, Randy Harrison, George Eliot and many others.
The beauty of the horror genre is that you can smuggle in these harder stories, and the genre comes with certain demands, but mostly you need to find the catharsis in whatever story you’re telling. What may be seen as a deterrent for audiences in one genre suddenly becomes a virtue in another genre.
In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California – to get a life.
The girls who like me aren’t the ones I like. Or, if I do and they want to commit, I suddenly need tons of time with my friends.
What makes ‘American Pie’ so unusual is that it isn’t a relic from the counterculture but a talisman, which, like a sacred river, keeps bringing joy to listeners everywhere. When ‘American Pie‘ suddenly is played on a jukebox or radio, it’s almost impossible not to sing along.
But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that the public was suddenly interested, and as a professor at a public university I felt a responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world.
Whatever happened to books? Suddenly everybody’s talking about these 100-hour movies called ‘Breaking Bad‘. People are talking about TV the same way they used to talk about novels back in the 1980s. I like to think I hang out with some pretty smart people, but all they talk about is ‘Breaking Bad.’
If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: ‘Dijkstra would not have liked this’, well that would be enough immortality for me.
I think I’m past any window where I’m suddenly going to become surprisingly ripped so that people go, ‘Oh, my God, what happened to you?’
Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
Yes, you have to be brave enough to take steps that your heart is telling you to take. Because when I decided to go into cricket, not one person told me I was making the right move. At that time, nobody thought the IPL would become so big. I was nervous at that time, because suddenly I was in an uncomfortable spot.
I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you’re listening to a radio play and you’re driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven‘t seen the road in five minutes. It’s because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically.
I just love movies, so suddenly, you’re political about movies, and that’s dark. It’s just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.
Totalitarianism is not about some state that appears out of nowhere and suddenly is all-powerful. There can’t be any such thing. Totalitarianism starts when the difference between your public life and your private life is effaced.
When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.
The greatest promotion I ever had on a newspaper was when ‘The Washington Post‘ suddenly promoted me from city-side general assignment reporter to Latin American correspondent and sent me off to Cuba. Fidel Castro had just come to power. It was a very exciting assignment, but also very serious.
Y’know, even in a lot of heterosexual cinema it’s always kind of miserable. Love doesn’t work and then, if it does work, it’s suddenly a rom-com.
By all means, let’s have free trade and no trade barriers and a common market. But where did it all suddenly become about our own economic and political destiny being surrendered to Brussels with agendas that arguably have very little to do with the interests of the British people and British voters?
When I was 18, I suddenly became very, very religious. I became an evangelical Christian; I was celibate for five years.
What I try to do probably doesn’t come out. What I’ve worked out what I do – I might not be right – is to do something very personal, and then suddenly I look at it, up in the air. I blow it up and look at it and then I come down again – a better man.
Everything was going for me, I didn’t even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation.
When you move a border, suddenly life changes violently. I write about nationality.
Sometimes when you film, you can be in a bit of a bubble, and then suddenly when you finish filming, it’s taken out of your hands – it’s not yours anymore, and we all love it so much that we feel quite protective of it.
Tinder makes it obvious that I’m not alone in being single and that there are plenty of single parents looking for a partner. A date not having the potential I’d hoped for is no longer a tragedy, and suddenly dating is fun again. I no longer feel pressured. I trust that someone, eventually, will like me for me.
If you keep the situations real, the characters’ behavior will be real and honest, too. If they’re suddenly robbing a bank and exchanging snappy dialogue, well, I wouldn’t even know how to write that.
We have this really retro vibe and style of songwriting and, personally, I wasn’t embracing the current state of music until I fell in love with hip-hop. It felt good to suddenly embrace where music was headed, and I think hip-hop is the best at that, because it feels so progressive and everybody wants to be the best.
These days, it takes only seconds – seconds – for a picture, a photo, to suddenly become an international headline.
My family didn’t film anything. But then you look deeper and realize, maybe there are photographs, there are things. It’s also context: You give something a context, and suddenly it becomes really deep or meaningful footage.
We suddenly saw how people reacted in the event of massive social upheaval, and the way that the little problems in your life don’t go away. You don’t stop being frightened of spiders just because the world’s blown up.
Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn’t know anything.
I’d spent my whole adult life considering myself an independent entity, my life filled by work and friends and family. Suddenly I had a male partner, someone I woke up with and went to sleep with every night.
When it comes to other people’s writing, my older influences are more powerful than more recent ones, partially because I’m now more worried that I’ll suddenly accidentally steal something from another writer.
Suddenly you’re like a pirate, you’re 65 years old and you’ve got an earring.
I truly don’t know why it was ended, though. It was suddenly decided that that would be it. They never said particularly why, because they were cut off in their prime.
I was 14 and madly in love for the first time. He was 21. He made me suddenly, unaccustomedly beautiful with his kisses and mix tapes. During the year of elation and longing, he never mentioned that he had a girlfriend who lived across the street.
How do you build a relationship when you’ve hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don’t see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?
Painting was always something I thought I’d do once I retired. But then, about five or six years ago, a good mate passed away suddenly at the age of 50 and it made me realise that if I put off doing stuff until I retire, I might not ever get there.
‘Blue Velvet‘ changed my life forever. It was like I’d always read Chaucer and suddenly discovered Charles Bukowski. It made me understand that there is poetry of sublime ecstasy and dark terror, and it spoke to a side of me that hadn’t been reached before.
I always wanted to be less tall. When I was at school I was the same height as all of my girlfriends and then suddenly I was turning 12 and almost overnight I got really tall.
In theater and dance, I was trying to win someone’s approval, trying to get in, trying to be good. It felt out of my control, whereas music suddenly felt like this free expression. It was fun.
I can read significance into tiny, tiny things. If I’d met someone 10 years ago and not seen them again, and then I suddenly bumped into them, I’d feel that that was ‘meant,’ or there’s a fate, you know?
In a way song writing can almost be detrimental, because suddenly you find an outlet that is a kind of cheating. You don’t need to have direct communication. You can say, ‘I can’t describe it to you, but I will record it and send it to you.’
And, so, when I picked up the guitar, suddenly, just playing a couple of notes really, really spoke to me. It was almost like I should have been doing it prior to that. You know, it was something that just felt really natural.
I think it’s no coincidence that people who are good at writing far-out fiction are also good at meta-fiction. Think of all the best Phillip K. Dick stories, where you experience a sort of dislocation, and suddenly what you think you’ve been reading is, in fact, something else entirely.
This is what I tell my students: step outside of your tiny little world. Step inside of the tiny little world of somebody else. And then do it again and do it again and do it again. And suddenly, all these tiny little worlds, they come together in this complex web. And they build a big, complex world.
It astonished me in the early Nineties to suddenly have musicians admit that they had been inspired and influenced by us. That meant a lot at that time. But of course, being human, the… disrespect isn’t even strong enough a word, is it? The opprobrium was painful. Being popular and hated is not satisfying.
I don’t think the very fact that I’m a woman makes me suddenly more vulnerable or more inherently used and abused.
Cross the wrong state border with your gun, or wake up one morning to new legislation or a new presidential executive order, and suddenly you’re the bad guy, not the good guy. No wonder some gun owners seem so touchy; they feel, at some level, like criminals in waiting.
Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they’re like, I don’t know about this one.
It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I’m conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing.
I never wanted to be an anchor for 25 years, and suddenly I wanted to be one.
I’ve always believed that if you are willing to play your age that you will work, so it’s the thing of continuing to play your age and accepting it when you’re younger and you suddenly realize, ‘Oh, now I’m playing the mom,’ ‘Oh, I’m playing the grandma.’
I’m not changing to the point where suddenly I wear floor-length skirts and start playing the violin; I’m just growing up a little bit, I guess.
You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you’re not ‘professional‘ any more.
Well, it really describes what it feels like to be a normal person whose boss and friend suddenly runs for the president, and then becomes the president.
I had no agent, and I was getting approached by so many people that I tried to escape for a while because I couldn’t believe that world. Photography is not an industry, and suddenly an industry came to me, so I sort of had to accept it in the end and get an agent.
The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing.
When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way – you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
Jason Momoa became a really good friend of ours when he played Khal Drogo. We loved hanging out with Momoa, and suddenly we couldn’t bring him to Belfast anymore.
I used to be mouthy. It was all to do with being a northerner and from Manchester, which was suddenly a big deal when I was in my 20s. When I read some of the interviews I did back then, I cringe.
I definitely subscribe to the idea that 9/11, to use an overused phrase, was a wake-up call. There was a year-long national teach-in on Islam – everyone read books and suddenly talked about Islam, and that was very productive. But there’s no doubt that moment has passed.
Suddenly in the end when it’s over, you feel a big weight on your shoulders. That’s the role of the captain. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes like that in sport.
Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces.
Looking at the world from other species‘ points of view is a cure for the disease of human self-importance. You suddenly realize that consciousness – which we value and we consider the crowning achievement of nature, human consciousness – is really just another set of tools for getting along in the world.
The movies were so healing for me because I had such an isolated, lonely childhood. Going to the movies and having the lights go down, you disappear. If you have esteem issues, suddenly you’re in a void where nobody can see you. You are just by yourself in that darkness, and your loneliness is cured.
I used to believe I was going to live forever. And then you suddenly become aware that you’re not.
‘Batman Begins‘ came out and it was really successful, and it had gritty naturalism. And suddenly… I can’t tell you how many movies I was pitched where it was, ‘We want to do what you did with ‘Batman’ but with ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ or whatever.
A lot of men in politics suddenly woke up to the issue of women in politics when they realised: hey, there are votes in this!
People who hardly ever cook at all, suddenly at the holidays, feel like it’s their responsibility to not only cook dinner for large groups of people suddenly, but to serve things that are fussy or fancy or formal. And I don’t think that’s what anybody really wants, especially if you’re not good at it.
I’d say people recognize me, but having children recognize me is the best. It is a very special thing. Suddenly you feel like you have the power to make the children’s dreams come true, and it’s better than anything else.
When I realized that my big dream was going to come true – ‘Night Shift‘ was a success, ‘Splash‘ was a success, I got the job to do ‘Cocoon‘ – suddenly, I was underway. And I knew my name was rising up the lists. I was going to have a career. I was going to be able to direct movies until I screwed it up.
As you know, I’m androgynous. I can wear a jacket that most guys wouldn’t put on. But you make it in guys’ sizes, and suddenly they’re wearing them. I think styles should get back to getting people to wear things that look so good that they don’t care.
Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation, suddenly paled and sickened.
With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that – in fact, they never said anything!
With Net Neutrality, the level playing field that gave us Google, YouTube and eBay when they were start-ups would suddenly start to tilt in favor of the big, established players.
I hadn’t done comedy before ‘Fresh Meat’ – I hadn’t really been seen that way, and then ‘Fresh Meat’ came out, and suddenly a lot more comedy scripts were coming my way, which was really great.
I had everything I’d hoped for, but I wasn’t being myself. So I decided to be honest about who I was. It was strange: The people who loved me for being funny suddenly didn’t like me for being… me.
I don’t worry. I’m more stoical. Of course I have insecurities. I fear getting older. I fear death and illness. I’m not prone to depression, but I get depressed because everybody gets depressed. Suddenly I’m away from my family or doing a job I’m not enjoying.
Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that’s been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it’s turned back into a tiny little thing.
I came from a traditional family, and it was an exciting but challenging transition to move to America and live on my own. The world around me was suddenly so different.
For most of the millions of people who watch TED videos at the office, it’s a middlebrow diversion and a source of factoids to use on your friends. Except TED thinks it’s changing the world, like if ‘This American Life‘ suddenly mistook itself for Doctors Without Borders.
You take for granted that you can walk. You do it every day, and then suddenly you can’t walk, and you have to remember, ‘How did I get out of this chair and start walking in the first place?’
On the web the thinking of cults can spread very rapidly and suddenly a cult which was 12 people who had some deep personal issues suddenly find a formula which is very believable.
Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.
If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step in, I’d be willing to. But I’d do brain surgery the same way. I’m always up for something new.
My family moved to Israel when I was eight until I was 10, and then we came back, and my parents split up. I was suddenly in a single-parent home and on scholarship. Fifth grade was such a hard year for me.
Homosexuality is like an inside baseball thing. It’s like a gag that people share; ‘How is your husband?’ But when it comes to bringing diversity to a broader audience, suddenly it’s a different road. It’s what we call ‘a risk.’ Isn’t it our responsibility to elevate the standards and change people’s perceptions?
You have no idea how humiliating it was, as a boy, to suddenly have all your clothes, your toys, snatched by the bailiff. I mean we were a middle-class family, it’s not as if it was happening up and down the street. It made me ashamed, I felt dirty.
But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue, but to me it’s a temporary revenue stream because it’s an industry that, if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts, then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it, would disappear.
Some actors go, ‘Bing!’ and suddenly they’re being paid huge sums. Me, I seem to get screwed every time.
For more and more of us, home has really less to do with a piece of soil than, you could say, with a piece of soul. If somebody suddenly asks me, ‘Where’s your home?’ I think about my sweetheart or my closest friends or the songs that travel with me wherever I happen to be.
Sometimes when I write songs, I don’t know what they’re about, and it just suddenly comes to me.
And of course I’ve got kids of my own now, and they love me being in the Harry Potter films. I’m now part of a phenomenon. You become incredibly cool to your kids, and you get a young fan base. So you became the cool dad at school. You’re suddenly hip.
When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.
One-third of all female infertility is the result of blocked fallopian tubes. If fertilization could be done in the lab and then the fertilized egg implanted in the womb, it would get around that problem. Millions of women who cannot have children would suddenly be able to.
There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I’ve been working on – those are great moments.
As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.
It’s hard when people die, but there’s something about when people die suddenly.
I’m sorry to bang on about it because I know everyone is, but Bryan Cranston in ‘Breaking Bad’ is remarkable. To see him switch from ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ to suddenly become Walter White is incredible. It’s a) nice to see an actor given that chance, and b) great to see him really take full advantage of it.
We will never sell or have an IPO. What that does is suddenly flushes you with cash. It makes you now work for a group of stockholders, who, again, put pressure and temptations on your true-blueness.
I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it’s like you’re on a roller coaster.
There was a period when I’d just come out of college where I’d been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn’t what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
When you become part of something, in some way you count. It could be a march; it could be a rally, even a brief one. You’re part of something, and you suddenly realize you count. To count is very important.
I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly.
I began writing at the age of 5, but there was a dark period between the ages of 8 and 16 when I didn’t write. I started again at 16 and have no idea why, but it was suddenly the only thing I wanted to do.
I think women of our generation went through Cultural Revolution, went through hardship, coming from nowhere, and suddenly see China’s amazing opportunity. So women just seized the opportunity.
From an early age, I had always loved drawing. Laying on the floor, in front of the fire, drawing from my imagination, marching soldiers, dive bombers, spaceships and monsters. Now, suddenly, I was drawing from real life!
If you’re suddenly doing something you don’t want to do for four years, just so you’ve got something to fall back on, by the time you come out you don’t have that 16-year-old drive any more and you’ll spend your life doing something you never wanted to do in the first place.
And if you’re singing to someone, or if they’re singing along, and suddenly you’re in harmony, then it’s actually making a huge difference on a subatomic level that is actually transforming the world.
I was thinking things had changed: that the next generation of men weren’t as institutionally misogynist as the previous were. And then, suddenly, the Internet came along and gave them a platform to voice their feelings anonymously. And boy, did the bile come out.
Whenever you want something that you’re not going to get, suddenly the whiney 3-year-old comes out in you.
The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There’s a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they’re like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that.
That’s the most amazing thing about writing, whether it’s in prose or comics: that you can create something from nothing, and suddenly they come to life, like they’ve always been there.
My mother tongue, Mende, is very expressive, very figurative, and when I write, I always struggle to find the English equivalent of things that I really want to say in Mende. For example, in Mende, you wouldn’t say ‘night came suddenly’; you would say ‘the sky rolled over and changed its sides.’
It was the height of the Depression, and suddenly I am earning pots of money.
Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
Forgiveness, in some cases, is a flipping miracle in the sense that you’re fighting, and suddenly something happens. It’s a kind of grace. Whether you believe in God or not, something happens, and it’s transformative.
I think with Shakespeare you can be required to do absolutely anything at the turn of a sixpence – suddenly you go into a battle, suddenly you utter something passionate.
‘The Secret River’ began because, at the age of 50, I suddenly realised I knew nothing about how my own family had got its foothold in Australia.
I can understand that there are those who can think and imagine the world without words, but I think that once you find the words that name your experience, then suddenly that experience becomes grounded, and you can use it and you can try to understand it.
Suddenly, I realised: this was what I wanted to do. I didn’t know how to do it; I just knew acting felt right.
I grew up in this little farm town, and I’ve always dreamt of Hollywood and pop culture, and then I suddenly found myself plopped in the middle of it.
But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it’s me doing it.
By 1961, when I got my first copywriting job, ‘my kind’ were suddenly in demand. The creative revolution had begun. Advertising had turned into a business dominated by young, funny, Jewish copywriters and tough, sometimes violent, Greek and Italian art directors.
It was only through getting interested in more out-there and avant-garde forms that the musical suddenly seemed like such a wonderful genre to me.
I suddenly realized that in order to do what I wanted to do, I had to become that which I hated – which is the head of a record company or a digital media conglomerate – and just do whatever you want.
All of these things we do without children, and suddenly we don’t do them anymore, and it comes home to us in a real way, that it’s very different to have the responsibility of a child.
I started as an actor in the theater playing a lot of character parts, and suddenly, I found myself in this place where it felt like I was getting locked into a kind of a stereotype, and it did bother me.
You are being hit with tabloid-journalism bi-lines of what you are doing because you have suddenly become a star.
I don’t have a story about an epiphany in which I suddenly realised I wanted to be an actor. It was much more a case of the idea dawning on me gradually.
I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
Any time I was at Trader Joes, and the person bagging my stuff would be like, ‘Did I go to college with you? How do I know you?’ Then it took awhile, and suddenly people were like, ‘Oh, you are the girl from ‘United States of Tara.’
At the beginning of my career, as a boy from Peru in London, suddenly discovering British culture and society, I looked so much at the work of the photographers Cecil Beaton and Norman Parkinson, which seemed to represent a wonderful vanished grandeur of my new country.
My mom and dad used to call me ‘full drama’. Mom had many videos of me as a kid where I was doing some dance moves, and suddenly the next moment, I was on the floor.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people’s lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.
Suddenly, my friend’s daughters are becoming my best friends. I have so many 12-year-old girlfriends.
Indian films never show cows. When you go to India, the most noticeable thing is the cows. Everywhere you look, there’s cows walking around! Just by introducing the idea of animals – livestock walking around – suddenly makes it more real.
In school I was painfully shy. But as soon as I had to get up in front of the class and give a book report, it was alarming – I’d suddenly be very articulate.
The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.
After clearing the land, planting the orchard, building the house and barn, and surviving the Great Depression, our father died suddenly one winter night when we were small, leaving us to learn about loss before we even knew its name.
We all want what’s been suddenly disallowed.
If everyone charged with crimes suddenly exercised his constitutional rights, there would not be enough judges, lawyers, or prison cells to deal with the ensuing tsunami of litigation.
I don’t enjoy the boo scare when you’re watching a movie and then suddenly there’s a big shark on the screen. The only thing they’re doing is catching you off guard.
I suddenly realized at the CIA that I had to make life-and-death decisions about people.
A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.
I like films that take their time a little bit more and don’t show you all of their cards right away, characters that are conflicted and contradicting and seem one way at first and then suddenly turn out to be something else.
There are times in show business when you work so much you think you will pop your cork, and then suddenly you can’t find any work.
In 2002, my husband died very suddenly. My main concern that day was how to deliver the news to our daughter, then eight. Someone put me in touch with Judith Wallerstein, an expert in child psychology who coached me through what to say.
You have to have in mind what you want when you go public. It’s not just an end in and of itself. Suddenly, you have investors to satisfy. Investors who want – who demand – a return.
I fear if I cannot think again, if my mind suddenly goes blank. It will be embarrassing.
I was always a bit old for my age, then suddenly I’m on set, working alongside the adults, skipping school completely for two years.
I don’t think success arrives and you’re suddenly happy. It’s not like that. If people think that they’ll be very disappointed.
It’s a strange thing that we’re actors, and we’re always playing a character, and then suddenly we’re at a place like Cannes, and we’re getting photographed as ourselves, and you’re like, ‘What do you do?’
If we make it national policy that we will support small farmers the way we support agribusiness, we’ll suddenly see it change in terms of the cost of organic food.
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good.
I love doing comedy. Absolutely love it. After ‘Wedding Crashers,’ people suddenly realized that it was something I could do.
Sides are being divided now. It’s very obvious. So if you’re on the other side of the fence, you’re suddenly anti-American. It’s breeding fear of being on the wrong side.
Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it.
Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
If you think about it, I was at college, and then three months later, I was a massive pop star. It’s stress-making, especially when you’re a bit of an oddball as I was, the black sheep left to your own devices, and then suddenly everyone’s interested in you.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they’d been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.
That powers my desire to write: the sense of how quickly everything on the surface of life can be cut away and you can suddenly be inside the most inner part of the most inner life of a person. What does it feel like there, and what are the regrets and sensations and longings, and what is the music of it?
I acted all the way up until Princeton. It was just one of my favorite extracurricular activities. Then I got to Princeton and had a really conservative vibe. All my friends were planning on law school, med school, or Wall Street, and suddenly acting seem like a really risky proposition.
It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.
I love motherhood. I certainly wasn’t aware of any mothering instincts until I had babies. I wasn’t a person who desperately wanted to have kids, but you don’t get it until you do it, and, suddenly, this nurturing instinct exists.
Americans are free to choose everything from what they eat, drive and watch on TV to the President of the United States. Yet, when it comes to allowing Americans to choose the health insurance that works best for them and their family, the freedom to choose suddenly becomes un-American.
The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty.
When you work on something that combines both the spectacular and the relatable, the hyperreal and the real, it suddenly can become supernatural. The hypothetical and the theoretical can become literal.
I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn’t believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.
At the same time the folk boom was happening, the civil rights movement was happening, the anti-war movement was happening, the ban the bomb movement was happening, the environmental movement was happening. There was suddenly a generation ready to change the course of history.
I never thought of myself as special or particularly good at anything. But once I started ballet, suddenly I had a new identity: prodigy.
When you’re in school until you’re 25 and you get out and suddenly structure is not handed to you, if you’re smart you realize that you need to create structure for yourself.
My mother took me to the British Museum aged five. I had thought people from the past weren’t as good as we were, and then I saw the Elgin marbles. Suddenly, the world seemed more complicated.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
I got a crash-course education in urban fantasy. I suddenly had to look up all these other writers I was supposed to be in a genre with. I instantly had to become an expert in this genre I knew almost nothing about.
I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to get the same stream of consciousness that was going through my head at the time. It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Because I had children relatively late – in my 40s rather than in my 20s – it wasn’t anything I ever knew that I would do. It kind of happened to me: I met the right woman and we had children. It was a revelation because it suddenly makes me realize, ‘Oh, I get it. Now I know what to do with the rest of my life.’
It’s while writing that suddenly a point of view appears: ‘So, that’s what I really thought about this thing’. Then it feels part of me.
It only happens once – that an actor is suddenly recognised as the star they are.
I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments.
I didn’t have a teen age at all. I didn’t even look at boys, never mind… then suddenly it was like, ‘Oh my god!’ So I made up for a lot of lost time very quickly. It was kind of bonkers. Working hard, partying hard – but also experiencing life, you know.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
I don’t think there was a thunderclap or a divine spark that suddenly made one species smart. You can see, in our ancestors, there was a gradual expansion of the brain; there was an expansion of the complexity of tools.
There is not anything that can so suddenly flood the mind with shame as the conviction of ignorance, yet we are all ignorant of nearly everything there is to be known.
I always like to break out and address the audience. In ‘The History Boys’, for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.
When I was 12, I first made the decision to go vegetarian after a co-star’s line ‘I don’t eat anything with a face’ suddenly shocked me into reality.
I knew I wanted to be an artist, but I never took music lessons. I was just playing around in front of the mirror and being silly, then suddenly I started making songs.
I’m amazed by just constantly – there’s not a week that goes past where there’s not someone in Ulan Bator or Rio De Janeiro suddenly says, ‘Ooh, ‘Downton’ started this week.’ You completely forget it’s staggered across the world.
My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old. That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, ‘Today is what I have.’
With ‘Gone Girl,’ I sat down, and suddenly the end credits were rolling; you just become so engrossed in it.
I suddenly discovered that acting made girls notice me.
When resources become skimpy, human beings don’t suddenly cooperate to conserve what’s left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.
People’s identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way – quite suddenly – to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities.
I remember, when I was a little kid, I was good at sports, and I could jump off the high board. And then puberty hit, and suddenly I was looking to boys for direction. I remember that as a great loss.
In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.
On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army’s point of view.
I remember ‘The Yearling’ was the first film I ever saw, and my mom told me I cried for about four or five days afterwards. I’d be going along during the day and suddenly start crying over what had happened to the little deer.
When I was starting out, I thought about how the Internet is global and that we should have a global name, a name that’s interesting. At that time, the best name was Yahoo! Suddenly I thought, ‘Alibaba is a good name.’
With China and North Korea, you never know who you’ll fight. The faces are always changing, and suddenly young opponents come up. It’s all about winning at the Olympics, not about winning pretty. I’ll just keep trying to improve, add more muscle power, and make sure I’m the last one standing.
What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.
I just really am trying, trying, all the time. But I like to be scared. I love to suddenly feel out of control.
I’ve been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn’t want to.
People are responsible adults at home. Why do we suddenly transform them into adolescents with no freedom when they reach the workplace?
I sometimes think how strange it is that I’ve got to do exactly what I want, and that is difficult to cope with. You have to remind yourself every few weeks: I’m making this film and this is exactly what I want to do. And suddenly you’re happy again.
Sometimes I’ll come up with a lick that I really love, and I’ll try to put the right words to it for years. Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.
I spent three years at RMIT doing a bachelor of arts and media studies. It was a hugely formative experience. As someone who had a private Catholic school upbringing, the world suddenly became a much bigger and better place for me.
You know, I’m not saying, ‘Oh, because I play a good guy on TV, I need to suddenly be villainous in a movie.’ I look at it more like: does this role has a kind of urgency for me in terms of, ‘Can I not say no to it for whatever reason?’
You can be cocky and confident, but when you start developing feelings for someone, suddenly your self-esteem drops a bit.
A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?
You just suddenly think that there’s something quite childish about acting. Basically, it’s pretending, isn’t it? It’s good fun and I enjoy it, but it’s a funny way of making a living, particularly when you make a very good wage, as I’ve been fortunate enough to do.
My parents came from Russia and suddenly they wound up in Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline, Massachusetts and they felt the sun rose and set on Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s backside because he meant so much to them. This was freedom. This was something totally different from the Russia they had left.
The Arab states don’t seem to do a good job of providing for their own people, so I am not sure why they would suddenly develop an ability to help the Palestinians.
I was 14 years old. I did an audition for extra work as an actor, with two lines. Suddenly I was auditioning for a bigger role, and then got a part on a Portuguese TV series at age 15. My whole life changed completely.
When I am made fun of in the press I just remember those days when I’d come home to find that the water had been turned off because my mother couldn’t afford the bill. Suddenly, everything feels easier.
When I started giving talks about women’s history, one of the things that bothered me was the tendency to say, ‘Well, everybody was totally oppressed and suddenly in 1964 we rose up, got our freedom, and here we are.’ It dismisses the women who fought for rights for several hundred years of our history up to that point.
The tiniest event can tear a hole in the grey curtain of reaction which has marked the horizons of possibility under capitalist realism. From a situation in which nothing can happen, suddenly anything is possible again.
I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
Well they do have a use, but we should never believe that any international conference is going to suddenly solve problems like the condition of the global environment.
When I first saw a picture of the crucifixion, I lost respect for my parents. I suddenly realised that this is what the adult world is like – full of cruelty and hypocrisy.
Many people first encounter Jesus during childhood when they are suddenly confronted by a horrifying statue of a man nailed to a cross, and this is often a most unfortunate and repulsive beginning.
And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball’s profitability by ‘running the game like a business.’
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?
I’ve said many times that there only two things to write about: love and death. And when you have children, you remember that the world is full of sharp corners and dangerous things, and suddenly you have these small, soft creatures, which you love in almost painful way.
I don’t know why I’m suddenly playing nasty people. It is very fun, though, and it isn’t real, at the end of the day.
I made an awful mess of my first marriage. It was hard to live with me being me. I was so abnormal. I mean, most writers struggle. I hadn’t struggled. I couldn’t suddenly go down to the PEN Club and behave like a normal human being, because most of those guys were struggling to make a couple of thousand pounds a year.
When you spend seven years with a group of people and suddenly you’re not together, it’s very jarring.
I didn’t suddenly become conservative. It was only the label that changed.
I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and overnight, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria.
All my life, I have taken inventory at intervals. For example, when I became a movie actor and suddenly I had to deal with fame, money and playing so many roles, I lost myself. I said, ‘Who am I?’ And I wrote my first book to deal with that, ‘The Ragman’s Son.’
I started reading about people of great accomplishment… and it dawned on me suddenly that the person who has the most to do with what happens in your life is you.
When you’re tied to one show, you are very much at the mercy of the writers, so you can suddenly get a script where you have a heart attack and die.
When I was saying, ‘White people go to hell,’ I never had trouble finding a publisher. But when I say, ‘Black and white unite and fight, destroy capitalism,’ then you suddenly become unreasonable.
I don’t understand people who travel purely gastronomically, who book a Michelin-starred restaurant three months in advance and suddenly find themselves in Copenhagen or Barcelona with a zeitgeist plate of snail porridge.
I like individuality in fashion – it annoys me when celebrities put on a bodycon dress and a pair of high heels and suddenly they are ‘style icons.’
It’s very difficult to change your approach to how you see yourself when you suddenly get divorced. And you have to think again, over the next few years, how you’re going to earn your income, how you’re going to run your life. You have to identify as a single mother rather than as part of a family.
Devastation could arise insidiously, rather than suddenly, through unsustainable pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. Indeed, these pressures are the prime ‘threats without enemies‘ that confront us.
The dance community suddenly came alive with programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dancing With The Stars.’
When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see.
As a child, I felt that Hallowe’en was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life – we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and create the effect of imaginary figures lurking in dark corners.
I’ve always taken my love of children from my father. He was a children magnet. Suddenly, having my first child hit home what my dad went through.
I loved doing ‘Pennies from Heaven.’ Because you have to understand that I’d been doing comedy for 15 to 20 years, and suddenly along came the opportunity to do this beautiful film. It was so emotional to me. I loved it. I don’t think it was a good career move, but I have no regrets about doing it.
A man walks on through life – with the external call ringing in his ears but with no response stirring in his heart, and then suddenly, without any warning, the Spirit taps him on the shoulder. What happens? He turns ’round. The word ‘repentance‘ means ‘turning ’round.’ He repents and believes and is saved.
I have no problems with my eyes. It was because when I became big, I suddenly I found myself playing on stage with 200,000 people, and that is scary. I remember my manager told me just put on a pair of sunglasses, and that should mitigate the panic. So I tried it, and it worked.
The commercial flight thing, it just gets a little weird when you’re standing in line and suddenly you’re not just a guy standing in line anymore – you become sort of ‘novelty boy.’
I remember the day Richard Nixon won in 1968. That was a time that seemed certain to bring about long awaited seismic change in America. But events of tragic proportion took us on a turn. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were suddenly dead.
God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your house. That’s God shifting things in your favor.
That’s the thing – you do a job like ‘Shameless,’ and suddenly that’s why you can get a job like ‘The Virgin Queen‘, not because of all the classical theatre you’ve done. But we can be very snippy about television. It’s absolutely the most potent and powerful form of storytelling we have.
I have always been a left-winger and an outsider. I loved being that. I was perfectly cheerful with that role. Then suddenly, you’re one of the talking heads on ‘Nightline,’ and you think you must have sold out.
Suddenly, I found I was married to a millionaire.
I’ve always done drama, but I suppose ‘Tyrannosaur’ was a bit of a watershed moment for me. It was like when Kathy Burke did ‘Nil By Mouth’ – suddenly, people were saying, ‘Oh, she can do that, too.’
After all the work I’ve done, why should I suddenly be treated as a bona fide actress?
We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
Astronomers sometimes observe that a star of medium magnitude increases suddenly in size; a star invisible to the naked eye may become very brilliant and visible without any telescope – the appearance of a Nova.
I have lately returned from Harpers Ferry, to which place I was suddenly called, on the 17th instant, by causes the most disturbing and destructive to the peace and safety of this State.
I was suddenly really famous, and I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know myself well enough as a person, number one, and as an actor, number two. I wanted to escape.
When I say that I am going to do an American film, I didn’t want to suddenly go off into a completely different world that which bears no relation to the style of filmmaking that I’m used to.
Things I used to get in trouble for writing at ‘SNL,’ suddenly other people like it.
I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book.
The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me.
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others.
It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner… I felt that I had suddenly acquired value to myself, to my family, and to the world.
I started to have these ideas for films. They were like running images in my head. But I didn’t think I could be a director. I just literally didn’t think it was a possibility. Then I started to suddenly see films of women.
The confidence that we Indians are suddenly infused with while doing something wrong is absolutely commendable.
After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that!
Walking down the red carpet, suddenly I felt very special and different. All the flashlights from cameras and requesting voices from the media, the scene, it was just like what I remembered seeing on TV or a movie when I was a little girl – the scene only when movie stars appeared.
Suddenly in high school, I’m in a predominantly Jewish atmosphere. Jewish people were my gate to white America.
Rehearsing a scene beds a role into you. But sometimes, if you over-rehearse it without unearthing any new meaning in it, you can suddenly forget your lines. You realise that you are on a stage, not in the real world. The scene’s emotional power, and your immersion in it, disappears.
‘Home And Away’ was my first big break. I was already a fan of the show, so to suddenly be on it was really good.
Being a showrunner meant writing and producing a television show, period, but with ‘Lost,’ suddenly it became part of the job to promote and be the face of the brand. In a weird way, the story was as much the star as any of the actors, so people wanted to hear from us.
Performing live in front of an audience is such a matter of will – all of those things you can do just fine in your basement, suddenly you have to do them in front of hundreds or thousands of people, and it becomes a different matter entirely.
Suddenly I’ve got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
If you compromise what you’re trying to do just a little bit, you’ll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you’re suddenly really far away from where you’re trying to go.
Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn’t answer the phone.
John F. Kennedy, the man I had thought would define the political ideal for the rest of my days, was suddenly gone in the senseless violence of a single moment.
People change their opinion according to your position. And both politicians and bureaucrats begin to take you more seriously, as they suddenly feel you have become more important.
Turning 60 had an impact on my heart and soul, I must say, because you’re dealing with time: past, present, and future. You suddenly realize you’ve come down the road quite a ways.
It’s not like suddenly, when you become a working actor all your friends are in the same situation. I have friends who are still handing out flyers for their one-woman show and trying to make ends meet.
I was so busy with my studies that I didn’t have a musical idol as a teenager. Later, around my 20s, I suddenly discovered the Beatles and the Rolling Stones but I guess my musical idol has always been Strauss.
Suddenly, everyone wanted to talk to me, it seemed. And not about my poetry: it was my dyslexia they were most interested in.
When Culture Club broke up, I hadn’t been going out a lot because we’d been working all the time, so I suddenly had this period of leisure. And it was just around the time that the whole acid house thing kicked off in London.
I… was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women’s movement. And I wasn’t at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.
Now there is in a way a renaissance of modern dance – suddenly, it is more respected and discovered.
Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
Authors change publishers because it’s like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
I watch these old films in black and white, and suddenly the door opens, and there I am. The other day, I was wearing the most awful hat.
Stamps from Afghanistan are hilarious. You can tell when the revolutions are because suddenly they stop having pictures of the mullahs and the independence monument and they start having fish on them.
When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can’t keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way.
I became, suddenly, not just a Muslim in faith. I became a Muslim in politics. Somebody whose politics were pre-defined by one interpretation of Islam.
The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
It’s a strange thing, but you get this click in your brain; the wonderful feeling that the entirety of a character is suddenly available and accessible to you.
There’s so many bits on a car these days it’s hard to know where everything is. You have a bit of an idea but if you are behind someone and you suddenly change direction it’s hard to know exactly where the car is.
I remember when President Bush, George W. Bush, came into office, he focused on No Child Left Behind, and with – and before very long, suddenly, Republicans were thought of as being as interested and as competent in education as Democrats, and why? Because they were talking about it and doing something about it.
The invention of the iPod changes how you use music. Suddenly you have music everywhere.
Suddenly I could control every aspect of publishing, and it was incredibly empowering! I didn’t have to sit by the phone any longer waiting for things to happen because I was the one making them happen. That’s why I decided to start Amber House Books.
Our Congress passes laws which subsidize corporation farms, oil companies, airlines, and houses for suburbia. But when they turn their attention to the poor, they suddenly become concerned about balancing the budget and cut back on the funds for Head Start, Medicare, and mental health appropriations.
I don’t like when you necessarily know that this is the end of the movie. I like when a movie ends abruptly. You go through this, and some of the scenes are uncomfortable, and some are funny – and then suddenly it’s over.
I wasn’t even prepared to be an actress. I was 17 when I came out of high school, and suddenly became Miss World and then I became an actress.
What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking – who will be left to act?
One day, right after my mastectomy, I went for a walk in Central Park, and there was this mob of people blocking the road. I thought, ‘Oh, great, now I’m stuck!’ but then I suddenly realized that it was a breast cancer walk.
A collection is not just one basic idea. It comes from something that is in the air, something you suddenly like and put down on paper and then work out.
But once you become active in something, something happens to you. You get excited and suddenly you realize you count.
Many women have told me they remember where they were when they read the book, and how they felt suddenly that what they really thought or felt about things made sense.
I’d done a big movie that I wasn’t happy with, and I was moving out of London when I got approached about Barton Fink, because my agent said the brothers were in London. We hit it off immediately, and suddenly I found myself on the way to America!
We were always reminded by our teachers that careers take off at different times. They held up Arthur Lowe as a great example of an actor who works for years and then suddenly he gets a part and everybody knows him.
I was a boy, suddenly treated like the men and expected to act like them.
My mother was very ill when I was 18. She had a brain operation and then a nervous breakdown. It’s very strange when you see your parents, who have always been your pillars of strength, suddenly become vulnerable. You don’t know whether to be angry that they are not strong or devastated.
I never give up on anything, because you come back around, and suddenly the thing you thought you’d never do is relevant.
I was curious about experimenting with different colors – kind of like having an expanded orchestra. Suddenly, instead of just writing for strings, you can add bassoon and oboe and brass. I like these extreme differences in sounds right next to each other.
I suppose I’ve always lived in my own head. I didn’t discover boys till sixth form. Then suddenly it was, ‘Oh! Boys!’
As an adult, you think of yourself as being someone else when you’re away from your family, but when you come back to your family, you suddenly find yourself back in the exact same role that you always had in your family as a child and as a teenager.
But I think it’s more that when you’re young, you’re invincible, you’re immortal – or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless, you’re inventing the future. Then you get older and suddenly you have a history. It’s fixed. You can’t change anything. I find that a bit disturbing, to be honest.
I was very serene, and I still am, until I start talking in another voice, then suddenly I have a lot of volume and I’m frantic. But I didn’t want to be one of those people who’s always talking in accents in real life, so I started doing sketch comedy.
I want to break down the wall of, you know, you have to put on a jacket and tie, and you have to act a certain way, and you have to know how to order the right kind of wine. All these things have suddenly been built up around jazz and the way it’s presented.
The trick is the paradox – turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that’s fun to write.
When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men.
Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.
If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there’s a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there’s a certain way that it happens.
The most frustrating thing for me as a singer is that people have pinpointed me as an actress who suddenly woke up one day and decided that I wanted to sing.
While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realise – sometimes with astonishment – how happy we had been.
When we look at the flowers, we suddenly forget so many important things. We forget that all flowers die. We forget that winter will come again. We forget that nothing really endures and that, like the flowers that die at the end of the growing season, we’ll join them in the cold ground.
It’s funny to be in rooms where you were originally referred to as ‘The Shakespeare Guy’ and to suddenly be in the position where you’re ‘The Blockbuster Guy.’ That’s a pretty unusual turnabout, I must say.
Much as soldiers come back, they’ve been in combat or the edge of it and suddenly that adjustment back to civilian life is a real challenge.
None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
I did not study science at school until I was 13, when I was totally turned on by a seemingly dreary old teacher who suddenly, unannounced, manufactured a huge explosion in the middle of a totally boring monologue. From then on, all of his class wanted to make explosions.
Then suddenly the Roman liturgy disappeared as we knew it.
I learned to knit in 2002, six months after my 5-year-old daughter, Grace, died suddenly from a virulent form of strep. I was unable to read or write, and friends suggested I take up knitting; almost immediately I fell under its spell.
No great thing is created suddenly.
Suddenly women’s lib had made me feel my life had been wasted.
There were certain young actors I had trained with at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art who had always got the big parts and I was always the spear-carrier. Suddenly the roles were reversed and I couldn’t understand why, and nor could they.
The no-secrets era of social media makes one consider the built-in risk factor of nominating high-testosterone men to positions of power at all. Everyone is under too much scrutiny now to take a chance on candidates who suddenly blow up into a comic meme, a punchline, a ribald hashtag.
I didn’t appreciate how special and sometimes strange my CIA world was – until it suddenly and spectacularly ended in a newspaper column.
When ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling’ hit, we were doing a show called ‘Shindig!’ and the Righteous Brothers suddenly became big business.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death.
Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
I was 13 when my parents moved to Israel, and I was put in a Scottish mission school. Ninety-nine percent of the children were Israeli… Suddenly, I found myself speaking the wrong language, dressed in the wrong clothes, picked up by the wrong mode of transportation – an embassy car instead of a bus.
It’s mad because as a woman, you carry the baby for nine months, so you’re very conscious that you have a little one inside you. But for a guy, it’s suddenly, there’s a baby there.
I was 30 before I realized, you know, that I probably was an accident. These things just suddenly hit you one day.
My career has suddenly started to be the one that I’d always wanted, not in terms of level of success, but in terms of – and this is what I’ve been banging on about – playing different parts in different media.
Most people think when the world gets itself together, we’ll all be okay. I don’t see that situation arriving. I think one by one, we all free ourselves from the chains we have chained ourselves to. But I don’t think that suddenly some magic happens and the whole lot of us will all be liberated in one throw.
I was 20 when my daughter was born, and making all these plans during my wife‘s pregnancy. I was going to be the perfect father. Once she was born, it was suddenly, ‘Oh, my God! I’m a parent!’
Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them.
It is strange how your understanding of a play changes. It normally happens after a performance and you suddenly think, ‘So that’s what that line really means’ – it’s like a light going on.
I would have to change my entire life if I went into acting. I dance eight hours a day, and then suddenly to be sitting on a set for 12 hours a day is a big difference for my health.
Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President’s widow?
Always say ‘yes‘ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
There’s an element to songwriting that I can’t explain, that comes from somewhere else. I can’t explain that dividing line between nothing and something that happens within a song, where you have absolutely nothing, and then suddenly you have something. It’s like the origin of the universe.
My star was kind of fading towards the end of the ’60s and suddenly I got this call from Fellini, who just appeared to kind of love me!
When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else’s. It’s like living in a house and suddenly finding a room you didn’t know was there, full of treasure and light.
The most extraordinary thing about trying to piece together the missing links in the evolutionary story is that when you do find a missing link and put it in the story, you suddenly need all these other missing links to connect to the new discovery. The gaps and questions actually increase – it’s extraordinary.
A survival tale peels away the niceties and comforts of civilization. Suddenly, all the technology and education in the world means nothing. I think all of us wonder while reading a survival tale, ‘What would I have done in this situation? Would I have made it?’
When I wrote ‘Mushaboom’, I was living in the second verse, but I suddenly found myself in the first.
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’
There was a time when I really wanted to do films, but they didn’t come my way. I would come close and the next day suddenly I’d realise that I am not a part of the film anymore. So that’s how television happened.
I think this happens to a lot of people, men and women, where you reach a point in your life and all of a sudden realize that things have changed. You suddenly realize that people are coming up behind you, that maybe somebody might want to replace you for less money.
I hate Alzheimer‘s. It is one of the most awful things because, here is a loved one, this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly, that person is gone. They’re gone. They are gone.
When Nixon opened the door to China in the early 1970s, Chinese artists got their first view of the West. Suddenly five centuries of Western art lay before them as a stylistic smorgasbord. Chinese artists could reinterpret it out of admiration or try to replace it. They choose the former.
Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy.
When I started working on ‘Michael And Michael,’ it was my life for three to four months, and then suddenly it’s gone.
Suddenly, the screens were dominated by American entertainment to the extent of something like 95 percent. As a result, audiences turned away from the kinds of films that we used to make.
You can’t lose your concentration at all. And there are times when you’re on the stage, and you’ve got silence, which is wonderful, but you have to have the confidence to make you realize it’s fine. You can’t suddenly wobble and think, ‘They’re not interested.’
I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.
I’ve never been more famous than I was, suddenly, in 1986.
I had a few brushes with death, where I nearly chose to go. The final one in 1996 did it for me. I suddenly had that feeling that I wasn’t indestructible. There was no big white light experience, I just felt this complete blackness and a huge voice inside me saying, ‘This is not right.’
My inspiration is endless; I can’t define it. It is a constant flow and evolution. In general, I’m taking it from everywhere. People get nervous when they walk with me, as I’ll see something and suddenly have to text it to myself.
Power isn’t real, and it isn’t earned. If you act like you have it, suddenly you’re leading everyone. Perception is reality.
It was like I had a baby and I suddenly started to feel I could play anything.
I’m very interested in the idea of a large group of people who come together quite suddenly, but not illogically, for reasons that could not have been anticipated.
I haven’t made many wedding dresses. It’s a dress very, very important for the girl; it’s important to know the person, I believe, but at the same time it should be a shock to the person – the person should be shocked to be suddenly revealed. That’s the work of a designer sometimes, to propose an ID of look.
I think it was John who really urged me to play sitar on ‘Norwegian Wood,’ which was the first time we used it. Now, Paul has just asked me recently whether I’d written any more of those ‘Indian type of tunes.’ He suddenly likes them now. But at the time, he wouldn’t play on them.
There is a sense that animated movies are suddenly a genre. I just don’t believe they are; it’s a technique to tell a story.
The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it’s crazy. So you can’t improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility.
The biggest moment of flexibility in our shopping habits is when we have a child, because all of your old routines go out the window, and suddenly a marketer can come in and sell you new things.
I never played sports or got into the whole guy camaraderie of, like, ‘I love you, man! Seniors forever!’ So suddenly being in the military with these guys who were under these very heightened circumstances, isolated from their families, living this very kind of Greek lifestyle, it changed my life in a really big way.
In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
It’s weird: you do a TED talk on something, and people think that you suddenly have a lot of answers around the topic.
One of the strangest results of having your name on a book jacket is the proliferation of people who know one narrow aspect of your life and are suddenly surprised to learn there’s more.
On Facebook, your past comes into your present when someone from your second grade class suddenly pops up to send you a message, and your future is being manipulated by what Facebook knows to put in front of you next.
I love directing scenes that I’m not in because suddenly I really feel like a filmmaker which is a different thing.
Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life.
When I came out publicly, some photo editors had a field day searching for pictures of me with a limp wrist or some other stereotypical gay signifier – as though, after decades in the public eye, they’d suddenly come across a trove of shots where I looked like a Cher impersonator.
I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn’t show up was getting about fifty-times more money than I was getting. So I thought, ‘this is silly,’ and became an actor. I certainly never thought I’d wind up in motion pictures. That was far beyond anything I’d ever dreamed of.
I think a moment of critical energy has suddenly emerged. But moments like this come and go unless we seize them at their height.
To look at ourselves from afar, to make the subjective suddenly objective: this gives us a psychic shock.
Children don’t understand about people loving each other and then suddenly not.