Very Good Quotes

Very Good Quotes by Mara Wilson, Jamaica Kincaid, Zadie Smith, Michael Ventura, Ira Levin, Leo Szilard and many others.

My grades in high school were not very good. I was that kind of perfectionist that figured if you can’t do it perfectly, why do it at all?
It’s not that I’m a very good person. It’s that I think I should at least look at the ways in which I am not a good person, the ways in which I so readily become the person who would not notice that the wonderful clothing I’m wearing someone is probably dying for.
A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone‘s 18. It gets harder the older you get, as you make different life choices, as people say in America. A lot of women’s friendships begin to founder.
There are writers I know and respect who are very good about what’s outside, and not too hot about what’s inside.
I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works.
A man‘s clarity of judgment is never very good when you’re involved, and as you grow older, and as you grow more involved, your clarity of judgement suffers.
I remember very vividly. I was here in New York. Nancy Holt called me and – I feel unhappy thinking about it – she said that Bob Smithson had died. I said, “Oh, Nancy, what will we do without Bob?” He was a very good friend.
Good, healthy democratic societies are built on three pillars: there’s peace and stability, economic development, and respect for rule of law and human rights. And where all three are present, you stand a very good chance of making a go of it.
As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire‘s job. That doesn’t mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today’s managers a bit differently.
A kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara is forever.
The Beatles tried to do some tours and found it to be completely pointless and became a non-touring band after that, and with very good reason.
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
My mother had a premonition and she felt that hairdressing would be very very good for me.
Acting, music, painting… it’s very subjective. So what I might think is a great actor, you might think is not a very good actor at all.
I’m not sure what I think about current fashion, though. A few years ago, I would have said it’s really, really bad and you hardly ever see anybody looking good. There must be some very good designers in the world.
I have a very, very good relationship with 10 percent of the audience. The only purpose of art is intimacy. That’s the only point.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.
The clog of all pleasure, the luggage of life, is the best can be said for a very good wife.
Taylor Sheridan I think wrote a very good script. It reeked of authenticity. He seemed like a guy who knew what he was talking about and it turned out that Taylor’s uncle is a Marshal, so he knew things from that side.
A lot of restaurants serve good food, but they don’t have very good service.
Not very good with death? Father was a military man, and military men lived with death; lived for death; lived on death. To a professional soldier, oddly enough, death was life.
To be a saint is to be a little out of one’s mind, which is a very good thing to be a little out of from time to time. It is to live a life that is always giving itself away and yet is always full.
I’m very good at daydreaming. Ask any of my schoolteachers.
I don’t have a very good relationship with baking. I do bake sometimes, but my natural instinct is to just do what feels right a lot, and that’s what you’re not supposed to do in baking. I’m not a good baker.
It is easy to take good pictures, difficult to take very good pictures, and almost impossible to take
great pictures.
Consider spending less time talking, and more time prototyping, especially if you’re not very good at talking.
When we’re home sometimes, she’ll put on mascara. And sometimes I’ll let her wear something out to dinner – but just a little dab. Also having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good for your body image. The more we can love her and let her be who she is, the more confident she’ll feel.
I don’t want my kids growing up with the image of God that I had — Plato‘s white grandfatherly god — because that god is not a very good father. When it comes down to it, you can’t trust him with your kids.
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.
All good writers express the state of their souls, even (as occurs in some cases of very good writers) if it is a state of damnation.
I have never had a social life, don’t ever want one because it’s boring. I’m just not very good with people, and you meet people every night who expect you to be this rock star with these developed social skills, which I don’t have.
Most of my experiences have been positive. I know I live a very good life. I’m severely overpaid, but there are people who are much more overpaid than I am. I’ve been very lucky, and I know that, because I see guys all the time who are struggling and can’t make a dime, and they’re much better actors than me.
My now-wife – we got together in ’81, we married a few years after – she’s been very good in the past about going in the theater with me to see actresses I had known. But then, she’s not an actress.
My dream many years ago would’ve been to continue to write and record songs in record/album form for years to come, but now records aren’t what they were then – and so it doesn’t actually feel very good to make a record of songs.
None seemed to think the injury arose from the use of a bad thing but from the abuse of a very good thing
A long time ago, I made the commitment to dedicate at least one song per album to God. He has been very good to me, and never for one minute do I want Him to think I’ve forgotten, because I haven‘t.
No, it’s not a very good story – its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
I am not some sort of freak. I might be very good at chess but I’m just a normal person.
I’m very good at delegating – people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility. But at the same time, I don’t like surprises. I don’t pore over every shoot, but I do like to be aware at all times of what’s going on.
I’ve never been very good at leaving things behind. I tried, but I have always left fragments of myself there too, like seeds awaiting their chance to grow.
I’m lucky to have very good genes. My mother was so tiny she was almost bird-like, and my father was tall and lean. Both lived until their early 80s.
I don’t believe ever in shared office spaces. Peter talks a little bit about this, every good startup is a cult. It’s very hard to create a cult if you’re sharing space with people.
I’ve had lots of replies, we’re into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I’ve been feeling a little guilty, because I haven’t replied to anyone yet – it is something I will be doing.
Peter Banks
A good teacher is one who can understand those who are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding.
Modern women – we’re very good at keeping ourselves busy. There are PTA meetings, exercising, bake sales at school. I like that my life is not the same every day.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book; I still read it frequently.
I did gymnastics when I was a kid. I wasn’t very good at it.
Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.
You make a horror film that’s not very good. You’d be joining a long line, in a long video aisle, of stuff that doesn’t work.
I possess every good quality, but the one that distinguishes me above all is modesty.
Charles Richet
In high school my mother advised me to make my last lines into titles. It was very good advice.
The more I learned about games, the more frustrated I became because the games weren’t very good. I could tell a good game from a bad game. My conclusion was: let’s make our own games.
I was always the Class Clown and over time became very good at it. I started doing comedy on stage at the Dallas Comedy Corner where I honed my skills by watching guys like Garry Shandling, Robin Williams, Jay Lena and more.
From a very young age my mother persuaded me that I could write for fun, but I had to have a proper job – very good advice.
You’re not very good at being contemplative,” Milo said. “You always sound like some bad caricature of a philosopher, like those fortune cookies with ‘Confucius say’ or the Nietzsche guy from Mystery Men that’s always saying ‘when you walk on the ground, the ground walks on you.
In terms of effect on the world, it’s very good that I’ve lived. And so I guess, if I could go back in time and prevent my birth, I wouldn’t do it. But I sure wish I hadn’t had so much pain.
To be a racing driver it’s essential you have very good eyesight, and that’s especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you’re travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-metre braking point and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving.
I thought [first girlfriend] was trying to make a fool out of me. Then I found out that she wasn’t, and we went out. That’s a very good example of how little confidence I had.
We all deal with a certain amount of stress, on a day-to-day basis. I probably smoke too many cigarettes, which isn’t a very good thing. I don’t have any extraordinary coping mechanism. I certainly don’t talk to a dog.
I’m one of those writers who tends to be really good at making outlines and sticking to them. I’m very good at doing that, but I don’t like it. It sort of takes a lot of the fun out.
I always had a powerful serve. It’s one of the best in women’s tennis. It’s very good to have a weapon like that.
I’m not very good at praying, but what I experience when I’m writing a poem is close to prayer.
The curse of an interesting life: there are either very good times or very bad times.
The word ‘no’ is a very good word in a singer‘s repertoire.
I never thought I was a very good manager.
And so you ask a very good question. Why go on? Why even start off on such a path? What is to be gained from embarking on such a journey? Where is the incentive? What is the reason? The reason is ridiculously simple. There is nothing else to do.
I usually have two feelings about service. The first is when I’m going to give service I feel as they I don’t like doing this and why do I have to do it. The second is when I give service I walk away feeling very good about what I did and having gratitude for the opportunity.
Jeb Bush is very good on immigration, he’s very good on education. He’s a smart guy.
You have made a very good point: both the Prime Minister [Shindzo Abe] and I enjoy a fairly high level of trust among the citizens of our countries.
Vladimir Putin was saying very good things about me, but I don’t have a relationship with him. I didn’t meet him. I haven’t spent time with him. I didn’t have dinner with him. I didn’t go hiking with him.
I thought I might spend the rest of my time on golf. But thinking about it now, I’m happy playing whenever I have some downtime in my busy schedule, and even if I had all the time I wanted to play, my score probably wouldn’t be very good.
It’s very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren’t by any means always welcome, but at least one can’t be mistaken as to who or what they are.
Women have a very good sense for seeing instantly what constitutes a good man. Not physically. The physical strength is only a small side of it.
I think actors, they maybe want more approval than I’m used to giving. Everybody does. Everybody needs a hug you know, all the time. I’m not very good at that. I could get better at that.
Authority figures are so irritating. Because they always tell you to do things for reasons that aren’t very good. That sums up what authority is about for me.
America is a great country. I’ve been in the south, in the center and in the north. I like it. Americans are very good people. There’s just too much air-conditioning.
My youngest daughter sings. She’s going to be very good. She’s graduated from Music School and she’s been working down around and getting her feet wet, you know. I had her out with me for a year just showing her the ropes a little bit, but she’s going to be all right.
Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.
To our knowledge, life exists on only one planet, Earth. If something bad happens, it’s gone. I think we should establish life on another planet-Mars in particular-but we ‘re not making very good progress. SpaceX is intended to make that happen.
I am not a socialite, though I seem to have got the reputation for being one. I have some very good friends who happen to be in so-called Society; but Society as such is a bore and holds no fascination for me.
Donald Trump doesn’t have significant tells when he’s lying because truth and lies to him are kind of homogenized. He’s such a pro at it that you don’t see a lot of divergence in his body language when he’s lying or telling the truth. It’s just constant bulls**t. He’s probably a very good bluffer.
Banking is very good business if you don’t do anything dumb.
Generally I don’t like traveling around saying the exact same thing. I don’t think that’s a very good thing to do with your life.
My heroes are people like Philip Levine, who is simply like a god to me, as a writer. And he is a very good man, too.
I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’m a global warming agnostic who believes instinctively that it can’t be very good to pump lots of CO2 into the atmosphere but is equally convinced that those who presume to know exactly where that leads are talking through their hats.
I’m not sure I’m a very good source of advice since we’re kind of making this up as we go along.
A vampire is very easy; you just take a very good-looking actor, put some teeth on them, make them pale, and you’re there.
I don’t think the press has done a very good job dealing with government spending.The Defense Department with the $9,500 toilet seat, that’s not the problem anymore. Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security are the problem. That’s us. That’s our generation. There the press never says a word.
I’m not big on the after-death experience. If you’ve done a very good job in your current lifetime, then your next lifetime will be set up for you.
That’s another thing about my father. He made me very conscious of the fact I wasn’t very good and I had to prove to him that I was good. And that hung with me, and I always wanted to play golf with him and show him. He said Never, Never tell anyone how good you are. Show them!
Whatever relationship you have, man or woman, you have to be very attentive and you have to be a very good friend to them regardless of what they do.
Every good startup is a cult. And it’s really hard to create a cult if you are sharing space with people. Because a cult means you think you are better than every other startup, you have a special way of doing things that’s better than anyone else in the world.
University is sheltered from the business world and they think they should not have any connection with the businesses because maybe the business is dirty or not very good.
Job growth well in excess of population increase would be a very good thing if it were only that easy.
I’m a pretty easygoing guy. I’m not hard to get along with. I never had anybody that I had trouble with. On the other team, sometimes you don’t like players because of the way they act, but then you get to know them and then they’re very good people. But I never disliked anybody.
If in our Saturday pursuits we’re far from God’s presence, we’re not in very good shape to worship Him on Sunday.
The theater’s been very good to me and I became Julie Halston through the theater.
My girls are very fashionable. They have a very good eye for marrying style and fashion.
When I was a kid, everybody that played golf was an old man. Until Tiger showed up, they weren’t in very good shape.
The entire most beautiful order of things that are very good, when their measures have been accomplished, is to pass away.
If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good.
Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school – this was in the 1960s.
Every good citizen should be willing to devote a brief time during some one day in the year, when necessary, to the making up of a listing of his income for taxes to contribute to his Government, not the scriptural tithe, but a small percentage of his net profits.
I wrote poetry in middle school and high school and even through college. It was bad. I just don’t think I’m very good at writing poetry. I mean, the distillation, I think, is hard for me, but I love poetry.
I’m not used to be the adult. I’m not very good at being the adult. To some regard, I wanted to just hang out and joke around, like I would normally, but I had to try to find the movie to shoot.
Just like on Guitar Hero, there are things that are similar and things that are not similar at all. When I first played DJ Hero, I wasn’t very good. The control surface is similar in some ways to a turntable, but in other ways not at all the same.
I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand.
Guilt is a very good thing if it is shared by others.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it’s not religion, but you can train through education.
Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and
on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from
the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted.
Every good piece of art… involves first essentially the evidence of human skill, and the formation of an actually beautiful thing by it.
I’ve always been lucky with blood pressure. I’ve always had very good blood pressure.
I just don’t think I’m a very good singer.
I was in love many times. This is very good for a woman.
If I can’t negotiate something that gets more than four Republicans, I’m not a very good representative of my party.
I think that smoking is a very good thing to do – it’s got the association with the Indians; it’s a peaceable thing. But like much else that the Indians gave us, we abused the privilege. And so, in my case I must simply stop. I’m too old to smoke. But I do believe that nicotine provides a great creative thrust.
In addition to comedy, I’m a writer. I write checks. They’re not very good.
In my childhood, I had a religious assistant who always told me, if you can really laugh with full abandonment, it’s very good for your health.
Not that I wouldn’t have been equally happy to see the old buddies and see it all start up again that way. But this was more of a work situation, and a very good one.
Democrats have become very good at electing very bad Republicans
I’m not very good at the accordion. If I played guitar, I wouldn’t be on anyone’s album. But because I play the accordion and no one else does, I end up doing strange things.
There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.
Many people used to call me a child prodigy, but I never thought that. I knew that I had learned everything, that I had very good circumstances.
I’m interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one!
Sometimes I have a beard, sometimes I don’t, and I’m not very good at maintaining it. I’ve got an agreement with my life coach and guru that I don’t touch it from now on.
We want very good leaders who have a lot of power.
I’m not a Communist. I’m an American. I’m a capitalist. I mean, I’m not a very good capitalist, myself. I’m not very good at it, but it’s not that I’m not for capitalism. But people who believe in things like corporate citizenship, it’s idiotic. I mean, it shows you’re an idiot.
If you are not lucky enough, you can’t reach the future! You might be very intelligent, you might be very talented and a very good planner, but you still need ‘luck’ to reach tomorrow, you still need to be lucky to reach the future!
There are loads of black actors.You can’t say: I’m going to vote for him, he’s not very good but he’s black, [so] I’ll vote for him. You’ve got to give a good performance.
I have very good knife skills. I learned to butcher on my second job – I was 18 years old. Every other day we would break down six legs of veal.
I think Messi is the best forward in the world. It is very difficult to play against him. But he is not only a forward, he is moving everywhere. He is a very good player.
Nemanja Vidic
We need to capitalize on the tracks we’re really, really good at. At Richmond and Martinsville, our performance and results have not been very good, even though I consider them to be among my two best racetracks.
Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn’t a very good guitar, most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks that you can adjust or that’ll keep them in shape, you know keep them straight. This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow after a couple of months.
I am a people watcher and I have a very good memory.
I wandered around not knowing what I was doing in The Great Waldo Pepper and feeling pretty lost, and they rightly cut my part down. I don’t think I was in very good emotional shape. I think I was a bit of a mess. I’d done about six movies back-to-back, and was in a state of complete exhaustion.
Apparently, I’m very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That’s why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That’s my party trick.
We have played a very good side, playing at the sort of level we are aspiring to. We need to come up a couple of levels ourselves because at the moment we are not there.
All who act upon their highest motivations become a power for good. Know that every right thing you do – every good word you say – every positive thought you think – has a good effect.
I came from the Groundlings Theatre in L.A., and there, you’re guaranteed to at least try something out in front of an audience. At ‘SNL,’ only the best stuff gets picked, and it’s taught me a very defined language of comedy. You learn the structure of a joke, which is not something I was very good at beforehand.
It feels very good to sing in Russian. It feels so good inside my body.
The longest journey begins with a single step, not with the turn of an ignition key. That’s the best thing about walking, the journey itself. It doesn’t much matter whether you get where you’re going or not. You’ll get there anyway. Every good hike brings you eventually back home. Right where you started.
You have to be very, very good looking to get ahead in motion pictures.
When I played football, I liked being a goalkeeper or a midfielder. I was probably better at cricket. I would be a very good cricketer if I was a professional now. I think I would probably have been the best, in fact.
My ma says You can’t unspill a stew.” “She also says Undoing a wrong is greater than doing a right.” “You know, Ma is very good at saying two things at once.
No one is going to try to fill my mother’s shoes, what she did was fantastic. It’s about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that.
Ian McEwan is a very good writer; the first half of Atonement alone would ensure him a lasting place in English letters.
I love to sing. I’m definitely not a very good singer, but when I’m in my shower I get down for sure.
Why don’t you like being you for a change? Just be different and don’t hate yourself and feel very good about all your different desires and all the things you didn’t want and want. Go get them all, and see what it’s like.
Don’t be a hero. Don’t have an ego. Always question yourself and your ability. Don’t ever feel that you are very good. The second you do, you are dead.
I have to say I’m very good on a bike. Maybe the last time I was 5 years old.
I’m very good at forgetting people.
I love the ocean and have a passion for surfing, even though I’m not very good at it. I like getting out there and paddling around.
When I’m doing something I love, I can lose sleep. I can go and go and go and go. My work ethic is pretty intense. But when it comes to doing something that I don’t love every day, I’m not very good at it. That’s called work, and I don’t like work that much.
One of the things we in the Reformed tradition are very good at is writing doctrinal theology!
Actors are the best and the worst of people. They’re like kids. When they’re good, they’re very very good. When they’re bad they’re very very naughty.
So who are you then, Todd Hewitt?” he says. “What makes you so special?” Now that, I think, is a very good asking.
I am not very good with relationships. With anyone. I can’t be locked up with anyone for too long.
The highest point of Christian experience is to press forward. It is a distinguishing trait in the character of every good man that he grows in grace. Grace in the heart as certainly improves and advances, as a tree thrives in a kindly and well watered soil.
Science is very good at answering the ‘how’ questions. ‘How did the universe evolve to the form that we see?’ But it is woefully inadequate in addressing the ‘why’ questions. ‘Why is there a universe at all?’ These are the meaning questions, which many people think religion is particularly good at dealing with.
No matter what happens, I feel very good about the future.
We are always afraid to start something that we want to make very good, true, and serious.
A lot of movie stars are not great actors; they’re just very good-looking. And when they start to age and they don’t have the looks any more, then it’s over.
A very good side playing at the sort of level we are aspiring to.
I like to take a break, but at the same time, I think most actors are not very good at sitting around doing nothing because we like to work.
[Max Askeli] started this very good magazine [The Reporter]. In fact, Meg Greenfield, who’s now the editorial page editor of The Washington Post, was one of the star reporters there.
Cristiano is unlucky to be playing in the same era as Messi. Ronaldo is a very good player, but Messi is even better.
Business is like sex. When it’s good, it’s very, very good; when it’s not so good, it’s still good.
George Katona
I don’t want to be myself, ever. I’m terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I’ve got facial Tourette’s. Unless I’m working and in that zone, I’m not very good at pictures, really.
I know the president is quick. I have friends who played with him during the campaign; they say he’s very good. I told the president that whenever the next pickup game is, I’ll get on the plane to Washington – but sometimes they play so early in the morning.
If we pretend to have reached either perfection or satisfaction, we have degraded ourselves and our work. God’s work only may express that, but ours may never have that sentence written upon it, Behold it was very good.
Bement was a very good teacher but he was a very poor painter. I guess he wasn’t a painter at all. He had no courage and I believe that to create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.
I just think Australia tends to make very good movies, so if someone hands me an Australian or an American film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.
A good, very good, not to say admirable schoolmaster, but then he is only a schoolmaster.
It occurred to me then that I was the opposite of my father. Because I was very, very good at destroying things.
Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, ’cause his mind went back over the early days.
We had a very good situation in 2005. The common budget had a volume of 80 billion dollars per year. Thousands of jobs were created in Germany by Russian investments. At the same time, a large number of German companies invested in Russia. There were countless cultural and social contacts.
Yes, I would (be a big hit on Dancing with the Stars), but I don’t think I can be wearing those tight outfits they have on there. I’m a very good dancer. I’m the John Travolta of Venezuela. If I was one of the ‘Jersey Shore‘ guys and I had their stomach, then hell yeah I would do it.
I’m not a very good singer. I just know how to present a song, and honey, I think I’ve been through enough to do it right.
I think that being an editor, someone who works with words, is very good training for being a translator because it trains you to be attentive to words in a very specific, very concrete, very literal way.
We have very stable mechanisms of conflict resolution in terms of labor relations, we have a very good transportation infrastructure, we provide our children with an excellent education and the gap between rich and poor in Germany is relatively narrow. On the other hand, we have trouble accepting change.
The buck stops with me, but I can tick off dozens of very good senior executives that are responsible for hundreds or thousands of people who work for me.
Something you wore three months ago, maybe you don’t wear it again. I am a great believer that if something looks very good on you, you can wear it again, and it’s not the end of the world.
When you get to No 10, you’ve climbed there on a little ladder called ‘the status quo’. And when you are there, the status quo looks very good
My folks were raised pure prohibitionist. They were very good people, with high moral standards – but very repressed. There was no hugging and kissing in my home.
Her butler opened it for her. His name was Boredom. She said, ‘Boredom, fetch me a plaything.’ He said ‘Very good ma’am,’ and putting on his white gloves so that fingerprints would not show he tapped at my heart and I thought he said his name was Love.
Lawyers are very, very good at keeping you out of prison, but they will sacrifice your reputation and credibility to do so.
What the hell have Greenpeace and WWF done? They are paid very good salaries and they float around the world saying, ‘We are helping the world,’ but they haven’t.
I saw a very good Hollywood film the other day. It was about Cole Porter.
I used to have very good sixth sense – knowing exactly where someone was without seeing them.
My father was a very good Boy Scout. He was very skilled with knots, and he showed me how to tie a bow tie.
No one who has followed politics for the last decade thinking about August like quiet month for politics. There are no more quiet times or slow periods. None. Which, frankly, makes it a very good time to be a political writer.
I think Dogen can be a very good introduction for people who want to meditate in whatever way, whether it’s yoga, qigong, or Tibetan. It can help widen and deepen anyone’s meditation experience.
My mom is very good at being passive-aggressive, and my Dad is a total wiseass, so I think the mixture of the two of them is my comedy. But, I am definitely the first comedian in my family.
Can you defineplan” as “a loose sequence of manifestly inadequate observations and conjectures, held together by panic, indecision, and ignorance“? If so, it was a very good plan.
What I learned from this movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Abstinence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing.
Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation.
People aren’t very good listeners, by nature. Part of being a good communicator is recognizing and understanding that and trying to make the complex simple. I try to capture a concept, an idea or a moment in a few words. If they remember it, job done.
Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.
Oh – You’re a very bad man!” Oh, no my dear. I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad Wizard.
You’ve seen the first issue and what happened in the last page. Some pretty awful stuff. I don’t know why I seem to be very good at drawing it!
My grades in high school were not very good. I was that kind of perfectionist that figured if you can’t do it perfectly, why do it at all? So my grades weren’t great, but I feel like, is there any other way that I could have gotten into NYU? I don’t know. I think that it definitely worked in my favor in some ways.
I had a Super Grover doll growing up. Super Grover was very clumsy, he wasn’t very good-looking. But in his own way he’d always save the day.
Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
Hip-hop music has done a very good job of maintaining the political context, where they stand and not giving a sh-t what people think.
It’s a very good historical book about history.
It was a very good experience. It wasnt just to make a movie, it was my life. I was employed at The Lord of the Rings for a year and a half.
I’m very happy when I can find somewhere with some very good matzo ball soup, tasting exactly the same as the one my mother used to do for me.
Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.
Bruce Coslet
Here learn the science of the Saints: All is to be found in the passion of Jesus. Make every effort to remain hidden in the wounds of Jesus, and you will be enriched with every good and every true light, enabling you to fly to that Perfection which is consonant with your way of life.
Holidays are also an opportunity for kids to unlearn every good habit they’ve learned during the rest of the year. They don’t go to school. They get to stay up past their bedtime. They get candy and presents for doing nothing. Childhood utopia.
Horror has been very good to me in my career. Doing horror films is for the fans and helps keep that part of my career alive.
Examining the actual contents of my crying, I found a quailing sludge emotion, with a foul insecticide taste. If it was a peanut, you would spit it out. Yet I was indulging this toxic goo, giving it its head and letting it dictate my actions. People had every good reason to despise me.
Sandra Newman
There was a little girl, When she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid.
Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.
I’ve always said that the big difference between South America and North America with regard to the native population is that in North America they raped them and killed them, and in South America they raped them and married them. The mix was much greater, and that was very good.
America created a vacuum in Iraq and ISIS formed. But had we taken the oil something else would’ve very good happened. They would not have been able to fuel their rather unbelievable drive to destroy large portions of the world.
“How did you – ” “Fool your guards? They’re not very good. They forgot to check the ceiling for spiders.” Valek grinned. His angular face softened.
I love sculpture, and minimal sculpture is really my favorite stuff, but I wasn’t very good at it, and I don’t think in a three-dimensional way.
I am not very good at reflecting. I am a complete perfectionist and always thinking to the next thing!
I’ve never been very good at manipulating my career, but fortunately I haven’t needed to.
I understand that the results I’ve had in my career, or I’m having now, they are very good. And that gives me confidence, of course, but I do not feel invincible.
“Self-taught, are you?” Julian Castle asked Newt. “Isn’t everybody?” Newt inquired. “Very good answer.” Castle was respectful.
It’s very good for us to say, as liberals, that we should be moved by everything, but the fact is that there’s just so much competing for our attention.
There are three very good reasons to travel: 1. See the world. 2. Meet new people. 3. Room service.
Many of the Universities have very good Theatre Departments these days.
This team is one execution away from being a very good basketball team.
There is a very good thing about hating evil. If you hate evil, that’s all you will hate
Every good and true Christian should understand that wherever he may find the truth it is his Lord’s.
I had very good support from Democrats and Republicans all throughout my administration. I had a very high batting average. We added more jobs per year in my four years than any other president since the Second World War.
We need people who can see straight ahead and deep into the problems. Those are the experts. But we also need peripheral vision and experts are generally not very good at providing peripheral vision.
I think for a classical musician the goal is the same as an electronic musician. A very good professional classical musician must not think about technique.
They wanted me to be a concert pianist, because I had a very good right hand, but my left hand‘s terrible and I hated performing.
Instead of shooting arrows at someone elses target, which Ive never been very good at, I make my own target around wherever my arrow happens to have landed. You shoot your arrow and then you paint your bulls eye around it, and therefore you have hit the target dead centre.
As a result of that, and as a result of friendship, I don’t think we’ve ever been competitive. I mean, there’s probably a very good reason Hunter [S. Thompson] isn’t jealous of me.
The National Debt is a very Good Thing and it would be dangerous to pay it off for fear of Political Economy.
We definitely aren’t very good at staying in one place. There’s not a domesticated bone in my body.
Very often on some of this stuff when I’d have to go to work. I’d just give the script a cursory glance. I had no training, and I was a quick study, so nobody knew how involved or not involved I was. But I look at that stuff now and I can see I wasn’t involved, and I wasn’t very good.
You can sit down with Reason or Ableton and literally in a couple of hours make a very good-sounding record. But then a lot of people become contented with that, rather than pushing themselves to making something that sounds great.
If you’re a critic of the rulers of the United States, you are either demonized, or you are trivialized by the press, and they do a very good job of making you into a non-person or a ridiculous person.
The world when seen through a little child’s eyes, greatly resembles paradise. Happiness is doing with a smile what you have to do anyway. This time, like all time, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
My mother was a very beautiful lady, I thought. She was very good to me. I guess – she died when I was nine and a half, but if she had lived I probably wouldn’t be trying to play guitar. She wanted me to be known, but as something else. Not a guitar player.
I have a very good life, a high quality of life. I have both money and time. No one has that.
Ganguly is a very good leader. His return to the field brings a spring in the steps of the Indians. He is a great player.
There was never going to be a right time for a band that was still recording and had health in its environment, had made a very good record and was playing well.
The market economy is very good at wealth creation but not perfect at all about wealth distribution.
Very, very good Pavlov, all your dogs have barked when you rang the bell. Your test was successful.
Exxon [is one] of the biggest companies in the world. We’ll find out whether it’s [Rex Tillerson] or someone else on the list and so, listen, it’s not a done deal. And it’s premature. But I will tell you that I think this person is incredibly talented and could do a very good job as secretary of state.
Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do. You can both go to two Chinese restaurants, but both can have different kinds of food.
Behind every good woman lies a trail of men.
Tracy Bonham
Am I Machiavellian? I don’t think I’m quite the mastermind people would have me be. Everything I do tends to be very successful and it may have something to do with the fact that I’m very good, not necessarily that I manipulate. But that doesn’t often occur to people.
Well, from 1969 to 1984, until he died of AIDS, a teacher and I were very good friends. He even attended celebrations at my home, and I have to admit I even went with him to gay bars once in a while. So I know a homophobe when I see one. Pat Buchanan ain’t no homophobe, believe me.
Ezola B. Foster
It was an experience being on a Beatles tour. They weren’t very good. The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
When I was 14 or 15, a camp counselor told me I was smart. I had never been very good in school, but he told me once that I was smart but my mind operated a little differently.
I’m a very good screamer, that’s for sure.
To every good friend I send my greet feet; addio nitwit. Love true true true until the grave, if I live that long and do behave.
I think the people who cast films tend to think of me in regard to strong women with integrity and a lot of it has been very good.
The kiss lasted forever as Otto Frank kept talking from behind me. “And my conclusion is,” he said, “since I had been in very good terms with Anne, that most parents don’t know really their children.
I don’t think I’d be a very good parent. I’d be too honest.
It’s probably true that everyone has a book in them, although it may not be a very good one.
He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.
I never did any training in journalism or in finance, so I really was in the deep end. I got very good at going to press conferences and nodding. I’d figure it out when I got back to the office. Charts and numbers. I’ve never been great with facts, ever, my whole life. For a journalist, that’s not a very good trait.
Not yet, when I’m gone I’ll be a legend, right now I’m just very good at what I do.
I’m not very good at lying.
Older actors, and women in particular, are getting more opportunities. It pleases me, its very good news for us. They say that people are living longer, and maybe it’s just that there’s more of us out there.
In the year and a half I was on SNL, I never saw anybody ad lib anything. For a very good reason – the director cut according to the script. So, if you ad libbed, you’d be off mike and off camera.
It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.
Nathan Hale
People everywhere have been very, very good to me, whether I’m with or without cameras.
Well, it’s been an interesting career. Since I last appeared on ‘Top Of The Pops,’ I’ve been doing about 150 live shows every year. The live shows have always been well received and they consistently worked, it’s just the records that haven’t been very good.
John Wetteland had a very good curveball. He threw it for a strike, too, in any count, any situation. But, he really didnt use it much. He didnt want to throw it. He wanted to throw fastball-slider.
HELPED are those whose ever act is a prayer for harmony in the Universe, for they are the restorers of balance to our planet. To them will be given the insight that every good act done anywhere in the cosmos welcomes the life of an animal or a child.
I had a very good package for Phoenix, but at other tracks we do not have the power. The Brazilian Grand Prix was maybe closer to the reality.
My father passed away a couple of years ago, but he was very old. He was almost a 100 years old. And, you know, he had a very good life. He came to America and he had a good life.
I’m a very good friend of Stephen Crabb, I had great fun campaigning with Boris Johnson on the winning side, I have great experience working with Theresa May in government on national security. I respect all of them and I hope that’s very much the tone.
I had a funny feeling as I saw the house disappear, as though I had written a poem and it was very good and I had lost it and would never remember it again.
I learned to paint at home from my mom. She was a very good teacher, but with spray paint, I taught myself. Spray paint is impossible. They say it takes a decade to really learn spray paint and be good with it. I’ve been at it about ten years now and am now really just getting good and confident with it.
She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.
My name is Daniel, and this is the first volume of my life story, which, hopefully, will be a very long and distinguished one. Who should you read it? Very good question. Maybe because this is your planet, and you have a right to know what’s actually happening on it.
There are very good evolutionary reasons for having religion. From early human history we have evolved a need to see God. We have a perception of ourselves and in order for that to be a true perception we have to believe in a soul within us.
If there’s one thing that we’re very good at as humans, it’s remembering the bad stuff. For some reason, it’s always the pain that gets you.
When the Italians play the Germans it’ll be fascinating. Mightn’t be very good football but it’ll be great psychology.
The first time I played a PGA Tour event at Tucson was 1975. I came off the course on Sunday feeling very good about myself. I’d finished at even par, and I knew I could play even better if I worked at it.
My dad gave me a haircut… and it wasn’t a very good one. When I went out of the house, my friends got on my case and said it looked like someone put a chili bowl over my head and cut around it.
Life is very good. I’m the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless trade association, the CTIA.
I talk to myself everyone once in a while. Give myself very good advice. Sometimes I even take it.
I’m not a very good painter, but I’m learning a lot.
All my family has very good mathematical abilities – like, so dorky. I was the dork then in school – on any maths exams I’d get 100%. I just knew how to do maths and most people would hate it, but for some reason it just came.
Facebook‘s the real deal. Nobody can buy Facebook now. Everybody has taken an angle at it. But Facebook may be the place that organizes everybody’s personal information. It’s got a very good chance of being that.
I think being able to be malleable is a great weapon and I’m a very, very good strategist. I create the most amazing strategies in my head and I have created the most extraordinary strategies in my head for my career.
I have a very good memory for scripts. I can watch a show I like once, then remember about 90% of the script. But ask me who was in it, and I wouldn’t have a clue.
Genesis 1 logs God’s commitment to excellence when it says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (v. 31). Christians should always do good work. Christians ought to be the best workers wherever they are. They ought to have the best attitude, the best integrity, and be the best in dependability.
I’ve always been that way. I’m not very good at reading music but I’m pretty quick at picking things up.
My mother is a good woman – a very good woman – and I am, I think, not quite all criminality, but we do not pull together. I am a piece of machinery which, not understanding, my mother winds up the wrong way, setting all the wheels of my composition going in creaking discord.
It is not overwhelmingly difficult for a committed group of players with only average individual basketball skills to put together a very good team defense.
Del Harris
I believe that the source of your inspiration is very important. I sometimes see this problem with photographers, even very good ones, who have drawn too much inspiration from photography and who, over time, have a problem forming their own identity.
I’ve stopped showing actors what to actually do. I rather just talk to them about it. Then I usually play music. That’s a great way to convey inner emotion, bring the power of style and acting together. That’s really what it is, very good acting without talking.
I think my heart is in a very good place. And I think this is why I’m achieving what I’ve been asking to do in the universe for so long.
As a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, a great motivator, be very good at praising and bringing out the best in people.
Drink very good tea out of a thin Wocester cup of colour between apricot and pink.
The conjuror or con man is a very good provider of information. He supplies lots of data, by inference or direct statement, but it’s false data. Scientists aren’t used to that scenario. An electron or a galaxy is not capricious, nor deceptive; but a human can be either or both.
We had a very good relationship. Very good. I liked [Sonny Ramphal]. I thought he was a genuine man.
I think that I’ve developed very, very good relationships over the last little while with the African-American community. I think you can see that.
The applause of all but very good men is no more than the precise measure of their possible hostility.
I wanted to do comic books… as a comic book artist, as an illustrator. But I’m not very good so I thought I should do something else! So I went to a film school when I was seventeen and came out when I was nineteen.
Boys,’ she says, ‘just aren’t very good at being afraid.
We have to make a disciplined effort to find out what our governments are doing in these various parts of the world and what is actually happening. We have to learn to listen to each other’s stories. Something we are not very good at.
Muhammad Ali could take a very good punch. He was slick, he could move, he could hit, make you miss, good hand speed and combinations and one of the greatest fighters of all time in my opinion.
When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly.
If we think about emotion this way – as outside-in, not inside out – it is possible to understand how some people can have an enormous amount of influence over others. Some of us, after all, are very good at expressiing emotions and feelings, which means that we are far more emotionally contagious than the rest of us.
Americans are a lot more open, of course. There’s something more declamatory in the way you express emotions. It’s a stereotype but it’s true. British people can appear repressed in expressing emotions. Not very good at self-evaluating, or affirming situations, touching, anything like that.
It is very rewarding when you see your employees happy and excited about the success of the company. When you introduce something new, a product in the world that gets really high marks and everyone loves using it and raves about it. You will feel very good about it.
Certainly not every good program is object-oriented, and not every object-oriented program is good.
The United States does not have a very good record in the Middle East. I think they have the best of intentions but I think the problem is that it’s very difficult from Washington, or from Iowa or Nebraska to understand what is happening in this crazy part of the world. In some cases US diplomacy has been somewhat naive.
I’m not very good at resting on my laurels. I am a bit of a workaholic, and I like to keep busy and active, so I think that’s what drives me.
Nobody tells young writers it’s okay if you’re not very good, you’ll get better. So I just thought I’m not very good, so I should try to do every other thing besides writing. That’s how I ended up being a hitchhiker, a world traveler, and a mathematician.
You know, I’ve had Botox. The woman who does it is very good, obviously. Very conservative.
Uribe and I have very good relations. I owe him loyalty, I admire him, he did great things for our country, and I think that because of what he did, I can now concentrate on different issues, different from what he concentrated on.
We, as women, often believe that we have to endear ourselves by acting modestly. But that leads personnel directors to think: Anyone who gives themselves away so cheaply cannot be very good. On that point, women need to get much, much more self-confident and tough.
I am not very good at statistics. I am also a poor thinker.
I’m never very good with marks. They’re always like, ‘You’re not on your mark’. I was like, ‘Oh, it’s that thing you put on the ground? Yeah, I don’t pay attention to it.’
There’s a late-night scene in every town, and everyone has something going on, … I’ve heard good stories about (Syracuse); this is a very good party town, a good drinking place. I definitely would like to come back and check it out further. Do some more research, as I call it.
I can confirm, although I am not certain, that we have very good reason to believe that tomorrow is Monday.
Joseph Ole Lenku
Although I felt I was quite good at criticising a philosophical position, I was not very good at defending and making a case for a philosophical position.
There is an established tradition of actors directing films that have a particular, personal meaning for them – Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, and most recently George Clooney to name a few. Remarkably, their films share an unusually high percentage of being very good.
When I was asked to make the film, I decided that it was like taking on a new career at the age of sixty-eight. I’ve never acted before. And taking direction is not something I’m very good at. I’ve always known who I am and what I was going to do, and I’ve always just done it.
I’ve been surfing for a couple years, in the offseason in California and in Hawaii. I’m not very good, but it’s just something that to be out there in the water, no cell phone, no music… very few sports are as pure as that.
Every good thing that has happened in your life happened because something changed.
Nothing is more false and more indiscreet than always to want to choose what mortifies us in everything. By this rule a person would soon ruin his health, his business, his reputation, his relations with his relatives and friends, in fact every good work which Providence gives him.
My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We’re from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers.
Paul Newman is not a very good pool player.
Rudolf Wanderone
If I have learned one thing in my 54 years, it is that it is very good for the character to engage in sports which put your life in danger from time to time. It breeds a saneness in dealing with day to day trivialities which probably cannot be got in any other way, and a habit of quick decisions.
When I design the clothes, I have a very good team around me, showing me different pieces and cuts. I’m very involved in the process, I go to L.A. and get onto the design floor, and I help pick out the best pieces.
People will say you should quit running if you’re a slow runner. Or you should quit basketball if you can’t dribble with your left hand. I don’t agree with that. If you’re not a very good reader at 14, nobody thinks you should stop reading.
In a society where dirt sells, for every good story told as it is, you will hear the whole of that day’s 10 bad stories sensationalized; although in reality, it could be that 100 good deeds happened that day which went unsung.
I have four kids. They are two years apart, and contraception has been very, very good to me.
My father wasn’t a very good lawyer. He thought the law was sacred and something that was meant to help people. He didn’t charge people like he should have… which is why I was allowed to play bars and strip joints when I was 14.
I grew up in Louisiana, a lot of carbohydrates, fried foods, all very good. Butter, lots of homemade cakes and cookies. Here I am in Los Angeles and just really educating myself about food. Once you know better, you do better.
I don’t think actresses’ lives in general are very good
Take up your own daily cross; it is the burden best suited for your shoulder, and will prove most effective to make you perfect in every good word and work to the glory of God.
Every good soldier is trained for the battle field. God is prepping you my darlings.
Tonto Dikeh
Nobody wanted me. I just kept writing books and learning my craft. Most writers aren’t very good in the beginning.
Your actions in passing, pass not away, for every good work is a grain of seed for eternal life.
I put things on shuffle a lot, which is probably why I don’t have a very good idea of genre.
Chuck Noll knew how he could help people. He was a teacher. He was a guy that was very good at selecting people, getting them to fit in. He wasn’t the guy that was going to sit there and motivate you, intrinsically. That wasn’t what he was best at. So he hired people that were good at that.
I did maths for a year at university. I don’t think I was very good at it. And some people would say it shows.
It’s a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there’s still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later, that’s not a tongue-in-cheek picture.
For a while, I couldn’t decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I’m glad that I chose the latter because I wasn’t a very good singer.
Every good thing depends on getting and keeping the power of the Holy Ghost in our lives. Everything depends on that.
There are many interactions that an actor like me has in public when he gets recognized. The best are ‘You’re a great actor, good work,’ and move on. A very good interaction could be when they say ‘You were awesome on ‘The West Wing,” ‘Loved ‘In Her Shoes,’ great movie,’ ”What Women Want,’ good job dude.
… don’t be afraid to screw up !… one of the key issues to learning is making mistakes … if you’re not making mistakes, you’re probably not having a very good time
I can always go back to waiting tables, but I won’t be very good at it. I’ll never be good at it.
My sisters have been baptized and my dad is a deacon at his church now. Sadly my mother passed away but what I can say is that the Jehovah Witnesses took very good care of her up until she died.
I like the idea of being a student, and I play with very good musicians. So playing with them allows me to get better. My aim is to get better, but I really love it for its own sake.
I’m an advocate for buying few, but very good quality pieces of clothing, and if you do that you need to take care of them.
You go through stages in your career that you feel very good about yourself. Then you feel awful, like, ‘Why didn’t I choose something else?’ But overall I’m pretty satisfied that I made the right choice when I decided to be an actor.
I think of myself as Mirren rather than Mironova, absolutely. I am a Brit, really. I mean when I go to Russia and I do have, maybe it’s a romantic fantasy. You know us actors, we’re very good at romantic fantasies.
Nobody could tell us or really had a very good idea, if there were a massive release of radiation, what kind of medical treatment people were going to need and this or that, or, indeed, whether there would be medical personnel around.
The reality is we are 0-3. The reality is that we can still be a very good football team. We need to show that on Monday night.
I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.
A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is alright. This is common sense really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not well you are sleeping.
I place flowers in the very first rank of simple pleasures; and I have no very good opinion of the hard worldly people who take no delight in them.
It keeps you fit – the alcohol, nasty women, sweat on stage, bad food – it’s all very good for you.
You can certainly extend your adolescence. There’s people that are very good at extending it indefinitely.
I have been fortunate to get some really good scripts over the years and I haven’t turned down anything that I regretted so far. And my manager who I’ve been with for over 25 years is very good at knowing what I should and shouldn’t do a lot of times.
As a fairly objective judgment, I do think that my plays as they come out are better than most other things that are put on the same year. But that doesn’t make them very good necessarily.
Every good thing great and small needs defense
Ist es an und fu? r sich absurd, das Nichtsein fu? r einUbel zu ? halten; da jedes Ubel wie jedes Gut das Dasein zur Voraussetzung hat, ja sogar das Bewusstsein. It is in and by itself absurd to regard non-existence as an evil; for every evil, like every good, presupposes existence, indeed even consciousness.
I made commercials for corporations like Volkswagen and Coca-Cola, but I was always the one to write them, too, which was a very good exercise, because I learned to tell little stories.
They are very good reasons why voice acting in games can be so terrible. Writers are in a great position to be able to bridge this gap.
[The Dalai Lama ] says Western traditions can teach Tibetans a lot about social action, and he thinks some Christians are very good at that.
We just became very good friends [with Dwight Eisenhower], we played golf, we played heart exhibitions. Then his doctor said he should not play golf anymore.
Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you’re trained in design, it won’t look very good and it won’t communicate very well.
I am very good at what I do. I am better at it than anybody else.
I tend to lose myself in the moment. I’m not very good at holding back. I don’t know how to do this without feeling everything. My emotions are the tool I use to perform.
I’m a very good thinker, but I sometimes grab the wrong word. I say something I didn’t think through adequately. I mean, I don’t type my speeches, then sit up there and read them off the teleprompter, you know. I wing it.
We run around so much – with the best intentions: I want to save the rain forest. I’ve gotta clean up the oceans. I’ve gotta save the dolphins. All worthy efforts, but if you’re not centered and you don’t have the serenity in your life you need to accomplish that task, you’re not going to do a very good job.
I’ve bought DBSK’s CD and every time I listen to their songs I feel very good.
I just saw Memento. It’s very, very good. I watch a lot of French films.
I think people want to stay home and run movies with their whole family at home. It become a family hobby instead of going out to the theater, sad to say. But I think it’s very good because it reaches millions that would never see these movies.
One of the problems I have with many writers is their stories are all somewhat similar. They might be very good, but they’re always on the same turf. I don’t have those limitations.
If you can maintain the diet over a period of time, that’s very good.
If you’re taking statins and you’re not following a diet, you could partially undo the effects of statins.
Antonio Gotto
I think anyone who has had a fight and who’s a very good observer of the situation and people’s behavior is capable of writing a fight. But you do start thinking about writing during the fights that you have with your partner.
I guess my guitar parts are usually precise, but the execution of those parts is downright treacherous, since I’m not very good on guitar.
I live a very balanced life. I am very good at delegating responsibilities.
I’m in a very good place now because I do theater, I do TV and I make movies. I was a dancer, so I dance a little bit. I was a musician, so I do a little bit of music. And I do all of this in four or five different languages, and all over the world.
I’m not very good at playing piano, so I usually hit chords with my right hand. And those chords came, and I was just singing a little bit.
Neymar is undoubtedly the best player in Brazil. He deserves to play in the best team in the world; next to the best player in the world, Messi.He is a very good player with great quality and a great future.I have no doubt. For me, Neymar is a genius.
And in nineteen seventy two I almost wasn’t, on the team, but I knew about it just before Olympic Games for three months before this why this is was not very good for me. I’d been ready to go, you know.
Our conflict is not likely to cease so soon as every good man would wish. The measure of iniquity is not yet filled; and unless we can return a little more to first principles, and act a little more upon patriotic ground, I do not know when it will.
I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
Marketing is a very good thing, but it shouldn’t control everything. It should be the tool, not that which dictates.
That is a very good question. I don’t know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?
There wasn’t very much time between wrapping Revolutionary Road and starting The Reader. It was about five and a half months, which, for me, isn’t that long. Some actors are very good at just going from one thing to another but I’ve always been a bit useless at that. The preparation time is important for me.
I did not read the Bible today. I am not very good at being religious and don’t really feel too bad about not being too good. I do wish that I loved God and His creatures more.
I’m leaving the screen because I don’t think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I’m elegant on the stage.
I don’t know video games.The last video game I played, apart from Dance Dance Revolution at Jeremy‘s house, which I was very good at – Scarlett [Johansson] and I will always have “Billie Jean” – was Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo. I’m from the Dark Ages.
So what is the role that credit default swaps can play in an economy? Well my feeling is that if these things actually will now be traded on either exchanges or some kind of central clearing, they are going to be a very good measure of the credit worthiness of different companies.
Griffin Dunne and I were both terrified that Martin Scorsese didn’t think we were very good – and if he didn’t think we were very good, that was it. That was the end of the line. If Martin Scorsese thinks you stink, you stink.
You’re not very nice,” I say, grinning. “You’re one to talk.” “Hey, I could be nice if I tried.” “Hmm.” He taps his chin. “Say something nice, then.” “You’re very good-looking.” He smiles, his teeth a flash in this dark. “I like this ‘nice’ thing.
I’ve worked with some very good directors and some very bad ones. I learned a great deal from both. From the bad, untalented people, you learn what not to do. And when you work with very highly talented people, you want to emulate them.
I think I’m very good at adjusting to anything and to any situation, and if you are good at being in the moment and adjusting, you can actually have a clear vision of what to do with things or how to do things.
I worry that we don’t have a very good definition of consciousness yet which makes it hard to tackle.
When it appears as though the governors of the Federal Reserve believe that the end of the rate increases is near, that’s very good news for investors. A lack of ambiguity from the Federal Reserve is always a little bit of a shocker.
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
Accents. I’m very good with accents. I’m exceedingly good.
If you see a tennis player who looks as if he is working hard, that means he isn’t very good.
So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.
I was a writer. I just wasn’t a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I’d be a better actor than I would a playwright.
I adore not being me. I’m not very good at being me. That’s why I adore acting so much.
Very good. It was perfect.
Veronik Mallet
I play Hopkins‘ daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He’s a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn’t so bad.
Jimmy Page is an excellent producer. Led Zeppelin I and II are classics. As a player he’s very good in the studio, but I’ve never seen him play well live. He’s sloppy. He plays like he’s got a broken hand and he’s two years old. If you put out a good album and play like a two year old, what’s the purpose?
I was taking piano lessons with a very good piano instructor in Toronto, and I’m afraid due to my schedule and discipline, it kind of fell apart. One thing lead to another and I was unable to practice as much as I wanted to.
People use ideas of non-duality as an escape from reality. It is very easy to say there is no winning and losing and justify the fact that you didn’t do a very good job.
In the States, I think, the syllogism goes like this: ‘free markets solve all problems. Free markets aren’t solving global warming, QED global warming is not a problem’. It’s not a very good syllogism but it’s emotionally comforting if you’re in that world.
We just finished shaking hands with all of the fans. I feel very good. They are cute.
Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by.
I thought Obama ran the best campaign I have ever known – disciplined, well organised, very, very good. I was very impressed.
Learn to say, “I don’t know the answer.” It could be the beginning of a very good day’s rehearsal.
Choosing education is a very good decision, not only good for the student, but also for our country. The United States was the first nation in history to recognize that public education for every citizen, regardless of class or station, was vital to its future . . .
Behind every attractive room there should be a very good reason.
Every good work of software starts by scratching a developers personal itch.
It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
Changing Myrtle Beach? It makes me feel very good … If it’s changing, it’s changing for the positive.
Barbara Eden
50 Words of Snow just didn’t seem to have the complications that quite a lot of albums have. It felt to me like it had this very good flow of energy.
To keep your actions and your plans secret always has been a very good thing . .. Marcus Crassus said to one who asked him when he was going to move the army: ‘Do you believe that you will be the only one not to hear the trumpet?
As a traditionally risk-averse nation, India has rarely been at the forefront of innovation. Indian companies have mostly imitated others and became very good at it.
If a harmonious relationship is established amongst societies and religious beliefs in today’s multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural world, then it will surely set a very good example for others.
Acting is a different discipline. On stage I’m free to say what I please. But the change is very good for ya.
Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep
I think somebody like Wes [Anderson] has a very good sense of style and is original. I think my sense of style got a little bit better after I was exposed to you guys at Valentino. Because I’m just in Hawaii and Malibu; it’s just kind of T-shirts and surfing-type stuff.
I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I’m not very good). And I adore musical theater.
My father was a very good craftsman. He made furniture, he made silverware and he had an incredible gift in terms of how you can make something yourself.
I’ve always liked to think I could do anything I wished as well as – if not better than – a man. But I wasn’t very good at rally driving.
I think the president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House. The president has a very good idea of the people that are undermining his agenda that are serving their own interests.
The safest genre is the horror film. But the most unsafe – the most dangerous – is comedy. Because even if your horror film isn’t very good, you’ll get a few screams and you’re okay. With a comedy, if they don’t laugh, you’re dead.
I’ve started late, I was 19 years old. I’ve trained with Victor Zilberman – he’s a Russian-Jewish from Moldova. His son David who is coaching me represented Canada in the Olympic games. There were a lot of very good wrestlers there and they took me underneath their wing when I was young.
Have a very good reason for everything you do.
Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players.
The nation’s non-co-operation is an invitation to the Government to co-operate with it on its own terms, as is every nation‘s right and every good government‘s duty.
It’s how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, tried out, and discarded. A mind that’s afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.
For many years, I have kept in my office an ink drawing of two smiling figures with their arms around each other: Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, with the caption: “Jesus and Buddha must be very good friends.” They are not the same, but they are friends, not enemies, and they are not indifferent to one another.
Tilden Edwards
People know that I am a very good author. But they would rather read what I have to say about the next election.
Love is the soul of every life of prayer and of every good work.
Concepcion Cabrera de Armida
Sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God as Savior, Lord, and Judge… There are two ways to be your own Savior and Lord. One is by breaking all the moral laws and setting your own course, and one is by keeping all the moral laws and being very, very good.
A mother who is obsessing about being thin and dieting and exercising is not going to be a very good mother.
If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.
It’s a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term.
Certainly some things that are very good can sometimes be used in a bad way.
Every act of charity, every thought of sympathy, every action of help, every good deed, is taking so much of self-importance away from our little selves and making us think of ourselves as the lowest and the least, and, therefore, it is all good. Here we find that JnГўna, Bhakti, and Karma – all come to one point.
All of the youth ferment on campuses is a very good thing. Lots of people are being permanently transformed and will do good thing throughout their lives. However, young people must be careful not to be coopted, even by labor unions and the like. They must keep their eye on a radical transformation of society.
1960, I was 20 years old, and I was leading the U.S. Open. Now, I wasn’t leading by several strokes, but I was leading the U.S. Open and playing with Ben Hogan, had a very good chance to win, nine holes to go, I was leading. I was still leading with six holes to play.
God is the Creator God, he doesn’t want to say, “Okay, creation was very good, but I’m scrapping it.” He wants to say, “Creation is so good that I’m going to rescue it.”
When I got home from school, I never knew which mood of my mom was gonna be on the other side of the door. I didn’t know what I was gonna get when I turned the doorknob. That’s very good preparation if you want to be a producer.
Gary Dell’Abate
I’m very good at living out of a suitcase. I love dressing up every morning. It feels like a costume, in some ways.
God’s plan is not to abandon this world, the world which he said was “very good.” Rather, he intends to remake it. And when he does he will raise all his people to new bodily life to live in it. That is the promise of the Christian gospel.
There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.
I endorse a lot of people – sometimes people say I endorse too many books. And my response has always been the same: If I can get one case study that can give me one good idea that I can implement for $25, or for these days one-third of that on Kindle, I’ve gotten a very good deal.
July 4 is the perfect day to relax. It also provides a very good chance to spend quality time with friends and family since everyone is able to get away from the hassles of every day life, such as work.
Colin Chapman
I developed this guiding statement to stress on the fact that every good thing takes time to develop.
Going to school and working for good marks, indeed working for very good marks, was a serious business.
We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it’s good, is so very good That the bad when it’s bad can’t be bad!
Kino heard the little splash of morning waves on the beach. It was very good — Kino closed his eyes again to listen to his music.
Defensive backs are the best players on the field. But when you get an exceptional player like a Deion Sanders or a Darrell Green – these guys are fast and they have very good technique. You have to work a little harder.
It’s very good to get through them (drugs) while you’re still young and then talk about how great or bad it was for the rest of your life.
We have a very good head thing but we don’t make love.
For a very long time now I’ve been saying to young women, ‘You can have it all, but not all at the same time.’ How important it is to take very good care of yourself, of your mental and physical and spiritual wellbeing; it’s hard to do. It’s easier to be a workaholic than to have a truly balanced life.
I wasn’t taking so many drugs that it was messing up my creative processes. It was a very good period, 1968 – there was a good feeling in the air. It was a very creative period for everyone.
Home,” he repeated. “Home is where the heart is. Why don’t you leave yours here? I’ll take very good care of it.
Desert, in generally, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself.
Behind your every bad fate, almost always there lie your own stupid mistakes! Behind your every good fate, almost always there lie your own clever deeds! Skies have nothing whatsoever to do with your fate!
I still think I have the speed and the variations also to win the matches, but its very good competition and also a great challenge for me too.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
I do condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it’s very good for the hair.
I’ve always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I’m not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in.
I’m not a very good writer. I’m working at it.
We have, thank God, a very good relationship with the German government. There were resentments, but they’ve been resolved. Germany is the strongest player and Angela Merkel is the strongest government leader in the EU.
In my 10 years that I spent out in TV and film, I had my shares of frustrations and annoyances and disappointments, but also I think it was, in the long run, it was very good for me in a whole bunch of ways.
When I was seventeen
I drank some very good beer
I drank some very good beer I purchased
With a fake ID
My name was Brian McGee
I stayed up listening to Queen
When I was seventeen
Lucy Fry and I became very good friends on the set…I called her ‘Royal Higness’ & she answered, ‘Yes, my Guardian.
Danila Kozlovsky
A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
When you win a race like this the feeling is very, very good.
I’m not very good on timing. In fact, I’ve stayed away from it.
In the early 1990s, when a lot of the developing world opened up to international capital flows… they ended up in very good long-term projects, but projects that weren’t going to pay off for five or 10 or 20 years.
I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Vladimir Putin, and I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Russia.
There are very good Christians who are compassionate and caring. And there are very bad Christians. You can say that about Islam, about Hinduism, about any faith. That is why I was saying that it was not the faith per se but the adherent. People will use their religion to justify virtually anything.
When I wrestled in College, my team was very good.
I always have a very good relationship with galleries, a lot of galleries and artists, so I don’t want any conflict situations.
An intellectual hatred is the worst, So let her think opinions are accursed. Have I not seen the loveliest woman born Out of the mouth of Plenty’s horn, Because of her opinionated mind Barter that horn and every good By quiet natures understood For an old bellows full of angry wind?
For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We’ve had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven’t seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
You don’t want to be hard to look at. Plain very good, hard to look at bad. The plain shall inherit the earth; time is our friend.
I gave one permaculture course in Botswana, and now my students are out in the bloody desert in Namibia teaching Bushmen – whose language nobody can speak – to be very good permaculture people.
Email is a 40-year-old technology that is not going away for very good reasons – it’s the cockroach of the Internet.
Jason Hirschhorn
I very seldom said no, and I was aided and abetted by my husband, who realized that the one thing I could do was to be a very good actress, by his note.
I don’t know if I am a very good politician. I’m not a good hater.
In every good man a God doth dwell.
Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad lasts for very very long.
A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.
Works without faith are like a fish without water, it wants the element it should live in. A building without a basis cannot stand; faith is the foundation, and every good action is as a stone laid.
Ralph… would treat the day’s decisions as though he were playing chess. The only trouble was that he would never be a very good chess player.
I will say that is a quality I love about great directors, which is the ability to give you one word that can inspire you. I appreciate a director with a very good vocabulary. There are so many directors that I have worked with that can give you one word.
Would it not be better to have it understood that realism, in so far as the word means reality to life, is always bad art — although it may possibly be very good journalism?
Most of the poems I write go through forty versions and then stay in a file on my computer. I’m not very good at sending stuff out or feeling that something is ready to send out and I never have been. Part of the problem is that as soon as a poem is finished, it stops being all that interesting to me.
Women are very attracted to a low voice because it’s linked to testosterone, which for millions of years was a sign that men had very good spacial skills and would have been very good at hunting and finding their way back home.
A war regarded as inevitable or even probable, and therefore much prepared for, has a very good chance of eventually being fought.
Art and society was a lot more subject to sexism 50 years ago than it is now. Since that period, there have been plenty of very good female painters, 2006 Turner Prize-winner Tomma Abts among them. How much history needs to pass before an artist is called ‘great’? That is the real question.
Independent dance – and, fine, it’s a very good thing that it remains independent – is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work.
The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose.
Every married couple has disputes from time to time, and in every good marriage, an attempt is made to overcome the dispute.
Denmark (also called Norway) is best known as the original home of the prune Danish as well as the Vikings, who wore hats with horns sticking out of them, and for a very good reason: they were insane.
I’m not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people.
In terms of the public positioning of the company, Satya‘s [Nadella] done a very good job. He sort of pivoted in a way that I don’t think would have been possible for me to do even if I’d seen it that way, to really talk about this mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Without our suffering, our work would simply be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption.
I think we filmed a lot of the recording and it would be nice to do something with it but you know, videos are tricky because we know how to make albums but I’m not very good at video editing .
My mother married a very good man … and she is not at all keen on my doing the same.
When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called ‘Rule Of The Bone.’ I didn’t do a very good job. I didn’t really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.
Weasels–and stoats–and foxes–and so on. They’re all right in a way–I’m very good friends with them–pass the time of day when we meet, and all that–but they break out sometimes, there’s no denying it, and then–well, you can’t really trust them, and that’s the fact.
A bad boy can be very good for a girl.
In the United States, there’s definitely some controversy about birth control in general, and I think we needed to split the debate and have people realize that we actually agree as a country about contraceptives. Over 93 percent of American women say they use contraceptives, and they feel very good about it.
What would you do if you knew that every good thing in your life depended on your getting enough rest? Because it does.
Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician.
That’s universal – we all want to bring every good thing to our children. But what’s not universal is our ability to provide every good thing.
Variety is very, very good. Going from medium to medium, if you get the chance to do it, from theater to television to film, which are all distinctly different, keeps me sharp.
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I’ve been very good to broadway.
I’m not very good at creating worlds. I prefer to write about the world as it is.
This soldiering thing sadly deadens that very good thing, humanity.
Look, again, I’m competing against professional politicians, senators, top of the line. I know Ben Carson is still in, and he’s a terrific guy and a talented guy. And so I’m competing against a lot of very good people.
As president, I could run the Trump organization, great, great company, and I could run the company – the country. I’d do a very good job, but I don’t want to do that.
In fact, we tend to think things have been getting much worse. In fact, over the last 50 years, almost everything in the world on a global scale has got better. And the way that Hans [ Rosling] did this – it was very good.
I haven’t actually seen a Lady Gaga tour, but I do think she’s very good.
I really think that I don’t mind people sleeping during my films, because I know that some very good films might prepare you for sleeping or falling asleep or snoozing. It’s not to be taken badly at all.
The 76ers currently play very good basketball, and we don’t. However, we are still only one win behind them. If we continue to improve, we should be on the top of our division at the end of the regular season.
I know there are people who don’t like their audience or like the experience of being recognized or celebrated, but my audience has been very good – they don’t bother me and when they do contact me it’s usually on the nicest possible terms.
Richard Nixon was a very intelligent and able man. And he had the right ideas. But he did not have the adherence to principles that [Ronald] Reagan had. He did some very good things. We owe to Richard Nixon the volunteer army – he got rid of the draft. And that was a major increase in freedom.
I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn’t very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.
I’m a horror movie fan to begin with, so to come back to the genre, I feel like horror has been very good to me.
We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort.
I’m very good at integral and differential calculus, I know the scientific names of beings animalculous; In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
Since we’re playing that game… I tilted my face up to his and gave him a lovesick gaze. “Do you have to sneeze?” he asked. “Be quiet. I’m pretending to enjoy your company, just as you said.” “Try not to strain anything.” “Oh, I won’t. I’m very good at faking it.” That shut him up.
People in America and Hollywood are very good at pronouncing my name, to begin with. Socially, they’re very adept at listening to somebody’s name and repeating it, cleverly in the first couple of sentences so the name sticks to begin with.
I saw a study the other day showing that some atypical anti-psychotic was at least as good as mood stabilizers in preventing suicide. It’s a very good thing to decrease suicide but we should care at least a little if I’m not killing myself because I feel better or if I just can’t remember where I put the damn gun.
I think in terms of educating a group of readers, MFA programs are very good. I just think the model of MFA programs in which a young poet goes through the program, publishes a series of books, gets teaching jobs, that’s a bit at risk.
I use Windows; ’98 second edition and it works very good for me. You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months ago and am fascinated with the possibilities. I don’t know what I would do without it now.
It doesn’t matter if the truth is right there out in front of your eyes. You will find a way, a mechanism, in order to keep your own system of denial. So as I always say it, denial is a river that runs in the – in Egypt. So we became very good in that.
The ambition of every good cook must be to make something very good with the fewest possible ingredients.
Urbain Dubois
There are several very good websites which describe the details of preparedness planning for citizens.
There is very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.
I’m not a very good lover. I’m so nervous about my sexuality.
Behind every good decathlete, there’s a good doctor.
The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well meaning.
I think when I’m in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I’m really not the one that’s not available because of work and I’m very sad when I actually leave.
I’ve never had an affair with somebody who wasn’t at the same time a very good friend of mine, if you see what I mean.
I think all great actors – and I don’t classify myself as one of them, incidentally – but I think all great actors listen well and I’ve learned that from a lot of the very good actors with whom I’ve worked – to really listen to what people say.
Every good that you do, every good that you say, every good thought you think, vibrates on and on and never ceases. The evil remains only until it is overcome by good, but the good remains forever.
I have great respect for Bernie Sanders, there was a moment where he opposed the Paris Deal… I was frustrated with him, but he and I have a very good relationship… and I have great affection for him, but I do think when he criticized the Paris agreement, I didn’t think it was the right position.
I was a very good girl for a long time, that’s what really drew me to acting. The stage was the perfect place to be outrageous, to be sad, to be angry, to be all these different things.
But then acting is all about faking. We’re all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
I got into songwriting because I’m not very good at communicating sometimes, just my true words, so music was always my way of expressing myself and being able to put things into lyrics that I couldn’t say necessarily in my everyday life.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.
A good default, like Portugal or Greece, would be very good for the private equity business.
I am very good at finding snow when there’s very little snow. From a day in, day out perspective, I’m fine. I see resorts that are closed because they no longer have snow. It’s not my home resort. There are signs all over the place. I’m very passionate about climate change, which is why I created Protect Our Winters.
For ages, in my lunch hours, I would just go round and choreograph fight scenes. For fun. So now I’m very good at being thrown around. I bounce, in the words of my friends.
The Russians did much bigger space launch vehicles for launching satellites and for getting men in orbit. They did that much sooner than America because America was very good at something else.
Don’t feel like you have to take every suggestion people give you. Not every good idea is a God idea.
The human race does not have a very good record of intelligent behavior.
My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it’s just a number.
That was my way, and I also use the music after five years, I started hearing opera, opera, it was very good instrument to keep the spirit very strong because you feel like you are yourself singing opera, and I used to hear a lot of opera, they send me tapes.
I hope that we will learn from each other, but most of all that we would learn from God’s Word, which equips us for every good work, including our calling to suffer for the glory of God and for the building of His kingdom.
No, Wayne (Rooney) doesn’t need it (tips about style). He has his own style. But with hair he looks much better. He looks very good now. Before, he was a little bit ugly, but now, with hair, he’s beautiful.
He was, he would be the first to admit, a coward, an incompetent, and not even very good at being a failure.
Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet
My mother really didn’t know a heck of a lot about business. She was a very good mother, that made sure we ate right and we had our cod liver oil, but didn’t know a heck of a lot about what I did.
I love my hunting dog. I loved my hunting dog – I’m not very good at hunting.
Norway is a small country, about half the size of Sweden, but it has a very good film climate because they have municipal cinemas, so even in the smallest towns you have a cinema that shows art house films from all over the world.
From early on there were two things that filled my life – music and storytelling, both of them provoked by my father. He was a jazz pianist and also a very good storyteller, an avid reader. He passed both those interests on to me.
If I get a script that’s set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don’t think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I’m really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.
I began as a weatherman and I learned very quickly I wasn’t very good at it.
I came into science fiction at a very good time, when the doors were getting thrown open to all kinds of more experimental writing, more literary writing, riskier writing. It wasn’t all imitation Heinlein or Asimov. And of course, women were creeping in, infiltrating. Infesting the premises.
Marijuana has a lot of very good medical uses, and I truly believe it should be legal, but for just recreational use it wasn’t my drug. I didn’t like it.
For every good song, I write 20 bad ones I have to chuck away.
Ian Dury
What I didn’t know at the time [of my scholarship] was that the ceramic class was not really a very good class. This was many years ago and should not reflect on the conditions at the Art Institute of Chicago to this day, but we didn’t know anything and we started to learn about how to work with clay.
And the truth is I’ve always taken very good care of my skin, and always, always worn make-up.
It turns out we’re very good at not seeing things
Jack Hitt
Although I write screenplays, I don’t think I’m a very good writer. I’m very interested in studying cultures and social issues, but as an academic I don’t think I would have been too successful.
Everybody that I’ve ever seen that enjoyed their job was very good at it.
My mum had a very strong moral code, which I kind of came with. I never really had to be told what was right or wrong – I knew. I was very mature from early on and I was a very good girl, so she never had any trouble with me.
Money is power. Every good man and woman ought to strive for power, to do good with it when obtained. I say, get rich, get rich!
Every good time that goes on too long turns into a hell.
Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft.
Both of them were very good and kind – the one who went to church and the one who didn’t. And no doubt from them I learned to like both Christians and sinners equally well.
We can never know that a piece of writing is bad unless we have begun by trying to read it as if it was very good and ended by discovering that we were paying the author an undeserved compliment.
I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.
Africa’s risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not really very good at telling our own story. But things are changing and people are beginning to understand that things are going very, very well.
When I was 17, I signed my record deal and passed my driver’s test. It was a very good year!
Ive always been ambitious to be very good at what I do.
My father and I have a very good relationship. We always got along. But I always scold him.
There are literally tens of thousands of very good content providers in the world that don’t distribute their content through TV channels.
Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure it’s nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting – watch the eyes!
I`m basically a hoofer, a tap dancer. I was always very good from the waist down, moving with the feet… I became what`s known as a total dancer, using the entire body in order to express what you want to express in tap dancing and line.
And they’re also very good at math, these super boogers, and so they teach Billy the ways of mathematics.
China‘s social media is becoming more and more influential; I think this is a very good thing. In China, social media gives people an outlet to post about themselves, to find out information from other people. Everyone is very focused on social media and this will be the same in the future.
I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, ‘I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.’ That’s a very good way to keep women down.
Economists are very good at saying that something cannot go on forever, but not so good at saying when it will stop.
Film is an editor’s medium. You can create very good raw material and they can make it horrible, or you can do not so well and they can make it beautiful. You don’t really know.
I don’t remember if I’ve been asked seriously to direct a picture. I understand that. I’m very good business for people as an actor and perhaps they’d rather I didn’t.
And if you look at the experience of Turkey, for example, where the modern Islamists are in power and are doing fine – this is very good. Because democracy is not possible in the Muslim world without bringing in the Islamists or part of the Islamists who hate us now into these governments.
I’ve always been a very good heel!
To think of the part one little woman can play in the life of a man, so that to renounce her may be a very good imitation of heroism, and to win her may be a discipline.
The reality is sometimes markets don’t exist for very good reasons. It might be that there isn’t a deep customer need. Or the economic model is just hard to pull off. Or maybe there is a regulatory barrier.
I want to be a very good friend to Indonesia, but there are some things which are non-negotiable. Border protection is just non-negotiable. Maintaining a strong security network is just non-negotiable. I think the Indonesians understand that.
The attempt to live that way, the attempt to treat everybody – it fails all the time – but the attempt to treat people as equals is a good attempt. It’s a very good attempt. And there have been very few governments that have come anywhere near it in the past. The Greeks began to, the Romans began to – they both failed.
I think most newspapermen by definition have to be liberal; if they’re not liberal, by definition of it, then they can hardly be good newspapermen. If they’re preordained dogmatists for a cause, then they can’t be very good journalists.
Without the incarnation, Christianity isn’t even a very good story, and most sadly, it means nothing. “Be nice to one another” is not a message that can give my life meaning, assure me of love beyond brokenness, and break open the dark doors of death with the key of hope.
I like Italy. I was always at home there, it’s a marvelous place to become invisible. Nobody bothers you and nobody is interested in you and I find that very good for work.
It’s very good to know when you’re being lapped on the racetrack, ’cause you’ve got to put your foot down on the pedal and get going.
For example, Americans seem reluctant to take on Shakespeare because you don’t think you’re very good at it – which is rubbish. You’re missing out here.
In terms of Iran and in terms of Saudi Arabia, of course they hate each other. That’s no great secret. But John Kerry, who is I think doing a very good job, has tried to at least get these people in the room together because both of them are being threatened by ISIS.
I try not to read best-dressed lists or anything like that. For every good thing, there will often be a not-so-nice thing people would say.
I went home and took my wife and went to my Cosen Tho. Pepys’s and found them just sat down to dinner, which was very good; only the venison pasty was palpable beef, which was not handsome.
I kept a diary as a teenager but I never would have shared it with anyone. Still, I think it’s very good practice to write things down.
I have a good friend who’s a very good printer. And he does a certain amount of printing for me. I do all the developing. If somebody’s going to goof my film, I’d better do it. I don’t want to get that mad at anybody else.
I was lucky enough to get a very good agent at the age of 15, and got my first film when I was 16, so it’s been rolling on since then.
All I can do is present what I think is in the best interest of this country and how I can best serve this country and the president of the United States. And I feel very good about that opportunity I’ve had.
I wasn’t a very good teacher.
The secret of Big Macs is that they’re not very good, but every one is not very good in exactly the same way.
Please tell me your master isn’t Aeolus.” “That airhead?” Favonius snorted. “No, of course not.” “He means Eros.” Nico’s voice turned edgy. “Cupid, in Latin.” Favonius smiled. “Very good, Nico di Angelo. I’m glad to see you again, by the way. It’s been a long time.
It as if you took a lot of very good food and some dog excrement and blended it all up so that you can’t possibly figure out what’s good or bad. It’s an intimate mixture of rubbish and good ideas, and it’s very hard to disentangle the two, because these are smart people; they’re not stupid.
Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.
I’ve got Asperger’s syndrome and I’m not a very good people person, so I’ve always been more comfortable around machinery. Not in a weird way – I don’t want to marry my car or anything stupid like that!
I like filming in New York a lot myself, but London is accommodating to me; the weather‘s very good there and the conditions for shooting and the financial conditions, the artistic conditions are good, so it’s a pleasant place to shoot.
When you are a warrior for your body, you search out every good thing there is to fill it with – every nutrient, every vitamin, every thought, every belief. You love your body, and you thank your body in the morning and bless it throughout the day.
But we are born to be happy, to be abundantly supplied with every good thing, to have fun in living, to consciously unite with the Divine Power that is around us and within us, and to grow and expand forever.
I don’t think there’s a single person on this planet that doesn’t have a day when they feel like they’re off, like they’re not doing a very good job of being them. We all relate to having highs and lows. Everyone gets depressed.
I wasn’t a smart kid and I still don’t think I’m too smart when it comes to book smart, but I was very good with what I knew and with my craft and I think that was my calling in life. But even today I never went to college.
There are so many good guitarists out there, I am by no means a very good guitar player.
I show off – I’m a very good show off. It’s what I do, it’s what I’m good at.
[Yasuhiro] Yamashita is a respected judo master not only in Japan but across the world. To me, he is an example of an outstanding athlete and a very good man.
Why do I write about China? That is a very good question. I think there are questions about China that I haven’t been able to answer. The reason I write is that there are questions to which I want to find answers – or I want to find questions beyond those questions.
You’re not going to tell me that you’re going to find a person who’s not a very good athlete and he or she is going to be a great player. But anyone can play the game. That’s the nice thing about the game. You don’t really have to be a world-class athlete to play the sport [golf] and have fun because of handicap systems.
There seem to be a lot of black artists making very good videos that I’m surprised aren’t being used on MTV.
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We’re talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world… I’m just a little dismayed that people aren’t beyond it yet.
Not a lot of people know this, but I’m very good at mathematics. When I was an angry teenager, I used to sit in my room and do quadratic equations to calm myself down.
These concerns (for orphan children in India and elsewhere in the world) are very good, but often these same people are not concerned with the millions that are killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers.
I think that is the difference between the very good and the best.
This is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.
The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful force for conservation and, as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left than it was growing while I was there! It must be doing something right.
I love shooting guns. I would never shoot an animal or hunt, but I probably would be a very good hit woman. It’s hand-in-glove for me.
I’m good at working, but I’m very good at playing.
Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect.
In the Western Church to which I belong, priests cannot be married as in the Byzantine, Ukrainian, Russian or Greek Catholic Churches. In those Churches, the priests can be married, but the bishops have to be celibate. They are very good priests.
I’m not a very good advertisement for the American school system.
If you were to give me forty such men, I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness. No, no, let me shift for myself; and, perhaps, if I have very good luck, I may meet with another Mr. Collins in time.
The Buddhist, who thanks no man, who says “Do not flatter your benefactors,” but who, in his conviction that every good deed can by no possibility escape its reward, will not deceive the benefactor by pretending that he has done more than he should, is a Transcendentalist.
I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn’t sure of it.
I think kids ought to travel. I think it’s very good to carry kids around. It’s good for them. Of course it’s tough on the parents.
When I’m writing solitude feels very good. But when I’m not writing it feels lonely… Having a big family solves that problem.
I can see myself adopting. I’m not in a rush to do it. I’m 39, I know, but I do love kids, and I’m very good – I’ve got a lot of really good moves.
There is a very good chance I could have been a screw-up for the rest of my life.
One day I met a lady who was dying of cancer in a most terrible condition. And I told her, I say, “You know, this terrible pain is only the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you.”
I have a very good relationship with myself. My favourite quote is, “What you think about me is none of my business.”
I was a very good cook, and I knew I could build a business.
If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business. And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by a tenth of a cent, then you’ve got a terrible business. I’ve been in both, and I know the difference.
Should there be cameras everywhere in outdoor streets? My personal view is having cameras in inner cities is a very good thing. In the case of London, petty crime has gone down. They catch terrorists because of it. And if something really bad happens, most of the time you can figure out who did it.
Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed.
Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler.” Kelsier: Ah, but being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I’m far more than just a ‘mild’ annoyance–people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?
Frank went out for baseball and while he wasn’t very good, it wasn’t a total loss. The coach used him as a pattern to drawn the on-deck circle.
Living with reality is a very good trick, it gives you tremendous freedom and it changes the structure of the molecules of your soul by living with reality because you don’t expect anything anymore. Which is a weird paradox.
I only ever really take out my guitar when I’m miserable, which isn’t necessarily a very good time to do it.
I cook British food, but it doesn’t mean I’m jingoistic about it. People can cook very good fusion food.
Some folks think that Christianity means a kind of insurance policy, and that it has little to do with this life, but that it is a very good thing when a man dies.
When you are famous, you never can be sure why somebody’s being nice. You just have to develop a very good sixth sense. I call it my bullshit detector.
I have almost the same number of days left as Barack Obama has in the White House. So we are going to stay focused on this job. I am enjoying it a lot. And we are going to see if we can achieve some very good things before the end of the year.
I wasn’t a very good waitress, always spilling things on people and forgetting things. I once spilled ashes all over Mike Wallace’s table.
A great chess player always has a very good memory.
You did good Roza. Very good. Now sleep.
I had to admit the man looked amazing in jeans. The ancient denim clung lightly to his hips and followed the long lines of some remarkable thigh muscles. And although I made a point of not checking out his rear view, my peripheral vision was having a very good day.” ~ Haven Travis on Hardy Cates
Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse. . . В Remember that in order to recover as an artist, you must be willing to be a bad artist. В Give yourself permission to be a beginner. В By being willing to be a bad artist, you have a chance to be an artist, and perhaps, over time, a very good one
Everything I know about pop culture I know from ‘The Simpsons,’ and they say the Grammys aren’t very good.
How did you get back?’ asked Vautrin. ‘I walked,’ replied Eugene. ‘I wouldn’t like half-pleasures, myself,’ observed the tempter. ‘I’d want to go there in my own carriage, have my own box, and come back in comfort. All or nothing, that’s my motto.’ ‘And a very good one,’ said Madame Vauquer.
Everywhere we look, the world urges us to turn on the radio or TV, to make a phone call, to see a movie. Many of us fear, worry, that if left alone with our thoughts and feelings, we may discover that we do not make very good company for ourselves.
James O. Freedman
I’m very, very family oriented. I’m a big cook and a good connoisseur and I only drink very good red wines now.
Studios are an assembly line. They can be a very good assembly line. As a producer, you concentrate on one project at a time. As an executive, you’re in charge of a slate.
Holland is very good at avant garde, probably due to the Dutch character. Good at design. Experimentation sometimes works here very well.
The United States has done some very good things in the world, and that does not change the fact that the World Court was quite correct in condemning the United States as an international terrorist state.
Quitting smoking can be a very good test of ones character. Pass the test and you will have accomplished so much more than just get rid of one bad habit
This is a donut. It is very sweet, and very good. But if you’ve never tasted a donut, you wouldn’t really know how sweet and how good a donut is… meditation is like that. Transcendental Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than the sweetness of this donut.
I have known a very good, fisher angle diligently four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a bite.
Everyday people are not very good designers.
I have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I’m a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself – all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve.
In a hyper-connected world where average is over, there is one thing we know absolutely for sure: Every good job will require more education.
I was very excited to hone in on John Goodman. Casting John first really set the tone. He’s very good at being terrifying and being hilarious, and I loved the idea of that character not being merely ‘moustache-twirly’. I enjoyed being scared by him.
Americans are very good at animating voices. I don’t know why. They have a freedom with them that we British actors find more difficult to get to.
A very good editor is almost a collaborator.
Try to develop actual work habits, and even though you have a busy life, try to reserve an hour, say – or more – a day to write. Some very good things have been written on an hour a day.
I’d much rather turn down a starring role in a bad picture and do a small role in a very good picture.
The world is very good at encouraging you to go along with the status quo and at basking in your successes. But when you hit a wall in your personal life, and you screw up, people don’t give you a chance to navigate your way through it and tap into what’s extraordinary about you.
Is always the motivation to play better and better. But I think we are in a very good way to keep winning matches. That’s most important thing for me.
Humans are very good at making algorithms work eventually.
Usama Fayyad
I wish I had more of the hero gene, but I don’t think I’d be very good at playing one.
Miramax can buy a small independent movie that isn’t very good, but because it has great relationships with different theaters, it can get into a big theater.
Love is the tact of every good,
The only warmth, the only peace.
I guess I should have forgotten about it ages ago, but forgetting isn’t something I’m very good at.
The “Bhagavad Gita” is actually a very good text for yoga – the yoga of love, the yoga of action or karma, the yoga of understanding of intellect, and the yoga of reflection and meditation. I think it’s a very important map for understanding the nature of consciousness.
Its a very good book and i wish i read it first than anyone else!!!!
Divorce has been very, very good to me.
The idea that people do very bad things for sometimes very good reasons, feels reasons.
My opinion changes rapidlyone minute I can think it is very good and the next time I look at it, I see all the flaws and weaknesses therein.
Humans are very good at dreaming, although you’d never know it from your television.
My own singing voice is not very good and I don’t think that anybody really sings in their own voice.
You are not to be guided by your intellect, but by your wisdom, as you are Sahaja Yogis. So, you have a very good instrument of feeling it. Through your vibrations you can make out what is good and what is bad.
I learn through listening and watching other performers that are very good, like Denise ChГЎvez, Dorothy Allison.
Great leaders have an ability, a characteristic of analyzing very good talent, and empowering that talent.
Grace alone brings about every good work in us.
I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make, be the difference of price what it may.
Every good teaching may still end up producing evil bandits who have no principles whatsoever, an outcome even more likely when the teacher is also a bandit.
I feel like I’m really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they’re really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue.
It’s a very good thing for students also to be exposed to people who aren’t film students or film scholars but who work in the world of film.
I wasn’t very good about the pain. I started screaming for painkillers after the third contraction and didn’t stop until my daughter was eating solid food.
I’m not a writer, but I’m very good at editing. That’s my specialty. I can read something and tell you everything that’s wrong with it and what’s great about it and what needs to change, but it’s hard for me to organize my thoughts.
I want to become a very good writer.
People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science.
Beautiful tunes are all very good and fine, and great musicians are always great, but that alone isn’t enough.
Somewhere, there, is an analogy, in a small way, if you have the patience for it. But I guess it isn’t a very good anecdote. I’m better at animal stories.
What I like about it is that I’m not somebody who’s in movies. I’m a guy who’s not very good going around the track with a bunch of guys who are a hell of a lot better.
I don’t believe in awards. It’s very good for the ego, I suppose.
Instead of putting cheese with ranchero sauce, chile is really very good for you. If you put that in, you get flavoring, so you’re not eating bland food, especially if you’re used to spicy food.
A lot of people describe me as an electronic producer, but I actually wouldn’t have described myself that way until maybe three months ago when I felt I was getting some really good production jobs with very good people. I would have always said, I’m a singer. I think the album brings the voice to the front, and makes that clear.
My dad played for a coal-mining team in eastern Ohio; he was a very good pitcher. If he hadn’t hurt his arm, he probably would have got a shot somewhere. He hurt his arm one spring, didn’t warm up good enough, couldn’t throw a fastball anymore. Another coal miner taught him how to throw the knuckleball.
God gave me a very good hand to play over my 88 years. I have no regrets.
I don’t think modesty is a very good virtue, if it is a virtue at all. A modest person will drop the modesty in a minute. It’s a learned affectation.
Some after-the-fact storytelling is inevitable, and, in fact, very good and useful. But then we want always to be able to enrich the stories, or maybe change the stories with a fresh infusion of specificity.
I’m not always happy when Hollywood does remakes of films, but that’s usually, when they have a very, very, very good film and they take away anything controversial from it and make flatter.
To write more from memory and to be more creative – I think – because I am still writing about Los Angeles but I can’t walk out my door and immediately drive to places I am writing about. So I think it has been a very good change for me after 11 books to start writing this way.
The only thing I wouldn’t like to do is to play roles as a musician. I’m not sure that I would be comfortable doing that, and I’m not sure I’d be very good at it. I think I would be better served, and would be a better partner, if I was in something outside of myself.
It’s not like I’m starved for company – I have a few very good lady friends – but there’s only a certain amount of times a woman wants to see you and never go out for dinner.
They say that only very good friends quarrel. But at the end of the day a quarrel is a fight between two people’s egos. Since people cannot understand each other by just being honest. May be its impossible to live your whole life without getting hurt but don’t hurt the people close to you.
I was convinced before the game that we had a very good chance but today was what you would call in Germany a blackout.
Felix Magath
That’s one of the good things about a lot of the young British bands, they are mixing all styles of music. I think that’s very good because that’s very now.
Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil
Our country has a lot of problems. When the world looks at how bad the United States is and then we go talk about civil liberties, I do not think we are a very good messenger. I don’t know that we have a right to lecture. We are not in a position to be more aggressive. We have to fix our own mess.
We begin every act of choice and avoidance from pleasure, and it is to pleasure that we return using our experience of pleasure as the criterion of every good thing.
Laughing in full abandonment is very good for your health.
The Buddhist tenet, “Non-killing is supreme virtue”, is very good, but in trying to enforce it upon all by legislation without paying any heed to the capacities of the people at large, Buddhism has brought ruin upon India.
Everybody wants to collaborate with me. I was going to collaborate with Whitney Houston, but she died. Very sad, man. We were very good friends.
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
I wouldn’t have the life I have without television. I wouldn’t be looking out my apartment window onto the East River; I wouldn’t be able to afford to have my mother with me this summer. So television has been very good to me.
I am very good with dialects, but the two that I can’t do for some reason are the South African and Australian.
True, but if it’s good it’s going be so very, very good.
In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools are neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion. I believe this is a very good thing.
I want to direct but I think I’d be bloody awful and I don’t want to produce but I think I’d be a very good producer because if I believed in something I’d be able to protect it.
The truth be told, the World Trade Center was neither a very good work of architecture nor a very successful piece of urbanism. Its shortcomings were somewhat mitigated by the westward and southward expansion of the World Financial Center and Battery Park City during the 1980s.
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.
In certain areas I don’t function well and in other areas I function very well. I’m very good professionally. I have good discipline, I’m able to write every day and do films and not go six times over the budget. I mean I’m a coherent person, but I also don’t like to go through tunnels when I travel. I’m claustrophobic.
Alric looked up at the thief with a scowl. “I just want to say for the record that as far as royal protectors go, you’re not very good.” “It’s my first day,” Royce replied dryly. “And already I’m trapped in a timeless prison. I shudder to think what might have happened if you had a whole week.
I wasn’t very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children’s birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos.
I never take pictures. Skies are much larger in reminiscences and my friends are much better-looking. Photos crop reality into little squares; instead, I have very good binoculars.
It is a very good quality in a man to have a trout-stream.
I’m still not a very good white wine, but I’m drinkable – you could put me in a punch, anyway.
I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don’t step on other people’s toes and infringe on their freedom.
You don’t want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don’t want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk.
The important thing about Paris is not so much that one sees exciting work, but one meets people who feel that art is worth living completely for. This whole atmosphere is very good for work.
I think fashion is actually very good training for being in the tech world, because it’s all about moving on to the next thing, looking for the next thing, not getting stuck in the past.
Forgetting is a very good survival mechanism.
Very good in the Back to the Future movies, but was born to play Caroline in the City.
Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit out of it.
I know a lot of people who are very good at their craft who have learned – people behind the camera – who really have a lot to offer because they know what they’re doing, they know what to do, they’ve made their mistakes.
I have had lots of friends who’ve been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.
The only difficulty is that I’m playing to two audiences, and it’s too bad the noise detracts from the show, because it’s a great show. I’ve seen my own self out there, and it’s a very good musical show. Sometimes the show gets lost in the hysteria and sometimes it doesn’t.
I got a very good life. I sold plenty of records, I get recognized plenty, I can always have somebody call up and get me a fine table at a restaurant. What do you really need, ultimately?
Sometimes, if you want to be happy, you’ve got to run away to Bath and marry a punk rocker. Sometimes you’ve got to dye your hair cobalt blue, or wander remote islands in Sicily, or cook your way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year, for no very good reason.
I love to relax. It’s my favorite thing in the world. I am very good at being like a grandma and staying in and watching Game of Thrones or a movie. I think I could do that every night.
It’s quite stressful knowing that every time you walk out the door, someone is going to be giving you a very good look up and down, judging everything you wear.
I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don’t make it very easy to live your life.
Economic freedom is very important for women empowerment. They must be partners in economic development also. I have seen that women are very good at adapting to latest technology. We should link women and technology up-gradation.
The secret of life’, he said, ‘is to become very very good at somethin’ that’s very very ‘ard to do.
I went to college with James Coburn and Steve McQueen was a very good friend.
There are very few players who know what to do when they’re not marked. So sometimes you tell a player: that attacker is very good, but don’t mark him.
Everyone has someone they looked up to. Mine was Mickey Mantle. For Alex Rodriguez to idolize me coming up, that makes me feel very good.
Could we have prevented in 100% certainty? I don’t think anything is that certain. However, we would have had a very, very good chance for preventing it.
George Mitchell was a very good leader, and we were more than satisfied with his leadership. And I know the guys were jealous.
It’s good for my fans to be able to connect with me as a person because I am a very normal 15-, 16-year-old girl. I still get in trouble. I still have boy problems and friend problems so it’s just very good for my fans to see that.
That’s one of my greatest strengths. I’m a Scorpio rising – we’re very decisive. I’m very good at cutting things off that don’t feel right.
I think a lot of that album [“Tonight” ] is still very good . . . the songs, but I think I was indifferent to the arrangements.
I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay-Shawn Carter-Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.
In fact, corporations are the infants of our society – they know very little except how to grow (though they’re very good at that), and they howl when you set limits. Socializing them is the work of politics. It’s about time we took it up again.
I try to make myself, and subsequently the audience, as uncomfortable as possible, whether it’s completely desecrating a song they thought was one thing, or getting too drunk to really do a very good job.
Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs‘ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ They refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’
I will say it’s great to be a woman because we’re very good at multitasking. I could nurse and cook dinner at the same time. It is juggling. It’s juggling and you’ve got to commit to working on the weekends – I do both.
Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert’s a great man, and again, you know, I don’t play the guitar very good, but when I’m playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert.
Whoever finds Jesus, finds a rich treasure, and a good above every good. He who loses Jesus loses much indeed, and more than the whole world. Poorest of all is he who lives without Jesus, and richest of all is he who stands in favor with Jesus.
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 loved movies. They inspired me more than anything growing up and wanted to do for others what those movies have done for me. I do a lot of other creative stuff but am not very good at it.
Spending $1 for a brand new house would feel very, very good. Spending $1,000 for a ham sandwich would feel very, very bad. Spending $19,000 for a small family car would feel, well, more or less right. But as with physical pain, fiscal pain can depend on the individual, and everyone has a different threshold.
No producer should revive a play unless they have a very good reason for it. I think there’s quite enough about a good play to make it available to new audiences.
Well my taste wasn’t very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
And I love to speak – I am very good at it. And if you love to do something, you’re very good at it, and also you are paid well, why would you not do it? Why would you stop?
Competition is very good… as long as its healthy. It’s what makes one strive to be better.
Sing! Who sings To her who weareth a hundred rings? Ah, who is this lady fine? The Vine, boys, the Vine! The mother of the mighty Wine, A roamer is she O’er wall and tree And sometimes very good company.
I think writers can get a little melodramatic sometimes about their work, and it helps me not to do that, to just say, “Well, this is how I make a living, and I need to become a very good craftsman.”
Seeing TVXQ’s music and stage makes me feel touched, and they’re a very good influence on us.
A state may launch a pre-emptive strike if it has very good reason for thinking that another state is preparing for war.
David Oderberg
I wasn’t a very good student. I prefer to learn by experience.
It’s more important for a photographer to have very good shoes, than to have a very good camera
Diebenkorn was a very good critic, a very tough critic, tough on himself, tough on others. He expected the finest.
It’s hard not to be kind of pessimistic about human beings generally, because we do tend to mess things up. If you just look at the history of extinctions, we’ve killed off an awful lot of animals – and I don’t think we’re doing a very good job of looking after the planet.
The professional guts a book through – in full knowledge that what he is doing is not very good. Not to work is to exhibit a failure of nerve.
Sometimes it seems especially difficult to submit to “great tribulation” when we look around and see others seemingly much less obedient who triumph even as we weep. But time is measured only unto man, says Alma (see Alma 40:8), and God has a very good memory.
My whole view of music completely flipped over on its head. I grew up listening to punk rock, SST. I liked people that were making music that weren’t necessarily very good at their instruments, it was more about the ideas they had than how well they could play and sing.
Fame is a very good thing to have in the house, but cash is more convenient.
I’ve never thought of myself as being particularly brave – I used to be frightened of the dark when I was small. And I’m not very good with dead rats and things like that. But I face what has to be faced and I hope as best as I’m able.
If I’m selecting a group, the first thing I look for is a record of achievement . . . If (candidates achieve) in small things, there’s a very good chance they’ll perform well in big things.
Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully. I still think it was a very good movie. It was kinda Ford’s apology for the way he had treated Indians in his past pictures.
I think the most rewarding part of the job, and I think most coaches would say it, is practice. If you have it, a very good practice in which you have 12 guys participate, and they can really get something out of it, lose themselves in practice.
My history’s not very good, but did David win?
I expect us to be good; very good. I expect us to first and foremost be better than we were last year and get back to having this franchise as one of the premier franchises on and off the court, and I think we have the opportunity to do that this upcoming season. I really believe that.
I am very generous with my dealers in terms of the art that they have of mine. They all have a very good selection of work that they can work with. And it is up to them to find the dealers. I don’t interfere with their selling.
Reciprocating oral sex is, in general, a very good idea!
I think that it is very good for people to talk about their paranormal experiences and share stories about things that they cannot explain.
Like father, like son: every good tree maketh good fruits.
I mean, I’m a war baby, and we had rationing, and we didn’t have sugar and sweets, which is very good for you in actual fact. Because when we had a piece of fruit, we’d gulp it down. It was just great.
To die alone, on rock under sun at the brink of the unknown, like a wolf, like a great bird, seems to me very good fortune indeed.
I enjoyed writing for someone elses voice, but I wasnt very good at it.
I am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season.
Every good thing you do changes the balance in the universe.
Karen Kijewski
Some days I’m lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages.
Having acquired an espresso machine as good as a solid e-61 and a very good grinder, your incremental dollars will be best spent on either buying truly badass coffee, or setting up a roasting setup yourself that with lots of effort will allow you to produce high end roasted coffee.
Ken Fox
There are some very good people in television, but a lot of fools running it.
My real goal is the Olympics. It’s going to be tough but it was very good preparation to play here.
Anastasia Myskina
I think the main figure that matters to all of us, including people in the media, is: How does GDP per capita grow? And those figures have been very good. There is a huge flux both up and down, so it isn’t like we’re all static in status. What’s important is that pie grows.
There are a lot of good memories, and because I was injured, during the rehab, I met my wife. The tennis was very good but the injuries were good for something too
I used to work at NASA in Virginia. It was nothing glamorous; I was just tasked with making code compile for obscure projects, and I wasn’t very good at it. Now I spend most of my time drawing pictures and looking at funny things on the Internet, which in retrospect is largely what I did at my old job, too.
I’ve never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for – whether it’s a field, or a home, or a country.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll is all my brain and body need. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll is very good indeed.
Ian Dury
Texas has done a very good job of securing their borders with the help of the federal government. California has done a good job.
Lights! Lights would be very good right now! (Amanda) Since they hurt my eyes to the point I can barely see, no they wouldn’t. Trust me. (Kyrian) Trust you, my left foot! I’m not immortal over here! (Amanda) Yeah, well, in a bad enough car wreck, neither am I. (Kyrian) I really hate your sense of humor. (Amanda)
My path was to be an actor and it’s been very good to me in life. It’s broadened my horizons and given me a lot of gifts.
Something in me knows where I’m going, and – well, painting is a state of being. … Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing.
Dick Brandon
I have to feel that each thing I’ve learned I can push to another point next time. I’m not very good with repetition. I would rather not work than feel that repetition is the order of the day.
Gary Bauer is a very good – he’s a good friend of mine.
I am in very good health. I’ve never felt better.
Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.
Bush is a nice fellow who gives very good parties. I just wish someone would find him a better job than running the country.
On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I’m going to say.
The money thing is, the sort of Elvis Presley thing of buying you mother car is great, that’s very good. My mother has learned how to spend money.
There are certain actors who are very good at improvising, like Dustin Hoffman and Glenda Jackson.
I’m not very good at being alive. Sometimes I despair of ever mastering it, getting it right. When I’m old, perhaps.
It is not good that man should be alone. … Hitherto all things that have been named, were approved of God to be very good: loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named not good: whether it be a thing, or the want of something, I labour not.
I write music, and I want people to listen to it and care about it and have it make some difference in their lives. When I’m fortunate for that to happen, then of course I feel very, very good about it.
It is not my experience that we are here to fix the world, that we are here to change anything at all. I think we are here so the world can change us. And if part of that change is that the suffering of the world moves us compassion, to awareness, to sympathy, to love, that is a very good thing.
Not being well-versed in that arena myself, it’s a little bit frightening because I’m not very good in those situations with lots of people and lots of famous people and cameras and all of that. It’s not my specialty.
I don’t think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.
If your lawyers tell you that you have a very good case, you should settle immediately.
Richard Ingrams
Ronald Reagan is the closest thing [to the strong conservative] we have.He said that we shouldn’t spend money we don’t have, and he said that the government shouldn’t get involved in things that it’s not very good at doing.
I have a very good life, so I have nothing to complain about. Sometimes, I just have existential angst.
Ice-skating is a dangerous proposition and tennis is going to be something I’m probably not very good at.
I’m not good at happy, lightweight kind of music. I’m not really good at pop music. “Cars” is probably the only true pop song I ever wrote. I wish I could write more, but I’m not very good at it.
I’m very good at being out of work.
My life and my plan wasn’t very good, but at least it was my plan. It got to that point that I just couldn’t stand it any more.
I think every good song tells a story, as ambiguous and vague as it may be. And if you know what a song is talking about, it can only help your performance.
My father was a tomato farmer. There is the phrase that says he or she worked their fingers to the bone, well, that’s my dad. And he was a very good man.
I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.
I haven’t always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I’ve never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?
American movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.
At the end of the day, nobody can tell you how to tackle failure or how to handle change. The world is very good at encouraging you to go along with the status quo and at basking in your successes.
I think I’m a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I’m not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn’t work and why.
Even the stove and the refrigerator looked human, I mean good human – they seemed to have arms and voices and they said, hang around, kid, it’s good here, it can be very good here.
I think, as a filmmaker, my style of filmmaking is very well-suited to 3-D anyway, so it’s not like I’m having to change a huge amount of the way I shoot to work in 3-D. I think you could probably dimensionalize some of my movies and they would make very good 3-D films.
Night is a very good and very close friend of a writer!
There is an access to… people can now afford very high quality technology, where you can have a very good reproduction of a large picture on a large screen at home. People go out less. There’s all kinds of reasons. I don’t know that it’s going to stay that way but, I think also, we’ve got to start making better movies.
There’s a kind of release And a kind of torment in every goodbye for every man.
Every good servant does not all commands.
Sending children away to get control of their anger perpetuates the feeling of ‘badness” inside them…Chances are they were already feeling not very good about themselves before the outburst and the isolation just serves to confirm in their own minds that they were right.
One way to stay grounded in the entertainment industry is to surround yourself with very good people that will constantly remind you how uncool you are.
I never was a very good singer.
An awful lot of actors who are considered very good actors are not very good actors. There are people who just strike gold, they have intrinsic talent, but the point is that if they did train, it would not inhibit them. If they were with a good teacher, it would only broaden them more.
Goethe died in 1832. As you know, Goethe was very active in science. In fact, he did some very good scientific work in plant morphology and mineralogy. But he was quite bitter at the way in which many scientists refused to grant him a hearing because he was a poet and therefore, they felt, he couldn’t be serious.
Every good band in the world was a cover band first. The Beatles were and the Stones were. Everybody was a cover band.
We live but for a short time, we see but very little, and we know almost nothing; so, at least, let’s do some dreaming. Have yourself a very good Sunday, my dear readers.
I’m a very good storyteller; I have a lot of compassion for people. That’s very useful for a novelist. A lot of novelists are snots. They’re just mean people. I’m not a terribly skilled stylist, nor do I want to be. I want a lot of people to read one of my stories and go, ‘That was pretty cool.’
I think hip-hop does a very good job of infusing comedy and humor and wit into music, a lot more than other genres.
Anorexia was my attempt to have control over my body and manipulate my body and starve my body and shape my body. It was not a very good relationship. It was the sort of relationship my father had to my body. It was a tyrannical, “you’ll do what I tell you” relationship.
To get someone to pose, you have to be very good friends and above all speak the language.
I’ve had a lot of coaches in my life, but I’ve only had a few very good ones. So, I try to take from the best ones and apply those to what I do and think and with anyone I work with in terms of how to motivate people and work with them.
Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.
Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
It’s just mind-blowingly awesome. I apologize, and I wish I was more articulate, but it’s hard to be articulate when your mind’s blown-but in a very good way.
I haven’t had a very good day. I think I might still be hung over and everyone’s dead and my root beer’s gone.
Art is about the context in which it is made as much as the object itself; objects take on different meanings in different contexts. If the artist is unaware of the context, it’s very unlikely the work will be very good.
Even enlightened despots don’t make very good teachers.
Marilyn Wallace
Well, there’s the water company. I mean, we sell water. And we have water, and it’s a very successful, you know, it’s a private little water company, and I supply the water for all my places, and it’s good. But it’s very good.
Please do not ask me to talk about my divorce. Mr. Ziegfeld and I are such very good friends. It is only a little matter quite between ourselves.
I guess I’m an atheist. But I would say I have very good relationships with the priests that I grew up with. I was an altar boy growing up, and the men of God in my life have always been really lovely, intelligent, well-informed, kind men. So I feel very loyal to their beliefs as much as anything else.
What we are good at comes easy, and we believe that unless it comes hard, it can’t be very good.
I want to deal with what’s in front of me now to the best of my abilities, and sometimes that’s not very good. But a lot of the days it is really great.
Barcelona is my life. They have brought me to where I am today. I could not leave, I don’t want to leave. I know the Premier League is very good. But I cannot see myself playing in England because my heart is with Barcelona, always.
A modest dress is a very good thing, if it be the genuine indication of a humble heart, and is to instruct; but it is a bad thing if it be the hypocritical disguise of a proud ambitious heart, and is to deceive. Let men be really as good as they seem to be, but not seem to be better than really they are.
I love my dad and we have a very good relationship now.
You will find it a very good practice always to verify your references, sir.
Martin Routh
Coffee, unless it is very good and made by somebody else, is pretty intolerable at any time.
I’m not very good at being dull.
One may be my very good friend, and yet not of my opinion.
Baseball has been very good to me.
For ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona,’ for example, Woody Allen is one of the greatest American directors, and we really had a very good working relationship. We understand each other really well. He gave me one of the best opportunities somebody has ever given me in my career.
To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say: ‘We feel this script needs work with character, dialogue, plot and tone,’ and when you ask what’s left, they say: ‘Well, the typing is very good.’
Disney is just Disney. It’s a company that’s very good at what it does – controlling and promoting an image – until something happens that it can’t control or cover up.
Even if all we have is a little, the Lord desires us to be joyfully generous, so that He will have for His church an abundance for every good work. Let us not be selfish or deceived by money. In a real sense, money is not a blessing; it’s a test.
Every one of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false Self. We are not very good at recognizing illusions, least of all the ones we cherish about ourselves.
I had to have running training because I’m not a very good runner. I run weird. … The hardest stunt is probably basic running. And trying not to hit myself in the face with my bow, are my two greatest challenges.
God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
I.B.M. was my college education, effectively. They were very good at teaching you management.
Contemporary culture is not very good on responsibility.
The world doesn’t grieve when you’re grieving. The world goes on about its business. You’re having a good day and I’m having a bad one and vice versa. And they could be very good and very bad at the same time. You multiply that by seven billion and you have one element of human experience.
I’m not very good at taking compliments. It’s better than getting slapped in the face, I suppose.
I am not very good at keeping secrets at all! If you want your secret kept do not tell me!
Australia is very good friends with China, perhaps better friends than America is.
I’m loyal and very good about giving people opportunities.
When it comes to English stand-up comedy, Indians have only seen the best – Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and the like. So, when someone claims to be an English stand-up comedian in India, he’d better be very good if he’s going to make a life of it.
I like the best of the British press. The best of the British press is very good.
I was a general business major, which meant that in any business school and particularly at Smith School, which is a very good school, you do a lot of team projects. Well I was the guy who gave the presentations for the team projects.
One of the attractive things about being in Scotland is that we have a very good pipeline of new people coming into the company from the excellent universities around us.
The fan support isn’t the biggest but they’re very loyal and very supportive. It’s a very good group of fans and I enjoy playing in front of them.
If you have to go through life being unhappy to conform to society around you, that’s not a very good deal.
The king has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a marchioness. Then he raised me to be a queen. Now he will raise me to be a martyr.
I wouldn’t be a very good hunter without these glasses. I’m not a very good hunter with these glasses, but I’d be even worse without them, so that would put a crimp in how many kids I could have, so all of these medical advances have at least in some parts of the world blunted natural selection.
I find myself writing protagonists who do feel pretty cut off from others but who want to make connections and aren’t very good at it.
For every good art critic there may be ten great artists.
Every good work has to face opposition, and the reaction of the opposition offered always helps the work.
I wouldn’t want to roll the dice on Kabul by myself, because I really think getting killed is definitely a possibility there. A very good possibility.
If you look at the history of unexplained phenomena that was first explained by spiritual, mystical forces, the track record is not very good for the mystical, magical explanations to survive against more quote “mundane” physical explanations.
In school, I wasn’t a very good student – I was very irresponsible and never did the studying but always liked to get the laugh.
This world is very good as if we do good deeds then we will get its fruits. World is bitter for those who are live their life with corruption or sins.
Rahman Baba
New York City is a fascinating place because it’s very good at using the energy in attracting some of the best and the brightest from everywhere.
I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we’re in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
Some characters are like some bodies in chemistry; very good, perhaps, in themselves, yet fly off and refuse the least conjunction with each other.
But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities. George is a very good reader of people, and he’s very perceptive about people, and you know, that’s fine.
I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish.
I’m useless scrabbling around at home. I get on everyone’s nerves, including my own. I’m not very good at amusing myself.
I heard on public radio recently, there’s a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It’s in Vermont. I don’t think I’d be very good at Weed Dating.
I’m not a very good advice-giver.
Art tends toward balance, order, judgment of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living – very good things for anyone to be interested in.
With acting, it [auditioning] is very frustrating. I’m not very good at auditions. Sometimes I audition for a role and I’m like, I’d be really funny in that role, but I’m not good at auditions so I guess I’m not getting that role. It’s a very frustrating job.
If it’s something that reaches out and grabs me, I want to do it. I have a lot of trouble doing things that don’t grab me. So, I’m not a very good actor in that way. I can’t fake it.
The easiest thing to do is to rag on the media, because it isn’t doing a very good job right now. It is so much easier to profit from celebrating the worst aspects of ourselves. Acting strikes me as the antithesis of that. We can examine the worst aspects of ourselves, but we don’t have to celebrate them.
There is a very good saying that if triangles invented a god, they would make him three-sided.
Is that it?” “No. That’s a wall.” “It could be disguised.” “You’re not very good at looking for things, are you?” “I’m good at looking for walls. Look, I found another one.
I had very good bosses, very good companies for which I worked. I worked in industries where the results really mattered; it wasn’t the perception of results, it was just the facts.
White people are very good at acting like they’re not racist. They deserve an Academy Award for that.
I think it’s very good to have regrets, to learn how to live with them.
I’m a pretty bad liar, and I’m not very good at keeping secrets. I’m one of those people who is like, “Let me tell you what happened today. You’re never going to believe it!”
It is a very good exercise, at least from a historian‘s point of view, to imagine oneself a devout pagan while reading various Christian writings.
Jared sidled up. He was not very good at sidling; he was more of a loomer.
Dr. King’s policy was, if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption. In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.
Women are very special. I think it’s a very special time because a lot of things are coming out and I think that’s good for our society and I think it is very, very good for women. And I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out. And I am very happy – I’m very happy it’s being exposed.
QVC has been very good to me.
Most people don’t know this but over the course of time, the official of the race in 1967 in Boston, who attacked me Jock Semple and I became very good friends. That gave me a whole new perspective on forgiveness.
Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.
Mack Bolan is a classic American hero. Readers like him and I feel very good about that.
I know China are very good in table tennis. Let me see what happens in tennis. I am pretty happy with the way I am playing.
Anastasia Myskina
The best way to get rid of the Devil, if you cannot kill it with the words of Holy Scripture, is to rail at and mock him. Music, too, is very good; music is hateful to him, and drives him far away.
I try to be cool, but I’m not very good at it.
It takes fifteen pounds of wild fish to get you one pound of farm tuna. Not very sustainable. It doesn’t taste very good either.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
I need to get better at learning how to stay calm. I’m a bit of a worrier and a stress cadet. Yoga helps me to some degree, but I haven’t been able to figure out meditation yet. I have a feeling it would be very good for me, but unfortunately, I’m still holding it all in until I explode part of my life.