Top 150 Ben Quotes

In this post, you will find great Ben Quotes from famous people, such as Chris Eigeman, Maxine Waters, Ian Axel, Rory Culkin, Anthony Scaramucci. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

One day I'm lugging walls back and forth in Louisville,

One day I’m lugging walls back and forth in Louisville, and the next day I’m at Cannes giving interviews next to Ben Kingsley. I’m nowhere near cynical or jaded enough not to be incredibly thrilled by that.
Ben Carson was appointed to be the HUD secretary. He knows nothing about the mission of HUD. He doesn’t care about people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.
I’m a big fan of piano-based rock music like Elton John, Ben Folds, and even Queen.
Ian Axel
John Hawkes is amazing. I really want to meet that man; he’s so good. Him and Ben Foster, and I’m a big fan of Nick Stahl – those are my three guys.
Rory Culkin
Ben Carson is an incredibly honest guy.
Ben Wheatley continues to be one of the most original voices in contemporary film.
Ben Nye is bussin’. Bussin’! It is genuinely great makeup, but because people think that it’s just for plays, they don’t consider it.
I’d follow Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson anywhere.
I like Michael Bay a whole lot. And Jerry Bruckheimer. But I love Ben Affleck as a person, as a director, as an actor.
Many of the writers who have inspired me most are outside the genre: Humorists like Robert Benchley and James Thurber, screenwriters like Ben Hecht and William Goldman, and journalists/columnists like H.L. Mencken, Mike Royko and Molly Ivins.
I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell.
There’s no question that Ben Shapiro loves to provoke college students.
I greatly admire Justice Thomas. I think he is incredible, and he is very humble. He is rarely heard from. But his spoken word is powerful. He’s an example of everything that is right about this country, just like with Ben Carson.
The actors I admire, like Ben Kingsley or Daniel Day-Lewis, they totally reinvent themselves in every part. I hope I get a chance to do that.
Ben and I have absolutely nothing to do with the Hollywood that’s all actors and the Sunset Strip. We crave talking to people who do different things and are passionate about it.
At the same time we overlap, because, I do linguistics, and Ben did a first degree in Linguistics at Lancaster University, so he knows some of my subject.
We spent a few days up Ben Nevis, which is the biggest mountain in the U.K., and there was one day when we had to make a decision whether we were going to go to the summit or not. It was already getting dark, but we made the call to go and made the summit, but as soon as we got there, this blizzard just hit.
As a kid, I wanted to be a musician but also aspired to be Andy Griffith’s lawyer character, Ben Matlock.
It looked like ‘The Sound of Music’ would even surpass ‘Ben Hur,’ and I thought it would be unfair for me to have done both. I thought I’d leave something for somebody else. That’s a quip.
For clothes I usually go to Ben Sherman.
The Globe is a missing monument. There’s no existing example of a theater from Shakespeare‘s time. You have Roman theaters, Greek theaters, all kinds of theaters, but none in which the plays of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Marlowe were performed. Scholars feel that it would be of immense value to have one.
There’s a guy in London named Ben Cohen who is doing great things. In a way, we need people like Ben – we need straight guys to come out and say, ‘What’re you worried about? Get over yourself.’ That’s what we need! Because no one’s listening to us – certainly, no one is listening to me.
Do I drink in public? Certainly I drink in public! Ben Cartwright wouldn’t, but I do.
I’m not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum ‘n’ bass record.
Ben Cartwright was patterned after my father, who never saw ‘Bonanza.’ In that sense, my father will live for a long time.
Casey Affleck is a really good friend of mine. I know Casey a lot better than I know Ben, even though Ben and I have worked together a lot.
My favorite actor is Sir Ben Kingsley – nobody is as good as him, in my opinion. I think he’s so good as an artist.
Josh Peck
It hasn’t been a problem with Ben, I think we worked together very well, we don’t have rows.
Definitely one of the biggest influences on my music is the music that Ben Gibbard’s associated with, so Death Cab and The Postal Service.
Big Ben, he’s a great quarterback.
Tower Heist?’ That is a movie that it’s hard not to name-drop, but, it’s a crew of five, and it’s Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, me, Matthew Broderick, and Casey Affleck. And we’re like, on a heist.
I beat Diaz, Pettis, Ben Henderson, Cerrone, and I earn

I beat Diaz, Pettis, Ben Henderson, Cerrone, and I earned it, man. I earned my title.
The gang on ‘GMB’ is what really makes it. I love Ben Shephard, Richard Arnold, Susanna Reid and even Piers Morgan.
I think that Ben Askren, when he competed as a wrestler, he was an amazing athlete.
I like Ben Carson.
Because ‘Friends’ is on Netflix, there’s a renewed interest from that… People can call me ‘Ben’ on the street, and I will turn around.
I think Ben Getty would have been a tremendous fan of Canelo Alvarez.
My daughter, Anna, is almost 15, and my son, Ben, is almost 10.
Cornelia Funke
One of the great things about Ben & Jerry’s for me is that not only is it delicious, but I get it for free.
Ben Schwartzwalder was a decent guy, but he was from another era. He was like a Marine, with a real army attitude. He thought there was only one way to play football, and that was the rough way.
Bin Laden always wanted to get rid of Mubarek and Ben Ali and Gaddafi and so on, claiming that they were all infidels working for America, and in fact, it was millions of ordinary people who peacefully, more or less – certainly in the case of Tunisia and Egypt – got rid of them.
Republican senators such as Ben Sasse have championed smart, practical policies for working people that actually work.
This particular film highlights Ben and Owen’s strengths which is that they are great comedic actors with tremendous chemistry and they do a really good job.
Paul Michael Glaser
Nothing about Ben Askren impresses me. He’s a one-dimensional fighter. He’s never hurt a fly.
I have the hots for Ben Affleck. I hope to meet him.
Tridha Choudhury
I’ve worked with a couple of people in my career that have stopped me dead in my tracks because they make it look so effortless and so extraordinary. One of them is Ben Daniels and the other is Chris Larkin.
As a child, I walked with my friends to Rosa Parks Elementary and then to Ben Franklin Middle School. I rode Muni to Galileo High School. And thanks to amazing teachers who believed in me and supported me along the way, I was able to matriculate to another public school: the University of California at Davis.
Ben Horowitz, he’s the guy. He’s really big into hip-hop, and he’s a brainiac.
The most important thing to Ben and me was starting a family, so as soon as we got engaged, we booked Gurney’s in Montauk – which is just a few miles down the beach from our summer home – as our wedding venue a full year and a half out, and then we immediately started trying to get pregnant.
Baseball may be our national pastime, but the age-old tradition of taking a swing at Congress is a sport with even deeper historical roots in the American experience. Since the founding of our country, citizens from Ben Franklin to David Letterman have made fun of their elected officials.
Ben Davies and all the lads that haven‘t played many minutes, we have to manage their minutes. You can’t expect those players to go straight into playing France for 90 minutes without having repercussions. It’s common sense.
I like the look of all-rounder Ben Stokes. I usually have no interest in comparing new players with myself, but there are some interesting parallels here.
First of all, Marty Foster is a really good fellow. No. 2, Google or YouTube the time he called Ben Zobrist out on a strike three against Joe Nathan couple years ago that gave Joe Nathan his 300th save.
I don’t know that a movie like ‘Daredevil‘ did better for having Ben Affleck then ‘Spider-Man‘ did having Tobey Maguire, who was a relative unknown at the time.
I’m really high on Josh Allen. He reminds me of Ben Roethlisberger. He’s got the big arm. He’s a very good athlete.
I will say, I quite enjoyed ‘SG-1’. I’m a very big fan of ‘SG-1’. I especially love Ben Browder. I thought he did fantastic work in that.
I spent many years trying to write a lot like Ben Folds or John Lennon or Rivers Cuomo. I think that’s healthy when you’re learning to write and seeing how chords fit together and how songs take shape.
Andrew Dost
This is the Ben Crump model: He goes into a city, creates a narrative, cherry picks facts to establish, to prove that narrative, creates chaos in a community, misrepresents the facts, and then he leaves with his money, and then asks the community to pick up the pieces.
When Tunisians overthrew Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 29 days and Egyptians Hosni Mubarak in 18 days, it was an appropriate rebuke to dictators and Bin Laden.
Language kills, and inflamed rhetoric of the kind that spews almost daily from the lips of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, and others running for public office in this country should be condemned.
Ben Vereen is going to be on the show with me, too.
It’s so interesting to watch Ben Stiller work because he just knows what’s funny.
I was 14 when I decided I wanted to start doing music a

I was 14 when I decided I wanted to start doing music and stuff. I was a really big fan of Ben Howard, and he put out a really amazing album in 2014, and then, after being inspired by my dad and Lady Gaga and Ed Sheeran, I wanted to start writing songs.
‘Zoolander.’ Yeah, I mean, I love Ben Stiller; he’s just a brilliant guy. And I love Will Ferrell in it, too. His character, to me, is just insane, and he made such huge choices, and he’s such a weirdo!
In a time where the middle class is squeezed by stagnant incomes and rising health care costs, Ben Carson looks like he cares.
I’ve been lucky enough with my NBA money to make some investments in some pretty cool things, whether it be partnering up with Ben Sturner and the Leverage Agency; being involved in an analytics company called Simatree; or creating a production company and working with brands and creating content in house.
I think acting is a gift. I look at someone like Ben Kingsley, and he’s incredibly charismatic, even when he’s not acting. He’s an incredibly hard worker, and he has a very specific system that he does with his work.
Jonathan Jackson
One, I had never worked with John Woo before and I wanted to see what that was like, and two, Ben Affleck is a friend, so it would be fun to work with him again.
On ‘Black Ben Carson,’ I had strict no melody thing. I wanted straight, raw, rugged noise music.
At Marshall Field in Chicago, I had them take a big bed into the menswear department, one with black sheets. I’d get in bed wearing a nightcap, and my fans would get in bed with me, one at a time, and I’d sign their memorabilia. And then I’d give them a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
Wavy Gravy
Ben Carson said black people worked for less. I have breaking news: we built this joint for free. We didn’t build it for less.
Angela Rye
I love Haagen Daaz Caramel Cone, or the Ben and Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake. Pairs well with anything.
I look at careers like Ben Stiller and think that’s a great career to have where you’re doing movies that you write and direct, and also act in films, although he’s primarily an actor.
I’m one of those people, in any country I’m in, if somebody could just put me in a car or a bus, I’ll look out the window and say, ‘OK, there’s the Tower of London, there’s Buckingham Palace, there’s Big Ben,’ and if it all takes about five minutes, perfect. I’ve seen all of it and I can go home.
I’d rather have Ben Affleck feeling something than twenty minutes of punching CGI Zod. You want moments that resonate with your audience.
I want Obama to have to weigh in on Ben Affleck as Batman. It’s about time Obama went to work.
Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely.
Everyone wants to focus on what Ben Simmons can’t do, which is shoot and try to rush him into being a range shooter. I think Simmons in Philadelphia has done a good job in focusing what he does great versus what he doesn’t do as well.
Other tourists might remember London for Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Big Ben. I’ll remember it for its failed multiculturalism.
Andy Ngo
Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
If you have a traditional view of economics, you’re probably thinking of Ben Bernanke making Fed policy, or the guys creating financial derivatives at Goldman Sachs.
My beauty tricks revolve around eyes. For the early morning shoots, I pop eye pads in the freezer the night before, and when I take them out in the morning they are already cold and active and are great under my eyes. I keep my eye pads right next to my red velvet Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer.
Some of my favorite artists are Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, Ben Folds, Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons, Maroon 5 – their vibe is slightly different from all the pop stuff on ‘Glee,’ although some do fall into that genre.
Grant Gustin
Like Netflix, Looker started as nothing more than an idea. Lloyd Tabb and Ben Porterfield were two brilliant engineers who had figured out a better way for businesses to see and analyze their data, and they asked me to join them to help out with the ABCs – that’s short for Anything But Coding.
I’ve known Ben Stiller for a minute. One of my first movies was ‘Along Came Polly.’
Although I’m a huge fan of Ben Kweller, I don’t think I’d cover one of his songs, simply because there’s just so much of my own stuff I wanna do.
The Tunisian blogger and activist Sami Ben Gharbia has written passionately about how U.S. government involvement in grassroots digital spaces can endanger those who are already vulnerable to accusations by nasty regimes of acting as foreign agents.
I admire people who have fought for change: Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln. I’m dead serious when I say that – those are my heroes. I also like Ben Affleck.
Gadhafi has established no national institutions, not even allowing a fake parliament of the Mubarak or Ben Ali variety that could perhaps be turned into something real.
Growing up in Texas and Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was more famous than John Wayne to some of us. I knew him. I worked with him on a low budget film years ago, and we’d sit around at night while waiting for a shot.
I thought of Jeff Bridges in ‘Hell or High Water‘ and Ben Foster, and I kept trying very hard not to, because you’re terrified you’re going to write this thing that then feeds specifically to this one person that then won‘t do it.
I descend from both Philadelphia Quakers and Carolina colonists whose families were separated by the Revolutionary War. That helped give me insight into the agony of Patriots who, until the British government denied their claims, had always, like Ben Franklin himself, thought of themselves as free-born Englishmen.
Edward Rutherfurd
Sometimes I have to pause to make the distinction between Ben the teenager and Ben the businessman.
Ben Casnocha
I wish I was more like my character. In character, I am

I wish I was more like my character. In character, I am the queen. I am strong. I am confident, sometimes cocky. I’m hard to beat. Out of character, I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a best friend and just the girl next door that likes Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
In 2000, when my partner Ben Horowitz was CEO of the first cloud computing company, Loudcloud, the cost of a customer running a basic Internet application was approximately $150,000 a month.
The upside to smoking is that you get to be social. I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper’s manager. A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio.
Beth Orton
Ben Rome was a perfectionist. He checked every letter that went out to make sure the English was correct.
A. James Clark
I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet.
I’ll tell you this: you can look at all the masculine toughies you want – the Ben Roethlisbergers, the Russell Crowes, the David Petraeuses – but if you want to look at what a man should be – persevering, honest, a person who manifests his intellect into action – you need look no further than Roger Ebert.
In ‘Night At The Museum 3,’ with Ben Stiller, I was only given a couple of lines. If you are in guys’ comedies, it’s not like you are ever going to just get handed some jokes and a brilliant role.
Big Ben… hearing the chimes makes me feel at home.
I have come to the conclusion that Ben Carson is a bit nuts. I say that not because I disagree with him politically, but because he doesn’t seem to know what the truth is.
Ben Kingsley was my ideal choice for Gandhi, and he really lived up to the expectations of an international audience. I did not find any Indian actor worthy to perform the role of Gandhi in the early Eighties, though there were brilliant performers like Naseeruddin Shah in India.
I have had with conversations with Mark Benton and Ben Cohen – three fellas sitting with a pint discussing the cha-cha-cha and the correct leg position for a foxtrot.
Ben Rothwell is a beast like he says he is. He’s very, very tough.
Conservatives, in general, are anti-immigrant for the same reasons they have always been anti-immigrant – a proud tradition in our nation of immigrants going back to the days of the Founders, when Ben Franklin thought we were going to be overrun by Germans. But Business likes illegal workers.
Growing up, I was a Detroit Pistons fan, being from Flint. During not the Bad Boys but Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace era, and growing up, I always wanted to be a Piston.
I’m a big-guy guy. I look at guys like Shaq, Ben Wallace, guys who play inside and play tough. I don’t pay much attention to the little guys; I like the big guys who do the dirty work.
Moses Malone
The way Ben Gibbard paints a picture, you feel like, ‘I was there that day with him.’ You really feel the way he paints pictures and speaks and talks. It’s almost like talk-singing. Paul Simon does that very well as well. He’s a huge influence of mine.
I quite like American music, like The Fray – I’m a massive fan of them – and The Killers. I also like more acoustic stuff like Ed Sheeran; I like this English songwriter James Morrison and another singer called Ben Howard.
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
British diplomats who worked in Iran during the 1980 hostage crisis are deeply upset by Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film ‘Argo,’ which suggests they refused shelter to the group who managed to get out of the U.S. embassy.
The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.
Ben & Jerry’s is an indulgent dessert that should be eaten in moderation. You should not be replacing more than one meal a day with ice cream. We do not consider a pint or a tub of ice cream to be a single serving.
My highest score karaoke song is ‘Ben,’ by Michael Jackson.
No. 7 is not an easy position. The way you play is dictated by the pace of the game and you have to try to get quick runs. Even top players like Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes find it hard.
Ben Carson’s either the angriest person in the world or the calmest.
I love nonfiction the most. It’s hard to find a good nonfiction story, and that’s why I’m not as prolific, I guess, as a lot of people. They’re hard to find. I love the nonfiction writer Ben Macintyre. I think he’s terrific at the form of telling a story in a cinematic way.
When we were shooting ‘The Book Thief,’ I was keeping all these journals. And I remember talking to my mom, really trying to verbalize all the experiences I was having. And I remember my mom saying, ‘Ben, reflection is a retroactive process.’ When you’re going through it, that’s the time to just let it wash over you.
My cousin‘s gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.
The rise of Ben Carson is a fascinating case study in grassroots cultivation that’s resulted in strong support among evangelicals and women, reflected in the most robust small donor base in the 2016 race.
I think Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner shared the view that they shouldn’t be in the business of bailouts, but you know, you’re not in the business of bailouts until you frankly think you need to be.
I say it all the time: it’s different when two heavyweights, especially when they are the size of Ben Rothwell, face each other in the Octagon. Even the leather – right in the back seat of the arena, they will be able to hear the sounds of the punches.
Ben Affleck exec-produced a documentary for HBO called ‘Reporter‘ about my 2007 win-a-trip journey. I take the trip each year partly to encourage young people to think about global humanitarian issues: I think blogs by a student may be more compelling for that audience than my own work.
I had a fantastic couple of years with Mumbai but I am

I had a fantastic couple of years with Mumbai but I am now excited about the challenge with Rajasthan. It will be great to play alongside Ben Stokes, while any time you get to play in the IPL it is a fantastic experience.
I couldn’t believe how big Ben Affleck’s trailer was. It was like a spaceship – I remember thinking, I’d live in that.
The thing that struck me most after first viewing ‘The Sessions’ was the charm of Mark O’Brien and the intimacy that the director, Ben Lewin, manages to capture perfectly on screen. I did not feel forced or cajoled in any way into believing the story.
I don’t think I could do what Woody Allen or Clint Eastwood or Ben Stiller do, where they direct a movie and they star in it. I would just be like, ‘Oh, I don’t even want to look at my face.’
Donald Trump may be the loudest voice in the Republican presidential field, but on his heels is the candidate quietly surging to the front of the pack: Ben Carson.
I think I affiliate with somebody like Ben Howard. He’s quite a bit younger than I am, but I think what he’s doing is in a very similar tradition.
For a man with an impressive educational C.V., Ben Carson makes a lot of intellectual missteps.
I love Ben Affleck so much. He’s an amazing director.
I’m a Londoner. Embankment. Big Ben. Cab drivers.
It was just a typical London flat, but it was in a great neighborhood. It was across from the Playboy Club, diagonally. From one balcony you could read the time from Big Ben, and from the other balcony you could watch the bunnies go up and down.
Harry Nilsson
I love Ben Affleck. I think he will be a great Batman. Ben can bring the humanity to all his parts. He can play the good guy, the bad guy, but behind that grin he’s got, there is always that humanity.
Ben Askren had never been knocked out when I got a hold of him.
I eat many different ice creams. I’m not an ice cream snob, although I do think Ben & Jerry’s is the best. But I’m happy to eat anybody‘s ice cream, really. As long as it’s good.
I’m a sucker for gag reels and teaser trailers for new seasons. One of the great parts of panels, especially on a show like ‘Supernatural,’ which can be so dark, it’s fun to get up there and laugh and remember we’re only telling a story. Seeing Eric Kripke and Ben Edlund up there being so funny always makes me laugh.
Jared Padalecki
The first movie I saw – and I don’t know if it influenced me – was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.
When you write biographies, whether it’s about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human.
Ben Smith‘s quick-hit campaign ‘scoops’ are about as viral as cat videos. That fits with Buzzfeed.
Ben Stiller, who I love and who is a friend and is such an incredible actor – he’s hilarious, obviously, but I thought his performance in ‘Greenberg’ was extraordinary.
I do sometimes joke that I’m Tarzan and Ben’s Jane when it comes to dealing with spiders or if there’s dead things in the garden.
If people like Edison had waited to make every – or Ben Franklin or some of those people had waited to solve every problem on Earth before they did their research or before they were curious about doing something new, we’d never have made a lot of the progress we have.
America really started to die when the Federal Reserve was founded, and it really started to die in 1971 when the gold backing was taken away from the dollar, and this currency with Ben Bernanke just printing up or counterfeiting as much money as he wants and destroying the economy is really destroying the economy.
Jeff Berwick
Ben Stokes, for example, is someone who plays better when he is a bit aggressive – and that’s something you don’t want to take away from him.
Everyone saw my karate stance against Ben Henderson and Daniel Straus. I pretty much wasn’t hit in those fights, and my attacks were almost 100 percent accurate.
I looked up and saw the shape of a heart made by the silhouette of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon kissing.
So, yes, I wrote a script called ‘Ben Is Back’ that I got to make with a bunch of remarkable artists and craftspeople.
Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger are big guys with strong arms.