I’ve always been a person who tries to build bridges and not walls. Whether it’s my ex-wife and my step-son, or my daughter and my ex, I’m that guy in the middle, and I try to make sure we all stay together.
I’m not someone who puts their money in a fund that earns 2 to 5 percent a year. I’m a man who tries to change things, move something with my money, to create jobs and, of course, at the same time earn more money with it.
A lot of people do talk about the demise of the album, but I still believe that if an artist tries hard to make a great album, people will buy it and listen to it as an album, rather than just a collection of random songs.
Everything an artist does is scary, but we do it anyway. If someone tries to steer you off-course, push them outta the way and get back on course. Never giving up – that’s what I truly believe all the greatest bands have done.
I think I view the system the same way that Ayn Rand views the system – that it really oppresses those that create, if you will, and tries to take away from those that produce and give to the non-producers.
In the nets, JoeRoothits the most sixes. He tries to take us down all the time. I think everyone is capable of hitting big sixes and I think I’m the best of all of them. But Jos is the one guy that everyone knows is out front. Jos is power with timing.
I just always remember there being an ability to amuse schoolmates. Not in a kind of ‘dance-around-at-the-front-of-the-room-with-his-trousers-off’ way, but probably with a sardonic quip. I remember getting a school report that said something like, ‘Steve‘s good, but he tries to see the funny side in everything.’
I’m someone that examines culture and tries to break down why things are the way that they are whether its hip-hop music, sex, race, or consumerism. I try to examine it and scrutinize it to the point where I can write a song.
I believe we all have the capacity to be masters of many things, and there’s nothing that we can’t do. You can be a great actor and also be a great writer. There’s so many things that all of us have the capacity to do. But somehow, life tries to convince us that we’d be lucky to do even one thing well, and I disagree.
I think of myself as a producer who tries to bring the best out of everyone, whether that be an artist, songwriter or a publicist.
I know Lytle likes to bang, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he tries to take me down. Not for fear of my hands, but strategically he could look to put me down. He’s shown he’s very dangerous with submissions. His ground game has been very underrated.
I don’t think people experiment enough with clothing because society tries to tell them what they can and can’t wear. I love playing around with different aesthetics and/or mixing around aesthetics to create a totally new look.
You have to give people more than one chance. We hire people in job A, and if it doesn’t work out, we try them on job B. We’ll generally give them three different tries. You have to be more committed to training, but you know they have the right stuff because someone you think highly of has recommended them.
Ray Allen’s diet was insane. He was trying to break it down to me what he ate and how disciplined he tries to stay. When you’re a 21 year-old, you’re not used to that. He was doing Paleo and experimenting with all types of things.
If a musician dares to get out of the box he’s been put in, people get confused. They want people where they can find them! I am fortunate in some respects as I’ve always been known as someone who ‘moves around’ and tries different things. But generally, we are supposed to stay where we’re put.
It sounds kind of farfetched, yet I can’t tell you how many people have had this syndrome… the ‘Old Hag Syndrome.’ Apparently, there’s this little old lady who comes into your room at night, sits on your chest and tries to suffocate you. You can Google her – she’ll pop up. She’s out there.
Reality in movies is the reality of the story you’re telling, so it may not match the reality as we know it, but the reason there’s art is that it tries to bring some kind of understanding of all the suffering and joys and pain that we go through. Storytelling brings some value to it.
My dad, bless him, he was never into Marvel before, but now he’s obsessed with it. When I got the job, he started watching his way through the films, and he’s got all these different YouTubers that he now watches for theories, and he tries to get spoilers out of me.
My father Rodger is your typical ‘funny without knowing it’ kinda guy. When he says something that createsshock or joy in a room, I love watching his confused face as he tries to work out what it is he did.
I think Mr. Ancelotti is a coach who speaks to the players a lot, not only as a team but also with the individual player. He tries to talk to you and wants to make sure to explain to you what he wants you to do on the pitch. That’s important, and if you listen to it, you’re going to learn a lot.
I love being an enigma. Every time I’m tempted to respond to someone who tries to put me in a box, politically – you know, someone who gets on the Internet and says, you’re pro-gun, or you’re anti-gun – I stop and say to myself, ‘This is great; this is what I wanted. I wanted to be the guy you can’t figure out.’
American television constantly tries to co-op Britishcomedy and create their own version of it. Most of the time it doesn’t work; obviously, in the case of ‘The Office,’ it did. But a lot of times, it doesn’t really work.
Be the guy that delivers the goods and consistently promise things that you can deliver. Even if you under-promise, it’s better than over-promising and not delivering, because you don’t get a lot of tries.
I can love a person in this life only insofar as he tries to advance in the praise and service of God our Lord; for the man who loves anything for itself and not for the sake of God, does not love God with his whole heart.
I cannot come and suddenly put on a persona. Like, I cannot be MikeTyson. When you saw him it was raw, it was intense, ‘I want to hurt you.’ But now everybody tries it. I don’t enjoy that. It’s not real.
Let’s face it: Engineering companies in general have more men than women. Google has tried really hard to recruit women. On the other hand, we have a standard. Google tries to recruit the best engineers.
It’s tough for a child to deal with expectations that people have if they have a successful parent. A child often fails to cope with the same and constantly tries to find out possible ways to excel – just to live up to the name.
When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I’m a fierce queen – and they know it, too.
I have issues with anyone who tries to claim that science is unworkable – creationists who deny evidence for past history, yet are happy to benefit from the products of the methodology that they otherwise deny.
A nice person is a ‘yes’ person, whereas a good person is a person who accepts their responsibility in things and moves forward and tries to constantly evolve and isn’t afraid to say no or challenge someone or be honest or truthful.
Most things at their core are love stories anyway, whether they realize it or not. It’s hilarious, the more seriously a show tries to take itself and detach itself from that, the more that the love story generally tends to come forward.
My favourite player was Jack Grealish; top man! He is a naturally giftedfootballer and for me, he is a joy to watch. If I could watch any player play, it would be him. He can do everything – he is exciting and tries to make things happen.
When a man tries to communicate with an animal, there’s a relationship between them, and you generally find this between the dog and his master.
The media tries to do what they do. You can’t stop. You gotta get money.
‘Banshee’ is the story of a man who gets out of prison, tracks down his long-lost love, and tries to reclaim what was stolen from him years earlier by assuming the identity of a sheriff. I guess you could say it’s an explosive action drama – sit down, strap in, and enjoy the ride!
I’m not one who goes to a lot of fashion shows or tries to infiltrate that world, really.
Everything must change and you do what you can with the changes that are made. You can’t stop it. You can’t fight it. Everybody tries to go back to yesterday, but you can’t go back to yesterday. The only time there is, is now.
I’m not one of those people who writes a biography or tries to figure out what kind of ice cream the character liked when he was 10.
What I really like about ‘Grit‘ – especially being the guy who goes on TV every week and says ‘Never Give Up’ and who truly tries to live his life to that credo – we recruited 16 people who said, ‘I will never give up.’ And the only way they can leave the contest is by doing the one thing they said they never would.
Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape.
Against Novak and Rafa, you have balls to hit, but they are so physically really tough. And Roger, he just takes position in the court. He tries to go forward all the time, go for the winners. Then you just don’t play tennis against him.
I work with amazing organisations: I work with I’m A Performer With Disability, and I work with a clinic which tries to get opportunities for people with disabilities to work in the film and TV industry, and we’re making strides, and they’re making strides.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside.
When someone like me, who is in the entertainment industry, which is a huge falsity of its own, tries to talk outwardly about politics, especially as a woman, I receive a lot of ‘Shut up – just sing and dance for us, you idiot.’
Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction.
When I go to shows, I’m really looking forward to hearing the songs I know. I don’t like it when a band tries to expose me to new stuff.
In our comic cons and interviews, they’re always asking him questions, of course, because people love Jean-Luc Picard. They love Sir Patrick Stewart. But he always likes to stop everyone and go, Wait, but these new characters, I can’t wait for you to meet these new people.’ He very much always tries to make space for us.
There are times when I’m under the weather and the corporatemachine tries to put me in the recordingbooth anyway. It’s always up to me to say, ‘Guys, listen to me, listen to what I sound like. I’m not myself.’
The fast-food industry is in very good company with the lead industry and the tobacco industry in how it tries to mislead the public, and how aggressively it goes after anybody who criticizes its business practices.
Thought is constantly creating problems that way and then trying to solve them. But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because it doesn’t notice that it’s creating them, and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates.
Ryan Murphy, he basically tries to find something that’s a pulse, a pressure point in our culture, and he grabs it, and he squeezes it. I think ‘Freak Show’ has a lot to do with the entertainment industry and the way we entertain ourselves: the objectification of people and the lengths we’ll go for our own amusement.
Each generation tries to disassociate itself with the last generation. And then, about three decades later, people kind of start to maybe appreciate what you might have done a while back that you don’t even realize you did.
A thing may fail as a poem because it tries to do what a poem cannot do: it tries to become a treatise on cosmic truth… We can best be exact about the cosmic things – God and truth, beauty, eternity and love – by not talking directly about them.
When a filmmaker tries to make a good film and if he gets success in that then definitely it’s a nice feeling.
During the whole ‘Jeopardy‘ experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. ‘Jeopardy’ tries very hard to keep their secrets.
I’ve sat in sushibars, really fine ones, and I know how hard this guy worked, how proud he is. I know you don’t need sauce. I know he doesn’t even want you to pour sauce. And I’ve seencustomers come in and do that, and I’ve seen him, as stoic as he tries to remain, I’ve seen him die a little inside.
I think we’ve all been in the middle of doing something we cared about, when someone coming in the room and saying ‘hello‘ was annoying. I personally can understand that, as someone who tries to create.
The olderkids, if they wanted something from you, whether it was cash or sportsequipment, they would just take it. My older brothers used to say, ‘If someone tries to take something from you, never give it to them.’ So we fought all the time.