In this post, you will find great Unusual Quotes from famous people, such as Neill Blomkamp, Roman Coppola, Abbie Cornish, Merrie Spaeth, David Frankel. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
The funny thing is, when I ask people with dark skin if they wouldchange their color, they tell me no, and when I ask women if they would rather be men, they tell me no, and I get the same response when I ask people with unusual anatomies if they would take a magic pill to erase their unusual features.
I was always trying to make up for my size, to compensate. So to get people to take you seriously, you have to come at things with a great deal of strength. You have to emphasize that the way you are is unusual. That you don’t come along every day.
It’s interesting: John Calley at Warner Bros. helped me put ‘Alice‘ together. It was very unusual back then for a studio to support an actress the way he backed and supported me. He even asked me if I wanted to direct the film, which I didn’t feel prepared to at that point.
I was motivated to write about violence because I believe it’s not unusual. I see it as just a part of life, and I think we get in trouble when we separate people who’ve experienced it from those who haven‘t.
Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances, and it is very surprising. They played one of my most advancedpieces, and one of my most unusual ones on the radio.
Of course we have Queen Elizabeth as head of state, but in many ways we are a kind of republic. We don’t have royals in Australia, so it was kind of unusual to run into those kind of people. But aside from that it was quite ordinary.
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Most good fiction also has a character the writer seems to know more deeply than anyone can actually be known in life, but a few unusual writers can make something great without that.
What makes ‘American Pie’ so unusual is that it isn’t a relic from the counterculture but a talisman, which, like a sacred river, keeps bringing joy to listenerseverywhere. When ‘American Pie’ suddenly is played on a jukebox or radio, it’s almost impossible not to sing along.
I do, in some senses, feel that Hollywood and Washington are similar in that, first of all, they are, again, male-dominated worlds, which is not unusual. There are a lot of industries like that, but also, there’s a lot of politics when it comes to the ins and outs of getting things done, getting a film made.
The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that.
As far as the honeymoon is concerned, we don’t want to go to a run-of-the-mill or commercialdestination; it will have to be something unusual. Recently, Shardul showed me some pictures of Antarcticacruise, so we may just go for something like this, although it hasn’t been finalised yet.
Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it’s beyond them. But you can’t succeed without practising at any sport.
When I was young, I could not imagine being old. My mother said, and the doctorconfirmed, that I had an unusual amount of energy; and it followed me into young adulthood.
It’s not unusual to have only three weeks to score a picture. And that’s three weeks from signing on to finishing the last recording session. That’s how I did ‘The Queen’ and, more recently, it’s how I did ‘The Imitation Game.’
It is difficult to remember just how formal middle-class life was in the 1930’s and ’40s. I wore a suit and tie at home from the age of 18. One dressed for breakfast. One lived in a very formal way, and emotions were not paraded. And my childhood was not unusual.
I used to go through the dictionary looking for unusual but nontechnical words. At one time, I thought the greatest word was ‘jejune’ and I would throw it into every piece because something about it appealed to me.
We all pay federaltaxes that we send to Washington and it is not unusual that as Americans we would expect some federal investment in the cities and metro areas because we’re the ones that are generating the economic activity.
I picked ‘It’s Not Unusual,’ and then I did the little hop that Tom Jones does and moved my hips. Tim loved it. He came up to me and said, ‘Did you know that I used Tom Jones in ‘Edward Scissorhands’?’
The studios are nervous on every movie. It never ends, because Marty’s movies are so unusual. He doesn’t repeathimself, so they don’t know what to expect. We have to fight hard to keep them from being ruined. Film students can’t believe that when I tell them, because they think, ‘Well, it’s MartinScorsese.’
I had two primary cancers, which was pretty unusual. And when I got the second one, people told me such terrible bad-news stories, they instigated fears that weren’t there in the first place. I do remember with such gratitude one doctor saying to me, ‘Two primaries? That’s nothing. I’ve seen a patient with six.’
Working as a teaboy may have helped my confidence, but not everyone else was so pleased. I could never remember who had milk or how many sugars, and I had an unusual talent for spilling tea on the recording console.
After I won the Newbery Medal for ‘From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,’ children all over the world let me know that they liked books that take them to unusual places where they meet unusual people.
Take ’39 Steps’. When I finished writing it, I counted the number of measures in the composition. I always do this because I am interested in the length of a song. So I counted this one a couple of times because 39 is an unusual number of measures for a song.
The comforts come from my movie and television writing. It is unusual to live this well simply from books.
I’m often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I’m glad I didn’t go, because if I had I wouldn’t have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is.
My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ’40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.
Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
My background wasn’t an issue for her or for her family. But if someone had said to my parents back in the 1970s that one of their children would have a mixed marriage, I think they’d have thought that was very unusual.
None of my movies have ever made any money, so it’s not about commercial success for me. It’s always the same thing. I want to create something valuable, something unusual and different that the world has never seen.
The film has been titled ‘Uncle,’ and will revolve around a family, like ‘Shutter.’ The social and political milieu of Kerala is of much importance in the movie and it’s about an unusual situation a family is made to face.
It is from him, from Beolco Ruzzante, that I’ve learned to free myself from conventional literary writing and to express myself with words that you can chew, with unusual sounds, with various techniques of rhythm and breathing, even with the rambling nonsense-speech of the ‘grammelot.’
‘I Am Legend‘ is quite unusual for its time. I just wanted to write a story about female boxers, and I couldn’t get that going in my mind. I don’t know exactly where the idea of just a man pitting himself against a robot boxer came from.
The support that we have from the network in terms of watching us at an unusual time in the year and playing our episodes three times in a given week until we built an audience… is exceptional.
Sometimes I get a script that says, ‘Only you can play it.’ But I like roles in films with little moments – a hand movement in ‘Melancholia.’ I don’t like the big speeches – the ‘Oscar speech.’ I like to do unusual things on screen.
Crispin Glover is unusual, but not as unusual as he sometimes presents himself. We got along nicely.
Thomas F. Wilson
A comedy scene can’t really have two weirdoes in it. It doesn’t make any sense that way, so you need someone to ground it and call out what’s unusual about this person and this scene. Early on, I got pretty good at doing that, and I felt pretty comfortable doing that.
I hadn’t learned to read by third grade, which wasn’t unusual for some kids. I knew something was wrong because I couldn’t see or understand the words the way the other kids did. I wasn’t the least bit bothered – until I was sent back to the second-grade classroom for reading help after school.
Once I started down the path of co-founding Image Comics, and even co-publisher, it just seems a lot more like a career path that isn’t that atypical for someone with a college degree. Whereas, someone who drawscomic books as a freelancer and lives from job to job is a more unusual story.
If I scroll down my Instagram replies, the tenth one down features a racist emoji – which is not unusual. So I follow the protocol, which is to block the user and report the message under the category of ‘hate speech and symbols.’ Then I am told that an emoji with a monkey and a banana is not considered racist.
A lot of people hear the Pomplamoose story and think the moral of the story is to post your stuff on YouTube. I don’t think that’s the moral at all. The moral is, go where the people are, and be innovative and different. Make something unusual.
There were so many groups that I had in college, but I was always the solosinger. But what made it so unusual back in the day was that I was a black girl playing with all these white musicians, and I was also singing rock music on top of it.
Carbon dioxide is unusual because it doesn’t go through the usual three phases of matter, from solid to liquid to gas, but it goes straight from solid to gas. The volume of the gas is much greater than the volume of the solid. When a solid turns into a gas, we say it sublimes. The process is sublimation.
Being a journalist always makes you a quick study of wherever you’re at. You’re out all the time and seeing places that normally you wouldn’t get to see. It gives you an unusual level of insight into any place.
The most unusual thing about Clinton as a pol is that he listens. Listens and remembers. If he does dance with them that brung him, not them that gave him big money, we will have a populist on our hands.
The Internet exposes a diversity of opinion, experience, and taste we’d been led to believe didn’t exist. If you were unusual in 1950 or 1980 – and everyone is unusual in one way or another – you were an isolatedanomaly. Now you’re a Web ring, a Yahoo category.
My goal is to get people to really believe that the impossible is real, and not that I’m responsible for it. I want them to believe that they’re having the most unusual, magical and bizarre days of their lives.
I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that’s happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is.
There’s nothing wrong with officials taking the subway. Why is this unusual? So people talked about ‘one country, two systems,’ but maybe we should talk about ‘two countries, one system’ instead. We should try to narrow the gap.
I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the ‘Daily Pennsylvanian’ and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorialpage.
I’m at the point now where I know I’m doing something right when a movie gets mixed reviews, because then I’m not in the box. I don’t want to make it too easy for people and I don’t want to make it too easy for myself. I want to try something unusual.
Anything new is a sort of adventure – as a child, I think I was quite bad at tackling new experiences, like unusual foods, and I hatednew clothes or having my hair cut.
There should be a democracy of voices in literature. There are people who live with a kind of striving and with a certain kind of tenderness – it’s not an unusual thing – and maybe that’s not written about enough.
Spending time on 18th-century ships in Tahiti when I was 17 was quite unusual.
It’s an unusual opportunity, a chance for so many people to share in the excitement and the fun of the fact that we may be on to hints as to what the Universe is made out of. I guess the whole point of a prize like this is to be able to get that out into the community.
My dad was this pint-sized Nigerian with an oversized personality. My mother is a tall six foot something Irish-English woman. Us walking down the street was quite an unusual sight, when I was growing up.
I generally only eat one meal a day, which is pretty unusual for a restaurant reviewer. It’s not that I have a problem with food; I’ll eat anything that doesn’t involve a bet, a dare, or an initiationceremony.
In 1965, I was 11 and in my last year at Junior school. I was living with my mum and older sister in a rented flat in south London – my parents had separated when I was five and got divorced a couple of years later, which was unusual at the time. My dad was working abroad, and I hadn’t seen him for several years.
I’m always trying to bring unusual content to a different audience – a non-art-world audience.
I’ve noticed that once you leave London you do kind of become a bit more famous. People in London are a bit too cool for school. It’s not so unusual to see someone from London in the street. But outside of London people are a bit more excited to see you and come out and support you.
I had a happy, dramafree youth, growing up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The only thing that was slightly unusual compared to most of my friends was that I was an only child… I don’t think that’s why my parents gave me a dummy, at least they’ve never copped to it.
I have accepted the fact that I don’t work very quickly, that I have been rejected a lot as a writer, and that what I do is unusual, so I just have to accept the terms and that it’s going to take longer. It is what it is.
Something is guiding my career; I don’t know what it is. When I look back at my career, I call myself the most lucky actor in the world. It is all I have ever done. I do master classes, and I tell people not to use me as an example. I do not know anyone like me – not to brag – it is just very unusual.
I do believe we have to understand why realityturned out to be different than expectations and estimates. But you have more public service – certainly many of you – than I have ever had, and you recognize that this is not unusual.
Doctors and nurses, with their training and their experiences, they would be able to detect unusual patterns of disease. That’s why we say it is important for every country to have a propersurveillance system. The function of the surveillance system is to detect unusual patterns of diseases.
In ‘Me Before You,’ the two characters popped into my head fully formed, which is really strange and unusual. Other books, I sit on them for two or three months. I have a whole routine: I buy a nice book; I hand-write all their characteristics. I put them through little tests just to see how they would react to things.
If I’m in an unusual or extreme social environment, I always want to know what it’s like to grow up there and experience it as normal, everyday life. And I want to know what sort of adults these children are going to turn into.
The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something – a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel.
My expectations for myself were never high. I had a very unusual way of writing songs and of thinking about music. I wasn’t at all like Bob Dylan or Simon and Garfunkel. I was completely different – I didn’t have a David Geffen at my side.
It’s absolutely clear that whatever cruel and unusual punishments may – may mean with regard to future things, such as death by injection or the electric chair, it’s clear that – that the death penalty, in and of itself, is not considered cruel and unusual punishment.
I don’t take a movie unless it offers me something unusual.
I feel like most standupcomedians do it the way I did it, where you just go to open mics and cut your teeth. Sketch and improv – they take a lot of classes. It’s not unusual, the way I did it. It’s just that, with standup, no one knows how to start because there’s no book for it; there’s no place you can really go.
Penelope Fitzgerald never fails to surprise: her language is clever and elegant, her settings are unusual, her characters are unpredictable, and I am always caught out by a line or moment which makes me laugh out loud.