In this post, you will find great Came Quotes from famous people, such as Andrew Flintoff, Steve Scalise, David Hepworth, Bob Newhart, J. K. Rowling. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I would say I came from upper middle class family.
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.
When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.
I never considered myself a writer. I’m a teacher. In a way, I feel kind of… kind of guilty for all the people who are writers who hope to be on the best-seller list someday, who live for that and don’t get it, and it came to me as a kind of free gift, like God coming to Abraham and announcing, ‘I’ve chosen you!’
Since day one, my inception, when I came into the world – I had my eyes on power. The WWE championship is power.
We came, we saw, we bedazzled! You know, and it’s hard to be serious and thoughtful when you’re dressed like a Skittle.
I remembered some people who lived across the street from our home as we were being taken away. When I was a teenager, I had many after-dinner conversations with my father about our internment. He told me that after we were taken away, they came to our house and took everything. We were literally stripped clean.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth; I came from really humble beginnings – the projects of New York City – and I worked my way to get to where I am.
On my first day at Yale Law School, there were posters in the hallways announcing an event with Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. I couldn’t believe it: Tony Blair was speaking to a room of a few dozen students? If he came to Ohio State, he would have filled an auditorium of a thousand people.
Climate change is a consequence of the build up of greenhouse gases over the past 200 years in the atmosphere, and virtually all these emissions came from the rich countries.
In order for the United States to do the right things for the long term, it appears to be helpful for us to have the prospect of humiliation. Sputnik helped us fund good science – really good science: the semiconductor came out of it.
There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
You can be heartbroken about a relationship but also, from it, realize you are you, and you’re okay with who you are or where you came from.
I said that if an alien came to visit, I’d be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They’d be like, ‘What?’
I shared a dressing room with Pete Postlethwaite for 18 months, and he became a good friend. His discipline had an impact on me. You could have a laugh with him, but he was always on the ball when it came to work and very professional. Hopefully some of that rubbed off on me.
I stayed true to my dreams and, eventually, they came true.
I’m from New York. My grandparents were settlers of Long Island City. When they came here, there was no bridge, and they had to hire a boat across the river. They had a farm, and my grandmother had to go once a week to Manhattan to buy provisions – very primitive.
But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn’t really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.
The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets.
When ‘Mean Girls’ came out, I was 15. So I saw that movie and was like, ‘That is so funny.’ But it still has that fluffy, happy ending, and that doesn’t happen in high school.
He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.
When I was playing in the Ajax youth teams – when I was, say, 14, 15 – you started to get all those international youth tournaments. All those English teams came. Well, the English were much further than we were.
I cured with the power that came through me.
If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.
As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn’t.
Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.
I didn’t set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film.
They came down on us because we had a grass-roots, real people‘s revolution, complete with the programs, complete with the unity, complete with the working coalitions, where we crossed racial lines.
My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it.
At midnight every night, I would methodically leave the house for a couple hours‘ walk, come back in, and record. And then the sun came up. If I had done something good, then I’d be happy and go to sleep.
Eventually, it came to this place like, ‘I’d like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.’ ‘Man of Tai Chi’ became the story to tell.
What came up at age 49 is I realized that of all the things I’m interested in, the thing I’m most interested in is figuring out what makes people tick, why people think the way they do, why they act the way they do. And I realized that music is such a great way to investigate why people do what they do.
Because I became a refugee in Macau during 1941, we had this war in Hong Kong, I fought for the government as an air raid warden for 15 days. Our government surrendered, Hong Kong Government surrendered, so I took a junk and came to Macau in 16 hours and I was a refugee, so that’s why I was so much indebted to Macau.
I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.
When I came into the film industry, I was so naive and confused and had no idea about how a heroine should work.
When I first came to L.A., I was plotting out my career choices as if I actually had a choice. Unless you’re Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, impossibly good-looking, or look like a freak, you have to be malleable and open to everything that comes your way because that’s what makes it possible to pay your mortgage and eat.
A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you’re not sure whether you went out or you came home and confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time, you’re hooked.
If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.
‘Dreamsongs’ allows me to show the scope of my writing – with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing.
There should not be a question of legal or illegal immigration. People came and immigrated to this country from the time of the Indians. No one’s illegal. They should just be able to come.
Things that came before, people and things and experiences – that does mean something to me. It doesn’t mean I don’t embrace the new, but I don’t forget the past, either.
If anyone can say ‘go back,’ it’s Native Americans. My Pueblo ancestors, despite being targeted at every juncture – despite facing famine and drought – still inhabit this country today. But indigenous people aren’t asking anyone to go back to where they came from.
I came to feel an artist might use anything – a dot, a line, the most conventional or unconventional symbol – t say what he wanted to say.
We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
I loved ‘True Detective‘ so much in Season 1, and then when the Season 2 monstrosity came around, I was like, ‘What is this show? What have you done to this show?’
Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.
I grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, in a six-room farmhouse with a couple of leaning posts to keep it from fallin’. I came up in a time when men were men.
For me, it all started with ‘Phoonk’ around 2008 and then I landed a couple of more films and then came ‘Makkhi.’
I remember when MySpace came out. It did do something pretty incredible – which was unite people around the world with common interests and common tastes.
Even though I had won in other categories, I didn’t have any expectations when I came into F1. Qualifying fifth, finishing sixth? I didn’t expect it.
I came back to Philips and quickly realised that the TV business had a major performance issue and some structural challenges. Rather than try to tweak it and sit things out, we said we had to go for a structural solution.
I saw ‘Joy Luck Club’ when it came out, so that was early mid-’90s, and I remember seeing it with my long-time collaborator, Mina Shum. We’d just done ‘Double Happiness,’ and we saw this movie, and we were weeping. Like, shuddering weeping. Weeping more than really the film deserved.
It’s interesting because the first batch of really struggling with control and escape and all that happened when I was nearing adolescence, and the second one came with the onset of early menopause.
I wanted to take away the fear of failure from the youngsters because when I came into the Indian team I faced that pressure.
I went to Catholic high school for half a year and religion wasn’t the cool thing to talk about even at a catholic high school. It never came up.
I’m very happy at City, very happy since the day I came. I knew that the project was good, and in my head, there is nothing else but Manchester City, so how long I’m going to be at City is just never a question.
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that’s a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?
Arca was a project born immediately after I came out of the closet in New York.
I have to say, I have to tell you that my kids had a most marvelous time having two moms. When my daughter was at university, she got flu. And both mums rushed to be with her. And we were both looking after her and making soup and tidying up. And one of her friends came in and went, ‘Two mums? Not fair.’
When I have a chance to go back to my village, I always remind myself where I came from.
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
I went to see President Nixon at the White House. It wasn’t difficult to get a meeting because I was heavyweight champion of the world. So I came to Washington and walked around the garden with Nixon, his wife and daughter. I said: I want you to give Ali his licence back. I want to beat him up for you.
The reason why I wear gold – I wear gold for three reasons. One, when Jesus was born, three wise men came from the east: one brought frankincense, one brought myrrh, the other one brought gold. The second reason I wear gold is I can afford it. The third reason I wear it, it’s symbolic of my African heritage.
If I would make a song dedicated to any woman, it would have to be my mom because, you know, she’s been there since I came out of her. She would have to be the one… my mom or my daughter.
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
Everybody who know Rick Ross know that, for one, I love creating music, and one of the biggest impacts we have on the game was the fact that when we came into the game, artists was waiting two to three years to put out albums. I was one of the few that put out an album every year along with two or three mixtapes.
With a fresh start, I hope it’ll work out good. I know the whole Fox story and how he came over here and had a great year for them. I’m hoping that’s what it’ll be – fresh start, new faces, new team, new city. I’m looking forward to getting out there.
When my first semester grades came out, my mom and dad told me I wouldn’t be playing football.
My love for American music and American movies is from an early age. I was 10 or 11 when I heard Fats Domino and Little Richard and Buddy Holly. And the movies, my dad used to take my brother and I to the movies every Friday. It was incredible: we got to see just about every movie that came out for a period of years.
I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.
I thought I was grounded. I thought from my kinda blue-collar outlook on life that I would call myself a grounded person. I was not. I was like a balloon flying around in the air. And as soon as our first child was born, boom – my feet came right down to the ground.
My first rap name was Ralo. Because my first name is Carlos. I likened myself to what Busta Rhymes was doing when he first came out. And what Onyx did when they first came out – they reminded me of me.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
When punk came along, I found my generation‘s music. I grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, ’cause that was what got played in the house. But when I first saw the Stranglers, I thought, ‘This is it.’
When I was a youth, to be called ‘African’ was a diss. At school, the African kids used to lie and say they were Jamaican. So when I first came in the game, and I’m saying lyrics like, ‘I make Nigerians proud of their tribal scars/ My bars make you push up your chest like bras,’ that was a big deal for me.
One day, I had a patient who was going through chemotherapy who came to me and said, ‘I’m going to go on with what I’m doing, but I need you to tell me what it is that I’m fighting.’
You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothing’s changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.
I didn’t fit in anywhere when I grew up, but I was always American, so to survive, I created this ‘ideal America.’ Finally I came to the U.S. and realised, ‘Oh, I don’t belong here, either.’
Every time in my life when I have chosen to delay following inspired counsel or decided that I was an exception, I came to know that I had put myself in harm‘s way. Every time that I have listened to the counsel of prophets, felt it confirmed in prayer, and then followed it, I have found that I moved toward safety.
I get to sing and act and write and create and produce for a living and share art with people, and I feel like a piece of that is in honor of those who came before me.
Nihilism in American comedy came along way before ‘The Simpsons.’ There was a fairly nihilistic point of view to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ for instance, back in the beginning, and a lot of really dark comedy had a really anti-sentimental take on life.
I am a living symbol of the white man’s fear. I never realized how deeply embedded this fear is until I came to Brandfort.
There are quite a lot of YouTube clips of me that have gone viral. One that I think of is of a young woman at a lecture I was giving – she came from Liberty University, which is a ludicrous religious institution. She said, ‘What if you are wrong?’ and I answered that rather briefly, and that’s gone viral.
I came, I saw, God conquered.
My father’s peripatetic career also gave me critical perspective when it came to my own career choices.
My foundation is acoustic guitar, and it is finger-picking and all of that and sort of an orchestral style of playing. Lead guitar came later, more out of the necessity to do so because of expectations in a particular situation.
Competing in my first Olympics in the country where my parents came from is pretty insane. I’m feeling nothing but excitement.
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
I came from a religious, homeschooled background; I had conventional views across the board.
For two years, I’d lived in Silicon Valley, surrounded by other highly educated transplants with seemingly perfect lives. It’s jarring to live in a world where every person feels his life will only get better when you came from a world where many rightfully believe that things have become worse.
I’ve had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father – he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?
I think a lot of people who didn’t know my work before ‘The Sopranos‘ think I came from the Jersey Shore, like they picked us out of the mall and put us on television.
We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically.
My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure.
In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here.
Enter Shikari are a mash-up of everything. I used to really love dubstep when they first came out. They had those amazing basslines, so I loved going to the live shows.
I was getting make up done in the car when the door opened and Park Bo Gum came in. After we said ‘Hello,’ an hour of silence followed.
I credit the women who came before me and credit New Zealanders for welcoming me having a child… positivity outweighed negativity. I’m proud of the nation.
Like so many others, I came to romance during the golden age of it – Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey and Jude Deveraux were at the height of their historical domination. Without those women, I wouldn’t be a romance novelist.
It’s quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences. We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from.
What I am is how I came out. No one’s perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and learn to love yourself.
I’ve been asked many times if I considered myself a narcissist, so I looked up the real meaning of the word, and I came to the conclusion that indeed I am one. I think of myself as better than other people, not every person, but many, unique and talented, and I aim to success.
We’ve talked and written about the World War so much that it has almost been purged off. The bitterness is gone. The drama came to an end and it is history.
I’m a simple man. Grew up in a small town. Came from humble beginnings. No silver spoon.
Muhammad Ali was my idol, and I always say, if Muhammad Ali had told me the exact same thing my mother, the principal, the security guard, my brothers… you know, the same thing they were telling me that I didn’t listen to, I would have listened, just because it came from Muhammad Ali.
I played a paraplegic on a show called ‘Neighbours.’ Just turned up on set, sat in a wheelchair. The producer came up to me one day and said, ‘We have to cut around that entire scene because your leg was moving.’
I came to San Antonio, and it’s known for the River Walk. So I was just doing some sightseeing, I looked at the bridge and I thought, ‘Man, if I do a flip off this bridge, that would be super-cool.’ I don’t recommend anybody jump off that bridge.
It’s so different now coming out as a new artist today than it was when I came out almost ten years ago. Now, it’s all about singles, it’s really quick, it’s online. I came out when people sold records and they still do today but – I don’t know what the key is.
Our parents taught us to work hard and never forget our family roots, where we came from, and how much effort it took to get to where we are today.
I am an engineer by profession, but I knew I wanted to act. My parents always encouraged me, and when my father shifted to Mumbai for work for a brief while, I came along.
I thought I knew everything when I came to Rome, but I soon found I had everything to learn.
I’ll never forget where I came from, and I’ll never forget who I am.
Along came a police lieutenant named Columbo, and my life would never be the same.
The human animal originally came from out-of-doors. When spring begins to move in his bones, he just must get out again. Moreover, as civilization, cement pavements, office buildings, radios have overwhelmed us, the need for regeneration has increased, and the impulses are even stronger.
I was in the U.S. about 15 years. Especially in New York. And then I came back to Japan.
I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.
I was wrestling all the way to high school, but it kind of came in the same season as basketball, so I had to pick and choose one, and I decided to go all the way with basketball.
People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.
My parents know I was outgoing as a child, and whenever people came over, I’d automatically do impressions of them as soon as they left; it was my mom’s favorite thing. Yes, I grew up in Hollywood, but not in any rich neighborhood.
Everyone always wants to talk about ‘True Blood‘ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ – no one’s even interested in ‘Durham County.’ It blew my mind when I came to Canada and no one asked me about the show. So many people didn’t even know about it. They didn’t even know it was on the air! It’s very curious to me.
I don’t think people are fans of me because I wrote hit songs. I think they’re fans because I’m a lunatic or a weirdo. The hit songs came out of my idiosyncratic personality, not the other way around.
I appreciate the change associated with people’s growth, but I don’t like the changes in our lives. I came to Mumbai in 1945, so imagine my acceptance of the massive changes around. I have witnessed every kind of revolution.
In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims came to die.
On ‘Old School,’ I was not an actor, I was Snoop Dogg, so I came to the set with a whole different vibe, and a different crew of people. And on ‘Starsky and Hutch,’ I was more of an actor. I wasn’t Snoop Dogg, the rapper.
When I came to Mumbai, I knew that I am an actor but I am not a working actor. To keep this actor alive, I had to feed him, I took up the casting job so that I can run my house.
I discovered that my imagination came alive when I moved away from the immediate world around me.
I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem’s a nickname; it’s a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands.
Shakira has a very great career, knows a lot, and has taught me a lot. She came into my life to transform it, and that makes me very happy.
If nothing else came out of all of this debacle over Obamacare, one thing that should is a class-action lawsuit against the University of Chicago Law School for people that had Obama as their constitutional law professor.
We’ve had a humble upbringing. You know, my father came through as a political refugee; my mother comes from a hard-working-farmers family. We’ve had humble upbringing.
Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist, about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist. I was cast as a Senator to shake things up.
I had two passions growing up – one was music, one was technology. I tried to play in a band for a while, but I was never talented enough to make it. And I started companies. One day came along and I decided to combine the two – and there was Spotify.
Distortion came first from the fauves, who, in turn, were under the strong influence of primitive art.
Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the United States Senate, and I have learned a lot.
I remember when I was young, I was watching TV, and my father came into the room, agitated, and told me to start a business. I was eight years old.
And when 9/11 came, that was open season to violate human rights. And that’s how I was kidnapped.
When it came to Sociedad, I didn’t want to come back into football so soon after the Manchester United experience.
I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.
Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.
Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.
But more than anything else, for the British folks Irish people were all terrorists. So when we went to Britain, it was always a lot of resistance to U2. And that’s why we came to America.
It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married – those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there’s like this extra 10 years of that angst.
I guess the big thing is that I don’t buy anything first-hand. It’s a personal policy I have for all sorts of reasons. If you research to the textile industry yourself, you’ll know why. I came to it personally.
I long ago came to the conclusion that all life is 6 to 5 against.
I struggled for 15 years in this business before Miami Vice came along.
We came into a broken world. And we’re the cleanup crew.
I wouldn’t believe him if he said the sun came up in the east.
My parents are both very funny but they’re also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I’m just a lunatic. I don’t know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I’m just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It’s not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.
I was on MTV’s ‘Real World‘ at the time when ‘Queer Eye’ came out. I remember, the first time I won an award, I got the award, and they were like, ‘It’s a tie! With ‘Queer Eye!” I never thought that I would one day follow in their footsteps.
It has been discovered that all the world is made of the same atoms, that the stars are of the same stuff as ourselves. It then becomes a question of where our stuff came from. Not just where did life come from, or where did the earth come from, but where did the stuff of life and of the earth come from?
It was important for me to understand who I am and where I came from. To get a hold on why I do certain things.
I’ve always been able to get into the box, but in the past, I’d been very rash in my finishing; I wasn’t clear with what I was doing in the final third. When it came to shooting, I was very rushed. I wasn’t hitting the ball cleanly.
When ‘Paul’s Boutique’ came out, I was one of the fans that didn’t get it.
I came to America to teach my method – not to enter a research experiment.
Planet Earth is estimated to have a lifetime of nine billion years. And we’re right smack in the middle of our lifetime. We’ve been in the universe for 4.5 billion years. So, that should mean something. We should sort of take a look at where we came from and where we are going.
Why should I dislike anything about my appearance? I came off the factory line this way. I am perfect.
Once I came to acting, it was almost a thing where there weren’t enough hours in the day to work on stuff because I was so passionate about it.
One morning, about four o’clock, I was driving my car just about as fast as I could. I thought, Why am I out this time of night? I was miserable, and it came to me: I’m falling in love with somebody I have no right to fall in love with.
Came from a song that I made from, like, 2012 – there was some phrase like ‘Rap Monster’, and I just, I thought it was so cool. But as I grow up, and as I came to America, I think it felt like too much. So I just abbreviated it to ‘RM’, and it could symbolize many things. It could have more spectrums to it.
Until I came out, my acting was all about disguise, and thereafter it became about telling the truth.
I don’t like to follow in the footsteps. I like to learn from the footsteps that came before me, forge a new path.
Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly – it was all still, solemn and religious.
Designing came to me. I didn’t have to move.
What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
To make the script, you need ideas, and for me a lot of times, a final script is made up of many fragments of ideas that came at different times.
I was never one to think about why I need to go running or go to the gym – it just came naturally to me.
Because of my parents’ love of democracy, we came to America after being driven twice from our home in Czechoslovakia – first by Hitler and then by Stalin.
Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.
I was in diapers when my parents left me with the babysitter to participate in an armored car robbery. They never came home.
I’m a gay man who came out when I was 10 years old, and there’s nothing in my life that I’m prouder of.
‘Do the Right Thing’ has been a big influence on me. I saw it when it first came out in 1989. I was about 18, and it blew me away on many levels – I had never seen anything like it before.
I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best I’ve ever done it.
Oh, I’m a great believer in the power of the pause. Radio is a bit brasher now. My style was slower. I just used to go in, open the microphone and say the first thing that came into my head.
My father wasn’t a hard guy. He was a well-liked guy. He had a lot of compassion about things in life. There were rules, but there was also flexibility within those rules. He didn’t push me when it came to golf: he just taught me the right way to play the game.
I grew up in northwest London on a council estate. My parents are Irish immigrants who came over here when they were very young and worked in menial jobs all their lives, and I’m one of many siblings.
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.
A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations – paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on – came to Europe via the Silk Road.
Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain’t funny!
When my father came over here penniless with $100 sewn into his underwear, thank God some well-meaning liberal didn’t come put his arm around him and say, ‘Let me take care of you.’
I’ve always been a guy who’s pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work.
I was brought up as an only child, and we were very close. But when I was 14, we got evicted. We came home to a padlock, and I looked up at my mom and she was crying, and there was nothing to do.
When I came out of college, shoe companies can identify marketable people, and I think I was identified as someone who could potentially move some units and merchandise.
The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, ‘Mother, don’t just stand there in the rain. Go home.’
Before the Civil War, Canada was at the top of the underground railroad. If you made it into Canada, you were safe unless someone came and hauled you back. That was also true during the Vietnam War for draft resisters.
I probably learned, being in ‘Taxi Driver‘ before I made my first film, I would come to the set every day just to watch how that film came about. It’s like a graduate course: it’s terrific. You talk to the cinematographer during the breaks. You ask the electrician why they are doing this.
When I read my own diary, a lot of those feelings came flooding back, such as the idea that the first boy you fall in love with will be your last. You can never imagine that you could ever love anyone else and that they’re just the one.
I’ll never forget where I came from. It’s always on my mind.
I spent six years touring the world playing Shakespeare, Molire, Shaw, Goldsmith… But I slowly came to realise that the people you are working with are as important as the parts you play, and that there were lots of interesting people working in film and T.V.
I used to refer to myself as a ‘theoretical anorexic,’ just as crazy when it came to body image, but saved by a lack of self-discipline. My daughters do everything better than I do – they’re smarter, more beautiful, happier. What if they end up better at anorexia, too?
I’m a man at the end of the day and I come from the streets, the trenches, I came from nothing, water and cornflakes.
I was trained classically in violin and voice, which led to musical theater. Then I left the music scene to chase acting, which is when ‘Neighbours’ came along. It was a fantastic playground for actors, and the cast around me taught me a lot.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the ‘Pilgrim‘s Progress,’ my first collection was of John Bunyan’s works in separate little volumes.
After marriage, every woman wants to settle down and have children. I have no regrets. I was occupied in my little world, enjoying each and every experience that came my way.
Dance was something that came to me before I could even walk or talk.
I came into the industry as an actor. And moved on to become a star with the help of my dancing skills.
Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color.
I came from the Bronx and a certain background. I worked really hard. I kept my focus on the right things.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.
If Mr. Einstein doesn’t like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from.
It is often useful, if an enemy happens to see you, to pretend that you have not seen him. Or it may sometimes be useful to pretend that you have other men with you. I did this once in the Boer War when, having crept up a donga to look at a Boer fort, I was seen by the enemy, and they came out to capture me.
I’ve been a fan of The Rock ever since he first came to wrestling. Every time I went to school, I talked about The Rock. So when I finally got to meet him I couldn’t believe it! When he walked through the door, I went bug-eyed! ‘I’m standing next to The Rock, man!’ He’s huge. He’s very nice, though.
When I came to America from Sweden, Mother and I, we went to Chicago where our relatives lived.
I’m fascinated by the way Diane Arbus saw things. She came from this fashion background and then twisted it.
Liverpool had African players from the ’50s and ’60s. There were goalkeepers in the early days from South Africa. Then in 1981 there was a guy who came to Anfield. They say ‘who is this guy’ and it is me; I am African.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.
I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand.
It was helpful to have the confidence of youth that came from a lack of desperation. I thought, ‘If I don’t succeed, I’ll go back to school and study.’
Production is a lot of work. Nobody sent me that memo when they came to me to do television.
Director Alphonse Putharen came to my life as an angel and transformed my families‘ lives. That’s why we named our home ‘Premam.’
I didn’t speak English until I came to Pittsburgh.
The argument about zoning and the presidency of Nigeria is like the philosophical argument of the egg or the hen. Who is older through the evolutionary process, who came first?
Atari showed that young people could start big companies. Without that example it would have been harder for Jobs and Bill Gates, and people who came after them, to do what they did.
I went to the mosque one day, and it came to me, like, ‘This is where I belong.’
The leg drop was a move that nobody really used, and nobody ever hit the ropes and jumped up really high, so I tried it out in Japan and the people loved it. That’s how I came up with it.
I had never seen an avocado until I came to London in 1994. They just weren’t a feature of southern Italian cuisine.
My parents were, had a marriage of passion, and the passion was about their religious beliefs. They were both immigrant families that – well, my father’s family came as Puritans to Massachusetts.
One returns to the place one came from.
I look back with a mix of emotions: sadness for the people who are gone, nostalgia for times that have passed, but immense gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that came my way.
If anything happened, I think my husband would have to deal with that as the time came.
What counts is what you do with your money, not where it came from.
I used to think about how nice it would be to visit the planets. Of course, I didn’t expect to see in my lifetime what has happened. I knew it would happen some day, but it came along faster than I at first thought.
This has always been my life and no one else’s, and that’s how it’s always been since the day I came in it.
One becomes a grandfather and one sees the world a little differently. Certainly the world becomes a more vulnerable place when one has a grandchild, or now I have two. And I think that possibly there’s some tenderness that came out of just time and age and being a parent and grandparent.
Alan Cumming was such a fun guy to watch. I remember he has a song in the first ‘Spy Kids’ movie, and when Danny Elfman came to set, they were working on the song.
When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, ‘Mine is not so bad as all that. She came through, and so can I.’
The closest I ever came to getting married was just before I started singing. In fact, my first record saved my neck.
My wife was the part of me that was missing. And I got that whole family that came along with her in the deal. It’s an extended family, and they’re very close, and it’s a dynamic that’s never been around me before.
My dad came over from Ireland when he was 13 and lived on the streets, working on building sites, and has just retired from his job delivering furniture for John Lewis. My mum has had the same job for 30 years as a sales assistant at Marks and Spencer. They’ve always been really great; they just want me to be happy.
Patience was not something that came naturally to me, but in cooking it is the quintessential skill.
These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
I was a kid living in New Jersey, who – I’d wanted to make movies since I was a little kid, so that came before music for me. But I started playing drums just as a hobby, and I wasn’t even really into jazz that much.
I first came out to my mom in the ninth grade.
Millions of people die every day. Everyone’s got to go sometime. I’ve came by this particular tumor honestly. If you smoke, which I did for many years very heavily with occasional interruption, and if you use alcohol, you make yourself a candidate for it in your sixties.
I came not from within the administration, and it was clear and clear in our discussions and no one asked otherwise that I would lead this the way I thought best and I would speak the truth as we found it.
No one remembers who came in second.
The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me.
I’m one hundred percent Irish, and I’m very proud that I’m Irish American, though I don’t know exactly where my ancestors came from. I just know County Cork.
It was when my American coach Dan Pfaff came over from the States in 2009 and started working with me that we really began to look at my diet. He decided I was eating too many carbohydrates, so I cut back on bread. Over the next year I lost weight and became leaner.
I had a stroll like this in the park with somebody, and I saw the ice and I thought, ‘what would happen if I go in there?’ I was really attracted to it. I went in, got rid of my clothes. Thirty seconds I was in. Tremendous good feeling when I came out, and since then, I repeated it every day.