In this post, you will find great Tell Quotes from famous people, such as Mary Tyler Moore, Dominique Jackson, Carrie Fisher, Walter Mosley, Apollonius of Tyana. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
There are certain things about me that I will never tell to anyone because I am a very private person. But basically, what you see is who I am. I’m independent, I do like to be liked, I do look for the good side of life and people. I’m positive, I’m disciplined, I like my life in order, and I’m neat as a pin.
Don’t tell me about tolerance. Don’t tell me about acceptance. Look at me as the woman that I am and respect that.
When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.
As soldiers need not only courage but tactics also, so does a philosopher need not only courage and philosophy but discernment also, to tell what his right time of dying is – so that he neither seek it nor flee it.
Be unpredictable, be real, be interesting. Tell a good story.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can’t tell the truth without lying.
Whenever I get frustrated, I tell myself, you could be working at a 7-Eleven right now, so never take for granted what you do for a living.
This book-promotion stuff is like a political campaign. You work your butt off, and at the end of the day, you can’t tell if it’s made a damned bit of difference.
Even, today, when people tell me I’m beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.
I tell myself that if I start to listen to these people and start to let them decide how I should behave and what I should do, then this is not my life – it’s theirs.
I’ll tell you one thing, since I’m married, single people look absolutely ridiculous to me.
The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.
I feel like I’m a New Yorker because I really know the city. I actually tell the drivers where to go – I have this bad habit, I always question the drivers. I do that all the time because I feel like I know the best way, when really it’s like, ‘Yo, man, shut up. This dude does this every day of his life.’
Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There’s no need to tell the children that.
As a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.
I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
It is one thing to think gold has some marvelous store of value because man has no way of inventing more gold or getting it very easily, so it has the advantage of rarity. Believe me, man is capable of somehow creating more bitcoin… They tell you there are rules and they can’t do it. Don’t believe them.
I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.
To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you’re impotent. She can’t wait to disprove it.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.
I do have my own personal convictions and values, and I live by those. But as an artist, as a portrait photographer, my job is to tell the truth and to capture someone‘s spirit on a certain day. And it’s never the whole truth; it’s the truth I experience in a very intense and intimate fashion.
When you tell your truth, you are coming from a real place, so you are automatically a leader.
There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.
The average attention span of the modern human being is about half as long as whatever you’re trying to tell them.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven‘s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going.
While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government’s letter cannot give me back my good name or my reputation.
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
If you ask a woman who she is, she’ll tell you who she serves and sometimes what she does. But that isn’t the whole story.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.
I think the lesson is that when you give black voices a platform and the opportunity to tell our story, we will tell good stories just like anybody else.
‘Everything happens for a reason‘ is something that we have to tell ourselves all the time, because it’s good to have the idea that something good is around the corner.
There is an interaction and action, reaction between two people. One should show honesty in a relationship. Be honest to your partner and tell him everything. How long can you do things with dishonesty and that’s wrong. Don’t get into a relationship if you can’t be honest.
I tell myself that I created the wardrobe of the contemporary woman, that I participated in the transformation of my times.
Sometimes it’s a character you want to play or a story you want to tell. Sometimes it’s just to pay the bills.
I always tell people, good coaches are a dime a dozen. Good coaches that are good people, good husbands, good fathers, that love their players and are passionate about doing things in a way that I believe is important, that pool gets real small.
Someone else is going to read for me or go at my place to the mosque, and/or to tell me you shouldn’t take anything from the West because the West is the enemy and so on. It is to me to decide. I am intelligent enough to be critical towards the West and take what I need and reject what is bad for me.
There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.
Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation.
I never regret or sit back and think that I shouldn’t have said something. There are a lot of people who tell me that you shouldn’t say this or that or should keep quiet, and I really think that I can either be true to my conscience or can live a fake life by staying quiet.
We talk about honesty, but the reality is we have lots of human values, and they are not all compatible. We don’t always tell the truth about everything, no matter what the consequences.
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
The original title for ‘In the Mood for Love’ was called ‘A Story About Food.’ The idea was to tell a love story through different courses.
Sometimes I can’t think of a better way to end my day than coming home and just strumming my ukulele for a few minutes. I mean, I joke around and tell people that it’s an entire yoga session in one strum, you know?
Both individuals and societies tell themselves stories to simplify and make sense of the messy chaos of reality.
I believe every one of us possesses a fundamental right to tell our own story.
The truth is the truth is the truth. And as long as you tell the truth, you’ll be okay in the end.
When you think about archaeology, archaeology is the only field that allows us to tell the story of 99 percent of our history prior to 3,000 B.C. and writing.
I tell young people – including my granddaughter – there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard. And you have to give back.
Let me tell you what the truth is… I have learned one thing in life: there is no such thing as bad press. There is not. That’s a fundamental truth. The more bad things said about you, the more power they give to you.
For me, romance isn’t an over-the-top act. It’s someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I’m making the wrong decision, he’ll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts.
Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It’s the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.
The lies we tell ourselves are the most subtle of all lies.
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
When you really need help, people will respond. Sincerity means dropping the image facade and showing a willingness to be vulnerable. Tell it the way it is, lumps and all. Don’t worry if your presentation isn’t perfect; ask from your heart. Keep it simple, and people will open up to you.
We must begin to tell black women’s stories because, without them, we cannot tell the story of black men, white men, white women, or anyone else in this country. The story of black women is critical because those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
I try to tell all the – not even the kids, even people older than me – to just be themselves. Don’t wear what I wear ’cause I wear it; wear what you like.
I have a sensible set of values that tell me to never lie.
Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
I don’t want to tell people how to remember me. I want people to remember me as they remember me.
Can you tell me what’s more unconstitutional than taking away from the people of America their Fifth Amendment rights, their Fourteenth Amendment rights, and the right to equal protection under the law?
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
Don’t tell me what you believe in. I’ll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.
When in doubt tell the truth.
What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
Well, let me tell you, if you’re 45, had three children and are post-menopausal, you’re not going to weigh what you did the day you graduated from high school. Get that out of your head. That’s a media-driven ideal that you’re never going to healthfully obtain.
I have to tell people that they are not responsible for their behavior. They’re not creating it; they’re not initiating anything. It’s all found somewhere else. That’s an awful lot to relinquish.
When it’s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups… but they’re coming for ya. It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
My parents were supportive. I didn’t have good grades, but they could tell I wasn’t lazy.
Most people tell you there are certain moments you should celebrate in life: for example, the weekend coming, so you should party on a Friday. Or your birthday or New Year‘s Eve. But what if you’re excited about being alive every day? Can’t you be in that celebratory state every moment you’re not dead?
All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s what I love.
I’m a storyteller; that’s what exploration really is all about. Going to places where others haven‘t been and returning to tell a story they haven’t heard before.
You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story.
I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.
I didn’t tell any of my friends that I wanted to be a comedian, because I was superstitious. I thought if I told people, it wouldn’t happen. So I kept it all in my head for years and years.
Record contracts are just like – I’m gonna say the word – slavery. I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.
You don’t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
Everyone has a story to tell. All you have to do is write it. But it’s not that easy.
It’s kind of hard to tell your life story and state all facts and it still be sweet.
I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car‘s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.
I’ve always been a fighter. If you tell me I can’t, I’ll die trying to prove you wrong.
Very gifted people, they win and they win, and they are told that they win because they are a winner. That seems like a positive thing to tell children, but ultimately, what that means is when they lose, it must make them a loser.
Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.
Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
Stand up for your rights and be brave, and don’t be intimidated. Read your Bible. That’s really given me strength, and it will give you strength. Pray, and use God’s name, Jehovah. And never tell a lie, ever.
I think animation can tell more than live action.
Guns are bad, I tell you.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
I am a very private person. No one ever knows anything about me as I don’t think it is necessary. I tell people as much as I want them to know about me.
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
Don’t tell me peace has broken out.
Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.
Give, give, give – what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.
I tell you, gospel music is very uplifting. It’s great. It’s just a lot of fun to write, and it’s wonderful for the heart, soul, mind, and spirit. It’s just great.
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
In general I think that in art you only have the responsibility to tell the truth.
People think cyberbullying will never end, so why try to fix it? Which I completely understand. I will be the first to tell you that it’s not going to end. But if you start making the change and start making the steps, over time change will happen.
But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won’t. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
I want to tell everybody to celebrate every day, to savor the day and be good to yourself, love yourself, and then you can be good to others and be of service to others.
In a state of poverty, illiteracy, people just remain exposed to all kinds of manipulation. That’s what we have lived. It’s easier to tell a poor person, ‘You know what, you are poor, you’re hungry because the other one has taken away your rights.’
I don’t know where streaming will go in the future. The analytics that we’re seeing tell us that streaming is the next thing, and downloads are going down. I feel like with the history of this platform, from vinyl to where we are now, it just seems like the next logical step.
Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.
If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
I know that some people shy away from what I say. They think it is too blunt, but when you don’t give people that, they feel like you are being fake and you’re not telling the truth. So it’s like, you want me to tell the truth, but when I do, it’s too much for you.
When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying.
I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it.
It’s much like playing jazz, flying. It’s multitasking in real time. You have a number of instruments that alone won’t tell you exactly what the airplane is doing but together give you a picture of everything that’s going on.
I like documentaries because there’s nothing to nitpick or criticize about scenes if they aren’t just right. It’s about honesty and real-life circumstances coming out. Granted it can be swayed by how people tell that story, but overall, I like it because it is true.
Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.
You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.
I have to tell you, every day is a roller coaster.
Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
I have to tell you I never in my life anticipated getting this old, this fast. It seems as if I were 25 just a few days ago.
I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
Any working composer or painter or sculptor will tell you that inspiration comes at the eighth hour of labour rather than as a bolt out of the blue. We have to get our vanities and our preconceptions out of the way and do the work in the time allotted.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.
Get as rude as possible and don’t let anyone tell you how to live.
Not all journalists are really journalists. They ask such stupid questions sometimes, especially the newer ones, and because… these people can’t tell if you’re joking around, you just can’t have any sense of humour; you really can’t.
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
I’ve always been fascinated by dreams – they seem like such intriguing evidence of the brain‘s obsession with narrative as a form of sense-making. But because dreaming is an unconscious process, we have little control over the stories we tell, so they can be fraught with anxiety, vulnerability, and exposure.
What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
A little-known secret is that being a pro athlete is not that great. It’s a pretty short lifespan. I know all these parents are out there driving their children to be professionals, but so many pros will tell you, ‘No, you don’t want to do this.’
I tell the government, if people have no jobs, you are in trouble. Government will be in trouble. My job is to help more people have jobs.
I don’t give advice. I can’t tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
I don’t tell people, ‘You’re okay the way that you are.’ That’s not the right story. The right story is, ‘You’re way less than you could be.’
I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in life are health, family and friends, and the time to spend on them.
You know, if I tell the press that I like long blonde hair, the next day there will be girls with long hair wigs outside waiting for me.
Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like.
Telling stories and having them received is so important. That dialogue is everything. I tell my students all the time that what separates us as human beings is our ability to hold stories. Our narrative history. There is so much power in that. Storytelling is our human industry.
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Once you get people’s attention, you have a greater responsibility to tell them something of value.
Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it’s simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is.
The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
I tell my kids and I tell proteges, always have humility when you create and grace when you succeed, because it’s not about you. You are a terminal for a higher power. As soon as you accept that, you can do it forever.
When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, ‘Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?’ Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical.
I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.
If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.
I want to tell women that you need to love yourself and make yourself a priority. It’s only when you are happy yourself, can you make everyone else around you happy. I am still a dreamer and still believe in fairy tales, but there is only that much one should give another person. You need to keep something for yourself.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.
Years ago I went into my laboratory and said, ‘Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?’ The Great Creator answered, ‘You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size, little man.’
I think when people begin to tell their stories, everything changes, because not only are you legitimised in the telling of your story and are you found, literally, like you matter, you exist in the telling of your story, but when you hear your story be told, you suddenly exist in community and with others.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ‘understand’ something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?
The joys of my life are my granddaughters. They are beautiful. You don’t have to believe me. You can ask my wife. She’ll tell you.
I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.
You have to tell the whole truth, the good and the bad, maybe some things that are uncomfortable for some people.
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
I’d rather tell you how I really feel.
Tell me what you like and I’ll tell you what you are.
This is my truth, tell me yours.
When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you.
Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.
If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
I tell people I’m too stupid to know what’s impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Let me tell you something about myself. I am a straight shooter.
People would tell me, especially after my marriage to Prince, ‘You need to write a book because you’ve had a crazy life.’
You don’t have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life’s about change.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.
As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
Religion works. I know there’s comfort there, a crash pad. It’s something to explain the world and tell you there is something bigger than you, and it is going to be alright in the end. It works because it’s comforting.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty – not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history.’
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.
Making a record? You’ve got to have the song, then you create a record. I think it’s the same with a live performance. If the material is strong, you’re already 90% there. I always tell young people it’s all about the music, the songs. Work on the songs, work on the songs, work on the songs.
Eskimo: ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ Priest: ‘No, not if you did not know.’ Eskimo: ‘Then why did you tell me?’
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’
If you ask anyone in animation, how long they’ve been into animation, they’ll pretty much always tell you that it’s since they can remember, and I’m no exception. I’ve always just loved drawing and loved cartoons.
People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.
Be smarter than other people, just don’t tell them so.
We must insist on assimilation – immigration without assimilation is an invasion. We need to tell folks who want to come here, they need to come here legally. They need to learn English, adopt our values, roll up their sleeves and get to work.
You will not tell me that you accept me. You will not tell me that you tolerate me. That is not your power. I take that from you. You will respect me for who I am.
You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.
You have to be confident in who you are and what you’re doing. Of course, you try to evolve. I would never tell you, ‘Today is the best I will ever be.’ I’m always trying to be a better chef, a better dad, a better person.
My dad raised me with some good advice: ‘Always tell the truth. Always shoot from the hip. You might not have many friends, but you’ll never have enemies, because people will always know where you’re coming from.’
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.
When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
We’re not a political band. We don’t want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think.
I was born in Europe… and I’ve traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
I don’t have to worry about writing jokes. I just tell stories about things that have happened to me. As long as I’m alive and I’m living and I’m experiencing different things every day, the show will always change.
We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.
Let me tell you something: I’m a simple person who lives a simple life.
Exploring how you could make a bad situation worse can sometimes tell you what not to do.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.
It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s a cruel, cruel world.
Someone needs to tell the truth, but it shouldn’t be my job.
There be those who say that things and places have souls, and there be those who say they have not; I dare not say, myself, but I will tell of The Street.
In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen!
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
You cannot look at a person and tell whether they’re good or bad.
When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell your firmly. Declare everything when you enter Australia.
You have a ready wit. Tell me when it’s ready.
If your dream is to tell stories, interesting stories, play interesting people, that’s the bottom line. The people that I play have to be extraordinary.
Don’t tell lies, ever. No matter what – not even little white lies.
I get tired too, just like everybody else. Sometimes I tell people that, but all I get is people saying that being vulnerable and weak is just not like me. I rarely get the response of emotional support I want. But sometimes I need it.
If you’re gonna tell your life story, you gotta be honest, or don’t do it.
Most important thought, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.
I wish I could know everything ever, like that would be my wish – that’s what I hope heaven is, that they tell you who shot JFK and all that stuff.
People tell me there are a lot of guys like me, which doesn’t explain why I’m lonely.
History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.
If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results.
But it’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
The mind’s passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
I love songs that tell stories. They make you feel something, something real.
They say to never underestimate anyone, but they don’t tell you to overestimate people either, so I’m just going to do me.
Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 – 20 hindsight. It’s good for seeing where you’ve been. It’s good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can’t tell you where you ought to go.
I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I’m not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.
Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don’t tell their real parents about that – you don’t want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar.
I hate being manipulated by song. Don’t tell me what I should be feeling. I don’t want cellos or violins to be telling me that I should be bawling right now.
I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.
You come to realize that only one person can tell you what’s expected of you, and that’s you.
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
The one thing you shouldn’t do is try to tell a cab driver how to get somewhere.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
If you’ve gotta tell on your own people to get yourself out of trouble, you’re a snitch.
We must acknowledge that there are factions in our movements… We should not be telling lies to each other; we should tell the truth to each other with the view that there will be unity.
As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.
If you tell me I can’t do something, it just makes me want to do it more.
Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
There was one mistake in ‘Devdas,’ but I won’t ever tell anyone what it was.
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Everybody I know who is funny, it’s in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don’t like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing.
The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
Writing books is fun because after I do a show for a couple hours, I’m in a bus for 22 hours. It’s not hard for me to look out the window and tell a joke here and there.
I don’t mind if other people call me an atheist, but I call myself a naturalist. Atheism doesn’t tell you much about what I do believe in; the term naturalist opens up the discussion better.
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?
Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
Let me tell you something about full moons: kids don’t care about full moons. They’ll play in a full moon, no worries at all. They only get scared of magic or werewolves from stupid adults and their stupid adult stories.
I use my film-making to work through my deep questions and my deep problems. I think I could watch each film and tell you exactly which part of my psyche I’m trying to work out.
If you aren’t playing well, the game isn’t as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
When my son was growing up, I was always guilty, no matter what I did. Make decisions and be happy with the decisions you’ve made. I tell myself, in the long run, it’s the love, the quality of relationships that you have with your family, your friends and giving back to the community that matters.
I don’t worry about the last shot or the next shot. I concentrate. Every shot gets a clean slate. And when a shot is over, I wipe it out absolutely. Tell a joke or something. If you worry about how you looked, how well you did, you’ll go insane.
Nothing fools you better than the lie you tell yourself.
Trust your gut. You know yourself, so don’t let somebody else tell you who you are.
I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.
Sometimes it’s nice of someone to tell you what you smell like.
I’ll tell you this: You have to remember to chase and catch your dreams, because if you don’t, your imagination will live in empty spaces, and that’s nowhere land.
You have got to clean your own house first before you tell other people that they aren’t doing it right.
I have a lot of stories to tell because I’ve been down a lot of roads people haven’t been.
We’ll tell fear it can come along with us in our minivan, okay? But we’ll just tell fear it can’t drive. Sometimes we’ll tell it to not even talk. Like when we tell our kids, ‘Enough. No words.’ We’re going to play the quiet game with fear. Fear is not the boss of us.
I like geography. I could tell you the capital of any country you want.
Poems seem to have a life of their own. They tell you when enough is enough.
It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me… that I have so many fans among young people, who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
One of my favorite things is mayonnaise and I have to tell you that. I love mayonnaise, but I don’t eat it any more. If I do I put light mayonnaise on it, which I know is still not good but it’s a lot better than the other one and I don’t eat it that much.
You tell me I play like a man, and I’ll tell you, ‘Hey, thanks.’
Folks, I can tell you I’ve known eight presidents, three of them intimately.
I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
For me, it’s a great thing to tell people anything is possible. When I was 15, people told me ‘You’re not going to be a DJ.’
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child‘s name and how old he or she is.
The secret of being a bore… is to tell everything.
When people tell me I can’t do something, that’s what excites me. It makes me perform better.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and its grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible possible.
We’re put here on Earth to learn our own lessons. No one can tell you what your lessons are; it is part of your personal journey to discover them. On these journeys we may be given a lot, or just a little bit, of the things we must grapple with, but never more than we can handle.
As many an architect will tell you, human behavior changes according to the environment.
A car isn’t a classic just because it’s old. To be a classic, a car has to tell us something of its time.
I honestly believe you can never tell if a relationship is going to last. In my own marriage, which is going on 14 years, I don’t think of it as ‘I’m going to be with this person forever.’ Instead, I think of more like, ‘I’ll probably be with this person for the next six weeks. Then I’ll re-evaluate.’
I have to tell you, my seven-year-old granddaughter said to my daughter, her mother, ‘So what’s the big deal about Grandma Maddy having been Secretary of State? Only girls are Secretaries of State.’ Most of her lifetime, it’s true. But at the time it really was a big deal.
I always say I write because I have questions, not because I have answers. It’s true that you begin the conversation – that’s the role of the artist. But it’s not my job to tell us what to do next. I wish I had those tools.
I always tell people you don’t have to work out an hour every day, but I do make sure I sweat – I think that’s the biggest key to weight loss.
When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.’
I am in love – and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.
I went to Ethiopia, and it dawned on me that you can tell a starving, malnourished person because they’ve got a bloated belly and a bald head. And I realized that if you come through any American airport and see businessmen running through with bloated bellies and bald heads, that’s malnutrition, too.
My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.
Some days, I’ll be very down and out, but you won’t be able to tell, really, because I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music.
It’s a free society. But don’t tell the world that we can feed the present population without chemical fertilizer. That’s when this misinformation becomes destructive.
I love to work. It’s the idea of having someone else tell you how to make your film or how to sell it – that’s the part I can’t really deal with. I would rather do 1,000 things that are work than deal with one thing that’s a political problem.
Living Life Tomorrow’s fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you’re banging your head against a brick wall all the time.
You can always tell when the groove is working or not.
Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don’t tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.
Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
Let me tell you something – being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory.
People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
You’ve got to tell your money what to do or it will leave.
There is something missing in Asian America. They’re missing people to tell them, ‘It’s okay to be who you are – you belong. Just be unapologetically you; you’re not less than anybody else.’
Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’
People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?
Racism is a disease. Go to your doctor with an ailment, and let the doctor tell you, ‘Well, look, I’m not going to treat you; we’re just not going to talk about it. It’s going to go away.’ You would look at him like he’s crazy. By not talking about racism, it’s not going to go away.
Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.
You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.
No one knows the cost of a defective product – don’t tell me you do. You know the cost of replacing it, but not the cost of a dissatisfied customer.
You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
I’ll tell you sort of an odd story: My music taste changed on 9/11. And it’s very strange. I actually intellectually find this very curious. But on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded. And country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me.