In this post, you will find great Took Quotes from famous people, such as Kate Voegele, Barbra Streisand, T. E. Lawrence, Dick Gregory, Matt Cameron. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Aeroplanes interested me, and at the outbreak of the Second World War, I joined the RAF as a volunteer reservist. I took the opportunity of studying the books which the RAF made available for radio mechanics and looked forward to an interesting course in radio.
I have made plenty of mistakes. The key to life is to learn from them. I have been a little too introspective, but I think that stemmed from insecurity or shyness. I took a long time to grow up.
I got blessed from my mom. She’s the personality; she’s the one who smiled, so I took on part of her, and who also wanted to help and save the world. Then I took on part of my dad, who is tough.
My dad Chester was a pianist and later a well-known television entertainer so football was never really something that was on his radar. However when I was a young boy a family friend took me to see an Arsenal game and from that moment on I was totally and utterly hooked.
In my third husband I had discovered a blissfully laid-back type who thought it nothing less than hilarious when I misread the map on the way to Wales, so it took us an extra three hours, or when I was sick in a plastic carrier bag during much of the drive back from Devon – a bag that turned out to have a hole in it.
If we took Chaucer’s writings at face value, we’d have to conclude he was a complete drip.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
It took me years to realize I wanted to be in journalism.
There were open source projects and free software before Linux was there. Linux in many ways is one of the more visible and one of the bigger technical projects in this area, and it changed how people looked at it because Linux took both the practical and ideological approach.
I’m from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too.
My mother used to leave me and my brother in the house by ourselves. The authorities came and got us. It took a year or two to get us back with my grandmother.
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 went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime.
I’ve always liked trees. And then, growing up, I took an interest in ecology, hedges being destroyed, the landscape being turned into prairies.
Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.
While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst, and with continued unity of effort, we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence and character of the people of the United States – that is, prosperity.
My dad wanted me to play football so bad, he took me to Washington High School on the west side of Atlanta because they were number one. They never lost.
Every job I took, I was deeply uncomfortable in terms of feeling unqualified. Every step, every risk I took, built confidence.
I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking, so it cost me a lot financially.
As a stunt woman, I took it upon myself to be a bit of a jock about it. So you wouldn’t see me vulnerable, you wouldn’t see me hurting or sad because I was there as a professional to do my job. Nobody likes to see a girl get hurt – that’s the truth of it – so I had to put them at ease so they would let me do my job.
When I started writing, I said, ‘I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know if it sounds good.’ Coming from being an underdog or being told that something wasn’t for you over and over repeatedly, it took a lot out of me. It took a lot of my self-confidence.
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
Milton took vaudeville, which, if you look up ‘vaudeville’ in the dictionary, right alongside of it, it says ‘Milton Berle’ – and he made it just a tremendous party.
On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days – flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.
It is wonderful… Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.
In 1966, NASA took over in space, and it has been a bureaucratic mess ever since.
In college, I faced an interesting problem. I wanted to play music all the time and yet I wasn’t ready for anyone to hear it. To remedy this, I took to retreating to stairwells as a safe place to sing and write music. It was there that I wrote most of my songs in college and really grew into an artist.
Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate.
I was the biggest Public Enemy fan – I think it’s what inspired the aggression of N.W.A. We just took a different route lyrically.
I wanted to be a doctor. I was pre-med at school, and I actually even took the MCAT. My ultimate decision was that I didn’t love the work environment in a hospital.
I never took an acting class, so I’ve made all my mistakes on film.
You know, your first album is about really amazing things. Your first album is always about coming of age, first love, first loss, usually you suffer a first loss of someone that you love to death, even, you know, really big life lessons, things you learn from your parents’ divorce or from the travels that you took.
People misinterpret my emotions towards Nirvana because I’ve said things about how something happened with grunge that took a little bit of fun out of things. It’s no offense to Nirvana; they were one of the greats, obviously. But something died there, too, and we haven’t quite gotten the groove back.
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
If you took away publicists and things and people spoke for themselves, then they’d have to be responsible for their words.
I never learned to be a writer. I never took screenwriting courses. I never read anyone’s scripts. As a writer, my only guiding principle has been to write about things that scare me, write about things that make me feel vulnerable, write about things that will expose my deepest fears, so that’s how I write.
I found that if I don’t paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it’s because I haven’t painted.
I think if we took away that toxic masculinity then the world would be a much better place.
Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
When I was a freshman and sophomore, I got booed every time I was put in the game. Then, in my junior and senior years, my dad got booed every time he took me out.
Since he took power over half a century ago, Fidel Castro proved to be a brutal dictator who must always be remembered by his gross abuses of human rights, systemic exploitation of Cubans, unrelenting repression, and stifling censorship upon his own people.
My first mentor and inspiration was my Irish Dancing teacher Patricia Mulholland. She created her own form of dance known as Irish ballet and created stage productions of old Irish myths and legends. They were my first experiences on stage. She told my mum I was destined for the stage, and I took that as my cue.
The trajectory started when I was on the roof of our house looking out at a swamp when I was 19. I had written for several years, starting at about 15, but that day on the roof I took my vows and acknowledged my calling.
‘Mayabazar’ was the film I immensely loved as a kid. Only when I became a filmmaker about 20 years later did I realise its technical marvel and what a great epic it was. I and my visual effects supervisor, while making ‘Yamadonga,’ took two days to understand the magnification shot of Ghatothkatcha’s persona.
France was probably the best thing for me. All the things I took away from it and learned from it.
I did a bit of modeling before I took up acting, and I was up for this big campaign – I can’t remember which designer – and all these execs were looking at my portfolio. Then one said: ‘We’d like to use you, but can you come back next year when you’ve lost this.’ And he tapped the underside of his chin.
Journalists can get very pompous, especially in the formalized days of ‘Meet the Press,’ when they took themselves so damned seriously.
It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn’t pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.
From the ship all things were taken out, so that the clothes which I took with me on my back I only had.
Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.
When I first took over the team in 2014, the message was, even if you’re on the right track, if you sit there, you’ll get run over.
‘Batman‘ took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.
My most famous commercial was for Fruit Of the Loom underwear. I took a lot of razzing from my classmates.
Always remember, the goals that we have achieved pale in comparison to the daily commitments it took to get there.
I was accepted to multiple fashion schools. But I had two kids when I was a teenager. My kids’ mom already had two kids when she was still in high school. So I had to be in the streets early. Instead of going to fashion school, I took the street route.
Steve Corino was a guy I met before I got into Ring of Honor. I got to work with Steve, and he kind of took me under his wing and really helped me.
To be honest, my first film Akhil’ was a disaster and to come out of the negativity it brought, it took a lot of time.
When I was a child, my parents took my brothers and me to Port-au-Prince during the summer so we could get to know the country of our ancestors. Because Haiti is an island, the beach is everywhere. Haitians are particular, even snobby, about beaches.
I found it really hard for a couple of years to do any writing because all I wanted to do was play the fiddle. From the minute I took it up, I just couldn’t put it down.
I had told my agents that I didn’t want to do television. I can’t believe I had that gall, looking back on it. I would never condescend to do TV, and then ‘Taxi’ called up for a guest spot in the first season. And my common sense kind of took over, I guess.
I took acting classes, and I’m always trying to improve myself. Everyone can improve, and the more you work in the industry, the better you are going to feel about it.
Everybody aspires to an affordable home, a secure job, better living standards, reliable healthcare and a decent pension. My generation took those things for granted, and so should future generations.
My parents are not theatrical people, but my dad took me to the theater.
As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the latest technology in photography – digital photography – to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
I was just absolutely exhausted. The media said I’ve been treated for a nervous breakdown. All that stuff I just took as people taking the opportunity when you’re down to give you a kick.
When my grandchildren ask, ‘Where were you when Donald Trump took a sledgehammer to Lady Liberty?’ I want to make sure I can tell them I was there protecting America.
Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public, also our opponents.
Think of Virginia Woolf, ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – that’s what women have always needed under patriarchy and can’t be creative without. They took away my classroom and my status to teach, and now they have taken away my office, and all of it is giving the message that Virginia Woolf and I are losing what I call ‘womenspace.’
I thought I couldn’t afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: ‘Oh well,’ and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.
It took 24 years for me to harness my autistic traits into something useful, and I have grown to regard them as a kind of superpower. Cooking, to me, is akin to algebra, and my mind a pocket calculator.
Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.
I had the freedom to be alone with myself, completely unlimited by my circumstances or my body while doing what I loved. I think that’s why I took to swimming with such ease.
If you took love out of the equation, I wouldn’t know what else to write about.
With ‘Street Fight,’ it took an urban mayoral election and found lots of complexity in there. The same with ‘Racing Dreams.’ I wanted to show complexity within this world that most documentary people don’t know anything about.
Great times, beautiful place, Boulder. In fact, that’s where I proposed to Jaye when I took her back there. In the parking lot of Baseline Liquors!
We’re with each other 24/7 and that’s not an exaggeration. But I think after 25 years it’s like you are with your family basically. You’re gonna have your dust-ups and fights and stuff, but we’re all really hyper-aware of the good fortune we’re having and how long it took us to get here.
We’re not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that.
I was in World War II; I cried when they took me in the Navy. That’s the last time I cried.
Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
Herd immunity is, it turns out, not incredibly easy to understand. It took me quite a bit of reading before I fully grasped it. But understanding herd immunity is essential to understanding why we vaccinate the way we do.
My dad told me, ‘It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success‘, and it took me seventeen and a half years.
I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn’t know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.
I just started as a part of the public school music program. I took lessons at the school every Friday and was a part of the school band. I was just a normal kid taking instrumental lessons at school, nothing special.
When I was a young player, I never dreamed of scoring five goals in a game – and in nine minutes is something else. And when it happened, it was incredible that there could ever be anything like that in the history of the game. It took me a couple of days to realise what I’d done.
At this point I was strongly advised that I was too young socially to go to college so I took a second senior year at Andover, another boarding school.
Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.
I dropped out of high school when I was, like, 15, so I just focused on doing music. It’s all I wanted to do; I didn’t want to work or anything else. I took all the negativity and obstacles that came with life, and I just put it in the music.
I remember in 2016 when I got signed to my record label Good Soldier, which is a very small indie label. They took a big risk on me because ballads were the furthest thing from cool at the time.
I’m not a goddess, for crying out loud. I’m a regular person who took feminism – which I have a deep connection to – and mixed it with music, which I really love to do.
An accent like mine and a face like mine, I think a lot of the time it’s easy for casting directors to just stick me in as a bad boy, but ‘Being Human‘ took a risk on me – bless ’em – and I’m not that bad boy no more.
A lot of people say that I took the first shot for Bitcoin. The first person to walk through the door always gets shot, and then everyone else can come through.
The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents.
I went to jail for a year when I was 17. When I got out, my mother took me to the recruiting office, and I spent the next six years in the Navy.
I taught workshops at universities. I wrote for magazines. This took time and insane amounts of juggling, but it’s how I earned a living.
My mom took all of my behavior personally. Everything I did, she thought it was an act of rebellion against her. But it was just me being me.
I never took a path that was the usual path for someone in my generation. A lot of the women who I went to school with, in those days, it was still the track of becoming a teacher, becoming a nurse. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I didn’t go down that path.
I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.
My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours.
My mother turned me onto St. Jude back in the days when I was wild and crazy. She took me to the shrine on Rampart Street.
My videos went viral in Pakistan and Bangladesh, but, funnily enough, not in India. India took a lot of time to warm up to my videos!
Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility. I was a street hustler. I did whatever it took. I sold whatever I could sell. I’m a good organiser.
Last year when I was playing for Hamphsire, Delhi Capitals asked me if I was interested in playing for them. I took my time and I thought it’s an opportunity for me to learn something new. To take my game forward, to take my T20 game forward.
I haven’t been out of work since the day I took my pants off.
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.
You will often be in despair. You will sometimes think it’s the worst decision in your life. That’s fine. That’s not a sign your marriage has gone wrong. It’s a sign that it’s normal; it’s on track. And many of the hopes that took you into the marriage will have to die in order for the marriage to continue.
I lived a sloppy life. So I took very small increments in my life. I started making my bed. I started cleaning my room. There were dishes in the sink. It started off with doing small house chores. I saw that the yard needed to be mowed. So instead of being told it needed to be mowed, I would mow it.
I think people took Grenada for what it turned out to be, which was a very specific incident and from which one couldn’t necessarily make a lot of generalizations.
There were many times that I took such a big hit that I was dazed; I’m not going to lie. I’d see black, but I’m still looking for the puck. Where’s the play going? I’m going to keep going. Same thing in figure skating. If I take a hard fall, I’m going to get up, and I’m going to do the next jump.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
I, not for the first time, would like to say that I never took a pro-Iraq position during the Gulf War.
However my parents – both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.
I never thought I will ever get back into films when I took that break. ‘English Vinglish’ just happened.
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 don’t think a lot of people understand the situations I’ve been involved in and the way I grew up. I took myself away from it and made something out of a bad situation.
My dad had died when I was four, so after my mum passed away, it was her parents – my amazing Nanna and Grandad – who took me in.
I’m trying to work only with established, respected directors. I took a lot of bad scripts and worked for a lot of lazy directors, and it was discouraging to go to the screenings and see that the director had added nothing, the editor had added nothing, there was nothing to see.
At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain – I was just in the team.
I am happy with being a tennis player and the choice I took when I was 12. But clearly, if I wouldn’t have been a tennis player, I would have loved to be a soccer player. But again, I am happy with the choice I made.
It took me so much time to build my confidence and say that I can take on more.
My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
We were always a middle-class family who took pride in our little set-up.
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
It took me six years to be comfortable modeling a swimsuit.
Nobody should be anything, but because I once had a different profession and I’m interested in writing, I took it upon me.
I began painting well before I started doing comedy. In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold.
I used to say, ‘Mad’ takes on both sides.’ We even used to rake the hippies over the coals. They were protesting the Vietnam War, but we took aspects of their culture and had fun with it. ‘Mad’ was wide open.
Beginning with a trip out to Ellis Island, I saw for myself where thousands of European immigrants took their first steps onto American soil, bringing with them nothing but their ambition: people such as Erich von Stroheim and Adolph Zukor.
When marginalized groups finally gained access to the ballot, it took time for them to organize around opposition to the specific forms of discrimination and mistreatment that continued to plague them – and longer still for political parties and candidates to respond to such activism.
I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
When I write about Mickey Haller as the Lincoln lawyer, I totally see Matthew McConaughey because he took that character when that character was still fairly new to me – only two or three years old – when I knew McConaughey was going to play him. He’s also the same age, the right age, in comparison to the book.
When I started out in comedy, it was common knowledge that it took about 10 years to get good. And that was okay because it took you about 9 years to get on television.
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
It took me at least 10 fights to feel comfortable. I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
I had a rough childhood coming up, and I just took all that negative energy and made it very positive for myself to drive me. I’m a very driven person. I have passion that almost scares people, just to be successful and make it no matter what.
I took back my life.
Saying I took my clean water for granted is an overstatement. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even think about it.
I was always drawn to performing. I took improv and acting classes during the summers and was involved in middle and high school plays. But when I discovered indie and punk music in high school, those things sort of took over.
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
I didn’t come over with a comfy sponsor that took care of my visa and paid me a good amount of money right away. I came over here with nothing, the little bit of money that I had saved up, and it was struggle and plight to get some recognition and then finally make it to the WWE.
When I took over, I thought that I must do something for the empowerment of women.
It took me a while to understand the meaning of a franchise: the reasons why you see lawyer, doctor, cop shows. It’s not because anyone in their right mind says, ‘You know, what’s the most fascinating thing in the world?’ It’s because you need something new that happens every week in a frame.
It took me 11 years to struggle through one dumb book, and every day you just want to give up. But you don’t find out you’re an artist because you do something really well.
If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war.
It took me so many years to move out. I’m definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up. It all seemed really nice at home-why change it? Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever.
It took me 10 years to realize that I don’t know ’em, 10 years to realize that it’s possible to learn them, then another 10 years to learn how to do things.
I was always winning, winning, winning. I took winning for granted.
I discovered that wearing the veil is not suitable for a woman who wants to work in activism and the public domain. People need to see you, to associate and relate to you. It is not stated in my religion to wear the veil; it is a traditional practice, so I took it off.
What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.
We came up with this idea of a power struggle between two people who really love each other, and ‘Doll & Em’ took off. Calling it by our own names was the director’s idea, but hopefully people will understand that we’re playing versions of ourselves.
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots.
Little Zac had it easy – but he didn’t realize he had it easy, so he took it for granted. I think going through ‘Hairspray‘ and other projects helped me learn about the business and life in general.
When I was a senior in high school, I did an internship with a law firm. And it was very clear that I did not have what it took to do that kind of work.
It took me 29 years to finish that song. That’s a typical Jardine move.
The Moon is a ball of left-over debris from a cosmic collision that took place more than four billion years ago. A Mars-sized asteroid – one of the countless planetesimals that were frantically churning our solar system into existence – hit the infant Earth, bequeathing it a very large natural satellite.
Once I got the Jaipor leg, it took me 3 years of physiotherapy to recover and feel normal again.
I am not vindictive, but very forgiving. Despite being wronged, I never took revenge on anyone.
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
Direct Grants, private schools which took huge numbers of state pupils, involved effective co-operation between state and private sectors – a thing all modern governments claim they want. So why were they abolished? And why aren’t they now restored?
If I were to do a movie about Apollo 13, I’d be at NASA studying what it took to go into space. It’s part of your job to go deep, to interview the right people.
I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen.
We took Big Pun, a 700-lb Spanish guy, one of the greatest rappers ever, and made him a sex symbol. Women would wait on line to kiss him.
As a band, we always took a really long time to make records, so unfortunately, we got into that habit of, like, ‘We’ll work on it tomorrow.’
I learned to yodel pretty well. It took me a few months, but I eventually perfected it.
When I was in my freshman year at college I took some acting classes and found that I fell in love with it again.
Just because someone isn’t allowing you to pay for the date, it doesn’t mean you can’t contribute on some level. For example, if someone took you for dinner and a movie, they may have paid for the dinner, they may have paid for the movie tickets, but then you buy the popcorn.
I believe very deeply in the proposition that what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. It was hard to do. It took a long time. There were significant costs involved.
Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would’ve kept playing, except I realized that girls don’t watch golf; they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis.
The rule of improvisation I took to heart was, ‘Don’t think.’ I tend to over-think things, so that was a big lesson for me.
I followed a controlled diet where I took care of my portions and ate at regular intervals; every 2-3 hours.
I took two or three months and I came up with a reason that I thought was enough and I went with it: if there is a God he’s definitely not benevolent. We should mean less to him than ants. And if there is a God or there are gods they would value, more than anything, free will.
People took part in the referendum because they were tired of the war. They are afraid of talking about it out loud, but they have shown exactly where they stand: Yes, we want peace, and we want to be a part of Russia.
I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself.
I love hard work. ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ was so physically tiring I ached all the time, but I took a massive amount of pride in the fact that I only ever missed two shows.
If I meet Putin, I’ll say to him: ‘So you’ve finally given us back our territory, how much more are you ready to give as compensation money for taking away our land and helping those who took part in the escalation in Crimea and Donbass?’
Behind that picture of me, thousands and thousands of people, they suffered – more than me. They died. They lost parts of their bodies. Their whole lives were destroyed, and nobody took that picture.
When I finished school, I took my entire life savings – $5,000 – and invested it in a business. I was young. I was inexperienced. But I was an entrepreneur, and I was proud. And in six weeks, I was broke.
When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care – and to the mail.
I went to Carnegie Mellon for a year and a month or two, and then I dropped out because I got a movie. I didn’t anticipate ever leaving school – I was a really serious drama student – and then that happened, and my life sort of took a turn.
Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical.
People have always been resistant to change. If you go back to the 17th, 18th century, playing guitar was frowned upon. When rock n’ roll first started, no one took it seriously.
I was friends with Cube; he was also a fan of mine, and I a fan of him. Even before Balistyx happened I was hanging out with him, taking him to ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ for his first time. I was like, ‘Ice Cube, I’ve got a plus 1, you should go,’ and I took him. Cube wasn’t known at all yet.
My parents and I didn’t speak for 10 years. It took a long time to rebuild that relationship.
The only thing I took to Glastonbury in 1990 was a ton of tin foil!
My mother and father had so many ups and downs and stayed with each other and helped each other. My mother took in ironing and she was a waitress. My father was working in the factory and he did people’s tax returns.
It’s hard to shape glass. It took me years of practice, and as a result, I’ve never gotten bored with it. It’s difficult. Every time I come into the studio, I’ve got some sort of new challenge. And something that I would like to learn how to do better, and the material never disappoints me.
I was a very sickly boy when I was young; nearly died when I was 7. I had a life-threatening attack of meningitis, and that put me in a coma for a few months. It took me four years to get my memory back.
On October 15, 1965, an estimated 70,000 people took part in large-scale anti-war demonstrations.
Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence‘s biography on him, ‘Hold on to Your Dreams,’ one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.
Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence… which we eventually did, but it took a few years.
I wasn’t born a fool. It took work to get this way.
My first novel, ‘Leaving Atlanta,’ took at look at my hometown in the late 1970s, when the city was terrorized by a serial murderer that left at least 29 African-American children dead.
It took mad failures for me to start to win.
I took the test for AIDS. I began to hate people who were not sick. Those people are monsters, I would think, believing that they are well because of moral superiority, because they are good. I identified with the loneliness of the sick. I felt that there was something pure about them.
I took an incredibly roundabout route getting into feature films.
Generally people forget the past and the path they took.
I was in college and got arrested. It was a real scare for me/wake-up call/’Man, you better do something with your life ’cause you don’t wanna be a bum’ call. That’s really why I took music serious.
I worked with the Groundlings, doing sketch comedy and improv at a theater here in L.A. It was my hobby, but I took classes and stayed passionate about it because it’s what I wanted to do. It just fit. It takes a while before you can actually make money at it. I worked for years.
I tend to be freer on the piano. I never took guitar lessons, so my reach exceeds my grasp – what I hear in my head I don’t always know how to play. But I love to play over something else. I’m not a self-starter. I get kind of bored with the same three folk chords that I know.
The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
When I did ‘Young Guns II,’ I hung out with Emilio and Kiefer, and I once took a trip with Rob Lowe – we jumped trains.
Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn’t handle the travel. I’m a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn’t working for me. So I stopped.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
I don’t speak fluent Spanish. I took it in college.
In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
The game really started in 1969 with Pot Black, but in 1970, along came Alex Higgins and the game took off.
My eyes were bad. I stuttered. I had hepatitis, double pneumonia, even anemia. When I was 7, my family took me on a trip to Cuba, and all my ailments disappeared. Cuba gave me health, so I’ve been deeply attached to Cubans ever since.
No American can read the story of the part America took in the war without experiencing a glow of patriotic feeling. Every Allied nation can say the same thing.
I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, ‘What an actress! What a faker!’
Pogba’s a massive player. I know him a little bit. He’s unbelievable. He took a red card, and that’s the way it goes: you have injuries and suspensions.
It was actually the enormous risks I took with my pictures, skating right up to the edge of non-acceptance, that paid off so handsomely.
I was 16. In the middle of the night, I took a taxi to the Detroit train station – or maybe it was the Pontiac train station? – and got on a train to Chicago, then transferred to a train to San Diego where my boyfriend was living at the time.
I’m for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.
I was studying to be an architect, I wasn’t plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I’d done even years ago doing people. I couldn’t get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.
I went from an innocent child to a national television star. My career took on a life of its own.
We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
God himself took this human flesh upon him.
I felt like when I got with Kanye, and we discussed me being on G.O.O.D. Music, he just really took me to a place in regards to music that I love and music that I had made previously. We had a clear understanding of what I wanted to make, and he just seemed like he was an advocate for hardcore, uncompromising hip-hop.
‘Frankenstein‘ was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That’s a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
My old boyfriend, Warren Beatty, used to say I was a late developer,’ she reflects. ‘He was right. It took me 50 years to find motherhood and unconditional love.’
I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!
In the forensic science course I took at university they used photographs of dead bodies. For ballistics they showed us a guy lying on the floor, and his head had burst.
Edward Heath and Richard Nixon took personal awkwardness with each other to new and excruciating levels.
My definition of modernism took a while to develop.
When me and my sister were growing up, we just had very different personalities. I was sort of analytical and took myself too seriously, and she was sort of goofy and nuts and full of love – too much love, she had a crush on a different guy every week.
When I took part in European leaders summits, it was sometimes unpleasant for me to hear Romanian, Polish, Portuguese, and Italian friends speak English, although I admit that on an informal basis, first contacts can be made in this language. Nevertheless, I will defend everywhere the use of the French language.
Both Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama pursued policies of regime change after 9/11 – with Bush removing al-Qaida’s safe haven in Afghanistan and the sadistic anti-American dictator Saddam Hussein in Iraq – but Obama took it a step further and disregarded regional stability as a guiding factor for U.S. policy.
I love MTV. I watched ‘Beavis and Butthead,’ ‘Wayne‘s World,’ ‘Yo! MTV Raps.’ And they used to have music videos on there. When I got the chance to be on MTV, I took the first opportunity.
If we had a populist president who didn’t alienate so many persuadable voters, who took full advantage of a strong economy, and who had the political cunning displayed by Modi or Benjamin Netanyahu or Viktor Orban, the liberal belief in a hidden left-of-center mandate might be exposed as a fond delusion.
After college, I moved to Breckenridge, Colorado, and went snowboarding every day. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew what I didn’t want to do. So I applied to grad school for writing, and I just gave it a shot and took it from there.
I took my uniqueness and treated it like a horn.
My dreams of taking the West End by storm as a dancer flickered but then faded; my father’s ambition to see me in a steady office job was tried and abandoned. But I had won a national speaking award, had stood for election to the local council, had begun to travel and took a job working for the Labour Party.
The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.
It took me so long to accept that a lot of the stuff I went through was really messed up. I did realize I was being invested in more as a product rather than as a person.
I did that Dior Couture 60th anniversary show in July. It took so long to get ready, I think I would have rather been watching.
Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
When I left Manchester I just took that as a challenge – to try to prove people wrong. And when you do, there is no better feeling than that. I knew in my gut it was the right time to move and I just believed.
To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
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.
And because he knows that we don’t have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.
And it took me about 11 years to get a record deal, and I just had to work around and come to terms with the fact that what I was doing was going to be different, and I just had to wait until somebody was ready to jump on the bandwagon.
I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself.
For me to go to America – which I find such a positive place – well, I took to it like a duck to water.
I took so many different things away from my maternity leave. It taught me to have more compassion for other people and to see every individual as someone’s child.
In 2012, I dropped a song called ‘Like To Party,’ and that just took me all over the world.
It took me 30 years to figure out who I really am, as a person, and who I want to surround myself with. I was very much the kind of person who would just meld in with whatever group I was near.
I took after my father.
What’s incredible with Trent Reznor is how he took all the alienation and the rejection of traditional rock and found a way to encapsulate it in a form that made the public finally get industrial music.
People thought I was funny, so I kind of took entertaining for granted… it was inevitable that I’d start giving little performances.
It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn’t.
I first realized I wanted to model when my mum and I were at a local carnival, and she took me to a fashion show. I had never been to one before, and when I saw the girls on the catwalk, I fell in love with them.
I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web… Now even my cat has its own page.
I took my time to find the perfect girl.
The ancients considered mechanics in a twofold respect: as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong, from which mechanics took its name.
I think there’s no question but what the tail end of the Bush administration, Bush-Cheney administration, that we took steps specifically geared to try and free up the financial sector.
Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
I went to Howard University and majored in Film Production and minored in Acting. I turned down an opportunity to go pro in Track & Field to do this – I took a chance with this.
I did get a very fine education, and not just in science. It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince me that I really should take an interest in humanities.
The first time that I was elected I was called the Judas Iscariot of the black community because I took a stand that was inconsistent of cutting across the grain.
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
When I fought with Michael Johnson, when I took his arm for the kimura, I can break it, but I go very slowly, be careful, because I don’t want to give him injury.
I put on 15 kg for my role as an amateur wrestler in the first half of the Marathi film Natrang.’ Then, I lost 17 kg for the second half of the film where I play a nachya,’ an effeminate character in traditional Marathi tamasha. The weight gain took 40 days and I lost weight in the next 40 odd days.
I took all the courses you would need to be able to go to law school. But my experience in college with football made me want to go into coaching.
I’d always intended to make ‘Far North’ straight after ‘The Warrior.’ We had the rights to the short story, the script was in development, and I knew where I wanted to shoot it. It just took a long time getting the script together and raising the finance.
Work less than you think you should. It took me a while to realise there was a point each day when my creativity ran out and I was just producing words – usually lousy ones – for their own sake. And nap: it helps to refresh the brain, at least mine.
I was lucky enough to have parents that took me out from country to country and go to school and learn how to be a better person.
It took me a while to learn, but we are allowed to make mistakes and have flaws.
My grandmother has always been my biggest fan, and she was my whole life. The only thing that kept me living after her death is my commitment to training. I took my pain out on the track.
I took inspiration from ‘Fountainhead,’ the way in which Ayn Rand conveyed her political philosophy through an immensely popular novel.
Look at electricity in human history – it took a few decades for electricity to really revolutionize the American economy. And the Internet will be the same. At some point in the future, we will arrive at a new era of low-hanging fruit.
I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk.
I used to like to dig myself a hole just to see how long it took to get out of it.
My brother took me to my first football match when I was five, and I quickly acquired a passion for it: once you’ve walked into a football ground, you know there’s nothing comparable to it.
My father’s really fluent in French, but I can’t speak at all. I actually took it twice in school already and failed both times!
My mom – when I complained about my weight, she asked me if I wanted to keep complaining or do something about it. Then she took me to Weight Watchers when I was 10 years old, meetings and all!
I took a big risk to come to Hull, I have to be honest. But I loved it there, I really did. Great club and great people.
I took revenge on hardship from my earlier life by forgetting it.
When the major studios flourished many years ago, an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft. The studios really took care of their actors.
Out of college, I had two job offers. One was to be a canoe instructor for Outward Bound. And frankly, that would have paid better than the job I took, working on a policy commission in Washington that focused on immigration policy and refugees. But that decision made all the difference.
Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.
Characters are the key to a good book. It took me several novels to comprehend that.
I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.
They took away time, and they gave us the clock.
Going to the Portland Trail Blazers, who actually took the time to invest in me, was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me in my career. I got to a small market where I could focus on basketball, basketball, basketball. No distractions.
When my dad visited me while I was doing a play in New York City two years ago, I took him to see ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’ Now I’m going to his house. It’s surreal.
This inclination to hoard is deeply ingrained in me because in the past, in times of scarcity, you took what you could get.
It took me way beyond what I knew, into places of which I was totally scared, but as I became less frightened, I welcomed new ways of thinking and approaching something. It made me an infinitely richer person, and I think a better musician.
My manager introduced me to the ‘Rise to Honor’ team. I was curious about what it took to be involved in video games, a completely new form of entertainment to me.
People talk about retiring. I never said that r-word. People though I went away after the Olympic Games. I took time off to do something I’ve always wanted to be – a mother.
As a child I had a lot of energy and took to sports.
It would have been very easy to play to the gallery, but I took a conscious decision not to do that. Safer not to be too popular. You can’t fall too far.
I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
‘Licensed to Ill’ was like a cold, and we took so much vitamin C that we’d never get that cold again.
My first experience with gymnastics was when I was in daycare. We took a field trip to a gym, and I was hooked.
I took thought, and invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of ‘agnostic‘.
My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
I was the class clown in high school, but I always took it too far, so nobody liked me. I was annoying. Like, I would get a laugh and then keep going and keep going.
When I was seven, I decided to buy all my friends some ice cream, but the problem was where to get the money. Sneaking into church, I went to the side of the altar where you can light a candle for your loved ones and took the money from the collection boxes.
I’ve said the election of Obama has made the hustler less relevant. People took it in a way that I was almost dismissing what I am. And I was like, ‘No, it’s a good thing!’
There might have been a point in my career where, because people have been telling me I’m an activist, I took on that label. But in retrospect, I don’t think that’s what I am – or what I’ve been – just because I’m vocal about my identity sometimes.
I had the chance to be governor for eight years and I took a year to transition out and a year to transition in, so that’s a decade of my life where I pursued my own ambitions and I thought it was time to rearrange my life to focus on other things.
I really fell into drama school – I had a lot of lot of luck. I didn’t take criticism very well while I was there; in fact, I took it personally. With every note I got, I felt like they were telling me I was a bad person.
Eleventh grade is when I grew into my body. My athleticism and speed took off.
I took up special yoga and a diet from Sreenath Vishnu. And amazingly, I lost 5.5 kgs in 20 days and my husband Mani shed six kilos in a month.
BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single ‘I Need U.’
Hard times are when a man has worked at a job for 30 years – 30 years – and they give him a watch, kick him in the butt, and say, ‘Hey, a computer took your place, daddy.’ That’s hard times!
If you took some famous religious leader, for example, and said it would be nice to clone them indefinitely so you have a dynasty of leaders, my own guess would be that each time the cloning takes place, they would become more and more defective, presumably mentally defective and subsequently worse.
I predicted in 1950 that in five years, manufacturers the world over would be screaming for protection. It took only four years.
In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.