In this post, you will find great Saying Quotes from famous people, such as Ken Berry, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Sophie Okonedo, Chris Young, Bhumibol Adulyadej. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
There is an English saying that the king is always happy, or, ‘happy as the king’ – which is not true at all. But I can be as happy as a king if all of you know what is right and what is wrong and cooperate to fix things.
If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want… well, that’s where you’re right. But – and I am only saying this because I care – there’s a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.
I realize I love crazyladies. Of course I don’t like to think of myself as one, but maybe I am, too. I dunno. I’m always drawn to them; I think it’s because I’m attracted to people who aren’t in the business of people-pleasing: saying what they really think, not passive-aggressive at all.
The notion that we won the waragainstIraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it’s not that big of a country. Nobody, I don’t think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it.
I have a quite a good understanding of the human body, but I feel like I’ve got two different people in my head. One of them is saying, ‘You shouldn’t be eating this’ and the other is saying, ‘you know you need to.’ It’s such a challenge.
It might be a bad thing to be first , if you stop and think about it. It might be better to be second or third because then you can enjoy it and disappear – return to the society you came out of without someone always poking you in the side and saying you were first.
An older guy, he’s going to show you things that a young man can’t show you. He’s going to show you how to stay alive. He’s going to show you how to turn corners where your young friends will show you how to turn right into that wall, you know what I’m saying?
It’s hard to say how certain stories just punch us in the heart and the brain at the same time at the end. I suppose that’s what we’re all looking for. But each story has its own valence, its own way of saying goodbye to you.
Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!
Everyone can have their heart broken. Even if you know the relationship isn’t working, it’s still sad. Even in a bad relationship, they’re part of your life for a long time, and saying goodbye to that can be difficult.
What you’re saying is that ‘I, the superiorelite, will take care of you.’ Why? Because, you see, that superior, elite group needs to feel superior and elite. And they can’t be superior and elite unless you have a whole lot of people down there groveling around. So you keep them down there by feeding them.
The work is more than just about the amplification of survivors and quantifying their numbers. The work is really about survivors talking to each other and saying, ‘I see you. I support you. I get it.’
So many use dad’s name, saying ‘Johnny Cash would not like this’ or ‘Johnny Cash would do this’ or ‘Johnny Cash would vote for… ‘ Please, let his actions speak for who he was: A simple, loving man who never supportedhate or bigotry. He was non-political, and a patriot with no public political partyaffiliation.
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn’t stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn’t walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies.
Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I’m saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don’t have the resources.
When Andrew went with the girls, we were talking all morning and he was saying, ‘It’s okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect.’ Because we’re such a unit together. He made me feel very part of the day on April the 29th.
I mean, why am I considered an ‘it girl?’ Because I’m in a lot of movies right now or am on the covers of magazines? I just hope there is something solid behind that. Because here’s the thing with ‘it girl’ status. It’s great and amazing that anybody is saying that at all. But how long does that last?
The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We’re called to have people follow Jesus. We’re called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.
I’ve had lots of parts in movies that I’ve never seen. I mean no disrespect to them. It was really fun to go act, but I’m not calling my friends and saying, ‘I couldn’t be more proud of this picture. You should go see it.’
I think that’s the reason why I’m proud to play for Belgium – because I can take ownership. I’m not saying that I’m not proud of being Congolese as well – but I’m saying this is also my country, and anything that happens in my country, I want to have a say.
What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.
I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, ‘If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.’ It doesn’t mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.
I would write down the lyrics to ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ in Korean – not translating it, but phonetically writing out each word. I didn’t know what they were saying, so I would just write everything down as I heard it. I would recite it and imitate it like that. That’s how I started to write my own raps.
I remember being in Japan when Destiny‘s Child put out ‘Independent Women,’ and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.
Rap was started by black people and, thus, is at the foundation of black culture. So people cannot always wrap their minds around someone like me being inspired by it. But if you listen to the things we’re saying, they’re authentically us.
I saw ‘Taxi Driver,’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ kind of saved my life. The scene where RobertDe Niro is looking at himself in the mirror saying, ‘You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Who the hell else are you talkin’ to?’ That’s the scene that changed my life by changing my attitude about acting.
We found letters at the house we bought from a sailor to his wife who lived in the house. He went down to the Caribbean on this trader vessel, bringing down salted fish. There would be handwritten letters, but also telegrams, saying which ports he was in. And he’d be gone for three months. That was just the way it is.
When you’re choosingfurniture for your home that’s supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn’t it be really depressing if you’re trying to be bohemian and instead they see you as Rush Limbaugh?
I’m not saying that Sam J. Jones was Flash Gordon – there’s no such thing. No actor can be the person, that’s a bunch of crap. People pay to see an actor be himself, whether he playsHamlet or whatever.
Sam J. Jones
I’m not saying that kids today have everything, but with the Internet, it’s like, you have it there, so use it! I know a bunch of kids who are into cassettetapes now. Cassette tapes suck! Why not use your iPod?
FDR once said he was like a cat, that he would pounce and then relax. That’s much harder to do in the 24-hour cable world, because it’s almost like the press demands of you to be saying something or doing something every day.
Sometimes, I have to make a point of saying to myself: ‘You know what Stace, if you don’t have a bathone day this week, it’s not going to do you any favours. If you don’t turn your phone off for the day today and say ‘no,’ you’re going to be impacted negatively.’
I will fall in love with any golf course that you have to drive the ball straight. You understand what I’m saying? That’s my advantage. My advantage wasn’t putting. In fact, I wasn’t even a great putter or a good putter.
I think what ‘The Monster‘ means to me is I find it really hard – like a lot of other people in the world – to really be OK in my own skin. It was a message to myself saying, ‘It’s OK that you’re not perfect.’ I’m gonna learn to love myself and accept myself, even though I’m a little crazy.
I mean, Ed Snowden was basically saying the same things that Bill Binney and ThomasDrake and other U.S. whistleblowers had said before him. But he came out more publicly, and maybe revealed more. He showed that when the U.S. government said, ‘We are not surveilling U.S. citizens,’ that was a lie.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancellednote – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
When someone insists that you watch a show that’s already been on for a few seasons, they’re basically saying, ‘Hey, you’re not doing anything for the next five weeks, are you? Because have I got a plan for you every single night! It’s ‘Weeds!”
I don’t feel that no big stone should be put over my head, saying he did this, he did that. Unless there’s something that I really did do. I believe I’m just ordinary. And I’d like for people to think of me that way, as just a guy that tried. Wanted to be loved by other people because he loved people.
Our solution on ‘The Simpsons‘ is to do jokes that people who have an education, or some frame of reference, can get. And for the ones who don’t, it doesn’t matter, because we have Homer banging his head and saying, ‘D’oh!’
Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missingclasses, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven‘t got a daughter!
When I did my first Hindi film, ‘Sargam,’ I had to play a dumb girl. Critics went to town saying that since I was a south Indian and didn’t know how to speak Hindi, producers of the movie decided to make me play dumb.
My kids are the most inspiring thing that pushes me. It used to be because they were born, and I had to take care of them. Now it’s because my son raps, and he’s better than me. So now I gotta keep up with him, you know what I’m saying?
I’ve always had this thing about it not really mattering where you’re from, because there’s always been this big cloud over America saying you have to live in L.A. or you have to live in New York to make it. I always knew it didn’t matter as long as you had the songs.
I was only saying to the Queen the other day how I hate name dropping.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
I didn’t think I would be prime minister, because I didn’t consider it. But that’s the power of saying yes, because there will be a moment when someone asks you to do something beyond your comfortzone. I am not unique.
My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka! Waka!’ So when I was younger, I used to always laugh, then my man Gucci gave me the rest of the name.
A huge number of real ‘Chase’ fans have taken me to their hearts and people are recognizing me out and about and are saying how pleased they are with me making a refreshing change to the lineup – not that they don’t like the other guys but people like that we’re all different.
I have lexical-gustatory synesthesia. I can taste, and always have tasted, words. I remember when I was a kid and learning to read I mentioned to my mom that certain words I was learning tasted certain ways, thinking everyone was like that, and didn’t understand why she didn’t get what I was saying.
There’s been moments where I’ve felt, as an indigenous woman growing up in Australia, there’s been that kind of rivalry of being indigenous… I’ve had that experience of someone saying, ‘I don’t know if she’s going to go that far.’
Sometimes, when I hear people without experience of addictionblame addicts for their behaviour, I feel like saying to them: ‘You simply don’t understand – how can a child be held responsible for doing such a dreadful thing to himself?’ But then again, at other times I have to acknowledge: it was done wilfully.
I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, How do you do it? How do you get started? It’s so difficult. I told him, I don’t know but whatever you do don’t stop. Just keep on going.
I used to game a lot, you know, back in the day. My gaming time done got so short that my skills ain’t where they need to be to be online, you know what I’m saying? I just got that Xbox One. I gotta get my skills back, up the par to call myself a gamer.
There is a saying, ‘Eyes are the windows to the soul.’ It means, mostly, people can see through someone else by eye contact in seven seconds. I have a habit that if I meet someone I don’t know, I’d like to look at her or his eyes on purpose. When my eyes lay on them, I can immediately see their true color.
I love things made out of animals. It’s just so funny to think of someone saying, ‘I need a letteropener. I guess I’ll have to kill a deer.
There’s a mindset of flexibility and adaptability that comes with us. We don’t mind hardship. We don’t mind somebody saying, ‘Go in and do this nasty job.’ Whatever the job is, we can do it. That’s why the nation has a Marine Corps.
James F. Amos
In Morocco, there is an insistence on authority. Children are not encouraged to speak up in front of their parents. My parents were not like this. I was the kind of girl who could tell her father, ‘No, what you are saying is totallyuntrue, and I don’t agree with you.’
If I feel like doing something, I do it. If I feel like saying something, I say it. If I feel like dancing, I do. If I don’t, I don’t.
Performing has always been instinctive to me. I remember people saying, ‘he doesn’t know if he’s a chef or an entertainer.’ But what’s wrong with being both? It’s like saying you can’t run the 100 and the 200 metres.
When I was younger, I was almost too afraid to admit that I wanted to be an actor. I didn’t know any successful actors in Kenya, so I felt like I could get away with going to college to study film more easily than I could with saying, ‘I want to be an actor.’ That’s what I did.
When he would give you direction, it was not sitting in a chair saying, ‘Hey, babe! Do this and that and the other thing.’ Mr. Sirk would ask, ‘May I speak with you?’ and sit down and say, ‘I think this should be done this way. And how do you feel about it? Do you feel it that way?’
London 2012 was the toughest time in our relationship but also the best. Things could get fractious – we were both competing for gold – but standing next to my brother on the start line for a home Olympics was so special. I remember saying: ‘Let’s go.’
Anyone who has a child knows the importance of not over-playing your hand. He was up all night playing some game on his smartphone and you feel like saying that if it happens again the phone is gone. Forever. Till he is old enough to buy his own. Till then he can have your old Nokia.
There are two drawbacks to steroids, one is the potential problems with your health and the second one is it is very easy for people to dismiss everything you have put into it by saying, ‘yeah but he takes steroids.’
I’m seeking to have an art that is engaged as a way for saying, ‘Hurray for unity.’
I didn’t know who was on the team, but I saw every eye as I walked down the aisle. It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying, ‘Who is this young punk?’ I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
People are always saying it’s the end of the Gutenberg era. More to the point, it’s a return to an oral era. The Gutenberg galaxy was about the written word. At its best, the digital era is part of the rediscovery of the oral. At its worst, it’s a Kafkaesque victory of the bureaucratic over the imagination.
I’m young, and I’m a girl, so, when I post something, I want to see what people are saying or what they think of my photos. I’ve found it better if you don’t read anything and you just always stay off that track.
To me, punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying ‘This is who I am’.
Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
I travel so much and am always living out of a suitcase, so my favorite saying is ‘Wherever you go, there you are’. I love it because it’s reassuring to me that you have to live in the moment wherever you happen to be.
I had a dream that my dad passed away and that Jesus came into the room and he was basically knocking on my door, saying, ‘Hey, you need to find out more about me.’ So that Sunday morning I ended up going to church, and that’s when I got saved.
I have a theory: I believe that with the advent of the United States and the lawful definition of marriage, it was defined as between one man and one woman. It was anti-polygamy, in effect saying no man can hoard his women.
If you don’t have a child, you’re not a real woman. I know the ERA people will kill me for saying that.
People are always saying, what use are the retarded, on welfare, using up all our funds, and yet, where else is there every day a greater example of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity than these people?
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
The electric car, it’s not the government saying, ‘Oh, we must have electric cars.’ The market was ready for that. People were ready for that, so, we have electric cars.
In my midteens I went through a brief stage of religious fanaticism, but it was very much about just saying prayers and stuff like that, reciting rosaries and spending a lot of time on that kind of Catholic ritual.
I’ve found a woman I can relate to. That’s something – and I don’t even feel sappy saying it – that, if anyone has that, don’t lose it, because it’s probably the only thing that you can ever really find any satisfaction from.
Here’s something I probably shouldn’t be saying: I never listen to my soundtrack albums because I can’t stand it. It’s just stereo. When I write, I write in surround. My life is in surround.
In the Arctic, the Inuit are saying water and land are the same; they’re an unbroken unity. In the winter, you travel on the ice because it’s the linkage and the easiest way, and in the summer, you move around on the water.
I’m not saying you can’t be successful in the music industry without Spotify. But when I look at the future of music, I don’t think scarcity is the model anymore. We have to embrace ubiquity – that music is everywhere.
Looking back at my school reports, I start off as quite a swotty kid, and then when I get to 12 or 13, my teachers start saying: ‘Lee has started to joke around a lot in class.’ After that, it’s a steady graph of decline, with the jokes increasing and increasing.
I hate people saying anything stupid. I don’t really suffer fools very well at all. When people are acting like idiots, not that I’m not guilty of doing the oddidiotic thing myself from time to time, but when people say stupid things, it stresses me out.
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear.
My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important.
Standup led me to acting because I liked standup, and I saw people on a stage, and the closest, nearest thing to me was doing plays. It was like, that’s the same thing as standup – people are on a stage; they’re being seen and saying things – so, because of my love of standup, I movedtowards acting.
I hate to say it… but, yeah, I mean, our class has always been really strong, and I always joke with my buddies saying it’s not cool to be 23 and on the PGA Tour anymore since everyone that’s been 22, 23, 24, they’re all winning.
I want to have bosses around me, ’cause at the end of the day, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, you want to make relationships to keep ’em, you know what I’m saying. So I make my relationships to keep ’em – all my relationships – not try to burn bridges that you may need to cross over one day.
I regret things all the time. I’ve never regretted not saying something. I’ve only regretted saying something.
I remember Agassi playing Federer in Basel, Switzerland in 1998, and Andre was already saying at that time that Federer would be tough. Usually at the time players are 17, you can see if they will be great.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a minute off in Israel. I’ve been completely and utterlydevoted to what Hanadiv does. I’m not saying I’m a good guy for that. It’s just the way the dice have fallen.
I was quiet. If I really wanted to say something, I would. I just wasn’t interested in saying anything.
A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
Kim Jong Il
I do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I’ve got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene.
Madeleine Albright, when you see her, she’s not a beautiful woman and she’s getting older. But you’re saying that woman has gravitas. She knows what she’s talking about.
Really, at the end of the day, the only thing you can control is yourself; the only person you can truly educate is yourself. You have to redefine what beauty is to you so you can’t be affected by what people are saying.
If there’s anything worse than a woman living alone, it’s a woman saying she likes it.
My grandmother came with me when I moved out to New York. She stayed with me for a week. I was, you know, living in the dorm. The first year, I had a lot of anxiety, and, I remember, my teachers kept saying I had so much jawtension.
The question is, does the punishment fit the crime? So we’re not saying that we shouldn’t punish people. We’re not talking about a society that tolerates lawlessness. We should be very tough on people who are perpetuating violent crimes, for example. But we should make sure that it’s tailored and not arbitrary.
If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone: ‘Be honest with each other. Admit there are limitlesspossibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we’ll all be happy.
I wish that I was one of those kids who grew up saying I always wanted to be an astronaut and was really good at science and math. But that wasn’t really the case. I always liked it, but I never believed I was one of the smart kids.
I consider myself very fortunate. I mean, I think there’s that old saying, ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way,’ and I just have such a passion for jazz music and playing the piano that I just find a way to make it work, so to speak. Fortunately, I have so far.
I think I made essential a mistake in staying in movies, because I – but it’s a mistake I can’t regret, because it’s like saying, ‘I shouldn’t have stayed married to that woman, but I did because I love her.’
When you stop doing something, it doesn’t mean you are rejecting the previous work. That’s the mistake; it’s not rejecting it, it’s saying, ‘I have exploited it enough now and I wish to take a look at another corner.’
It’s nice to have it recognised that I’m doing well and to have people saying good things about me, but I try not to take too much interest. I just try to focus on my own game and what I need to do to improve.
Most of the time it’s the role. Sometimes it’s the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It’s the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I’m saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy.
The bad boy image is something given to me by the media. I have been in relationships earlier, even for as long as three years. I am not saying I am a saint. I am like any other guy, I guess. Unfortunately, every time I even meet a person, it is reported as a link-up.
I accidentally met Don Callis in Japan. I was at New Japan and I was with mutual friends, and I met Don on accident and started telling him some of my ideas. We started talking and he basically at dinner was saying, ‘Hey, we should give you a job.’
A lot of kids get disappointed. They expect me to be, like, ‘Bwaah.’ ‘If I spend a minute with them, they end up saying, ‘Wow, you’re a nice, normal guy.’ They hate it when they catch me out of my makeup.
What is the source of all this trouble? I’m saying that the source is basically in thought. Many people would think that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems. That’s part of our tradition.
Many hated ‘Selma.’ Just because my voice and the voice of the people I come from is antithetical to so much of what Hollywoodproduces. I don’t think what I’m saying is in particularradical or anything; it’s just different from what they want to sell.
What I had said was that as a cricketer, you have to take care of your body and look after your fitnesslevels, and someone altered that statement and quoted me as saying that I wanted to quit playing Test cricket. It’s totally untrue, and as long as I am fit, I want to play in all formats.
We have this American president, Obama, born of an African father, who is saying we will not give you aid if you don’t embrace homosexuality. We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality.
I just dress how I wanna dress. Not to say that I don’t care about how I dress or that I’m a slob or anything like that… I just don’t have to worry about the outside opinions of what people are saying.
I’m not saying I’m even half as talented or a quarter as talented as any of the people I’m inspired by, but if I hear a beat Busta Rhymes would absolutely kill, I’ll use my voice to do a flowsimilar to his.
I’m not saying I shouldn’t have to pay any taxes, but I shouldn’t have to pay as many as somebody that votes. I don’t vote because I don’t know anything about politics. And honestly, I can’t believe they’d let me. Isn’t that an important thing? They’ll just let me pick the president! I don’t gotta know anything!
I went to America and beat Shawn Porter, a guy that was being called a ‘miniMikeTyson‘ and that most people were saying was going to take over from Floyd Mayweather. I went to his backyard and ripped his title off him.
I’m not saying that hip-hop needs gay rappers or anything, but they need to stop being so close-minded because that will just cause the genre to fail. Look at pop. Pop doesn’t discriminate against people. Look at LadyGaga, y’know what I mean?
I’m an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogantstandpoint, it’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.
First of all, this whole idea of this one percent versus the 99 percent, it’s a false statistic. There’s nobody that is wealthy saying, let’s go get the people that aren’t. First of all, there’s no versus. He’s creating a false class warfare in a country where there is no class structure.
Oh my God, if you’re talking terrible theme songs, you have to mention Matt Hardy. I can’t understand what they’re even saying. There’s a point in Matt Hardy’s song where it sounds like they say ‘I want to meet the cheese.’ I’m always like, ‘Meet the cheese?’ Just goofy stuff.
I answer that question by saying: ‘Why Meg Whitman’ which is: I’m not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done.
Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.
There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.
There’s several ways of saying what’s on your mind. And in states and counties where it ain’t too healthy to talk too loud, speak your mind, or even vote like you want to, folks have found other ways of getting the word around. One of the mainest ways is by singing.
I’m not saying stealing a girl is okay at any cost, but the message I’m sending out is that if you love someone, you ought to be able to tell her that you do and she has the right to know what her options are.
They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.
Over time, I have come to believe that ‘brave’ does not mean what we think it does. It does not mean ‘being afraid and doing it anyway.’ Nope. Brave means listening to the still small voice inside and doing as it says. Regardless of what the rest of the world is saying.
Maybe now, instead of being afraid and saying, ‘Look how hard Terry tried, and he still got cancer,’ instead people will say, ‘Look at the effort he put in, and he died of cancer. We’re really going to have to try hard in order to beat it – harder than we ever have before.’
When I was a youth, to be called ‘African’ was a diss. At school, the African kids used to lie and say they were Jamaican. So when I first came in the game, and I’m saying lyrics like, ‘I make Nigerians proud of their tribalscars/ My bars make you push up your chest like bras,’ that was a big deal for me.
Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. There is a saying of the elders that goes, ‘Step from under the eaves and you’re a dead man. Leave the gate and the enemy is waiting.’ This is not a matter of being careful. It is to consider oneself as dead beforehand.
In every shoot, between the actor and the director there is manipulation. I’m not saying that negatively. It’s healthy.
I’m saying in general, the bottom line is you play to win.
Once you accept that we’re all imperfect, it’s the most liberating thing in the world. Then you can go around making mistakes and saying the wrong thing and tripping over on the street and all that and not feel worried.
People have been saying life will change for us now but me? No chance. I may be a World Cupwinner but I will always be the lad who played cricket with his friends and cousins in the park on Stoney Lane in south Birmingham using an old milk crate for stumps.
For 20 years I’ve been screaming at these guitar companies, saying, ‘It’s abnormal to put your arm around an acoustic guitar that is about 6 to 8 inches deep.’ Your arm reaches over, and you start to strum, and then all of a sudden you get a charley horse in your back. The older you get, the greater the charley horse.
There’s this false notion that you have to separate and choose between issues of class and issues of race. What people do when they say that you need to separate class from race is that they are really just saying that people of color should come second.
My first assignment was 12 weeks in Afghanistan. After that, I covered the Indian election for two months. Then I got a phone call saying, ‘Hey, we want you in Brazil,’ and the same happened for Somalia.
You know, I had grown up standing on public sidewalks, saying things that people, you know, were very provoked by and were upset by. And – but standing outside that first soldier‘s funeral, it was eerily quiet.
I did ‘Kidulthood’ and ‘Adulthood,’ and that’s what people wanted and expect me to always do. They want me to do ‘hood films and be the guy swingingbaseballbats and saying ‘Yo Blood’ and beating up others in the street.
There are men and women still on the streets, and that’s all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be.
I am not afraid of saying something and going and pursuing it. That’s it. I see it in my mind. I say it out loud. I go and do it.
We’re making clothes – we aren’t saving the world. I’m not saying that designers aren’t artists, but at the end of the day, we make clothes. Hopefully we make beautiful clothes with a message, but in the end it’s for people to wear. I think that the hype of fashion has come down a level.
Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
I had a song back in 1992 talking about ‘It’s all good.’ Then my partner Theo who used to work for 92.3 The Beat in L.A. started saying ‘You know it’s all good’ on the radio and everybody took it back to their soils like that was the new Cali word. But that’s a regular word form the Bay Area.
I spent a lot of my childhood saying goodbye because I went to boarding school. I didn’t resent my parents for sending me there so young as I understood the limitations of the education system in Africa, where we lived at the time.
Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics. It’s good for the waistline and it’s good for the wallet, is what I’m saying.
My parents were just constantly affirming me in everything that I did. Late at night, I’d wake up and hear my mother talking over my bed, saying, ‘You’re going to do great on this test. You can do anything you want.’
I’m dating myself by saying this, but I was the test audience for ‘Space Invaders.’ I remember when that was the first game that wasn’t a pinball game. I spent a lot of money on ‘Space Invaders,’ in the form of quarters, of course.
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong.
A. J. Foyt
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
Contra.’ ‘DuckHunt.’ ‘Double Dragon.’ If these phraseselicit any sort of emotional response inside of you, we have something in common. I get the warm and fuzzies just saying those names out loud. Some of my best memories growing up were playing these games with my dad.
If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.
I am and always will be a sinner. But that’s the beautiful thing about Jesus. I’ll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God. But I’m not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal and saying I’m holier than thou, ’cause I’m not!
Billy Ray Cyrus
I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.
Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, ‘But how can it be like that?’ because you will get ‘down the drain,’ into a blindalley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.
The Daily Mail can’t say ‘asylum-seeker’ without saying ‘foreign criminal’ in the same sentence. I’m sure it’s practically editorial policy.
The older supermodels sometimes don’t agree with the fact there is a new generation of models. We’re not saying we’re supermodels. I’d rather people look at us as businesspeople, and, yes, modeling is our business right now, but we’re not trying to take anybody’s spot, and we’re not trying to discredit the past.
When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike.
I’ve found that good dialogue tells you not only what people are saying or how they’re communicating but it tells you a great deal – by dialect and tone, content and circumstance – about the quality of the character.
When we shrug and say we don’t care, it’s usually a lie. Every girl cares. We’ve just been taught not to expose ourselves by showing it. What the world needs now is girls and women who aren’t afraid to care – who are done saying, ‘Whatever.’
The Lord has done what I wanted Him to do this week. I wanted, primarily, peace about going into pioneer Indian work. And as I analyze my feelings now, I feel quite at ease about saying that tribal work in South American jungles is the general direction of my missionary purpose.
Giving more to women will, to some extent, come at the expense of men. People sometimes try to sweep that under the rug by saying you will create so much additional resources that everyone will be better off. I don’t think that’s true.
What happens if you stand passively by the side of the road with a placard saying, you know, ‘Stop climate change’ is you just get ignored. When you get on the street and block it, people start to have a conversation about this existential situation that we’re in.
It’s human nature to not say everything that’s on your mind at the time you think it. Because we fear saying something that people will laugh at, people will think is dumb. We’re afraid of being embarrassed.
Trust your gut feeling about things, listen to what others are saying, and look at the results of your actions. Once you know the truth, you can set about taking action to improve. Everyone will be better for it.
I am not saying we are categorizing Ellen White in the biblical context of a false prophet.
It’s an incredibledilemma to be an artist of color and to always be in denial about that, saying, ‘I’m a choreographer first and then I’m black,’ when in fact, that’s not the case. I’m black first and then I’m also a choreographer.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Me, my heart and my soul will always be a fighter. I’m not comfortable with saying, ‘I’m done. I quit. I give up.’ That’s the way I am, and that’s the way I always will be. From the day I was born to the day I die, I am a fighter!
The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I’m finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.
Nobody in this country goes around saying: ‘I’m feeling very oppressed by the E.U.’ Well, one or two people do, but they’re a bit odd. Ultimately, if they’re getting oppressed by the E.U., they’re going to start to feel oppressed by something else and just switch to a new subject of oppression.
Whenever they sang a certain song in church, I used to sing it the loudest: ‘Lead me, guide me, along the way!’ One day, as I was singing this song, I felt as if the Lord was saying to me, ‘Lead you along what way?’ I realized then that if you don’t have a plan, God doesn’t have anything specific to direct you in.
I’m trying to be number one all the way around. It’s not just the South, it’s not just the East, it’s not the West, I’m going for across the world, you know what I’m saying? This is where I’m coming from.
We have a tendency to assume or believe saying I love you means we are ready for love, or that hearing it from someone else means they are ready. We just assume that we are on the same page about what it means. We don’t know what someone else is thinking, projecting, assuming, expecting when they say that.
I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn’t be saying it, but it slipped out!
To hear people saying, ‘The music you are doing has really touched my life and it’s moved me in a lot of ways. It’s helped me get through some tough times.’ That’s the best compliment that you could get.
There was a point where I was just saying to myself, breathe. Inhale, because I felt really heavy – I felt like those cartoons when they experience G and your face is just sagging down.
I come from a family of craftsmen. We like to make things with our hands. Better than the pleasure of making money is the pleasure of making the product and saying, ‘Wow. I did that.’ I couldn’t see myself doing anything other than making good things to eat.
It does annoy me when I walk into a room and there are six men over the age of 40 with, let’s just say, a major gut problem, and they’re saying ‘hang on there Dervla, don’t eat your chocolate cake at dessert.’
People imagine that there are rituals, like lightingcandles or sacrificing chickens. They really just want to know what the magic formula is for writing. I inevitablydisappoint them by saying you just put your butt in the chair, and you write 500 words a day, and then you get up and repeat it the next morning.
King Diamond was always more satanic than Mercyful Fate. And I’m not saying anything bad about Mercyful Fate – I love that band but sometimes people forget that King Diamond is the satanic philosophy through and through.
There’s not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings… I’m not coming at you, what I’m saying is that, I’m willing to take that heat for my team, if we’re playing well or if we’re not playing well.
I’ve seen some of those comments and they hurt me a little bit, saying ‘This guy’s a cheater.’ And I feel like if you know me, you know my character, and just my person, you know that’s not what I would do, not what I would ever do.