In this post, you will find great Town Quotes from famous people, such as Nadine Velazquez, Jeremy Renner, Ryan White, Francisco Costa, Lemmy. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
If I go out in the street and one guygets a picture, thensomeone calls the press to sayMario was there. The day after in the press, it’s, ‘Mario was there’. That’s normal, I just walk in town like a normal guy.
I grew up in a small town, in a small community, and I would not have hadaccess to great plays when I was a kid were it not for the films of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.’
When I was young, my family didn’t go on outings to the circus or trips to Disneyland. We couldn’t afford them. Instead, we stayed in our small rural West Texas town, and my parents took us to cemeteries.
How can you wonder what’s going to happen when you don’t know who’s going to be the new guy in town?
I lived in a small town. It was 2,000 people in Canada. A little river that went through it and we swam in the – you know, there was a lot of water around. Niagara Falls was about four or five milesaway.
There was no way to lock down, or tighten up, or Fail-Safe into Security Theater a race that covers 26.2 miles, a race that travels from town to town, a race that travels past people’s houses. There was no way to garrison the BostonMarathon. Now there will be.
It sounds like a cliche, but it… you do sing about what you know about. And I grew up in a small town, and I grew up in a place where your whole world revolved around friends, family, school, and church, and sports.
For me, it was the right decision to go to United, because going to the top of the mountain was my dream, especially when you come from Eastern Europe, from a small town, and no one’s done it before you.
If you lived in a provincial town like Torre Annunziata, where there was nothing to do in the evening but go to the movies with your friends, the cinema was a world of fantasy. I had always been in love with it.
Dino De Laurentiis
I know when I go outside, there’ll be a van or two and they’ll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I’m just going across town and I know they’re just wasting their day, so it doesn’t bother me anymore.
You know, when we get to a point in this country where dissent is extremism, we’ve turned, I think, a very dark page in our history. And I don’t want us to go there. I encourage Americans and I’m – right now, to go to these town hall meetings, to – to talk to your Congressmen, the people that you elected.
But, look, Washington is a town that createsmyths for its own existence and its own amusement, and I was a subject of myth, sort of like Grendel in Beowulf – you know, not seen very often but often talked about.
The beginnings of my studiesalso came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by threetutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half.
Ross Hunter was my assistant on Take Me to Town, He was a young man, an actor before that, and learned a lot on the picture. During shooting, Goldstein left, and Ross was most pleasant. He never interfered.
I’m not really that private of a person. I live in a small town and I’m very neighborly. I go out to dinner just about four nights a week and sit and talk to people. I’m not that private, so it’s not that strange to do an interview and try to share a little bit of your life.
I try and speak out on things that affect where I live in London, and at home in Enniskillen. For instance, I am very keen we get our bypass – the town is completely clogged with traffic and it’s one of the most beautiful inland towns in Ireland.
Any kid that feels like they don’t have any kind of future, whether they’re on a street corner in Harlem or in a little town in Kansas where nothing happens, it’s all out there for them. They can do whatever they dream or wish or see on television, or read about in the papers.
I love Chicago. It’s such a great town, and it’s got great culture and great history, and it’s not as extreme as LA or New York, and it’s just- it’s hard for me for work, because I don’t live and work in the same place and that’s tough. But I’m- I love it.
People always want you to look pretty. I would like to live in the Midwest in a small town and never put makeup on. But they won’t let you do that. Once I went through a period when I did do that, wore no makeup, wore my hair any which way, and people looked at me like I was a bum.
I grew up in Oxnard, CA, and I went to a church called St. Paul, where I was playing drums. My mom had a strawberry company. The whole town of Oxnard is basically built on produce, and more particularly, strawberries.
The town I grew up in, there were no musicians to play with; it was just me. The town I grew up in, there was two shops: like, a paper shop that sells confectionery, sweets and stuff, and, like, a farm supplies and a petrol station. That was literally it.
I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn’t, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn’t very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest.
If you can go out with your live show and turn people on to that, where you have that fan base that’s religious and they’re going to come see you when you’re in that town, once your radiosuccess is gone and you’re not a mainstream guy anymore you can still go out and play your shows.
‘Seconds‘ is grounded in the reality of this restaurant environment, and I did do plenty of research, so there’s that. It takes place in a town that is like a kinder, gentler fairytale version of reality. Then it takes off into a story that is very strange, very mental.
As an individual, and I have to say as a person of color, the thing about being an ‘other’ in America is I really feel like you’re bilingual. I’m from a small town in Wisconsin, but even when I’m in New York and I’m working for MSNBC or CNN, you’re used to being the only black person in the room.
I’m from a small town so, like, everyone’s married with children or about to have children. So it’s a little hard when you go home and people are like – and that’s why people think I’m gay – because they’re like ‘Why aren’t you married?’ And I’m like, ‘it doesn’t happen for everyone right off the bat.’
My hours get kindabackwards. Most of the time, we’re basing out of one town, flying out, doing the show, then flying back. And it’s a pace that no one would believe, really. Unless you’ve done it, you really can’t understand what it is. And if you’re not really experienced and know how to do it, you will fall.
‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ has given me a lot of security, especially as my kids have grown older. Plus, for the last eight years, I didn’t have to get on a plane and go to do a job out of town or in another part of the world.
While writing ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ I enjoyed playing with minor things: inventing a train station in a town that has none, placing towns closer to each other than they are, changing the chronology of conquered cities. Yet I did not play with the central events of that time.
We’ve got to deal with the fact that the church has been violently prejudiced against gay people. We’ve murdered them; we’ve burned them at the stake; we’ve run them out of town for something over which they have no control. And that’s immoral.
Hollywood, young or otherwise, is a very trend-driven town, and that can get a little out of hand at times. I just try to stay true to my own personal taste – incorporating my personality while not taking myself too seriously.
The crazy thing about ‘Hook’ was it was one of the movies in town that everybody knew about. It was the biggest film shooting in Hollywood at the time and the idea of RobinWilliams playing Peter Pan really captured everybody’s imagination.
I’m a great candidate for why arts funding shouldn’t be cut, because I had no experience other than what was at school, I’m from a working-class town, there were no theaters, and the cinema closed when I was a kid. Anything that gave me a voice or a way to express myself I went running headlong toward.
One thing about living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me.
That’s the trouble with the suburbs: it’s not a city, so you’re not anonymous, and it’s not a small town, so that people really care about you, but everybody kind of knows each other’s business, so you’re very judged.
I was drafted by the New Orleans Saints, and quite frankly, I got worn out playing football. I got tired of it. With wrestling, there were so many variables that could go with it, so many directions you could go. Every night, it was different. Every night. It was a different town 7 nights a week and twice on Sunday.
Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down.
William Peter Blatty
We used to have skunks that would go under our house and scratch their backs. I remember after I had my first baby, I didn’t really have many friends, but I got invited to a dinner with a group of people from town. We all took the same vehicle, and I got in, and someone goes, ‘I smellskunk.’ I had to fight back tears.
If you’re interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you’re better off and you’ll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.
Tyrone, I think they’re taking to festivals. I don’t know which festivals it will be at. It’s like a buddy picture. It’s a couple of guys driving across the country and they get to a small town and they hit a guy. The guy turns out to be a drug smuggler.
It’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
Can someone within that society walk into the town square and say what they want withoutfear of being punished for his or her views? If so, then that society is a free society. If not, it is a fear society.
I have nothing but the best memories of growing up in New Jersey. Of course, I grew up in a nice town, a suburb. But Tenafly was right next to Englewood, which had a tremendous amount of racial tension in the ’60s. So I was aware of the real world.
They have the big ferris wheel and we’ve been out of town for two months, so he just was like, ‘Mommy I want to go to Toys R Us and I don’t care if you have a movie coming out and all that.’ He was just being a kid. But I had to allow him to have that moment.
At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Why will I not give free service to my customers to get them used to mobile Internet, and to get every small town and village to use it? Everybody does promotions. In the internet world, free is normal.
I hated improvisation because in my early days as an actor, improvisation meant somebody had just come down from Oxford and they were doing a play above a pub in Kentish Town, and the biggest ego would win.
I felt (a) it was a great role and (b) I wanted to stay in town. I wanted to stop going to these four month and five month gigs up in Toronto or Montreal or Vancouver or down in Mexico. I wanted to be around my son, Max. This came along and I was like, ‘I really want to play this guy!’
I started writing short stories. I tried writing horror, mystery, science fiction. I joined a little critique group here in town and ran my stories past them. After about three years, I tackled my first novel, Subterranean. It took me 11 months to write.
You don’t want to be that parent – the one who dresses his kid in a clothsack when all the other kids are in Armani cloth sacks – especially in a time like ours, when materialism is not only rampant and ascendant but is fast becoming the only game in town.
I’ve done four other films since ‘Submarine,’ so that’s quite cool. It’s just good to have people respect your work; I’ve never had that before. Yeah, my life has changed crazy. I’m a kid from a small town in south Wales, I play my Xbox usually and all that sort of stuff, and it’s a whole new world.
I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest, and I saw what a difference a show like In the Life can make to their lives in some of these small towns where, you know, there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.
Science is very cross-generational; you’re not just aiming it at twentysomethings, or eightysomethings. Every town’s got a really broad selection of people and age groups interested in science.
It’s hard enough to sit at a table and talk to most people as it is. But we can go to some town, and there’s 300 people we’ve never met before, and by the third song, we’re connecting with everyone in that room.
My grandparents told endless stories about the town they were from. It became an almost mythic place.
I have some fond memories – a couple of the nights on the town … a couple of songs I wrote when I was messed up that I’m sure wouldn’t have come out of me unless I was messed up. It’s kind of happy-sad about those days – I could do anything I wanted to. I did. And now I don’t want to do any of that.
Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene. The culture shock continued; Olympia had bagels! We didn’t have bagels in Arkansas. You could order vegetarian food all over town! It was so crazy to me – a place with so many vegetarians, the restaurants made special dishes for them?
I know what it’s like to be from an incredibly small town and the oppressiveness of it and the desire to get out. But I didn’t realize that readers in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco might not get that so instinctively.
We were probably the last people in the country to get a VCR and we didn’t have cable. There wasn’t any admiration of glamour, no, ‘I want to look like them or have that lifestyle‘, because everyone in my town had the same lifestyle. So I didn’t think, ‘Ooh, a movie star‘s birthday!’ I just thought, ‘What?’
When I was 15, my parents left town for a month. They hid the keys to the car, but I found them. That month, I drove my stepdad’s Thunderbird Super Coupe into Manhattan every day, and I would crank Cypress Hill as I flew around the city, racing the taxis.
I always had a curiosity about Texas. I had a curiosity about small-town life, although, granted, Odessa’s not a tiny town.
Mobile is a seaport town, and we ate a lot of seafood. We’d go fishing, we’d catch our fish and we’d eat our fish. It was a ritual on Saturday morning for all my family – my grandfather, my brothers, my uncles, my father – to go fishing, and then the ladies of the family would clean the fish and fry them up.
I was raised in Oklahoma. I was actually born in Tulsa, but I grew up in a small town on the west side of Oklahoma called Elk City on a farm, where my dad grew up, actually.
Being in this business for as long as I’ve been in it, it’s sort of like living in a town or a city before the war and then after the war and then during the reconstruction and then during the time that it sprawls out to the malls.
Dave and I had been song writers in Nashville, trying to get around, out hustling, trying to meet people. We randomly met Hillary out in town one night. She said she was a singer. I asked her if she would like to write some songs with Dave and me, and a week later she came over. Instantaneously we had this chemistry.
I used to live in an old historic shipyard town called Trenton, Michigan, and a month after I moved in, I started hearing this woman screaming my full name at three in the morning, every night. Finally, on the seventh or eighth night, she screamed it again, and I woke up.
I was in this public high school in Princeton, and it had this topnotch jazz program – if you were a musician of any kind of caliber, your holy grail was to be in that orchestra. It was that claim to fame of the school, of the town, other than the university. But it was better than the university band.
I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water – no tap water, and no electricity – and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccerafterwards.
I was a mixture of a country boy and a town boy, really. Chichester is a town on the coast of England, and I grew up all along that strip of coast that Chichester branches out into. Sometimes I was living in a house in the country, and sometimes I was living in a town.
I was born and grew up in Palm Springs. It’s a great place to grow up, a real small town.
In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children.
Everyone’s parents were famous actors at my school, pretty much! I think I went to school with Paris Hilton when I was three. That’s what L.A. is, though – it’s an industry town. You go to school with kids and you think, ‘Well that’s normal, they make movies.’
I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a logcabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace.
My dad loved to ‘arrange things’ to take us kids to that scared the crap out of us on Halloween. He’d take us to the old ‘Hermit‘s House’ at the edge of town. He’d park the car 100 yards down the street and say, ‘Go back there and get something off the front porch!’
The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.
I loved theater growing up, and my mom always took us to the touringproductions that would come through town. We would go to Chicago all the time and see shows. I loved it.
Robin Lord Taylor
Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me.
Anna Nicole Smith
As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I’ve been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby.
Hollywood is a small town, believe it or not. I see the same people over and over, so it’s not that overwhelming or crazy as you might think.
Nashville feels like a big little town to me. It’s got lots of culture and lots of interesting things to do and lots of interesting people. At the same time, it feels very small and tight-knit and very close. Everyone feels like they know each other.
The weird thing about the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is that people come on vacation, and they bring stuff here to sell. They come here to see what we’ll give them for it. Mostly, it’s people from out of town.
I was the weirdest kid in this small town in Washington. I was the only person who was from somewhere else, so I think they just didn’t understand it… They said I was a weirdo or that I didn’t belong there. That was the hardest one when people said I didn’t belong there.
When I was younger, I wanted to own a circus and create this bizarre revue that went from town to town. I suppose, in a way, I got my wish because when you’re working on a film, you’re in a traveling circus.
First of all, I’m a Midwesterner, being from Kansas, and Chicago is basically a big Midwesterncow town. It was built from the stockyards, and everyone is very friendly, and it’s at the edge of the tallgrass prairie. There’s just a good feel to it.
Orson Welles’s second ‘I-did-it’ should show once and for all that film making, radio and the stage are three different guys better kept separated. ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ is one of those versions of the richest family in town during the good old days.
It would be easy for someone to think growing up in a small town would be like ‘Footloose’ or something, that it would be, ‘No dancing allowed!’ all the time, but it was quite the opposite. People always got excited for me and my successes and supported me even though I was a little weirdo goofball.
He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I’d won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing ‘When it’s time to relax, one beerstandsclear… ‘
Chernobyl is a unique place on the planet, where nature revives after a world-wide man-made disaster, where there is a real ‘ghost town.’
I grew up in southwestern Virginia. I was born in South Carolina, but only because my parents had a vacation cabin or something there on the beach. I was like a summer baby. But I did grow up in the South. I grew up in serious, serious Appalachia, in a very small town.
The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town.
It’s maybe hard to believe, but as a kid I really had a lot of self-doubts. My father was very ill – he was an alcoholic – so there were a lot of things that built up for me. And because I was going to a Catholic school in a small German town, a lot of it was suppressed. I was angry and didn’t know how to get it out.
I have a speech impediment because I slur a lot, and they even make fun of me on ‘Cougar Town’ because there’s certain word combinations that I just can’t say.
The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you.
The first day that I get to Fort Myers, there was a newspaper down there. The newspaper said, ‘Puerto Rican hot dog arrives in town.’
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
I’ve been visitingThailand for more than 20 years but didn’t fall in love with it until I visited Phuket Town in Phuket. The northern part of Phuket is one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever been, and largely unspoilt and unknown.
I’m probably not your typical business person in many ways. I don’t wear a suit. I don’t carry a briefcase. I don’t wear a tie. I’m fairly casual. I haven‘t got a big office, and it’s in a very ordinary part of town. I’d much prefer to downplay than impress.
In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night.
I wasn’t always this confident. Growing up as the awkward gay kid in a small town in Pennsylvania, you’re constantly told, ‘Don’t be yourself, don’t be proud of who you are.’
My first record was made in Termonfeckin, which is a small town on the north-east coast of Ireland. I had been in London, but it didn’t click. So, at home, I didn’t think about making something, just whether something could be made. There was no grand plan.
I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek. Doesn’t have a zip code. It’s too small to be called a town along the rollingplains of Texas. We grew dryland cotton and wheat, and when I wasn’t farming or attending Paint Creek Rural School, I was generally over at Troop 48 working on my Eagle Scoutaward.
Born Virginia Marshall but nicknamed Gig, my mother was a home economicsteacher who had come all the way across the whole state of Virginia, from her home on the Eastern Shore to our little Appalachian coal town to marry my daddy, Ernest Smith, whose family had lived in these mountains for generations.
In the ‘Revelation Space’ books, the spaceships are a bit old and rusty, and things go wrong, and they don’t work quite how they’re meant to. And people asked why I did it this way, and groping around for an explanation, I said that I grew up in Barry, this post-industrial sea town full of rusting infrastructure.
‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ has given me a lot of security, especially as my kids have grown older. Plus, for the last eight years, I didn’t have to get on a plane and go to do a job out of town or in another part of the world.
I grew up in a farm town in Indiana. In the early years I played by myself, because there were no other musicians around.
Yes, it’s true I once knocked out a horse. It was at a fiesta in my mother’s home town of Guarare. Someone bet me a bottle of whiskey that I couldn’t do it.
The thing I love about Rome is that is has so many layers. In it, you can follow anything that interests you: town planning, architecture, churches or culture. It’s a city rich in antiquity and early Christian treasures, and just endlessly fascinating. There’s nowhere else like it.
I grew up on Stephen King, reading the books. I love the small town, 1950s feel to it, that nostalgia, and that old America. What happens when something weird startshappening to all these people, something other-worldly, something demonic?
I keep a hotel room in my town, although I have a large house. And I go there at about 5:30 in the morning, and I start working. And I don’t allow anybody to come in that room. I work on yellowpads and with ballpoint pens. I keep a Bible, a thesaurus, a dictionary, and a bottle of sherry. I stay there until midday.
If you can live in Vegas, or visit Vegas, and leave in one piece, still loving it and somehowlaughing about it, you should spend at least part of your last night in town doing something that will serve you well no matter where you go next: thank your lucky stars.
While Pickstown may not be what it once was, it still is framed by the natural beauty of the ancient river, the sweep of the Great Plains, and the long, unbroken shoreline of the lake behind the dam. It gave me a 19th-century childhood in a modern mid-20th-century town, and for that I will always be grateful.
I come from Toledo, Ohio, a town that has been hurtbadly by the shift of the automobile business towardsJapan. And yet I remember how the car workers lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. My father was a car salesman, and I remember how we lived. I remember how modestly we lived.
Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country.
In my early teens, I knew I wanted to do television production. I loved cameras, editing and producing, anything that had to do with television production. My friend had a production studio across town, and we’d go over there at night and shoot and edit. I produced my father’s televised service for 17 years.
Let me put it this way: when I read, I learned the world was not as small as my house. And that everybody in my home town was not representative of the way people in the world were raised. And that was what saved me.
When I moved to Brighton from London in 1995, I was struck by what I thought of as its townliness. A town, it seemed to me, was that perfect place to live, neither city nor country, both of which like to think they are light years apart but actually have a great deal in common.
For me, and this may not be everybody, but because I do love country music so much, there’s such a feeling of home in Nashville, especially because it’s such a small town. You bring up one song, everybody knows who wrote it, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories.
I come from a town in Washington state that might not be too familiar to Clevelanders called Chelan. It’s really beautiful. It’s about two-and-a-half hours east of Seattle and two-and-a-half hours west of Spokane. It’s right in the middle of the state.
So often at home in the West Village, I’m like, ‘Why aren’t I allowed a horse?’ I would keep a horse in a stable in my apartment, and I would fit him with rubber shoes, and we’d just roll him out. If I needed to go to a meeting somewhere, I’d just get on my horse and go across town.
I sort of always had an inkling towards some kind of an art form. I grew up in a very small town, and I just figure-skated. My dad played hockey and I was surrounded by sports, but it wasn’t quite doing it for me. I wasn’t totally fulfilled, and I did a lot of skating.
We lived in the provincial town of Ramat Gan where I spent most of my youth adjacent to the chess board.
When we got down from the ambulances there were sharpcracks about us as bursts of shrapnel splashed down upon the Town Hall square. Deadsoldiers lay outside and I glanced at them coldly. We were in search of the living.
I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, ‘That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.’
The movie, ‘Remember the Titans,’ is my favorite movie, staring Denzel Washington. I love the way in this movie the game of football brings those boys together, it unites those boys on that football field. It unites a whole town, black, white, old, young, rich and poor.
The Animals were a very separate and dissonant group at the time. We came from different backgrounds, different areas – we didn’t even come from the same town, basically.
I’ve been in this business for years and I’m still befuddled by the ways of this town.
My first real venture was a paintball company I started in Grade 10, when I was 16. After hearing about it from a friend, I realized my town didn’t have a playing field. I did some research, spoke with other paintball company owners, and I started my own field the following summer.
I went to Bruges for a weekend away from London. I was supposed to be meeting a girl there the next day. It was a tentative arrangement. From the moment I saw the town, I thought, ‘This place is just so cinematic, so gorgeous.’ Every corner seemed to offer a new image.
You need a prince to make a town in an intellectual sense. Developers want to make money. If they cared about architecture, they’d become architects. I’ve had so many projects that never came off because they had no sponsor, and not because they were utopian. I just want to build a town that’s normal.
The perfect fit for L.A. would be the St. Louis Rams. I really believe that. I know their stadium deal is about expired, or it is expired. They’re working through that. I think it would be the old Los Angeles Rams in town.
I am kind of the guy you’d expect to be driving an 18-wheeler through town.
Investors are always biased to invest in things they themselves understand. So venture capitalists like Uber because they like driving in black town cars. They don’t like Airbnb because they like staying in five-star hotels, not sleeping on people’s couches.
I’m a son of immigrants. I’m not going to reduce my commitment to immigration. But can I empathize with the fact that if your town was 95 percent all white and now it’s down to 60, that that can scare you? Can I empathize with that? Yeah.
My older brother‘s been my best friend since I can remember. I talk to him every day of my life, and anytime he’s in town we’re together. But I’m also very close with my parents. We all get along very, very well. We’ve never had fights or anything like that.
For nine years, till the spring of 1881, we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks, in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
Mary Augusta Ward
I actually went to drama school at the Royal ScottishAcademy of Music & Drama in Glasgow, so I stayed in my home town the whole time. However, I see more of my friends now than I did then. It’s strange.
I grew up on a farm in a small town where you do or say one thing and everybody knows about it. You see it happen, there’s always the town gossip – ‘Oh did you hear about so and so, or did you hear what went on in this household?’ So I learned at a very young age just to keep my mouth shut.
Montreal is a great town. There’s equal parts blue-collar town.
My life is fair game for anybody. I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don’t relax because I don’t know how. I don’t want to know how. Life is too short to relax.
If the Frieze Art Fair catches on, I imagine at least two great things happening. First, we will once again have a huge art fair in town that isn’t too annoying to go to. More importantly, Frieze may finally show New Yorkers that we can cross our own waters for visual culture. That would change everything.
It’s a shame about California, and particularly about L.A., where they’ve demolished so many landmarks. It’s a bit of a disease there, where if anything is over 30 years old, they sort of knock it down and replace it. It’s a strange town, it’s this sprawling suburb, and then there’s a city, the old town.
Like my colleagues, I did about 10 to 15 town hall meetings on this issue; and what I found is people came with a sincere interest to learn, a sincere interest to cut through the rhetoric and understand how this Medicare bill impacts them in their daily lives.
In high school I spent most of my time in jeans and T-shirts or Juicysweats. We’re such a laid-back town. I mean, people wore bikinis under their clotheshalf the time, so you didn’t really get dressed up to go to school.
I’m in awe of people like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard; they’re great musicians and people. But I’m most starstruck by people in the small town where I live. Especially single dads, like me, who are working five times as hard to raise their kids.
It’s only 60,000. It’s not a big town. It’s a big hockey town. Everybody plays hockey when you grow up.
At first, I didn’t like coming down to Los Angeles at all. It’s like, everything’s black and whitecompared to where I live out in the middle of nowhere. There’s, like, 400 people in my town!
My grandfather had a particularly important influence on my life, even though I didn’t visit him often, since he lived about three miles out of town and he died when I was six. He was remarkably curious about the world, and he read lots of books.
I grew up with this crazy upbringing of living many places and always being the new kid in town, not like a service brat where you’re always going to school with other new kids in town. I was constantly arriving in small towns and going to school with kids who’d been together since they were in kindergarten.
My parents being Bengali, we always had music in our house. My nani was a trainedclassical singer, who taught my mum, who, in turn, was my first teacher. Later I would travel almost 70 kms to the nearest town, Kota, to learn music from my guru Mahesh Sharmaji, who was also the principal of the music college there.
When I was a kid growing up, I lived in a little rural village called Woolton Hill, and the nearest town was Newbury. No bands played anywhere near us, so as much as I wanted to be on the grid and in the loop, I never was.
I lived in small town out in the desert and my friend used to steal his mom’s car in the middle of the night. He’d drive over to my house, I’d sneak out and we’d go out to the desert and just burn things down.
I learned Hollywood is a small community, and you really have to be a part of the community to get anything done. Unliketraditionalindustries, where you can do things from afar with phone calls and e-mail, this town is really about being social. Because that’s how trust gets built.
I’m from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
My mother was very fashion-oriented, and she started a little children‘s wear business that became large in this little town. She used to be able to look at a picture of an outfit and just start cutting the fabric right there.
I had to jump on the tractor and do my chores. I would have just killed to be in town, to be able to Rollerblade hand-in-hand with somebody I had a crush on. I just wanted to get off the farm, to find my outlet.
I was born in Chicago, but I was raised in a town called Jackson, Tennessee. And a lot of these changes that were necessary and talked about it as important have been made, like, people go to school where they want to go. They work for equal pay, they work for – they can go school and have an equal shot at a job.
My mother was this White woman from Texas, from a racist town raised to believe in the inferiority of others by her community, not necessarily by her parents, but certainly by the community around her. And she fled it.
I’m really trying to stop setting my plays in this one fictional town in Vermont.
We’re the only dance in town. We don’t compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.
I’m not a pretty boy who came to town and burst out of the gate, which is a good thing, because if I was, I probably wouldn’t have been good enough then. I probably wouldn’t have lasted. So I was very lucky not to be pretty.
The more living patterns there are in a place – a room, a building, or a town – the more it comes to life as an entirety, the more it glows, the more it has that self-maintaining fire which is the quality without a name.
I grew up in a suburb of Ohio, in a small town, and I resonated with that small-town feeling where everybody knows your business.
But my husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don’t think we’ve lost that mind-set. We don’t have a bowlingalley in our basement. We don’t have houses on the beach and one in New York and one in L.A.
After Lock, Stock, all these really nasty small town characters came knocking at my door trying to tell me stories, and somehow I ended up with this guy whose brother was feeding people to pigs, and that’s what he did to get rid of people.
Take my horse to the old town road and ride till I can’t no more’ basically means just running away, and everything is just gone. The horse is metaphorical for not having anything or just the little things that you do have, and it’s with you.
One of the things that’s great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.
We’ve had Town Hall meetings, we’ve witnessed election after election, in which the American people have taken a position on the President’s health care bill. And the bottom line is the people don’t like this bill. They don’t want it.
So many girls come up and say to me, ‘I have never listened to country music in my life. I didn’t even know my town had a country-music station. Then I got your record, and now I’m obsessed.’ That’s the coolestcompliment to me.
Occasionally it’s been a long and bumpy road – one I’m still travelling – but I’ve always felt like my home town has been solidly behind me and I’m both grateful and proud.
Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combineculturalgracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search for.
Well I am from Annapolis Maryland. I went to High school in Baltimore, but I grew up in Annapolis. It was a cute town. We lived on a waterfront community. It was good, even though I don’t really fit the preppy boater kind of style.
The town was so dull: one day the tide went out, and it never came back.
Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn’t matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.
Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can’t do a comedy unless you’ve just done a comedy.
You have to make a lot of sacrifices, and the main thing you have to sacrifice is your privacy. It’s funny because when I was growing up, my daddy was and still is an insurance agent in our home town. He couldn’t go anywhere without somebody recognizing him or needing something from him.
I never dreamed about being an actor, because that was out of reach. Coming from a small town that was big in farming, and also big in clothing factories, you don’t dream about being a professional football player or an actor.
When I came to town and saw the price of diesel went above regular gas, that burnt me up.
I fled my home town and did odd jobs, including things like re-designing old furniture, before I became an actor. Having said that, I don’t think the story of my life is in any way remarkable. What is remarkable is how acting opportunities have come my way.
I was the kind of kid who loved singing. I loved rapping; I loved attention. But for me, it was more about chasing the dream of being a superstar because of the town I was from and because of what I’d seen.
Sometimes you have to see the thing to know that it exists. Maybe there’s a queer person in a town, but they don’t feel comfortable or safe coming out, frankly, and the only representation they feel that they have or connection they have is on television or in a movie, and that’s really powerful.
In college, my wife did a studyabroad in Nairobi, and I did the exact same program in Cape Town. For me, the experience of being in that other culture really set up a longing. When I’m traveling, things seem really sharp. You learn things ten timesfaster.
The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn’t a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place.
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.
A picture of me as this super affable sales guy gets painted, but in actuality, I’m pretty driven by hard work and love working with teams. What people discount is, I grew up in a very small blue-collar town in Massachusetts and have basically scrapped my way career wise.
I grew up all over Idaho – I was born in Emmett, a very small town.
In Hamburg, there are three major orchestras, an opera house, and one of the great concert-hall acoustics in Europe at the Laeiszhalle, in a town a fifth the size of London. And that’s not unusual. In Germany, there are dozens of towns with two or three orchestras. The connection with music goes very, very deep.
When I moved to Chicago, I was coming from a school that didn’t have any arts in Alabama. I essentially came from a town where the arts didn’t exist and the desire for education didn’t exist and wasn’t valued.
If I had grown up in any place but New Orleans, I don’t think my career would have taken off. I wouldn’t have heard the music that was around this town. There was so much going on when I was a kid.
The government’s objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers.
The beauty standards had nothing to do with me in Mexico. It was such a bizarre, dire time for my hair. I was living in a small town where there was not any semblance of an African community. I’d have to take the bus to Mexico City to find a woman who could braid my hair. That was two and a half hours away.
Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.
I’d worked at a small town newspaper, and I was thinking of all the strange stories that I had seen float through the newsroom in my time there that were dismissed as kind of amusing curiosities. Somehow from that I got to this idea of an eccentric alcoholic who built a lighthouse in the woods.
I know this is rathertrivial – I will not be very deep about this – but it’s great when you call the hottest restaurant in town and ask for a table for five at 8:00 P.M., and they say, ‘Okay,’ instead of, ‘You have to wait two months.’
John Glenn’s father, known as Herschel, was mostlydeaf from injuries in World War I. To help out at home, young Glenn sold rhubarb all over town from the family garden.
I could have probably raised them in L.A. and they would have been great and had so many things at their fingertips and been exposed to so many things. But we travel a lot, so I don’t think that moving out of town is sheltering the girls at all. Maybe protecting them a little bit more, trying to prolong their youth.
Baltimore was like a small town when I got there – the Colts, the Orioles, guys like Frank Robinson, we all knew and respected each other. Everyone would cross paths at one point at LennyMoore‘s Sportsman‘s Lounge, trading stories and having some fun.
Broadcasting for advertisers is still the best game in town, and they know it. Look, I admire a lot of the shows on cable. I think ‘Mad Men‘ is wonderful. I think ‘Breaking Bad‘ is wonderful. But let’s remember they’re about one-tenth the audience of NCIS.
I guarantee you that two directors that are any good can take the same story, change the name of the characters, change the name of the town, and make an entirely different picture.
Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music.
‘The Goonies’ is classic. That’s, like, the movie I bring with me if I go out of town for a long time, because it just makes me think of the best times I’ve seen it with my friends growing up. Dude, everybody knows that movie, everybody watches that film. Best family film ever made.
From 1985 to 1994, I lived in Manhattan in a big old loft right off Times Square. I could walk to work, which was in a couple of Broadway theaters, to Howard Stern’s studio, and to 30 Rock for ‘Letterman‘ and ‘SNL.’ Even in New York, walking to work is homey and folksy, like living in a small town.
Teenage girls read in packs. It’s true today, and it was true when I was a teen growing up in a small town in northeast Oklahoma.
I grew up on a farm in Lexington, Oklahoma, a rural community south of Norman. My family moved to Enid, Oklahoma, in 1962, when I was a junior in high school. This cast me into a totally different environment. Enid was a company town for Champlin Petroleum, and there was an oil boom going on.
Hollywood is a town; it’s not a medium. And cinema is a medium you can practice anywhere.
This is a place where you really are what you achieve in Houston, and that’s a tremendous boon to this town. I think you’ll find people who have succeeded because of that kind of open culture.
If one of us, any of us, any American is traveling in a town somewhere in America and a medicalcrisishits them, for someone who is diabetic or perhaps has heart disease or some other problems, where do we get the records to determine what to do?
L.A. is only where you live, because otherwise it’s just a sprawling mass of everything, and I think if you live in L.A., you get a little network of places you go, and people you see, and when you leave town, you do miss those places and your friends.
Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combineculturalgracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search for.
Poetry is my cheap means of transportation. By the end of the poem the reader should be in a different place from where he started. I would like him to be slightly disoriented at the end, like I drove him outside of town at night and dropped him off in a cornfield.
The great thing about a name like ‘Cougar Town’ is that you hear it once and you remember it forever. It’s a very ‘loud‘ title. But there’s a connection to the word ‘cougar’ that means a lot of people are going to be turned off right away by the title alone without even giving the show a chance.
I grew up in a nice neighborhood in Greensboro, N.C., which is not too big, but definitely not a small town.
I think the editorial page of the Washington Post is the best in the country. I think the editorials – considering it’s a liberal town, liberal constituency and from the liberal tradition – I think it’s the best editorial page around. It’s quite balanced.
When I was younger, I lived on Hawai’i, in the small town of Kohala. It was beautiful there! There were the trees and rolling green hills. It was beautiful and quaint, but at the same time, I always wanted to just venture out.
Local companies don’t have to internalize their costs, and few actually do, but they tend to more often because the owners live there and they have to show their face in town, and their kids play with other kids.
All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chiefwealthconsists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished.
I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports – he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
Anyone who’d sell out a whole town wouldn’t hesitate to double-cross one man.
There’s a major underlying idea as you grow up that you need to just save your money and get that affordable housing at the edge of town where you’re away from the city where all the crime happens or whatever.
I’m not going to complain about playing a cop, there’s a cop in every country town in this place. Policing the world and the community is a difficult job, because you get it wrong some times. I couldn’t do it for real.
When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people, and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
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I liked working in a series, going to work every day and not having to leave town for long locations. I was producing them and building an audience.
Well, I mean, you have an emotion, you want to express it. You don’t just look in the camera and do it. You want to hide from the embarrassment of your brother saying you’re not allowed to come into my town.
I was that kid with the glasses and the hungryexpression who haunted every library book sale and used bookstore in town: the one who always has a book in one hand and is reaching for the next book with the other. There’s one in every town.
I spent my entire childhood in the same town, in Kent. I went to grade school there. There was a boarding school that my mother taught at, called – appropriately enough – Kent School, that I went to. Yeah, pretty much my entire childhood was spent in that town.
I was going to make movies. I was the one in the family who was always rolling the video camera, making movies of my brothers around town, and then screening them for my parents. I still would love to make movies someday… that’s something that really means a lot to me, and I know I’ll have the chance to do it one day.
Brooklyn, it’s a great town, a great city. It’s New York.
I kept saying that I’d never live in L.A., and I didn’t think I would. But that’s where the work is, and I ended up making a lot of friends there, and my old friends moved out to Los Angeles too. And also, I think when you’re famous, its hard to live in a small town.
I was raised middle-class in a small town. I have all my same friends from high school. I’m close with my family. I’m dating a normal girl. So I want to feel people think I’m a man of the people. Because I feel that way.
What’s great about TV, and what I love about being on ‘Parenthood,’ is you have this family. I’m now going on four years of working with the same 100 people, and that helps you feel like your life has more roots. It’s more conducive to having a family, and you’re staying in town. So that part is amazing.
The thing that influenced me most in relation to ‘Nanny McPhee’ were the Westerns I watched with my father. All the Spaghetti Westerns; all the Virginians; all the High Chaparrals. Because if you think about the form, it’s a stranger from out of town.
America is the big subject of the second half of the 20th century, tackled in one form or another by all the great American male writers. You could make a case for saying that it was the only game in town – from Bellow to Roth to Updike to Richard Ford – America was more or less explicitly the leitmotif.
I grew up in a small Southern town, and there were white people and black people. Coming to New York to go to Columbia, every time I went into the subway I was absolutely astounded because you see people from all over the world who actually live here – who aren’t just here as tourists.
I moved back to Idaho when I was 6 or 7 and then lived in a little town called Twin Falls and then moved to Boise. So quite different from L.A. I’d been to Disneyland a couple of times, and that was the closest I’d been to L.A.
We didn’t have a phone when I was a kid, and I was too shy to smash any public phones, and our town didn’t have a pool hall either, so I had to hang out at the public library – and anyway, I told myself stories.