I’m not devastated over a baseball game. If somebody came to me and said, ‘Your wife is terminally ill.’ Or, if my kids and wife get on a plane and I got a call that said, ‘Something happened with the plane,’ that’s devastating.
A mystery is a whodunit. You know what happened, but not how or who’s behind it. A thriller, or a suspense, is a howdunit. You know what happened, and you usually know who did it, but you keep reading because you want to know how they pulled it off.
I’m just gonna talk about being Nigerian-American. I’m gonna talk about being single. I’m gonna talk about what happened to me on the train today. I’m gonna talk about so many other things that, as a comic, you’re able to talk about because you see the world in sarcasm.
One thing I love to do is produce. I’ve produced a couple of bands. I mean, nothing ever really happened with ’em, but I enjoy getting a young band into the studio and guiding them, and making them feel at ease.
You know, I have a lot of books on my iPad, but when I try to read them, I findmyselfwandering off to play games. Those are books I’m interested in. I can’t imagine what would have happened to me in college if my biology class had been on the same computer as ‘Words With Friends’ and ‘Doom.’
I used to think about how nice it would be to visit the planets. Of course, I didn’t expect to see in my lifetime what has happened. I knew it would happen some day, but it came alongfaster than I at first thought.
I’m a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job.
Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me.
Other people are talking about writing books about my life, or about some of the things I’ve done. I find it strange, but I also feel it’s my life and my story, and I guess I better be the one to get it on paper the way it actually happened.
But then Iraq happened after September 2001 and America claimed that Al Qaeda was there, and we all know that was a lie and we now know that our own Prime Ministerdeceived the country terribly.
There was years when my father didn’t even make a hundred grand – or barely made a hundred grand – and sure, we had a maid, but she only came twice a week. What do you think happened the other five days? You think those disheswashed themselves? You think those clothes got themselves in the hamper?
People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don’t you feel a certain alienation?
I was running to catch a train when one of my teachers saw me. He thought I was fast, time me, and later gave me my first instructions in sprinting. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.
What happened in my past happened. What’s the term – don’t cry over spilledmilk? That’s the thing people don’t understand. I’m all right. I configured myself into coming out on the other end OK. I can disassociate myself.
Tiger is the greatest thing that’s happened to the tour in a long time. He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time of year when football and the World Series always take precedence. Everything I’ve heard about him seems to be true.
In 2008, I was in a Londonpark when I came across a fledgling crow that had fallen from the top of an oak tree. A woman happened to be passing, and she said that she rescued animals, so she invited me back to her house. It turned out she was the wife of Jeff Beck. Jeff was there, and we ended up jamming together.
I’m just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time.
When the Hollywood thing happened, I thought at some point I’d get to the front of the queue: ‘Yes, hello, I’d like to play that role.’ But you don’t. You just join a different queue.
When I left ‘Downton Abbey,’ it hadn’t yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!
The kitchen‘s a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It’s biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there’s history. Yes, there’s artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.
Sure I do a lot of jokes about Anne Frank. But when you do those jokes, it makes people remember what happened to her. That process of bringing her story back doesn’t have to be a serious one. What I say is all nonsense, but it helps to keep her memory alive.
People always say time heals. Time doesn’t necessarily heal anything. It allows you to manage things. There are occasions where you feel the pain as if it just happened, but you know that it’s a fleeting moment.
Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened – but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies.
Partying and having all of those pictures taken distracts from the work that I do. It’s not why I started acting. I didn’t get into acting to be written about. It kind of just happened – so I accept that it’s my life.
Honestly, I feel like everything in life happens for a reason, and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life and been the most game-changing thing that’s happened to my life, in a necessary way.
When I was a young player, I never dreamed of scoring five goals in a game – and in nine minutes is something else. And when it happened, it was incredible that there could ever be anything like that in the history of the game. It took me a couple of days to realise what I’d done.
Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there’s something bigger than us. I don’t think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I’m at peace. When it comes, I’ll be fine, calm. I’ll miss life, though. Especially my family.
Once during a taping there was an actor who kept blowing his lines. It happened again and again. Finally Norman Fell came out-he wasn’t even in that scene. But Norman came out and you know what he did? He killed the guy with a hammer.
A lot of the American press at the time was saying ‘just watch what happens when Bertelsmann tries to buy EMI, that will be a moment of truth that will show the Commission’s true colors.’ Well, that deal never happened either.
When I was still in prep school – 14, 15 – I started keepingnotebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things.
Many things have been said about what happened, but I don’t know either. Maybe someday. One thing I’m sure of is that all the things that have happened to me, good and bad, happy and sad, have made me what I am today.
It used to be that you kind of got pigeonholed into one thing – you’re either a stage actor or a TV actor or a movie actor. Today, there’s a lot of crossover with film actors doing television, which never happened before, so those lines are a little bit more blurred than they used to be.
Cancer has taught me a lot of things. Maybe it is the best thing that has happened to me. I can’t say right now, but maybe some years down the line, I would realise. When I was takingchemotherapy, there were a lot of elderlypatients, and that would inspire me. I thought, ‘If they can be cured, why can’t I be?’
I don’t even know what made me start wanting to do music. It just… happened. Because I sat in my basement all the time, and music was my best friend, and I just wanted to be a part of it.
I don’t like to just talk about nothing, or less than nothing. If it’s something interesting, I’m fine with it, but, ‘Hey, Zack, how is your day?’ People ask that, and somebody actually tells them what happened in their day? I don’t have any real interest in that.
Over the years, more than one reviewer has described my fantasy series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, as historical fiction about history that never happened, flavoured with a dash of sorcery and spiced with dragons. I take that as a compliment.
I come from a family of refugees. I’m used to surviving and going with the flow, and what happened to me was just life.
Yasmine Al Masri
Books change us. Books save us. I know this because it happened to me. Books saved me. So, I do believe through stories we can learn to change, we can learn to empathize and be more connected with the universe and with humanity.
One can’t deny what has happened to us in the past. The secret is to enjoy and be proud of the music we’ve created and the people with whom we have been linked. It’s all a long chain of involvement in the world, and we are proud to be yet another link in this chain.
The beautiful thing about my intelligence is that it doesn’t really come in one specific department. So even if something hasn’t happened to me, I have information on how to get you through whatever you may be going through.
Sometimes I write about things that never happened to me that wind up happening to me. When you put things out in the universe, sometimes they wind up coming true.
You know, I auditioned for ‘Titanic.’ Sometimes I muse on what would have happened. That would have been such a different life.
When you reminisce, you don’t say, ‘Remember that time you got sued by so-and-so?’ No, you say, ‘Remember when we played here and it was unbelievable, and we went out for that incredible meal and that funny thing happened?’ Those are the important moments.
I’ve never felt particularlyambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened.
My mum passing away wasn’t funny, but that funeral and what I went through, the things that happened, looking back at it, there were funny moments. You have to be strong enough to look back at it, to sit and assess the situation.
When I entered college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did.
I’ve been in a poor physical shape many times in my career and I’ve had some of my best results. My best performances happened because my mind was in the right place. The mind is definitely stronger than the body.
What happened? The Country got sick of it and said, Enough is enough. And all over the Country we saw springing up community organizationsdetermined to do something about this terrible menace of drugs.
What happened in the region in the last 30 years is not the Middle East. After the Iranian revolution in 1979, people wanted to copy this model in different countries; one of them is Saudi Arabia. We didn’t know how to deal with it. And the problem spread all over the world.
They always say, ‘Time heals.’ But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of ‘OK, I lostthe only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before.
Nothing happened overnight. Every country we went into, we started at the bottom. We knew that because the music we were playing and the attitude we had, we knew we’d be at the bottom and have to work our way up.
Any success I have had has not happened overnight; the journey has never felt like me sitting in the back of a limousine sippingchampagne. It has always been more like riding up a hill on a pushbike, and the chain has come off.
I think one of the hardest times was when I almost won a Web.com tour event in 2016 after my freshman year. I lost in a playoff to Ollie Schniederjans and J.J. Spaun. I mean, who knows what could’ve happened if I’d won?
Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literallythousands of infected animals with human healthrisks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it.
Some of the best times in my life happened under the influence of drugs… I’d still be doing it if I could make good judgementcalls. I’d still be doing it if I didn’t blow up to the size of an aircraft hangar, because it was a great time.
The worst part about pregnancy would definitely have to be my nausea. I don’t know why it’s just called morning sickness because morning sickness never just happened in the morning for me and it’s not happening just in the morning for my sister.
We had nothing in hand and my father used to live on the street. The profession of acting happened to him when B.R. Chopra picked him up for a film, and my father acted just to earn money for survival.
For Scary Movie 2, we had a duedate and had to work fast. And though there’s a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That’s how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard.
At first I missed it, but it was the amazing energy thing that happened during shows, when a lot of people were like Yay Yay Yeah! I missed that for a while. But I don’t miss the regular and the business side of that whole thing.
Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.
My father was a singer. So it just kind of happened that one Sunday while my dad was singing, I just walked out and stood next to him, and I started singing the song that he was leading, and I sang it in perfect pitch.
We have such a high drop-out rate from musicians, said the head of the college. He was right – I dropped out before I even dropped in. Months later they were still asking what had happened to me, not realising that I was on a UK tour.
You’re not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you.
That’s where I spent the biggest chunk of my career, having been at Juventus for ten years. That was the best thing that happened to me because it was where I got to know real football, at an ambitious club with ambitious players.
If someone really takes a risk, it doesn’t get dismissed. That’s what happened when the Oscar was won posthumously by Heath Ledger, who did one of the definitivevillain performances of all time. But it really has to be exceptional in defining everything we previously knew about the actress or the actor.
‘Fool If You Think It’s Over’ is still the only song I’ve ever not played guitar on, but it just so happened to be my first single, and it just so happened to be a massive hit. It was in the U.S. Top 10 for seven weeks.
If you’re let go from Celtic, the club you support, and go to Queen‘s Park, people think it’s a disaster. I don’t think I cried, but I was very upset. As a young boy, your dream has been taken away. But I had good people around me, and it was probably the best thing that happened.
When I’m feeling down on myself or not feeling good about who I am, or maybe something happened and I’m feeling depressed, I eat to fill that void. Afterwards I’ll beat myself up about it. I regret doing it, but I’ll turn around and do it again.
Bra-burning never happened. It was completely made up by the media. A couple of women protesting a Miss America pageant threw some bras into a garbage can, and somehow that became this longstanding idea of feminists as bra-burners.
I was born into an artistic family, and they understood me. But they were really worried, because some of the stuff I did was dangerous. If I’d been caught without the veil with a shaved head, I don’t know what would have happened.
The ‘Road Rules‘ thing was just something that happened. It was never like when I was little I said, ‘I want to be on a reality show when I grow up.’ They didn’t even have them then, you know?
My dad leaving my life. That’s the biggest thing that happened to me. I just remember what he tells me, the memories, and try to move on forward each day, knowing that he’s still here, looking down on me.
I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago. My old nightclubpartnerpassed away, Phil Erickson down in Atlanta. He – I owe him everything. He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know.
If you were to ask me when I was 17 if I was mad because I didn’t have a deal, I would have probably said, ‘Yeah.’ Now I’m so glad I got it when I got it. People tell you to be patient and wait. Patience is not a virtue of mine, but I think everything definitely happened the right way for me.
One thing I can’t prove, but I firmly believe is that two men were put on this earth – one threw a punch and a third guy came over and watched. And that happened before anybody ever threw or kicked a ball.
As African-Americans, people of that generation felt pretty much if they were going to see changes in the world, they had to make sacrifices and step up to the plate. I’m very proud that my parents happened to be people who did. They were not privileged to have a formal education.
Going to the Portland Trail Blazers, who actually took the time to invest in me, was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me in my career. I got to a small market where I could focus on basketball, basketball, basketball. No distractions.
So I’m very grateful for everything that has happened in my life.
There is no ‘Bat Out of Hell III.’ That should have never happened. To me, that record is nonexistent. It doesn’t exist.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorfullanguage, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
World War II… did not happen to everyone, but it happened to most. There were people from Germany who were throwingbombs at us.
My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather‘s house and watched the planes go over.
I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only because it’s an amazing city, but also because a lot of people across the world somehow started to think about New York as a dangerous place to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened.
A lot of times, I was about to get a role, but then somebody called. The father or mother would call and a starlet would get it. If somebody is with someone and the heroine is his muse or girlfriend, then she would get the role. All this has happened to me.
Well just meeting J. K. Rowling was amazing because she created all this world. And all the fans, we all get so obsessed with it and then you met the one person who made it all up. It was just so amazing. And I was just so amazed that that she wrote this book and all of the films have happened.
I was friends with Cube; he was also a fan of mine, and I a fan of him. Even before Balistyx happened I was hanging out with him, taking him to ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ for his first time. I was like, ‘Ice Cube, I’ve got a plus 1, you should go,’ and I took him. Cube wasn’t known at all yet.
My head is full of songs I’m writing now, and things I am thinking now. I’m not very good at drawing on things that have happened, things I think might happen, or things I want to happen. I’m very much in right now.
There’s a big difference, as I’m sure you know, it’s a slightly manneristic one, between people of the ’60s and people of ’68. Being a soixante-huitard – it’s so nice to have a French word for it – is very different from just having happened to been a baby boomer in the ’60s.
People misinterpret my emotions towards Nirvana because I’ve said things about how something happened with grunge that took a little bit of fun out of things. It’s no offense to Nirvana; they were one of the greats, obviously. But something died there, too, and we haven’t quite gotten the groove back.
No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!
I mean, if you’re being directed very precisely by somebody who has admiration and who’s really smart, it’s great. If you’re being told what to do by a nincompoop – and luckily that hasn’t happened very often – it can be very frustrating.
Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that’s ever happened in your life. It’s not. You’ll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won’t make a difference in your life in the long haul.
What happened with ‘Mad Men‘ was I had just had my child, I was in a very literally and creativelyfertile time in my life, and I wasn’t leaving the house much. So when ‘Mad Men’ came along, I was so excited to leave the house. Like, I get to go do this beautiful thing.
I didn’t deserve to get my titlestripped after three ACL reconstructions. I didn’t deserve to be out for four years. But it happened to me, and so I definitely learned over the years that you don’t deserve anything. Nothing you have is yours. Everything is up for grabs in this world.
I’d been sending out demos and CDs for years. I knew my stuff was good enough, but I was getting nowhere. Then, three people – my future manager and two publishers – happened to send one of my tracks to EMI publishing in the same week. All of a sudden, they were interested!
As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.
The Highlander was a documentary, and events happened in real time.
You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I’ve realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn’t feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense.
Sitting one seat away from Nicki Minaj at Marc Jacobs left me speechless. I couldn’t say anything – and that’s the first time that’s ever happened to me! We lockedeyes for a second, but I was too scared to talk to her. She looked incredible, of course.
What actually happened with ‘Miracle’ was that someone saw me in ‘Jurassic Park’ and said, ‘We want someone with a white beard – how about him?’ I’ve got a round face, white hair, a white beard. I can wear half-moon glasses and waddle a little, cope with a cane, raise my hat.
My first ever sex scene in a movie was in ‘Superbad.’ Because I was 17, for legal reasons my mother had to be on the set. It was real awkward, but it worked out OK because when I watched the movie with her, the sex scene wasn’t awkward because she’d been right there when it happened.
Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it’s like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can’t really speak on it, because I wasn’t there. I don’t feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
I am a divorced child, of divided, uncertain background. Within this division I – supposed fruit of their love – no longer exist. It happened nearly forty years ago, yet to me, nothing is sadder than my parents’ divorce.
But ‘Memento‘ was so successful, such a hugecult hit, almost on the scale of a large film. If that had happened, with all the acclaim, before the next job, I’d have found it very difficult to figure out what to do next.
‘Before I Ever Met You’ was the first one to come out and that just dives into the grit, and it’s pretty graphic about a relationship. For my first song, it was very special the way it happened, because I didn’t really hold anything back, and people responded to it.
What’s happened in my career has been about knowing myself and realizing my flaws are my strengths, and to embrace them; to access what I’m really good at, and what I’m not so good at; and tune out the voices that get inside your head and make you think you can’t do something.
Prose is something that is persistent in staying in one place long enough to not only zero in on the dramaticeffect of something that might have happened, or something that might have been seen, but also in watching how it played out and thinking about the cause and the effect.
I had as much time to prepare for that moon landing as NASA did, and I still was speechless when it happened. It just was so awe-inspiring to actually be able to see the thing through the television that was a miracle in itself.
There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn’t feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts.
Da Pak was a group out of Chicago. It was a put-together group. We actually met for the first time at this showcase. They were like ‘Yo, you should do a song together.’ So we did. It just so happened that the name of the song was ‘Wolf Pak.’ They said, ‘Y’all should be a group called Da Pak, and here’s a record deal.’
I’ve always done more than I ever thought I would. Becoming a professor – I never would have imagined that. Writing books – I never would have imagined that. Getting a Ph.D. – I’m not sure I would even have imagined that. I’ve lived my life a step at a time. Things sort of happened.
It was really tough as a kid going to a Braves game. It was a guaranteed loss. You’re looking at 100 losses a year. I was a huge baseball fan, played it for quite a while. But when ’91 happened, with Smoltz and Glavine, it turned around, and I will say it made it pretty sweet.
There have been times when I reread – or at least leafed through – something because I’d sent a copy to a friend, and what usually happened was that I noticed dozens and dozens of clumsyphrases I wished I could rewrite.
The future doesn’t exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we’re the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.
I played golf for 25 years before I made a hole-in-one of any kind. I was on the tour for years before it finally happened. Eventually I made 23, but boy, that first one was a long time coming. It was the price I paid for not shooting at every flag.
What’s happened has happened, so what can we do to make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That’s why we’re here.
There was a time when I really wanted to do films, but they didn’t come my way. I would come close and the next day suddenly I’d realise that I am not a part of the film anymore. So that’s how television happened.
Every time you do a take on a movie, you’re not sure if it’s going to succeed. Even if you have a great cast, like we had, every scene you’re kind of waiting for the release. ‘Oh, yes; it happened. We got it!’ There’s always the possibility that it’s just not going to work.
We were number one most added at radio, when the single came out and that’s much different. It took like eight months for any radio to happen on the first record, so a lot more support has happened right out of the box.
You can’t change history. These things happened the way they did. What you can change is how you look at it and how you understand that it takes the good moments and it takes the difficult moments to move forward.
In this kind of situation, we tend to cling to his convictions, we believe that, by magic, we are going to recover. Then we agree to drive less good cars and we are fatally more exposed. It is what finally happened to me with Ensign.
When something disappointing happened, my mother would remind me not to let that become my focus. There’s still so much to be grateful for.
Since I was five or six years old, I just wanted to be a professional football player. I wanted to play against the best players. I wanted to play in big stadiums in front of big crowds, and I was desperate to play for my country one day, and thankfully, I was lucky enough that happened.
‘Hell Freezes Over’ happened, and the Eagles decided to get back to work. We’ve toured pretty much since then, and I’ve been around the world a couple times. I had never really gotten any momentum going in a solo project during that period of time – Eagles was pretty much a full time job.
What has happened has happened. What is done cannot be undone. There is no point in looking back and ruminating over the past. I am a forward-looking man. I want to look ahead; I want to put my past behind me. I want to make my country proud.
When I was 18, I was halfway up the EiffelTower with my friend, Tom, when we decided to stick our heads through the railings. The gap between the railings was exactly the right size to be able to put your head through and nearly get stuck. Which is exactly what happened.
When I first made a grid, I happened to be thinking of the innocence of trees, and then a grid came into my mind and I thought it represented innocence, and I still do, and so I painted it and then I was satisfied. I thought, ‘This is my vision.’
I have a relatively sunny spirit, and I always had the expectation that my path through life would be relatively sunny, no matter what happened. I have never allowed myself to be bitter.
If you write nonfiction, a historical account of what really happened, first of all, it’s always white men who do that, and you don’t have the voices that are really interesting to me, of the people who are not sheltered by the big umbrella of the establishment.
Boxing? She’s like a woman. If you’ve never wooed her, never won her, you always look back wondering what would have happened had you had her. If you caught her and had a long relationship, you don’t really look back. Do I miss her? No, because I’ve had her, I’ve moved on.
Knots Landing is the best thing that ever happened to me.
The prosecution has to go with the evidence and the facts and tell the story as it happened. The defense has more creative freedom. All you have to do is look for a defense that works. But it doesn’t have to be the truth. Sometimes you get lucky and it is, but sometimes you don’t, and either way, it doesn’t matter.
I think that technology is the best thing that ever happened to mankind. It’s an absurdnotion that somehow, ‘My God, what are we going to do when driverless cars come along?’ It’s going to save lives on the road. And maybe, one day, we’ll all be working four days a week and not five or six days a week.
Can human hearts be changed? Why, of course! It happens every day in the great missionary work of the Church. It is one of the most widespread of Christ’s modern miracles. If it hasn’t happened to you – it should.
Social thinking requires very exacting thresholds to be powerful. For example, we’ve had social thinking for 200,000 years, and hardly anything happened that could be considered progress over most of that time. This is because what is most pervasive about social thinking is ‘how to get along and mutually cope.’
In the seventies, a group of American artists seized the means not of production but of reproduction. They tore apartvisual culture at a time of no money, no market, and no one paying attention except other artists. Vietnam and Watergate had happened; everything in America was being questioned.
I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.
What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
I didn’t decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
As soon as the idea of the Big Bang was proposed in the 1920s, astronomers set about trying to work out when the bang happened. Initialestimates were, not surprisingly, wildly inaccurate, but by the 1980s it was known that the universe was 15 billion years old, give or take 5 billion years.
Hatta always gave the impression of rain. If I was in a real good mood and full of ideas and then happened to encounter Hatta, I felt I was suddenly surprised by a shower of rain and got wet all over the body. My good mood was gone, and also my ideas.
When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I’d read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over.
Definitely just growing up in general influenced me; Detroit happened to be where I was. I feel like the city definitely has made an impact on my life and made me who I am. Detroit has an unmistakable soul – nobody can duplicate the soul we bring to the game. From Motown to J Dilla to Eminem to anything.
It was an egregious violation of the American Constitution. We were innocent American citizens, and we were imprisoned simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. It shows us just how fragile our Constitution is.
I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I’ve turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it’s time to get back at work.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantlydisappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Stories come from other shows at other studios where only 2,000 rounds were actually used and the money for the other 3,000 went right into the studio pockets. Corners were cut and that production suffered. Knockwood, that hasn’t happened to us.
The story of ‘A Dog‘s Purpose’ flowed into me a set piece. The entire book was just there, as if I were connected to a streaming service, a novel wholly formed of character and plot. This has never happened to me before or since. I prayed for help and I got it. A gift.
Whatever happened to books? Suddenly everybody’s talking about these 100-hour movies called ‘Breaking Bad‘. People are talking about TV the same way they used to talk about novels back in the 1980s. I like to think I hang out with some pretty smart people, but all they talk about is ‘Breaking Bad.’
I went from being totally unknown and never acting professionally to being in a major movie and being very famous. It all happened so quickly, I didn’t have any time to work things out. It’s been pretty scary at times.
I think it will bring back discussion about Columbine. When Columbine happened it was the topic of the week, and we shouldn’t have just moved on to something else. Whether people like the film or not, it’s going to make them think about what happened.
I do a lot of lectures on survival. I always say you can’t change what happened, so have a little wallow, feel very sorry for yourself, and then get up and move forward. You can’t change what happened.
Even though you don’t understand what I’m saying, you are going to really feel it. The same thing happened to me when I used to listen to English music. I didn’t even understand one word. You know? But it just makes me feel great.
When I tried to do ‘Waiting for Godot, it was such a controversy. I was tired of political theatre. All I wanted to do was ‘Godot.’ You know what happened? We were told we had messed up and politicised a classic that has nothing to do with S.A.
Black Lives Matter started from a post that I put on Facebook after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. I woke up in the middle of the night sobbing, just trying to process what had happened and wanting to find community around being in a lot of grief and having a lot of rage.
My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorianmute.
It’s almost scary how good things are right now. I’ve been engaged now for about a year, and it’s the first time anything like that has happened to me.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
Performance is there, and if you are not there in that moment it happened, it just stays in the memory. It’s so immaterial and something this immaterial is very difficult to collect. Its difficult to buy, its how we can buy immaterial art.
We don’t really have a place in the universe, as far as on a timeline. But nothing else does, either. Therefore every moment really is the most important moment that’s ever happened, including this moment right now.
I was part of integrating the public swimmingpool in the 1960s. A group of us decided one day we were going to go swimming. Nothing happened. No resistance. We just went and jumped in.
Yeah, there’s probably been times when I’m watching cable and seeing there’s like three movies that Jack’s in and I’m sitting hogging a bag of Cheetos in my underwear and I think ‘God, what happened to me? Why can’t I be something special like Jack?’
Change is not overcoming inertia as much as it is redirecting, guiding, tweaking what already is and what has already happened. We must believe that we can make choices and that those choices can alter the future.
I love Scientology. I’ve been involved for 38 years, and I don’t think I’d be here without it because I’ve had a lot of losses and different negative things that have happened over the years and it really got me through brilliantly.
There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtaingoes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.
I used to feel sorry for some of the guys who were in ‘EastEnders,’ who had done something terrible to somebody, and people were shouting at them in the street. I’d think: ‘God, I’d hate it if that happened to me.’
To overcome poverty and the flaws of the economic crisis in our society, we need to envision our social life. We have to free our mind, imagine what has never happened before and write social fiction. We need to imagine things to make them happen. If you don’t imagine, it will never happen.
Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.
News, if unreported, has no impact. It might as well have not happened at all.
Going to Hartford turned out to be the luckiest thing that ever happened to me.
I don’t think I’ll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don’t know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I’d put in six or seven years into changing L.A.
I don’t know how to tell a joke. I never tell jokes. I can tell stories that happened to me… anecdotes. But never a joke.
I was told at first that being different was a bad thing. Everywhere I went, it was just, ‘You’re too different’… And it turned out that being different was the best thing that ever happened to my career. It is why people travel to my shows. It’s why people want to hear my story and buy my book.
I feel like I’ve dreamed half of my life that hasn’t happened yet, so a lot of times I’m going along, and I do stuff, and I know that I’ve done it. I have deja vus more than I have regular experiences. If half of your day is a deja vu, then you start to wonder, ‘What is real and what isn’t?’
People say they love the characters I’ve chosen in my career. But I didn’t choose anything. I just happened to be working and these were offered to me.
Michael K. Williams
No money has ever been spent on ‘Peaky Blinders‘ in terms of publicity, there’s no massive campaign – because it’s the BBC you just get the trailers. But what’s happened is people have found it for themselves and I think the loyalty is greater when people find than when they’re told to watch something.
I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.
My only responsibility as a playwright and a storyteller is to give you the time of your life in the theatre. I just happen to think that with Hamilton‘s story, sticking close to the facts helps me. All the most interesting things in the show happened.
There’s an excellent movie we have on TCM called ‘It Happened on Fifth Avenue,’ which was originally going to be directed by Frank Capra… but just before he was going to start working on it, he came across this story called ‘The Greatest Gift.’ And that turned into ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
I was going to show my kids that no matter what happened with their parents, parole officers and other teachers, I wouldn’t give up on them. I let them know it matters to me that you come to class, it matters to me that you try, it matters to me when you succeed.
The future hasn’t happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I’m in.
If you get too deep into the history, what often happens to a lot of us actors is that we become stilted. We forget that we’re reading about something that happened a hundred years ago. If we don’t put the human emotion that would naturally be in there, we end up being stilted instead of being human beings.
The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space.
People that have had genuine abduction experiences that I’ve met that seem very genuine to me, but they’re just confused about why it happened. I’ve met a lot of people like which I regard as being very genuine… but there’s a lot of crazy people out there.
The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departmentseverywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country.
People are always telling me that change is good. But all that means is that something you didn’t want to happen has happened.
I suppose what’s happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture.
Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer’s. Or, oh, they’ve been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don’t take anything personally anymore.
I get random meetings, like, ‘Ron Howard would like to sit down with you.’ ‘Really?’ If ‘Breaking Bad’ hadn’t happened, Ron Howard probably wouldn’t want to sit down with me. Because he would have no idea who I was.
For me, comedy is constantly presented as this fake casualness, like a guy just walked on stage going, ‘This crazy thing happened to me the other day.’ And he’s in front of 3000 people, and he’s acting like an everyman, and he’s getting paid so much money.
For 70 nights, right across America, I’ve been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we’ve been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn’t know. We’re friends now but we can’t forget what happened between us.
My goal is just to be respected as a man when I walk down the street with my family. I don’t care what your job is, you’re not gonna talk down to me, you’re not gonna try to get a rise out of me. I’m a man first. And in establishing that, some interesting things have happened.
It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of pollnumbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads.
The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
I went to Carnegie Mellon for a year and a month or two, and then I dropped out because I got a movie. I didn’t anticipate ever leaving school – I was a really serious drama student – and then that happened, and my life sort of took a turn.
You hear a lot of drivers say they’ll quit when they’re not enjoying it. That’s pretty much what happened to me. It was a combination of things, but mostly it was losing that enthusiasm I always felt before.
I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn. Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team. Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened. It was bad luck. In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on.
You know, I hate to give advice because my life has been so odd that almost nothing that’s happened to me can apply.
I am such a sap when it comes to love! I believe in love at first sight all the way. But that’s just the way it happened to me with my relationships. I love the idea of two people looking at each other and electricityflying around them; it’s so romantic, and it’s a great feeling.
I have always felt that this story is universal. When I began to understand the details of the history, I felt that the most compelling aspect was not what happened, but what continues to happen and how it is denied.
I still want to see the Knicks do well; I do. I promise I do. That’s my team. After all the stuff that happened, people say to me, ‘You still like the Knicks?’ Well, that’s just the way it is. That’s what happens when you’re a kid. Your team is your team, and everything is die-hard.
You see Michelangelo and Picasso and you read literature. I had some innate inchoate yearning for that, but I never really saw where I would fit in. That’s called art. And then something happened to pop music, which is that it became art under the hand of the Beatles, the Stones, and BobDylan and some other people.
I was diagnosed a number of years ago with obsessive-compulsive disorder – which everyone has, to some degree – and I have this really annoying trait where in conversation, I always steer it back to something that happened to me.
You look at what happened with Chrysler, it went through that bankruptcy, and it’s re-emerged in a much different fashion, privatelyheld in some of those things, and it’s really putting out a great product.
An experience that shaped me happened early in my TV career when I filmed in Mozambique, Angola and Bangladesh for ‘BluePeter‘ and Comic Relief. Places with extreme poverty. When you see that first-hand as a young person, you take it with you for life.
Star Trek is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me, in a career sense.
Something’s happened in our society which I don’t think is beneficial, and that’s that you see the public being fed box-office news. Newscasts now, every local station – I’ve been traveling around the country a lot, and you see the local news, and they give box-office reports.
In my experience victims are more concerned with helping their families understand that they are still connected to them. In some rare experiences information comes through that helps understand what happened.
My whole life has been decided by fate. I’ve never planned anything that’s happened to me.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
Charles M. Schulz
You know, Nirvana used to start rehearsals with the three of us just jamming. For, like, a half an hour, just noise and freeform crap – and usually it was crap. But sometimes things would come from it, and some songs on Nevermind came from that, and ‘Heart Shaped Box’ and stuff on ‘In Utero’ just happened that way.
Never be afraid to ask when you don’t understand. It sounds like a little thing, but awful things have happened, international incidents have flared, and markets have collapsedjust because people couldn’t make sense of what was being said. They didn’t ask ‘why?’ because they thought it would make them look stupid.
You know, many people have called me, friends from the nationalistcamp, revisionists and so on, from around the world, have called me over the years – and now again because of what happened – and they are all very cynical about the police and the authorities.
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harmcaused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I was going through old Facebook pictures with a friend, and happened upon a photo of a monkey at a zoo that had been tagged as me by an old housemate, that I realized I’d normalized so much racism.
The past is always – one moment it’s what happened three minutes ago, and one minute it’s what happened 30 years ago. And they flow into each other in ways that we can’t predict and that we keep discovering in dreams, which keep bringing up feelings and moments, some of which we never actually saw.
‘Greg the Bunny,’ the comedy television show that I co-created, happened almost by accident. Dan Milano, Spencer Chinoy and myself made a public access show that caught the eye of IFC, and it has had three incarnations since then with a season on Fox.
When my record companyrejected ‘Full Moon Fever‘, I was hurt so bad. I was pretty far along in my career at that point. I’d never had anything rejected; I’d never really even had a comment. So when that happened, it was really just a board to the forehead. But then, finally, I picked myself up.
Now in the 1980s, I happened to notice that if you look at an aerialphotograph of an African village, you see fractals. And I thought, ‘This is fabulous! I wonder why?’ And of course I had to go to Africa and ask folks why.
I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it’s in the public arena, but that doesn’t entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
Venus has a runawaygreenhouse effect. I kind of want to know what happened there because we’re twirling knobs here on Earth without knowing the consequences of it. Mars once had running water. It’s bone dry today. Something bad happened there as well.
I’d been out to a lot of people since 19. I wish to God it had happened then. I don’t think I would have the same career – my ego might not have been satisfied in some areas – but I think I would have been a happier man.
I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I’m a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I’m not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn’t exist.
The Native American side was tragic. It’s just unbelievable what has happened to them.