In this post, you will find great Oh Quotes from famous people, such as Ellen Muth, Neil Peart, Margaret Trudeau, H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Dan Buettner. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Pure libertarianism believes that people will be generous and help each other. Well, they won’t. I wish it were so, and I live that way. I help panhandlers, but other people are, ‘Oh look at that – why doesn’t he get a job?’ While I believe in all that freedom, I also believe that no one should suffer needlessly.
I flew to New York to do a commercial back in the day when people could meet you at the gate, and the little agent when I came off the plane said, ‘Oh, Miss Carr, we are so happy to have you here.’ I went, ‘Oh, for goodness sakes.’
So, I remember when I was a kid, I was waiting for my mom to come home when she was working late, and, you know, I was like, ‘Oh my God, what happened to her? Is she OK? Did something happen to her getting in the car?’ I was a little kid. But those are actually early onsets of anxiety.
They said that Etta James is still vulgar. I said, Oh, how dare them say I’m still vulgar. I’m vulgar because I dance in the chair. What would they want me to do? Want me to just be still or something like that? I’ve got to do something.
The life of an artist is always reproving what you can do, and I feel like there is still so much more to do. Because I still enjoy it, and I’m not one of those actors who feels like, ‘Oh, I’ve arrived and you should worship at my altar,’ kind of thing.
I realized a very long time ago, that I was never going to be the guy who, ‘Oh, you look so big, let’s push him in the mainevent and see,’ or, ‘Oh, this guy’s got the best physique ever, let’s put him in the main event and see.’ It was always going to be the hard way.
I don’t mind what people say about me as long as it’s an opinion or the truth. If someone says, ‘He’s the worst comedian in the world,’ that’s fine. If someone says, ‘His face makes me want to punch the TV,’ that’s fine. But if they say, ‘Oh, and I know for a fact he hunts squirrels,’ I go: no, no, no… that’s a lie.
I see certain girls get the roles that I auditioned for, and I think, ‘Oh, that’s so annoying. I should have gotten that role!’ But then I have to stop myself and actually think, ‘No, she got it for a reason. She worked hard for it, and she was right for the role.’
When I was a kid, the idea of why I wanted acting to be the thing I do for the rest of my life was different. It was, Oh yeah, I’ll get girls and be famous.
Since I had the baby I can’t tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn’t need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that.
People don’t want to think… I mean, they don’t! They just want to say, ‘Oh, okay, feminists are humorless man-haters,’ and that’s simply not the case. There are radical people and radical ideas in absolutely every movement, but that doesn’t mean they define the ideals.
Oh my God, I used to love ‘Just Seventeen’. My treat was to go to Woolworths with my pocket money and get ‘Just Seventeen’ and a packet of Juicy Fruit.
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One thing that was amazing about World War II was that everybody signed up for the durationplussixmonths. Fliers got to leave combat after 25 missions, or 35 missions, but other than that, you were in it. You were part of the great effort, until, oh boy, six months after it was over.
I prefer to have the music as pure as possible. I don’t want to say, ‘Oh yes, this is good. This is not good; I have to do it again.’ I don’t want to do it again. I want to do it once. It’s no good, I do another one.
We don’t always know what we’re doing. We often just get excited, put something down, and say, ‘Oh, neat‘.
You just need to be honest with how you’re feeling. But, a lot of women are afraid of it because they think, ‘Oh, they are going to take my baby away. They’re gonna call me incompetent. I’m going to lose my job. I’ve got to be tough, it’s a man’s world.’
An ideal reader is someone who doesn’t know what on Earth you’ve been doing, who will look at it with absolutefreshness and go, ‘Oh, so that’s what you’ve been up to.’
The idea that every time you do a film you’re supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say, ‘Oh, it’s really tough, my character is really suffering‘ -come on. For us, even in the rotten ones we’ve had a good time. I don’t think you have to suffer.
I remember the first timeseeing myself on TV, when my family was watching the documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize‘ for the first time. There were pictures of people going up the school stairs, and Mom said, ‘Oh, that’s you!’ I said, ‘I can’t believe this. This is important.’
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thywrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!
That was an organic relationship. He reached out to me, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I cannot believe somebody like Laquan Smithwants to put his clothes on me.’ He comes from a small place, and he has big dreams, and what I like about him the most is that his clothes curve with your body.
I got lost in the music in 1963 at Stonewall… No! No, it was Stonewall – it was 1967 that I got lost. In 19 – oh my dear, Stonewall, I got lost at Stonewall. Heard it through the grapevine. 1969! I got lost in the music and I couldn’t get out.
There was a time when people were like, ‘Oh my God, Sheamus’ character is boring.’ Well, when you’re just in wrestlingmatches all the time, and you’re not doing character stuff, then it can be a bit monotonous.
Well I knew JD could go out there and knock the guy out because in training I told JD all the time that he has height, reach and size and he has the power. JD has such a right hand, his right hand is like wow, oh man it is bad.
I think you get to a point where you watch something just to enjoy it. I don’t think it’s really done so that you’re supposed to feel, Oh, he’s the most wonderful drummer. I think the whole lot is what’s more enjoyable.
Now it’s like, I’ll go to Starbucks, or I’ll go to the mall or anywhere, and lots of people will recognize me, and I’m like, ‘Oh, wow, this is actually a thing now; this is happening.’ It can get a little bitcrazy at times, but I love meeting people, and people shouldn’t feel scared to come up to me and say ‘Hi.’
We can’t go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, ‘Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,’ unless we can demonstrate that it is in America’s interest. I happen to think it is.
Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!
Everyone wants to know why my top lip doesn’t move… I had laser hair removal on my upper lip, oh gosh, 2009, maybe 2008, and I got a third-degree burn. And my face on the right side doesn’t move the way my face on the left side moves. So, that is why.
Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies.
Bill Bennett really became an idol for me. I listened to him every morning from 6 to 9 for, oh, years.
As soon as they sent me an email saying that ‘Stranger Things’ is having an audition and they’d like you to come in, I just thought, ‘Oh boy, this might be fated.’ I hadn’t really watched the show, but I binged it and fell in love with it.
I think the discipline comes with turning that cellphone and Blackberry off and unplugging completely. You do that and you go through some withdrawals in the beginning. You start thinking, ‘Oh, do I need to do this? Do I need to do that?’ You forget that we were doing just fine with the payphone.
People always say, ‘Oh, I’d love to work with my sibling,’ or ‘My God, I could never work with my sibling.’ It was just a natural process for us. We started collaborating on our first films and it evolved. We have a passion for film that we shared as we were growing up.
I thought I couldn’t afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: ‘Oh well,’ and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.
I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, ‘If wet, in the library.’ Who could say that this is bad?
Have you ever had that moment when you looked back on something and said, ‘Well, gosh, that seems obvious now… why didn’t I see it then?’ I like to call this the Face PalmEpiphany. Oh, hindsight, you magical, humbling thing.
We’ll go on vacation, but we don’t really care to go see Rome or anything. We just want to play dominoes. We like the fact that we can say, ‘Oh, we went to Rome.’ ‘Well, what’d you do in Rome?’ ‘Played dominoes’.
How I found out is, I landed in Des Moines from a plane ride back from the Rob Zombie tour. I was, like, ‘Okay, cool, I’m home. I can finally get some rest.’ Once I landed, I turned my phone on, and my manager rang, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, what?’ He said, ‘PaulGray just died.’
I didn’t actually know what a treasure ‘The Great British Bake Off’ was, so I just thought, ‘oh it’ll be fun to do that, I’d like to do that.’ Then when I went and had to have an audition and meet Paul Hollywood, I suddenly thought, ‘this is really important.’
I don’t think there was ever a dish that changed my life. I certainly remember a constantseries of things that I had for the first time and thought, ‘Where has this been all my life?’ One was brie. I mean, oh my God! One was my first soft-shell crabs.
My father raised us like… we were not allowed to see people in any sort of colors, but also we were not allowed to call people fat. If ever we were to say, ‘Oh that fat person, or this person,’ he would make us put a bar of soap in our mouth and count to 10. We weren’t allowed to look at people like that.
And if you had an, an opportunity to have a hot meal, you did. That was the cook. But you didn’t stop and say, This is dinnertime and Oh wait it’s five o’clock, it’s time to eat for supper.
I got in a fightone time with a really big guy, and he said, ‘I’m going to mop the floor with your face.’ I said, ‘You’ll be sorry.’ He said, ‘Oh, yeah? Why?’ I said, ‘Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.’
Some people come up to me in public and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, are you Noah from TikTok?’ It’s so weird to get recognized for that. I think it’s the really young fans who have never even heard of ‘Stranger Things.’
You see a Clint Eastwood movie, and you might not know if it’s from Universal or Warner Bros. or another studio. He has affiliations with so many studios now, but there was a time when you’d just look at a movie and think, ‘Oh, that’s a Warner Bros. film.’
The thought of someone spending $20 to come and see me and saying, ‘Oh, I prefer the record and she’s completely shattered the illusion‘ really upsets me. It’s such a big deal that people come give me their time.
I was at a restaurant in Glasgow, and I was walking down the stairs. A woman passed me and said, ‘Oh my God, what are you doing here?’ I didn’t know who she was, and I was like, ‘Sorry?’ She goes, ‘Oh no, sorry, I follow you on Twitter. I just didn’t expect to see you here.’
My thing is to get new fans. So I love when people say, ‘Oh, I’ve heard of him before.’ Or ‘I’ve never heard of Durk.’ Or ‘I’m a fan of Durk today.’ This is what I like to see, because it lets me know when I come out with something that it’s going to work.
That’s what it is every time you walk into the room to write with someone new. It’s like, oh god I have to take my clothes off ‘my creative clothes’ and let them see all of my flaws.
When I auditioned for ‘Pitch Perfect,’ I didn’t know it was a singing movie. I didn’t read the script. I go to the audition, and I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s a baseball movie.’ But then I’m reading the lines, and I’m like, ‘This doesn’t seem like a baseball movie.’
Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
Fashion should be something that in the morning, when you open your window, you say, ‘Oh fantastic, sun!’ Then you take your shower, you say, ‘OK fantastic, which colour I wear today because I feel happy?’ This should be fashion.
I’ll tell you how it happened. The phone rang. Paul, my agent, goes, ‘Would you like to play Meryl Streep’s?’ I said, ‘Yeeees! I’ll do it, whatever it is.’ He said, ‘It’s Mamma Mia!.’ I said, ‘Oh no, which character? The fat friend?
Yeah, well I think anyone who likesfast cars will love the Tesla. And it has fantastic handling by the way. I mean this car will crush a Porsche on the track, just crush it. So if you like fast cars, you’ll love this car. And then oh, by the way, it happens to be electric and it’s twice the efficiency of a Prius.
I was never the ingenue, so hopefully that’ll make it easier to age and still work. I know a lot of actors who are really dissatisfied with where they’re at even though some of them are huge stars and I feel like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re at the top.’ Something interesting will come. It always does. I have faith.
What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers look at other films that are retro pieces, like L.A. Confidential, and say, oh, that’s period. We didn’t want to do the stereotypical stuff.
I love England though; I’ve been back a few times and just love it. My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain bikingacross England on our honeymoon!
It’s part of the gift and the curse of coming behind my brother. I’m not afforded the luxury of just taking a set casual, taking the night off. Because if I bomb, it’s, ‘Oh, he’s not funny – he’s just doing it because of his brother.’
I think all kids think their parents are strict. My parents aren’t superstrict, but they seem to be stricter than most. But even though it’s like, ‘Oh, gosh, I’ve gotta be in at this time,’ they know what they’re doing. I have great parents.
When people see the budget, they’re going to say, ‘Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn’t know what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.’
I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you’re so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won’t get you on a bus.
Conceptually, I am open to mistakes – errors, actually. I do play lots of wrong notes while I am making some music, and a mistake or a wrong note is like a gift for me: ‘Oh, wow, an unknown sound or an unknown harmony. I didn’t know about this.’
So yeah, a good director will be able to listen and hear everything, but have a confident vision of his own that he can say, ‘oh yeah – that’s a great point.’ And you never know; often you can help far more than you think you can, because there’s so much more that he’s juggling than an actor.
Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs and it does something to your brain and then you can’t stop. It’s easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling of not being able to control your own life.
I watched ‘Strictly‘ and thought, ‘That’s pretty cool.’ But as a child, this was the show that I was like, ‘Oh, my god. I want to go on ‘I’m A Celeb.”
I like fresh and clean. I don’t ever want anyone to smell me and say, ‘Oh that guy is wearing a lot of cologne.’ I want people to smell me and say, ‘You smell really good!’ I think there is a difference.
Apparentlynobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it’s going to be one of those really silly movies and that’s how it got made.
Fashion has always been a source of stress for me because I don’t know how to dress myself. I’m short-torsoed with big boobs, and I don’t really understand what a belt does. But you get on these shows, and people fit the clothing to you, and suddenly you learn, ‘Oh, I should be wearing petitejackets.’
I’ve had the time to go through all the life phases with my parents, from being a bratty teenager, pushing them away, to saying later on, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe what you did for me – thank you. I love you so much.’
When we grew up, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on cars, work with them, change the look of them. Now you see kids being like, ‘I’ll just take the Uber,’ or ‘Oh, I don’t even have my driver‘s license yet.’ I’m like, ‘Ugh, who are you people?’
My grandfather used to be a chef and I remember going to his restaurant to peelpotatoes and clean his floor. He used to go out and kiss all the girls in the restaurant and I thought ‘oh this is good… one day I want to be like him.’
I was the runt of my class. So I got away with the whole ‘Oh, he’s so cute’ thing. I was in upper divisionmathcourses, so I would have junior and senior girls in my class, and they’d just sit behind me and play with my hair. I didn’t mind that so much.
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better.
Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn’t a very good guitar, most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks that you can adjust or that’ll keep them in shape, you know keep them straight. This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow after a couple of months.
Sometimes people here can get so focused on, Oh, I’ve got to get a flight, that it becomes the end all of everything. Then they go off and fly a couple of flights and they think, Okay, is that all there is in life? No, it’s not. There’s a whole big life out there.
There’s a clip where he had someone miming me running around from keyboard to keyboard. Oh dear, I am sure a lot of people didn’t know what he was going on about.
I’ve heard other gay people say when they were growing up they felt ‘foreign.’ Growing up, I was able to label these feelings as: ‘I’m a Protestant.’ It wasn’t until I left, I thought: ‘Oh, those weren’t Protestant feelings.’
In real life, I first started sleep walking in high school because that was when this concept of getting into college first appeared. I had this moment of, ‘Oh! This is going to affect the rest of my life.’
One of the things I’ve discovered, thanks to the Japanese, is that you should enjoy yourself. In the old days, I used to think: ‘Oh, never be satisfied, never admit to being happy.’ But there’s no curse in being happy.
It’s OK to sit in the GoldenGlobe room and look around and think, ‘Oh, Helen Mirren’s a loser tonight, so is Nicole Kidman. Meryl Streep lost tonight. Jessica Lange didn’t win.’ If you’re gonna be in the company of losers, that’s the company to be in.
Objectifying is kind of a funny thing. Art is objectification, all art, because you’re taking someone and making them into an object. But people can also talk back more to you when you’re sketching them. They can look at you and say, ‘Oh man, you got me wrong.’
Oh, my goodness, when you’re a mother and you just give birth to a child with spina bifida and – or Down’s Syndrome or cerebral palsy, there’s a bit of a shock you’re going to have to go through, a bit of an adjustment curve.
This is what happens when you are on the wrong side of 40. Young adults, who could be your children, are now working with you. I was playing their parents or mentor. I started to think: Oh, I am not part of that group any more.
Comedy is so subjective. If you trip and fall down, some people will laugh, and some people will say, ‘Oh, physical comedy is so pedestrian.’ Some people look at Three Stooges as lowbrow; some people consider them artists. No one is wrong. It’s just a personal take.
Oh my God, if you’re talking terrible theme songs, you have to mention Matt Hardy. I can’t understand what they’re even saying. There’s a point in Matt Hardy’s song where it sounds like they say ‘I want to meet the cheese.’ I’m always like, ‘Meet the cheese?’ Just goofy stuff.
Broadway‘s a lot of work, don’t get me wrong. It’s eight shows a week. You hardly ever see the sunset. I remember when I left, I was like, ‘Oh! The sun’s setting! I haven’t seen that in a year!’ Singing eight shows a week is hard.
I love wearing dresses that hug the body, but then, at the Oscars, I had a big dress, and I really loved that. It’s a style I never thought I would wear, but I saw the dress, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s it!’
Being 5′ 10, I was supposed to be too short to play college volleyball. So that gave me the hunger and the fire to say, Oh yeah? I’d just hit the crap out of the ball.
What I do as a director is really create a safe environment that everyone can feel very comfortable in and experimentwithin so that they don’t hold back anything. You never ever want someone to go, ‘Oh I shouldn’t have done that.’ There isn’t anything you shouldn’t try. If it’s terrible, who cares?
What really broke it down was I had my son while I was locked up, so that really affected me. I can’t really have this, knowing my father was locked up when I was small. So that really out of everything – through the fame, the money, everything – that really put the toll on me: ‘Oh yeah, I gotta change.’
I’m not extremelyoutgoing, but I’m average, I think. When people meet me they’ll say, ‘Oh you’re not that shy…’ I never said I was! I see where they’re coming from because my biggest single was about being shy at a party – I get it. But it’s not 100% accurate.
I realized I was gay in the shower one day with Barbra Streisand. It happened while I was lathering, rinsing, and repeating with Pert Plus. As I was belting out the chorus to my favorite song from ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Oh my man, I love him so, he’ll never know…’ it hit me.
My audience went, ‘Wait, why is she singing jazz? What’s going on?’ And then they went, ‘Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.’ And jazz, a music invented by the African-Americancommunity, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.
So many entrepreneursapproach me and say, ‘I want to start the next big thing,’ and I say, ‘Well, what are you solving?’ And oftentimes they say, ‘Oh, I’m not sure. I want to start something big.’ You can never start something big without solving something small, right?
But there is no withdrawal, but with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did, I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco – oh my god.
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with MarvelComics.
I have never been one of those actors who say, ‘Oh, my character wouldn’t do this,’ or ‘My character never wears an orangeshirt,’ or any of the number of inane things I’ve heard on movie setsthroughout my career.
It’s like that Simpsons joke – they’re filming a cow in a movie and they go, ‘OK, we’ll tape a bunch of catstogether to make a cow’, and it’s like, ‘Why don’t you just use a cow?’. For some reason that is novel – like, ‘Oh, my guitar sounds like a piano and now if I can just get my piano to sound like my guitar’.
It’s not like you can wake up and realize, ‘Oh, I want intimacy,’ and then it happens that day.
Joey Lauren Adams
I’m usually the kind of person where if someone tells me, ‘Oh my God, you have to watch this show. It’s amazing,’ I kind of want to go against it and not watch it. But for ‘Stranger Things,’ I couldn’t resist. I had to watch it.
When I sat down and wrote the first paragraph, I was like, ‘Oh, I can go with this.’ I didn’t do an outline. I didn’t do anything. I just wrote sentence by sentence, not knowing where the story was going.
Just to go into a shop without getting stared at would be nice. I mean, I don’t walk around like, ‘Oh, I’m trying to be famous’ – I try to lead as normal a life as possible – but sometimes it’s annoying. It’s fine; it’s not a massive problem, but sometimes it’s just a bit uncomfortable.
Older people say, ‘Oh I loved you in ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ and that’s the only film they want to talk about. Equally, there are people who only want to talk about ‘Galaxy Quest.’ And there’s a whole bunch of teenagers who only want to talk about ‘Dogma.’
People try to put ownership on things: ‘That’s mine, that’s my joke.’ No such thing. Like if you tripped or stumbled and people go, ‘Oh, that’s CharlieChaplin.’ You know what I mean? You can’t own a joke. You can be the guy that tells it the best, but you can’t own a joke. Nowhere can you own a laugh.
Obviously, I’m a female in sports. You work really hard, you prep really hard, you put a lot into the show, so when you have certain comments, and people are saying, ‘Oh you add nothing,’ or, ‘You got your job because of this.’ Really? Why don’t you look at my master’s degree?
It doesn’t matter what you feel – ultimately, it’s what the audience feels. You can finish a scene and think to yourself, ‘Oh, God. I was so deep in that moment,’ and find it just didn’t play. I don’t know if I have very good radar about that or not.
When I was a kid, we would build pillow forts. My pillow fort was always like Ice Station 9 in Antarctica. The other kids would come by and be like, ‘Oh! The wind and snow is blowing.’ From a young age, I wanted to be out there and surviving. I’m a high-strung, hyperactive guy.
I’m into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl – when I see it I’m like, oh my God – is these little tight boxers. Don’t get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it’s just enough.
Half the time on vacation, if I’m in a bikini, I allow myself – I eat, like, waffles and pancakes for breakfast, so that’s me after, like, a big meal. I’m not the one that’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to be on the beach.’
To me, cinema is cinema. Cinema is one big tree with many branches. The same as literature. In literature, you don’t just say, ‘Oh, I bought some literature.’ No, you say, ‘I bought a novel’ by so-and-so, or a book of essays by so-and-so.
Any other illness, any other disease that we’re faced with, there’s sympathy and understanding. We get help for those. With mental illness, our go-to is to categorize them as, ‘Oh, they’re crazy,’ to belittle the problem.
Oh yes, my best birthday gift was when my dad gifted me my first car in college. It was a Maruti Swift. I thought that was the coolest thing ever. It was so much fun, as I could completely show it off to my friends that I have my own car now and not my dad’s car.
Someone said to me at a party once, ‘Oh, yeah, you’re a comedian? Then how come you’re not funny now?’ And I just wanted to say, ‘Well, I’m just going to take this conversation we’re having and then repeat that to strangers, and then that’s the joke. You’re the joke later.’
Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missingclasses, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven’t got a daughter!
The process is very gradual, you see. At first there’s the tainted stage; they know what will eventually happen to them if they go on but they say, ‘Oh God, don’t do it to me do it again, please, please.’
Oh! I’m a foodie. I think I’m the goddess of food. Even in my sleep, if you wake me up and tell me there’s food, I will get up and eat.
After I had done the first ‘Pirates’ movie and ‘Secret Window,’ I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl, and someone said that there was an islanddown the road for sale. I said, ‘Oh well, let’s go see it.’ I looked at it, I walked on it, and I was done. It had to be.
I mean, you have a generaltone of it but it’s pretty much you get to come in and you’re going to flip this car and it’s going to blow up and you’re going to come out on fire and you go oh, that’s cool, and then you get paid a lot of money.
I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don’t know, read something or write my masterpiece.
I love actors; I love seeing great performances. I just love that, when I’m seeing a performance, that inside me, I just go, ‘Oh my God, how are you doing that? Where is that coming from?’ Where you see an actor do something, and I can’t even locate it in my own body.
I saw a report yesterday. There’s so much oil, all over the world, they don’t know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, ‘Oh, there’s too much oil.’ They – they came back yesterday. Did you see the report? They want to reduce oil production. Do you think they’re our friends? They’re not our friends.
I should just put it bluntly, because we’re all sort of friends here now – it’s exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that’s the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinkinggin at nine o’clock in the morning, and I don’t want to go there.
Yes, it gets better, but I also understand that saying to a 15-year-old that, ‘Oh, don’t worry, just wait a year’, is like saying ‘Wait a lifetime‘, but every single person has the right to go to school and not be afraid.
In love addiction that experience of: ‘Oh my God, I’m in love… I feel whole, and I feel like I’ve known this person forever.’ That is a feeling that you have to have all the time. You becomeaddicted to it.
A lot of people, especially comedians, just feel like, ‘Oh, I can be charming and whatever, and have fun, and everybody is just going to like me.’ But you’ve got to work. There’s got to be a real workethic that gets you better.
I consider myself a good person. And I think people perceive me to be, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ but being a good person, knowing your strengths and working towards those strengths, and encouraging those around you to do the same, that’s a good person.
I remember June 8, 1972. I saw the airplane. And it’s so loud, so close to me. Suddenly, the fire everywhere around me. The fire burned off my clothes. And I saw my arm got burned with the fire. I thought, oh, my goodness, I get burned. People will see me different way.
Oh, mercy, I think we’re all storytellers, you know. You think of the excuses you told your parents for why you got home late. I just never gave it up.
The working men, I’ll go by and they’ll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, ‘Oh, it’s a girl. She’s got blond hair and she’s not out of shape,’ and then they say, ‘Gosh, it’s MarilynMonroe!’
What can I say about ‘The Lost Boys’? Oh my God: I love it; I hate it; I’m scared of it. I had a massive crush on them all when I was young. And I wanted to be a vampire. It’s so stylized; it’s the type of film I grew up on. To me, it’s always at the top.
Oh, I don’t have any fans. Personally? I don’t have any.
Oh yeah, it’s great see music and to play music in small places. And it’s really fun for me to play here because, you know, I played two feet from people all night. And after all those years, it’s great to be able to talk to folks.
I will not sit in a room with black people when the N word is used. I know it was meant to belittle a person, so I will not sit there and have that poison put on me. Now a black person can say, ‘Oh, you know, I can use this word because I’m black.’
As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.’
I can’t speak for everybody. But I will say that for me, when I’ve been depressed – and I get depressed. I have irrational bouts of anxiety. I have random FedEx deliveries of despondency. Just like, ‘I didn’t order this. Oh, well, keep the PJs on, cancel everything you’re doing today. It’s time to take a sad shower.’
Usually, when we write in The B-52s, it’s quite a collaborative process. We really take hours – and sometimes days – jamming, and then we listen and listen to them and go, ‘Oh, let’s use this part, and then this part.’ It’s really like a collage.
We are always going to be influenced by America… I watched the word ‘bum‘ go out and ‘butt‘ come in. And part of me says, oh that’s a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys.
Oh, definitely and I talk about all the things that I really needed to make me happy at that point in time were outside of Mississippi, and now all the things that I need to make me happy are back there.
I didn’t have any concept of age or authority. I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don’t.
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Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving – we had no proper food or anything – no proper shoes.
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I was brought up by my grandparents. So people go, ‘Oh, what was that like? That must have been hard.’ And you go: ‘No, it wasn’t.’ It was just completely actually normal because the new norm seems to be whatever you make of it, doesn’t it?
Its a touchy subject, ’cause I never want to take it there, where it seems like it’s all about race. But I feel like that’s something that comes along with the territory of being a black quarterback. When you have success – ‘Oh, you’re a freakathlete.’ Not, ‘Oh, you’re a good quarterback.’
Oh, this base heart of ours! Hath it not enough tinder in it to set on fire the course of nature? If a spark do but fall into it, any one of our members left to itself would dishonour Christ, deny the Lord that bought us, and turn back into perdition.
I don’t want to be a historical action figure or treated like I’m dead. Like one of those people where they go, ‘Oh, isn’t she dead?’ And then I walk up, and they’re like, ‘Whoa.’ I can’t really complain… because I’ve made myself into a historical action figure. I was like, ‘Yeah, come on in!’
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.
Who knew Rob Lowe was funny? On ‘Parks and Rec,’ we’ve got some of the funniest comedy writers, some of the funniest comedians in the world working there. And if anything, we don’t just effuse to one another and be like, ‘Oh, Rob Lowe’s really funny,’ if he wasn’t.
When we don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend, we always say, ‘Oh, I’m so lonely. I want a date,’ or something like that. But I think the biggest love we’re all searching for is the love for one’s self.
We used to get on planes, and they’d ask who we were, and we’d say, ‘The Dave Brubeck Quartet‘, and they’d say, ‘Who?’ In later years they’d say, ‘Oh’, which amounts to the same thing.
I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn’t I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I’ve always walked along right by his side, and he’s always supported everything I do.
I have a phone obsession. It’s really hard on set sometimes because I’ll be checkingInstagram, and then I have to remember, ‘Oh, crap, I have to shoot a scene or rehearse.’ Every now and then, I have to turn it off and live my life.
Certain people are like ‘Oh, here come the Feminazis!’ You end up acting 10 times nicer than you even need to be, to be the opposite of the stereotype like ‘You’re the man haters!’ We’re always bending over backwards being extra nice. And I don’t know if being nice is my legacy.
I’m more of the girl who’s always in the friend zone, and I try to help if my other friend wants to get with someone. I can be a bit cheeky and say stuff that embarrasses my friends, but I’m normally the girl who guys like to be friends with, so I become friendly with the guy and then go, ‘Oh, this is my other friend.’
Hopefully with each thing that you do you’re learning something, you’re growing, and you’re pushing yourself a little harder in some way or another. So I think you’d be in real trouble if each new thing that you create didn’t feel like ‘Oh, wow. I feel like I’m doing something a little different this time.’
It is not easy to be a pioneer – but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
Oh yeah – I watched Knife in the Water, saw the shot, and repeated it. But even if I hadn’t seen that film, inevitably the camera would’ve ended up on top of that mast, I mean if you think of it there are only so many dynamicshots on a boat.
I didn’t know exactly what a hipster was until we were in Brooklyn. It’s like a species. On first seeing it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God…’ Pre-tt-y fun-ny.
I’m not really much of a shopper. I have to say that I’d definitely prefer good sex. What makes good sex? Oh my god. I think you need to feel free and you have to really trust the other person. And you have to have that strange, mysteriouschemicalconnection.
After those first two BAFTAs, I didn’t really get offered anything, which makes you think, ‘Oh, no!’ And, after I finished the second series of ‘Broadchurch,’ nothing came up for six months, which really is a long time, and I got a bit panicky.
It’s fine being stared at as a pretty girl, but not as a freak. When I tried to make myself ugly, they said, ‘Oh, she’s lost her looks.’
There’s people I respect, and I guess that can be a crush. I think someone like Eddie Redmayne, he’s incredibly talented, and he’s realistic to say, like, oh yeah, that can be a crush because he’s not, like, fifty years old.
There’s a lot of women out there, some of whom are my age who’ve never been married and some who have been married and would like to be married again but think their ship has sailed, and I’m like, ‘Oh no, honey, let Miss Niecy show you it is never too late for love!’
This idea of, oh, poor little black person, oh, poor little poor person, oh, poor little woman, oh, poor little indigenous person – everybody’s a poor little something! I don’t try and please everybody.
That’s why I talk about the breast cancer: because I want women – and everyone – to stay on top of things and get checked. I know how scary it can be. When I dealt with it, I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ And I have so many other friends who have gone through it or have suffered a loss.
Posing on the red carpet feels like you’re selling something that has nothing to do with you. If you do it with someone else, it’s like we’re saying, ‘Oh! We come as a pair! Would you like to buy both of us? We’re available for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs!’
I was a dancer, and it’s not really cool for a boy to dance, so it was inspiring to see a movie like ‘Footloose’ where a guy is dancing masculine and had a proper reason behind it. It made me feel cool, and when these kids would make fun of me, I’d be like, ‘Oh, didn’t you see ‘Footloose,’ man?’
We want to excite the world about what’s out there. But we don’t want them to say, ‘Oh, there are lots of sites in Egypt – let’s loot.’
I don’t buy the tabloids, but you’re surrounded by it all and people tell you things they’ve read. I’d be sitting on a train looking over someone’s shoulder and thinking: That’s familiar… oh my God, it’s me.
Denys Cowan and Dwayne Turner‘s visions of Wakanda as an ersatz African Epcot Centeropened my eyes to the unexploited possibilities; these men, both of whom are African American, together with writer Peter B. Gillis, created an African Asgard of sorts, and I just went, ‘Oh, my.’
The big thing is, it’s about learning which off-speed pitches to swing at. A lot of people say, ‘Oh, this guy can’t hit a curveball; this guy can’t hit an off-speed pitch.’ But it’s about swinging at the right one. Swing at the hangers. Swing at the ones you can handle.
I don’t have a problem with recognition… It’s very, very rarely about who I am, it’s always, ‘I love your work.’… It’s always in relation to my work, which I think is a really lucky thing to have happen as opposed to, ‘Oh, you’re a famous personality.’
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I realized, ‘Oh, it’s easier to get what I want if I embrace the sex symbol thing.’ Microphones are more in my face, and I can say things about the kids that I mentor and open more access to more doors.
When we were getting married the Hindu way in Arrah, we had an old guest who asked my wife what her ‘good name’ was. I think she’d heard that I had married a Muslim. When my wife said, ‘Mona Ahmed Ali,’ the lady looked at me and exclaimed, ‘Oh, so you’ve married a terrorist.’
When I got sober and started working out, I fell into that trap of working out too much. I know a lot of guys can relate to that – if you don’t get that runner‘s high every day, you feel like, ‘Oh my God, I’m losing it.’
My fear in converting it to 3-D is that people will say, ‘Oh, it’s the 3-D ‘Clash of the Titans.’ No, it’s ‘Clash of the Titans,’ the movie, and then, on top of that, you have the 3-D conversion. The 2-D movie works as well as the 3-D movie. I want to make sure that people like the 2-D version.
It’s very strange: I watch a lot of interviews with other actors that I know saying, ‘Oh we had a great time; we’re best buddies,’ and I know for a fact that they didn’t, and they actually hated each other.
The mind is more powerful than anything. So, during the birth I wasn’t thinking about the pain. I was in a meditation state. I was concentrating the whole time, thinking, ‘Oh my God, it’s time. I am going to meet my baby. What is he going to look like?’
I actually love actresses who look like they feel really natural. I like Patricia Clarkson, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand. Those are actresses where the second they show up on screen you’re like, oh my gosh, this movie just got so much better.
When Julia and I broke up and I was really scared to go into a market or anywhere because I thought, ‘Oh God, everyone must hate me. And that wasn’t the case. People said, ‘I’m sorry this happened, man. Are you alright?’
I like the way I look in a suit, and I wish I owned more. Actually, I wish I owned suits that fit me, I should say. You can buy off the rack and think, ‘Oh, this is perfect.’ But then you get a tailor-made suit for you, and it’s a whole different animal. You don’t just look good in a suit, you feel good in a suit.
A woman said to me when she first sat down, You’re photographing the wrong side of my face. I said, Oh, is there one?
Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
As a kid, you’re like, ‘Do they have Preakness everywhere or just in Maryland?’ You hear people talking about it, and it was like, ‘Oh, everyone goes there to hang out and party.’ I didn’t even know it was a race until I got older.
Anyone who’s gotten their passport in America will tell you, when you get it, it still says what country you were born in. So I remember getting my American passport. I was like, ‘Woo-hoo! I’m going to travel.’ And I opened it up. It said, ‘Born in Iran.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, come on, man!’
I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.’
When I was running the Troubadour, there was this transition from the classicsinger/songwriter Jackson Browne types to bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and Fear. Those are just some that come to mind. Oh, and Adam Ant! The Fear fans wanted to ‘crush’ the Ants. These guys hated each other.
I liked ‘Scream of the Banshee’ because it was a real challenge. I thought, ‘How am I going to pull off this character?’ But, I also thought, ‘Oh, man, I’m going to go for it.’ He’s got all the defects of character that an actor loves to play. So, I had a really great time.
My generation, we really have to step up to the plate and vote. Tweeting is great – people say, ‘Oh, I don’t want this or that’ – but at the end of the day, tweeting isn’t a ballot. Just saying that you don’t like someone on Twitter is not going to turn a state blue or red. You have to vote.
I was reading an article in the ‘New York Times;’ it talked about being in the zone, and being in the zone you’re so focused that time ceases to exist. It’s when you think, ‘Oh, I’ve been doing this for five hours and didn’t even know it.’ It’s the difference between hard work and going, ’12 o’clock, not moving.’
They think that, if we were just smart enough, we’d be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell ’em, and I do tell ’em, Oh, we’re plenty smart, oh yeah – we know what’s goin’ on. And we don’t like what’s goin’ on. And we’re not gonna let them tell us to sit down and shut up.
When I was seven and told my mom, ‘I’m gonna be a writer,’ she said, ‘Oh, that’s a terrible idea. You’ll live in misery and die teaching other people’s children badly.’ My parents wanted the safer path for me, and I think they failed miserably achieving that.
Oh, I would love to be a motivationalspeaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn’t mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.
Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one.
Patrick Demarchelier was the one who got me my first ‘Vogue‘ cover. It was French ‘Vogue’ – I think in ’87 or ’88. I think I was the first black model to be on the cover of French Vogue, which was shocking to me because when I asked them about it, they were like, ‘Oh, no. We’ve never had that before.’
When ‘Top Gun’ came out, my sisters were like, ‘Oh, my God, ‘Top Gun!’ Tom Cruise!’ And I very confidently said, ‘I’m going to marry him one day.’ It wasn’t like, ‘How do I get to Tom Cruise?’ It was just, ‘I think I’m going to marry him. Why not? He’ll like me. I’m fun.’
I don’t remember the exact moment I fell in love with snowboarding; it wasn’t something cheesy like, ‘Oh the wind was blowing through my hair and I just knew this sport was for me… ‘ I was good at it, and it’s exhilarating!
I heard about the book and I said, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to read this book,’ and I didn’t know that a white woman wrote it. Nobody said that to me, they just said, ‘The Help – Oh my god, you’ve got to read it.’ Everyone failed to mention it was a white woman, I think, because nobody really wants to talk about race.
There is something about the South that accepts the supernatural. If you don’t accept it and you’re having a conversation with someone who does, it’s just one of those polite things where you don’t question their belief in ghosts. You just go, ‘Oh, yeah, okay.’ It’s amazing to be able to have conversations like that.
I can’t discriminate? Oh, that’s ripe, coming from a straight white man. What’s the matter, baby doesn’t feel like he belongs? Well why don’t you try a place that was set up just for you? Like the world!
I don’t wake up each morning saying, ‘Oh, wow, it’s me. I think I’m the cat’s meow. I’m the best.’
It was that chemistry. And was the fact that he was president part of that chemistry? I don’t know. Maybe. Probably. But it was – I was there because there was chemistry. I wasn’t there because, oh, this is the president.
And I have always told the patients when I talk to them. When they come around and say, ‘What will you have to drink? Oh that’s right you don’t drink.’ Just speak up and say, ‘Of course I drink. But I just don’t drink alcohol.’
I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.
If at the end of the day, people look at it and say, oh, yeah, I liked his stuff, or for the most part I liked his stuff, or I’ve enjoyed watching some of the things he’s done, that’s all I can hope for.
When I get up there, maybe I’m nervous for the first song, but then I get into it. It’s a lot of fun to stand up there. I always enjoy the moment when I’m actually standing on stage. When I’m done, I’m like, ‘Oh, I want to play one more song.’
I was on Instagram or something, and I checked my tagged photos, and I realized that suddenly they were all LGBT artwork. I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ I had no idea. It was the first time I realized I was a figure for that community.
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practicecontentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
People have this belief that actors are able to go out there and say, ‘Oh I choose this job,’ but most of the time we’re just taking the job we can get. We don’t just get offered thousands of jobs; we might earn one job a year and that’s the one we’ll take because we’ve got to pay the rent.
Quite often, I will do something and think, ‘Oh, no, she looks a little too much like me.’ I have tried to learn not to be afraid of that when that happens. I am not trying to obliterate myself and completely hide within the images like I used to.
With regard to robots, in the early days of robots people said, ‘Oh, let’s build a robot‘ and what’s the first thought? You make a robot look like a human and do human things. That’s so 1950s. We are so past that.
I think a lot of writers spend years just getting up the courage to write because it seems like such a fantasy of a profession. My dad saved me all that time by making me think, ‘Oh, anyone can be a writer. It’s like being a firefighter or a lawyer.’
In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country’s fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!
I think, whenever you’re doing anything, you don’t want anyone anywhere to watch it and think that what your character is doing is ridiculous. You don’t want anyone to watch it and go, ‘Oh my God, that’s just fortuitous.’
When I was drafted to Smackdown, I was like, ‘Hell yes, I’m going to captain this ship.’ Then I was like, ‘Oh, wait, you’re losing your best friend and travel partner and the person you enjoy having matches with the absolute most.’ That’s Charlotte. We travel together, and she is my best friend.
Oh see, first off you gotta realize – everything for me is a reconstruction or deconstruction. I would actually say deconstruction. Mission: Impossible would be the exception. That would be a reconstruction- deconstruction.
You know my girls are so funny. You’re out in the country and there are critters everywhere and they get a little like, ‘Oh my God! Oh no, bugs!’ and I had to say, ‘Honey this is fine. This is their world and it’s all part of being in the country.’ I realized, ‘Oh my God, my girls are really city girls.’
Travel is one of the best anti-warweapons that there are. I’ve been to Iran, and if you’re there you see little kids, cops, old people, cemeteries. Once you see that, you can’t say, ‘Oh, Iran, let’s bomb them.’
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
I was hearing music in my head and trying to play it on the clarinet, but it didn’t match.’ Then, literally the first day, it did with the saxophone. I was like, ‘Oh man, that’s what I’ve been trying to do; this is what it’s supposed to sound like.’
Women in their 40s have gone through quite a few different things, and so the roles are going to reflect that. People say, ‘Oh, it’s done by 40,’ and now everyone knows it’s not. I actually feel like the roles are a lot more interesting.
You go to a studio with a guitar, people are like, ‘Oh this girl’s going to write this song on a guitar.’ Or wants to, or whatever. You go with a ukulele, people are just like ‘Eh, well, whatever.’ They don’t really care. It’s a very non-threatening kind of instrument.
Kids will tell me ‘oh I want to be like you when I grow up,’ you know. I just thought ‘nah, don’t be like me, be like you,’ because first of all they don’t really know me but second of all I understand what they’re trying to say but I just let them know – be like you.
We had everything. We were young kids. We were driving cars our parents couldn’t afford, living in big houses. For me to sit here and say, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t enjoy any of it’ – no, I did. Of course I did.
I remember for my 18th birthday, I was going to get a tattoo, and I made the mistake of thinking I was a man and telling my father, and he was like, ‘Oh yeah? You better tattoo a new address on your arm, because you’re not living here!’ And that was the end of that discussion.
There are people who say, ‘Oh this guy is quite thick.’ I think the reason is that, increasingly, I don’t mind being simple in terms of literary expression. Others say, ‘No, no, no. He went to Cambridge. He got a good degree. He must be Einstein.’
What I want to do is produce really delicious food. I want it to look nice, because when you see food you should want to eat it. You shouldn’t be saying, ‘Oh my goodness, isn’t the chef clever, he can weave the Eiffel Tower out of carrotsticks.’
I see the merit in religion, and I see the need for faith and hope and sometimes people who are more snide look at people who are religious, particularly people in rock bands, and they’ll say, ‘Oh that’s dumb, you believe in whatever,’ but I think everybody believes in something.
Do I believe in the supernatural? Oh yes, certainly. I can’t believe, I can’t accept that you die and that’s the end. Physically maybe it is a fact. But there’s something about the mind that’s more than that.
In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day’s work for a writer. You can’t put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
When it was over my daughter said, ‘Oh, I felt so sorry for him – he didn’t want to hurt you, he liked you.’ That was Victoria. When you visualize him up there on top of the Empire State Building, you do feel sorry for him.
Vig used to call me ‘Elf boy’, and I’d call him ‘filthy human’. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he’d say to me, ‘Oh, go manicure your nails.’
Everything shifted for me after ‘Rush.’ It wasn’t as financially successful as other things I’d done, but it gave me more movement, more options, more doors opening, more meetings. All of a sudden, it’s, ‘Oh, wow! You’re an actor!’
Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
In Wales it’s brilliant. I go to the pub and see everybody who I went to school with. And everybody goes ‘So what you doing now?’ And I go, ‘Oh, I’m doing a film with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.’ And they go, ‘Ooh, good.’ And that’s it.
Oh, if I had only known then what I know now, I would have stopped it last year when I was still young.
Oh, who am I trying to kid? It’s a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It’s nuts. You know, I can’t be a part of it.
I am so, so lucky. I am the luckiest girl in the world, really. And still with access to everything I could possibly want I still say ‘Oh dear, what am I going to wear today?’ There’s no ending to that question!
There have been several television movies, ‘Carrie 2,’ two musicals! I remember thinking, the first time there was a musical on Broadway, ‘Oh my gosh! The people who ordinarily go to the theaters, that’s not really the audience.’
The typical response from people when I tell them I’m diabetic is, ‘Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.’ You know, I’m not. I’m a better athlete because of diabetes rather than despite it. I’m more aware of my training, my fitness and more aware of nutrition. I’m more proactive about my health.
I’ve got mad energy for days. That’s what people can’t get their minds around. They say, ‘Oh, he’s going to crash.’ They try to apply all these common terms to a guy who is not common. I don’t fit into their little box.
Whenever someone says something to me like ‘Oh, another blonde at ESPN,’ I would like to crunch the numbers. First, I think we have more brunettes than blondes. And second, there are only three normal hair colors. You’re either a redhead, brunette, or blonde. It’s really not that complicated.
I’m not one of those shoppers where I go to a store and I’m like, trying it on, I’m not sure, ‘Oh, can you put this on hold?’ No. It’s either love it or hate it. And it’s the same way with scripts. I usually know within the first 10 pages. If I don’t latch into it by then, then it’s not going to happen.
Oh, ‘Sports Night’ was tough because ‘Sports Night’ was… Well, you know, it’s like Mamet. It’s Sorkin. And I didn’t realize that you had to immediately be off of the other actors’ last line in their dialogue.