Những câu danh ngôn – châm ngôn tiếng hay & ý nghĩa 2019

  • I first read Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ as a teen in school, like you did. I read the book alone, eating lunch at my locker, neatly scored oranges my mother divided into five lines with a circle at the top, so my fingers could dig more easily into the orange skin. To this day, the smell of oranges reminds me of ‘Mockingbird.’

    (Margaret Stohl)

  • If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

    (Les Brown)

  • I will go back to riding one day – when I have kids. I have such amazing childhood memories of being on horseback.

    (Kendall Jenner)

  • Miami Beach is a completely interesting hybrid because it is, on the one hand, a resort and, on the other hand, a real city. This condition of city and water on two sides I think is really amazing. And in the heart of that city, it has put an enormous convention center, an enormous physical presence.

    (Rem Koolhaas)

  • I started walking at night with my sister in law which has been amazing. It really does something for you. It just kind of clears the mind, it just makes you feel better, things start to tighten a little bit.

    (Ashley Scott)

  • I grew up in a house my parents built together on a mountain in Tennessee. When we moved in, the walls were still going up, we didn’t have hot water, and we turned it into an amazing adventure.

    (Rachel Boston)

  • I am so grateful, without sounding cheesy, to have such amazing friends with me and to have a career that’s going so well.

    (Chelsea Leyland)

  • Going to college is an amazing opportunity to not only learn and be book-smart but also to kind of stretch your wings and expand yourself as a human and as an artist, whatever it is you’re going for.

    (Lindsey Stirling)

  • The amazing thing about a football team is we can disagree and fight like brothers, but then we come back together. We are able to be open and honest about things that may offend us.

    (Benjamin Watson)

  • I’m so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He’s an amazing director and I can’t wait to see the long version.

    (Orlando Bloom)

  • It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzz word. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.

    (Cameron Sinclair)

  • I think it’s too easy to recount your unhappy memories when you write about yourself. You bask in your own innocence. You revere your grief. You arrange your angers at their most becoming angles.

    (Margo Jefferson)

  • It angers me to see armed defenders at the bottom of Lost Cause statues, adding a renewed threat of violence to icons that are themselves part of an ideology of violence and intimidation.

    (Ryan Holiday)

  • It angers me that a timed, planned and paid smearing campaign is run against me in the press.

    (Beny Steinmetz)

  • We concentrate so much on anniversaries and birthdays that you forget it’s the Tuesday that’s tough that really counts. Sometimes she just needs some flowers or even just that ear. It’s the little things that count. It’s the regular days of the year that you have to keep your attention on her.

    (BJ the Chicago Kid)

  • Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?

    (Pope Paul VI)

  • I don’t necessarily like anniversaries that much.

    (Jean-Michel Jarre)

  • Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated – Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.

    (Noam Chomsky)

  • The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to.

    (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

  • I’ve spent a lot of very happy times in Edinburgh as a result of playing virtually every festival since 1996. It’s also a beautiful city in its own right, is walkable, within sight of the sea and mountains – and was too far north for the Luftwaffe to have done any damage, hence the spectacularly beautiful architecture.

    (Marcus Brigstocke)

  • I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can’t remember us working it out.

    (Art Garfunkel)

  • It was nice to finish up Stanford. I think I always felt that I would be there for four years and graduate, and definitely didn’t want to leave early. A degree was definitely a plus, and I was having a lot of fun in school. But after football, you know, I don’t know. I really did enjoy studying architecture; it was a blast.

    (Andrew Luck)

  • Melrose is the finest remaining specimen of Gothic architecture in Scotland. Some of the sculptured flowers in the cloister arches are remarkably beautiful and delicate, and the two windows – the south and east oriels – are of a lightness and grace of execution really surprising.

    (Bayard Taylor)

  • I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that’s what I studied in college. That’s what I always wanted to do.

    (Parker Stevenson)

  • One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach – of course – and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.

    (Oksana Baiul)

  • As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

    (Henry David Thoreau)

  • Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.

    (Bernard Williams)

  • The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

    (Nikos Kazantzakis)

  • What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

    (Meister Eckhart)

  • We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.

    (Galileo Galilei)

  • There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.

    (Albert Ellis)

  • We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

    (Bernard Williams)

  • There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.

    (Deepak Chopra)

  • Character is what a man is in the dark.

    (Dwight L. Moody)

  • I was super brainy and a proper geek at school, but there would always be a boy. But that sort of obsession did turn me into a songwriter. My writing has always come from that feeling of infatuation.

    (Ellie Goulding)

  • At the end of the day, teachers aren’t going to mess about trying to make me into an Einstein, ’cause it was never gonna happen. We can’t all be brainy, can we? That’s just the way the world is.

    (Karl Pilkington)

  • Starting probably with Janeane Garofalo and that era of stand-up ladies who were starting to be more brainy and strong and clever, guys started noticing those girls as sexy smart. I always called it smarxy.

    (Paula Pell)

  • I always knew I was brainy. It struck me when I was a child that I wanted to be an adult because I never felt I belonged among children whose minds were so much simpler than mine.

    (Maximillian Degenerez)

  • Sense the blessings of the earth in the perfect arc of a ripe tangerine, the taste of warm, fresh bread, the circling flight of birds, the lavender color of the sky shining in a late afternoon rain puddle, the million times we pass other beings in our cars and shops and out among the trees without crashing, conflict, or harm.

    (Jack Kornfield)

  • Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy.

    (Zygmunt Bauman)

  • This generation is so dead. You ask a kid, ‘What are you doing this Saturday?’ and they’ll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, ‘Man, I’m really into remote-controlled steamboats.’

    (Jack White)

  • Television, radio, social media. The 24/7 news cycle plows forward mercilessly on our desks, in our cars and in our pockets. Thousands and thousands of messages and voices bombard us from the moment we wake, fighting for our attention. All we see and hear, all day long, is news. And most of it is bad.

    (Joseph Prince)

  • I was a little troublemaker. Always trying to get in trouble, always mischief, like throwing rocks at cars when I was younger, all that kind of stuff.

    (Ryan Lochte)

  • I grew up in a culture of motorbikes. So I like racing just fine. Quite a lot, actually. That was when I was a boy in Australia. And I never really made the jump to cars after that.

    (Chris Hemsworth)

  • People can’t stay out of their cars. I do think we have a real problem staying out of our automobiles. We have a real dependency on them, and it may be for more than just transportation.

    (Steve Forbert)

  • Yeah, I like cars and basketball. But you know what I like more? Bananas.

    (Frankie Muniz)

  • People get very thoughtful when they are in cars. I no longer care for cars. I don’t collect them.

    (Mick Jagger)

  • But I’ve never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It’s seen from the outside that we’re being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it’s not about that.

    (Juliette Binoche)

  • How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What’s the point?

    (Mark Harmon)

  • I’m not trying to be new school and I’m not old school – I’m classic. There’s a lot of new cars and there’s a lot of old cars, but I’m just classic in doing what I do.

    (LL Cool J)

  • I don’t think I’m a celebrity. I’m just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes.

    (Carroll Shelby)

  • The Germans are clear about what they do – cars and machine tools; the Japanese are clear about what they do – electronics; the Chinese are clear about what they do – they’re the workshop of the world.

    (Evan Davis)

  • Electric cars are not going to take the market by storm, but it’s going to be a gradual improvement.

    (Carlos Ghosn)

  • Detroit: Cars and rock ‘n’ roll. Not a bad combo.

    (Kid Rock)

  • I’ve always been into cars. Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It’s unavoidable.

    (Matthew Fox)

  • I do YouTube my cars a lot.


  • Electric cars are coal-powered cars. Their carbon emissions can be worse than gasoline-powered cars.

    (Vinod Khosla)

  • In Copenhagen, there’s a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement – pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation – are accommodated with equal priority.

    (Bjarke Ingels)

  • I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting – whether it’s old cars or taxidermy or knitting.

    (Clare Balding)

  • Caution is the key to safe cycling. I’m aware that cars are bigger than me, but I feel quite safe. I’m in control, liberated and free, when I’m on my bike.

    (Erin O’Connor)

  • I live, I shop almost exclusively on the Internet. I’ve bought cars on the Internet. I watch television, I do everything on it. I even watch my son online.

    (Tom Ford)

  • From solar to electric cars, from geothermal to reconfiguring the grid, the scale of investment needed in green technologies in order to meet whatever agreements on emissions reductions are finally agreed will be immense.

    (Noreena Hertz)

  • I go to correctional facilities and talk to kids there. They have little kids in there who are, like, 12 years old, stealing cars and stuff like that.


  • My grandfather milked several cows twice a day and supplied the neighbours with dairy products. He liked to go visiting around the county on Saturdays, and he also enjoyed the neighbours when they came by once a week with their empty milk jars. He walked them out to their cars and hung over the driver’s side window until they drove off.

    (Kary Mullis)

  • I have two bikes: a classic 1978 Yamaha SR500 and a more modern Suzuki SV650. I’ve been into cars and bikes since I was tiny.

    (Thomas Sangster)

  • I drive an S80 Volvo; it’s one of those real flashy cars. No, I just like it because I like a nice, cush ride; the Volvo is really cush, and it’s powerful and fast.

    (Cheech Marin)

  • Let’s overwhelm the Castro regime with iPhones, iPads, American cars and American ingenuity.

    (Rand Paul)

  • Cars did not kill off horses. Digital publishing will not kill off books.

    (Michael A. Stackpole)

  • Everyone loved my father. He was so nice that people took advantage of him. We were lower middle class. I slept in the hallway on a cot that rolled away during the day, and my younger brother and sister slept in my parents’ room. My goal as a kid was to someday have my own room and to own a car – and I wanted to be able to take care of my parents.

    (Jerry Reinsdorf)

  • If cars and buses were attacked daily by petrol bombs or stones for 16 months in Washington, could you imagine it would be tolerated? It would not, because in the name of democracy, to preserve democracy, steps would be taken.

    (Ariel Sharon)

  • We must be aware of consumerism! That’s our tendency. It’s the capitalistic curse that we were poisoned with. We should spend only what is necessary. How do you call the big cars, the latest ones? Hummer! Not a single dollar to import Hummers! What is that? What is that? What kind of revolution is this? One of Hummers? No way!

    (Hugo Chavez)

  • It’s worth noting that everything – from the Internet to electric cars, genomic sequencing, mobile apps, and social media – were pioneered by startups, not existing companies.

    (Steve Blank)

  • If Uber is lower-priced, then more people will want it. And if more people want it and can afford it, then you have more cars on the road. And if you have more cars on the road, then your pickup times are lower, your reliability is better. The lower-cost product ends up being more luxurious than the high-end one.

    (Travis Kalanick)

  • In Toronto, I grew up taking a subway, I grew up taking a bus. I spent my formative adult years in New York City, walking the streets, taking the subway. You’re connected to the larger whole. L.A. is so spread out, and you’re so incubated inside those cars and it’s so exhausting to deal with the traffic, without really having the human contact.

    (Enrico Colantoni)

  • Parallel parking is desirable for two reasons: parked cars create a physical barrier and psychological buffer that protects pedestrians on the sidewalk from moving vehicles; and a rich supply of parallel parking can eliminate the need for parking lots, which are extremely destructive of the civic fabric.

    (James Howard Kunstler)

  • Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports.

    (Simon Mainwaring)

  • Electric cars are going to be very important for urban transportation.

    (Carlos Ghosn)

  • Eric Schmidt looks innocent enough, with his watercolor blue eyes and his tiny office full of toys and his Google campus stocked with volleyball courts and unlocked bikes and wheat-grass shots and cereal dispensers and Haribo Gummi Bears and heated toilet seats and herb gardens and parking lots with cords hanging to plug in electric cars.

    (Maureen Dowd)

  • Every city has to deal with the problem of cars and public transport.

    (Jaime Lerner)

  • People concerned about inflation today tend to buy big houses and nice cars.

    (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • Can I tell you how strange it is to look in your rearview mirror and see guys in cars tailing you?

    (David Schwimmer)

  • I’m not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don’t really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take.

    (Anjelica Huston)

  • Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.

    (John Moody)

  • I have always loved to sit in ferry and railroad stations and watch the people, to walk on crowded streets, just walk along among the people, and see their faces, to be among people on street cars and trains and boats.

    (Ella R. Bloor)

  • I get bored with establishing shots of people getting out of cars and walking into buildings, getting into elevators and then 45 seconds later they have a line.

    (Dick Wolf)

  • There are two things that won’t last long in this world, and that’s dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars.

    (Lee Trevino)

  • I’ve always wanted to race cars, ever since I was a young boy, as I think a lot of guys have.

    (Paul Walker)

  • Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It’s like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball.

    (St. Vincent)

  • I got my heel stuck in a drain as I was crossing the street and cars were coming. It was really scary. A girl in heels in New York is a hard combination.

    (Sasha Pieterse)

  • It’s a no-brainer for me that at some point our cars will have the ability to drive themselves.

    (Sebastian Thrun)

  • I did plenty of jobs that I hated. I was a bank teller and terrible at it. I parked cars, a valet. I answered phones. I somehow avoided being a waiter. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the order straight. I’m not much of a multi-tasker.

    (Will Ferrell)

  • I don’t believe in the electric cars, but I strongly believe in hybrids.

    (Luca Cordero di Montezemolo)

  • People in West Virginia do have cars. We have indoor plumbing. We even use knives and forks.

    (John Kruk)

  • I’m not a techie, but I don’t know how I lived without an iPad! Mine comes with me everywhere. As greatest inventions go, it’s up there with electricity and cars.

    (Joanna Garcia)

  • I don’t need jewels and cars. It’s about the delicacy of the way I’m handled.

    (Leonor Varela)

  • I do a lot of mixed martial arts – it’s like unlimited fighting. I do Brazilian jujutsu, beach volleyball. I don’t like my routine to get stale, so I also lift kettle bells and push cars.

    (Victor Webster)

  • Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don’t drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols.

    (Malala Yousafzai)

  • Growing up in the Sacramento Valley in the ’70s, we were all pretty big into cars. Of course, I had to nerd out and be a fan of Bob Tullius’ Group 44 Jaguars instead of Corvettes/Camaros.

    (Gabe Newell)

  • I’ve been driving race cars professionally for a while: 200 mph types of things.

    (Antonio Sabato, Jr.)

  • We manufacture automotive components including critical engine and axle parts for passenger cars, diesel engines and medium & heavy commercial vehicles. Till 1997, our focus was almost entirely on the domestic market with a relatively insignificant portion of revenues from exports.

    (Baba Kalyani)

  • I grew up in the Northeast; I’ve seen hurricanes before and trees down and cars destroyed.

    (Casey Neistat)

  • The Ford Motor Co. should stand for something more than cars and trucks. There is a Ford way of doing things that we cannot lose… We need to be continuously polishing that Ford oval.

    (William Clay Ford, Jr.)

  • My mother did not have a toaster oven and would toast bread in the oven, which I thought was stupid. They didn’t do cars and electricity, that kind of stuff.

    (James Turrell)

  • I like the old-school muscle cars.

    (Kawhi Leonard)

  • Enough Americans saw fit to give president Obama a second term. I don’t think there will be many people keeping their Romney/Ryan bumper stickers on their cars.

    (Henry Rollins)

  • We loved cars until the ’70s or so. Then they became appliances. They turned into motorized cup holders. Most of it has to do with urban sprawl. What began as pleasure ends up in necessity, as so many things do.

    (P. J. O’Rourke)

  • Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another.

    (Bill Gates)

  • I like American cars. And I would do nothing to hurt the U.S. auto industry.

    (Mitt Romney)

  • Some companies out there quote a start of production that is substantially in advance of when customers get their cars.

    (Elon Musk)

  • The U.S. automotive industry has been selling cars the same way for over 100 years, and there are many laws in place to govern exactly how that is to be accomplished.

    (Elon Musk)

  • While I may not agree with all of President Obama’s energy policies, I strongly supported his successful effort to double fuel economy standards for cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

    (Bernie Sanders)

  • Guns do kill. Unlike cars, that is all they do.

    (Molly Ivins)

  • I think, ultimately, if you create characters that people like and can relate to, your characters are grounded on a human level even if your cars are not.

    (James Wan)

  • I know I’m not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars.

    (Joe Biden)

  • I have to have energy because I have a lot of expenses. A couple of cars, couple of dogs and a big estate.

    (Don Rickles)

  • I’m into all things German. Everything that I own is German. As far as cars go, anyway.

    (Jason Statham)

  • I’ve always had a fascination with cars and racing, not that I’ve ever competed.

    (Jason Statham)

  • I don’t race cars.

    (Dwayne Johnson)

  • I’ve actually stopped tinting my windows because the paparazzi look for trucks and cars with supertinted windows.

    (Megan Fox)

  • I cannot drive very well. I drive slow and very safe. I don’t know cars that well.

    (Selena Gomez)

  • ‘Cars’ is simply near and dear to my heart.

    (John Lasseter)

  • I’m really proud of ‘Cars.’ ‘Cars,’ when it first came out, got probably the most mediocre reviews of a Pixar film.

    (John Lasseter)

  • Obviously, movies, you’re often on location, out in the rain or the sun, in a real place where the trees and the cars are real. But when you’re on stage, as an actor you’re imagining the environment that you’re in.

    (Peter Jackson)

  • For value investors, General Motors is a tempting target. The company’s share of the North American auto market has steadily declined for two decades, and analysts say the company suffers from weak management and unexciting cars.

    (Alex Berenson)

  • One can find a squalid America as easily as a scenic America; a bitter, hopeless America as easily as the confident America of polyethylene wrapping, new cars, and camping trips in the summer.

    (Robert Kennedy)

  • Hollywood studios bury that stuff – actors who punch directors in the face and try to run producers over with cars – insanity, criminal behavior. But the studios are invested in that star, they can’t have that person’s name dirtied up.

    (Alec Baldwin)

  • Who buys French cars? Not me.

    (Karl Lagerfeld)

  • We need to stop flying, stop driving cars and jetting around on marine recreational vehicles.

    (Paul Watson)

  • I am occasionally enraptured by Western landscape. But I don’t identify that state of mind as having to do with my own origins, having grown up in the West, although I certainly crisscrossed Nevada countless times growing up, and then as a young adult, in cars and on motorcycles.

    (Rachel Kushner)

  • Even as a college professor at Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, I saw myself as an entrepreneur, and I went out, took risks, and tried to invent new things, such as participating in the DARPA Grand Challenge and working on self-driving cars.

    (Sebastian Thrun)

  • Can we text twice as much while driving, without the guilt? Yes, we can, if only cars will drive themselves.

    (Sebastian Thrun)

  • Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs – or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and – as evidenced by YouTube videos – entertaining cats.

    (Peter Singer)

  • I worked at a hospital parking cars and getting folks in and out of the hospital as they would come in for their appointments.

    (Sam Hunt)

  • You hear about things happening to people – they slip in the bathtub, fall down the stairs, step off the curb in London because they think that the cars come the other way – and they die. You feel you want to die making an effort at something; you don’t want to die in some unnecessary way.

    (Christopher Walken)

  • In high school, all my friends’ older brothers had these cars. I had a number of friends whose brothers collected Dodges and Plymouths and some of the coolest cars I’ve ever seen when I was a kid. I was just flabbergasted.

    (Bill Goldberg)

  • Restrictions on mobility will be removed as cars become driverless. We’ll be chauffeured, basically.

    (Michio Kaku)

  • I collect cars and bikes. One of my most special rides is a black 1930s Cadillac V16, and then I’ve got a few West Coast choppers.

    (Kid Rock)

  • When I was a kid in Nebraska, a cantankerous farmer, known for plinking with his ’22 at passing cars in which he perceived enemies, ingeniously rigged up a shotgun in his house, trained on the inside of his front door so as to widely distribute any intruder.

    (Dick Cavett)

  • Bullies now aren’t just jocks. They’re rich kids in the nice cars with the fancy clothes.

    (Tom Holland)

  • In addition to virtually banning methanol outright, the EPA has created regulations to prevent cars from being modified by small businesses to optimize their performance, including through the use of methanol.

    (Robert Zubrin)

  • Were the United States to pass a law requiring all cars to be methanol-capable flex-fuel vehicles, or simply repeal EPA regulations that prevent such conversions from being carried out privately, our immense natural-gas capacity could make a dramatic entrance into the liquid-fuel market.

    (Robert Zubrin)

  • Investors are always biased to invest in things they themselves understand. So venture capitalists like Uber because they like driving in black town cars. They don’t like Airbnb because they like staying in five-star hotels, not sleeping on people’s couches.

    (Peter Thiel)

  • Just looking when I was little at pictures of cars and houses that I wanted – it gives you a certain motivation, it gives you a goal.

    (Jason Day)

  • Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

    (James Cash Penney)

  • People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.

    (David Millar)

  • Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.

    (Kent Nerburn)

  • When it comes to the American dream, no one has a corner on the market. All of us have an equal chance to share in that dream.

    (J. C. Watts)

  • If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.

    (Peter Benchley)

  • Luck, that’s when preparation and opportunity meet.

    (Pierre Trudeau)

  • A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

    (John Stuart Mill)

  • I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn’t do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well, because maybe they saw my talent, so they would give me a chance. I had no idea that they would see me completely different.

    (Viola Davis)

  • When you head on out to the Moon, in very short order, and you get a chance to look back at the Earth, that horizon slowly curves around in upon himself, and all of sudden you’re looking at something that is very strange, but yet is very, very familiar, because you’re beginning to see the Earth evolve.

    (Eugene Cernan)

  • Who I was back then, when I started on ‘One Tree Hill,’ is so different from who I am now. Coming off Laguna, being 19 years old, and thrown into this odd, ridiculous spotlight, wasn’t for me. There have always been haters, and people don’t want to give you a chance or the benefit of the doubt, but this show gave me an opportunity.

    (Stephen Colletti)

  • At a certain point, if you still have your marbles and are not faced with serious financial challenges, you have a chance to put your house in order. It’s a cliche, but it’s underestimated as an analgesic on all levels. Putting your house in order, if you can do it, is one of the most comforting activities, and the benefits of it are incalculable.

    (Leonard Cohen)

  • Since I carry my father’s name, I believe it is my responsibility to use that name as he would have to support the causes that were so dear to his heart. Dad strongly supported Huckabee when no one thought that he had any chance to succeed in the presidential race.

    (Jerry Falwell, Jr.)

  • We owe it to all our veterans to make sure they have a chance to achieve the American Dream, just like the rest of us.

    (Tammy Duckworth)

  • Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.

    (Malcolm Fraser)

  • I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.

    (Glenn Beck)

  • Being named as a finalist for the USA Basketball National Team is an unbelievable feeling and an opportunity that is truly humbling. It is an honor to be included with such talented players and I look forward to the chance to represent my country this summer.

    (James Harden)

  • It was always my dream, to do a leading role on Broadway. It’s what I went to college to do, in hopes of one day someone taking a chance on me and saying, ‘You know what? You’re going to be our girl.’

    (Patina Miller)

  • Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It’s a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, ‘Get a job, son.’

    (Alan Sugar)

  • What could an unsanctified man do in Heaven, if by any chance he got there? Let that question be fairly looked in the face and fairly answered. No man can possibly be happy in a place where he is not in his element and where all around him is not congenial to his tastes, habits and character.

    (J. C. Ryle)

  • If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.

    (Nhat Hanh)

  • I am so grateful to Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld, and Katie Grand, who took a chance on me that first season and gave me an opportunity.

    (Kendall Jenner)

  • Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

    (Mitt Romney)

  • As I have had to meet different challenges, I realize I am coming into myself, and whatever I’m wearing is another chance for me to explore a new version of myself.

    (Brie Larson)

  • I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.


  • Without a doubt, absolutely, a woman will be a president, and probably sooner rather than later. I am excited about that, and if what I did serves as a steppingstone for another woman down the course, I am very grateful to have had that chance.

    (Michele Bachmann)

  • America’s Next Shuffle Cat contest proved to be not only entertaining, but a rare chance for me to have an opportunity to host and judge some of the nation’s cutest cats as they strutted the catwalk.

    (Hannah Simone)

  • I always appreciated the ex-players. Being a Yankee, you get spoiled. Old-Timers Day, all these guys coming back, spring training, being around them, you get a chance to get to know them. So I always think you learn a lot by listening.

    (Derek Jeter)

  • At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Christmas story. A young mother and a dutiful father with their baby were joined by poor shepherds and visitors from afar. They came with their gifts to worship the Christ child.

    (Queen Elizabeth II)

  • When I first started shooting ‘Sharpe,’ back in the early 1990s, I’d kiss my two elder daughters goodbye at the end of August – Evie wasn’t even born then – and I wouldn’t see them again until Christmas. That was tough. They were hard times.

    (Sean Bean)

  • As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

    (Clement Clarke Moore)

  • As a child, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn’t sleep at night from anticipation.

    (Rosecrans Baldwin)

  • I’d rather do community service than sit and write a load of Christmas cards.

    (Paul O’Grady)

  • It’s fun when you start a movie, because it’s kind of like you get to go Christmas shopping… you get to make your wish list and you start thinking about what each character needs.

    (Spike Jonze)

  • My parents got me a sewing machine for Christmas during my senior year of high school. I made three pieces of clothing and had a fashion show at the end of the year, where we had to wear the clothes that we made. I took it to a whole new level; I made all my friends clothes.

    (Kourtney Kardashian)

  • Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks’ Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely.

    (Frank McCourt)

  • I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against.

    (Ben Stein)

  • For me, the two weeks between Christmas and Twelfth Night have come to be reserved for desultory reading. The pressure of the holiday is over, the weather outside is frightful, there are lots of leftovers to munch on, vacation hours are being used up.

    (Michael Dirda)

  • I quickly discovered that trying to go play golf while living in Manhattan was about as easy as trying to grab a taxi while standing out in front of Saks Fifth Avenue in the freezing rain on the last shopping day before Christmas.

    (Dan Jenkins)

  • Some bands today have the experience of really working together and honing their craft. And other bands are very much like, ‘I just got a guitar for Christmas, let’s start a band.’ And you can hear the difference.

    (Robbie Robertson)

  • My favorite part was when my grandfather and I would make a special trip to Firpo’s Bakery for red and green Christmas cookies and fruitcake studded with the sweetest cherries I’ve ever tasted. Usually Firpo’s was too expensive for our slim budget, but Christmas mornings they gave a discount to any children who came in.

    (Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni)

  • Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it’s even summertime.

    (Mariah Carey)

  • We go to Italy every winter, and my husband’s mother has a bingo party on Christmas. Every woman brings a dish: lentils, cavolo nero, tons of beans, polenta, every type of cheese, bruschetta, fresh vegetables, and local olive oil and wine.

    (Debi Mazar)

  • As a very young man growing up in Texas, usually I got a shotgun or cowboy boots for Christmas.

    (Robert Wilson)

  • Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.

    (Evan Davis)

  • ‘I am a bad mother.’ Every Christmas, this is what I think because the holiday season fills me with such anxiety. I’m sure that other mothers are happily baking cookies, decorating trees, and finding perfect gifts for everyone.

    (Tess Gerritsen)

  • I spent 250 to 300 days of every year on the road. But in the end, I felt something was missing. I needed to be anchored so I could concentrate, so in 2000, I established a new methodology – the one I use today. I spent the week in my office and travelled every weekend, even at Christmas.

    (Hans-Ulrich Obrist)

  • I want to go to Lapland and see Father Christmas, and now I’ve got a child, so I’ve got an excuse. Also, I’d like to go to South America especially as I’m now living in that part of the world, in L.A. now. And I must get down to Mexico.

    (Ashley Jensen)

  • ‘Make your plate look like a Christmas tree,’ I tell people, ‘mostly green with splashes of other bright colors.’

    (Victoria Moran)

  • My wife’s brother has a little house on a small island in the Baltic Sea, and we go there at Christmas. The 30-minute crossing from the mainland to this island is the most terrifying cruise you’ll ever take. They give you a barf bag when you walk on board.

    (Nick Frost)

  • On Christmas Eve, we have a duck or roast pork with caramelised potatoes, braised red cabbage and gravy. For dessert, we have ris a l’amande, a rice pudding, and whoever gets the whole almond in it wins an extra present. Then we dance around the tree and sing carols.

    (Birgitte Hjort Sorensen)

  • My favorite toy growing up was Polly Pocket. But one gift that I wanted though never received for Christmas was a pair of trampoline moon shoes. You strap them to your feet and they have springs on them, and you can just jump around!

    (Lucy Hale)

  • May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen – classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast.

    (Alastair Campbell)

  • As a youngster, when I was active in church, I had a lot of fun choosing and hanging massive stars and making the cribs. I was also very involved in the Christmas plays, though not as an actor, but I took joy in setting up the props.

    (Nivin Pauly)

  • The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.

    (John Clayton)

  • At Christmas, it’s my siblings running around the house, we’re cooking, talking, laughing, loud and just crazy. It’s beautiful chaos.

    (Tika Sumpter)

  • When ‘I’m Sorry’ came out and became such a huge hit, that made ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ start selling. Then that became a huge, huge hit.

    (Brenda Lee)

  • I’m Jewish and my wife isn’t so right now we’re literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it.

    (Max Greenfield)

  • I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them strings with a bottleneck. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.

    (Muddy Waters)

  • I always wanted to write for children. When I was growing up, we were really poor. My mother had left, and it was all a mess. So I lived in my head a lot, and I would get lots of books for Christmas – from librarians and teachers – and they just fed my imagination.

    (Jewell Parker Rhodes)

  • I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn’t believe them.

    (Frances Farmer)

  • Chum was a British boy’s weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.

    (A. E. van Vogt)

  • In 1934, the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934.

    (Jack Steinberger)

  • At school, there was an annual school disco and I’d be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I’d arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised – I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.

    (Guy Berryman)

  • Then, when I got in the military, I used to host – even in high school – I hosted the talent shows, and when I was in the military I would host all of our base Christmas parties and stuff.

    (Gary Owens)

  • Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.

    (Steve Jobs)

  • Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.

    (Richard Dawkins)

  • I hate the thought of my children being glued to a screen. Children only play on computers all day because their parents let them.

    (Mariella Frostrup)

  • In high school, I used to teach guitar and fix computers by the hour. I was looking for some way to make some cash, so I actually learned how to play guitar in order to try to teach it.

    (Jon Oringer)

  • Everywhere I look, there are ads marking Mother’s Day. Mostly they conform to stereotype: flowers, jewelry, perfume. Not a lot of books. Not many computers. Few tools. Little that’s useful.

    (Margaret Heffernan)

  • My parents had a software company making children’s software for the Apple II+, Commodore 64 and Acorn computers. They hired these teenagers to program the software, and these guys were true hackers, trying to get more colors and sound and animation out of those computers.

    (Bre Pettis)

  • I graduated from high school in 1963. There were no computers, cell phones, Internet, credit cards, cassette tapes or cable TV.

    (Jeffrey Gitomer)

  • Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it’s true, it’s very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say… it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.

    (Mark Rylance)

  • I still have my school friends who are actually friends. It’s nice that they don’t think much about my singing career. They think it is cool, and they are happy for me, but they don’t really bother me about it. To them, I’m still just the schoolgirl from next door.

    (Jackie Evancho)

  • I’ve really enjoyed working together with Apple to help launch their new streaming service. It is really cool to see Apple getting involved.


  • I used to listen to ‘Perfect Day’ by Hoku every single day in high school! ‘On this perfect day, nothin’ standin’ in my way… Don’t you try to rain on my perfect day.’ It pumped me up when I was feeling down or defeated, whether it was from the cool kids making me feel left out or feeling overwhelmed with homework and mean teachers.

    (Kara Lindsay)

  • My friends and I were the class clowns in high school, so one day we were showing off at our seats, and I fell off my chair! I had to get stitches, and I had a bloody lip. I was trying so hard to be a cool class clown!

    (Prince Royce)

  • My parents are the coolest of the cool on every single level, and it’s because they have a deep appreciation for every moment of their lives.

    (Rashida Jones)

  • Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.

    (Wade Boggs)

  • Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

    (Conrad Hall)

  • The most important influence in my childhood was my father.

    (DeForest Kelley)

  • Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.

    (Wayne Rooney)

  • I just wish I could understand my father.

    (Michael Jackson)

  • When it comes to Father’s Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit.

    (Jennifer Grant)

  • It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.

    (Liam Neeson)

  • The child is father of the man.

    (William Wordsworth)

  • My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.


  • And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, ‘If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.

    (Jennie Finch)

  • My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’

    (Joe Biden)

  • I can remember 1987 when I had my first amateur fight in Michigan, weighing 64lb. I was 10 years old. I was the youngest and smallest guy on my team. I can remember what I ate. There was this restaurant called Ponderosa, and my dad made me eat a steak. I was happy. It was a first round knockout. I slept with my trophy for two weeks.

    (Floyd Mayweather, Jr.)

  • Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here.

    (Maria Sharapova)

  • I like to believe that I’ve got a lot of guardian warriors sittin’ on my shoulder including my dad.

    (Patrick Swayze)

  • I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad’s an angel.

    (Courtney Love)

  • My dad, Frank Addison Albini, was a terrific shot with a rifle and had generally excellent hunting skills. While my dad loved hunting and fishing, he didn’t romanticize them. He was filling the freezer, not intellectualizing some caveman impulse or proving his worth as a real man.

    (Steve Albini)

  • It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

    (Pope John XXIII)

  • My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the past.

    (Steve Irwin)

  • A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

    (Enid Bagnold)

  • My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.

    (Spike Milligan)

  • My dad said to me growing up: ‘When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you’re a lucky man.’

    (Josh Charles)

  • I never saw my dad cry. My son saw me cry. My dad never told me he loved me, and consequently I told Scott I loved him every other minute. The point is, I’ll make less mistakes than my dad, my sons hopefully will make less mistakes than me, and their sons will make less mistakes than their dads.

    (James Caan)

  • You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.

    (Dusty Baker)

  • My role model is my dad.

    (Seann William Scott)

  • Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.


  • My dad is a Chatty Cathy, the social butterfly; friendly; knows everybody in the whole world by six degrees; tells me that every performance is the greatest he’s ever seen, every new outfit is the coolest. Constant cheerleader.

    (Taylor Swift)

  • Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.

    (Al Unser)

  • Since I stayed in a colony where either one was an engineer or a scientist, everybody thought I would be a scientist. This was the expectation everybody had apart from my parents. Honestly, I, too, wanted to be a scientist. I think it was the way Dad would explain us scientific theories and concepts that made the subject more intriguing.

    (Shreya Ghoshal)

  • The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book.

    (Dimebag Darrell)

  • I’m very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn’t think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that’s happening to me. I’m rather surprised at who I am, because I’m actually like my dad!

    (David Bowie)

  • Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

    (Margaret Mead)

  • Whenever I fail as a father or husband… a toy and a diamond always works.

    (Shah Rukh Khan)

  • When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he’d learned in three years.

    (Frank Butler)

  • As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn’t understand it and would try to talk him out of it.

    (Taryn Manning)

  • My dad used to say, ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.

    (Phil McGraw)

  • I just went off for two months traveling around Europe on a motorcycle and pretty much turned my phone off. I did 5,000 miles with my dad. We went through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy… and then I did Spain and France by myself.

    (Michael Fassbender)

  • I didn’t start sweating until I had children. That was one of the first things I realized when my daughter Violet was born – I started getting wicked BO. You know there’s a difference between basketball BO and stress BO? This was definitely stress BO. Like, new dad BO.

    (Dave Grohl)

  • I’m just as insufferable and useless as every other dad is. The dynamic never changes, no matter what you do for a living.

    (Glenn Frey)

  • When Courtney’s mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don’t have to try to impress your kids. If they’re not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.

    (Al Roker)

  • My dad is a really honest, hardworking, straight guy.

    (Joe Lando)

  • He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies.

    (Ben E. King)

  • I have four shelves covered with journals that I’ve written. Dad and I are writing songs together. I’ve probably written 100 songs.

    (Miley Cyrus)

  • I’ve got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I’m from the South – Tennessee, to be exact – and down there, we’re all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!

    (Miley Cyrus)

  • I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn’t believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism.

    (Ed Miliband)

  • I had to learn how to chop wood actually – I don’t think my dad would have let me go chop wood in the backyard growing up.

    (Jennifer Lawrence)

  • I can’t remember a major league game where I could make eye contact with my dad. I kept wondering if he was going to yell at me for hanging a pitch or something.

    (David Cone)

  • I was homeless for about 8 months, I refused to live with my dad or anyone for that matter. So I stayed somewhere that had no hot water, ever, no heat, I told myself I have to be strong and get through it on my own.

    (Eric West)

  • My dad said: ‘It looks like you’ll be world No.1 in a few hours and I wanted to be the first to say congratulations.’

    (Lee Westwood)

  • From my first dunk at 14 years old to my second NCAA Championship at the University of Tennessee, my intense training with my dad was always to credit.

    (Candace Parker)

  • I never saw any of my dad’s stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.

    (Stephen King)

  • I said, ‘Ooh, Dad, I want the yellow ones.’ He said, ‘Where?’ I said, ‘Right there, Dad. I want the yellow ones.’ Everybody goes, ‘Those are green’. That’s how I knew I was colorblind.

    (Michael Rosenbaum)

  • My dad’s not here, but he’s watching in heaven.

    (Bubba Watson)

  • My dad was diagnosed with cancer, so we ended up burying him a year to the day that he was diagnosed.

    (Seann William Scott)

  • I used to have a silk dressing gown an uncle bought in Japan and when I came downstairs in it, my dad used to call me Davinia. There was never embarrassment about that kind of thing. My sister used to dress me up a lot. She thought I was a little doll.

    (David Walliams)

  • My dad’s a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity – intuition and compassion and tenderness – and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.

    (Carlos Santana)

  • One of the things I like about when I tour sometimes is that occasionally you’ll see a dad there with his 12-year-old son and they’re both enjoying it.

    (Tim Vine)

  • I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets… then I got to ‘Saturday Night Live’ where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I’m going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I’m gonna go sit with.

    (Jimmy Fallon)

  • I can definitely say the older I’ve got the better I’ve become at being a dad and a husband.

    (Rod Stewart)

  • My dad always taught me to never be satisfied, to want more and know that what is done is done.

    (Thierry Henry)

  • A mustache really defines your face. My dad had a mustache when I was growing up, and I can still remember when he shaved it, he looked like a completely different person.

    (Jason Sudeikis)

  • Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.

    (Frank Bruno)

  • My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.

    (Zosia Mamet)

  • My mum was raised Jewish, my dad is very scientifically minded, and my school was vaguely Christian. We sang hymns in school. I liked the hymns bit, but apart from that, I can take it or leave it. So I had lots of different influences when I was younger.

    (Ben Barnes)

  • I’m going to take care of the man I’m with. I grew up in a household where my mum takes care of my dad – she cooks, she does everything – and that’s the kind of girl I am.

    (Nicole Scherzinger)

  • I remember going on carriage rides with Dad when we’d visit. I think quiet L.A. suited him better, but he loved to see shows here, he loved to visit his friends in the Hamptons.

    (Jennifer Grant)

  • I’m a dad, and I can tell you it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.

    (Aaron Johnson)

  • I don’t think my kids have to worry too much about me embarrassing them because that’s not how I would want to grow up, with wacky dad showing up at school and performing for everyone.

    (Steve Carell)

  • When I turned 11, my dad decorated a room at the Standard hotel in Los Angeles in a ’60s, Austin Powers style. There was human bowling: You run inside a giant inflatable ball and try to knock down pins. To this day, adults say it was one of the craziest parties they’ve ever been to.

    (Zoe Kravitz)

  • My dad’s quite a conservative person, and he brought me up to be very questioning of the commercial world. He looked down on pop culture. I definitely got the impression that pop was evil and that Britney Spears was evil.

    (Marina and the Diamonds)

  • I grew up on film sets and I had a ball. It wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun if my dad had been working behind a desk somewhere. I remember being on the set of ‘The Godfather: Part III,’ and all the kids were running around and doing crazy things, and Francis Ford Coppola just embraced that.

    (Dominik Garcia-Lorido)

  • If I didn’t already sense that I was different, I certainly was reminded, whether by my parents or by the other school kids. Not just reminded. Told… I was made to believe it wasn’t right. If I went a little bit too off – slap! It was Dad’s upbringing and it was Victorian, and that’s the way he was.

    (John Galliano)

  • My dad never had a bank balance of more than three lakh and was always extremely compassionate towards his producers.


  • When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof. And then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant. And then I got a job in a grocery store deli. And then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cheerio dust off the ground.

    (Ashton Kutcher)

  • My dad used to say, ‘Just be yourself and you’ll be fine,’ but it’s really, really true.

    (Bellamy Young)

  • My dad was quite a forbidding figure. I realise now that that was mainly because he worked so hard. He wasn’t unkind, but he was a presence.

    (Mark Gatiss)

  • My dad was very intelligent, had a very strong personality. I was amazed with my father.

    (Dolores Huerta)

  • My dad and my brother have Google alerts out on me.

    (Cassidy Freeman)

  • My dad was an assembly line worker at AC Spark Plug, which was a division of General Motors, and his job was to build and then inspect the little spark plugs as they came off the line.

    (Michael Moore)

  • My dad is a writer, and to see him always in front of a typewriter gave me the inspiration to write. He was my idol, my hero. I wanted to be just like him.


  • My dad was an immigrant kid and a Democrat and a Jew, and we didn’t know any Republicans in our group. So I grew up Democratic. My dad was a labor lawyer – a very hardworking guy, a one-horse labor lawyer – and then I went to hippie college and lived in the bubble.

    (David Mamet)

  • My dad only ever talked about two things: bicycles and Mercedes.

    (Raf Simons)

  • When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.

    (Bill Gates)

  • My dad was fiscally conservative, and I was influenced by that. He didn’t believe in spending more than you had because it gets you into trouble.

    (Clint Eastwood)

  • My dad taught me never to be afraid of what’s on the other side of the mountain.

    (Natalie Massenet)

  • I was going to move to New York after college and had no interest in pilot season. I’d seen what happened on TV shows because of my dad, and I didn’t want to open myself up to that. But ‘Pretty Little Liars’ had a very early audition, and my agents encouraged me to go even though I didn’t think it would be my thing.

    (Troian Bellisario)

  • Nowadays, if you have a mustache, people look at you like you’re crazy. But when I was growing up, I never saw my dad without a mustache.

    (Kevin Connolly)

  • To be able to have winning in your blood growing up, whether it was pounding my little brother or trying to beat my dad in something, or just competing on teams with my friends, it was nonstop.

    (Jordan Spieth)

  • I get on all right with my parents. But I don’t see them very much. They split up when I was eight. I stayed with my mum, but I felt it was a bit soft with her. I could do whatever I liked, and I wasn’t getting nowhere, so I went to stay with my dad.

    (Joe Strummer)

  • When I was a teenager, I was an umpire for a competitive league for 8- to 9-year-olds. I was really bad at it because I didn’t know all the rules, and all these kids were better athletes than me. I made a bad call, and this dad snapped on me. Then he dumped his trash from his cooler, and I had to kick him out of the stands.

    (Adam DeVine)

  • Dad loved computer games, and I would sit beside him for hours with graph paper, drawing out plans to try and forecast the moves he should make while he worked the computer controller.

    (Rhianna Pratchett)

  • I guess I knew my dad was into photography, so a part of me was interested in picking it up to understand him a little better.

    (Gia Coppola)

  • My dad took me and my brother to see Corrosion of Conformity. All I remember was that there was a dude swinging a chain in the mosh pit, and the bouncers were dragging him out.

    (King Tuff)

  • Humans have voids, and you need things to fill voids… I didn’t have a dad to fill that male model void, so when I heard Eminem or freaking seen Dave Chapelle, that’s what I gravitated to.

    (Tyler, The Creator)

  • My dad talks about the times when we’d play backyard cricket: If I got bowled out, I’d just refuse to let go of the bat and swing it at anyone who tried to take it away from me. I like to think that’s been tempered a bit over the years.

    (Chris Hemsworth)

  • I always shout out my dad. My artistic roots come from him. He had his own T-shirt company and taught me the trade.

    (ASAP Ferg)

  • It’s weird, the idea of someone else playing my dad, but weirdly nice.

    (Lily James)

  • My dad made a film called ‘Willow’ when he was a young filmmaker, which screened at the Cannes film festival, and people were booing afterwards.

    (Bryce Dallas Howard)

  • My dad designed houses and was an architect for many years.

    (Nikki Reed)

  • Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero.

    (Bindi Irwin)

  • I’m so excited to be carrying on in Dad’s footsteps and making sure that everything he worked so hard for continues for the generations to come.

    (Bindi Irwin)

  • I would say the dumbest thing I have heard is that my dad isn’t my real dad.

    (Khloe Kardashian)

  • I will embarrass my kids to their core. I will threaten to show up in hot pants and a tube top. Their dad will drive me. And he’ll let me and my friend Lisa get pretty drunk in the backseat, and we will come into that party and just rip it up.

    (Melissa McCarthy)

  • You’ve got to take the road you need to take, and only you can make that calculation. Not your dad, not your friend. You have to take it if you feel it instinctively.

    (Charles Schwab)

  • When I was little, my dad used to call me ‘Bandarella,’ because I was a mess – a Bandar is a monkey in Hindi. I was not a girly-girl and would always break something and would be running around and didn’t really fit in.

    (Priyanka Chopra)

  • My dad used to tell me, ‘Look, son, opportunity does not come knocking.’ It’s usually running down the street, and you have to chase it down, you have to tackle it, and then you have to hang on to it.

    (David A. Clarke, Jr.)

  • My dad has kind of been the standard for me, he played 16 years in the league, and since I’ve been in the league, every year that I go through and deal with the scratches, the bumps and bruises, just the grind that it is to go through one NBA season.

    (Stephen Curry)

  • My dad, he was a construction worker. He was a butcher. He was a deep sea fisherman.

    (Aisha Tyler)

  • I had a great bond with my father. Even when I was a kid, my bond with my dad made me want to be a father myself one day.

    (Kevin Frazier)

  • Dad was a baker, and we lived above the bakery, so I was always popping down to have an apple pie or a doughnut or a custard or gypsy tart: I had a very sweet tooth, and I think that that was what got me into doing what I do now.

    (Paul Hollywood)

  • My dad was the way he was, but he also gave me a motto: never say die. Just to keep pushing and pushing, fighting until the end. He put it in my head that you’re always going to fight, and you’re always going to beat them.

    (Jason Day)

  • I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now – why my dad would want our face to be covered.

    (Paris Jackson)

  • I am a product of nepotism. I don’t think I would have had the profession that I’m in currently… if it wasn’t for my dad.

    (Jeff Bridges)

  • Honestly, I was such a tomboy as a kid. People were taking from their mothers’ closets – I was taking from my dad’s closet. It was the ’80s, so it wasn’t terrible, but I was wearing my dad’s dress shirts over jeans from the Gap.

    (Lauren Graham)

  • I grew up watching my dad be a singer, so it’s something I’ve always been interested in.

    (Sofia Richie)

  • My dad always jokes that we should have a reality TV show because my friends and I pull crazy stunts, like putting Saran Wrap on the toilet.

    (Sofia Richie)

  • The word ‘racist’ is a permanent stain against my name. It’s worse than a criminal record. Some people will never forgive me. Others will accept I made a terrible mistake and recognise I have learnt from it. It’s on YouTube when my kids type in their dad’s name, and it comes up ‘Jamie Vardy racist’. On Google, too. It’s horrible.

    (Jamie Vardy)

  • My dad was a truck driver. We all used to ride along with him. And the way he’d keep awake was to sing while he was going down the road. So we all joined in.

    (Johnny Van Zant)

  • My mum is really fair and has blonde hair, and my dad is not dark, either.

    (Amy Jackson)

  • The old footage of my dad, I always knew we were cut from the same cloth, because my dad was such a renegade and always marched to the beat of his own drum. To see where we were both dancing and being silly together, it’s too beautiful for words. I was really happy to have that.

    (Juliette Lewis)

  • My old man tried to force on me a notion of what it was to be a ‘man.’ And it destroyed my dad.

    (Sam Shepard)

  • When I was a boy, I used to pull a big cross saw with my dad. He’d use his right hand, so I’d have to use my left.

    (Joe Frazier)

  • I’ve always liked telling stories. That probably came from my dad, who definitely had the gift of gab and who wove a kind of personal folklore about his youth – stories full of adventure and ghosts and wild antics.

    (Cullen Bunn)

  • When I was a boy, my own dad told me in a smiling and wistful way that it’s a wise man that knows his own father.

    (Michael Leunig)

  • My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.

    (Gwyneth Paltrow)

  • I don’t think my dad really knew what to do with me, as a daughter. He treated me like a boy; my brother and I were treated the same. He didn’t do kid stuff. There were no kid’s menus; you weren’t allowed to order off the kid’s menu at dinner – we had to try something from the adult menu.

    (Emma Watson)

  • Have you ever read the back of the Newman’s Diavolo pasta sauce? Dad on the front is dressed like the devil with a little beard and horns. He says that he sells his soul to the devil for the recipe. It was banned in the South. They thought it was an abomination.

    (Nell Newman)

  • My dad being a salesman taught me you can sell anybody anything if you’ve got the ability to believe.

    (Marilyn Manson)

  • I’m a pretty hands-on dad and make the most of my custody. I take care of my little one whenever I can, and she determines what I can do and where I can do it.

    (Paul McCartney)

  • My dad tells me that he took us to a pantomime when I was very, very small – panto being a sort of English phenomenon. There’s traditionally a part of the show where they’ll invite kids up on the stage to interact with the show. I was too young to remember this, but my dad says that I was running up onstage before they even asked us.

    (Dan Stevens)

  • I hate being clean-shaven. My daughter gets very upset if I shave and says, ‘Bring back the spikes, Dad.’

    (Eric Bana)

  • When I was about 12 and first started wearing lipstick, my dad would ask, ‘Are you wearing makeup?’ I would say back, ‘You’re wearing more makeup there than I am!’

    (Georgia Jagger)

  • Our dad hugged us and kissed us so much that some friends and relatives complained that he was going to turn us into sissies or homosexuals. But my dad didn’t care. Let them raise their kids in a reserved and reticent way. He grew up in Israel, and his boys were going to be hugged and kissed by their father and know they were loved.

    (Ezekiel Emanuel)

  • When two people break up, it’s all about them; they can’t see anyone else. And the people getting smashed to bits are the kids. Then you’re getting torn – your mum wants you, your dad wants you. You just get shredded. It has a long-lasting effect as well.

    (Vinnie Jones)

  • My dad was my hero. And I got my personality from my mother.

    (Magic Johnson)

  • I think Americans appreciate that my dad’s a genuine guy. He’s not gonna manicure every little word, and he’s not massaging it. He’s not running computer analytics to tell you what you want to hear and then do whatever the special interests tell him what they want him to do in the end.

    (Donald Trump, Jr.)

  • I said something really stupid once. I told a friend that my mother was so beautiful, but my dad was ugly. My dad heard it and just laughed it off, but I felt guilty. It haunted me for years. I should never have said that.

    (Gene Wilder)

  • Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.

    (Prince Charles)

  • My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.

    (Fred Allen)

  • My father taught me how to substitute realities.

    (Mira Sorvino)

  • Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.

    (William Hurt)

  • I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father’s lifestyle.

    (Tatum O’Neal)

  • My father loved people, children and pets.

    (Tony Visconti)

  • A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the child’s becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult.

    (Clyde Edgerton)

  • My dad used to say to me, ‘You look more like me than I do.’

    (Dhani Harrison)

  • I like to keep most of my bats. I think I have about 250 bats, including my first – which cost Rs 2000 – a gift from my dad in 1998, when I moved to the hostel.

    (Suresh Raina)

  • When we used to go to the car-wash where people would wipe the windows, my dad would go out and help them and then tip them as well, so I learned my empathy from my dad, and my mum is very empathetic too, but in a very stern way; she will always check my ego.

    (Charlie Puth)

  • When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target.

    (Jerry Doyle)

  • My dad was a cotton buyer and cotton buyers always considered themselves superior to the rest of the world.

    (Joseph Mitchell)

  • And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and – my father is a big fight fan – and I said, ‘Dad, I got a couple of days off and I’m getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.

    (Wilt Chamberlain)

  • I’m a four star general in this thing, and you don’t rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.

    (Sam Elliott)

  • My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people’s opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will.

    (Ruben Studdard)

  • I wanted my children to have the same exposure to the water I had. My strongest memories of Northeast Harbor are going in a small Whaler with my dad, looking for osprey.

    (Parker Stevenson)

  • But you know, my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy, his answer was that’s not what he was doing, and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met.

    (Norman Lear)

  • I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

    (Yancy Butler)

  • I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver.

    (Chely Wright)

  • My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won’t wait-you can kick their ass right now.

    (Cameron Diaz)

  • I grew up in Chicago, so I’ve always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we’d watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters – they were the biggest things I’ve ever seen!

    (Kyle Chandler)

  • My mother, grandmother and older sister all cooked, so it was hard to get into the kitchen. So I have no talent for cooking. I was always out in the garage with my dad. I have a tool belt. I’m a repair chick.

    (Cheryl Ladd)

  • I’m Bam Margera. And I feel like kicking my dad’s butt all day today.

    (Bam Margera)

  • Fortunately, as it pertains to guns, my dad and uncle introduced me to guns the way it needs to be done: smart, slow and safe.

    (Ted Nugent)

  • My dad keeps joking about sneaking into my grandparents’ house and switching out their HBO for PBS so they think I’m on ‘Downton Abbey.’

    (Allison Williams)

  • Well, my dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years.

    (Harry Connick, Jr.)

  • My dad’s a scratch golfer and I’ve got the knack of seeing something and then replicating it. I saw my dad swing a club and I worked out how to do the same thing. My backswing and follow-through have been basically the same since I was two.

    (Rory McIlroy)

  • Truthfully, I’m still Corey Hart, Dad, first.

    (Corey Hart)

  • I get asked to give stuff to my dad. I’m, like, ‘I’m not gonna pass your script to him!’ You know? My dad’s my dad. I’m not his agent.

    (Domhnall Gleeson)

  • When I started writing, I did have some idealised notion of my dad as a writer. But I have less and less of a literary rivalry with him as I’ve gone on. I certainly don’t feel I need his approval, although maybe that’s because I’m confident that I’ve got it.

    (Paul Theroux)

  • I’ve never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act.

    (Hugh Jackman)

  • My dad liked to boil a squirrel head and suck the brains out the nose. Smaller than a chicken, bigger than a rat.

    (Beth Ditto)

  • I have Bob Dylan lyrics on my ribs. I’m a diehard Dylan fan, and my dad and I joke that if I ever met him, I’d have him sign his name right under my tattoo and then I’d run to the parlor to get his signature tattooed.

    (Carly Chaikin)

  • When I was a kid, ‘Blade Runner’ was my favorite movie. I remember seeing that when I was a little boy with my dad.

    (Tahmoh Penikett)

  • My dad lives in Sicily, so I’m half Italian and half Irish – it’s a fiery combination.

    (Nico Mirallegro)

  • Being the son of a father who works so hard, I always wanted to be able take a lot of load off of my dad so he can just relax.

    (Romeo Miller)

  • My dad loved comedians, especially George Jessel, and he loved Henny Youngman and Buddy Hackett.

    (Al Franken)

  • On my mother’s side, I’m English, so that’s where the freckles come from. On my father’s side, I’m German, and he has the fantastic olive hues… I was given mum’s skin, whereas my brothers and sisters were given my dad’s skin. I do tan up quite well, but it takes me a bit longer.

    (Dan Feuerriegel)

  • We have a snap of my dad wearing blue eye shadow, which I would always make fun of. When I was about 12 and first started wearing lipstick, my dad would ask, ‘Are you wearing makeup?’ I would say back, ‘You’re wearing more makeup there than I am!’

    (Georgia May Jagger)

  • When I was small, my parents came back from Tijuana, and my dad bought me a very small acoustic guitar. I loved it. I started making up my own songs right away.

    (Diane Warren)

  • My dad died from pancreatic cancer at 54… I’m making sure I’m eating my vegetables and staying away from the red meat.


  • My dad’s a Republican. My dad’s my mentor. When I was 18 or whatever it was and I decided to register to vote. My dad’s Republican, so that’s what I decided to register as.

    (Patrick Murphy)

  • I’m an actor, paid to act. I don’t bring personal problems to the sets. Dad taught me that.

    (Abhishek Bachchan)

  • My dad is a minister, and my mum is a worker with the less fortunate and the disabled. They’re Nigerian natives. Their first language is Yoruba, and their second language is English.

    (John Boyega)

  • My dad would tell me bedtime stories, and he used to always leave them open-ended and finish at a crucial point with the words, ‘dream on’. Then it was my responsibility to finish the story as I was drifting off to sleep. We would call them dreaming stories.

    (Hannah Kent)

  • My dad was in the Indian Army. He died in a terrorist attack in Kashmir in 1994. After that, my mum and I settled in Noida. I went to Delhi Public School in Noida and then to Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi University. It was in college that I realised I wanted to be on the stage and in front of the camera.

    (Nimrat Kaur)

  • I was in my dad’s church, his Baptist church, and I think the first song I ever performed was ‘Jesus Be a Fence Around Me.’

    (Aretha Franklin)

  • Wear what you want to wear. Do what you want to do. Be who you are. Pick out your own clothes. Be a man. And if that’s too much to ask, as it almost always is for me, think of someone you consider to be a man and pretend to be like him. I pretend to be like my dad.

    (Lyle Lovett)

  • My dad set a clear model for me for what manhood was all about.

    (Cory Booker)

  • I always wanted to be a stand-up comedian, even as a kid. Me and my dad would watch ‘Evening at the Improv’ on A&E.

    (Adam DeVine)

  • I am a big one for subtlety and empathy. My dad was softly spoken and didn’t carry his honours and accomplishments for everyone to see.

    (Kyle MacLachlan)

  • When I was 13, I told my dad I needed to record myself because I sounded awesome, even though I didn’t. By 18, I was a lot better. Then I got a publishing deal, so I was writing songs for other people professionally.

    (Meghan Trainor)

  • I’ve traveled all over. I’ve been to all 50 states. With my dad in the Navy, I lived in the Philippines from nine to 12, and I had dog, monkey, lizard, everything. Then I was in Hawaii, and I’m spear-fishing, catching octopus with my hands.

    (Graham Elliot)

  • Dad was a retired chemist who, in his 60s, fathered and fed me and my two sisters while Mum worked as a secretary. He made us curries, Chinese meals and strange concoctions. He was often unsuccessful.

    (Tamsin Greig)

  • I lost contact with my father for many years because of apartheid. For, like, six years, I didn’t see my dad. And, now, this was the six years of being a teenager.

    (Trevor Noah)

  • I’m driving my dad’s old ute. So it’s a manual ute. It’s massive, so when people see me coming, they just kind of run away!

    (Bindi Irwin)

  • I’m glad to have shown myself able to do other things rather than people thinking, ‘Oh, he’ll just do the same as his dad.’ Dad was a brilliant actor, but it just so happened he was five foot five and a half, fat and bald.

    (Rory Kinnear)

  • My dad died, I think, at 87. So I’ll be lucky if I make 87. But in a lot of cases, the younger people live longer than their parents. And they know more. My dad used to tell me he ate the hog from his rooter to his tooter. So do I when I’m not trying to lose weight.

    (B. B. King)

  • There were about 30 children at one stage, running around like savages at a place called Callow Hill, near Monmouth, which was owned by my grandparents. They lived in the big house, but my dad had five brothers and a sister, and they all lived in various houses scattered on the hill.

    (Saul David)

  • My dad was not someone who you would strike with a billy club and he wouldn’t strike back. It just wasn’t in him.

    (Condoleezza Rice)

  • Can I play a southern character? You betcha. Can I do the voice of Tourist Dad and Carnival Barker? Ya betcha. Can I do Fix-It Felix? Ya betcha. But I don’t want to just play southern characters, so I hide it; I bury it. I tamp it down like a secret. Like a dirty little secret.

    (Rob Huebel)

  • I look at the progressive policies that have marginalized black dads. They push them to the side and say, ‘You’re not needed.’ Uncle Sam is going to be the dad: he’s going to provide for the kids; he’s going to feed the kids.

    (David A. Clarke, Jr.)

  • It was a very long and hard decision. My dad kept telling me, ‘You can always go to college, but you can’t always go pro.’ That made sense to me.

    (Simone Biles)

  • Dad thought something very fishy was going on when, at 22, I was offered a job for £1,000 a year – more than Dad paid his own staff – for inventing cheese recipes and writing leaflets at the Dutch Dairy Bureau in London.

    (Mary Berry)

  • I am very close to my brother Ramesh Babu. When my father was away for shootings, my brother would take care of me, and I am very close to him, and yes, Dad’s always special. He used to call me and enquire about my film’s progress. Whenever I deliver a hit, I can see a glow on my father’s face.

    (Mahesh Babu)

  • When I was 12, my feet were so small, I wore my sisters’ glitter shoes. My dad would whoop me: ‘You’re not going to school now, you’ll embarrass us!’

    (Young Thug)

  • Every once in a while, we’d ask my dad if we could get a ride in one of these planes. And, he did take us to the flying club and get us a ride in the Pushpak and a glider that the flying club had.

    (Kalpana Chawla)

  • I’m somewhat of a masochist at heart. I like to sweat. I come from a very competitive sporting background – my dad was a world-champion surfer – so it’s always been a part of my DNA. I do a lot of soft-sand running, hiking, yoga, and boxing, and I compete in triathlons.

    (Ryan Kwanten)

  • The dads across the soccer field looked at me as a dad just like them. And I was very grateful.

    (Garth Brooks)

  • My dad put up a basket on my street, and I was practicing every day. It was just nuts. But I miss it. Whenever I see a ball, I get itchy!

    (Elsa Hosk)

  • Dad was a retired hedge fund manager who made enough millions to retire and focus on my game. Before that, he was on the 1984 U.S. Olympic swimming team. No medals. He was accustomed to winning at everything, but no medals in 1984.

    (Douglas Brunt)

  • I don’t think I have any guilt or embarrassment about any of the TV shows I watch. Maybe the fact that the shows I can watch over and over again are cartoons like ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘American Dad’ and ‘Rick & Morty.’

    (Ross Butler)

  • My dad’s Nigerian, and I remember going to Nigeria, and all of these kids and adults and everyone in-between knew who TuPac was. They had TuPac t-shirts, TuPac posters, TuPac cassettes… everyone knew TuPac, and sometimes that was the only English that they spoke, was TuPac lyrics.

    (Annie Ilonzeh)

  • Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It’s not a popular position.

    (Bill Gates)

  • Dad was an outstanding leader. He’d bring in top thinkers from a wide array of fields – how to fix the Detroit schools, for example. I watched him in these meetings. He listened and probed.

    (Mitt Romney)

  • My dad had a church of 90 people when I was born. It was just, over the years it continued to grow.

    (Joel Osteen)

  • I didn’t try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.

    (Joel Osteen)

  • My Dad used to tell us: ‘En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos’ ‘In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could.’

    (Marco Rubio)

  • I remember one parent-teacher conference at the lower school, and Barack went, and there were SWAT guys on top of the roof of the school. And Malia was like, ‘Dad, really? Really? Do they really have to be up there?’ And it’s like, yeah, honey, they do.

    (Michelle Obama)

  • My dad seemed comfortable with his decision to be a ‘have-not,’ but I knew that I wasn’t.

    (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • When my book ‘Rich Dad’s Prophecy’ was released in 2002, most financial newspapers and magazines trashed it because I discussed a looming stock market crash.

    (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • My rich dad believed we should all learn to take care of ourselves.

    (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.

    (Lady Gaga)

  • I think my dad has helped me tremendously.

    (Rand Paul)

  • My dad was one of only four congressmen who supported Reagan.

    (Rand Paul)

  • The first thing that pops into my mind when it comes to playing cowboys is my father, Lloyd Bridges. When I was a little kid, I loved to dress up like a cowboy – put on the boots, hat, and walk around. He was in a lot of westerns, and my dad loved to ride.

    (Jeff Bridges)

  • My dad came from Cuba when he was a teenager not speaking English. And I grew up here speaking Spanglish. That’s the world in which I grew up, and that’s a world in which a lot of second generation immigrants find themselves.

    (Ted Cruz)

  • Because of his military service, Dad was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    (Buzz Aldrin)

  • I’ll back up anything my dad says.

    (Floyd Mayweather, Jr.)

  • You don’t want your children to look at you like you are anything special other than their dad.

    (Martin Freeman)

  • I was built up from my dad more than anyone else.

    (John Wooden)

  • My dad loves what I do and I support my parents financially because they didn’t have a job that gave them a pension.

    (Marilyn Manson)

  • And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I’m going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I’m going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan.

    (David Bowie)

  • I drove my mum and dad mad.

    (Nicola Sturgeon)

  • People are so used to seeing John Goodman as a lovable dad or the quirky characters he played in the Coen Brothers films.

    (James Wan)

  • People are so used to seeing John Goodman as a loveable dad or the quirky characters he played in the Coen Brothers films.

    (James Wan)

  • Attraction doesn’t stop when a child is born. It’s the opposite. Being a mum and dad makes you even sexier.

    (Orlando Bloom)

  • Think about finding out when you’re 13 that your dad is not your dad. It’s like, okay, take it on the chin and keep going. No choice, really.

    (Orlando Bloom)

  • I think my dad is highly gender-neutral. If he doesn’t like someone, he’ll articulate that, and I think it’s also part of what resonates about him. He’ll say what he’s thinking.

    (Ivanka Trump)

  • My dad’s got a brilliant eye for scripts ‘cos he’s a literary agent. He and my agent read a load of scripts and filter them.

    (Daniel Radcliffe)

  • My dad grew up in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, desperate to get to London. I grew up in London, so I don’t know what it’s like to yearn for the big city from a small town.

    (Daniel Radcliffe)

  • My dad’s been responsible for a lot of my issues.

    (Steven Spielberg)

  • My mum and my dad are the sweetest couple.

    (Rita Ora)

  • My dad wanted me to go down a more academic route. He is very much about sticking to the rule book and sticking to the blueprint of a successful career.

    (Rita Ora)

  • My dad took on every job he could get. He worked like mad. But then, at some point, he had saved up enough to open his first pub.

    (Rita Ora)

  • In my heart, I’m just a kid from the council houses. I can remember the old cottage and my dad coming round with the tin bath. I’m not a rich man.

    (Terry Pratchett)

  • I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad’s sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.

    (Andy Serkis)

  • Now my dad is with me, traveling with me and a big part of this whole thing is I like to mix it up a little bit, you know. Who gets to take their father on a private jet across the country and stay in first class hotels? So we’re enjoying it, but I’d stop if it’s not possible.

    (Shia LaBeouf)

  • I don’t know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.

    (Shia LaBeouf)

  • My dad is a motorcycle guy, not some Hollywood dude.

    (Shia LaBeouf)

  • My dad’s a very sensitive man, but as the archetypal rebellious teenager, I didn’t realise that.

    (Jo Brand)

  • My mum is bright, ambitious, well read, political and very bolshie: when my dad was conscripted into the Army and posted to Libya, she convinced some general to let her go with him. I don’t know how she managed it.

    (Jo Brand)

  • My dad is an attorney. I’ve always been interested in it. My sons are probably going to law school.

    (Rob Lowe)

  • I remember tap-dancing and singing in front of the TV when I was a kid, telling my dad to stop watching Ed Sullivan or Milton Berle and watch me.

    (Andie MacDowell)

  • A kid is something precious, and you want to protect it and keep it fun. I’m not a dad, but I’ve seen people and how they behave with their kids.

    (Jason Statham)

  • When I was growing up, my dad didn’t have weights, so he made himself a weight bench. Instead of a hand-me-down jacket, it was a hand-me-down weight bench.

    (Jason Statham)

  • It wasn’t like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine.

    (Venus Williams)

  • My dad never graduated high school. He was a printing salesman. We lived in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. We weren’t rich – but we felt secure.

    (Al Franken)

  • I was always a kid trying to make a buck. I borrowed a dollar from my dad, went to the penny candy store, bought a dollar’s worth of candy, set up my booth, and sold candy for five cents apiece. Ate half my inventory, made $2.50, gave my dad back his dollar.

    (Guy Fieri)

  • My dad always used to encourage me to dress weird.

    (Charli XCX)

  • I had a very strict upbringing with my dad and was very close to my mum, who was extremely loving.

    (Tori Amos)

  • My dad became a soap opera actor, and I was an extra in a skating rink scene on the soap. I didn’t audition. It was nepotism all the way.

    (Jennifer Aniston)

  • I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.


  • The thing is, my dad’s always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs.


  • I adore my dad. He’s a 78-year-old man and my inspiration.


  • My grandmother was an actress too. In the thirties and forties she was under contract with Universal Studios. Crazy credits, lots of them. My dad was also under contract with Universal Studios. And my first film was shot on the same stage they both worked on at Universal.

    (Chris Pine)

  • All the learnin’ my father paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

    (George Eliot)

  • My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we’re not joining that nonsense.

    (Alain de Botton)

  • Growing up, I was discouraged from telling personal stories. My dad often used the phrase ‘Don’t tell anyone.’ But not about creepy things. I don’t want to lead you down the wrong path. It would be about insignificant things. Like, I wouldn’t make the soccer team, and my father would say, ‘Don’t tell anyone.’

    (Mike Birbiglia)

  • What I think is remarkable about my mum and dad is they had no interest in films, really. None.

    (Peter Jackson)

  • When I was about 12 years old back in Houston, my Dad used to take us to the driving range.

    (Ron White)

  • My dad believed in scaring us as we were growing up. Scaring the boys who wanted to date us more.

    (Karin Slaughter)

  • I busted my chin open trying to be Evel Knievel on my bike. When it happened, you could see straight through to the bone, I thought my dad was going to pass out. It left a scar that I still have now.

    (Karin Slaughter)

  • I have to say that my dad’s face is very malleable. He’s barely got any cartilage in his face. I think I maybe inherited that Play-Doh-like physicality from him.

    (Claire Danes)

  • If you’re a girl, you’re always Daddy’s little girl. You’re vulnerable, no matter how worldly or sophisticated or strong you’d become along the way. My dad Lionel let me know how proud he was, even as he kept me from being too big for my britches.

    (Donna Brazile)

  • Once, I was coming back from school, and there was this guy who was eve-teasing me and my friend. I had a Milton water bottle that I flung it at his face. My dad told me if you are in a crowded place and a guy eve-teases, you should make noise. I did exactly that and got people on the road to beat up the guy.

    (Anushka Sharma)

  • My dad taught me to never be pigeonholed; to really allow yourself to reinvent characters as they reinvent you; to be bold and to be willing to play seemingly unlikeable people.

    (Laura Dern)

  • I remember my dad working with me on breaking down my script and writing out a back story for my character and all that stuff.

    (Jason Bateman)

  • One of the first movies my dad took me to see was the original ‘Road Warrior.’ And I was kind of raised on the action movies of that era: ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Die Hard’ and, of course, all of the ‘Star Wars’ movies.

    (Aisha Tyler)

  • I was raised by a single dad, and I’ve always kind of liked things that are typically more guy-oriented.

    (Aisha Tyler)

  • I’ve always loved video games. I played ‘Ms. Pac-man’ with my dad, and I Ioved ‘Galaga’ and ‘Tempest’ and grew up on the standing arcade games. Even to this day, my dad will call me if he’s playing ‘Ms. Pac-man’ and hold the phone up to the game.

    (Aisha Tyler)

  • I was raised by a single dad. Dad’s idea of hanging out with your kid or day care was give her $20 in quarters, drop her at the arcade, and tell her not to talk to strangers.

    (Aisha Tyler)

  • I think it was hard at first for my dad to transition to being immobile.

    (Jeb Bush)

  • It’s hard to be a son of a candidate. It’s hard to be a brother of a candidate. I think it may be the hardest thing to be the dad of the candidate.

    (Jeb Bush)

  • I remember in the fifth grade my dad would take me to Manhattan to shop for clothes.

    (Theophilus London)

  • My dad was a big Frank Zappa fan, so I remember listening to a lot of Frank Zappa. Girls do not like Frank Zappa.

    (Bill Hader)

  • My dad had a Vincent Black Shadow, which was a quite particular thing: it was the fastest cycle of its era… It sparked a world for me; when I was old enough, I got a motorcycle.

    (Rachel Kushner)

  • As a kid, my dad would take me to see indie films when I would visit him in New York. Films that I just wouldn’t see growing up in the Bay Area.

    (Mahershala Ali)

  • I started traveling by myself as early as 5 to see my dad. I’d go to Toronto or Los Angeles, depending on what show he was doing, but most often New York, and we would hang out, and he’d take me to museums and Broadway plays. The ones that had the biggest impact on me were the George C. Wolfe productions.

    (Mahershala Ali)

  • Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

    (Aldous Huxley)

  • I was a really involved dad – not because I’m such a wonderful person. I like being a dad.

    (Michael Keaton)

  • I remember the first book I bought, when I was about 11… Dad said, ‘What have you got that for? What are libraries for?’

    (Kenneth Branagh)

  • I’m more comfortable with whatever’s wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn’t measure up to the standard he set.

    (John Malkovich)

  • My dad died when I was 15 and worked way too much.

    (Billy Crystal)

  • I will always find my light. No question. And if I don’t, I’ll know, because my dad will be the first person to call me and say, like, ‘You need to have him bring another 2K in,’ and ‘Why aren’t you using this sort of lighting gel?’ The crew guys know that it’s where I grew up.

    (Meghan Markle)

  • I think my dad always saw how happy I was on set.

    (Meghan Markle)

  • I lost my dad two years ago to cancer, and before he died, I asked him to write ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ on a piece of paper for me. I told him it was for an album. He practiced and practiced and then sent it to me, and I had it tattooed onto my wrist and surprised him with it. He cried when he saw it, happy tears. This way I always carry him with me.

    (Priyanka Chopra)

  • My friends say, ‘Man you’re going to have kids sleeping on pillowcases with your face on it! You’re going to be on toothbrushes and magnets and stuff.’ I guess now that I’m a dad, I’m thrilled about that.

    (Hugh Jackman)

  • Now I meditate twice a day for half an hour. In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.

    (Hugh Jackman)

  • My kids are not that interested in my movie career, by the way. My son, in particular, never talks about it. He just wants me as his dad.

    (Hugh Jackman)

  • My dad never explained anything growing up.

    (Tom Douglas)

  • So, yeah, Dad was right. Tennis was the way to go.

    (Caroline Wozniacki)

  • Growing up in Ohio and just being kind of an average guy from flyover country – my dad was a factory guy – I try to put things on a screen that reflect reality. I don’t mind if people want to argue with that, or think that’s crazy.

    (Roger Ailes)

  • My kids don’t care about anything. I’m just Dad to them. They don’t get excited about anything.

    (Darius Rucker)

  • I wasn’t a fan of the Sixers. My dad was a big Mo Cheeks fan, and he wanted me to be drafted by the Sixers. My thing was, if that could make my dad happy, then that would make me happy, you know what I mean?

    (Allen Iverson)

  • My dad liked a lot of Motown, but I didn’t listen to it until my teenage years.

    (John Legend)

  • Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.


  • I was addicted to the original ‘Star Trek’ when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helens, Oregon and we weren’t allowed to watch a lot of TV.

    (Katee Sackhoff)

  • There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.

    (Gertrude Stein)

  • My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker.

    (Anthony Hopkins)

  • But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I’m a husband and a father.

    (Herbie Hancock)

  • I never had a speech from my father ‘this is what you must do or shouldn’t do’ but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn’t perfect.

    (Adam Sandler)

  • An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

    (Publilius Syrus)

  • Child-rearing is my main interest now. I’m a hands-on father.

    (Sean Penn)

  • Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.

    (Amy Heckerling)

  • My father… had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.

    (Chief Joseph)

  • Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.

    (Cindy Crawford)

  • The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world.

    (Christopher Meloni)

  • There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.

    (Dean Koontz)

  • If my father had hugged me even once, I’d be an accountant right now.

    (Ray Romano)

  • It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.

    (Jean de La Fontaine)

  • My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.

    (David Rockefeller)

  • My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can’t be.

    (Robert Mapplethorpe)

  • I would never have done what I’d done if I’d considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.

    (Robert Mapplethorpe)

  • Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.

    (Michael Reagan)

  • Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.

    (Michael Reagan)

  • One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.

    (Camryn Manheim)

  • I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.

    (Annette Funicello)

  • Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.

    (Angela Carter)

  • I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.

    (Charley Pride)

  • My father wouldn’t get us a TV, he wouldn’t allow a TV in the house.

    (Janis Joplin)

  • As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me.

    (Christine Keeler)

  • A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool.

    (Michael Bergin)

  • I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn’t. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You’re looking at a real daddy.

    (Barry White)

  • When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.

    (Lou Brock)

  • My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.

    (Broderick Crawford)

  • My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.

    (Damon Wayans)

  • My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.

    (Victor Borge)

  • Father or stepfather – those are just titles to me. They don’t mean anything.

    (Oliver Hudson)

  • Fathers in today’s modern families can be so many things.

    (Oliver Hudson)

  • My father was never anti-anything in our house.

    (Errol Flynn)

  • It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

    (Kent Nerburn)

  • No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother’s affair.

    (Margaret Turnbull)

  • Back in high school, I went on dates, but I was too focused on my career. My parents were like, ‘It’s nice to have a boyfriend, but it’s even nicer to own your house when you’re 21.’

    (Amber Riley)

  • I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.

    (John Mayer)

  • My parents always looked like they loved being together. That’s what I took from them, and that’s how my wife and I are. I still feel like we’re dating.

    (Billy Crystal)

  • Dating is really hard because everyone puts on a front. It’s really difficult to see who is who, so it is important to be yourself.

    (Brooke Burke)

  • When I was in high school, the genders were so separate from each other. If you weren’t ‘dating’ somebody, you couldn’t just be friends with somebody.

    (S. E. Hinton)

  • You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he’d be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn’t serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else.

    (Priscilla Presley)

  • If I talk to a woman for more than five minutes I can tell you exactly whether she’s an Aidan girl or a Mr. Big girl. Aidan girls are more interested in nurturing relationships and building a nest while Mr. Big girls are more about show and having fun.

    (Michael Patrick King)

  • I’m currently single, so I want to have fun! As for what guys need to do to date out of their league, it’s all about the swagger. If you have confidence, you can get pretty much any girl.

    (Krysten Ritter)

  • A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.

    (Christian Louboutin)

  • It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.

    (Henri Matisse)

  • Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.

    (Peter Zumthor)

  • Many are ready, when listening to the inventor, to belittle and deny his achievements so that he will no longer be heard in honourable places, but after some months or a year, they use the inventor’s words in speech or writing or design.

    (Filippo Brunelleschi)

  • Whether it’s an $11 flip-flop or a $2 key ring or a $2,000 dress, they’re all done with integrity. They’re all done with a design sense. As long as the creativity exists, then I don’t think it’s a sellout. A sellout is putting your name on any piece of crap and then expecting people to buy it because it’s got your name on it.

    (Marc Jacobs)

  • There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.

    (Richard Rogers)

  • Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.

    (Henry Petroski)

  • Different people have different styles, but there is an opportunity as a director to be a writer in every moment, with every visual cue and every piece of production design. Everything is a decision, and everything can be obsessed over.

    (B. J. Novak)

  • I have no problem with the idea of comfort, but it is not an important thing aesthetically. If you look at a shoe and immediately say it looks very comfortable, in terms of design, it is not going to excite me. Of course, I am not putting nails in my shoes to ensure everybody is in pain, but a heel is not a pair of slippers and never will be.

    (Christian Louboutin)

  • Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.

    (Robert Collier)

  • British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class.

    (Margaret Heffernan)

  • My style is kind of eclectic and I don’t like to do the same thing over and over again. I like to have fun and explore myself so you won’t see the same design.

    (Venus Williams)

  • I never was interested in being part of the fashion world – I just wanted to design shoes. I didn’t even know ‘Vogue’ existed when I was growing up. ‘Vogue,’ what is that?’

    (Christian Louboutin)

  • Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that’s always in style is color.

    (Brad Goreski)

  • The promise I’ve tried to honor my entire career, that the rule of law and the design of the founders, right, the oversight of courts and the oversight of Congress will be at the heart of what the FBI does.

    (James Comey)

  • The emphasis and value on ideas and original thinking is an innate part of British culture, and in many ways, that describes the traditions of design.

    (Jonathan Ive)

  • Today, tomorrow and every day, we will see at least 2,000 young children killed or seriously injured on the world’s roads. This is unacceptable, preventable, and we have to stop it. We have the vaccines for this disease: helmets, seatbelts, speed enforcement, safe road design. We just need to use them.

    (Michelle Yeoh)

  • I always kept the fans happy. They always saw a different Rey, whether it was a mask, a design, a color. I never gave them the same thing twice and always kept them on their feet. They were always excited to see what Rey was going to bring to the table.

    (Rey Mysterio)

  • My job at the end of the day is to design timeless, desirable, beautiful products. It’s not about just designing a bunch of organic jumpers. I have a balance within the brand. If you try to create something people enjoy, and it happens to be made in a responsible way, then that’s when you can really strike an incredible balance.

    (Stella McCartney)

  • When writing for the page, the focus is on the design – how the words appear on the page. I try to make it as direct and simple as possible.

    (Rupi Kaur)

  • My vision is the ability to design clothes for a man who wants to create his own style and doesn’t want to dress like he’s in uniform, to look like the guy in the ad, or to feel like he has to put it together that way.

    (John Varvatos)

  • While I was at college studying design I decided to paint. I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.

    (John Dyer)

  • For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it’s an opportunity to express the extreme.

    (Christian Lacroix)

  • I don’t have a background in design, so I think it’s always about what I see in the world and what inspires me. So yes, I am designing for myself. I’m going through this whole evolution, which is a process of growing up and going from modeling to styling to designing.

    (Erin Wasson)

  • We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on.

    (Alan Shepard)

  • If I could give one tip for people – it’s not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It’s to walk your talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don’t get you in shape. It’s your accountability to your word.

    (Brett Hoebel)

  • A balanced diet and physical activity are vital to academic performance. A healthy diet has a direct link to increased cognitive function and memory skills, decreased absenteeism from school, and improved mood. These advantages can help students stay focused and complete their coursework.

    (Matt Cartwright)

  • I do lead a careful diet, I don’t overeat, I have fruit and vegetables every day and I drink a lot of water. And my darling wife keeps me so young it is ridiculous. Being with her is an inspiration as well.

    (Bruce Forsyth)

  • There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.

    (Kenneth H. Cooper)

  • It starts with your diet and then to your exercise… you have to make the right decisions as a consumer and learn about carbs and proteins as well as watching your portion control, and from there you have to stay active as much as possible.

    (Apolo Ohno)

  • Hindered by asthma since I was six weeks old, I had begun experimenting with my diet and discovered a disquieting correlation. When I stopped eating the normal American diet of sugar, fats, alcohol, chemicals, and additives, I felt better. I could breathe freely. When I tried to sneak in a hamburger and a Coke, my body rebelled.

    (Paul Hawken)

  • I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster.

    (Joe E. Lewis)

  • My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.

    (Orson Welles)

  • A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.

    (Lee Haney)

  • I don’t go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack.

    (Vanessa Hudgens)

  • I am involved in Greenpeace. And I just recently completely switched my diet over to near-veganism. So you try to do little things that you can. I recycle every single day. Every single thing in my house that can be recycled is.

    (Lindsey Shaw)

  • As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is, they don’t go together. You can’t be chewing an apple at a baseball game. You’ve got to let go of the diet that day.

    (Kevin James)

  • Perhaps one of the most important things you can do for human beings is wean them off an animal-based diet. It hardens the arteries and runs up our health-care costs. The last thing a poor person can afford is a heart attack or cancer or a stroke. And that’s all linked to a meat-based diet. I think animal liberation is human liberation.

    (Ingrid Newkirk)

  • The secret to longevity, as I see it, has less to do with diet, or even exercise, and more to do with the environment in which a person lives: social and physical. What do I mean by this? They live rewardingly inconvenient lives.

    (Dan Buettner)

  • I eat healthy and don’t go by a diet chart. The breakfast is usually heavy, complemented with short frequent meals. My dinner is high on proteins and low on carbohydrates.

    (Vijender Singh)

  • Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.

    (David Lynch)

  • When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is ‘The Antisocial Diet.’ I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.

    (Jason Statham)

  • Whenever you’re looking at new ways to get in shape, first you have to decide what you want. Do you want a more muscular look, or do you want to slim down and appear more toned and ripped? I adapt my training and diet with each role I do, depending on the image I want to convey.

    (Scott Adkins)

  • Let me ask you a question: If you never ate a balanced diet, what would happen to your body? You know the answer: Eventually you’d grow weak; you might even open yourself to serious illness or disease. We all need a balanced diet if we are to stay healthy.

    (Billy Graham)

  • As the people of Shishmaref lose their natural hunting grounds to the warming sea, they are forced to buy U.S. canned goods from the only local store on the island; however, this is not their natural diet and cannot sustain them throughout the year.

    (Amy J. Berg)

  • After working with many nutritionists, reading books, and practicing trial and error on my own body, I have finally found a way to control my weight without deprivation. I call my program ‘Somersizing,’ and Somersizing is not a diet. Diet is a nasty four-letter word that conjures up negative thoughts of sacrifice and obsession and guilt.

    (Suzanne Somers)

  • They’re still advertising the added health-giving advantages of vitamins in your daily diet, although it has long since been shown that you’d be better off eating Smarties.

    (Terry Wogan)

  • A healthy diet is a solution to many of our health-care problems. It’s the most important solution.

    (John Mackey)

  • My diet has definitely become greener; however, I am a big proponent of everything in moderation. I enjoy having a farm-to-table dinner, as well as indulging in a special, decadent treat on occasion.

    (Ivanka Trump)

  • I believe in nourishment and having a balanced diet. I avoid bingeing and try and eat healthy, especially lots of amla, and drink lots and lots of water.

    (Yami Gautam)

  • The choices you make each day in your diet and lifestyle have a direct influence on how your genetic predisposition is expressed – for better and for worse. You’re only as old as your genes, but how your genes are expressed may be modified by exercise, diet and lifestyle choices much more than had previously been believed – and more quickly.

    (Dean Ornish)

  • Try to think of working out and healthy eating as a lifestyle. Rather than go on a diet or try a crazy exercise routine, try making them something you do every day.

    (Allyson Felix)

  • Look at the average American diet: ice cream, butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat. People don’t realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day. High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating.

    (Jack LaLanne)

  • Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.

    (Nicholas Stern)

  • In the 1970s we got nouvelle cuisine, in which a lot of the old rules were kicked over. And then we had cuisine minceur, which people mixed up with nouvelle cuisine but was actually fancy diet cooking.

    (Julia Child)

  • As for my diet, I try to eat lean, clean and healthy – nothing too surprising. And I avoid too much meat or dairy because they slow you down.

    (Bear Grylls)

  • If you eat the standard Western diet that most people eat in the modern world, it’s quite likely you will develop heart disease.

    (Joel Fuhrman)

  • After trying Atkins and doing Nutrisystem a few times, now I’m just focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle rather than dieting.

    (Miranda Lambert)

  • This is what people don’t understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It’s not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It’s because kids – and this is the problem with school lunch right now – are getting sugar, fat, empty calories – lots of calories – but no nutrition.

    (Tom Colicchio)

  • A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you’ll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats.

    (Neal Barnard)

  • Excess dietary salt is most notorious for increasing blood pressure. Americans have a 90 percent lifetime probability of developing high blood pressure – so even if your blood pressure is normal now, if you continue to eat the typical American diet, you will be at risk.

    (Joel Fuhrman)

  • I think one of the saddest things that’s happening to literature is that it’s getting over-simplified by this diet of simple political ideas.

    (Arundhati Roy)

  • You can train and train until you are blue in the face, but you’ve got to diet, you’ve got to have that leanness because if you are not lean, your abs won’t show. Of course, the training has to be put in, but then you’ve to shed all the fat and keep the fat off. And that’s how you get an eight pack.

    (Henry Cavill)

  • I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems.


  • My plant-based diet plus fish is to credit for my low blood pressure, high energy, and robust immunity.

    (David H. Murdock)

  • I would never recommend going on a crash diet. Drastically reducing your calorie intake can cause numerous problems, and your body will store fat because you have sent it into starvation mode. I eat every two hours to maintain my blood sugar levels.

    (Ranveer Singh)

  • Small changes in diet don’t have much effect on preventing coronary heart disease and cancer. But bigger changes in diet and lifestyle may prevent heart attacks in almost everyone.

    (Dean Ornish)

  • When I’m off the road, and I can really control my diet down to the calorie, I juice seven days a week. Every afternoon, whatever I have at hand, beets, carrots, ginger, whatever. I juice, literally, every single day. And on the road, I try to find fresh juice wherever I can.

    (Henry Rollins)

  • When working, my diet degrades to pizza three times a day, because I don’t want to distract myself from anything.

    (Chuck Palahniuk)

  • Whether you’re on a diet, or you’re looking for a go-to one bowl dinner recipe, salads should be thought of as crowd-pleasers, not a dreaded component of a meal.

    (Marcus Samuelsson)

  • I eat only vegetables and fruit, and to me it’s the most aspirational diet because it’s so easy. It’s quite simple, the cooking I do.

    (Vivienne Westwood)

  • I’m obsessed with cheese and milk, but eliminating them from my diet made the biggest difference. In a month and a half, I lost 11 pounds just from not eating dairy, without doing anything else different, and that totally blew my mind.

    (Khloe Kardashian)

  • It’s important to remember that because these athletes exercise so beyond what even a normal active person would, they generally must also supplement their diet.

    (Chuck Norris)

  • It’s been pretty effortless with Sensa because I am not thinking about how long do I need to do this. Usually, when you stop a diet program, you lose control again. But I don’t need to stop what I’m doing. I’m eating everything that I like. Sensa just helps me keep it all in check.

    (Octavia Spencer)

  • Diet is weird. It’s elusive. I just try to listen to my body.

    (Laura Dern)

  • If you’re at high risk or are trying to reverse heart disease or prevent the recurrence of cancer, you probably need to make bigger changes in diet and lifestyle than someone who just wants to lose a few pounds and is otherwise healthy. If you just want to lower your cholesterol, weight or blood pressure, begin by making moderate changes.

    (Dean Ornish)

  • Mam was always saying we had a simple diet: tea and bread, bread and tea, a liquid and a solid, a balanced diet – what more do you need? Nobody got fat.

    (Frank McCourt)

  • The facts of the fossil record never justified denying poor people a healthy diet. The facts of the weather record do not justify denying poor people affordable energy. And no set of facts, whatever they may be, can justify denying scientists – or anyone else, for that matter – the right to free speech.

    (Robert Zubrin)

  • I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress. I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.

    (Kim Cattrall)

  • The big curse of America, to me, is skinless, boneless chicken breasts. They’re banal and relatively flavorless. The rest of the world’s trying to get some fat to eat, and we’re trying to ban it from our diet.

    (Jim Harrison)

  • I always ate healthy, but it wasn’t scientific. Now it’s a high-protein diet and no carbohydrates. I have more consistent energy, and I don’t get tired after a meal. It does take a very detailed meal plan.

    (Lindsey Vonn)

  • I’m kind of like a middle mix between a warrior diet and a Paleo diet, so I only eat once a day and it’s at night – so kind of like interval fasting. But I eat until I’m full, I eat as much as I want, and I really don’t eat anything that you couldn’t find, you know, 10,000 years ago.

    (Ronda Rousey)

  • Diet cola is my absolute favorite drink in the world; I used to drink four cans a day. But to help me cut down, I’ve turned it into a treat. Now, instead of having dessert, I’ll have a can of diet soda. Putting a limit on how often I can drink it has helped me appreciate it more.

    (Kaley Cuoco)

  • I’m always trying to learn and grow, so my diet has, over the years, evolved.

    (J. J. Watt)

  • My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That’s the key I may be up early, but I’m in bed early too.

    (Magic Johnson)

  • I eat a lot more now than I ever used to. I have taken a real interest in nutrition and believe in the difference that makes when fueling your body correctly. That means never skipping a meal and making sure that my diet supports my training needs.

    (Lizzie Armitstead)

  • Eating well is really important to me. That means having balanced meals, never missing a meal, never skipping a meal, having a balanced diet, and never doing anything extreme.

    (Lizzie Armitstead)

  • For the vast majority of those who are obese – those with a Body Mass Index over 30 – their size is their choice. They choose to take in more calories than they burn. They choose to take in high fat calories over low-fat ones. They choose to fad diet, if they choose to diet at all.

    (John Ridley)

  • It was when my American coach Dan Pfaff came over from the States in 2009 and started working with me that we really began to look at my diet. He decided I was eating too many carbohydrates, so I cut back on bread. Over the next year I lost weight and became leaner.

    (Greg Rutherford)

  • Although Shanghai is on the sea, it long lacked the prosperity that Hong Kong enjoyed, so while Hong Kong became known for its exotic ocean creatures, Shanghai built its diet around more commonplace river and sea fish.

    (Evan Osnos)

  • I try not to diet because it never really works for me, if I tell myself I can’t eat something then I tend to want to eat everything in sight.

    (Leona Lewis)

  • I became a vegetarian for about maybe a year. It was more of a little detox for me. I tend to do a lot of detoxes. I was on the Body Ecology Diet before I got pregnant, which I believe is one of the reasons I was able to get pregnant.

    (Tia Mowry)

  • Simply switching to a healthy, plant-based diet can lessen stroke risk by reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, flooding your body with antioxidants and improving blood flow.

    (Michael Greger)

  • I would have never wanted to write another management book. There are so many of them, and everybody says the same thing about them, and they are all the same – they give the exact same advice. It’s like a diet book; they all say eat less calories, exercise more, and every single book has the same conclusion.

    (Ben Horowitz)

  • I always had to diet. I’m diabetic, so it’s a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital.

    (Halle Berry)

  • Sodium is an important mineral that is essential for proper functioning of the human body – however, the American diet contains dangerously high amounts of sodium, almost 80 percent of which comes from processed and restaurant foods.

    (Joel Fuhrman)

  • A significant number of research studies have documented that heart disease is easily and almost completely preventable through a diet rich in plant produce and lower in processed foods and animal products.

    (Joel Fuhrman)

  • Quite simply, my diet has and will always be everything in moderation. People look at Olympic athletes and think they must cut out all those things everyone else indulges in, and speaking for myself, I never did.

    (Summer Sanders)

  • When I learned that flour pound for pound has as many calories as sugar, and that when eating pasta you’re basically eating cake, I was size 23, and my neck was restricting my breathing, and so I got on a microbiotic diet and got myself an exercise bike.

    (Caitlin Moran)

  • It’s not an easy thing to captive-breed a falcon. You need to take extreme care of its diet and exercise and keep it close to its natural environment. Whenever the birds take ill, I only use Ayurveda to cure them.

    (Shahid Khan)

  • I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. I’m an all-American girl, so I go for a burger and fries and a shake.

    (Ashley Wagner)

  • I do weight training and follow strict diet. It is very important to look a certain way. I don’t think being extra skinny and thin is desirable, but you have to be fit.

    (Alia Bhatt)

  • I am fussy, about my diet and straining my voice. I know, sounds a bit over the top. But I’m not as bad as I used to be. These days I don’t drink alcohol for five days before a show – very dehydrating for the vocal cords, and all that acid reflux. I used to ban it for a fortnight. Nightmare.

    (Katherine Jenkins)

  • But I don’t do the diet thing anymore. I’m a big believer in feeding your body what it needs. Deny yourself something and you’re going to end up shoving your face full of it.

    (Ashley Greene)

  • I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I’ve always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl.

    (Jennie Finch)

  • I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I’ve always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat, to say the least.

    (Jennie Finch)

  • I talk to younger actor types, and they bring up that word, ‘brand,’ and it’s like, ‘All right, if that’s the way you want to look at yourself.’ Diet Pepsi’s a brand; you’re a human being.

    (Zach Galifianakis)

  • For my diet, I choose mostly organic. But in general, I am a big believer in trying to strike a balance with everything.

    (Liya Kebede)

  • Today, the world is so awash in sugar – it is such a staple of the modern diet, associated with all that is cheap and unhealthy – that it’s hard to believe things were once exactly the opposite. The West Indies were colonized in a world where sugar was seen as a scarce, luxurious, and profoundly health-giving substance.

    (Tom Reiss)

  • My wife is a very attractive woman, and she’s always worried about her diet. But she doesn’t pay attention to me, and I don’t pay attention to her. She’s a vegetarian, and it drives me crazy.

    (Alan King)

  • I try to eat whatever I want. I don’t like putting myself on a diet, but I try to eat organic, healthy, and lean with lots of green vegetables.

    (Elsa Hosk)

  • I’ve never been a huge sweets eater, and I’ve always loved a Mediterranean diet. We eat a lot of dark leafy greens, and a couple meals each week are meat-free. We enjoy eating a balanced diet.

    (Rachael Ray)

  • Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn’t go up, it went down.

    (Andrew Lansley)

  • Fat is your friend. The brain thrives on a fat-rich, low-carbohydrate diet.

    (David Perlmutter)

  • Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you’re super-stressed.

    (Elizabeth Hurley)

  • The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I’d start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn’t set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven’t had a glass of sweet tea in three years.

    (Paula Deen)

  • I tried the Atkins diet in the Seventies when pregnant with my son, as I didn’t want to pile on the pounds. Now, so long as I’m healthy, I don’t care what my scales say.

    (Britt Ekland)

  • The Depression was remarkable because you had nothing, and the salaries, when you got a job, were very small. But you could do anything. You see, a donut was ten cents. A cup of coffee was a nickel. That was lunch, with an apple. And I would be playing a lead on a Broadway show on that kind of diet.

    (Norman Lloyd)

  • So, when it comes to eating healthy, it’s just doing the right thing. And it’s not something you have to do 365 days a year, but I think it’s something you have to do 25 days a month. Let’s put it that way.

    (Mike Ditka)

  • Some people are willing to pay the price and it’s the same with staying healthy or eating healthy. There’s some discipline involved. There’s some sacrifices.

    (Mike Ditka)

  • We have lots of fruit trees and vegetables – we live endlessly on courgettes. I certainly wouldn’t approve of a diet of McDonald’s for my children.

    (Jade Jagger)

  • At one point, I even thought, ‘Oh, I’ll take diet pills.’ I tried it for one day, and I thought my heart was going to explode. It’s awful, and I would never, ever recommend it.

    (Jenna Ushkowitz)

  • Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.

    (Arabella Weir)

  • I don’t have a problem with my body. I don’t diet, and I’m not hiding anything. I’m not going to be the subject of a movie of the week 10 years from now.

    (Lara Flynn Boyle)

  • I try to eat healthy for the most part. When I cut weight, I cut pretty much everything out. I don’t have protein when I cut weight other than what I might get from something like chicken breast. So I don’t eat any extra protein, just because I’m trying to get the weight off. That’s the only real diet I have.

    (Paige VanZant)

  • I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did.

    (Fran Drescher)

  • I go to the gym five days a week and I have a personal trainer. I am on a strict diet, which is kind of hard to keep up with on the road, but I stick to it as well as I can.

    (Lou Gramm)

  • I hate to tell you this, but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream. It gave me the mental equivalent of one of those toothaches you get when you bite into something too sweet.

    (Kathryn Lasky)

  • My doctor explained that exercise and diet changes might help and that I also might need a medication.

    (Della Reese)

  • You take the healthiest diet in the world, if you gave those people vitamins, they would be twice as healthy. So vitamins are valuable.

    (Robert Atkins)

  • Young girls look to me as a role model and think I crash diet to keep slim. That’s not true, I always eat properly.

    (Denise Van Outen)

  • I think I’ve done every crazy diet there was in the beginning, but it’s weird: I’m thinner now than I was when I was modeling. I don’t obsess about it.

    (Molly Sims)

  • You know as far as diet goes, for a while I was really obsessed with counting fat grams along with the rest of the world.

    (Jean Smart)

  • I tell people I’m on a diet. If somebody sees me with a muffin, they’ll think I’m off my diet. It’s like secret little police that I’ve made for myself.

    (Stephen Furst)

  • I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don’t need different fuel from other people – they just need more of it because they use more energy.

    (Deborah Bull)

  • If you’ve got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You’ve got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.

    (Jack LaLanne)

  • It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.

    (Jerry Brown)

  • I was 17 when my body started changing, and I worried about what I did wrong. I went through a period where I didn’t eat at all. I also had someone who was encouraging me to take diet pills. I pushed myself to the extreme because I woke up one day and had hips – and a butt – and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m getting fat!’

    (Shantel VanSanten)

  • After college, I went on a real big classics kick. Read everything by Faulkner, Hemingway, Woolf, Proust, Dostoevsky. And that classics train dropped me off at ‘Dracula.’ Halfway through it, I understood I’d never be going back, never ‘leaving’ the genre again. Since then, I’ve been on a fairly strict horror diet.

    (Josh Malerman)

  • Like so many people, I only remembered Orson Welles as this huge, fat, bearded figure selling wine in TV commercials. So whenever anyone said I looked like Orson Welles I said that I wasn’t that fat, and I would get on a diet, quickly.

    (Christian McKay)

  • I don’t diet, I don’t do fads, I’ve just decided to not eat carbs. So no more bread and pasta for the month. I can’t live without chocolate, though. I’ve always got a bar in my handbag. It has to be 72%. Any less and it’s too sweet, any more and it’s inedible. Like I said, I’m very particular.

    (Nancy Meyers)

  • After my first week of no wheat, my stomachaches were gone, my mucous cleared up, and I felt incredibly energetic. My headaches were also less frequent and less severe, and I had lost 3 pounds, most of it swelling and water weight my body had been holding onto as part of its response to the wheat products in my diet.

    (Daphne Oz)

  • At my heaviest, I was 5’8″ and 175 pounds. I ate well, but in too large quantities, and I rarely made a concerted effort to burn off the extra calories. I’d beat myself up about being overweight, even though I had the tools to be in shape. Then I’d resort to an unhealthy diet to lose the weight that was making me self-conscious.

    (Daphne Oz)

  • If your diet is dialed in, you can train in a pretty subpar manner and still get passable results. On the other hand, if your training is fantastic but your diet is crap, you have a harder road ahead of you.

    (John Romaniello)

  • Diseases happen in acidic environments, so it’s very important to keep your body alkaline. Keeping a diet high in leafy greens, spring water, fresh air, raw almonds, lemons, grapefruits, and warm water with juice from half a lemon helps lower acidity levels.

    (Valentina Zelyaeva)

  • I actually went on a vegan diet. So I was nagging myself there. I don’t nag other people about it. It was sort of an interesting experiment, and I found it wasn’t that hard at all.

    (Paul Fleischman)

  • Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?

    (Mark Bittman)

  • The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone – and that’s the hard part – but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants.

    (Mark Bittman)

  • I was diagnosed with a lung disorder that some people walk around with and don’t even know they have. Through early diagnosis, I’m happy to share that I stay healthy with diet and exercise.

    (Tisha Campbell-Martin)

  • We believe that such a significant increase in longevity is due to the protective effect against cancer produced by caloric restriction – incidences fall by 40 percent if we compare them with the mice that produce more telomerase and have a normal diet – and, added to the presence of longer telomeres, this makes the mice live longer and better.

    (María Blasco Marhuenda)

  • We are convinced that Organic Avenue is extraordinarily well positioned to become a national leader in both the rapidly growing $5 billion organic juicing industry and the $75 billion natural foods industry, driven by an increasing number of consumers moving towards a healthier diet of organic foods.

    (Jonathan Grayer)

  • We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed and approved over-the-counter option that can help people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet.

    (Steve Burton)

  • Dieting is murder on the road. Show me a man who travels and I’ll show you one who eats.

    (Bruce Froemming)

  • We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.

    (Dwight L. Moody)

  • Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

    (Pope John Paul II)

  • A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.

    (James E. Faust)

  • A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.

    (Dwight L. Moody)

  • Here’s the problem with Easter. The Catholic Church needs to pick a date because it keeps moving. And I think the reason they always have Easter moving to different dates is to catch us.

    (Denis Leary)

  • Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.’

    (Phillips Brooks)

  • What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really are in accord with biblical theology and whether you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour.

    (Walter Martin)

  • What do you mean you don’t believe in homosexuality? It’s not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn’t necessary.

    (Lea DeLaria)

  • A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?

    (Hugh Mackay)

  • ‘Rapa Nui’ is about the conflict in the 1600s on Easter Island. It’s about the clash of the royal clan and the working class.

    (Jason Scott Lee)

  • We were old sinners – but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.

    (Joel Osteen)

  • I wasn’t allowed to have sugar as a kid. We didn’t have candy or soda or anything, so Easter and Halloween were my favorite times ’cause I could eat as much candy as I wanted.

    (Kaley Cuoco)

  • Each year in early spring, during the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter, a plenitude of books, magazine articles, and television shows about Jesus appear.

    (Jay Parini)

  • In the past, I’ve visited remote places – North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island – partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldn’t ordinarily explore.

    (Pico Iyer)

  • Most people outside of America won’t get it. It’s the Easter bunny. It’s another lie and I don’t understand why we had to invent this character.

    (Todd Rundgren)

  • Even if you’re not Christian, just from being in our culture you know Jesus and resurrection and redemption.

    (Trey Parker)

  • Fortunately, the DC Universe is full enough and replete enough with every kind of character that you could want, that it’s not that hard to find the right character. Sometimes it’s nothing more than an Easter egg, or a name drop, and sometimes it’s someone like ‘Deathstroke,’ who is a huge part of the DC Universe.

    (Marc Guggenheim)

  • Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.

    (Josh McDowell)

  • The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes – undisturbed in form and position.

    (Josh McDowell)

  • Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.

    (William Weld)

  • Between the three, Facebook is literally everyone I’ve ever shaken hands with at a conference or kissed on the cheek at Easter. Twitter seems to be everyone I am entertained by or I wish to meet some day. Foursquare seems to be everyone I run into on a regular basis. All three of those social graphs are powerful in their own.

    (Dennis Crowley)

  • To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    (Bernhard Langer)

  • Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.

    (Marvin Olasky)

  • My passion was to be on Broadway and to be part of this community because I saw what it was like from the outside as the young kid in and around New York, and I would see things like the ‘Easter Bonnet’ or ‘Broadway Bares,’ things I would sneak into.

    (Max von Essen)

  • When you ran out the tunnel at the old Easter Road for a derby game, you’d get a spittal right on the back of your head. They were spitting on you as you ran out, which actually helped get you going. It was some place.

    (Drew Busby)

  • I’m Jewish, so I don’t know much about Easter eggs.

    (Simon Kinberg)

  • If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.

    (William Bartram)

  • Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.

    (Paul Tsongas)

  • We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease.

    (Simon Mainwaring)

  • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.

    (Ellen DeGeneres)

  • To allow injustice and inequality invites a Ferguson to your community. We must stand together, black, white, brown, red, and yellow and fight for justice and equality for all. It’s the only way to avoid more Fergusons.

    (Jesse Jackson)

  • I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

    (Thomas Paine)

  • The king knows with what ardor and perseverance I have at all times been devoted to the cause of liberty and to the principles of humanity, equality and justice.

    (Marquis de Lafayette)

  • I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it’s the government’s role to provide everything.

    (Rick Warren)

  • My vision for Scotland is one in which we fight together for the values we are care about: equality, fairness and social justice. Those values are the same whether you live in Dumfries or Carlisle.

    (Douglas Alexander)

  • I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

    (Vidal Sassoon)

  • We in the Jewish community must ask ourselves what role we are going to play in changing policies and practices that discriminate against LGBT Americans. We have a special responsibility and civic duty to ensure that all Americans are treated with dignity and equality.

    (Lynn Schusterman)

  • What Republicans need to do is to go back to their roots – starting with Lincoln – and remind the nation that they are the party of national growth, racial equality and unity of purpose. These Lincolnian themes will serve Republicans – and the nation – much better than becoming the party on the lookout for the supposed rat head of higher taxes.

    (Alan Siegel)

  • Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy, and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted.

    (Ava DuVernay)

  • A lot of parents today are terrified that something they say to their children might make them ‘feel bad.’ But, hey, if they’ve done something wrong, they should feel bad. Kids with a sense of responsibility, not entitlement, who know when to experience gratitude and humility, will be better at navigating the social shoals of college.

    (Amy Chua)

  • As a country with experience of coping with earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, Japan believes in emphasizing the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction. We therefore prioritize investment in disaster prevention and post-disaster improvements under a policy of Build Back Better (BBB).

    (Shinzo Abe)

  • I’ve always loved the experience of working together with other people toward an artistic goal.

    (Trey Anastasio)

  • The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.

    (Jennifer Aniston)

  • I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in ‘Singin’ In The Rain.’

    (Carrie Fisher)

  • My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

    (Jim Valvano)

  • When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

    (William Shakespeare)

  • To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.


  • One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

    (George Herbert)

  • It is a wise father that knows his own child.

    (William Shakespeare)

  • My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’

    (Michael Jordan)

  • Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.

    (Victor Hugo)

  • I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.

    (Hedy Lamarr)

  • I have a Father’s Day every day.

    (Dennis Banks)

  • We looked up to our father. He still is much greater than us.

    (Wynton Marsalis)

  • Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.

    (Gloria Naylor)

  • Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

    (Henri Frederic Amiel)

  • I admire my father greatly.

    (Kojo Annan)

  • It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

    (Anne Sexton)

  • I wasn’t anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.

    (Sammy Davis, Jr.)

  • I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.

    (Gordon Brown)

  • I was raised by my father; I was daddy’s girl.

    (Amber Heard)

  • Being a father helps me be more responsible… you see more things than you’ve ever seen.

    (Kid Rock)

  • The number one thing I’ve been doing is being daddy.

    (Austin Peck)

  • At Cisco, we are moving to collaboration teams, groups coming together that represent sales, engineering, finance, legal, etc. And we’re training leaders to think across silos.

    (John T. Chambers)

  • Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens.

    (Alexa Von Tobel)

  • My mother works in a bank, and my dad is the head of my management team and also works in finance.

    (Henry Cavill)

  • Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.

    (Lao Tzu)

  • Real prosperity comes from everybody in the country working together in a growth mode. Real prosperity comes as a result of people’s own initiative and efforts and so forth. Prosperity, if it comes from the government, is not prosperity. It’s an existence or a subsistence or whatever, but it isn’t prosperity.

    (Rush Limbaugh)

  • Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House.

    (Louise Slaughter)

  • I had a very normal, very typical American childhood. My father worked for the government at the Pentagon and my mother was an educator, so we had a very average upbringing, but that’s helped me in my writing because I’m writing about ordinary things.

    (Jeff Kinney)

  • We build schools and give government loans and grants to college kids; for those of us who are parents, tuition will often be the last big subsidy we give the children we’ve raised.

    (Bill McKibben)

  • When Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s government fell in May 1940, the nation turned to Churchill. At last, his unique qualities were brought to bear on a supreme challenge, and with his unshakable optimism, his heroic vision, and above all, his splendid speeches, Churchill roused the spirit of the British people.

    (Gretchen Rubin)

  • Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining. Copper is huge here, and now uranium. And then we have the federal government coming in, writing all these rules and regulations and telling us that we can’t do this and we can’t do that. We need concise, clear answers.

    (Jan Brewer)

  • The intelligence community is governed by the same legal and ethical standards as the rest of American government and society, but an operational imperative is here, too. An intelligence community charged with global responsibilities cannot be successful without diversity of thought, culture and language.

    (Michael Hayden)

  • You know what has made me the happiest I’ve ever been? Seeing my son and daughter graduate from college. More than wanting them to be educated, I wanted them to be nice people. To see that they have become both is just a wonderful thing.

    (Gil Scott-Heron)

  • I’m not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you’ll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain’t going to happen.

    (Junior Seau)

  • Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.

    (Erma Bombeck)

  • I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.

    (Fred Allen)

  • This man used to go to school with his dog. Then they were separated. His dog graduated!

    (Henny Youngman)

  • Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be… well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I’ve known for years are all in the industry together.

    (Jon Secada)

  • At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.

    (Rita Levi-Montalcini)

  • I think about the milestones from my childhood and what it will be like to watch our kids go through them. Taking Riley to her first day of school was a whirlwind. I can’t imagine what middle school is going to be like, and high school, and graduation.

    (Stephen Curry)

  • At Columbia Law School, my professor of constitutional law and federal courts, Gerald Gunther, was determined to place me in a federal court clerkship, despite what was then viewed as a grave impediment: On graduation, I was the mother of a 4-year-old child.

    (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

  • It’s my goal to make martial arts compulsory for girls in school. In China, you have to do two years of martial arts’ training without which you cannot get a graduation degree.

    (Akshay Kumar)

  • I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.

    (Christina Aguilera)

  • I received my draft notice right after graduation from college and had three months before going into the Army in September to think about it.

    (Tim O’Brien)

  • The mission of Patrick Henry College was to attract and cultivate academic stars from the ranks of home-schooled evangelicals, then send them off on graduation day to ‘shape the culture and take back the nation,’ in the words of a common home-schooling rallying cry.

    (Nina Easton)

  • I was on the yearbook staff, so I would take out film cameras and Nikons and take photos around school and at sporting events and things like that. We had a darkroom as well. I just loved it. I also saved up for a video camera to video my friends and cut and paste the videos together and I gave them to all of my friends for graduation.

    (Dianna Agron)

  • Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.

    (Ruben Hinojosa)

  • While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure.

    (Ruben Hinojosa)

  • I pretty much bailed on high school. I mean, I graduated, but I wasn’t even there for my own graduation.

    (Tommy Caldwell)

  • I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn’t even give me one because I didn’t have my high school graduation.

    (Maureen Forrester)

  • Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.

    (Ruth Ann Minner)

  • Upon graduation from high school, following my brother by a couple of years, I joined the U.S. Air Force.

    (Dennis L. McKiernan)

  • A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, ‘He’s a great player’, because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders.


  • Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.

    (George Grey)

  • Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.

    (Helen Keller)

  • My biggest challenge every day is to be a great mother and a great businesswoman.

    (Tory Burch)

  • My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.

    (Bjorn Borg)

  • I always had to genuinely like the actors I worked with and use my enthusiasm and vision to give them confidence to push their creativity and their humor.

    (Tamra Davis)

  • My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam, and it would taste like a four-star dinner.

    (Andre Dubus III)

  • In an era of parental paranoia, lawsuit mania and testing frenzy, we are failing to inspire our children’s curiosity, creativity, and imagination. We are denying them opportunities to tinker, discover, and explore – in short, to play.

    (Darell Hammond)

  • The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.

    (James Weldon Johnson)

  • I discovered writing children’s books was a way to keep living in my imagination like a child. So I wrote a number of books before I started ‘Magic Tree House.’ Then, once I got that, I never looked back because I could be somewhere different in every single book.

    (Mary Pope Osborne)

  • I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.

    (Meryl Streep)

  • I remember the fact that milk was delivered every day by a milkman. In summer, my mother would make what now seem in my middle-aged imagination the most delicious iced milkshakes.

    (Simon McBurney)

  • In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts – in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma – would someday be called Congressman.

    (J. C. Watts)

  • Inspiring passion in children for books, and the world of imagination and creativity fuelled by them, is a fundamental reason for why the Children’s Laureate post exists.

    (Anthony Browne)

  • Dwellers by the sea are generally superstitious; sailors always are. There is something in the illimitable expanse of sky and water that dilates the imagination.

    (Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

  • The American Dream is independence and being able to create that dream for yourself.

    (Marsha Blackburn)

  • Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure!

    (William Lloyd Garrison)

  • In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.

    (Henry Van Dyke)

  • I wish to reiterate solemnly China’s continued firm support to Pakistan in its efforts to uphold independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

    (Li Keqiang)

  • If the citizens of the United States are to turn away from the Communist Manifesto and preserve the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and our Bill of Rights, we must first thoroughly reexamine and learn about each of them, and uphold America’s founding documents by testing every political action in light of them.

    (Chuck Norris)

  • When you literally build a state of granite, it takes a certain toughness and perseverance as well as a unique blend of community and independence: a culture that also helps spur economic growth.

    (Maggie Hassan)

  • The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man.

    (Norma Shearer)

  • I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.

    (Thomas Erskine)

  • Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind.

    (Bob Ney)

  • The same independence that got me into trouble in high school got me praise in college.

    (Alan Dershowitz)

  • I think America is strong enough to fix the problems, grace and honor to D.C. I think energy independence and control spending. We have to go to a balanced budget. Quite frankly, as far as our debt goes, I don’t think you can tax your way out of it. I think people are taxed enough.

    (Ryan Zinke)

  • ‘Chocolat’ was a sort of statement of my own childhood, recognizing I experienced something from the end of the colonial era and the beginning of independence as I was a child that really made me aware of things I never forgot – a sort of childhood that made me different when I was a student in France.

    (Claire Denis)

  • While the majority of my childhood memories are beautiful, I also have experienced the challenges that Nigeria has faced since independence.


  • My grand affair appears settled, for America is certain of her independence, humanity has gained her cause, and liberty will never be without a place of refuge.

    (Marquis de Lafayette)

  • Only children are weird. The only children I know, including myself, are either superweird or very talented and special or a mix of the two. I think there was always a certain independence and loneliness – I had a lot of imaginary friends as a kid.

    (Rachel Bloom)

  • The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy.

    (Paul Gillmor)

  • Democracy is not the end point of mankind. There may be developments in many different directions in the coming centuries. Democracy has only existed for about 200 years. It started out with the American Declaration of Independence. The Americans got their ideas from the Europeans, in the main from the French, the Dutch and the British.

    (Helmut Schmidt)

  • Happy for America, happy for Europe, perhaps for the world when, on the delivery of Cornwallis’s sword to the illustrious, the immortal Washington, or rather by his order, to the brave Lincoln, the sun of Liberty and Independence burst through a sable cloud, and his benign influence was, almost instantaneously, felt in our remotest corners!

    (Deborah Sampson)

  • Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

    (Aldous Huxley)

  • Leveraging community intelligence and making connections is a key component to being a growth hacker.

    (Ryan Holiday)

  • Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data.

    (Jan Koum)

  • Others can challenge and motivate us, but we must reach down deep into our souls and call forth our God-given intelligence and capabilities. We cannot do this when we depend on the efforts of someone else.

    (James E. Faust)

  • All of our intelligence agencies, our Department of Defense, are all working to meet this threat. But it’s a fast moving world; it’s a place where offense is easier than defense, and keeping up with the next innovation in cyber-warfare is an enormous challenge.

    (Mike Pompeo)

  • There is no part of the executive branch that more exists on the outer edge of executive prerogative than the American intelligence community – the intelligence community, CIA, covert action. My literal responsibility as director of CIA with regard to covert action was to inform the Congress – not to seek their approval, to inform.

    (Michael Hayden)

  • When the intelligence is making a policymaker too happy, he ought to challenge it, and even if he doesn’t, the intelligence briefer needs to launch a red team against his own conclusions to see if he can hold his ground.

    (Michael Hayden)

  • Intelligence is usually easy to tell in a 10-minute conversation. Determination is harder.

    (Sam Altman)

  • The intelligence community does not have complete ‘eyes on’ the totality of the Iranian nuclear program, nor can it guarantee that we have identified all of Iran’s nuclear facilities and processes.

    (Michael T. Flynn)

  • I think the very idea of character, of developing not just grit, but empathy and curiosity, emotional intelligence – you know, the things that I want my own daughters to develop – the idea that we’re going to get there through rewards and punishments seems completely at odds with the idea of character itself.

    (Angela Duckworth)

  • If you imagine someone with 100 percent determination and 100 percent intelligence, you can discard a lot of intelligence before they stop succeeding. But if you start discarding determination, you very quickly get an ineffectual and perpetual grad student.

    (Paul Graham)

  • Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information.

    (Roger Wicker)

  • I’m a first-time father, and it was amazing to me to learn that my son could actually use sign language before the spoken word. I could see this intelligence in his eyes before he could speak: how he could understand what was going on around him and was frustrated by that.

    (Matt Reeves)

  • In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.

    (Federica Montseny)

  • I consider myself a spiritual atheist. I certainly believe there are forces bigger than ourselves, and that we should be searching, individually, for meaning in our lives. But I don’t believe there’s a supreme being, an intelligence that created everything.

    (Alan Lightman)

  • It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

    (Edmund Burke)

  • I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.

    (Steven Wright)

  • We need to remain a nation that doesn’t just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.

    (Ted Cruz)

  • One of the things I was taught in law school is that I’d never be able to think the same again – that being a lawyer is something that’s part of who I am as an individual now.

    (Anita Hill)

  • My first girlfriend broke up with me on a yellow legal pad. After she picked me up from the airport one day, she took out a letter that her therapist wrote, and she read it to me. She and her therapists wrote a letter breaking up with me together.

    (Max Winkler)

  • I’ve always said that at the end of the day, on a legal issue, I think a wise old woman and a wise old man are going to reach the same conclusion.

    (Sandra Day O’Connor)

  • The U.S. immigration system is the most generous in the world, providing each year more green cards for legal permanent residence with a clear path to full citizenship than all the rest of the nations of the world combined.

    (Jan C. Ting)

  • No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend.

    (Susan B. Anthony)

  • Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.

    (Addison Mizner)

  • We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it – which is sometimes something that’s quite hard to do, when you’re talking about giant databases of information – release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.

    (Julian Assange)

  • Together with a team of financial and legal experts I have spent months exploring all possible alternatives to bankruptcy but to no avail.

    (Shane Filan)

  • If you spend five minutes with me or watch me try to balance my checkbook, you can only imagine the disaster I would make of anyone’s legal issues.

    (Greg Giraldo)

  • I researched children’s rights, divorce law, and parental kidnapping. Millions of children and parents are touched by the inadequacy of the legal system to deal with the human heart.

    (Amity Gaige)

  • As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It’s legal to follow me. It’s legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave.

    (Lady Gaga)

  • As legal residents, immigrants would contribute more in taxes, spend more at our businesses, start companies of their own and create more jobs. Immigration is not a problem for us to solve but an opportunity for America to seize.

    (Jose Andres)

  • She never envisioned a legal career for me, but she did think it was very important that I be able to support myself, and I think she would be pleased to see what has become of me.

    (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

  • It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers.

    (Carol Burnett)

  • I have a lot of friends who, especially in Tennessee, were looking forward to getting married who wanted to wait until it was legal in the state that they live in to get married.

    (Trisha Yearwood)

  • Wills are trumped by legal titles to real estate or beneficiary designations on financial accounts, retirement plans and insurance policies.

    (Jean Chatzky)

  • Public confidence in, and support for, the euro – and, indeed, the European Union – will ultimately be determined by how well we deliver on growth and jobs rather than on institutional wrangling and complex legal or technical negotiations.

    (Enda Kenny)

  • In America, to be ID’d – sorted, tagged, and permanently filed – is to lose a bit of one’s soul. To die a little. This sounds like a subtle, poetic notion. It’s not. In American legal and cultural tradition, one essential privilege of citizenship is not having to prove it on demand.

    (Walter Kirn)

  • Of all the questions I get asked as an undocumented immigrant in the United States, there are two – asked in various permutations via email, social media or in person – that chill me to the bone: ‘Why don’t you just make yourself legal?’ And: ‘Why don’t you get in the back of the line?’

    (Jose Antonio Vargas)

  • When I was a prosecutor in Kansas City, my job was to fight for justice and safety for all citizens in my community. Equal access to justice under the law is an American value embedded in the fabric of our legal and political system – the idea that anybody, powerful or not, can have their day in court.

    (Claire McCaskill)

  • In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.

    (Constance Baker Motley)

  • Considering all the legal hassle child stars can be, I won’t be surprised when they are phased out by CGI children voiced by adult actors.

    (Mara Wilson)

  • When I read a book I liked, I would get a pen and one of my father’s legal pads and rewrite it from memory as if I had thought of it myself. It was a clear sign that I wanted to be involved in writing, even if it was just pretend at that point.

    (Jonathan Dee)

  • Under current law volunteers who are not working with an official nonprofit organization are not covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections for the average American who wishes to volunteer.

    (Jon Porter)

  • The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.

    (Christopher Darden)

  • I have always been of opinion that all the political workers should be indifferent and should never bother about the legal fight in the law courts and should boldly bear the heaviest possible sentences inflicted upon them. They may defend themselves but always from purely political considerations and never from a personal point of view.

    (Bhagat Singh)

  • In my view, targeted lethal force is at its least controversial when it is on its strongest, most traditional legal foundation. The essential mission of the U.S. military is to capture or kill an enemy. Armies have been doing this for thousands of years. As part of a congressionally authorized armed conflict, the foundation is even stronger.

    (Jeh Johnson)

  • Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That’s grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college.

    (Elton Gallegly)

  • However saying that I totally support the concept of civil partnerships in the eyes of the law, and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have had to wait so long for legal rights, protection and recognition.

    (Adam Rickitt)

  • I believe the attorney general or the deputy attorney general has an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution and to give their independent legal advice to the President.

    (Sally Yates)

  • The people and the mindset that killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens on September 11 2001, would have killed not 3,000, but 300,000 if they could have or 3 million or 30 million. We need to do everything we can within our value systems and legal structures to make sure that doesn’t happen.

    (Tim Pawlenty)

  • My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts.

    (Bill Scott)

  • To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General’s office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.

    (Elena Kagan)

  • The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty – and to mystify that systematic disenfranchisement by making up something called race, which could serve as a distraction.

    (Sarah Churchwell)

  • About 10 years ago, in an effort to gain a better grasp on McCone’s world, I took up the hobby of building fully electrified scale models: first of the legal cooperative where she started out, and then of her own brown-shingled cottage, a pursuit that the more tactful of my friends label unusual, and that the more blunt refer to as obsessive.

    (Marcia Muller)

  • Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.

    (William Gaddis)

  • I am pleased to be part of Promontory’s steady efforts to assist banks and other financial firms in meeting legal and regulatory obligations and challenges.

    (Laurence D. Fink)

  • I’m for the DREAM Act. It makes so much sense. Following the implementation of the DREAM Act, we’ll have a case study we can point to where we can say that we provided a path to citizenship or legal involvement in the community for these young immigrants, and the sky didn’t fall.

    (Beto O’Rourke)

  • I had parents who believed I could do anything – and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.

    (Reese Witherspoon)

  • I entered the literary world, really, from outside. My entire background has been in sciences; I was a biology major in college, then went to medical school. I’ve never had any formal training in writing.

    (Khaled Hosseini)

  • Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient.

    (Jennifer Aniston)

  • My parents had chosen the medical profession for me. I even studied a few semesters at St Xavier’s College, but at the back of my mind, I always wanted to be a musician like my father.

    (Zubin Mehta)

  • The medical device tax repeal is the only proposal that had the most bipartisan votes coming out of the House and has the opportunity in the Senate to gain tractions, and it fixes a part of ObamaCare in terms of repealing an awful tax. And it’s got bipartisan support.

    (Erik Paulsen)

  • My father ended up starting the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, which is on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. My mother started a school.

    (Greg Mortenson)

  • While in medical school, I was drafted into the U.S. Army with the other medical students as part of the wartime training program, and naturalized American citizen in 1943. I greatly enjoyed my medical studies, which at the Medical College of Virginia were very clinically oriented.

    (Baruj Benacerraf)

  • In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

    (John F. Kennedy)

  • There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.

    (William J. Clinton)

  • The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.

    (Jeff Miller)

  • What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.

    (Christopher Gadsden)

  • I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

    (Alexander Smith)

  • Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

    (Philip James Bailey)

  • Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead.

    (Will Carleton)

  • As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.

    (John M. McHugh)

  • The average American is nothing if not patriotic.

    (Herbert Croly)

  • The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.

    (Norman Mailer)

  • Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

    (Saint Augustine)

  • A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.


  • Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.

    (Jonathan Carroll)

  • Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

    (Martha Graham)

  • The child often sees only what he already knows. He projects the whole of his verbal thought into things. He sees mountains as built by men, rivers as dug out with spades, the sun and moon as following us on our walks.

    (Jean Piaget)

  • Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

    (Charles Dickens)

  • Older men are wiser and that is much cooler to me. I’ve never been one for going out clubbing or getting off my head, so I always gravitated to men who were similar. They just tended to be older. I think you have more of an adventure with an older man. And a happier journey.

    (Emilia Fox)

  • When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?

    (Sitting Bull)

  • The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

    (J. R. R. Tolkien)

  • A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.

    (Thomas Hobbes)

  • Forgiving the men who killed my parents and brother was a process, a journey into deeper and deeper prayer.

    (Immaculee Ilibagiza)

  • Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.

    (Howard Thurman)

  • You can find all types of men anywhere, but a smart man will always make you feel important and understood. And a woman can always tell when a man does it genuinely and effortlessly.

    (James Marsden)

  • First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.

    (Amos Bronson Alcott)

  • I was living as a young single mom. I was 19 when I was divorced, and my daughter was a year old, and I waited tables here three to four nights a week for several years while I was trying to support myself and my daughter and the day I got that acceptance at Harvard Law School was an unforgettable day.

    (Wendy Davis)

  • My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I’m so happy my mom didn’t throw that out.

    (Emilie de Ravin)

  • Dinner ‘conversation’ at the Cohens’ meant my sister, mom, and I relaying in brutal detail the day’s events in a state of amplified hysteria, while my father listened to his own smooth jazz station in his head.

    (Andy Cohen)

  • I know a lot of people who really aren’t beautiful because their attitudes are very nasty… Whether I make the 50 most beautiful list or not, I’m always going to feel like I’m number one most beautiful to myself… I get that from my mom, and my daddy and my friends who raised me.

    (Queen Latifah)

  • A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

    (Victor Hugo)

  • It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

    (Mahatma Gandhi)

  • I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.

    (Antonio Villaraigosa)

  • Motherhood is… difficult and… rewarding.

    (Gloria Estefan)

  • With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.

    (Isadora Duncan)

  • When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half.

    (Gracie Allen)

  • The babe at first feeds upon the mother’s bosom, but it is always on her heart.

    (Henry Ward Beecher)

  • If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

    (Milton Berle)

  • My mother is a walking miracle.

    (Leonardo DiCaprio)

  • For when a child is born the mother also is born again.

    (Gilbert Parker)

  • Who’s a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?

    (Donald E. Westlake)

  • If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

    (Orson Welles)

  • Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.

    (James Cameron)

  • When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.

    (Elvis Presley)

  • A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.

    (Jean-Luc Godard)

  • If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.

    (George Lucas)

  • My grandmother and I would go see movies, and we’d come back to the apartment – we had a one-room apartment in Hollywood – and I would kind of lock myself in this little dressing room area with a cracked mirror on the door and act out what I had just seen.

    (Carol Burnett)

  • Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.

    (Mary Pickford)

  • I moved to California when I was twelve and I got a video camera and made little movies because I didn’t have any friends yet. I would force my sister to make these movies with me – which became my YouTube channel.

    (Dylan O’Brien)

  • I was studying to be an architect, I wasn’t plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.

    (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)

  • When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’

    (Quentin Tarantino)

  • The elements that create glamour are not specific styles – bias-cut gowns or lacquered furniture – but more general qualities: grace, mystery, transcendence. To the right audience, Halle Berry is more glamorous commanding the elements as Storm in the X-Men movies than she is walking the red carpet in a designer gown.

    (Virginia Postrel)

  • Before movies, memory unspooled differently in the mind, trailing off in dust-blasted fade-out rather than spliced-together flashback; before photography, memory rippled like a reflection on water’s surface, less precise but more profoundly true.

    (Steve Erickson)

  • The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.

    (Billy Joel)

  • Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher.

    (Pauline Kael)

  • I’m very opinionated about movie musicals when they’re adapted from live shows. You’ll sit still for a three-minute song in a theater. But in movies, a glance from someone’s eyes will tell you the whole story in a few seconds.

    (Stephen Sondheim)

  • I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.

    (Spike Lee)

  • Making movies is a way of understanding myself and the world.

    (Ang Lee)

  • America had, for one thing, lived in anarchy for – until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliche of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun and defend yourself.

    (Steven Pinker)

  • My movies are painfully personal, but I’m never trying to let you know how personal they are. It’s my job to make it be personal, and also to disguise that so only I or the people who know me know how personal it is. ‘Kill Bill’ is a very personal movie.

    (Quentin Tarantino)

  • We don’t make movies for critics. I’ve done four movies; there’s millions upon millions upon millions of people who’ve paid to see them. Somebody likes them. My greatest joy is to sit anonymously in a dark theater and watch it with an audience, a paying audience.

    (Michael Bay)

  • I figure you’re only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I’ve always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction.

    (Tim Conway)

  • By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested.

    (Roger Ebert)

  • But when you’re writing a script – for me anyway – you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be.

    (David Cronenberg)

  • My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don’t have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don’t pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think.

    (Adam Sandler)

  • When we were doing ‘Freaks and Geeks’, I didn’t quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn’t on me. I thought I was helping the other actors by keeping them on their toes, but nobody appreciated it when I would trip them up. So I was improvising a little bit back then, but not in a productive way.

    (James Franco)

  • Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’. It’s, it’s, I don’t know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It’s the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it’s not.

    (Daniel Craig)

  • People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies.

    (Edward Norton)

  • I think a lot of African-American kids don’t have fathers to teach them how to dress, so you end up being taught by pictures in magazine and movies. You see cowboys, Indians, old Hollywood films, Cary Grant. It has an effect on you.

    (Andre Benjamin)

  • You know, I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor.

    (Hank Azaria)

  • I am really proud that I am one of the artists that has the opportunity to be on magazine covers and to be in the movies.

    (Beyonce Knowles)

  • The things I see now on TV and in movies are so outlandish. Kids doing rude things with pies! And the language that they use! It’s being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous. I can’t watch it. It turns me off.

    (Sid Caesar)

  • I hate movies that tell people what to think. I’m proud that Democrats thought ‘Thank You For Smoking’ was their film and Republicans thought it was theirs. I’m proud that pro-choice people thought ‘Juno’ was their film and pro-life people thought it was theirs.

    (Jason Reitman)

  • The thing I find about the movie industry is that 99 percent of the people are absolute scum. They’re horrible people, they really are. Very nasty killer rabbits who hate movies. But the other 1 percent are really the greatest, most wonderful people in the world.

    (Lloyd Kaufman)

  • What we’re supposed to do as actors is be able to portray real human beings and emotions. And if you grow up in this bubble of showbiz and you only know people who make movies, you don’t really have an understanding of the world outside.

    (Emily Browning)

  • I don’t watch the movies I’m in – ever. Sometimes I keep pictures, but that’s it. I used to watch my movies, because I didn’t want to be rude to the people making them, but I stopped a few years ago. I think it’s pretty common among actors. It’s like listening to your own voice, but multiplied by a million.

    (Jesse Eisenberg)

  • Just to get a job is always really exciting to me. I do feel there’s a lot left for me to learn about movies, the subtleties of acting.

    (Sebastian Stan)

  • Everybody was trying to put me in action movies and heroic roles, and I wanted to find more complex things. They just didn’t suit my taste, so I thought, ‘OK, I have to be brave enough to say no.’ And for a while, that hurt me immeasurably in the Hollywood world.

    (Josh Hartnett)

  • Saturday night at my house, I often trot out classic movies and force the urchins to watch them. There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but I think it’s important to teach kids about American culture, and films are certainly a big part of it.

    (Bill O’Reilly)

  • I’m definitely interested in doing movies. I’ve always focused more on acting than singing because that’s where my true passion lies.

    (Melissa Benoist)

  • I started doing my own animated movies when I was in ninth grade; that’s when I got the filmmaking bug. When I was about 16, I started writing jokes for doing stand up, and then I was 19 and started doing stand up.

    (Judah Friedlander)

  • I am actually a big sissy, and growing up, I never used to watch horror movies. ‘Bambi’ gave me nightmares.

    (Danielle Panabaker)

  • When you make movies, you have to be preoccupied with the social problems, otherwise there is no point in making a movie. To have a story, you need a social problem. Not necessarily a problem, but something to get the idea for a story, otherwise there’s no story.

    (Bruno Dumont)

  • ‘E.T.’ was the movie that made me want to make movies in the first place, and it was the first movie that made me focus on writing instead of what happens in the movie.

    (Adam Green)

  • As a filmmaker, I believe in trying to make movies that invite the audience to be part of the film; in other words, there are some films where I’m just a spectator and am simply observing from the front seat. What I try to do is draw the audience into the film and have them participate in what’s happening onscreen.

    (Peter Jackson)

  • The two Hindi movies that I did were not marketed well, and so not many people came to watch the film, hence the audience doesn’t know much about me. I am a newcomer, and I cannot sell a film on my own. There has to be a backing in terms of producers.

    (Tena Desae)

  • Supernatural movies generally have a much more brooding pace. If you look at films like ‘The Sixth Sense’ or ‘The Others,’ it’s more building up the characters and building up the situation as opposed to just opening with a big action set piece.

    (James Wan)

  • I think it’s too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man… there is a tradition in the most simplistic of action movies for there to be some horrible villain.

    (Edward Zwick)

  • I traveled to Morocco once, and I only saw one television when I was there, but I did go into this dirt cave and I saw this kid chopping tomatoes and pita, and he had a picture on the wall of Jean-Claude Van Damme holding a gun. That connected with him on the other side of the world, so no wonder these big movies are made – they have a mass appeal.

    (Parker Posey)

  • True violence, not the kind you usually see in television or movies, touches something very deep and primal in people.

    (Mark Frost)

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  • I want to make movies that pierce people’s hearts and touch them in some way, even if it’s just for the night while they’re in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin.

    (Russell Crowe)

  • I was dirt-poor. I could barely hold down a job. Eventually, though, I started getting small parts on shows like ‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural’… and lots of really bad sci-fi movies. I was running around the woods in wolf contacts, covered in fake blood made out of pancake syrup, roaring.

    (Cory Monteith)

  • When I first started writing for television in the seventies and eighties, the Internet didn’t exist, and we didn’t need to worry about foreign websites illegally distributing the latest TV shows and blockbuster movies online.

    (Al Franken)

  • The studios gotta start making more stuff where black folks get quality stuff. But I can’t trip about that because I’ve been making movies for 35 years, and I’ve played everything from an old lady to a donkey, so I can’t be on here talking about, ‘They don’t give us enough roles’ and diversity.

    (Eddie Murphy)

  • The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.

    (John Huston)

  • Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.

    (Haruki Murakami)

  • You have to realize I like doing big movies that appear on a big screen. So the visuals and the audio have to be of a certain quality before I start to get excited about the thing.

    (Hans Zimmer)

  • On a television show, you basically make a movie a week. Movies take three months – it’s crazy. They’re so slow, it’s like vacation to me.

    (Eva Longoria)

  • I grew up watching old black and white movies where Marlene Dietrich or Jean Harlow would go walking down some cobblestone street in ripped stockings and head into some smoky boite and sing for a pathetic living. That’s so what I wanted to be.

    (Ellen Greene)

  • It is not my job to compare my movies. I don’t like to compare my films with other movies because I don’t really have that perspective. It is an intellectual exercise, but it doesn’t intuitively come to me.

    (Steven Spielberg)

  • For so many years, I’ve been an actor acting in other people’s movies, and in ‘Unstoppable,’ I’m producing it, and I have an opportunity to create some of that excitement with style and form and different color templates and things like that. So, as an artist, it’s really exciting.

    (Kirk Cameron)

  • I’m a big believer in creating parameters for creativity. I think parameters make people more creative. So that starts with my budgets. I only do low budget movies, and I think that makes the movies better.

    (Jason Blum)

  • As a kid growing up in a small town in Washington State, my only exposure to New York City was through movies. The town with its towering skyscrapers, fascinating people and teeming energy absolutely captivated me.

    (Robert Osborne)

  • When people asked me back then what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said a basketball player, and I meant it. But I loved going to the movies.

    (Ron Howard)

  • I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw ‘Doctor Zhivago’ every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.

    (John Hughes)

  • I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful.

    (Donald O’Connor)

  • Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can’t help but laugh a little, because you’ve already seen a lot of these movies 482 times.

    (Sean Penn)

  • When I saw Arnold say that he didn’t need a union, because people in his position don’t need it, I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself. It’s also kinda dumb about making movies. It doesn’t realize how the union movement even helps the star.

    (Warren Beatty)

  • I’m not looking to get away from anything. I like what I’ve done. I like what I get to do and I enjoy working with my friends. I loved those movies, but this is incredible.

    (Adam Sandler)

  • We’ve been shooting the last two weeks with a lot of vampires. I don’t want to give away too much, but if you’ve read the books, it’s the standoff with lots of vampires in play. There’s like 70 people going through the works at once. It’s a little maddening, but fun. We shot pretty much the ending of the two movies the other day.

    (Peter Facinelli)

  • My body looks like 30 but my face looks like 50. But I cannot walk bare-chested in the streets. I like to do these movies to challenge myself physically.

    (Jean-Claude Van Damme)

  • Last year, when ‘Black Swan,’ ‘True Grit’ and ‘King’s Speech’ all grossed over $100 million, it gave studios and independent financiers the confidence to make daring movies and not do the same old you-know-what.

    (Harvey Weinstein)

  • Trying to constantly get yourself into movies is extremely stressful and sometimes just impossible.

    (Seth Rogen)

  • Twenty years ago my parents wouldn’t know who the X-Men were, and now everybody knows that stuff. It means that deconstruction of the superhero is something you can do. All those movies have led to a point where we can finally have ‘Watchmen’ with a Superman character who doesn’t want to save the world and a Batman who has trouble in bed.

    (Zack Snyder)

  • I believe that movies are fast becoming antique and dinosauric as a medium. Film is a medium for the over-40s and television has gone the same way. If you’re going to look towards the new generation, then of course you’re going to have to be a lot more random, spontaneous, irreverent and provocative with your programming.

    (Malcolm Mclaren)

  • I don’t want to be a part of the demographics. I want to be an individual. I wear each of my films as a badge of pride. That’s why I cherish all my bad reviews. If the critics start liking my movies, then I’m in deep trouble.

    (John Carpenter)

  • You know, I started doing movies. I mean, my mind was brought into saying, ‘You know what? I want to build a generation of wealth.’

    (Master P)

  • All the violence in videos and movies, you can’t tell me that that wouldn’t influence a disturbed person.

    (Alana Stewart)

  • Because I could dance, my folks went through hell so I could be in movies. But I didn’t dance in pictures. I cried! At one point I had polio, which I believe was a result of the stress I felt in the studios.

    (David Holt)

  • I think they should have movies in restaurants. I can’t believe that so many people get together just to sit there. It’s so abstract… isn’t it abstract? What are these people sitting here watching?

    (Andy Warhol)

  • Since I do seven different styles of martial arts, I don’t foresee myself fighting the same in any two movies. I think every fighting style should fit the character that’s doing the fighting.

    (Michael Jai White)

  • My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn’t interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.

    (Randolph Scott)

  • I’ve done movies for certain reasons; I did ‘Anaconda’ because the black man lives. Simple. The black man isn’t dead in the first three pages, like Jurassic Park. It’s like, ‘The black man kills the snake with a Latino girl? Damn! I got to do this.’

    (Ice Cube)

  • What really matters is that ‘Black Swan’ deploys and exaggerates all the cliches of earlier ballet movies, especially ‘The Red Shoes,’ another tale of a ballerina driven mad and suicidal.

    (Robert Gottlieb)

  • When you go to watch a baseball game, when you go to watch an NBA game, when you watch an NFL game, when you go to watch movies, the offering that those arenas are doing foodwise is ‘all the hot dogs you can eat’; all the French fries you can eat; for $20 you can eat 20 hot dogs.

    (Jose Andres)

  • I like human stories. I like stories about situations we can relate to. I like movies like ‘Ordinary People’ or ‘Terms of Endearment.’ Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, boyfriends, girlfriends. The stories to me that are worth telling are almost simple ones, but very relatable.

    (Chris Evans)

  • Sometimes I regret that the wonderful children’s stories that have been made into movies were – people no longer read ‘The Wizard of Oz’; they think they know the story. They don’t know anything about all the bits and pieces they had to leave out.

    (Robin Hobb)

  • The scene of independent cinema is already a large scene in America, and not in a negative way, but it’s cluttered. It’s very populated with just American films, so the room left for foreign movies is not extremely vast. The American public also does not really read. They don’t read subtitles. But we’re like that in Canada, too.

    (Xavier Dolan)

  • The notion of artistic responsibility begs questions with no satisfactory conclusions, the most inevitable and ineffectual being that we should just keep thinking and talking about it, given that the alternative – a governmental body monitoring the movies we make and see – is unacceptable.

    (Steve Erickson)

  • To transport picturegoers to a unique place in the glare of the earth, in the darkness of the heart – this, you realize with a gasp of joy, is what movies can do.

    (Richard Corliss)

  • Will Smith is the most successful money-making movie star on planet Earth, in terms of just how many people have gone to see his films, so Will is a guy who gets movies made.

    (Peter Landesman)

  • I’ve always loved silent movies. I recently saw ‘Tilly’s Punctured Romance’ at the Academy, which is the first comedy made with Charlie Chaplin in 1914, and I sat there, and I couldn’t believe that the entire audience of 2,000 people were laughing that hard from a movie made in 1914 – and there were no words; it was all faces.

    (Taylor Negron)

  • Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards – a massive star.

    (Dwayne Johnson)

  • The description of my character in the first few movies I did was always ‘nerdy,’ but I liked that; it was way more interesting.

    (Winona Ryder)

  • Loving movies myself, I know when I see a film with someone with a strong persona, it’s hard to overlay another character on top of that.

    (Jeff Bridges)

  • I like movies that are scary, but I don’t want them to be dirt dumb. I want a movie that gets my blood racing, makes me laugh, but also gives me something to think about, with maybe a little sexy thrown in. Hollywood doesn’t make movies like that.

    (Penn Jillette)

  • I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it’s efficient and because it gets the story told and it connects to the audience.

    (Joss Whedon)

  • People used to laugh that academics would study Disney movies. There’s nothing more important for academics to study, because they shape the minds of our children possibly more than any single thing.

    (Joss Whedon)

  • The way a musical can make us feel is unlike anything else, in song and particularly in dance. I think people fly through plate-glass windows when they get shot because movies don’t have dance scenes any more. This is what we do instead.

    (Joss Whedon)

  • A lot of people who saw ‘The Avengers’ didn’t read comic books, don’t like comic book movies, and enjoyed it. That was huge for me.

    (Joss Whedon)

  • Movies were always the goal, but I had a lot of goals. Twelve-year-old me wanted to do everything: act and sing and paint and dance.

    (Joss Whedon)

  • Growing up, I just loved movies. It was how I saw the world, which I wanted to learn more about.

    (Brie Larson)

  • I believe in what movies say, and I’m not an actor because I want things to be about me. I have no interest – if there was any way for my face to not be in a movie and still be an actor, I would do it.

    (Brie Larson)

  • Yeah, I mean the material, directors, the other cast, and if you think you can do something with the character then you do it and go from there. I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies.

    (Orlando Bloom)

  • You see movie stars advertising all sorts of things today for whatever reason. And it may be that it affords them the luxury to do smaller movies or to go and do a play. Because, otherwise, you have to keep doing movies where you get paid millions and millions of dollars to maintain a certain lifestyle.

    (Orlando Bloom)

  • When I finished the trilogy of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies, I had a gear shift and thought, ‘I need to take a moment to smell the roses.’

    (Orlando Bloom)

  • I turned down ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don’t need my ego to be reminded.

    (Steven Spielberg)

  • I’ve made 122 movies, and I daresay there’s a picture of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.

    (Tony Curtis)

  • I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse.

    (William Wyler)

  • And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

    (Rainer Maria Rilke)

  • First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

    (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

  • What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.


  • Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.

    (Mark Twain)

  • The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.

    (Melody Beattie)

  • All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.

    (Steven Spielberg)

  • Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.

    (Barbara Walters)

  • At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.

    (W. Somerset Maugham)

  • Celebrate what you want to see more of.

    (Tom Peters)

  • Ring out the false, ring in the true.

    (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

  • I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.

    (Carl Sandburg)

  • The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.

    (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

  • I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.

    (Henry Moore)

  • Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.

    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

    (Goran Persson)

  • If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.

    (Robert Fulghum)

  • What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?


  • To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can’t explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can’t coach.

    (Bobby Bowden)

  • I had a New Year’s kiss once. But it was like, ‘Let’s start the year off together,’ and then we wound up breaking up the night after!

    (Joe Jonas)

  • I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year’s resolution is not to bark back.

    (Tucker Carlson)

  • My New Year’s Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.

    (Nia Vardalos)

  • A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.

    (Phil McGraw)

  • I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don’t know?

    (Mary-Kate Olsen)

  • Dick Clark will be truly missed. We will carry on his legacy every New Year’s Eve.


  • I’ve had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year’s Eve.

    (Debbie Harry)

  • If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.

    (Cyril Cusack)

  • I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right?

    (Catherine O’Hara)

  • Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

    (Gloria Steinem)

  • I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.

    (Beverly Cleary)

  • I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line.

    (Ziggy Marley)

  • Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.

    (John Ruskin)

  • The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

    (Eden Phillpotts)

  • The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.

    (Robert M. Pirsig)

  • The destiny of man is in his own soul.


  • Roads get wider and busier and less friendly to pedestrians. And all of the development based around cars, like big sprawling shopping malls. Everything seems to be designed for the benefit of the automobile and not the benefit of the human being.

    (Bill Bryson)

  • Cars bring me sheer joy.

    (Evan Spiegel)

  • Formula One cars are very difficult to drive, and we need all of our skills.

    (Jean-Eric Vergne)

  • Pfft, I hate Christmas Day. It’s for children and families. Not for people like me.

    (Karl Lagerfeld)

  • Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.

    (Jenn Proske)

  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

    (George Sand)

  • Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

    (Earl Nightingale)

  • The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
  • When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger.
  • Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
  • You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
  • You’re given this life because you’re strong enough to live it.
  • Life is like a camera lens. Focus only on what’s important and you can capture it perfectly.
  • Life is trying things to see if they work.
  • Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
  • Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
  • One of the simplest way to stay happy is to let go all of the things that make you sad.
  • In three words I can sum up I’ve learned in life: it goes on.
  • Learn form yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.
  • Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.
  • Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.
  • Life is a story, make yours the best seller.
  • Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.
  • If you sleep on life, all you will have are dreams.

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