We’ve collected the best Agents Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ronald Kessler, Liana Liberato, Drew Scott, John Schlesinger, Buster Posey. Use them as an inspiration.
The media are always on the lookout for possible sightings of D.B. Cooper, the man who parachuted from a plane with $200,000 in ransom money in November 1971. But the truth is, the mystery man wearing dark sunglasses almost certainly died during the jump, according to the FBI agents on the case at the time.
The objective of the demonstrators is to win the affection of the armed agents of the government. Most of the Kiev police have now pledged their support for the people.
The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It’s a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are.
I had agents in Australia; I just never had any auditions. And if you can’t audition, then you can’t work. I studied there. I did classes there. I learned how to act. Growing up there, I discovered my love for acting, but I just wasn’t getting the opportunities to work professionally.
Maybe I should mention it: I was not from the beginning mainly interested in papilloma virus; I was mainly interested in infectious agents in human cancer. So papilloma viruses came up as the most likely candidate from my viewpoint.
Most of the people we sign on as development agents commit to goals they don’t believe are possible.
I’ve made it clear to my agents that I want more interesting stuff.
My advice for finding a literary agent would be first, put your work out there as much as possible and hopefully someone will find you, because I still have literary agents writing to me after they find my site. You want someone who understands your work and is going to be your cheerleader from day one.
I’m the chairman of the board of the Actor’s Fund. It’s an incredible organization. It helps anybody that has made their living in the performing arts and entertainment: actors, singers, dancers, film producers, agents, managers, ticket takers, writers, anybody in times of need or crisis.
Communism counts its opportunities in terms of decades – not of weeks. Its means of aggression consist not only of nuclear weapons and missiles with enormous boosters, and not only of spies, agents and terrorists, but of great masses of men and women, deluded by a common ideology which inspires them with a false hope.
I call myself a literary agent simply to distinguish myself from actors’ agents.
As a writer, you can’t allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
I have no idea how people think of literary agents. Truthfully, I don’t think they think of them very often.
I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.
I’ve played lots of law enforcement agents, and I do have friends that are in the bureau, in the DEA, and who are detectives and captains.
The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I personally had known and handled and had a particular feeling for.
Even my agents say, We don’t know what this business is anymore.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
It’s very difficult for the family members of ICE agents, and it’s very difficult for ICE agents to know what’s right and what’s wrong and why should I get engaged and go out there and enforce the law when I don’t know what it means any more to have consequences.
Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It’s a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I’m also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college.
We ought not to forget that the government, through all its departments, judicial as well as others, is administered by delegated and responsible agents; and that the power which really controls, ultimately, all the movements, is not in the agents, but those who elect or appoint them.
Never work against what you are. I never have, and I’ve never minded being typecast. Some of my agents have been like: try and change, Victoria. Cut your hair off, colour it, have a breast reduction.You have to this and that, to get a serious acting role. But I would rather use what I am to my advantage.
What I’ve discovered is that from football fans to undertakers, secret agents to marble-players and politicians, we all are part of at least one tribe. By tribes, I’m talking anthropologically; these groups are determined less by genes and more by the work they do or the passions they pursue.
When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests.
Agents recruiting high-school players and talking to high-schoolers – I feel like those are the people who put bad ideas in kids.
I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
All I’m going to tell you is investigations, whether it be this and others, where you have partial facts, analysts, agents are always trying to interpret what those facts mean, extrapolate from them what they mean.
Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.
While a physical barrier can be effective in urban areas, each sector of the border faces unique geographical, cultural and technological challenges that would be best addressed with a flexible, sector-by-sector approach that empowers the Border Patrol agents on the ground with the resources they need.
I don’t know a lot of agents like Al Hack.
I recommend people don’t get in high-profile marriages. There are a lot of people in the world. You don’t have to marry someone with their own team of publicists, managers, agents, and lawyers.
FISA targets those who are ‘agents of a foreign power.’
My dad signed me up for some acting classes at a place in Honolulu, and there I got to audition for some L.A.-based talent agents. I got a few ‘callbacks’ and so my mom and I decided to fly to California and check it out!
Sometimes it is difficult to understand why some players have certain agents.
The possibility that members of the Trump team coordinated and colluded with agents of the Kremlin on Russia’s interference in our elections is a profound and disturbing one, but it is pivotal that we approach this issue with the seriousness it deserves.
My agents and managers deserve a special Emmy award for scheduling.
For those of you who are fans of ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ that show has continued to grow creatively every season. I feel like last season, Season 4, was its strongest creatively yet. I’m very excited for what we have planned for Season 5.
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
Evaporated milk is a highly concentrated source of milk protein micelles – bundles of proteins that can act as powerful emulsifying agents – which help to keep the sauce creamy and smooth.
The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I’ll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it’s a form of expression that all I need is me. I don’t need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified.
Every single day, agents of certain foreign governments are relentlessly and methodically trying to hack into our corporations‘ computer networks and steal blueprints for next-generation equipment and products from some of America’s largest exporters.
I thought there would be more time in my trailer to write during ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ but I seem to be always flying in a harness and conquering supervillains instead.
If you want to be traditionally published, then you most likely want to get a literary agent. To sign with an agent, you need to send them a query letter, but agents can get up to 20,000 query letters a year. With numbers like that, it helps to get in front of agents with every opportunity you have.
Paul Heyman has always been the only guy from the office that ever really had my best interest and really understood me. The other agents and promoters seemed confused why the fans liked me so much, because I was so non-typical for their idea of a wrestler, so they just tried to capitalize on it without owning it.
They’re – FBI agents are some of the finest people you’ll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I’m lucky to have the opportunity to work with them.
In retrospect, I have devoted my scientific life mainly to the question to what extent infectious agents contribute to human cancer, trusting that this will contribute to novel modes of cancer prevention, diagnosis and, hopefully, later on, also to cancer therapy.
No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
We grow up with this idea that we’re all individual agents. We work, make our money, have our place to live and our satellite TV. But whether you like it or not, you need family or community.
I think that when you sort of look at what’s gone on where players are familiar with each other – it starts in high school with AAU. When they get to the pros there’s All-Star Games, they share agents and then there’s Team U.S.A. stuff. They build relationships.
Agents in this day and age, they’re not just agents. They’re a parent, they’re a best friend, they’re a financial advisor, they book holidays, they go away with each other.
American agents… are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.
I actually went to law school with Jim Comey. We were in the same class, and he was respected by our classmates just like he was respected by the agents that he supervised.
My address book of dealers and private collectors, smugglers and fixers, agents, runners and the peculiar assortment of art hangers-on was longer than anyone else‘s in the field.
I think that the NFL Players Association has to put more restrictions on the agents like the NCAA has put restrictions on us.
I’m happy that I have agents and managers that believe in me.
The people who believe themselves to be on the left, and who defend the agents of Islam in the name of tolerance and culture, are being rightwing. Not just rightwing. Extreme rightwing. I don’t understand how you can be so upset about the Christian right and just ignore the Islamic right. I’m talking about equality.
I don’t like James Bond. They made him a super hero, but he is just an agent, a human being. In my movies, secret agents are more realistic, I didn’t want to portray them in the most glowing colours.
Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration.
When you are an actor or trying to be a working actor in L.A., most people have commercial agents, and then they have legitimate agents, and you just end up going on a thousand auditions.
There is no debate that social media is a great tool for networking with others in our industry. It can lead to friendships, support, and serendipitous connections with reviewers, agents, reporters, or editors.
I had the easiest publishing experience in the entire world. I sent out fifteen courier letters to agents, got five no replies, nine rejections and one I want to see it. A month later I had an agent. Another month later I had a three book deal with Little Brown.
And that’s how I wrote to NICAP, but then later, just very soon after that, like three weeks later, we started getting phone calls from government agents.
It’s hard to get someone, particularly agents, to tell you the truth.
In my 20s I was going round seeing agents who were patronising because I was fat and a girl, which was a double whammy. I knew what it was to feel out-of-the-loop.
I am still in touch with my Secret Service agents, most of whom are retired now. They really get to be your friends. They watched me grow up, and most of them had little kids, so I was kind of giving them a warm-up of what was coming.
We who don’t want radical Islam to spread must compete with the agents of radical Islam. I want to see what would happen if Christians, feminists and Enlightenment thinkers were to start proselytizing in the Muslim community.
I’ve got a good team, got great agents that I know are going to handle the business side, and I trust those guys.
I didn’t go to graduate school, where all the important writers seemed to be getting their start. I didn’t pursue getting published in literary magazines. I didn’t even send out countless pitch letters and manuscripts to agents.
Front-line officials, including DEA agents, border patrol and other homeland-security professionals, should remind Mr. Trump how important Mexico‘s assistance is in achieving his national-security goals.
I did ‘Spanglish’ and went back home, and the next thing I did was my high school play. My agents at the time were like, ‘Uh. What?’
I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don’t realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.
That means following a very restrictive fiscal and monetary policy which will squeeze the monopolies and cut their subsidies. On the micro level we will allow other economic agents, both domestic and foreign, to compete with them.
It’s hard to convince your agents and managers to do theater, because it’s not as financially rewarding and it takes up a lot of time.
The reason I wrote ‘Hit List’ is the 50 mysterious deaths of witnesses to the JFK assassination. We’re talking about CIA agents, FBI agents, reporters, people who had foreknowledge, or people who spoke too much afterward.
Agents have enormous power that studios relinquished to them. The studios, when I first came to Hollywood, that’s where the power was.
The agents of S.M.A.S.H. are the most powerful team in the Marvel universe in terms of muscle power.
Symbolic violence is violence wielded with tacit complicity between its victims and its agents, insofar as both remain unconscious of submitting to or wielding it.
I’ve never been a popular person, but it doesn’t matter. I have everything in my life that I want. I’m not a walking publicity stunt. I’m not an anarchist, or bitter. I’m not trying to be subversive. I just try to remain unguarded, unprotected by fear, and agents and publicists, and I feel comfortable that way.
In my experience, with very few exceptions – I am, as it happens, one of the exceptions – the one thing that most editors don’t want to do is edit. It’s not nearly as conducive to a successful career as having lunch out with important agents or going to meetings where you get noticed.
Nobody wanted the ‘Roseanne’ show. I heard from agents that there was no interest in a show about a fat woman and her family.
Something like ‘The Matrix‘ would be ideal, something where it’s super agents and wire work and special effects – not necessarily running from bombs and shooting people. Something more sleek, like an assassin.
I was being rejected all the time. Agents would say, ‘I don’t think you’re the type they’re looking for.’ I was always like, ‘You think? I don’t want you to think. I want them to think that.’ This business is all about someone’s opinion, but not the agent or the manager’s. How do they know? They’re not that person.
Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts.
Do FBI Agents and FBI directors have political beliefs? Sure they do. But they’re not supposed to act on them.
Did any agents ever put Diane Ladd up for some of the great parts, even though she always got great reviews? No! But do they put up the girlfriend of the studio executive who’s gonna do them a favor later? You betcha.
The publishing industry, unsurprisingly, is full of different people who love different things and express that love in different languages. Find the people, the editors and agents, with whom you share some language, and some sense of what makes literature worth reading.
My agents have me in the Actors’ Protection Program. It seems to be working very well. Nobody can find me.
Only a crazy person wouldn’t fear approaching a car with tinted windows during a late-night car stop, or pounding up a flight of stairs to execute a search warrant, or fast-roping from a helicopter down into hostile fire. Real agents, like real people, feel that fear in the pit of their stomachs.
In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that – how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.
I got my agents right out of school, and I booked my first commercial right away. It was always enough to not quit and do something else.
I’ve never encountered homophobia in casting from the studios or networks – not once, not ever. Where you encounter it is with the agents and the managers, they’re the ones who have an outdated notion of the price an actor might pay if it’s discovered that they’re LGBTQ.
The bottom line is that the CIA knew before the war, during and war, and after the war where most of these chemicals were and most of these biological agents.
If I’m two pounds heavier, I’m fat. If I’m skinnier, I’m sick. It’s ridiculous. And that’s not coming from agents or designers.
Having an intelligent secretary does not get rid of the need to read, write, and draw, etc. In a well functioning world, tools and agents are complementary.
It used to annoy and frustrate me to have to come in and audition. I would say to my agents, ‘Haven’t they seen this film and this film and this film? They know what I look like… They must.’ Until I directed an episode of ‘Roswell.’ And all of a sudden, I realized why that was such an important thing.
I deal with the authors I work with, agents, and other departments of the company, talking about both the books that I’m working on and everyone else‘s. Then there’s dealing with foreign publishers: foreigners visit all the time. People want to bounce things off the publisher, and a lot of it is encouragement.
Pictures are packaged and cast by agents.
The name game is frustrating. Agents will say, They love you, but they’re going to offer it to Julia Roberts first.
The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure.
My ability to model does not have an effect on my ability to be an actress. But casting directors and agents in the U.K. wouldn’t give me the time of day.
Authors don’t tend to stay with the same agents and editors over their entire lifetimes, but Grafton worked with Marian Wood, her editor at Putnam, from Kinsey’s first outing, and signed with Molly Friedrich, still her literary agent, with the publication of ‘B Is for Burglar.’
During my whole year as Miss America and afterward, I was calling agents, looking for advice and opportunities. When I was in New York or in Los Angeles doing different appearances, if I had time on my schedule, I tried to meet with executives.
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
I think you need people who can advise you; that is more important that an agent. They are important because they help players move, but I have some experience of agents working with players who have done things not to help the player but to help themselves.
You know, I’m not in a hurry, and everybody else in Hollywood – particularly agents and managers – they’re all in a hurry.
Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It’s an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other.
Agents and publishers only want one thing – good writing.
The Tunisian blogger and activist Sami Ben Gharbia has written passionately about how U.S. government involvement in grassroots digital spaces can endanger those who are already vulnerable to accusations by nasty regimes of acting as foreign agents.
I’ve never had a manager, and I’ve had various agents, and, fortunately or unfortunately, I’ve been blessed.
I would have had a much different story to tell if I had been imprisoned after being separated from my family, without a warm bed and only the cold faces of ICE agents and the crinkly feeling of a Mylar blanket.
Americans have, at various times, leaned on the FBI for a measure of justice that local and state police couldn’t be counted on to deliver, and recoiled in fear at their exercise of raw federal power. That uneasy trust; the combination of need and dread, is the lot that FBI agents live with day to day.
The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America.
There should not be an entitlement that because you get paid the most money, that you should finish every game. But if you don’t do it, then the agents are going to call, and the players are going to mope, and so you negotiate that. It’s a compromise as a coach.
I’m proud to stand beside you as a partner and support Special Olympics – an important program that promotes leadership and empowers students to be agents of change.
Luckily, I have great agents who are sending me out for great stuff.
I have really good managers and agents who are very selective in what they send me.
Actors are steeped in a world of agents and where the next job is coming from and what are their expenses and what is the hotel like. You want to take them out of that world and dump them into another world, so that when you meet them on the screen they don’t seem like the guy who was in two others movies that year.
The vast majority of Secret Service agents are incredibly competent people.
It’s easy to blame the nature-deficit disorder on the kids’ or the parents’ back, but they also need the help of urban planners, schools, libraries and other community agents to find nature that’s accessible.
Whenever something good comes up that sounds like I could be part of the project, my manager and my agents send me in on it.
I think around the world, our agents are the best collectors of information you’ll find.
Writers want publicity all the time, and they are always nagging their agents and publishers to give them more publicity, but, when you get it, it’s kind of soul-destroying.
Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require ‘educational practices and socializing agents’ even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn’t even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents’ names that I gave.
To practice – write each and every day if possible – then try to attend professional writer‘s conferences where you can learn your craft, get to know fellow writers, and meet editors and agents.
I had told my agents that I didn’t want to do television. I can’t believe I had that gall, looking back on it. I would never condescend to do TV, and then ‘Taxi‘ called up for a guest spot in the first season. And my common sense kind of took over, I guess.
If you want to continue to be good and perform at a high level and be deep in all areas, you still have to hit on some undervalued players, too. You can’t just go out and sign marquee free agents or trade for players when they’re at the peak of their value. That’s not a formula for long-term success.
Agents are used to the parents pimping. They’re not used to the kid pimping.
It’s all a matter of how agents want to handle their clients.
We’re all unique as actors. To yourself, you are unique. You have to think, ‘I’m me. I’m not going to bunch myself with other people.’ Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations.
We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people.
In my 20s, I was going round seeing agents who were patronising because I was fat and a girl, which was a double whammy. I knew what it was to feel out-of-the-loop.
Foreign agents are taking advantage of loopholes in our laws.
There’s a sense of being under siege in many Muslim communities. People just assume there are agents or informants in their mosque now. It’s a fact of life.
I’ve never had a problem with Jesus. In fact, I’m pretty sure he’s just the kind of guy you’d always want to have around. But I have had a big problem with his agents, publicists, and managers. They’ve abused his message for power and converted moldable, excited people into bullied believers and followers.
States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
Normally, it takes me about three years to write one of the big books. It is usually four years between releases because of the huge amount of travel and PR and just nuisance going on around them. I have a lot of pressure from publishers and agents.
Remember travel agents? Remember how they just kind of vanished one day? Well, that’s where all the other jobs that once made us middle class are going, to that same magical, class-killing, job-sucking wormhole into which travel agency jobs vanished, never to return.
I feel that I, and the people under my command, tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting agents which were also used by other intelligence services; adopting also means like pressure, money, sex – but that did not characterize my service.
I don’t usually turn down work, it usually involves a very big debate with agents and family and your conscience and your sense of panic. But it is the only power we have, as actors – to say no.
We must be agents of love.
Secret Service agents wear suits to blend in with presidential visits, not stand out.