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We’ve collected the best Centre Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Martin Jacques, Raphael Varane, Rhys Ifans, Jean-Philippe Courtois, Patrice Evra. Use them as an inspiration.

Western countries are thoroughly accustomed to being the centre of global attention, which they have come to regard as their natural birthright. Not so China. It was thwarted in its attempt to hold the 2000 Olympics, which, as a result of American-led pressure, was awarded to Sydney.
Everybody knows that there are quality players at centre back for Madrid and for me that’s the day-to-day challenge. That’s why it’s important to be ready to take advantage of every chance that comes up.
I come from a culture where the pub is the centre of the community. The pub is the Internet. It’s where information is gathered, collated and addressed.
We have 35 different criteria when deciding on the location of a data centre. Tax is one of them.
For me, Arsenal is a football training centre. You watch the match, you enjoy it, but are you going to win a title afterwards? That’s what people remember.
The Tamil Nadu government should seek the assistance of the Centre in tackling dengue situation. The efforts taken by the state government to control dengue was inadequate.
Jesus is absolutely at the centre of Western civilisation and part of my fascination with him is, why? What is it about this particular man and his story?
There’s that old theory that humankind and this planet were seen as the centre of the universe. That was thrown away – how could we be so presumptuous? Well, I subscribe to that.
I was born and I live in a small village, where the centre of life is the square, and the small bar/cafe.
In the cold I centre myself and my breathing to transfer all my heat into the centre of my body.
My guide is the Modi government at the Centre. It’s my inspiration. I will follow that.
I have a pretty good idea of what I am not good at and have it front and centre of my consciousness every minute I am doing it.
Niang is very good in front of the goal, and he’s also a quick learner. He is a versatile striker who can play both as a centre forward and as a second striker.
I’m always drawn to female stories with female protagonists, and I particularly yearn for more older actresses to take centre stage in 2018.
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
I just think I play better in the greater scenarios. I just get motivated. I like the big crowds on the centre courts.
You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York… three nights.
Modi made history in 2014 by becoming the first non-Congress government at the Centre to get absolute majority.
The No. 9, a team’s centre forward, is a number that means a lot and, God willing, I hope to inherit it some day.
I remembered being young in the late ’70s and early ’80s and growing up at the height of the Cold War. I remembered how scared I was of nuclear weapons, how often I though about them and about the possibility of everything and everyone I knew vanishing in a second in temperatures hotter than the centre of the sun.
What action the Centre has taken against the Punjab government for the alleged embezzlement of food stocks? Under what condition the CCL was given to Punjab? Isn’t offering and accepting the loan request by the Punjab government to cover up the scam indicates a nexus between the Centre and the State?
I come from Ambedkar Nagar, a small district in Uttar Pradesh 200 kilometres away from Lucknow. My father was an engineer in the army and my mother, Gyan Bala, a health supervisor in a government primary health centre. My father passed away when I was three.
My roles don’t centre around drugs at all! Shadiness is different – it’s drama. We’re making movies! You’ve gotta have conflict.
When I go out with my mates I’m never the centre of attention. Most of them, and they’re probably right, keep telling me they’re funnier than I am and I’m nicking their life.
Once Justin decided to go on the political scene, all the spotlights were on him. I think we’ve done pretty well finding a balance and a centre. It’s a very scrutinized life.
In Madrid, there’s a big street in the centre called Callao. I remember being there with my mum and pointing to one of the big film posters and saying, ‘I want to be up there.’ That was my dream, and I got it.
Maria Valverde
At 16, I dropped out of school and spent five years working as a bicycle mechanic and volunteering in a Trauma Centre before ultimately deciding to go to university.
In my 20s, I just had to be the centre of attention all the time. I was quite eccentric.
I had a friend at college who took being poor very personally. He started showering in the sports centre next door and said he wasn’t going to pay for the hot water in our flat any more because he didn’t use it. He made me and my other friend pay the bills on our own.
The BBC is a brilliant, infuriating, delightful cornerstone of our culture but it drives me round the twist. I will never forgive them for selling off BBC Centre. It’s probably the best studio facility in Europe, possibly the world, and it’s being sold off for flats and a luxury hotel.
I’ve always loved melody and pop hooks, slightly left of centre but I have always tried to balance it with songs that have lyrics you can sing along to.
I know when I step into midfield I have to sharpen my feet up and be more aware of what’s around me, at centre back it’s more about timing, positioning and communication.
Mum bought our dinners from Bejams, a frozen food centre. We had a huge chest freezer, back in the 70s and we filled it chockablock with frozen stuff.
My centre of who I thought I was was never very consciously about being beautiful or attractive – I think I’m one of those people who’s actually grown into their looks.
The Luxembourg financial centre is based on several pillars, we are characterised by the breadth of our product range, we are an active participant in the international credit business.
I joined NDA because Andhra Pradesh needed the Centre’s handholding.
However you define God, and whether you believe in God or not, the world we live in has been shaped by the universal human conviction that there is more to life than life itself; that there is a ‘god‘ shaped hole at the centre of our universe.
As a young player, I played up front, on the wing, in midfield, and when I started in the reserves at Standard Liege, I played centre back.
One might say that the novel is the genre that most predisposes one to a profound insight into the tremendous life around us, instead of putting forward one’s own tiny ego as the centre of the universe.
Mikhail Sholokhov
All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
It’s nice to be the centre of attention among many women.
It’s called showbusiness, and the business end of it is very important, especially now. You have to learn the business end of it; otherwise, you get ripped off left, right and centre.
London is not just an international financial centre: it is also one of the most ethnically diverse places on earth. Three hundred languages are represented within its boundaries, and – as is true of some other English cities – more than half of London’s inhabitants describe themselves as non-white.
My aim is not just to help preserve what is left of mountain life, but to create a centre where people can study and learn about it.
I have never been wired to be front and centre of spotlight and ready to dance.
I wrestled at the Staples Centre at ‘Monday Night Raw’ when I was 21 years old.
I’m happy to play as a centre forward or a second striker, like in the national team with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Money came in left, right and centre; you just thought that’s how it was for everyone and that’s how it will always be.
I don’t walk into a place, start cracking jokes and become the centre of attraction. You will always find me in a corner with one or two people, having personal conversations with a glass in my hand.
Your ‘hara’ is here, where your uterus is if you’re a woman, where the tummy sticks out if you’re a man, the centre of gravity of the human body. It is the synthesis of our intellect, body and spirit, and by developing our consciousness of it, we can become incredibly rooted.
Scilla Elworthy
It’s a pragmatist’s business, comedy. Start off with good intentions and references to the Pompidou Centre and you end up with boiled sweets and a pantomime cow.
Mel Smith
In the centre, you play more with your back to the opponent’s goal and have to move into the gaps.
I decided to put cinema at the centre of my life when I was 13 and going through the biggest crisis of my life: teenagehood.
Team GB’s success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester’s velodrome, the National Cycling Centre.
I know my dad would have loved me to have played rugby. He was a No. 8. I started off playing centre and ended up playing at the back of the scrum, No. 8 as well, just picking it up and running with it.
The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.
At the beginning of June 1944, the war was reaching a climax. German troops had been brutalised by the savagery of the ongoing fighting in Russia, where the Red Army was secretly preparing its vast encirclement of the Germans‘ Army Group Centre.
In Nigeria, you have to have sports channels to watch that but not everyone can afford it. My parents couldn’t afford that so you have to pay a viewing centre to watch that.
Odion Ighalo
When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules.
Body experience… is the centre of creation.
Barbara Hepworth
Shortly after I turned 13, Child Welfare took me into care. I was sent to a residential centre where girls with behavioural problems were ‘evaluated’. My time there comes back to me now only in flashes of smells, images and sounds.
I was always used to being centre stage – something that had its good and bad points.
Over the last few decades, apart from other factors, direct or tacit prodding by the Centre has influenced Indian corporate groupsdecisions on project sites… Politics cannot be separated from it.
There is this big yawning gap in the middle of British politics, the Conservative and Labour parties have gone to the edges. In this divided, polarised world, the pragmatic centre ground is a bit unloved.
I started wrestling in Coventry in a run-down community centre just on mats, we didn’t even have a ring.
I think we are slowly killing liberty, creativity, intelligent thinking; it’s as if we are being led into a world that is like a huge shopping centre, with a sort of anaesthesia about everything except the choice of goods in front of us.
Lagos is a fascinatingly infuriating place that its residents love – and love to hate. Licence plates on cars here proudly display the state motto, ‘Centre of Excellence,’ in what often seems a sarcastic swipe at the place we live in.
The great irony was that, while I was being portrayed as a monster, I was in Khatmandu with my children, doing soup kitchens for Tibetan refugees, using all the money from my records to feed three hundred people a day, and working with monks connected to the Sammye Ling Buddhist centre in Scotland.
I am most comfortable in the centre but can play on the side, also.
City is a very family-oriented club. Chelsea is in the centre of London, there is a different crowd following them, maybe more business people go to watch them.
I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.
As it happens, I have personally been something of an enthusiast for the London Olympic games, mainly on the grounds a) that a bit of wasteland will be made nice and b) that it tends to make everybody happy that their country should be the centre of world attention for a couple of weeks in their life.
I’ve been to Australia a couple of times, but never to the north or the centre. I would love to see Ayers Rock.
Anthony Head
My dad had records, but only one deck, so Skep used to try and play a song on one deck – the Music Centre we used to call it, a cabinet with a glass door – he would play one tune on the record and then mix the tape to it, that’s what he used to like doing. He became a DJ.
I can play either in the centre or wide. I can do whatever the manager thinks is best for the team.
I wanted to be a centre back but I was always stepping over the ball and playing one-twos.
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
John Milton
The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
Bill Alexander
My favourite Friday treat is to drive out of the centre of Cambridge, where we live, and go for a swim at the health club I’ve just joined out in the countryside at Quy. It’s a lovely pool, inside a converted barn. Usually it’s just me and a couple of other swimmers there.
I guess I could sit around and say, ‘Gee, I wish I were playing at the Capital Centre tonight instead of Hammerjacks,’ but it doesn’t happen.
Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes – except that there were no ashes.
Wilfred Burchett
You see it in the stuff I’ve done at Laika: I’ve always tried to make movies that have an artful blend of darkness and light, intensity and warmth. That have a thinking brain and a strong beating heart at the centre of it.
Ever since I was a child, I have loved being the centre of attention, but similarly, I can’t remember a time in my life that I haven‘t battled with all sorts of quandaries, fears and weaknesses.
I think that I always loved being the centre of attention!
I have spent a lot of time in Italy throughout my career – especially when I was karting, because it’s kind of the world centre of that sport – and I love it.
One of the things I’ve thought about ‘Midnight‘s Children’ is that it is a novel which puts a Muslim family at the centre of the Indian experience.
I can play in the centre or on the wing, behind one or two strikers, on the left or the right.
Parents are the centre of a person‘s solar system, even as an adult. My dad had a stronger gravitational pull than most, so his absence was bound to leave a deep and lasting void.
Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the Earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive. That is a dualistic way of seeing.
Show me a university which is a hotbed of thin-skinned offence-taking, where every unacceptable idea is policed and every person who happens to hold one is hounded out of a job, and I will show you a university that isn’t a university but an ideological prison camp and indoctrination centre.
I was told Moscow was the tough place and St Petersburg was the hip, happening, cultural centre of Russia. I’ve never seen so many miserable people in my life. If that was hip and happening, god knows what the vibe is like in Moscow.
Rob Beckett
The biggest ethical challenge AI is facing is jobs. You have to reskill your workforce not just to create a wealthier society but a fairer one. A lot of call centre jobs will go away, and a radiologist’s job will be transformed.
If I have a centre back giving me stick, I want to score and say, ‘shut your mouth!’ It makes me strive, man.
Rhian Brewster
India offers exciting business opportunities owing to the growth in corporate travel and a significant middle-class population waiting to explore the world. To begin with, Travelex is setting up eight city centre branches in metros and other major cities including tourist destinations.
I have asked Centre for scheduled caste status to 13 backward classes including Kewat, Kahar, Kashyap, Mallah, Nishad, Lonia, Kumhar, Dheevar, Bind, Machhiara, Lohia-Chauhan, Nonia and Dhangar.
I started out as a defender. I played as a full-back, and then I moved into the centre. I played defence right the way through until the Under-18s. Honestly!
The NCA should be the ultimate centre of excellence in the country. If a player from India, or some other country, has any requirement, it should serve as a one-stop shop for him. It should also be helpful for the umpires, coaches and curators, and work towards strengthening the cricket academies across various states.
We are trying to get away from those traditional centre, power forward type things.
What is needed is permanent jobs and the Centre has done everything to discriminate against the Dalits by not releasing funds for them.
Make working out the centre band of core and hips a priority during any training session. As a sportsman, it’s the key to any movement and the source of most of your power.
My mother taught in the schools in Toronto Centre.
We need a system where some politicians – who quite rightly respond to the public mood – are prepared to stand up in favour of housebuilding, so I came up with a system that gives local people something they really want in return for building more homes. In our case in Hatfield, it’s a new town centre.
The public is in need of experiences that are not just voyeuristic. Our society is in a mess of losing its spiritual centre.
In the past, due to faulty economic policies like freight equalisation, resource-rich states like Odisha have suffered from the discriminatory policies of the Centre.
When friends wanted to go to the centre of town, they took a bus or tram. I took the ball and went running after them. School was hell because I had to put the ball on the ground. Outside, I was free, playing the ball.
I had so much fun developing and launching my first fragrance with Avon, so for my second fragrance, I really wanted to add a little more edge. Outspoken Intense is a provocative blend of sexy confidence and daring femininity that captures the thrill and excitement of being centre stage.
It’s true that Coutinho played on the centre because sometimes Messi likes playing on the right side. If that happens, we have to readjust a bit.
As a kid, I was always more interested in watching others than being the centre of attention. I’ve always felt that you can see a lot more and learn a lot more when you’re standing on the edge.
My mother dropped us off at a foster care centre when I was just two. But my grandmother ended up fighting for us and winning custody of us. We didn’t have much, but she gave us character.
I don’t really want to be the centre of attention.
People should start appreciating films where women are at the centre.
We believe it is important to have an organisational link in London, still the world’s premier maritime centre.
Helmut Sohmen
I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about ‘er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on.
I just try not to be at the centre of everything.
Reece Oxford
There’s so much craziness that comes along with being a movie star that you can get so confused. Unless you’ve spent your whole life waiting to be the centre of attention, it’s pretty terrifying.
My dad is a showman, he likes to be in the centre of everything.
In any social situation I’d much rather be on the periphery of things than at the centre. When I’m standing at the edge I’m comfortable in my own skin. When I’m standing in the middle it’s all confusion.
I liked very much when we lived in Hampstead. We would go for walks on the Heath. I liked it better than living in the centre of town.
For a while, I didn’t want to leave the house. Eventually, I just got sick of being indoors. Now I take steps not to be noticed when I don’t want to be. For instance, I live near Westfield shopping centre, so I won‘t go there at the weekend.
The most dangerous area is the centre, which has to be either attacked or defended in football, and it’s the same in chess.
I was born in Toronto Centre.
Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.
In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner.
If I could have played my whole career on one court it would have been the Centre Court at Wimbledon.
When I was switching around in my early stages, people underestimated how difficult it was just to go from playing centre midfield to right-back to centre-back to right-back to centre midfield.
With a rescue dog, you take what’s at the centre as long as it roughly fits the bill. When you buy a dog from a breeder, you can choose everything from its personality to how shiny its coat is.
I’m not a person who wants to be the centre of attention or anything like that.
Formula 1 has to be more and more also a laboratory, a centre of advanced research for innovative technologies for tomorrow‘s cars. The KERS is very important in this context, and Ferrari as a manufacturer had, and has, extraordinary support in Formula 1.
If you’re a single Sheila and you’re trying to find an Australian bloke, you duck off down there to Australia. You go to the Red Centre: you’ll find there’s a few shearers, a few stockmen, and there you will find an Australian bloke.
I knew I wanted to be a singer from the age of five. I’ve been lucky to be so single-minded – some of my friends still don’t know what they want to do, and they’re finding it hard. There are home videos of me singing and taking centre stage at family parties when I’m about three.
There are few things I like more than to see old people twinkling. A shopping centre I frequent has Tea Dance Tuesdays and I regularly pop by to see the over- 60s twirling about to a live band.
I cannot possibly conceive of my planet Earth as the centre of a three-tiered universe. I know rather that the sun, around which my planet Earth revolves, is a middle sized star in a galaxy called the Milky Way that has over a hundred billion other suns or stars within it.
I can’t promise to love someone for ever. I can’t imagine anyone could promise to love me for ever. I mean, it sounds like a lovely day, but I go to red carpet events all the time and I’m the centre of attention so it’s not like I’m looking for that!
Coney Island was the centre of the world for me. I loved the rides, the hot dogs – I’ve never gotten over it.
Harold Feinstein
There were years where I kept saying no to work because it was just being so unfair. And then ‘Juicehappened. And then there was ‘Once Again,’ that’s a very sweet and gentle love story. And then there was ‘Delhi Crime.’ And all three of them put me into the centre of the frame.
My problem is that I love talking to people. I remember working in a call centre in Dalston and I’d end up having these long chats with old women.
The BJP has been trampling over democratic and constitutional principles since it came to power at the Centre in 2014.
I was sitting in my office when someone called to tell me two light planes had collided with the World Trade Centre. I turned on my television; before long, there was this procession of people of all kinds walking up the street. What I remember most was the silence of that crowd; there was no sound.
The mother-in-law is the centre of a family.
I never dreamed when I was competing at The Championships that I would one day be interviewing the winners on Centre Court for the BBC.
Sue Barker
We absolutely do some of the best science in the world in Canada, across a broad spectrum of disciplines: quantum computing in Waterloo, paleontology in Alberta, neuroscience at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in Vancouver, and many more.
I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave ’em a bit of thigh.
What is a uni-polar world? No matter how we beautify this term, it means one single centre of power, one single centre of force and one single master.
Vladimir Putin
Being a parent is a huge responsibility. Your child becomes the centre of your world.
Humanity at the centre of the primates, Homo sapiens, in humanity, is the end-product of a gradual work of creation, the successive sketches for which still surround us on every side.
I felt shaky, then ‘Hungama’ worked, and I signed films left, right and centre to kill my insecurity.
From a genuine living wage to a mass housebuilding programme and strong workers‘ and trade unions rights preventing a race to the bottom, our answers to the grievances that help drive anti-immigrant sentiment must be front and centre.
When you look at other good-bad movies like ‘Sharknado’ and ‘Birdemic,’ those movies know that they’re B movies, know that they’re silly and over the top, as opposed to ‘The Room,’ where Tommy Wiseau, the guy at the centre of it all, he attempted to make a very earnest drama.
With its largely agrarian society, Punjab is affected more than many other states by the Centre’s anti-farmer stance.
Bangalore now wants a person who doesn’t only play politics. Bangalore needs a problem solver, and I am a problem solver. I will be the bridge between Bangalore and the Centre.
Nandan Nilekani
I don’t have a problem with the Centre sanctioning funds to any state. However, when this is done for narrow political considerations, it damages the federal fabric mandated by the Constitution.
When I was at MK Dons, I played all the games in centre midfield, so it’s not like it’s new to me.
The AZ captain Teun Koopmeiners, a left-footed centre back who can sit in midfield, is probably the best player in Holland in defensive areas.
I was never a guy who liked to be in the centre of attention.
Even though the party or ideology of government is important, after the formation of the government it’s the duty of the government either at the Centre or at the state to work impartially without any discrimination.
People from all over the world were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Centre. They came from many different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu believers were killed together as they worked in the towers.
When an Occupy demo in the centre of Frankfurt makes world news, I shall hurry to join in.
I like to think I’ve changed the centre of gravity on lots of national debates.
There are many things I do where the centre of it is… It’s almost more my humanitarian work than art.
I guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, then we might have a go at something. We’d like to, we’re open to it, and we’ve been talking about it.
When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis – otherised and stigmatised – you become the prop in a proposition.
There’s a large oak tree in the Newton Centre park playground that is legendary because only a few humans have hit it with a baseball from home plate, and B.J. Novak is among them. And I was there that day.
In the past, the U.S. was the centre of the world, where everything was happening. I think my stories have always sought to question this, maybe even criticise it.
Cowdenbeath Football Club have always been at the centre of Cowdenbeath – literally and in every aspect of community life.
My father is strong in his legs, and I think I get that from him. I am stronger there than in my upper body, but that is what gives me a low centre of gravity. It makes it harder for opponents to get me off the ball.
It’s all about a beautiful table on Christmas day. I put out lovely napkins and napkin holders, and maybe put a wreath in the centre. I like to dish all the veg up into massive serving platters, for everyone to help themselves – it feels so abundant.
We think that Kosovo will continue to serve as a centre of violence and regional instability in future.
Boris Trajkovski
One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.
I remember lying to my producer that I’d heard Sean Penn was coming out of a different exit, just to avoid him – he was punching journalists left, right and centre at that point.
Paul Kaye
So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
I’m a family-based person, even though we didn’t exactly have a very happy family. I was never in any doubt that this was a centre of writing.
The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion.
John Hanning Speke
Evolution isn’t just a take-it-or-leave-it story about where we came from. It’s an epic at the centre of life itself. It tells us we are part of nature in every respect.
I grew up in the suburbs, so I remember arriving at Waterloo and seeing Big Ben and the coloured lights on top of the Southbank Centre and thinking, ‘Wow!’
I used to get two buses to school, and you’d see more or less everyone in the city centre, so I kind of knew everyone around my age group.
‘Thou shalt not bore‘ is a commandment that should be at the centre of our ambitions.
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
In 1998 I invested in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Uni and subsequently put more capital into enterprise education to try and help change the culture.
Tom Hunter
There are not a lot of people in the world that get to say they get to walk through the gates of Wimbledon and play on Centre Court. It’s pretty phenomenal, and we’re very lucky to live this life that we do.
I can see why people love the idea of a big white wedding – it is a day when they are the centre of attention and get to wear a beautiful dress. But that sounds awful to me because that is like getting ready to walk down the red carpet.
Pebble Mill was packed with a lot of talent and a lot of really, really good stuff came out of Birmingham. It was a tragedy that it closed. It was the most famous TV centre in the country.
When I was a kid and the carnival would come to the shopping centre, I’d go down and talk to all the people running the rides. I like that whole lifestyle, moving from town to town in a nomadic existence.
Randy Quaid
I have a huge affinity with London, and I have a lot of relatives here – now and before I was born. I pretty much look at London as the centre of the universe.
We are now in the middle of the centre of the first half.
David Pleat
We’re in a situation where talented, motivated school leavers and graduates can send off a hundred CVs and not get a reply, and where a trip to the Job Centre is depressing rather than inspirational. And you know what, that just feels wrong.
I’ve worked in a call centre and as a nightclub waitress. I served champagne to Rihanna.
My grandmother worked as a front-line service worker in the hospitals of Toronto Centre and broke her back doing it in the process.
After my last audition for ‘Game of Thrones,’ they said, ‘Congratulations, princess.’ I was like, ‘Bye-bye, call centre.’
In 1975, the Americans suffered a spectacular military defeat at the hands of North Vietnam and the Vietcong, with U.S. helicopters seeking to rescue leading U.S. personnel from the tops of buildings as Vietnamese guerrillas closed in on the centre of Saigon.
I just want our government to make a world-class rehab centre in the country for sportspersons’ recovery.
The Stoics appear during a huge time of constant wars and real political strife. And it became very popular, I think, because it’s a way of distancing yourself from strife and keeping your centre of gravity within you.
My aim is to have a Bahujan Samaj government at the Centre, which was also the dream of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Pop music is getting so emo. It’s great. Emotional girl for life. I see myself in the centre of that.
I wish politicians would put the environment at the centre of every agenda.
Most cities have a centre surrounded by suburbs, but London has numerous centres: it’s the model of a twenty-first century metropolis.
You have to be narcissistic to be an artist. You have to think you are the centre of the whole thing; otherwise, why do you create? The only thing is to recognise it, and then you make the best of it.
You can tell black artists are front and centre when Usher discovers and launches Justin Bieber.
My mother gave up everything for me. In Yekaterinburg, she had a job and an apartment in the centre of the city and her whole life. And in Moscow – nothing.
Julia Lipnitskaya
I don’t care whether I play on the right or in the centre. All I want is for the coach to have faith in me.
I can tell you there will be a performance centre in India. There will be a performance centre in the Middle East. There will, more than likely, be a performance centre in Latin America. We will be replicating this process around the globe, all over.
There’s two players that really stand out: Sean Wright-Phillips and Aaron Lennon. They’re very small so have a low centre of gravity so they’re very quick over five yards. You always had to stay switched on and try and predict where they were going as it was always a battle with those two.
Four hours after leaving Kornah, we passed the reputed tomb of Ezra the prophet. At a distance and in the moonlight it looked handsome. There is a buttressed river wall, and above it some long flat-roofed buildings, the centre one surmounted by a tiled dome.
That’s something I’ve been conscious of and want to make true in all jobs I do. It’s important we have women at the front and centre.
I’m old, I’m used to crummy service, I’m trained to get crummy service. To me, the fact I can get through to a call centre and then hold for 15 minutes, I don’t get that upset. My kids won’t. They want to know the answer to their question now. As a company you have to provide an answer to that consumer.
I feel more comfortable in a place like Brighton – a town, with one centre, one bus station, one train station. And there are so many arty, creative people, and things are less rushed, less stressed.
New York is not the centre for American culture and art that it once was because of the forces of conservatism. Giuliani, capitalism – and then there was 9/11. I really believe that if I leave, it will suffer! Maybe that’s why I love it here, because I feel wanted.
I was never the girl who walked down the centre of the hallway snapping people out of her way.
It feels really good to give back. I’m opening the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Australia.
Betting shops have a big impact on encouraging on-street drinking and can often become a centre for disorder and anti-social behaviour.
If you go into a shopping centre, there are phones and cameras everywhere, and if you’re doing the wrong thing, ultimately you’re going to get found out. So it’s important you’re living your life right, and that’s hard for a young player.
Obviously I’m not prone to leak secrets left, right and centre.
I have been very lucky, and I think it all goes back to state subsidy for the arts. I gained my training and confidence and credentials in the not-for-profit world, and in England, that does not mean on the fringe of things. It means right at the centre.
Rahul Gandhi gets a copy of every programme that has been started by the Centre during Parliamentary procedure, but he has got no time to read. He has got time to go to night clubs.
When I was 21 years old, I had a job playing Santa Claus in a shopping centre in Sacramento. I was rail thin, so it’s not like I was a traditional Santa Claus even then. I had a square stomach; that was the shape of the sofa cushion that I had stuffed into my pants.
I used to worry about the lack of roles for women over 40. But suddenly, everyone has realised it’s interesting to have a drama with a woman at the centre of it.
Even the cleanest air, at the centre of the South Pacific or somewhere over Antarctica, has two hundred thousand assorted bits and pieces in every lungful. And this count rises to two million or more in the thick of the Serengeti migration, or over a six-lane highway during rush hour in downtown Los Angeles.
Lyall Watson
Ever since I was a presenter on CBBC and used to see the ‘Strictlyjudges walking around Television Centre, I have wanted to be on the show.
Obviously, anytime you have family or friends or anybody who has been in the business you’re in or been down the path, it’s an invaluable asset, an invaluable centre for advice.
I’m a centre forward, and that is my preferred position. But I’ll play on the wing or in midfield, wherever the manager wants me to play.
I am greatly honoured to become Patron of The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. I have benefited hugely from their work, and I am looking forward to supporting them in giving a chance to others to benefit from their experience and teaching.
Princess Beatrice of York
I much prefer playing in the centre of the park; that’s where I feel comfortable.
I see Vostok-6 quite often in the centre for cosmonaut training. And every time I pass it by, I stroke it and say, ‘My lovely one, my best and most beautiful friend, my best and most beautiful man.’
What I would like to build is a new centre, a wider, broader centre, which would encompass a lot of different philosophies – you know, the philosophy that I’m putting forward that is a market liberal philosophy and a socially liberal philosophy but would have room in it for a broader church than that.
On the whole, I now see my work as being an expression of my spiritual life and, because I look at it that way, I have a different centre. I go through the stress and pressure, but I think I’m lucky because I come from a different source point.
I never liked going to school and would sham and play football. I played in the centre forward position. If ever given a choice, I would love to represent Barcelona.
Most 25 year old guys have to work hard to impress the girls and have to do all the chasing. For me the roles are reversed. What more can a guy ask for? It’s fun to be the centre of attention.
Time to open up a new chapter in life, and to explore a larger centre.
Lillian Russell
I moved away when I was young, when I was about 19. I’d literally come from an area with dirt roads and stuff like that, right to the centre of a city of about five million people. It’s been great. I’m based in New York, and every day, it’s amazing.
I wanted to be the best mum I could be. I just wanted the means to be able to help myself. And, luckily for me, I had a Sure Start centre and I had adult education I could go back into.
No man ever freely surrendered a portion of his own liberty for the sake of the public good; such a chimera appears only in fiction. If it were possible, we would each prefer that the pacts binding others did not bind us; every man sees himself as the centre of all the world‘s affairs.
I’ve been up in the Arctic Circle where they have hockey rinks that don’t have any heating. So it’s – 40 C outside, it’s – 55 inside. Or there’s a social centre but no budget for anybody to run any programs. Stuff we wouldn’t accept in Winnipeg, but we let it go on and on and on.
When the planes crashed into the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, Bush immediately identified what he thought was the true cause. It was because the Muslims were jealous of the freedom of the American people. It was because the Muslims were poor. This exposes a lack of understanding of things on his part.
I have always wanted to have a cultural centre where people can sort of have a community of artists and like-minded people sharing their work.
We didn’t have a television at home. Even the people who did have televisions wouldn’t have the right channels to show the games. So if you wanted to watch football you had to pay to watch the games at the local sports centre. You would get hundreds of people paying to watch, all at the same place.
God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
Bede Griffiths
I would say that every political party must remain in some form in a state or the Centre for the sake of democracy.
In my view, it is only when civilians are protected that we will defeat ISIS, and until that is at the centre of our plan, I will remain an outspoken advocate for that cause.
Sustainable production and consumption matter immensely to the people I meet every day as head of the International Trade Centre, which works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them boost growth and job creation by improving their competitiveness and connecting to international markets.
You’ll very rarely find that you can enhance a performance to give it a real emotional centre and truth… after the fact.
I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus.
The older you get the more you realize that life is more than just basketball. Your vision of the world gets much wider, and you’re not the centre of it no more. You understand that you’re a moving part and that you have other responsibilities.
Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, but not the boundary, of the affections.
Mary Baker Eddy