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First Thing Quotes

We’ve collected the best First Thing Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: John Gokongwei, Mithali Raj, Subramanian Swamy, Carroll Shelby, Patrick Kane. Use them as an inspiration.

It was during my first trip to America in 1953 – that’s when I learned to visit museums. I was then 26 years old. When I travel, the first thing I do is to visit museums. When I go to New York City, I usually go to Broadway to see the shows.
The first thing my mom told me after I reached Hyderabad was that I won’t be going out on a two-wheeler.
I think the first thing we should do is abolish the income tax.
In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, ‘Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,’ the first thing I said was, ‘Lee, you can’t make a race horse out of a mule. I don’t want to do it.’ He said, ‘I didn’t ask you to make it; you work for me.’
Carroll Shelby
If I score a goal on the road, I come home, and that’s probably the first thing I’m doing, pullin’ up the laptop and watching. Can’t watch it in front of the teammates, or else I’ll get made fun of.
Well, that was certainly – to me, until we could film in Charles’ room, I didn’t even want to bother filming anything else. And in fact, I did hold off and that was the first thing we filmed.
The first thing I do on a Sunday is five hours in front of the TV watching football, football, football. I watch my games back and pick out what didn’t go right and try to make sure it goes well next time.
I work out first thing as mentally it makes me feel great and I like to start the day with it.
The first thing I remember when I moved to a school in the suburbs was, ‘My gosh, all these books!’ The classroom and school had a library; I’d never seen so many books in my life! It was something we didn’t have in the township.
The first thing I did when my career started moving was to buy a small house.
I like to read first thing in the morning. I’m addicted to the Kindle. I read a lot of business books, because I feel like I should figure out how to be a real businessman before someone figures out that I’m not one. I really enjoy reading classics as well, which I try to work in once every two months.
I know the first thing I want to do when I come back from a loss is to get in the gym and get better.
Before moving onto the next thing, make sure you continue to nurture the first thing. Get a good team around you because it’s difficult to do multiple things on your own.
I saw my country first. Because, whoever gets up into space from whichever nationality, the first thing they do is they look out for their country. That is what I did. The Indian peninsula with the ocean on all three sides. And it was a beautiful sight.
After a show, people say, ‘I bet you want to just sit back and relax.’ No way. First thing I want to do when I’m home is cook.
The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight‘ is literally how every conversation I have these days beginswhether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven‘t seen in a while. The first thing I want to say to them is, ‘It’s insane! And, as a person, I can’t do anything!’
I did a psychotherapy day once, about class, and the first thing they did was get us to talk about our names. Of course, me, being called Grayson, everybody thinks its somehow unusual and classy. No, its bang-on aspirational working class.
So the first thing that I thought about was, ‘How is this car going to handle?’ But then after I’d been driving with it and practicing with it and I accomplished that, then I just kind of sat back.
The first thing is, you can’t write movie music if you don’t know how to write quickly.
The first thing I learned in boxing is to not get hit. That’s the art of boxing. Execute your opponent without getting hit. In sports school, we were putting our hands behind our backs and having to defend ourselves with our shoulders, by rolling, by moving round the ring, moving out feet.
What does this Heidi Parker look like pregnant? What does she look like first thing in the morning? Or bending over? What do any of these bloodyjournalists‘ look like that makes them find the normal appearance of celebrities so offensive?
I think anybody who works with Malcolm, the first thing they go, ‘Holy cow! I’m working with Theo!’ because that was part of my childhood.
The first thing is – and this is very important – I support the unmonitored use of the Internet for everyone. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in or what you do for a living – everyone should have the right to an unmonitored Internet.
The player I was overseas, three-point shooting wasn’t my first thing. I was a one-on-one, driving-to-the-basket type player.
The first thing I do in the morning is pick up my cell phone and call my mother to check that she’s ok, and the first thing I do in the evening is call my mother to see how she’s doing, and my son to see how his day went.
My first love was singing. It was the first thing that really felt like it was a part of me. It’s just in my blood. And acting came sort of out of singing because I did a lot of musical theater.
If we are really anxious not to have nuclear weapons in Iran, the first thing is to call an international conference on abolishing all nuclear weapons, including Israeli nuclear weapons.
Bruce Kent
Clinton‘s attempt to socialize healthcare was the second most disgusting thing he did in the oval office. I can’t remember was the first thing was.
I think you have a social responsibility as the villain, which is pretty different from the hero’s responsibility. If you have any kind of a social or political conscience at all, the first thing you want to do is make malevolence recognizable to people, almost as a kind of teaching aid.
The first thing I tell women is this: They think that coding or being in any computer field is very solitary, very solemn, that you’re just set off in a cubicle somewhere and it’s not social and it’s not creative. I would tell them that it’s the furthest from the truth.
Everyone associates Hyderabad with biryani, so when I say I was born here, the first thing people ask is – ‘When will you make Hyderabadi khana for us?’ Whenever I make biryani, my friends come over.
The first thing that strikes a person when it comes to Southern film industries is the hard work, professionalism and the punctuality that people religiously adhere to.
Wrestling was always the first thing I ever wanted to do.
‘The West Wing’ was really important for me for a lot of reasons. It was the first thing I did when I got out to Los Angeles. I’d just finished school, and I was so naive.
Claire Coffee
There’s acting, and then there’s auditioning; mastering auditioning is sort of the first thing an actor really needs to nail down when he or she wants to get a part.
Teddy Sears
The first thing you need to run for President is a budget of around $20 million dollars a day.
When I started stand-up, the first thing I did was to take an improv class.
I can be at my house sitting there making music alone, and every single time I’ve ever done that the first thing I do when I’m done, no matter if it’s 4 in the morning… I literally just pick up my phone and I call someone.
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I look at is the checking account report from the day before. I love checking accounts. I dream about them.
John Stumpf
The first thing that we wanted to make clear is that nobody has to trust anybody. We don’t take people’s trust for Telegram for granted.
I guess Twitter is the first thing that has been attractive to me as social media. I never felt the least draw to Facebook or MySpace. I’ve been involved anonymously in some tiny listservs, mainly in my ceaseless quest for random novelty, and sometimes while doing something that more closely resembles research.
Lebanon is not only burning buildings and people crying in the street. When you say ‘Lebanon,’ especially to foreigners, that’s the first thing they think of.
When I did ‘Think Like A Man’, I would run into people who were acting like it was the first thing I’d ever done. I was at the premiere of ‘Think Like A Man,’ and people were coming up to me, like, ‘Man, you’re going to get work after this, bruh.’
Romany Malco
I try to do an hour of cardio on the days that I have off, and then I’ll do 30 to 45 minutes on show days. That’s the first thing I do when I wake up, I have breakfast and then I’ll hit the gym.
The thing about covers is that the first thing you’re going to notice is the vocals, because it’s not the same person.
The first thing I have done for the Tejas is that their capacity to annually produce eight aircraft has now been increased to 16. I have doubled it. For which we have given enough support, we have told them that if they need additional space for testing and trials, we are willing to give it.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Drink warm water with lemon first thing in the morning. It’s a good way to detox and alkalize your body.
Valentina Zelyaeva
Before singing, I was acting. I was always more into acting than singing. It was the first thing I always wanted to do.
Well, the first thing to say is that we’ve worked hard to maintain compatibility, so that any program written with an earlier version of Mathematica can run without change in 3.0, and any notebook can be converted.
Stephen Wolfram
My computer’s the first thing I’d save if my house was burning down.
The first thing is that we’re being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They’re trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.
The first thing a writer needs to know is what kind of writer he/she is.
The first thing you see when you walk into a store is color.
Music is the first thing I didn’t give up.
Andy Hurley
That’s the first thing you learn when you busk in the New York City subways: you immediately join the ranks of the marginalized, the unhinged prophets, the Christian shouters, the Hare Krishnas, the Jehovah‘s witnesses, the father-and-daughter kitaro team, the violinists playing for their sickly wives.
The first thing to make clear is that scientists, freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing them in the light of their own personal judgment, are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization.
Michael Polanyi
When you walk into those situations that have a lot of conflict in them, the first thing to do is to be present enough to allow the other person to speak first. You’re not giving power away; you’re actually allowing them to feel seen and understood.
The first thing you get from the humanities, when they’re well taught, is critical thinking. Philosophy in particular can play that role, not just in universities but in schools as well.
It’s very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it.
I wasn’t trying to be famous when I started making music. I mean, that wasn’t the first thing I wanted.
If I’m feeling nostalgic, the first thing I do is open a packet of spaghetti, olive oil in a pan, garlic, a little bit of chili, a sprinkle of fresh parsley, and that’s it. It reminds me of my mum.
I think the first thing that my sons will tell you, that I never tried to be their coach. And I didn’t give them as much advice as some people might think, being a former player myself and a former quarterback. If they asked, I gave them my opinion.
It’s important for moms to have alone time. However, that’s the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that’s the way my mind sees it. I have to exercise to be able to fit the clothes and book the jobs.
The first thing that I do when I come out every night is to look at the faces in front of me, very individually.
Everybody I see, that’s the first thing they think of when they see me: ‘WHUUUUUT?’ or ‘YEEEAAAHHH!’ But they don’t realize that everybody and their grandmother says that to me.
Being in service and being involved in something that is greater than you is what makes a person complete and whole. The very first thing I ever did in terms of activism was for an anti-atom bomb rally.
When you’re doing something for the first time, you don’t know it’s going to work. You spend seven or eight years working on something, and then it’s copied. I have to be honest: the first thing I can think, all those weekends that I could have at home with my family but didn’t. I think it’s theft, and it’s lazy.
I love social media. There are a lot of benefits, and it gives us a platform for what we want to become, but there’s always such a negative tone to it. You see a picture, and the first thing you see or think is a negative comment.
The first thing I do whenever I go to Thailand is seek out the closest restaurant or stall selling mango-and-sticky rice: it’s a little hillock of glutinous rice drenched in lashings of coconut milk and served with fresh mango.
The first thing I’ve learned is to trust nobody.
Josh Bowman
Paula Milne was really the first thing that drew me to ‘The Politician‘s Husband.’
That’s the first thing that came easy in basketball, beating people down the court, getting into people. Using God‘s gifts.
People question me all the time about my experience. They question my experience in politics, and the first thing I always tell them is yes, I have no experience raising taxes over and over. I have no experience increasing the debt in a state.
Jon Runyan
When you go to take someone’s picture, the first thing they say is, what you want me to do? Everyone is very awkward.
When I sit down to make a sketch from nature, the first thing I try to do is to forget that I have ever seen a picture.
Teams that come up, as soon as they realise they’re in big trouble the first thing they do is change the manger.
I think some of my previous stuff… I tend to be a bit lazy in songwriting, where I’ll just keep the first thing that comes down, and I won’t go back and revisit stuff.
We all have these challenges and stereotypes that exist, but you can’t let that hold you down… If that’s the first thing you think about as a black woman – the challenge that lies ahead – you are thinking in the wrong direction, in my opinion.
When I wake up in the morning, I need the writing to go to. I begin there. And that’s not an accident, I mean, that habit of getting up in the morning and going to my writing first thing.
The first thing I do every morning is go online to check the surf. If the waves are good, I’ll go surf. The beach is 10 minutes away.
The first thing that I ever made was a documentary that I shot… in downtown L.A. about a group of homeless people.
The first thing I would do for anyone who’s trying to lose body fat, for instance, would be to remove foods from the house that he or she would consume during lapses of self-control.
Oh, I’m a great believer in the power of the pause. Radio is a bit brasher now. My style was slower. I just used to go in, open the microphone and say the first thing that came into my head.
The first thing I learned was the theme from Peter Gunn.
He had written my mother once that he wanted her to be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw. And that’s how it turned out.
I never realized how similar that I am to Tom Brady. mean, the obvious physical appearance would be the first thing. The fact that he’s married to a supermodel? Hello? Yeah, I’m also married to a supermodel.
The first thing I do every day when I wake up is thank God for letting me make it through the night and giving me another day of life – just because sometimes I wake up, and I cannot believe I’m doing what I’m doing. I just thank Him. I don’t know how I deserve it, but it’s completely because of Him.
I think any time an offense struggles with developing a rhythm, struggles with scoring points, I think the first thing you have to examine is the quarterback.
Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow.
The average person in Hollywood just assumes that if you’re on a hit TV show, then that’s the first thing you’ve ever done.
If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.
What is the first thing we did when we took control of Iraq? Protect the oil fields. Remember the administration quote about how the oil would pay for the war.
Peter Schuyler
The first thing I do when I get up is pray and meditate to center myself for the day ahead. I ask for inspiration in my creative endeavors, guidance in my relationships and patience in my journey. It’s a great way to get focused for the day.
I know from personal experience, if a chef yelled at me in a kitchen, the first thing I’d want to do is hit them with a pot.
Fatal Vision’ was basically the first thing I did on camera.
For research, I like to go to the location of the places in the novels. The first thing that I do is involve my senses: I notice the smells; I open the trash cans and look at what people have thrown away.
Natsuo Kirino
The first thing that I put in my apartment was a piano. I bought one for $50, and it was a lifesaver because I just went home and played and played… I’m sure I annoyed everyone on the same floor.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they’ve given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people don’t want to see problems… Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it, you’ll find an answer.
Bill Drayton
Right after something happens to me, the first thing I’ll do is go write when those feelings are really, really fresh. I’ll hum a tune into my phone sometimes.
The very first thing I tell every intern on the first day is that their internship exists solely on their resume. As far as I am concerned, they are a full-time member of my team. For all the negative stereotypes about millennials, you would be astounded by how hard they work when they believe their contribution matters.
I know when I go and see a writer, the first thing I think to myself is, ‘Are they the character in the book?’ You just can’t help it; it’s the way people are.
I thought the first thing the pirates would do is take me out if they thought an attack was imminent. I really didn’t see a good outcome.
If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re starting a company, I think the first thing you do is you go and talk to a bunch of people. But then the next thing you probably should do is figure out if there’s a broader demand than just people you know. That’s where I think SurveyMonkey is pretty valuable to people.
Christina Grimie was one of my favorite people, not only because she was caring, she was humble, and she always felt like people mattered… but because the first thing she said when she met me was, ‘Oh em gee – your videos are really gross, but for some reason, I love you.’
The first thing I pack for meets is my makeup bag!
It’s important for moms to have alone time. However, that’s the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that’s the way my mind sees it.
I had a great start in television; the first thing I did was an episode of ‘Performance’ called ‘The Entertainer‘ with Michael Gambon playing Archie Rice.
The very first thing I look at on a woman is her toes.
I got into Kiss before I got into anybody. The first thing I heard was ‘Detroit Rock City.’ I heard it in the school library, where I lived.
When you go see a magic trick, the first thing you ask is, ‘How do they do that.’ That’s what I hope the kids are saying when they leave the matches.
I’d love to open a private museum in Paris, London, or New York, but I don’t have the money. If I were Bill Gates or Paul Allen, the first thing I would do is build a museum.
Usually with this genre the first thing that happens is a good fight sequence to show that you’re in good hands. So we broke that rule. I think a lot of that comes from the western audience.
Some guys get on the road, the first thing they do is look for the nearest golf course. I look for a gym.
I feel like part of getting better at writing is knowing where to find that inspiration. Right after something happens to me, the first thing I’ll do is go write when those feelings are really, really fresh.
The first thing I do in the morning is run up to Greenwich Park and see the views of London, it’s what keeps me motivated… though sometimes it gets too cold and starts raining.
The minute I enter my house or a hotel room on the road, wherever I am, the first thing I do is light a candle; that’s my favourite thing.
Love comes to everybody in many different ways. Attraction is always the first thing, no? But love must be more than that. It must be magic.
Julio Iglesias
I feel like I’m the kind of guy that would have kids before getting married. The first thing would be kids.
The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She’s a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there’s no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.
Soloing was pretty easy for me because it was probably the first thing I’ve ever done.
Think Indonesia and tourism, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably Bali. Think golf holiday, and most people would dream of Scotland or Ireland. But Indonesia harbors one of the best-kept secrets in the world of travel: it is a golfer‘s paradise.
Raymond Bonner
With Yele Haiti, the first thing was I’m proud of the organization and the work that the organization has done, and in the future hope to continue doing.
I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business. The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I’ll ever have.
Alex Chilton
When you’re a chef, you graze. You never get a chance to sit down and eat. They don’t actually sit down and eat before you cook. So when I finish work, the first thing I’ll do, and especially when I’m in New York, I’ll go for a run. And I’ll run 10 or 15k on my – and I run to gain my appetite.
Folk music is where I come from originally. The very first thing that introduced me to playing guitars at all was skiffle – my cousin had been in London the summer that skiffle was big.
I think every footballer, after 20 years playing football, the first thing that comes to your mind is to relax.
My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn’t live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.
I believe if you come out of a movie and the first thing you say is, ‘The cinematography was beautiful,’ it’s a bad movie.
Well, the first thing I wanted to be was a carpenter. Then I wanted to be a painter and then a singer. It was when I first saw ‘Lawrence of Arabia‘ that I wanted to be an actor.
Usually when I go to a place for the first time, unless there’s something historical or spectacular that nature has to offer, the first thing I like to do is see what’s on the minds of the people.
But I think what made me go into theater was seeing my mother onstage. The first thing she did was Mrs. Frank in ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’ The second thing she did was a play about Freud called ‘The Far Country.’ She played a paralyzed woman in Vienna who goes to see Freud.
When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that had to go was the acne medicine and chemical-filled face washes and lotions. I made sure everything was natural and organic, and I started reading blogs by other pregnant women.
Very first thing in the morning, I spew some rough genius directly on to the laptop. Then I have coffee and rewrite for three hours.
I learnt fairly quickly that that was what I wanted to be – a guitarist – because it was the first thing I ever done in my life that really felt like it was something that I belonged to. I don’t know… from the moment I picked it up it felt right.
When I went to college at the University of Nevada back in Las Vegas, I got tricked into singing in choir. The first thing we did was the Mozart ‘Requiem.’ That was the piece that changed my life overnight.
The first thing you must know as an actor or director is the space you will inhabit. See the architecture; imagine where things can happen in space.
I think the first thing you should learn is how to roast a chicken. Once you can roast a chicken, you can pretty much figure out anything else. And who doesn’t like roasted chicken? It’s a classic.
The first thing you have to do is make sure you’re still wanted back. I never take that for granted any more.
The first thing I do after waking up is check my phone for news. I like to make sure the world is still here and understand what happened overnight.
I remember my first thing was ‘CSI: Miami.’ I played a Cuban gangster. And that was it. I was like, ‘Wow, I don’t have to clean toilets.’ I could actually dress up and get paid equivalent to that. So that was my introduction into the Hollywood industry.
I don’t mean to look scary, it’s just kind of what I have to work with. Maybe that’s why my tattoos are literally the first thing people Google about me.
In Brazil, if you have a son, the first thing you give him is a football. That’s the first gift – so my dad was no different.
If you want to oppose Trump, the first thing you should do is say, ‘I’m not going to do one thing that makes it worse.’ Because making it worse helps Trump. Part of the damage of this era is his debasement and his purposeful divisions. That’s unique in all of history.
Whenever I’m really excited about a song, I want to learn it, and it becomes the first thing I play every time I pick up an instrument.
First thing I did when I found out I made it into the top 13 is I tried not to faint and you know, I took it all in and I really looked at the crowd and said a big ‘thank you‘.
Haley Reinhart
When a lot of people wake up in the morning and put on their underwear, the first thing they feel that day is terrible about themselves. When you see that your body is not what other people want, it can be really devastating. I have so many friends that I grew up with who have had serious eating disorders.
I’ll get a three-page letter and the last paragraph says ‘I know you’ll never read this, but here’s my number.’ I love to call those people because the first thing they say is, ‘Governor, I didn’t mean everything I said in the letter about you.’
Dave Heineman
The first thing we ever filmed was, we had to eat off people’s plates, like we just walked over and took something. We thought we would get punched.
I’ve given a lot of talks over the years on the subject of entrepreneurship. The first thing I find I have to do is to dispel the persistent myth that entrepreneurial success is all about innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas.
The first thing you do when you get off tour is let off some steam and, you know, have some type of big breakdown.
The first thing is to be patient, which is probably the hardest thing to do. Don’t worry if blokes are whacking you out of the park because you still have the opportunity to get him out next ball, even if it’s not the same ball.
When I met Oprah, the first thing I thought was, ‘She is the most amazing hugger ever.’
When I first got to WWE, the head of talent relations was John Laurinaitis, who is now my father-in-law, and the first thing I thought when I saw everything that he had to do is, I thought, ‘I would never, in a million years, ever want that job. You could not pay me enough money to have that job.’
A big moment for me was when I did a play that was a new adaptation of Dostojevskij’s ‘Crime and Punishment,’ and I played Raskolnikov. It was actually the first thing I did when I got out of acting school.
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
Peggy Fleming
I like writing a lot more than I used to. I used to find it scary but now I’ve got used to it once it gets going. I used to find it hard to start. Fear of the blank page. The first thing you write down won’t bear any relation to what’s in your head and that’s always disappointing.
Victoria Wood
You wonder, how could socialists, true socialists work with Islamists? Because if those Islamists take over, the first thing they’re going to do is kill the socialists.
Everywhere I go in America, when they learn I’m from France, the first thing they ask me is if I’m a huge Jerry Lewis fan. I’ve never been able to figure that out.
If I’m elected president, let me tell you about my first day in office. The first thing I intend to do is to rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by Barack Obama.
The first thing I read was of my character on the phone talking to Sydney‘s fiance. Though short, it was so beautifully written, and it made me laugh. I thought if I wanted to play a character, this would be it.
The reason that I’m a writer today is because of Shakespeare and falling in love with Shakespeare when I was 8. That was through the movies, actually – through Olivier’s ‘Hamlet.’ That was the first thing that got me to fall in love with Shakespeare and movies and everything in one big preadolescent rush.
Dancers know how to move their arms and their hands. But I don’t know the first thing about how to move my arms and hands gracefully.
Several people I had conversations with were hugely influential. People who found internal inconsistency in Westboro’s ideology. It was the first thing that allowed me to recognize that Westboro was wrong.
When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building.
Rod Taylor
I picture my books as movies when I get stuck, and when I’m working on a new idea, the first thing I do is hit theaters to work out pacing and mood.
A cheat day for me, the first thing that I crave, I’ll eat. That’s my rule. So if I wake up and I want pancakes, I’m gonna eat pancakes. If I want a cheeseburger for lunch or for dinner, I’m gonna eat it. If I want fries, I’m gonna eat the fries.
I hate a movie that will end by telling you that the first thing you should do is learn to love yourself. That is so insulting and condescending, and so meaningless. My characters don’t learn to love each other or themselves.
I always start everything with the weather, because the weather is the first thing that I notice when I wake up in the morning.
I’ve been talking to certain wrestlers on the phone lately, and certain female wrestlers that were huge stars ten years ago, and the first thing I ask them is ‘do you still want to work?’ Do they want to talk, or do they want to wrestle or do something else in the business?
Well the first thing I’d say is that I’m not sure exactly what I’m supposed to do to show my remorse other than to say that I’m remorseful.
Jayson Blair
The first thing that happens to someone with a mental illness, in the throes of it, is that they lose all their self-esteem. They don’t think they fit in.
It’s funny because I think everybody when they see me, the first thing they say is, ‘Man, you could have been a heck of a basketball player.’ My response is, ‘I have a heck of a life.’ Basketball is such a minute thing in the big picture. I almost passed away at 21 years old.
I’ve never thought too much of ‘Rolling Stone.’ The first thing I’d do is look at about 50 or 60 of the drummers they have ahead of me and go, ‘Oh yeah, right!’
The first thing I do when I’m shopping is touch everything to see if it’s itchy. I remember my mom used to put me in the itchiest clothes ever, and I was traumatized by it, so I won’t wear anything itchy now.
The first thing you always do is seek out the best people that you can find for your organization. If you find the best people, you can basically go anywhere you want to go because they will take you there.
Keith Kellogg
When I got out of college and signed a contract to play pro football in the USFL, the first thing I bought was a Remington 1100 shotgun and a Remington .30-06.
Bullying, to me, starts very small around the kindergarten age where the first thing we learn is to call each other names. Something so small can be so long lasting in someone’s life.
Shane Koyczan
The very first thing I ever did, I was doing some work for the French Cultural Center. They wanted a little recording set up. And I got wire. A wire recorder. The wire came off spools, and to cut and edit, you tied it together in little square knots. Can you imagine?
The first thing to know about space food – it is the ambiance; it is the environment. It is not the food.
First thing you have to understand is that freestyling is much different than making hip-hop music: there’s another whole element to being a hip-hop MC.
You have to be aware of your own shortcomings. The main thing I try not to do is lose my temper. Doing live interviews on television, you learn not to say the first thing that comes into your head.
The first thing I ever did was play talent shows at the Uptown Theater and the Adelphi Ballroom.
The first thing I did as a child was draw. I wanted to make animated movies. I think Disney‘s ‘Cinderella‘ was the first movie I ever saw. ‘Peter Pan’ was the first movie I ever saw in the movie theater. I grew up with ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Pinocchio‘ and ‘Sword in the Stone.’ Those were the movies I wanted to make.
No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
If I ran for president, the first thing I’d do is legalize everyone who’s been here paying taxes, working, paying taxes. Mothers and fathers of kids born in the U.S. should get a green card.
I’m not for every woman, you know. Because a lot of women – I mean, obviously, your first thing is, ‘What do you want your guy to look like?’ And I’m not the tall, dark, handsome guy.
The first thing I’ll do if elected is demand a recount.
The first thing I do when I get home is take my shoes off and go barefoot.
Helen Mirren is someone that I have really admired ever since I saw her in ‘Excalibur.’ That was the first thing I said to her. ‘I loved you as Morgan Le Fay.’
First thing in the morning, it’s very important to eat quickly. So I’m reaching for eggs.
The first thing I ever rode when I was a kid was a motorcycle, so I knew how to drive a motorcycle before a car.
To become a striker, you need dedication, focus, and professionalism. When they pass you the ball inside the area, the first thing you think of is to score. To find the best way to finish.
Obviously, there’s more to aesthetic appearance than just race, but that is going to be the first thing that someone notices when they look at a picture.
I had just got back from skiing, and I was just hanging out, browsing the Internet, and I found some article that was a press release that said slope style was gonna be included in the Olympics. And the first thing I did was call up my coach Mike Hanley, and we were ecstatic.
Nick Goepper
Ecological sensitivity‘ is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump. He doesn’t even believe in global warming. But this is because he is a city boy.
The first thing I do after I wake up is a morning meditation. It’s just as I awake and before I open my eyes. It’s where I’m feeding my gratitude and the love in my heart and opening my heart. A good morning meditation is key. It lasts about 10 to 15 minutes. Then I get out of bed.
The first thing we need allies to do is listen. Come to us with a willingness to grow and evolve. You’re going to make mistakes, and that’s fine, but be willing to listen and grow from those mistakes. I think that’s the most important trait an ally can have.
The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.
Billy Higgins
What happens is people go, ‘I want to play the guitar,’ and the first thing they do is hit Google: ‘How can I play this?’ and the next thing you know, you’ve learned all these tricks, but you’ve never learned how to play rhythm guitar with a groove.
You know, as you get older, the first thing you lose is memory. It seems to be happening with me.
Bernhard Langer
The first thing in my oath is to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution.
I worked a lot on ‘Conan’ as an actor, and when I moved to New York, a lot of my friends were on the first staff of that show. I started doing bit parts, which was the first thing I’d done on camera in front of a live audience.
No one told me about boys. I had to figure it out myself. The first thing I learned was that sometimes they grow slower than women mentally.
Elena Anaya
When ‘Hung‘ got canceled, I was available for pilot season, and ‘Arrow‘ was the first thing I auditioned for. It wasn’t the first script that came to me, but it was my first audition.
The first thing I heard when I got in the business – not from my mentor – was, ‘Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered.’ I’m here to tell you I was a pig. And I strongly believe the only way to make long-term returns in our business that are superior is by being a pig.
I have a two-year-old at home, and my whole life is – besides revolved around keeping this little person alive, just watching them on the stairs and eating food and everything of every minute of every day – you plan what time you’re going to bed so that you can be your best self first thing in the morning.
Every time I have played against Everton, whether it was home or away, straight away the first thing that comes to mind when you see the fans is passion.
Fabian Delph
If I was young again and wanted to be a professional wrestler, first thing I’d do is get jacked all to hell is what I’d do.
If I was the leader of the House of Representatives, the first thing I would do is I would put in a very clean bill on reapportionment. And I would put a very clean bill in that says that corporations are not people.
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there’s nothing you can do about it.
The first thing I notice when I look in the mirror is whether or not I need a fringe trim. I’m not brave enough to cut it myself – I can’t look like a three-year-old whose mum has cut their hair again.
The first thing I tell clients is get off the couch! Just start making some small lifestyle changes such as walking to work instead of driving or taking the stairs instead of the lift. The small things you can change all add up.
The first thing I tried to write was a novel, when I took that time off in grad school. Then I didn’t finish it. I went back to school, and then I started writing nonfiction kind of by accident.
If anything, I get most upset because I wanna read a good paper first thing in the morning. And if I see a lie about myself flash across the front of the cover, I don’t think much of the rest of the newspaper.
I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind. Whether I’m traveling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts.
‘Your Life Calling‘ is the first thing in my long career I’ve ever actually invented. It is my entrepreneurial debut.
The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
Donald Trump
Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o’ nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
Ellen Terry
When we’re up in orbit, the first thing we will be excited to do is reveal what our zero-G indicator is and how that connects back to our overall mission. That’s gonna be the first way we celebrate being in space.
Almost the first thing you see after entering the Houdini exhibition at the Jewish Museum is a large-screen film of Harry Houdini hanging by his ankles upside-down from a tall building, high over a sea of men in fedoras, and thrashing his way out of a straitjacket.
There was a guy called Carlos Thompson, who was I think Argentinian, and he was doing a series called ‘Sentimental Agent‘. That was the very first thing that I did. It was supposed to be taking place in some exotic location, but in actual fact, it was Chertsey with a few shivering potted palms.
This union has been divided in like a civil warbrother against brother – sister against sister. And I’m pulling it together. We’ve already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.
For me, family has always been more important than football. The most important thing for me is that my parents and my brother are fine. That is the first thing on my mind when I wake up every day.
When peaceful reunification comes, the first thing I want to do is to take my 90-year-old mother and go to her home town.
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.
On a weekday, I’ll go for a big bowl of creamy porridge with almond butter and berries if I’m at home, or a super quick chia seed breakfast if I’m running out the door first thing.
Almost the first thing Obama did in the White House was to return the bust of Winston Churchill to the British embassy. That suggests a major re-ordering of things. It’ll be fascinating to see what happens from now on. It was a genuine break with the recent pastperhaps to re-connect with the past past.
The first thing I do when I book a fight is I go to the Internet and I print out a picture of the guy and put it on my refrigerator.
I’ve never been a business person, nor have I ever pretended to understand the first thing about it.
The first thing I control is the cost by not shooting for many days. It is not control, but somebody has to drive the whole thing. If I shoot unnecessary things, it will raise cost.
The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.
I loved ‘BattleDome.’ It was the first thing I ever auditioned for, and I was so crazy in the audition that I knew I had the part.
As long as I feel I am doing what I think is right and just for my country, for the Greek people, that is enough for me. Saving Greece from this crisis was the first thing on the agenda. We are now on a much more normalised road.
The first thing you have to get when you play somebody iconic is you have to get lucky. More than anything else, you have to make a leap of faith and know that somewhere, the net will appear, and you’ll find your way.
The first thing that attracts me to any script is the writing. If I find myself becoming lost in a good yarn, then I feel certain that others will, too.
Our talent and skill as rappers is clearly the first thing you notice. I don’t know what we were thinking. We just really love rap and wanted to be rappers. Is that weird?
The first thing, when I got the money, I knew I would support somebody. And the person I supported was my family. Because we were really in debt with the money. And – so I gave to my father this suitcase full of money. And he couldn’t believe it. And that was something very special.
But when I lived as a monk, solitude is often spoken of as a strength. And so the first thing I’d recommend is finding one thing that you can do every single day that brings you joy. It may be reading a book you love. It may be looking at a beautiful piece of art.
What do you see when you look at a representational painting? Most of the time, the first thing I see is a flat piece of canvas covered with colored patterns.
I changed from ‘Zoo Kid’ to ‘King Krule’ mainly because I didn’t want to be called a ‘Kid’ when I was 20, so I just thought I’d get rid of that alias and change it now while I’m younger. I wanted to change it quick. and ‘King Krule’ was the first thing that came into my head.
I think the first big thing I did: I sang at my mom’s wedding when I was almost 8, so 7… that was my first thing.
People say I am stuck in childhood, but it’s not that. I remember seeing a Matisse retrospective, and you could see he started out one way, and then he tried something different, and then he seemed to spend his whole life trying to get back to the first thing.
Besides inquiries as to our general well-being, the first thing asked about us, in our first seconds of being alive, is whether we’re a boy or girl. Our first passport through this world is our genitals.
I come from the south, so you’re useless, and you’re a bit pathetic. That’s the first thing that the northerners think of you. You’re also from the city, so you are used to having your cappuccinos and your luxuries and getting your chicken from a plastic packet.
Every book I write, the first thing I have to do is get into the voice, and the voice varies from book to book – that’s part of what’s interesting to me.
The first thing I wanted to be was an actor, even before I wanted to be a singer, before I discovered I could sing.
The first thing women in the industry get asked about is boyfriends.
If you look at the great tight ends in this league, the first thing that stands out is touchdowns. Just like at fantasy football. That’s where a lot of guys get the respect, with touchdowns… That’s the ‘fantasy points’ that everyone points out.
Peace is a very poor aspiration. Unfortunately, even so-call spiritual leaders are going about saying that the ultimate goal of life is to find peace. Peace is a fundamental requirement. Why are you making it as the last thing in your life? It must be the first thing that happens to you.
Enjoying phuljharis is the first thing that I can think of from my childhood Diwali days.
The first thing you do when you get out to center field is put up your finger and check the wind chill factor.
Mickey Rivers
After college, I knew I wanted to work in comedy, so the first thing I did was go to where the comedy was. I moved from Charlottesville to Chicago, because that’s where The Second City and Improv Olympics are. You have to go wherever you need to go to study what interests you.
I love coming home to Melbourne. The first thing I do is have a coffee. It’s just so much better here than anywhere else. It’s better than in Italy and I travel a lot. I crave it.
My highest point was the first thing I won, a short story competition in a women’s magazine in the Eighties. It was the first time I’d had my writing validated, and the first thing I’d ever shown anyone else.
The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.
The first thing I remember is that my dad had a big iron Olivetti typewriter and he worked all night. He was a staffer at Punch but in the evening he wrote columns for the Evening Standard and The Times.
In America, the first thing people say is, ‘What do you do?’
The first thing I started collecting was stamps. Until I started discovering girls. That was the end of stamps.
China‘s cinema has been rising for some time; it has more exposure, so my chances of becoming internationally known are better. But the first thing I have to do is learn English. If I can grasp the language, then perhaps I can think about the U.S.
As far as hip hop, I ain’t even gonna front, it was ‘Rapper’s Delight.’ That was the first thing I heard where I was like, ‘Whoa.’ You take that beat and do something over it. I started collecting records after that, old records.
In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
Edward Albert
In a musical, I believe that choreographers are under a great deal of pressure. There’s not always the freedom to do what you want to do, because if it ends up being too long the dance breaks are the first thing that will go, because you can’t make the story shorter.
Whenever I went to L.A. the first thing people said in the meeting, no matter what it was about, was how much they loved ‘Peakys.’ So Hollywood was really going for it which is always a good start. Also Snoop Dogg is a big fan.
One of my earliest memories was watching Ken Patera and Big John Studd cut Andre The Giant‘s hair. That was the first thing that had a serious effect on me emotionally. I was just moping around the house all day. I couldn’t believe they did this to Andre The Giant.
I usually wake up around 9, and the first thing I do is make myself a cup of tea. I drink a lot of tea – green tea, white tea, and all kinds of herbal teas.
The first thing I went out for was ‘The Sopranos‘ and I got it, so that’s how it happened. I hate to say it like that because I wait for calls now.
Vanessa Ferlito
When I was really young, I busted my nose when I was racing. The first thing my dad asked me was: ‘Are you OK?’ I said, ‘Can you fix the car for tomorrow?’ And I won the race the next day.
The first thing that we need to say is that God is grieving, too. Uh, a lot of people try to make it sound like ‘well everything that happens is God’s will.’ That’s nonsense. God allows everything, but God does not choose everything.
When the Americans see someone like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, who made billions thanks to their talent and determination, the first thing they say to themselves is, ‘I want to be like him.’ This, in many ways, is the engine that drives Western society: The desire to make it like the winners.
Becoming a mother really put me in touch with not just my mortality but also my baby‘s mortality. You spent nine months working on this thing, and it’s finally there, and the first thing you think about is, ‘I don’t want my child to die.’
In general, costumes are the first thing in life that let other people know who we are. They indicate who the person is without saying anything.
Molly Parker
The first thing I did for TV was a pilot for CBS.
It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
My schedule is usually pretty busy, so when I wake up in the morning, first thing I usually do is turn on the TV and watch shows from the night before. I eat breakfast and watch TV and try to wake up.
Nolan Gould
The idea of being close to where pigments were mined – that’s the first thing in making a painting, getting the material. And what’s the last thing you do in making a painting? You put a frame around it.
I like to enter my characters through a physical form first. The first thing I find is the regime of the character – when he wakes up tomorrow, what activities does this person engage in – that’s my entry point. Once I get that, then it becomes easy for me.
They say that pace is the first thing to go, but my game was never based on pace. It was about strength and power and withstanding challenges and getting in the right position.
For me, the first thing I do when I know I have to do the fastest skater is check my edges and make sure there’s no nicks or anything like that.
I don’t do fake. That’s the first thing you should know about me. I’m not one to put on airs or change my demeanor depending on where I am or who I am talking to.
Looking at Donna Jordan, ‘top model‘ was not the first thing that popped into your mind.
Patti D’Arbanville
Every day, I wake up, and the first thing I think of is my kids.
I have a shower first thing in the morning and I’ve got an array of products I like to alternate using depending on my mood!
It’s very difficult for me to look at politics with clear eyes. I’ll read a story in the paper and the first thing that pops into my head is, what would my dad say about that? Then I try to break out of that and think, ‘What would Said say about that,’ and then it gets complicated.
When I get out of bed in the morning, I literally say a prayer. The first thing I do is thank God that I got through the night.
When Republicans say, ‘The first thing you do when you do deficit reduction is reduce rates,’ it would be like Democrats saying, ‘The first thing you do when you do deficit reduction is provide free Medicare at age 55.’ We’d like to do that! But it won’t bring the deficit down. That’s for sure.
Whatever sport you choose, do it because you love it, and don’t expect to be an expert first thing. It takes time to do well at anything, but if you love it, you’ll stick with it.
The fact that the immigration issue was the first thing Trump took aim at was a good thing for me, because it’s what I spent my life working on. It became a place to see what we’ve become as a country, and how overreach can actually serve to bring those of us on the Left and Democrats together.
When Sean came to meet my parents, the first thing my dad did when he picked him up at the airport was to take him right to a shooting range. My dad was like, ‘I want to see how he shoots.’
Schools, the first thing they cut is music programs. They don’t realize how important music is to kids.
Donald Trump ran for autocrat, he didn’t run for president. The first thing in autocrat does is take over the media, or alienate the media, which is what Trump is doing, he is doing it actively.
The first thing that put me on the map was my Sherlock Holmes novel.
Nicholas Meyer
The first thing I heard was spiritual music, which was imbedded. The second thing I heard was swing. And shortly, along with that, I began to hear the blues. And then I began to hear Latin music. Each one left its mark.
You can Google me, and I’m pretty sure the first thing that comes up is ‘gay,’ so that’s out there, and I’m proud of that.
The first thing you learn about the music business is that it changes very quickly. You come into it at a certain point and you think you have a handle on it… And then, three years later, the whole thing has been turned upside-down.
I wanted to do something heroic if I was going to be on TV. And the first thing that appeals to me once I have decided I don’t want to be the bad guy is to find things that are not black and white.
We all deal with issues of time. The first thing you do in the morning is look at the clock to see what time it is.
I love our daughters more than anything in the world – more than life itself. And while that may not be the first thing that some folks want to hear from an Ivy-league-educated lawyer, it is truly who I am. So for me, being Mom-in-Chief is, and always will be, job number one.
I’m in Alabama. First thing I want to say is Roll Tide! I was at the Alabama/Georgia game last year sitting right in the middle of the Alabama section and saw that they rolled all over them!
Brian Jordan
The blues scale was the first thing I learned. It’s just a pentatonic scale with a flat seventh and a few notes that sound cool when you bend them. And because people have amalgamated the blues into this rock-blues scale, if you’re using it, you better sound like a real authentic blues player.
As board members, we only meet infrequently and are not as engaged with the front line, necessarily. The first thing I did as CEO was I left this board room.
The first thing I saw was that Brett Rogers had his way very quickly – in 20 seconds – with a UFC champion, Andrei Arlovski.
With what we were doing in ECW, the first thing you had to overcome was the fear of getting hurt.
When one thinks of golf and Scotland, the first thing that comes to mind is usually St. Andrews, especially the famed Old Course.
Raymond Bonner
When Chynna was born, the first thing I said when they placed her in my arms was, ‘I’m going to have so much fun with this little girl.’ And I have. I’ve tried to guide her, make her life happy, and just let her prepare for life.
Michelle Phillips
The first thing I learned is that campaigns are about money. I had this romantic idea that campaigns were about law and debates and so forth, which is just not true. It’s about money.
When my alarm goes off between 6 to 6:30 A.M, the first thing I do is reach for my phone. I look at Twitter to see the headlines. It’s become my news aggregator. Then I check my Instagram.
It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act, but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters.
Pubs would be number one. And black cabs and cabbies – moody cabbies always crack me up. And the other thing I love is the parks: the parks around London don’t get enough airtime – I think they’re sensational, and when spring hits, the first thing I’ll do is go to the park.
Draw a balance between the present and the future and one advice I give to every young Indian – the most difficult thing in India, urban India, is housing. So first thing that you do is try and buy house as that gives a great sense of security.
I will never forget the day David Bowie passed away. I will actually never forget that day because I woke up in the middle of the night and it was the first thing on my phone. I had to lay there. It was almost like everything stopped.
The first thing I think about when somebody says you’re going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment.
When anarchy is declared, the first thing we do, let’s kill all the anarchists.
I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.
The first thing I do when I get back to my hometown, San Antonio, is eat Whataburger.
Do not go out first thing after signing a contract and buy assets that are huge compared to the contract signed. Just because you have money for the first time doesn’t mean you have to spend it before you know all the ramifications of buying the assets.
A Midwestern municipal government isn’t the first thing that leaps to mind when you think of innovation, but it ought to be.
I did a job. I completed my Matric and my Bachelors. I did a marketing job. I worked as a bus hostess. I did a lot of jobs; I struggled a lot. I got out from there. The first thing I did when I got out of Darul Aman was my Matric. Then I did my Bachelors privately; I kept doing it.
The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again.
If I go and buy a coffee, and somebody asks me what I do, I’ll say, ‘I find asteroids.’ And the first thing they always do is make a Bruce Willis joke, or they are going to bring up Armageddon.
When I decided that I will become a music director, the first thing I wanted to do was to make songs for Vishesh Films as I used to love their musicals. I had eight to ten songs which I had made only for them and fortunately ‘Sun Raha Hai’ from that list was liked by them and it actually opened doors for me.
Right now I belong to the wonderful organization called The Children’s Action Network. The first thing we did was immunize 200,000 children across the country against childhood diseases.
But Basquiat is the first thing I’ve done that I’m really proud of.
Claire Forlani
I made myself into a poet because it was the first thing I really loved. It was an act of will.
I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I’m done is write another one. Then I don’t feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That’s why I tend to work with the same people; I really befriend them.
On our American tour bus, the bunks are a bit taller so that we don’t bash our heads. On the English bus, we bash our heads every morning. It’s not the best thing to do first thing when you wake up.
Like most people, I have this sort of love-hate relationship with Pittsburgh. This is my home, and at times I miss it and find it tremendously exciting, and other times I want to catch the first thing out that has wheels.
I wish I trusted people more. But when I meet someone, the first thing is, ‘What does this person want?’ And I put up a defense mechanism. But I’ve always been that way.
The first thing you should know about me is when I was three years old my mother left me and my father. And that was traumatic obviously for my father – he suffered a nervous breakdown at that time in his life.
I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn’t nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
Maybe there’s a perception of me as grumpy old bugger who suffers from depression. It’s a total misconception. I don’t think of myself as any grumpier than the next person. I’m not even grumpy first thing in the morning.
I think the first thing I did when I was a kid was a Maxwell House Coffee commercial with George Strait. And I did a Wrangler Jeans commercial, and then ‘The Patriot‘ came to town.
Philip Winchester
Growing up, most girls have this image of how they want their wedding to be and things like that. I had none of that except for the cake I wanted, and that’s what I got. The cake was the first thing we ordered.
Sometimes I get a call from my bank, and the first thing they ask is, ‘Mr. Mitnick, may I get your account number?’ And I’ll say, ‘You called me! I’m not giving you my account number!’
The first thing that I remember auditioning for was a weather commercial in Boston, and I got the job. The idea of the commercial was that you ought to watch the weather in the morning so that you know what’s gonna come later in the day.
People look at me weird because I’m a Howard Stern fan, but he’s very misunderstood. It’s the first thing I do when I get in my car at a tournament – just pray that I get Howard 100 on Sirius or XM.
Keegan Bradley
If you stop loving someone, did you ever love them? If you say you’re committed and later you’re not committed, well, was the first thing commitment? You see what I mean? This kind of thing has always interested me.
I, uh, well, it’s the first thing that you do when you go to a job, you go out and do the footings and you see all the clothes, and for me, that really helps kind of create a sense of who that person is and what she wears and it, yeah.
Charlotte Hope
I think the most successful are the most paranoid. The first thing people do when they buy a mansion is they build the biggest wall you could possibly build around it. What happens is, now you become a target. If I go into the hood, I’m at a disadvantage. They could carry guns. I can’t. They can hit me in the face. I can’t.
To be honest, the first thing that hits you when you step off the plane in L.A. is just how eager people are to help you out here – or, at least, that’s what I’ve found.
At the risk of sounding pedestrian, I’ll be completely honest: the first thing I do in the morning is check Google News, partially because it seems sort of random and unbiased and partially because I tend to stay in hotels that don’t necessarily have the fastest Internet connections.
If I was to get money, that’s the first thing you would get: a ’96 Impala.
The first thing I ask when I’m offered a part is, Who’s the director? which is something they never understand in Los Angeles.
Swoosie Kurtz
House of Fools,’ that was the first thing I was sad that we couldn’t do any more.
Yeah, right. I mean, he criticises everybody in the media, then the first thing he does when he finishes is he goes to work for the media. Thompson, too. Hypocritical.
Ian St. John
That’s how I was brought up. That’s the first thing to kick in, you know? Your brother gets into it with somebody. You go help.
Leonard Fournette
I pray and meditate first thing in the morning.
I wanted to make sure that ‘Up’ wasn’t a 3D movie about a man who sails his house to South America. It’s a movie about an old man who sails his house to South America that also happens to be in 3D. So the first thing is always the story.
If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat.
They say the first thing to go is your legs, then it’s your reflexes, then it’s your friends.
The first thing I remember was going up to Celtic Park to watch Celtic, feeling the full effect of the stadium. When you see the players on the park for the first time, you get sucked in and it’s like a dream.
First thing I said to him was, ‘LeBron, you know this is true. We had five good years and one bad night’. Like a marriage that’s good, and then one bad thing happens, and you never talk to each other again.
The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution.
Louis Kahn
There were times when the first thing we’d talk about in the morning was ‘Stella,’ and the last thing we’d talk about at night was ‘Stella.’
There are so many people, FIFA or whatever, that can do something against this. They should wake up and do it. If there is a racism, those people should be banned from the stadium forever. They should not even enter the stadium anymore. Never again. That’s the first thing they can do.
Desire is the first thing a modern dancer should have. Skill can be developed. But if you don’t have desire as a modern dancer, forget it.
Being a black artist, the first thing people want to talk about is your blackness, the importance of your blackness, and your black presence.
Toyin Odutola
I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.
When I moved to L.A. in 1989, the very first thing I did was this horrific pilot called To Protect And Surf.
As far as the NWA tag-team wrestling of the ’80s – and I know you’re talking some heavy hitters there – the first thing people will always say is The Midnight and Rock ‘N’ Roll Express. We invented things as we went along that people had never seen. It was always different. And it was always good.
When I think about ‘Since U Been Gone,’ I think the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ – they’re kind of like sisters, a little bit. And ‘Call Me Maybe’ was so wildly original, and so quirky, and so satisfying.
The first thing out of Fidel Castro’s mouth to me, he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘You’re a man of great courage.’
The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research.
Joshua Leonard
I always get everyone prepared so there aren’t so many arguments on set. I have a policy that the first thing I do in the morning is go over to the trailers and discuss exactly what we’re shooting that day. It’s time-consuming, but it reduces the chances of ‘misunderstandings‘ on set.
I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working – when I first moved to Nashville – in a bar in a Holiday Inn.
When I first started fingerpicking, the first thing I learned was ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright‘ from Bob Dylan.
In life, the first thing you must do is decide what you really want. Weigh the costs and the results. Are the results worthy of the costs? Then make up your mind completely and go after your goal with all your might.
Alfred A. Montapert
When I got to the NBA, I got a Macbook, and the first thing I did was buy Logic.
The first thing I ever put on the Internet was actually a beat tape, but the first thing I ever put on where I was rapping was called ‘Generation Y,’ and it was hella political.
The first thing I feel like we have the potential to do is to deliver to consumers more roots to their home.
The first thing that comes out of my mouth is always right.
Jenna Jameson
I live in Vegas, and in my bedroom, the first thing you see is a turntable. I always stay sharp. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid, so it’s nothing new.
Eric B.
The first thing I remember hearing was just the dance music that was in the charts when I was growing up. I don’t remember many of the names of specific tracks – they were just kind of early acid house things.
For example, Taj Mahal is the first thing which comes to the minds of many foreigners who visit India, and how Eiffel Tower in Paris, but there is lot more to every country.
In the past, when venture-funded startups told their investors they’d found a profitable business model, the first thing VCs would do is to start looking for an ‘operating exec’ – usually an MBA who would act as the designated ‘adult‘ and take over the transition from Search to Build.
The first thing I do when I walk into a hotel is find the gym, and if they don’t have a gym, I start looking for a handhold where I can do my pull-ups. Sometimes if a shower curtain rod is sturdy enough, I’ll do them there.
Everyone talks about the elusive thing with chemistry. If you have a romance on screen or anything, the first thing you have to do is become friends with the person. It’s not necessarily about falling in love.
Seamus Dever
My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I’d ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I’d sketch shoes and shoes and shoes.
When I was at Stratford, the very first thing that I was commissioned to work on was trying to make a musical out of the documentary material about the General Strike, which was the next big historical event in England, after the First World War.
The first thing I do is brush my teeth – we like to start the morning with fresh breath – and put on my pajamas and meander down to the kitchen for a glass of orange juice. No coffee. No caffeine.
We’ve noted that the Clinton camp was the first to get it out there, trying to say there was something untoward about the speech Melania Trump gave. It’s just another example, as far as we’re concerned, that when Hillary Clinton is threatened by a female, the first thing she does is try to destroy the person.
In high school, my first thing ever was I played Tony in ‘West Side Story’ when I was about 17. I was a really shy kid, and I just, like, forced myself to learn how to sing this one month because I loved ‘West Side Story‘ so much, and I somehow managed to get the role.
Paulo Costanzo
When I arrived at Benfica I’d been playing like a No. 10 in the team, but the first thing the coach did was tell me: ‘You are going to be a defensive midfielder here.’
When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist.
Exercising first thing in the morning ensures that you’ll have the time for it, and it improves your self-control and energy levels all day long.
Usually, the first thing I do when I wake up is I start working, so I often won’t start the day by reading anything because I like to minimize my ‘commute‘ as much as possible. I wake up, open my laptop and start working in bed.
The first thing people say to me when they meet me is, ‘You’re so much skinner in person.’ You have to live up to these standards that are so unrealistic. I try to tune it out.
The first thing I thought when I finished Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ was, ‘My God, it’s the grown-up‘s ‘Harry Potter.” Now this is from a mega ‘HP’ fan, so I mean business, here.
If you deal in hair loss, you constantly check the hairline of anyone who walks up to you. It’s the first thing I look at.
When you look at whether a company is a monopoly or not, the first thing you look at is what kind of market segment share they have.
Thinking of the dismissal by Leicester, the first thing that comes to mind is a sense of surprise even more than of bitterness.
I heard New York fans and people in New York are hard-working fans, so they want to see players work hard on the court. That’s the first thing I’ve got to do.
In typical sailing races a long time ago, you’d come in and go out, and the first thing you’d do is probably have a cold beer. The first thing we do now is have a protein shake and our recovery drink.
James Spithill
I got the first thing I auditioned for – a guest role on two episodes on ‘All Saints,’ and I don’t think I had ever been that excited.
Martial arts was really the first thing in my life that I followed through on and accomplished a degree of proficiency for.
I don’t have the energy or the mental security to get involved with all that. I think it’s a good idea to be able to disappear into the story, so that the first thing the audience sees isn’t you, but the part.
It doesn’t matter if a footballer is earning £100,000 a week or £1,000 a week the first thing you need to do is work hard for your team.
The first thing I look at is, ‘Is the entrepreneur going after really big problems, to the extent that it feels scary when they talk about it?’ You wonder if the idea is possible. I have seen that a lot of times, people go after small problems, and that’s a sign that they are not confident.
Sachin Bansal
I act, but I’m not necessarily an actor. Acting is just the first thing people see when they look at me. So I’d like to do more things.
The first thing that’s important is to really have people believe in you. If you have that, you can do anything.
The first thing I do after I wake up is switch on the music player and the last thing I do before going to sleep is stop it.
There’s rarely a big hat. I think all those things are great, but I’m boring in that I just use sunscreen every day. I don’t mess around. I put it on first thing. I have it on now, and I’m sitting inside.
I’d been away for about 10 days, and literally the first thing I did, even though it sounds very… it just shows you what a boring person I actually am, because the first thing I did was kiss my wife and hug my kid, then I turned on ‘Fable 2′ just to see how much gold I’d accrued over 10 days.
As an actor, the first thing you learn in drama school is you never judge.
Shoes tell you a lot about someone. Think of ‘Strangers on a Train.’ The first thing we see are Bruno’s shoes. We know right away that something is up.
For me, the first thing I fell madly in love with when I was little, was, Gilda Radner had this live performance that she had done at the Met that was on tape, and I could rent it from Video Video in New Jersey where I lived, and so I literally would rent it every two weeks.
For those looking outside-in, it’s not fair – or accurate – to assign someone an identity based off the first thing that we see.
The first thing I did was ‘Ziegfeld Follies,’ a small bit en pointe with Fred Astaire.
Every writer has written a spec. It’s the first thing you write, and it basically stands as a means of, ‘Here’s an example of how I tell stories.’ It’s almost like a business card.
The first thing Fontana did was get me to change my hair colour from light brown to red, and the songwriter Mitch Murray suggested I change my name from Pauline Matthews to Kiki Dee.
Kiki Dee
What you want to do is, you want to get away from people being afraid to show their work, which is the first thing, because they don’t want to be shot down.
When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don’t want to know anything. If it’s good I don’t want to hear it; if it’s bad I don’t want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.
The first thing you have to do is to sequence the Neanderthal genome, and that has actually been done. The next step would be to chop this genome up into, say, 10,000 chunks and then… assemble all the chunks in a human stem cell, which would enable you to finally create a Neanderthal clone.
If I was prime minister for a day the first thing I would do would be to close the border. Then we could work out how many people we’ve got here. Then you get people out who have committed crimes and you look at others who shouldn’t be here. Nobody knows how many people we’ve got here.
The first thing that comes to the mind when you are touring South Africa is bouncy wickets. But that is no surety of what kind of pitch you would get in the game.
Names aren’t just coathooks, they’re coats. They’re the first thing anyone knows about you.
Let’s face it, you get home from work and what’s the first thing that comes off? It’s your bra, isn’t it? You don’t even take the clothes off. You actually sort of pull it out one of the sleeves and then fling it off. You’re free.
The first thing I do when I come home is check the refrigerator for cats because I’m convinced that if one dies, my husband will hide it in there because I don’t cook and so I won’t see it. I do drink Cokes, though, so technically he should hide the corpse in the oven. And now I need to start checking the oven.
Jenny Lawson
I went through a significant illness in 1991 and had some major surgery, and I made up my mind that I have to get my life in order, and the first thing that I would try to accomplish was to get out of the sports business.
Acting was the first thing that obsessed me when I was 8-9 years old.
When they asked me what charity I wanted to play for on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ the first thing that came to my mind was that this would be a great opportunity to let people know about TOPSoccer.
As I tell my children, the first thing is always health. Get sleep, don’t party, don’t do drugs or drink. If your body is right, then you will be right, and if your body is wrong, you will be wrong. Live like a Buddhist monk!
The best investment you can make is your skin. It’s really the first thing people see.
First we have to recognize that the cause of poverty is both structural and behavioral. And the first thing about the behavior part is that we need a moral revolution within the African American community. Look – no white racist makes you get pregnant when you are a black teenager.
I was a big fan of the show ‘Deadwood’ on HBO, which was created by David Milch. And as soon as I heard that all of those characters on Deadwood were based on real people, the first thing I did was Google everybody.
Shoot, if you need any added motivation, the first thing is you have to be a pro to play this game and finish it right.
The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent is think that it is actually possible, whereas for the moment, I think it’s not. I have a lot of work.
The first thing I do when I wake up is cardio on an empty stomach. I’ll just drink water, or maybe I’ll have a black coffee with no sugar, and I’ll do about 25 minutes of cardio, six days a week.
The first thing I put down on paper is a storyboard, like a film director.
The first thing I did was a print ad for Century Plaza. I was five.
When I started binge-watching TV, when that became a thing due to Netflix a few years ago, the first thing I watched was ‘Lost.’ It was summer break from grad school, and I watched it all in a row, like as many hours a day as I could, as though I were clocking in at a job.
The very first thing on the docket is to have the opportunity to travel to look at spiders in other parts of the world. I know there are really cool silks out there.
Cheryl Hayashi
But somehow, I felt no inclination to be interested in it in any amateur way, let alone professional, until suddenly I became interested. And the first thing I did was to compose: not play an instrument, but to compose.
Gunther Schuller
For me, the first thing is to tell a good story.
After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine.
Claire Forlani
The first thing I learned was the ‘St Louis Blues’ when I was eight. Both my grandmothers, my mother and uncle played the piano. This was post-war Britain, and they played boogie woogie and blues, which was the underground music of the time.
I do yoga most mornings first thing when I have a little bit of time to myself, before the kids get up.
Because I have no consistent schedule as an actor, it was difficult to develop one as a writer. Ideally, I’d like to write first thing in the morning, every day. But sometimes I’m called to set before the sun comes up, or I’ve worked late the night before, or I’m on a plane.
For all adults who haven’t had a very rosy childhood, the first thing they will tell you is that they want to give their child everything that they did not have. That’s something that has stuck with me.
Sometimes when I pick up a book off the shelf, when I’m buying a new book to read, I’ll look at all of them and they all have the exact same words inside, but I’ll think that one is meant to go home with me. I’ll never pick the first thing off the shelf, I’ll always go one behind.
Every man must know how to cook; this is the first thing that we are taught back home.
This is just a personal thought, but there’s a lot of things that people can’t do because of COVID-19. I think that it would be nice to write or express the first thing we want to do after COVID-19 ends.
If you will have a person enslaved, the first thing you must do is convince yourself that the person is subhuman. The second thing you have to do is convince your allies so you’ll have some help, and the third and probably unkindest cut of all is to convince that person that he or she is subhuman and deserves it.
When we go, as a first responder, when we go into a community that’s been hit with a hurricane, or some other natural disaster, the first thing we do is try to make sure the electric grid is back up and running in order to provide the drinking water for those communities.
The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success.
I think the first thing I consider is whether I like the script. Once that is done, the next thing I look for is my part in the movie. Many a times you come across good offers, but the part they are offering might not be challenging. So, I don’t take up that film.
The first thing that is not obvious to people is global warming is a less-than-1% effect. It’s like being shortchanged at the bank by a penny every dollar. Over a long period of time with lots of transactions, that piles up.
The first thing to improve society is not banning abortion, but making sure that everyone who had a child is in the best position to be able to rear it.
The best sequels throughout time keep what you really like about the first thing, but they aren’t afraid to do their own thing for the next season and kind of grow, in a way.
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t know the first thing about either.
I’ve seen too many comments, too many stories from a fan, or first-time fans that have come to a race in years past and the first thing they say is, ‘I seen the Confederate flag flying, it made me feel uncomfortable.’
Little by little I want to become more free and start going forward but I know that the first thing I have to do is defend.
I’m a huge fan of Canadian rock-and-roll. When I was growing up, Rush came out with a record called Hemispheres, and I must have listened to that record for two years straight. Even when I was asleep I had it on. So, yeah, whenever I hear a Rush tune, the first thing I think of is Toronto.
I started saying, ‘I don’t want to be crazy anymore.’ I need to make some changes. And the first thing I started doing was just got all the men out of my life, because that was a big problem for me. That was a crutch, if you will. You know, trying to define yourself through other people or men, in particular.
Every first thing is always a miracle. The first person you fall in love with. The first letter you receive. The first stone you throw. And in my conception of the novel, the letter becomes important. But what’s more important is the fact that we need to continue to tell each other stories.
People panic in the kitchen and they don’t need to. The first thing to do is to open a nice bottle of wine and relax.
Trump has actually been tougher on Ukraine than President Obama was. The first thing he did was put sanctions on Russia as it relates to the Ukraine.
The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is wash my face with Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel Face Wash. My skin is super-dry, and this one is great for basically any skin type. As you cleanse your face, the face wash gets warmer, so it’s soothing and also has some exfoliation to it.
The first thing you’ve got to remember is that it’s your clients’ money you’re spending.
Richard Morris Hunt