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.
I think the first thing we should do is abolish the income tax.
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.
The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight‘ is literally how every conversation I have these days begins – whether 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!’
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.
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 bloody ‘journalists‘ look like that makes them find the normal appearance of celebrities so offensive?
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
Before singing, I was acting. I was always more into acting than singing. It was the first thing I always wanted to do.
My computer’s the first thing I’d save if my house was burning down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first thing I’ve learned is to trust nobody.
Paula Milne was really the first thing that drew me to ‘The Politician‘s Husband.’
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.
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.
The first thing that I ever made was a documentary that I shot… in downtown L.A. about a group of homeless people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The first thing to know about space food – it is the ambiance; it is the environment. It is not the food.
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.
The first thing I’ll do if elected is demand a recount.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 past – perhaps 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.’
The first thing I did for TV was a pilot for CBS.
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.
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.
Every day, I wake up, and the first thing I think of is my kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When one thinks of golf and Scotland, the first thing that comes to mind is usually St. Andrews, especially the famed Old Course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But Basquiat is the first thing I’ve done that I’m really proud of.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.’
When I moved to L.A. in 1989, the very first thing I did was this horrific pilot called To Protect And Surf.
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 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.
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 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 that comes out of my mouth is always right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martial arts was really the first thing in my life that I followed through on and accomplished a degree of proficiency for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Names aren’t just coathooks, they’re coats. They’re the first thing anyone knows about you.
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.
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.
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 put down on paper is a storyboard, like a film director.
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.
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.
For me, the first thing is to tell a good story.
After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine.
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.
Every man must know how to cook; this is the first thing that we are taught back home.
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 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 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.
The first thing you’ve got to remember is that it’s your clients’ money you’re spending.