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In ‘Premam,’ I hardly had anything to do, but everyone who has seen it, still remembers me.
In fact, I often accept criticism because I feel it helps me to get better and get stronger. And I hardly ever remember the compliments.
Claudio Bravo
We can’t be paying pensions to the next generation of federal workers when hardly anyone in the private sector gets them.
When I first started playing cricket for England, there was hardly any coverage.
I hardly ever go to the movies.
Whenever I catch a chunk of an Adam Sandler comedy on cable, it looks as badly shot and goofily tossed off as a Jerry Lewis gag reel once he hit the late downslide with ‘Hardly Working’ and ‘Cracking Up.’
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
I’m not surprised by hardly anything anymore.
The world of art, I have suggested, is full of fakes. Fake originality, fake emotion and the fake expertise of the critics – these are all around us and in such abundance that we hardly know where to look for the real thing. Or perhaps there is no real thing?
I always got very excited about the Masters as a kid. I could hardly wait until the Wednesday when you’d get the BBC’s preview. And I’d then be glued to the screen until Sunday night.
I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life.
Major Taylor
As a young man you don’t notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.
Otto Dix
My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change.
William Banting
It started back in 2002, when there was hardly any reality television. ‘Survivor’ had just started. My hope and dream was that ‘The Bachelorwould last one or two nights on network TV, so I might meet somebody in the network and then I could get a real job.
Periods of inactivity, I don’t know such things. I’m consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness.
The U.S. – the idea that the U.S. has introduced and imposed principles of international law, that’s hardly even a joke. The United States has even gone so far as to veto Security Council resolutions calling on all states to observe international law. That was in the 1980s under Reagan.
Ideologically, there are no major differences between the two Pauls, and there are stylistic similarities too; like his dad, Rand hardly minds being the lone ‘no’ vote in a sea of ‘yesvotes. But unlike his dad, Rand seems to pick his spots with at least one eye on the bigger picture of politics.
There is hardly a place in New York that you can’t walk a block and a half and get a cup of coffee. Believe me, I’ve been all over the world. There’s no place like that but New York City.
Oprah‘s aspiration to inspire her audience with hope – elaborated on her TV show, in her magazine, and on her website – is hardly ignoble.
Lee Siegel
I couldn’t bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all.
I’ve come to realize nobody needs what we sell. There’s hardly a woman who needs another pair of black shoes.
My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That’s more a function of my age than anything else though – back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
Bram Cohen
There are hardly five critics in America; and several of them are asleep.
I’m hardly a saint.
Initially it was very male dominated and there were hardly any women director but now women have entered everywhere and they are making their mark. I think its more to do with talent than differentiating on gender.
I would never say no at a red-carpet event. It’s part of the job. Without the viewers we are nothing, so a simple picture is hardly too much to ask.
An actor like me hardly ever sees a producer. My agent will say, how about Coogan for the part. The producer will say yes. So you never see the producer.
Why would I retire from something I enjoy doing? I can hardly wait to get here.
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
Jackson Pollock
I’ve hardly ever played urban characters.
It’s very frightening when you’re told you have any form of the c-word, but because of early detection, they caught it before it had hardly begun. I’m completely cured and will go on to have a wonderful, fruitful life. I’ll never die of prostate cancer.
If the experimental physicist has already done a great deal of work in this field, nevertheless the theoretical physicist has still hardly begun to evaluate the experimental material which may lead him to conclusions about the structure of the atom.
Brittany can hardly claim the attention of the tourist as a superlatively beautiful country. The way in which trees are clipped and tortured out of shape disfigures the sylvan landscape; and of mountain scenery, there is none.
We think that in Mexico, online trading of shares and financial instruments is not going to be as important as it is in the U.S. On days that there is a banking holiday in the U.S., you hardly see any movement here on the stock exchange.
It’s been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it, but adults have more trouble. This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
Terry Gilliam
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
Even though I travel considerably, I hardly get to see a thing when I am out on tour. It’s always the same routine: I get into some town. They lead me to the hotel. I eat. I put on lipstick. Then I go to the club, talk real dirty, sing a few songs and go home. Not a bad way to make a living.
It’s hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process.
My father, an entrepreneur but hardly a technologist, was looking to buy a computer to ‘automate’ our family business. In 1981, he characteristically dove head first into computing and bought an Osborne I.
I do a play a year, or every 18 months, and you get your comedies and your dramas, but you hardly get anything that touches some kind of core in you.
When I was injured after ‘Kill Bill‘ I had a year where I not just couldn’t make any money but I couldn’t swim, I couldn’t surf, I could hardly run, which is insane. I couldn’t do gymnastics, martial arts, I could barely crawl on all fours. That was devastating to me.
I don’t really like the Oscars; it’s a commercial promotional event. It helps immeasurably to sell films, but it’s hardly the Nobel prize.
Oh yeah – for sure – hardly a week doesn’t go by when I don’t hear something wonderful that someone has made in some low-budget situation, primarily with a view to selling a few hundred copies at their concerts.
David Knopfler
I am probably not alone in sensing above me the huge corporations and monstrous banks, science, politics and technologies, spy satellites and stock markets, military systems and massive wealthforces and dynamics I don’t understand or can hardly imagine.
My influence is probably more from American crime writers than any Europeans. And I hardly read any Scandinavian crime before I started writing myself. I wasn’t a great crime reader to begin with.
The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
Indonesia is hardly immune to catastrophic breakdowns, as the anti-Communist pogrom showed. But, like India, it has been relatively fortunate in evolving a mode of politics that can include many discontinuities – of class, region, ethnicity, and religion.
A presidential candidate changing churches is hardly unusual. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Rand Paul have all aligned themselves with different faiths throughout their lives.
Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair. They gave her the means of supporting life, but they made life hardly worth supporting.
P. G. Wodehouse
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
I got scars on my face that tell some kind of story. I’m looking in the mirror, and I got one scar that’s really two scars – half from a baseball bat and half from playing football in college. I’ll tell you, though, after a while, your face gets so wrinkled up you can hardly see them.
Seattle was hardly a tech magnet before Amazon, Microsoft, and then a host of once-fledgling technology firms set up operations there.
Were Trump campaign officials the only ones engaging in questionable behavior regarding Russia? Hardly. The Clintons are in the same category.
When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we’d play the guysroles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films.
I’ve done stunts when I was hurting so bad I couldn’t hardly breathe and yet I would go ahead and do it.
Under Lenin, hardly less than under Stalin, historians harbored critical opinions at their peril. The writing, let alone the publication, of political diaries was virtually impossible.
Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
I’m conscious of a series of circles working its way through my life. And at this particular moment I have come round to the beginning of my writing cycle. It begins with poetry. There’s hardly a day that goes past on which I don’t write poetry.
A television chat show is light entertainment, so it is trivial by its very nature. It is hardly the place to get people to reveal their innermost thoughts. Then it becomes sensationalism, and you lower yourself to the level of the popular newspapers.
My early years were hardly a model of focus, discipline, and direction. No one who met me as a teenager could have imagined my going into research and making important discoveries. No one could have predicted the arc of my career.
I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn’t just saying the words any longer.
Melissa George
There are hardly any apprenticeships in care; hardly any schools preparing teenagers for jobs in care; and few signs that politicians know what to do to raise the status and rewards for what will soon be one of our most important industries.
I don’t have a manager or a publicist and am hardly seen at film parties. I am not ambitious.
As an MP, I could hardly meet my constituents‘ genuine needs as the funds at an MP’s disposal are meagre.
Punjab history is hardly taught to students in schools.
Poached quince are so tender, aromatic, and rosy that you’d hardly believe the raw fruit is white, fibrous, and hard as a rock.
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
There is hardly any coordination between the Centre‘s Make In India and Start-Up India schemes and demonetization.
The picture surface recedes just as much in the 20th century as it did in the 15th. The techniques of making pictures have hardly changed.
Howard Hodgkin
When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could.
Hardly any of my most memorable meals have been eaten in a restaurant, and definitely none in one of those fancy marble-floored, polished-silver establishments.
I’m very near-sighted and can hardly see without my glasses.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
I used to be vegan. I’m not anymore, but I don’t eat hardly any meat. But it’s nice for me to go to a place like Chipotle where I can get some fresh veggies, some brown rice, some black beans, and all that kind of stuff.
While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught.
With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.
Give us a break! I’ve hardly done anything but independent films.
I appear only in the first half of ‘Vunnadi Okate Zindagi,’ and in ‘A Aa’ I hardly appear in two to three scenes as Nagavalli.
I don’t prefer to go out and chill. I hardly roam around. It might be difficult to believe, but I haven‘t visited Akshardham temple or Qutub Minar.
Sir Hugh Greene is the man I hold most responsible for the state of our country today. For 11 years hardly a week went by without a sniping reference to me. And he gave access to anyone who was prepared to say anything morally subversive.
Mary Whitehouse
The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time – and central to the concerns of fiction.
At home, I hardly ever leave London. I don’t like the countryside in England.
When I was 15, I was wearing sandals and corduroys, Guernsey, striped pullover, a beard that was hardly there, shades and a beret, and the goal was hanging out.
Roy Harper
For what I can imagine and feel and think and hear, I can hardly do anything on the acoustic bass. It used to be just pure frustration of imagining so much more and being able to get to a certain level of execution.
People who hardly ever cook at all, suddenly at the holidays, feel like it’s their responsibility to not only cook dinner for large groups of people suddenly, but to serve things that are fussy or fancy or formal. And I don’t think that’s what anybody really wants, especially if you’re not good at it.
These days, I am the most boring, methodical runner. I always do the same three- to five-mile loop near my home every evening. I hardly ever miss a day. On the weekends, I might go longer or add in weights.
My dad is my best friend, not just my dad. We hardly ever bump heads, but when we do, we just work it out.
Sometimes I like practicing, sometimes I don’t. But I like the result… I hardly ever get discouraged. Maybe right when it’s very hard to get something done correctly, but then the idea flashes through of how to fix it. And I get encouraged. And other ideas flow.
So, quite often, there are hardly any breaks. But that’s fine with me as, at one point of time, I had stayed home for months without work. I have taken all the rest I needed then.
Tovino Thomas
Sport, like life, hardly gives you second chances, certainly not in a pandemic era.
I hardly can sleep. I feel that my target now is really to save Mother Earth for humanity. And it’s doable.
But my family is connected to coal. There’s hardly anybody in West Virginia that doesn’t have a connection to the coal industry.
Paula Jean Swearengin
I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people’s tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.
I love my house and stay back home when I get time off shoots. I hardly party. I am not 19 anymore.
The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.
There’s hardly a single show that doesn’t have a Canadian on it.
When I was growing up, my family was plagued by poverty. My mother, a single parent, worked around the clock to make sure her children – me, my five brothers, and three sisters – could eat and have a safe place to sleep. We hardly saw her.
You can only realize change if you live simply. Once people want enormous excess, you can hardly do social change.
I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.
The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage.
Terence Fisher
If you have a piece by Bach, he often develops the piece to such a high level that you can hardly do much more to it. But Saint-Luc wrote very simple baroque music, and so if you do not embellish it, it just falls apart. It’s way too simple.
David Russell
On the day-long follows that I used to do with mothers and their offspring – these chimp families that I knew so well – there was hardly a day when I didn’t learn something new about them.
Famously, the CIA is somewhere where marriages hardly ever last because it’s obviously such a strange lifestyle.
Chris Terrio
When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.
Experience isn’t interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
My dad had a third-grade education in Mexico. Third grade. My mom had a fifth-grade education. They were raised in a poor home… They got married and they had their family, but there’s hardly any future.
French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.
Christian Lacroix
I have dedicated myself to development of the state and hardly get time to spend with my family.
The people of the State of Texas consist principally of men, women, and children, with a sprinkling of cowboys. The weather is very good, thermometer rarely rising above 2,500 degrees in the shade and hardly ever below 212.
O. Henry
I’d hardly seen any movies when I was 19 and left drama school.
One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
The truth is my dad was a lovely man who had to retire early from his job as an engineer because he had osteoporosis. It meant he was forced to wear a harness and could hardly breathe.
Many people work behind a music project, but hardly get recognised.
Gopi Sundar
I did hardly any academic work. I learnt a fair amount, though.
Women’s vulnerability around money is hardly exclusive to Africa. Throughout the world, women struggle with financial power. In the West, women’s financial literacy is notably lower than men’s. That lack of knowledge means that many women slide into poverty when they become widows.
Living apart is hardly possible if people have children together. It can also be more expensive to maintain two homes. But then, it’s expensive to break up when you live in one property.
Manned spaceflight has lost its glamour – understandably so, because it hardly seems inspiring, 40 years after Apollo, for astronauts merely to circle the Earth in the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
A public, unified and integrated railway – hardly controversial.
I finally get to the place where the book has matured in my mind and I can hardly wait to start writing it. Then I just sit down and I start. I hit the go button. I have an outline, which is 70 pages, but I don’t look at it. I never have to look at it.
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
William Wycherley
When I write a book, I write very cleanly from page one to the last page. I hardly ever write out of sequence.
I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
Les Baxter
I’m no longer religious, but the Bible fascinates me. Hardly anyone reads it anymore, but it’s got everything: it’s a book of poetry, it’s a book of principle, it’s a book of stories, and of myths and of epic tales, a book of histories and a book of fictions, of riddles, fables, parables and allegories.
I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me, after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there. Yet they did, and their report to the court advises all the changes made that I had proposed.
Personally criticizing a member of my staff hardly seemed like the way to negotiate a deal.
My performances in auditions were so inept that I hardly got any jobs in film or TV. I just could not learn the lines and the thought of doing theatre terrified me. What if I forgot my lines in the middle of a scene with an entire audience watching?
My stomach hardly ever gets fat, but my bum and thighs turn to jelly if I don’t work out for like, three days.
Enron – although an extreme case – is hardly the only company with a hollow set of values.
I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else’s entertainment, not mine.
I hardly look at myself in the mirror… I’ll only wear makeup if I need to cover something up. But I’ve recently started caring about my skin. I just turned 60 and was like, ‘OK, maybe it’s time to start thinking about it.’ Before that, I would just splash water on my face, put cream on, and then leave.
Pamela Hanson
When we got married – almost 10 years ago now – we made a commitment to really be together, which means we hardly ever spend a night apart. And being madly in love is important, but I think it’s equally important to be in deep like! I like this guy… we talk about everything, and we laugh a lot. Life is good!
Hardly anyone has noticed that in the Northern Hemisphere people stir their drinks counterclockwise, whereas the same people stir their drinks clockwise when visiting the Southern Hemisphere.
Shirley Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.
I could hardly believe that she really existed, that she wasn’t a dream. There was something miraculous about Dorothy Stratten.
God breathes through us so completely… so gently we hardly feel it… yet, it is our everything.
Queen were the first western band I got hooked on. I got a bootleg – there was hardly any legal buying of CDs in Georgia.
I’m hardly physically right for the hero parts, now am I?
I always had two or three jobs at the same time. I started doing yard work when I was 7 or 8. When I was 13, I got my first state job doing road construction. Between working, sports and school, I hardly ever had free time.
Breaux Greer
The most depressing part of the 2016 election is that the candidates often failed to show any cultural leadership: any recognition that the world of public policy was important but hardly the only good and necessary part of our shared society.
With ‘Iowa,’ if you ask me, we really passed up a lot of things that we could have done with the two auxiliary drummers. I mean they hardly touched their drums on that album.
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.
Frederick W. Taylor
Science offers no brief for the telekinetic powers of Darth Vader and hardly any greater justification for the faster-than-light travel that makes his empire possible. And yet what is ‘Star Wars‘ if not pure quill SF?
We thought we were going to have a girl, so we had 15 girls’ names lined up and a little boy popped out. We had no idea, and we had hardly any boys’ names.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Paul Gauguin
I’ve hardly walked the ramp with Milind. I was in school and college when he was a top model. By the time I entered, he was on his way out.
What would I have done if I’d been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst.
I was angry when I was young, but I was never really that violent. I hardly ever fought, mainly because I wasn’t very good at it.
My youngest is 26, and so I hardly remember life not being a father, but my wife and I were hands on-parents.
Students come away with a clear message about how admissions works: If you have money, connections or ‘insider‘ knowledge, you have a leg up. It’s hardly surprising that many students of modest or lower means decide it’s not even worth playing.
When Ando arrives in the studio, he picks up his pen even before he gets a cup of tea, and he stays seated until the very last train at night. He hardly eats, just nibbles at little balls of rice at his desk.
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
I hardly ever watch my own work. I just end up picking myself apart! I can’t even stand to hear myself on voicemail. the sound of my own voice is like nails on a chalkboard. The same goes for my records.
Grey DeLisle
The culture looms much larger than you do as a parent, and one can hardly rely on the culture to impart the lesson that womanhood is valuable.
I haven’t read hardly any Westerns, to tell you the truth.
Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.
George Savile
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
It’s hardly even noticeable that so many artists, designers and architects live here. It isn’t reflected in the cityscape or in the museums. Many of the artists, for example, exhibit around the world, just not in Berlin.
Olafur Eliasson
Innovation and disruption are the hallmarks of the technology world, and hardly a moment passes when we are not thinking, doing, or talking about these topics.
For me, my guilty pleasure is that if I don’t want to do anything one day, I won’t. I’ll just sit around, not shower, hardly even eat, and just watch TV.
My family moved out of London’s East End to a tiny village. The school I went to was supposed to be mixed gender, but there were hardly any boys born that year. So, yes, joining a youth theatre was a fun way to meet the opposite sex!
When I tell a foreign audience that 90 per cent of Indian women have no access to sanitary napkin, there is a visible disbelief. But there is hardly a ripple when I say the same thing to an Indian crowd.
Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.
Eric Allin Cornell
The proposal that men and women should be treated equally under the law is hardly a controversial concept.
Carolyn Maloney
I’m hardly a smartphone addict. I rarely look at social media.
My first time being inside the Performance Center was for the WWE Tough Enough tryouts, and although I knew hardly anything about sports-entertainment, I knew I wanted to be a part of this place.
I was so emotional. Choked up. I could hardly talk all day. I’ll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon, realizing what a wonderful experience this has been.
Dennis Franz
My father had barely any education. He could hardly write or count. But his great pride was that he was perfectly bilingual. In the household, he entertained this idea that we had to speak both languages.
The odd thing about being a writer is you do tend to lose yourself in your books. Sometimes it seems like real life is flickering by and you’re hardly a part of it. You remember the events in your books better than you remember the events that actually took place when you were writing them.
Men find it difficult because I’ve got so much energy and hardly sleep at night, only four or five hours. I wake up in the early hours and potter around.
Susannah York
My schedule is such that even though I visit several cities for performances, I hardly get the time to explore any of them.
ICOs cannot escape startup evolution characteristics. This means that their growth will be hard fought, hard earned, and hardly a walk in the park.
The exact meaning of irony is so narrow that the word is hardly worth using; in its broad, current definition, it’s a euphemism for sarcasm. ‘I’m not being sarcastic; I’m being ironic.’ No, you’re not. You’re evading the responsibility for being sarcastic.
I can’t run anymore. That’s the one thing I loved doing. And I can’t play golf hardly at all because of wrist and back pain.
I have travelled enough internationally to know and accept the reality that, overwhelmingly, people are well disposed to Australia but in truth know very little about it. In particular, people know hardly anything about Australian politics.
I don’t watch a lot of T.V., and I hardly ever have time to keep up with series, though I do love reruns of old favorites from my childhood like ‘Dr. Who’, ‘The Goodies’, and ‘Get Smart.’
Garth Nix
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
To be honest, and this is terrible to admit, I hardly read any teen mystery books at all.
John Allison
The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence.
Marie Corelli
Cleveland‘s a great place when you’re a kid. You hardly ever get sunburned, without the sun shining.
Sports is a terrific metaphor that’s hardly been touched on TV.
Obama ran on a platform of unmitigated optimism – a promise to usher in a brighter day for America. But there could hardly be a greater contrast between his pledge and his performance in office, between his commitment to the nation and his current abandonment of all hope.
From the very first, my countrymen have followed my literary career, now criticizing, now praising my work, but hardly ever letting a single word be buried in indifference.
Halldor Laxness
I prefer being called director Aishwarya Dhanush’s husband. She and I share our passion for cinema, but at home, we hardly talk about it. Instead, we share other interests.
I’ve hardly taken a photograph since 1967.
I was a very special child. I did stand-up comedy. I did it all. My family didn’t understand. ‘Aren’t you tired?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ I’m like an insomniac, I hardly sleep, I’m always on the move.
Alessandra Torresani
When Margaret Thatcher was leader, she and Michael Heseltine were hardly soulmates, but she would not have allowed personal rivalry to take the heat off the Labour Party, whose own deep internal divisions are buried in other news now, nor would she have countenanced any attempt to have a show trial.
A major focus of ‘Reality Hunger‘ is appropriation and plagiarism and what these terms mean. I can hardly treat the topic deeply without engaging in it. That would be like writing a book about lying and not being permitted to lie in it.
One thing that’s nice about doing a movie about people that hardly anyone knows, you never worry if they’re a perfect match.
The consequences of President Johnson‘s campaign of deliberate deception regarding Vietnam could hardly have been more catastrophic for the nation, the military, the president, his party, and the presidency itself.
I played cricket at primary school but hardly at all at high school. I was more of a footballer.
The Malays can hardly be said to have an indigenous literature, for it is almost entirely derived from Persia, Siam, Arabia, and Java. Arabic is their sacred language.
People will meet me and say, ‘You’re not really a Tory.’ And I’ll say I’ve been a Tory all my life – my politics have hardly changed. It is about making a society that is just and kinder to people.
I remember being in China and realising how irrelevant not even Britain is, but also Europe. We’re just another remote country that hardly impinges on some places at all.
The goals of literature are multifold, but creating nice, positive protagonists that you’d want to grab drinks with or invite home to mom can hardly be considered one of them.
To be honest, before I joined the industry, I knew very little about the fashion world, and I hardly knew any name brands. Probably because the price tags were a little too high, and home girl needed to work.
I can hardly understand the Australian accent.
Joey Santiago
It seems everything is so full of possibilities one can hardly take it all in.
Where I grew up, in Des Moines, Iowa, there is hardly any downtown economic activity now. Everybody shops in malls – you don’t find a sense of community in malls.
You know, women have a history of just being – we’ve been told all our lives not to say – in the fifties you couldn’t say birth or even be pregnant hardly on television – and then gradually things have changed.
There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men, than there too often is, between the same man, a lover and a husband.
I am overwhelmed by the reaction to my songs. At Mitra, people went crazy dancing to Paglu’s songs. Naveena, which hardly ever screens a Bengali movie, is screening ‘Paglu.’ I got mobbed at the theaters and lost my watch and shades.
In ‘Tom and Jerry,’ there was hardly any dialogue at all. It was all action. It required a great many drawings to make.
I’ve got a room full of scripts. They go to the ceiling. I can’t even hardly walk into it anymore. Most are original, and there are some adaptations like ‘Man’s Fate.’
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
I guess I’m not that aware of such a big fan base. I have a few core people who write me no matter what I’m doing, but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams
There is hardly a pioneer‘s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
We are closing corporate loopholes so we are hardly being heroic to close the combined reporting loophole. I think 28 or 30 other states have done it and a lot of those states will be trying to get Amazon.
Phil Murphy
We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
I don’t know whether it’s a Nordic thing, but men in Iceland are very locked-up, very quiet. They hardly ever express emotion.
Olafur Darri Olafsson
I get a lot of fan mail addressed to Bilbo and sometimes Sir Bilbo – it’s hardly ever addressed to Ian Holm, in fact. My business manager drafts the replies, and then I pop in to the office and sign them, ‘Bilbo!’
Ian Holm
I have hardly any friends who aren’t gay.
You can hardly be a classicist and not be interested in theatre.
On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself.
At some of the venues, the audience was so loud we could hardly hear what was happening on stage, which kind of threw us back to 1983, when we had very similar reactions on a much bigger scale.
Roger Andrew Taylor
The first cellphone I owned was hardly a slim, high-tech device – it was more like a brick with buttons, only with worse reception. If you wanted to use your phone to give someone a message, you were better off throwing it at him and hoping you broke his car window.
We are so accustomed to think of religion as a thing between individual men and God that we can hardly enter into the idea of a religion in which a whole nation in its national organisation appears as the religious unit.
William Robertson Smith
I am not saying that the Renaissance in any way was a feminist movement – hardly. But the arts flourished, and in more social settings as opposed to being confined to the church.
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
Hermann Broch
Once you’ve made peace with the fact that you’re hardly ever going to work on anything that you’re actually good at, the only thing that you can do is get good very fast on everything you have to do.
Whether I’m in a sari or a mini skirt hardly matters as long as the role I do in a film is substantial and makes a difference.
I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people.
Claude Chabrol
Award shows come with a price tag. You have to lobby and I don’t have the acumen for such stuff. Maybe that’s the reason I hardly have any award.
I just want to preach so bad I can hardly stand it. I love what I do.
Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does.
Though I love driving, I am not much of a long drive person. In Mumbai, we hardly have roads for long drives and the highways are mostly clogged up with traffic.
I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU’s reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime.
Timothy Garton Ash
If anything, a lot of electronic music is music that no one listens to at home, hardly. It’s really only to be heard when everyone’s out enjoying it.
I was born in America but all of my friends’ parents, everybody‘s parents, including my own, had come to America from Europe. Many people in my neighborhood hardly bothered to learn English.
I hardly ever watch the news… I love reading newspapers, but I know they’re dying out.
Great innovators like Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, and Andrew Carnegie didn’t rely on government. There was hardly any of it in those days. More recently, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison used genius to put brand-new ideas into production.
I don’t watch football debate shows on TV, hardly listen to the radio or read the papers.
I have kids. I can’t hardly watch an afternoon football game with them without having to turn off the TV during the commercials. It’s too much. I don’t know when violence was deemed such a cinematic thing.
Never in my heart did I want to quit, but I did, at the end of 2012, start to wonder when I was getting fractures from running hardly at all; I started thinking, ‘Am I asking too much of my body? Is it not going to do this for me anymore?’
Kirsten Sweetland
I hardly use cuss words.
There are two voices: the first says write; the second hardly speaks, but I know what he wants. And if I let him, nothing would get done. He hovers at the edges.
Machiavelli’s teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
I can hardly find the words to describe the peace I felt when I was acting. My dysfunctional self could actually plug in to another self, not my own, and it felt so good.
If I stop practising, I will be an average singer. There are a lot of singers I know who hardly practise, yet sing well.
Theoretical physics hardly requires any research funding, so I never felt the need. The overall government and institutional support has been good enough for my work.
Ashoke Sen
When I was 16 I had a table at home in Melbourne and I hardly ever practised.
Traditional arguments for the existence of God and contemporary attempts to use fine-tuning and cosmology to back up the case for his existence always strike me as kinds of games, since hardly anyone believes on the basis of these arguments at all.
When you’re the president, there’s tremendous respect, and everybody goes out of their way respecting you and honoring you… it can be a trap. Nobody says ‘Boo’ to you, and nobody tells you you’re wrong, hardly, if you have the wrong people around you.
As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.
I hardly ever go into the studio with a work complete in my head. It emerges from communal activity.
When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn’t play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
Hugo Black
Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.
I’ll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.
I’ve seen past fighters who don’t seem all there anymore, can hardly walk around or look like the Tin Man, they’ve just been through the wringer.
Being lampooned on ‘South Park‘ is hardly something to complain about. They brought the issue of the dolphin and whale slaughter by the Japanese to a very large audience. I could not really care less how I was portrayed.
Gun violence has cost us too many political leaders, and hardly ever the worst ones.
I’m a terrible grocery shopper. I hardly ever do it. And if I do, there’s never more than three things in the bag.
I’m not exactly an example of how to learn English; I just can’t get it into my head. I’m learning hardly anything, truth be told.
Bath was hardly known for its rock’n roll. We weren’t part of the London scene or the New Romantics or any of that.
While today’s fraternities are hardly the literary- and debate-inspired groups of yore, their core mission – or, at the least, their ideal core mission and the one touted loudly in their public chapter and promotional materialsremains largely unchanged.
So much inspires me. People living their lives with courage, beauty of all kinds, nature in all its aspects, people I love and people I hardly know, and, of course, other poets.
Ellen Bass
Where anger can be seen as a relative positive in a man, it is hardly ever perceived as anything other than a negative in a woman.
One of the bad things about being a filmmaker, about being me, is I can hardly read a book anymore because every time I read something, I have a poaching mentality, like, ‘Oh, can this be a movie?’
Not much over £1,000 a month for the private soldier on operations is hardly an impressive figure.
Mike Jackson
When you have girl children, they torture you! If at any moment of the day I ever think I’m remotely cool at all, which is hardly ever, I have two daughters who make sure that never happens. They say, ‘Mom, you didn’t really wear that?’ And I say, ‘Yes, and pretty much everyone saw it.’
Pat Benatar
I am very fortunate. I am a glass-half-full eternal optimist type to the point of being a moron. But I would never presume to know how hard it goes for others. How, for some people, just getting though the day is an incredible effort that can hardly be borne.
It’s hardly a radical idea to suggest that regulators and legislators understand the law now, is it?
War in Africa is hardly a new phenomenon, nor are voices telling its stories of terror and triumph. Yet some of the continent‘s most devastating conflicts – and the literature born from the experiences of their survivors – have often gone unnoticed in the West.
When we focus mostly on our immediate needs, wants, and desires, we may achieve some of them but hardly feel satisfied. When we feel connected to ourselves on a deeper level, we get happy. We feel safe.
I’ve had some unbelievable successes, and I’ve also learned painful lessons through failures so low I can hardly stand to think of them.
Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy – all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man.
When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation.
Wilfred Burchett
I hardly watch commercial films but I have nothing against them.
I was very, very quiet. I was always a loner, hardly spoke, and I was quite a nerd in school. So I was an outsider always.
Shahzia Sikander
French schools follow a national curriculum that includes arduous surveys of French philosophy and literature. Frenchmen then spend the rest of their lives quoting Proust to one another, with hardly anyone else catching the references.
I think President Obama is clearly, you know, a Republican. I know, because in the 1990s I was a Republican, and he’s way to the right of me, and I’ve hardly changed any positions.
I work very fast and steadily, and I don’t hardly ever notice that I’m working. It feels like just breathing or walking when I do films.
I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately doesn’t hardly exist any more, a medium called Radio.
In ‘House of Boys,’ I wanted to be in drag. It was amazing to be in the middle of all these drag queens. They did my makeup. I hardly recognized myself! That was very funny.
According to me, when a filmmaker is writing a role, a certain actor comes to his mind. Now whether that actor resides in Mumbai or in the Malabar is hardly of any consequence.
Sayaji Shinde
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
A god whose creation is so imperfect that he must be continually adjusting it to make it work properly seems to me a god of relatively low order, hardly worthy of any worship.
Martin Gardner
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
St. Jerome
The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
People liked my performances in ‘Kill Dill’ and ‘Happy Ending,’ but I was hardly there in them.
I do not want to be 36 years old and can hardly walk.
Reno 911: Miami!’ is a terrible, terrible title, and all the reviews – good and mostly bad – nobody pointed out how stupid a title that was. But you can hardly come up with a sentence that’s more awkward.
Passion is no respecter of persons. She hardly seems to select her victims.
I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance – the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.
The most important thing about a candidate is not their promises – those hardly ever get delivered anyway. It’s about how they would respond to unpredictable future events. And that’s about their character.
I hardly ever write when I’m just feeling great.
Raine Maida
When I was designing, I had in mind Jimi Hendrix, and I could hardly find skinny indie black kids to wear my clothes. I remember one telling me he had to swap his skinny jeans for baggy ones in the subway before going home, so he wouldn’t get in trouble in his neighborhood.
I have – and you gotta believe this – hardly ever met anybody in Hollywood who’s not nice. There are some people I don’t like, but everybody has been very nice.
I can hardly find the words to describe the peace I felt when I was acting. My dysfunctional self could actually plug in to another self, not my own, and it felt so good. It was the first time that I existed inside a fully-functioning self – one that I controlled, that I steered, that I gave life to.
Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever.
Broadway‘s a lot of work, don’t get me wrong. It’s eight shows a week. You hardly ever see the sunset. I remember when I left, I was like, ‘Oh! The sun’s setting! I haven’t seen that in a year!’ Singing eight shows a week is hard.
Heather Headley
‘The Man Who Loved Children,’ Christina Stead’s masterpiece, remains the most fabulous book that hardly anyone I know has read.
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
Hardly anyone says anything real in the courtroom. Almost everything is decided ahead of time, and the truth is found behind the scenes.
A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.
It’s hardly a secret that I’m skeptical of declarations that the aliens are out and about on our planet. Still, I try to answer every one of these mails and phone calls because, after all, it’s not a violation of physics to travel from one star system to another.
I hardly said a word to my wife until I said ‘yes’ to divorce.
John Milius
South Koreans who have seen and praised the mass games should remember the hardship of tearful children. Teachers drive them hard with curses and orders to repeat and repeat. When the children return home in the evening, they can hardly walk.
Kim Il-sung
From the age of 15 to 50, I’d hardly stepped out of a kitchen. I just wanted to live a little, to spend time with my wife and children. The first time I saw snow was when I was 50, because I’d never had the time before.
Once, I had so many scripts coming to me that I could hardly read them all.
Greta Scacchi
Thomas Muller deserves enormous respect. He’s hardly ever injured and has always been with the national team, where other players might have said they are tired, need a break or were injured. He has busted his butt for the national team.
It’s American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We’re considered Alternative, but don’t expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We’re hardly of that generation.
Intellectual development was paramount to my father, of course, but he was hardly a geek. He was a man who happened to be of a certain Southern culture and a certain age, and his talents and tastes had been molded accordingly.
That a nation’s statuary will reflect beliefs and attitudes that are no longer current or congenial hardly needs arguing. In most instances, it doesn’t at all imply a continuing reverence.
I guess the thing I would say most fervently is that your original impulse to write something is an impulse you should trust, and that if it doesn’t work on the first draft, which it hardly ever does, the commitment to revising ought to be something you embrace really early. And to revise and revise and revise.
There are 2,000 young-adult novels published a year, and hardly any of them ever break out.
It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
I hardly ever swear. So when I do, my husband knows it’s extremely serious.
Juarez had become a failed city. The mayor of Juarez lived in El Paso. Not only did he not live in his own city, he didn’t live in his own country. You had all these kids out of school who didn’t want to work because they saw their mothers toiling in jobs for hardly any cash.
When nobody read, dyslexia wasn’t a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor genetic variation in your ability to focus attention was hardly a problem, and may even have been an advantage. When most people have to make it through high school, the same variation can become a genuinely life-altering disease.
I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony.
A lot of people have been very dismissive of me. I’m hardly the darling of the NME. It used to get me down a bit, but you reach a point where you can laugh it off.
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.
My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more.
Claude Chabrol
For me Louisiana was mostly family when I was there. We hardly left; there was no need to… We hardly left the front porch. You would just sit, and folks would come by, and it was really old school in that way.
The ongoing argument over whether the Enlightenment is a good thing is hardly a new facet of American political life.
You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture.
In war, there is hardly a more horrifying example of the head-long plunge into reckless militarism than what Hillary Clinton led the way on in Libya.
Endometriosis is notoriously difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are perverse. A woman with mild endometriosis can be in an agony for days every month (or every day for every month); women with the severe kind can have hardly any pain at all, like me.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
While the FAST Act is a significant bipartisan accomplishment that provides much-needed funding certainty, this modest increase in funding is hardly the bold, forward-thinking plan our country needs to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create a 21st-century transportation system.
There’s hardly any precedent for a guy like me to have the career that I’ve had. Because I grew up the way I grew up, I’m an in-your-face kind of guy. I developed that as a defense mechanism to survive in the streets. I do that in Hollywood in the service of my passion.
I get a lot of free time between films, but I don’t know why I hardly dance.
New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.
Djuna Barnes
In some ways, the finding that financial education doesn’t provide long-term payoffs is hardly surprising. After all, how much do you remember from your high school chemistry class? Unless you use chemistry at work, you probably don’t recall much about ionic bonding.
I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I don’t lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything like that. I don’t go to showbiz parties or red-carpet events, so it all depends on whether I’ve got a film out. I’ve not been very visible in the last year or so and as a result hardly anyone stops me in the street.
Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you’ll hardly have time to think about food.
Hardly can it be judged whether it be better for mankind to believe that the gods have regard of us, or that they have none, considering that some men have no respect and reverence for the gods, and others so much that their superstition is a shame to them.
In my own home, where I’ve been able to create an environment that works for me, I’m hardly disabled at all. I still have an impairment, and there are obviously some very restrictive things about that, but the impact of disability is less.
It was a very stupid thing to do, I’ll admit, but I hardly didn’t even know I was doing it.
I hardly do any exercise because of my arthritis and my joints.
Coming from a conservative family from Mangalore, I had hardly watched any movies or television during my student days.
I hardly had any coaching until I joined Birmingham where I had Dave Watson for five years. He’s one of the best and I knew how important that was for me.
When people talk about the great quarterbacks, it’s almost exclusively the guys who have won Super Bowls. There have been some very good ones who hardly get mentioned because they never won the big one. I don’t know if that’s fair, but that’s the way it is.
Quietly, President Obama has done warrantless wire tapping. And it was hardly covered. I don’t know if any of the mainstream press bothered to cover it.
I’m so focused on the game that I hardly understand what the people sing or shout or what they do.
To be in love with Debo Devonshire is hardly a distinction.
There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
In the early 1980s, top athletes hardly got the kind of exposure needed.
To pass to the deluge, and beyond it, and to come to close quarters with our proper division, the origin of Romance itself is a very debatable subject, or rather it is a subject which the wiser mind will hardly care to debate much.
George Saintsbury
When he asked me, with obvious self-satisfaction, what I thought of the scenario, I hardly knew how to answer. I asked if he had seen the play and was hardly surprised when he said no.
Elmer Rice
When you work with somebody you have chemistry with, it’s easy and it’s fun. You hardly call it work.
Joe Lando
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
I hardly ever see new plays. They don’t have the audacity and daring that they used to.
I love nature – it’s probably my most favorite thing. I don’t watch much telly, the telly hardly goes on, but the things I do watch are sort of nature programs, and something about the oceans and the amount of weird fish that’s in there.
Because of Kipling, I’ve sometimes wondered about keeping a mongoose about the house. But given the cobra population in Silver Spring, Marylandzero, when last I checked – we hardly need a Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
Governments that try to shoot for a surplus hardly ever reach it.
Even around my family, I hardly spoke. I was very reserved.
In Ranji cricket, I am used heavily as a bowler, but in international cricket I hardly get four overs, and sometimes I never even get to bowl and bat at number eight.
Stuart Binny
I love pink – pink’s my favourite. I hardly ever – weirdly – wear it, but I love the colour pink.
Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson’s legislative success on civil rights.
The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.
Most of us know nothing about constitutional law, so it’s hardly surprising that we take sides in the Obamacare debate the way we root for the Red Sox or the Yankees. Loyalty to the team is what matters.
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses, apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.
I don’t watch any television, hardly ever because I’m so busy. I always obviously watch my shows because I blog about it and talk about it, but no, I can watch the news in the morning and that’s it.
Lisa Vanderpump
I’ve had aunts and uncles who not only haven’t read my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
Robert Cormier
Ever-busy, ever-building, ever-in-motion, ever-throwing-out the old for the new, we have hardly paused to think about what we are so busy building, and what we have thrown away. Meanwhile, the everyday landscape becomes more nightmarish and unmanageable each year.
I shampoo and condition my hair regularly. Hair spas too are very relaxing, but I hardly get time to go for them.
I have the luxury of getting up quite late, so I hardly ever set an alarm clock.
Ben Schott
As children, as we learn what things are, we are slowly learning to dismiss them visually. As adults, entirely submerged in words and concepts, we spend almost all of our time thinking and worrying about the past and the future, hardly ever looking at or engaging with the world visually.
You can hardly turn around and not see something that was done in Photoshop.
The world is apt to judge of everything by the success; and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
William Dampier
The defeat of the Augustan policy, as the peace with Maroboduus and the sufferance of the Teutoburg disaster may well be termed, was hardly a victory of the Germans.
In the French language, there is a great gulf between prose and poetry; in English, there is hardly any difference. It is a splendid privilege of the great literary languages Greek, Latin, and French that they possess a prose. English has not this privilege. There is no prose in English.
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.
I come from a generation where I did not have any knowledge about racism, trolling or degrading someone because we hardly used to do it to other people.
It’s hardly surprising that the corporate aliens lie when it comes to the relationship between doing something about climate change and the economy.
One hardly saves a world without ruling it.
I haven’t had a single thought for 26 years. I have only understanding. It’s somewhat complicated to understand that. I’ve hardly ever spoken about it. You’re in a state of total peace of mind. A kind of nirvana.
Byron Katie
A plump, well-fed stream is as satisfying to behold as a well-fed animal or a thrifty tree. One source of charm in the English landscape is the full, placid stream the season through; no desiccated watercourses will you see there, nor any feeble, decrepit brooks, hardly able to get over the ground.
The Internet has meant that advertising has migrated; there are hardly any classifieds in newspapers any more because they’re all online. If people have a car to sell, for example, they sell it online; they don’t go to the newspaper.
Audiences hardly recognize me from picture to picture.
When I see Kate Moss out and about, I think she looks more beautiful than when her hairdresser and make-up artist try and make her look like something else. And I remember when Madonna first asked Versace to book me to shoot a campaign with her, she came to see me wearing hardly any make-up, and she looked incredible.
There is hardly a facet of an Indian citizen that has not been touched by ISRO’s technology.
The kind of content I want to be part of is hardly made.
By virtue of my job, I’m traveling. You get to spend very little time with your family. We hardly get to meet each other except on the one odd day we really get to spend time, have dinner together. And that’s rare, and we cherish it.
The Republican Party has become overwhelmingly so extreme that it’s hardly a traditional political party anymore.
I haven’t always been into fitness. But I noticed that when I’d be on stage playing a show, I could hardly make it through the fifth song without having to take a breather.
I was on ‘Murder She Wrote’ with Angela Lansbury. She was fantastic… she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time, prepared. Whereas when I worked with Bob Hope, he didn’t know his lines. He had to have these huge big cards… he hardly said two words to me all day.
In our modern world of interdependent nations, hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations.
Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy for putting out a book that isn’t deemed profitable enough to print. You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.
Rudy Rucker
Stylistically speaking, Barack Obama could hardly be further from Jimmy Carter if he really had been born in Kenya.
I’m the worst critic about music myself. I hardly ever, ever like something the first time I listen to it.
Algeria does not court tourism. It doesn’t need to. It has vast crude-oil resources, equal to Libya’s. Its infrastructure does not accommodate tourists, and there is precious little visitor information – hardly any in English.
You have to build up to green smoothies. Everyone loves fruit smoothies: you can add a handful of baby spinach to a fruit smoothie and may hardly even taste it. Next, try two. Slowly, your taste buds can adapt to more greens.
I do not buy CDs any more; I usually stream Internet radio. For movies, I hardly every buy any DVDS. I have a DVR, so just record things off HBO, Showtime and so on.
I’m nearly blind. I can hardly see. But I’m taking some herbs. Something quacky.
Rachel Lambert Mellon
I’m all self-taught. I never had a teacher. Even for English, and French, and German, I hardly went to school.
I love music, of course, and many, many, many genres. There are hardly any songs I would say that I hate. There’s a couple, and I don’t even know exactly why I don’t like them.
New York City is home to so many people from so many places and the uniqueness of it is that you never feel a foreigner. English is almost hardly ever heard in the subway. In fact, it’s weird.
Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy.
I work from mornings to late nights, even on weekends and holidays. I hardly have any free time, let alone time to play other games.
Masahiro Sakurai
I think that I was the first MP to call for the nationalisation of Northern Rock, although that is hardly surprising because I have been calling for the nationalisation of the financial sector for 30 years or more.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
I was born in 1970. I was hardly goose-stepping down Nuremberg.
Sebastian Gorka
Even in the United States, the enslavement of African descendants continued until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. That brutal form of slavery was abolished there hardly thirty years before it was abolished in Cuba.
If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.
‘Go vote’ is a not a political strategy. It’s hardly a slogan. Hell, it’s not even a good tweet.
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Most of my best games were when I felt crap – I could hardly move on the morning of the World Cup semi-final in 1990 – but there’s a thing called adrenaline that gets you through.
When Savage died, that was hard on me. I didn’t even hardly know Randy, but I just turned 51 this past December, and he was 58 when he died. I’m like, ‘Hey man, just because I’m in that line of work, do I have an expiration date? Am I supposed to go?’ I always wonder, but I don’t harbor it.
Prior to 2001, hardly any company in North America or Europe would buy from India.
Vietnam should have taught us that mindless anti-Communism is not a cause worth killing or dying for in a world in which Communism is hardly a monolithic force.
Most schools have only a microwave or deep fryer, hardly the tools needed to feed our children real, fresh food.
If we divine a discrepancy between a man’s words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
Every once in the while I’ll watch ‘Duck Dynasty‘ and ‘Kim & Kourtney Take Miami,’ but outside of that, I don’t really watch TV. Also, I don’t text anybody, I’m hardly on Twitter or Instagram, and I’m very closed off. I’m kind of a hermit.
Israel Broussard
Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight, I could hardly breathe.
Benny Hill
My first book, ‘The Age of Wire and String,’ came out in 1995, and it was hardly reviewed at all.
Ben Marcus
I’m not in the movie business anymore, and hardly any 70 year olds are. I always ask the producers: ‘Are there no 70-year old vampires?’ Apparently there are not – or even zombies for that matter. I guess they all get eaten.
I like a little movie I did in the early nineties called ‘Mortal Thoughts.’ The part was hardly written, but I learned a lot making it. No one remembers it.
A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
Directing movies is the best job there is, that’s all. I can hardly say a word after that. It’s just a great job.
We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.
I still don’t like doing interviews. I hardly do any… I hope this will be the last one for a long while.
Beth Gibbons
I’m not sure what I think about current fashion, though. A few years ago, I would have said it’s really, really bad and you hardly ever see anybody looking good. There must be some very good designers in the world.
Hardly nobody gets to live two genders in their life.
Humans are startlingly bad at detecting fraud. Even when we’re on the lookout for signs of deception, studies show, our accuracy is hardly better than chance.
I’m hardly digging trenches for a living. I’m getting to tap into my boyhood fantasies of being a larger-than-life character.
I’m not a big drinking person and hardly ever have alcohol. Perhaps it’s not sweet enough for my sweet tooth.
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?
Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies.
Newspapers and magazines are vanishing. But science writers are not. In fact, they are becoming so adept and varied that I hardly have time to read ‘Gawker’ anymore.
When I’m not touring, I hardly ever leave my house. Part of it is I get to do what I’m most passionate about, which is work on music and make new songs.
Scientists tend to be unappreciated in the world at large, but you can hardly overstate the importance of the work they do.