We’ve collected the best Literally Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Beto O’Rourke, Patrick Duffy, Vanna White, Joe Biden, Tom Holland. Use them as an inspiration.
We in El Paso and Juarez are literally one community. There’s no separation; there’s no DMZ; there’s no buffer.
My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It’s to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.
It’s rare for artists to really stare deeply at themselves in the mirror, literally, because there’s constantly a mirror on you.
There are some kinds of Christianity that insist you have to believe literally in doctrine. The Gnostic gospels open out the complexity and multiplicity of approaches to this. If you think the story of the virgin birth is mistranslated, for instance, it doesn’t mean you have to throw out the whole thing.
I take a freezing cold shower to start every day, and when I can’t take it any more, I count 20 Mississippi‘s. Then I literally walk out of the shower and say, ‘Let’s go.’
‘The Movie’ is something that I made with some friends of mine in L.A. My friend, Luke Eberl, is the filmmaker. He shot this movie and asked a bunch of his friends to be involved with it. I just saw him the other day and there is no money to finish the film. But, you know, I literally have a cameo in it.
I have OCD and, literally, walking on the left, needing things to be in even numbers with few exceptions. One and seven, any number that ends in seven, that’s all me. All the tics like the pulling of the ear and scratching of the palms, all me.
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters.
I dated this guy who literally would never eat a single vegetable. I was like, ‘This is terrible. You eat like a five-year-old.’
That’s the thing about the script, is that how these people were affected by their decision, and how it could ultimately kill them, and I mean literally.
When I was 11, I developed a new symptom – the worst one yet: I had to touch people before I talked to them. When I say ‘had to,’ that’s exactly what I mean: if I didn’t touch them first, I literally couldn’t form the words.
We literally live right in the middle of the zoo, and it means that every day is a new experience and so much fun.
Growing up with my mother who grew up during World War II being half Filipina, half Okinawan, and literally running around the jungles in the Philippines escaping Japanese military chasing after them – I grew up with what they deem now as trauma, generational trauma.
The picture has made its million back in four months; I have been overwhelmed by letters, hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love, father love, sister love, brother love.
Portadown was the most marginalized of all the Nationalist communities in the North. Suddenly we were living in a town where, if you were Catholic, you literally couldn’t walk up the street without getting into some kind of conflict.
We didn’t sleep last week – we literally didn’t sleep – because we’ve been so busy with the book.
It’s not for everybody to tweet, it’s for everybody to follow. The more people figure that out, they see it’s RSS-plus. It’s literally the place you check for information.
When I was 19 or 20 and doing my thing, I can’t sit here and say I had this strong political agenda – I was literally just being myself.
I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn’t hold on to anything.
Antwerp literally was a trash hole, but fashion changed that. The designers there were extreme, and their work was hard to understand. But now, people from all over the world come to Antwerp to shop.
Literally, if we took away the minimum wage – if conceivably it was gone – we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.
Casting my fate to the heavens, quite literally, I decided to go wireless. Completely wireless. All wireless, all the time, everywhere.
The utter incompetence of the U.N. is literally incomprehensible.
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!’
I don’t know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company, because it was literally like retards employing retards.
My mom and dad were ‘helicopter parents,’ literally. Meaning, I didn’t have a nanny, so I went up in the helicopter. My entire early childhood education consisted of tagging along while they reported on car accidents, multiple-alarm fires, and shootouts.
I couldn’t breathe. I – I went into – literally, my kidneys stopped functioning. They stopped, you know, processing the fluid that was starting to build up in my body.
Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.
The central region of the Milky Way, known as the bulge, is stuffed with literally tens of billions of stars. And most of these are old – considerably older than our Sun or its neighbors – because this part of the galaxy formed first. Consequently, bulge stars are generally deficient in heavy elements.
It was, ‘If you don’t do ‘The Show Goes On,’ your album’s not coming out.’ I had nothing to do with that record – nothing. I was literally told how I should rap on it. But I’m a bastard, ‘cos I’ll turn around and put it back in your face.
I literally change on the shop floor. I just stand there in my knickers sometimes.
A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.
I would literally do anything for Richard Curtis. Anything.
I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they’re a necessity. When I’m playing the piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected – to my music.
During my seven-year contract with RKO, there were seven different studio presidents, from David O. Selznick to Charles W. Koerner. You literally had to check the name on the door so as not to call the new boss by the former boss’s name.
We will literally send a van and a photographer to the home of anybody that can say they can’t get a picture made and a photo ID and we will do it… at the state’s cost and the taxpayer cost and not at the individual cost.
You can literally walk into my apartment and sit on a hat; you can step on a hat; you can probably open up the refrigerator and find a hat tucked under some rotten food. I have a lot of hats.
The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.
We all know that being able to express deep emotion can literally save a person’s life, and suppressing emotion can kill you both spiritually and physically.
I’m used to very low-budget situations. In ‘The Exploding Girl,’ we were literally changing in Starbucks because we didn’t have trailers.
I like the idea of working my way up. I don’t feel impatient to immediately jump into something that could literally bring down a studio if I don’t do it well.
I first arrived in New York in 1979. I was 19 and I was going to University in Houston, Texas, and I decided that I knew what I wanted to do and it was time to go and do it. I literally ran away from college.
I have a terrifying long list of fears. Literally everything – diseases, spiders… and people getting tired of me.
The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear.
I worked with Michael Black and Michael Showalter on their show ‘Michael and Michael Have Issues.’ We did some stuff on that, but it ended up not getting picked up for a second season. There will be more stuff, but not right now. Michael Showalter and I are literally next-door neighbors. We see quite a lot of each other.
There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it’s intense. It’s about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish.
I’m also a huge cinephile, and I have witnessed that to honor the book literally word-for-word never makes a good movie.
In 1981, when I went down to visit Georgia Tech, I watched Michael Jordan play and literally get ridiculed for taking a jump shot in the championship game that went off the backboard, and they won. People are forgetting that Michael was just one of the players when they went to the Dream Team.
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters. Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.
My mom was a shopaholic. She can literally never wear the same thing twice. That’s fine with me.
It’s funny, I hear people say I’m faking all this science stuff. That’s the furthest thing from the truth. It’s literally what I have to do to play and perform at this level.
You have a guy like Bernie Madoff literally steal $80 billion, you know, AIG steal hundreds of billions, Goldman Sachs. Crime has changed so much, and to really do a movie with, like, drug dealers or drug smugglers is kind of almost quaint at this point.
If I’m uncomfortable on stage, everybody can see it. I’m not very good at hiding it. I like long, loose jacket dresses – anything that I can literally have room to move in – not that I’m a very big dancer, but because sometimes I’m sitting down at the keyboard, and then sometimes I’m standing. It just has to feel good.
I read a great deal as a child. A lot of children go through a phase of reading in a literally voracious way. It is their primary imaginative activity. Maybe that’s an experience which is not so common any more with the presence of television in every home.
Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It’s therapy.
Sometimes I say things that I think are obviously sarcastic and people take them quite literally.
As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.
I try and direct environmentally, so that people don’t feel like everything is going to depend on what happens when someone says, ‘action,’ so that they can literally be swimming in the warm water, and at some point the race begins, and at some point the race ends, but it is about being free to swim.
I broke my ankle ten years ago so high heels are not an option unless I’m literally going door to door for a function.
I sketch literally all the time; constructing a collection is like building a family – you have to have a certain balance. I isolate myself – I need to be concentrated for this so I leave Paris, I leave to a place without a phone.
At the level at which I work with people, their great talent is paired with great insecurity. Self-doubt is literally the twin of self-confidence. And I have to be there for both.
You don’t really see sleepwalking in films that often. It’s weird; I feel like in popular culture we have the perception of sitcom, arms-in-front-of-your-body sleepwalking, and then maybe Olive Oil and Popeye when she sleepwalks through the construction site. But it’s all very cartoonish, in some cases literally.
It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.
A friend of mine from New York asked me what I want to do, and I responded with, ‘I want to make movies.’ He responded with, ‘Guess what? They’re not making movies on Martha’s Vineyard.’ Literally ten minutes later, I was packing my bags.
I can’t not write funny. It’s literally the only way I know how to do it.
I go into meetings with some film-makers and they literally have nothing to say, they’re almost bored by their own material. I’d rather work with people who are very passionate and very animated about what they want to do. People who just want to tell stories.
I’m Jewish and my wife isn’t so right now we’re literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it.
Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.
I’ve always thought that there is a great female James Bond movie to be done. I’m not literally calling her Jane Bond, I mean, but a female secret agent.
I will literally open my mouth not knowing what is coming out.
The Republican agenda is a radical vision in which Medicaid is slashed to the bone – in which we start to balance the budget on the backs of, literally, our most vulnerable citizens.
I do like the iPhone. I’ve been a Blackberry person from, like, literally day one of Blackberry, so it’s been a real switch, but it’s a great device.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
I don’t text, I don’t have a Blackberry. Literally, I just have a cell phone that I haven’t programmed and the whole Bluetooth. No. I don’t even have an earpiece for my cell phone.
You become aware of an illness by understanding yourself and understanding the meaning that that illness has in your own life, symbolically and, more importantly, quite literally.
I literally have a private jet on call at all times.
I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don’t like the term ‘exercising.’ I feel like with sport, you’re playing games. But with exercise, you’re literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It’s weird.
The thing that’s characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.
I’m a ‘never say never‘ girl. Frank Sinatra retired four times. He kept coming back. But there are people in our business who want to die on stage. Literally. I don’t want to do that.
A lot of what making art is, is just being open, and empty. And putting yourself in the right place for things to, literally, come together.
When I got pregnant, I started singing again. It was my saving grace. I literally mean having this amazing human life, and our relationship in the sense of mother and child, redeemed my soul.
Acting was just outside of the realm of possibility for me. I grew up in L.A. and around Hollywood but I literally never, honestly, considered it.
Boys from my generation all love Jim Carrey! But you know, just being in his house with him and pitching jokes that he would act out, literally felt like the dreams that I had, so it was amazing.
‘Babel‘ is about the point of view of others. It literally includes points of views as experienced from the other side. It is not about a hero. It is not about only one country. It is a prism that allows us to see the same reality from different angles.
My training really was at the ‘New York Times,’ you know. When I got there, I was literally supposed to stay there for five weeks, and I got lucky like nobody, you know, like nobody’s business.
I can’t listen to my own voice. I change my voicemail on my machine literally every week because I’m so obsessed with getting the right tone of voice.
I had been very focused on the issue of education disparities in our country, and literally, by the time kids are just nine years old, in low-income communities, they’re already three or four grade levels behind nine-year-olds in high-income communities.
Literally, I kissed a girl, and, like, a week later, she broke up with me. I was like, ‘Oh my God, was it that bad?!’
I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.
The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned; everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life; I fell into her life.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
I took a shot and tried to create something world changing and it didn’t work out. I gave it everything I had, literally, and now I’m just trying to manage day by day and it’s been challenging but my wife and my kids are healthy, and I’m OK.
I literally integrated the small town of Libertyville, Illinois. I was the first person of color to reside within its borders.
It was really a pleasure to play someone who’s literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
In mainstream literature, a trope is a figure of speech: metaphor, simile, irony, or the like. Words used other than literally. In SF, a trope – at least as I understand the usage – is more: science used other than literally.
In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.
The first movie I literally ever made in my life was about two guys playing Stratego with each other. I had all my friends dressing up like the military characters in the game. So ‘Battleship’ is really my second board game turned movie!
A man is literally what he thinks.
I’m a pretty good drawer. I have trouble painting because you literally have to wait for the paint to dry. I’m disciplined, but I’m not patient.
Put simply, the doctrine of ‘Fair Use’ applies to content republished from copyrightable material and how much of that content is, literally, fair to use.
I loved all movies, literally. I certainly loved ‘Shane’ and ‘Roxie Hart.’ Later on, when I was less of a kid, I loved ‘L’Avventura’ and ‘Persona’ and all Fellini movies and like everybody else I loved John Ford. Then and now, I loved Preston Sturges, maybe above anyone.
Oh, my God, I literally only have, like, one friend that I’m actually completely, like, myself with.
You know, it doesn’t take a genius in the private sector to know that you can save literally hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending if you can make it more responsive. That’s the main job.
You literally can’t do any more than your best so that was always my attitude and that is still my attitude, which is to go out there and give it my best every single night.
I attend Internet conferences all the time, and they literally make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
I don’t watch much television. My old TV agent used to always get mad at me because he’d send me out on auditions and I’d be like, ‘What’s this show?’ and he’d be like, ‘It’s literally the top show on television.’ I wasn’t allowed to watch TV as a kid.
I’ve never really broken this down before, but, in movies, you almost have no connection to fans. And if you do TV, you’re kind of connected, but they know you as the TV name not your real name. If you do radio, there’s more of a bond there. And then if you do a podcast it’s like you’re literally inside of your fans.
I think it’s absolutely fascinating that in Berlin the parliament can discuss actively the role of their soldiers in Afghanistan because is it still possible, literally, for a German soldier to take up arms.
We’re literally just beginning to learn how to use satellites to find sites. More and more people are realizing there’s this incredible tool.
I literally hate working out.
There are women who literally squeeze a baby out of their bodies or get cut open in major surgery, have a human being, the next generation of the human race pulled from their bodies, and within a couple of weeks have to go back to work, because if they don’t, they can’t pay their bills. Something’s wrong with that.
There’s even an aircraft sensor system that sends down hundreds of thousands of pulses of light measured at different return rates. It allows you to literally strip away vegetation and see entire cities beneath the rain forest canopy. This is the unbelievable future of archaeology.
My first four cars, I flipped – not sold them, literally rolled them or flipped them.
A lot of DJs don’t realize they’re here today and gone tomorrow. They’re literally taking jets to every show. It’s crazy how much money they’re spending.
When I’m into a woman, I literally can’t stop staring. I’m like a little kid. I become completely entranced.
I got a phone call from Fearne Cotton. It was amazing! I literally couldn’t believe it. It was so cool. It was the night before I was going on her show to sing on the ‘Live Lounge.’ She was so lovely.
I went to regular schools and I was home schooled a lot but I don’t have any history in schools. Like, I literally don’t exist. I didn’t even get a birth certificate until the mid-80s. I always feel like I could be, like, 10 years younger, or maybe I’m 70!
I literally came to L.A. like every actor does from this little town with this big dream, and I’m living in it now. It’s mind-blowing.
I think by my father owning a store, I was definitely aware of the commercial aspect of selling clothes. His shop was a place I enjoyed spending time in as a boy, so I learned things almost by osmosis at times, by literally just being around all the action and not really despite myself.
My two best friends have gone through break-ups that were really hard, and I remember thinking, ‘How could this be so hard and important to them?’ Literally for months they were really upset and they couldn’t get over it. I had no idea what it was like. And now that I’ve been through it, I totally understand.
I give myself pep talks. I have to tell myself how sexy I am – literally every day. I do. I look in the mirror and say, ‘You are so sexy,’ because everything else in my body is telling me, ‘No, you’re not.’
It’s nice when I have days off to go home and relax and literally take the weight off my shoulders and enjoy the simple things.
I can be a very sarcastic person, and sometimes people take every word I say literally.
I became more aggressive, more dedicated, more intense – taking it match by match, night by night – to literally crawl and scratch my way back to the top.
Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.
When I was 3 or 4, I seemed to be bursting with music. They played Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra in the house, so I learned my vocabulary from song lyrics – I was literally singing before I was talking.
When you’re literally carrying a child you can cut back on bad habits.
For men, as they get bogged down with responsibilities, commitments, bureaucracy, it is a fantasy just to think of shedding everything literally, walking away with nothing at all, and just hitting the road.
Since we have literally targeted our enemies, the Pentagon assumes that, sooner or later, rogues will take out our cities, presumably from spaceships.
The Internet is literally a network of networks.
I literally did athletics my whole life.
Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.
New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen, or cheaper than that.
Some of the best writing I’ve done, whether I’m shooting a story or thinking of a script, I write it in my head as I’m running. Running literally jogs my brain.
I don’t ever use dancers, and when I do, it’s literally, like, four break dancers.
You worked every day to earn what’s on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing. And I wouldn’t change it. I would not change it for anything.
In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances,’ the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more ‘material’ and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.
A number of organizations are already using Web GIS to create shared information and facilitate collaboration, and it is literally changing the way organizations operate.
Presidents have a right to certain prerogatives, including the expectation of a certain deference. He’s the president; this is history. But we seem to have come a long way since Ronald Reagan was regularly barked at by Sam Donaldson, almost literally, and the president shrugged it off.
I’ve been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
Women are so – maybe this is just a male perspective, but for my money, they’re so connected to life in a way that men aren’t. They’re able to give birth, have children, and it’s literally a part of them. They perhaps have a stronger capacity for caring than males.
It is essential to naturalist doctrine that literature, to be good, must, finally, be the author‘s experience worked out literally.
I was the guy literally in the chess club who decided to wear a bow tie for the last two years of high school, so I obviously wasn’t trying to get the ladies.
I’ve literally, in my entire life I’ve had two guys come up to me and ask me out. Other than that I have had to go and try to like spend time with them, or sort of start the conversation, basically like spell it out in a Sharpie, like, you know?
The name ‘Charmageddon’ actually comes from a social technique that I use. Which is, you know, literally obliterating people with charm so that you can get away with saying stuff that no one else could ever get away with, you know?
For me, I was literally trying to stay afloat. I never actually thought I would get my own sketch show. So the idea that one day I would have my own show is pretty wild. But once I got it, I thought, ‘Yeah, this is exactly what I always wanted to do.’
In the depth of the near depression, that he faced when he came in, Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress provided ‘recovery funds‘ that literally kept our classrooms open. Two years ago, these funds saved nearly 20,000 teacher and education jobs – just here in North Carolina.
When I first started doing my comedy act, I just desperately needed material. So I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me, which was juggling, magic and banjo and my little comedy routines. I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.
Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One.
If I’m not doing something or working on something, I literally just sit in the room and think, which I don’t think is productive. I won’t go outside for days.
I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.
I’ve had days when I go in my bedroom for 24 hours at a time. I call them my Cilla Black days, and they’re literally black days. It’s like the old Boomtown Rats song ‘I Don’t Like Mondays.’ You just want to shut the whole day down.
I’m so proud of myself. I thought, ‘I’ve got to learn about American history.’ I literally took two months off and watched every documentary known to man. I really didn’t know Benjamin Franklin was so cool.
‘House of Style’ changed my life. I literally had no experience in front of a TV camera before, and there I was taking over for Rebecca Romijn. My exposure heightened instantly.
I literally was famous before I knew my own name.
Boy, you know, it’s amazing how your brain can turn into a sieve, and you can literally forget episodes that you have shot.
The ability to touch people and literally change lives is incredibly relevant in a consumer-products company.
Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.
I find motion, literally, is where ideas come from. It’s almost like a built-in rhythm section. The contents of the songs are about change, and a lot of that stuff happens when you’re on tour, and you wake up and you’re in a different place and you start thinking about where you’re going and where you’ve been.
I was literally told for ‘The Show Goes On’ that I shouldn’t rap too deep. I shouldn’t be too lyrical. It just needs to be something easy on the eyes. Like a record company telling Picasso that we don’t need these abstract interpretations of life, where people have to sit down and look at it and break it down.
The Japanese drive on the left side of the road. Most streets literally do not have names.
Once I started on ‘Frances’ I discovered it was literally a bottomless well. It devastated me to maintain that for eighteen weeks, to be immersed in this state of rage for twelve to eighteen hours a day. It spilled all over, into other areas of my life.
I always draw from things around me that people around me have gone through… The story that could be taken really literally is not from my life exactly. But bits and pieces are, and the sentiment behind it is.
Oprah was famous for going to a garden party and ad-libbing. She could literally interview people for a half hour about nothing, and it was entertaining. She had her own show before she had her own show.
I literally change my phone number 10 times a year and I don’t ever save my contacts.
Watching a documentary with people hacking their way through some polar wasteland is merely a visual. Actually trying to deal with cold that can literally kill you is quite a different thing.
We had the boy’s name picked out, but we didn’t have a girl’s. When he turned out to be a boy, we were so relieved. Literally, in the middle of contracting and pushing, and with my wife being drugged – out and half – lucid, we were still coming up with names.
I swim all the time at night – I’ve always been a water girl. It’s a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I’ve done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, ‘That’s it.’
My guitarist husband, Mike, and writer me are the old-fashioned kind of bohemians. Not ‘fro-haired hipsters gyrating in iPod ads, but the sort who, starting January 1 of every year, literally don’t know where their next dime is coming from.
The ‘International Style of Modernism‘ came with the advent of building services. In the end, the architecture became like a container space, essentially like a boring box with a basement full of machinery to make it inhabitable. As a result, buildings literally started to look identical all over the planet.
I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives.
From my point of view, what I really like, what I think is really terrific about my work, is that the company’s had the opportunity to train literally thousands and thousands of brand new franchisees to successfully run their very first business.
In Tehran, the 444 days of the Iran Hostage Crisis was the first world event in which you could literally have live events beamed into your living room. Now, every world event plays out on its own, and as a media event.
I actually had a week where I literally wrote four songs and all of them are on my album. But sometimes you’ll go a week where you’ll write songs and they never see the light of day. So that process takes a long time.
Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes. We literally do not know how he did it.
Look at the exposure I am getting, and look at what I am learning from people at literally an arm’s length. I am truly privileged to have that experience and even sitting and working with people who I have grown up with. You learn a lot from their experiences.
People in the U.K. share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn’t share with itself. They have a sense of irony, which America doesn’t have, seeing as it’s being run by fundamentalists who take things literally.
I got thrown out of music school for even listening to Fats Domino and Ray Charles. I was asked, ‘What kind of music do you like to listen to?’ and I said, ‘Well, I do like Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky but I also like Fats Domino and Ray Charles,’ and they literally said, ‘Either forget about that or leave.’
I’m not very good at relaxing. Reading’s the main thing. On the bus, on the tube, on the loo. Literally all the time. I mean, I don’t think there’s a moment of the day when I wouldn’t be if I was left alone.
There were real reasons that you were attracted to somebody originally. The brain doesn’t pick willy-nilly. Unless you part ways hating each other for some reason, that mechanism could get triggered again. You can literally fall in love again.
Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.
I am literally smaller than life. I am an unextraordinary-looking person. I’ve seen people trying to hide their disappointment when they meet me, and I have to watch them get over it.
Literally, I think I’ve quit acting three or four times, only for a few days. Maybe for a few weeks.
But when you take the Bible literally, for what it says, you have to come back to the fact that there is only one way of salvation; there’s only one Savior.
Making music on TV used to be as common as commercials. In the ’60s and ’70s, prime time was stuffed with variety shows headlined by such major and treasured talents as Carol Burnett, Red Skelton, the Smothers Brothers and Richard Pryor, who had a very brief comedy-variety hour on NBC that was censored literally to death.
The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new screenwriter is send out query letters. Literally, you just say, ‘Hi, Mr. So-and-So,’ and you give them a one-sentence description of one of your scripts. You send it out to a list of people you found on the Internet.
You can sit down with Reason or Ableton and literally in a couple of hours make a very good-sounding record. But then a lot of people become contented with that, rather than pushing themselves to making something that sounds great.
I don’t know Bill Clinton as someone who needs to literally sexually harass a woman. I’m sure that he could have found many willing participants.
My wife thinks I’m a narcissist, but I just think it’s hilarious going on YouTube and seeing these covers. There are so many of them – literally hundreds! It’s flattering.
You are not going to silence me. You are not going to silence America. You are literally like a little gangster thug. Rubio just threatened to silence me.
I have literally played the most interesting parts since I turned 40.
The choices Israelis face and the decisions they make, day in and day out, are literally the difference between life and death. In many ways, I liken their reactions to the way I felt while serving in Iraq.
‘Hamlet‘ is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what’s real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.
I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn’t hold my attention. I couldn’t figure skate. I’m afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
When I was doing ‘A Disappearing Number’ in Plymouth, we had to go on an hour and a half late, and I still hadn’t written an end, so we had to make one up, and then we had to go out literally with our pants round our ankles.
Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs.
An asteroid can literally destroy 80 or 90 percent of the species that are alive on Earth. These are big events. I mean, this is called extinction.
Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.
I’m never as happy as when I’m pregnant. I literally would have 10 babies if I could!
I’m triggering acoustic instruments. I’m literally beating, smacking, hitting, blowing, doing physical things. It’s an incredibly exciting way to make music.
Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.
People ask me, ‘How’s ‘Teen Wolf?’ and I tell them it’s literally the best job I’ve ever had. It’s hard. Everybody wants to be a series regular. It’s something that a lot of actors would kill to have. That being said, it’s very demanding of you, in so many different ways.
In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
There were days that I literally had no reason to get out of bed. It just was so destructive for me.
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view and to be conceptual with a picture. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.
If you’re ringing my doorbell eight times every three minutes and hiding behind my garbage cans, I will call the police. That is literally harassment.
I have literally been working in music just about my entire life.
I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
I had to do a lot of preparation for ‘Kaaka Muttai.’ I had to literally spend every night and morning in the slums, observing the life of people there, and work on my diction.
An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
I work too much to be an appropriate parent. I feel like a bad mom to my dog some days because I’m just not here enough. I just feel like I would do a bad job if I took the time to literally give birth to a kid right now and try and juggle everything I’m doing.
I love being sentimental and remembering things. I literally am a sentimentalist.
Oftentimes, even as a little kid, I would get up before anyone else. My brother would still be sleeping, my mom would still be sleeping, so I would literally play ‘Monopoly‘ by myself. I would play board games; I would do things by myself.
When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.
The FBI’s Counter-Intelligence Program would work hand-in-hand with police departments, literally planning attacks on Black Panther Party offices throughout the United States of America. They did this over a period of time.
I’ve been out with men who have literally had an argument with the mirror because they couldn’t get their hair right. When I was younger, I might have reassured him, but I can’t do that anymore.
It’s important that we invest in America – literally. The terrorists wanted to destroy our economy, and we can’t let our system fall apart. We also have to invest in one another.
It’s very complicated to literally put your family on TV.
The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual’s greed for power and the electorates’ desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment.
I have been hunted for twenty-one years. I have literally lived in the saddle. I have never known a day of perfect peace.
I don’t mind anyone asking me any questions, I’ve got nothing to hide. I like it to be as real as it is; that’s what I call an interview. I’m not someone who’s like ‘Right, you can’t ask this, that, this, that, this, that.’ It’s got to be a real interview. I’ve literally got nothing to hide.
I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I’d have to put back the Charmin. We still don’t have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.
Literally since I could walk… I was performing.
You don’t need 30 million people to listen to your podcast. If 10,000 people listen to your podcast, which is not a hard number to achieve, then 10,000 people are listening, and you can build a community, and literally change the world just recording into a microphone.
Jesus was not born in a manger in central Pennsylvania. He was a man of color. And the fact that we have represented him for centuries literally as a white man speaks to the entire history of white supremacy.
Someone told me that having a baby is like having your heart walking around outside of your body, and I didn’t understand it until I had a baby. Now, like, everything he does literally crushes my heart. In a great way. And then if he’s in pain, it’s like my whole endeavor is to make sure he’s not in pain.
I have reviewed literally hundreds of dotcoms in my drive to bring Boomer Esiason Foundation onto the Internet, and have selected ClickThings as a partner because of the advanced technology it offers small business, and its understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business community.
I’ve been lifting weights since I was literally 15 or 16 years old. My muscles are short and powerful and built to lift heavy weights, not to be graceful and glide around a dance floor.
My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.
You never know what you’re getting into like some of the best experiences I’ve ever had have been movies that literally had a million dollar budget and everybody’s eating Cheetos all day and running around without permits and trying not to get caught.
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
My younger brother and I have been writing together, mainly for fun, for years, but we’ve been improvising together since we were kids. Literally.
When you have the president arguing that there was mass voter fraud in the absence of any evidence whatsoever – I mean, literally zero – what’s to stop anyone from saying so-and-so’s a so-and-so?
Odds are you know some narcissists. Odds are they’re smart, confident and articulate. They make you laugh, they make you think; the first time you met, they probably charmed the pants off of you – perhaps even literally. The odds are also that that spell didn’t last.
To save your own hair, wigs are literally the way forward.
I’m literally fighting for the equality of every man, woman and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and sexual orientation and here to spread a message of peace, love, and positivity.
I can’t tell you how good it is to go from ‘Homeland‘ to be lucky enough to find ‘The Blacklist’ at the right time. It literally came at the very end of pilot season when I thought there was nothing left.
I’d like to do a record that doesn’t even reference actual places. Because I think it’s kind of an open-ended concept. It doesn’t have to be taken so literally.
Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.
Once I find a bag that I love, I wear it always. I just don’t change my bags. I literally find one and stay with it.
I went to school for clothing and textiles and thought this is what I was going to do. Then I started working in costumes and literally said, ‘I don’t know if I can take the actors.’
I’m a junior, so my dad’s name is Thomas Rhett Akins as well. So literally, from the day I was born, it was Thomas Rhett. It wasn’t Thomas or Rhett, it was Thomas Rhett.
I don’t know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.
I went back-to-back from ‘Paperboy’ to ‘Butler,’ literally with no break.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
I read. I order books from the States. I literally go into bookstores, close my eyes, and take things off the shelf. If I don’t like the book after a bit, I don’t finish it. But I like to be surprised.
We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.
I get inspiration from literally everything and anything. I take inspiration from people, relationships, stories, and I take inspiration from movies I see, books I read and songs I hear.
After literally hundreds of firefights, Chosen Company became increasingly battle-hardened. And they also became increasingly suspicious of their Afghan counterparts, believing – with their lives on the line at the end of the day – that they could only truly rely on themselves.
I have to say, if someone literally said to me, ‘You’re going off to a desert island, what is the one thing you would bring?’ I would say, ‘It’s my concealer or you can just kill me now.’ I’ve thought this through! Because I would find, like, berries in a bowl and make blush.
Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don’t believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.
It can literally change someone’s life; it’s very positive for young teenagers to get into cosplay if they do it with their friends or with supervision from their parents – it can really foster their social skills.
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 feel like the luckiest guy on the planet. But, I literally work all day, every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and that’s not an exaggeration.
One day I was teaching my class and then I had to go to the White House right after, so literally, I took my dress to school. After my classes I went into the ladies room, changed into my outfit, got into the car, went to the White House. So there are real, you know, Superman moments!
Mental illness, of course, is not literally a ‘thing’ – or physical object – and hence it can ‘exist’ only in the same sort of way in which other theoretical concepts exist.
We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season.
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people.
I really do literally put myself into a character’s shoes.
An exit is only a success if you set an exit as your primary goal. My primary goal was to build a globally influential tool, to build something from the ground up that could literally change how we communicated in business and individually.
My parents were not poor, I mean we were a very average middle-class family of academics, but my grandfather happened to have built house literally next to one of Kolkata’s largest slum.
There were days when I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I’d jump on a plane and then I’d be on the ‘Nurse Jackie‘ set. I was going from Vancouver to New York every three days. For me, it was really invigorating.
I could read music and sing all the right notes at the right time. And over time, I literally found my voice, found a way to make sound.
My home has to feel airy and bright with natural light. I don’t switch on lamps until it is literally black outside.
I’ve probably got the most eclectic social media there is because it literally goes from hanging out with my son at a park, to, like, Madonna‘s house, to a rave in Africa.
I literally left school and went straight into music via art college for a year, and I’ve been so involved in my job of writing songs that the more actively involved part became channeled into standing on the stage and saying things that way.
The question I love to get asked is: ‘What’s the hardest part of your job?’ And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it’s to just to be me. Like, it’s really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.
It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I’m still looking for that.
In an enclosed space, a camel‘s breath can change the atmosphere of the room. Not only just the smell, they literally seem to change the atmospheric pressure. It’s so disgusting. It’s like they have eight stomachs each more rancid then the next and it just comes out of their mouth.
Young Thug, he gave me all the jewels. He literally paid me to leave the neighborhood.
My success, literally, is your success figuratively.
When I’m at my grandparents‘, I know I literally have to do nothing but relax, enjoy myself, and enjoy my family members‘ company.
The best meal I’ve had was in Tavarua, an island in Fiji. It was just before sunset. A bunch of guys had just caught all this yellow fin tuna; they literally brought this huge wooden table down to the sand, pulled the tuna from the boat, dropped it on top of the table, pulled the skin off and sliced the tuna up.
What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.
Christopher Walken could literally read a phone book and fill a theater, and it would be interesting to watch. I’ve often wanted to produce a show and ask him if he’d do that. All week long, he could read the As on Tuesday, the Bs on Wednesday; we’d see how long it would last.
I’m literally open to any medium that will have me.
I was dealing with craft, and that’s the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you’re talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they’re liable to feel something strong.
There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes ‘Raise the sail with your stronger hand’, meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.
I literally have over a thousand emails in my inbox that need to be returned. I’m sure all of my friends and certain family members are like, ‘Oh, look who got nominated for an Emmy and doesn’t want to write me an email back!’ I need a good few hours to just sit and get on the phone.
The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.
There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.
Thus, biologically speaking the American people are literally only half an immigrant people.
Just as ‘Islam‘ literally means ‘peace,’ none of the 99 names of Allah mean violence. Similarly, every religion in the world stands for peace, compassion, and brotherhood.
Personally, I am obsessed with my mom, and I would do literally anything for her.
At 23, you can completely, literally reinvent yourself if you want to.
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.
Stand-up came out of three things. Frustration, necessity and arrogance. I didn’t have a great career ahead of me in anything. Someone literally said to me, ‘You should try stand-up,’ and took me to a venue.
Pop culture, it’s crazy. There’s all this violence in video games. In ‘Call of Duty,’ people are literally just blowing other people up. Hey, let’s protect your country from your couch while eating your sandwich.
After ‘Return Of The Bumpasaurus’ in ’96, I just got away from music for, like, a year. Literally, I think I produced two songs in a year. I was totally kicking it, running around.
If Kanye was not in the equation, I literally wouldn’t even be here. His music pushed hip-hop – the man is a master at taking a complex idea and presenting it in a way that is accessible for everyone.
I literally grew up in drama. I used to watch drama – the catharsis of the play – then see drama at home.
I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She’s, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.
When you’re on the subway in New York, people literally could be 11-inches away from you, and you can’t just stare at them.
‘Mean Girls’ is literally one of my favorite movies. It’s just such a classic. Everybody has seen it, and me and my friends quote it all the time.
I feel very comfortable – literally and metaphorically – in my skin.
See what I do is I book a studio that’s closed down and I go by myself. No one’s in there, literally just me and the engineer.
The dream would be to work with my two favorite actors, Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchett. Or playing Joaquin Phoenix‘s brother in a film. Basically anything where I get to act opposite actors like these; ones who bring a certain caliber to their work and literally morph into the character they are playing.
When you make a record, you listen to it literally hundreds of times. When it’s done and you can’t do anything else, I never listen to my records.
I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people, al of whom had been in the Party long before I was, all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee.
I have literally run into 20 people all around the world with my face tattooed on them.
I literally think that if you’re in this business, it has to be the only thing you can and want to do, because it’s so hard. You have to be fully committed – and partially insane – to wake up every morning and be like, ‘I’m an actor.’
In the years since I worked with John Hughes, there were many years where I literally had hundred of doors slammed in my face because I wasn’t that kid anymore, and I wasn’t a character actor, and I wasn’t a leading man, and I wasn’t whatever Hollywood was looking for.
With classical ballet you are literally injuring yourself.
One of my best friends, Stephen Sprouse, Bill Dugan, and I worked designing clothes, doing every conceivable thing. New York was a really intoxicating period for me, literally and figuratively. There was a lot of overlap with Andy Warhol, Studio 54, and Halston.
I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends.
I’ve been to parties in L.A. that are mind-blowing. I mean, quite literally mind-blowing. People get cellphones in the party bag, that sort of thing. Fabulous, fabulous parties.
Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It’s F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.
The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn’t exist.
For every single show you do, make sure you go out and literally try to beat what you did the day before. It’s something that you can incorporate into everything you do. If you’re constantly trying to beat your best, over time it will help you grow.
I think when people begin to tell their stories, everything changes, because not only are you legitimised in the telling of your story and are you found, literally, like you matter, you exist in the telling of your story, but when you hear your story be told, you suddenly exist in community and with others.
I tell my students that the single most powerful thing that we have in this country – something that literally harbors no dissent and no questioning – is the all-powerful elite narrative.
To go from not being recognised at all to literally, the next day, having people stop you in the street was very, very weird. I had to buy myself a great baseball cap.
I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I’d see.
We were all thrown together on this show very rapidly, there was casting then a few days later a meeting where we all got to read the scripts and meet each other. Literally days after that we were on our way to Dallas.
I feel like everybody’s life literally has a soundtrack because we love music so much, and there are so many songs that people love.
Swear you’d rather die than use ‘literally’ as an intensifier.
‘Pnin’ by Vladimir Nabokov, which is a literally small book, fit right in my common law book. I would sit in class and read it.
When you’re an artist, you’re working, literally, for the sole purpose of art, and when people discredit you, it’s probably the most disrespectful thing you can do.
We even had a different word for Christmas in my language, Bengali: Baradin, which literally meant ‘big day.’
During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God.
Most of my friends surfed, so we would go before school, after school – literally, whenever we could.
When I say ‘Crush your enemy‘, I don’t literally mean it.
That was the appealing thing about comics: There literally is no budget in comics. You’re only limited by your imagination.
I think you’d have to literally live in a cave to not know anything about ‘Twilight’. I’ve seen a few of the movies, but I haven’t read the books.
I feel very lucky and privileged to be a writer. I feel lucky in the sense that I can branch out into prose and tell different kinds of stories and stuff. But being a writer is so great because you’re literally not dependent on anybody.
I would not have lasted a minute, literally a minute, on this Earth without God and angels by my side, because I was born. And right as I was born, I went into a respiratory arrest. So, big things that keep me going are friends and family, God. And another thing is looking forward to what’s going to happen tomorrow.
I literally get up and get to do the one thing I dreamed about doing every day. And that is being a part of a television show and a radio show that is based in Hollywood.
We tend to block off many of our senses when we’re staring at a screen. Nature time can literally bring us to our senses.
Our social life is literally primal, in the sense that chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest relatives among the primates, are also social.
I work very quickly. I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two.
Like it or not, in the end, it’s one’s body. It’s literally what carries you through life. There’s a reason for the saying, ‘If you have your health, you have everything,’ and it’s true. Old age, disease – these are the great equalizers.
Sometimes being old is used as an insult, which is bizarre because, if you’re lucky, that’s literally going to happen to you. It’s a strange thing to gloat about: being born recently.
I went to Afghanistan in ’96 to write about terrorist training camps south of Jalalabad and Tora Bora, in the mountains. I was there right before the Taliban took over, literally a few weeks before they took Kabul. The frontline wasn’t terribly active, but it was definitely there. And they swept into power.
I think I related more literally to the early ‘Spider-Man‘ comics from Steve Ditko because it could be upfront and direct about the problems of being a kid. He captured being a teenager so beautifully.
I don’t have a TV at my house. I literally do not. I have a television, but I don’t have anything plugged into it, though. I watch DVDs.
In terms of the Japanese royal family, they were considered the direct descendants of a god. They are regarded as all-powerful and possessors of unimaginable wealth, and yet they are, more often than not, literally prisoners of tradition.
I would never allow anyone to give me money, no difference how badly I needed it. I wanted literally to earn my living.
I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.
My career was really odd, because I literally had a greatest hits album out and nobody knew who I was. They knew the songs, but they didn’t know me.
I have no athletic skills whatsoever. I’m just literally incompetent.
You go to a theater now and you literally see parents watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid’s ears. I figured I’d make one movie where they didn’t have to do this.
I think that ‘Mr. Show’ was a huge influence on me. It was literally the reason I started doing comedy, because I was asked to do a bit at The Comedy Store, and B.J. Porter and I went to see Bob and David – who I’d never heard of – do a live show, which was one of the shows that got them the ‘Mr. Show’ show.
The problem with ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark‘ was that it was designed to be a PG-13 movie. It was literally a horror movie for a younger generation. I was trying to do the film equivalent of teenage, young adult readers, and when they gave it an R rating, the movie couldn’t sustain an R.
First time I walked out on the Opry stage, Vince Gill was there. He kind of ‘daddied’ me through the whole thing. My knees were knocking. I walked out there, and I was literally shaking. They say it’s the spirits or the ghosts. And out of respect for that whole establishment, I was really really nervous.
Literally wrote ‘Starboy’ in 30 minutes.
The fans in Canada have been there since day one. They’re the originals. When people say that’s your roots, that’s literally my roots. I’ve just cut this tree off and replanted it somewhere else and it started growing. But the roots are there.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
‘Shan shui’ you can literally translate as ‘mountain and water.’ In traditional Chinese culture, there are a lot of paintings about shan shui, but now we’re talking about a shan-shui city.
I’m tired of Italian gangsters. Not that I don’t watch ‘The Godfather‘ every morning when I get up and ‘Goodfellas’ when I go to sleep at night. But I’ve just always been fascinated by Russia as a country, by the Russian personality. And now Russia is literally a gangster nation.