We’ve collected the best OK Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jade Jagger, Rod McKuen, David Stern, Janis Joplin, Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Use them as an inspiration.
Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it’s not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
Normally, we see characters that have God complexes. How interesting, I thought, it would be to capitalize on that. And say, OK, well fine, you have a God complex, well this person has a Satan complex. And the doctor chooses to treat him scientifically.
I don’t know if there is a ‘lack‘ of good black men. But when you haven‘t taken the time to get to know yourself, be OK with you, and articulate what it is you want in a relationship, then you can’t possibly find that person for you because you don’t even know what you’re looking for.
When work is going well, your home life struggles and vice versa. If my kids are OK – that is the most important thing. I strive for balance in my life, though.
There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people.
OK, magic boy, let’s see who you really are.
I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.
I actually love Twitter and Instagram. I do think it’s so strange to think that 20 years ago, people would never have known personal stuff about musicians and actors, but I like it. As long as I don’t obsessively overshare, it’s OK. And when I do overshare, it’s just, like, me saying, ‘I’ve got $7 in my bank account!’
Kissing onscreen is the worst thing in the world. I’m OK with lovemaking scenes, but I hate kissing.
When you have to do small talk, you know, ‘Hello, how are you?’ after that, I don’t know what to do. I go, ‘OK, then,’ and walk away.
My grandma passed away from cancer, and actually, when I was 18, I had an experience with melanoma – it’s in the family. I had that experience where everything comes into perspective. It’s the weirdest thing, ’cause you’re like, ‘It will never happen to me,’ and when it does, it’s like, ‘OK, wow.’
What do I mean when I say ‘suspended animation‘? It is the process by which animals de-animate, appear dead and then can wake up again without being harmed. OK, so here is the sort of big idea: If you look out at nature, you find that as you tend to see suspended animation, you tend to see immortality.
The hardest thing to get is true emotion. I always believe you need to earn that with the audience. You can’t just tell them, ‘Ok, be sad now.’
I think when someone is injured in your family, you want to speak to the individual and you want to hear their voice and you want to make sure they are OK.
Being an individual takes effort. Most people are pretty lazy. And that’s OK! I mean, there are more important things than fashion. If it’s going to stress you out to have a sense of style, don’t do it. The important thing is to be comfortable so you can get on with your life.
I don’t need a good skate to make everything OK.
Ok, here goes: I’m going to see how many people I can offend by suggesting that maybe many little gay boys, like many little girls, are made up of sugar and spice and everything nice.
Dak Prescott, he’s good. He’s alright. He’s OK.
I’m from the hood. You put me in a rough neighborhood and believe me, I’m OK.
The first rejection that ‘Dexter’ got, I was like, ‘OK. This hasn’t worked. Let’s try something else. I’ll go get a teaching job or something.’
We need to change the culture of this topic and make it OK to speak about mental health and suicide.
Environmental scientists in Canada said it was impossible for me to get to the Pole in 2004… I said ‘no,’ it’s still OK, and I can still get there, and I did.
I’m comfortable with being a voluptuous woman because I’m not going to be a size two and that’s ok with me.
Hello this is Glozell! Is you OK? Is you? Good, cause I wanted to know!
My wife and children seem to like me quite a bit, and as long as that is true, I’m really OK.
Unless you consider yourself some sort of human brand, which I don’t, you have to deal with the fact that different people are going to like different aspects of your work. It’s not consistent. I am not consistent. But I feel OK with that.
Anything that is non-violent is OK with me.
It says on the back of the Nyquil box, ‘May cause drowsiness.’ It should say, ‘Don’t make any plans, OK? Kiss your family and friends good-bye.’
I’m one of the most adaptable guys I know in as much as travelling is my favourite thing to do in life. With every place I go, I try to stay there long enough to do it justice, long enough so that I can at least imagine what it would be like to live there. Once I imagine that, then it’s OK for me to return home.
You can’t live in Orange County and train in Thousand Oaks. OK? you just can’t. Not with the hours we put in. We have to be on time.
A lot of times what happens is, not even just with child actors, but people in general, is they get so caught up in the now. The hot song, the hot TV show, the hot movie. You’re not saying ‘OK, this is cool, but where am I trying to be 20 years from now?’ That’s always been in the forefront of my mind.
I’ve made mistakes, I’ve misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that’s part of being human in my book. I’m OK with that. I’ve never done it maliciously, ever.
It’s a long season, and if you can go back and forth pretty well, you’ll end up OK.
Well, the first year I lost my voice I didn’t mind so much because I was going to have a baby and I was distracted with him anyway, I didn’t even think about it that much, well, OK, this is what’s happening.
Bodybuilding helped me to realize that I don’t have to look like the girls in the magazines and that it’s OK to feel good about my curves.
John McGovern taught me that it’s OK to write repeatedly about the same things.
It’s OK if Tim McGraw goes and does a movie, and it’s OK if Justin Timberlake does a movie, but it’s not OK for an actor to become a singer. I never understood that.
It’s ok to show all your colors.
You can’t always tell if someone’s gay over Twitter, but when he’s talking to you about ‘Real Housewives,’ it’s probably OK to assume.
The thing I most hate about the Left is that they want to stop us laughing – to prescribe which jokes are OK and which are not OK to make in public and to draw artificial lines around certain subjects. I find all sorts of inappropriate things funny.
I’ve never tried to reach a certain demographic of an audience or try to say, ‘OK, now I’m going to do this type of film to transition myself into more adult roles.’ Or a romantic hero. Or whatever it may be – you know what I mean?
I couldn’t hold it together today. George Clooney asked me if I was OK, and I practically collapsed. I couldn’t stop crying, I had to go off sobbing like an idiot.
The universe is incredibly wondrous, incredibly beautiful, and it fills me with a sense that there is some underlying explanation that we have yet to fully understand. If someone wants to place the word ‘God’ on those collections of words, it’s OK with me.
So you can say, ‘Get Big Government out of here, and don’t tell me what to eat,’ but when kids are going to school, and they’re being fed junk, we’re pretty much telling them what to eat, and we’re telling them junk is OK.
My music has always been sort of in between categories. Sometimes record stores – back when there were record stores – they’d put my records in the country music section, but other record stores would put my records in the pop or even the rock section. As long as it’s in the store somewhere, I’m OK with it.
Everything will probably never be OK. But we have to try for it.
The one I was driving for at the time, Nissan, they pulled out after they won the championship, because it was costing millions of pounds to do a national championship and ok, that might be ok when you’re doing an international championship, but not for a national one.
I guess you get pigeon-holed in Hollywood, but I’m ok with that because I’ve been able to do a lot. I started in the theater, then I went to stand-up comedy, and then when I went into the movies to do comedy and drama and big movies and small movies.
What’s happening to me is I’m still happy and functioning, being able to listen to music, see good movies, read good books. What else is there that I can’t, you know, I mean, I’m OK.
They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don’t know.
When you are just muscle, you end up being gaunt in the face, and that makes you look older by 5 or 10 years. I don’t think of getting older as looking better or worse; it’s just different. You change, and that’s OK.
I had my hair down for a long time. I shaved my head, you know, a couple of years ago. And, then, I started to wear my hair short, and I thought that was cool. But, at the same time, I never want to put rules down on me and say, ‘OK, I do this for this and this for that.’ I just don’t like rules. I don’t.
My first TV experience, it was so bad. I just didn’t feel a creative atmosphere. I felt like we were just pawns to deliver lines. Everyone was telling me that’s just television. I said, ‘OK, I’m going to stay far away from television!
I just really want it at some point to be OK for women and young girls to be sexy because I think that’s a power, a gift that we were given by God or the universe or whatever.
I don’t take on projects that are a hassle or when someone comes in and says, ‘We really need this design,’ and I’m like, ‘OK, fine, I’ll do it.’ It really has to be something that I personally feel intrigued and excited about – any product, as long as I’m excited by it. It doesn’t have to be a car.
I have learned that it’s OK for me to say no to things.
There are perennial stories like ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ and ‘Sherlock Holmes‘ and those sorts of things, which have been around since almost as long as film, and ‘Frankenstein‘ is another one. They’re perennial favorites, which get remade every 20 years, and that’s OK.
It’s OK to stay at a job that you don’t enjoy, because you’re scared.
People like to say that East Asians in general, and Japanese in particular, are not very expressive: there’s that term ‘inscrutable.’ But often, Europeans just don’t get the Asian codes. Believe me, the message is being expressed OK.
Being a fan of someone’s show and the way they still hold a family together doesn’t mean I am OK with all they say.
It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith.
It’s OK to make mistakes. Just try not to make the same mistakes over.
It’s like that Simpsons joke – they’re filming a cow in a movie and they go, ‘OK, we’ll tape a bunch of cats together to make a cow’, and it’s like, ‘Why don’t you just use a cow?’. For some reason that is novel – like, ‘Oh, my guitar sounds like a piano and now if I can just get my piano to sound like my guitar’.
I was in L.A., like, four months, and I got my first part. Then I was like, ‘OK, I’m staying.’
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.
I can’t stand when people say, ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful’. OK, how about I hate you because you said that.
I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn’t think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine.
I know I wasn’t as handsome as some other guys, but I was OK with that.
It is a pleasure to play under Jose Mourinho, and everything is OK. I learn every day. He is a normal coach. He speaks a lot with the players. I like it when the manager speaks a lot with you because it gives you confidence.
When you are coming out, you say it’s for you. But when everybody says it’s not OK, it becomes about that rather than about you. It disappointed me.
It took me a long time to make that leap to being a grown-up and responsible adult because I carried on being a child actor into my late twenties. It’s OK to be precocious when you’re young, but when you’re a man of about 27 or 28 and playing a 17-year-old in a TV show, it kind of prolongs your childhood.
The choices that we make aren’t always perfect but it’s ok… It’s part of the journey.
You’ve seen my statements; I do very well. I don’t mind paying some taxes. The middle class is getting clobbered in this country. You know the middle class built this country, not the hedge fund guys, but I know people in hedge funds that pay almost nothing, and it’s ridiculous, OK?
At school, I wasn’t as interested in mathematics. I did OK, but at the earliest point I could stop doing math, I stopped.
Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That’s OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.
Our society, our culture – the greatness of America – goes hand-in-hand with energy, and our leaders need to wake up. We need energy, OK?
Falling in love is awesome, but I’m never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you’re happily in love, it’s like, ‘OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good.’
For me, anyone who is over 80, I generally sit down and have a chat to because he is over 80, and he is going OK.
I was shy when I was a kid, I was very shy, but now I think I’ve improved a lot. I can speak OK with the media and with the people. My English is still bad but I feel a little bit better now than before.
I love inspiring people, and I love making good music, but I don’t stress about it. I don’t think I’m ever going to win a Grammy, and I’m OK with that.
I was shocked cause I didn’t even know that they made my jersey. I didn’t know that they made it so fast, so when I saw it I was like, I had to look three times and I was like, ‘Did they customize that?’ And then I saw a couple of other ones and I was like, ok, they must’ve made them overnight or something.
I definitely understand not entirely fitting in. I think everyone has their own version of feeling out of place and I think one of the great things we have the ability to do is to know it’s all right. It’s OK to have that awkward phase.
My friends have to remind me that it’s OK to own the fact that you’re good at something. I think it’ll just come with getting older.
Performers are so vulnerable. They’re frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it’s warm, where it’s OK to fail – a kind of home, I suppose.
I think, no matter who you are, at some point in your life you’ve probably said, ‘OK, well, who am I, and where do I fit in?’
Spector is a good guy, but he’s a nut. Ha, ha, ha! You know, I love him, but he’s unpredictable. He’s OK as long as he don’t drink.
If all of a sudden someone said, ‘You have five more kids,’ I’d be totally OK with it.
Just because a black man is running the RNC doesn’t mean black folks are going to, ‘Oh, OK, I will be a Republican.’ Just as with the election of President Obama. All the problems and concerns that are very important to African Americans don’t get solved overnight.
After over 50 years of headlining, I’ve been received very beautifully. But I always say, when you’re onstage, you can’t please everybody. I’m sure there are people who may not take to what I do, but that’s OK.
Do I think it’s OK to fight authority as long as you’re only talking about the high school teacher? No.
We try to do that for stories – we try to say, ‘OK, here’s the message, here’s the theme, here’s the good people and the bad.’ Life is not nearly like that.
Basically, the start of my thinking process is: ‘OK, if you didn’t have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?’ That’s kind of how I’m starting to think.
We as Americans believe it’s OK to kill people. We believe it’s OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it’s OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he’s in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty; we sanction it.
I learned early on – I can go to a shoot, and they will put anything they want to put on me, and I’ll look like an idiot because I didn’t say I don’t like it. It’s OK to have an opinion.
When you get to a point where you’re not beholden to a record company, then it’s up to you to say, ‘OK, enough knob-turning. We’re done.’
Getting wasted is only OK when you’re young enough to not know better.
I think as an artist or a writer it’s OK to want to control your own work.
We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.
Maybe everyone is a little too reassuring that things are going to be OK to college graduates. It gives them a false sort of security.
My daughter’s dabbling in showbiz, and she’s done a few commercials. She’s auditioned for some movies and shows, so I’m letting her pursue that. I’m OK with it.
A tailor is a person’s best friend as far as I’m concerned, because you can take things that fit OK or look OK, and if you get them tailored, they can be fabulous.
There are days when I feel confident, and I feel like, ‘OK, this outfit looks nice, I look good, I’m in shape.’ But I’m never going to walk out the house trying to be sexy, because that to me is cheesy and not attractive.
Yeah, I was in the phase for the last ten years or so where every record I made I said OK, that’s the last one, I don’t want to record anymore, I don’t want to do this any more, I don’t want to have a public life.
I don’t have time to write a mom blog, but I’m not against it. I think it’s great when women talk about things. I’m all about female empowerment. There’s a lot of lonely, lost moms out there. Moms need to be encouraged to tell the truth. There’s a lot of glamour mommy stuff. It’s OK to get real.
I think with actors, if you just don’t set about trying to crush their confidence immediately, you’re usually OK.
God’s got something for me. I have faith it’ll be OK.
If someone tells you over and over that everything’s great, you immediately think, ‘OK, what’s the rest of the story?’
My dad was very explosive, God rest his soul. He could fly off the handle like no one I’ve ever known, and I have definitely got that in my personality: that ability to sort of smash the house up and then say, ‘Put the kettle on,’ to have that kind of attitude of, ‘Well, I’m OK now, so everybody else has got to be OK.’
I remember seeing ‘Aladdin’ when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, ‘Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.’ Mum said I couldn’t be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, ‘OK, then, I want to be an actor.’
People don’t want to be put on the spot over whether or not they like you, they want to come to that conclusion themselves. It’s ok to let someone know you’re interested, but there’s no need to go any further than that.
More than any audience in the world, Americans will cross their arms, stare at you and say, ‘OK, whaddya got?’ – no matter how many times you’ve proven it to them.
If you knew what you wanted to be when you were 6 years old – great! If you have no idea what you want to be, that’s OK!
Your characters can do the worst things on Earth – cut to a happy baby, it ends up being OK.
I’ll meet listeners who tell me what a great voice I have. But I don’t have a great voice for radio. My voice is the utterly normal voice, but sheer repetition has made them think it’s OK. Mick Jagger once was asked, ‘What makes a hit song? He said, ‘Repetition.’
But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome – people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons.
My parents wanted me to be a doctor, and they weren’t very happy at the idea of me choosing acting as a career. Everyone in my family went to university – my older brother is a lawyer – but when they saw me for the first time at the theatre, they thought, ‘OK.’ They like it very much now.
Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X, Relax. We’re going to be OK.
There are two jobs. There is being an actor, and there is being a celebrity. Some people are really good at both. Some people are really good celebrities and terrible actors, and some people are really good actors and terrible celebrities. Hopefully, I am a really good actor and an OK celebrity.
Bayern want a decade of success like Barca. That’s OK if you have the money because it increases the possibility of success. But it’s not guaranteed.
I’m in road-coma at the moment. But it’s OK. I think you subliminally become a junkie of being on the road. As much as you think you’re burnt out, the minute you get off you go stir crazy and you just wanna go right back.
I played soccer for nine years, so I took that route instead of singing. I played on the outside team as well as in school, so I was always playing soccer. It wasn’t until I moved back to London that I really, like, started investing in music again and realized, OK, yeah, this is definitely what I want to do.
For a long time, television said, ‘We won’t cover cricket unless you pay us to cover it.’ Then they said, ‘OK, the next rights are sold for 55 million dollars. The next rights are sold for 612 million dollars.’ So, it’s a bit of a curve, that.
Early in last season, George was very worried about other people’s emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don’t, she’s OK with that.
I think it was like, ‘I don’t look like you, Mom. I don’t look like you, Dad. Like, what’s going on here?’ They just kind of told me I was adopted. I was like, ‘OK, that’s fine with me.’
It’s OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle, but you can’t kiss another person because he’s a different color? Give me a break. And you have to remember, I’m from Dallas, Texas.
OK, he’s a Yankees fan. Now I know why I don’t like him.
When I started thinking about it, I was like, ‘OK, if throughout time I get labeled as a conscious artist, I’ll be very much celebrated, in a way, and honored.’
If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.
In today’s world, social media, people get judged so much by the last thing that happened, I almost feel, in a way, young people get to see that not only is it OK to fail – that’s the way you get to championship success, whether it’s sports or business or life.
My mom gave me enough self-worth to carry me through difficult experiences. She was very loving and accepting. She was like, ‘Whelp, you’re gay? OK, cool.’
It’s not actually OK to just be apathetic about anything.
The first time onstage, a light went on. ‘OK, this is my thing. I’m comfortable here. This is my thing.’
I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child – it’s ok to make mistakes.
People were saying, ‘He’s worth £32m? He tried a back-heel and fell over!’ Even I laughed. In my head, I said, ‘OK, you’ve seen the bad side, now come see the good side’.
My weight doesn’t really fluctuate, but I make sure I don’t eat late at night. It’s about making sure I’m right physically because mentally I’m OK.
If you have a brother or sister, tell them you love them every day – that’s the most beautiful thing. I told my sister how much I loved her every day. That’s the only reason I’m OK right now.
I enjoy his concerts and OK, maybe – I can’t sing, I can’t dance, I can’t play the guitar, but I am going to go a long way if I keep following Springsteen.
I feel lazy when I’m not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me, and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was, ‘I know you’re gonna be OK. I’m not worried about you’.
We have to tell people who need help that it’s OK to ask for it.
It’s not a burden, you know? You’re going to work in fashion, surrounded by creativity and beautiful people, beautiful objects… or work in banking. OK, I choose fashion.
I read a lot of scripts, and there’s a lot of good writing and a lot of OK writing and a lot of crappy writing. And even with the really good writing, it doesn’t necessarily speak to me.
Most of us yearn for really intimate, healthy, in-person relationships. People have a deep desire to be understood, to be told that it’s OK, that you’re not isolated and broken, that this is part of the human challenge, and that there is hope. The capacity for online interactions to do that is powerful.
And I’m OK being judged as an actor.
Beauty can make you powerful in a way that isn’t good for you. Being OK is better for the person I have become.
There’s certain things as a songwriter that I don’t really care to write about, and there are certain things I won’t sing about anymore. There are just so many things that I probably thought was OK for me, or have been in the past, that I would never want my son to think was OK.
I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions, and it was OK to say, I’m not sure. I believe, but I’m not quite so certain about the resurrection.
In my view, the future of politics is, without a doubt, social liberalism married to economic conservatism. Which means we have to make an economic argument to social liberals, that it’s OK to vote for us. But we won’t run the economy into the ground at the same time.
It’s OK to joke about yourself and have self-perspective, but, like, when you constantly put yourself down to get other people to tell you you’re good, that annoys me. Have confidence!
OK, I’m happy. I’m happy. All right? I’m happy.
I’ve always been really nationalistic, and I had a brother killed in Korea. And I think the ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ even today – and I’ve heard it a heckuva lot of times, OK – has always been a significant feeling to me.
I think the cartoons that they’re children are watching, particularly ‘The Simpsons,’ they’re OK. I think that the adult audience is making much too much of the danger that they imply. That’s not the case. The danger for children today, honey, is the news. Keep them away from news on television.
When everything is stripped away in life, everybody is a human being that has problems, that has issues, has flaws, that isn’t perfect. It doesn’t make a difference what your sex is, what your sexual preference is, what your race is or what your background is. If you’re a good person, you’re OK in my book.
OK, I don’t love the red carpet… You arrive and all the photographers are shouting at you ‘Smile!’ I’m like: what, you want me to lift my leg and twirl? No.
A lot of times on tour it’s about, ‘OK, where am I today? Wow, I’m in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?’ And it’s about trying the food, and really experiencing it.
What is OK is to spend money for productivity. What is not OK is just to light money on fire.
As the stylist, sometimes you see things that you love that don’t work, and that’s OK. That’s why we have fittings!
Some people would call me a workaholic. I don’t consider this time: I just love my work so much, so it’s my real hobby, OK? And, yeah, getting some play during working hours for which you are paid is the best job I can recommend for anyone around!
A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.
In my mind, a good leader would say, ‘OK, I need to sit down and talk to the guys who oppose me. Let me let them voice their opinions; let me get their thought process.’
One day my dad would say, ‘OK, if you want to play tennis I can help you out.’ And that’s how it started. And I had a goal. I wanted to beat my mom first. And my parents and my brother. And that was the ultimate goal.
I made the decision when I came to Seagram that it had to be OK that my public persona would be bad. It’s the downside of a family business: anything good is because I’m somebody’s son; otherwise, I’m a schmuck.
Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.
I’ve learned that it’s OK to be flawed.
I think the reason these readers come back to me is because I represent their points of view. It may not be my point of view, but that’s OK. Everyone still deserves to have their say.
I’m constantly trying to work on the person that I am and work on my shortcomings, and I guess I want people to know that it’s ok to be a work in progress, as long as you keep trying to figure it out. But that search and that discovery is what makes life kind of rich, and it’s what makes life rich… period.
You know how you’re in elementary school and the teacher goes around the room and, like, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I said, ‘NBA player.’ And she’s like, ‘Well, OK. Maybe pick a real job.’ But I really believed it. I felt like I was meant to be here.
I think when you get to the point where you don’t need to be in love, then you could be in love. You have to just be OK with yourself-and that’s a long process.
We’re all from China, and whoever wins, it’s OK – I just try my best.
I can do an OK manicure, but I need to stick to singing.
It was a big surprise when I started to get attention in Sweden, going from biochemistry studies to touring and living from music only. There were a couple of years while I went to university when I was OK with thinking of music as just a nice recreation.
People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that’s ok.
Every once in a while, I would say, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ and I would go back to third grade, and after six months, I’d say, ‘OK, I’m bored. Let’s go make a movie.’
I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.
In the 1990s, it’s OK to do comedy about the Chernobyl disaster or the Space Shuttle blowing up. It’s acceptable to ridicule the Pope or the President of the United States, but God forbid you do a joke… about gays. The gay community is the last sacred cow in this society.
Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.
It’s never OK to lose a game.
I no longer care about the financial system. I gave them my roadmap. OK? Thanks, bye. I’ve no idea what’s going on. I’m disconnected. I’m totally disengaged.
You can’t halfway disrespect me ever in my life and think we are going to be OK later.
I’ve never really felt like a veteran. I’ve never felt like the guy who’s like, ‘OK, everyone needs to look up to me and respect me.’ I’ve always just been one of the guys that people are excited to get in the ring with. That’s all I want.
For me, it is OK as long as I can breathe, as long as my heart is pumping, as long as I can express myself.
I’m OK with people being naked. There shouldn’t be a huge deal made about it.
OK, it was black, it was below grade, I was female, Asian American, young, too young to have served. Yet I think none of the opposition in that sense hurt me.
When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.
I like to take care of people, and I like to make sure that they’re OK and happy.
I had some difficult times when I first moved to Los Angeles when people would tell me I was saying things wrong. I felt different although my mum kept reminding me it was OK to be different.
In my family, I was loved, but only if I would fight this gay thing and not let it take over me. I would be loved unconditionally if I could be cured of my ‘sickness,’ but it certainly would not be OK if I couldn’t.
Your obligation as a base runner is to try and be safe within the rules. OK?
Evangelicals always assume that humor and faith are contradictory. It’s OK to smile, to be nice, but not frivolous.
If you didn’t want to believe in me, that’s OK, because I’ll make a believer out of you.
OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism. In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears forever stretching back to I don’t know, whenever there’s no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.
I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me.
N.Y. hip-hop is ok, but we gotta become brave again; we have to be brave enough and do something new – that’s what New York is about… New.
I got to work with Jeffrey Wright, which is fantastic. I started out starstruck, but he’s so cool, so it was all OK.
For me, my films are not like my children. They are like my ex-wife. They gave me so much; I gave them so much; I loved them so much; we part ways, and it’s OK, we part ways.
We know that the far left and their media allies can’t beat us on the issues, so instead they’ll distort our records. Let’s not do the job for them, OK, Republicans? OK, independents?
As a society, I think we express our cultural mores through our politics. We’re trying constantly to figure out what’s OK and what’s not OK. And it’s hard, because our society is constantly buffeted by gale force winds of technology. Things are always changing.
I know other people who have started their kids in tackle football for, like, four- and five-year-olds. So I think it’s up to each individual‘s parents, but for me personally, no I wouldn’t. But would I be OK with him playing in seventh or eighth grade? Yes.
I’ll never forget one time a fan came up to me crying, and told me, ‘You really inspire me to be me. I feel OK to be myself now.’
When you buy a company at an auction, and you are committing yourself to pay some $300 million to the state because it was a privatization deal, and you don’t pay it, is it OK? Isn’t it something that deserves court procedures?
I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK.
You want to do your job well so that people in the future say, ‘OK, he’s not bad, let’s hire him.’
Generally, the view that I’ve had on Twitter is if you’re on Twitter, you’re in, like, the meme – you’re in meme war land. If you’re on Twitter, you’re in the arena. And so, essentially, if you attack me, it is therefore OK for me to attack back.
So I’m OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.
I really need to work. People think that I’m no longer interested in acting and only interested in working with the animals. Obviously I have given that impression, but it is not how I feel. I think I’m a good actor. I think I look OK. I don’t understand why I’m not working all the time.
When people think it’s successful, I’m grateful. When they don’t – OK, I’ll try again.
I think you sort of shed skins as you go along in life. You get into your 40s, and you feel like, ‘OK, no more pretending.’ You get to just be who you are.
The three greatest people in my life were white, OK. My high school coach, my high school superintendent and my mentor in Manhasset, Long Island.
I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.
It’s OK to have a little bit of curve.
I never had to say to myself, ‘OK now, I’ve got to grow up and work for a bank, or go and sell real estate.’ I never had to make that kind of break.
After I lost the first set, I was like, ‘OK, I need to get help because I can’t play this way.’
What people want to know is, OK, what’s after modeling? It’s not just OK anymore to model until you’re 25 and then stop and be a housewife.
Probably my first couple years in the league, I started paying more attention to what I was wearing. Once I got a few bucks in my pocket and I could afford some nice things, and you get to go, ‘OK, let’s try some of these things.’ And once you try something you like, you probably don’t change it much.
It’s very hard to be OK with who you are and not care what other people think of you. Believe me, I know.
We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to when it is actually OK to applaud.
I couldn’t knock on people’s door; if they answered the door and said, ‘I don’t want to speak to you,’ I’d be like, ‘Oh, OK then – I wouldn’t either, to be honest.’
When I was around 16 or 17, I got asked to model, but because I was very ‘tomboy‘ at the time, I wasn’t interested. But then I had a bit of teenage rebellion, and I saw modeling as an opportunity to get away from school and parents, so I thought, ‘OK, maybe I will be a model.’
I’m OK with being the Old Spice Guy because before I was the Old Spice Guy I was the guy looking for work on his couch.
It’s OK when something doesn’t work. It gives you another data point when things do work.
OK, so truth hurts – but what else does truth do?
I know God is watching out for me, and he’s saying, ‘OK, son, watch your step now. You can be in these places, but just be careful. Keep your guard up.’
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.
It’s wonderful to be in love. And it’s definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it’s OK if you don’t find him and you’re 24. You can find it someday.
I’m finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.
All of a sudden I’m an actor, and I spend a decade trying to fit in and realising that I didn’t, really. Sometimes in the right circumstances, with the right people, it felt OK. But other times it was a bit more jobbing. I didn’t fit the mould, somehow.
Who is that person that comes around and says, ‘You are OK, you are worthy, you are special?’ That makes all the difference in the world for many of us. Those are the people we appreciate the most.
The best thing about running is that you can eat a lot and still feel OK.
The whole idea with acting is that you take some risks. And if you take some risks, you’re really going to mess up sometimes. But it’s not OK to mess up a movie; it’s not OK to do that just so you can improve as an actor. But film-making takes a little bit of risk in every department.
I treat my wife very differently than I treat my chums and my pals. I wouldn’t worry about calling them on Valentine’s Day, opening the door for them, or making sure they were OK.
Then is when I decided to take it to Archie to see if they could do it as a comic book. I showed it to Richard Goldwater, and he showed it to his father, and a day or two later I got the OK to do it as a comic book.
I learned that it’s OK to be stubborn about your craft, and it’s OK to demand excellence from the industry.
I always wanted to be the person to whom people looked forward to give opportunities. As opposed to always being the person who wants to work with others and who is always the backup: where it’s like, ‘If nothing works out then OK, let’s get this person.’
I don’t know how people box for a living. I don’t know how they can just hurt people for a living and be OK with it.
Each one of us has to take responsibility for reality, and present it so that kids will grow up familiar with that and say, OK. I’ve seen that before. I’m not afraid of it.
Any parent who tells their kids that they can’t attend a school play or go to a soccer match because they have to work is kidding themselves. It’s OK to miss a game or two or a performance here and there, but it’s not all right to miss the majority of them.
If waterboarding’s OK, why don’t we let our police do it to suspects so we can learn what they know? We only seem to waterboard Muslims… Have we waterboarded anyone else?
I’m not one that really soaks up the limelight. I’m OK with kind of escaping it.
I’ve got lots of stamina; don’t worry about that. I cycle every day – it’s OK.
It’s OK to pursue speculative ideas because we don’t want to be too cozy and safe and assume that we know everything about life in the universe. However, we have to be rigorous and careful and honest and logical and scientifically meticulous when we speculate.
Once you start to become OK at something, you learn to enjoy it more.
The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing.
I don’t care if someone makes fun of me, but if someone calls me a mean person or something, I reply. If you don’t like me in makeup, that’s OK. But I would like people to like me as a person.
I could pull my living in and live OK, but I don’t want to live OK. I’m very happy to live in my penthouse, very happy I can pick up a check, very happy to have a great life and be able to spread my wealth a little bit.
When you try new things, you will make mistakes. That’s OK.
If I don’t run for president, we’ll all be OK.
What I do is not curing cancer or rocket science or lead mining – anything tremendously difficult or world changing. I understand where I am in the cosmic order of things, and I’m OK with it.
I always wanted to be tall, but I’m not, OK?
‘Twilight‘ has been a great opportunity, and it’s been great fun. Hey, if I’m 50, and someone still wants an autograph for ‘Twilight,’ OK, cool.
I am not looking for a relationship right now. I have no interest in putting my time or effort into another person, nor do I need another person to put energy into me, OK? Because that’s what granola bars are for.
Its OK to grow up, just as long as you don’t grow old. Face it you are young.
There are going to be some people who never want Wal-Mart. That’s OK.
There’s no question that I’m African-American. OK? I’m a black man. We’re not going to escape that.
It’s OK, I guess, if you really need the money, but luckily, I’m not in that position.
I write the paragraph, then I’m crossing out, changing words, trying to improve it. When it seems more or less OK, then I type it up because sometimes it’s almost illegible, and if I wait, I might not be able to read it the next day.
Whatever I’m throwing out there in my work, you either catch that detail because you’re ready to catch it, but if you’re not, that’s OK – you’re still being entertained.
Live and think like a poor man and you’ll always be OK.
I love that I can demonstrate that it’s OK to look and be strong.
I can relax in L.A. I think I’m the only person in that town who doesn’t want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it.
It’s OK to have a plan, to invest in your future – for your financial security, your love life, your personal fulfillment, and even your happiness. To have personal happiness as a stated goal doesn’t detract from it if you get there.
I’m self-deprecating – I spend a lot of time telling myself that things are OK, as opposed to having to tell myself to get over things.
You can’t go around chasing your own plays and showing up every time somebody does one somewhere. You just cross your fingers and hope that they’re OK.
I run a taxpayer group – the most powerful guy in D.C., nonsense. OK? There are buildings with thousands of people in them, all lobbying for more spending and higher levels of spending and more government commitments. And there are a handful – a handful of groups that fight for less spending.
There are people who can’t bear to fail. Those people are on the short track as far as their careers go. You have to push hard, do hard things. But you also have to be able to say, ‘OK, today’s not the day.’
Listen: I’m OK cute. I’m no stunner.
If God wants to take my left arm, that’s OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I’m a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident.
To me, it’s OK to have differences. But we don’t have to be mad about it. You know? And I think that’s where sometimes we get so passionate that we – you know, it turns into anger.
A great mantra to have, whether you’re breaking up with your boyfriend or you lose your job, or something changes that you didn’t anticipate – which is a fact of life, and very much a fact of running a business – is: ‘I was OK before this, I will be OK after this.’
Even if people pretend that they’re OK with it, jealousy can eat people alive.
Selectors can’t please everyone, but I am OK if they are working for the benefit of Indian cricket. It’s an administrative decision to appoint a selection committee, and I would like to let them do their job.
In the 1950s in Columbia, South Carolina, it was considered OK for kids to play with weird things. We could go to the hardware store and buy 100 feet of dynamite fuse.
I’m really not a TV junkie… OK, I kind of am a TV junkie, but I’m much more of a movie junkie – my junk food is romantic comedies I’ve seen a million times.
I feel sometimes like a book tour is a slow series of humiliations and that if you’re strong you’ll come out of it OK.
I watched, for the 17th and hopefully the last time, The ‘Guns of Navarone’ on New Year‘s Eve. I always watch just in case the explosives don’t go off in the end. You have to watch the end, just to make sure it’s OK.
I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn’t happen, but it might have.
It was such a leap in my career when ‘Truman Show’ came along. It’s always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that’s OK because you appreciate it when it comes.
I’ve seen a lot in my life. I’ve seen a lot of winning. I’ve seen a lot of testing times. I think when you’re tested, you really find out what you’re made of, OK?
I am certainly not perfect. I don’t think you should try to be perfect for anyone. When you come to terms with that, then you’re OK.