We’ve collected the best They Say Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: John T. Flynn, Barack Obama, Justin Tuck, Terry Wogan, Rachel Nichols. Use them as an inspiration.
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
I’m not big on the pasty because they say the pastry in the pasty can bring on indigestion.
I have a lot of confidence through my accomplishments. I’m always trying to prove I’m not the worthless child they say I was.
They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies… the medium doesn’t matter, so long as it inspires you.
I have spent a lot of time in the art world, and I guess I do listen to how people speak. I’m interested in what they say and how they say it.
When the Left doesn’t want to make abortion the issue, they say you’re being against minorities.
All those things they say about a baby changing your perspective – it does!
Birds themselves are so interesting and intelligent, and they give so many cues without being verbal, so they say such great things. Feathers are superior to fur, even. They’re so beautiful, and nature uses such amazing colors.
So many entrepreneurs approach me and say, ‘I want to start the next big thing,’ and I say, ‘Well, what are you solving?’ And oftentimes they say, ‘Oh, I’m not sure. I want to start something big.’ You can never start something big without solving something small, right?
The hard-core Left loves ridiculing Christians who believe scripture that says, ‘God created the heaven and the earth.’ They say that it’s anti-science to believe that an almighty God would do such a thing.
Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed.
As they say, one thing led to another, and, ultimately, the British and Irish governments asked me to serve as chairman of the peace negotiations, which ironically began six years ago this week.
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.
Science has very definite faith components, and most religions don’t stick to faith. They venture out into making predictions about our physical world. They don’t just say there’s something that is completely unconnected to us. They say actually it affects a lot. And when they do that, they merge.
I think you don’t do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don’t understand and they say it is done to create controversy.
I am still waiting for the day that they say, ‘Time’s up, Blanco. Back to your shift at Walmart.’
Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.
They say 6 million people see you when you act in a film; it may only be 600 in a play. But the effect on the 600 may be truer and more lasting.
They say that every writer, they write about himself, and I think that to a certain extent that is true. But also we are creators of fiction.
They say that pace is the first thing to go, but my game was never based on pace. It was about strength and power and withstanding challenges and getting in the right position.
People come up to me all the time who saw Dad in ‘Oklahoma!’ or ‘Pajama Game,’ and they say they’ll never forget it.
All of my puppets have their own personalities, their own background, and they enjoy what they do. How they say things, sing things, how they talk. I kind of created them out of my own personality. They are all me.
I set a Google Alert for myself, and now I’m seeing people say my music influenced them and how great it is all the time. Sometimes I listen to this stuff that’s supposed to be influenced by me, and I can’t hear myself in it. But I’d rather they say it than not.
I think the NRA, they got it half-right when they say, ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ I change it to, ‘Guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people.’
The universities deceive when they say they have no agenda other than to open minds.
They say to never underestimate anyone, but they don’t tell you to overestimate people either, so I’m just going to do me.
I’ve been shocked for a long time in a lot of circumstances. I get shocked when they say, ‘Hey, we’re paying ya.’
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
Most Japanese-Americans have that legacy. The camp experience is something of a calling card between them. They say, ‘So, where were you interned?’
They say ‘expect the worst.’ I say ‘Expect the best and even better will happen.’
I like it when someone tells me ‘I don’t agree.’ This is a true collaborator. When they say ‘Oh, how great, how great, how great,’ that’s not useful.
They say that a good cook can ignite sparks by the way he kisses. The way I see, just because a guy can turn on the stove doesn’t necessarily make him a good cook.
Being in the industry, I’ve seen many situations where someone will get the call from the network where they say ‘You guys have 5 episodes to wrap it up.’ Then all your long-term story arcs gotta get wrapped up in five episodes because that’s how many episodes you got left. I would hate to see that happen to ‘Castle‘.
I think character is very much a product of where you live, who you are, what is happening in that time of your life, and I’m interested in those pressures, those forces. A political context, a social context, really determines if not who people are then how they treat one another and what they say, how they speak.
For somebody who has injured their brain, every single thing they say and think will be the subject of their own questioning.
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.
There are schools that have rules against afro puffs. They say it’s distracting. But nobody is saying that about a little girl who has ponytails.
There’s discussion in athletics about how sport – where they say ‘SportsCenter’ has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it’s – it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics.
People say I’m too skinny, but if I gain a little weight, they say I look chubby. You can’t please everyone. As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters.
I am quite a shy person. You say that to people, and they say, ‘You do interviews, speeches. How can you be shy?’ But, fundamentally, I am.
I love the honesty of New Yorkers. When a New Yorker says ‘let’s do lunch,’ they actually mean it. In L.A., when they say ‘let’s do lunch,’ they’re just trying to say good-bye.
Usually I’ll tell someone, for example, like their watch. If they have a watch on, I might say, ‘In three minutes, I’d like to be wearing your watch. Do I have your permission?’ Once they say yes, I play a little game with them as I’m interacting with them, and I steal their watch.
The thing that really sticks – and when you talk to entrepreneurs, they say the same – is just thinking about the next day, the next week.
People have the wrong idea that God will forgive Reagan. They say he didn’t know what he was doing. It’s true he didn’t know a lot of what was going on, but he was directly responsible.
The polls are with us on this. They say the American people, more than anything, want to see spending cuts rather than tax increases.
It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.
This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.
This is very interesting because the Liberal Party of Canada, heading into an election, at the last minute they always stand up and they say: We know there’s people out there that want to vote NDP and God love you.
I have acquired – some would say deservedly – quite a few rivals: former Israeli politicians, some of whom at their height were stars beloved by large parts of the public. But today, they aren’t in politics, and when they sit alone in their room, they say to themselves that Barak is the one who showed them out the door.
They say somebody’s ‘street smart.’ I feel like, if I got intelligence, it’s just a country smart.
They say that people teach what they need to learn. By adopting the role of happiness teacher, if only for myself, I was trying to find the method to conquer my particular faults and limitations.
They say death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable. The truth is, you can not pay your taxes. I’ve done it, and there’s consequences, but it can be done. Death you’re not going to get out of, and you kind of got to deal with it.
You know what they say? They say, ‘The print media is dying’ – who says that? Well, the media.
Poor people have more fun than rich people, they say; and I notice it’s the rich people who keep saying it.
If you break down most rock songs and look at the lyrics on a piece of paper, it’s all about melody. It’s all about presentation. And a lot of bands are really great, but you can’t understand a word of what they say.
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.
Is a one-way trip to Mars ever really seriously going to happen? Surely that’s morally reprehensible. However old people are, however much they say they want to go on a one-way mission, people should be thinking about the possibility of returning.
Even when I think I’m writing really young, they say it’s too mature.
You’re a hero one day, you’re a villain another day. They say that’s football. When a manager does well, they’re applauded, when they don’t do well, they get the sack. Football is a tough world. Those who watch enjoy it – for everybody else, there are a lot of challenges.
There are certain things that they say you can’t do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That’s why you have so much crime and violence.
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
When people go through something rough in life, they say, ‘I’m taking it one day at a time.’ Yes, so is everybody. Because that’s how time works.
As long as those pretty girls notice me, I don’t care if they say, ‘Ghastly, horrible’… I live for the beautiful angels.
Speaking of trust, ever since I wrote this book, ‘Liespotting,’ no one wants to meet me in person anymore – no, no, no, no, no. They say, ‘It’s okay. We’ll email you.’ I can’t even get a coffee date at Starbucks. My husband‘s like, ‘Honey, deception? Maybe you could have focused on cooking. How about French cooking?’
I’m just so against kids being on Twitter because they are not thinking about the ramifications of what they are saying or the emotion of how they say it.
I used to be a retailer, and I find it discouraging when somebody comes in and they pick something up and they say, ‘Now if you’ll sell it to me without the sales tax, I’ll buy it.’
Nokia and Research in Motion needed a modern operating system. They could have bought Palm or Android before Google did, but they didn’t. Today, it’s probably too late, and at the time they would have been criticized for overpaying, but as they say – shift happens.
On a conventional film, you do one take, and if it’s good, they say, ‘Let’s do another one for insurance.’
I’ve always been a searcher – you know, a hunter. I’m certainly not the only one. They say actors shouldn’t get political and everything, but you can’t separate yourself. You can’t disconnect yourself from anything.
I will say that walking down the street, getting on the subway, taking the elevator, if there’s one or two people and they say, ‘Great job, Mayor,’ that is a real turn-on. I mean, anybody that wouldn’t find that satisfying, rewarding, exciting, thrilling – I think they should see the doctor.
When Rumsfeld gets up on television and says we have definitive intelligence that al Qaeda is working with Iraq, how is an ordinary citizen supposed to react? They won’t tell you the evidence, and when anyone asks, they say, ‘Well, you know: It’s secret.’
I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
A lot of people think I’m gay. I have really red lips, so they say I wear lipstick; they say my dance is very feminine, and a lot of people think I look like a girl. But that’s fine. I take the criticism positively.
Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment.
Schools insist that everything is under their purview – what your kids eat, what they believe, what they say on the playground.
A little too wise, they say, do ne’er live long.
They say that women’s sexual peaks are in their 30s or 40s, and I think that it happens because they’re more comfortable. It’s not some hormonal change that happens at that age. Of course, it would be nice to have more physiological insight on that.
They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you’re looking at him. Elvis isn’t dead; he just changed color.
People tell me I look mournful. They say, ‘Cheer up, Dan, it’s not that bad!’ Sometimes I just look into space, which freaks people out. If I was ever required to do anything other than look haunted, I could. I’m a happy person.
It’s definitely tough on the pass rushers when they say you’re taking a quarterback down and you fall on top of them and it’s roughing the passer. Ain’t really much you can say, it’s just tough.
My children are now all grown. Some are in their 60s. But when they call and I answer the phone, they say, ‘How are you?’ And before I can answer, they ask, ‘Is Mother there?’
As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page seventeen.
They say not everyone can be MGR. I agree. MGR is a revolutionary. Not in a 1,000 years can there be another MGR. If anyone says he will be the next MGR, he is insane. But I have the confidence that I can give the government that MGR gave to the people of Tamil Nadu.
It is indefensible that IRS Commissioner Koskinen has not been held accountable for failing to meet his legal obligations. This is exactly what the American people are tired of when they say that our government is on the wrong track.
I don’t get bothered by people saying what they say. I’m a happy person and I’m happy with my looks. I’m not an insecure person. I believe if somebody chooses plastic surgery it should be for themselves, not for anyone else.
As they say, there are two rules in improv: Never say no, and never ask why. When another actor asks ‘Why?’ or says no to something you’re suggesting, then it’s very clear that they’re putting the onus on you, because they’re not comfortable with it themselves.
They say miracles are past.
I’m mad, they say. I am temperamental and dizzy and disagreeable. Well, let them talk. I can take it. Only one person can hurt me. Her name is Ida Lupino.
Most people, when they meet me, one of the first things they say is, ‘Why would you voluntarily subject yourself to war? Why would you go into these places where you know there’s a risk of getting killed?’
They say the day you lose your parents, you start to look like them.
I know some very political people who rap, and they say very political things and they’ll never get a deal.
There are many interactions that an actor like me has in public when he gets recognized. The best are ‘You’re a great actor, good work,’ and move on. A very good interaction could be when they say ‘You were awesome on ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Loved ‘In Her Shoes,’ great movie,’ ‘What Women Want,’ good job dude.’
The existing documentary makers still believe that it is impossible to produce drama material in this State, otherwise they would be doing it, they say.
Everyone in show business has had the experience of the fan who is so excited at recognizing their favorite star, they say, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re my biggest fan!’
They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn’t anything else drown it out at the time?
But I believe in fair trade, and I will tell you, I have many, many friends heading up corporations, and people that do just business in China, they say it’s virtually impossible. It’s very, very hard to come into China. And yet, we welcome them with open arms.
There are a few writers that one has a relationship with that means, basically, you do whatever they say. One is Caryl Churchill, and the other is David Hare.
Kids are the most genuine thing to me: everything they say and do, they mean it.
When I’m making an American film, it’s more safe because there are so many people on the set to watch me. Whatever I do, they say, ‘What are you doing!? Tell me first!’ There are so many restrictions.
I think that what’s been holding composers back a great deal is that they feel they must have a new style every year. This, in my case, would be hopeless. In fact, it is said that I have no style at all, but that doesn’t matter. I just go on doing, as they say, my thing. I believe this takes a certain courage.
What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.
I heard that I have three ribs, that I have more surgeries than Cher – whatever they say, they say; I know who I am.
All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.
Each individual garment has its own customizations based on a collaboration between us and the designer. We say what we think our woman wants, and they say, ‘This is what we think we can do with our production.’
If you interview world leaders, everybody will say they are for free trade. But what they mean by it and what they do when they say they are pro free trade, you have to watch and see.
People still recognize me all the time on the street. The first thing they say when they stop me is, ‘Where have you been?’ The second comment they make is always, ‘Oh, you’ve grown up.’
I do look better on TV. In real life, I look scruffy and pale, and I get the worst kind of recognition… I get the ‘Haven’t we met somewhere before?’ I suggest it might be because I’m on the telly, and they say, ‘No, it’s definitely not that. Wasn’t it at so-and-so’s party?’
You don’t remember people you love by the wise things they say but the silly things they do.
We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express.
It’s not for nothing that they say it’s easier to get to the top than to stay at the top.
I told myself after 2008 that I was done for good. But they say you can’t keep a gymnast away from her sport.
I’m very ticklish. They say being tickled is a form of torture.
Beauty is the lowest common denominator: I don’t care what they say – every girl, every woman, wants to feel pretty and empowered and beautiful, within their own definition of beautiful. I love fashion, I love shopping, but I love beauty more because I love the science of it.
When they say ‘action,’ I am into it completely and forget everything around. When they say ‘cut,’ I am back to myself.
This is the great thing about Northern Ireland. I walk down the street and people stop me and say things like, ‘I know you. You’re that wee golfer, aren’t you?’ I say, ‘Yeah, that’s me.’ They say, ‘Keep it up, wee man.’ It’s very funny and that’s why I want to stay here as long as possible.
If you look at other countries, you see they have different values: defend more, pass the ball out more, winning is holy. In England, you could say that sport itself is holy. They say, ‘Look, guys, it’s about more than just winning.’
I don’t understand when people are being greedy or mean, when they say who should get what, when they get control of someone else’s life.
I think the Egyptian people need to restore confidence that Americans, the U.S., means what they say when they talk about democracy, rule of law.
I do notice on Twitter that a lot of girls write to me, and they either say, ‘I want to be your best friend,’ or they say, ‘I have a total girl crush on you.’ I’m like, ‘Awww.’
When people come to write about my period of office, I would be very happy if they say that I made a contribution to finding the happy medium again for the Germans.
When I tell people I’m a comedian they say, ‘Oh, are you funny?’ I say, ‘No, it’s not that kind of comedy.’
They say ‘Ted Cruz can’t win.’ Really? Have you talked to Ted?
What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt.
Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn’t changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he’s started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob.
They say that children become men, and men become children. Many generations have grown up, become men, and gone hence.
There’s a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the Internet called Chewdiasm. They say that we should be chewing 50 to 100 times per mouthful, which is insane. I tried that. It takes like a day and a half to eat a sandwich. But their basic idea is right. If you chew, you’ll eat slower and you will get more nutrients.
The people, when they say ‘Death to America!’ – do you know what they are really saying? What they mean to say relates to the aggressive policies of the U.S. and intervention and meddling by the U.S.
I come up with a blurb at the beginning, but the book will always be completely different by the time it’s finished. They say, ‘Where’s the book you were going to write?’ And I say, ‘Forget about it. It doesn’t exist.’
I think, from every actor I’ve ever spoken to, they say the biggest thing they regret from life is not finishing school.
Some people say that you should read people who think completely differently from you so that everything you read and everything that they say is a challenge to you but there’s something to be said for reading people where you think, ‘Yes, that’s how I would have said it if I could have found the words for it’.
I always tell people I want to live to be 150 and they say why would you want to do that. I say, well there’s a few people I haven’t made mad yet, I want to get them.
I don’t think of people as black or white. It’s a question of are they photogenic or not? I don’t think anyone says, ‘Let’s book her. She’s black.’ I think they say, ‘Let’s book her. She’s good.’ We’ve come that far.
They say fame is important and that maintaining your fame is even more important. But to me, the most important thing is to deserve the respect of your fans.
People are always talking about the old days. They say that the old movies were better, that the old actors were so great. But I don’t think so. All I can say about the old days is that they have passed.
I don’t hate redheads! The millionaire men – wealthy men – never pick them. Every time I offer them they say no. I could say the most gorgeous redhead in the world and they’ll say no, they don’t want it. Now if you ask an Irish guy in Ireland, he says ‘yes,’ because that’s indigenous to that country.
I mean, the people who run Guantanamo, the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the detainees because they say that they’re all created as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support.
Nothing has ever gotten in my way. They say, ‘Wally, you’re a girl, you can’t do that.’ I said, ‘Guess what, doesn’t matter what you are, you can still do it if you want to do it,’ and I like to do things that nobody’s ever done before.
You know, I think what people want more than anything is they just want people to do what they say they’re going to do.
They say love will find a way. I know determination will.
There’s nothing I dislike more than being in a photo shoot where they say, ‘Be yourself.’ That’s not why I became an actress. That’s what I find so funny: that you become an actor, and all of a sudden, everyone wants to know about you. But I didn’t become an actor so I could show you me.
I’ve met people who will go to a movie that I can’t stand and they say that they saw that movie ten times. There’s something they like and identified in that movie, and I don’t see it.
Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
I think I’m a much better father as an older man than I was with my first kids. Occasionally, I have to yell at the little guys, but they don’t take me seriously. ‘Listen to the old guy,’ they say. ‘Isn’t he great? He’s mad.’
They say politics is a contact sport, and I have to agree with that.
I am who I am. I was never ‘in,’ as they say. Never.
There isn’t a bank in the world that could withstand a run. They all borrow short and lend long, regardless of what they say.
I don’t mind what people say about me as long as it’s an opinion or the truth. If someone says, ‘He’s the worst comedian in the world,’ that’s fine. If someone says, ‘His face makes me want to punch the TV,’ that’s fine. But if they say, ‘Oh, and I know for a fact he hunts squirrels,’ I go: no, no, no… that’s a lie.
Our politicians debate this, but our scientists don’t. A huge majority of climate scientists say climate change is happening. They say we’re causing it and we need to do something about it before it has a terrible effect on all of us.
When men are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.
I have friends who are very pessimistic. They say you can’t possibly be an optimist nowadays. But I think, taking the longer view, you can still be as optimistic as you want.
New Hampshire polling data are unreliable because, when you call the Granite State’s registered Republicans and independents in the middle of dinner and ask them who they’re going to vote for, they have a mouth full of mashed potatoes and you can’t understand what they say.
I don’t want to get into it, but if you know someone, it doesn’t mean you agree with everything they say or they do.
What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
I think anyone is lying if they say they don’t want to win.
They say the camera never lies. It lies every day.
I think as an older player, there’s a kind of natural responsibility or natural role to go around the lads and say a few things. I had it when I came into the team; when you look to the older boys in certain situations to see what they say, see how they act, and see what they expect.
No, but women are saying, and they say, are you crazy? But because they’ve had children since they were 20 years old. I haven’t. So I had a child when I was 43, and now he’s really out with his friends.
We don’t have a divine right to success. So I agree with a lot of politicians out there when they say, ‘We’ve got serious issues.’ We do: immigration, infrastructure. I think income inequality‘s one of them.
Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.
They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What’s funny about that?
Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do.
They say behind every successful man is a powerful woman. And there is no more powerful performer I would rather be in the ring with for a conversation than Stephanie McMahon.
They say anything can happen in a short series. I just didn’t expect it to be that short.
When people meet me, I hope that they say this: ‘This is a guy who, number one, loves the Lord, but he also loves people, and he wants to make a difference in people’s life. And he wants to help everyone he comes in contact with, and he is genuine, he is real, and he cares about people.’
They say people live to be happy. If you actually think about what happiness is, it’s nothing much. When you get to eat ramen after feeling really, really hungry, that’s happiness.
A lot of young people don’t have a lot of faith in politicians. You can’t depend on what they say. They talk in circles. They don’t speak the kind of language that has truth to them. I’m speaking differently.
There’s a bizarre insistence on how a story should be. ‘The protagonist must be sympathetic!’ they say. Whatever that means. I never engage in that discussion. I never use that word, ‘sympathetic.’ I just know ‘interesting.’
You can make movies and not particularly get along with the people you’re working with but, when they say ‘Action,’ your job is to make it look like you’re in love.
As a child, I always wanted to be an actor. But as I grew older, the acting dream kind of faded away, and I took to studying a lot. A few years later, a relative of mine who really wanted me to try my hand at acting sent my photographs to a few production houses, and like they say, the rest is history.
People unconsciously know when you are not listening to them. Then they say ‘No’ to you.
It’s very difficult to distinguish between what a person believes and what they say they believe.
You can talk to someone relatively famous, and they say, ‘What do you do? What do you do for a job?’ and I say, ‘I make documentaries for the BBC,’ and you see their eyes just glaze over.
Hollywood can be a very stinging town. They say it’s a forgiving business. It’s not that forgiving.
The press always ends up being much nicer than I expect. A lot of times they say something snarky about you, but then you meet them in person and they couldn’t be nicer.
I don’t ever want to part with any of my shoes. They all have a special place in my heart because they say something about who you are today.
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!
Liverpool had African players from the ’50s and ’60s. There were goalkeepers in the early days from South Africa. Then in 1981 there was a guy who came to Anfield. They say ‘who is this guy’ and it is me; I am African.
When people meet me, they say that I’m really kind – contrary to a lot of my music.
I don’t know if English is the only language where some expressions only and solely mean the opposite of what they say but we do have an awful lot of them.
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
I think that presidents don’t give up power that has accrued to them by the precedent of previous presidents. Even when they say they would like to, I think once they get there they don’t give it up.
People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.
I’m eternally grateful for the fact that I’m doing what I like best. I thank my stars for it. I wonder why I wasted all that time being fat. I should have lost weight and started acting earlier. But as they say, things happen when they are meant to.
You have to treat every day as a new challenge, and you have to remain paranoid, as they say.
It’s a unique situation to have, but again they say sometimes talent doesn’t win. It has to be brought together right. That’s the coaching‘s job. That’s what we’re doing.
I’m proud of both sides, and they are both really well known to be fighting heritages, so I tell everyone all the time – they say, ‘What are you’? – I say I’m Irish. I’m Puerto Rican. I guess I was born to fight.
My own inclination is to skew towards humor. They say that some people view life as a comedy, others as a tragedy. Me? Comedy all the way.
The coolest thing, too, is that people that have never even seen ‘One Tree Hill’ tell me, ‘I love your music.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, do you watch the show?’ And they say ‘No.’ And to me that’s even cooler because that means I’m actually starting to get country fans.
I’m a writer. In Latin America, they say I’m a Latin-American writer because I also write in Spanish and my books are translated, but I am an American citizen and my books are published here, so I’m also an American writer.
There are people who do what they believe is right, but as they say, ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’
They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don’t remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real.
Eventually, when I sell enough units, as they say in the record business, I will stop touring. I’ll concentrate on what I like to do… stay in the studio.
I take them seriously but I try not to read them. I take them personally, that’s why I don’t read them. I think people are lying when they say they don’t care, that’s not true. I take them personally.
It’s really frustrating when you’re an identity-theft victim, and you go to the police and you say, ‘This guy in Florida, he stole my name and got a credit card – this is his address,’ and they say, ‘We don’t have jurisdiction in Florida. You need to go to the FBI.’
They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever, either. But the memories will.
I’d rather try and fail than not try at all, as they say.
Whenever people are confronted by a prediction for the future that they simply cannot or will not believe, they always say, ‘It will never happen in my lifetime.’ If the prediction is something they deplore and fear, they say it with calculated bravado, often adding a smug, snorty hhrrummph.
Mayors love lists when they say something good about their city and hate them when they don’t.
I’ve gone into auditions, and I think they have an assumption about me when they see my photo, and then I open my mouth, and they say, ‘Where exactly are you from? And you were born in Ethiopia? But you’re Irish, but you also kind of sound English. That’s really strange.’
Los Angeles is not a town full of airheads. There’s a great deal of wonderful energy there. They say ‘yes’ to things; not like the endless ‘nos’ and ‘hrrumphs’ you get in England!
Yes, my mum had a huge influence on my life and the love she had for me, the love we had between each other, did sway me to not do bad things. Sometimes they say the street raised you, but my mum did the raising.
They say, ‘Write what you know.’ What I know isn’t cheerleader; it has a little bit of teeth to it.
They say women and music should never be dated.
We don’t take credit for our accomplishments. I can’t tell you how many times you’ll say to a woman, ‘Oh God, what you did was so great’, and they say, ‘Really? I didn’t think it was that good.’
Climbing has worked for me in a number of ways on Capitol Hill. I’m much more inclined to look at what people do, as opposed to what they say. Also, it’s about working together – we’re all on the rope together, and you don’t get to cut the rope if you’re not getting along with someone.
Americans have different ways of saying things. They say ‘elevator’, we say ‘lift’… they say ‘President’, we say ‘stupid psychopathic git.
Everyone has this perception that the bloggers, they say horrible things about you and they hide behind their computers where you can’t see them.
‘What’s My Line’ 1971 was a magical experience as I was still in my teens, and it was my first appearance. You know how they say you never forget ‘your first’!
People make mistakes. They say stupid things.
I don’t argue with people… if they say I’m not funny, they’re right, for them.
I think there’s something in people where they often want to describe their personal experiences, but when it’s regarding wealth, they’re obviously very guarded. They’re very worried about how people are going to react to what they say.
Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.
Hopefully everybody in the audience thinks, ‘That’s cool. I could do that.’ I don’t like the thought that they say, ‘I saw the Beastie Boys last night, and they’re mega-stars.’ I’m a lot happier when the kids who come backstage or to the hotel try to give us tapes of what they’ve done instead of just getting an autograph.
In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it’s our way of saying, ‘I’m unattached to that.’ You’re tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first.
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.
I’m not over-reacting, but I do think people have to be a bit cautious when they say all kind of activities associated with witchcraft are harmless.
When you go to take someone’s picture, the first thing they say is, what you want me to do? Everyone is very awkward.
Women in my focus groups, they say a bald man is trustworthy. He has nothing to hide.
Often you find the character through the things they say. How they talk about other people, how they describe themselves – which is very rare.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
They say you don’t want to know how sausage is made. Book coverage is like sausage in that way: better not to know exactly how the gatekeepers of mainstream media choose which books to crown as must-reads each season – just swallow it down with a cold beer and call it a night.
I’m gullible. I think people mean what they say.
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
Once people feel comfortable with something, they say, ‘Let’s try it.’
They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, ‘Can he name a kitten?’
They say every five years the atoms in your body become a new set of atoms.
One would be lying if they say nepotism doesn’t exist.
Most people don’t want to talk about politics and religion. They say, ‘Let’s talk about something else.’
As soon as you define what an assault weapon is, you know, you can’t sell a weapon, and here’s how we describe it, gun manufacturers just make one adjustment or two, and they say, ‘See, this isn’t subject to the limitation.’
I was a sickly baby, and after two sets of adoptive parents took me home, they returned me to the orphanage because of a serious respiratory infection. But as they say, the third time’s a charm, because my mom and dad adopted me and took me into their home where I was raised in a family full of love.
Most people who’ve had a big hit movie like ‘Paranormal Activity,’ the next thing they say is, ‘I want to make a $100 million movie.’ I have no interest in making more expensive movies.
I think the problem with people, as they start to mature, they say, ‘Rap is a young man‘s game,’ and they keep trying to make young songs. But you don’t know the slang – it changes every day, and you’re just visiting. So you’re trying to be something you’re not, and the audience doesn’t buy into that.
With singing, the name of the game is to make yourself believable. When somebody hears you sing a song, and they say, ‘Oh, that must have happened to him,’ that’s when you know you’re transmitting. It’s like being a good actor. You make people feel things, emotions and what not.
When I go to a restaurant and they say, ‘We’re fully booked,’ I say, ‘It’s Roberto Cavalli,’ and they say, ‘I will check‘. I love it!
Take Jonathan Franzen’s work: it’s just old wine in new bottles. They say he’s the Tolstoy of the digital age, but there can only be a Tolstoy of the Tolstoyan age.
Either a player accepts competition or they say they absolutely need to play. For a player to have an open door, I have to have, at the same position, an element that is just as good or even better.
I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.
They say men and women can’t be friends, but that’s not true.
If you believe, as I do believe, in reincarnation, they say that every time you come back, it’s because you have to finish something. I’ve a funny feeling that my thing in this life is to have one relationship after another.
I needed to join the Navy. If you ask the people in Europe who won World War II, they don’t say the Allies, they say the United States won the war and saved the world.
Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn’t let that pitcher get me out. They say you can’t hit if you’re on your back, but I didn’t hit on my back. I got up.
People come up to me all the time and say, ‘Oh, I love to watch Food Network,’ and I ask them what they cook, and they say, ‘I don’t really cook.’ They’re afraid, they’re intimidated, they know all about food from eating out and watching TV, but they don’t know where to start in their own kitchen.