Top 3370 Been Quotes

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“’In Memoriam’ has been my companion for all my grownup life.”

― A. N. Wilson

“Rameswaram has, since antiquity, been an important pilgrimage destination.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I have been under assault by the liberal media in the United States.”

― Aaron Klein

“I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.”

― Aaron Neville

“I buried Joel on our 48th anniversary. I had been with her since I was 16.”

― Aaron Neville

“Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.”

― Aaron Neville

“I’ve been into every doo-wop there is. I think I went to the university of doo-wop-ology.”

― Aaron Neville

“I’ve always been shy.”

― AB de Villiers

“I’ve always been a people pleaser.”

― AB de Villiers

“My films have been progressing towards a certain kind of minimalism, even though it was never intended. Elements which can be eliminated have been eliminated.”

― Abbas Kiarostami

“I’ve been rapping since I was 18 years old, with a crew called Blades.”

― Abbie Cornish

“We’ve all been underestimated at times. That’s life.”

― Abby Huntsman

“Throughout history, women have often been treated as second-class citizens and their voices silenced.”

― Abby Johnson

“Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.”

― Abdolkarim Soroush

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I have always been an old-line Henry Clay Whig.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I have always been fascinated by the story of Henrietta Lacks.”

― Adam Curtis

“I’ve been with my wife since I was 16.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“I’ve been told I have an aggressive driving style.”

― Adam Ferrara

“I haven’t listened to much music lately; I’ve been out of it.”

― Adam Jones

“I’ve always been involved in the visual arts and music.”

― Adam Jones

“It’s been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I’ve experienced.”

― Adam Lambert

“I’ve always been fond of the glam-rocker title.”

― Adam Lambert

“Bowie’s been a huge influence on me.”

― Adam Lambert

“As a writer, I’ve always been somebody who’s been productive and hustled hard.”

― Adam Mansbach

“No one in my family has been observant for generations, but we all identify with being Jewish.”

― Adam Mansbach

“White-collar crime has been marketed – billions of dollars have been put in to have us be bored by it.”

― Adam McKay

“A dry stretch of commentary in the middle of an ‘Anchorman’ movie would have been a terrible thing.”

― Adam McKay

“I’ve been skating since I was 10 years old.”

― Adam Rippon

“I’m an R.E.M. nerd and have been since I was 14.”

― Adam Scott

“Journalism classes would have been interesting to me.”

― Adam Scott

“All I know is that my fans have been really wonderful and affectionate.”

― Adam West

“We always may be what we might have been.”

― Adelaide Anne Procter

“I have been measured on my merit and on my accomplishments.”

― Adena Friedman

“I’ve always been a quiet person.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“I have had an extraordinary life, but it’s been one incredible roller coaster ride.”

― Adnan Sami

“Mexico has never been anybody’s backyard.”

― Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

“It’s unfortunate we’ve never been just songwriters.”

― Adolph Green

“My success has been as full of luck as a crapshooter’s dream.”

― Adolphe Menjou

“I’ve never been much for theory and scales.”

― Adrian Smith

“It’s absolutely chilling to think that I’ve been working on a comic-book series called ‘Optic Nerve’ since I was sixteen.”

― Adrian Tomine

“I’ve never been to the gym. I do nothing.”

― Adriana Lima

“I’ve been really lucky with the shows that I’ve done and the diverse line-ups I’ve been included in.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“I’ve always been obsessed with fashion.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“I’ve always been inspired by beautiful interiors.”

― Aerin Lauder

“The issue of what my role in the – in persuading the Bush administration to go to war has been greatly exaggerated.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“I would have been a fine orthodontist.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I’m such a geek, and have always been a real nerd.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’ve always been an outsider.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’m an athlete, and I have been interested in sports films.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“There have been times when I didn’t quite make my deadline.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I have been with the record company and Tommy was there doing records with other people.”

― Al Jarreau

“I’ve been able to reach from the streets to the suites.”

― Al Sharpton

“A lot of artists have really been supportive over the years.”

― Al Yankovic

“Small issues are really just large ones that haven’t been accorded the requisite attention.”

― Alain de Botton

“I’ve been writing full-time since 1978.”

― Alan Dean Foster

“I always wanted to be a golfer, only I realised that if I’d played golf I would have been skint.”

― Alan Hansen

“In spite of the evidence for the disorder-induced M-I transition as inferred from the transport and optical measurements, the metallic state of conjugated polymers has been a subject of controversy.”

― Alan J. Heeger

“Oklahoma’s always been good to me.”

― Alan Jackson

“A lot of the projects I’ve been involved with have been my babies, and I’m not going to give my baby to anyone else.”

― Alan Menken

“TV is a medium where I’ve been an outsider for the most part.”

― Alan Menken

“I had a great life at Boeing. I’d been there for 37 years and contributed to all the Boeing airplanes as a designer: the 707, 727, 37, 47, 57, 67 and ‘triple 7’ and the 87.”

― Alan Mulally

“I’ve been very fortunate to be part of projects that are really big and broad.”

― Alan Mulally

“I’ve been through geopolitical and economic cycles.”

― Alan Mulally

“My career has been spent developing airplanes.”

― Alan Mulally

“I’ve always been completely autocratic. I’ve never learned to be diplomatic or democratic.”

― Alan Parker

“I’ve been on 26 space missions; they range from suborbital to orbital to shuttle experiments to planetary missions.”

― Alan Stern

“I’ve always been skeptical of the idea that sentience is going to be an exclusively human attribute.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative brutality of the technique employed. But this did not happen.”

― Albert Claude

“The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.”

― Albert Einstein

“If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments.”

― Albert Ellis

“I’ve been an avid collector since I was a child.”

― Alessandro Michele

“I’ve always been self-conscious about my personality.”

― Alessia Cara

“The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood.”

― Alex Ferguson

“I’ve always been a great collector and lover of cookbooks.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“’Tom Sawyer’ could have been written eight months ago, with the kind of response it still gets.”

― Alex Lifeson

“I’ve been humbled by the reception I’ve received everywhere.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I’ve been in front of the camera since the sonogram.”

― Alex Wolff

“It’s been an amazing journey that I’ve had with WWE.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I like voice-over in films, and most of my films have been voice-over films.”

― Alexander Payne

“I’ve been a member of Greenpeace since I was a teenager.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“I’ve been acting since I was 11.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“The Asiatics and the Africans, such as the Russians, the Arabs, the Hindus, are increasing with marked rapidity. Never have the European races been in such great peril as today.”

― Alexis Carrel

“Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.”

― Alexis Korner

“For my bikinis, the smaller the better. That’s how I’ve always been.”

― Alexis Ren

“I was home-schooled my entire life and never been in a classroom.”

― Alexis Ren

“But I love singing, and I’ve been singing backup for friends’ bands.”

― Alia Shawkat

“Over time, I’ve been more recognized.”

― Alia Shawkat

“No one knows how to write a novel until it’s been written.”

― Alice Hoffman

“I’ve always been drawn to raw material.”

― Alice Ripley

“I’ve always been inspired by Patti LuPone.”

― Alice Ripley

“He looks as though he’s been weaned on a pickle.”

― Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“Since the time of the witch burnings, the grandmothers and the healers and the midwives have been systematically targeted. And burned at the stake for hundreds of years, decimating whole communities.”

― Alice Walker

“I’m unwilling to eat food that has been adulterated.”

― Alice Waters

“I’ve always been strong-minded, but I wonder.”

― Alicia Keys

“Teaching has always been a poorly paid profession, particularly considering its educational requirements and responsibilities.”

― Alissa Quart

“I’ve always been a fighter and always competitive.”

― Alistair Overeem

“The longing for Europe has been all but extinguished in the young.”

― Allan Bloom

“If it had been what was supposed to happen, it would have happened.”

― Allan Houston

“I have been listening to sport and watching sport on the BBC since I was a tiny boy.”

― Allan McNish

“Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.”

― Allen Tate

“A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of ‘balance’ and ‘deterrence’.”

― Alva Myrdal

“Tumbling has always been my favorite.”

― Aly Raisman

“I’ve always been the rock of my family.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“I’ve always been a very goal-driven person.”

― Amanda Crew

“I’ve been privileged to be able to be a part of some of my girlfriends’ lives at their breaking points.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I have autoimmune disease, thyroid problems, and I’ve been diagnosed pre-diabetic.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I’ve been lucky in that all my roles have been unique and interesting.”

― Amanda Schull

“I have been in my fair share of both onscreen and off screen fights.”

― Amber Heard

“I’ve always been comfortable with my size.”

― Amber Riley

“I have been very lucky with what I have achieved.”

― Amir Khan

“I have never been a superstar and never believed in it.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Genre, to me, is not all that important, and it never has been.”

― Amos Lee

“I’ve always been obsessed with Audrey Hepburn.”

― Amy Acker

“I myself have been in therapy. Repeatedly.”

― Amy Brenneman

“I’ve always been a voracious reader.”

― Amy Chozick

“The people I’ve been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity.”

― Amy Grant

“I have been away from home since I was 17.”

― Amy Jackson

“It has been said that I make chick flicks. This is not a compliment.”

― Amy Pascal

“Signing autographs is weird. I’m an introvert, so it’s been a strain in that way.”

― Amy Sherald

“I’ve always been a little homemaker.”

― Amy Winehouse

“It’s always been my dream to compete.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“I’ve never been a very flashy person.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“I’ve been criticised for being an eternal optimist.”

― Anand Mahindra

“Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“I’ve been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.”

― Anderson Cooper

“I’ve been blessed to be in the NBA.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I’m hungry. Always have been, my whole career.”

― Andre Ward

“I’ve always been able to play for the love of the sport.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“The Ballon d’Or has never been something that I’ve missed.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I’ve been getting chatted up by men ever since I was 14.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I have been drawn to stories that are attempting to turn suffering into beauty.”

― Andrew Garfield

“I have always been afraid of banks.”

― Andrew Jackson

“I feel incompetent to perform duties… which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.”

― Andrew Johnson

“I’ve been lucky to have grown up in the arts.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve played under a lot of very good captains.”

― Andrew Robertson

“I will not introduce legislation to reopen divisive issues or to reopen issues that have already been settled by previous governments.”

― Andrew Scheer

“If I hadn’t been so outspoken, Jimmy Carter wouldn’t have wanted me.”

― Andrew Young

“I’ve never been a mainstream kind of guy.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Our shows have always been sort of an all-generations thing, people from 6 to 60.”

― Andy Biersack

“I’ve never been paid as a prognosticator. I don’t get a lot of work as a mentalist.”

― Andy Kindler

“There have been great champions in every generation.”

― Andy Roddick

“My entire career, I’ve been a worker.”

― Andy Roddick

“Mountaineering has always been a huge hobby of mine.”

― Andy Serkis

“On ‘The Avengers,’ I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo.”

― Andy Serkis

“I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.”

― Angelina Jolie

“We’ve been involved in a lot of albums that were really rushed at the end.”

― Angus Young

“I’ve been a musician since my childhood.”

― Anirudh Ravichander

“It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.”

― Anita Hill

“I’ve always been round, strong, and muscular.”

― Anita Morris

“I’ve been banned from just about everything.”

― Ann Coulter

“My whole career has been an Ann Coulter roast.”

― Ann Coulter

“I have always been an independent voice for the folks in my district.”

― Ann Kirkpatrick

“I’ve always been extremely puritanical.”

― Ann-Margret

“All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death’s wing flashed ahead.”

― Anna Akhmatova

“I have never been in a violent movie or television show.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“I’ve never been onstage in my life.”

― Anna Friel

“I’ve never really been one of those girls who’s scared of showing a bit of flesh.”

― Anna Paquin

“I’ve been around the block. And I have had the privilege of having been a senior Minister.”

― Anna Soubry

“I’ve noticed that every public health minister has been a woman.”

― Anna Soubry

“I’ve been reading fanfiction before I even realized what fanfiction was.”

― Anna Todd

“I have been recognized in public but not that often, which is nice.”

― Anna Todd

“I’ve been estranged from my father since I was eight.”

― Anna Torv

“I went to Wimbledon before I could walk. It’s just been a lifelong passion.”

― Anna Wintour

“I have been overwhelmed by the response that I have received on the doorstep during this campaign.”

― Anne Campbell

“I’ve been around the coaching circuit far too much.”

― Anne Donovan

“My time at Seton Hall has been extremely rewarding. I commend the staff for their tireless and successful efforts in recruiting and elevating the program.”

― Anne Donovan

“I became a full-time writer in 1993 and have been very happy, insofar as anybody is, since.”

― Anne Enright

“I’ve honestly been really lucky. My only jobs have been babysitting and acting.”

― Anne Hathaway

“I have been guilty of wrong thinking.”

― Anne Hutchinson

“I actually have been really influenced by dance music.”

― Anne-Marie

“I’ve had a lot of dates, but I don’t think there’s been anyone that special or important.”

― Anne Robinson

“Many varieties of sonnet, of course, have been written over the ages.”

― Anne Stevenson

“Billions of dollars have been put into genetic research.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Of all the roles I’ve played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.”

― Annette Funicello

“I have ever been the queerest mixture of weakness and strength, and have paid heavily for the weakness.”

― Annie Besant

“Much has been written about the life of the mind.”

― Annie Dillard

“I’ve never been a social person.”

― Annie Lennox

“Changing my name has been like a formal rite of passage.”

― Anohni

“There’s nothing glorious about combat. I’ve been there and done that.”

― Ant Middleton

“I’ve been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.”

― Anthony Doerr

“Corruption never has been compulsory.”

― Anthony Eden

“Activism has been very productive in our society.”

― Anthony Fauci

“There has been treatment for hepatitis C, but the treatment has not been overwhelmingly effective, number 1. And number 2, it has had considerable toxicity.”

― Anthony Fauci

“My parents have always been there for me.”

― Anthony Gonzalez

“Of course, like all film-makers I’ve been mesmerised by cinema since I was a child.”

― Anthony Minghella

“Australia is a resource-rich nation. We have been good at exploiting our minerals base and agricultural sector for exports.”

― Anthony Pratt

“The post-Reagan era has been defined by overspending as the result of ideological overpromises.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I’ve been lucky to play characters that are really broad.”

― Anton Yelchin

“I have oft-times been besought, by divers gentlemen, to set down on paper what I have beheld through my newly invented microscopia, but I have generally declined.”

― Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

“I’ve been driving race cars professionally for a while: 200 mph types of things.”

― Antonio Sabato, Jr.

“I’ve always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“As a writer, I’ve always been interested in others.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“Entertainment’s definition has been reduced to making people happy.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I love travelling, and most scripts have been written while I have been travelling.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I have been trolled multiple times, and it doesn’t affect me anymore.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I wouldn’t be able to do the things I do if I hadn’t been around and seen the stuff my brothers did.”

― Apollo Robbins

“My girlfriend has been the ice.”

― Apolo Ohno

“I’ve always been involved with the performing arts from a young age.”

― Aquaria

“I’m always inspired by anything in ‘Vogue,’ anything that’s been in ‘Vogue.’”

― Aquaria

“I have been around football all of my life.”

― Ara Parseghian

“I guess I could’ve been a prima ballerina. Or a nurse. Aretha Nightingale!”

― Aretha Franklin

“Yes, I’ve always been fashion conscious.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I’ve been really interested and inspired by Nan Goldin, the photographer.”

― Ari Graynor

“I’ve been under security protection since 1978.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.”

― Aristotle

“Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.”

― Aristotle

“Since I’ve been at Bayern, I have seen the Bundesliga grow.”

― Arjen Robben

“I’ve never been in a fight, not even while in college.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“I’ve been in a lot of elections.”

― Arlen Specter

“I have been a Republican since 1966.”

― Arlen Specter

“My mother is a Telugu, so I have been familiar with the language since childhood.”

― Armaan Malik

“I’ve been told I’m a good midcareer manager.”

― Arne Glimcher

“I’ve always been a Journey fan – since I was 12.”

― Arnel Pineda

“My grandfather had been a well-known judge in Berlin.”

― Arnon Goldfinger

“I’ve always been a technological junkie.”

― Art Bell

“I’ve been singing since I was five. It’s my identity.”

― Art Garfunkel

“Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman.”

― Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

“I’ve always been interested in art.”

― Arthur Smith

“There’s been intelligence that terrorists would look to programs such as the visa waiver program to exploit.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“We have been using Ayurveda for generations, and it has been a vital part of the family.”

― Asha Bhosle

“I have always been a huge fan of Shakespeare.”

― Ashish Sharma

“I’ve always been a water baby.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“I have been lucky to win trophies. That is my aim.”

― Ashley Cole

“I’ve been very fortunate in my career.”

― Ashley Johnson

“I’ve been devoted to Alison Krauss for many, many years.”

― Ashley Judd

“I’ve always been crazy for the American songbook.”

― Ashley Judd

“Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.”

― Ashley Montagu

“I’m turning this industry around and making clothing that we’ve been wanting and needing.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I have always been so inspired by Goldie Hawn.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I have the best fans, who have been so supportive.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I’ve always been a good kid.”

― Ashley Scott

“I’ve been watching ‘Power.’ I’ve been hooked on it.”

― Ashley Young

“I’ve been a versatile player since I started playing football.”

― Ashley Young

“Sir Alex Ferguson has been a massive influence on me.”

― Ashley Young

“I had been interested in particle physics, which deals with the fundamental constituents of matter.”

― Ashoke Sen

“There’s so much in American history that has been hidden and shunned.”

― Ashton Sanders

“I have been accused of many crimes. A TV channel even put up a show called ‘Sins of Asin!’”

― Asin

“I’ve been jailed once, put in police lock-up twice, and was under house arrest twice.”

― Asma Jahangir

“If Advaniji did not want, I would never have been Prime Minister.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“The silent voter, interestingly, has always been the voter for AAP.”

― Atishi

“Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.”

― Auberon Waugh

“I have been told I say ‘shucks’ quite frequently… Shucks, I’ll have to work on that.”

― Aubrey Peeples

“I’ve always been strongly on the side of non-violence.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“I’ve never actually been to prom.”

― Austin Butler

“I’ve split out, played receiver, I’ve been a fullback, I’ve been in-line.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I’ve been acting since I was 7, and I always knew it was what I wanted to go into.”

― Autumn Reeser

“Israel has been absent for many years from entire regions in the world.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“All my life I have been a nomad.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“Religion has been an important part of my understanding, my inquiry into what it means to be human.”

― Ayad Akhtar

“My dream was to play for France. It’s been my dream since childhood.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“I’d always been interested in Nigeria’s past.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“Writers have always been very underrated.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

― B. F. Skinner

“Great scientific contributions have been techniques.”

― B. F. Skinner

“The food habits of the different classes of Hindus have been as fixed and stratified as their cults. Just as Hindus can be classified on their basis of their cults, so also they can be classified on the basis of their habits of food.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers.”

― Baha’u’llah

“If I hadn’t turned out to be a filmmaker, I would have been a musician.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

― Barack Obama

“As a reader, I’ve always been interested in dystopian novels like ‘Nineteen Eighty-four’.”

― Barbara Demick

“Most of my films have been documentaries, but I’m also very interested in narrative filmmaking.”

― Barbara Kopple

“I’ve always been very tied to language.”

― Barbara Kruger

“Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I’m working in.”

― Barbara Kruger

“When I retired from my music November 1997, it had been 37 years.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“The regulation of medicine has been a State function.”

― Barney Frank

“I’ve always been a dominant and violent person.”

― Baron Corbin

“Across the continent, political divisions are deepening. For all of these reasons, the specter of a euro zone collapse has not been dispatched.”

― Barry Eichengreen

“I’ve never been into parties, premieres or night-clubbing.”

― Barry Gibb

“Taiwan has been so well developed economically. But we are underdeveloped culturally.”

― Barry Lam

“QVC has been very good to me.”

― Barry Manilow

“I’ve been the luckiest football player ever.”

― Bart Starr

“When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“Since its very inception, Israel has been a threat.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“I’ve always been totally obsessed with theater – especially musicals.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“I’ve never really had a TV career. I’ve been a soldier and a climber.”

― Bear Grylls

“I’ve been in a few love triangles. I’ve been in a love quadrilateral.”

― Beau Mirchoff

“I’ve been very fortunate in my collaborators throughout my career.”

― Bebe Neuwirth

“Donatella Versace has been a renegade. Just an incredible, artistic person.”

― Bebe Rexha

“I’ve been fat since fourth grade and bullied for it, but I still knew I couldn’t represent every kids’ experience.”

― Becky Albertalli

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be an Olympian.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“I’ve always been interested in exploring difficult subjects for the mainstream.”

― Beeban Kidron

“I know gymnastics. It’s always been a subjective appreciation.”

― Bela Karolyi

“I’ve been around the block. I travel a lot to gyms.”

― Ben Askren

“Unilateral sanctions on Cuba have been oppressive and largely ineffective, and that’s why the public largely supports lifting them.”

― Ben Domenech

“Since childhood, I have been a cricket fanatic.”

― Ben Elliot

“I’ve been pretty lucky; I like my jobs.”

― Ben Feldman

“Kevin Stallings has been a picture of consistency at Vanderbilt.”

― Ben Howland

“There have not been any troughs as regards my work. There’s never been a trough of my assurance.”

― Ben Kingsley

“I had originally been looking at writing, including fiction.”

― Ben Rhodes

“The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Google has long been a leftist company.”

― Ben Shapiro

“The Obama administration has been curtailing press freedom – but that hasn’t ended the press’ drool-cup worship for their beloved president.”

― Ben Shapiro

“I’ve been called ‘hardheaded,’ ‘obstinate,’ ‘unreasonable,’ etc.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“My mother’s style has always been consensus-generating.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“I’ve been making music since I was 14, but for a while, I was afraid to perform.”

― Benjamin Booker

“I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“I’ve been blessed by God to be able to perform.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Liberals have been overselling the threat to reproductive rights for decades.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“I’ve always been obsessed with girls.”

― Benji Madden

“It’s not been a pleasant life.”

― Benny Hinn

“I do admit there have been times when I have made a statement that was incorrect.”

― Benny Hinn

“I’ve always been political.”

― Beppe Grillo

“We’ve been listening to Wagner, which is so great.”

― Bernadette Peters

“Institutionalized racism has been with us pre-Obama, and it obviously will be with us post-Obama.”

― Bernice King

“I’ve been in training for stardom.”

― Bernie Mac

“Comedy has been so good to me.”

― Bernie Mac

“I’ve never been no superficial cat.”

― Bernie Mac

“There have been many dreams which have been personal guides for me.”

― Bernie Siegel

“I’ve been in eleven no-hitters you know.”

― Bert Campaneris

“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Women have been funny for years.”

― Beth Behrs

“Mentorship has been an excuse not to promote women.”

― Beth Brooke

“Insecurity has been my lifelong thing.”

― Beth Moore

“I’ve always been told I have a giant placenta.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“I have always been a business person.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That’s the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.”

― Betty Dodson

“I’ve been working in sculpture and painting since 1920.”

― Betty Parsons

“Hummus has been my saviour. I’ve used it in every form: on sandwiches, rotis, with veggies and meat.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I come from a family where I have been empowered.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“MS has always been a bowler’s captain.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“It feels great that my performances in domestic cricket have been recognised.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“The Oval has always been a good batting track, and there’s not much for the bowlers.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“It’s been a crazy ride, truly a Cinderella story.”

― Bianca Andreescu

“I don’t think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.”

― Bianca Jagger

“I’m lucky; I’ve been raised with the right morals.”

― Big Narstie

“I wasn’t meant to be famous. I’ve been blessed.”

― Big Narstie

“I’ve always been a really hard critic of everything I do.”

― Big Show

“I’d always been treated like an object, not like a human.”

― Bijou Phillips

“I voted for Obama and I was delighted that he’s been elected.”

― Bill Ayers

“I’ve been playing the drums since age nine.”

― Bill Berry

“I had always been interested in fashion.”

― Bill Cunningham

“Disclosure of private e-mails from government officials has been a legal issue in many states.”

― Bill Dedman

“I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.”

― Bill Dixon

“I think we, the Republicans, have been mistyped as unfriendly to minorities and not receptive to minority views.”

― Bill Flores

“’Oh, Calcutta,’ was one of the healthiest shows I’ve ever been in.”

― Bill Macy

“It’s all been satirized for your protection.”

― Bill Maher

“The NFL has been good to me.”

― Bill Parcells

“By and large, I’ve been healthy all my life.”

― Bill Parcells

“Theater has always been most important to my psyche.”

― Bill Pullman

“I’ve always been what they call a late bloomer.”

― Bill Pullman

“I’ve never really been a television watcher, so I never watch comedies.”

― Bill Pullman

“That massiveness of bureaucracy at the VA is chronic and has been chronic.”

― Bill Pullman

“Aside from singing, I’m also a dancer. I’ve been dancing since I was 8.”

― Billie Eilish

“I’ve been in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since I was 8.”

― Billie Eilish

“I have been an everyday player my whole career.”

― Billy Butler

“I didn’t find Jesus. He’s been there the whole time.”

― Billy Corgan

“I’ve always been interested in the antihero myself.”

― Billy Crudup

“The Academy and the Oscars have been very gracious to me.”

― Billy Crystal

“I don’t care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.”

― Billy Joel

“The infomercial business has been good to me.”

― Billy Mays

“I’ve been an amature inventor for a long time.”

― Billy Sheehan

“I’ve been working a lot with Dick Smith on overpopulation.”

― Bindi Irwin

“L.A.’s been my home.”

― Blake Griffin

“I’ve always been a night owl.”

― Blake Lively

“My whole family’s been in the business. My whole family is crazy.”

― Blake Lively

“There have been so many things written about me that are untrue and horrifying.”

― Blake Lively

“I have been working professionally in the entertainment industry since I was six.”

― Blake McIver Ewing

“I’ve always been motivated to innovate where the implications are significant.”

― Blythe Masters

“The fact is that Americans were sent to Russia that have not been returned.”

― Bo Gritz

“I’ve been involved in five presidential campaigns, once as national campaign manager for Walter Mondale.”

― Bob Beckel

“I have dined with kings, I’ve been offered wings. And I’ve never been too impressed.”

― Bob Dylan

“Public radio has always been so powerless.”

― Bob Edwards

“Batman has been acknowledged as a legend in my lifetime.”

― Bob Kane

“I’ve been a Yankees fan since I was six.”

― Bob Kerrey

“Don’t blame America for the thousands of Cubans who have been arrested, detained, and imprisoned by Castro for peacefully protesting the regime.”

― Bob Menendez

“I’ve been a very lucky actor.”

― Bob Newhart

“It’s nice that the independent scene is taken seriously, and has been.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“Historically, the Republicans have been geniuses at throwing away advantages.”

― Bob Packwood

“Traditionally, art has been for the select few.”

― Bob Ross

“I have a background in counseling because I’ve been to a lot of therapy.”

― Bobby Berk

“A better ending could not have been scripted. Of course, if we had won, that would have been better.”

― Bobby Bowden

“My entire life has been a lie.”

― Bobby Darin

“My whole life has been a lie.”

― Bobby Darin

“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.”

― Bobby Jindal

“Competitiveness has been a big thing for me.”

― Bobby Rahal

“All my life, everything has been a contest.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Mandatory minimums have been shown to be discriminatory and waste the taxpayers’ money.”

― Bobby Scott

“If they had not murdered Malcolm X, there probably never would have been a Black Panther Party.”

― Bobby Seale

“Unfortunately I’m not a smoker, so cigars have never been a part of my agenda.”

― Bobby Sherman

“I’ve been making fun of administrations since I was a teenager onstage.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“I’ve been known to high-five, and I have a soft spot for Green Day.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“I’ve been on the road for fifteen years and I had no intent to stop.”

― Bon Scott

“I’ve been trained and lived my entire life on the smallscreen.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“My thing has always been preparation. When I was a performer on the roster as one of the guys on a weekly, full-time schedule, I was always prepared.”

― Booker T

“I believed in raising my children as I had been raised.”

― Boris Becker

“I don’t know how many millions of photographs have been taken of me.”

― Boris Becker

“The cup of Ireland’s misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full.”

― Boyle Roche

“Immigrants have historically been an entrepreneurial bunch.”

― Brad Feld

“My whole life, I’ve been telling jokes.”

― Brad Garrett

“I’ve always been able to laugh at myself.”

― Brad Paisley

“I’ve been no stranger to change.”

― Brad Pitt

“Few developments in campaigning have been as vilified and misunderstood as independent expenditure PACs, or, as they are colloquially known, super PACs.”

― Bradley A. Smith

“My parents have been together since 1963, so that’s something.”

― Bradley Cooper

“My hair has been mocked a lot.”

― Bradley Cooper

“I’ve been in a lot of pressure situations; I know what I can do.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“Surf is something I have been obsessed with since I was a child.”

― Brandon Boyd

“Ever since wars have been fought, guys have been writing their stories.”

― Brandon Webb

“I don’t write anything that I hadn’t experienced or hadn’t been through.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“I’ve been asked a million times to move to Nashville, but I just can’t seem to do it.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“Even if I hadn’t have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic.”

― Brenda Blethyn

“I wish I’d been a mixed infant.”

― Brendan Behan

“Simon Mignolet has been first class.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I’ve always been a Packer, always will be a Packer.”

― Brett Favre

“I’ve been pretty fortunate.”

― Brett Favre

“I’ve always been an actor. I’ve always approached all my comedy as an actor.”

― Brett Gelman

“Jason Woliner and I have been longtime friends and collaborators.”

― Brett Gelman

“I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“If confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be binding precedent of the court. It’s been decided by the Supreme Court.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I’ve been a book collector since I was young, since I was a kid.”

― Brett Ratner

“I’m personally a hopeless romantic. I always have been.”

― Brett Young

“I have always been a super-emotional dude.”

― Brett Young

“I’ve been really picky about the sort of characters that I want to represent.”

― Bria Vinaite

“I’m not the monthly comic guy, and I never really have been.”

― Brian Azzarello

“Why do something that’s already been done?”

― Brian Azzarello

“Belonging has always been a fundamental driver of humankind.”

― Brian Chesky

“I must’ve been about 7 or 8 when I realized I wanted to perform in some way.”

― Brian Fallon

“I’ve been a conservative when it comes to budgeting issues and streamlining government.”

― Brian Kemp

“I’ve always been a car guy.”

― Brian Krzanich

“I’ve been playing since I was eight years old.”

― Brian McBride

“I’ve been in so many street fights.”

― Brian Ortega

“We have always been dreamers in Montana.”

― Brian Schweitzer

“I’d always been a huge fan of Stephen Schwartz.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“For decades, there has been this assumption that children played and adults didn’t. That’s rubbish.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“I’ve been so impressed by the material that’s been sent to me, but I don’t think that’s because it’s me.”

― Brie Larson

“I have never been attracted by younger men.”

― Brigitte Macron

“I’m not a beautiful person and I never have been.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“I’ve been going to Cuba since the Elian Gonzalez affair.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“Humour has always been a self-defence mechanism for me.”

― Brooke Shields

“It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.”

― Brooks Atkinson

“I’ve been so in the zone, you don’t know where you are or where you’re at.”

― Brooks Koepka

“A cult classic is one that has been fully embraced by an alternative audience, not the popular audience.”

― Bruce Campbell

“Actors, lots of times, are great when they have great parts. For me, a lot of times, it’s been the part.”

― Bruce Davison

“I’ve always been interested in what happens in the studio.”

― Bruce Nauman

“I’ve always been that contemptible thing, a luxury communist.”

― Bruce Robinson

“I’ve never been enamoured by the idea of being a celebrity.”

― Bryan Adams

“Gay actors have been playing straight since Euripides.”

― Bryan Batt

“Money has never been my primary goal.”

― Bryan Cranston

“There’ve been a lot of TV programs on me in Russia.”

― Bryan Fogel

“I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I’ve been directing for 21 years.”

― Bryan Singer

“I’ve always been a fan of Coldplay.”

― Brynn Cartelli

“I could have had class. I could have been a contender.”

― Budd Schulberg

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”

― Buddha

“I’ve always been under the radar.”

― Buddy Rice

“The personal threat is something that’s always been a part of our lives.”

― Busta Rhymes

“It can feel isolating to be a mom. I’ve been one and felt isolated.”

― Busy Philipps

“I’ve been going to the same dermatologist since I was on ‘Freaks and Geeks.’”

― Busy Philipps

“I’ve been to the Titanic in a yellow submarine and the North Pole in a Russian nuclear ice breaker.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been in existence for most of this century.”

― C. Everett Koop

“All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.”

― C. L. R. James

“I had been carpooling kids for 33 years.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I would’ve been a really big silent movie star.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“I have been acting since I was thirteen.”

― Caleb Landry Jones

“I’ve been doing a lot of hiking, which I love.”

― Calista Flockhart

“Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“I’ve been a Madden guy since I was little.”

― Calvin Johnson

“I couldn’t have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me.”

― Calvin Klein

“One of the biggest misconceptions that has been thrown out there is the fact that I started on Vine.”

― Cameron Dallas

“I’ve been noticing gravity since I was very young.”

― Cameron Diaz

“I’ve never personally been anorexic.”

― Cameron Russell

“Throughout my whole swimming career, I’ve never been disqualified once. I’ve never been warned once.”

― Cameron van der Burgh

“It’s unfortunate, I’ve been the victim of some Australian press.”

― Cameron van der Burgh

“I’ve been told by journalists that Facebook is upset anytime we’re mentioned.”

― Cameron Winklevoss

“I’ve never been a size 0.”

― Camila Alves

“I’ve covered the White House and been yelled at by presidents.”

― Campbell Brown

“Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age.”

― Candice Bergen

“I have always been interested in the idea of self-reinvention.”

― Candice Millard

“I’ve always been passionate about directing.”

― Candide Thovex

“I fought the best; I’ve never been afraid of anyone.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I’ve always been able to put things in perspective.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“My whole career – I have been really lucky.”

― Caprice Bourret

“I love to beatbox and have been doing it before I even knew what it was.”

― Cara Delevingne

“In the ’90s, I wouldn’t have been a supermodel.”

― Cara Delevingne

“If Kate Moss hadn’t been booked when she was 14, Kate Moss might not exist.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.”

― Carl Sagan

“Eccentricity has never been discouraged in our family.”

― Carlene Carter

“We cannot say no to what has already been approved by the citizens.”

― Carles Puigdemont

“I’ve never been a quitter.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“I am honored to have been chosen by Gov. Scott to serve Floridians as their lieutenant governor.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“I don’t give up on commitments until what I’ve been asked to do is clearly finished.”

― Carly Fiorina

“There’s been a progression in my sound.”

― Carly Rae Jepsen

“I’m not a fan of musicals. Never have been.”

― Carmen Cusack

“I’ve been singing Rodgers and Hammerstein all my life.”

― Carmen Cusack

“Certain issues have been associated with contemporary feminism and in a certain sense circumscribed for that reason.”

― Carol Gilligan

“The speed and trajectory of BlackRock’s ascent have been breathtaking.”

― Carol Loomis

“If I was trained as a dancer then I probably would have been a dancer, and I’m not.”

― Caroline Flack

“I have always been fascinated by entrepreneurship.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I’ve been a Democrat all my life.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“I’ve never been supercritical about my body.”

― Carrie Ann Inaba

“I grew up with babies, so babies have never been particularly intimidating to me.”

― Carrie Coon

“Literature has always been the greatest fuel for my imagination.”

― Carrie Coon

“It really annoys me that I’m vain, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to discard that tendency.”

― Carrie Fisher

“I have been in ‘Star Wars’ since I was 20.”

― Carrie Fisher

“Our most widely known scholars have been trained in universities outside of the South.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“It’s deliberate that a lot of my films have been period pieces.”

― Cary Elwes

“The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean years has been prohibitive.”

― Caryl Chessman

“I have been going from one racetrack to another for years, since I was 14.”

― Casey Stoner

“I have been interested in V8s for a long time.”

― Casey Stoner

“I’ve always been very animated.”

― Casey Wilson

“I have been subjected to unwarranted and invasive scrutiny of the most intimate and private details of my being.”

― Caster Semenya

“I’ve been pretty lucky in the leading men department.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I would have loved to have been an architect – which, actually, would have been a disaster.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“There’s been a ham in every generation of our family.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“We should not be strangling ourselves economically by not utilizing the resources we have been given or by putting them off-limits.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“I’ve been blessed to have a long career.”

― Cedric the Entertainer

“I’ve never been cool – and I don’t care.”

― Celine Dion

“I grew up in Jersey. I’ve been to the Jersey Shore countless times. I’ve lived it.”

― Cenk Uygur

“I’ve defended the Clintons longer than I’ve been a liberal, but I don’t have any nostalgia for that.”

― Cenk Uygur

“If not for my family, I would have been in big trouble.”

― Chad Everett

“I’ve been a Brewers fan since birth.”

― Chad Harbach

“The novel has always been the form that incorporates other forms. For me, it has always been the ultimate medium.”

― Chad Harbach

“I’ve been through a lot; that I have.”

― Chad Kelly

“As an African-American actor, a lot of our stories haven’t been told.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“VC has always been this high-touch, in-your-face-type business.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“My main problem has been staying healthy.”

― Chan Ho Park

“Jeremih has been my favorite artist to collab with.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I’ve always been able to defend Kanye.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I love theater, and I’ve always been a huge movie buff.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Mixtapes have always been a guerrilla-style means of moving music.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I’ve been pursuing music since I was 14.”

― Chanel West Coast

“Reapportionment is not friendly to a lot of communities and it hasn’t been too friendly to mine.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.”

― Charles Babbage

“I’ve never been married. I’m married to my music.”

― Charles Bradley

“I’ve always been interested in the outsider.”

― Charles de Lint

“Since the 17th century, insurance agents have been the foremost experts on risk.”

― Charles Duhigg

“For years, many public health campaigns that aimed at changing habits have been failures.”

― Charles Duhigg

“I just took the good and the bad from all of the coaches I’ve been around.”

― Charles Haley

“Europe has been in my bones.”

― Charles Jencks

“Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers.”

― Charles Koch

“The Obama foreign policy, in broad strokes, has been a disaster.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“Negative interest rates have been employed by many, many central banks.”

― Charles L. Evans

“When it comes to the assignment of blame, the CIA has by and large been a luckless organization.”

― Charles McCarry

“We all want what’s been suddenly disallowed.”

― Charles Olson

“My books are published by Hachette. My books have been blacklisted and blocked on Amazon on multiple occasions.”

― Charles Stross

“Youth fare aside, I have generally always been interested in what’s going on culturally.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I bought a house, and I’ve been decorating it.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“I’ve been in a lot of different arenas of life.”

― Charlie Murphy

“Every script I’ve read for ‘Black Jesus’ has been hilarious.”

― Charlie Murphy

“I’ve always been a little crazy.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I’ve played sports, and I’ve been a tomboy my whole life.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I know I was influenced by Beatrice Lillie. I must have been.”

― Charlotte Rae

“’Jane the Virgin’ is one of the most original shows that’s been presented in the United States.”

― Charo

“The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer’s government.”

― Chauncey Depew

“My father has always been such a doer.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“I have voted in every election that I have been qualified to vote in since I turned 18.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“Have you ever been sued by a midget? It’s not fun.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I’ve been charged with misappropriation of funds or misuse of two types of funds.”

― Chen Shui-bian

“I had never been so challenged in an airplane that I doubted the outcome.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“I have been asked to direct many times and usually said no.”

― Chevy Chase

“I’ve always been into shoes and bags.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I’ve always been a huge fan of beauty.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“There has always been a strange dissonance between the public and the private in Nigeria.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I must have been an annoying child.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I’d never been to a science-fiction convention until I became a professional writer.”

― China Mieville

“I have been dubbing since 2006.”

― Chinmayi

“Of all my dubbing projects, the toughest one has been ‘Eega!’”

― Chinmayi

“I’ve played American, Italian, Greek, French. I’ve been really lucky that way.”

― Chita Rivera

“Southern California, they have been amazing. They’re totally with us.”

― Chita Rivera

“I’ve never been bored in live theater.”

― Chita Rivera

“Sadly, I haven’t been doing a lot of kissing lately.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“I have never been over fond of scenes anywhere.”

― Chris Bailey

“I’ve never taken a bung, and I’ve never been approached to take one.”

― Chris Coleman

“I’m a huge fan of film and always have been.”

― Chris Cornell

“Now, games have been democratized. Everyone plays games.”

― Chris DeWolfe

“Bedbugs have never been cool, and bedbugs will never be cool.”

― Chris Gethard

“I’ve always been really open onstage.”

― Chris Gethard

“I’ve never been a 16-year-old girl.”

― Chris Lilley

“I can’t throw a nickel from the Capitol without hitting a think tank that’s been financed by one of the Gulf States.”

― Chris Murphy

“Ride-sharing is one of the biggest math problems that’s ever been approached, that’s ever been attempted to be solved.”

― Chris Sacca

“George Winston piano albums have been my go-to since junior high.”

― Chris Sacca

“I’ve been called the journeyman. It’s really more by default than it is by design.”

― Chris Squire

“I’ve always been in touring bands in some capacity.”

― Chris Stapleton

“My sympathies have always been for working-class people.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“Every shuttle mission’s been successful.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“I’ve always been a runner.”

― Christian Eriksen

“Money has never been a motivation.”

― Christian Eriksen

“Perhaps I shouldn’t have been influenced by the idea that my name could be spread across the entire world.”

― Christian Lacroix

“I have never been much of a painter.”

― Christian Marclay

“I’ve always been opposed to slaughtering, eating, and wearing carcasses.”

― Christian Serratos

“I’ve always been fond of Winona Ryder.”

― Christian Slater

“In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press.”

― Christiane Amanpour

“I’m motivated and driven, and I have been from a young age.”

― Christie Hefner

“I’ve always been really good with my heels. Even pregnant, I could perform in heels.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I have always been one to encourage perseverance.”

― Christina Aguilera

“Pockets have long been a male/female divide.”

― Christina Binkley

“There hasn’t been one highlight that stands out… but touring and performing has been great.”

― Christina Milian

“I’ve always been a really ambitious person.”

― Christina Ricci

“This life that I’ve led has been really well suited for me.”

― Christina Ricci

“I’ve been to therapists my whole life.”

― Christina Ricci

“I have been married to Russell Ford since 2002, and we have two children.”

― Christine Blasey Ford

“I have been accused of acting out of partisan political motives.”

― Christine Blasey Ford

“It’s been a misery for me, living with Christine Keeler.”

― Christine Keeler

“If I had made it in cheerleading, I would have never been an actress.”

― Christine Taylor

“I have always been so interested in film as a medium.”

― Christoph Waltz

“I’ve been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me.”

― Christopher Atkins

“I’ve rewritten other films and watched my writing be mutilated, but luckily, it’s been mutilated anonymously.”

― Christopher McQuarrie

“’Superbad’ was my first movie, but I’ve been acting since I was seven.”

― Christopher Mintz-Plasse

“Literally everything that could be done with the ‘Justice League’ has been done with the ‘Justice League.’”

― Christopher Priest

“It’s defeatist to harp on what might have been, and yet, it’s hard to resist considering what might have been.”

― Christopher Reeve

“I should have been a son of Einstein.”

― Chuck Berry

“I’m a supporter of Israel, always have been.”

― Chuck Hagel

“I’ve never been intimidated by anyone.”

― Chuck Liddell

“I have been recording for five decades now.”

― Chuck Mangione

“I’ve always been a religious person.”

― Chuck Pagano

“If there had been zombies on the iceberg when the Titanic hit it, that would have made a much better movie.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“My publisher’s been shipping me to comic-cons, and it seems that my readership overlaps perfectly with the comic-con crowd.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I’ve been fighting my whole life.”

― Chuck Zito

“I’ve been likened to a chameleon through my entire career.”

― Chyler Leigh

“I’ve always been down-to-earth about money.”

― Chynna Phillips

“My whole career has been completely random and haphazard.”

― Cillian Murphy

“I’ve always been colorful and taken risks.”

― CL

“For 2NE1, it’s always been all about music.”

― CL

“I actually haven’t been approached a whole lot for television, believe it or not.”

― Claire Danes

“I’ve never been interested or particularly good at censoring my experience.”

― Claire Danes

“I have been left-wing always, from childhood.”

― Claire Tomalin

“I’ve never been particularly maternal.”

― Clare Balding

“No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.”

― Clarence Darrow

“I’d been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings.”

― Clarence Thomas

“Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.”

― Claud Cockburn

“The American imagination has never been able to fully recover from its white-supremacist beginnings.”

― Claudia Rankine

“I have always been a little bit forgetful.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars.”

― Clifford Geertz

“I’ve often been accused of making anthropology into literature, but anthropology is also field research. Writing is central to it.”

― Clifford Geertz

“I’ve always been a competitive person, wanted to be on the field.”

― Clint Dempsey

“My whole life has been one big improvisation.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I haven’t been very active in politics.”

― Clint Eastwood

“The truth is ships and aircraft have been vanishing with tragic regularity in every part of the world since they were invented.”

― Clive Cussler

“I’ve been very fortunate with the scripts I’ve had and the people I worked with.”

― Clive Owen

“I’ve been a fan of Bob Odenkirk since he was on HBO originally with ‘Mr. Show.’”

― CM Punk

“’The Avengers’ made it more believable that I could have been a major in the U.S. Army.”

― Cobie Smulders

“There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!”

― Coco Chanel

“I’ve been able to experience so many things since I’ve had my record deal.”

― Cole Swindell

“The support I’ve gotten from my teammates has been great.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I’ve been singing since I was a little girl.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“My fans have been so sweet and supportive.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“I’ve always been told I sound black.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“There have been lots of attempts to make a movie of ‘Les Miserables’ over the years.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“I haven’t been perfect.”

― Columbus Short

“There has been only one manager, and his name is John McGraw.”

― Connie Mack

“The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated.”

― Conrad Black

“For decades, I have been a militant anti-declinist in terms of America’s place in the world.”

― Conrad Black

“I started as a mommy blogger, and it’s been really great.”

― Constance Marie

“I’ve been rapping since 1979.”

― Coolio

“It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.”

― Corazon Aquino

“I’ve been labeled all my life.”

― Corey Feldman

“There has certainly been ugly, right-wing hatred targeting Barack Obama.”

― Cornel West

“My iPhone has always been my sketchbook.”

― Cornelia Parker

“I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life.”

― Cornelius Vanderbilt

“Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate.”

― Corrine Brown

“My whole life has been about confronting cynicism.”

― Cory Booker

“The RNC had been incredibly supportive of my efforts in 2014… I couldn’t have won without them.”

― Cory Gardner

“I’m so grateful to have been raised on love and to be so in love with my wife.”

― Coy Bowles

“I’ve been very lucky, this is my 30th year on TV.”

― Craig Charles

“I’d been horse-riding a couple of times, but I wasn’t that good.”

― Craig Horner

“Oakley and Burton have been my main sponsors since ’87. I’ve been riding for both of them.”

― Craig Kelly

“The pace of digitizing life has been increasing exponentially.”

― Craig Venter

“I’ve been writing stories, in one form or another, since I was a kid.”

― Cullen Bunn

“I’ve been waiting 13 years for justice.”

― Curtis Sliwa

“I would’ve liked to have been Poussin, if I’d had a choice, in another time.”

― Cy Twombly

“One of the fellows called me ‘Cyclone’ but finally shortened it to ‘Cy’ and its been that ever since.”

― Cy Young

“I’ve always been wary of marriage.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“It’s been a rollercoaster life but it hasn’t been boring.”

― Cynthia Payne

“I’ve been through a lot of beef with other singers, but it’s all verbal.”

― Daddy Yankee

“Oh yeah, I’ve been in therapy in and out of my whole life.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“It has been an incredible honour and privilege to serve Ontarians as their premier.”

― Dalton McGuinty

“I’ve always been a narcissist.”

― Damian Lewis

“What I’ve been noticing with the milennials is that they’ll pay for quality.”

― Damon Dash

“I have been diabetic since I was young.”

― Damon Dash

“I have always been an amateur history buff, and I’ve been fascinated by legal history.”

― Dan Abrams

“I’ve been painting since I was a kid.”

― Dan Amboyer

“Parodies of commercials are by no means new and have been popular going back to black-and-white TV shows of the ’50s.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“I’ve always been captivated by the Voynich Manuscript – the mysterious, 15th-century encrypted codex that still baffles cryptologists, linguists, and historians.”

― Dan Brown

“My real heroes have always been sportswriters.”

― Dan Jenkins

“I’ve been a lover of fashion my whole life.”

― Dan Levy

“I think I’d always been interested in performing.”

― Dan Levy

“I know what it’s like to have a house repossessed… I’ve been there.”

― Dan Pena

“I have been following what is now called the ‘Spartan Way’ long before it became popular!”

― Dan Pena

“I’ve been around some really good guys from different teams.”

― Dan Quinn

“R. C. Buford has been a huge help to me with his support.”

― Dan Quinn

“I’m proud to say I’ve never been anybody’s lapdog.”

― Dan Rather

“There haven’t been many examples of times when we’ve done a cover and not put it out in some form.”

― Dan Smith

“I’ve been a lucky boy.”

― Dan Stevens

“Binge viewing has been around since DVD box sets.”

― Dana Brunetti

“I’ve always been attracted to action stuff.”

― Danai Gurira

“I’ve always been extremely physically active.”

― Danai Gurira

“At other clubs I have been, at Juventus, at Barca, we had two ‘ships’: one for the domestic league and another for the Champions League.”

― Dani Alves

“William Regal has been the most influential person in my entire career.”

― Daniel Bryan

“I’ve always been a rough kid.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I’ve been very lucky.”

― Daniel Craig

“The advancement of all sciences, especially where there has been such a radical change, have been attended with persecution.”

― Daniel D. Palmer

“I have always been intrigued by these lives I have never experienced.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’ve been very lucky.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Reactive arthritis is something I’ve been dealing with for nearly a year.”

― Daniel Johns

“Donae’o is too cold; he’s been dropping bangers since 2000.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“I know what it means to be stopped by police. I’ve been stopped by police a lot.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“Like many start-up stories, mine has been rocky.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“I’ve been fighting BDS before people even knew that BDS existed.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“Without the United States, there simply would not have been an armed uprising in our country.”

― Daniel Ortega

“Our oceans have been the victims of a giant Ponzi scheme, waged with Bernie Madoff-like callousness by the world’s fisheries.”

― Daniel Pauly

“Tilapia have often been represented as the aquatic chicken, and it’s perfectly justified.”

― Daniel Pauly

“There has been a change in attitude, though.”

― Daniel Petrie

“Los Angeles has been historically known for some great Super Bowls.”

― Daniel Snyder

“I’ve played a baseball player a few times, but in my career I’ve been blessed to have played a wide range of characters.”

― Daniel Sunjata

“I certainly don’t feel like I’ve been the victim of typecasting.”

― Daniel Sunjata

“The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.”

― Daniel Webster

“We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.”

― Daniel Webster

“One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country.”

― Danny Glover

“It hasn’t been anything that’s been overwhelming or anything, but I do get recognized here and there.”

― Danny McBride

“I’ve always been more slight, and I’ve always sort of felt that I needed to be protected, especially with so many rowdy brothers and sisters.”

― Daphne Guinness

“I’ve been on shows that go for shock value.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“Oklahoma has been so great to me.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I love being married. I’ve been married three times.”

― Darlene Love

“When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out – and it’s been sold out ever since.”

― Darrell Royal

“I’ve been traveling around the world forever.”

― Daryl Hall

“Acting has always been my passion.”

― Dascha Polanco

“I’ve been a comedian since I was fourteen. But I’ve never really been a CEO.”

― Dave Chappelle

“I’ve been online since 1989; I was sysop on several CompuServe forums.”

― Dave deBronkart

“Everything that I’ve worked on at Lucasfilm has been considered canon.”

― Dave Filoni

“I’ve always been drawn to city skylines.”

― Dave Haywood

“Everybody’s been in harsh relationships.”

― Dave Itzkoff

“Where nationally televised news had been a once-nightly ritual, it has since grown into a 24-hour-a-day habit, available on channels devoted entirely and ceaselessly to its dissemination.”

― Dave Itzkoff

“Well, I’ve been in a few car wrecks.”

― Dave Matthews

“How could I have been anyone other than me?”

― Dave Matthews

“Comics have always been storyboards.”

― Dave Morris

“It was the closest to purgatory that I’ve ever experienced while I’ve been living.”

― Dave Thomas

“I’ve always been a fan of ‘Black-ish.’”

― Daveed Diggs

“I’ve never been drunk. I’ve never even had a beer.”

― Davey Havok

“We’ve always been a polarizing band.”

― Davey Havok

“I’ve never been anti-women.”

― David Bailey

“I’ve always been a bit flip.”

― David Bailey

“Rosewood has always been one of my favourite scents, as has the pink grapefruit and pepper we’ve also put in Homme.”

― David Beckham

“I should have been a Trappist monk.”

― David Blunkett

“My muse has always been the piano.”

― David Bryan

“We’ve been here since 1983 as a band.”

― David Bryan

“Tech executives have historically been owners of significant portions of their companies’ stock so there is a propensity for them to diversify as a rule.”

― David Coleman

“I have always been interested in pushing magic forward.”

― David Copperfield

“Morale is at the lowest point since I’ve been here.”

― David Davis

“I’ve always been a composer dependent on texts.”

― David Del Tredici

“I lost my virginity when I was 14. And I haven’t been able to find it.”

― David Duchovny

“Trump and his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, have both been criticized during their campaigns for activities related to their foundations.”

― David Fahrenthold

“My parents have been married for 50-plus years, and I wanted to have what they had.”

― David Furnish

“We know that second terms have historically been marred by hubris and by scandal.”

― David Gergen

“If I wanted to be famous, I could have been famous before.”

― David Gest

“Previously people were treated anonymously particular on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive. They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached.”

― David Gill

“I had always been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan.”

― David Grann

“Working with Olivia Colman has probably been the highlight of my career so far.”

― David Harewood

“I’ve always been fairly reserved and laid-back.”

― David James Elliott

“I’ve been tired since I was 15.”

― David Johansen

“I’ve always been very self-motivated.”

― David Lee Roth

“I’ve been really fortunate in my career to do budgets at all different levels.”

― David Leitch

“President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can’t pronounce Schwarzenegger.”

― David Letterman

“Obama hasn’t been divisive just because his policies are so unpopular, though that’s a large part of it.”

― David Limbaugh

“I’ve always been a liberal and I’ve always had strong socialist leanings.”

― David Lloyd

“I’ve been to Madame Tussaud’s. Three times.”

― David Luiz

“I’ve been alienating my public since I was 20 years old.”

― David Mamet

“I’ve always been fascinated by the picaresque.”

― David Mamet

“I try to do things I haven’t been able to before.”

― David Morse

“I’m desperately ambitious, and one of the things I haven’t been able to do at Everton is win a trophy.”

― David Moyes

“I would never have left Everton if it hadn’t been Manchester United.”

― David Moyes

“The reporting has always been what drives me.”

― David Muir

“Musical theatre is something I’m familiar with, I’ve been doing that.”

― David Naughton

“I’ve only ever been recognised in the street once. In Sweden, strangely.”

― David Nicholls

“I’ve been a compulsive reader for as long as I can remember.”

― David Nicholls

“A lot of my income has been derived from voicing Disney and family programming.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“This low-fat idea that’s been drummed into our heads and bellies is completely off-base and deeply responsible for most of our modern ills.”

― David Perlmutter

“Rumors of the American demise… have been greatly exaggerated.”

― David Petraeus

“I’ve always been pretty energetic.”

― David Schwimmer

“I would love to have been a golfer or any individual sportsman.”

― David Seaman

“I’ve been keeping diaries for 27 years.”

― David Sedaris

“In Europe, the leagues have been around 100 years.”

― David Villa

“I haven’t traditionally been a family entertainer.”

― David Walliams

“Social satire has been around since people have been around.”

― David Walliams

“I’ve always felt like I’ve been in good shows.”

― David Walton

“From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry.”

― David Wilkerson

“There’s been a lot of lies written about me.”

― Davinia Taylor

“I’ve always been a songwriter.”

― Daya

“I’ve been in LA for 5 years now, and it’s been very freeing creatively.”

― Deana Carter

“Lately I’ve been believing that music predates speech.”

― Debbie Harry

“I’m a fighter and always have been.”

― Debbie Rowe

“I’ve never been a much of a glamour girl.”

― Deborah Ann Woll

“Smart is, and has always been, sexy.”

― Deborah Harkness

“I’ve been writing songs since my teens.”

― Debra Stephenson

“I’ve always been good at handling stuff mentally.”

― Declan Rice

“I’ve been around many different lives, many different voices. It was amazing material for a writer.”

― Dee Rees

“I have been exposed to a great amount of temptation throughout the course of my career.”

― DeForest Kelley

“Most people’s journeys haven’t been as disjointed as mine.”

― Delta Goodrem

“I have been singing for as long as I could talk.”

― Delta Goodrem

“I’ve been nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes, but I’ve never won one and I probably never will.”

― Denis Leary

“I’m a keep-score guy; I always have been.”

― Denis McDonough

“I’ve never been on a fad diet.”

― Denise Van Outen

“My whole life, I’ve been a Temptation.”

― Dennis Edwards

“I’ve always been a big Western fan.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“Never have lives less lived been more chronicled.”

― Dennis Miller

“I have been aware, from the age of 6, that I had talent.”

― Dennis Potter

“The Left has always been anti-religious, and especially anti-Christian.”

― Dennis Prager

“I’ve been homeless. I’ve worked at 7-Eleven.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I’m a veteran at this point; I ain’t no up-and-coming rapper. Up-and-coming been happened.”

― Denzel Curry

“I and haven’t been unemployed for 20 years. I’m an exception to the rule.”

― Denzel Washington

“I’ve been fortunate. I don’t pick scripts. Scripts pick me.”

― Denzel Washington

“I’ve never been a surrogate for Bernie, Hillary, or the DNC.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“I’ve been asked to sign a forehead.”

― Derek Jeter

“I’ve been an actor since I was a kid.”

― Derek Magyar

“The myth of Naipaul… has long been a farce.”

― Derek Walcott

“I am only one-eighth the writer I might have been had I contained all the fragmented languages of Trinidad.”

― Derek Walcott

“The greatest writers have been, at heart, parochial, provincial in their rootedness.”

― Derek Walcott

“I’ve always been positive.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Mythology is a vast body of knowledge that has not been tapped.”

― Devdutt Pattanaik

“I have always been around sports my whole life.”

― Devon Cajuste

“I’ve been utterly and completely castigated from time to time.”

― Diana Rigg

“My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

― Diane Arbus

“It has never been illegal to be a refugee.”

― Diane Guerrero

“’Forrest Gump’ has been one of my favorite movies of all time.”

― Diane Guerrero

“I’ve been a stand-up comedian for years, and I can be silly.”

― Diane Neal

“I’ve been grateful for what comes along.”

― Dianne Wiest

“I have been drawing all my life.”

― Dick Bruna

“I’ve been called ‘the father of loud.’”

― Dick Dale

“I’ve been there; I’ve been in the minority before. It humbles the exalted. But that’s all right.”

― Dick Durbin

“Immigration reform is a must, an amnesty. So that’s my position. I’ve been pushing that one since before it was popular.”

― Dick Mountjoy

“My life has been a magnificent indulgence.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I’ve been really fortunate to be associated with all these great shows.”

― Diego Klattenhoff

“No makeup can substitute for faces that have actually been under the sun.”

― Diego Luna

“I haven’t been a prototype mother.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“Films have always been youth oriented.”

― Dina Merrill

“I’ve always been interested in Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and Leona Lewis.”

― Dinah Jane

“We’ve been fully involved in making our music, and to be personally involved is what we really asked for.”

― Dinah Jane

“I would have been a frustrated man had I not achieved what I wanted to achieve as a cricketer.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“I have been pretty free-flowing in my batting. I have not let situations change my batting around too much.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“I’ve been in jail a couple times. I’ve been caught shoplifting.”

― Diplo

“Anybody can write a film script ‘cuz it has been reduced to a formula.”

― Dirk Benedict

“Ever since I got married, I have been in a blissful state.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Nas is the only person whose concert I been to.”


“I been the same dude my whole life.”


“I’ve always been fascinated by everything with wings.”

― Dolly Parton

“I’ve been very fortunate.”

― Dolly Parton

“I’ve never been a feminist.”

― Dolly Parton

“My life has been very full.”

― Dolly Parton

“’Jolene’ has been very popular all of these years, even overseas.”

― Dolly Parton

“I’ve never been in the ring with The Undertaker.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I worked with the Coen brothers, which had been a dream of mine.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“I’ve been interested in the writing/directing thing and really fell into acting by complete accident.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“My ultimate search has been for a muse.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“It would have been an interesting run if we hadn’t gotten along! It was good casting, I suppose.”

― Dominic West

“I’ve been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15. That’s a joke, but not by much.”

― Don Adams

“Nobody really invents anything that hasn’t been done before.”

― Don Cornelius

“I could have played more complex stuff. I could have been a busier player. But that’s not what I wanted to do. I played what I wanted to play.”

― Don Henley

“Mike Tyson has been given every penny he has coming.”

― Don King

“A sequel is an admission that you’ve been reduced to imitating yourself.”

― Don Marquis

“I’ve been hot, I’ve been lukewarm, I’ve been freezing, but I’ve always been a headliner.”

― Don Rickles

“I’m not a pastor; I’ve never been on staff at a church.”

― Donald Miller

“I have been able to play a lot of guys and they have kept me working.”

― Donald Sutherland

“If I was the governor of New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge would not have been shut.”

― Donald Trump

“I’ve been making deals all my life.”

― Donald Trump

“I’ve always been covered by a press that’s mostly financial press.”

― Donald Trump

“On every show that I have been on, I have played myself.”

― Donna Brazile

“I’ve always been in a rebel.”

― Donnie Yen

“I’ve always been pretty serious and introspective.”

― Donny Most

“I’ve always been successful at what I do.”

― Donovan Bailey

“I’m not a conventional guy. I’ve never been a conventional guy.”

― Dontrelle Willis

“I had been involved in the March on Washington in 1963. I was with friends carrying a sign, ‘Protestants, Jews and Catholics for Civil Rights.’”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”

― Doris Lessing

“I wasn’t an active feminist in the ’60s, never have been.”

― Doris Lessing

“Floral emblems have been often adopted. The houses of York and Lancaster had their roses, the Bourbons of France, the fleur-de-lis, Scotland her thistle, and Ireland her shamrock.”

― Dorothea Dix

“If I hadn’t been born a woman, I would have certainly been gay.”

― Dorothy Hamill

“I’ve been really lucky in terms of the people I’ve gotten to work with.”

― Doug Liman

“The style of politics that Damian McBride represents has been discredited, and Labour has moved on.”

― Douglas Alexander

“I’ve never been aware of the difference between so-called posh actors and working-class actors.”

― Douglas Booth

“The British actors I’ve met and worked with have all been very supportive of each other.”

― Douglas Booth

“Theodore Roosevelt had been enthralled with the idea of Texas since 1883, when he arrived in the Dakota Territory to ranch cattle.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Kristin Chenoweth had been my personal idol since I was, like, 6 or 7.”

― Dove Cameron

“’Hairspray’ has never been irrelevant, which is, in some ways, heartbreaking.”

― Dove Cameron

“I have been snowboarding since I was seven years old.”

― Dove Cameron

“I’ve always been a lunatic.”

― Dr. Dre

“I have a penchant for playing characters that have been victimized repeatedly and still stood their ground and still remained unembittered.”

― Drea De Matteo

“I’ve always been pretty athletic.”

― Drew Roy

“I’ve been a biker, I’ve been a convict, I’ve been a husband, father, and son.”

― Duane Chapman

“I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.”

― Duffy Daugherty

“I’m a gamer at heart and always have been. I’m also a filmmaker.”

― Duncan Jones

“I’ve been very strategic in how I’ve approached the jobs I want to do.”

― Duncan Jones

“Lately I’ve been a workaholic. I’m in the studio all the time and I’ve helped to produce a couple of artists.”

― Duncan Sheik

“Hell, have I been a hell-raiser!”

― Dusty Springfield

“I have often been told that I have many of the same mannerisms as Jack Benny and certainly Bob Cummings.”

― Dwayne Hickman

“I’ve been through a lot of struggles.”

― Dwight Henry

“I’ve been blessed to be one of those guys who’s looked at as a fashion-forward type of guy.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I’ve always been inspired by retail entertainment, whether Ralph Lauren or the Disney Store or Niketown.”

― Dylan Lauren

“I’ve always been fascinated by Baretta and Donny Brasco, and other undercover cops in movies.”

― Dylan McDermott

“Great companies have been reduced by hiring executives that don’t work out.”

― Dylan Smith

“For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours.”

― E. P. Thompson

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”

― Earl Wilson

“I’ve been real fortunate to be on a lot of great teams.”

― Ed Belfour

“We’ve been slighted in the press for being heartfelt.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“I’ve always been a Marvel fan, always been a ‘Deadpool’ fan.”

― Ed Skrein

“Some of my favorite auditions have been with female directors.”

― Ed Skrein

“Amazon has historically been a bully, and I don’t shop there. But I love Goodreads. For the record.”

― Edan Lepucki

“I was not really as good as I should have been.”

― Eddie Albert

“Oh, I’m a survivor. My whole life has been surviving.”

― Eddie Bracken

“Music has always been around with me.”

― Eddie Murphy

“I’ve been a closet lover of faux-reality TV since ‘The Hills’. It’s bad.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“I’ve never been a calm, midrange type person.”

― Eddie Vedder

“Visually, my trademarks have always been my glasses and hair.”

― Edgar Davids

“It’s been a teenage fantasy of mine to play Bodhi.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“It’s funny. Of all the jobs I’ve been ambitious for, this is one that never crossed my mind.”

― Edmund S. Muskie

“But the longer I’m in the business, you see a lot of times these screenplays have been rewritten 5 times and you’re not really offending an author.”

― Edward Burns

“Not a single person I named hadn’t already been named at least a half-dozen times and wasn’t already on he blacklist.”

― Edward Dmytryk

“Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.”

― Edward Everett

“Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.”

― Edward Gibbon

“As long as there’s been poetry, there have been lamentations.”

― Edward Hirsch

“Poetry itself hasn’t been well served by poets who fled to the margins.”

― Edward Hirsch

“The thing with ‘Peter Pan’ is it’s been done so well so many times.”

― Edward Kitsis

“Enormous slaughter may have been acceptable in previous centuries. It simply isn’t acceptable anymore.”

― Edward Luck

“All of my career has been an attempt to educate myself and get paid for it.”

― Edward Rutherfurd

“I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause.”

― Edward Said

“I’ve always been drawn to all sorts of genres and all sorts of voices.”

― Edward Zwick

“The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Adaro Energy has been our greatest success.”

― Edwin Soeryadjaya

“The Syrian rebels, weakened by infighting, have also been victims of the growing rift between the U.S. and its closest Arab allies.”

― Ehud Barak

“Mofaz was elected to head Kadima since the party had been shattered.”

― Ehud Olmert

“All my shows airing on different channels have been the top shows.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“The things I’ve had to overcome have been crazy.”

― Elana Meyers

“I’ve never been able to write for stand-up.”

― Elayne Boosler

“If I hadn’t been a determined person I wouldn’t have succeeded in life.”

― Elie Saab

“My successes already accomplished have mostly been taking existing science and getting people to apply it in their everyday lives.”

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“I’m part of a community that holds each other up, and it’s been great to be held up too.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“My two careers have been very service-oriented.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“Our country has been the leading provider of humanitarian aid for refugees.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“I’ve always been obsessed by beef jerky.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I’ve been around the block.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“And I’ve been taking acting classes since I was 7.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“Religion has been a huge part of my life.”

― Elizabeth Smart

“’Jeopardy!’ contestant Ken Jennings’ winning streak has been nothing short of remarkable.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“Computer programming has always been a self-taught, maverick occupation.”

― Ellen Ullman

“Y2K has challenged a belief in digital technology that has been almost religious.”

― Ellen Ullman

“My voice has been very, very produced, and very treated – but then, also, it hasn’t.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I like healthful foods, but I’m from the Midwest, so I like food that’s been around longer.”

― Ellie Kemper

“For many societies, the journey to modernity has been painful and costly.”

― Elliott Abrams

“The intersection of religion and world politics has often been a bloody crossroads.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Every Arab ‘republic’ has been a republic of fear, but only Saddam Hussein’s Iraq surpassed the Assads’ Syria in number of victims.”

― Elliott Abrams

“The Quartets have been a major part of my work.”

― Elliott Carter

“The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale.”

― Ellsworth Huntington

“I’ve been to Disneyland, like, 10 times. I’m getting really tired of Disneyland.”

― Elon Musk

“I’ve only been interested in the artistic side of life.”

― Elton John

“Yeah. I have been with David Furnish for eight years, now.”

― Elton John

“My style icon has always been Sidney Poitier.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“In 2013, when it turned out that the plot of LaBeouf’s short film ‘’ (2012) had been purloined from graphic novelist Daniel Clowes’s 2007 comic ‘Justin M. Damiano’, the actor-director responded with a series of tweet apologies that also appeared to be shoplifted.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I have been coming to Los Angeles since 1975 to perform.”

― Emanuel Ax

“Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven’t been cut off.”

― Emil Cioran

“I’ve always been frightened of turning thirty.”

― Emily Atack

“I’ve been a vegan for about 15 years.”

― Emily Deschanel

“I’ve always been full-figured in a not-boyish way.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I’ve been running a lot, taking care of myself.”

― Eminem

“My heart has been resuscitated as a result of becoming a mom.”

― Emm Gryner

“I’ve been writing full-time since I was 23.”

― Emma Donoghue

“My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner.”

― Emma Watson

“When I haven’t been working I’ve tried to travel a lot.”

― Emma Watson

“I suppose I had always been an unconscious suffragist. With my temperament and my surroundings, I could scarcely have been otherwise.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“Well, I’ve always been eclectic.”

― Emmylou Harris

“There are shows that have been prematurely canceled, but I don’t know if ‘Smash’ was one of them.”

― Emory Cohen

“I have never been on the trail of developers or contractors.”

― Enda Kenny

“I’ve had many highs in my career, and Eurovision has been a wonderful experience.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve always been interested in law.”

― Eniola Aluko

“As an artist, I’ve been very fortunate.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“There have been no voices against the structural reforms that I have proposed, especially the energy reform.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Britain has been good to the Jews, and the Jews have been good for Britain.”

― Ephraim Mirvis

“Stylistically speaking, Barack Obama could hardly be further from Jimmy Carter if he really had been born in Kenya.”

― Eric Alterman

“I’ve always been a bit of a car freak.”

― Eric Bana

“Ever since I’ve been 16, 15, that’s all I’ve been doing: playing darts.”

― Eric Bristow

“Most of the places I’ve been, I’ve been a main piece of the puzzle.”

― Eric Davis

“I’ve been operated on 13 times.”

― Eric Davis

“I’ve been extremely lucky to be a part of these really great shows that have gotten so much attention.”

― Eric Ladin

“Throughout this country’s history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.”

― Eric Liu

“It has been stressful to be a French resident in America.”

― Eric Ripert

“I’ve been called communist, socialist, anti-American.”

― Eric Schlosser

“I’ve been the underdog my whole life.”

― Eric Weddle

“I’ve never been able to control my public image.”

― Erica Jong

“If I had an extra 20 or 50 years physically, I could have been the dancer of my dreams. But I never became that dancer.”

― Erik Bruhn

“Technology has always been destroying jobs, and it has always been creating jobs.”

― Erik Brynjolfsson

“I’ve been working since I was five!”

― Erin Moran

“I’ve never been a girly-girl, never drawn to things that are fussy.”

― Erin Wasson

“I’ve always been a girl with a massive opinion.”

― Erin Wasson

“The Hudson’s Bay Company has always been the guardian angel of the north.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“Throughout my career, I’ve been sponsored by several different equipment companies – Lynx, Titleist, Callaway.”

― Ernie Els

“It’s been a terrific life.”

― Ernie Harwell

“Once I committed to acting, this has been it.”

― Ernie Hudson

“I’ve been to Paris France and I’ve been to Paris Paramount. Paris Paramount is better.”

― Ernst Lubitsch

“I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 19.”

― Erykah Badu

“Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical.”

― Estelle Parsons

“I have never been interested in specific roles.”

― Estelle Parsons

“I would say my greatest musical influences have been Ella Fitzgerald and Mary J. Blige.”

― Estelle

“We never have been closed to immigration.”

― Esther McVey

“In my case, things have pretty much been handed to me.”

― Ethel Merman

“I have reason to be shy. I’ve been hurt plenty.”

― Ethel Waters

“I’ve always been suspicious of collective truths.”

― Eugene Ionesco

“Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been.”

― Eugene Ionesco

“It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.”

― Eugenio Montale

“I’ve been to Cuba many times.”

― Euzhan Palcy

“I’m so grateful to have my viewers, and they all have been so supportive through the years.”

― Eva Gutowski

“There’s not been one normal thing in my life.”

― Eva Hesse

“I’ve never been a cop nor hope to be a cop, thanks.”

― Evan Hunter

“I have been a bit of a reluctant actress since the get-go, since the beginning of ‘Lost.’”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I’ve been careful what I’ve put my name to.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I’ve always been a person who is driven.”

― Evelyn Lauder

“I’ve been travelling a lot, and so I believe in not owning so much.”

― Evelyne Brochu

“Bolivia is a majority indigenous nation, but that majority has always been excluded.”

― Evo Morales

“Historically, foreign powers have always been the ones to keep Latin nations divided.”

― Evo Morales

“All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America.”

― Ezra Stiles

“War, in some instances, especially defensive, has been authorized by Heaven.”

― Ezra Stiles

“Family preparedness has been a long-established welfare principle.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Another occupation might have been better.”

― F. H. Bradley

“I’ve been all over the world.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“Although advertised as ‘invite only’, it has been reported by Forbes Council members and invitees that this ‘invite’ came with a membership fee.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“Progress in civilization has been accompanied by progress in cookery.”

― Fannie Farmer

“Minorities have been hustling backwards from check to check.”

― Fat Joe

“Latinos been a part of hip-hop culture and every other culture; we’ve been influential in every aspect of life.”

― Fat Joe

“The deal is that women have entered the workforce, but they have not been relieved of the domestic responsibilities.”

― Faye Wattleton

“My life has been devoted to peacemaking.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“I’d been on ‘Buffy’ – that is an amazing community, the Joss Whedon fans.”

― Felicia Day

“Motherhood has been an exercise in guilt.”

― Felicity Huffman

“The climate has been changing since there was a climate.”

― Felix Dennis

“The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.”

― Felix Frankfurter

“We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.”

― Felix Frankfurter

“City have been working throughout the years to mount competitive teams and pursue titles.”

― Fernandinho

“What seems not yet to have been sufficiently explored is the emancipating potential of the discursive form of psychoanalysis in politics as a counterpoint of marketing.”

― Fernando Haddad

“I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews.”

― Fidel Castro

“My aim has always been to be at the top.”

― Fidel Edwards

“I’ve been put into a lot of situations that could be stressful. That’s really helped me mature, both as a performer and as a man.”

― Finn Balor

“I’ve always been interested in mindfulness and alternative ways of seeing the world.”

― Finn Jones

“For me, there has always been the irresistible lure of a secret.”

― Fiona Barton

“There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“It’s later than it’s ever been.”

― Flip Wilson

“Since the moment I joined with Nightwish, I have been working non-stop.”

― Floor Jansen

“The fact that I’ve been nominated for a BAFTA is insane.”

― Florence Pugh

“I’ve just never been a tracksuit-wearer.”

― Florence Welch

“Dirk Nowitzki has been my hero for many years.”

― Flula Borg

“I’ve been listening to a lot of music by Arca.”

― Flume

“I’ve been working with Thundercat forever.”

― Flying Lotus

“I’ve always been a techie kind of person.”

― Flying Lotus

“We’ve moved so much, and my life has been so inconsistent.”

― Frances Bean Cobain

“Green roofs, roadside plantings, porous pavement, and sidewalk gardens have been proven to reduce flooding. They absorb rainwater before it swamps the streets and sewage systems.”

― Frances Beinecke

“Man has been adjudged a social animal.”

― Frances Wright

“The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.”

― Frances Wright

“My dream has always been to be in entertainment.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn’t have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“And, coaching has never been an option for me.”

― Franco Harris

“Luxury hasn’t been democratised; it’s been globalised.”

― Francois-Henri Pinault

“I noticed that parts of the opposition have been hostile to any revision of the constitution.”

― Francois Hollande

“I have always been attracted to faces that are different.”

― Francois Nars

“Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“All sorts of famous sports people have been suspended for extended periods.”

― Frank Deford

“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“I’ve been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.”

― Frank McCourt

“’Grease’ is the most successful thing I’ve ever been part of. It spans generations.”

― Frankie Avalon

“I’ve always been a band guy. That’s my wheelhouse. That’s what I do.”

― Frankie Ballard

“I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks; have been at the office from nine A.M. to eleven P.M. regularly.”

― Franklin Knight Lane

“There has been so much underestimating of animal cognition that to perhaps overestimate it, as I probably do, is probably a healthy reaction.”

― Frans de Waal

“Nature’s my muse and it’s been my passion.”

― Frans Lanting

“Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.”

― Franz Beckenbauer

“Historically, there has been a gap between single-purpose racecars and street-legal models – commonly called supercars – that emulate the real racers on the road.”

― Franz von Holzhausen

“The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.”

― Fred Allen

“I have always been Fred Durst and I’ve always been me.”

― Fred Durst

“If I had been a bricklayer I’d still have been a journeyman.”

― Fred L. Turner

“The Obama administration is on notice – they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.”

― Fred Upton

“I’ve been known not to bite my tongue.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I’ve never been a great cook.”

― Freddie Highmore

“Nothing has been given to me.”

― Freddy Adu

“It is tragic that some Christians have been so battered with stories of a prideful, vindictive God that they have fled from Jesus’ fold.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.”

― Frederick Sanger

“And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter.”

― Frederick Sanger

“A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.”

― Frederik Pohl

“I have always been a midfielder, and I remain a midfielder.”

― Frenkie de Jong

“Success has always been a great liar.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’ve always been an outsider to some extent.”

― G-Eazy

“I’ve been on a tweeting mission.”

― Gabby Douglas

“I have had a positive experience in Qatar. It has not been too challenging, and it has given my ankles a rest!”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“I’ve never been on a television show as a regular before.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“Western societies in general and universities in particular have not always been immune from institutional sexism. This is incontestable.”

― Gad Saad

“I have certainly been very front footed about increasing our gender representation at Westpac.”

― Gail Kelly

“I have been a conspirator for so long that I mistrust all around me.”

― Gamal Abdel Nasser

“The odd thing about ‘Cripple of Inishmaan’ is it’s never actually been performed on the island.”

― Garry Hynes

“I’ve been getting pulled from newspapers for my entire career.”

― Garry Trudeau

“It would have been fun to have played Tim Robbins’ role in Bull Durham.”

― Garth Brooks

“NHL clubs have not wanted to go to the Olympics, and we have been saying that for months if not years.”

― Gary Bettman

“Our franchises have never been healthier. Our league, in terms of its economic footing, has never been healthier.”

― Gary Bettman

“Twitter has been a godsend for travelling.”

― Gary Lineker

“Must say though, I’m rather chuffed to have been called a ‘luvvie’.”

― Gary Lineker

“If one could have a wish, or an alternative life, I would’ve liked to have been John Lennon.”

― Gary Oldman

“I started a theater called Steppenwolf. We’ve been very supportive of the veterans there.”

― Gary Sinise

“With such enormous bucks devoted to trading in oil and other commodities, the distortions that they cause have been exacerbated.”

― Gary Weiss

“Legitimate institutions historically have been defenseless in the face of outright fraud.”

― Gary Weiss

“For the Amex, which has been casting around for a role for itself, microcaps fill a crucial void – a ‘niche’ that Amex officials feel has been neglected.”

― Gary Weiss

“I’ve been an amateur photographer since my teens.”

― Gaspard Ulliel

“My love for interior designing has always been there.”

― Gauri Khan

“My design philosophy has always been eclectic.”

― Gauri Khan

“I’ve been influenced by my travels across India and the globe.”

― Gauri Khan

“Luxury and style have been key elements in all my projects.”

― Gauri Khan

“I have been a nomad for most of my thirties, even creatively.”

― Gavin Creel

“Musical theater has sort of always been there for me, but I haven’t always treated it with the same reverence as it’s treated me.”

― Gavin Creel

“San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.”

― Gavin Newsom

“It’s nature-nurture, right? I’ve been nurtured by Californians.”

― Gavin Newsom

“In 1996, when my first novel, ‘Masquerade,’ was published, I knew international thrillers – or spy novels, if you prefer – had been the domain of male authors for decades.”

― Gayle Lynds

“NASA has been scattered to the four winds.”

― Gene Cernan

“I’ve never been a ‘yes person.’”

― Gene Green

“I’m disappointed that success hasn’t been a Himalayan feeling.”

― Gene Hackman

“Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.”

― Gene Tierney

“I die in almost every film I’ve been in.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“Life is extraordinarily resilient. It’s been around for over a billion years.”

― Geoffrey West

“I’ve been working in boutique hotels my whole life.”

― Geoffrey Zakarian

“Keynesian economics has always been needed.”

― George Akerlof

“I’ve always been a bit of a gypsy.”

― George Best

“I have really been disillusioned with soccer in England.”

― George Best

“Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.”

― George C. Marshall

“If I hadn’t told stories, I would’ve been a historian.”

― George C. Wolfe

“The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.”

― George Crumb

“I’m an outdoorsy guy. I’ve always been.”

― George Eads

“We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.”

― George Eliot

“I have been very happy in the House of Representatives.”

― George H. W. Bush

“I have been so fortunate and I really am appreciative of the success I’ve had.”

― George Kennedy

“Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.”

― George M. Cohan

“I’ve always been the porky boy in my head.”

― George Michael

“The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.”

― George Murray

“Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.”

― George Orwell

“It has never been a good idea to try to disarm Texans.”

― George P. Bush

“I’ve never been a fast writer.”

― George R. R. Martin

“I have always been a dark writer.”

― George R. R. Martin

“The spirit’s foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.”

― George Santayana

“Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.”

― George Savile

“I’ve been fortunate.”

― George Strait

“I’m not ambitious, I never have been; it’s just not in my DNA.”

― George Stroumboulopoulos

“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“I’m a huge comedy nerd. I have been forever.”

― Geraldine Viswanathan

“If I had not accepted Milan, then I definitely wouldn’t have been called to the national team.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“The visible and near-ultraviolet emission spectrum of the CH radical has been known ever since spectra of an ordinary Bunsen burner have been taken.”

― Gerhard Herzberg

“There is no such thing as security. There never has been.”

― Germaine Greer

“God has been good to me.”

― Gertrude Ederle

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. It’s better to be rich.”

― Gertrude Stein

“My demons and I are not compatible. We never have been and never will be.”

― GG Allin

“RZA’s my brother; we been together for years.”

― Ghostface Killah

“I’ve been going to the same person for haircuts since I was thirteen.”

― Gia Coppola

“I’ve always been a scorer. So when I went to Arizona, I led the team in scoring both years.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“Unfortunately, I’ve never been mistaken as Johnny Depp.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“To realise belatedly that there are Swahili epic poems which rival their European equivalents for sweep and power has been exciting.”

― Giles Foden

“Since its beginnings, American writing has been in dialogue with other literatures.”

― Giles Foden

“It’s really actually been pretty shoddy and appalling, the amount of local content, Australian drama, on ABC TV.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“I’ve been getting into drinking smoothies in the morning – I like those a lot.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“I don’t think I’ve ever been mistaken for anyone.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“I’ve been told I’m a workaholic.”

― Gina Raimondo

“I’ve been into fitness since I was 13.”

― Ginger Zee

“Making it to the finale of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been a major accomplishment.”

― Ginger Zee

“I’ve been through a lot of changes.”

― Glen Campbell

“I’ve always been forgetful.”

― Glen Campbell

“I have been blessed. I really have.”

― Glen Campbell

“I’ve been every way there is to be.”

― Glen Campbell

“Ryan Murphy is a genius. In terms of television, very few have been as prolific.”

― Glen Powell

“I’ve always been ambitious to be very good at what I do.”

― Glenda Jackson

“I’ve never been in trouble with the law.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“The one thing that Redfin has been really good at has been at delighting people.”

― Glenn Kelman

“So much of my work has been about disappearing.”

― Glenn Ligon

“In my presidency I’ve been guided by what’s right, not what’s popular.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“I’ve been very, very successful. It’s very satisfying to me.”

― Gloria Stuart

“’The Mortal Instruments’ is based on a series of novels by Cassandra Clare; it has been a New York Times bestseller, so it is pretty popular.”

― Godfrey Gao

“History has been the history of warfare.”

― Godfrey Reggio

“I would have been long divorced if I got married.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I’ve been married twice. It didn’t work.”

― Goldie Hawn

“For centuries, individuals have been learning how to live with their next-door neighbours.”

― Gordon Brown

“Ayn Rand is a rhetorician who writes novels I have never been able to read.”

― Gore Vidal

“The truth about Pearl Harbour is obscured to this day. But it has been much studied.”

― Gore Vidal

“I’ve been learning martial arts – nothing specific, as then it becomes one-sided – but basic exercises.”

― Govinda

“Mozart’s House’ had been on our Myspace page for a while and had about 50 views.”

― Grace Chatto

“I’ve always been interested in alternative family structures.”

― Grace Chatto

“The arts have always been in and around my life.”

― Grace Gummer

“I’ve been told that I’m good at impersonating people.”

― Grace Gummer

“TV has been my goal since before I started YouTube.”

― Grace Helbig

“Social Security has been effective for 70 years; prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.”

― Grace Napolitano

“I’ve been a professional writer for 20 years, and there are contours in that time, crescents and troughs.”

― Graham Joyce

“I’ve been playing ‘Doom’ for some years.”

― Graham Joyce

“My life could have been so grim… really, really grim.”

― Graham Norton

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”

― Grandma Moses

“Hip Hop has become real constrained. The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished.”

― Grandmaster Flash

“I have not been briefed.”

― Gray Davis

“I have also written some poems which have not been collected in a volume.”

― Grazia Deledda

“I’m the priest who has been mistaken for an ATM machine.”

― Greg Boyle

“I’ve been taking longer to write stories lately.”

― Greg Egan

“I have always been interested in the concept of ruin.”

― Greg Kinnear

“I’ve been strong my whole entire life.”

― Greg Oden

“Since I’ve been in fourth grade, all I’ve known was basketball.”

― Greg Oden

“My entire life, I’ve been searching for acceptance.”

― Greg Rutherford

“My favourite series of all time has been ‘Band of Brothers.’ That was amazing; I’ve watched that so many times.”

― Greg Rutherford

“Actually I have been singing since I was a kid.”

― Gregory Harrison

“My father has always been my hero.”

― Gregory Hines

“I’ve been a workaholic since I was 18.”

― Greta Van Susteren

“I’ve always been an incredibly strong person, and I’ve also been underestimated.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I’ve been for women’s empowerment my entire life.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I’ve been truly blessed to have so many supporters and, of course, blessed to have my family and all my friends.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I’ve actually been asked once or twice if I had some Puerto Rican in me.”

― Grey Damon

“I’ve always been schizophrenic; I’ve never been interested in limiting myself.”

― Griffin Dunne

“I’ve always been a very easy-going person.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“I’ve always been such a nerd.”

― Grimes

“The structure of many cellular macromolecules has been revealed at the atomic level using x-ray crystallography.”

― Gunter Blobel

“I’ve always been attracted to temporary families.”

― Gus Van Sant

“What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized.”

― Gustav Mahler

“A people that has experienced all that the Germans have been through, naturally offers fertile soil for the extremists.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“I’ve never been an apron fan; it’s all too cumbersome to me.”

― Guy Fieri

“I’ve always been resistant to parties and schmoozing.”

― Guy Pearce

“For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.”

― H. L. Mencken

“I’m from Lebanon, and I’ve been exposed a lot to Syria.”

― Haaz Sleiman

“I’ve been doing stand-up since I was 15 years old.”

― Hal Sparks

“I’ve always been a dreamer.”

― Haley Bennett

“My mom has every issue of ‘Billboard’ I’ve ever been in.”

― Halsey

“I’ve been able to work with great directors in Israel.”

― Hani Furstenberg

“I’ve been doing silly voices since I was a child.”

― Hank Azaria

“When you’re on a series that’s been cancelled, there’s a little bit of a stink on you.”

― Hank Azaria

“I joke that my niche in Hollywood has been naked foreigners.”

― Hank Azaria

“I have no new voices – they’ve all been used.”

― Hank Azaria

“I’ve been on stage since I was eight.”

― Hannah Simone

“I’ve never been on a date.”

― Hannah Simone

“Many artists have not been able to realise their fondest projects. My role is to help them.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“Jaipur, like Florence or Kyoto, other artisan-rich cities to which it roughly compares, has always been known for its craftsmanship.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“No matter what, I’ve always been an optimistic person.”

― Harmon Killebrew

“Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been.”

― Harold Brodkey

“In general, all cancers have been traditionally characterized by the way they appear under the microscope and the organs in which they arise.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“I couldn’t have been luckier with my parents.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I’ve never been ambitious about recording.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I could have been a writer.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I have been married twice, but both of my wives have been too bright to be sucked in by women’s lib.”

― Harry Harlow

“Imagine if we had stopped science in 1904. Yes, there would have been no nerve gas and no Bhopal, but there would also have been no penicillin. All science is a trade-off.”

― Harry Kroto

“There has never been a better raconteur than Jesus of Nazareth.”

― Harvey Cox

“Jesse Helms has never been an invincible man.”

― Harvey Gantt

“Plays have been made of my comics.”

― Harvey Pekar

“I’ve always been kind of a hermit.”

― Hayden Christensen

“I’m deeply ambitious and I always have been.”

― Hayley Atwell

“Throughout our history we have been tireless advocates for expanding access to high-quality, affordable medicine. This is especially true in the area of HIV/AIDS.”

― Heather Bresch

“The values of WikiLeaks have been completely overshadowed by Julian Assange.”

― Heather Brooke

“It’s definitely been a hard journey, one with lots of ups and downs.”

― Hector Bellerin

“We really have only been observing Neptune with big telescopes since shortly before 1989.”

― Heidi Hammel

“The Hubble program has been so fantastically successful. It’s more than what anyone expected.”

― Heidi Hammel

“I have always been too round to do fashion shows.”

― Heidi Klum

“Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.”

― Heinrich Heine

“People have been looking for love potions since hunter-gatherer societies.”

― Helen Fisher

“I have a background and an understanding of what’s happened in the Middle East that a lot of people don’t have, because there’s been no interest.”

― Helen Thomas

“My mom being a psychotherapist, I’ve been brought up with that whole psychoanalytical terrain.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I have been asked to collaborate with fashion houses using my artwork, which I will probably do.”

― Helmut Lang

“I have always been interested in materials and in transforming them.”

― Helmut Lang

“In Asia, democracy has been less advanced than elsewhere. And many of these countries haven’t done too badly.”

― Helmut Sohmen

“I have always been a pencil.”

― Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

“I have been no more than a medium, as it were.”

― Henri Matisse

“There would have been no Barcelona, and a lot of other things besides, for me if I hadn’t signed for Celtic.”

― Henrik Larsson

“Politics… have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”

― Henry Adams

“Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.”

― Henry Adams

“We have to admit that, notwithstanding all the efforts in which governments and peoples have participated, no corresponding change has been wrought in the aspect of the world’s armaments.”

― Henry Campbell-Bannerman

“I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.”

― Henry George

“I’d have liked to have been another Faulkner, of course.”

― Henry Paulson

“I have been restless for as long as I can remember.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’m terrified of motorcycles. I’ve been on one a couple of times. I did not like it.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’ve always dreamed of franchising an airline, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to do it.”

― Henry Silverman

“I have been known to catch sixty trout in one day.”

― Henry Winkler

“Morality, as has often been pointed out, is antecedent to religion-it even exists in a rudimentary form among animals.”

― Herbert Read

“Series of syllables which have been learned by heart, forgotten, and learned anew must be similar as to their inner conditions at the times when they can be recited.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“I’ve always been a proud man.”

― Herve Villechaize

“I’ve been familiar with western fantasy novels since I was a boy.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“’Deracine’ is French for uprooting, or someone who’s been displaced from their natural environment.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“My thoughts have been the thing I can rely on.”

― Hilary Mantel

“I am usually protective of my work, not showing it to anyone until it has been redrafted and polished.”

― Hilary Mantel

“I grew up as a computer scientist, and I’ve always been fascinated by algorithms.”

― Hilary Mason

“I’ve always been intrigued by the Senate, and admired many of the people who have served there.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I’ve been really at the highest levels of American political life.”

― Hillary Clinton

“You’re not a leader if you haven’t been elected.”

― Hillary Clinton

“There hasn’t been anybody whose life has been picked apart and distorted as much as mine.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I have been working or attending school full time since I was 13.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Everybody feels they have been trespassed upon, and nearly everybody has trespassed on somebody else, maybe not intentionally.”

― Hillary Clinton

“My biggest support and backbone have been my friends.”

― Hima Das

“I have been given the tag of Sher Khan. So, the tiger is my spirit animal.”

― Hina Khan

“Allied supplies of arms to Russia, and the manpower reserves of Russia have been sufficient to bring continuous counter-attacks against our Eastern Front.”

― Hjalmar Schacht

“The repeated announcements that the Russian resistance was definitely broken have been proved to be untrue.”

― Hjalmar Schacht

“There’s a ton of nerves for every fight I’ve been in; it doesn’t matter if it was my debut.”

― Holly Holm

“South Africa is the most beautiful country I have been to. Canada is also hugely underrated.”

― Honor Blackman

“I’ve always been a fan of Justin Timberlake.”

― Hope Solo

“Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.”

― Horace

“I’ve always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association.”

― Howard Dean

“The Rosenberg case had been orchestrated to an anti-Communist frenzy that matched the exuberant hysteria of the Nazi horror.”

― Howard Fast

“Most people to whom a statue has been erected are undeserving.”

― Howard Jacobson

“The response to the Starbucks brand has been phenomenal in our international markets.”

― Howard Schultz

“Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.”

― Howard Zinn

“Has there ever been anybody, real or fictional, whiter than Betty Crocker?”

― Howie Carr

“Our records have always been diversified – a bit of R&B, pop, dance.”

― Howie Dorough

“Farming’s always been my business.”

― Howlin’ Wolf

“I’ve been a total Tom Waits dork for a long, long time.”

― Hozier

“Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance.”

― Hu Shih

“The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“There has always been a tendency to classify children almost as a distinct species.”

― Hugh Lofting

“Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.”

― Hugh MacDiarmid

“This has been a great victory for the Venezuelan people.”

― Hugo Chavez

“No matter what I’ve worked on or what art practices I’ve delved into, they’ve always been an attempt to world-build.”

― Hunter Schafer

“I’ve seen many imitations on ‘Gag Concert’ and other programs, too, and I’ve been watching happily.”

― Hyuna

“In so much of politics you’re not allowed to disagree with what’s been agreed.”

― Iain Banks

“The human genome contains so much data that, it has been calculated, it would fill 43 volumes of Webster’s International Dictionary.”

― Iain McGilchrist

“I’ve always been fond of acoustic music.”

― Ian Anderson

“I’ve been in music all my life.”

― Ian Gillan

“We have been called old rockers, rock pensioners, and dinosaurs.”

― Ian Gillan

“I’ve always been a bit of a documentarian.”

― Ian MacKaye

“It’s my impression that I’ve done every job that I’ve been asked to do.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I have been doing commercials on camera since I was ten.”

― Ian Somerhalder

“I’m tanned from head to toe, and it looks like I’ve been in The Bahamas.”

― Ian Ziering

“I’ve always been a fan of Fran Drescher!”

― Ian Ziering

“We’ve always had anti-Muslim bigots, but they’ve always been at the fringes of society.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“I’ve never been competitive with anybody but myself.”

― Ice T

“Seattle has always been home.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“NAFTA has been a great success for the three countries involved.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I’ve never been a dirty comic.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I have been a muse to Mr. Saint-Laurent, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Versace.”

― Iman

“My brother’s been cutting my hair since I was in 7th grade.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I’ve been doing music since sixth grade.”

― Iman Shumpert

“The way I have played throughout my career has been sporadic.”

― Iman Shumpert

“If a role has been too one-dimensional, I have turned it down.”

― Imogen Poots

“Because I’m anti-war, I’ve been called pro-Taliban.”

― Imran Khan

“I’ve been working really hard on my fitness.”

― Imran Tahir

“Obviously, I’ve been heartbroken. We all know what that feels like.”

― India Arie

“I’ve always been a fan of investigation shows.”

― India Eisley

“I’ve been around the bend in corporations.”

― Indra Nooyi

“My career has been as clear as a crystal.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I’ve never been around pets. I didn’t have pets as a child.”

― Ioan Gruffudd

“All of my films have been autobiographical – it’s all I’ve got to go on.”

― Ira Sachs

“My films might have been queer – because I was – but they were not gay.”

― Ira Sachs

“Exposure to a diversity of disciplines has been exceptionally helpful to me.”

― Irene Rosenfeld

“An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.”

― Irvin S. Cobb

“I’ve been doing a bit of screenwriting and producing, and even a bit of directing.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Writing has been handed to me on a plate.”

― Irvine Welsh

“A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.”

― Irving Babbitt

“We’ve always been proud of what we’ve done.”

― Isaac Hanson

“Likud has been hijacked by a group of extremist settlers.”

― Isaac Herzog

“I’ve been a story-teller all my life but I realized it only recently.”

― Isabel Allende

“I’ve always been quiet, more of an observer.”

― Isabel Lucas

“Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“I’ve been acting since 2002, around about there.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“I’m not stupid: if I have not been a starter with Ancelotti, Benitez and Zidane, it’s my fault.”

― Isco

“I come from a family of linguists. My maternal grandparents have been authors and translators.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“I’ve auditioned so many times and been told I’m ‘not sporty enough’ or I’m ‘not sexy.’”

― Isla Fisher

“I’ve always been a fighter – it’s always been a part of my personality.”

― Israel Horovitz

“The Holocaust story has been told and retold so many times.”

― Israel Horovitz

“Men have been buying my women’s coats for years.”

― Issey Miyake

“My fascination has been the space between cloth and the body, and using a two-dimensional element to clothe a three-dimensional form.”

― Issey Miyake

“I’d always been a science fiction enthusiast.”

― Ivan Reitman

“We have not been a normal country when it comes to engagement in the world.”

― Ivo Daalder

“There isn’t much to say. I haven’t been at all deedy.”

― Ivy Compton-Burnett

“I’ve always been comfortable with my sexual desires and what I like.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“I’ve been saying for years that readers want inexpensive ebooks.”

― J. A. Konrath

“My Kindle readers have been incredibly faithful fans.”

― J. A. Konrath

“I’m from Colombia, and we’ve been through a lot of hard situations.”

― J Balvin

“Pitbull has always been great – he represents Latinos.”

― J Balvin

“A high percentage of each of my books has been written in Des Moines.”

― J. Courtney Sullivan

“The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I knew no one who’d ever been in the public eye.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I’ve been so blessed to have the opportunities that I’ve had.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I’ve never been one to bet on the weather.”

― J. Paul Getty

“I am – and have always been – a Methodist.”

― J. Paul Getty

“Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the statistical differences between the various human races.”

― J. Philippe Rushton

“I went to Moses Malone’s golf tournament in Houston, and I’ve been hooked ever since.”

― J. R. Smith

“In the material sciences these are and have been, and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.”

― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“I’ve done a lot of films that all have been pretty edgy.”

― Ja Rule

“We have been supporting GIS in schools for more than 25 years.”

― Jack Dangermond

“In many ways, not fitting in has been a comedic asset and a comedic resource.”

― Jack Dee

“Since 1989, we have been deploying on an average of every 18 months.”

― Jack Keane

“I’ve been a kind of a wildcatter. I’ve been able to say anything I wanted.”

― Jack Kemp

“The Obama administration has been weak and inconsistent in enforcing immigration laws.”

― Jack Kingston

“My career has been full of remarkable coincidences that have nothing to do with me.”

― Jack Lemmon

“Once you’ve been really bad in a movie, there’s a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I’ve been drinking and using since I was 13.”

― Jack Osbourne

“I’ve been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.”

― Jack Prelutsky

“I’ve been on sets my whole life.”

― Jack Quaid

“I’ve been blessed. I’ve had a great life and am continuing to have one.”

― Jack Ramsay

“Phil Neville has been great in terms of the pointers he has given me.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I’d never been published when I was young.”

― Jack Vance

“But I’ve sure worked at jobs where I have been under inspection.”

― Jack Vance

“My kids, since birth, have been dairy- and gluten-free.”

― Jack Wilshere

“With Arsenal, I’ve been playing out wide, which is not me.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I’m a realist and I always have been.”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“It looks like it’s been furnished by discount stores.”

― Jackie Kennedy

“I love paan. I have been having it since I was a teenager.”

― Jackie Shroff

“I have acted with Rajinikanth as his elder brother in ‘Uttar Dakshin,’ and since then, we have been close.”

― Jackie Shroff

“I have never been choosy throughout my career.”

― Jackie Shroff

“God has definitely been good to me.”

― Jacob Batalon

“I have never been to IKEA, no.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“I’ve never put all my eggs in one basket, and I’ve always been cautious.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“I’ve been acting since I was six years old, but not professionally.”

― Jacqueline Emerson

“I am overwhelmed with the love I have been receiving.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“Until I was about 13, Manhattan had been a world seen from its edges.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti.”

― Jacques Barzun

“My unbeaten record and the 10 British Open wins have not been equalled.”

― Jahangir Khan

“I’ve always been a physical player.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’m a winner. I’ve always been a winner.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’ve been working on all my aspects of my game.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“One of my dreams has always been to be in a Broadway musical.”

― Jaime Camil

“I would love to have been born in the ’60s.”

― Jake Bugg

“I’ve been a fan of Prince my whole life.”

― Jake Johnson

“I’ve been a much happier person in my early thirties than I was in my twenties.”

― Jake Shears

“We’ve never been outrageous on stage.”

― Jake Shears

“Women’s bodies have always been used as a spectacle and objectified.”

― Jameela Jamil

“The Oval 2018 was one of the most extraordinary Tests I’ve been involved with.”

― James Anderson

“Cadillacs have been used by every president since Woodrow Wilson.”

― James B. Stewart

“I’ve been knocked down a lot of times.”

― James Brown

“I’ve been singing, literally, since I was born.”

― James Charles

“I’ve always been an Internet kid.”

― James Charles

“There are those who’ve been hacked by the Chinese and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked by the Chinese.”

― James Comey

“I have been much blessed.”

― James D. Watson

“I’ve always been fascinated by quantum physics and the possibility of alternate realities.”

― James Dashner

“I’ve been on a lot of shows that nobody cared about.”

― James Denton

“I haven’t been to a movie in a year and a half.”

― James Ellroy

“The acting in ‘Downton Abbey’ has been consistently excellent across the board.”

― James Frain

“Encyclopedias are finished. All encyclopedias combined, including the redoubtable Britannica, have already been surpassed by the exercise in groupthink known as Wikipedia.”

― James Gleick

“Americans have always been excellent at making romantic comedies – but dramatically, we don’t really try to do it.”

― James Gray

“Intolerance has been the curse of our country.”

― James Larkin

“Art has never been a popularity contest.”

― James Levine

“Fortunately, I’ve also been an electrician, and that’s a happy memory for me.”

― James MacArthur

“I have always been comfortable in possession, but it is tracking and tackling that I have been working on.”

― James Maddison

“In no instance have… the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”

― James Madison

“I’m only a freelance TV presenter and, in many ways, it’s all just been a massive fluke.”

― James May

“Never has a material been as overrated as leather.”

― James May

“I never have been a big coffee drinker.”

― James Michael Tyler

“There are no more liberals They’ve all been mugged.”

― James Q. Wilson

“A lot of my world-view is formed by the places I’ve been.”

― James Ransone

“I’ve never been a big TV watcher.”

― James Spader

“I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.”

― James Stewart

“The autocracies of the Arab world have been as economically destructive as they’ve been politically repressive.”

― James Surowiecki

“These days, it’s really been uninteresting except when disasters occur.”

― James Van Allen

“The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.”

― James Woods

“I’ve always been an old soul.”

― Jami Attenberg

“I’ve always been a skinny man.”

― Jamie Blackley

“I’ve been happily married to Chris for almost 20 years.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“I am a Democrat. I have been one all of my life.”

― Jane Byrne

“Embrace’s infant warmers are a novel solution. The product has been designed specifically for resource-constrained settings.”

― Jane Chen

“I’ve always been a glass-half-empty sort of person.”

― Jane Fallon

“I don’t think anyone has ever been corrupted by a T-shirt.”

― Jane Goldman

“I’ve been really lucky not to have a duff experience with a director.”

― Jane Goldman

“I’ve been a teacher at the college level, in composition mostly, and I’ve been an editor on magazines.”

― Jane Haddam

“But there have been many news reports that water-boarding has been used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is one of the major al Qaeda figures that we have in U.S. custody.”

― Jane Mayer

“If I hadn’t been inside of Biosphere 2 and really lived a biological life-support system, I definitely would not be involved in life-support systems for space.”

― Jane Poynter

“My whole career I’ve been interested by the distinction between an emotional and an intellectual response to an artwork.”

― Janet Echelman

“I’ve been depressed many times in my life. But under it all I’m an optimist.”

― Janet Fitch

“I’ve been very fortunate and never not worked.”

― Janet McTeer

“In effect, there has been a significant shortfall in the overall amount of monetary policy stimulus since early 2009.”

― Janet Yellen

“I’ve been fooling the public for years and I’m really good at it.”

― Janice Dickinson

“I’ve been on the cover of every magazine in the world.”

― Janice Dickinson

“I have been shaped by my mistakes and disappointments – just as I have been shaped by my successes.”

― Janice Dickinson

“I’ve been trying to put weight on my whole life, and I’ve been able to do it.”

― Jared Goff

“Oh you know, I’ve been writing a novel.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“I was never at a place where rehab would have been appropriate.”

― Jason Bateman

“The White House has been noticeably schizophrenic on Guantanamo.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I’ve always been fairly confident in my acting.”

― Jason Gann

“’Parenthood’ has been the beneficiary of wonderful performances by child actors.”

― Jason Katims

“A lot of wear and tear on my body. I’ve been blessed not to have too many surgeries.”

― Jason Kidd

“I’ve been fascinated with Maori culture since I was a kid.”

― Jason Momoa

“’Game of Thrones’ is the greatest thing I’ve ever been a part of.”

― Jason Momoa

“I’ve been through worst, seen worst.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I’ve been told what I can’t do my whole life.”

― Jason Reynolds

“We’ve always been told to pretend as if we’re not afraid.”

― Jason Reynolds

“I’ve been 6’4″ since I was 12. Goofy is somewhere in the lexicon.”

― Jason Segel

“I’ve never been one to run around in Speedos on the beach.”

― Jason Statham

“Justin Lin has just been exceptional with what he does with that vehicular action.”

― Jason Statham

“I’ve been known to create clothes that are very formfitting and feminine.”

― Jason Wu

“Lasith Malinga has been a great influence for me to bowl yorkers consistently.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“Personally, I’ve always been a philanthropist. I’ve always given away turkeys and did gift giveaways.”

― JaVale McGee

“People have been born in refugee camps and they are getting tired of that.”

― Javier Bardem

“For Argentina I’m a central midfielder. Always have been and always will be.”

― Javier Mascherano

“We’ve been very blessed in our career.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“I’ve been homeless on a few occasions.”

― Jay Electronica

“I really love being governor. I’ve been extremely successful.”

― Jay Inslee

“I learn fast and I take note of what I’ve been told.”

― Jay Kay

“I’ve been rapping since I was 13.”

― Jay Pharoah

“Iran is nothing but trouble, and always has been that.”

― Jay Rockefeller

“I could have been better. That’s my goal now, to be better.”

― Jayson Williams

“I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.”

― Jean Ingelow

“The financing of my films has always been international.”

― Jean-Jacques Annaud

“Affairs have been going on since Tolstoy.”

― Jean Kerr

“From the beginning, the series has been story driven – I began with a story idea – but research feeds it.”

― Jean M. Auel

“Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive.”

― Jean M. Auel

“Millions also perished in the Chinese camps, and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam.”

― Jean-Marie Le Pen

“My basic influence had probably been Peter Max.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”

― Jean Paul

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“There have been major disagreements within the European Union.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“My career has had a lot of ups and downs, but basically it has been wonderful.”

― Jean Simmons

“I’ve been on national TV since 1994, and I can communicate in a compelling and decisive way.”

― Jeanine Pirro

“I’ve been forgotten by our Good Lord.”

― Jeanne Calment

“I’d really been wanting to do a television series. I was looking for a comedy.”

― Jeanne Tripplehorn

“I’ve always been at the intersection of computers and whatever they can revolutionize.”

― Jeff Bezos

“Yeah, I’d been around horses most of my life.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I haven’t been to Comic-Con.”

― Jeff Bridges

“The Smiths hasn’t been equaled. That goes for the composition of the songs, the lyrics, and the performance.”

― Jeff Buckley

“I’ve been a Rams fan for so long.”

― Jeff Fisher

“The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.”

― Jeff Hawkins

“I’ve been such a fan of American TV.”

― Jeff Perry

“I’ve been buying instruments and musical gear for a long time.”

― Jeff Tweedy

“There’s always been conflict, inherent conflict between players and coaches.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I have been getting glitter-dipped nails for ages and love them.”

― Jeffree Star

“My past has been recorded, it’s been videoed. It’s been exploited all over the Internet.”

― Jeffree Star

“’UnREAL’ has always been provocative and bitingly honest, which makes the show what it is.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“It’s so important to recognize that there have been fabulous queer artists all throughout our history.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“I’ve been dipping my toes back into TV.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“To do this movie in a watered-down fashion or have these characters be watered down wouldn’t have been near as effective. It wouldn’t have been staying true to what this ‘Watchmen’ phenomenon is.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I’ve been awfully busy, and I haven’t gone to many movies.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“We have been treated gorgeously by Amazon.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“I’ve been painting and making things since I was little.”

― Jemima Kirke

“I’ve been burn when it comes to my hair that it ain’t no joke.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“I’ve been keeping a journal since I was in the seventh grade.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“I’ve always been a very sexual person.”

― Jenna Dewan

“I have never been one to run when tragedy strikes.”

― Jenna Morasca

“I actually feel I’ve been unbelievably lucky in love.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I have been pregnant in so many movies it’s ridiculous.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I have been able to sniff out a phony.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“Chinese restaurants have long been a weekly or monthly ritual for many Americans.”

― Jennifer Lee

“I’ve always been very girly.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“I’ve never been prudish.”

― Jenny Eclair

“I’ve always been interested in listening to people’s stories.”

― Jens Lekman

“I’ve been in Parliament since 1983, and I’ve been involved in many issues over the time.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“Self-promotion has never been a point, and I’m incredibly inept at self-promotion.”

― Jeremy Davies

“I’ve always been pathologically skinny.”

― Jeremy Davies

“I’ve always been into dark colours.”

― Jeremy Irvine

“If I had met Judd Nelson in my late twenties, I would have been pretty enamored!”

― Jeremy Sisto

“I have been accused of making people laugh, maybe when it’s not appropriate, during scenes.”

― Jeremy Sumpter

“I’ve been making beats since I was, like, 12.”

― Jermaine Dupri

“Actually, I’ve been a fanatical health nut for five years.”

― Jerome Hines

“I have been on TV quite a few times as a poker player.”

― Jerry Buss

“There’s been a concerted effort to steal Christmas.”

― Jerry Falwell

“I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.”

― Jerry Harrison

“My whole life has been one of seeking experience.”

― Jerry Kramer

“For over 35 years, I’ve been making charitable donations anonymously.”

― Jerry Perenchio

“I’ve been around the block a lot and I’ve had a merry trail for 55 years.”

― Jerry Stiller

“I’ve been in so many series, or almost-series, that I can’t even count them all.”

― Jerry Van Dyke

“There’s been so many unbelievable players in Los Angeles, maybe the best of the best.”

― Jerry West

“The Lakers had been home to me, unlike the home I had grown up and felt apart from.”

― Jerry West

“Without the library, I would have been lost.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“I’ve been simultaneously drawn to and repelled from Hollywood for years.”

― Jess Walter

“Black and Jewish leaders have been a coalition of conscience.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Obama has been successfully dividing Americans like no other president in history.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I’ve been doing a lot of deadlifting and squatting for overall strength.”

― Jesse Lee Soffer

“I’ve been water-boarded, and I speak from experience, and it’s torture.”

― Jesse Ventura

“I’ve been told I make a very good brew.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“Broadway has always been a dream of mine.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Starz has been nothing but amazing to me.”

― Jessica Parker Kennedy

“I’ve been homeschooled since ninth grade.”

― Jessica Sanchez

“I’ve been in the emergency room for food poisoning.”

― Jessica St. Clair

“My parents have always been very supportive.”

― Jessica Williams

“I’ve been in dance schools since I was four. I went to the Brit school. I did adverts and plays.”

― Jessie J

“All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

― Jesus Christ

“I’ve been performing on stage since I was six years old.”

― Jewel

“I have always been a workaholic.”

― Jewel

“I’ve always been a workhorse, and I’ve been supporting myself since I was 15.”

― Jewel

“I’ve never been a particular fan of any genre.”

― Jewel Staite

“I have been a Man United lass since I was seven.”

― Jill Ellis

“Few American presidents have been unhappier or lonelier in office than Woodrow Wilson.”

― Jill Lepore

“Members of the press have been so savaged by Trump and his propagandists in the media that journalists seem almost foreign or anti-American to his supporters.”

― Jim Acosta

“’Deadwood’ proved that viewers are smarter in terms of grasping intricate dialogue than they had been given credit for.”

― Jim Beaver

“Congress as a whole is less popular than it’s been since polling was invented.”

― Jim Cooper

“Almost everyone who’s been to primary school in Britain has had towels put on their heads to play the shepherds in the nativity play.”

― Jim Crace

“I should have been kinder when I was younger.”

― Jim Crace

“Humankind has been telling stories forever and will be telling stories forever.”

― Jim Crace

“I would have to say I’ve been on the ‘Opry’ at least 30-35-40 times a year for… 51-52 years.”

― Jim Ed Brown

“I’ve always been intemperate in my affection for food.”

― Jim Harrison

“Most of the stories I have covered in 45 years have been gray stories.”

― Jim Lehrer

“I’m loyal to CBS. They have been loyal to me.”

― Jim Nantz

“I’ve mostly been a happy-go-lucky kind of guy.”

― Jim O’Heir

“I’ve been a Raider all my life.”

― Jim Otto

“I have never been an activist for anything.”

― Jim Parsons

“There are a lot of shows that have been saved because the fans weighed in.”

― Jim Rash

“Improv has been immensely beneficial to me as both an actor and a writer.”

― Jim Rash

“Growing Ineos has been a lot of fun.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“Historically, there has been a bull market in commodities every 20 or 30 years.”

― Jim Rogers

“Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished.”

― Jim Sensenbrenner

“I’ve been very active in Missouri.”

― Jim Talent

“I’ve always been engaged in social protection programmes.”

― Jim Yong Kim

“I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.”

― Jimi Hendrix

“I’ve been on the road since 1967.”

― Jimmie Walker

“The Internet has been a godsend and a nightmare for the music industry.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“I have been very interested and intrigued and congratulatory toward President Bush and his paintings.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I’ve always been athletic and fast.”

― Jimmy Graham

“Interscope Records has always been a heat-seeking missile when it comes to shifts in popular culture, whether inciting them or reacting to them swiftly.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I’ve been in the shadows my whole career.”

― Jimmy Napes

“Every album that I’ve attempted, I suppose, has been different – it’s bound to be.”

― Jimmy Page

“There has never been a law passed that I couldn’t bend.”

― Jimmy Savile

“My comfort zone has always been in an ensemble-type atmosphere.”

― Jimmy Smits

“I’ve been compared to Jude Law my whole career.”

― JJ Feild

“I’ve never been a fan of euphemism.”

― Jo Brand

“Assad’s brutality has nurtured extremism and been its main recruiting sergeant.”

― Jo Cox

“I’ve never been an optimist.”

― Joan Baez

“If only Vivien Leigh had stayed in England, that part would have been mine.”

― Joan Bennett

“I’ve never been that keen on Shakespeare.”

― Joan Collins

“I have never been the mousy, stand-two-paces-behind, obedient ‘little woman’ type.”

― Joan Collins

“It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman.”

― Joan Crawford

“I was lucky not to have been born pretty.”

― Joan Hickson

“I have never had an unsupportive female boss. I’ve had several female bosses. They’ve all been super supportive.”

― Joanna Coles

“Kids have been a great clarifier – incredibly rewarding.”

― Joanne Whalley

“I have been unexpectedly confronted with my own mortality as I was told that I had cancer.”

― Jodi Rell

“I’ve been really, really fortunate.”

― Joe Biden

“I AM a male chauvinist. Who’s been saying otherwise?”

― Joe Bob Briggs

“I’ve never been known as a riff kind of artist.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“I’ve never been universally loved from the beginning.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“I’ve always been a fan of the five-speed transmission – on anything.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“I’ve been touring now since about ’68.”

― Joe Cocker

“I’ve been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.”

― Joe E. Lewis

“The studios have been taken over by marketing people and accountants.”

― Joe Eszterhas

“I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power.”

― Joe Eszterhas

“Reuniting with my brothers musically has been really incredible.”

― Joe Jonas

“I’d say that every haircut I’ve had has been a bad haircut.”

― Joe Keery

“I’ve never been on a date.”

― Joe Keery

“I’ve been described as a grizzled political veteran.”

― Joe Klein

“’Obamacare,’ as it’s been called, is far too reaching. It’s overreaching. It needs to have a lot of it repealed.”

― Joe Manchin

“Publishing had been successful where there had been natural geographic monopolies.”

― Joe Mansueto

“Well, I grew up in the Bay Area, so I’ve been in earthquakes before.”

― Joe Morgan

“To work for Shonda Rhimes is heaven. It’s been amazing.”

― Joe Morton

“I don’t think that I’ve ever been a backup.”

― Joe Namath

“I’ve been so good in so many movies that nobody saw.”

― Joe Pantoliano

“I’ve had emotional experiences in VR that I haven’t been able to have in two-dimensional experiences.”

― Joe Russo

“Since I became part of the zeitgeist, I’ve been called a sellout many times.”

― Joe Wurzelbacher

“I couldn’t have been happier with the relationship we had with Disney, it couldn’t have been easier.”

― Joel Coen

“Consuming mushrooms regularly has been associated with decreased risk of breast, stomach and colorectal cancers.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“There’s a civility that has always been a part of me.”

― Joel Grey

“’Cabaret’ was the most commercial success that I’ve been involved in.”

― Joel Grey

“We’ve been together since the womb. We met in the womb.”

― Joel Madden

“The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker have been around a lot longer than supermarkets and Wal-Mart.”

― Joel Salatin

“Photography has always been capable of manipulation.”

― Joel Sternfeld

“I’ve never been a waif; I have a womanly figure and always did.”

― Joely Fisher

“I realized that I’ve always been a storyteller.”

― Joely Fisher

“I thought I would be an extra one time in a movie. And I would have been happy with that.”

― Joey Diaz

“Any kind of idea of fame – that has been shelved.”

― Joey Jordison

“The first record I bought may have been Del Shannon’s ‘Runaway.’”

― Joey Ramone

“I’ve always been a fine artist.”

― Joey Skaggs

“I understood that the will could not be improved before the mind had been enlightened.”

― Johann Heinrich Lambert

“I’ve been raised with a decent head on my shoulders.”

― Johanna Konta

“I’ve been playing live since I was in sixth grade.”

― John 5

“I have been in danger of being drowned twice.”

― John Aubrey

“I haven’t changed any of my investments since I’ve been in the Senate and haven’t purchased any stocks since I’ve been in the Senate.”

― John Barrasso

“I’ve been calling for the support of the Syrian rebels for years.”

― John Barrasso

“I’ve done a lot of Broadway plays, and I’m fortunate they’ve all been so successful.”

― John Benjamin Hickey

“I’ve never been much given to little social cliques.”

― John Bercow

“The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war.”

― John Boyd Orr

“I’ve been getting diverse roles.”

― John Boyega

“With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.”

― John Bright

“Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion, as insecure.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“Sadly, bird illustration has always been an under-appreciated art.”

― John Burnside

“Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion.”

― John Burroughs

“I’m not a Johnny-come-lately Jew. I’ve been around. I watch out for the Jews; I watch out for the Catholics.”

― John Catsimatidis

“I’m not a good improv-er, which is what a lot of comedic actors are really good at. I have failed miserably when I’ve been asked to improvise.”

― John Cho

“I’ve been fascinated by the idea that evil is the absence of empathy.”

― John Connolly

“My family and friends have been monumentally supportive from well before I was a published author.”

― John Corey Whaley

“I’m connected to a Wesley Snipes, and I’m connected to Giancarlo Esposito because of the history of films that we’ve all been a part of with Spike Lee.”

― John David Washington

“The Chinese, our allies, have been allies with North Korea.”

― John Dickerson

“The Clean Michigan Initiative has been and continues to be a success.”

― John Engler

“It’s always been my goal to have backing singers.”

― John Grant

“The aim of a nuclear-transplant experiment is to insert the nucleus of a specialized cell into an unfertilized egg whose nucleus has been removed.”

― John Gurdon

“Everyone I’ve ever played has been flawed.”

― John Hurt

“I’ve been incredibly lucky with the directors I’ve worked with.”

― John Hurt

“Almost everything I’ve been paid to do was something that was largely self-taught.”

― John Knoll

“I’ve always been a news junkie.”

― John Layfield

“My mother and father and many of my relatives had been sharecroppers.”

― John Lewis

“I’ve been amazed at how quickly people can heal themselves, actually.”

― John Mackey

“Joe’s been my drummer for 14 years, and we’ve been buddies for six years.”

― John Mayall

“I’ve learned to appreciate everything that has been given to me.”

― John Mayer

“I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.’”

― John Mayer

“Look at Becker and Djokovic. If you look at Novak’s record since Boris has been there, it’s been phenomenal.”

― John McEnroe

“I’ve always been able to survive by writing, though.”

― John Milius

“I’ve been champion of every organization that I’ve worked for. I’m something extraordinary.”

― John Morrison

“That shot might not have been as good as it might have been.”

― John Motson

“Foresight has been a distinguishing characteristic of all truly great political, religious, and social betterment leaders.”

― John Mott

“Frustrated love has been the incentive for many great works.”

― John N. Mitchell

“Christ preferred the poor; ever since I have been converted so have I.”

― John Nelson Darby

“The Christmas genre is a field that’s been well-ploughed.”

― John Oates

“I’ve been asked to do various types of cruises.”

― John Oates

“I’ve always been interested in socially political, or overtly political, comedy.”

― John Oliver

“It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written.”

― John Paul Stevens

“Had Roosevelt been caught, we would have been in a lot of trouble. It would have been very embarrassing.”

― John Perkins

“Homosexual behavior has been exploited, and reveled in, and celebrated in art, for millennia.”

― John Piper

“I’ve been shot at on numerous occasions.”

― John Pomfret

“As we leave the E.U., the U.K. can turn its back on the austerity policies that have been the hallmark of the euro area.”

― John Redwood

“I’ve always been attracted to films which explore the qualities of courage.”

― John Rhys-Davies

“I’ve been nominated for Academy Awards, I know what I’m doing.”

― John Singleton

“The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors.”

― John Singleton

“Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic.”

― John Steinbeck

“I’ve been in Glasgow since I was 18, on and off.”

― John Tiffany

“I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Cowboys have always been my team.”

― John Wall

“I’ve been a Cowboys fan since I was born.”

― John Wall

“My experience has been that actors always want to be directed.”

― John Wells

“I love working with actors, and it’s all been based on my being trained in the theater.”

― John Wells

“I’ve been blessed in so many ways.”

― John Wooden

“It’s never been a priority for me to concentrate on the likability of the character.”

― Johnny Galecki

“I’ve always been a singles guy.”

― Johnny Gargano

“I’ve been dying to play.”

― Johnny Kelly

“My music has always been enough.”

― Johnny Mathis

“If I had been in the gallery, I’d have gone home.”

― Johnny Miller

“This autocue was obviously written for someone else and I’ve been brought in at the last minute.”

― Johnny Vegas

“Had I become a priest, the sermons would’ve been electric!”

― Johnny Vegas

“I’ve always been looking for other people’s approval.”

― Johnny Vegas

“I have been dyeing my hair since I was, like, 2.”

― JoJo Siwa

“I really have been dancing my whole life.”

― JoJo Siwa

“I’ve never been a big gore guy.”

― Jon Bernthal

“I’ve always been fascinated by chefs and the worlds of chefs – what they do is incredibly cinematic.”

― Jon Favreau

“Back to the painting of the Sistine Chapel, there’s always been run-ins between benefactors and artists.”

― Jon Favreau

“So DeCSS didn’t introduce anything new for pirating and had already been available.”

― Jon Johansen

“Conor McGregor has been a tremendous inspiration to me.”

― Jon Jones

“I’ve never been very flashy or high-profile.”

― Jon Oringer

“I’ve been able to carve my way out with lyrics and melodies.”

― Jon Pardi

“Somehow I seem to have been gently bypassed as a serious actor.”

― Jon Pertwee

“I’ve never said I have OCD, as I haven’t been diagnosed.”

― Jon Richardson

“I’ve always been a stubble man; I don’t do clean-shaven.”

― Jonas Armstrong

“I’ve always been massively aware of clothing.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“I’ve been a fan and collector of Lucie Rie for years.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“We’ve all been the brunt of jokes at times.”

― Jonathan Banks

“I’ve been blessed with an optimistic disposition, I think.”

― Jonathan Evison

“An e-book distributor is not a publisher, but rather a purveyor of work that has already been created.”

― Jonathan Galassi

“I can say that I’ve become a David Fincher disciple. I have been completely turned.”

― Jonathan Groff

“I have never been outed by anyone but myself!”

― Jonathan Knight

“I’d have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn’t been able to shift into fiction.”

― Jonathan Lethem

“What I should have been, you see, is a neurologist.”

― Jonathan Miller

“Playing shows and making records keeps been getting easier and more fun.”

― Jonathan Richman

“Kristi Yamaguchi stole my heart in 1992, and I’ve never been the same since.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“What I do is unusual: chordal movements that have never been used before, changing keys and modalities mid-song.”

― Joni Mitchell

“I’ve always played with a high intensity anyway. That’s how I’ve always been.”

― Jordan Henderson

“In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion-, and even nation-centred cultures.”

― Jordan Peterson

“My whole journey has been about self-acceptance.”

― Jordin Sparks

“I’ve been in many wars already.”

― Jose Aldo

“I am an optimist and have always been one.”

― Jose Carreras

“Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”

― Jose Ortega y Gasset

“My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.”

― Joseph Barbera

“I had been imprisoned three times and had twice been incarcerated in a madhouse.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“I’ve always been a serious computer nerd, as well as a biologist.”

― Joseph DeRisi

“I am basically a complainer and all the grounds for complaint have been swept out from under me.”

― Joseph Epstein

“I’ve been around doing a little of this and a little of that.”

― Joseph Force Crater

“I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been forced to move from zone to zone.”

― Joseph Jarman

“I’ve done a lot of period drama before. A lot of my jobs have been that.”

― Joseph Morgan

“I was the only Jew who’d ever been elected, and I don’t know when there’ll be another.”

― Joseph Wapner

“Acting is something that I’ve always wanted to do and been interested in.”

― Josephine Langford

“I tweeted that Tom Brady’s politics are ‘garbage,’ which may have been hyperbolic.”

― Josh Gondelman

“I’ve been offered private planes, and I’m like, ‘No!’”

― Josh Groban

“There are some films that really break the mold, and some films that don’t. I’ve been looking for films that break the mold a bit.”

― Josh Hartnett

“I’d been a fanatic of movies since I was a wee lad, so I got into the films before I got into the comics.”

― Josh Helman

“I’ve been in love before, every love-relationship is tough and it has its challenges.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“I don’t think a lot of people have been entrepreneurial about venture capital.”

― Josh Kopelman

“Charitable involvement, social impact, and global responsibility have always been important at Bain Capital.”

― Joshua Bekenstein

“’Scandal’ is certainly different from anything else I’ve been involved with as an actor.”

― Joshua Malina

“Getting to play a role that hasn’t been played is such an honor.”

― Josie Totah

“The British press has been unfair to me and the public has followed.”

― Joss Stone

“I’ve been doing Shakespeare readings with my friends for years.”

― Joss Whedon

“I’ve always been hopelessly stuck in the present.”

― Joy Fielding

“I had known there had been a serial killer on Mount Tamalpais, and it felt so incongruous in such a beautiful, peaceful spot.”

― Joyce Maynard

“One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I’ve never been into artists promoting drugs.”

― Joyner Lucas

“There have always been huge musicians and poets in Uruguay, but Uruguay is a well-kept secret.”

― Juan Campodonico

“I’ve been doing stand-up since ’89.”

― Judah Friedlander

“We invaded Iraq to change a totalitarian, despotic regime, and we have been successful there.”

― Judd Gregg

“I have never been opposed to earmarks.”

― Judd Gregg

“I have adopted clothes from all the projects I’m in. It’s really been a while since I’ve bought anything myself.”

― Judd Nelson

“I’ve never been one to tear the social fabric.”

― Judith Guest

“In too many ways, political correctness has been a bully.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Pay disparity has always been there.”

― Juhi Chawla

“I’ve always been different.”

― Juice Wrld

“Eventbrite is 50-50 male-female, and this has been accomplished organically.”

― Julia Hartz

“I have not always been a risk taker.”

― Julia Hartz

“There aren’t very many notable Native American female figures historically. That’s the way that it’s been. Pocahontas and Sacajawea.”

― Julia Jones

“Hispanics have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act.”

― Julian Castro

“Bill Belichick has been an awesome, awesome guy to learn from.”

― Julian Edelman

“I’ve been a philanthropist for all my life, and… I’ve had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues.”

― Julian Lennon

“Everything’s been a struggle for me.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“I’m a woman, but I’ve been a sexist, too.”

― Julianna Baggott

“I’ve always been somebody who’s acutely aware of my mortality.”

― Julianne Moore

“Singing has been a cherished gift, and my inability to sing has been a devastating blow.”

― Julie Andrews

“I’d never been content in America.”

― Julie Christie

“I have done several films, but I’ve mostly done TV, and 99% of the work I’ve done has been in Japan.”

― Julie Dreyfus

“The World Cup has been life-changing, for many reasons.”

― Julie Ertz

“Passion has been in my DNA for generations.”

― Julio Iglesias

“Every team that I’ve played on, I’ve either been the captain or co-captain.”

― Julius Erving

“What is the definition of the ‘between player’? I have never heard of it, and I have been around for quite a few years.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“It’s been a blessing to work under Team Timbaland.”

― Jussie Smollett

“I worked all through my 20s, all through my 30s, so I’ve been lucky to be working.”

― Justin Hartley

“I have actually been very blessed in my career.”

― Justina Machado

“I’ve been consistent in all the three formats, and that’s what I want to do as a cricketer.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Nothing would have been accomplished if I didn’t start in Newfoundland.”

― Kaetlyn Osmond

“I have been getting offers from international artistes for collaboration all across the globe, but I prefer to work with Indian artistes.”

― Kailash Kher

“I guess I’m lucky that I’ve been able to play a wide range of parts and a wide range of types of productions – I haven’t felt much typecasting.”

― Kali Hawk

“I have never been ashamed of whatever I do.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“If my drug Ragaglitazar had been successful, we would have been getting royalties of thousands of crore rupees every year.”

― Kallam Anji Reddy

“The first money I have been offered was as District Officer Ba.”

― Kamisese Mara

“I have been sustained by cane field, the cane plantation I have.”

― Kamisese Mara

“I have never been bribed as a Prime Minister.”

― Kamisese Mara

“My fans have always been supportive and have always been there for me.”

― Kane Brown

“I’ve always been interested in politics.”

― Kane

“Kane has always been sort of a dark character.”

― Kane

“If it hadn’t been for Paul Bearer, there would not have been a Kane. For that, I’m forever grateful.”

― Kane

“I have been the struggler of the century. Fortunately, everyone loves the underdog.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I have been a proud, openly gay man since I was 18.”

― Karamo Brown

“I’ve been on reality TV since I was 23.”

― Karamo Brown

“I have always been misunderstood.”

― Karan Patel

“Human beings have always been mythmakers.”

― Karen Armstrong

“I’ve been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player.”

― Karen Black

“I’ve been writing songs since I was at least 20. That’s what I wanted to do before I became a model.”

― Karen Elson

“Clearly, there have been changes in the climate.”

― Karen Handel

“I have always been a generous and enthusiastic reader.”

― Karen Joy Fowler

“I’ve actually been turned down for jobs because I was in Playboy.”

― Karen McDougal

“The morale when I came in was not the best. It was because the agency had not been valued.”

― Karen Mills

“I’ve always been drawn to historical fiction.”

― Karin Slaughter

“It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.”

― Karl Marx

“I have never been interested in presenting myself.”

― Karl Ove Knausgard

“We’ve been probably to some degree too successful.”

― Karl Rove

“Negative politics have always been around.”

― Karl Rove

“I have been a Professor Emeritus since 1958, and have continued my scientific studies.”

― Karl von Frisch

“I’ve been through a lot, and I’ve been called a lot of names.”

― Karrueche Tran

“The audience in Kerala have been giving a good response to my films, including ‘Paiyaa’ and ‘Siruthai.’”

― Karthi

“It’s always been great shooting in Kerala.”

― Karthi

“I have been told that I was well-utilised in my first film, but I was too young.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“All my characters have been relatable.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I’ve faced a lot of struggle and been a victim of backstabbing.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I’ve been really lucky.”

― Kat Dennings

“I’ve been training quite hard.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“Since I was 17, I had been just making records and promoting them.”

― Kate Bush

“Although the pineapple had been widely disseminated for centuries among the native peoples of South and Central America, it didn’t figure in European history until 1493.”

― Kate Christensen

“I’ve always been a doodler.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“I’ve been told I’m a little bit eccentric.”

― Kate McKinnon

“I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career.”

― Kate Smith

“It’s up to the audience. It always has been.”

― Kate Smith

“I’ve never really been a girly-girl.”

― Kate Winslet

“I don’t read magazine articles that I’ve been in.”

― Kate Winslet

“Before I was a mother, if I’d been photographed in a bikini, I’d have been mortified.”

― Kate Winslet

“I haven’t been to rehab, I don’t do anything eccentric – I’m really boring.”

― Katherine Heigl

“I’ve always been a little left-of-center at school.”

― Katherine Langford

“The representation of women in hip-hop has long been so flagrantly unkind.”

― Katherine Ryan

“From the moment I watched my first episode of ‘Girls,’ I have been a fan of Lena Dunham.”

― Katherine Schwarzenegger

“It has been mentioned that in Trench I there is evidence of three successive stages of these defences.”

― Kathleen Kenyon

“I’ve been driving since I was 19 years old.”

― Kathleen Wynne

“I do have to say I have been very fortunate.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“I’ve always been interested in the intersection between our rational and our unconscious lives.”

― Kathryn Harrison

“I loved to read, and if I could’ve been a professional reader, that’s probably what I would’ve wanted to be!”

― Kathryn Lasky

“I’ve never really been a rebellious teen.”

― Kathryn Newton

“I try to always stretch myself to fit the characters that have been presented.”

― Kathy Bates

“There was a time when I was 312 pounds. And I’ve been all different weights.”

― Kathy Najimy

“I’ve been accused of being a minimalist writer. I don’t like a lot of verbiage in there.”

― Kathy Reichs

“I’ve been offered a few professional contracts… in the hundreds and thousands.”

― Katie Taylor

“From ‘Fonejacker,’ multiculturalism has been a big part of my repertoire.”

― Kayvan Novak

“I’ve always been the biggest bully to myself.”

― Keala Settle

“I have a producing partner named Stephen Hamel, and we’ve been trying to generate material.”

― Keanu Reeves

“I have been a Jack Albertson fan forever.”

― Keith Coogan

“If we didn’t do the tour, it would have been disastrous.”

― Keith Emerson

“I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.”

― Keith Haring

“I’ve been to Gettysburg probably more than half a dozen times.”

― Keith Hernandez

“If I’m not a jazz player all the time, I’ve at least been cued in to what I do by jazz.”

― Keith Jarrett

“I’ve been a paratrooper all my life.”

― Keith Kellogg

“I’ve been keeping journals since I was 13.”

― Keke Palmer

“I would say there is a zone of R&B that hadn’t been quite innovative.”

― Kelela

“I’ve been singing since I was nine or ten.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“The USO tours I’ve been part of have definitely been the highlight of my career and my life.”

― Kellie Pickler

“I’ve always been about less government.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“Acting has always been such escapism for me.”

― Kelly Reilly

“I have always been a risk taker.”

― Kelsey Grammer

“I’ve always been a goal-oriented person.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I have always been fascinated by Shaker design and the culture of the Shakers.”

― Ken Hakuta

“Sports is a terrific metaphor that’s hardly been touched on TV.”

― Ken Howard

“Every budget I have ever prepared has been balanced.”

― Ken Livingstone

“There isn’t much about my life that’s been particularly conventional.”

― Ken Livingstone

“Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.”

― Ken Starr

“That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty.”

― Ken Thompson

“’SNL’ has kind of been like my school.”

― Kenan Thompson

“My whole life has been on TV.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Kanye.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“I’ve made several films that haven’t been shown.”

― Kenneth Anger

“I’ve always been a very competitive person.”

― Kenneth Chenault

“I’ve always been drawn to the ocean.”

― Kenny Chesney

“I have always been comfortable that no one has been able to assess what I really have.”

― Kerry Stokes

“I’ve always been into bearded dudes.”

― Kesha

“It’s always been my dream to come to L.A.”

― Kevin Abstract

“I’ve been in silly movies and romantic movies and historic movies.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.”

― Kevin Bacon

“’City of Bohane’ has been optioned for film, and I’ve finished a first draft of the script.”

― Kevin Barry

“I have been as influenced by music and films as by books.”

― Kevin Barry

“Whole communities have been devastated as good-paying jobs continue to leave the U.S.”

― Kevin Brady

“I’ve been acting for 30 years. It’s a grind.”

― Kevin Connolly

“I’ve been very supportive of the Islanders. I’m at every home opener.”

― Kevin Connolly

“I’ve always been a loner.”

― Kevin Gates

“I’ve just always been a reader.”

― Kevin Gates

“I’ve been known to preach.”

― Kevin Hart

“I’ve been very fortunate to be part of the sport and be successful.”

― Kevin Harvick

“Most of the comedies I’ve done have been rather farcical and extravagant.”

― Kevin Kline

“People have always been fascinated by the foibles of the wealthy and privileged.”

― Kevin Kwan

“I could have evaded the FBI a lot longer if I had been able to control my passion for hacking.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“Nine out of every 10 large corporations and government agencies have been attacked by computer intruders.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I have never been a SmackDown guy. I never felt at home at SmackDown.”

― Kevin Owens

“I have never been racist.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“I’ve always been a hustler.”

― Kevin Plank

“I’ve been writing poems and stories since I was about 13.”

― Kevin Powers

“In my life, there’s been a lot of partying.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“I’ve never been a trophy guy.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“I’ve respected the people that I’ve worked for, and they’ve been supportive and respectful of me.”

― Kevin Reilly

“TV has always been a dog-eat-dog game.”

― Kevin Reilly

“I have been taking classes and I’m familiar with stage, but I’m not as familiar with acting on camera.”

― Kevin Richardson

“Am I arrogant? I’ve been arrogant, sure; everybody’s been arrogant.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I’ve been going to Bamburgh for holidays since I was a child.”

― Kevin Whately

“My family have been around Northumberland for five generations.”

― Kevin Whately

“Oxford has a slightly mythical rep, particularly for people who haven’t been there.”

― Kevin Whately

“There are already gay players in the NFL and have been for a while.”

― Keyshawn Johnson

“I’ve been singing since I could talk correctly.”

― Khalid

“I definitely associate songs with the places that I’ve been.”

― Khalid

“Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.”

― Khalil Gibran

“Nothing has ever been given to me.”

― Khris Middleton

“I’ve always been trying to add stuff to my game.”

― Khris Middleton

“I play the piano and have been playing since I was 7, mainly classical Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart.”

― Kiana Tom

“There’s always a Justin Bieber. Ever since I’ve been around, there’s always been one of him.”

― Kid Rock

“My grandmother had been a part of the civil rights movement.”

― Killer Mike

“The European public has always been great to me.”

― Kim Carnes

“I haven’t played a lot of wallflowers but I have played women who have been vulnerable.”

― Kim Cattrall

“I’ve been dieting my whole life because I have a tremendous appetite.”

― Kim Cattrall

“A lot of my life has been lonely. Fantastic, but lonely.”

― Kim Cattrall

“I’ve worked really hard, but it’s definitely not been easy.”

― Kim Clijsters

“It’s been a year of many more downs than ups.”

― Kim Clijsters

“Korean films have always been distributed to international audiences as arthouse films.”

― Kim Jee-woon

“I’ve been thinking of doing a sci-fi thriller or a sci-fi noir, if that’s possible.”

― Kim Jee-woon

“I’ve always been a businesswoman.”

― Kim Kardashian

“Everyone’s been on a ramen noodle diet once or twice.”

― Kim Shaw

“I’ve been dreaming of winning gold medal in the Olympics.”

― Kim Yuna

“Have I met Justin Timberlake? I have! I’ve been to his house.”

― Kimberley Nixon

“I’ve known Roger Ailes for 15 years, and I have been treated with the utmost professionalism and respect.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“The environment at Fox has been very supportive for Mr. Ailes.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“I’ve always been fascinated by horror.”

― King Diamond

“I’ve always been a quiet guy.”

― Kirk Kerkorian

“I would have loved to have been in a Hitchcock movie.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“I’ve been irresponsible many, many, many times and that has resulted in my being fat.”

― Kirstie Alley

“I’ve always been a bit of a self-doubter. I think a lot of actors are.”

― Kit Harington

“It is with this as with religion: one usually believes what he has been taught.”

― Knute Nelson

“I’ve always been a tomboy.”

― Kodie Shane

“History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.”

― Konrad Adenauer

“I’ve always been a direct guy.”

― Kool Keith

“I have been a ballerina, a cheerleader and a sorority girl. I was the girliest girl alive.”

― Koren Zailckas

“Jive has been really, really good to me.”

― Kris Allen

“I’ve always been a procrastinator.”

― Kris Allen

“Believe it or not, I’ve never been on the subway.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“I’ve always been a serial monogamist.”

― Kristen Bell

“The weddings that I’ve been in have been pretty mellow.”

― Kristen Wiig

“This experience has been once in a lifetime.”

― Kristi Yamaguchi

“Although I have been performing in all sorts of ways and roles since childhood, ‘GoT’ is my first proper venture onto the screen.”

― Kristian Nairn

“I sort of have stepped out of the public eye, and it’s actually been really refreshing.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“The parts I’ve been most successful in are the ones I’ve desperately, desperately wanted.”

― Kristin Scott Thomas

“I’ve been fortunate enough in my career that I haven’t been typecast at all.”

― Kristy Swanson

“I’ve been travelling around moving from one movie set to another… it’s been back-breaking, but am not complaining.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“I’ve been bouncing around from comedy to drama and TV and film.”

― Krysten Ritter

“I’ve always been very positive and very resilient.”

― Krysten Ritter

“If it hadn’t been for the videocassette, I may not have had a career at all.”

― Kurt Russell

“I’ve been riding motorcycles since my early 20s, and I loved the hipness of the subculture.”

― Kurt Sutter

“If it was not for Rajiv Gandhi, urbanization in India would have been history.”

― Kushal Pal Singh

“Lemaitre has been one of my inspirations ever since I started making music.”

― Kygo

“I’ve never been a break-you-down, one-on-one guy.”

― Kyle Korver

“I’ve played for some really good coaches, been on some really good teams. I learned a lot.”

― Kyle Korver

“I’ve been on some really good teams.”

― Kyle Korver

“I’ve always been a self-motivated guy for basketball.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“I guess I always have been a collector.”

― Kyle Mooney

“I’ve been compared to Drake before and Kid Cudi.”

― Kyle

“Mike Tyson and Kool G Rap had lisps – lisps always been cool!”

― Kyle

“I’ve been a nerd my whole life.”

― Kyle

“I’m done with cool. I’ve been done with cool for years.”

― Kyp Malone

“I’ve always danced. I’ve always been around it.”

― Lacey Schwimmer

“I’ve always been compelled by some force to be a performer.”

― Lady Starlight

“I’ve always been a reader and a writer.”

― Laini Taylor

“I have been a professional dancer and athlete my entire life.”

― Lana

“My life has been a series of emergencies.”

― Lana Turner

“But, listen, Eddie Merkyx would have won six Tours if he hadn’t been punched.”

― Lance Armstrong

“I’ve always been interested in making movies.”

― Lance Bass

“I’ve been asked too many times to write a book by the fans.”

― Lance Bass

“I had been found in a mud puddle at 4:30 in the morning.”

― Lance Loud

“The lows have been frustrating, and very challenging times, but the highs have been phenomenal.”

― Lance Stroll

“I don’t know who I would have been if I never watched MotoGP.”

― Lando Norris

“My chief literary influences have been Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman. My favorite public figures include Jimmy Durante, Marlene Dietrich, Mary McLeod Bethune, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, and Henry Armstrong.”

― Langston Hughes

“I have always been a reserved and conservative person.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“Historically, the notes of scale systems anywhere have been based on these pure harmonics.”

― Lara St. John

“I’ve been around a while. I kinda know these things.”

― Larry Bird

“I’ve only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A. and Miami.”

― Larry the Cable Guy

“I’ve been very selective in what I did and didn’t do.”

― Larry Wilcox

“My father has been to me a paragon of what actualizing philanthropic potential can be.”

― Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

“I’ve been obsessed with Opening Ceremony since I moved to New York. I’ve spent whole paychecks there.”

― Laura Harrier

“I had been writing professionally since 1988.”

― Laura Hillenbrand

“Our political system seems to be proving itself almost incapable of dealing with what’s been put before it. The decisions it is making, or fluffing, are so vital and yet are inevitably so compromised by the endless political calculations of all involved.”

― Laura Kuenssberg

“In the broader sense at Digitas, I’ve been very involved in media and publishing.”

― Laura Lang

“I’ve been silenced in America.”

― Laura Loomer

“I really have been so, so blessed with all my leading men.”

― Laura Osnes

“Broadway has been my dream since I was 5 years old.”

― Laura Osnes

“I’ve traveled to 50 countries, but I’ve never been to heaven.”

― Laurel Lea

“If I’d been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton

“I’ve been writing stories since I was 12. ‘Writer’s Digest’ was one of my writing teachers, actually.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton

“I’m not a sedentary person. I’ve always been active.”

― Lauren Bacall

“I’ve been a documentary photographer for much longer than I have been a filmmaker.”

― Lauren Greenfield

“I’ve been outspoken forever about everything.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“I’ve always been a performer. That’s just what I know.”

― Lauren London

“I’ve been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.”

― Laurie Anderson

“I’ve always essentially been a New Yorker.”

― Lawrence Block

“In the past, I have been an immigration reformer, not a restrictionist.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies.”

― Lawrence Lessig

“I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.”

― Lawrence Welk

“Los Angeles has been good to me.”

― Lea Michele

“I have always been spiritual.”

― Leah Remini

“I have been blessed to have experienced so much in my short lifetime.”

― LeAnn Rimes

“I’ve been in therapy my whole life.”

― LeAnn Rimes

“Honestly, the pains of humanity have been draining me.”

― Lecrae

“I’d been a thriller reader all my life.”

― Lee Child

“I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.”

― Lee Grant

“My life’s been surreal from start to finish.”

― Lee Pearson

“Decorating has always been my hobby.”

― Lee Radziwill

“In 2010, I had been playing guitar for 50 years.”

― Lee Ritenour

“Everyone at ‘EastEnders’ has been so welcoming.”

― Lee Ryan

“My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage – everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ.”

― Lee Strobel

“I’ve been so blessed to work with the people I have.”

― Leighton Meester

“I’ve been through a lot as far as love.”

― Leighton Meester

“I’d never have left Hawkwind if I hadn’t been fired.”

― Lemmy

“I’d love to have played Joan of Arc. That would have been amazing.”

― Lena Headey

“I’m in this for the long haul. I’ve been making music my whole life.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“My whole life has been dedicated to public service.”

― Leon Panetta

“I mean, the Taliban, my view is that they have been weakened.”

― Leon Panetta

“I’ve always sort of been at odds with radio programmers.”

― Leon Russell

“My whole family’s been involved with music, and it’s been so since the minstrel days.”

― Leon Russell

“I’ve always been conscious of my weight.”

― Leona Lewis

“I’ve always been into self-dramatization. I intend to live forever.”

― Leonard Cohen

“I’ve been working with photography for many years.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“At the end of 1964, wholesale prices had been relatively stable for some years.”

― Leonard Woodcock

“I’ve been a pretty lucky man.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“I’ve been down there 6 times and there’s nothing like Brazilian percussion.”

― Les Baxter

“I’ve been six feet tall since the sixth grade.”

― Leslie Jones

“I’ve always been intrigued by the supernatural.”

― Leslie Mann

“The reason I’ve been able to maintain my position of chairman of CBS in addition to all the Viacom stuff is my team.”

― Leslie Moonves

“It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.”

― Lester B. Pearson

“I’ve always been interested in gadgets and technology and I’ve always been a reader.”

― LeVar Burton

“I’ve always been a stubborn kid.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“I’ve been heavy into music.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church.”

― Leverett Saltonstall

“No one really forgives unless he has been hurt.”

― Lewis B. Smedes

“I’ve been ghosted by all four members of Little Mix.”

― Lewis Capaldi

“I’ve always been stubborn.”

― Liam McIntyre

“I’ve never been in a street fight.”

― Liam Neeson

“Let’s just say I haven’t been keeping up the Gary Barlow persona; I’ve let loose.”

― Liam Payne

“It’s so rewarding the journey that I’ve been on.”

― Libby Trickett

“I’ve been criticized for the things I chose and things I’ve chosen to do.”

― Lil Wayne

“As a woman, a lot of stories haven’t been told and we’ve got a lot of catching up to do.”

― Lili Taylor

“I’ve always been weirdly interested in food documentaries.”

― Lily Collins

“If I had known what it would be like to have it all – I might have been willing to settle for less.”

― Lily Tomlin

“I haven’t been given many things, but I’ve been given ample, limitless patience.”

― Lincoln Diaz-Balart

“I have been over into the future, and it works.”

― Lincoln Steffens

“Globalisation is not remotely new; it has been occurring, at differing rates and with differing degrees of scale, for centuries.”

― Linda Colley

“I’ve been in the bargain basement of the movie business.”

― Linda Fiorentino

“I’ve been working with Jews for over 20 years.”

― Linda Sarsour

“I’ve been dancing for 10 years.”

― Lindsay Ellingson

“I’ve never been a bridesmaid.”

― Lindsay Mendez

“My mother was a choreographer, so music has always been around.”

― Lindsey Haun

“I’ve been to India a lot, ever since when my mum was in ‘Jewel In The Crown.’”

― Linus Roache

“Most of the TV shows I’ve done have all been in the U.S.”

― Linus Roache

“I’ve always been around dudes and sports.”

― Lisa Guerrero

“I am a terrible, terrible typist. I could not have been a writer in the age of typewriters.”

― Lisa Jewell

“For many, the loan modification process has been a giant sham.”

― Lisa Madigan

“I’ve been through a lot of stuff.”

― Lisa Marie Presley

“I’m not a quitter – never have been.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“No, I’ve never truly been a minister.”

― Little Richard

“I’ve always been the kid who’s known what they wanted to do.”

― Little Simz

“I have been working since I was 14, nonstop.”

― Liv Tyler

“My life has been so extraordinary.”

― Liv Tyler

“I’m known for being annoyingly gender-focused. It’s always been my platform.”

― Liz Phair

“I’d been trained in choral, gospel, and a little bit of opera.”

― Lizz Wright

“Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“I’ve been working a lot with No I.D. and Hit-Boy.”

― Logic

“There’s always been incivility in politics.”

― Lois Frankel

“To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.”

― Lord Byron

“I have been driven demented in my career.”

― Lord Mountbatten

“I’ve always been fascinated with aristocracy. I’m really interested in the Ivy Leagues, the final clubs, all the really old-money families, the concept of old money.”

― Lorde

“After all we have been through, blacks and other minorities deserve to be protected, as anyone else.”

― Loretta Lynch

“My mother’s life had been destroyed by the Garland legend.”

― Lorna Luft

“I’ve been a voice for many people.”

― Lou Barletta

“To bicker over what could have been is silly.”

― Lou Barlow

“A husband is what’s left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed.”

― Lou Costello

“The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years.”

― Louis Leakey

“All the people I know have been conditioned by snobbery.”

― Louis MacNeice

“I have been to a few A-list parties, but not massively. It’s not my life, but it’s fun dipping into it.”

― Louis Theroux

“The documentary genre, shows like ‘Making a Murderer’ and ‘The Jinx’ on HBO, there’s been a whole raft of long-form docs.”

― Louis Theroux

“I have made my will; I have been tormented to do it. I have bought repose; I know the powerlessness and inutility of it.”

― Louis XIV

“Most writers have been influenced by Faulkner.”

― Louise Erdrich

“I’ve written for Rita Ora; I’ve written for Chiddy Bang – there’s been a few.”

― LP

“The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.”

― Luc de Clapiers

“I’ve been playing drums since I was 7.”

― Lucky Blue Smith

“I’ve been journaling longer than I’ve been a musician, longer than I’ve been an artist, longer than I’ve been a writer in general.”

― Lucy Dacus

“I’m honoured to have been selected to be the Labour candidate for Manchester Central.”

― Lucy Powell

“The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”

― Ludwig von Mises

“I’ve been obsessed by football since I was young.”

― Luis Suarez

“I’ve always been a super regular guy.”

― Luke Combs

“We’d been out touring for a couple of years before we signed with Sony and everything.”

― Luke Combs

“Britain has never been proud of Bros.”

― Luke Goss

“I’ve been surfing since I was a kid.”

― Luke Hemsworth

“I’ve always been a powerful kid.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I haven’t always been gluten-free.”

― Lupita Nyong’o

“I’ve always been interested in obsessive, insane people.”

― Lydia Millet

“My biggest lesson in becoming a woman is to really love what I’ve been given.”

― Lyndsy Fonseca

“Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.”

― Lynn Johnston

“Even if the Constitution of the United States had intended to recognize slavery, as a constitutional state institution, such intended recognition would have failed of effect, and been legally void, because slavery then had no constitutional existence to be recognized.”

― Lysander Spooner

“Versace designs have always been bootlegged. Now it’s Versace bootlegging the bootleg for the bootleggers to bootleg the bootleg.”

― M.I.A.

“Satire has been a sanctuary historically monopolized by progressives, originally used as a discreet tool against Western religious fundamentalism.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“I’ve been making music since age five.”

― Mabel

“I like to roller skate. I have been roller skating since I was eight.”

― Mackenzie Foy

“I’ve never been strong with my time-management skills.”

― Mackenzie Rosman

“I’ve been obsessed with sunglasses since the beginning of time.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“I’ve been plant-based my whole life.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“I’ve always been a performer.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“I loved what I did. I could’ve been secretary of state for ever.”

― Madeleine Albright

“NATO has been a thread throughout my life.”

― Madeleine Albright

“I worked in SRK and Salman Khan’s films as a child artiste, so Bollywood has always been on my radar.”

― Madhur Mittal

“I’ve always loved Charleston. It’s always been one of my favorite tournaments.”

― Madison Keys

“I’ve always been extremely physical.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.”

― Mae West

“I’ve been things and seen places.”

― Mae West

“But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“C Kalyan has been amazing and totally committed as a producer.”

― Mahesh Babu

“I have been very pleased at the response we have got for ‘SVSC.’”

― Mahesh Babu

“I’ve always been sensitive and over-emotional.”

― Mahira Khan

“Actresses have always been in a position of power.”

― Mahira Khan

“For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“We’ve never been anti-Semitic.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“Most commonly, I’ve been recognized from people who aren’t actually from England.”

― Maisie Williams

“Washington has been ignoring this issue for too long.”

― Major Owens

“There’s no one who has been living for centuries.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“If God had been a liberal, we wouldn’t have had the Ten Commandments – we’d have the Ten Suggestions.”

― Malcolm Bradbury

“It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock’s attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.”

― Malcolm Cowley

“The thing is, I’ve never been a handsome leading-man type, so let’s not kid ourselves.”

― Malcolm McDowell

“To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.”

― Malcolm X

“Struggle has been a part and parcel of my life.”

― Mamata Banerjee

“I have never been asked to be in a movie musical. Other than ‘Yentl,’ which I didn’t sing in.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“I have always been involved in my school’s music program.”

― Manika

“Working with Rosshan Andrews has been wonderful.”

― Manju Warrier

“I’ve never been tempted to do these hideous furniture shoes.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I haven’t been the kind of writer about whom book-length academic studies have been written.”

― Manuel Puig

“I have been to all continents of the world.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“Education has been really important for me.”

― Marc-Andre ter Stegen

“I’ve been a customer of the top venture capital firms, so I know exactly what they do and don’t do.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I’ve been an entrepreneur three times. I started three companies.”

― Marc Andreessen

“Many of the best firms historically in venture capital have been multi-sector.”

― Marc Andreessen

“Animation had been done before, but stories were never told.”

― Marc Davis

“I’ve been openly gay since I can remember.”

― Marc Jacobs

“I’ve been a good Democratic leader.”

― Marc Veasey

“Food has always been at the frontier of creativity.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Nobody’s interested in something that could’ve been done before.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Harlem is a very family-oriented neighborhood, and it always has been.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“As long as I have fashion memories, Schiaparelli has been there.”

― Marco Zanini

“The authenticity thing has never been an issue for me.”

― Marcus Mumford

“Most of my education has been around food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I’m not in the teenybopper bracket, and I’m not in the 30-plus bracket. The fan response has been really widespread, age-wise.”

― Maren Morris

“Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity.”

― Margaret Halsey

“The 1898 annexation of the Hawaiian Islands merely formally recognized what had long been American domination.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“I’ve been really fortunate to work with a lot of women.”

― Margaret Qualley

“If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said ‘No.’”

― Margaret Smith

“I’ve never been one to celebrate anniversaries.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“I’m a journalist. I’ve been a journalist ever since I was 18.”

― Margarita Simonyan

“I have never been a cynical person.”

― Margot Robbie

“All the books I have written have been one book, from the beginning.”

― Marguerite Young

“Is it experimental to have been influenced by the Bible? By Saint Augustine?”

― Marguerite Young

“Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts; though we all had been most solemnly warned by the cruel murder of Saint Francis.”

― Maria Monk

“My heart has never been broken, I’ve never broken anyone else’s.”

― Mariah Carey

“My generation feels it has been lied to a great deal.”

― Marianne Elliott

“Throughout my career I have been an advocate for women, in all aspects of their lives.”

― Marianne Williamson

“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”

― Marie Antoinette

“I’ve never really been into the sci-fi genre myself.”

― Marie Avgeropoulos

“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”

― Marie Curie

“My first dissatisfaction has always been with religion.”

― Marilyn Manson

“I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don’t think so.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“The political groups who have taken the responsibility to elect Mr. Macron have been discredited.”

― Marine Le Pen

“The Italian economy has been held back for decades.”

― Mario Monti

“Yahoo!, over the years, had been the king of the banner ad.”

― Marissa Mayer

“My solo series, in some ways, have been rarely truly solo.”

― Marjorie Liu

“Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades.”

― Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“Jesus on Twitter would have been a pretty amazing thing.”

― Mark Batterson

“The scary thing is that in my lifetime, 95 per cent of the world’s rhinos have been killed.”

― Mark Carwardine

“My whole career’s been an underdog’s.”

― Mark Hunt

“I’ve been given a platform with the UFC, so I might as well share my story.”

― Mark Hunt

“I’ve never been in charge. I’m just a lazy bastard.”

― Mark Lanegan

“That piece has been choreographed so badly so many times. I’m loathe to do it but I may eventually because it is one of the seminal art works of the twentieth century.”

― Mark Morris

“I’ve been good at product entrepreneuring.”

― Mark Pincus

“Everything seems to have been turned upside-down, but in a good way.”

― Mark Roberts

“My genes are such that I’ve always been relatively in shape.”

― Mark Strong

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

― Mark Twain

“I’ve never been a proponent of something monolithic.”

― Mark Walport

“It’s been an enormous privilege to be the government chief scientific adviser.”

― Mark Walport

“The most dangerous infections of humans have always been those which have emerged from other species.”

― Mark Walport

“I’ve been around since I was 19, I won the Oscar when I was 21, I’ve had a couple of TV series. I’ve continued to work despite the predictions of some naysayers.”

― Marlee Matlin

“I’ve been a Nike athlete since day one.”

― Marshawn Lynch

“I’ve been doing old-people things since I was a child.”

― Martha Plimpton

“MTV has always been about redefining itself.”

― Martha Quinn

“I’d always been a great fan of George Orwell.”

― Martin Cruz Smith

“I’ve not been called on to do a lot of accent work.”

― Martin Freeman

“I’ve had several really tangible dreams about UFOs, and they’ve been amazing!”

― Martin Freeman

“I’ve always been attracted to darkness.”

― Martin Freeman

“I’ve been well-known in Britain for a long time.”

― Martin Freeman

“There haven’t been many credible electronic covers records.”

― Martin Gore

“I’ve always been interested in science fiction.”

― Martin Landau

“My technique has always been to include all the periphery around me.”

― Martin Landau

“My usual trick with the Irish plays is to set things on islands I’ve never been to.”

― Martin McDonagh

“I’ve been an executive and a progressive executive with a record of accomplishments.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Democrats haven’t been functioning effectively as a party at the national level.”

― Martin O’Malley

“I’ve been to North Africa many times.”

― Martin Scorsese

“One of my worries about America is the epidemic of depression we’ve been in. One of the possibilities about that is that the ‘I’ gets bigger and bigger, and the ‘we’ gets smaller and smaller.”

― Martin Seligman

“My whole life has been one theme of self-sacrifice for my investors.”

― Martin Shkreli

“I’ve always been interested in the manufacturing of narratives, identities, and ideologies, and how they are embodied and negotiated by viewers.”

― Martine Syms

“I’ve always been entranced by writing.”

― Marv Levy

“I’ve been through so many different political races.”

― Mary Fallin

“I’ve always been a texting advocate.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“I’ve never been a mean person.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I’m house obsessed, a house voyeur. Always have been.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.”

― Mary Leakey

“I’ve been a weirdo since I was a kid.”

― Mary Lynn Rajskub

“Apparently, I’ve been considered a recluse.”

― Mary Oliver

“I have been on a diet since 1962.”

― Mary Quant

“I’ve been writing full-time since about 1984 – mostly magazine features and columns.”

― Mary Roach

“I have never been able to sing in the shower, much less in front of anybody.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“Fusion has not been proven to be safe, and it is too costly.”

― Masatoshi Koshiba

“My thought has been shaped by books; my desires by pictures.”

― Mason Cooley

“There’s always been a slight twinge of some classical elements in our music.”

― Matt Bellamy

“I have never been a member of a Tea Party.”

― Matt Bevin

“I’m so thankful to have been born in the times that we live in.”

― Matt Bomer

“I’ve been handling guns since I was a kid.”

― Matt Bomer

“I wouldn’t have been so successful if I didn’t have such a tremendous groundswell in support from my fans.”

― Matt Hardy

“L.A. has always been home.”

― Matt Kemp

“Automattic’s mission has always been very aligned with WordPress itself, which is to democratise publishing.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“Jon Tester has been a loyal, loyal, reliable vote for Chuck Schumer.”

― Matt Rosendale

“I’m a businessman. I’m a former legislator, and I’m an executive. And I’ve been very effective in each one of those positions.”

― Matt Rosendale

“Though I had been born in Maryland, Montana was where I truly belonged.”

― Matt Rosendale

“I’ve always been extremely conservative, but I’ve never been mean-spirited.”

― Matt Salmon

“Contracting corruption has been around since the construction of the Appian Way.”

― Matt Taibbi

“I’ve always been into cars. Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It’s unavoidable.”

― Matthew Fox

“I’ve always been a fan of Andy Kaufman.”

― Matthew Gray Gubler

“My favourite actors have always been the character actors.”

― Matthew Gray Gubler

“Running has been almost my savior.”

― Matthew Morrison

“My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace.”

― Maureen O’Hara

“Joining WWE has always been a lifelong dream of mine.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“I’ve always been a TV junkie.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“Anyone who’s been the Olympic trials before is a veteran.”

― Max Aaron

“I’ve always been writing.”

― Max Apple

“My favorite super hero has always been Spiderman.”

― Max Charles

“I’m a wet liberal really, and always have been. But I’m sort of an aggressive wet liberal.”

― Max Hastings

“I would have been a disastrous soldier.”

― Max Hastings

“Before Mendes got suspended, I’ve been calling out Chad Mendes.”

― Max Holloway

“As someone who’s been a filmmaker and an editor, I was wary of being on camera.”

― Max Joseph

“I’ve been a fan of electronic music for a while.”

― Max Joseph

“I’ve never been cool.”

― Max Martin

“In general, the spotlight has been on me.”

― Max Verstappen

“I’ve been writing since I was 7, but before that, I was orally making stories.”

― Maxine Hong Kingston

“I know that I’ve been guided by God. I am obedient.”

― Maya Angelou

“I’ve always been kind of a voyeur.”

― Maya Hawke

“I’ve been sitting at the grown-ups’ table my whole life.”

― Maya Hawke

“I’ve never been scared of aging.”

― Maye Musk

“I’ve been DJing since before I could read the labels on the records.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“I’d always been a very focused dancer and very protected.”

― Mayte Garcia

“Freedom has never been free.”

― Medgar Evers

“I’ve never been much into picking things apart.”

― Meg White

“Actually, my favourite roles have been in theatre, but on TV, my faves were Slap Maxwell and Larry Sanders.”

― Megan Gallagher

“I’ve been very lucky to work with a lot of amazingly supportive directors.”

― Megan Hilty

“There have been so many times when I challenged Republicans on air – in big moments.”

― Megyn Kelly

“Medicine has always been my calling.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Jews have been in Egypt since Biblical times, and Alexandria had once been, at least partially, a Jewish city.”

― Meir Kahane

“’Wayward Pines’ has largely been, in my experience, a show left to the actors.”

― Melissa Leo

“I’ve never been interested in playing the boring ingenue.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“I have always been a huge fan of gymnastics.”

― Melissa Rauch

“I’ve been writing since I was 19.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“We have been conditioned to see the passing of time as an adversary.”

― Menachem Mendel Schneerson

“I don’t think I should have been married… to anybody.”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“I’ve always had bronchitis. I’ve been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it.”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“I have been stared at my whole life because of my height.”

― Meredith Eaton

“Theater has always been terrifying to me.”

― Merritt Wever

“Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.”

― Merton Miller

“It’s been so long since I was in a real fight.”

― Method Man

“I’ve never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see.”

― Michael Apted

“Working at Pixar has been like my graduate school for screenwriting.”

― Michael Arndt

“I’ve been fighting for Davids versus the Goliaths for 18 years, my entire career.”

― Michael Avenatti

“I’ve been on both sides of the boos.”

― Michael Bisping

“I’ve always been really fascinated by Vincent van Gogh.”

― Michael C. Hall

“I’ve been a musician my whole life. I’m really enjoying making music again.”

― Michael Chiklis

“I’ve never been to Prague, and I’ve never been to Russia.”

― Michael Cohen

“I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.”

― Michael Collins

“I have not been recognized.”

― Michael Dorn

“Religion has certainly been shoved down my throat.”

― Michael Douglas

“I’ve been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long.”

― Michael Douglas

“Working with Kevin Feige has just been a joy.”

― Michael Giacchino

“The emergence and spread of virulent strains of avian influenza has been attributed by experts to the intensely overcrowded, unsanitary, and stressful conditions that often characterize large-scale factory farming in industrialized agriculture.”

― Michael Greger

“This program has been successful in detecting and preventing attacks inside the United States.”

― Michael Hayden

“A significant U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan has been continuous since October 2001, and President Obama’s short-lived ‘surge’ in 2009 was a continuation of his predecessor’s buildup there.”

― Michael Hayden

“I have been very fortunate, so much is expected of me.”

― Michael Hintze

“I’m a Canadian. I’ve always been a Canadian.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“I’ve never been afraid to fail.”

― Michael Jordan

“Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century.”

― Michael Kinsley

“Private equity has been the purview of super wealthy individuals and institutions.”

― Michael Lee-Chin

“Throughout my career, there has always been an element of surprise. Sometimes there are moments of disappointment; sometimes there are moments of surprising success.”

― Michael McDonald

“What I particularly liked about Nineties hip hop was it had a certain reverence for the groove that I hadn’t been hearing in a while.”

― Michael McDonald

“Every sponsor I’ve had has been something that fit my lifestyle, fit my personality.”

― Michael Phelps

“I tend to a lot of improvisational ranting, and that’s fun. For me, stand-up has been, performance-wise, a really good outlet.”

― Michael Showalter

“We are a grassroots party. We always have been. That’s been the strength of the GOP.”

― Michael Steele

“I’m a pro-life Roman Catholic conservative, always have been.”

― Michael Steele

“I’ve always been huge into martial arts.”

― Michael Steger

“I’ve been called an extremist.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“We should quit using phrases like ‘turning points’ and ‘tipping points.’ There’s been multiple turning points, multiple tipping points.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“Greenies have been part of the clubhouse culture longer than card games.”

― Michael Wilbon

“I’ve been bullied about my appearance since forever.”

― Michaela Coel

“Few men have been admired of their familiars.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“I’m a loner and always have been.”

― Michel Faber

“This non-proletarianised plebs has been racialist when it has been colonialist; it has been nationalist – chauvinist – when it has been armed; and it has been fascist when it has become the police force.These ideological effects on the plebs have been uncontestable and profound.”

― Michel Foucault

“My husband and I had five biological children but we also have been raising 23 foster children.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Though I’m a congresswoman by title, a politician I’ve never been.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Music has always been in me.”

― Michelle Branch

“I’ve been to three Olympics. I gave it my all.”

― Michelle Carter

“Self-publishing has been a dubious challenge to traditional publishers, at best.”

― Michelle Dean

“Until I was 27, I’d maybe been to America once and, like, Ibiza when I was 18. That was it.”

― Michelle Dockery

“Retirement has been wonderful.”

― Michelle McCool

“I’m platform agnostic. I’ve been platform agnostic ever since I went online.”

― Michelle Phan

“There have always been drag queens everywhere.”

― Michelle Visage

“Listen, I’ve always been very headstrong.”

― Michelle Williams

“I’ve been in big clubs, but I want to achieve titles with Valencia.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“In the teams I’ve been at, I’ve been really well received.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“On the ‘SmackDown’ side, A.J. Styles really has been phenomenal.”

― Mick Foley

“Do we really want a society in which the stigma of going on the dole has been erased?”

― Mickey Kaus

“I’ve been stealing scenes all my life.”

― Mickey Rooney

“I’ve been so fortunate in that people respond to what I do.”

― Miguel Ferrer

“If I had been born with an aggressive character, then maybe my palmares would have been longer.”

― Miguel Indurain

“My dream job has always been to be a ski racer.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“Backing Trump has been bad for business.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Trump must’ve been an extraordinary father to have raised well-adjusted kids.”

― Mike Cernovich

“We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died.”

― Mike D

“Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been one of the better safeties in the NFL.”

― Mike Daniels

“My job as attorney general has been, in regard to guns, to have oversight in regard to concealed-carry licenses.”

― Mike DeWine

“Throughout my career, I’ve been someone who’s led… and solved problems we had.”

― Mike DeWine

“I’ve been doing comedy and paying my bills.”

― Mike Epps

“A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist.”

― Mike Gordon

“There is an enormous consensus about the disaster that Obamacare has been.”

― Mike Pompeo

“I co-produced ‘Boyfriend’ by Justin Bieber and worked on Labrinth’s album, so I’ve been keeping busy.”

― Mike Posner

“My outspoken positions haven’t always been popular in the halls of Congress, but they have been rooted in what I believed was right and necessary.”

― Mike Quigley

“A lot of the O’Hare Modernization Plan may have been a mistake.”

― Mike Quigley

“I did hidden-camera shows. I’ve been around the block a few times.”

― Mike Scully

“I’ve been hurt quite a few times.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“My life’s work has been accomplished. I did all that I could.”

― Mikhail Gorbachev

“The makers of ’21 and Over’ have been screening it, and I’m getting a lot of comparisons to a young Vince Vaughn.”

― Miles Teller

“I’ve been acting since I was 9, so not exactly a baby.”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“I’ve been a printmaker and designed objects. I’ve done 500 posters.”

― Milton Glaser

“I’ve always been a good ensemble player.”

― Mimi Kennedy

“I’ve always been pretty nomadic.”

― Minnie Driver

“I’ve been a musician longer than I’ve been an actor.”

― Minnie Driver

“I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“Everyone has been injured, regardless of whether they’re an athlete or not.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“I’ve never been ambitious.”

― Mireille Guiliano

“I’ve always been a real striker.”

― Miroslav Klose

“As a child, I had been told that I was exactly what a ballerina should be.”

― Misty Copeland

“All these jokes have been pre-approved as funny by me.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“And so there has been a lot of diplomatic movement.”

― Mitchell Reiss

“I’ve been asked whether I have a hobby, and have felt strangely offended that anyone would assume I have the time.”

― Mitski

“I actually have several busts of Ronald Reagan that have been presented to me.”

― Mitt Romney

“I’ve always been shy.”

― Miuccia Prada

“The brain drain from Africa has been reversed.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I have always been independent.”

― Mo Yan

“Be it cinema or TV, I have always been interested in taking up challenging projects.”

― Mohanlal

“I have been lucky enough to portray many, many characters.”

― Mohanlal

“I’ve always been fascinated by family ancestry.”

― Molly Antopol

“I’ve always been pretty disciplined.”

― Molly Qerim

“I’ve been called the Women’s Auxiliary of the Brat Pack.”

― Molly Ringwald

“For years, Suzanne Somers has been a pioneer when it comes to alternative medical treatments.”

― Monica Crowley

“I have been raised to value my family.”

― Monica Cruz

“There’s always been a market for female leads and superheroes.”

― Monique Ganderton

“I’ve been a staunch Republican.”

― Montel Williams

“For Korea, ASEAN has undoubtedly been a special and valued friend.”

― Moon Jae-in

“I’d always been interested in psychology.”

― Morrie Schwartz

“I’ve been pilloried so many times that I begin to expect it now.”

― Morrissey

“I’m a radical, and I always have been.”

― Mort Sahl

“I’ve never been uncomfortable being a frontman.”

― Morten Harket

“I been getting good crowds. It only took 50 years.”

― Mose Allison

“It isn’t a secret that my heart is damaged. All the treatments and medications haven’t been effective.”

― Moshe Dayan

“I have been chosen by God Almighty to be one of his messengers.”

― Mr. T

“I’m not fussy at all; I’ve been raised to adjust myself in any circumstance.”

― Mrunal Thakur

“I learned that I had been brought up as a protected, blindfolded daughter.”

― Muriel Rukeyser

“’Sunday, Bloody Sunday’ was the only time I’ve been directed properly.”

― Murray Head

“I’ve always been the girl with a go-getter attitude.”

― Mya

“I’ve been able to become an entrepreneur and an independent artist.”

― Mya

“I have been a close observer of campaign trends.”

― N. Bhaskara Rao

“I was never consulted before the bifurcation. Injustice has been done to Andhra Pradesh, which had no revenues.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“I’ve been sued, harassed, abused, but I’ve held my own.”

― Nadya Suleman

“My form of therapy and survival has been exercise.”

― Nadya Suleman

“Action movies haven’t been encouraging in my case. Nevertheless, this is my favourite genre.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“The word ‘change’ has been abused so many times.”

― Najib Razak

“If I would have not been in films, I would have become an anti-social element.”

― Nana Patekar

“Earlier in my career, there may have been compulsions for accepting films for money.”

― Nana Patekar

“I’ve always been a very prolific writer.”

― Nanci Griffith

“My life has been a whirlwind since the ’94 Olympics.”

― Nancy Kerrigan

“The name ‘Republican’ in some ways has been hijacked by obstructionists.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“I wondered had I really oversold the Hubble. I have to admit that, since, I have been convinced that I didn’t.”

― Nancy Roman

“I’ve probably said that in every feature I’ve been in. I’ve been repeatedly defined as the girlfriend or wife.”

― Nancy Travis

“Trump would have been unelectable were it not for the groundwork laid by Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, two liberal heroes.”

― Naomi Klein

“Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints.”

― Naomi Wolf

“If I had chosen the populist course, it would have been a breach of the trust placed in me by the people.”

― Narendra Modi

“I have been a firm believer in the federal structure of our country as enshrined in the Constitution.”

― Narendra Modi

“No, I’ve never been frightened before a fight.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I’ve been spoiled rotten with the costumes I’ve worn.”

― Natalie Dormer

“I’ve been told that N.Y. in the spring is pretty special.”

― Natalie Dormer

“I have a strong upper body; I’m an arms swimmer, and I always have been.”

― Natalie du Toit

“I’ve been hearing fiddle music since I was in the womb, I’m sure.”

― Natalie MacMaster

“I’ve always been very driven and am also very stubborn.”

― Natalie Prass

“I’ve been very fortunate.”

― Natasha Little

“I’ve just always been a bit of a dork.”

― Nate Silver

“Life has not been boring for me.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“My health has never been an issue.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“Our government has been pro-poor, progressive, and people-oriented.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“Huge ‘Scandal’ fan, and I have been since the beginning.”

― Ne-Yo

“I’ve been a huge Adele fan since I heard her album ’19.’”

― Ne-Yo

“Art means to dare – and to have been right.”

― Ned Rorem

“Julie’ has not been perceived as a sleazy film, and I am grateful for that.”

― Neha Dhupia

“Working on ‘Roadies’ has been a fantastic experience.”

― Neha Dhupia

“I have always been a huge fan of JLo.”

― Neha Dhupia

“When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf ’cause I had alphabetized all of the books on my bookshelf.”

― Neil Gaiman

“I can’t bear not to be liked, and I’ve always been a people pleaser.”

― Neil Morrissey

“For me, TV had always been a medium for entertainment.”

― Nell Scovell

“Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade, or war and subjugation.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east.”

― Nelson Mandela

“The 3D-printing technology has been developing at a very rapid pace.”

― Neri Oxman

“I’ve never been opposed to nudity. I’ve been opposed to nudity for box-office draw.”

― Neve Campbell

“For too long, I have been overlooked. For too long, I have been disrespected. For too long, I had been too good.”

― Neville

“I had a period of thinking that I would have been called ‘Newt the McPherson,’ as in ‘Robert the Bruce.’”

― Newt Gingrich

“Shakespeare has been adapted by Akira Kurosawa. ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ has been adapted into a Chinese movie. ‘Blood Simple’, the Coen brothers movie, was adapted by Zhang Yimou.”

― Ng Chin Han

“I have been blessed often by Buddha, but equally by America.”

― Nguyen Cao Ky

“I’ve not actually been on too many dates.”

― Niall Horan

“Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“If it hadn’t been for Senator Sanders, I don’t know if I would’ve been brought back into the fold of politics.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“Once a discovery has been published, there is no way of un-publishing it.”

― Nick Bostrom

“If I have a talent, it’s already been exploited! I’ve shown everything I can do to the public.”

― Nick Cannon

“I’ve been entertaining since I was kid.”

― Nick Kyrgios

“Hiring a trainer has been a massive help for me.”

― Nick Kyrgios

“I have always been a Malibu Man, like all actors.”

― Nick Mancuso

“When you’ve been in the tabloids as a drunken ‘It-boy’, people automatically assume you’re thick.”

― Nick Moran

“It’s easier to go somewhere if you’ve been there before.”

― Nick Nolte

“I’ve been called ‘the voice actor.’”

― Nick Nolte

“I’ve been working steadily as an actor since around 1998. I wasn’t well known in the public, but I was a dependable working journeyman.”

― Nick Offerman

“Bill Belichick was probably the most organized coach that I’ve ever been involved with.”

― Nick Saban

“The diamond business has always been secretive.”

― Nicky Oppenheimer

“I’ve only ever been on a long-runner with ‘Spooks.’”

― Nicola Walker

“Oh, some of my films have been attacked with absolute vitriol!”

― Nicolas Roeg

“I’ve been told my movies are difficult to market.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“I want to be in places I’ve never been before.”

― Nicole Kidman

“I had been on puberty suppressants and hormone suppressants, so I did not go through male puberty.”

― Nicole Maines

“Family has been really important to me.”

― Nicole Maines

“I’ve been in motorsport my whole life since I was eight years of age.”

― Nigel Mansell

“Everything in Formula 1 has been sterilised now, the whole thing is controlled too much.”

― Nigel Mansell

“’Statistically, people who have been happily married and then widowed tend to remarry.”

― Nigella Lawson

“Every piece of work has been a learning experience.”

― Nikita Dutta

“I’ve been saying inappropriate things since I was a kid.”

― Nikki Glaser

“Through recovery, I’ve been able to do so much good stuff.”

― Nikki Sixx

“My principal anguish, and the wellspring of all my joys and sorrows, has been the incessant merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“I’ve always been opinionated, unfortunately, to my mother’s disappointment.”

― Nina Garcia

“I’ve been blessed to be with my husband since I was 18.”

― Nina Tassler

“Without the nontraditional methods we used to promote ‘Jericho’… we wouldn’t have been able to get the traction we did.”

― Nina Tassler

“I’m not in it for fame. I’ve been famous in the streets already.”

― Nipsey Hussle

“I’ve been working in three-four languages. I’m happy to do it.”

― Nithya Menen

“That boy-next-door, love interest crush has been my niche since ‘Austin & Ally.’”

― Noah Centineo

“Harley’s been influential, but I’m not a big Harley fan.”

― Noah Hathaway

“What makes something tragic is that it could’ve been averted at multiple points.”

― Noah Hawley

“I have been given much, and so I want to give as much as I can.”

― Noah Munck

“Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without charge, under torture, which is what solitary confinement is.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The appropriate response to terrorist crimes is police work, which has been successful worldwide.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Obama himself has been highly supportive of Mubarak.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The poorest country in South America, Bolivia, had been devastated by neoliberal economic policies.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Occasionally the conflict between ‘what we stand for’ and ‘what we do’ has been forthrightly addressed.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I have been – I have spoken in Bir Zeit a number of times.”

― Noam Chomsky

“It’s a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.”

― Noam Chomsky

“There is every likelihood that the Jihadi movement, much of it highly critical of bin Laden, could have been split and undermined after 9/11.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I’ve always been a tech-head.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“I’ve always been curious about the other worlds we can shift into in our imaginations.”

― Noma Dumezweni

“This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.”

― Norm Dicks

“I was the Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, but Jane Roe has been laid to rest.”

― Norma McCorvey

“The United Kingdom is not, and never has been, a nation state.”

― Norman Davies

“One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected.”

― Norman Ralph Augustine

“An awful lot has been written about my temper.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“From childhood, I had been instructed in the tablaa by my father, along with the astaais and antaraas specific to our Gharana.”

― Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“I’ve been very clear. I won. I didn’t commit the crime.”

― O. J. Simpson

“Sport has definitely been an outlet for me.”

― Oksana Masters

“They said if I stayed in the orphanage for another month or so, I basically would not have been able to be alive.”

― Oksana Masters

“If I hadn’t been a model, I couldn’t have become a movie actress.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me since boyhood, when I learned about atomic numbers.”

― Oliver Sacks

“I have an appreciation for everywhere I’ve been so far.”


“I’ve never been a great one for technology.”

― Orlando Bloom

“I’ve never been interested in celebrity.”

― Oscar Isaac

“Let’s be honest: the implementation of the United and Continental merger has been rocky for customers and employees.”

― Oscar Munoz

“As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends.”

― Otto Hermann Kahn

“I’m pleased to have been able to contribute to some good team performances.”

― Owen Farrell

“One corollary of the wretchedness of the second trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ films has been the final, demented sanctification of the first trilogy of films.”

― Owen King

“Every tournament I have won has been memorable.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“My parents have been volleyball players, and my dad is an Arjuna awardee in volleyball.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“I have been playing with boys, which is helpful for me.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“I’ve been working since I’m 9 years old.”

― Pamela Adlon

“I did five seasons of ‘Baywatch,’ and I did four seasons of ‘VIP.’ I’ve been around awhile.”

― Pamela Anderson

“I’ve been married a couple of times and survived!”

― Pamela Anderson

“Having lived in America and France, I’ve been on both sides of the picky-eating divide.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Throughout my Enterprise career, I have been primarily operationally focused.”

― Pamela Nicholson

“Though I have been acclaimed for ‘Newton,’ but my personally favourite is ‘Gurgaon.’”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“I have been offered a lot of films with many big actors, but I have unfortunately declined them.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“I’ve read all of Sarah Waters’s novels which have been translated into Korean.”

― Park Chan-wook

“My interest in architecture has always been sculptural. Most of my photography is of architecture.”

― Parker Stevenson

“I’ve been an actor since the age of seventeen.”

― Parvathy

“Historically, the Balkans have been an incubator of war.”

― Pat Buchanan

“As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked in a cultural war for the soul of our country.”

― Pat Buchanan

“Once an entitlement program has been created with millions of beneficiaries, it becomes almost impossible to repeal.”

― Pat Buchanan

“The rebuilding of Iraq has been terrible.”

― Pat Robertson

“I’ve been stalked.”

― Patricia Cornwell

“I was absolutely delighted that those shows have been preserved.”

― Patrick Macnee

“If I was Sean Connery, I would have been macho.”

― Patrick Macnee

“Nick Foles, if he wasn’t preparing like he was the starter, he wouldn’t have been able to become a Super Bowl MVP.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“Marginal tax rates are the lowest they’ve been in generations, and all we can talk about is tax cuts.”

― Patrick McHenry

“I’ve never been one to run from a challenge.”

― Patrick Swayze

“I have been arrested several times protesting.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“As I grew up, one of my strongest allies has been my sister.”

― Patti Smith

“I’ve been avoiding journalists my whole life.”

― Pattie Boyd

“I have been told that I have been played at – my music’s been played at funerals, deaths, births, weddings. Weddings, I find very surprising.”

― Patty Griffin

“Hollywood is driven by beautiful faces. Always has been.”

― Patty Jenkins

“I’ve always been interested in many different things.”

― Paul Allen

“My demographic of people have been very supportive.”

― Paul Anka

“An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel.”

― Paul D. Boyer

“For years, humorous characters in cartoons have been almost exclusively male.”

― Paul Dini

“I’m self-opinionated, and I have a sense of self. I can be brutal with agents and have been.”

― Paul Eenhoorn

“It’s always been a battle to play the Warriors.”

― Paul George

“In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, our nation has been put under considerable fiscal pressure.”

― Paul Gillmor

“Integrity has been enhanced.”

― Paul Goldberger

“I have been typecast in my career, although the type changes with the decades.”

― Paul Hirsch

“I’ve never been on a diet and never will.”

― Paul Hollywood

“The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

― Paul McCartney

“Arizona has always been anti-black.”

― Paul Mooney

“Paul Ryan has been part of the Never-Trump group.”

― Paul Nehlen

“I could have been Mr. America if I wanted to be, but I chose wrestling. I could have played pro-football, but I chose wrestling.”

― Paul Orndorff

“Unilever has been around for 100-plus years. We want to be around for several hundred more years.”

― Paul Polman

“This is not the most right I’ve ever been.”

― Paul Reiser

“While reishi mushrooms have historically been prepared as teas or infusions, other modern preparations include capsules, tinctures, and fractionated extracts of mushrooms, mycelium, and spores.”

― Paul Stamets

“I’ve been obsessed with Romans since I was a child.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“Putting Zodiacs in front of whaling vessels doesn’t do it anymore. Done that, been there, seen that.”

― Paul Watson

“A lot of shows, like ‘Cupid,’ that I loved with all my heart, it shouldn’t have been canceled.”

― Paula Marshall

“I’ve always been loud.”

― Pauly D

“If I’d lived like my characters, I would have been dead before I’d made 16 films.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“I’ve been in some terrible movies.”

― Peggy Lipton

“I’ve always been fascinated by the operation of memory – the way in which it is not linear but fragmented, and its ambivalence.”

― Penelope Lively

“I’ve been on over 1000 auditions.”

― Penn Badgley

“Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Kickstarter has been such a heads-down thing.”

― Perry Chen

“We’ve never been a party to obstruct for obstruction sake.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“I’ve always been terrible at land navigation.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“I couldn’t have been the novelist I was without being the journalist I was.”

― Pete Hamill

“Governing has always been hard.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“I’ve learned a huge amount because I’ve been tested and, more importantly, I’ve been trusted.”

― Pete Townshend

“I’ve been an Obama supporter since he announced he was campaigning. I was aware of him as a senator, but I wasn’t as engaged as I probably should’ve been.”

― Pete Wentz

“To my knowledge, there’s never been a scientist in the U.S. Senate.”

― Peter Agre

“I’ve never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins.”

― Peter Benchley

“Michael Mann’s always been one of my heroes.”

― Peter Berg

“In short, the hunt for bin Laden could not have been accomplished without every form of American intelligence-gathering.”

― Peter Bergen

“The Russians have been waging wars with these separatists since the 19th century, but for obvious reasons, Chechen separatist terrorism tends to be carried out by Chechens.”

― Peter Bergen

“I’ve been a financial journalist for 30 years.”

― Peter Brimelow

“I’ve always been a writer.”

― Peter Coyote

“I’ve never asked for a transfer anywhere, but I’ve been constantly moving around. It’s frustrating.”

― Peter Crouch

“I’ve been to Sundance before, but I’d never seen a lot of screenings.”

― Peter Dinklage

“Since I’ve joined ‘Game of Thrones,’ it’s been such a pleasure.”

― Peter Dinklage

“I’ve been asked a few thousand times how much of Columbo is Falk and vice versa.”

― Peter Falk

“Hollywood must have been terrific once.”

― Peter Finch

“I’ve always been very gadget-conscious.”

― Peter Frampton

“There have been makeup artists who’ve asked if my eyebrows are real.”

― Peter Gallagher

“What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism.”

― Peter Gay

“I’ve always been fascinated by Eisenstein.”

― Peter Greenaway

“There has been an ebb and flow in enterprise IT of centralized versus distributed.”

― Peter Levine

“With ‘Girls,’ I have been able to plug into almost everything I’ve felt that’s personal and sensitive.”

― Peter Scolari

“There have always been card schools at football clubs and always will be.”

― Peter Shilton

“There hasn’t been one show that we did, that I didn’t enjoy to some extent.”

― Peter Tork

“It’s not the one-half that’s never been told; it’s the three-quarters.”

― Peter Tosh

“Name a country, and I have probably been there.”

― Peter Uihlein

“I’ve always been fascinated by the desert.”

― Petra Collins

“I would love to have played in the ’60s. Now that would have been fun.”

― Peyton Manning

“I do vote. I have voted ever since I’ve been eligible to vote.”

― Peyton Manning

“I’ve always been a DVD geek and, before that, a laser disc fanatic, too.”

― Peyton Reed

“The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind.”

― Phaedrus

“I’ve also been busy doing stuff for Steve Jackson Games.”

― Phil Foglio

“Obviously, the bulk of my Nike shares have been set up in a trust.”

― Phil Knight

“The Rebel bullet that can kill me has not yet been molded.”

― Philip Kearny

“I’ve never been on a cruise.”

― Philip Seymour Hoffman

“I’ve been as a pilot involved in the Gulf War. And then, in the No-Fly Zone.”

― Philippe Perrin

“I’ve been arrested many times for illegal high wire walking and illegal street performing.”

― Philippe Petit

“It’s been a bit tricky trying to establish a ‘designer’ profile and not a designer-cum-girl-around-town.”

― Phoebe Philo

“The ‘X-Men’ franchise has not been a perfect one.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“I’m a nail biter and have been my whole life.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“For centuries, Cuba’s greatest resource has been its people.”

― Pico Iyer

“I’d been brought up on… American TV: ‘Lou Grant,’ ‘Starsky & Hutch;’ ‘Gilligan’s Island.’”

― Pierce Brosnan

“I’ve been accused of my publicist of being too confessional… it’s probably my Celtic upbringing.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“If I hadn’t been an actor, I probably would have been a social worker.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Through the study of fossils I had already been initiated into the mysteries of prehistoric creations.”

― Pierre Loti

“The world has always been uncertain. This is the nature of the world.”

― Pierre Nanterme

“Noises have generally been thought of as indistinct, but this is not true.”

― Pierre Schaeffer

“At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.”

― Piers Anthony

“Beautiful has never been my goal.”

― Pink

“I’ve never been one for sitting on beaches.”

― Piper Perabo

“I’ve always been a thrift store kid.”

― Playboi Carti

“Franck Muller has been very supportive during our acquisition process.”

― Pollyanna Chu

“Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy.”

― Pope Francis

“I should have been a stuntwoman.”

― Poppy Montgomery

“I certainly don’t think I would have been asked to pose for Rage if I wasn’t a known writer.”

― Poppy Z. Brite

“The sources of inspiration from my travels have been unending.”

― Prabal Gurung

“I am really happy to have been selected by Madame Tussauds.”

― Prabhas

“I have been a politically conscious citizen. I’ve been an artist, a reader, and have been chiselled by that.”

― Prakash Raj

“The police in Punjab has been politicised; it has become a wing of the Akali Dal.”

― Preneet Kaur

“I’ve always been told I was extremely well-behaved as a kid.”

― Prince Andrew

“I have frequently been misrepresented. I don’t hate the press; I find a lot of it is very unpalatable.”

― Prince Philip

“Contrary to what a lot of people think, I haven’t been domesticated.”

― Prince

“I’ve never dated; I’ve always been in relationships.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“America has been so welcoming to me.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.”

― Publilius Syrus

“Bowling, I like bowling. I’ve been getting into this bowling thing. It’s kinda fun.”

― Queen Latifah

“I’d been in love before – I was always in love.”

― Quincy Jones

“People have this misconception that people with six-pack abs can deliver hits, but that’s not the case. Had I built six-pack abs for ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns,’ I wouldn’t have been able to justify myself.”

― R. Madhavan

“If I hadn’t been part of ‘3 Idiots,’ I would have felt bloody jealous.”

― R. Madhavan

“The relationship between France and its ‘foreign’ players – blacks and North African Arabs – has always been troubled, particularly with Algerians.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“If I’d been an actor in the 1940s, I would have been in fashion.”

― Rachael Stirling

“I’ve always been sort of a closet sci-fi geek.”

― Rachel Cohn

“I have been a working mom as long as I’ve been a mom.”

― Rachel Hollis

“I have never been graceful, never been elegant.”

― Rachel Riley

“I’d been brought up on musicals. Instead of cartoons, we watched videocassettes of musicals at home.”

― Rachel Tucker

“I haven’t only been offered Hasidic roles.”

― Rachel Weisz

“For me, being a mum has been a really, really instinctive thing.”

― Rachel Weisz

“My mom’s whole life had been my gymnastics. We struggled to connect when I stopped.”

― Rachele Brooke Smith

“It’s a pity I have been stereotyped as a villain.”

― Radha Ravi

“L.A.’s always been good to me.”

― Raekwon

“What I’ve been conscious of, from the beginning is that I can’t be Jil Sander.”

― Raf Simons

“I’ve been told I’d make a great parts model.”

― Rain Dove

“The field equations and the whole history of general relativity have been complicated.”

― Rainer Weiss

“I’ve been basically challenged my whole life.”

― Rajon Rondo

“Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.”

― Ralph Ellison

“I’ve never felt fallow in the sense that there’s been no work.”

― Ralph Fiennes

“Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row.”

― Ralph Kiner

“I’ve been to many countries and watched a number of conflicts or their residue, and I’ve served in the military.”

― Ralph Peters

“When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It has been a great working experience with Sreenu Vaitla.”

― Ram Charan

“I am honoured to have been chosen for an Amitabh Bachchan film.”

― Ram Charan

“’The Godfather’ has been a film which has influenced me a lot.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“Even the biggest flops have been liked by a few select people.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“I’ve been fighting since I was 15. I know what war is.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“Most of my films have been very character driven.”

― Rana Daggubati

“I’ve been a part of cool films without even romancing.”

― Rana Daggubati

“I’ve been accused of wanting to allow terrorists to have weapons to attack America.”

― Rand Paul

“Marriage has always been a state and local issue.”

― Rand Paul

“I’ve been writing stories since I was a kid. I love writing stories.”

― Randa Abdel-Fattah

“I’ve been called ‘Bruce Lee.’ I’ve been called other less offensive, but equally stupid and racist kind of terms.”

― Randall Park

“So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda.”

― Randall Terry

“I had always been a fatalist about my career. What was to be was to be.”

― Randolph Scott

“I’ve been racketeered on.”

― Randy Quaid

“Haiti is not a world aside, a world apart. Culture and imaginations have always been part of our rebirth.”

― Raoul Peck

“I’ve always been a health fanatic.”

― Raquel Welch

“Women have been interesting forever.”

― Rashida Jones

“I’ve often felt that the Indian tiger has not been unleashed.”

― Ratan Tata

“I have been to Kargil, and I have seen the tragedy that both the Indians and the Pakistanis faced.”

― Raveena Tandon

“The response to my role in ‘Aks’ has been more than I expected.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’ve been really in touch with my girly side.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“A lot of my ex-girlfriends would say I’ve been a rubbish boyfriend.”

― Ray Fearon

“I’ve always been a rough kid.”

― Ray Knight

“My career has been my craziest adventure.”

― Ray Romano

“All along, American policy has been, ‘We don’t establish a Kurdistan.’”

― Raymond T. Odierno

“I’ve never had a manager, and I’ve had various agents, and, fortunately or unfortunately, I’ve been blessed.”

― Rebecca De Mornay

“I’ve never been desperate to please my father.”

― Rebecca Hall

“Research In Motion, the owner of BlackBerry, has been asked by a range of governments to comply with surveillance requirements.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Breastfeeding is the very best diet I’ve been on.”

― Rebecca Romijn

“I have both exploited and been exploited in the print field.”

― Red Grooms

“I had been teaching myself photography.”

― Ree Drummond

“We’ve always been an entertainment company.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“For years, we in publishing have been hearing from Catholic readers that they really yearn for Catholic fiction.”

― Regina Doman

“I’ve been a diehard fan of ‘The Simpsons’ since I was a kid.”

― Reid Scott

“There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.”

― Rene Descartes

“I think all writers are different. I’ve been with a few writers; they’re all different.”

― Rene Russo

“I’ve never been a stalker fan. I’ve always been a fan from afar.”

― Renee Elise Goldsberry

“I have no right to beauty. I had been condemned to masculine ugliness.”

― Renee Vivien

“Fishing has been part of our culture since we landed here.”

― Rex Hunt

“We’ve been hydraulically fracturing wells in large numbers since the 1960s, first developed in 1940.”

― Rex Tillerson

“Through my career at ExxonMobil, I’ve been actively involved in United Way campaigns.”

― Rex Tillerson

“We’ve had Saudis and Jordanians and Pakistanis who have – and Syrians – who have been involved in armed attacks against coalition forces in Iraq.”

― Richard Armitage

“I must say I’ve rarely been described as ‘diplomat.’”

― Richard Armitage

“80% of everything I’ve experienced since the Verve has been depressing.”

― Richard Ashcroft

“I’m never happy with any record, never truly been happy.”

― Richard Ashcroft

“Vladimir Putin is not our friend and never has been.”

― Richard Burr

“My family had been involved in gangs since the 1970s.”

― Richard Cabral

“Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of plundering and oppressing commerce.”

― Richard Cobden

“The landlords are not agriculturists; that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.”

― Richard Cobden

“Mike DeWine has been a dismal failure as Ohio’s top cop.”

― Richard Cordray

“A triumph of consciousness-raising has been the homosexual hijacking of the word ‘gay.’”

― Richard Dawkins

“A good scientific theory is one which is falsifiable, which has not been falsified.”

― Richard Dawkins

“I’ve been offered a peerage already, and turned it down.”

― Richard Desmond

“While it has been mostly unreported, Mr. Trump has embraced the LGBT community like no other GOP nominee in history.”

― Richard Grenell

“Quite frankly, the Urban brand organization became too siloed, with too little communication across functional areas. The great creativity that has been the hallmark of our success became stifled.”

― Richard Hayne

“I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently.”

― Richard King

“I have no salary from the Lugar Center. Essentially, the moneys we have received has been from foundations.”

― Richard Lugar

“It is unfortunate that there is not a government in Iraq that has been able to unify the Shiites and the Sunnis sufficiently. They are not currently fighting together.”

― Richard Lugar

“Never have so many recordings of the great Masses and motets been in wider circulation.”

― Richard Morris

“Music had always been the handmaid of the Roman liturgy.”

― Richard Morris

“I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask.”

― Richard O’Brien

“I’ve been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky’s continual bounty.”

― Richard O’Brien

“I’ve been very lucky not to have turned down too many roles that I’ve later regretted.”

― Richard Schiff

“The wealth in many large estates has never been taxed because it is largely in the form of unrealized – therefore untaxed – capital gains.”

― Richard Thaler

“Life is earnest – and always has been.”

― Richard Wagner

“I feel I have been developing more and more.”

― Richarlison

“I might have been a psychologist. It interests me.”

― Richie Sambora

“I have never been one for the over-the-top.”

― Rick Allen

“I’d been bumming around in bands since my school days.”

― Rick Astley

“The home ownership process for Native Americans has been hobbled by bureaucratic delays and regulations.”

― Rick Renzi

“I’ve been wearing Reebok my whole life.”

― Rick Ross

“Photographers have always been each other’s biggest fans.”

― Rick Smolan

“I would have been an Egyptologist if I had had the schooling.”

― Rick Springfield

“I was – I’ve always been a bit of perpetual adolescent.”

― Rick Springfield

“I’ve been married three times and divorced three times.”

― Rick Wakeman

“I never have been involved in politics.”

― Rick Warren

“We’ve always been hardcore rebels.”

― Rickey Medlocke

“I’ve never been in trouble with the police.”

― Ricky Williams

“I’ve been imagining spikes in my head since I was 13 years old.”

― Rico Nasty

“I’ve been Rico since 10th grade.”

― Rico Nasty

“Storytelling has always been one of my great pleasures.”

― Rik Mayall

“I think I should have been an aesthetician, honestly.”

― Riley Keough

“I’ve been described as impatient.”

― Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

“All my performances have been unrehearsed.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“I have always been an arrogant man.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“I’ve always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the ’70s with Barbara Carroll. It’s been a journey.”

― Rita Coolidge

“If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize.”

― Rita Levi-Montalcini

“I’ve always been into looking different.”

― Rita Ora

“I have never been political in a partisan sense.”

― Rithy Panh

“I have always been restless, had a lot of energy.”

― Riz Ahmed

“The fact is, I’ve been releasing records longer than I’ve been releasing films, or at least exactly as long.”

― Riz Ahmed

“It’s special to be in that elite category of players who’ve been on the ‘Madden’ cover.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“If I had a comfort blanket, I wouldn’t have been as passionate and driven.”

― Rob James-Collier

“I’m capable of a ton of work. My Kirby gene has been fully activated. And by that, I mean the capability to draw many pages.”

― Rob Liefeld

“My life and the lives of many across the world have been deeply affected by lymphoma.”

― Rob Lowe

“The U.S. has fallen behind with tax policies that haven’t been updated in a half-century.”

― Rob Portman

“I don’t remember a Rob Van Dam versus Mick Foley hardcore match. There should have been one.”

― Rob Van Dam

“All the classic bands that have been around forever, they came up gradually.”

― Rob Zombie

“When ‘Breaking Bad’ was on, I would have loved to have been a part of that.”

― Robbie Kay

“Musical revolutions, I don’t know how many I’ve been through.”

― Robbie Robertson

“Bob Dylan is as influential as any artist that there has been.”

― Robbie Robertson

“I’ve been fortunate enough that in every form of motor sports in which I’ve competed, we’ve won.”

― Robby Gordon

“Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete.”

― Robert A. Dahl

“The investigations also proved that there were many cases of spontaneous deviation, i.e. cases where there had been no stimulation of the semi-circular canal apparatus.”

― Robert Barany

“Our party has always been the voice of the powerless and the voiceless.”

― Robert Casey

“Selection of crews is always been somewhat of a mystery.”

― Robert Crippen

“My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.”

― Robert Duvall

“I have not been a success, and probably never will be.”

― Robert E. Howard

“Fear has been good to yours truly.”

― Robert Englund

“No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens, and they have been well imitated.”

― Robert Fortune

“The finest chroniclers of the great and the near-great have often been courtiers – the Duc de Saint-Simon, for instance, or Lady Murasaki.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“If matter cannot be destroyed, cannot be annihilated, it could not have been created. The indestructible must be uncreatable.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“I’ve been in teams that have struggled and been relegated.”

― Robert Green

“I’ve been in the Championship before, and it didn’t kill me.”

― Robert Green

“Orwell has always been a huge influence on me.”

― Robert Harris

“Gardening always has been an art, essentially.”

― Robert Irwin

“The value of the minimum wage shouldn’t be eroded, and it has been.”

― Robert J. Garagiola

“The past relationship with Simpson no longer exists, and my views on that subject have already been expressed.”

― Robert Kardashian

“I’m not photographing anything naked these days. I haven’t been concentrating on bodies recently.”

― Robert Mapplethorpe

“Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.”

― Robert Mondavi

“I had been building electronic musical instruments since I was a kid.”

― Robert Moog

“Most actors have been fired during their career.”

― Robert Morse

“What I was really saying in ‘The Examined Life’ was that I was no longer as hardcore a libertarian as I had been before.”

― Robert Nozick

“Anything by Gonzalez Rubalcaba is unbelievable. I’ve been listening to the best of Django Reinhardt.”

― Robert Palmer

“The structural or biogenetic relations of plant products as deduced from the recognizable architectural components of the molecules have been consistent guides in my investigations.”

― Robert Robinson

“Well, what happened is that I had been the subject of vicious attacks by Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.”

― Robert Scheer

“I’ve been with the paper for almost 30 years.”

― Robert Scheer

“I’ve been obsessed with clothes since I was a little boy.”

― Robert Vaughn

“I have always been adventurous and rather daring.”

― Robert Vaughn

“The public treasure has been duly applied to the uses to which it was appropriated by Parliament, and regular accounts have been annually laid before Parliament, of every article of expense.”

― Robert Walpole

“No expense has been incurred but what has been approved of and provided for by Parliament.”

― Robert Walpole

“I have never been afraid of making patriots; but I disdain and despise all their efforts.”

― Robert Walpole

“I’ve been dropped on my head multiple times.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I’ve been overweight all my life.”

― Roberta Flack

“I have never really been satisfied by the easily scored goal.”

― Roberto Baggio

“Baseball has been very good to me.”

― Roberto Clemente

“I’ve been quite hyperactive since I was a child.”

― Roberto Firmino

“I’ve always been tenacious.”

― Robin Birley

“I have never been motivated by money.”

― Robin Chase

“We’ve been in each other’s pockets our entire lives.”

― Robin Gibb

“My whole life has been a bit like a Nintendo game.”

― Robin Gibb

“I’ve always been naturally thin.”

― Robin Gibb

“I have been to Iraq on a number of occasions. I was with the first group that went in.”

― Robin Hayes

“I’ve always been a gypsy.”

― Robin Leach

“I have always been a good mimic.”

― Robin Wright

“I’ve been so anti-tattoos my whole life.”

― Robin Wright

“The national team has always been a priority for me.”

― Robinho

“I am a liberal. I have always been a liberal.”

― Rod Lurie

“I’ve been a huge fan of Steven Bochco’s for over two decades.”

― Rod Lurie

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation has long been regarded as our nation’s premier federal investigative agency.”

― Rod Rosenstein

“I’ve been a golden boy for too long.”

― Rod Stewart

“I’ve been at every American Legion and VFW post in my district.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“A lot of New Jerseyans… have been very supportive of me.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“I’ve been an underdog all my life.”

― Roger Ailes

“It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record.”

― Roger Bannister

“James Cameron’s films have always been distinguished by ground-breaking technical excellence.”

― Roger Ebert

“I was not easy to cast, but also, I have never been typecast.”

― Roger Lloyd-Pack

“Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it.”

― Roger Maris

“Kristina has been to the Maldives but never to Venice, and I have been to Venice but never to the Maldives.”

― Roger Moore

“For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the private lives of public officials remained private unless that life impinged on public performance.”

― Roger Mudd

“I’ve been with Shakespeare all my life.”

― Roger Rees

“I have sometimes been told that my music is ‘difficult’ for the listener.”

― Roger Sessions

“Traditionally, Young Republicans have been a leading indicator of the direction of the party.”

― Roger Stone

“I’ve never been a yes man.”

― Rogers Hornsby

“Discipline has been a key factor to my success.”

― Rohan Bopanna

“All my films have been criticised, but here I stand with six superhits and three 100-crore films!”

― Rohit Shetty

“I’ve always been attracted to weirdos.”

― Roisin Murphy

“I had always been told by my parents, not implicitly told, but every inference was that Britain was the hub of the universe.”

― Rolf Harris

“Sri Lankans of every kind, overwhelmingly the poorest, have been bombed by one side or the other for decades.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“Chromatics’ ‘Kill For Love’ has probably been the record I’ve listened to the most.”

― Romy Madley Croft

“I’ve always been hooked on baking.”

― Ron Ben-Israel

“I’ve been around the ‘Star Wars’ universe from the beginning.”

― Ron Howard

“I would have liked to have been a professor of sociology.”

― Ron Moody

“I’ve been a professional actor for almost 40 years.”

― Ron Perlman

“I’ve certainly been very blessed with opportunity.”

― Ron Perlman

“Cross-burning is a domestic act of terrorism. It’s been classified as such.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I would have rather been beat by a plumber than Kathy Griffin.”

― Ron White

“I’ve been married a few times. I’m not good at it.”

― Ron White

“It has been rumoured that I was the brains of the robbery, but that was totally incorrect. I’ve been described as the tea boy, which is also incorrect.”

― Ronald Biggs

“Since I was 13, I’ve been buying things because they are ridiculously cheap.”

― Ronald Burkle

“I’ve been wrong so often, I don’t find it extraordinary at all.”

― Ronald Coase

“In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism has been found in research.”

― Ronald Fisher

“God has been with me in my whole career.”

― Ronald Isley

“In the case of the FBI, I revealed that William Sessions, the FBI director, had been engaging in abuses of all kinds, and I exposed that. And that led to his dismissal by President Clinton.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I’ve always been quite an insecure person.”

― Ronan Keating

“American-French relations, their pitch and volume, have always been influenced by the media.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“Mum has been the biggest influence on me.”

― Ross Barkley

“Asia has been by all accounts an incredible investment made by Yahoo.”

― Ross Levinsohn

“I have been persecuted since I joined politics, and I have been living in persecution since then.”

― Roy Bennett

“Television really has been responsible for everything that I’ve done successfully.”

― Roy Clark

“TLC’s always been sexy but always tasteful.”

― Rozonda Thomas

“My dad and I have always been somewhat competitive.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“I haven’t found a heel that’s been too high for me yet.”

― RuPaul

“I’ve always been interested in what else is here, what lies beneath.”

― RuPaul

“I’ve been very blessed, and that has not escaped me.”

― RuPaul

“The most adventurous I’ve been was doing Raleigh International when I was 20.”

― Rupert Evans

“I’ve been reduced to drag.”

― Rupert Everett

“I’ve been a big blagger all my life.”

― Rupert Friend

“I have been apolitical all my life.”

― Ruskin Bond

“I’ve been outspent by my opponents every time I’ve run for U.S. Senate.”

― Russ Feingold

“My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history.”

― Russell Banks

“Honesty has always been an integral part of my operation, really.”

― Russell Brand

“I’ve been so involved with TV shows, I’ve been unavailable for films, which is my dream.”

― Russell Tovey

“Our world and our state have been transformed, but, in contrast, we as people have not been.”

― Ruth Ann Minner

“If I have chosen the female form in particular, it is because beauty has been debased and exploited in our sensual 20th century.”

― Ruth Bernhard

“After my husband spell-checks one of my manuscripts, my editor says, ‘It’s been Normanized.’”

― Ruth Glick

“I have never been a foodie and am seldom very hungry.”

― Ruth Rendell

“The treatment of patients with contaminated blood has been described as one of the most tragic episodes in the history of the NHS.”

― Ruth Rendell

“Staying in Vegas would’ve been too easy for me.”

― Rutina Wesley

“Honestly, it’s been amazing to be a part of this journey on ‘Veronica Mars.’”

― Ryan Hansen

“Um, I’m just naturally super-funny. No, not really. I’ve never been in The Groundlings or anything.”

― Ryan Hansen

“We’ve all been inundated with so many ingenious, must-have, time-saving apps and tools that we really don’t have a second left to spare.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I’ve always been relatively reserved with my social encounters.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“My career has been an inch at a time.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“It has been a dream to play in the Premier League with Fulham.”

― Ryan Sessegnon

“God has been kind to me.”

― S. Sreesanth

“I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“Shoaib Akhtar has been playing for 5, 6 years and is an experienced bowler.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“Immigrant communities have been genuinely accepted in London.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Oracle has grown and advanced because we’ve been consistently willing to cannibalize ourselves.”

― Safra A. Catz

“I have been saying ‘no’ to many projects ever since people accepted Malar from the movie ‘Premam.’”

― Sai Pallavi

“I have never been beautiful in cliche terms.”

― Sally Field

“If I hadn’t fought back, I might have been Gidget forever.”

― Sally Field

“Our church has been legal since late 1960s. I’ve been involved since 1972. I was ordained in 1975.”

― Sally Kirkland

“I would love to have been around in the Keystone Studios days.”

― Sally Phillips

“I’m not sure my achievements have been ‘great.’”

― Sally Phillips

“We’ve been together 32 years and married for 27.”

― Sally Quinn

“I have always been an active part of my community.”

― Salma Hayek

“Writers have been in terrible situations and have yet managed to produce extraordinary work.”

― Salman Rushdie

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.”

― Salvador Dali

“The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.”

― Salvatore Quasimodo

“I’ve always been fascinated by this idea of who we are versus who we want to be.”

― Sam Esmail

“Traditionally, music has been a means of separating ourselves as people from another group of people.”

― Sam Hunt

“Folks, I’ve been straight for seventeen days… Not all in a row.”

― Sam Kinison

“My grandpa has always been the tech-savvy one of the family.”

― Sam Palladio

“I’ve never been one to dwell on reverses.”

― Sam Walton

“I’ve been very fortunate in the work I’ve been getting.”

― Samara Weaving

“I had always been involved in athletics throughout my life.”

― Samoa Joe

“And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.”

― Samuel Butler

“I’ve never been to jail. I’ve never been arrested. I’ve never been locked up.”

― Samuel L. Jackson

“I’ve been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.”

― Samuel L. Jackson

“Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?”

― Samuel Richardson

“I’m rather proud of having been a trainspotter.”

― Samuel West

“What motivates me is everything that I have been a small part of.”

― Sander Levin

“I’ve never been a blind romantic.”

― Sandra Bullock

“I’m an average citizen and always have been.”

― Sandy Adams

“I have been fascinated by Rani Padmavati from my childhood.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“I have been visiting China since 1995.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“Unlike other flagship programmes, which have been left with unpronounceable acronyms, like MGNREGA and JNNURM, Bharat Nirman struck a popular chord.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“I had been, to the age of 25, a bookworm.”

― Sante D’Orazio

“The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.”

― Sara Paretsky

“I could have been known for something terrible.”

― Sarah Hughes

“I’ve always been online and available to my fans.”

― Sarah J. Maas

“My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore, the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling.”

― Sarah Paulson

“I’m a tomboy myself and have always been incredibly athletic.”

― Sarah Shahi

“I’ve always been a Democrat; it runs in my family.”

― Sarah Vaughan

“There is an alternative to war. It has been with us forever.”

― Sargent Shriver

“UCB has been compared to a cult and a pyramid scheme, and it’s all that stuff.”

― Sasheer Zamata

“I’ve been 6 ft. 2 ins. since I was 13.”

― Saskia de Brauw

“I have been told that some of my photographs maybe indicate that I am a painter.”

― Saul Leiter

“I’ve never been a superhero-comic fan exactly.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“My investments have been hurt.”

― Scott Adams

“I might’ve been witty, but I didn’t have a shtick. So, I never considered myself a comedian.”

― Scott Adsit

“I have been a Ron Paul ‘R3VOLutionary’ longer than most ‘R3VOLutionaries’ have been alive!”

― Scott Boman

“Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will.”

― Scott Brown

“TV’s been very kind to me.”

― Scott Foley

“I’ve always been addicted to adrenaline.”

― Scott Glenn

“I’ve been doing martial arts since I was 9.”

― Scott Glenn

“I don’t think the potential for comics in nonfiction has been exploited nearly as much as it could be.”

― Scott McCloud

“My battles have been against federal actions that exceed the powers our Founders granted to the federal government in the constitution.”

― Scott Pruitt

“I’d been doing standup since college.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“All my life, I’ve been obsessed with baseball.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“I prefer to break new ground, but it gets harder and harder with the territory that’s already been walked on.”

― Scott Weiland

“I’ve been in the habit of helping people.”

― Seamus Heaney

“The sidekick business has been good to me.”

― Sean Astin

“Everyone’s asking if I’ve been offered a superhero movie, and no, I definitely have not.”

― Sean Baker

“I’ve been accused of being a bit too keen on my football, not least by my three ex-wives.”

― Sean Bean

“If America had been discovered as many times as I have, no one would remember Columbus.”

― Sean Connery

“I’ve never been much of a joiner.”

― Sean Parker

“I’ve been forced to deal with my character assassination.”

― Sean Young

“I’ve been doing comedies but I’m not a comedian.”

― Seann William Scott

“I’ve been solo since 1996, so I’ve been doing it for a while now.”

― Sebastian Bach

“Russia has always been involved in propaganda and disinformation.”

― Sebastian Gorka

“I have never been religious, but I’ve seen the strength of it.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“I’ve been following my intuition and what moves me.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“Almost everything interesting hasn’t been invented yet.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I’ve literally been all around the world in 80 days!”

― Selah Louise Marley

“Alexander Wang has been one of my favorite designers since I was younger.”

― Selah Louise Marley

“I’ve been working since I was 7.”

― Selena Gomez

“I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17.”

― Selena Gomez

“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy.”

― Selena Gomez

“I’ve never been over-dramatic in my whole career.”

― Serena Williams

“I’ve never been to St. Petersburg in my life.”

― Sergey Galitsky

“Pique has been a great centre-back.”

― Sergio Ramos

“We have never been anyone without the fans.”

― Sergio Ramos

“I have always been a freelancer. I always work for myself.”

― Seymour Hersh

“I have absolutely no ambition. My goal has already been exceeded.”

― Shamir

“I’ve always been a huge mark for Samoa Joe.”

― Shane Douglas

“I’ve always been a huge fan of apologetics. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors.”

― Shane Harper

“All my coaches tell me that I have been under achieving.”

― Shane Warne

“My fears and anxieties throughout my whole life have been slowly squeezing my voice.”

― Shania Twain

“I’ve been performing my whole life.”

― Shania Twain

“I have always been fascinated by Krishna, the Indian deity.”

― Shankar Mahadevan

“I have never been a shooter.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“My whole life has been decided by fate.”

― Sharon Tate

“I’ve never been a Sunday-only kind of Christian.”

― Sharron Angle

“I’ve been dumped plenty of times, I can assure you of that.”

― Shaun Evans

“I’ve always been a writer and have always loved writing.”

― Shaun King

“I’ve been obsessed with death since I was a little kid.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I’ve been to Dachau.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I can only be the madman that I’ve been so long.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I’ve always been really tall and lanky.”

― Shawn Mendes

“From day 1, Justin Timberlake has been a huge inspiration for me.”

― Shawn Mendes

“I have been in the spotlight, and I have been out of it.”

― Sheamus

“Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.”

― Shelley Berman

“It seems like I’ve always been singing, at least since I was 5.”

― Shelly Burch

“I’ve always been fascinated by weather.”

― Shepard Smith

“The U.S. has always been a global innovation vanguard – driving advancements in computing, communication, and media to rail, automobiles, and aeronautics.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“I’ve always been a goal-driven person.”

― Shi Zhengrong

“Oh, I’ve been in love with every woman I’ve ever worked with.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I have been captain for my Delhi team.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“I have been through so much.”

― Shilpa Shinde

“When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I’ve been getting younger ever since.”

― Shirley Temple

“I’ve always been bossy.”

― Shirley Temple

“Music has always been my passion.”

― Shruti Haasan

“Football has been my life.”

― Sid Gillman

“There hasn’t been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions.”

― Sid Waddell

“The journey has been incredible from its beginning.”

― Sidney Poitier

“I have always been a learner because I knew nothing.”

― Sidney Poitier

“Man, it seemed, had been created to jab the life out of Germans.”

― Siegfried Sassoon

“I’ve actually never been taken on a date in my whole life.”

― Sienna Miller

“I definitely have been foolish.”

― Sienna Miller

“I’ve always been the shy one.”

― Sigrid

“I’ve always been a shy person.”

― Simon Baker

“I do a couple of hundred press-ups a day but I haven’t been to a gym in years.”

― Simon Cowell

“Nicholas I has been called ‘Genghis Khan with a telegraph.’ Stalin was ‘Genghis Khan with a telephone.’ But Mr. Putin is not Genghis Khan with a BlackBerry.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.”

― Simone de Beauvoir

“I’m a tech-head. I’ve been a tech-head since ’84, man.”

― Sinbad

“I’ve been married three times, really I should only have been married once.”

― Sinead O’Connor

“I’ve always been an outsider; a displaced person.”

― Siobhan Fahey

“The business has been good to me.”

― Sissy Spacek

“Everybody else has been seen, been proven.”

― Skeet Ulrich

“Hiphop has remained in an infantile stage and has not been allowed to grow.”

― Slick Rick

“I’ve been in the game for 30 years and I came to represent.”

― Slick Rick

“I’ve been in various roles in TV – writer, producer, associate director.”

― Smriti Irani

“I’ve been a bit unlucky with small injuries.”

― Son Heung-min

“I am a perfectionist. It has always been this way.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“I’m a maverick. I’ve always been a maverick.”

― Sonny Bono

“I’ve never really been able to tolerate zoos.”

― Sonya Hartnett

“My entire youth has been Nasty Gal. My entire future is Nasty Gal.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“I’m too frightened of confrontation, so I will always tip – even if the service has been really shoddy.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“I love the industry I’m in, and it’s been really generous to me.”

― Sophie Okonedo

“Theatre has always been ahead in terms of colourblind casting.”

― Sophie Okonedo

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”

― Sophie Tucker

“I’ve been in places that have been robbed.”

― Spencer Paysinger

“I’ve been in cars that have been shot at.”

― Spencer Paysinger

“South Central’s been portrayed so many different ways in the media for however long.”

― Spencer Paysinger

“God has been kind to me.”

― Sridevi

“Acting has always been my passion.”

― Sridevi

“The friendship that can cease has never been real.”

― St. Jerome

“I’ve been blacklisted in Hollywood.”

― Stacey Dash

“We’ve never been your typical family. We’ve moved a lot.”

― Stacie Orrico

“I’m very career-driven, so my focus and my energy has been into that.”

― Stacy Keibler

“Tom Gores has been involved in the City of Detroit, not just the surrounding area.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“I’ve been to Mongolia, Peru, Argentina, India.”

― Stana Katic

“’It is finished’ is the triumphant cry that what I came to do has been done. All is accomplished, completed, fulfilled work.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“In many ways, I’m incredibly lucky to have been born with my impairment and that it’s visible. It means my path has been predictable.”

― Stella Young

“On the whole, my life is and has been wonderful.”

― Stella Young

“I’ve been playing semi-professional football since I was 14, really.”

― Steph Houghton

“I think the likes of Alex Scott and Rachel Brown-Finnis have been unbelievable in terms of the punditry they do.”

― Steph Houghton

“If the ascent of women has been much exaggerated, so has the descent of men.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“I’ve never been one to book a ton of commercials.”

― Stephanie Courtney

“I’ve been on MSNBC and CNN and Fox News. Not just Fox News, not just CNN.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“I’ve been to MTV and all of that worldly stuff. It’s death. It’s meaningless.”

― Stephen Baldwin

“There has been one defining production for me in each decade.”

― Stephen Daldry

“I’ve mainly been in dramas, so this is one of my first comedy kind of performances in Cecil B. Demented.”

― Stephen Dorff

“Snooker is my sanctuary and always has been.”

― Stephen Hendry

“I wanted people to hear directly from me that I have been diagnosed with ALS.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“America has been central to my life.”

― Stephen Hough

“I’m a writer. I’ve been a journalist for my whole adult life.”

― Stephen J. Dubner

“I have never been to a brothel. I don’t think I could go into one.”

― Stephen Rea

“I would have been a geologist.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“With ‘Twilight,’ I felt the actors needed to be up-and-coming artists that haven’t been recognized yet.”

― Stephenie Meyer

“I’ve been through a lot of different things, experienced a lot of different things.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Garry Trudeau put me in the Doonesbury strip many years ago. So I’ve been a cartoon once.”

― Steve Cropper

“I had been raised on country and western in Missouri. But gospel was great.”

― Steve Cropper

“I’ve been a serial husband, and I’ve done it badly every time.”

― Steve Earle

“I have English family in Northhampton and have been to England numerous times.”

― Steve Kanaly

“It’s been an amazing year of individual performances.”

― Steve Kerr

“It would have been a lot of fun as a receiver to play.”

― Steve Largent

“I have been using small teardrop jazz picks since I was, like, 14.”

― Steve Lukather

“I’ve been making shoes my whole life.”

― Steve Madden

“I’ve been a lucky guy.”

― Steve Mariucci

“I’ve been focused on the West Coast economy and being a banker and lending in these markets.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“In the press, it has been said that I ran a foreclosure machine.”

― Steve Mnuchin

“I’ve been to all seven continents on assignment for ‘SI.’”

― Steve Rushin

“I’ve always been a conservative first.”

― Steve Scalise

“I haven’t been part of the criminal world.”

― Steve Toltz

“I’ve been blessed. I grew up and played and worked and created with the Freddie Mercury, the Jimi Hendrix, the Keith Richards, the John Paul Jones of my generation.”

― Steven Adler

“There have always been huge musicians and poets in Uruguay, but Uruguay is a well-kept secret.”

― Steven Sater

“I’ve always been interested in how we survive and how resourceful we are as Americans.”

― Steven Spielberg

“I’ve always been interested in UFOs.”

― Steven Spielberg

“My dad’s been responsible for a lot of my issues.”

― Steven Spielberg

“The Internet has been this miraculous conduit to the undeniable truth to the Holocaust.”

― Steven Spielberg

“I’ve always been very thematic with my work, very conceptual.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“I’ve always been a big reader.”

― Stewart O’Nan

“It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”

― Stockwell Day

“I liked the banana-seat bikes with the high handlebars – maybe a card in the wheel could have been part of it.”

― Stone Gossard

“The truth has always been my greatest ally.”

― Stormy Daniels

“The deck has always been stacked against me.”

― Stormy Daniels

“I was the chief executive once, I’ve been there. My recommendation to anybody is don’t go backwards.”

― Stuart Rose

“I have never been scared.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“Operation Bluestar was a mischievous blunder, and it should not have been done.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“My best vacations have been in Hawaii.”

― Sue Bird

“I’ve never been much for becoming a member of a group.”

― Sue Hubbell

“I’ve always been fascinated by totalitarian regimes. I’m not an admirer of them.”

― Sue Townsend

“Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“I’ve always been called ‘Suki,’ but my actual first name is Alice.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“I’ve always been blonde.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“I’ve been banned from cutting my own fringe.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“I haven’t been with Vin for many years – is it 2004 now?”

― Summer Altice

“There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.”

― Sun Tzu

“The India-China intercourse began from the era of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Both interacted with each other peacefully and conducted scholarly and ideological exchanges. Both loved and admired each other; never had there been a slight clash.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“Overcoming my shyness has been a lifelong struggle.”

― Susan Lucci

“I have been to Libya and walked the streets of Benghazi myself.”

― Susan Rice

“I’ve been, like, the mom of Google.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“The SCO countries have been connected historically through shared commonalities, which we are constantly rejuvenating.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“I’ve always been an adventurer, an explorer.”

― Sushmita Sen

“I’ve been a worrier for as long as I can remember.”

― Susie Dent

“I’ve been, like, 15 my entire life.”

― Sutton Foster

“I think they’ve been baby bummers.”

― Suze Orman

“It sounds corny, but I consider myself an old-fashioned entertainer. I could have been in variety.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I have been fortunate enough to record several singles and a whole album with Chet Atkins.”

― Suzy Bogguss

“Country has been a wonderful outlet for me.”

― Suzy Bogguss

“I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones.”

― Suzy Parker

“Sheer luck. I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones.”

― Suzy Parker

“Bollywood, as an industry, is based on relationships. It has always been star-driven, and it has an element of feudalism.”

― Swara Bhaskar

“My parents have always been supportive of whatever I’ve wanted to do.”

― Syd

“Fashion has always been influenced by hip-hop.”

― Syd

“Bullet for My Valentine, we’re bros. We’ve been in the trenches with those guys.”

― Synyster Gates

“One of the reasons I’ve been able to be productive is that I want to do everything.”

― T. C. Boyle

“American myths have never been colorless.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I have always been inclined towards sports.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Every film has been a personal milestone for me.”

― Tabu

“No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.”

― Tacitus

“I’ve always been partial to werewolves, perhaps because there’s a desperation to their plight that resonates.”

― Tad Williams

“My perspective is cultural and world-based. It’s always been a global perspective.”

― Taj Mahal

“I’ve been immersed in manga since I was a kid. I grew up with this culture.”

― Takashi Murakami

“A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed.”

― Talcott Parsons

“I have been a multitude of shapes, Before I assumed a consistent form.”

― Taliesin

“I’ve been called many things, but never an intellectual.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“Baahubali… ‘ has been accepted widely amongst Hindi cinema-goers. So this shows that language is becoming less important.”

― Tamannaah

“I’ve been part of the biggest hits and flops.”

― Tamannaah

“Formula One has been the backdrop of my life.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“If I wasn’t in fashion, I would have been a psychiatrist.”

― Tamara Mellon

“I have always been ambitious.”

― Tammy Abraham

“I have always been confident.”

― Tammy Abraham

“Republicans have never been good at public relations.”

― Tammy Bruce

“All of my main characters have been under 30.”

― Tamra Davis

“I’ve been engaged a couple times.”

― Tamron Hall

“I have been working since I was 11 on everything including period dramas.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“I do think homophobia is rife, as it always has been.”

― Tan France

“I’ve been to New York many times, and I’ve always noticed that there aren’t that many French tucks around.”

― Tan France

“I’ve been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.”

― Tanith Lee

“Not one role that I’ve played has been written specifically for me.”

― Taye Diggs

“I have been constantly betrayed and deceived all my life.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“I have been the victim of heartless malice.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“I do love traveling, so I’ve been able to travel a lot.”

― Taylor Lautner

“It’s hard enough condensing 500 pages into a movie, and it would have been impossible to condense 800.”

― Taylor Lautner

“I’ve been told I’m out of my mind since I was 11.”

― Taylor Momsen

“I’ve been around since 1985. When the Jordan shoe came out.”

― Tech N9ne

“I’ve been Tech N9ne since ’88.”

― Tech N9ne

“I’ve been around so long that I’ve seen rappers make it and plummet.”

― Tech N9ne

“I’ve always been an elite artist.”

― Tech N9ne

“Busta Rhymes has been around for centuries. He’s one of the original vampires.”

― Tech N9ne

“I’ve always been like a black hippie.”

― Tech N9ne

“No major entitlement, once it has been implemented, has ever been unwound.”

― Ted Cruz

“Given my district, it would not have been right to put together a 99-song playlist and not include Barbra Streisand. She has appeal across several demographics of the district.”

― Ted Deutch

“David Fincher’s work has all been incredibly well-received on Netflix, and Kevin Spacey’s films have all worked on Netflix.”

― Ted Sarandos

“The U.S. has been in control of the domain names of the Internet since its inception. If we relinquish this control, it goes possibly to the U.N.”

― Ted Yoho

“The majority of my audience has always been women.”

― Teddy Pendergrass

“Nothing is said that has not been said before.”

― Terence

“In fact nothing is said that has not been said before.”

― Terence

“I’ve been incredibly blessed.”

― Teresa Palmer

“I’ve always been this insane. Isn’t that interesting?”

― Teri Garr

“There never has been before and never will be again another Steve Irwin.”

― Terri Irwin

“Bindi’s been filming with us since she first hatched.”

― Terri Irwin

“I have been playing football since I was 7.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“I’ve been bashed my whole career.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“A former Erdogan ally, Gulen has been living in self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, since 1999.”

― Terry Glavin

“I felt like I’d been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.”

― Terry Goodkind

“I’ve never been good at improvising.”

― Terry Jones

“I’ve been called a lot of things.”

― Terry McAuliffe

“I’d have supported Al Gore if he’d have been from Wisconsin.”

― Terry Sanford

“Needed reform of the nominating procedures has been thwarted by the individual vested interests of the DNC members in maintaining the maze of primaries and caucuses.”

― Terry Sanford

“I’d have liked to have been a bit more intellectual. I’d have liked to have had more brains.”

― Terry Wogan

“So, I’m a huge Chris Jericho fan. I’ve always been a huge Chris Jericho fan.”

― Tessa Blanchard

“Under the Julian and Claudian emperors, the Parthians seem to have been the leading power at the mouth of the Indus.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“The movers and shakers have always been obsessive nuts.”

― Theodore Sturgeon

“I’ve been clear that Brexit means Brexit.”

― Theresa May

“A number of women have reportedly been victims of what appear to be discriminatory decisions taken by Sharia councils, and that is a significant concern.”

― Theresa May

“I’ve never been a hero at gymnastics.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“Many of us have been running all our lives. Practice stopping.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“I’ve been such an outsider my whole life.”

― Thom Mayne

“I’ve been a paperboy, a short-order cook, a warehouse clerk, and, eventually, a partner at IBM.”

― Thom Tillis

“I’ve been anything but an establishment kind of guy.”

― Thom Tillis

“Such night in England ne’er had been, nor ne’er again shall be.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“I’ve been out on the periphery.”

― Thomas Dolby

“And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen.”

― Thomas Haden Church

“I’ve always been interested in projects that work at multiple levels.”

― Thomas Heatherwick

“The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and of the oppressed.”

― Thomas Huxley

“In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I’m into computers and have been for a while.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“I’ve been a minister and I know how cautious you have to be.”

― Thomas Watson, Jr.

“I’m happy to have been around greatness like Kendrick Lamar.”

― Thundercat

“I’ve been married most of my life.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I’ve been a gamer all my life.”

― Tiger Woods

“Businesswise, everything’s been good.”

― Tiger Woods

“Life has been good.”

― Tiger Woods

“They’ve been bashing me since I started making films.”

― Til Schweiger

“Yeah, I have been because, generally speaking, to we Biblical literalists, the media is very hostile.”

― Tim LaHaye

“I love producing. I have been producing some acts and starting a label.”

― Tim McGraw

“I had written six scores by the time I was 20, and I’d never been paid a dollar.”

― Tim Minchin

“Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary.”

― Tim Roth

“We’ve always been able to bounce back.”

― Tim Salmon

“My whole life, my dream has been to be a quarterback.”

― Tim Tebow

“I been through some junk. It ain’t all been peaches and cream.”

― Timbaland

“I won’t dispute that bankers’ privileged treatment in the 2008 crash merits populist scorn. But unfortunately, without a bank bailout, there probably would have been a worldwide depression.”

― Timothy Noah

“The digital explosion has been so explosive.”

― Tina Brown

“Our lives haven’t been picture-perfect.”

― Tina Knowles

“All these things they’ve been saying are a pack of lies.”

― Tina Louise

“I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.”

― Tina Turner

“Scott Coker’s been amazing to work with.”

― Tito Ortiz

“Wrestling has always been a dominating force in UFC.”

― Tito Ortiz

“My biggest enemy has been my surgeries.”

― Tito Ortiz

“My biggest enemy has been my body.”

― Tito Ortiz

“I’ve always been weird.”

― Tituss Burgess

“Ghost has always been about make-believe.”

― Tobias Forge

“Shopify has been a perpetually underestimated company at every point of its history.”

― Tobias Lutke

“The Bible’s been attacked. What is truth? It’s relative.”

― Todd Burpo

“Sure, I’ve often been misrepresented – anyone frequently quoted has this experience.”

― Todd Gitlin

“I’ve been really lucky with critical reaction, overall, even if my films don’t often resemble each other.”

― Todd Haynes

“Unfortunately, the experience on has been highly frustrating for many Americans. These problems are unacceptable.”

― Todd Park

“The Islamic Revolution of Iran has been killing Americans, hundreds of Americans, for 35 years in Iraq and Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.”

― Tom Cotton

“I’ve never been a jam-band sort of musician.”

― Tom DeLonge

“I’ve been taught by everyone I’ve ever worked with.”

― Tom Douglas

“Obviously, all of us have been influenced by those around us.”

― Tom G. Palmer

“Realizing the responsibility I’ve been entrusted with… it’s humbling. Very humbling.”

― Tom Graves

“Adrenaline has always been my thing.”

― Tom Holland

“I’ve never really been that much of a fan of Ninja Tune.”

― Tom Jenkinson

“Oh yeah, I would have been a coal miner, I would think, if I hadn’t had tuberculosis when I was 12.”

― Tom Jones

“I hadn’t been a particularly precocious reader, but everybody else in my family was.”

― Tom Rachman

“I’ve been called crazy many times before.”

― Tom Shadyac

“I’ve never been a Hollywood dropout.”

― Tom Shadyac

“If I hadn’t left Czechoslovakia, I would have been dead.”

― Tom Stoppard

“I’ve definitely been obsessed with a couple of girls. They didn’t work out.”

― Tom Sturridge

“Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The piano has been drinking, not me.”

― Tom Waits

“A lot of guys who have never choked have never been in the position to do so.”

― Tom Watson

“If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I’ve always been into improvisation.”

― Tommy Chong

“I’ve always been painted as this party animal.”

― Tommy Morrison

“I have always been a sucker for the big, upbeat chorus.”

― Tommy Shaw

“I’ve been extremely happy and fortunate in terms of what I’ve achieved and the experiences I’ve been given.”

― Toni Collette

“Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.”

― Tony Blair

“If I hadn’t been a fighter, I probably wouldn’t have gotten the ‘Rocky’ roles.”

― Tony Burton

“If I hadn’t been in prison, maybe I wouldn’t have gotten all those prison roles.”

― Tony Burton

“Every movie I’ve been in has ended up on television.”

― Tony Curtis

“At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world. At 19, I had been around the world and back.”

― Tony Curtis

“I’ve been in the movies for 50 years, I’ve made 130 some-odd movies.”

― Tony Curtis

“I am a singer and dancer, and I’ve been perfecting it for a lot of years.”

― Tony Danza

“’Veep’ has been one of the best rides of my life.”

― Tony Hale

“It’s been an obsession with me from childhood, the horrors of the twentieth century.”

― Tony Harrison

“Who’s been loyal to a Kardashain?”

― Tony Rock

“If I modeled myself after anybody, it probably would have been Richard Pryor.”

― Tony Rock

“I’ve been a minor celebrity since I was 23 years old.”

― Tony Wilson

“I have never been the stereotypical figure skater.”

― Tonya Harding

“I’ve been in and out of academia ever since I was young.”

― Toomas Hendrik Ilves

“I wanted to do something creatively, having been a beached whale for many months and nursing my daughter.”

― Tori Amos

“I’ve been playing football forever, and I’ve been making plays forever.”

― Torrey Smith

“’I Told You’ is for all the people who’ve been doubted, the underdogs.”

― Tory Lanez

“I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.”

― Totie Fields

“I’ve been slagged off completely by the art world.”

― Tracey Emin

“I’ve always been a misfit.”

― Tracey Ullman

“There aren’t a lot of guys out there keeping it real. Everybody’s been branded. Everybody’s been bought and sold.”

― Tracy Morgan

“I’ve always been interested in martial arts.”

― Tracy Spiridakos

“I have always been a fan of genre stuff and fantasy and sci-fi.”

― Travis Beacham

“Television has always been an appealing medium for writers to work in.”

― Travis Beacham

“I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates people’s transgressions and the scandalous journey into infamy.”

― Travis Fimmel

“I’ve never been derogatory towards taxi drivers.”

― Travis Kalanick

“I have been trying to understand the regulators.”

― Travis Kalanick

“And I’m so thankful that I’ve been allowed to show another side of Trish.”

― Trish Stratus

“I’ve been blessed to live a lot of dreams.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“I’ve always been obsessed with Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Melissa Etheridge.”

― Trixie Mattel

“That always has been one of my dreams, to be able to appeal to a bunch of people.”

― Trombone Shorty

“It’s been a roller-coaster ride. But I haven’t been diving this well for a while.”

― Troy Dumais

“I’ve always been a very self-aware person.”

― Troy Polamalu

“It’s Alabama. They’ve been the powerhouse. The face of college football.”

― Tua Tagovailoa

“There actually have never been many shows as equally balanced as ‘Crossfire.’”

― Tucker Carlson

“I’ve never been super close to family. I’ve never relied on anyone.”

― Tulisa

“Sanctification consists of the daily realization that in Christ we have died, and in Christ we have been raised.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“I’ve been everywhere man. I’m from L.A., though.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“I’ve been building slow, step by step.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“People have died in jail that have been innocent.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“Since I was a kid, I’ve always been obsessed with animation.”

― Tye Sheridan

“I’ve been on ‘Oprah’ a dozen times, and cried once.”

― Tyler Perry

“The creation of my cosmetics experience has been years in the making.”

― Tyra Banks

“I’ve been collecting jerseys and shoes my whole career.”

― Tyronn Lue

“I may have been born in Tel Aviv, but my umbilical cord emerges from the Temple Mount.”

― Tzipi Livni

“I would have loved to have been a cricketer.”

― Uday Kotak

“My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.”

― Ulysses S. Grant

“I’ve never been knocked unconscious in my entire career.”

― Urijah Faber

“I guess I have been daring and lucky with my roles.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“I’ve always been selective about my roles.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“I’ve been working so hard, I’m about to have a Mariah Carey.”

― Usher

“I’ve been writing since I was really young.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“I’ve been a free man.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“I’ve been on a dog-buying spree. I got two Yorkies and a small teacup Chihuahua.”

― Valee

“’Ruby Sparks’ has been sold like a romcom in the States. But we never saw it like that.”

― Valerie Faris

“I never did stand-up. If I’ve been funny ever, it was with other actors.”

― Valerie Harper

“I’ve always been a team player.”

― Valerie Harper

“The President has been a big proponent of the public option since the campaign.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“The intelligence community really is a vast bureaucratic entity, and it has been politicized in ways that are not effective for the gathering of intelligence and giving it to senior policymakers.”

― Valerie Plame

“I have always been appalled by the depiction of female CIA operatives.”

― Valerie Plame

“Of course, there are races that have been boring but overall it’s been really good so I’m not complaining.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“There always have been funny women.”

― Vanessa Bayer

“I’ve been told that I have no filter.”

― Vanessa Kirby

“I wanted to do theatre – it has always been my thing.”

― Vanessa Kirby

“I’ve been working for refugees for years and years and years.”

― Vanessa Redgrave

“I’ve been composing and performing for as long as I can remember.”

― Vangelis

“I can confirm that I have been released from prison.”

― Varg Vikernes

“I am not the ‘Count’ that has been portrayed in the media.”

― Varg Vikernes

“I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.”

― Varun Dhawan

“I’ve always been happy with my body.”

― Venus Williams

“TV’s been good to me.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“Simultaneous recording with superimposed ionization chambers and Wilson chambers, ionization chambers and sets of counting tubes, has not yet been carried out.”

― Victor Francis Hess

“I would have liked to be – indeed, I should have been – a second Rembrandt.”

― Victor Hugo

“Broadening and deepening the relationship with our users and advertisers have always been our strategic priority.”

― Victor Koo

“My children are my priority and always have been.”

― Victoria Beckham

“I’ve never been a partier.”

― Victoria Justice

“I’ve always been very fond of animals.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“I’ve been really fortunate to go from series to series to series.”

― Victoria Pratt

“I’ve always been a huge reggae fan.”

― Ville Valo

“I’ve been auditioning since I was 7 years old.”

― Vin Diesel

“My transfer to Fenerbahce has been a kind of salvation.”

― Vincent Janssen

“Our generation has been described as a golden generation. I hate that term.”

― Vincent Kompany

“I’ve been very lucky – I don’t come from a privileged upbringing.”

― Vincent Kompany

“I’ve always been interested in cross-cultural exchange with the youth.”

― Ving Rhames

“I was captain of Wales; I’ve been captain of numerous football clubs.”

― Vinnie Jones

“I’ve always been a down-to-earth business guy.”

― Vinnie Paul

“I’ve been DJing since I was in high school.”

― Virgil Abloh

“The progress in Iraq has not been without cost.”

― Virgil Goode

“Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.”

― Virginia Woolf

“A lot of the men I’ve dated have been incapable of even basic kindness.”

― Viv Albertine

“I am really happy and ecstatic that ‘Grand Masti’ has been such a huge success.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“I have always been a huge fan of the Spider-Man comics and films.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“I have been asked what would I ban immediately if I could. Advertising.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“I’ve always been busy, but I wasn’t always successful.”

― W. Bruce Cameron

“Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.”

― W. Clement Stone

“The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“I haven’t been really superstitious once I left baseball, actually.”

― Wade Boggs

“I’ve always been a Nike person.”

― Wale

“I’m a tough, tough person. I always have been tough to embarrass, too.”

― Walker Hayes

“I have been vain since birth.”

― Wallace Shawn

“I’m a self-taught musician aside from what I’ve been able to pick up from other players.”

― Walter Becker

“Advertising’s always been a considerable pressure on publishers.”

― Walter Cronkite

“The Sundance Institute has been vital to the film communities of Latin America.”

― Walter Salles

“She’s been on more laps than a napkin.”

― Walter Winchell

“I’ve played sports and been active my whole life.”

― Warren Christie

“You know, there have been a lot of casualties in rock-n-roll.”

― Warren Cuccurullo

“It certainly has not been in my self-interest to defend men.”

― Warren Farrell

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

― Wayne Gretzky

“Composition has almost always been solitary.”

― Wendy Carlos

“Possibly I’ve become less funny as I’ve been happier.”

― Wendy Cope

“I’ve always been told I was funny.”

― Wendy Williams

“I am a workaholic, have always been.”

― Wentworth Miller

“Lot of the scripts I’ve been in with other non-white actors haven’t been great. Lot of non-white actors ain’t all that great.”

― Wesley Snipes

“I was never charged with tax evasion. I’ve never been a tax protester.”

― Wesley Snipes

“I’ve always been paying my taxes and I’ve always been trying to comply.”

― Wesley Snipes

“A lot of people now don’t know I’ve been on Broadway.”

― Wesley Snipes

“I have been sexist before. I have called girls names. I have gone with the misogynist flow.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“My reply is: the software has no known bugs, therefore it has not been updated.”

― Wietse Venema

“I was lucky to have been a seven-year-old kid when I saw ‘Star Wars.’”

― Wil Wheaton

“We’re in a trade war. We’ve been in a trade war for decades. That’s why we have the deficit.”

― Wilbur Ross

“I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister.”

― Wilfrid Laurier

“I’ve been truly protected by my uncles.”


“I’ve not really been let down by anyone I’ve admired and then worked with.”

― Will Poulter

“The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty, has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.”

― William Bligh

“How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.”

― William Cowper

“Government was intended to suppress injustice, but its effect has been to embody and perpetuate it.”

― William Godwin

“A generation of children has been betrayed.”

― William Hague

“Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”

― William Hazlitt

“Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.”

― William Jennings Bryan

“I have been sworn against by perjured and wicked people.”

― William Kidd

“Well, American dialects have been studied for a hundred years or so.”

― William Labov

“I’m a right-wing pundit and have been for many years.”

― William Safire

“I’m not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.”

― William Sanderson

“I have been accused of never saying no.”

― William Shatner

“I’ve been breeding Dobies for years. Almost won the breed in Westminster at one time.”

― William Shatner

“As governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies.”

― William Wallace

“We’ve been called, and He has blessed.”

― Willie Aames

“Since I was 9, I’d been told what to say, what to think.”

― Willie Aames

“I’ve always been a slave to my heart.”

― Willie Stargell

“I’ve always been fascinated with twins.”

― Winona Ryder

“I’ve always been super-private and protective of certain experiences and certain friends.”

― Winona Ryder

“Since I was younger I’ve been making the best out of nothing.”

― Wiz Khalifa

“When you come to Juve, it’s because you’ve been chosen.”

― Wojciech Szczesny

“I’ve never been an intellectual but I have this look.”

― Woody Allen

“I’ve been lucky, but I have earned that luck.”

― Xabi Alonso

“I have been gender-nonconforming my entire life.”

― Yance Ford

“Women have been kicking ass for centuries.”

― Yancy Butler

“Whether it goes to series or stands by itself, I’m proud of what we did with it, not only from the standpoint of what it could have been, but for itself.”

― Yancy Butler

“My mama’s been supportive since day one.”

― YG

“I have been surfing since I was six years old.”

― Yigal Azrouel

“I been doing music my whole life.”

― Young Buck

“I’ve always been a sharing person.”

― Young Thug

“Islam has been badly used by a certain ideology.”

― Youssou N’Dour

“I have been offered a lot for my work, but never everything.”

― Yul Brynner

“I love traveling. I’ve been doing it since I was 16.”

― Yuna

“We’re really blessed that we’ve been as well received as we have been.”

― Zac Brown

“I have a great relationship with my parents. I have not been on lithium.”

― Zach Braff

“I haven’t been hit since Leon Spinks hit me in ’92.”

― Zach Galifianakis

“I’ve been on my grind to be the best player I can.”

― Zach LaVine

“Kobe Bryant has always been my favorite player, and he was drafted No. 13, too, in 1996.”

― Zach LaVine

“I’m a huge Disney nut. I have been since I was a little kid.”

― Zachary Levi

“We have been harnessing every aspect of what makes Avenged truly unrelenting and building off of that.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“’Sound of My Voice’ had been written before ‘Another Earth.’”

― Zal Batmanglij

“When I was a youngster, I might have been about 17 or 18 when I first started making beats.”

― Zaytoven

“I’ve been doing this since ‘So Icy’ back in 2005.”

― Zaytoven

“For a producer, I’ve been behind the scenes my whole career.”

― Zaytoven

“I’m not a girly girl. I never have been.”

― Zelda Williams

“I seemed to have been born reading.”

― Zilpha Keatley Snyder

“My favourite colours have always been ’60s Miami-inspired gold and peach – feminine but not too girlie.”

― Zoe Foster Blake

“Vertigo’s always been a label that experiments with new stuff and forms of subversion.”

― Zoe Quinn

“GamerGate and what it’s been doing, is wrong.”

― Zoe Quinn

“I’ve never been jealous. I’ve never had to be.”

― Zsa Zsa Gabor

“I have been to Kashmir many times, especially with my family, in the ’70s.”

― Zubin Mehta
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