Top 1439 Behind Quotes

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“I’ve found that when everyone rallies behind a cause, and when they learn their effort can contribute something bigger, they get engaged.”

― Aaron Koblin

“There’s some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the ’60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.”

― Aaron McGruder

“So many of the recipes that I come up with have a story. I’m a blogger. It flowed very naturally out of me, but I also knew this was a way to set my recipes apart. A, they are always using interesting ingredients but B, there is always a story behind it.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“I don’t like people going behind my back.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“The nice thing about ‘Samson & Delilah’ is that the team behind it are real hustlers – they really want it to happen.”

― Ace Young

“We work just as hard as any footballer, period. We go through the same experiences and heartaches. We make the same sacrifices. We leave our families behind to chase our dreams, too.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“Tyler Kent was a horrible man. He was a rabid anti-communist who believed that the Jews had been behind the Russian Revolution.”

― Adam Curtis

“Since Mashable’s inception, some of our most popular articles have focused on the science behind the world’s coolest innovations.”

― Adam Ostrow

“To be honest, unless you rocket straight to stardom as a gorgeous young vampire, you can spend a lot of time working behind a bar.”

― Adam Rayner

“We’re not leaving here without Buster, man. Leave no crash-test dummy behind!”

― Adam Savage

“The divorce in my family was really amicable. There were no fireworks. It was all sort of behind the scenes, if you will. None of us kids ever saw any argument.”

― Adam Scott

“Akshay Kumar is always on time. He is always disciplined and hard working but also always entertaining, fun behind the camera and also in front of it.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“What normally we see is the finished product, someone’s performance on screen, but behind the scenes, a lot goes into it.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“I love cereals. We must have 10 to 15 boxes. But if I’m being honest, I have Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms hidden behind the healthier ones.”

― Aerin Lauder

“There are certain things that they say you can’t do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That’s why you have so much crime and violence.”

― Afrika Bambaataa

“Female users are the unsung heroines behind the most engaging, fastest growing, and most valuable consumer Internet and e-commerce companies.”

― Aileen Lee

“Trends such as skills imbalances, the gig economy, and digitization are transforming work so quickly that policy creation is lagging behind.”

― Alain Dehaze

“M*A*S*H’ was a collection of people, in front of and behind the cameras, that really clicked.”

― Alan Alda

“It is my belief that all gods are stories, or at least the ideas behind stories, but stories or ideas that have become in some way almost alive and aware.”

― Alan Moore

“The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.”

― Alan Turing

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

― Albert Camus

“I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.”

― Albert Einstein

“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.”

― Albert Einstein

“In Mexico, luchadores, the wrestlers, are the only Mexican superheroes. And to keep the mystery behind the mask is really important.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“On a transcendental level, a film is not going to be better or worse because there’s a prize behind it. The work will be what it is, with or without a prize.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“You have to make millions on Friday night, because there are another 600 films waiting behind you, with explosions and everything.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Hiding behind a tougher outer image as a teenager feels cooler and safer compared to admitting, perhaps, that you’re the very opposite.”

― Alex Lawther

“When you leave the planet, you leave music behind.”

― Alex Van Halen

“You don’t leave behind box office scores or how many dollars changed hands.”

― Alex Van Halen

“Most of all I want to make pop music that has something real behind it.”

― Alex Winston

“It’s nice to be able to show how we are like in person and give a peek behind the curtain with ‘Total Divas.’ That’s been my biggest feedback is how different than I am behind the scenes than I am onstage.”

― Alexa Bliss

“As president, I’m not supposed to play games or show my hand, because there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that you don’t see or hear and don’t need to know.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more.”

― Alexander McQueen

“The future of Arab films is absolutely up to Arabs and no one else. They’ve got the equipment, they’ve got the will, they’ve got the talent, now they just need a little bit of history behind them and a bit of cultural relaxation.”

― Alexander Siddig

“I wasn’t all that familiar with the ‘Texas Chainsaw’ franchise, and I knew who Leatherface was, but I had never seen any of the films, so I didn’t know what the meaning behind it was.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“I don’t want to go anywhere; I don’t want to leave anybody behind. Happiness is right here, right now, in this world, in this room. I am happiest wherever it is that I am.”

― Alexandra Stoddard

“I was clipped from behind, and my leg got caught between my opponent’s legs. As we fell, my leg snapped. It was a spiral fracture. They had to put in a plate and five screws. It was a devastating moment: one minute I was on cloud nine, and then I was out for the season.”

― Ali Krieger

“Warhol was the ultimate voyeur, constantly observing people through the lens. He watched and listened, but did not participate. Behind the camera, Warhol was in control.”

― Alison Jackson

“As far as behind the scenes, I absolutely want to get into making my own films and producing my own things.”

― Allison Mack

“He has given me several blockbuster albums in all these years, and DSP is the man behind many of the best songs in my career.”

― Allu Arjun

“There’s always a team behind the team. We’ve got our off-field guys looking after us.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Viking women, if they were left behind, were ruling their town. They were earls in their own right; they owned land in their own right. They could divorce their husbands if they wanted to. All of those wonderful allowances that were made for women in the Viking culture weren’t really part of the Christian culture at the time.”

― Alyssa Sutherland

“There is lots of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen.”

― Amal Clooney

“I am interested in people. I’m interested in telling stories, whether that is behind the camera or in front of the camera.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“It is our lack of will that lies behind the continued denial of justice to Jean McConville. Yet there is something that we can do now for her and for ourselves before our silence turns us from spectators into passive accomplices. We can remember her.”

― Amanda Foreman

“Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.”

― Amelia Barr

“We learn that our lives find narrative form neither in the tired, familiar slogans of our captains nor in the symmetries of ideological camps, but in the differences that thrive behind settled, more clear-cut divisions.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I was always behind in class. There was people in my class who was amazing at art, amazing at maths, amazing at English, but I wasn’t clever with anything, even though I tried my hardest.”

― Amy Childs

“While there are plenty of reasons that we lost in 2016, there’s at least one that we can definitely fix for next time: We can make sure that no one is left behind in where we go, in who we talk to, in what we say, and in what we do.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I can do a really loud monkey call. I can put both my legs behind my back. And I can stick my fist in my mouth.”

― Amy Landecker

“I’ve gotten to where my hair is like my onstage prop; I need to hide behind it and throw it around – it’s my slo-mo effect.”

― Amy Lee

“My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.”

― Amy Sedaris

“Leaders don’t look behind; they don’t look to the side – they look ahead.”

― Anand Mahindra

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”

― Anatole France

“If we do not act quickly, Jaxport will fall behind competitors on the East Coast – and the economic engine that has driven this community for the past decade will be put in danger.”

― Ander Crenshaw

“The Americans provide still more advanced military assets and equipment; the Europeans are lagging behind. And eventually it will be difficult to co-operate even if you had the political will to co-operate because of the technological gap.”

― Anders Fogh Rasmussen

“The tech titans and the tech guys who I most admire are the ones behind the scenes.”

― Andre Iguodala

“If something happens and you’re behind, and you get hit in the mouth early like that, you have two options: You can either pack it in mentally and internally and go into survival mode and quit, or you’re going to get up and go to work.”

― Andre Ward

“I’m much happier behind the camera.”

― Andrea Arnold

“Indonesian writers are so far behind in terms of global exposure compared with the Philippines and Japanese writers.”

― Andrea Hirata

“I can’t tell you how disheartening it is to be told to go home because the director is filming you from behind and you don’t have the right kind of body. As an actress, to be told that… Well, it’s just a very odd set of circumstances.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“The top priority is leaving no child behind. We want accountability in the system, and we want schools to recognize they have a responsibility to teach students.”

― Andrew Card

“I worked behind the record counter at Woolworths when I was 16. It was when Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ came out and The Verve were getting big. I’d have probably worked my way up to store manager if I’d have stuck around.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“It always helps when the nation is behind you.”

― Andrew Robertson

“If I have a spare second, I usually catch up on the many magazines I’m behind on or watch the latest movies on demand that I usually missed at the theater. I love magazines. My top three: Graydon Carter’s ‘Vanity Fair’, Adam Moss’ ‘New York magazine’ and David Remnick’s ‘New Yorker.’”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“What good is a high GDP if some, or even many, Americans are left behind?”

― Andrew Yang

“I always wanted to be an anchorman, but after college I wound up working behind the scenes at CBS News for 10 years.”

― Andy Cohen

“When I was a 21-year-old intern at CBS, I was told I had crossed eyes and shouldn’t try to be on air. That’s when I decided I was going to be behind the scenes.”

― Andy Cohen

“Before I became an actor, I was a visual artist, and I’ve always hankered for the storytelling behind the camera.”

― Andy Serkis

“I like the nice guys. I like when they show the stories, the human element behind it all.”

― Angela Bassett

“Right now, I’m standing behind the glass, and I guess that’s a metaphor for how my life will be going forward.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“I prefer directing to acting. There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well but is intensely rewarding.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I’m expected to do what’s right; I want to leave a legacy of positivity behind.”

― Angie Stone

“Economic growth is very important, but it is not the only thing, and it must be accompanied by sharing with those who are left behind, through effective social services and provision.”

― Angus Deaton

“What you get when you put all your resources behind a product, is you get everyone to join in.”

― Anita Elberse

“To push behind the dog sled and run in front of the dog sled. That was always an interesting job.”

― Ann Bancroft

“Cyber bullies can hide behind a mask of anonymity online, and do not need direct physical access to their victims to do unimaginable harm.”

― Anna Maria Chavez

“I love research. When there’s something that I like, I want to know everything about it. I want to know exactly what was behind it, and where it went from there.”

― Anna Sui

“I never had any thought behind anything I did in the beginning, to be honest.”

― Anna Todd

“I’m so proud of my time in karate and what I achieved. It’s part of me, so I don’t want to leave it behind.”

― Anne-Marie

“No trooper, no special forces operative wants to sit behind a desk. We joined up to kick some doors down.”

― Ant Middleton

“Graham may have wanted integration, but instead, he promoted gradualism and provided absolution for racists hiding behind a Christianity attuned not only to Jesus but also focused on regulating behavior and black bodies.”

― Anthea Butler

“The reality about transportation is that it’s future-oriented. If we’re planning for what we have, we’re behind the curve.”

― Anthony Foxx

“The driving force behind doing everything that I’ve been doing for 11 years as a stand-up is having problems with authority and not liking to be told what to do.”

― Anthony Jeselnik

“To understand the motivations behind Chinese government policy decisions, look no further than their impact on State-Owned Enterprises.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“The great thing about Snapchat is your fans can get a detailed experience of what your life is like behind the scenes.”

― Antonio Brown

“I want to bring more manufacturing jobs to America. For starters, I want to be behind the initative to build a manufacturing facility in Atlanta.”

― Antonio Brown

“Every president, Democrat or Republican, every Congress, has gotten behind the idea that we have to invest in our highways, our bridges, our roads, our airports. The idea that now this is somehow a partisan issue, it boggles the mind.”

― Antonio Villaraigosa

“The quality of mainstream cinema has changed. A lot of independent voices feel they can leave everything behind and make independent films.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I can’t miss an episode of ‘The Apprentice’. It is car-crash T.V. Sometimes I find myself hiding behind a cushion.”

― April Pearson

“I can say that my big records and my success have been due to the backing which Atlantic have put behind me.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I require a lot of stimulation, and there’s so much I’ve learned being in front of the camera, I felt like I had more to give behind it.”

― Ari Graynor

“I do want my films to have the required entertainment quotient, but I’d prefer doing films where you don’t have to leave your brains behind.”

― Arjun Rampal

“Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding.”

― Arlen Specter

“I left the entertainment industry part of my life behind in 1983, when we decided not to work with major record companies anymore.”

― Arlo Guthrie

“Emoting songs onscreen comes naturally to me since we do emote in the studio behind the mike as well. But acting in a full-length Bollywood film is a completely different ball game.”

― Armaan Malik

“To have a film in America means precisely nothing if you don’t have a distributor who stands behind it.”

― Arthur Cohn

“Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.”

― Arthur Erickson

“In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.”

― Arthur Erickson

“Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn’t far behind.”

― Arthur Smith

“Without any doubt, I’m convinced that Hillary Clinton represents less individuality, flexibility for the states, a weaker national defense. And you know, for all those reasons, we ought to get behind Donald Trump.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“If you don’t try out new things, then you will be left behind.”

― Asha Bhosle

“Growing older, you respect the whole culture behind Nirvana.”

― Ashton Irwin

“One comes, and one goes. Basically, what you leave behind is the record.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“Money is not the driving force behind my decisions to accept or reject a project.”

― Asin

“I’ve always voted Republican because America is exactly that, a republic. You can’t expect much leadership with a Democrat behind the desk their not even close to dual efficient.”

― Audrey Meadows

“What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what’s behind them.”

― Augusto Roa Bastos

“I spent a whole 12 years helping other people tell their stories as a publicist, so just to be able to go and write and get behind the camera, that’s my thing.”

― Ava DuVernay

“The basic idea behind a paper trail is that you take one of these electronic systems and you augment it with a printer that prints out people’s vote as they vote.”

― Avi Rubin

“The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.”

― Axel Munthe

“Behind closed doors, Rob is a real teddy bear, a big softie.”

― Ayda Field

“I’m always going to stand up for my beliefs and stand behind them.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I don’t want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“I was never interested in becoming an actor. I was directing videos. I was never into acting. I was into shooting music videos. I’ve only ever been behind the camera. Never in front of it.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“The ILC will go forward, but the U.S. will fall behind.”

― Barry Barish

“I was hiding behind athletics and all my jockitude, so I didn’t have to deal with being ostracized as the weird art kid.”

― Barry Jenkins

“We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.”

― Barry McCaffrey

“I sat behind Thurman Thomas for my first couple of years, then my first year starting I won the Heisman. After I won the Heisman, that’s when things changed as far as going to the NFL.”

― Barry Sanders

“Given the volume of PC sales and the way McAfee runs its operation, I imagine there must be thousands of phantom subscribers – folks who signed up once upon a time and left the software behind two or three computers ago.”

― Barton Gellman

“Ghostery lets you spy on the spies in your computer. For each web page you visit, this extension uncloaks some – but not all – of the invisible tracking software that is working behind the scenes.”

― Barton Gellman

“In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.”

― Bear Bryant

“I had many opportunities to get behind products in the past, and I was always careful to evaluate all of them. I will not put my name to shoddy items.”

― Bear Grylls

“I really have a passion for food. Of course, music, but behind that, it’s food.”

― Becky G

“A lot of goals are scored when defenders lose their concentration for a split second and a forward makes a run in behind or gets that one extra step that leads to a shot.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“I was heavily into sport from 10 to 15, I was in all the teams, and it was everything to me. But I was very young for my school year and when puberty kicked in for my classmates I got left behind.”

― Ben Barnes

“Indians were here first – it’s about time. We’re way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we’re beginning to take a page out of their notebook.”

― Ben Nighthorse Campbell

“Fire is one of my temperaments. It is behind all my work… Fire is a chemical presence.”

― Ben Okri

“Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Let’s assume for the moment that the logic behind Presidents Day is actually sound for certain presidents. Why not have a separate holiday for Lincoln and one for Washington – as we used to do, before we became so concerned with the ‘Every President Gets a Trophy’ ethos?”

― Ben Shapiro

“Mom’s paintings are a very small part of the legacy she left behind.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.”

― Benito Mussolini

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“If we accept the notion that terrorists will have immunity because as they fire on civilians they hide behind civilians, then this tactic will be legitimized and the terrorists will have their greatest victory.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind.”

― Bernard Sumner

“The general public will almost always stand behind the traditionalists. In the public eye, architecture is about comfort, about shelter, about bricks and mortar.”

― Bernard Tschumi

“When I moved out of my mom’s house at 18 I was almost as sad to leave her sewing machine behind as anything else.”

― Beth Ditto

“Democrats must rally behind a low-rate, broad-based tax system that is fair, simple and efficient.”

― Bill Bradley

“We need to show the voters left behind by Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations that our party represents them and that we’re beholden only to them. We’ve got to give them a reason to go to the polls.”

― Bill de Blasio

“After every massacre in a school, Americans grasp at quick cures. ‘Let’s install metal detectors and give guns to teachers’ Let’s crack down on troublemakers, weeding out kids who fit the profile of a gunman. Let’s buy bulletproof whiteboards for the students to scurry behind, or train kids to throw erasers or cans of soup at an attacker.’”

― Bill Dedman

“It’s better to negotiate behind closed doors than it is to be out throwing rocks at one another in the public square.”

― Bill Flores

“The only definition by which America’s best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis.”

― Bill Gates

“I should think wrestling is the most positive thing in the world. The fact is, behind the scenes, there’s stuff that goes on that’s bush-league. It’s laughable.”

― Bill Goldberg

“The reality is regulation often lags behind innovation.”

― Bill Maris

“I think I got an Instamatic camera when I was 8 years old, and ever since then, I’ve liked to record things. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just to kind of try to leave some kind of record behind.”

― Bill Paxton

“America is behind Europe and Japan in terms of accepting adult ideas in animation.”

― Bill Plympton

“Behind the proscenium arch, you can’t always hear what people in the audience are saying.”

― Billy Connolly

“I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.”

― Billy Corgan

“I’m smart enough to know I shouldn’t be behind the wheel.”

― Billy Eichner

“Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.”

― Billy Sunday

“Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.”

― Blaise Pascal

“If you get behind in first grade, then you’re behind every grade from then on.”

― Blake Griffin

“It’s just cool to try to leave behind something or improve something from how you left it.”

― Blake Griffin

“Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.”

― Bob Brown

“Instead of picking your career and backfilling your life behind that, what if you pick your life and backfill your career with whatever is left over?”

― Bob Goff

“Way before Watergate, senior administration officials hid behind anonymity.”

― Bob Woodward

“I always just felt more comfortable just kind of hiding behind a character than being myself onstage.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“I am a striker or at least a playmaker behind the front man, certainly not a wide man. But with Rome and Milan, I was only playing on the wings.”

― Bojan Krkic

“I’ve worked behind counters serving food, and I’ve lived on the circus train, and I’ve led bicycle tours in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and Russia. I’ve been a key liner for a newspaper, I’ve done typesetting. Oh, all sorts of things.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“The NWO was one of a kind. It was led by three mega-superstars. They knew how to work the business, especially Kevin Nash. He was literally the brains behind that machine.”

― Booker T

“So this is why I’m always say happy that somebody mentions Rwanda, because behind Rwanda, we have Africa.”

― Boutros Boutros-Ghali

“Making a movie is like you’re behind the wheel, and you’re driving through the obstacle course, and the pedal is down, and you can’t brake.”

― Brad Bird

“When I came to New York as a writer, I was taken with the idea that you’re only getting in on bridges and ferries and through tunnels. The idea behind ‘Takedown’ is that it would be very hard to get out.”

― Brad Thor

“The times change, and if you don’t change with them, you get left behind.”

― Bradley Walsh

“It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.”

― Branch Rickey

“I was at first but I mean I thought at first that I wanted a little bit of that in there but the reasoning behind what they cut and what they kept really makes sense and it really played for me when I saw it yesterday, it all worked and was understood.”

― Brandon Routh

“If people are coming to ‘Hamilton’ to leave their politics behind, you came to the wrong show.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“Certainly, virtual reality headsets are behind in resolution, but it’ll all catch up pretty quickly once there’s a consumer market and there’s demand.”

― Brendan Iribe

“I’m putting the whole ‘Ultimate Fighter’ thing behind me. I did well on the show and made a name for myself.”

― Brendan Schaub

“After being signed by WWE, Edge, Christian, Mark Henry, Giant Silva, Test and Ken Shamrock all trained at my house. I had a pool room with an indoor pool and a garden behind it. I took out the garden and put in a wrestling ring.”

― Bret Hart

“The best kisses have something behind it – maybe something has been smoldering for a while, and it’s about to happen.”

― Brett Davern

“Wrongful convictions need to be addressed in America. There are a lot of Brian Banks behind bars right now.”

― Brian Banks

“Behind bars, everyone’s an inmate. Everybody has their skeletons; everybody has their story.”

― Brian Banks

“I’m not of the opinion that all software will be open source software. There is certain software that fits a niche that is only useful to a particular company or person: for example, the software immediately behind a web site’s user interface. But the vast majority of software is actually pretty generic.”

― Brian Behlendorf

“I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there.”

― Brian Eno

“The global capitalist project, which we are all a part of, leaves people behind. I don’t know what the answers are – I don’t think any actor does – but figuring it out through entertainment can be very useful.”

― Brian Gleeson

“The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.”

― Brian May

“Most of the stuff I learned to play, I learned in high school. I had a band in high school, a jazz-fusion thing, and I was the keyboard player. I was interested in how the instruments worked and the theory behind playing with them.”

― Brian McKnight

“Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It’s as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.”

― Bridget Riley

“I’m all about thoughtful gifts. If you put thought behind it – it could be $5 – but if there’s thought behind it, I think that’s what matters.”

― Britney Spears

“I really enjoy being behind the camera. A ton of projects I’ve done that are my most favorite projects would be where I actually executive produce and I’m behind the camera.”

― Brody Jenner

“I think at some point I am going to throw in the belt and decide to stick behind the camera.”

― Brody Jenner

“I see the Internet as the next big deal – I wanted to get in on it early on so I wouldn’t get behind it all.”

― Bruce Campbell

“I never could get into The Chambers Brothers. They make good records, but I never could get behind it.”

― Bruce Johnston

“If the Russians masterminded fraud for 40 years at the highest state level in sports, operating behind the scenes to corrupt sports, what else are they capable of?”

― Bryan Fogel

“My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round.”

― Buffalo Bill

“The Barefoot College is supposed to be a sparking off process. People are adopting it and owning it, which is really the story behind the college.”

― Bunker Roy

“The moon I see now is the same moon I saw before. Except that before, when I looked at it, it was in anticipation of what it would be like when I got there. That’s behind me now.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“You don’t want to disappoint your mama, for that main fact that she’s going to get on your behind.”

― Calvin Johnson

“It’s fun seeing my label on someone’s behind – I like that.”

― Calvin Klein

“I think I may just enjoy being behind the camera as much as I like being in front of it.”

― Cameron Dallas

“It’s been so wonderful to hear the realities behind motherhood.”

― Camilla Luddington

“Considering the popularity of soaps with the African-American audience, it’s grotesque that the entertainment industry, for all its vaunted liberalism, is lagging so far behind social changes in the United States. And why has there never been an all-black daytime network soap? It would probably blow the white soaps off the map.”

― Camille Paglia

“It is good to be in front of the lens to appreciate more being behind the lens.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I’ve always tried to stay behind the scenes, and I intend to keep it that way.”

― Carl Forti

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.”

― Carl Jung

“Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.”

― Carl Sandburg

“When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.”

― Carla Bley

“The women’s movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind.”

― Carol P. Christ

“BMX is still a young sport in Olympic terms. So the sport science behind it is also relatively new. As a program, it’s only going to get better as the sport gets bigger and more extreme.”

― Caroline Buchanan

“Everyone is battling something emotional behind closed doors – that’s life.”

― Caroline Flack

“A lot of the magic that is behind success can be unlocked through mentorships. Mentorships are a fundamental part of the success equation.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“These are big trade-offs for a simple piece of cake – add five hundred calories, subtract well-being, allure, and self-esteem – and the feelings behind them are anything but vain or shallow.”

― Caroline Knapp

“That’s what I love about tennis: As an individual sport, you can’t hide behind teammates.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I started my company with virtually no funds behind it – no big marketing budgets – and that worked in our favor with Millennials, who put us on the map. They can spot a paid endorsement a mile away and are completely turned off by it. Instead, they are heavily influenced by authentic experiences.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“I was a stylist behind the chair for over 20 years. then a salon owner and migrated into hair product manufacturing. I’ve pretty much lived and breathed hair in many different phases in my life.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“I started my career as a singer in Japan, but left it all behind to focus on my dancing career.”

― Carrie Ann Inaba

“Acting engenders and harbours qualities that are best left way behind in adolescence.”

― Carrie Fisher

“I’m clearly not meant to be in front of the camera. I’m really not meant for anything but behind the camera.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“I’m always imagining some sort of story behind the song, even the ones I haven’t written. I’m actively engaging in playacting.”

― Cassandra Wilson

“If the business were a play, Act One is, ‘Woohoo, bright and bushy-tailed. We’re going to make something great!’ Act Two is, ‘We’re six months behind on back-end development.’”

― Caterina Fake

“Behind every great athlete is a masterful coach that inspires the athlete to evolve into the strongest performer they can become.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“In America, dogs are viewed by their names first, breed second. And dogs live behind walls. It’s an unnatural point of view.”

― Cesar Millan

“After this many years of being a lead singer in a touring rock band, I’ve had my fair share of fun. But those days are long behind me.”

― Chad Kroeger

“I’m all about leaving a legacy behind and trying to cement myself as one of the greats. I don’t just want to be remembered as the guy who beat Michael Phelps at the 2012 London Olympics – a one-hit wonder – I want to be an inspiration to the kids.”

― Chad le Clos

“For me, being a complete artist means not necessarily just being in front of the camera, but being behind the camera or being the originator or creator of something.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.”

― Chanakya

“I’m trying to learn things behind the camera and what a producer does and shadowing the directors.”

― Chandra Wilson

“Our thinking behind these agreements is that we want all jobs in General Motors to be good jobs.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“I have a face like the behind of an elephant.”

― Charles Laughton

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“Designers used to be kept behind veiled doors. Now they are often the faces of companies.”

― Charles Pelly

“The problem with naming a No. 2 is you really want to throw all your weight behind the guy who is going to be the leader.”

― Charlie Bell

“I had to learn right away how to improvise behind Ornette, which not only meant following him from one key to another and recognizing the different keys, but modulating in a way that the keys flowed in and out of each other, and the new harmonies sounded right.”

― Charlie Haden

“That’s the exact concept behind the music: to take that kind of, I guess whatever you want to call it, jazz sensibility – but not have it be about solos.”

― Charlie Hunter

“With a vast majority of conservative voters and listeners solidly behind Mr. Trump, conservative critics of the president find themselves isolated and under siege.”

― Charlie Sykes

“If words don’t have vibration behind them, and a real feeling behind them, then they’re just words.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“Every designer has to stand behind and believe in what they are creating.”

― Charlotte Ronson

“Christians often want to hide behind the walls of the church, where we are comfortable, but sometimes we have to come out of the box.”

― Cheryl James

“I think you should always have a big team behind you if you are a big brand because it makes you think big.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I’ve had trouble now and again in Nigeria because I have spoken up about the mistreatment of factions in the country because of difference in religion. These are things we should put behind us.”

― Chinua Achebe

“As Chloe, I can honestly say I’ve never uttered a syllable of a curse word, not even behind closed doors.”

― Chloe Grace Moretz

“I grew up in a neighborhood that was surrounded by farms. There was a horse farm behind me and dairy farms on either side.”

― Chris Carmack

“If we make the tough decisions now, we will be one year ahead of 80 percent of the states in the race to economic growth. If we fail to act, we will fall even further behind… by going first, we can become first.”

― Chris Christie

“I am solidly, 100 percent behind Donald Trump.”

― Chris Collins

“We get these overzealous young men and their girlfriends. It’s happened occasionally where one of them will lean up against the front of the stage and the guy is behind her, and it starts off as just dancing and then it gets into something more.”

― Chris Frantz

“I do know I’ve lived through a bunch of things that people would maybe prefer I keep behind closed doors.”

― Chris Gethard

“Those big films are scary things. There’s so much money behind those things. There’s that hype. You enter a machine.”

― Chris Pine

“It’s bleak behind the Iron Curtain, although they do have the strongest vodka I’ve ever had in my life.”

― Chris Rea

“I am retiring from startup investing. It’s hard to leave all this behind right when things are going so well.”

― Chris Sacca

“In the same way that a mundane object can have a personality somehow, I try to suggest that a mundane setting can have some menace behind it.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“Whether you’re tall and you play a basketball player, or overweight and you play somebody who is dealing with the issues behind the weight, we all have to pull from real life to make those performances authentic.”

― Chrissy Metz

“A country, a style or an epoch are interesting only for the idea behind them.”

― Christian Dior

“It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter, that technically and economically we have left the territorial state behind us.”

― Christian Lous Lange

“Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state, behind protectionism and militarism.”

― Christian Lous Lange

“Ultimately when I throw myself behind a movie, I have to really believe in that director’s vision.”

― Christine Vachon

“I think the United States is way behind the times.”

― Christopher Atkins

“The Illuminati is just the evil, ‘nameless’ people who are behind governments.”

― Chuck D

“We run on the beach some days, and others, we run hills behind the gym. We also do several hours of grappling each week as mixed with some intense cardio in the ring.”

― Chuck Liddell

“I’ve got a wonky nose. Is it classical, is it not? That’s what’s hard work, getting down into the nitty-gritty of who are the human beings behind the front of what they present?”

― Ciaran Hinds

“I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy.”

― Claire Danes

“The fact that there has to be a man behind my success when I genuinely have worked so hard is frustrating.”

― Clairo

“Try to understand that behind every headline, there are individuals, families, and communities.”

― Clare-Hope Ashitey

“There’s something about the superheroes and the idea behind their relationship with humans, whether it’s a metaphor for the better part of ourselves, or the more flawed part of ourselves. So it seems to really be our own pop-culture version of Greek mythology.”

― Clark Gregg

“Upon the clothes behind the tenement, That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines, Linking each flat, but to each indifferent, Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.”

― Claude McKay

“Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it.”

― Clint Eastwood

“It would follow that ‘significant form’ was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality.”

― Clive Bell

“Maybe some day they’ll find me behind the computer, just bones and cobwebs.”

― Clive Cussler

“Maybe it was escapism, but I had become obsessed with going to remote locations and keeping myself behind the camera.”

― Cole Sprouse

“Standing in support of children is something we should all be able to get behind, regardless of party affiliation.”

― Colin Powell

“Nobody knows what goes on behind the scenes with a YouTuber.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“On the days I’m pitching, it’s almost a coin flip as to know if the guys behind me are going to be there to play 100%.”

― Cory Lidle

“To the extent that anyone anywhere does anything interesting, the question is: ‘Why isn’t Apple doing that; why is Apple behind in that?’ We aren’t the Everything Company. We take on a very small number of things that we do very well, and we find that pretty rewarding.”

― Craig Federighi

“Immigration is a system and a set of policies. And immigrants are the people behind those policies and behind that system, and the human stories.”

― Cristina Henriquez

“I’m a royal pain in the behind.”

― Cristina Saralegui

“You have to be committed or you fall behind, lose out.”

― Crystal Gayle

“Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.”

― Cy Coleman

“We should put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and weakened confidence in our country’s public leaders.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“No matter what’s behind us in the rearview mirror, it’s always about what’s next.”

― Dabo Swinney

“Leave no Marine behind.”

― Dakota Meyer

“I was way behind in my maturity. I was a 30-year-old acting like a 23-year-old. So when I was 21, I was probably acting like a 15-year-old.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“It’s not like my old self – I’m not in character anymore, I’m me. I’m not hiding behind that anymore.”

― Damon Albarn

“Real obsession needs an unconscious motivation behind it.”

― Damon Galgut

“I’ve been wanting to write a book about what goes into creating a novel, and the story behind ‘A Passage to India’ is especially interesting.”

― Damon Galgut

“The idea behind Mediaite was always to focus on the punditry, focus on the personalities behind the political media.”

― Dan Abrams

“When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits.”

― Dan Fogler

“I think millennials are a generation that’s a little bit behind, maybe four or five years behind the previous generation, as far as when they buy a house.”

― Dan Gilbert

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.”

― Dan Lipinski

“Behind the footballer, there is a human being.”

― Dani Alves

“For some reason, the fans got behind me, and I don’t know exactly why that is. I wasn’t supposed to main event WrestleMania XXX, but the fans were so vocal about it that the fans had no choice but to put me in the match. I’ve had a lot of lucky breaks.”

― Daniel Bryan

“To me, the funnest part of wrestling is evolving. If you stay the same all the time, you’re eventually going to be left behind.”

― Daniel Bryan

“The West has always been the epicentre of possibility. One of the ways we forge against mortality is to head west. It’s to do with catching the sun before it slips behind the horizon.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Many of us feel as though we are overloaded and overwhelmed by all the things that are happening, and we can’t stop work for even five minutes or we’ll fall behind: the idea that if we don’t take breaks, we’re being more productive.”

― Daniel Levitin

“I will be happier if I crash by trying than not trying and running around behind the same guy for 70 laps.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I remember when I was at Chelsea, and Ancellotti used to say, ‘Watch a DVD of Inzaghi’ – movement in terms of runs in behind and what makes strikers score goals.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I appreciate it when supporters throw themselves behind the team, and I’m sure for them, they appreciate it when they see a player who is going to give everything he can of himself for the club.”

― Danny Ings

“But for me, personally, I didn’t have any ambitions to become an actor. I’m interested in getting behind the camera.”

― Danny McBride

“At Arsenal, we’re not short of combination football, and I like to join in on that and get in behind defenders and try to get shots off at goal.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I joined the Royal Ballet School when I was 13. Before then, I’d done ballet twice a week after school. The rest of my class had started aged 11, so I’d missed two years and was really far behind.”

― Darcey Bussell

“If there’s one thing that ‘No Child Left Behind’ has proven, it’s that more academics don’t make for smarter children – or even higher test scores. And yet we somehow refuse to accept this reality.”

― Darell Hammond

“Kids who don’t play are not just at greater risk of falling behind academically, but also of becoming overweight or obese, failing to integrate socially, and even engaging in criminal activity.”

― Darell Hammond

“Life has always treated me well. I therefore won’t mind leaving it behind.”

― Dario Fo

“I love it behind the camera as much as I do in front.”

― Dash Mihok

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”

― Dave Mustaine

“Music is not a contest, it’s not a competition, so giving out trophies seems a little bit like the sporting world I left behind when I was a kid.”

― Dave Pirner

“There is actually a fair amount of money being put behind science today.”

― David Baltimore

“However, there’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.”

― David Bowie

“Charles and David Koch, two billionaire brothers, have been funding the infrastructure behind the Republican Party’s right-ward shift since at least 1980.”

― David Brock

“When the Americans are behind you, they’re behind you 100%, and this gives you real confidence as an architect. They expect you to lead a building project – to make the kind of big and costly decisions that, in Britain, have been handed over to project managers and cost-cutters.”

― David Chipperfield

“Clemens and Maddux have defined our era, I believe. And Randy Johnson is right behind them and still going.”

― David Cone

“I am a guy who likes to put the bad things and difficult times behind me.”

― David de Gea

“On ‘Supergirl,’ there are huge characters with huge mythologies behind them. What’s important is that you don’t lock yourself into something.”

― David Harewood

“The whole idea behind going ahead with this Chisora fight was that a victory may then lead to a fight with Vitali Klitschko.”

― David Haye

“Flash turns up the optical volume so that whatever lies behind the lens – be it film or a digital sensor – is a little more receptive.”

― David Hewson

“Make the financial industry pay for its mistakes. That’s the idea behind the best of the Obama administration’s reform proposals: If banks issue securities backed by mortgages, say, then require them to hold some of that paper so that they will bear some of the losses.”

― David Ignatius

“All my work’s been disguise, really: hiding behind the character.”

― David Jason

“I hadn’t been to drama school. I hadn’t been to university and acted there. I had no qualifications behind me.”

― David Jason

“Belief in great results is the driving force, the power behind all great books, plays, scientific discoveries.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“I’m interested in why people compromise when they shouldn’t. It comes back to what V’s about in a sense. We’ve all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we’ll forget about them and put them behind us. I’m very interested in why people do that.”

― David Lloyd

“Jews have long experience with Christians who have tried to help us in putting our Judaism behind us.”

― David Novak

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“They had some really cool rigged cars and things that were different that they would tow behind the camera car that were actually on these trailers that manipulated side to side and stuff like they were getting hit, and actually put the actor right in the middle of the chase.”

― David R. Ellis

“Murder has foreseeable consequences. When it happens, it is always to distinct individuals, and after it happens, other victims are left behind.”

― David Souter

“Dad worked in the same shop, behind the same counter, five or six days a week, for 38 years, and hated it.”

― David Thewlis

“Synergy is the VCR of media right now – discredited, outdated and left behind.”

― David Zinczenko

“I feel like I’ve put my demons behind me.”

― Davinia Taylor

“Why would anyone want to be called a size zero or even aspire to being a zero? I don’t even understand the thinking behind it, let alone the practicalities. What is all that about?”

― Dawn French

“I was just trickling releases out slowly and building the Deadmau5 brand slowly. There was never this big marketing machine behind it or anything like that.”

― Deadmau5

“We had an amazing experience shooting the first season of ‘Leverage’ with such a talented cast and crew and with the full support of TNT behind us.”

― Dean Devlin

“I’m representing the Bahamas; I’m representing a lot of islands – it’s a whole nation behind me, on my back.”

― Deandre Ayton

“I stand behind all my tweets. If I tweeted it and I said it, I am not apologizing for it.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“You can satisfy your soul’s mission by committing to leaving something behind on this planet that will make a difference to those who come after you.”

― Debbie Ford

“I love being outdoors and being with animals, and when you’re on a horse, you have to leave your anxieties and worries behind in the barn. It’s very therapeutic.”

― Deborah Harkness

“Obama seems like he tries to talk everyone into what he believes – and that’s part of why we elected him, because he’s a calm, reasonable guy – but behind that, there has to be some fight. You have to be able to take a few punches and throw a few punches.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.”

― Dennis Bergkamp

“What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do, but it’s not entertaining. I left that behind me.”

― Dennis Farina

“Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it.”

― Denzel Washington

“I stumbled upon the 3×1 shop because it’s a few doors up from the ‘V’ magazine offices on Mercer. The store is intense: They can take your measurements, and the sewers are right there behind glass making what amounts to a couture pair of jeans.”

― Derek Blasberg

“I use a Blackberry. I’m so behind on mobile communication technology, I think a smartwatch may be too far a leap.”

― Derek Blasberg

“I would definitely stay in the business, be behind the camera maybe.”

― Devon Sawa

“There’s something undeniably oxymoronic about a ‘successful’ rock n’ roll band. Who wants to hear a bunch of success stories whining about their success? More importantly, what can be the drive behind a band, what can they have to rage against when they are successes? That’s a dichotomy every successful band wrestles with.”

― Dexter Holland

“If you do not have the team behind you, then you can’t do things on your own. It all depends on the team.”

― Diego Costa

“Every striker has their way of playing and their strengths and a different team behind them. That is very important.”

― Diego Costa

“Unfortunately, it happens all too seldom that you really disappear behind a work, that you are no longer audible as an interpreter.”

― Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

“When things are going well on the pitch, it is because I know I have the coach behind me.”

― Dimitri Payet

“The Rwandan policy of putting the genocide behind them is incredibly effective in many ways. But it’s also incredibly frightening to think that this nation is being asked put this mass slaughter behind them.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on.”

― Dino De Laurentiis

“If kids can have some sort of social responsibility, that’s cool. But if they’re not actually having social responsibility, and they’re kind of hiding behind it, that’s kind of useless, or even worse.”

― Diplo

“You can’t leave civilization behind entirely.”

― Dirk Benedict

“We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical.”

― Dixie Lee Ray

“I don’t want to live in a militarised country behind an iron curtain. It’s boring. Been there and seen the movie. I’ve done that.”

― Dmitry Medvedev

“Columbia tried to put me behind other groups, so I didn’t wanna wait, they let me out of the contract and I’m glad they did.”

― DMX

“I like the tournaments at home. The crowd is always behind you.”

― Dominic Thiem

“On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead.”

― Don Ellis

“If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn’t bump his behind every time he hopped.”

― Don King

“I believe in diversity in front of and behind the camera.”

― Don Lemon

“They use all of the music that I did in the ’50s, ’60s and the ’70s behind people like Tupac and LL Cool J. I’m into all that stuff.”

― Donald Byrd

“The young guys keep me motivated. Youngsters coming up behind me.”

― Donald Cerrone

“No voters will be left behind.”

― Donna Brazile

“Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.”

― Donna Brazile

“I certainly hope ‘Dragon’ can leave some legacy behind.”

― Donnie Yen

“Any passion to collect has some meaning behind it.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I’ve brought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

― Dr. Seuss

“My dream has been to have my rock band behind me, play live, and entertain.”

― Drake Bell

“My only feeling about superstition is that it’s unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.”

― Duffy Daugherty

“I think president after president has always stood behind Israel. We always will. They’re our ally there. And we have to do whatever we can help them to protect their citizens.”

― Dutch Ruppersberger

“From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If you have a good thing going behind the scenes, you’ll have a good thing going on-screen.”

― Dylan O’Brien

“Writing, directing… anything behind the camera is what I want to do.”

― Dylan Penn

“Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously, the social conditions under which it arose lag behind and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces.”

― Earl Browder

“I don’t want to spend my whole life watching the sun go down behind the left field bleachers.”

― Earl Weaver

“There is no music that can’t be used politically, but the motives behind the creation of that music can be non-political.”

― Earle Brown

“I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks – and green things started to grow there!”

― Ed Begley, Jr.

“I have always been cursed or blessed with this inability to hide behind anything and to just say exactly what I am experiencing.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“If there is a doctrine, a message behind Live, it’s just that wordless intensity that doesn’t necessarily have to mean anything.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“We are the second oldest state in the Union because too many of our young people are leaving Pennsylvania. They are leaving Pennsylvania behind for opportunities elsewhere.”

― Ed Rendell

“My workouts are based on very heavy, fast movements using weights, the science behind it being that the faster you move a weight, the more fast twitch fibres you rip and then repair.”

― Eddie Hall

“I have more to say as a writer than from behind a wok.”

― Eddie Huang

“We must restrict the anonymity behind which people hide to commit crimes. As citizens, we have a right to privacy. We have no such right to anonymity.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

“People don’t see the determination behind getting on the pitch every week.”

― Edgar Davids

“I wasn’t a Superman guy – I didn’t like the invincible superhero who always wins. Who can get behind someone like that?”

― Edge

“For every player, it is important to be fit and have a good pre-season behind him.”

― Edin Dzeko

“The Puritans left behind so full a record of what they thought and did that scholars cannot resist the temptation to make the most of it.”

― Edmund Morgan

“Cotton Mather’s publications in his own lifetime amounted to more than 400 titles, and his magnum opus, on which he labored most of his life, remains unpublished: a commentary on every verse of every book of the Bible. Anyone who leaves that kind of record behind issues an irresistible invitation to historians.”

― Edmund Morgan

“Everybody knows that Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, a young father to be sure: only thirty at the time of the Constitutional Convention and just turned thirty-eight when he left behind his brilliant career as Secretary of the Treasury.”

― Edmund Morgan

“Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation.”

― Edward T. Hall

“There is always a human being behind the titles and the status.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I was nearly as far behind in calculus as I was in physics. But I wasn’t the only woman in the class, so I felt more comfortable asking questions.”

― Eileen Pollack

“France has become the second-largest consumer of pizza per person, per pound, in the world, behind the United States and ahead of Italy.”

― Elaine Sciolino

“A guy like Usain Bolt would be sick behind a bobsled.”

― Elana Meyers

“The question is always whether all of Baltimore will rise together or whether we will leave some behind.”

― Elijah Cummings

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”

― Elizabeth Taylor

“Does anyone believe that Goldman Sachs is gonna give up a deal that would yield millions of dollars because someone fussed at them behind closed doors?”

― Elizabeth Warren

“All things change, but we always have to think: what are we leaving behind?”

― Ellen Ullman

“The real crime of Hosni Mubarak is that he ruled for 30 years and left behind an Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood is the single strongest player.”

― Elliott Abrams

“I learned about the psychology behind Elektra and that excited me. And then I read the ‘Daredevil’ comics, especially when they met because I wanted to get an understanding of the relationship between Elektra and Matthew.”

― Elodie Yung

“When a director shifts gears as often as does Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the man behind the emotionally rich debut film ‘Amores Perros,’ you may wonder if he knows what he wants.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I can do an hour-long speech about Democrats taking African Americans for granted, and I’d have a line behind me of very prominent African-Americans who would say, ‘Amen.’”

― Emanuel Cleaver

“The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“How much cooler was Oz than seeing the little dude behind the curtain?”

― Emile Hirsch

“If I’d really known how hard I was going to have to work behind the scenes to have any kind of business, I think I would have stopped.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“I just feel like with independent movies… they’re really free to do whatever they want. They’re not afraid to make a statement about anything, and there’s not a huge studio behind them making sure that everything is wholesome and politically correct and all that.”

― Emma Roberts

“I used to do Facebook but you get a little too wrapped up in that stuff. Its more distracting than anything so I don’t any more. I left it behind. I detoxed!”

― Emma Stone

“Behind every crime is a story of sadness.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Mike Tyson and I came up together in the streets, and being around people like him, I learned what goes on behind the scenes.”

― Eric B.

“I’m always one time zone behind myself.”

― Eric Bana

“The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on.”

― Eric Cantor

“The nativism behind the push to repeal or amend the Fourteenth is ugly and obvious.”

― Eric Liu

“Entrepreneurs can’t forecast accurately, because they are trying something fundamentally new. So they will often be laughably behind plan – and on the brink of success.”

― Eric Ries

“Right outside of Kansas City is Leavenworth, and there are, like, five prisons there. It was kind of the tapestry of my childhood. I was always fascinated. I wanted to know what was behind those walls.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“I’ve been performing since I was very little, about three years old. I was inspired at first by the MTV artists of the ’80s and started putting on ‘shows’ in the apartment, most of them set to Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album. In my mind, there was a full lighting rig behind me… but it was just a couch.”

― Erich Bergen

“That’s the power behind a tool like Facebook Connect. It is making a Web without walls. Facebook allows you to go to other sites to comment, rate, etc., without having to set up a new profile for that site.”

― Erik Qualman

“A movie is like a tip of an iceberg, in a way, because so little of what you do in connection with making a movie actually gets into the movie. Almost everything gets left behind.”

― Errol Morris

“I sleep in peace, even if only in the company of lice, behind bars. The same could not be said of my incarcerators though they sleep in warm beds, next to their wives, in their homes.”

― Eskinder Nega

“The prison industrial complex, to put it in its crassest term, is a system of industrial mass incarceration. So there’s what you call bureaucratic thrust behind it. It’s hard to shut off because politicians rely upon the steady flow of jobs to their district that the prison system and its related industries promise.”

― Eugene Jarecki

“The tail of the comet always points straight away from the sun, in antisolar direction. Sometimes the tail trails behind, but sometimes it’s perpendicular, and sometimes it’s ahead of the comet like a headlight on a railroad locomotive.”

― Eugene Parker

“We’re a show-and-tell generation. People want to see behind the scenes. The more involved and invited they are, the closer affinity they have to your brand.”

― Eva Chen

“I think I probably have one of the easiest jobs in America. I get to run behind the best O-line in America.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I want to go play behind that great offensive line they have down in Dallas.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“We all know of families who have obligated themselves for more than they could pay. There is a world of heartache behind such cases.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“When I was at Villa and I was captain there and I had the opportunity to go to City, it played on my mind I wouldn’t be as pivotal. So initially I didn’t want to go, but a lot of things happened behind the scenes and I realised I had to go.”

― Fabian Delph

“When you go a goal behind the pressure drops off you and you feel like you can play more so when we go ahead we need to be switched on and that is when we need leaders on the pitch.”

― Fabian Delph

“Usually when tragedy is present, a great art movement is right behind it.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.”

― Felix Frankfurter

“If you give Messi a metre, he’ll snatch the ball and leave you behind.”

― Filipe Luis

“It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me – I never retreat.”

― Fiorello LaGuardia

“I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else’s. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there’s no truth.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“I worked as a head cook at courthouses and high schools. I left it behind when I started getting into my music real heavy.”

― Flavor Flav

“I’ve learned not to hide behind a veil of irony – to talk about my work in a more honest way.”

― Florence Welch

“My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.”

― Francis Picabia

“My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.”

― Francis Picabia

“Left love behind many years ago. Now it rests under a cross in the cemetery in Tombstone.”

― Franco Nero

“I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas.”

― Frank Butler

“Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims.”

― Frank Gaffney

“The principles behind explaining and educating the product or the elected official is similar, even though the actual execution of it is very, very different.”

― Frank Luntz

“The national team means you have the nation behind it.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“I’ve always hated people in costumes with big heads, where you don’t know what’s behind it.”

― Franka Potente

“If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what’s going on. The one who stays behind may be prey.”

― Frans de Waal

“Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”

― Franz Kafka

“The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.”

― Franz Liszt

“How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.”

― Fred Brooks

“Directing is literally what I’ve always wanted to do, ever since I was a kid. So I love the career I’ve built behind the camera.”

― Fred Savage

“I don’t like rap that doesn’t have a story behind it.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I demolish my bridges behind me – then there is no choice but forward.”

― Fridtjof Nansen

“There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We started at once to dig our trenches, half of my platoon stepping forward abreast, the men being placed an arm’s length apart. After laying their rifles down, barrels pointing to the enemy, a line was drawn behind the row of rifles and parallel to it.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!”

― Gail Sheehy

“Both Everton and City have fantastic sets of fans who really get behind the players.”

― Gareth Barry

“We never seem to make things easy for ourselves at Everton, and at City, it was the same, having to come from behind to get ahead in the big games.”

― Gareth Barry

“My retiring days are behind me – they’re going to have to throw me out now.”

― Garth Brooks

“If you date a musician, you’re never, ever really gonna be first either. You’re gonna be right behind the music and maybe right close.”

― Gary Allan

“I don’t know how you can justify leaving any engagement behind in the social Web of 2011.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital, vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy, as well as open space in the city.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Superman is such an old character. He’s an old character with this huge legacy behind him. And one of the awesome things about the fact that he’s been around for these decades is that he’s gone through these different phases.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“Our effects were primitive. Our stars were a black cloth with holes in it and light behind.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“’Star Trek’ episodes always insisted that humanity is on its bumpy way to what will be a glorious future in the 23rd century, in which we will have left most of our old selfishness – and old hatreds and prejudices – far behind us.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“Is Michael Moore an honest documentarian? Honestly? I don’t think he is… The real discussion gets left behind the entertainment value.”

― George A. Romero

“One of my favorite credits is to say that I worked behind Marilyn Monroe, and I love saying that. She was phenomenal.”

― George Chakiris

“So many years later, you watch yourself, and you’re not critical of yourself anymore ’cause that’s behind you.”

― George Chakiris

“The world is moving, and a company that contents itself with present accomplishments soon falls behind.”

― George Eastman

“Rather than standing back and being left behind, we must make the most of the opportunities that a growing China presents to us here in Britain.”

― George Osborne

“My grandfather was the architect behind NAFTA, and that has created so much economic opportunity, not only in our country, but in Latin America.”

― George P. Bush

“As America has grown less economically equal, a citizen’s ability to move upward has fallen behind that of citizens in other Western democracies. We are no longer the country where anyone can become anything.”

― George Packer

“Steve McQueen was the guy who said less, and everything was all behind his words and what he didn’t say, and you still felt emotionally connected and rooted behind him.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”

― George Washington Carver

“I not only get recognized – I get recognized from behind.”

― George Wendt

“When you play at home, you want the fans behind you, and you must give them something back.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“I didn’t fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.”

― Germaine Greer

“My grandpa showed me how to build stamina onset behind the scenes on ‘Twixt.’”

― Gia Coppola

“I try to be careful with my persuasiveness. When my heart is really behind it, and when I have no ulterior motive, then I know I’m truly persuasive.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of ’38, ’39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.”

― Gianni Agnelli

“The kosher community tends to follow often several years behind the general societal trends.”

― Gil Marks

“The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Behind every silver lining, there’s a cloud.”

― Glenn Gould

“Even when influential political and media figures vehemently complained about the criticisms I wrote, Salon’s editors unfailingly stood behind my work.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“If you’ve had the No. 1 job, why would you go back and be reserve manager? Is Alex Ferguson going to be reserve manager for Manchester United? It’s like a boxer going into the ring with one arm behind his back. Why would you do it? You’re going to get knocked out.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“Behind the driven person is just an enormous amount of misery. You have to be miserable with the status quo to want to change it.”

― Glenn Kelman

“It wasn’t the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it.”

― Gloria Grahame

“I wrote what I felt I had to write, and I’m willing to put my own sanity and my reputation behind it.”

― Gloria Naylor

“I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair.”

― Gloria Swanson

“Savio Vega kept pushing me, pushing me, as he was teaching me, too, how to be a heel and things. And how to… ‘Let’s just try this tonight: just, we’ll lock up, you’ll go behind me, rub up and down my chest.’”

― Goldust

“I’m a fan of the western genre. When I see a character actor, I see a whole movie behind a scene before and after. There’s a whole other movie behind it.”

― Gore Verbinski

“When I’ve done somewhat scripted stuff, it feels a little flat. It feels like there’s not much life behind it.”

― Grace Helbig

“Oftentimes, the only evidence left behind at the scene of a shooting are bullet shell casings.”

― Grace Meng

“We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball, and what I mean by that is we’re constantly waiting for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.”

― Graham Nash

“My personality was always such that I always look straight forward, never behind or to the side.”

― Grant Achatz

“There’s nothing more painful than something that’s superficially upbeat but you can kind of tell behind it that there’s a cynicism, or even a bitterness.”

― Grant-Lee Phillips

“I once bought some enormous fireworks that were literally the size of sticks of dynamite. We would go into the field behind our house, slide them into the biggest cow pats we could find, and blow them sky high. It was exhilarating and, for the cows, incredibly confusing.”

― Greg Davies

“I like the legend behind him. James Dean symbolizes the young actor’s dream. He struggled to get into Hollywood. He shot to fame at the age of 24 but only got to star in three films. It’s kind of a fantasy of what could have been.”

― Greg Sestero

“I truly believe that the story behind ‘The Room’ is more fascinating and bizarre than ‘The Room.’”

― Greg Sestero

“’Star Trek’ is notorious for looting the more thoughtful work of writers for their striking effects, leaving behind most of the thought and subtlety.”

― Gregory Benford

“As we begin to leave Afghanistan, are we fooling ourselves about what we are leaving behind or what we have promised the people of Afghanistan? Especially the women and girls?”

― Greta Van Susteren

“Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.”

― Groucho Marx

“If we take into account the existence of our planet, we have to recognise that we are guests that spend a short and very determined period in this world, and all we leave behind is nuclear waste.”

― Gunter Grass

“Unanimously we will confess and pledge ourselves to stand behind the Fuehrer and his movement today and forever and thereby to be of service to the idea of eternal Germany.”

― Gustav Krupp

“Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking.”

― Gustav Mahler

“Behind the masks of total choice, different forms of the same alienation confront each other.”

― Guy Debord

“I say what I think, and I stand behind what I say.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Normally when I do an album, I have a concept behind it.”

― Gza

“It’s hard to get in the head of somebody. The closest we can get is through the words they’ve left behind, either their contemporary correspondence or after-the-fact memoirs.”

― H. W. Brands

“Being behind the lens gives me a completely different perspective, and because of my blog, I get to do projects and attend shows lending me another angle.”

― Hanneli Mustaparta

“It is a changing world because of the newcomers who keep arriving and who leave us behind. Trying to keep pace with them is doomed to inglorious failure, especially as the pace has quickened so much.”

― Hans Jonas

“When people ask me what I do, I tell them that I ‘do things in front of people.’ I don’t know why I do what I do. I’ve tried working behind the scenes. I felt left out!”

― Hari Nef

“The idea behind resistance training is that you’re basically tearing something and creating a microtrauma in the muscle. When the muscle recovers, it’s going to recover stronger and denser than it was before.”

― Harley Pasternak

“The world changes, and if you don’t go with the change, you’re left behind.”

― Harley Race

“One should also remember that the U.S. is the biggest exporter of torture weapons in the world, though the U.K. is not far behind in the league table. We never stopped, even under Robin Cook’s supposedly ethical foreign policy.”

― Harold Pinter

“Producers want to put their music behind revivals but I don’t think that’s a good trend for the theater at all.”

― Harold Prince

“When teams are dropping off, it’s difficult, especially as a striker. You always have two centre-halves behind you and maybe a sitting midfielder as well. It’s a bit more difficult creating chances.”

― Harry Kane

“Behind the ambitious, creative talent that is Hollywood lies a darker side of the entertainment industry little appreciated by the ordinary moviegoer. It’s an opaque world of film financing, revenue accretion, and minimal profit share.”

― Harry Shearer

“’Looper’ was so brilliant, and it took me forever to finally see it, but the way that movie ends and the message behind that is so selfless.”

― Hayley Williams

“Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can’t go hand in hand, I don’t want to go.”

― Hazel Scott

“To hide behind a computer and an anonymous persona to spew hate at another person is despicable.”

― Heather Dubrow

“There is a huge agenda behind trying to destroy me and put me down.”

― Heather Mills

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Often, M.B.A.s will parachute around from one company or industry to another, without really understanding what’s behind it.”

― Henry Mintzberg

“Until we stem the housing correction, until the biggest part of that is behind us and we have more stability in housing prices, we’re going to continue to have turmoil in the financial markets.”

― Henry Paulson

“There’s a lot of mountain climbers trapped inside of bodies of people behind the counter at Kinko’s.”

― Henry Rollins

“I am an employment hyena. I am happy to make a meal of what the lions leave behind.”

― Henry Rollins

“Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The interest which lay behind Federalism was that of well-to-do citizens in a stable political and social order, and this interest aroused them to favor and to seek some form of political organization which was capable of protecting their property and promoting its interest.”

― Herbert Croly

“Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.”

― Hermann Hesse

“What are the 10 major legacies that European colonization have left behind? Issues of illiteracy. Issues of ill health. Issues of poor infrastructure. Issues of backward agricultural economies. And it goes on.”

― Hilary Beckles

“History is always changing behind us, and the past changes a little every time we retell it.”

― Hilary Mantel

“Fear of commitment lies behind the fear of writing.”

― Hilary Mantel

“Even smaller companies are putting resources behind their analytics teams in the same way they put resources behind engineering and product teams. There are some great tools out there that allow even tiny businesses to use data effectively.”

― Hilary Mason

“Technology is giving companies superpowers to compete more intelligently and capture the data behind changing trends, expanding markets, and new opportunities.”

― Hilary Mason

“Obviously, this whole ‘no child left behind’ idea is more rhetoric than actual practice.”

― Hill Harper

“I like to create a sound and then leave it behind.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“I’ve always preferred being behind the camera.”

― Hiro Murai

“Hardly anyone says anything real in the courtroom. Almost everything is decided ahead of time, and the truth is found behind the scenes.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“So much European cinema has open arms to stories carried by women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. And America is a little behind in that.”

― Holly Hunter

“Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling.”

― Holly Near

“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.”

― Honore de Balzac

“It’s clear that women athletics are pretty far behind in every way. In terms of facilities, how much we make, everything.”

― Hope Solo

“Any political system can commit mistakes and any state can commit mistakes. What is most important is to acknowledge these mistakes and put them right as soon as possible and put those behind them into account, bring them to account.”

― Hosni Mubarak

“Regardless of the sexual orientation behind a relationship, it is still a relationship and still love.”

― Hozier

“Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“I have the people behind me and the people are my strength.”

― Huey Newton

“Part of the concept behind the magazine was breaking barriers. And it wasn’t just a sexual thing. It was racial and doing the things that were right. And in the process, that set ‘Playboy’ apart.”

― Hugh Hefner

“I think actors are attracted to the idea of other identities and concealing themselves behind some other identity.”

― Hugh Laurie

“A lot of the joke of ‘The Windsors’ is this ridiculous idea of what might happen behind closed doors.”

― Hugh Skinner

“It is part of being a goalkeeper: there is nobody behind to save you.”

― Hugo Lloris

“The whole world is about three drinks behind.”

― Humphrey Bogart

“Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.”

― Humphrey Bogart

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”

― Humphrey Bogart

“Just because I’m a successful singer who’s loved and has been loved for years doesn’t mean I’m sitting behind electric gates in my own fantasy land.”

― Ian Brown

“The idea behind diet confusion is, you have to keep your body off-kilter. So by changing the type of foods that you eat, the frequency of the foods that you eat, you can keep your metabolism revved up.”

― Ian K. Smith

“I stand behind all the lyrics I’ve ever written; I don’t have a problem with that.”

― Ian MacKaye

“I’m more comfortable revealing myself than hiding behind metaphors. I respond to artists who reveal something of themselves.”

― Idina Menzel

“In a kidnapping, you leave behind a lot of your baggage, like arrogance and stubbornness.”

― Ingrid Betancourt

“My father moved out to Park City in in the mid-’70s and lived in a Winnebago behind a hippie joint called Utah Coal & Lumber that was one of only two or three restaurants at that time. Park City was a sleepy little mining town, with not a condo in sight.”

― Ira Sachs

“I’m always sad to leave paradise, but I leave behind the hopes of coming again soon.”

― Irina Shayk

“I don’t want everything to be flowery perfection. I like it there to be a charge behind it, you know?”

― Irvine Welsh

“For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.”

― Irving Babbitt

“Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality.”

― Irving Howe

“I like to take these unusual characters and then make them as normal as possible, because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal always hides itself behind the normal.”

― Isabelle Huppert

“Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter.”

― Ivor Novello

“Behind every big artist, there’s a big team.”

― J Balvin

“We are proving that Latinos have the power to connect with an audience on a global level without having to leave our identity behind.”

― J Balvin

“I’m not gonna be bad at anything, and I want to actually be the best at anything I’m doing. So if I’m playing basketball, if I’m taking the SATs, like, there’s a competitive spirit behind it. With production, it’s the same thing.”

― J. Cole

“Fiction will always be my greatest love, with poetry close behind.”

― J. Courtney Sullivan

“When I lived in Los Angeles, I used to live in the Hollywood Hills, behind Grauman’s Theater, and I’d always hit the matinees.”

― J. D. Souther

“With the acting, it’s somebody else’s brainchild, and I’m just sort of helping flesh it out. There’s a special satisfaction to being the brains behind the operation.”

― Jack Black

“Watch me, and I only really like the ball into feet. I don’t like running in behind so much.”

― Jack Grealish

“When you’ve got players like Carlos Sanchez, Fabian Delph, and Tom Cleverley behind you, it makes it easy with Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor in front of me.”

― Jack Grealish

“I’d rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it’s probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.”

― Jacques Delors

“Sometimes, when I break my hands, I kind of go too far behind my body, and what that will do, wherever my right arm’s going to go, my left arm’s going to go.”

― Jake Arrieta

“The Memorial Finder covers the gap. It tells you the specific panel and number where you can find an individual but begins to reveal the connections between the names themselves. As you move around the site itself, a smartphone app will reveal adjacencies as well as the stories behind the names.”

― Jake Barton

“I can’t make a movie unless I believe in the themes behind it. I mean, that’s the first question I ask myself, always, is, ‘What is this movie about?’”

― Jake Gyllenhaal

“If all you were left believing was what you were seeing, it’d be nothing but desperate. To have hope, you’re going to have to imagine that there’s something behind the curtain.”

― Jakob Dylan

“It’s important for African-Americans to express themselves, period. We’re 400 years behind. We should be able to shine whenever and however we feel.”

― Jalen Rose

“A law is not a law without coercion behind it.”

― James A. Garfield

“If you’re ringing my doorbell eight times every three minutes and hiding behind my garbage cans, I will call the police. That is literally harassment.”

― James Charles

“Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent.”

― James Connolly

“I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me; so I’m not the guy to ask. I just got really fortunate with this one.”

― James Denton

“When I started off, I was working in a shed behind my house. All I had was a drill, an electric drill. That was the only machine I had.”

― James Dyson

“Engineers are behind the cars we drive, the pills we pop and the way we power our homes.”

― James Dyson

“It’s much easier to make a movie with kind of stylistic pyrotechnics because you can hide behind that if there’s a gap in the story.”

― James Gray

“The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.”

― James Hillman

“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.”

― James Joyce

“The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.”

― James Joyce

“General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle.”

― James Longstreet

“Dele Alli is probably the perfect example. He played loads of games for MK Dons at a young age. He got a move and kicked on from there because he had that experience behind him.”

― James Maddison

“The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because it’s been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money behind them – blogs, say, or Wikipedia – can become influential.”

― James Surowiecki

“If Broadway no longer seems behind the times or ahead of the times, it may be because there are no ‘times’ anymore, no prevailing Zeitgeist that sets the fashion, pace, and prevailing look.”

― James Wolcott

“We want to see women in more power positions, not just in front of the screen but behind the screen as well.”

― Jamie Chung

“I panic when we’re on tour and feel the world can leave you behind. When we finish touring, I feel like I’m running to catch up and find out what’s been happening.”

― Jamie Hince

“I’ve ended up water skiing behind the Stanford rowing team as well as water skiing behind an excavator while it swung around in a circle.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“It can be painful leaving parts of yourself behind. Change and shuffling off your previous skin is traumatic, but it can be done.”

― Jamie Parker

“People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it’s not easy at all; we’re used to hiding behind masks.”

― Jane Fonda

“I love the mystery behind things.”

― Janelle Monae

“I learned to hide aspects of my personality. Playing with girls was fine, for example, but playing with their Barbies was something I could do only behind closed doors.”

― Janet Mock

“When I did a year-long study in 2005 of European countries integrating Muslims into their cultures, France came in the lowest of the rank. Sweden was not far behind, though, which is worrying, as racism in France is much closer to the bone.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“I often say Policy Planning is very analogous to a venture capital firm. A venture capital firm sees an interesting idea and puts money behind it; in Policy Planning, we look for promising ideas and then put contacts and relationships behind it.”

― Jared Cohen

“Twenty years ago, you might have been pessimistic and said there’s no hope. But these days, some of our very biggest companies are acting remarkably cleanly. And in some cases, although not all cases, the CEOs are the driving forces behind that.”

― Jared Diamond

“Someone who is wrongfully accused needs to do their best to put it behind them and move on.”

― Jared Polis

“I think NBC got a little reluctant to get behind single-camera shows after ‘Scrubs’ didn’t do what they thought it was going to do following ‘Friends.’”

― Jason Bateman

“The 76ers currently play very good basketball, and we don’t. However, we are still only one win behind them. If we continue to improve, we should be on the top of our division at the end of the regular season.”

― Jason Kidd

“A good comedy with a purpose behind it is exhilarating.”

― Jason Mantzoukas

“I don’t want costumes and makeup between me and the audience – I want more direct communication. There’s something for me about being honest on stage, and I’m at my most honest when I’m behind a piano. So I prefer my concert performances.”

― Jason Robert Brown

“Immediate, simultaneous connection between the audience and a performer is crucial to me. It’s why I do what I do. Other things, like recording, are satisfying, but they’re not the same. I love the connection I get with the audience when I’m sitting behind that piano.”

― Jason Robert Brown

“I love to get behind the wheel and get competitive.”

― Jason Statham

“Technology is the fashion of the ’90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it – either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology.”

― Jay Chiat

“So many people have stood behind me for so long.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“Nineteen percent of doctors say that they’d be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments.”

― Jay Leno

“I had listened to Joe Turner. When they’d book Joe there, I’d play the blues behind him.”

― Jay McShann

“There is an opportunity for us to renew ourselves. There’s an opportunity for us to leave the past behind and present something different for the future.”

― Jay Weatherill

“In life, if you stay quiet, you’ll get left behind. So I had to learn to be more vocal and outgoing.”

― Jaylen Brown

“When I first moved to L.A., I cleaned apartments after people moved out. When people move, they leave stuff behind and haven’t cleaned for weeks. I like to clean – I have no problem with cleaning – but some apartments were filthy and disgusting. And there’d always be a random flip-flop left somewhere on its own.”

― Jayma Mays

“The order of the world is always right – such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.”

― Jean Baudrillard

“When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.”

― Jean Cocteau

“In electronic music, staying behind your laptop for two hours is not too exciting to watch.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“It’s a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“It’s like climbing a staircase. I’m on the top of the staircase, I look behind me and I see the steps. That’s where I was.”

― Jeanne Moreau

“I got the dragon on my leg when I was still living with my dad. He’s not a fan of tattoos, so I had to get it behind his back; he kind of freaked out when he saw it.”

― Jeff Hardy

“I’ve only seen one snake out in the wilderness, not behind glass, and I froze. I literally couldn’t move. So to say I have a fear of snakes would be true.”

― Jeff Nichols

“I remain deeply concerned about falling wages and the lack of good jobs for Americans. Too many of our citizens are either stuck in place or falling behind, and too often their needs are forgotten.”

― Jeff Sessions

“When I was a young guy, when I first started with G.E., Jack Welch sent us all to Japan because in those days Japan was gonna crush us. And we learned a lot about Japan when we were there. But over the subsequent 30 years, the Japanese companies all fell behind. And the reason why they fell behind is because they didn’t globalize.”

― Jeffrey R. Immelt

“I have actually been very fortunate to be able to make films on my own credit card without having huge funders behind me dictating how the story should be told.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“Should Filipinos decide to have me as their leader, I will ensure that just like in Makati, everyone will benefit from whatever development our country would attain. No one will be left behind.”

― Jejomar Binay

“So basically the understanding on these so-called reissues is that they were done behind my back, without my permission, and the band informed me that I would no longer be paid on them at all.”

― Jello Biafra

“I had danced with Janet Jackson and P. Diddy so I had done a bunch of hip hop. Really and truly my roots are in modern and ballet but, professionally, that’s not really out there any more, unfortunately, so these artists aren’t really having a lot of ballet dancers behind them so I had to learn hip hop really quick.”

― Jenna Dewan

“As the Republicans run to the crazy Tea Party right, they leave behind the huge mass of genuinely moderate and independent Americans that make up the majority of voters. The ones that used to consider themselves now-extinct moderate Republicans. They’re up for grabs. And the Democrats have to grab them!”

― Jennifer Granholm

“When I hear people flatteringly say, ‘You’re an expert on East Asia…’ I’m certainly an observer of East Asia, and central Asia, and ASEAN, and to a lesser extent South Asia and the Gulf, but there’s always something behind the wall in China.”

― Jenny Shipley

“The Pacific had great hope that when the former President Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing, we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing their weapons in our Pacific region.”

― Jenny Shipley

“A national investment bank can invest to provide us with the foundations of shared and ecologically sustainable growth: renewing the U.K.’s energy, digital and transport infrastructure which lags woefully behind other major economies.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“’Lolita’ was a great wound in the side for me. I stuck my neck out maybe further than I should have and castigated the studio for not getting behind it.”

― Jeremy Irons

“The financial crisis and the Great Recession posed the most significant macroeconomic challenges for the United States in a half-century, leaving behind high unemployment and below-target inflation and calling for highly accommodative monetary policies.”

― Jerome Powell

“Actually ‘Soon’ has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“In the prequel we’re going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“If you really want something you just hang with it. We think our future’s ahead and not behind.”

― Jerry Only

“I’d like to meet a nice girl and leave all those ‘hottest bachelor’ lists behind.”

― Jesse Metcalfe

“I’m interested in people that can say one thing and have completely different motives behind that.”

― Jesse Plemons

“We just want to make sure individuals who drive on our roads are not impaired and they are a responsible person behind a motor vehicle.”

― Jesse White

“Running with your hands behind your back is so hard.”

― Jessica Rothe

“I think that a great newspaper is one that puts a real premium on digging to get the story behind the story.”

― Jill Abramson

“We’ve got to make sure we have players that can break teams down because there’s no space in behind; we need to problem-solve in a different way.”

― Jill Ellis

“I don’t think people buy technology products because of the personalities of the people behind them.”

― Jim Balsillie

“The President’s call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party’s leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn’t add up.”

― Jim Clyburn

“In Washington, Senator Paul has put his own ambition ahead of Kentuckians and is behind policies that would hurt Kentucky families.”

― Jim Gray

“People in the high-tech sector are living with change every hour. They can get up in the morning and find themselves behind already.”

― Jim Pattison

“When you get behind with the tax department, it’s very difficult to catch up.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“My dad was a womaniser, a gambler. He was violent. They thought if they left Scotland, they would leave the problems behind.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.”

― Jimmy Carter

“What’s happened to the music industry, from my perspective, is a lot of great music is behind the wall that can’t get through, and therefore, a lot of artists are getting discouraged.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I worked on a show called ‘West Wing’ before. I didn’t work with Aaron Sorkin, but he created the show and set the tenor of the show, which was you follow the words of the script perfectly because there’s a dramaturgical thing behind it.”

― Jimmy Smits

“A lot of the stories I was brought up on had to do with extreme actions – leaving everything behind, crossing the trackless wastes, and in those stories the people who stayed behind and had their settled ways – those people were not the people who got the prize. The prize was California.”

― Joan Didion

“With public figures involved in a relationship it seems that there is a machine behind their love so oftentimes.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.”

― Jodie Foster

“We Americans think, in every country in transition, there’s a Thomas Jefferson hiding behind some rock or a James Madison beyond one sand dune.”

― Joe Biden

“The natural urge when running a distance is to push harder and finish sooner – to race against time. Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.”

― Joe Henderson

“Michael was a type of person the whole family went behind who crossed all borders with his music.”

― Joe Jackson

“The strongest, richest, greatest nation in the world shouldn’t leave anyone behind.”

― Joe Kennedy III

“David and Ellen Siminoff are legends in Silicon Valley – they are two of the most influential mentors to top executives and leaders behind the scenes, with long track records of success.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“When you live in a small town behind the Pine Curtain, you live inside your head a lot.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“I always write like the devil’s behind me with a whip. I’m going to write because I like it. Then I’m going to write another.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho’ slain by millions, millions left behind?”

― Joel Barlow

“Hillary Clinton has made it clear over and over again that we are at our best when we lift people up; we should be leaving no one behind. That is not always her home base, but it’s always part of what she says.”

― Joel Benenson

“Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball. That was the first thing that I said to Under Armour, and they were behind it 100 percent. This isn’t about a shoe deal.”

― Joel Embiid

“An orchard can grow pastured poultry underneath. A beef cattle or sheep farm can run pastured poultry behind the herbivores, like the egret on the rhino’s nose.”

― Joel Salatin

“But unfortunately, when you have a kid, you sometimes eat everything they leave behind. So far today I’ve had some of her leftover pancakes with peanut butter.”

― Joely Fisher

“The first time I went behind the camera was in 1993. I felt, ‘This is my thing,’ and I knew that someday I’d make a feature.”

― Johan Renck

“I’m not executing my pitches. I’m not commanding my fastball, and I get behind in the count. When I try to throw strikes, I’m getting hurt. That’s not the way I pitch.”

― Johan Santana

“Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it – in a decade, a century, or a millennium – we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?”

― John Archibald Wheeler

“Fantasy fans are incredibly loyal and passionate. Other people don’t want to be seen as passionate about things, they want to be cool and laconic. The great thing about fantasy fans is they’ll really get behind a show.”

― John Bradley-West

“Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short, the security behind the notes is diminished, the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended, and the panic follows.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“This is real human drama, we’re not creating some amusement park ride for the summer. Even though the movie is really exciting to watch, it’s got a real pathos behind it.”

― John C. Reilly

“I don’t display my plaques and honors. They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.”

― John Cameron

“My job is to just express something that I want to express. And if I’m ahead or behind the curve, that’s for others to decide.”

― John Cusack

“Free lodging for military families with loved ones in the hospital is something all Americans can rally behind.”

― John Delaney

“This resolution is further proof that Congress stands firmly behind our troops and remains resolved to pursue those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until they are discovered, detained, and punished.”

― John Doolittle

“A disk unbeknownst to the director can go to the producer in another city or in another office and that producer can edit behind the director’s back much easier than in the old days. Since these dailies are now put on videotape, more kinds of people have access to dailies.”

― John Frankenheimer

“I didn’t want to spend my life behind a desk.”

― John Gilpin

“Music is something that you really have to want to do it, and there has to be a reason behind it.”

― John Gourley

“Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.”

― John Greenleaf Whittier

“It’s hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.”

― John Harrison

“I can get behind any story that’s willing to tell itself without apology.”

― John Hensley

“What I remember most vividly was the sense of always being a little behind the other kids in class – that sense of I wasn’t cut out for class or I wasn’t cut out to read.”

― John Hickenlooper

“I’ve lived publicly and never hidden behind closed doors. Therefore, if I have gone over the top sometimes, it has been visible.”

― John Hurt

“The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.”

― John Jay Chapman

“My elections are really not about campaigns. I tell my people that these are about a movement. And a movement to do what? To restore common sense. A movement to do things like provide economic growth. And a movement not to let anybody be behind.”

― John Kasich

“No Child Left Behind taught us that parents, teachers and state and local leaders are more suited to address students’ needs than a one-size-fits-all accountability system developed by Washington bureaucrats.”

― John Kline

“Researchers can measure what kind of angles your legs take up during the day when they’re just trailing around behind you in weightless conditions, and what kind of impacts you feel during your exercise. They’re going to compare that with what we do on the ground.”

― John L. Phillips

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”

― John Lennon

“My hairline is receding. So my days as a romantic lead – even though I’ve never had them – are behind me.”

― John Lithgow

“They would go back and listen to my matches, and two days later, I’d be fined. Because no one heard it while it was being played, but they heard it on some mic behind the court. Is that the way it should be? I don’t think so.”

― John McEnroe

“To me, terrorists should not be able to hide behind their passports and their citizenship, and that includes U.S. citizens, whether they are overseas or whether they are here in the United States. What we need to do is to apply the appropriate tool and the appropriate response.”

― John O. Brennan

“I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don’t hit the headlines.”

― John Oates

“It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.”

― John Phillips Marquand

“I grew up in Chicago, but I spent a lot of time down in Kentucky, and Kentucky was about 20 years behind the life that was in Chicago.”

― John Prine

“The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.”

― John Rawls

“Designing our own agriculture policy will mean we can put behind us the quotas and regulations that have held back U.K. output during our years in the E.U.”

― John Redwood

“You fouled a guy who needs to be fouled. If he’s going to the basket, you don’t give a knick-knack foul and then argue with the ref. You foul him so he knows, so the next guy coming behind him knows, so his team knows you can’t go in the lane.”

― John Salley

“Obama hasn’t passed a budget in four years, he’s a wuss. Obama has rejected the recommendation of his own Simpson-Bowles, on a budget package, he’s a wuss. He wants to lead from behind, he’s a wuss!”

― John Sununu

“My mistakes are always around moving too slow or moving too fast without process behind it. And it’s something that, if we’re not careful, we’ll repeat again and again.”

― John T. Chambers

“Since I became CEO, 87 percent of the companies in the Fortune 500 are off the list. What that says is that companies that don’t reinvent themselves will be left behind. I also think that’s true of people. And I think it’s true of countries.”

― John T. Chambers

“This most dangerous enemy is the American counterpart of the British Fabian Socialist, who denies that he is a Socialist and operates behind a mask which he calls National Planning.”

― John T. Flynn

“For many of us, sport has provided the continuity in our lives, the alternative family to the one we left behind. It gives us something to talk about, to preen about, to care about.”

― John Thorn

“An aging writer has the not insignificant satisfaction of a shelf of books behind him that, as they wait for their ideal readers to discover them, will outlast him for a while.”

― John Updike

“American art in general… takes to surreal exaggerations and metaphors; but its Puritan work ethic has little use for the playful self-indulgence behind Parisian Surrealism.”

― John Updike

“I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.”

― Johnny Carson

“We’ve always kind of tried to keep the mystique. We don’t wanna give everybody everything. You give ’em too much, it’s just white noise. When we do say something, we want it to be an event. When we go out and do things, we want it to be an event and kind of keep everything else behind closed doors.”

― Johnny Christ

“I’m just an actor, and if I can leave something behind that my kids will be proud of, then that’s what I want. I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed by anything I’ve done.”

― Johnny Depp

“Me and Jerry left because we felt we weren’t getting anywhere playing our old songs in tiny clubs. The group was getting stale and staying behind the times.”

― Johnny Thunders

“I’m not Yadier Molina behind the plate, but I can throw a ball to second on a rope.”

― Jon Hamm

“While it’s true that Washington would benefit from more civility, the Senate, behind the scenes, is an extraordinarily collegial institution.”

― Jon Kyl

“I get creeped out by Francis Bacon’s paintings, and I can’t say exactly why. They’re all really disturbing, and there is an almost nimbus-like quality behind some of his frightening characters and stuff.”

― Jonathan Demme

“Scientists have found the gene for shyness. They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding behind a couple of other genes.”

― Jonathan Katz

“I knew from early on I would go to film school and try to work behind the camera.”

― Jonathan Ke Quan

“No Child Left Behind widens the gap between the races more than any piece of educational legislation I’ve seen in 40 years. It denies inner-city kids the critical-thinking skills to interrogate reality.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“No Child Left Behind’s fourth-grade gains aren’t learning gains, they’re testing gains. That’s why they don’t last. The law is a distraction from things that really count.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“An early remedy for malaria called for tossing the sufferer, Br’er Rabbit-style, into a prickly bush; in his hasty retreat, went the thinking, he might leave the fever behind. Orally-administered cobwebs were also deemed effective.”

― Jonathan Miles

“You can’t negotiate in public. People won’t make concessions in public. They will do that in private. Like sausage making, you have to do it behind closed doors.”

― Jonathan Powell

“Now and again, you may be picking a pass or two in behind, making something happen, but when we’re attacking – especially at Liverpool – I’m focusing on protection, being disciplined, being careful, worrying about counter-attacks, things like that.”

― Jordan Henderson

“I see what’s behind everything the director wants to do.”

― Jordi Molla

“Keeping wicket is the worst place to be when out of form. You can’t hide at fine leg where you might touch the ball once every 10 overs. Behind the wicket you are involved every ball.”

― Jos Buttler

“I think the legacy Ronda leaves behind is that she changed women’s MMA.”

― Jose Aldo

“Behind Chipotle is not a corporation; behind Chipotle is a man that is one of the great cooks, that created a great concept.”

― Jose Andres

“There is no reason for women to trail behind men in social, economic, and political outcomes.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Especially when you play at home, you need a good atmosphere behind you.”

― Jose Mourinho

“Some of the FDA’s own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA’s actions.”

― Joseph Crowley

“I’ve always been fascinated with everything behind the camera and in front.”

― Joseph Morgan

“It was surprising how many kids don’t have lunches. If we all get behind this cause, it’ll help a lot of the kids out there who don’t really get enough food.”

― Joseph Parker

“My views on piracy and illegal streaming are I think it’s illegal for a reason, and I feel like there’s a lot of people working hard behind the scenes to get the fights going and showing things on TV.”

― Joseph Parker

“A lot of boxers get along well. But if you have to fight each other, then leave that relationship behind.”

― Joseph Parker

“If Trump actually wants to help those who have been left behind, he must go beyond the ideological battles of the past.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“The Obama administration contends that starting a for-profit business means leaving religious liberty behind. The administration has effectively told the Supreme Court that for-profit companies have no right to act on moral convictions the government opposes. They are about profits. That position is deeply mistaken.”

― Josh Hawley

“I love storytelling so for me to get behind a story and get in there early in its infancy and kind of develop it in the early stages was something I really wanted to be a part of.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“The best years are behind me.”

― Josh Schwartz

“We all have something in our past that is gripping us, and ‘Violet’ is very much about leaving those things behind.”

― Joshua Henry

“I avoided the party scene at the University of Miami. I came in to study musical theater, and I felt so behind. I literally knew nothing.”

― Joshua Henry

“Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche.”

― Joshua Leonard

“What I love most about icons is finding out what’s behind them, exploring the price of their power.”

― Joss Whedon

“Early on, QVC was the most appealing medium for me because it allowed me to share the stories behind my products and directly communicate the features and benefits.”

― Joy Mangano

“The big dramas that fascinate me are the quiet ones that happen behind closed doors in so-called ordinary families.”

― Joyce Maynard

“I just want to be playing! I love to play. But I think I can play in the three positions behind the striker.”

― Juan Mata

“There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results.”

― Judith Butler

“Singing background has always been such a precious thing. I’m always going to be excited to sing behind an artist and learn from them.”

― Judith Hill

“Behind every cloud is another cloud.”

― Judy Garland

“I go down to the gym unwashed, like something dragged in from behind a truck.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“It’s always unfortunate when a reporter is sent behind bars for failing to turn over sources. There’s no way to say what the long-term outcome will be.”

― Judy Woodruff

“When you see something that is well-written, the actors can get behind it.”

― Julia Barr

“It became clear to me that our value as people is not in our stock portfolios and bank accounts but in the legacies we leave behind.”

― Julia Butterfly Hill

“I usually like to hide my vocals behind the music. I don’t like to hide them consciously, but I have a tendency to prefer the vocal at the same level as everything else and put lots of reverb on it.”

― Julia Holter

“I’ve been the person who hides behind people and lets everyone else do their thing, and I’ve been content there.”

― Julia Michaels

“Being middle-aged is about realising that you’ve lived most of your life. You don’t have as much time in front of you as you have behind you.”

― Julianne Moore

“It must be said that Brighton, unlike London, makes driving seem very appealing. Instead of glowering faces and angry horns on all sides, we have the coast road in front of us and the Sussex Downs just 10 minutes behind us.”

― Julie Burchill

“A long-running show leaves behind a legacy of storytellers and their relationship with the audience.”

― Julie Plec

“The U.S. may be behind on family-friendly benefits, but I see it’s changing, because we’re all facing a talent war.”

― Julie Sweet

“I chose to be Mrs. Johnny Cash in my life. I decided I’d allow him to be Moses and I’d be Moses’ brother Aaron, picking his arms up and padding along behind him.”

― June Carter Cash

“I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage.”

― June Carter Cash

“It’s vital all we oldies learn as much as we can about the Internet so we are not left behind.”

― June Whitfield

“My dream role is actually behind the camera. I want to direct.”

― Jurnee Smollett-Bell

“Behind every writer stands a very large bookshelf.”

― Justin Cronin

“I’ve experienced some really very obvious, direct homophobia – when I was still trying to be an artist, behind the scenes, being told to be less gay, be less feminine.”

― Justin Tranter

“In my time at Milan, the club played with a 4-3-1-2 formation, and I was the player behind the two strikers. At Real, I play behind three. There is a greater defensive obligation, but I try to work around the area.”

― Kaka

“I never really wanted to be a singer. I always preferred to be behind the camera.”

― Kali Uchis

“Fighters no longer manage themselves: they have a whole team behind them. A fighter has a manager, an agent, a Hollywood agent – they got this and that. And on top of that, they’ve got their whole team of coaches.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Radio got behind me, and I’m very thankful for it.”

― Kane Brown

“Infidelity has always existed, but I feel like it was brushed under the carpet, behind the scenes. Now everyone is at it – and they’ve stopped pretending they’re not.”

― Karan Johar

“With ‘Pretty Girls,’ I saw the opportunity to talk not just about crime but what crime leaves behind.”

― Karin Slaughter

“From a societal aspect, when you are impatient behind a driverless car and there’s no one to listen to your beeping horn, what are people going to do? How are they going to take out their aggression?”

― Karl Iagnemma

“Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.”

― Karl Kraus

“In a higher phase of communist society… only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

― Karl Marx

“I am very sorry to say that I rejoiced when I once more perceived the towers of Windsor behind me.”

― Karl Philipp Moritz

“I put the movie days totally behind me… It was a part of my past that I really kind of put in a little drawer and shut the door.”

― Karolyn Grimes

“I wrote my first novel in eighth grade for a boy named Kenny on whom I had an unrequited crush and who sat behind me in social studies.”

― Kate Christensen

“I think any message behind a lifestyle brand should embrace everyone.”

― Kate Hudson

“I loved fashion, I really did, but I was not obsessed with it. I wanted to be behind the scenes, like in that movie ‘Broadcast News.’ Holly Hunter – her I wanted to be.”

― Kate Spade

“I knew from the first episode that ‘Longmire’ was something special – I met the writers/exec producers, read the script, and knew it was special, so to have the network and the studio and the fans get behind it in the way that they have has been really amazing.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“A lot of shows fly under the radar for the first couple seasons and then become successful. It doesn’t necessarily have any bearing on the success of the show or how much the network is behind it.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“Behind every locked door on Skid Road are a thousand stories.”

― Katherine Dunn

“I am behind Kanye West for American President 100 per cent.”

― Katherine Ryan

“The contents of the massive banks behind these successive revetments makes it quite clear that the material was derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels.”

― Kathleen Kenyon

“The king appeared… with his dogs and sycophants behind him.”

― Kathleen Winsor

“I made the intentional choice to step behind the camera.”

― Kathy Ireland

“The idea of physical strain and discipline, the question of how and when you leave that life behind – they’re things I’m familiar with on one level or another.”

― Katie Kitamura

“I don’t take anything for granted. There are 500 other girls right behind me. And I know that, because I was one of them.”

― Katy Perry

“Congress suffers a great deal of criticism for its partisan acrimony. But while we may disagree politically, and air our opposition in this chamber, it is the conversation behind the scenes that cements and defines our relationships.”

― Kay Bailey Hutchison

“Two actors that I had particularly fantastic experiences with include Chris Doubek, a notable indie journeyman who also happened to live in the trailer behind my house, and Violett Beane.”

― Keith Maitland

“I can’t think of an instance at MSNBC where anything I said on the air was influenced by what was going on behind the scenes.”

― Keith Olbermann

“Avril Lavigne sold a massive amount of albums and she has to top that with her next release. We have four great albums behind us, and it’s not going to be as hard to live up to that.”

― Kelly Jones

“The story behind every song is individual to itself.”

― Kelly Jones

“If you’re a Conservative, why aren’t you behind conserving the land?”

― Ken Kesey

“It is not easy to go away and come back. One year out of MMA is like five years out of MMA. When you leave and go do something else, like pro wrestling, you’re so far behind the times.”

― Ken Shamrock

“My pops and my mom started playing Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers and all these people, but at the same time, they always had Snoop on right behind it in the same mix.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“Investors who find the best businesses to put their money behind are rewarded for their research.”

― Kenneth C. Griffin

“It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.”

― Kenneth Clarke

“Part of what makes my character work is the delivery of the truth behind my comments.”

― Kenny Omega

“We all want to let fans behind the scenes. We just don’t want them following us around.”

― Kenny Smith

“No one behind you gets the appreciation they deserve.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“Tennis is interesting. I feel, in terms of stats and stuff, maybe we’re a little bit behind the curve, especially me just coming to the States and seeing stats used for, obviously, NFL, NBA, et cetera. Especially in baseball, there’s stats galore.”

― Kevin Anderson

“For decades, American companies, large and small, have been competing with one hand tied behind their backs thanks to our unfair, outdated tax code.”

― Kevin Brady

“Our broken tax code is one of the main reasons the United States lags behind when it comes to economic growth, job creation, and competitiveness. Without pro-growth tax reform, our workers and our businesses will continue to suffer.”

― Kevin Brady

“As an actor, there are so many different people to hide behind.”

― Kevin Connolly

“In the league, if you have a bad spell, then you are running behind.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“The best thing about being a film producer is I get to spend 99 per cent of my time behind the scenes.”

― Kevin Feige

“While the sciences are hugely important, let us not leave behind a child’s imagination.”

― Kevin Spacey

“What hasn’t surprised me is that audiences, as we found starting with box sets, want control, to decide how they watch it. Appointment viewing is slowly being put slightly behind.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I’ve got to thank the city of El Paso for standing behind me.”

― Khalid

“I do comedy in my room by myself, so it’s so different to see how that all works and get the behind the scenes on how they do the gory stuff.”

― Kian Lawley

“Me and Steve Eyre, the coach at Manchester City, used to stay behind for ages after more or less every session.”

― Kieran Trippier

“No Child Left Behind left a lot of kids behind.”

― Killer Mike

“I am hands-on in any project that I am associated with. I just don’t want to put my face or name and lend it to a product that I’m not behind a hundred percent.”

― Kim Kardashian

“If you’re not going to tell something if you’re not going to expose something it’s real easy to go in and photograph from behind the camera and not expose any of your weaknesses.”

― Kim Weston

“The idea behind fast food is great – people want convenience.”

― Kimbal Musk

“There’s something about a wah pedal that really gets my gut going! People will probably say, ‘He’s just hiding behind the wah.’ But that isn’t the case. It’s just that those frequencies really bring out a lot of aggression in my approach.”

― Kirk Hammett

“I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies.”

― Kirstie Alley

“Your weight has to be behind the punch to make it matter.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“I don’t see why people are so concerned at what other people do behind closed doors or in their lives.”

― Kristian Nairn

“I would relish a role that really shows a bit of background into how the bad guy got the way he is… a little more complex than cackling behind a hooded cloak.”

― Kristian Nairn

“This is what really makes me happy: the whole story of ‘Warcraft’ and the lore behind it.”

― Kristian Nairn

“Maybe I’m the prophet of hip hop for real. Maybe I do come with some kind of divine principle behind me, because I know that every battle I’ve ever had I’ve always won.”

― KRS-One

“I am very interested in behind the scenes, and I am very creative.”

― Krystle D’Souza

“In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the Corps directly on the South coast, to form a bridgehead for the Army – as the area immediately behind the coast was now covered with obstacles. These doubts were accepted by Hitler.”

― Kurt Student

“Bigfoot does not exist because there would be evidence left behind – hair, feces, bones, kills, offspring, a carcass – if it did.”

― Kyle Hill

“I’m one of those foolish people who believe the glory days of the record industry aren’t behind us. They’re actually ahead of us.”

― L.A. Reid

“I won’t sing if I don’t feel it, so there’s always so much sadness and so much sentiment behind it all.”

― La India

“Dancers have always been a kind of background image, we’ve always danced behind an artist or we’ve danced in a movie behind the actors. We’ve always been very secondary.”

― Lacey Schwimmer

“I’ve always wanted to be behind the camera in some capacity.”

― Lamorne Morris

“To lead people walk behind them.”

― Lao Tzu

“A lot of people behind the scenes were telling me that I was going to have to do something with my hair, my weight, all of that stuff.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“I just feel it’s important to make sure that behind the scenes is as filled with diverse voices as in front of the scene is.”

― Larry Wilmore

“If I made a musical in the beginning of my career, it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and people coming out of cakes and whatever, but these techniques are something that I’ve left behind me.”

― Lars von Trier

“The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.”

― Lascelles Abercrombie

“I am not going to say much about the film ‘Maidentrip,’ but I won’t be representing it, as I am not fully standing behind it.”

― Laura Dekker

“So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“We can all get behind feeding the poorest kids in school, right?”

― Laura Moser

“I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to it.”

― Lawrence Summers

“I definitely caught the acting bug, but that lasted for about two seconds when I found my way to L.A. and found that my talents were better suited behind the cameras.”

― Lee Daniels

“I felt like the last thing we did, ‘The Eternal,’ and the touring we did behind it was some of the strongest stuff we’d ever done, and the band was very much a vital entity.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.”

― Leila Janah

“I was in the Rockin’ Vicars, which was the first British band to tour behind the Iron Curtain. A lot of photos were taken of us next to milk churns.”

― Lemmy

“I’m an ‘SNL’ junkie, and being backstage and seeing how it works behind the curtain for a couple days was something I’ll never forget.”

― Lenny Platt

“A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.”

― Leo Rosten

“We really need to come behind and press for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.”

― Leo Varadkar

“All of my writing has guitars behind it, even the novels.”

― Leonard Cohen

“Frankly, if ‘American Idol’ was the way I’d have to audition as a singer, I’d be standing behind the counter in a 5&10 right now. I couldn’t have done it that way.”

― Lesley Gore

“I didn’t disappear; I started writing songs and worked behind the scenes.”

― Lesley Gore

“The paradox of the English country house is that its state of permanent decline, the fact that its heyday is always behind it, is part of the seduction, just as it is part of the seduction of books in general.”

― Lev Grossman

“Apart from creating a vibrant branded Twitter account for your startup, business owners should consider creating their own personal account on Twitter. Fans and followers often want to connect with the person behind the brand.”

― Lewis Howes

“I think sitting behind a keyboard can be a security blanket.”

― Lia Ices

“I was an immigrant. I came here at 12. We were caught behind the Iron Curtain until I was 10.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.”

― Lily Tomlin

“The terrorists hide behind Allah.”

― Linda Chavez

“If you follow the trend, you’ll always be right behind it.”

― Lindsey Haun

“I felt devalued and disrespected. The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit.”

― Lisa Bonet

“I really like Kickstarter because you don’t have to be a Medici to fund the arts and sciences or to get behind a big idea or a person that sparks your imagination. It’s a type of microfunding directed toward creators.”

― Lisa Gansky

“Work by Maria Blasco, Calvin Harley, Michael Fossel, Woodring Wright and Shay and Ronald Depinho in particular are of interest but there are literally thousands of articles relating to telomerase, telomeres and the biology behind it.”

― Liz Parrish

“Mario Mandzukic works so hard for his team. He’s not only a No. 9 but also runs behind the defenders and drops into midfield.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Muller is a winner for Germany and expects to score big goals in big games, especially with his late runs from behind the striker.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“I have no interest in writing confessions, in deliberately baring myself to my readers. I prefer to remain behind a screen.”

― Louis Begley

“I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile’s neck just behind the head, thus killing it. If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable.”

― Louis Leakey

“I don’t like to look behind. I like to look forward to what I can do, what I can win.”

― Lucas Moura

“I’ve never known anybody who is able to see what’s behind him.”

― Luis Enrique

“Venezuela needs to develop; economic growth is essential for the country after so many years of lagging behind.”

― Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

“It’s the ultimate task to do something stripped back, so you’re not hiding behind anything.”

― Lykke Li

“Do not make the writer stand behind a podium. Anything but. A podium reeks of the lecture hall. A music stand, on the other hand, is nicely minimal and lends the writer – who usually needs all the help s/he can get – a musician’s second-hand cool-factor.”

― Lynn Coady

“The metalcore has been left behind. It’s not something that any of us find enjoyment in listening to, so it’s obviously not the direction we would write songs in.”

― M. Shadows

“It’s odd to grow up in a gaming town because… we know all of the tricks that are going on behind the scenes.”

― Madchen Amick

“We’ve been blessed with an incredible team behind us – Scott Borchetta and everybody at Dot Records. They’re not afraid of taking chances, and we aren’t either, so it is the dream team we’ve got behind us.”

― Maddie Marlow

“There’s not one part of dialogue left behind on ‘Riverdale.’ You have to really be on your toes when you watch it.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“I look three to five years ahead, not 10 years behind.”

― Magic Johnson

“On ‘Game of Thrones’, the people that I’ve met, of the people behind the scenes, was not even a scratch of the vast crew that actually does work on that show.”

― Maisie Williams

“We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face.”

― Malcolm Fraser

“Do you know what integration really means? It means intermarriage. That’s the real point behind it. You can’t have it without intermarriage. And that would result in disintegration of both races.”

― Malcolm X

“I love Pushkar because of the Pushkar Fair, which happens every fall – it’s this camel festival, with ornately-dressed camels, camel races. But the reason I truly love this city is the Hindu mythology behind it.”

― Maneet Chauhan

“The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!”

― Mangosuthu Buthelezi

“I will never play to just score one goal, then run behind the ball.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“After becoming Miss World, I now have some idea of what goes on behind the camera, and that filmmaking is a tedious and time-consuming process.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“All in all, I think Kazan is Russia’s sportiest city after Moscow, leaving all the others far behind.”

― Marat Safin

“I feel like I’m constantly falling behind. I feel like every day I’m out of the office I’m falling behind.”

― Marc Andreessen

“The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities, which are human beings.”

― Marc Bloch

“In too many ways, Ohio is being run for the benefit of those who have already made it, and too many of our friends and neighbors are being left behind. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cuts to police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, and to our local schools, while property and sales taxes are going up.”

― Marcia Fudge

“So far, the thing I seem to have been rewarded for in film is leaving myself behind and transforming myself into other people.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“The free enterprise system does not leave people behind.”

― Marco Rubio

“I had great schooling, and my parents were always in front of me, or next to me, or behind me, making sure I had whatever I needed.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I stand behind everything I’ve done.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I missed being onstage behind the microphone. After a while, it was hard to hear another voice singing my lyrics.”

― Maren Morris

“I kind of left everyone behind in Australia – all my friends and my family and I had to break up with my boyfriend.”

― Margot Robbie

“There are those who build careers and companies just out of being popular on Instagram, but there’s nothing behind them.”

― Margot Robbie

“I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow.”

― Marian Anderson

“When you’re a model, you learn how to make the most of your assets – in my case, the smallish behind that is the legacy of my half-Japanese heritage.”

― Marie Helvin

“We’re naturally programmed to endure a muddle of emotions as we leave childhood behind.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“I refuse to say things behind people’s backs.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Be able to recognize many of the major constellations and know the stories behind them.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“Behind mass immigration, there is terrorism.”

― Marine Le Pen

“In France, we respect women: we don’t beat them; we don’t ask them to hide themselves behind a veil as if they were impure.”

― Marine Le Pen

“The Hamptons are usually filled with what I had hoped to leave behind in New York City.”

― Mario Batali

“I look at decisions like – it’s like an Indiana Jones movie. The guy comes to a rope ladder, and he’s being chased. There’s uncertainty on the other side, but he knows when he gets to the other side, he’s going to take his machete and cut the rope ladder behind him. He has no retreat.”

― Mark Burnett

“There are certain projects that you love to be involved in, no matter what the capacity, and there are certain projects that I probably wouldn’t even consider getting behind.”

― Mark Consuelos

“I wrote ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ when I began to read about the growing trend in teenage mental illness. I wanted to understand the psychology behind it because it was foreign to me.”

― Mark Foster

“Attacking football is what I want to watch as a manager; it’s what I want from my teams. It’s easier to be destructive and get people behind the ball than to be constructive and creative.”

― Mark Hughes

“Personally I’m very happy to be behind the scenes. I like collaboration, I like working with directors.”

― Mark Mothersbaugh

“My objective with strategy is to be very repetitive, to be somewhat boring, to allow people to coalesce behind a common direction.”

― Mark V. Hurd

“It would be silly not to admit that there are some sections of the public who are unconvinced by the benefits or have doubts about the motives behind it. We have to be clear that GM is not all about profits for multinational companies.”

― Mark Walport

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.”

― Martha Graham

“You’re not fully you until life has booted you in the behind.”

― Martin Freeman

“I don’t want to be poor, of course. But I try not to make that the guiding force behind whether I choose to do something or not.”

― Martin Freeman

“There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.”

― Martin Gardner

“I’m a computer nerd. I’m behind my computer, like, 12 hours a day making new music.”

― Martin Garrix

“Every major power always seeks to justify its action on moral grounds. Such behaviour is almost as old as the hills. The west has been a particularly vigorous exponent of this credo; and there is no reason to believe that China, for example, will be any different. But behind the moral rhetoric invariably lies interest and ideology.”

― Martin Jacques

“There are people in whole parts of our cities who are being totally left behind and disregarded. They are unheard. They are told they are unneeded by this economy. And that extreme poverty breeds conditions for extreme violence.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.”

― Marvin Olasky

“Behind a leader there must be followers, but they should always be on the lookout for the main chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn’t deliver.”

― Mary Douglas

“Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting. But really good actors are not hiding at all. They’re not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury.”

― Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

“Every poem probably has sixty drafts behind it.”

― Mary Karr

“Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished, or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field, this product of human activity requires still more labor, incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a ‘work’ of man.”

― Mary McCarthy

“What lies behind appearance is usually another appearance.”

― Mason Cooley

“Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.”

― Mason Cooley

“Neil Mahoney was definitely the visionary in taking ‘Freak Dance’ from stage to screen. He made it more cinematic. He brought the choreography, all the ways to shoot that. I was more the director of actors. I was in front of the camera directing, and he was behind the camera directing.”

― Matt Besser

“Liberals are good at catchphrases, but there’s no substance behind them.”

― Matt Bevin

“We’ve been running a little behind schedule. But only by about 15 years or so.”

― Matt Groening

“When I’m really purring it, I feel as if my whole left side – from knee to hip to shoulder – is turning behind me as I swing through the ball.”

― Matt Kuchar

“Apparently, as a kid, I used to eat spiders. Maybe there’s some Freudian significance behind that.”

― Matt Smith

“If you have someone who is paying 88 percent of her income on rent, and we have laws that allow a landlord to evict a tenant who falls behind under those circumstances, eviction becomes an inevitability.”

― Matthew Desmond

“You can get out of maintaining property at code if the family is behind on rent.”

― Matthew Desmond

“What’s exciting is there’s a curtain that divides the audience from this other world. You want to see behind.”

― Matthew Macfadyen

“To be a comedian, you have to have some darkness behind it. I certainly draw on my past, and it helps.”

― Matthew Perry

“When I die, I’d like’ Friends’ to be listed behind ‘helping people.’”

― Matthew Perry

“Maybe I wanted to have kids because you want to leave behind lessons, leave behind everything that matters to you. That’s how you touch the world. But I have to reconsider what it’s like to leave a legacy.”

― Mattie Stepanek

“Finally, I found a program that’s put my troubles behind me.”

― Maurice Gibb

“I was always the one left behind. Out in the streets, when they saw me they’d say, That’s just one of the Bee Gees.”

― Maurice Gibb

“What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality.”

― Max Beckmann

“You either grow with this sport, or you get left behind. It’s sad, but it is what it is. You gotta keep up with this sport.”

― Max Holloway

“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”

― Max Planck

“And it’s interesting, but I’m always interested in the story behind the story.”

― Maximilian Schell

“If you’re billed as a comedian, people will accept anything you say as light-hearted and not with intent behind it.”

― Megan Fox

“I definitely read a lot of books on the psychology and mythology behind fairy tales because I think that’s really fascinating and there’s a lot to draw on there.”

― Meghan Ory

“A lot of folks believe their best years are behind them. But I want Americans to recognize that’s not true.”

― Mehmet Oz

“The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid.”

― Meir Kahane

“I don’t believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.”

― Mel Brooks

“He stopped everything behind the plate and hit everything in front of it.”

― Mel Ott

“I really can’t get involved with any project that I don’t feel a hundred percent I can stand behind.”

― Melina Matsoukas

“Hearing Mr. Trump in person, I finally understood why millions of voters, especially voters who have been ignored and left behind in this economy, connect with him.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“I wanna sit behind the scenes and see nothin’ but the greens.”

― Method Man

“I want to leave something behind. A blueprint. A work ethic. Something that my great-grandkids and their kids and their kids can see: This is where it started. Lineage. Intergenerational wealth. Things that are here forever. All that.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“To me, the burden of proof isn’t on people looking for ways to improve our schools; it’s on people who want to keep things the same. Our current system isn’t working, and too many kids are being left behind.”

― Michael Bennet

“But the whole point of the Sixties was that you had to take people as they were. If you came in with us you left your class, and colour, and religion behind, that was what the Sixties was all about.”

― Michael Caine

“It’s like one of those dreams you have when someone is chasing you. You’re running as fast as you can, and someone’s trotting behind you, just out of range, trying to grab onto you.”

― Michael Chang

“When I became director of CIA, it was just clear to me intuitively, without a whole lot of science behind it, that we had expanded rapidly and inefficiently. So I arbitrarily picked a number, 10 percent, and I said over the next 12 months, we are going to reduce our reliance on contractors by 10 percent.”

― Michael Hayden

“Patton’s personality was a complex one – he was obsessed with glory, but behind the ivory-hilted pistols, the egomania, the forbidding scowl, and the rows of ribbons, there was a much more ambiguous figure.”

― Michael Korda

“Most biographers are apt to be discouraged by the sheer volume of papers left behind by their subject.”

― Michael Korda

“The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.”

― Michael Landon

“Sometimes a witticism has no truth behind it.”

― Michael Leunig

“With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that – in fact, they never said anything!”

― Michael Musto

“People have become so much more obsessed with the stories behind their food. When we go the market to buy bacon, we want to know where that pig came from and what processes were involved in getting it to us.”

― Michael Paterniti

“Writers like John T. Edge, whose work is all about the cultural histories behind food, have done so much to show that these stories are a really vital part of our cultural heritage.”

― Michael Paterniti

“The lucky village of Sodeto, in the kingdom of Aragon, is a cluster of sensible houses spackled together off the main road, curtained behind a pine copse.”

― Michael Paterniti

“Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.”

― Michael Porter

“They asked me why I was wearing heels, and I said, I’m trying to hide my ass. They gave me a prosthetic behind.”

― Michael Rosenbaum

“What’s fun now is that I have a show at USA that I co-wrote called ‘Benched.’ I’m completely behind the scenes and not the actor at all.”

― Michaela Watkins

“Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.”

― Michelangelo Antonioni

“All the old forms of discrimination, the forms of discrimination we supposedly left behind, are now perfectly legal once you’ve been labeled a felon.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind during the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again, once you’ve been branded a felon.”

― Michelle Alexander

“The lack of closure in an unsolved case seems to have a sharpening effect on those left behind; the details remain vivid to them even years later, possibly because they’ve gone over them looking for answers so many times.”

― Michelle McNamara

“There’s something great about driving through studio gates and leaving all your responsibilities behind.”

― Michelle Phillips

“I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn’t know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it.”

― Michelle Rodriguez

“I was in a fever to get out from behind the plate. Oh boy, I was terrible back there.”

― Mickey Cochrane

“I spent a lot of years trying to beat the system and, in the end, the system kicked my behind good.”

― Mickey Rourke

“In my older songs, I used to hide behind fictional characters to deflect attention away from myself.”

― Mika

“If I leave any legacy behind, it’s just the idea, just the theory that you admit to your ambitions, and you don’t let people tell you you’re wrong to have those ambitions.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“Who can’t relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next?”

― Mike Shinoda

“It wasn’t until ‘Smokey Joe’s’ came out that I actually got to step out from behind the curtain and meet our ‘fans.’”

― Mike Stoller

“You can be six behind on the back nine and still win the tournament.”

― Mike Weir

“I was not great behind the counter. I had a week off without asking for it. Another time, we had a cart go up in flames, and we went out on another cart, which we wrecked by running it into the cart that was on fire.”

― Mike Weir

“I’ve always stuck my arms behind my back anyway when trying to block a shot in the penalty area.”

― Millie Bright

“Behind every racist joke is a scientific fact.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“I just have my characters say my controversial opinions and then hide behind them.”

― Mindy Kaling

“Even with college, the reason I wanted to go so badly is because I wanted to major in film. I want to take screenwriting classes and learn more about behind the scenes stuff, because I love people like Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig who are able to write a lot of their own material and be so involved in everything they do.”

― Miranda Cosgrove

“A lot of times you see really good-looking guys on TV and you sort of assume that maybe there’s some sort of vacuity behind them.”

― Misha Collins

“I got caught up in doing records for other artists. I just stayed behind the scenes, and time just kinda passed.”

― Missy Elliott

“I think the most surprising thing about the Olympics would be the amount of interaction and partying that goes on behind the scenes. They have nightclubs at the Olympic Village. It’s like college all over again.”

― Misty May-Treanor

“Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.”

― Mitch Daniels

“You can’t hide behind race any more. You can’t hide behind class structure any more. You can’t hide behind family. You need to produce.”

― Mitch Landrieu

“If the idea behind Obamacare was to get everyone covered, that’s one of the many failures.”

― Mitch McConnell

“An earthquake strikes Haiti, and care packages from America are among the first to arrive – and not far behind are former Presidents Clinton and Bush.”

― Mitt Romney

“Behind every corrupt politician are 10-20 corrupt businessmen.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“It’s one of my favorite things to do, watch TV and stretch. I’m so flexible. I can put my legs behind my head. I want to be the most flexible person in the world.”

― Mo Rocca

“I mean, you’re gonna be left behind if you don’t appreciate the genius that is Meredith Vieira.”

― Mo Rocca

“There are some public figures who are very private and almost hide behind their work. I try to be as open as possible.”

― Moby

“I’m not playing myself. It’s a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce a fascist behind the table. I couldn’t have had anybody else do that; for it to be successful, I had to do it myself.”

― Mohsen Makhmalbaf

“I would love to raise a fund or get some awesome empowered women together and put together an advisory board to get behind female entrepreneurs.”

― Molly Bloom

“Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.”

― Molly Ivins

“The Bush administration and its ‘we’ll liberate you by invading your countries’ doctrine is thankfully behind us. It is up to us to fight for our rights inside our communities.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“I abhor the rightwing Muslim ideology behind the veils, but I equally abhor the political rightwing xenophobes of Europe.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“I love fairy tales because I think that behind fairy tales, there is always a meaning.”

― Monica Bellucci

“Because I’m pretty, everybody thinks I’m stupid. But it is like a mask, and you have to break the mask to show that there is something else behind it. You have to show who you are to make the others come to discover you.”

― Monica Bellucci

“I do respond to the ideas behind the Eurovision and ‘The X Factor,’ but they’re both so limiting and very, very shallow.”

― Morten Harket

“Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us, together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad. It pretends to care for the Palestinians.”

― Moshe Katsav

“When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.”

― Mother Angelica

“See, behind all my tough, rough exterior is basically a marshmallow, maybe a pussycat. But not a wimp!”

― Mr. T

“I was playing and having a lot of success, but I also felt a lot of criticism behind it. I didn’t know why.”

― Muggsy Bogues

“Many and subtle are the ideological weapons that the State has wielded through the centuries. Once excellent weapon has been tradition. The longer that the rule of a State has been able to preserve itself, the more powerful this weapon; for then, the X Dynasty or the Y State has the seeming weight of centuries of tradition behind it.”

― Murray Rothbard

“The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.”

― Murray Walker

“In the initial stages of my career, I was actually hiding behind a mask to hide who I was, but I was getting frustrated. I wasn’t getting better bookings; I wasn’t competing at bigger events.”

― Mustafa Ali

“If there is ever a crew that goes out every night behind the eight-ball and have their work cut out for them to be respectable, it’s the ‘205 Live’ guys.”

― Mustafa Ali

“Romania doesn’t have a big tradition of gymnastics as a fun activity. We were a little behind in this aspect.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“I believe in films that have logic behind every emotion or action.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“My father is definitely the inspiration behind working with new directors.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“I don’t run behind authority.”

― Naguib Sawiris

“The world is changing quickly and we must be ready to change with it or risk being left behind.”

― Najib Razak

“I don’t have even a moment of regret for leaving my career behind.”

― Namrata Shirodkar

“Hillary Clinton wants to leave behind No Child Left Behind.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“It is actually the neuroscientists and evolutionists who do the best job of explaining the reasons behind the most unreasonable behavior.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“When U.S.-based editors and columnists parachute into a news storm, it is often the stringers who keep us out of trouble, helping us glimpse the complexity behind the headlines.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“What joy would I get from putting the wrong person behind bars?”

― Nancy Grace

“It is fairly well-known what has been behind that climate change denial in America: vast sums pumped into an ignorance industry by the oil and gas lobbies.”

― Naomi Wolf

“It doesn’t mean much to me if I’m behind or not in a fight; the fact is that I hold these guns in my right and left hands.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I definitely feel excited to be able to put really hard beats – like hip-hop beats – behind my music, more than I did before.”

― Natalia Kills

“It is wonderful to say that your days behind a school desk are over. It’s just another phase in your life.”

― Natalie du Toit

“My manager has season tix to the Dodgers, four seats to 40 games, and they’re right behind the plate, I mean, they’re amazing, food and waiter service, which is insane.”

― Nate Corddry

“I am confined to the Lego palate. I don’t paint the bricks. I stick with what Lego has made. And the idea behind that is I do want to hopefully inspire kids to go home and create on their own. And if I do, I want them to be able to buy those very same bricks I use. So I don’t alter the bricks; I just use what’s provided.”

― Nathan Sawaya

“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Behind every easy role, there is a lot of hard work that goes in.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“There is a divine purpose behind everything – and therefore a divine presence in everything.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“If you peek behind the curtain at any type of company, you’ll see that things are far less organized than you’d expect.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“It’s strange that we create tech and then we apply it to machines, when we could apply it to ourselves. Cars can now detect if something is behind them, but we don’t have this ability. Why are we applying such a simple sense to a car when we could apply it to ourselves?”

― Neil Harbisson

“I don’t want egos and personalities on the set that make it more difficult to make the film. I don’t want people who take the focus away from the movie and the ideas behind the movie.”

― Neill Blomkamp

“You know, you can only lead them from behind.”

― Nelson Mandela

“The only thing that can protect me from someone coming from behind are the rules.”

― Neymar

“One thing I wasn’t quite aware of is that when you are extremely outnumbered by a lot of girls, and they become comfortable, it is outrageous what kind of stories they tell behind closed doors.”

― Nicholas D’Agosto

“It’s not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.”

― Nicholas Lea

“What the F.D.I.C. does is to put the full faith and credit of the United States government behind every savings account in the nation, up to a limit that has changed over the years and stands now at $100,000.”

― Nick Clooney

“The App Store has democratized the creation of content. As a 12-year-old kid, I was able to put my application on the store. No one knows who’s behind the screen so you can’t tell I’m a 12-year-old.”

― Nick D’Aloisio

“We plutocrats need to get this trickle-down economics thing behind us: this idea that the better we do, the better everyone else will do. It’s not true. How could it be? I earn 1,000 times the median wage, but I do not buy 1,000 times as much stuff, do I?”

― Nick Hanauer

“What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things – especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.”

― Nick Turse

“I noticed that, on ‘Spooks,’ there were a lot of women behind the camera and in different departments.”

― Nicola Walker

“The United States are ruled by a financial, media-centered, military-industrial apparatus. Behind Obama’s grin, he orders bombings. He just displays a different image than Bush. That’s how he expands U.S. global domination.”

― Nicolas Maduro

“Once there are more African Americans and Asian Americans behind the scenes as producers, writers, and directors, I think more inclusive casting will happen.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“My great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, was my biggest hero in life, my biggest inspiration behind everything I do.”

― Nik Wallenda

“What I’m doing is a natural wonder. If not, there’d be 150 people behind me on the wire.”

― Nik Wallenda

“Everybody remembers what it’s like to be in high school. We really never leave those years behind.”

― Nikki DeLoach

“What’s the best angle to cut someone’s throat? Well, usually from behind. That’s usually how it works.”

― Nikki Sixx

“Behind each woman rises the austere, sacred and mysterious face of Aphrodite.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“I think that women are underrepresented behind the camera as directors.”

― Nina Jacobson

“Some movies are simply magical. You can’t really put your finger on any particular reason behind its success.”

― Nivin Pauly

“Empires inevitably fall, and when they do, history judges them for the legacies they leave behind.”

― Noah Feldman

“I think the British industry is set up to support British film, if we make films that enable them to support it. If you don’t make a commercial film, distributors can’t get behind it. If they don’t get behind it, the film doesn’t do well.”

― Noel Clarke

“A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.”

― Norman Parkinson

“I think my role, I want to have a presence both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. So I can’t say on one particular thing, so I’ll just name them all. I’ll be the jack of all trades and hopefully decent at one of them.”

― Octavia Spencer

“It’s important players focus on what they have to do, while the fans keep believing and stay behind us.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“The American people need to tell their member of Congress that we need a strong defense to protect us and to prevent wars. We can’t get away with simply leading from behind and gutting our defenses.”

― Oliver North

“Donald Trump talks about everyone behind their backs.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I was in bands, but they were punk bands, and you plug in the guitars, you turn them up really loud, you’ve got four or five other people on stage with you, you’ve got some protection from when they throw lighters. You can always hide behind the lead singer or the bass player.”

― Oscar Isaac

“When I moved to New York, I had to let my band know that I couldn’t play anymore, and that was difficult to leave that behind.”

― Oscar Isaac

“Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.”

― Oscar Levant

“Rugby is a game that’s constant. If you are not growing with it, you get left behind.”

― Owen Farrell

“We saw very little of the real Jack Buck behind the microphone. He would touch people in ways that we will never know. Jack was much more than just an announcer.”

― Ozzie Smith

“We cannot afford to leave the poor behind.”

― P. Chidambaram

“It could be that all awful dictators are frustrated artists – Mao with his poetry and Mussolini with his monuments. Stalin was once a journalistic hack, and I can personally testify to how frustrated they are. Pol Pot left a very edgy photo collection behind. And Osama seems quite interested in video.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I spent a lot of time behind the Iron Curtain, and their cars were abysmal.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Sorrow lies like a heartbeat behind everything I have written.”

― P. L. Travers

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”

― Pablo Picasso

“Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away- and leaves behind only silence.”

― Pam Brown

“Charts and learning the politics behind making a record – it’s pretty soulless.”

― Paolo Nutini

“When you first hear Mozart’s music, your first impression is that it’s very alive, but if you peel away the layers, you can hear sorrow and sadness behind it, and that’s what I try to be: multi-layered.”

― Park Chan-wook

“Big businesses aren’t the only ones in the economic ecosystem. Nobody should fall behind because of an unfair structure.”

― Park Geun-hye

“Wazza, when he plays behind the striker, he is very dangerous because he has more touches of the ball, and Wazza can create the goal as well and can score.”

― Patrice Evra

“Television is a real woman’s medium… but what’s disturbing is, still even in television, women have so little to do with what’s going on behind the scenes.”

― Patricia Richardson

“I was wondering if the best was behind me, had the high point of my career already happened. Then I saw what Manolo had done, and some of his best work happened after he turned 40.”

― Patrick Cox

“I relax more when I’m behind the camera than anything else. I love that.”

― Patrick Leahy

“I am generally fascinated by what are the big, challenging questions – that’s behind my curiosity.”

― Paul Allen

“I want to do some bigger films, so long as there’s some sort of exciting creative element or a good filmmaker behind them.”

― Paul Dano

“I looked at comics like a buffet table, where you take a little bit of something and leave the other stuff behind.”

― Paul Dini

“I’m glad I took the leap away from acting into going behind the camera because it’s much more satisfying – I love acting and I still do, but it’s much more satisfying to be able to make the stuff.”

― Paul Feig

“While we have created prosperity for many, too many are being left behind.”

― Paul Polman

“Nothing is ever cut-and-dried. There’s anguish behind everything.”

― Paul Rudd

“United are about attacking football, and everything else has to takes its place behind that.”

― Paul Scholes

“I don’t think it’s a director’s job to peek behind the curtain too much.”

― Paul Thomas Anderson

“I wish I could be behind the wheel for every stunt.”

― Paul Walker

“I’ve always been one foot in, one foot out of this game because I’m not comfortable with being on the pedestal or the poster. That’s just not who I am. I’m more like the grunt. I want to be the guy behind the guy.”

― Paul Walker

“I’ve always been good at putting things behind me – I fall apart, do my crying bit and then put it away and move it.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“When we have a ball at our feet, we footballers are delighted, but what happens behind the scenes is not always all that pretty.”

― Paulo Dybala

“Culture used to be viewed as the ‘touchy-feely’ side of business, but that’s no longer the case. If you don’t have a defined culture behind you, then you aren’t going to be effective at executing your strategy.”

― Peggy Johnson

“When you are 10 points behind, you have to be focused just on the next game.”

― Pep Guardiola

“For girls who want to get their waistline down a little bit and don’t have any weights in the house, they can actually use a broom and put it behind their necks, lap over it and twist and squat. I do all of that if I don’t go to the gym.”

― Pepa

“O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

― Pericles

“It’s time to join the ranks of nations that have put the ugliness of capital punishment behind them.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“Newt has two transitions behind him. First he had to capture control of the House. He had to get the Republican budget through. He had to get the Contract With America through. He has done that.”

― Pete du Pont

“HB 2 leaves 90% of the children behind. The disconnect between this bill and the basic needs of Texas schoolchildren is appalling.”

― Pete Gallego

“I’m not the type of player that’s going to run in behind or go past three and score.”

― Peter Crouch

“The greatest preparation for a TV show is to already have one season behind you.”

― Peter Dinklage

“As we become so visible in the digital world and leave an endless trail of data behind us, exactly who has our data and what they do with it becomes increasingly important.”

― Peter Gabriel

“There are keyboard terrorists everywhere who hide behind a veil of anonymity to pursue their vicious slanders.”

― Peter Hook

“You don’t like it when a French housewife gets mad at you. If she gets steam behind her, she is an unstoppable creature.”

― Peter Mayle

“The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise.”

― Peter O’Toole

“Wenger and Mourinho are different, but there is one thing they have in common, and that is that they do not like defeats. And I think this is the driving force behind the success of both of them.”

― Petr Cech

“It is so easy to sit behind a screen and create an account that spreads hate.”

― Peyton List

“When you have an injury in your forearm, it affects the command of your pitches. I would yank pitches down away, or they were staying up. I’d go to accelerate, but everything would come forward except the ball. The ball was staying behind. When you have an inconsistent release point like that, it’s impossible to throw a changeup.”

― Phil Humber

“I’m about four skyscrapers behind.”

― Philip Johnson

“It’s wonderful being out on that pitch, being able to play there, with the fans supporting us. It’s hard to describe, to be honest, when the team is playing well, when the supporters are chanting and singing their songs, when they are really behind the team.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“The first person to make me realize there was someone behind the film was Steven Spielberg.”

― Philippe Falardeau

“I remembered the 500 people that lived on a reserve outside my little town, behind a big fence.”

― Phillip Noyce

“A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of interviewing celebrities, that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea.”

― Phyllis Battelle

“I’m eighteen years behind in my ironing.”

― Phyllis Diller

“To see the Persia of poets and painters, hiding in plain sight behind the much-maligned Iran of our newspaper headlines, would be my fondest wish.”

― Pico Iyer

“In a way, the whole tangible universe itself is a vast residue, a skeleton of countless lives that have germinated in it and have left it, leaving behind them only a trifling, infinitesimal part of their riches.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Man the individual consoles himself for his passing with the thought of the offspring or the works which he leaves behind.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The director does not have anyone to blame but himself. He or she cannot hide behind anybody. If a film is a hit, everyone gets the credit, but if it flops, only the director can be blamed.”

― Pooja Bhatt

“Each player wants to perform in every match he plays. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. If I am not able to perform in a given match, I leave that behind.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“Too many communities are living in fear as violent crime rises. So we need to reform our justice system to keep our streets safe and protect the law-abiding majority. That means putting an end to soft sentences and punishing offenders by keeping them behind bars so that the public can be protected and the offenders can be rehabilitated.”

― Priti Patel

“The precise effects of lensing depend on the mass of the lens, the structure of space-time, and the relative distance between us, the lens, and the distant object behind it. It’s like a magnifying glass, where the image you get depends on the shape of the lens and how far you hold it from the object you’re looking at.”

― Priyamvada Natarajan

“The profound lack of economic opportunity for those left behind by globalization has created an ever-widening gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots.’”

― Punit Renjen

“It isn’t often that the logic behind a policy is so clear. But when it comes to the value of educating girls, the evidence speaks for itself.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.”

― R. Buckminster Fuller

“Did I really want to teach my children that a list of successes is the most valuable legacy to leave behind? I absolutely did not.”

― Rachel Hollis

“I’ll never know what happens behind closed doors or why I don’t get hired for things.”

― Rachel Morrison

“I came up in photography, and Dust Bowl-era photography is a lot of the reason that I got behind the camera in the first place.”

― Rachel Morrison

“If the fans are behind your players, it’s much better.”

― Rafael Benitez

“A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.”

― Ralph Lauren

“One of the concepts essential to molecular manufacturing is that of a self-replicating manufacturing system. That concept has lagged behind in its acceptance.”

― Ralph Merkle

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I used to perform weddings, the image I always had was the image of a triangle, in which there are two partners and then there is this third force, this third being, that emerges out of the interaction of these two. The third one is the one that is the shared awareness that lies behind the two of them.”

― Ram Dass

“Even the structure of the atom has been found by the mind. Therefore the mind is subtler than the atom. That which is behind the mind, namely the individual soul, is subtler than the mind.”

― Ramana Maharshi

“I do worry that organizations and even governments who own AI and data will have a competitive advantage and power, and those who don’t will be left behind.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It’s what you leave behind you when you go.”

― Randy Travis

“I think part of being an adult is leaving the fairytale behind.”

― Rashida Jones

“What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind.”

― Ratan Tata

“I’m 100 percent behind the Second Amendment. I believe it’s not just a hunting right. It’s a right for everyone to carry their weapons.”

― Raul Labrador

“Behind closed doors, I’m a crafty person.”

― Raven-Symone

“In modern life, we hide behind ourselves. In Shakespeare, there’s nowhere left to hide. It’s life, larger than life, and every actor has to raise their game to get there.”

― Ray Fearon

“Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good. He needed the music behind him. He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the music existed around him.”

― Ray Manzarek

“I love telling stories, whether I’m the human instrument that helps tell that story, or I’m the man behind the curtain.”

― Ray McKinnon

“I run advertisements and sell T-shirts to cover overhead costs and pay the few people who help me out behind the scenes. Anything left over is spent on production costs, animation costs, etc.”

― Ray William Johnson

“Women are living independently, but we don’t yet have the social and economic policies behind us to support that independence.”

― Rebecca Traister

“The prime reason behind making ‘A Flying Jatt’ was that there are barely any ‘desi’ superhero films in Bollywood which Indians can relate to. I wanted to exhibit that a superhero is more than just superpowers and leads a normal life like the others do. I wanted to attach a human factor to a superhero.”

― Remo D’Souza

“It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.”

― Rene Char

“The myth-making machine is the mimetic contagion that disappears behind the myth it generates.”

― Rene Girard

“As a nation, we must unite in recognizing the mounting evidence that the U.S. is falling behind international competitors in producing students ready for 21st-century jobs.”

― Rex Tillerson

“A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.”

― Richard Branson

“I’m called away by particular business – but I leave my character behind me.”

― Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“I get the feeling more and more that religion is being left behind.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Our animal origins are constantly lurking behind, even if they are filtered through complicated social evolution.”

― Richard Dawkins

“I wanted to understand the secrets behind my chemical experiments and behind the processes in nature.”

― Richard Ernst

“As countries grapple with modernization, people who are left behind tend to hold firmer and firmer to their view of the evil of modernity.”

― Richard Holbrooke

“People always want to get behind the image on the screen, and I’m not sure there is one. I don’t put on an act.”

― Richard Quest

“I believe Europe is burning financially. Europe’s problems are not going to go away. They are so structural. Yet, our problems are right behind them. We cannot just look at Europe.”

― Richard Shelby

“I started out as a drummer, and now play with a back-to-basics rock band called the ‘Luddites.’ I’m happiest when I’m behind the kit.”

― Rick Astley

“I had a jeep made up for Michael, and he would take it on tour, and he would hide behind it, like a curtain.”

― Rick Dees

“The people who pawn stuff never want to be on the show. And the reason behind that, I find out, is when people are pawning something, it’s – they’re getting a loan. They have to admit they’re broke. For some reason or the other, something has happened, or they’re financially irresponsible.”

― Rick Harrison

“My hope is that that person will come forward that can win the presidency that we can all get behind.”

― Rick Perry

“The unique thing about our country is that we don’t get behind politicians, politicians get behind us.”

― Rick Santelli

“A Treasury Secretary or a President should be out here not fighting S&P, not grabbing the other coach and slapping him around, taking the umpire behind the barn. He should be getting the team psyched to overcome.”

― Rick Santelli

“Most of the model consolidation we’ve done is behind us. There will be some fine tuning.”

― Rick Wagoner

“I really was kind of like a musical nerd. I would watch VH1’s ‘Behind The Music.’ That was heavy when I was a kid. I would sit up and want to watch that all day instead of going outside sometimes.”

― Rico Love

“Fundamentally, I always find that most of the films that I’ve put out are essentially the director’s cut. Part of the process with a director’s cut is the leaving behind of certain aspects of the movie that we don’t feel necessary because they aren’t part of the dynamic of the story.”

― Ridley Scott

“What is Medicaid all about? It’s staying true to the mission: to care for people historically left behind.”

― Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

“I’m very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock – though only if it’s sophisticated and has some thought behind it.”

― Ritchie Blackmore

“I would feel like such a behind if I went to California and made my family move, and they couldn’t find their dreams there, too.”

― RJ Cyler

“To go from playing Jack Startz in ‘Behind the Candelabra’ to playing JFK in the same year, I have now operated at the far ends of my range as an actor.”

― Rob Lowe

“’Borderlands’ came out of nowhere to appease the gnawing hunger left behind with the dearth of quality dungeon crawlers on the market.”

― Rob Manuel

“The U.S. has fallen behind with tax policies that haven’t been updated in a half-century.”

― Rob Portman

“I stand behind what I say and what I do.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author.”

― Robert Benchley

“I didn’t have a problem with rejection, because when you go into an audition, you’re rejected already. There are hundreds of other actors. You’re behind the eight ball when you go in there.”

― Robert De Niro

“But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.”

― Robert Falcon Scott

“As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit.”

― Robert Fortune

“You have to go with the times. You’re going to get left behind if you don’t.”

― Robert Glasper

“When December comes, can ‘The Nutcracker’ be far behind? No, it can’t – not in America, anyway.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“O’Reilly continues to hide behind his microphone.”

― Robert Greenwald

“Psychopathy might lurk behind the mask of sanity.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“’Star Wars’ is a grand soap opera, and ‘Star Trek’ is about technology, they tried to explain the reality of it, as far-fetched as it might be. And that’s why I’ve always liked the science behind the fiction.”

― Robert Kazinsky

“The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke’s philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.”

― Robert Trout

“You need two or three players who can do that – play behind the striker, on the right wing, the left wing… striker, maybe. If we have those, it’s good for the team.”

― Roberto Mancini

“The fears you run away from run toward you. The fears you don’t own will own you. But behind every fear wall lives a precious treasure.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“I’d say it’s harder to play with an acoustic guitar strapped over your shoulder for a few hundred people than it is to play in front of thousands with an entire bombastic band behind you.”

― Robin Zander

“One of the ideas behind doing this acoustic record is that I didn’t want to have to produce it by committee.”

― Robyn Hitchcock

“There’s no need to make any film. The word ‘need’ is pretty strong. But if there’s a purpose behind making the film, there can be a justification for it.”

― Rod Lurie

“Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees.”

― Rod Stewart

“For every profanity, there’s a story behind it. People should go beyond my cussing.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That’s when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.”

― Roland Emmerich

“Drogba is more of a hold-up player, a target man. I prefer to have ball to feet and run in behind.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“I want to try different things but, most importantly, always be true to my roots and keep it organic. I’m never going to leave bachata behind. I’m always going to be a bachatero first.”

― Romeo Santos

“An aircraft cabin is a place that seems to be nowhere, but I find it steeped in the place left behind and the place ahead.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“You don’t quit because you happen to be behind. You want to see how you do. And who knows? Maybe somebody will stumble.”

― Ron Paul

“As a little boy, I apparently had a predilection for undoing latch gates, running up pathways and ringing doorbells – and then running off again and away before the door was opened behind me.”

― Ronald Frame

“Donald Trump has created a movement; my job is to keep momentum behind it, keep it growing for the 2018 challenge.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“I went to 13 schools in 12 years. We moved all over the place. Music was the only thing that I could get behind… I wasn’t that good at socializing. I’m still not.”

― Ronnie Dunn

“What they have done in Japan, which I find so inspirational, is they’ve brought the toilet out from behind the locked door. They’ve made it conversational. People go out and upgrade their toilet. They talk about it. They’ve sanitized it.”

― Rose George

“I’m not on any social media; I don’t even know what things are. I’m so behind the times.”

― Rosemarie DeWitt

“It’s so hard to write about countries like Haiti because there’s truths behind the misperceptions people have. But there’s so much more. There are multiple truths.”

― Roxane Gay

“You grow and learn a lot about the industry and what happens behind closed doors over the years.”

― Roy Ayers

“The last thing you want as a striker is the opposing team putting all 10 players behind the ball.”

― Roy Hodgson

“One of the most important improvements in the No Child Left Behind Act for migrant students was the requirement for electronic transfer of migrant student records.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“I don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes fully, but Chelsea’s a massive club, and I understand why chances don’t come so often.”

― Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.”

― Rudolf Carnap

“I want to leave behind a literary legacy.”

― Rupi Kaur

“Tax reform means, ‘Don’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.’”

― Russell B. Long

“Conformism is essential to the group coherence and ‘spirit.’ The whole impetus behind tribalism of this kind is conservative: Belonging to the tribe is defined by opposition to other tribes. Our tribe, and its traditional ways, is superior to other tribes because it is ours.”

― Russell Smith

“I’d actually quite like to try working behind a bar for a while. I’d give that a go.”

― Russell Tovey

“I like the idea that something happens to everybody who comes to L.A. – whether they are Mexican, Irish, black, or hillbillies. You come here, and you leave all your traditions behind. And since there’s no traditions here, you just make one up.”

― Ry Cooder

“My first exposure to what Hollywood was like, behind the scenes, was when Joel Silver started screaming at Roger Rabbit at the beginning of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.’”

― Ryan Gosling

“Things are real easy when you’re going good and everybody’s all behind you and this and that.”

― Ryan Howard

“Whether it’s running for president or trying to win an Oscar, campaigning is a must and relationships are a big part of that. It’s about who you know to rally behind you.”

― Ryan Kavanaugh

“I don’t necessarily find superheroes in general, for me, that appealing. I’d much prefer to play, if I was to be cast in a superhero film, I’d prefer to play the villain because there’s a reason, there’s a motive behind their madness.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.”

― Saint Patrick

“Whatever the reason is, I hope we can finish talking about the Olympics. It’s gone, it’s behind us. The schedule wasn’t proper for players who went there and there is some fatigue in a lot guys’ play right now.”

― Saku Koivu

“Teachers can use technology-based assessments to inform their instruction. These assessments can quickly produce data and surface patterns that help teachers identify where students are faltering and intervene with targeted coaching immediately, before the student falls too far behind.”

― Sal Khan

“A good traditional conceptual instruction is what I got from my better professors at MIT. They would be at a chalkboard, and they would literally be explaining something and working through a problem, but it wasn’t rote. They were explaining the underlying theory and processes and intuition behind it.”

― Sal Khan

“I write books I’d enjoy reading, I’m the reader standing behind my shoulder.”

― Salman Rushdie

“It is very important to me to communicate with the fans and not hide what’s going on behind the scenes.”

― Sam Allardyce

“The reduction in compassion that happens when we’re all behind computer screens is not good for the world.”

― Sam Altman

“’Mr. Robot’ is more directly about technology, and ‘Homecoming’ deals more with the pharmaceutical industry, but I think they’re all part and parcel of this growing sense that things are happening behind the scenes at our expense, and we’re not aware of it.”

― Sam Esmail

“I don’t know that I’ve ever bought anything online. I’m about 10 years behind the technological curve, I think.”

― Sam Hunt

“On ‘Veep,’ people are connecting with each other, even if they’re making backhanded comments about somebody behind someone else’s back.”

― Sam Richardson

“The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness.”

― Sam Shepard

“I loved being behind the scenes and finding out how they make movies.”

― Samantha Mumba

“When I became director of CIA, it was just clear to me intuitively, without a whole lot of science behind it, that we had expanded rapidly and inefficiently. So I arbitrarily picked a number, 10 percent, and I said over the next 12 months, we are going to reduce our reliance on contractors by 10 percent.”

― Samantha Power

“I want to leave a legacy behind that is undeniable.”

― Sami Zayn

“The Hardys were a huge influence on me becoming a wrestler. Not so much the moves themselves, but the concepts behind the moves: trying to be innovative and just being exciting.”

― Sami Zayn

“I can play in the centre or on the wing, behind one or two strikers, on the left or the right.”

― Samir Nasri

“I have been out of drama school for 13 years, so there are 13 years’ worth of graduates behind me.”

― Samuel Barnett

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

― Samuel Smiles

“My idea behind the film was to show the struggles an athlete continually endures. There is always a story behind a successful sportsperson. In ‘Soorma,’ we have tried to recreate that.”

― Sandeep Singh

“The No Child Left Behind Program was an incentive to the schools to get their kids up to snuff on math and science and reading.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“Thinking ahead or thinking behind is not good for me.”

― Sandra Oh

“If cricket can be so glamorous and lucrative, I don’t see why wrestling should lag behind.”

― Sangram Singh

“A politician normally flatters you in your face and criticises you behind your back.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“In the next decade, I see Spanx going worldwide. Everywhere. No butt left behind. It’s going to be all over the world and it’s going to be an aspirational brand that transcends categories. There’s so many things we can improve upon and make better.”

― Sara Blakely

“I’ve always been involved with all aspects of my careers. Being behind the camera seems as natural as in front.”

― Sarah Brightman

“We need to have more conversations about representation as well as the imbalance in terms of needing more women behind the camera and in front of the camera, and the diversity factor.”

― Sarah Gavron

“Wherever information gathers and flows, two predators follow closely behind it: censorship and surveillance. The case of digital money is no exception. Where money becomes a series of signals, it can be censored; where money becomes information, it will inform on you.”

― Sarah Jeong

“It shows the truth – that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it.”

― Sarah Silverman

“I would like to direct. What goes on behind stage is very interesting.”

― Sarah Sutton

“I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind.”

― Sarah Zettel

“We leave traces with our energy and vibrations. We leave something of ourselves behind everywhere were we pass. This is what always fascinates and inspires me.”

― Saskia de Brauw

“Nintendo is a company of Kyoto craftsmen, and what we don’t want to do is, if we know we can make something better, we don’t want to leave that behind.”

― Satoru Iwata

“As soon as we showcased the Wii in 2006, people immediately understood. At that E3 show, I was up on the stage with other Nintendo staff playing Wii Tennis, and I could hear the excitement behind me.”

― Satoru Iwata

“’Behind The Candelabra’ is an HBO movie. It’s the Liberace story. Michael Douglass and Matt Damon. I play a small part in it. I play a choreographer who introduces, brings Matt Damon to Las Vegas for the first time.”

― Scott Bakula

“Behind every successful enterprise, there is a supporting wife and surprised in-laws.”

― Scott Cook

“I became a Christian within a fundamentalist church. I saw ‘A Thief in the Night’ on a 16 mm. print when I was in the eighth grade, and I got the whole scare speech from our pastors. ‘Do you want to be left here, left behind, for the Tribulation? If not, then come forward.’”

― Scott Derrickson

“I got tackled once in a movie theater. I was with my mom and brother, and then suddenly I got hit from behind and sort of sprawled out on the candy counter.”

― Scott Wolf

“I was way behind physically in high school. They had weight bars that were about forty-five pounds. I couldn’t handle them. Couldn’t even put the weights on. It was embarrassing. So I always figured out ways to avoid lifting when I was young.”

― Scottie Pippen

“I want to do more work behind the camera.”

― Sean Astin

“I think everybody’s got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I’m actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day.”

― Sean Bean

“Let’s rally behind Donald Trump, and together, let’s make America great again!”

― Sean Duffy

“I’m always frustrated when somebody makes a movie out of a book and they leave the book behind, or the heart of it.”

― Sean Penn

“That first run in WWE, that 1-2-3 Kid run, definitely, that was my underdog cruiserweight thing, and Vince was behind it.”

― Sean Waltman

“I had a lot of people that were real big fans of mine behind the scenes.”

― Sean Waltman

“Watching ‘Doctor Who’ in the United States meant I was always behind the times – PBS didn’t get new episodes until two years after they ran, and I was aware of the show’s cancellation before the characters themselves knew, at least in my corner of the world.”

― Seanan McGuire

“The idea behind ‘Gloria’ was to take a secondary character – the aunt, the mother – and stay with her as she becomes our protagonist.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“No child should be left behind – I’ve heard this from President Obama. And here, we say in Latin America, no country should be left behind.”

― Sebastian Pinera

“It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Online education that leaves almost everybody behind except for highly motivated students, to me, can’t be a viable path to education.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“A history of perceived humiliation, after all, lurks behind many acts of terror. And competing narratives of victimhood and insults sustain conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and many other regions.”

― Serge Schmemann

“The attempts to distort the truth and to hide the facts behind blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of the Ukrainian crisis.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music – you can’t do that in jazz. You can’t do that with classical.”

― Serj Tankian

“In Utah, the American melting pot is unstirred. Three out of four people are Mormons, and they are all here in this bleakly beautiful sanctuary ‘behind the Zion curtain’ because of religious persecution.”

― Shana Alexander

“When you’re 18, 19, you want to live fast and leave a beautiful corpse behind.”

― Shane Smith

“When Woodstock ended on Monday morning, over 600 acres of garbage was left behind on Max Yasgur’s farm. It took over 400 volunteers and $100,000 to remove it all.”

― Shawn Amos

“I got great opportunities on ‘SmackDown’ – myself and Daniel Bryan, we reinvented ourselves; we got steam behind us again on that show.”

― Sheamus

“I like being in the back. I’ve done that for so many years, I’m really comfortable doing it. I don’t like the solo thing as much as I like playing drums behind someone.”

― Sheila E.

“If you’re behind the times, they won’t notice you. If you’re right in tune with them, you’re no better than they are, so they won’t care much for you. Be just a little ahead of them.”

― Shel Silverstein

“What consenting adults do behind closed doors is not my business.”

― Shelley Berkley

“My ambition is to sit behind a desk and work.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“Our deaths become a part of our lives in the sense that with our deaths we give something to those who are left behind, as we have given our lives to them.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“There is only one entity which I built, which is HCL. And the legacy which I want to leave behind that is in my name. There is only one thing which bears my name in the doorsteps – that is only the University and the foundation. And that legacy will not have a price tag.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I was a photographer. That’s how I began my career, behind the camera.”

― Shweta Tripathi

“Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“Executives can no longer hide behind the corporate veil. They need to be accountable for what their companies do, because entities are responsible for socially irresponsible behavior.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The golden age is before us, not behind us.”

― Simon the Zealot

“I find the science behind major natural events almost more interesting than the way in which those same events wreak their effects on human society.”

― Simon Winchester

“In sleep, we leave behind the sensory stimulation of the outside world.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“It’s really nice when the studio is behind what you’re doing, because that’s often not the case.”

― Sissy Spacek

“When I sit behind that electronic drum, it dominates me; there is no innovation in composing music like that.”

― Sivamani

“I think that was the whole idea behind doing the solo record was to be able to do musically whatever I wanted to do.”

― Slash

“I’m super-sensitive when it comes to my sister. I’ve been known to snap off a little bit behind her.”

― Solange Knowles

“I’ve discovered that being behind the camera is more fascinating. If I had to choose a profession today, it would have been something behind the camera.”

― Sonali Bendre

“I think there are very few brands with a person’s point of view behind them.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“Then all this started to pick up because I signed with ForeFront when I was in seventh grade. It got a lot busier and I was traveling a lot and it wasn’t making sense. Especially at a private school, you miss two days, and you get so behind.”

― Stacie Orrico

“Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes, in the way we produce the magazine. E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing.”

― Stanley Schmidt

“I felt that I did have the crowd behind me. That obviously helps a lot.”

― Stefan Edberg

“I did always say I wanted to infiltrate from within. That was always my reasoning behind going into partnership with a luxury group that uses a lot of leather in their products.”

― Stella McCartney

“It has been a true honor to wear a Bloomberg badge, and this credential has been the passport to sit across from some of the greatest titans of industry, including Mike Bloomberg, the visionary behind this extraordinary company.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“I want to continue working in Mexico, but I’d also like to work in other countries eventually, too. Working behind the camera is interesting for me, too.”

― Stephanie Sigman

“I’m never going to be the woman behind the man.”

― Stephanie Zimbalist

“I almost died, secretly, behind closed doors.”

― Stephen Baldwin

“While other countries have been securing large export deals, American companies have been placed at a competitive disadvantage – forced to compete globally with one hand tied behind their back.”

― Stephen Fincher

“What matters here are the works – finally without them his life would be uninteresting. What matters, that is, are the astonishing things that he left behind. If we can get the life in relation to the works, then it can take off.”

― Stephen Greenblatt

“The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name that’s attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.”

― Stephen Greenblatt

“You benefit from deep inner belief of having wins behind you, so you get to the table, and you know you’re not going to miss.”

― Stephen Hendry

“Aspen’s investment in TesoRx will assist in the work being undertaken to bring this product to market and in investing behind TesoRx’s pipeline and technology that has the potential to be used for a wide range of different applications.”

― Stephen Saad

“From what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It’s just behind closed doors.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind.”

― Steve Case

“If the pace of change outside is moving more quickly than the pace of change inside, you get a bit left behind.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“’Homeland’ is necessarily open-ended since the idea behind television is to spend as much time as possible resolving as little as possible, with a story’s usual need for resolution replaced by an unrelenting urgency that always defers answers and constantly postpones closure.”

― Steve Erickson

“The allure of Hollywood is huge when you don’t know anything. You don’t know the knives behind the smiles.”

― Steve Guttenberg

“We definitely stand behind Theranos in the sense of, we are an investor, and we want them to succeed.”

― Steve Jurvetson

“We’re not necessarily the ski boat, we’re the skier. There are countries like Japan and Korea and others who are the ski boat at this point, but we’re getting pulled right behind them.”

― Steve Largent

“Does the Grammys intentionally use artists for their celebrity, popularity, and cultural appeal when they already know the winners and then program a show against this expectation? Meanwhile, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences hides behind the ‘peer’ voting system to escape culpability for not even rethinking its approach.”

― Steve Stoute

“You have to remember that not every creature that was evolving left behind its skull or its tools for our convenience tens of thousands of years later. Most bones or most tools rot or get buried and are never found again.”

― Steven Pinker

“I’m almost exclusively interested in what happens behind closed doors, between people. The removal of their public face.”

― Steven Shainberg

“Doing stand-up is like running across a frozen pond with the ice breaking behind you. I love it because it’s dangerous.”

― Steven Wright

“I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you’re behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don’t really perform because you can’t. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.”

― Stevie Nicks

“This Englishwoman is so refined, She has no bosom and no behind.”

― Stevie Smith

“Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies.”

― Sue Johanson

“When you’re standing in front of an audience like this that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you, it is very hard to give a bad speech. Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this.”

― Susan Estrich

“I registered Democrat because my parents did. They were, we were. There was no thinking behind it.”

― Susana Martinez

“As a border prosecutor, I’ve put criminals behind bars who worked for some of the most violent cartels in the world.”

― Susana Martinez

“In the earliest days, make-up and moralising were intertwined. The ‘cosmetic slops and washes’ of the 17th and 18th centuries aimed to smooth complexions and revive a woman’s ‘bloom’ – but their critics were never far behind.”

― Susie Dent

“Slang moves on so fast that most new words disappear soon after they are coined. But there is always something that sticks behind.”

― Susie Dent

“The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“You are what you leave behind.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“Those who get stuck doing the same things for too long are bound to get left behind the strong who press on and re-invent themselves.”

― T-Pain

“I love films that make you feel something but also deliver that payload behind jokes.”

― Taika Waititi

“I do think, even though you are a public figure, I do think you should be entitled to your privacy, and I do think that there are things that go on in relationships and behind closed doors that are completely private.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“When you’re acting, you’re escaping and hiding behind something. It’s cliched to say, but there’s a safety there.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“What I’ve noticed is not only in the military, but in the first responders community, that when you reach out your hand to help one of them, they almost always grab your hand with only one of theirs, because they’re using their other hand to reach behind them and pull up somebody else with them.”

― Taya Kyle

“Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I’m fully behind.”

― Taylor Swift

“Leading from behind doesn’t work.”

― Ted Cruz

“There’s not a lot to hide behind when you make the sort of music we make.”

― Ted Dwane

“You just have to make sure you’re writing about something that’s true. It has to be honest and it has to have a real emotion behind it, regardless of where it’s coming from.”

― Teddy Thompson

“I prefer working behind the camera.”

― Terrence Malick

“Perhaps when I have 10 films behind me, I will have something worth saying.”

― Terrence Malick

“The United States is NATO’s leading military power, and President Barack Obama has required NATO to align behind a doctrine that has amounted to the most disastrous American foreign-policy debacle since Vietnam.”

― Terry Glavin

“I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind.”

― Terry Gou

“North Carolina is not going to be left behind.”

― Terry Sanford

“With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind.”

― Theodore White

“It is all around us, hidden in plain sight. It is walking our streets, supplying shops and supermarkets, working in fields, factories or nail bars, trapped in brothels or cowering behind the curtains in an ordinary street: slavery.”

― Theresa May

“That stupid postmodern emphasis on image over content has slammed us right into a dramaturgy that willfully leaves the audience behind and then resents the fact that they don’t ‘get it.’”

― Theresa Rebeck

“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”

― Thomas A. Edison

“When you look at C-3PO and Darth Vader and then look at the actors behind them, you can’t really make the connection. It kills the magic.”

― Thomas Bangalter

“Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.”

― Thomas Browne

“The other thing I felt was that the philosophical concept behind the experiences also looked like it had been designed by technicians and not by entertainers. I felt I needed to grab hold of it and try and push the envelope as much as I possibly could right now.”

― Thomas Dolby

“He’s my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.”

― Thomas Fuller

“Moving on is not closure. It’s not neat, and it’s not about turning the page. It is about moving on, but it doesn’t mean that you’ve left something behind.”

― Thomas Gibson

“Lives of great men oft remind us as we o’er their pages turn, That we too may leave behind us – Letters that we ought to burn.”

― Thomas Hood

“Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that’s a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.”

― Thomas Jane

“In this system, I’ve always played in the position behind the striker. I also don’t enjoy being classed as a striker – I don’t see myself as one.”

― Thomas Muller

“I like to be active in space in behind the opposition’s midfield. That’s where I can hurt the opponent most of all.”

― Thomas Muller

“Music is such an odd thing when you think about it – behind an image until you take it away, and then you realize a movie sounds blank without it.”

― Thomas Newman

“As a child, I grew up in fear. When I was four, all my other relatives were deported to the countryside, having to leave most of their personal belongings behind.”

― Thomas Peterffy

“Younger guys now are all working out, and you find that if everyone’s doing it and you’re not doing it, you’re going to be left behind.”

― Tiger Woods

“I’ve exceeded a few of my goals, but I’m behind on a couple of others.”

― Tiger Woods

“When Apple looks at what categories to enter, we ask these kinds of questions: What are the primary technologies behind this? What do we bring? Can we make a significant contribution to society with this? If we can’t, and if we can’t own the key technologies, we don’t do it.”

― Tim Cook

“I’m one of those guys who stays behind after practice to try and get better.”

― Tim Hardaway Jr.

“We need to avoid going down a path where we might find the doors slamming shut behind us.”

― Tim Sweeney

“I don’t know why, but I felt as if I was always behind the eight ball, so to speak.”

― Tiny Tim

“I’m glad that he’s got all this behind him. And I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of people – and there are certain people that don’t report the news accurate for their own personal fame and gain. And they know who they are.”

― Tito Jackson

“My name is Tobias Forge and I’m the man behind the mask in Ghost.”

― Tobias Forge

“I was a fan of Hitchcock, but more importantly than that, he is such an inscrutable man, and a very carefully inscrutable man. He apparently was blank-faced with a calm and controlled presence. I was immediately anxious and thought, ‘How am I going to get behind that?’”

― Toby Jones

“Behind every tree there’s a new monster.”

― Todd Rundgren

“Most people didn’t have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever.”

― Todd Rundgren

“Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer.”

― Tom Araya

“I have met a couple of six-year-olds who were apparently quite excited to meet me – before they actually met me. And when they actually met me they ran behind their parents’ legs and cowered for shelter.”

― Tom Felton

“I’m a keen musician. Me and my mates have a great times jamming and recording stuff. We have a great band behind us and have turned my nursery-rhyme songs into quite credible pieces of music.”

― Tom Felton

“We’ve been most successful when we stand for, unified, behind what we believe philosophically and policywise.”

― Tom Graves

“When I started in the profession, there were very visible actors who were Scottish, Welsh, or regional. Lots of working-class-hero leading actors; it was not fashionable to sound posh. Now, I’m middle-aged; it’s fashionable to sound posh if you are the generation behind me.”

― Tom Hollander

“Workers all too frequently have been taking it on the chin. They’re working hard and falling behind, all too frequently.”

― Tom Perez

“For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it’s office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce.”

― Tom Peters

“If you’re ahead of your time, who’s going to listen? If you’re behind the times, it’s boring.”

― Tom Smothers

“As a businessman, Trump preyed on the hopes and anxieties of struggling middle-class families. He cheated and scammed employees and customers alike. He left behind a trail of bankrupted companies. Past is prologue, and Trump has continued to pursue his own aggrandizement ruthlessly and relentlessly as a candidate and as president-elect.”

― Tom Steyer

“You have to have that organizational principle behind the song.”

― Tom Verlaine

“All in all, I’d like to venture into film. Films are my staple diet, so I would love to be part of a feature film, independent film… it all just depends on the story and the people behind it, really.”

― Tom Weston-Jones

“I would vote for Bush if for no other reason than to be at the airport waving off all the people who say they are going to London if he wins again. Someone has got to stay behind.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I never really like it when other writers talk about coming in behind people and rewriting.”

― Tony Gilroy

“I watch mostly every martial arts movie… I really like movies that aren’t just martial arts. I like movies that have spiritual meaning behind them, like samurai movies, or movies that have meditation.”

― Tony Jaa

“I like being behind the scene.”

― Tory Burch

“I knew that by getting behind the wheel of the car and having had something to drink, the responsibility laid on my shoulders.”

― Tracey Gold

“The group of guys I came up with in the 1990s were very innovative. I remember some of the older guys were complaining about how the music had changed, and they were being left behind. I didn’t want to be one of those guys who sat around and complained because they weren’t growing and evolving.”

― Tracy Lawrence

“I’m supposed to share the Lord with people. All of us are disciples on some level. You don’t have to be behind the podium to tell a story, connect with people and share the Gospel.”

― Trai Byers

“Standing behind a kitchen counter telling people about what ingredients to put in a pot didn’t feel right.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“I’m still playing ‘GTA;’ the online multiplayer is just fantastic. ‘Titanfall,’ if you can actually get on, is really good, and I just finished the ‘Left Behind DLC,’ which again, it’s one of those games where you put the controller down once you finish and just need to take a break!”

― Troy Baker

“When I’m in public doing the glamorous-wife-of-rock-star persona, I don’t want to disappoint, but when I act, I really like to leave all that behind.”

― Trudie Styler

“I think it’s fascinating that people take an interest in a middle-aged married couple and what happens behind our closed front door.”

― Trudie Styler

“These days, it’s often women in uniform – moms, wives, even grandmothers – who deploy and leave their families behind.”

― Tulsi Gabbard

“Aamir once went behind a rock to cry because his director didn’t listen to what he was saying.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.”

― Twyla Tharp

“The whole reason behind my album ‘Free TC’ is seeing all that police brutality, injustice, mass incarceration.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“I got all the women and everything I want, but my brother is locked up. I can’t leave him behind.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“As an actor, I always wondered what it would be like to watch an animated character with your voice behind it and see if it seems seamless or if it seems like your voice is isolated from the animation.”

― Tye Sheridan

“I really want to leave something behind that means something when I’m no longer here.”

― Tyra Banks

“I’ve been in crisis situations, I’ve been down, I’ve been hurt, I’ve been behind on the scorecards, and I’ve had to pull that shot out to knock somebody out. I’ve been in all kinds of situations and still come out on top.”

― Tyson Fury

“The capacity to influence radical groups can diminish significantly once they are viewed as indispensable coalition partners and are able to intimidate the electorate with the authority of the state behind them.”

― Tzipi Livni

“Who cares about great marks left behind? We have one life… just one. Our life. We have nothing else.”

― Ugo Betti

“There’s so much that we just accept, but the reasons behind how certain rules came to be are so fascinating and funny, it just increases your affection for language.”

― Ursula Dubosarsky

“Behind every morsel of bread, fruits, or meat is a large amount of transformed fossil fuels.”

― Vaclav Smil

“You never want to be behind your team-mate at the end of the year, that’s definitely always going to be my goal.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“I became completely obsessed with the Royal family, or at least the psychology behind them.”

― Vanessa Kirby

“Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.”

― Vanessa Mae

“To even get to the Olympics, I have to qualify for the 2013 World Championships and the standard is high. I know I am always going to be a few points behind the top guys.”

― Vanessa Mae

“That’s my opportunity to hide behind that old lady and say what I want to say.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“There’s nobody telling Oprah what to do. There’s no one telling David Letterman what he can and can’t do. You’ve got to have 100 percent support from everybody who’s behind the show, across the board.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“I can play on the right, from the left, behind the main striker, or upfront – it depends on where the coach wants me to play.”

― Victor Moses

“To go behind a man’s hall-door is mean, cowardly, unfair opposition.”

― Victoria Woodhull

“Irresponsibility is the mark of every European politician who holds out the promise of a better life to immigrants and encourages them to leave everything behind and risk their lives in setting out for Europe.”

― Viktor Orban

“The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters.”

― Vincent D’Onofrio

“I support my team-mates wherever they need it, and if someone else plays instead of me, I’m fully behind him.”

― Vincent Janssen

“I’ve worked extremely hard. There’s always that part that people don’t see, the things you do behind the scenes.”

― Vincent Kompany

“All celebrities are real people behind everything.”

― Vinny Guadagnino

“The U.S. has fallen well behind Europe in recognizing climate change and the implications of climate change.”

― Vinod Khosla

“Whether I am on a stage, behind a guitar or in front of a camera, I get paid to misbehave. Fortunately, misbehaviour is something I have unlimited supply of.”

― Vir Das

“No Indian wants their sports persons to get left behind or any particular sports to get left behind.”

― Virender Sehwag

“The average citizen saw that the big PACs with the billionaires and the multimillionaires get what they want in Washington, but the average citizen is left behind.”

― Virgil Goode

“Both Obama and Romney are just rolling in PAC money. Plus, they have the super PAC’s behind them. They’ve got multi-millionaires and billionaires just buying 30-second ads. It gives each of them tremendous exposure.”

― Virgil Goode

“Behind the notes, something different is told, and that’s what the interpreter must find out. He may sit down and play one passage one way and then perhaps exaggerate the next, but, in any event, he must do something with the music. The worst thing is not to do anything.”

― Vladimir Horowitz

“It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.”

― Voltaire

“If there’s a will, prosperity can’t be far behind.”

― W. C. Fields

“I was a rabid ‘Seinfeld’ fan. Then I did the show, and it ruined the show for me. Not that it ruined the quality of the show, but I had seen behind the curtain at Oz.”

― W. Earl Brown

“We will not rest until we see the suspects behind bars.”

― Walid Jumblatt

“Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.”

― Walt Whitman

“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.”

― Walter Lippmann

“It wasn’t until I became more confident with myself and I put myself forward instead of the jokes; at first it was put the jokes out there and I’m just behind the jokes.”

― Wanda Sykes

“If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you.”

― Wanda Sykes

“I come from a background of hiding everything behind a computer.”

― Washed Out

“Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm, living public opinion.”

― Wendell Phillips

“Prison has a universal fascination. It’s a real-life horror story because, given the right set of circumstances, anyone could find themselves behind bars.”

― Wentworth Miller

“From its conception, I wanted Bumble’s culture to match its values. If women were taking charge on our app, then they’d be running the show behind the scenes, too.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“I live on a ranch in Utah for now, but I’m gonna move. I’ve got another ranch to move to, but its location is a secret. When I get there, I’m gonna plow the road in behind me.”

― Wilford Brimley

“When you think about the guys who started Twitter, and the Google guys, and the Facebook guys and the Napster guys, and the Microsoft guys, and the Dell guys and the Instagram guys, it’s all guys. The girls, they’re being left behind.”

― will.i.am

“Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.”

― Willem de Kooning

“The faster you go, the more students you leave behind. It doesn’t matter how much or how fast you teach. The true measure is how much students have learned.”

― William Glasser

“The middle class has just fallen further and further behind the rich.”

― William Julius Wilson

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.”

― William S. Burroughs

“It’s easier to play quirky characters and hide behind wardrobe and make-up, especially.”

― William Sanderson

“There are a lot of singers, but they weren’t doing it the way I was, taking an Adele song and putting a hip hop beat behind it to make it a different song.”

― William Singe

“The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.”

― William Wordsworth

“It just wasn’t right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they’re told to hold the ball.”

― Wilt Chamberlain

“The idea of dancing to bad house music is something I could never get behind.”

― Win Butler

“Billions of people are being left behind by economic growth.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“At ‘The Daily Show,’ we were satirizing a news program. You put somebody in a suit, you put ’em behind a desk, and they become an authority figure.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“Anoeta is always a tough place to go: people get right behind their side.”

― Xabi Alonso

“The reason behind Hrithik being the best dancer is that he never takes his work for granted.”

― Yami Gautam

“The entire country is rallying behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and there is no alternative to Modiji.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“I will not allow anyone to shut me up or shame me into silence, and I’m not going to rot away behind closed doors.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“Not only are Feiglin’s people radicals and fascists but also the bearers of severe personal disturbances, which hide behind a layer of patriotic make-up under the camouflage of the Jewish faith.”

― Yossi Sarid

“There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.”

― Yuri Milner

“Fuseproject was founded in 1999, and the notion behind it, which is alive and kicking today, is fusing different disciplines. Our teams are absolutely incredible at their own discipline, but most importantly, they’re incredible at partnering with each other.”

― Yves Behar

“I always liked the story of Noah’s Ark and the idea of starting anew by rescuing the things you like and leaving the rest behind.”

― Zach Braff

“I will reveal the secrets behind these doors.”

― Zahi Hawass

“For a producer, I’ve been behind the scenes my whole career.”

― Zaytoven

“I suspect that one of capitalism’s crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds.”

― Zygmunt Bauman
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