Top 8708 Being Quotes of 2019

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”

― A. A. Milne

“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.”

― A. A. Milne

“Perfecting your craft is one of the main keys in being successful.”

― A Boogie wit da Hoodie

“I’m an incredibly intelligent, insightful human being.”

― A. J. Bowen

“Who would have ever thought that, within a couple months of getting into the WWE, that I’d be wrestling in the main event for the world championship? Then, nine months after getting here, actually being the world champion.”

― A.J. Styles

“I hated being a novelist when I was 20 – I had nothing to write about.”

― A. S. Byatt

“The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.”

― Aaron Carter

“We talk about quantum weirdness and things being in two places at once, but it all involves atoms and molecules, stuff we don’t normally interact with.”

― Aaron D. O’Connell

“To put on the pinstripe – it’s extraordinary. Just being able to play one game with the Yankees is quite an honor.”

― Aaron Judge

“Being around veteran leaders such as CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner really helped me.”

― Aaron Judge

“Just being in a video game is an honor, and being on the cover, I can’t really describe it.”

― Aaron Judge

“Being at the Apollo, I was always starstruck.”

― Aaron Neville

“I’ve grown so much, not just as an actor, but as a human being.”

― Aaron Paul

“I hate being in the gym.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“It’s unbelievable what the rewards are like with being a footballer, but I’m not stupid – I don’t go around flaunting it.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“Everybody talks about the FA Cup being special, and now I know from personal experience it is really special to be involved in.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“Being an actor really, really strengthens me as a director. There’s just a certain type of understanding that comes from having been there and knowing how much is really being asked of actors that helps me.”

― Aaron Ruell

“It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“That’s just part of being in ‘X-Men.’ There’s, like, 20 main characters, and 15 of them are household names, so obviously you’re happy for anything you can get.”

― Aaron Stanford

“The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.”

― Aaron Swartz

“I get more fulfilment from being a father than I do from being an actor.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“I don’t like to be me. I’m not so comfortable being me on screen because then I’d be a presenter. I’m not Jimmy Fallon.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“When I got to Florida, I was a British kid, but I was also an Indian kid: a brown kid with an English accent. Talk about being an outsider. And that’s become the theme of a lot of the stuff I write about.”

― Aasif Mandvi

“I can’t keep playing 10-11 months a year and keep being sharp after 15 years of international cricket.”

― AB de Villiers

“I don’t like being weak in front of my mum or anyone for that matter. I don’t like crying.”

― Abbey Clancy

“Being ‘pro-life’ means standing up for all life, valuing all life.”

― Abby Johnson

“Being pro-choice was not just a movement to me; it was a lifestyle. I wholeheartedly embraced that lifestyle and loved being a part of it.”

― Abby Johnson

“Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I’m totally fine with that being me.”

― Abby Wambach

“As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.”

― Abdolkarim Soroush

“I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“Each country its cost analysis is going to be different. So what we are you seeing in Syria, for example, is different than what’s going on in Jordan. The maps are being rewritten.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“I look at Jerusalem as being a beacon for the three monotheistic religions.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it’s like, ‘Yes, let’s do it.’”

― Abel Ferrara

“There is an invisible aspect of being a writer; none of it is about you. It’s about your work, and that’s what it should be.”

― Abi Morgan

“Being a full human being is difficult, frightening, and problematical.”

― Abraham Maslow

“I’m a great believer in geography being destiny.”

― Abraham Verghese

“I love being in the Beastie Boys.”

― Ad-Rock

“I had nightmares after being with the national team. You shouldn’t have things like that.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“That’s what defines the best athletes: being capable of showing up year after year at the highest level.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“Proteins are constantly being degraded. Therefore, simultaneous production of proteins is required.”

― Ada Yonath

“I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult.”

― Adam Ant

“I loved being in a band.”

― Adam Ant

“Prison’s a walk in the park compared with being sectioned, mate, it really is.”

― Adam Ant

“Transitioning to being an unemployed film actor is different, but it’s fun and I’ve been looking forward to it for a while.”

― Adam Brody

“Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.”

― Adam Clarke

“To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.”

― Adam Clarke

“The gap between being a bad person and being a criminal is often wide.”

― Adam Cohen

“Being unemployed – or working at minimum wage – is rough in the best of circumstances.”

― Adam Cohen

“When I was nine years old and dreamed of being a pro wrestler, the thing I was most fascinated by was how much love the wrestlers got.”

― Adam Cole

“Being the first-ever three-time ROH world champion is pretty surreal.”

― Adam Cole

“Interesting things always come from being really exhausted and really sick.”

― Adam Driver

“There’s a kind of immediacy that comes with being constantly connected that I don’t really relate to in my generation.”

― Adam Driver

“If you’ve got kids who aren’t being looked after by their parents, there’s only so many times you can try and intervene to get that right.”

― Adam Giles

“I’m not sure if being known opened or closed doors for me.”

― Adam Goldberg

“Being a giver is not about saying yes to all of the people all of the time to all of the requests.”

― Adam Grant

“I’m not a fan of being inauthentic.”

― Adam Grant

“I think that, in almost all human beings, there is buried a profound tribal instinct that makes us very susceptible to being aroused to patriotic fervour.”

― Adam Hochschild

“I’m fiercely independent, but I’m also terrified of being alone.”

― Adam Levine

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

― Adam Mansbach

“I would not have guessed how much I love being a father.”

― Adam Neumann

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.”

― Adam Osborne

“I like being the people’s champion when it comes to dining.”

― Adam Richman

“To go from hating the way I looked to being a ‘Cosmo’ centerfold is a profound honor.”

― Adam Richman

“Representing the U.S.A. is one of the greatest honors of my life, and being able to do it as my authentic self makes it all so much sweeter.”

― Adam Rippon

“I love being active.”

― Adam Rippon

“I had my moments of being humiliated, and then I had moments of doing something humiliating. I’m glad I lived out both roles.”

― Adam Sandler

“The ‘Mythbusters’ crew, we monitor the Discovery boards, we look for the new ideas that are being forwarded on those boards, and we keep track of what’s going on, we keep updated.”

― Adam Savage

“Being a geek is all about learning the inventories of things.”

― Adam Savage

“I don’t ever feel like I’m being an actor.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“Being an actor is just kind of embarrassing.”

― Adam Scott

“Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.”

― Adam Shankman

“There were definitely times when I regretted ever being Batman.”

― Adam West

“I grew up on a ranch in Walla Walla, Washington. Except for one lawyer, I don’t remember anyone in my family being anything else but ranchers.”

― Adam West

“I think the hardest part about making a scary film is about being able to retain the mystery, especially when it comes to supernatural stuff.”

― Adam Wingard

“Every action that we take has some motivation of either being selfish or altruistic. All that adds up.”

― Adam Yauch

“I really like being thrown into the works. Many actors, I have found, have this as a common trait. We had to, as children, adapt to various situations with either a military family or things like that.”

― Adelaide Clemens

“Auditioning is extremely bizarre. Just being an actor is extremely bizarre, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

― Adelaide Kane

“Being on TV is kind of the best job in the world.”

― Adelaide Kane

“Work is hard, but being a mom is harder.”

― Adina Porter

“I’ve been dancing since I was five. To me, dance is a visual representation of being free and empowered.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“Live-in relationships are common these days; that’s why so many movies are being made on the subject.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“Every young actor wants this feeling of being the solo lead in a film.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“It’s not a matter of being choosy as an actor but a matter of liking the right script.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“I am an incurable romantic. I am even in love with the idea of being in love, and hence, I write a lot of love songs.”

― Adnan Sami

“Apart from being a playback singer for films, I’m also an independent musician.”

― Adnan Sami

“The throttles could only move very, very slowly, always watching the temperature, always watching. And even in throttling back, you could bust it, even being very careful.”

― Adolf Galland

“Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.”

― Adolf Loos

“In many countries, schools are preparing students to participate in a democratic environment; yet schools themselves tend to be extremely autocratic, with all high-level decisions being made by adults.”

― Adora Svitak

“Being performers, that’s what we do: We put on shows and want people to watch.”

― Adrian Grenier

“It’s the ownership of what’s off that’s the beauty in art. Its not about being exactly perfect.”

― Adrian Younge

“Not being able to afford many of the basic necessities to survive, I placed all my loans in forbearance, enrolled in food stamps and Medicaid, and took on part-time jobs anywhere I could find them.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“I hit my thirties and felt I had to start being profound.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“I’m not the tallest or the thinnest – and I think being in shows is a major part of when I stopped second-guessing myself.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“What drew me to modeling was this idea of being independent.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“I can’t deal with waking up and being sad.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Happiness is being on the beam with life – to feel the pull of life.”

― Agnes Martin

“I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be.”

― Agnes Smedley

“I think I was a feminist before being born. I had a feminist chromosome somewhere.”

― Agnes Varda

“It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won’t be easy.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“The songwriters whom we think of being the greatest songwriters usually write one hit and six or seven flops. That includes the Irving Berlins and the Hoagy Carmichaels, the Harold Arlens, Cole Porter.”

― Ahmet Ertegun

“Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state, we can’t meet the demands of being a modern society.”

― Ahmet Necdet Sezner

“I definitely have managed to overcome dyslexia now to become a fully functional human being but things were a lot more difficult when I was younger.”

― Ahmet Zappa

“I have no time for being embarrassed.”

― Aidy Bryant

“Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don’t think so.”

― Aisha Tyler

“Marriage is a mystery, and part of it is just being kind to each other, not being selfish.”

― Aisha Tyler

“Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life.”

― Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“There is a fine line between being glamorous and vulgar. I am open to glam roles as long as they don’t look vulgar on screen.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I dedicated my career to really working in under-served communities and really just being in the trenches.”

― Aja Brown

“Being on a show with a female lead is amazing for me. I love that.”

― Aja Naomi King

“Today I divide my day between being actor, producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.”

― Ajay Devgan

“Whereas robocalls are ever-present, the problem of contraband cellphones in prisons – that is, cellphones illegally being used by inmates – is generally out-of-sight and too easily ignored. But the need for action is just as clear.”

― Ajit Pai

“I don’t want to put up this act of being a voracious reader, which I am not.”

― Ajith Kumar

“I think I have stopped being nervous about the outcome of a film. The five consecutive flops in 1997 and the five consecutive hits in 1999 have mellowed me in many ways.”

― Ajith Kumar

“Weekly, monthly, or whatever, I’m just not good with being told I have to finish up according to a set schedule.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I’m just a manga artist, so I can’t stand being scrutinized.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I have never believed in being part of any one group or camp.”

― Akshay Kumar

“I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don’t get any patients.”

― Al Alvarez

“I’ve spent my entire career being a satirist.”

― Al Franken

“I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.”

― Al Gore

“Pakistan’s being an ally and helping the United States, we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative for the help that’s been extended.”

― Al Green

“Being on stage is not creating, it’s re-creating.”

― Al Jourgensen

“I think I have grown impatient with just being a writer.”

― Alain de Botton

“Becoming a writer wasn’t a choice (there would have been far more worthwhile things to do); it was the best, most fruitful way of being a bit ill.”

― Alain de Botton

“The relentless pursuit of being different is very French.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I don’t like being a celebrity.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I don’t like being disappointed by somebody I trust. Fortunately, it rarely happens.”

― Alain Ducasse

“The French are very bizarre. There is this collective depiction: ‘We’re in decline, we’re being assailed, we must protect ourselves.’”

― Alain Juppe

“We have a bad habit of not being able to do things cheap.”

― Alain Wertheimer

“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.”

― Alan Alda

“I’ve been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I’m nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don’t win, I’ll just wait until I’m nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?”

― Alan Alda

“I have a strong preference for being alive.”

― Alan Alda

“I know that if I can’t move people, then I have no business being an actor.”

― Alan Arkin

“I was terrified of being on stage, and I had to work very hard at a craft to get past that.”

― Alan Arkin

“Somebody asked me, ‘Why do people like vampires so much?’ This was right after Obama had been elected and I said, ‘Because we just spent eight years being sucked dry by one.’”

― Alan Ball

“There are some days when you don’t feel like being Alan Cumming.”

― Alan Cumming

“It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Any human being has private thoughts.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“When one studies the properties of atoms, one found that the reality is far stranger than anybody would have invented in the form of fiction. Particles really do have the possibility of, in some sense, being in more than one place at one time.”

― Alan Guth

“America’s Founders were committed to a wide-open public forum in which all voices and perspectives could have a chance of being heard.”

― Alan K. Simpson

“It’s not easy being a father, but I’ve been allowed a comeback.”

― Alan King

“Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.”

― Alan Ladd

“Collaboration is being open to each other’s ideas and benefiting from each other’s perspectives in an open way.”

― Alan Menken

“I’m not interested in being the producer of somebody else’s song.”

― Alan Menken

“I had the honor of speaking with Asimov. The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov, but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics.”

― Alan Parsons

“I’m a quite serious actor who doesn’t mind being ridiculously comic.”

― Alan Rickman

“I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking, This is exciting.”

― Alan Rickman

“Nobody’s ever gonna accuse me of being a singer, but I can sing.”

― Alan Ruck

“For millennials, being a geek is a positive thing, and we see people proudly self-identifying themselves as geeks.”

― Alan Schaaf

“Geek culture is all about being super passionate about your interests and not afraid to express them, even if your interests are unpopular.”

― Alan Schaaf

“There’s too much of a culture that exists out there, what I call an expectancy culture, of things being provided.”

― Alan Sugar

“My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show. In real life or in between the breaks I was raising two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids who were being paid to be my kids.”

― Alan Thicke

“A lot of film acting is about being casual.”

― Alan Tudyk

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.”

― Alan Watts

“But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.”

― Alan Watts

“So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level.”

― Alan Watts

“So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.”

― Alan Watts

“Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.”

― Alan Watts

“I’m a huge believer in story being this invisible scaffolding that no one ever recognizes or realizes is actually making the audience engaged in what’s going on. There is no formula for it.”

― Alan Yang

“Judges pretty much act independently once they get on the bench so I’m not really sure why Harper’s concerned that the court is currently being stacked with a lot of Liberal appointments.”

― Alan Young

“I don’t mind being single. In fact, I like it.”

― Alana Stewart

“At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I’m being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I just feel compelled to continue to be transparent. It just really levels the playing field and eradicates the shame that I have, or that one might have, about being human. So I’m going to just keep going.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I prioritise story over science, but not at the expense of being really stupid about it.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“When I was a kid, I was reliably informed that we’d have gone to Mars by 1985, and of course it’s 2012, and we’re still really no closer to a human expedition to Mars, but that shouldn’t detract from the amazing achievements that are being done on a day-to-day basis by robotic envoys.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“When I was writing ‘House Of Suns,’ there were a few writers I had in mind as role models, the main being Gene Wolfe.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”

― Albert Camus

“There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.”

― Albert Camus

“Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood – never.”

― Albert Camus

“Conscious of not being able to separate myself from my time, I have decided to become part of it.”

― Albert Camus

“I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.”

― Albert Camus

“Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.”

― Albert Schweitzer

“The biggest challenge to being an actor is, when you’re not working, just being unemployed: the downtime and not having anything to do.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“I don’t have social media, and I’m not, I guess, that adept at being on the Internet.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“One of the beautiful things about being a part of ‘Star Wars’ is that it’s one of those few things that are community-building in that way. Maybe that way of putting it is a little self-important. But it is something we all have a connection to, something everybody knows about. There aren’t that many of those things.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“Being a foreigner is not a disease.”

― Alden Nowlan

“That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.”

― Aldous Huxley

“Being able to stay home with my children is what I prefer.”

― Alec Baldwin

“I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.”

― Aleister Crowley

“Everyone’s terrified of being mediocre. Everyone wants to be special.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“I’m very curious, I guess, as a human being.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“The cavemen, when they saw the antelopes, they had to scratch them on to the caves because they needed to express the immediacy of what they were being affected by – and I love that. That is why I do what I do. I need to express myself.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“It’s an awful feeling, being hungry.”

― Alek Wek

“I’ve seen mothers and children really being vulnerable in the refugee camps; it’s supposed to be temporary, but they end up having children who have grown up in refugee camps.”

― Alek Wek

“If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“I feel pride in being a Greenlander.”

― Aleqa Hammond

“I love being a female. I love being the boss.”

― Alesha Dixon

“Not strict, no – but I’ve always been very conscious about just being healthy and taking care of myself.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I used to have seven dogs; now I have a more manageable four. I was in Cornwall, and one dog got swept away downstream, so my cousin dived in to get it, then her dog dived in. So I jumped in to rescue hers. Those dogs are my calm. That’s how I cope with the business – I get the sanity on my woodland dog walks, being a tomboy.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I’m happy to be human, and being human means we aren’t perfect.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I’ve always been intrigued and fascinated by Gaga. She is a chameleon; she has the capability to fully express her individuality and her eclectic personality by simply being herself.”

― Alessandro Michele

“All of us, we are not one thing: we’re always between two worlds, and the idea of not being sure is very appealing to me.”

― Alessandro Michele

“The thing with being able to do accents is that it’s still completely separate from being an actor.”

― Alessandro Nivola

“I never really necessarily liked being quiet.”

― Alessia Cara

“I don’t really dance. I don’t drink or smoke. Being at parties is very awkward.”

― Alessia Cara

“The definition of being a feminist is equality, and if you’re not a feminist at this point, then what are you really promoting?”

― Alessia Cara

“Being an outsider helps breed comedy.”

― Alex Borstein

“My rhetoric degree ended up being very helpful in advertising. I got an internship and then figured I will be a copywriter; that will be my path.”

― Alex Borstein

“To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.”

― Alex Ebert

“Since I’ve written many of my books from a less-than-sympathetic viewpoint, I think that being able to see things from all sides is a useful talent.”

― Alex Flinn

“I didn’t like being a name attached to a book.”

― Alex Garland

“If I was being very honest about it, probably more honest than I should be, ’28 Days Later’ was a reaction to ‘The Beach’ in some ways because I felt it lacked a kind of aggression in it.”

― Alex Garland

“I wouldn’t call being a chef gratifying in a lot of ways. It’s an act of love.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“You have to be disciplined about being in the kitchen.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Being in a band didn’t buy me my beans on toast!”

― Alex Kapranos

“I didn’t grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.”

― Alex Kapranos

“I used to beg for auditions. Now, they’re being thrown at me.”

― Alex Meraz

“I hate being recognized; I hate it, hate it.”

― Alex Morgan

“Scoring a goal in a World Cup was my dream as a little girl. I didn’t really dream of being in ‘Maxim’ when I was 5.”

― Alex Morgan

“Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero.”

― Alex North

“Everyone in the Premier League feels pressure to get results. It is part of being a footballer.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“Conservatives frequently complain of being frozen out of the culture industry, though, like all industries, the culture industry will produce or sell anything it expects to profit from.”

― Alex Pareene

“Coming out of Juilliard, I honestly was expecting and willing to be breaking my neck, hustling, and being unemployed for a decade, two decades. I was gritting my teeth, but I was so down to do that.”

― Alex Sharp

“Elephants are not human, of course. They are something much more ancient and primordial, living on a different plane of existence. Long before we arrived on the scene, they worked out a way of being in the world that has not fundamentally changed and is sustainable, and not predatory or destructive.”

― Alex Shoumatoff

“I believe the ‘Jeopardy!’ test is more difficult than being a contestant on the program.”

― Alex Trebek

“I’m never comfortable being in front of the camera, but I’ve learned how to deal with it.”

― Alex Wolff

“I relate to Michael Keaton’s character in ‘Birdman’ so much, how he has that voice being so mean and then another boosting his confidence.”

― Alex Wolff

“I love doing the in-ring promos more than doing the backstage promos because I love being able to interact with the crowd.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I’m really interested in photography, like every other human being.”

― Alexa Chung

“Losing your job is terrifying, but being prepared makes it so much easier.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“I love generally being out in nature. It is just so amazing.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“I think being on ‘Weeds,’ in general, makes it hard to think of me as Nemo anymore.”

― Alexander Gould

“I studied at Guildhall and did the acting course, but because I could sing a bit, I kept being cast in musicals.”

― Alexander Hanson

“I quite like being under the radar.”

― Alexander Hanson

“Acting is what I love. I love being the chameleon, and you can’t do that if you have just one physical type.”

― Alexander Ludwig

“I’m very interested in tea. I wouldn’t mind being involved in some aspect of the tea industry.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“I am capable of being idle.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“I’m not interested in being liked.”

― Alexander McQueen

“Joe E. Lewis said, ‘Money doesn’t buy happiness but it calms the nerves.’ And that is how I feel about a film being well-received.”

― Alexander Payne

“True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.”

― Alexander Pope

“Being natural is one of the most irritating poses I know in people.”

― Alexander Theroux

“Being a very tall person, I have always felt a kinship with giraffes.”

― Alexandra Bracken

“That’s a very scary thing to think about, being trapped in a coffin.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“Being a white southern African who saw the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, the sense of being an outsider was absolutely instilled in my limbic system.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“Being a writer but also having been raised the way I was, I tend to turn to books for answers.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“Awkward is a state of being.”

― Alexandra Petri

“When people feel like they are being spoken directly to, I do feel like… they’ll do things like turn out in an off-year, mid-year primary.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“We’ve grown accustomed to injustice in Russia. People are constantly being arrested unlawfully.”

― Alexei Navalny

“I liked the idea of being a writer more than I liked the idea of writing.”

― Alexi Zentner

“I hang out with dudes a lot. I can relate to being the guys girl.”

― Alexis Knapp

“Founders are supposed to be not at all interested in selling. But there is a price at which a founder can’t help being interested.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“I hate being categorized.”

― Alexis Ren

“I think being vulnerable to other humans is a form of strength.”

― Alexis Ren

“The idea of being a designer is always something that has intrigued me.”

― Alexis Ren

“I love being challenged, goofing off, and lots of passion.”

― Alexis Ren

“Being the best-paid in the Premier League fills me with pride at being Chilean.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“It’s amazing. I love being an uncle.”

― Alfie Allen

“I do prefer playing baddies because you can push being horrible as far as you want.”

― Alfie Allen

“If you want to keep on being relevant as a director, I think you have to embrace the times. And with the times come technologies and formats.”

― Alfonso Cuaron

“I do remember being a fan of the Marvel characters and not liking the DC characters at all.”

― Alfred Molina

“One has to get rid of his inhibitions, being an actor.”

― Ali Fazal

“I was offered to play an Italian part in an Italian film. Although I could not take it up because I did not have the time, the kind of characters being offered to us are changing.”

― Ali Fazal

“I’m proud of my body, I’m proud of my sport, I’m proud of being a female athlete.”

― Ali Krieger

“There’s a directness and a feistiness to being from Jersey.”

― Ali Larter

“I tried being a stay-at-home mom for eight weeks. I like the stay-at-home part. Not too crazy about the mom aspect.”

― Ali Wong

“You can’t just be crass without being witty. Angry crass is horrible.”

― Ali Wong

“In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises, and that’s pretty much how they get their viewers.”

― Alia Shawkat

“Regardless of the cultural system, social pressure to appear straight seems to be fairly intense cross-culturally. Indeed, one is inclined to wonder, if being straight is just natural, why does it require quite so much policing?”

― Alice Dreger

“Stories are the only thing that I can be bothered with. It’s the only way that I can do anything, even if I’m quite useless. It’s the only area in being human where I could be a little useful.”

― Alice Englert

“Being in love is not cool!”

― Alice Englert

“The roles I used to be cast for were typically objectified women, so I was always being shown or spoken about through the lens of the guy.”

― Alice Eve

“I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman’s domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.”

― Alice Hoffman

“Being Irish-American myself, Irish-American material is readily at hand to me.”

― Alice McDermott

“In the act of reading, especially reading fiction, where a world is being created, all kinds of matters of belief come into play.”

― Alice McDermott

“I don’t like being dependent on other people.”

― Alice Merton

“There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all.”

― Alice Miller

“Sunken gardens should be laid out under the supervision of an intelligent landscape architect; and even then should have a reason for being sunken other than a whim or increase in costliness.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“We have very pretty Dutch gardens, so called, in America, but their chief claim to being Dutch is that they are set with bulbs, and have Delft or other earthen pots or boxes for formal plants or shrubs.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“I much preferred Latin to Greek. I loved the language being such a pattern that you could not shift a word without the whole sentence falling to pieces.”

― Alice Oswald

“Part of the frustration of being bipolar is people don’t understand what it feels like.”

― Alice Ripley

“I’m kind of a dork at being able to dress myself.”

― Alice Ripley

“The really good stuff- the ‘Hamiltons’ – comes out after decades of writing and being committed.”

― Alice Ripley

“When ‘Next to Normal’ won the Pulitzer, that was the moment I felt the show was being defined. There’s a certain confidence that comes with being selected.”

― Alice Ripley

“I used to be frustrated about being called bohemian, but I don’t really care now. If that’s what you are, you should celebrate it.”

― Alice Temperley

“I live on the West Coast of the United States, and yet the air that I breathe is sometimes the same air that was being breathed in China the day before.”

― Alice Walker

“It was probably right after I made my comeback – after retiring post-2008 Olympics – when I finally felt more at ease with my body. Being away from the sport helped put things in perspective.”

― Alicia Sacramone

“Being vegan just gives you such great karma.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“Being able to be dry in a second language is almost the last thing you learn.”

― Alicia Vikander

“The people who were supposed to invest in refineries, who understand the market, are benefiting from there being no refineries because of the fuel import business.”

― Aliko Dangote

“Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl.”

― Alison Bechdel

“Oh Mr. Webster could never define what’s being said between your heart and mine.”

― Alison Krauss

“I love being in the world of the unknown.”

― Alison Krauss

“Being in the studio is a really romantic time.”

― Alison Krauss

“I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable with the idea of being famous.”

― Alison Lohman

“Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.”

― Alison Moyet

“As soon as I made it about being healthy and shifted my focus away from the scale, the weight started to come off. I keep track of my body by how my jeans fit – and how I feel.”

― Alison Sweeney

“I’ve been on ‘Days’ since I was 16, and being surrounded by such thin, gorgeous actresses made me so insecure and self-conscious.”

― Alison Sweeney

“To be ‘squeezed’ is to be bound by a very American psychological and socio-economic predicament. Being squeezed involves one’s finances, one’s social status, and one’s self-image.”

― Alissa Quart

“If any female – or male – does something in order to get ‘likes’ on their video or to get fans, they’re being exploited, and they’re actually selling out to a certain extent.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“After a sound public education, I attended Penn and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After being drafted into the military and studying Indonesian, I emerged as a writer, not a painter.”

― Allan Gurganus

“Report, report, report. Dig, dig, dig. Think, think, think. Don’t stop being a reporter because you’ve become a columnist.”

― Allan Sloan

“I didn’t take constructive criticism the way I should have. When I finally caught up to that, that’s when I went to being the MVP.”

― Allen Iverson

“Being an All-Star is everything.”

― Allen Iverson

“My whole thing was being wanted and being accepted by a ball club. That was the most important thing to me.”

― Allen Iverson

“I wanna thank Biggie Smalls, Redman, Jadakiss, Tupac and Michael Jackson for being my theme music throughout my career.”

― Allen Iverson

“Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are, and conflict means drama.”

― Allen Tate

“Leadership is about being a servant first.”

― Allen West

“I’d be just as happy being a midwife. That’s my ideal job.”

― Allison Anders

“I really am at peace with not being a mom.”

― Allison Janney

“It is a very difficult job, being the servant of two masters.”

― Allison Janney

“If I could stomach the awful part of being a veterinarian, which involves sticking your hand up animals’ behinds, I would be a vet.”

― Allison Janney

“Being funny is everything to me.”

― Allison Jones

“Going through puberty, that Cape Canaveral of the hormones, young girls are in love with the idea of being in love, trying it out for sighs.”

― Allison Pearson

“As an actor, I love the feeling of being on set and the camaraderie of working on something together.”

― Allison Williams

“We have all these ideas and visions, and they’re able to come to life, and our voices are being heard, which is really amazing.”

― Ally Brooke

“This is the hardest job I’ve ever had, being a mom, but it’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.”

― Ally Walker

“Being a role model is a privilege.”

― Allyson Felix

“To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine

“Take ice. Ice is fascinating to me. Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an agricultural product to being manufactured.”

― Alton Brown

“Without being too profound, I never dreamt of getting 100 caps for Wales.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.”

― Alva Myrdal

“I read everything from comics to magazines to fiction – I learned to read in English, years before being able to speak a word of it, by reading ‘National Geographic.’”

― Alvaro Enrigue

“It’s hard to imagine going back to Italy, despite my experience in Serie A being extraordinary.”

― Alvaro Morata

“Gymnastics is my whole life, and I dream of going to the Olympics and being a world champ.”

― Aly Raisman

“I don’t like hospitals, and the idea of being in labor somewhere I don’t like at all – wasn’t how I wanted to bring my kids into the world.”

― Alyson Hannigan

“Being famous as a kid is weird and unhealthy.”

― Alyson Stoner

“I’ve had a very long career of being conservative.”

― Alyson Stoner

“The greatest gift I’ve ever received is being a teacher.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“The first few weeks of being a mom were profound, not just emotionally but also, physically. All the changes you instinctually go through are miraculous.”

― Alyssa Milano

“I like being a mother.”

― Amanda Abbington

“Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.”

― Amanda Burton

“You can lose who you are so easily when you’re being so many things to so many different people.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I got sick of being famous. It is not a desirable ‘job.’”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“After being in captivity for so long, I can’t begin to describe how wonderful it feels to be home in Canada.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“Being in the dark, there’s a real weight to it. It’s heavy.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“I hate being ignored.”

― Amanda Palmer

“There’s a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows.”

― Amanda Palmer

“Being an actor is really, really hard, no matter how you slice it.”

― Amanda Peet

“I have planted my flag in my comedy being useful for social change.”

― Amanda Seales

“People don’t know what it’s like being the foreigner until they are one.”

― Amber Liu

“What is the use in being a celebrity if you can’t use the platform to help?”

― Amber Riley

“Me being a compassionate person, I would never hold any grudges against my ex.”

― Amber Rose

“I have an incredible sense of direction, but London is confusing. It’s a circle, but then it stops being a circle.”

― Amber Valletta

“You can’t be an American without being related to other Americans.”

― Amiri Baraka

“Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It’s a state of mind.”

― Amisha Patel

“It is better for a youth to earn living selling pakodas instead of being unemployed. Making pakodas is not shameful; what is shameful is comparing such a person with a beggar.”

― Amit Shah

“India’s nuclear-test blasts have pretty much put to rest the myth of Indians being peace-loving Gandhians.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I totally remember that: being 25 and unemployed and trying to stretch each cappuccino for 60 minutes.”

― Amor Towles

“We study, as Americans, the extreme aspects of repression under the Stalinist era. We’re focused on them. The vast majority of Russian citizens, it was a much softer type of being disconcerted.”

― Amor Towles

“You can’t put a price on being proud of what you do.”

― Amul Thapar

“I come from musical theater, and a lot of musical theater is about accepting fantasy. I think it is more about just being open and accepting.”

― Amy Adams

“Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.”

― Amy Adams

“I’ve had a family my entire adult life; I started raising kids when I was 21. I suspect that being part of a family has probably informed my life as a writer as much as anything else has.”

― Amy Bloom

“In my position, I could be a debutante. But we only got to this position by being a politically active family.”

― Amy Carter

“Being a comfortable public speaker, which involves easily being able to go off-script, strongly signals competence.”

― Amy Cuddy

“When I was younger, I just thought that my plans were probably going to be more exciting than my parents’ plans or the establishment. I sort of got by on being a little bit of a rebel.”

― Amy Grant

“I love being with my children. They’re fascinating people.”

― Amy Grant

“There are a lot of people in Beverly Hills who come from the Middle East, who are very much a part of the Beverly Hills fabric, and their kids grew up with the privileges of Beverly Hills. And yet they still have to deal with a lot of the prejudice against them for being foreign-born.”

― Amy Heckerling

“I wasted most of my 20s being so frustrated I forgot to have fun. I was so concentrated on one thing – ‘Must make movie.’”

― Amy Heckerling

“I love being in Mumbai and want to continue being here.”

― Amy Jackson

“There is a difference between being bold and being rash.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“We should look for ways to expedite generic drug approvals, particularly for products that have a long history of being safe and effective.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Being an actor, we’re so dependent on the writers.”

― Amy Ryan

“I’ve always had my wrist slapped for being myself.”

― Amy Schumer

“I felt ashamed of being different and ashamed of feeling that way.”

― Amy Tan

“I’ve spent my whole life in Chicago being asked where am I from, so that I have a sense of displacement that also is very psychologically disorienting.”

― Ana Castillo

“It’s definitely like being in some weird sorority. I’m friends with a lot of actresses, but my ‘SNL’ friends are my closest.”

― Ana Gasteyer

“I’m tired of advertisers being the gatekeepers of what is and is not appropriate on news shows.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Jesse Watters is just a deplorable human being. I have no respect for him whatsoever.”

― Ana Kasparian

“I do not respect Trump supporters, but I believe in being fair to them.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Peddling to racism is just as bad as being a racist.”

― Ana Navarro

“I was a Republican before Donald Trump was a Republican. I was a Republican when Donald Trump was a Democrat. I was a Republican when Donald Trump was an independent. And I’m going to be a Republican when Donald Trump gets tired of being a Republican.”

― Ana Navarro

“Being different is critical.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.”

― Anais Nin

“I moved to L.A. to write and direct. I had no intentions of being in front of the camera.”

― Analeigh Tipton

“More than any other candidate, Mr. Trump embodies the evolving norms of communication that are being enabled and encouraged by technology and the matrix of connectivity that defines modern life: authenticity over authority, surprise over consistency, celebrity over experience.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“There is always a gap between what candidates say in the heat of the campaign, when they are not constrained by the realities of governance, and how they act after being sworn into office.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“For years, Hizb-I-Islami fighters have had a reputation for being more educated and worldly than their Taliban counterparts, who are often illiterate farmers.”

― Anand Gopal

“The age of access being offered by taxi-hailing apps like Uber and Ola is the biggest potential threat to auto industry.”

― Anand Mahindra

“The story of rural India is a lack of empowerment: perceived impotence. Villagers are being constantly threatened by an authority. The Bolero symbolizes empowerment.”

― Anand Mahindra

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

― Anand Mahindra

“I’m an optimist about NAFTA merely being updated.”

― Anand Mahindra

“When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.”

― Anatole Broyard

“I don’t know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide.”

― Anatoli Boukreev

“To be a champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“It’s all about being comfortable, forgetting there’s a microphone in front of you.”

― Anderson East

“There’s quite a few artists that didn’t pop off until they were a little older – Rick James being one.”

― Anderson Paak

“I’m over this thing of being champion, having the title.”

― Anderson Silva

“I love being in the gym and everything involved in it.”

― Anderson Silva

“Being a black belt from the Nogueira brothers, I have the obligation to always defend myself well on the ground.”

― Anderson Silva

“In 1984, I starred in ‘Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan,’ my first movie. My lines ended up being dubbed by Glenn Close, supposedly because my accent was ‘too southern’. It was completely humiliating at the time. I became a laughing stock. I’m amazed that I managed to pick myself up and dust myself off.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I love being an advocate for women as we get older so that we can feel comfortable with ourselves.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I’m comfortable in front of a camera, and I’m used to being watched, although that kind of bugged me at first. On the stage, though, I’m scared. I really get frightened in front of people.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Being a model, you know, it’s a short-lived vocation.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I like being a part of something. I like participating and being part of a group.”

― Andie MacDowell

“My prayers are being answered for my career. These are prayers I’ve been praying for as a kid.”

― Andra Day

“The most amazing thing is being onstage and watching the audience sing every song lyric for lyric.”

― Andra Day

“It would have been so awesome to be born in the Thirties and be in your prime in the Fifties. Except for the whole being black thing, obviously!”

― Andra Day

“My family were finally kicked out of Egypt in 1965 for being Jewish. We managed to remain longer than most.”

― Andre Aciman

“Being number two sucks.”

― Andre Agassi

“One of the few luxuries left is travel. And the aspect of travel that is luxurious is not the movement, but the being there.”

― Andre Balazs

“They’re mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father.”

― Andre Braugher

“Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.”

― Andre Gide

“I do a little bit of everything… kind of like being a chef on the court.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Being a champion is not just being a frontrunner and being ahead, but it’s facing adversity.”

― Andre Ward

“I don’t have one polarizing message. It is just about being consistent over the years.”

― Andre Ward

“You don’t stay undefeated without being a little stubborn.”

― Andre Ward

“I have never won big fights just doing one thing, being one-dimensional.”

― Andre Ward

“I have had the good fortune of being able to sing with many of the finest voices in the world, and for someone who loves voices as I do, this is an enormous privilege.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I could never dream of being cool.”

― Andrea Corr

“Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.”

― Andrea Martin

“Someday perhaps I’ll have to get a grownup job… but for now I’m having too much fun being a reporter.”

― Andrea Mitchell

“Just being able to go out to dinner at the trendiest restaurants – in Italy, I can’t do that.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I used to watch Juninho’s free-kicks without being able to figure out how he hit them. I tried and tried until, eventually, I came up with my own way to strike them.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“When I was younger, I used to try to fit in, but now I’m much more comfortable with just being myself.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“David Suchet’s Poirot was very charming, and, when I’m away in the U.S., those series remind me of being in Britain and being British on a Sunday night.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“It’s one of those things; you just get a very nice stroke from being included in the next thing.”

― Andreas Katsulas

“It would be lovely to live in a world where trans-female models were treated as female models, and trans-male models were treated the same as male models rather than being a niche commodity.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I thought about being gay, but it didn’t fit.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Women are not baby machines. There’s a lot more to being a woman, so reducing them to that is quite disgusting.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Being stronger really helped my game.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“It was go-along to get-along social. It was living in Los Angeles, being young and single, and flowing with the trendy liberal crowd.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“We just assumed that Walter Cronkite was unbiased. In hindsight, it is clear that Walter Cronkite was biased and that he used feigned objectivity as the cudgel to change the American narrative from being a right of center one to being a left of center one.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“I think life’s a bit of what you make it and a little smidgen of you being the jellyfish, and the tide’s just gently helping you along.”

― Andrew Buchan

“I didn’t like the nervous tension of being a public person.”

― Andrew Denton

“Anything that’s memorable about a movie is often what a test audience will object to because they’re being asked to be experts. They just compare the film they finished watching to all of the other films that they’ve seen.”

― Andrew Dominik

“The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.”

― Andrew Eldritch

“It is one thing being scrutinised for playing a bad shot as a batsman or bowling a bad spell as a bowler, but the captaincy adds an extra dimension. The criticism is slightly harder to take.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“I think too much. Being in my body is much more satisfying than being in my head.”

― Andrew Garfield

“I feel incredibly awkward as a human being and incredibly teenaged still.”

― Andrew Garfield

“When I found out about being cast in ‘Spider-Man,’ it was like this bubble developed around me. I was floating in it for a while. And then, suddenly, it evaporated, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m just an actor. I don’t get to actually be Spider-Man.’”

― Andrew Garfield

“The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women.”

― Andrew Greeley

“I’m interested in the film world; I love being a storyteller.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“My No. 1 responsibility when I’m not slaying zombies is being a parent.”

― Andrew Lincoln

“Where I have come unstuck sometimes has mostly been to do with the stories not being quite right or not connecting with a contemporary audience.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“No-one in their right mind would buy the ‘New Statesman’ and change it from being a left-wing to a right-wing magazine.”

― Andrew Neil

“The old Establishment has always preserved its position by not being too exclusive – it has been wily enough to absorb the up-and-coming and convert them to their attitudes and mannerisms.”

― Andrew Neil

“The sucking sound of capital being pulled out of Europe and into East Asia is almost deafening.”

― Andrew Neil

“When governments run on petro dollars or petro revenue instead of taxes, then they kind of sever the link between taxation and representation, and if you’re not being taxed, then you’re not being represented.”

― Andrew Nikiforuk

“I remember seeing ‘Falsettos’ on the Tonys in ’92 and being like, ‘What the hell was that show?’”

― Andrew Rannells

“Columnists must make sure that when they describe an event, they are being accurate in their description. When they quote someone, they are required to do so accurately. Errors that are made must be corrected openly and quickly.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“I actually think Justin Trudeau’s approach to label people who have legitimate concerns with his issues as being un-Canadian and intolerant – that is very dangerous.”

― Andrew Scheer

“A downside to being a successful novelist? Wow – I can’t imagine one.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“For writers: don’t hold back. Be weird. Be sentimental. Be melodramatic. Take the risk of being not-cool, not-hip.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“The higher a book’s sales ranks, the better chances it has of being noticed by Amazon’s internal recommendations engine.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Latino kids are not rejected by their parents for being Latino, nor are most Muslims disowned by their parents for being Muslims, but those who are gay are often the target of their families’ disapprobation or outright hostility.”

― Andrew Solomon

“I enjoy being around people who disagree with me; and I enjoy being in non-political contexts and activities.”

― Andrew Sullivan

“The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape.”

― Andrew Vachss

“If I ever stopped being angry, I couldn’t write anymore. How could I?”

― Andrew Vachss

“Not being dead is my version of partying. So far, so good.”

― Andrew W.K.

“I always liked major-key music quite a bit, and that might have something to do with so many of the musical experiences of my childhood being based around the piano.”

― Andrew W.K.

“There’s a lot of veteran players that, honestly, being comfortable where they play is more important. And that’s just not me.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.”

― Andrew Wiles

“One thing I disliked about being a lawyer was billing for my time.”

― Andrew Yang

“It’s so important which musicians we choose for being in the orchestra.”

― Andris Nelsons

“Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.”

― Andrzej Wajda

“Being a singer, I can easily break facial extremities, but breaking my nose in Luxembourg was extremely painful.”

― Andy Biersack

“Being able to be one of the headline bands on Warped Tour was a dream I had since I was in middle school.”

― Andy Biersack

“Tenacity is not about avoiding being overwhelmed but being indomitable in the face of the overwhelming odds of your venture’s failure.”

― Andy Dunn

“Only by being obsessed with little things do amazing things emerge.”

― Andy Dunn

“Not being able to touch is sometimes as interesting as being able to touch.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“I was being laughed at. I hated it, so I made an adjustment to control the situation. All comics learn that.”

― Andy Griffith

“As somebody who happens to be gay, I particularly resent that minorities are being encouraged to be fragile and bitter.”

― Andy Ngo

“Because of the mainstreaming of academia’s victimhood culture, we are now in a place where we place more value on being a victim than on being heroic, charitable, or even kind.”

― Andy Ngo

“It’s sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid.”

― Andy Partridge

“Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular.”

― Andy Richter

“I don’t have much interest in being on a senior tour. I don’t think I retired so that I could be on tour.”

― Andy Roddick

“I’m convinced being a tennis analyst is the easiest job in the world.”

― Andy Roddick

“The learning curve is ‘The Hobbit’ is being shot in 3D.”

― Andy Serkis

“Just being an ape is a workout.”

― Andy Serkis

“Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.”

― Andy Warhol

“I’m a shy human being.”

― Ang Lee

“Being honest with the public is how they respect you.”

― Angel Haze

“I don’t want to be a great chief executive without being a great mum and a great wife.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“I hate being idle – there are still so many things I want to do.”

― Angela Bowie

“Being a parent is amazing.”

― Angela Kinsey

“At German unification, we were lucky to get so much help from West Germany. Now, we have the good fortune of being able to help each other in Europe.”

― Angela Merkel

“I try to lead by example, being conscious of others and being responsible.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Let’s embrace being not normal!”

― Angelina Jolie

“I was trying to be improving my game, being more aggressive, and not just playing from the defensive end.”

― Angelique Kerber

“My mother was against me being an actress – until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I didn’t care about being the ‘star.’ I just wanted to make a living and have a consistent career.”

― Angie Dickinson

“A lot of people involved in the Black Lives Matter movement are actually sticking up for those other lives. They are turning out for their Muslim brothers and sisters who are now being targeted.”

― Angie Thomas

“YA does a fantastic job of being socially aware and, at the same time, entertaining.”

― Angie Thomas

“One of the things I do struggle with is being in the present.”

― Angourie Rice

“The Nobel thing is like dying and going to heaven for a while. It’s like being transported to a fairyland.”

― Angus Deaton

“There’s more to playing the guitar than being able to split your legs.”

― Angus Young

“The Internet does not have a reputation as being a particularly civilized place.”

― Anita Borg

“I went from being a jobbing actress who was just earning a living to being the second most photographed woman in Britain, next to Princess Diana – but it was exciting, too, and I wouldn’t have swapped it for a second.”

― Anita Dobson

“I went into acting because I wanted to be seen being someone else, not me!”

― Anita Dobson

“It is difficult to portray grey characters because there is a very thin line between being nasty and slightly negative.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they’re being driven offline. This isn’t just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“I used to think that success was being the number one, being everywhere, being the star, and nowadays, I think that success is to make big things happen.”

― Anitta

“I feel that these stories are being written to articulate certain confusions and disappointments, and I do mean to shake up the reader, and I do hope they’re on target.”

― Ann Beattie

“I was so grateful to win an Emmy, but just being nominated, it’s not overrated!”

― Ann Dowd

“It’s a funny thing about being raised Catholic and then going to Catholic schools with nuns – the cliche about the mean nun was not what I had at all. They were very, very smart, devoted individuals.”

― Ann Dowd

“Junk food’s not going anywhere. The specifics of what’s being snacked on, and what’s considered ‘junk’ and what’s ‘healthy’ will change, of course, depending on what’s available.”

― Ann Leckie

“I can’t see potato chips being popular where there’s not land to grow potatoes in or where frying in lots of oil isn’t easy or convenient.”

― Ann Leckie

“Honestly, being a store manager was the best job I ever had.”

― Ann-Marie Campbell

“I don’t mind being a tourist at all, and a gawker. I just walk around.”

― Ann Robinson

“It’s been quite an experience, being conservative and living in the North East.”

― Ann Romney

“When you’re used to being healthy and strong and vibrant and everything and then – bang – overnight you’re desperately ill, it’s frightening.”

― Ann Romney

“The greatest advantage of being First Lady is the opportunity it presents to truly make a difference on issues of great importance.”

― Ann Romney

“I started doing regional theater. My first job was ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Dallas Theater Center.”

― Anna Camp

“Well, I’m from the South originally. I grew up in South Carolina definitely learning about manners and being proper and having to go to cotillions.”

― Anna Camp

“There’s nothing like being shot on camera.”

― Anna Diop

“There’s definitely a loneliness and, like, an internal element to being a performer.”

― Anna Faris

“I like the idea of sort of playing quieter roles, which would be refreshing for a minute. It is exhausting being really loud and obnoxious.”

― Anna Faris

“It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.”

― Anna Held

“There’s a difference between being an actress who can sing and being a Sally Song-and-Dance.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I believe in commitment. I believe in being open and trusting each other and respecting each other completely.”

― Anna Kournikova

“I once wanted to be a personage. Now I am comfortable being a person.”

― Anna Quindlen

“I do object to being called a Nazi.”

― Anna Soubry

“The idea of being published was such an abstract thing in the beginning. It wasn’t even an option in my mind.”

― Anna Todd

“Honestly, I never dreamed of being a writer; it felt too unrealistic to even dream about.”

― Anna Todd

“If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque, it’s simply because I’m striving for the best.”

― Anna Wintour

“A part of being an actress that is sort of frustrating is that the writers get to tell you about your character.”

― Annabeth Gish

“Suddenly, all the giant Hollywood franchises are being driven by alternative filmmakers.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I always wanted to be an actress. I couldn’t imagine being anything else.”

― AnnaLynne McCord

“I’d never had so much pleasure with another human being.”

― Anne Bancroft

“But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content.”

― Anne Boyd

“I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other.”

― Anne Bronte

“I’m not used to being on the bench.”

― Anne Donovan

“The draft not being exceptionally deep, you basically take the best player available.”

― Anne Donovan

“There are certain books that should be taken away from young writers; that should be prised out of their clutching fingers and locked away until they are all grown up and ready to read them without being smitten.”

― Anne Enright

“I would like to attribute my range of interests to being an independent intellectual, but although I’m independent, I’m not sure I qualify as an intellectual. Basically, I’m an old-fashioned amateur.”

― Anne Fadiman

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

― Anne Frank

“Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn’t matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.”

― Anne Frank

“My whole M.O. in my 20s was being in as many different types of films as you can. Working with as many different types of directors as you can. I think, in part, that’s what I wanted to do as an actor.”

― Anne Hathaway

“The Lord knows that I could not open scripture; he must by his prophetical office open it unto me. So after that being unsatisfied in the thing, the Lord was pleased to bring this scripture out of the Hebrews.”

― Anne Hutchinson

“How did Abraham know that it was God that bid him offer his son, being a breach of the sixth commandment?”

― Anne Hutchinson

“I love being busy.”

― Anne-Marie

“I’m not being naive; I realise there’s no such thing as a pure reading. But I’d rather keep myself as far out of it as I can.”

― Anne Michaels

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The British tend to be uptight; they shy away from being tactile.”

― Anne Reid

“I’m enormously proud of being the ancestor of a convict. That’s mad, isn’t it, but I really am.”

― Anne Reid

“There’s a beauty in being unrealistic.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“You can get so much value just from being genotyped.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Being the first FDA-authorized direct-to-consumer genetic test out there is revolutionary.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I did a lot of fun things before I had kids – I traveled a lot. Now, I just really love being with my kids.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I love to entertain. I love being able to make people laugh.”

― Anneliese van der Pol

“I love being busy, and I love having a lot going on; it’s exciting.”

― Annette Bening

“Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul.”

― Annette Bening

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

― Annette Funicello

“Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.”

― Annette Funicello

“I feel like there’s an obsession with pace right now in theater, with things being very fast and very witty and very loud, and I think we’re all so freaked out about theater keeping audiences interested because everybody’s so freaked out about theater becoming irrelevant.”

― Annie Baker

“Back in the 1950s, there was a top-secret program code-named SUNTAN being conducted at a top-secret facility called Skunk Works. Its objective? To develop a liquid-hydrogen-powered spy plane. Because liquid hydrogen is incredibly volatile, early experiments were conducted inside a bomb shelter with eight-foot-thick walls.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“I’m more interested in being good than being famous.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“I’m not a saint. I’m not an angel. I’m a human being.”

― Annie Lennox

“I remember going to friends’ houses and being fascinated when they got into fights with their siblings.”

― Annie Murphy

“I knew I’d love being a mom, but it’s so much cooler than I even thought it would be.”

― Annie Wersching

“My being bought as a politically outspoken artist is a more potent advertising tool for Apple than a 100 more explicit ads.”

― Anohni

“I spent ten years being told there was no way I was going to have a career because I was so effeminate.”

― Anohni

“I don’t think that I’m a lone voice. I’m not even interested in being a lone voice.”

― Anohni

“Being a rather second-rate actress, I finally thought, ‘I’d rather be a designer.’ I knew I could make things look good.”

― Anouska Hempel

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”

― Ansel Adams

“I’m a total goof. When I’m being really comfortable with my friends, I can be very goofy.”

― Ansel Elgort

“I don’t want to just fall back on the fact that I was on the cover of ‘GQ’ for being an actor.”

― Ansel Elgort

“I like being able to be a man.”

― Anson Mount

“I’m used to being in uncomfortable situations. I actually thrive in uncomfortable environments.”

― Ant Middleton

“I hate it when people are late, and I hate being late.”

― Ant Middleton

“Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I’m not besotted with the notion of being on CNN to the point that I’m going to suddenly morph into Anderson Cooper or Christiane Amanpour. I’m not a foreign correspondent.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.”

― Anthony Burgess

“Over the years, I’ve loved being on stage with an orchestra, waving my hands around.”

― Anthony Daniels

“I worked with Dalton Trumbo, who served time for refusing to give up names of people that were accused of being Communists. I’ve always admired him.”

― Anthony Geary

“Being a barber is about taking care of the people.”

― Anthony Hamilton

“That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous – I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist – for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.”

― Anthony Holden

“While the 1980 book was being serialized in the Sunday Times, Charles attacked it through the Observer.”

― Anthony Holden

“Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.”

― Anthony Hope

“The knighthood was a tremendous honour, I don’t dismiss it. But I feel embarrassed by the flowery, theatrical stuff that goes with being an actor.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“Everywhere, publishers are being squeezed out.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“Well, I’ve just gotten accustomed to just being in Canada for five and a half months a year.”

― Anthony Michael Hall

“Being a writer-director can sometimes make you incredibly blinkered.”

― Anthony Minghella

“Growing old’s like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.”

― Anthony Powell

“And I had known Peter O’Toole before in London. And I’d liked him very much. And the thought of being in a picture with him was very challenging to me. And he was playing the starring role.”

― Anthony Quinn

“I’m being more selective about what I do, but really, it’s just, if I love it, I’ma do it. It’s that simple.”

― Anthony Ramos

“My only crime was being born black – or being born black in Alabama.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“Being on death row has taken so much from me as a human being.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“I think, ultimately, the post-Reagan era will end with Scott Walker being elected the 45th President of the United States.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I really love being onstage – that’s kind of home base – but I love the camera, too. I love it all.”

― Anthony Zerbe

“The luxury industry is being radically reshaped by technology-driven innovation.”

― Antoine Arnault

“How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become – to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The sexes in each species of being… are always true equivalents – equals but not identical.”

― Antoinette Brown Blackwell

“My photography changed from being more documentary-like to arranging things more, and that came into being partly because I started doing music videos, and I incorporated some things from the music videos into my photography again, by arranging things more.”

― Anton Corbijn

“I’d love to be in a period drama – that’s my obsession. But being a mixed-race actress, there aren’t so many roles you’re right for.”

― Antonia Thomas

“I’ve made no secret that although I loved being a legislator, I particularly loved being a chief executive.”

― Antonio Villaraigosa

“Quite simply, we’re re-telling the very first adventures of ‘Daredevil’, as originally seen in DD #1-6, but in a modern style and setting – being faithful without being slavish. And I’m using those adventures as a framework to delve into Matt’s psyche a little, as he learns to become a hero.”

― Antony Johnston

“Life is just more comfortable if you’re honest and open about everything. I spent so many years being in the closet about one thing or another.”

― Antony Sher

“Being a popular director or actor’s son can be frightening in this industry. What if you are not able to make it?”

― Anupam Kher

“You are never too old for applause. What’s satisfying is that I’m being appreciated for what I was trained for.”

― Anupam Kher

“I approach every role with the same commitment because I’m being paid for it. To not do so would be unethical.”

― Anupam Kher

“I have no illusions of being an icon to young girls or anybody.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I really wanted ‘NH10’ to be made, and being associated with it eased the entire process.”

― Anushka Sharma

“If you don’t attend to something, you can’t be aware of it. But ironically, you can attend to something without being aware of it.”

― Apollo Robbins

“Pythagoras said that medicine is the most godlike of arts. But if the most godlike, it should tend to the soul as well as the body, or else a living thing must be unhealthy, being diseased in its higher part.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“I can wholeheartedly apologize for not being at all sorry. And it really is the least I can do.”

― April Winchell

“There are people who don’t understand some of the core aspects of being a decent human being.”

― Aquaria

“For me, drag is not about being a woman – or being anything, specifically.”

― Aquaria

“The burdens of being a head coach are different from being an assistant. If I had been an assistant coach for awhile, then become a head coach, I probably would have lasted longer.”

― Ara Parseghian

“You’re going to have disappointments. But how you handle those disappointments is the important thing for you and everybody that’s around you. That’s what I found from being not only a player but also a coach.”

― Ara Parseghian

“Society prizes a girl for being thin more than anything else she might bring to the table.”

― Arabella Weir

“I get very nervous about not being around the office.”

― Arash Ferdowsi

“I exist in agreement with all the weird chaos, destruction, and agony that is undoubtedly part of the texture of being alive.”

― Arca

“The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”

― Archibald MacLeish

“A lot of men are competitive about being funny.”

― Arden Myrin

“I like being married. It’s an institution that I like.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I love Lars von Trier. ‘Dogville’ is my favourite movie of the last 20 years. ‘Nymphomaniac’ and ‘Melancholia’ aren’t quite as exciting as ‘The Kingdom’, ‘Breaking the Waves’, or ‘The Idiots’, but I’ll always love him for being him.”

― Ari Aster

“There’s something innately funny and warm about being Jewish. I think it’s something to be embraced and respected.”

― Ari Graynor

“I was made fun of for being fat from fourth or fifth grade to eighth grade. That was pretty rough.”

― Ari Graynor

“I love being onstage. As I’ve gotten older, it terrifies me more and more, which is interesting.”

― Ari Graynor

“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

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likes to reminisce about being an amateur boxer. But his Senate tenure has often looked like an endless rope-a-dope.”

― Ari Melber

“The president’s powers are always open to being questioned by the co-equal branches of government.”

― Ari Melber

“President Obama does not usually accuse Republicans of being too hawkish.”

― Ari Melber

“I love, love, love just being hands on at all times in the studio.”

― Ariana Grande

“A lot of positive psychology is stuck in being the psychology of privilege, and I reject that.”

― Ariel Gore

“I liked the idea of being the kind of woman who’d go to the Gobi desert pregnant.”

― Ariel Levy

“I’m in Hollywood – I have no business not being in the movie industry.”

― Ariel Pink

“I realized I liked being in the studio and working on translating the ideas into recordings.”

― Ariel Rechtshaid

“The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered… This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us.”

― Ariel Sharon

“And Israel, being a tiny, small country, of course has interest to strengthen – we have interest to strengthen our relations with other countries, mostly countries that were hostile for many, many years.”

― Ariel Sharon

“I have a taste for a kind of melancholy and for being an absolute victim of love.”

― Arielle Dombasle

“Only being able to watch is the hardest thing for any footballer.”

― Arjen Robben

“I’ve made a career of being precise.”

― Arlen Specter

“The stalkers can get a little scary at times, but I guess all these things are a part of being famous.”

― Armaan Malik

“Catchy lyrics are being given more importance.”

― Armaan Malik

“You love what you do, you are cursed with it, and then you get known for being cursed with it.”

― Armand Assante

“I don’t champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them.”

― Armand Assante

“Being in love is the only transcendent experience.”

― Armistead Maupin

“Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk about how it provides a sense of well being.”

― Armstrong Williams

“The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.”

― Arnold Bennett

“Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.”

― Arnold Bennett

“Somehow, I had the feeling that I was responsible for Harry being dead. I remembered all the times that I wished he were dead, all the times I had dreamed of killing him. I got to thinking that maybe my wishing had finally killed him.”

― Arnold Rothstein

“I went from being the Terminator to being the governator.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“There is nothing shameful about being efficient.”

― Arpad Busson

“I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I’d ever have. I’d been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.”

― Arsenio Hall

“I like people who tell stories. I like storytellers. A lot of my songs are misconceived as being auto-biographical when they’re not because I write in the first person.”

― Art Alexakis

“Being in the hospice didn’t work out exactly the way I had expected. By all rights, I should have finished my time here in mid-March 2006 – at least, that’s when Medicare stopped paying.”

― Art Buchwald

“I have always drawn strength from being close to home.”

― Arthur Ashe

“Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.”

― Arthur Ashe

“Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad.”

― Arthur Hertzberg

“Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.”

― Arthur Keith

“The trade deficit is the capital surplus and don’t ever think of having a capital surplus as being a bad thing for our country.”

― Arthur Laffer

“He’s not the finest character that ever lived. But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.”

― Arthur Miller

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.”

― Artie Lange

“And now it looks like I’m probably going to shoot a movie that I wrote. I got the money to do it, and I would star and all, because of being on Howard.”

― Artie Lange

“Historically, a successful life in comedy is a dream that’s as equally pondered and unpursued as being an astronaut.”

― Artie Lange

“Step by step, brick by brick, the edifice of India’s legislature is being destroyed.”

― Arun Jaitley

“Being the son of a handloom weaver, I have knowledge of cotton and some other material.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“I never wanted to be home-schooled. I didn’t like the idea of being home-schooled.”

― Asa Butterfield

“Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three.”

― Asa Gray

“As governor, my chief responsibility is to keep our state and people safe, which is why I have decided to oppose Arkansas being used as a relocation center for Syrian refugees.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“Nowadays, everybody wanna be weird. We know how to manifest being weird.”

― ASAP Rocky

“I think every human being in the world appreciates being encouraged and acknowledged.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“Being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Except for the cupcakes.”

― Ashlee Simpson

“There has to be a very good balance between being aggressive and then being able to defend as well.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“It’s tough being a teenager, man!”

― Ashleigh Murray

“The beauty of being a curvier girl is that we’re all shaped so differently.”

― Ashley Graham

“There’s no such thing as being perfect, and that doesn’t just mean the perfect body.”

― Ashley Graham

“I take my hat off to mums who have lots of kids. Anyone that says being a mum isn’t a full-time job has obviously never had any.”

― Ashley Jensen

“I think that being perceptive and having interests is nothing but an asset.”

― Ashley Judd

“I still credit Adrian Lester with being one of my biggest influences.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“Being called a new artist doesn’t bother me at all.”

― Ashley McBryde

“Being dyslexic, creativity was my way of expressing myself.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I love to sew. But when it’s something that’s being repetitive over and over and over again, it takes a toll.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“It’s a constant battle being a plus-size designer.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I hate, just hate, being late.”

― Ashley Roberts

“Not being a comic book fan, being thrown into that and seeing the extreme – it’s taken very seriously. So I tried to do as much learning as I could about it so I wasn’t mean or anything.”

― Ashley Scott

“I don’t mind being a Disney girl.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I love being creative.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I love being busy.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I love being home at Christmastime.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“What I love so much about being a part of Umbro and the partnership is they authentically let me be me.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I did learn that there’s a bigger picture than just being the best at your sport.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I won’t back down. I get a satisfaction from being tested and defeating the test.”

― Ashton Eaton

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Whether it’s being a leading man, making TV shows, being with my family, I’ve learned a lot.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I didn’t know that ’12 Years a Slave’ was being filmed at the same time we were making ‘The Retrieval.’”

― Ashton Sanders

“Humankind would improve if we concentrated less on being human and more on being kind.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“My self-publishing adventure led to my work being picked up by a traditional publisher and eventually hitting the bestseller lists. That led to two more bestselling novels.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I am tired of starring in those films where I am being a part just for the sake of it.”

― Asin

“I don’t mind sharing my success with a super star or an entire ensemble cast. I have no qualms being part of a film that has super stars.”

― Asin

“I have learnt from experience that being insecure never helps, and neither does pulling anyone’s leg.”

― Atif Aslam

“My parents believed in the ideology of the Left. And being influenced by Marxism and Leninism theories, they chose Marlena as my second name.”

― Atishi

“The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes.”

― Atom Egoyan

“I was never born to write. I was taught to write. And I am still being taught to write.”

― Atul Gawande

“How can an act done under compulsion have any moral element in it, seeing that what is moral is the free act of an intelligent being?”

― Auberon Herbert

“Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore.”

― Auberon Waugh

“I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“My influences have been what I call my four Bs – the primary one being the blues, then Borges, Baraka, and Bearden.”

― August Wilson

“I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.”

― Augusten Burroughs

“There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, – the clearest proof that it is out of its element.”

― Augustus Hare

“Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.”

― Augustus Hare

“If I was afraid of being killed, I would never speak out against the government.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“It’s a very strange thing being recognized or looked upon as someone special.”

― Aurora

“I never dreamed of being a pop star when I was a child.”

― Aurora

“At first, I wasn’t really keen on the idea of me being on stage having to sing in front of people.”

― Aurora

“The number one thing I’ve been doing is being daddy.”

― Austin Peck

“I love being a mom – I really do! I didn’t realize how much I would love it!”

― Autumn Reeser

“The studios aren’t lining up to make films about black protagonists, black people being autonomous and independent.”

― Ava DuVernay

“A friend of mine told me a bunch of stuff on Buddhism and about Avicii being the lowest level of Buddhist hell, and it just sort of got stuck in my head. Later on when I went to setup a MySpace, I tried a bunch of names and they were all taken so I just kind of ended up with Avicii and then I got really attached to it.”

― Avicii

“I love being married: you don’t have to go out, you don’t have to be on the prowl, and you don’t have to be on the matchmaking sites.”

― Aviva

“Since being elected to the City Council, I have been unwavering in my commitment to address issues uniquely impacting women and girls and advance policies that stabilize and strengthen our communities.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“I have two daughters and I have done everything in my power to prevent them from assimilating, even being aware of, my idiocy about my weight.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.”

― Ayn Rand

“Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.”

― Ayrton Senna

“I have never had the need or thrill for being wealthy.”

― Azim Premji

“I don’t think being a Muslim or being a non-Muslim has been an advantage or disadvantage.”

― Azim Premji

“Being a rapper is about being cool, but being a comedian, you’re not supposed to be the coolest guy.”

― Aziz Ansari

“A human being is not a machine. Especially when it comes to creating.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.”

― B. C. Forbes

“Reinforcement is being right.”

― B. F. Skinner

“The feeling of being interested can act as a kind of neurological signal, directing us to fruitful areas of inquiry.”

― B. F. Skinner

“Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see? Or the man who is not being seen, but can see?”

― Babe Ruth

“It’s about finding great artists and being part of their careers.”

― Babyface

“I dislike being fake the most in this world; thus, when the ambience is natural and comfortable, I find it unforgettable.”

― Bae Suzy

“But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard to its consequences to the well being, security, or honor of the country.”

― Bainbridge Colby

“I love being around my teammates, and I love leading and having responsibility.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

― Barack Obama

“I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.”

― Barack Obama

“My task over the last two years hasn’t just been to stop the bleeding. My task has also been to try to figure out how do we address some of the structural problems in the economy that have prevented more Googles from being created.”

― Barack Obama

“I just miss – I miss being anonymous.”

― Barack Obama

“Let’s be honest – tracking down, rounding up, and deporting millions of people isn’t realistic. Anyone who suggests otherwise isn’t being straight with you. It’s also not who we are as Americans.”

― Barack Obama

“Sharks are being driven to extinction because people want to eat their fins and their flesh.”

― Barbara Block

“I cannot even remember a time before being conscious of James Bond.”

― Barbara Broccoli

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”

― Barbara Bush

“I’m not being outspoken or pro or con abortion.”

― Barbara Bush

“All prisons that have existed in our society to date put people away as no human being should ever be put away.”

― Barbara Deming

“In 2001, I was being treated for breast cancer, and I was pretty sure I was going to recover.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“That was my challenge as an actress: to be a necessary part of the office without being too aggressive.”

― Barbara Hale

“I am loving being Momma. I really, really am.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“I could imagine actually being a scientist or a detective, but not a detective who puts his hands into gory, bloody things. But more like someone who figures things out. I like to figure things out.”

― Barbara Sukowa

“Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt.”

― Barbara Walters

“Looking at magazines and being someone who wanted to act, as a kid, I was very much influenced by things I saw.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“Most women who go public with #MeToo stories are fearful for obvious reasons. There is the pain of reliving traumatic experiences. There is the rage of not being believed.”

― Bari Weiss

“I am used to being politically homeless, which I think is a very, very Jewish position.”

― Bari Weiss

“When you work with a great director, you realise you are far from being a director.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“I’m used to being in the minority. I’m a left-handed gay Jew. I’ve never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.”

― Barney Frank

“I’m pretty good with being calculated in what I do, when I’m going to make my mark on somebody.”

― Baron Corbin

“I’m not going to shed a tear for not being liked.”

― Baron Corbin

“There’s something so quirky and fun and nerdy about the Tony Awards… We’re dorks being silly up there.”

― Barrett Foa

“I love the immediacy of an audience being there and reacting. I’m spoiled, having grown up in theater.”

― Barrett Foa

“Since I was in my early twenties, at ABC, I was always only interested in things that were not already being done.”

― Barry Diller

“The National Surveillance State doesn’t want anyone to be able to communicate without the authorities being able to monitor that communication.”

― Barry Eisler

“But all bubbles have a way of bursting or being deflated in the end.”

― Barry Gibb

“Maurice was a silly man. Maurice liked being silly.”

― Barry Gibb

“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

“A guitar riff played on a piano doesn’t come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by.”

― Barry Mann

“Boxing is changing and training methods are slowly being dragged into the 21st century.”

― Barry McGuigan

“I don’t favour ethics classes being an alternative to special religious education classes.”

― Barry O’Farrell

“Even when you are right, there are costs and taxes associated with being tactical. When you are wrong, there are opportunity costs.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“By being able to write a genome and plug it into an organism, the software, if you will, changes the hardware.”

― Barry Schuler

“I like the condition of being an outsider, just passing through.”

― Barry Unsworth

“I’m OK being the veteran, but I’m still just a kid.”

― Barry Zito

“I grew up in a military family, so I liked being in an atmosphere where there was almost that feeling.”

― Bart Starr

“Being part of a team that was so unselfish was amazing. What we were able to accomplish was very meaningful, and the fact we were able to get it done as a team.”

― Bart Starr

“I believe that being honest to oneself and one’s work is all that matters.”

― Barun Sobti

“My work should speak, not being spotted on Page 3.”

― Barun Sobti

“There was a time when one couldn’t dream of being an actor if they weren’t well-connected or they weren’t a star kid.”

― Barun Sobti

“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”

― Bayard Rustin

“I cannot assume emotions I do not feel, and must describe Jerusalem as I found it. Since being here, I have read the accounts of several travellers, and in many cases the devotional rhapsodies – the ecstacies of awe and reverence – in which they indulge, strike me as forced and affected.”

― Bayard Taylor

“I love being the NXT Women’s Champion.”

― Bayley

“I’m obsessed with being able to dictate energy in a room.”

― Bazzi

“I’m not playing a role. I’m being myself, whatever the hell that is.”

― Bea Arthur

“I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I’ve seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they’re told they are supposed to be playing comedy.”

― Bea Arthur

“There’s nothing that makes me sad about being a supporter.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“I’m very obsessed with not being perfect.”

― Bebe Rexha

“What I loved about wrestling was just being foolish, so I studied clown. I studied clown. I studied the art of clown. I actually did my thesis on clown.”

― Becky Lynch

“If you can believe it, I had no intentions of being a wrestler.”

― Becky Lynch

“A lot of sport is being comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Arguably, it was the introduction of international non-proliferation treaties in the late ’80s that finally led to the missiles being removed from Greenham Common.”

― Beeban Kidron

“I’ve liked being Jewish in America – there’s a secular version of Jewishness there that’s more about bagels and jokes than going to synagogues.”

― Beeban Kidron

“I’m tired of being hunted all over. I can’t go anywhere without criticism.”

― Bela Karolyi

“Being famous for fame’s sake wasn’t the goal when I co-founded the Go-Go’s. I just wanted to sing and have a laugh.”

― Belinda Carlisle

“I just liked the idea of being engaged.”

― Belinda Carlisle

“The Federal Reserve’s job is to do the right thing, to take the long-run interest of the economy to heart, and that sometimes means being unpopular. But we have to do the right thing.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Now that I’m a civilian again, I can once more comment on economic and financial issues without my words being put under the microscope by Fed watchers.”

― Ben Bernanke

“We should see better and more direct measurements of economic well being.”

― Ben Bernanke

“In any given month, a large number of workers are being hired or are leaving their current jobs, illustrating the dynamism of the U.S. labor market.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I have the happy circumstance of either being accused of political grandstanding on the one hand or cover-ups on the other.”

― Ben Chandler

“Being an actor is well paid, but it’s a bit like being a circus traveler.”

― Ben Chaplin

“I stopped being a Republican because of the Iraq War.”

― Ben Domenech

“For being the largest generation in American history, the Millennial generation inspires a ridiculous degree of overgeneralization.”

― Ben Domenech

“The press is like any business. It’s a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster.”

― Ben Folds

“I don’t regret being topless in certain things, but there were some things in ‘EastEnders’ where there was no reason for me to be topless.”

― Ben Hardy

“I love being on the road, I love playing.”

― Ben Harper

“Business ends up being very dynamic and situational.”

― Ben Horowitz

“My dad taught not only tolerance but appreciation for every human being.”

― Ben Howland

“That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere.”

― Ben Kingsley

“I was fortunate as a young actor, to go straight to the RSC, where I learned that being an actor can bring with it wonderful responsibilities.”

― Ben Kingsley

“I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain.”

― Ben Kingsley

“’I Just Might Pray’ by The David Mayfield Parade has an upbeat tempo without being sugary sweet. ‘I Just Might Pray’ is an enjoyable track and is easily listened to. As a side note, the video for ‘I Just Might Pray’ is absolutely adorable.”

― Ben Lovett

“I’ve spent various periods of my career being thought of as various things, various degrees of substance and ideas.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“I think I’ve benefited from not being hugely known. It means I have to do something really effective to be noticed.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“I don’t think you get a lot of comedians who are homeopaths. Comedy is essentially about not being hoodwinked.”

― Ben Miller

“I profoundly do not believe that the United States could make things better in Syria by being there. And we have an evidentiary record of what happens when we’re there – nearly a decade in Iraq.”

― Ben Rhodes

“For many Americans, ‘Vietnam’ is a word associated with war and the extraordinarily complex history between our countries. But since normalization began, the U.S. and Vietnam have steadily built bonds of partnership, demonstrating that we can recognize history without being imprisoned by it.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I love just working. I love the idea of being a working class citizen.”

― Ben Schwartz

“A lot of guys go into the NBA not being able to shoot the ball well, but then they become great shooters.”

― Ben Simmons

“Israel being condemned by the EU, which 66 years ago watched with glee as its Jews were being mass murdered. That is pretty rich.”

― Ben Stein

“I am scared of getting old. I am scared of being ill.”

― Ben Stein

“I think being very thin has had a lot to do with how I’ve been cast.”

― Ben Whishaw

“I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“One of the best things about being an actor is that it’s a meritocracy.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’m not concentrated or concerned with any other factors rather than just being able to do the best job that I can.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“I don’t think I ever wanted to be a journalist – I was more interested in what comes from being a journalist.”

― Benjamin Booker

“The fact is, it wasn’t enjoyable being in secondary school. I was a weird kid.”

― Benjamin Clementine

“It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.”

― Benjamin Harrison

“It’s about creating an atmosphere so that characters can just live in front of the cameras. And to be sensitive, and for the actor to know the sensitivity that they are being observed with.”

― Bennett Miller

“The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.”

― Benny Hill

“I’m a sample of Jesus. I’m a super being.”

― Benny Hinn

“I’m so proud of being a populist!”

― Beppe Grillo

“What I love is to win. What I love is being number one.”

― Bernard Arnault

“I wasn’t ever advised by Scott Sullivan of anything ever being wrong.”

― Bernard Ebbers

“I think being 50 and being me is different than any other fighter in any era.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“Being able to do what I do in the ring and out of the ring is evidence that I’m not from this world.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“I’m glad I’m not bisexual. I couldn’t stand being rejected by men as well as women.”

― Bernard Manning

“Actually being funny is mostly telling the truth about things.”

― Bernard Sahlins

“Before 2000, everything was about being contextual, and buildings were supposed to be good citizens.”

― Bernard Tschumi

“I finish the game, and sometimes I don’t play very well, and my grandmother calls up to ask why I haven’t played well. Instead of being criticised by Pep, it’s my grandmother!”

― Bernardo Silva

“When I was five, 10, 15 years old, I always dreamed of being in the best league in the world, playing with some of the best clubs.”

― Bernardo Silva

“But I’m a historian. I wasn’t interested in just being a producer, I was interested in doing research and presenting that research to a general public.”

― Bernice Johnson Reagon

“I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun.”

― Bernie Mac

“The success of my comedy has been not being afraid to touch on subject matters or issues that everyone else is politically scared of.”

― Bernie Mac

“I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient – in America.”

― Bert Williams

“The most amazing thing you can ask for as an actor from a director is that you’re being seen, that the choices made are informed.”

― Bertie Carvel

“There’s a lot more to being a woman than being 18 years old on the cover of Maxim magazine.”

― Beth Broderick

“I had so much anger and judgement towards myself for my work not being up to the standard that I expected it to be, so I wouldn’t allow myself to complete anything.”

― Beth Hart

“If I’m in a good place, then I’m really open-minded to what’s being presented, but if I’m in a bad place, I’m much more closed-minded.”

― Beth Hart

“I’m a Bipolar 1, Rapid Cycler. So really easily, if I’m around people that are sick and are not medicated, and there’s a lot of people going to AA that should be medicated that are really, truly mentally ill, then I end up being triggered.”

― Beth Hart

“I just loved being divorced from my own wretchedness.”

― Beth Henley

“I was just restless with being in school; so I went out to Los Angeles.”

― Beth Henley

“I can’t work without my family being with me.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Being with my family is my highest priority.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Until you become a woman you don’t know the things that come with being a woman.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“I’m not overly focused on being loved by everybody.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“I realized that my strength was being different.”

― Betsey Johnson

“As much as I was encouraged by the number of female-centric shows being bandied about, it feels like we’re being treated like a trend or a quota to be filled.”

― Betsy Beers

“Being a little bit of a movie buff, the fact that I’m working in the middle of movie history is incredible.”

― Betsy Beers

“Being deliberate in decisionmaking isn’t always flashy, but it does get results.”

― Betsy Hodges

“There’s a lot of maintenance that goes into being a professional singer.”

― Betty Buckley

“The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it.”

― Betty Cuthbert

“Every time I get catcalled, I fantasize about being able to do a wrestling move on someone.”

― Betty Gilpin

“Being an actor, I’ve thought about being in the male gaze.”

― Betty Gilpin

“I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers – the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.”

― Beverley Mitchell

“I deny the very existence of that Almighty Supreme Being.”

― Bhagat Singh

“Globally, ride sharing is a very intense industry with a lot of money being thrown around.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“I don’t have a problem with being overweight. That’s fine. But there’s a thin line between being unhealthy and overweight.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“Why is it that the king can do no wrong? This shows they do not regard the king as being a human. But the king can do wrong.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Being a swing bowler, bowling at the death is just an added facet in my bowling.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.”

― Bianca Jagger

“Being an M.C. is all about just going for the throat.”

― Big Boi

“I don’t think I’ll ever become comfortable with just being here. I always want to take it further.”

― Big K.R.I.T.

“I’m only a human being. I’m not a robot.”

― Big Narstie

“Sometimes I just want to sit in my boxer shorts and cry. That’s what being a human is.”

― Big Narstie

“At 18, I could have not been here. I could have been another statistic. All the odds were in favour of my just going to prison at that age. I had no visions of being a superstar.”

― Big Narstie

“There’s definitely a thin line between being tasteful and tacky.”

― Big Sean

“Being a WWE superstar is about giving, and I think there’s a few guys who get that.”

― Big Show

“I liked being the monster that was bigger than everybody around me.”

― Big Show

“The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.”

― Bill Alexander

“Being an app developer isn’t at all like working at Apple. There is this huge haystack of apps, and even a very shiny needle can get lost in that haystack.”

― Bill Atkinson

“Two thousand people a day were being murdered in Vietnam in a terrorist war, an official terrorist war.”

― Bill Ayers

“The nice thing about being detained in Canada is it’s like being in a Days Inn; it’s very clean and very nice.”

― Bill Ayers

“Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack.”

― Bill Bruford

“I have made a career of bumbling around places, stumbling on landmarks and generally being quite haphazard and shambolic about the way I go about things.”

― Bill Bryson

“Being a comedian is an incredible thing, but it can be scary sometimes.”

― Bill Burr

“James Cain was saddled with being called the father of hardboiled fiction. Apparently, he didn’t like this saddle.”

― Bill Callahan

“You become a senator not by being passive but by being active, and all of a sudden, we’ve got a whole group just deciding to sit on their palms.”

― Bill Cassidy

“I do think that’s so much a part of what being a director is – in working with actors – to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs to get to where he wants to be.”

― Bill Condon

“Because appearing to be fair is part of being fair, most mainstream news organizations discourage marching for causes, displaying political bumper stickers or giving cash to candidates.”

― Bill Dedman

“As more workers lose manufacturing jobs as companies cut back, some are being forced into lower-paying retail jobs. But they still have union cards in their wallets.”

― Bill Dedman

“The Federal Government is achieving its stated goal of helping more minorities go from being renters to being owners.”

― Bill Dedman

“It’s fun being Bill Engvall.”

― Bill Engvall

“I campaigned on being a collaborative leader.”

― Bill Flores

“Being flooded with information doesn’t mean we have the right information or that we’re in touch with the right people.”

― Bill Gates

“I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn’t cool.”

― Bill Gates

“Countries which receive aid do graduate. Within a generation, Korea went from being a big recipient to being a big aid donor. China used to get quite a bit of aid; now it’s aid-neutral.”

― Bill Gates

“Being able to see an activity log of where a kid has been going on the Internet is a good thing.”

― Bill Gates

“The biggest thing about being a wrestler and being Goldberg gave me, was the ability to be a superhero for kids. I want the ability to be that guy again.”

― Bill Goldberg

“Well, I’ve done a lot of strips since I’ve been here about Zippy and me being in Connecticut.”

― Bill Griffith

“Accountants, machinists, medical technicians, even software writers that write the software for ‘machines’ are being displaced without upscaled replacement jobs. Retrain, rehire into higher paying and value-added jobs? That may be the political myth of the modern era. There aren’t enough of those jobs.”

― Bill Gross

“Imperceptibly, the developed world’s manufacturing base was gradually eroding and being replaced by securitized finance that destroyed itself and nearly its economies in 2008.”

― Bill Gross

“I have never seen Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff, or Reed Hastings complain about being public. Nor have they ever argued that being public prevented them from doing things with a long-term focus.”

― Bill Gurley

“You can be the lead in a movie just for the sake of being a lead in a movie, or you can just be in a good movie.”

― Bill Hader

“I never resented anybody for being successful.”

― Bill Hader

“A person being patient with an insane person is my favorite thing in the world.”

― Bill Hader

“I remember being unbelievable bummed when ‘Freaks and Geeks’ was canceled.”

― Bill Hader

“I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.”

― Bill Hicks

“People in the U.K. share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn’t share with itself. They have a sense of irony, which America doesn’t have, seeing as it’s being run by fundamentalists who take things literally.”

― Bill Hicks

“I’m absolutist on Trump. He shouldn’t be president. We should limit the damage he can do as president. And we should try as hard as we can to prevent him from being renominated or reelected.”

― Bill Kristol

“I had a great ten years at Fox, but it’s also been fun being a free agent.”

― Bill Kristol

“Over 20 years, I chipped away at a career little by little. I worked churches, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway. I began being recognized by my peers by casting directors, actors, producers.”

― Bill Macy

“Google was a venture-funded company. Being part of that brings an energy to the company.”

― Bill Maris

“I just can’t stand being in airports anymore. I just can’t stand it.”

― Bill Medley

“Too many children are being parked in substandard day care with workers who make little more than a parking attendant.”

― Bill Nelson

“Faith is pretty much the essence of mine and Grace’s being.”

― Bill Nelson

“I like being in kids’ movies, and I like being in family movies.”

― Bill Nighy

“The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“Growing things and being able to live off the land has always appealed to me.”

― Bill Pullman

“I’ve always wrestled against being typified in one way or another.”

― Bill Pullman

“It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our country to provide safe harbor to those individuals that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties.”

― Bill Shuster

“So there’s kind of a simultaneous aspect to pushing the boundaries, and being very safe.”

― Bill Sienkiewicz

“After that I jumped, especially being in art school, to the illustrators.”

― Bill Sienkiewicz

“I’m a pretty private person, so I don’t mind not being recognized.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“You don’t win championships by just being normal, by just being average.”

― Bill Walton

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.”

― Billie Jean King

“I don’t want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“The art from the East is influenced by nature and touch. That comes from being more attuned to the environment.”

― Billy Al Bengston

“Try being my size and going into a public restroom.”

― Billy Barty

“I may not be as visible as I used to be, and by that I mean being in the clubhouse or on the field. But I’m just as invested as I’ve always been.”

― Billy Beane

“Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had.”

― Billy Bragg

“I did not like prizes at school. I didn’t like tests or exams, or the 11+, or O-levels. Later I hated B.A.s and M.A.s. The reason I hated them is that I don’t like being tested, failed or falsely praised by anyone.”

― Billy Childish

“One of the ridiculous aspects of being a poet is the huge gulf between how seriously we take ourselves and how generally we are ignored by everybody else.”

― Billy Collins

“When you put a poem on a Kindle, the lines are broken in order to fit on the screen. And so instead of being the poet’s decision, it becomes the device’s decision.”

― Billy Collins

“I’m comfortable being old… being black… being Jewish.”

― Billy Crystal

“Every human being is under construction from conception to death.”

― Billy Graham

“I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do.”

― Billy Higgins

“I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.”

― Billy Joel

“Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.”

― Billy Joel

“We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.”

― Billy Joel

“There’s a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.”

― Billy Joel

“I’m not a big TV watcher guy; I like being outside.”

― Billy Magnussen

“What I miss when I’m away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins.”

― Billy Martin

“For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering.”

― Billy Porter

“If there’s anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it’s being taken too seriously.”

― Billy Wilder

“The first time I had a secretary, I was sheepish about being demanding or even asking questions.”

― Bing Gordon

“Every human being has a bit of gangster in him.”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“There’s no point for me in being a writer and having all these blocked places where I feel I can’t think freely and imagine freely. There just really is no point.”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“I’m an African. I was brought up here; my home is here. Being an Afropolitan, I am here to stay.”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“I want to do entertaining films, where a woman gets the respect of being an actor.”

― Bipasha Basu

“I’m used to being nervous for shows in general.”

― Bishop Briggs

“I’ve always viewed writing as an outlet for being vulnerable and all that comes with that. You are able to let things all out.”

― Bishop Briggs

“I definitely have some stereotypical qualities of being a Latina. I talk with my hands, which means I knock stuff over all the time.”

― Bitsie Tulloch

“There’s not enough people being daring and different. There are a lot of followers in hip-hop.”

― Biz Markie

“Positive culture comes from being mindful, and respecting your coworkers, and being empathetic.”

― Biz Stone

“Success for me is being comfortable, and not in terms of a certain level of financial status, but that comfort comes from within.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“I guess I’m quite used to not being understood rather than being understood.”

― Bjork

“I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer.”

― Bjork

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”

― Blaise Pascal

“I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Being thrown out of this place is significantly better than being thrown out of a leper colony.”

― Blake Edwards

“Congress has the constitutional authority to investigate the other agencies of government. We are the watchdogs of the taxpayer’s money, and we have the right to know how that money is being spent and to conduct oversight over the government.”

― Blake Farenthold

“It’s not something that I dwell on. I’ve never really had a problem with being soft.”

― Blake Griffin

“Partnering with EA Sports and being on the cover of ‘NCAA 10 is’ very exciting. And to be on the list of guys who have been on the cover before me is exciting.”

― Blake Griffin

“I’m so used to being within 10 minutes of my family.”

― Blake Lively

“Learning to not be selfish is what has changed in me the most since being married.”

― Blake Shelton

“Cee Lo is the coolest human being I have ever met in my life.”

― Blake Shelton

“AT&T sucks. There’s no excuse for being in downtown Los Angeles, and your phone loses service. That’s ridiculous.”

― Blake Shelton

“I feel a little guilty only being an actor.”

― Blythe Danner

“I think one of my very favorite films of all time was with Peter Sellers when he played Chauncey, the gardener. Being There.”

― Blythe Danner

“That’s what’s so wonderful about being in this business because you’re constantly surprised. You have to be up for anything.”

― Blythe Danner

“Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper.”

― Bo Bennett

“I was being called a shock comic. I hated that. It’s so cheap and stupid.”

― Bo Burnham

“First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.”

― Bo Jackson

“Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma’s boy.”

― Bo Jackson

“I was Minister for the Armed Forces in the Ministry of Defence for two years prior to being appointed Defence Secretary.”

― Bob Ainsworth

“I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting.”

― Bob Balaban

“The new discovery of a 3.3 billion barrel oil deposit off Norway’s coast cements that nation’s claim to being Europe’s second largest oil producer.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Two new workers are being added to the population for every one job that is created.”

― Bob Beauprez

“As a former presidential campaign manager, I remember the final week of the campaign as being the longest and most important week of the campaign. The week doesn’t seem to end.”

― Bob Beckel

“Given a choice between being happy or being efficient and safe, I’ll take efficient and safe.”

― Bob Buckhorn

“But as a coach I wanted to keep things from being too complicated.”

― Bob Cousy

“Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.”

― Bob Dylan

“Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.”

― Bob Dylan

“He not busy being born is busy dying.”

― Bob Dylan

“I’m still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners. I love that. It’s the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much.”

― Bob Edwards

“I presumed the president was being truthful until a series of events undercut that confidence.”

― Bob Graham

“Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq – a war more than a year away.”

― Bob Graham

“When I came out, when I was 17 years old, it was one of those things where I realized that there was going to be so many obstacles, but being gay doesn’t mean being weak.”

― Bob Harper

“One fundamental issue which Trump did take advantage of was the increasing disparities of income in the United States. So many people saw the rich getting richer and it not being spread around. It’s affecting European politics, too, now.”

― Bob Hawke

“I stepped back from being out front to playing bass. So we started switching: I’d play bass on one song, we’d switch on the next song; I’d play piano… we’d play mandolin.”

― Bob Livingston

“I’ve always said the hardest aspect of the job of being a writer is writing.”

― Bob Mayer

“It doesn’t fill me with joy, being the gun guy.”

― Bob Morley

“I don’t like the dislocation of being away for months at a time. It’s not conducive to having a life.”

― Bob Mould

“My confidence wavers between being genuine and being insecure.”

― Bob Saget

“I thought being a cowboy would be a terribly romantic thing to do. But it wasn’t. I shoveled a lot of stalls.”

― Bob Weir

“I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.”

― Bobby Brown

“I seem to be able to get along with anybody when I work because I really enjoy being there.”

― Bobby Cannavale

“I love being a dad. I’d do it full-time if I didn’t have to make a living.”

― Bobby Cannavale

“My goal is to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer.”

― Bobby Darin

“A comedian’s body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny.”

― Bobby Darin

“Living up to the Deol surname means being tough, and this is a big challenge in itself.”

― Bobby Deol

“I think that’s the key to being a director: to be able to get the shot and move on quickly.”

― Bobby Farrelly

“A big part of teaching is being emphatic. Maybe I’m right or wrong, but part of my approach was that when I said something, the kids understood exactly what I meant and what I wanted.”

― Bobby Knight

“As his team prepares, a coach’s entire being must be concentrated on winning games.”

― Bobby Knight

“I just like the United States, and I like being an American.”

― Bobby Knight

“I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful.”

― Bobby McFerrin

“Being injured is something that happens in this sport. Anybody who gets into it understands that.”

― Bobby Rahal

“I enjoyed 12-plus years in TNA, but in the end, I didn’t like being there doing what I was doing. That was my issue. I needed to get away.”

― Bobby Roode

“Being so closely related to the South, barbecue was part of segregation and helped defeat it.”

― Bobby Seale

“Again, talent is the real import of being in the business.”

― Bobby Sherman

“I actually really like being in the woods.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“Which is worse – being a has-been or being the guy interviewing a has-been?”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“I had a standup act, and I ended up turning it into something that was really watered down and accessible. Something that went from scary and threatening to something that was almost to the point of being corny.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“Being a home-grown player, I achieved what I set out to do by playing and scoring for Barca. I consider I was a success.”

― Bojan Krkic

“Being complacent was never going to teach us anything.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I’ve never wanted to be a woman playing a guy; I love being a woman.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I only have one job, and that’s being a storyteller.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“You gain a certain maturity from being a nurse in a cancer ward.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“There are some artists that don’t like working with other females, which is fine. They have their own thing. I personally love being surrounded by other females.”

― Bonnie McKee

“I grew up in Los Angeles in a Quaker family, and for me being Quaker was a political calling rather than a religious one.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“What’s so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as they’re being gospel and songs of praise, they are also the blues.”

― Bono

“But there is a difference between cozying up to power and being close to power.”

― Bono

“I’m a small-town kid from Winnsboro, La., who grew up not really being comfortable talking to people.”

― Booger McFarland

“Nothing motivates an 18-year-old like being disrespected.”

― Booger McFarland

“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”

― Boris Johnson

“I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.”

― Boris Johnson

“My appetite for self-destruction and misery is greatly diminished. I’m not interested in being unhappy.”

― Boy George

“I think there’s something really powerful about being yourself.”

― Boy George

“I’m always being inspired .”

― Boy George

“I’m being honest, I say what I think.”

― Boy George

“What’s really sad is that a lot of very talented people are being forced to do things that are very embarrassing and I don’t intend to be one of them.”

― Boy George

“I don’t know what the switch is from being insane to sane. It could be a number of things, what I eat, drink.”

― Boy George

“I might be being controversial, but I think Seal fancies the pants off Delta, and her pants are tight.”

― Boy George

“I talk often about being intrinsically motivated by learning. It’s the primary driver of most of my activity.”

― Brad Feld

“I especially love right-now sci-fi: stuff that happens in current time but incorporates a scientific breakthrough that is currently being explored.”

― Brad Feld

“I love near-term sci-fi. I especially love right-now sci-fi: stuff that happens in current time but incorporates a scientific breakthrough that is currently being explored.”

― Brad Feld

“Some of the uses being implemented for blockchain could actually work better with a database.”

― Brad Garlinghouse

“It’s like whether you’re in a huge movie or you’ve just recorded an incredible album you’ve got to do the next thing, and that’s part of being an artist.”

― Brad Garrett

“Being on the red carpet is both fun and a little nerve wracking, but more fun.”

― Brad Goreski

“Being a celebrity stylist, there are many tricks of the trade that I use in my house and with my clients.”

― Brad Goreski

“Being fashionable does not mean you have to drain your bank account.”

― Brad Goreski

“I don’t like being surrounded by yes men.”

― Brad Paisley

“To me, being a Democrat means we can’t let ‘We the People’ turn into ‘We the Few.’”

― Brad Schneider

“I remember being away somewhere, and I had forgotten it was Valentine’s Day with a person, and that was very embarrassing.”

― Bradley Cooper

“Being in ‘Us Weekly’ does not make you famous.”

― Bradley Cooper

“It’s just about being an entertainer; it’s about having all those tools over the years to do all sorts: films, musicals, playing a bit of piano, running a quiz show – it just becomes part of the job.”

― Bradley Walsh

“I used to watch ‘Doctor Who’ as a child with William Hartnell and Pat Troughton in the black-and-white days, so being cast is brilliant.”

― Bradley Walsh

“I’ll take being on Baywatch over being Prom Queen any day.”

― Brande Roderick

“I didn’t get bullied any more than anybody else. I think I got bullied more for being poor than being gay. But no more than any other kid. And I’m sure that I did my fair share of picking on other kids, too. We’re all humans.”

― Brandi Carlile

“The hardest thing about being on the road is not being with my animals.”

― Brandi Carlile

“I grew up as a Christian, and one of the many things in Christian mythology that did not dovetail with real life is that human beings are not monochromatic in their being.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“There’s nothing wrong with being honest about what you are.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“I like being different.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“I don’t worry about running myself ragged. I worry about being bored.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“Being in Nashville was not me, and I needed to go home and reset before I got in over my head.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“I’m not too good at being fake or being somebody else.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“School is not for me. I’m volatile and hate being told what to do.”

― Bray Wyatt

“I think what really clicked for me was when I started booking commercials as a dancer… just being on set and seeing every element of production, it was magic to me.”

― Bree Turner

“Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.”

― Brenda Blethyn

“I had a lot of energy when I was eleven and always liked being in front of a camera.”

― Brendan Dooling

“We are being super selective on who we bring in and really just trying to hire the very best.”

― Brendan Iribe

“Would I work in Scotland again? Of course I would. I loved every single second of being there.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I love being the center of attention. I’m shameless about it.”

― Brendon Urie

“I learned about being positive from my parents. They’re the most positive people I’ve ever known.”

― Brendon Urie

“One of the most frustrating parts about songwriting for me is production, but it makes me want to get better at it and ends up being one of the most rewarding parts of it.”

― Brendon Urie

“I used to be unusually short, and I think I’d prefer that to being unusually tall.”

― Brendon Urie

“I’m so excited for 30. I hear it’s OK. I’ll probably do the same stuff, but I’ll be more comfortable being who I am.”

― Brendon Urie

“I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.”

― Brene Brown

“I think my sensibility is very literary; all my books were built as books, and I wasn’t thinking about them being movies.”

― Bret Easton Ellis

“I always took a lot of pride in being a safe wrestle. I never injured anyone.”

― Bret Hart

“I take being a hero really seriously.”

― Bret Hart

“Before the word ‘resignation’ became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor.”

― Bret Stephens

“I think there’s always merit in getting out of our ideological silos and being exposed to points of view with which we don’t always agree.”

― Bret Stephens

“I like being strange. I like being hyperbolic and surreal.”

― Brett Gelman

“The nation certainly would have been better off if President Clinton could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“The Senate should consider a rule ensuring that every judicial nominee receives a vote by the Senate within 180 days of being nominated by the president.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I’m constantly being visually stimulated.”

― Brett Ratner

“I surfed until I was 18, and being the athlete that I am, I got really frustrated with how I wasn’t really getting any better.”

― Brett Young

“How can we have critical thinking without being able to quote and being able to compare what happened in the past? Television is dreadfully unrecorded and unquotable.”

― Brewster Kahle

“Libraries have had a long history of dealing with authoritarian organizations demanding reader records – who’s read what – and this has led to people being rounded up and killed.”

― Brewster Kahle

“I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity.”

― Brian Aldiss

“I like being a cult figure.”

― Brian Azzarello

“I studied and grew as a man so that the situation of being wrongly accused wouldn’t define me.”

― Brian Banks

“What’s kept Java from being used as widely as possible is there hasn’t been an Open Source implementation of it that’s gotten really widespread use.”

― Brian Behlendorf

“I think audiences are quite comfortable watching something coming into being.”

― Brian Eno

“I do love being in my studio. Especially at night.”

― Brian Eno

“I suppose I am reluctant about being any sort of ‘star’ and I didn’t particularly want to be portrayed as one.”

― Brian Eno

“When we go out to the country and just sit there, what we’re really doing is just switching off various kinds of alertness that we don’t have to use. When we do that, we are stopping being defensive. We are no longer shutting ourselves off from different types of experiences, we are welcoming them in.”

― Brian Eno

“I don’t see ‘lines of force’ as being destructive, except to the extent that they are exclusively traceable through observance of the path of distorted material left in their wake.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“I worked for a couple of screamers in my early days in Hollywood. I don’t like being screamed at, and I am not myself a screamer.”

― Brian Grazer

“The number of e-mails and letters that I get from choreographers, from sculptors, from composers who are being inspired by science is huge.”

― Brian Greene

“I’m totally open to it being a movie or a television series or whatever, but truthfully, if no one wants to do it right, I’m also happy for ‘Ex Machina’ to only ever exist as a comic book.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“When we’re in the studio, and we sing that first note on that record, you’re committing to being a Backstreet Boy!”

― Brian Littrell

“I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.”

― Brian McBride

“I’m probably the furthest from being romantic that you’ve ever seen; I’m not even close to being romantic in any way until I have to be.”

― Brian McKnight

“Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.”

― Brian Molko

“I love being a freak. It’s great!”

― Brian Molko

“I guess the line between being paranoid and being a rock star is smaller than one would expect.”

― Brian Molko

“Being so honest in my writing is cathartic.”

― Brian Molko

“The big upside to being captain is it’s a huge honour, but the downside is that there is definitely extra pressure.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“What I think makes people nerds is just being obsessive. I think that’s what nerdiness really is – its people who don’t just passively like something, they get passionate about whatever they like.”

― Brian Posehn

“There’s nothing worse than being stuck with a bad song.”

― Brian Reitzell

“I love collaborating because I come from the world of being in bands.”

― Brian Reitzell

“I’m not a writer. I like being a reader.”

― Brian Reynolds Myers

“Watching the completed version of The Two Towers for example, I was very conscious of scenes – sometimes whole sequences – that I had seen being filmed or edited but which hadn’t made it into the final cut.”

― Brian Sibley

“I love being outside, and I love the fresh air.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“I like being different people.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Variety is the key to not being bored.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Being in a club – clubs are, like, not my favorite thing.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“That’s the great thing about being an actor: getting the opportunity to do something that really speaks to you.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“I’m afraid of making a mistake. I’m not totally neurotic, but I’m pretty neurotic about it. I’m as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic.”

― Bridget Fonda

“Being bullied is something I experienced in school, and it is not fun.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“The good thing about being pregnant is I get to be home more.”

― Brie Bella

“As for being a little bunny that never says a word, that is truly the opposite of me.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I left a world in which I was a queen to enter one in which I’m a human being.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“What does it mean, being a woman?”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I leave before being left. I decide.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“There is a certain dignity to being French.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“If people only knew the truth about being married to Sylvester Stallone.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“Being cuddly has nothing to do with size.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“I don’t think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative.”

― Brit Hume

“Is there anything worse than being called the ‘It Girl?’ By definition, there will be a new one in two weeks.”

― Brit Marling

“I don’t like going out. I hate clubs. I hate being around too many people.”

― Britney Spears

“I get to focus on being a musician sometimes, and I get to focus on being a vocalist sometimes.”

― Britt Daniel

“I like the wild characters. I like the idea of being a character actor without being a character actor.”

― Britt Robertson

“I like down-to-Earth characters, but I also like being able to get outside my box of knowledge.”

― Britt Robertson

“An important part of being in a band is the rhythm section.”

― Brittany Howard

“I love being in love.”

― Brittany Murphy

“I have this fascination with being on the road, all things music, and the ’70s. My favorite movie is ‘Almost Famous.’”

― Brittany Snow

“If you come in this league, and you’re comfortable with being a backup, something’s wrong.”

― Brock Osweiler

“I support anyone finding their worth despite being told they can’t do something.”

― Brooke Elliott

“The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined.”

― Brooke Shields

“Being from Florida and playing so many tournaments on that beach in Fort Lauderdale, I just want to be on that beach playing.”

― Brooke Sweat

“I don’t mind being by myself, even in a foreign country.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Being in the fairway, I think the fairways are a little bit more overrated.”

― Brooks Koepka

“I learned how to play golf over in Europe; I learned how to manage being on the road.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances.”

― Bruce Beresford

“People may have said that without symptoms, you can’t transmit Ebola. I’m not sure about that being 100 percent true. There’s a lot of variation with viruses.”

― Bruce Beutler

“It’s very frustrating not being on the air.”

― Bruce Boxleitner

“Being a farmer is a great qualification to have to serve in the United States Congress.”

― Bruce Braley

“With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.”

― Bruce Conner

“We try some really interesting things besides being outright commercial.”

― Bruce Johnston

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”

― Bruce Lee

“I don’t like to think about being an influence. It’s embarrassing.”

― Bruce Nauman

“Being a successful CEO, where I’ve driven a bottom line, assembled teams, driven results, that’s a critical benefit to running the state government.”

― Bruce Rauner

“My problem with being an actor was that I was far too shy to actually do it.”

― Bruce Robinson

“I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“That’s what being a front man is all about – the idea of having something supple underneath you, that machine that roars and can turn on a dime.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“I’m much more proud of being a father than being an actor.”

― Bruce Willis

“I definitely don’t plead guilty to being a heartthrob.”

― Bruno Mars

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

― Bryan Adams

“Being in quite a few movies… there’s always things that are changing about a film.”

― Bryan Callen

“Being a day player, period, is one of the hardest things you can do as an actor.”

― Bryan Cranston

“I love being Jewish, but I think that our generation is the first generation that crossed that line between being a cultural versus a practicing Jew.”

― Bryan Fogel

“I have no interest in being famous for the sake of being famous.”

― Bryan Greenberg

“We’re all burdened by our history of racial inequality. It’s created a kind of smog that we all breathe in, and it has prevented us from being healthy.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“When you are not free, you are not creating; you are being created.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“What’s the point in being an unpopular writer? It just doesn’t make a lot of sense. For me it doesn’t, anyway.”

― Bryce Courtenay

“I loved being pregnant.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“I love being around my family.”

― Bryce Harper

“I’ve been amazed by the numbers that have come out to see the torch relay, so being a part of it is lovely.”

― Bryn Terfel

“Being on ‘The Voice,’ I have a voice. I’m speaking for my generation, and that’s huge.”

― Brynn Cartelli

“I was not bitter by not being allowed to play in the major leagues. I just said, ‘The time has not come.’”

― Buck Leonard

“Being the first Australian to ever actually hold a WWE promoted championship – it is a huge honour. It’s something that can never be taken away. Words can’t describe it.”

― Buddy Murphy

“The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely.”

― Buffalo Bill

“I’m afraid the ‘Doctor Who’ door is probably closed because of me being in ‘Torchwood.’”

― Burn Gorman

“We started making content because we wanted to see it, and so our content ended up being genuine.”

― Burnie Burns

“There’s more to being a musician than just making music.”

― Burning Spear

“You have to fight against being an antique.”

― Burt Lancaster

“No one has ever accused me of being ambitious.”

― Burt Shavitz

“I have no trouble being a good dude because that’s what I am.”

― Busta Rhymes

“My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding and being lucky enough to finally get a shot.”

― Busta Rhymes

“The good thing about being pregnant is that I don’t have to worry about sucking it in or dieting!”

― Busy Philipps

“I look at making a record and being in a recording studio as more of a craft; You have to be so much more careful and play simpler.”

― Butch Trucks

“I have the distinction of being the only member of the Allman Brothers who has never missed a single show. I have played every single show the Allman Brothers have ever played.”

― Butch Trucks

“The Allman Brothers 1969 to 1971… were all about… jumping off the cliff… Just taking music and being adventurous with it.”

― Butch Trucks

“The music became secondary to being rock stars.”

― Butch Trucks

“Space is not just going up and coming back down again. Space is getting into orbit and being there, living there, establishing a presence, a permanence.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Being first outside the spacecraft would bring much more responsibility, and I really wasn’t looking for that.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“A nice thing about being at Disney is that these movies can develop into a presence in theme parks and become something real, or maybe get a sequel or tell other stories.”

― Byron Howard

“The thing about being black and having a different accent, in the beginning, is that it makes you foreign.”

― C. C. H. Pounder

“If you spend your whole life being depressed about life, you’re wasting it.”

― C. K. Williams

“One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.”

― C. L. R. James

“Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.”

― C. Northcote Parkinson

“There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.”

― C. S. Lewis

“My body size and everything was perfect for being a heavyweight wrestler rather than being a linebacker.”

― Cain Velasquez

“I feel great being the first Mexican heavyweight UFC champion.”

― Cain Velasquez

“Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.”

― Caitlin Flanagan

“I’m so glad I spent 10 years being sad and lonely.”

― Caitlin Moran

“The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Being a celebrity is a business.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Being the world’s greatest athlete just does not get it done on the golf course.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“The best part of being blonde is forgivable momentary lapses of common sense.”

― Caity Lotz

“I don’t mind being described as vanilla in certain ways.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“This Republic was called into being, organized, and is upheld, by a great political doctrine.”

― Caleb Cushing

“I’ve used songwriting as a tool, I’ve used it as a way of being able to talk about how I feel.”

― Calum Scott

“I used to hate myself for being gay. I couldn’t come to terms with it.”

― Calum Scott

“I’d gone from being a normal HR worker from Hull to being recognised in the street, being on TV. As much as it was exciting, thrilling, and a big, huge adrenaline rush.”

― Calum Scott

“AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS’ being some kind of divine retribution is crap.”

― Calvin Klein

“Being on a book tour is a lot easier than reporting.”

― Calvin Trillin

“I don’t mind being interviewed on television or radio.”

― Calvin Trillin

“Being able to breathe underwater would be sweet.”

― Cameron Bright

“Never been a successful audition, not even so much as a callback, when it comes to putting me in a role of being rough.”

― Cameron Britton

“I think I’ve become more comfortable about being a human being.”

― Cameron Diaz

“You get kind of bored being in catalogues all the time.”

― Cameron Diaz

“I love being a writer. I don’t really want to do anything else!”

― Cameron Dokey

“I don’t like being in debt, and I wouldn’t borrow money for anything.”

― Cameron Mackintosh

“I had set a goal of being a producer by 25.”

― Cameron Mackintosh

“Being a father makes everything in the world make sense.”

― Cameron Mathison

“I think I heard about ‘The Giver’ being made from when I was 11 or 12 years old. When I got the audition for this movie, I already knew that Meryl Streep was attached to it, and Jeff Bridges, obviously.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“Being engaged is absolutely a time to cherish!”

― Camila Alves

“It’s rare that you see Latin families being portrayed as intelligent, sophisticated, and powerful entities.”

― Camila Mendes

“I see far stronger and more charismatic personalities strolling around Philadelphia’s neighborhoods than are being featured in most of today’s bland daytime soaps.”

― Camille Paglia

“I think the skyrocketing cost of a college education has placed it in the sphere of being a luxury-priced necessity.”

― Camille Perri

“Almost everything I do is related to being fat.”

― Camryn Manheim

“I’m really enjoying being single. I’m not even looking to meet anybody, which is so freeing.”

― Candace Bushnell

“I actually remember being in 3rd grade and piecing together in my head that one of my guy friends was homosexual.”

― Candace Owens

“I don’t know why people like being oppressed.”

― Candace Owens

“I wouldn’t mind being the female MJ. I want to have major crossover appeal.”

― Candace Parker

“At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in – with a vengeance.”

― Candice Bergen

“I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out.”

― Candice Bergen

“I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.”

― Candice Bergen

“Geoff Johns, beyond being incredibly talented at what he does, he is one of the nicest human beings I have ever had the pleasure of working with, so he deserves everything that he gets.”

― Candice Patton

“You can’t form a character without being completely comfortable with who you are as a person.”

― Candis Cayne

“I’m focused on being the best, making history.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“Being on ‘The Sopranos’ definitely prepared me for the militant secrecy of ‘Mad Men.’”

― Cara Buono

“Being a feminist is being equal to do what a man do.”

― Cardi B

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

― Carine Roitfeld

“Skills that are employable or marketable, education, having a stake or meaningful role in society, not being marginalized – all of those things are very important.”

― Carl Hart

“Warnings about children being overscheduled, racing from one enriching activity to the next, first surfaced in the early 20th century.”

― Carl Honore

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”

― Carl Jung

“We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.”

― Carl Jung

“Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.”

― Carl Jung

“My first love was acting. I went to Sidney Poitier films as a kid. I sat in the theater and dreamed of being an actor.”

― Carl Weathers

“When I start to get that few pounds, which I try to monitor, then I just pull back. So it’s really just being conscious.”

― Carl Weathers

“I’m really about my family and really proud of being a Carter.”

― Carlene Carter

“I’ve matured as a writer and human being. I’ve got some wisdom under my belt.”

― Carlene Carter

“I express Catalonia’s wish of being in the E.U. We’ll see what happens.”

― Carles Puigdemont

“I’ve taken great pride in not being fragile.”

― Carli Lloyd

“For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so – not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn’t nervous.”

― Carlos Alazraqui

“Here’s the American situation – we have moved from a culture of independence to a culture of dependence. We have moved from capitalism into the direction of socialism. We have moved from being a beacon of strength internationally to a position of weakness.”

― Carlos Beruff

“The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die.”

― Carlos Castaneda

“I have two children who died before reaching 30, so who am I to complain about being alive?”

― Carlos Fuentes

“More and more, in any company, managers are dealing with different cultures. Companies are going global, but the teams are being divided and scattered all over the planet.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“We are being bullied around the world by Russia and China.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“I’m afraid of being poor; I’m afraid of living in the projects… I’m afraid of being thought as unsuccessful.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I hate being judged.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I won’t tell you that I’ve never been discouraged. Of course I have; as a human being, that’s bound to happen.”

― Carlos Ruiz

“I really knew with every fiber of my being that acting was – for lack of a better word – my calling.”

― Carly Chaikin

“I remember being onstage once when I didn’t have fear: I got so scared I didn’t have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack.”

― Carly Simon

“No, because I was always nervous about being onstage.”

― Carly Simon

“I love performing, and I was a dancer and then worked in the NFL and NBA, and I loved being in front of the crowd.”

― Carmella

“Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It’s so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.”

― Carmen Electra

“I don’t think just being skinny means necessarily anorexic.”

― Carmen Kass

“It’s not just being overweight that’s dangerous. Stress is dangerous.”

― Carnie Wilson

“Sometimes I get so wrought up being brushed, poked and pinned all day.”

― Carol Alt

“Becoming an actress takes a lot longer than being a star. I don’t want to be a star. I want to be an actress. I want to build a career.”

― Carol Alt

“The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken.”

― Carol Bellamy

“Subversive language, however, must be constantly reinvented, because it is continually being co-opted by the powerful.”

― Carol P. Christ

“In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I’ve been oblivious.”

― Carole King

“I prefer being a non-drinker.”

― Caroline Flack

“When I was at primary school, around seven years old, I was underweight, so I’d be back and forth to the doctors to get weighed. It was a lot to do with being a twin. Jo was healthy, but I just couldn’t put on weight.”

― Caroline Flack

“Being ‘Strictlyfied’ is the opposite to who I am normally, but on this show, you definitely have to go with the flow.”

― Caroline Flack

“I don’t fear being single at all.”

― Caroline Flack

“Being an entrepreneur is not a 9-to-5 job.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I just like being around people, especially nice people, and there are a lot of nice girls on tour.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I think that being bullied is a shameful experience.”

― Carolyn Mackler

“I don’t believe in being typecast. If I believed it, it probably would have happened to me. You attract what you make.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I’ve had moments where it’s like being in the Matrix.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I think my sister loves being an observer more than I do.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I want to have a sense of openness and optimism, even if that means being open to things that are potentially dark.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I think that there’s so many versions of femininity, and in terms of gender as a binary construct, that seems to be being dismantled.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I willed myself into being.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“Inevitably, when a scene isn’t working for me, it’s because I’m being self-conscious, and I’m not putting enough of my focus on my fellow actor.”

― Carrie Coon

“I love being by myself.”

― Carrie Donovan

“No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it’s tragic.”

― Carrie Fisher

“Remain true to yourself while practicing this business of being an actor. And it is a business.”

― Carrie Preston

“I don’t see myself being an actress forever.”

― Carrie Snodgress

“By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were being warned of the dangers from the West.”

― Carroll Quigley

“I stumbled into this format for ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ that I really like, inspired by cable and Dave Attell’s ‘Insomniac.’ I love being out on the street.”

― Carson Daly

“I think the biggest thing, even from Day 1 after the draft, was coach DeFillipo being very detailed with everything.”

― Carson Wentz

“I think being a little nuts is helpful.”

― Carter Burwell

“There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.”

― Carter Burwell

“Being honest means being forthright about information, no matter how painful disclosing that information might be.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I don’t really care that much about being a matinee idol.”

― Casey Affleck

“Sometimes being an actor is kind of demanding in very different ways.”

― Casey Affleck

“Being married has helped my racing.”

― Casey Stoner

“There’s a creative freedom with being under the radar. But I guess if you’re too under the radar, you get canceled?”

― Casey Wilson

“The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.”

― Caskie Stinnett

“Being a working actor, you’re going to do a Spelling show. It’s hard not to.”

― Casper Van Dien

“I’ve been fat since I was seven, and being fat sets you apart.”

― Cass Elliot

“I don’t think I’m a particularly somber human being.”

― Cass McCombs

“Every human being has an assortment of diverse identities, and it greatly matters which one is triggered by social situations, which hold up different kinds of mirrors. The same is true for nations.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Being black, I’m involved in the reparations movement. It’s focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal.”

― Cassandra Wilson

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

― Caster Semenya

“Being famous hasn’t changed my perception of myself – I’ve just grown up.”

― Cat Deeley

“To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are.”

― Cat Stevens

“The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being and tried his best to ensure their security in the hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate and merciful characteristics.”

― Cat Stevens

“I’ve returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.”

― Cat Stevens

“I already knew a lot about the ground aspects of MMA, being a wrestler, but there was so much more. There was kicking, punching, and other things I wish I could have done as a wrestler. It really stoked my interest.”

― Cat Zingano

“Well, I’ve never looked upon myself as being a beauty, per se.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Being on stage a lot is quite physical.”

― Cate Blanchett

“As an actor, I endeavor to find the reason in the unreasonable. Because no one thinks they are being unreasonable or unrealistic or demanding or behaving madly. We all see ourselves as being justified.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Instead of being lionized and admired for her genius, instead of being able to earn a decent living as a writer, Andrea Dworkin was misrepresented and demonized.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I’m afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“It’s very difficult for me to speak about being an actor.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I wouldn’t say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn’t look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else. I want to give myself completely.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Woman novelists seem to have a reputation for being dowdy.”

― Catherine Gaskin

“I think the success of my work stems from being truthful.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“Everybody in my family’s funny. Being funny was highly encouraged in our family, I think.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“No one got anywhere by being too scared to open their mouth in case nobody laughed.”

― Catherine Tate

“My stepson is a caring, considerate, worthy human being.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Women shouldn’t aspire to a box or a title. They should look toward being leaders.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“Being the first female CEO of one of the Big Four, I certainly intend to pay it forward.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded.”

― Cathy Freeman

“The biggest change in my life is that I now have to apologize for being thin.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“It breaks my heart that we are always being nudged toward the most recently published books, when so many worthy books have gone unexplored.”

― Cathy Marie Buchanan

“The Republicans have long had a platform of being pro-life. And I’m someone that believes life begins at conception and should be protected.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“I’m constantly trying to redefine what being a beauty queen is.”

― Catriona Gray

“Being a beauty queen was never on my radar.”

― Catriona Gray

“Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.”

― Cecil Beaton

“Mother, being a pianist, told me how to play with my fingers on the piano.”

― Cecil Taylor

“Thanks to President Obama, being a woman will no longer be a pre-existing condition!”

― Cecile Richards

“People have confused playing devil’s advocate with being intelligent.”

― Cecily Strong

“When I write on ‘SNL,’ I’ve found I’m most productive while collaborating and joking with friends and not being firmly attached to any one idea.”

― Cecily Strong

“It sounds so cliched, but I’ve always been kind of different. I always liked being around weird kids.”

― Cecily Strong

“I get a kick out of not being ideal. I think it’s awesome. That’s entirely the point. And I think my creator is quite a character for letting that be.”

― CeeLo Green

“I watch people from the top of buses who don’t know they’re being watched. It’s quite fascinating.”

― Celia Imrie

“Just being with dogs, I learned their ways and began to appreciate things from their point of view.”

― Cesar Millan

“America focuses on being very intelligent because that’s how you make more money.”

― Cesar Millan

“I have always been honest with my fans, which means being open about any struggles I have had along the way.”

― Cesar Millan

“All kinds of celebrities, political ones as well, are increasingly being targeted. In this country, with all the countless guns.”

― Cesar Romero

“One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one’s trouble does not make it any better.”

― Cesare Pavese

“Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.”

― Cesare Pavese

“New York’s a big playground. I have a bike, and I’m really into just being outside. Especially in the summertime.”

― Chace Crawford

“Many large brands are now just marketing machines for what’s being made offshore.”

― Chad Hurley

“To some extent, being an entrepreneur is a lonely journey.”

― Chad Hurley

“I’m a camper. I love being out in the wilderness.”

― Chad Michael Murray

“I’m being a dad and a good husband.”

― Chad Smith

“I can’t even imagine something being more fun than playing James Brown onstage.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“I’m not really interested in being a superhero. That’s not a box I’ve been trying to check off.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“Brock Lesnar made a career out of refusing to do media and not being accessible.”

― Chael Sonnen

“Werdum’s open to being knocked out in any fight because he’s so reckless, but that’s also what makes him so damn dynamic.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I’m OK with being booed.”

― Chael Sonnen

“Being a singer is a way for me to get to a platform to do more.”

― Chaka Khan

“Being a tech company has to be about a pattern of repetitive innovation.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“I don’t consider being a musician the same thing as being a celebrity.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I don’t see myself ever being in a position where I need to sign to a label.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I never really liked the idea of rap being a competitive thing. It’s not.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Normally, we define banks as being either retail or corporate, but ICICI transformed itself from a corporate bank into a retail bank and, now, a universal bank.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Lending has come back in retail; it has come back in working capital. It has also come back in other forms, like government contract being given out to companies.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Part of writing a novel is being willing to leap into the blackness. You have very little idea, really, of what’s going to happen. You have a broad sense, maybe, but it’s this rash leap.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“My bar for being successful is being able to do movies that really mean something to me and being able to make a living off of that.”

― Channing Tatum

“I did ‘The Vow’ because I really love being in love.”

― Channing Tatum

“When I was first starting out, and I was less established, I was really concerned about being typecast.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“Early in my career, I was only being dissed by Chingy. Now, I’m being dissed by Eminem. Life is great.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Being gay is not a crime.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn’t even need to exist.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“People not only want to support public schools, but people warm to this idea of being a philanthropist, even if they might have only have $5 to spare.”

― Charles Best

“My quilting is dookie. All needlepoint-related things I should do better on, being honest.”

― Charles Bock

“It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Farmers can’t plant much more land because almost every accessible acre of arable soil is already in use. Nor can the use of fertilizer be increased: it is already being overused everywhere except some parts of Africa, and the runoff is polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans.”

― Charles C. Mann

“I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Runners are the lowest of the low in film units. They’re paid very, very minimal wages – probably below the national average. And runners are now being asked to drive actors about, as well as their runner duties. It’s kind of the same as taking advantage of nurses – it’s appalling.”

― Charles Dance

“A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.”

― Charles Darwin

“I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?”

― Charles Dickens

“Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.”

― Charles Dudley Warner

“For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Martyrs – those killed because of their Catholic faith – can be beatified even if they don’t perform a miracle. However, all beatified individuals must stage a certifiable miracle before being made a saint.”

― Charles Duhigg

“This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object, depending on the range of wavelengths being measured.”

― Charles Francis Richter

“Mies van der Rohe’s architecture and modern architecture in general suffered from not only being repetitive, but not explaining to the populous what the different rooms were for.”

― Charles Jencks

“Well I don’t write, I attempt to scribble here and there. And no, nothing ever so grand as being published.”

― Charles Keating

“I did not dwell on the issue of Europe during either the 2001 or the 2005 campaigns – despite it being a pivotal personal concern and despite seeing it as something of a litmus test for liberal democracy.”

― Charles Kennedy

“The growing influence of focus groups means we are all in danger of being excessively cowed by their feedback.”

― Charles Kennedy

“I find no contradiction between being a Highlander, a Scot, a citizen of the U.K. and a citizen of the European Union at one and the same time.”

― Charles Kennedy

“It is an old liberal theme that conservative ideas, being red in tooth and claw, cannot possibly emerge from any notion of the public good.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“One thing the gay rights movement taught the world is the importance of being visible.”

― Charles M. Blow

“You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.”

― Charles Mengel Allen

“When will government cease being a nuisance to everybody?”

― Charles Olson

“The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.”

― Charles Olson

“I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“In films of terror, it’s often not about being graphic. Or if there is a graphic image, it’s extremely swift. Everyone talks about the shower scene in ‘Psycho,’ but that’s the only graphic scene in the entire film.”

― Charles Roven

“Artistic credentials are au courant in the important business of being seen as cultured, elegant and, of course, stupendously rich.”

― Charles Saatchi

“I’ve been a Marvel reader since I was just a kid, and I’ve dreamed of being a Marvel writer for almost as long, so being tapped to officially join the team is truly something.”

― Charles Soule

“We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.”

― Charles Stanley

“A Christian has no right being in a fight unless it’s a spiritual fight.”

― Charles Stanley

“I tend to work on the principle that much humour relies on cognitive dissonance – on the foreground not matching the background, on the protagonist’s response to a situation being inappropriate, and so on.”

― Charles Stross

“The paucity of near-future U.S. scifi is about the country becoming pessimistic, not being able to see the future clearly. There’s a trend in U.S. scifi towards militarism and far-future stuff.”

― Charles Stross

“Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful.”

― Charles Vest

“There are worse things than being thought a Republican.”

― Charley Pride

“A sold-out crowd is better than a number one. But being in the studio is better than all of that.”

― Charli XCX

“I don’t think that I’m a pop star. On paper, I’m bad at being a pop star with the conventional idea people have.”

― Charli XCX

“I feel like I’m a pop star without being a diva.”

― Charli XCX

“At 16, I was drawing cartoons, and I wanted to carry on being a cartoonist.”

― Charlie Brooker

“Online, you play at being yourself.”

― Charlie Brooker

“It must be awful, being a homophobe.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I’m happy being an actor, it’s what I have always wanted to do. I’m just lucky I got to do it so early.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“In terms of ‘The Discovery’ being a Netflix Original, they actually came on once we had already started shooting.”

― Charlie McDowell

“I could hear it sometimes, but I couldn’t play it. I’d been getting bored with the stereotyped changes that were being used. I found that by using the higher intervals of a chord as a melody line and backing them with related changes, I could play the thing I’d been hearing.”

― Charlie Parker

“My family and my closest friends are my favorite things about being home.”

― Charlie Plummer

“I would’ve been intrigued by being a film director. I would’ve been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture.”

― Charlie Rose

“I love just being an actor. I love writing, but I’m not a writer. I have no aspirations to direct.”

― Charlie Weber

“Being an athlete in a cold-weather sport is really difficult to deal with the asthma.”

― Charlie White

“So far I’m not surprised by anything about being a mom. It’s all pretty great – but that’s what I expected.”

― Charlize Theron

“Being a great horseman does not rely on physical strength but more on the mind and sensibility.”

― Charlotte Casiraghi

“When you’re doing well and you’re successful, part of being successful is that you get interviewed. But it ruins the moment.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“Moms being moms, they’re very supportive, and they’re always talking very highly of you.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“My comfort zone and where I feel most natural is being a heel.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I used to hate being recognised.”

― Charlotte Gainsbourg

“Being an actor is not like any other job. It’s not easy.”

― Charlotte Rae

“I’m thinking about being the best I can be at ESPN in the studio.”

― Chauncey Billups

“Being self-supporting is important to me.”

― Chaz Bono

“How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.”

― Che Guevara

“You know you’re in a bad movie when the Catholic clergy is being played by Jews.”

― Cheech Marin

“We must unify Taiwan; we cannot afford to have our society being divided in half.”

― Chen Shui-bian

“I finally achieved my dream by being a TV showrunner.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I didn’t like being in a newsroom all the time.”

― Cheri Bustos

“It’s a bit of a headache being a perfectionist. You’re never satisfied.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“Oxygen was a good fit of values, and I liked the idea of being able to communicate with women.”

― Cheryl Mills

“I went from living my life anonymously for 58 years to being a public figure known globally in a matter of minutes.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“To pigeonhole a genre as being successful or unsuccessful is weird.”

― Chester Bennington

“Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.”

― Chet Atkins

“There’s no vacation from being a parent.”

― Chevy Chase

“I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don’t mind being an actor so much now.”

― Chevy Chase

“Only a spiritual being has awareness.”

― Chick Corea

“Luckily, I’m in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so.”

― Chico Hamilton

“You don’t get old being stupid.”

― Chili Davis

“I’ve always tried to stay clear of being labeled, putting a label on what type of music that I make.”

― Chino Moreno

“I think Lin-Manuel deserves absolutely everything that he’s getting. He is an extremely gifted guy, a very fine human being, and loves the theater. Loves it.”

― Chita Rivera

“I like being myself. Maybe just slimmer, with a few less wrinkles.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I’m too careful with money – comes out of being poor for several years while growing up.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I learned so much from Jane Lynch. She was the funniest and most talented person. She taught me so much about being a performer.”

― Chord Overstreet

“I have no problem with being underdressed.”

― Chris Benz

“The best part of fashion is the interns – having them or being one.”

― Chris Benz

“I think, in the eyes of a lot of circles, especially within football, I’m the soft guy. But I’m fine with being the soft, healthy guy.”

― Chris Borland

“Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States.”

― Chris Chocola

“I’m a much better writer for being a father.”

― Chris Cleave

“This thing with being lovers, it isn’t like being married.”

― Chris Cleave

“I’ve been around horses, but I certainly wouldn’t call myself a horseman by any means. It’s a combination of being very aware of them, and not trusting them.”

― Chris Cooper

“Seattle very much benefited from this geography where it was a town nobody had really heard of in terms of a music scene. So we had that factor of being a new discovery.”

― Chris Cornell

“I’ve seen a lot of Pearl Jam shows, and the only reaction I’ve ever seen is the audience being completely supportive and loving every moment.”

― Chris Cornell

“I wanna be funny, but if I have a chance to make a point while being funny – why not?”

― Chris Cubas

“Being an actor started me writing, and that led to directing.”

― Chris Eigeman

“I think everyone lifts themselves that little bit extra for the Tour de France, being the pinnacle of our cycling calendar.”

― Chris Froome

“In 2010, I was an executive officer in the Navy, splitting my time between U.S. headquarters and being deployed to an international location.”

― Chris Fussell

“There are very few people who have had as much public impact as I’ve already had… without being elected to public office in Massachusetts.”

― Chris Gabrieli

“Bits are fake conversations comedians have because they are uncomfortable being vulnerable with other human beings in any way.”

― Chris Gethard

“Both creatively and organizationally, being medicated has helped me immensely.”

― Chris Gethard

“Part of being conservative is judicious conservation of resources, both man-made and natural.”

― Chris Gibson

“I’ve gone from being bullied by jocks as a kid to being bullied by nerds as an adult.”

― Chris Hardwick

“Don’t tell television, but there is some superior programming being made on the Interwebz.”

― Chris Hardwick

“I think being an outcast is what sort of strengthens the nerd movement, because you’re isolated, so you have time.”

― Chris Hardwick

“I’m kind of like the quarterback: being able to orchestrate a lot of things out there on the field and being able to run different schemes and coverages.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“My disposition as a human being is kind of a go-along-to-get-along person. I tend to trust authority.”

― Chris Hayes

“Being a superhero is a lot of fun.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I went to boarding school Southern, religious, and straight, and I left boarding school not being at all religious and not being straight.”

― Chris Hughes

“I have a journalism degree, but I’d rather be the person who is being written about rather than the person who is writing.”

― Chris Jericho

“I’ve actually been in more Elimination Chamber matches than any other human being on the planet. It really has been a badge of honor for me.”

― Chris Jericho

“Being able to improvise is the basis for creating all characters and situations, for everything to do with performing, really. And it’s good therapy as well.”

― Chris Kattan

“I love being an actor, and that’s really the bottom line – in any medium, in any genre – and I want to do it.”

― Chris Klein

“It’s pretty awful being told you’re a racist.”

― Chris Lilley

“I learned so much about being an actor by being a director. More than I ever thought I would.”

― Chris Lowell

“I don’t mind not being cool.”

― Chris Martin

“Being voted the world’s sexiest vegetarian is about as cool as it gets. It’s not quite as cool as Brad Pitt, but it’ll do.”

― Chris Martin

“I don’t speak particularly well. That’s one of the consequences of being extremely ugly.”

― Chris Martin

“I get more people approaching me about how good I was in ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ than being in Coldplay.”

― Chris Martin

“I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we’re fine with it.”

― Chris Martin

“I grew up with probably three different authors having a seminal influence on my childhood, Dr. Seuss being one and Maurice Sendak being another.”

― Chris Meledandri

“Probably the best part about being an actor is that you get to be a traveling wanderer.”

― Chris Messina

“Being around greatness is always a thrill.”

― Chris Mullin

“There’s not a lot I haven’t done, from being the No. 1 option to the No. 12 option.”

― Chris Mullin

“Being a great basketball player is only part of who you are.”

― Chris Mullin

“The NRA has become financially dependent on more and more guns being sold – especially the expensive ones. In turn, the NRA has stated that its top legislative priority is to protect gun makers by advocating for legislation that benefits them.”

― Chris Murphy

“The bottom line is that female writers aren’t being given enough opportunities by male producers.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I don’t mind being slightly fat-ish, I just don’t want to be fat.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“Every book that doesn’t first have to get past a gatekeeper or two, or 10, before being put in front of the public will be worse.”

― Chris Pavone

“I was sick of being articulate and loud and charming. I didn’t want to play that guy anymore. I wanted to play the absolute opposite of that.”

― Chris Pine

“It’s either ‘Saw’ made for $4 million or ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ et cetera being made for $150 million. So the $30 and $40 million films don’t get made unless they’re maybe ‘Ride Along.’ But I don’t really know why. I don’t get paid to know why.”

― Chris Pine

“I don’t have any interest in filmmakers making statements just for the sake of being provocative.”

― Chris Pine

“Being on the road isn’t hell – it’s pure pleasure now.”

― Chris Rea

“My music is how I feel, and that’s changed from being twenty years old to being forty-three years old.”

― Chris Robinson

“Singing isn’t always about being on key; it’s about emotionality.”

― Chris Robinson

“Being with my kids is the best, most fun thing; it’s a privilege.”

― Chris Rock

“Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.”

― Chris Sacca

“People are used to us being onstage for a while.”

― Chris Squire

“When patients are admitted to hospital for elective surgery or non-urgent conditions, their vital signs are only monitored every four hours, unless they have been identified as being at high risk of deterioration.”

― Chris Toumazou

“There’s definitely a value in being literate.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“You remember had this gigantic clock in the arena showing the size of the national debt. And Paul told America, if you elect Republicans, we can fix that. But, if Paul Ryan was being honest, he would’ve pointed to the debt clock and said, we built that.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“I guess I just don’t like being physically in front of people I don’t know very well, because I expect to be ‘seen through,’ or, even worse, instantly hated.”

― Chris Ware

“I love being by the ocean. It stills the voices in my head.”

― Chris Weitz

“Being able to be on set every single day and actually lead a movie was very humbling but so exciting at the same time.”

― Chris Zylka

“I am kind of being a little selective in what I do, so it takes a little bit longer, but it’s worth it in the end.”

― Chrissie Fit

“My biggest goal in life is to not be annoying about being a bride.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I love being at home and creating in the kitchen.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Just being a model, you’re not supposed to speak ever, really.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“One year, we tried to deep-fry a turkey. It must have been really humid outside, because the temperature of the oil got thrown off. It ended up being slow-cooked in oil – black on the outside and raw on the inside.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“As a goal scorer, my focus is always on converting my chances and being clinical in the box. That’s my No. 1 priority.”

― Christen Press

“It’s something special being able to build a program up.”

― Christen Press

“I have a fear of being boring.”

― Christian Bale

“You’re not going to hear me sing about being on a tractor or being married… because I don’t know anything about that.”

― Christian Kane

“I enjoy being mysterious. I enjoy the notoriety it brings.”

― Christian Laettner

“My problem is being brutally honest. People don’t like that.”

― Christian Laettner

“I’m up in Minneapolis all the time. I love being up there.”

― Christian Laettner

“How many people get to say a ’30 for 30′ is being made about them?”

― Christian Laettner

“I guess being French, I love Hollywood. I love Hollywood movies. Joseph Mankiewicz’s ‘All About Eve.’ ‘Mildred Pierce.’”

― Christian Louboutin

“The highest heels I do are six-inch heels – but mostly only dancers can wear them, since they are used to being on point in ballet shoes. Their feet are arched.”

― Christian Louboutin

“The highest heels I do are six-inch heels – but mostly only dancers can wear them, since they are used to being on point in ballet shoes.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I guess, being French, I love Hollywood.”

― Christian Louboutin

“The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art, rather than being simply an admiring viewer.”

― Christian Morgenstern

“Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another’s wit.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“It was definitely tough being the coach’s son.”

― Christian Pulisic

“Being with Dortmund and playing in more big games there, it’s just gaining experience.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I love playing with the national team. I love being here as much as I can.”

― Christian Pulisic

“Honestly, in retrospect, it probably was a little easier being an adolescent and not having people immediately know that Hef was my dad.”

― Christie Hefner

“Women would all be better off if we realized we didn’t have to choose between being an intelligent being and a sexual being.”

― Christie Hefner

“I love having the opportunity to perform, and I hate not being given the opportunity to perform.”

― Christie Laing

“I don’t think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body.”

― Christina Aguilera

“So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?”

― Christina Aguilera

“Being a mother, singer and actress is a definite juggling act, but I don’t think I would be comfortable any other way.”

― Christina Aguilera

“Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I’m not being like, ‘Hey, everybody, I’m pregnant!’ I’m not that girl.”

― Christina Aguilera

“We have to really think about where our food is coming from. The hormones being put in the stuff we eat – all of that contributes to cancer.”

― Christina Applegate

“It’s hard selling books in general: companies are merging, editors being laid off, bricks-and-mortar bookstores closing, large chain bookstores squeezing out independents, and online retailers squeezing out chain bookstores.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“Sexiness is about being an individual and having conviction about what that is.”

― Christina Hendricks

“Being in the music business is a totally different industry right there.”

― Christina Milian

“I think my anorexia was to do with being a teenager, not being in films.”

― Christina Ricci

“I come from one of these hideous backgrounds where being sincere is like – ugh, you might as well kill yourself.”

― Christina Ricci

“There’s nothing worse than not being excited about a trip.”

― Christina Tosi

“I worked in a bunch of really tough kitchens, but when I got yelled at and screamed at, it wasn’t really for being a woman. It was just for making a bonehead mistake.”

― Christina Tosi

“I’m kind of resistant to being told no, not being wanted. It fills me with energy.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I’ve always been obsessed with being on stage and putting shows together.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I’ve experienced being properly lost in my desires, and it’s really influenced my writing.”

― Christine and the Queens

“Christine and the Queens is about not being safe.”

― Christine and the Queens

“There’s a Zen to acting, by being in the moment. That’s where the power is.”

― Christine Ebersole

“We may disagree on some things, but we can do so without being disagreeable.”

― Christine Gregoire

“I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them.”

― Christine McVie

“Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.”

― Christine Pelosi

“When Proposition 8 passed in California, some were quick to blame minority voters, some of whom had voted for both President Obama and Proposition 8; however, these claims were later debunked as being overstated.”

― Christine Pelosi

“I have a tendency toward being a micromanager.”

― Christine Quinn

“I have a tendency toward being a micromanager. Which, the bigger the project you’re involved in, the harder that becomes.”

― Christine Quinn

“You’re always being cast for what you’ve been in last.”

― Christoph Waltz

“At the senior prom for my Catholic boarding school, I was feeling manly, so I shaved, even though I didn’t need to. Being inexperienced, I managed to slice a quarter-inch gash into my lower chin a half hour before I picked up my date.”

― Christopher Buckley

“The Republican Party once could lay claim to the mantle of being the fiscally responsible, or ‘Daddy,’ Party.”

― Christopher Buckley

“Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.”

― Christopher Dawson

“I never graduated to being an atheist. I only graduated to being an agnostic.”

― Christopher Durang

“I went being unemployed for three years to being the lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year, 1990. It was ridiculous really.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“I love being with my family and just being a regular person.”

― Christopher Guest

“The Koran shows every sign of being thrown together by human beings, as do all the other holy books.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“I’m not that keen on the idea of being unconscious.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“The term ‘the American Left’ is as near to being meaningless or nonsensical as any term could really be in politics. It isn’t really a force in politics anymore. And it would do well to ask itself why that is.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Being a Brady comes with it’s pleasures and its baggage. I’m not one given to a lack of privacy and invasion.”

― Christopher Knight

“There’s something overwhelming about being in raw nature. It’s got an aura about it is that is really kind of majestic and spiritual.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“I like being busy.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“You can watch any episode you want and have a compelling story being told.”

― Christopher Meloni

“I’m just an actor, but if the extra part of it is that I’m helping people or people are being helped by the virtue of what we’re doing, then that’s just a really nice added extra.”

― Christopher Meloni

“Charlie Day is a delight of a human being.”

― Christopher Miller

“I don’t give a toss about being remembered after my death.”

― Christopher Moore

“There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen.”

― Christopher Morley

“A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.”

― Christopher Morley

“Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public, and I have been watching him since the early ’50s. Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too.”

― Christopher Plummer

“I think of being ornate as a Victorian quality, little to do with Shakespeare. But even Dickens wasn’t ornate; he wrote with flow and naturalism.”

― Christopher Plummer

“Personally, I think humility is a prerequisite to being a truly empathic person.”

― Christopher Stanley

“As human beings, we’re powerfully swayed by how much we feel we’re being respected. People comply with agreements if they feel they’ve been treated fairly and lash out if they don’t.”

― Christopher Voss

“People who are lying are, understandably, more worried about being believed, so they work harder – too hard, as it were – at being believable.”

― Christopher Voss

“There are a lot of negotiators that really will give in on a deal because being understood is more important than getting what they want. And there’s a particular type in particular, the assertive negotiator: being understood is actually more important to them than actually making the deal.”

― Christopher Voss

“My background is in musical comedy. I didn’t know I was going to be an actor. But all my points of reference have to do with musical comedy and in being kind of a showoff.”

― Christopher Walken

“I don’t much like being directed. I enjoy being allowed to play.”

― Christopher Walken

“Fashion is all about references. All these names being thrown around.”

― Christy Turlington

“Yoga puts me in a place that is a little bit less about doing and more about being, which enables me, in fact, to do more.”

― Christy Turlington

“I just love being outside.”

― Christy Turlington

“There is a certain head, and that head you have not. Now this being so, there is a head which you have not; therefore, you are without a head.”

― Chrysippus

“Being on ‘Bandstand’ was like getting a Nobel Prize. From 3 o’clock in the afternoon until 5:30, nobody was on the street. They were watching ‘Bandstand.’”

― Chubby Checker

“We all have to be concerned about the world being very dangerous.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“When you’re encouraging – the government is encouraging guns to be sold illegally to people that shouldn’t have them, the laws aren’t being faithfully executed.”

― Chuck Grassley

“My goal for reform is not necessarily to pass laws but to make sure the laws are being followed.”

― Chuck Grassley

“The Cool Kids are Chicago. Me being from Michigan is a part of that dynamic.”

― Chuck Inglish

“I don’t like being bad at anything.”

― Chuck Liddell

“If America’s Founding Fathers espoused openness to religion, creationism, and the Bible being taught in schools, then it beckons the question, Why don’t we?”

― Chuck Norris

“Between income taxes and employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes, we’re being taxed to death.”

― Chuck Norris

“In 2007, I was given the humbling privilege of being made an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps in recognition of my visits to troops during the Iraq War.”

― Chuck Norris

“If you don’t believe what other people believe, then they’ll accuse you of being nihilistic.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I am enormously uncool. I’ve made a cottage industry of being uncool. And I’m fine with that.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“It seems that so much writing is being done in the nineteenth-century model, where every connection has to be thoroughly explained.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Being lonely is not a bad thing for a writer.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I think it takes a lot of confidence to be comfortable in being vulnerable.”

― Ciara

“Being a mom has changed me forever.”

― Ciara

“Being a mom, I can’t imagine my child not having a meal. That’s hard to digest.”

― Ciara

“I never saw myself as being a cop on TV.”

― Ciaran Hinds

“In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform.”

― Cicely Tyson

“I like being in charge of the remote control.”

― Cilla Black

“I deplore the shying away that can go on, within women, from the term ‘feminist.’ I am, absolutely, all about being a feminist.”

― Cindy Gallop

“Being on the cover of a magazine with my son is the best thing ever. It took me 18 years to get my first cover, he gets one at 8 months.”

― Cindy Margolis

“I was really stuck in the whole Farah Fawcett hairdo long after it was past being in fashion.”

― Cindy Margolis

“Some of my fondest memories are of being in a van. It can be exhausting, but many adventures can be had.”

― Cindy Wilson

“Different is better. I get more jobs being different.”

― Cintia Dicker

“I love being called Baddest Female.”

― CL

“I think of a monument as being symbolic and for the people and therefore rhetorical, not honest, not personal.”

― Claes Oldenburg

“I hated being scared when I was little. Aliens really scared me.”

― Claire Coffee

“I really have never been concerned about being beautiful on-screen. That’s just not my jam.”

― Claire Danes

“I fantasized about being a psychology major when I first started school, and I took a handful of Psych 101 classes.”

― Claire Danes

“I don’t remember being afraid of anything in making films.”

― Claire Denis

“I hate the idea of growing accustomed to someone and being faithful.”

― Claire Denis

“Only in Washington would the Republican operatives get the entire press corps ginned up over the notion that I’m going to be home campaigning instead of going to a bunch of worthless parties at a convention that’s only being held to do something we all know is going to happen anyway.”

― Claire McCaskill

“I feel as though there’s a lot invested in my background in being an outsider.”

― Claire Messud

“There have been a couple of jobs I’ve done without thinking, without being engaged, and they just stink.”

― Clancy Brown

“Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.”

― Clara Bow

“There is, in fact, nothing easy about being an entrepreneur.”

― Clara Shih

“I hate being alone, even for 10 minutes.”

― Clare Balding

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“Being involved in the well-being and advancement of one’s own community is a most natural thing to do.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.”

― Clarence Darrow

“When I went to AC Milan, they were four points away from the relegation zone, and by the end of the season, we were just one goal away from being in the Europa League.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“I certainly know about the oppression and prejudices of being black and a woman and from the South.”

― Clarice Taylor

“I know people heal by being able to tell the story – the whole story.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“The experience of being a young, blonde, naive but well-intentioned young producer was both intimidating and eye-opening.”

― Clarissa Ward

“There’s nobody who loves being around actors working more than David Mamet, especially actors bringing his tremendous dialogue to life. I’ve never seen a movie director who was happier to be directing a movie than Dave.”

― Clark Gregg

“Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.”

― Claude Chabrol

“I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact.”

― Claude Levi-Strauss

“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”

― Claude Monet

“Berlin is like being abroad in Germany. It’s German, but not provincial.”

― Claudia Schiffer

“I’m being trained to shake the bon-bon appropriately.”

― Clay Aiken

“Being able to connect with other humans is something I’ve done since I was little.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.”

― Clement Attlee

“Personally, I would say the ‘master’ of this whole thing is fate… Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it’s up to them to avoid being used.”

― Cliff Burton

“I got fed up with being in bands. I spent a couple of years touring the country in a smoked filled band, doing lots of drugs and being really unhealthy.”

― Cliff Martinez

“If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry – yours and mine – back to the first blob of life-like material that came into being on the planet.”

― Clifford D. Simak

“Just being in Europe was a grind.”

― Clint Dempsey

“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I’m not a policy wonk, and I don’t dream of being a political operative.”

― Clint Howard

“Being incarcerated does not mean being devoid of the capacity to learn, grow, and think, and it’s critical that prisons provide spaces where learning can be both cultivated and encouraged.”

― Clint Smith

“I like being forced to think about things in a different way.”

― Clive Anderson

“I remember being in China and realising how irrelevant not even Britain is, but also Europe. We’re just another remote country that hardly impinges on some places at all.”

― Clive Anderson

“If I ever had any vanity, then I definitely lost it by being on television.”

― Clive Anderson

“There’s a lot of art and comics and movies being paid homage to by game designers.”

― Clive Barker

“I have a vision of the world as being a lot darker, perhaps, than I did when I was 31 and wrote the ‘Books of Blood’.”

― Clive Barker

“I love the idea of stories being about great beginnings and terrible endings.”

― Clive Barker

“When I type ‘The End,’ it’s like being paroled from prison.”

― Clive Cussler

“Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd.”

― Clive Owen

“I can’t remember ever being involved in a fight in a movie where I haven’t done most of it.”

― Clive Owen

“The financial implode is bound to be reflected in the movies that are being made, there’s no question.”

― Clive Owen

“I’ll tell you now that I hate myself for many reasons, but being Jewish is not one of them.”

― Clive Sinclair

“Many years ago, when I lived in the mini-Siberia they call East Anglia, I was awakened in the early hours by the sound of a pantechnicon being loaded. Peeping through the curtains, I observed the grocer doing a runner with all his chattels and his family.”

― Clive Sinclair

“I think being angry is what keeps me motivated.”

― CM Punk

“Being out in that heat for two weeks definitely drains your energy.”

― Cobi Jones

“A stay-at-home mom is a working mom. Being a stay-at-home mom is a job.”

― Cobie Smulders

“Canadians have an inherent good nature, and they are used to being made fun of.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I had seen a lot of people who had been released from WWE, or asked for their release, and gone out into the wild unknown. There’s more cases of it being unsuccessful than successful.”

― Cody Rhodes

“Being a musician is a job – it is just a really fun one!”

― Colbie Caillat

“I was always shy and had a huge fear of being onstage.”

― Colbie Caillat

“It’s exhausting being a woman.”

― Colbie Caillat

“Being on set is the thing I love the most, and a lot of the things that come alongside acting and entertainment are the things I despise, to be quite honest.”

― Cole Sprouse

“Being a big Braves fan, Turner Field would be cool to play a show at.”

― Cole Swindell

“I never have reservations about doing anything as long as I’m being paid.”

― Colin Baker

“I am a big man, but I’ve allowed my condition to deteriorate by being overweight.”

― Colin Baker

“When I’m doing TV, I miss theatre, and when I’m doing theatre, I miss being in front of the camera.”

― Colin Donnell

“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.”

― Colin Farrell

“I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Unless you’re being carted off, you should be on the field.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Anybody who’s into Arthurian legends will appreciate that they are being re-told. The Arthurian legends have been developed and re-told over the years.”

― Colin Morgan

“Stand-up is live, so I’m used to being live for most of my career. It’s interesting.”

― Colin Quinn

“It’s been hard being on the Internet and not being respected by people in Hollywood.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“It’s fun to just be an awful human being.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“I’d love to think that I’m a super human being, but I’m not.”

― Colleen Hanabusa

“There’s a hell of a lot of horny people out there who are not being gratified in the way they should be.”

― Colleen McCullough

“I kind of have an interest in all history. And I suspect it comes from being Irish – we like stories, we like telling stories, which makes a lot of us lean towards being writers or actors or directors.”

― Colm Meaney

“Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.”

― Colman McCarthy

“I’m someone who just likes being in my cave and thinking up weird stuff.”

― Colson Whitehead

“Part of being in New York is being able to brag about what used to be there.”

― Colson Whitehead

“Being a virgin doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time.”

― Colton Underwood

“Creating content, creating art, material, being a job creator – it’s all very, very important. Very important.”

― Columbus Short

“Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn’t in their neighborhood.”

― Conan O’Brien

“I would never be in a film just for the sake of being in a film, so I am waiting for the right role to come along.”

― Condola Rashad

“I thought it was a terrible idea being a supporting character on a football show.”

― Connie Britton

“I’m definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliche. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves.”

― Connie Nielsen

“Being here, it is just impossible to imagine what that was like, when the tsunami hit.”

― Connie Sellecca

“I love being Italian.”

― Connie Stevens

“I was more secure being a mother than I was walking on a set.”

― Connie Stevens

“I wouldn’t mind being a bit taller.”

― Conor Maynard

“I like ideas, but I don’t like being preached to.”

― Conor Oberst

“I am proud of being in a U.S. federal prison and surviving it.”

― Conrad Black

“Being an actor, in and of itself, is just hard. You have to just do it for its own sake.”

― Constance Wu

“I think I brush the surface of being involved politically with the issues and the personalities in the news.”

― Constance Zimmer

“I saw the excitement, going to different places, being able to explore emotion in a healthy way.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“Music was my oxygen. It’s what saved me from being a really lonely and scared teenager.”

― Corey Hart

“I like being the underdog.”

― Corey Hawkins

“Getting elected as a Republican in Massachusetts is very, very different from being elected as a Republican in New Hampshire.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“I think part of being masculine is not needing to prove it and not needing to answer for it.”

― Corey Stoll

“There is no fundamental social change by being simply of individual and interpersonal actions. You have to have organizations and institutions that make a fundamental difference.”

― Cornel West

“Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don’t align with my values.”

― Cory Booker

“The Keystone Pipeline would create good-paying jobs. Not only where the pipeline is being built, good-paying construction jobs, but manufacturing and service opportunities in Colorado along with the Keystone Pipeline.”

― Cory Gardner

“My mom has a rare talent for being able to open up the refrigerator, and with the peas, the leftover eggs, the cream, the spinach, the cheese, and a little rice, she can just whip up incredible risotto.”

― Cote de Pablo

“I love being at home, having friends over.”

― Cote de Pablo

“Being a writer is great because you get to come up with stuff.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“My number one thing to work on is not being reactive – but appropriateness doesn’t come easily to me sometimes.”

― Courtney Love

“Being offended is part of being in the real world.”

― Courtney Love

“But I always wound up being the damn John, when I wanted to be the Paul.”

― Courtney Love

“We pride ourselves on being great songwriters.”

― Coy Bowles

“I’m grateful for being able to explore different avenues of my writing, whether it be music or stories, and it have an audience.”

― Coy Bowles

“It’s all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible. Choices suck, they are inherently limiting.”

― Craig Armstrong

“The British love of queuing and discomfort and being bossed around seems to have found a new outlet in the pop festival.”

― Craig Brown

“The difference between being able to understand something and inventing it in the first place… is called genius.”

― Craig Bruce

“I’ve never worried about being typecast – I’ve only ever worried about being not cast!”

― Craig Fairbrass

“I have no ambitions beyond being comfortable in what I do for a living – and earning a living.”

― Craig Ferguson

“It’s fun being creative and that’s satisfying.”

― Craig Kilborn

“It is being alleged that the Federal Government is ‘cutting’ spending. In fact, we are not ‘cutting’ anything. Defense spending under this budget would rise by 4.3 percent over last year. Other discretionary spending would also rise.”

― Craig L. Thomas

“A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes.”

― Craig Sager

“It’s quite comforting to me as an individualist that we’re not very close to being clones of one other.”

― Craig Venter

“While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it.”

― Creighton Abrams

“I just love being in the arts.”

― Cressida Bonas

“But there’s a difference between having artistic interests and being psychotic. That’s more than a fine line of differentiation, and I do see that a bit too much.”

― Crispin Glover

“To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I don’t like being alone.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I came from a practical family. The idea of being a writer seemed impossible to me.”

― Crystal Hana Kim

“I think there’s something to be said for being physical in acting.”

― Crystal Reed

“There’s a lack of diversity amongst executives in the position of greenlighting a film who feel that their stories are being told. If there’s a diversity at the executive level, then we’ll have diversity of the storytelling process.”

― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

“Well being as there’s no other place around the place, I reckon this must be the place, I reckon.”

― Curly Howard

“I’m a human being I’m not a piece of property. I am not a consignment of goods.”

― Curt Flood

“There are always interesting, innovative, dynamic stories being written and being published. They’re not always being prominently published, but they’re being published.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I don’t think of myself as being invincible anymore.”

― Curtis Sliwa

“I’m not interested in being in ‘Heat Magazine.’”

― Cush Jumbo

“Graffiti is usually a protest – ink on walls – or has a reason for being naughty or aggressive.”

― Cy Twombly

“All writing is presumption, of course, since no one knows what it is like to be another human being.”

― Cynthia Ozick

“I used to hear all these guys on 78s at my mother’s when I was a teenager… I used to daydream that I was onstage playing the solos; I’m playing with B.B. King, and I’m playing with Lowell Fulsom, Jimmy McCracklin. And I literally ended up being in a band that backed them up at different clubs.”

― Cynthia Robinson

“To those who have being stealing government money, it has to come to an end.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“We need to rid our State Owned Enterprises of corruption because the money being siphoned out should be funding them.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“It takes two years on the stage for an actor or an actress to learn how to speak correctly and to manage his voice properly, and it takes about ten years to master the subtle art of being able to hold one’s audience.”

― D. W. Griffith

“I’m always just focused on being great where I’m at and blooming where I’m planted.”

― Dabo Swinney

“When I filmed ‘Power Rangers,’ almost everything was being assisted by a green screen, but it wasn’t the same with ‘Stranger Things.’”

― Dacre Montgomery

“The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“The idea of interdependence is central to Buddhism, which holds that all things come into being through the mutual interactions of various causes and conditions.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“If there’s one perk, it’s being the quarterback of America’s team and being able to make a difference off the field.”

― Dak Prescott

“I have bizarre anxiety about being in a city – I have no idea who I am or where I am.”

― Dakota Johnson

“I am just one human being.”

― Dalai Lama

“One of the more challenging things in life is not being the guy who does the cheating, but not saying anything about it and going along with it.”

― Dale Murphy

“The notion of being on a cop show was appealing, just because it’s one of those tick boxes in a career.”

― Dallas Roberts

“One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you’re obliged to act like one.”

― Dalton Trumbo

“Part of being a really good chef or cook is being able to fix disasters.”

― Damaris Phillips

“’24’ had to withstand accusations of being right-wing, but ‘Homeland’ is a far more liberal show.”

― Damian Lewis

“My whole life was geared toward being a highly educated person.”

― Damian Woetzel

“I love being in the editing room and playing with tempo and with the rhythm of shots.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I remember being inspired myself when smaller films, whether it’s ‘Beasts’ or ‘Winter’s Bone,’ wound up in the Oscars lineup.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I do truly believe that the smallest stories can wind up being the biggest because it’s through the specific that a writer can best access the universal.”

― Damien Chazelle

“There are no large-scale original musicals being made right now. They’re all Broadway adaptations and jukebox musicals or catalog musicals, and they just don’t interest me as much.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I enjoy business, being an entrepreneur on every level. I really enjoy it.”

― Damon Dash

“Being independent is everything. That’s all I know.”

― Damon Dash

“Most writers battle with periods of being blocked; it’s almost an occupational hazard. But in the writing of his last and greatest novel, ‘A Passage to India,’ E. M. Forster got stuck for nine years.”

― Damon Galgut

“Last year was a lifetime, a whole career in one season. We went from being the dregs to winners.”

― Damon Hill

“Being a celebrity, I don’t even have to talk.”

― Damon Wayans

“I never thought about being famous.”

― Damon Wayans

“Hygiene is important. That’s one of my failings. So I’m always being called on that.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“Being multi-disciplined is always a good thing.”

― Dan Bucatinsky

“There are so many different camps about what being gay means. The danger comes when each one is so rigid that it sees itself as the true picture.”

― Dan Butler

“I remember Terry being exhausted from his latest Super Bowl win and all the things that go with it.”

― Dan Fouts

“One of the things about the ’70s films I love – the films ‘Nightcrawler’ is being compared to, like, ‘Taxi Driver’ – is that they never put their flawed characters into any one box.”

― Dan Gilroy

“A sociopath is just a label and doesn’t encompass the entire being of a person.”

― Dan Gilroy

“I love the warm weather being from Buffalo.”

― Dan Gronkowski

“Everyone knows that there are more people watching any given show than is being registered by the Nielsen system.”

― Dan Harmon

“I don’t suppose anybody’s ever enjoyed being who they are more than Arnold’s enjoyed being Arnold Palmer.”

― Dan Jenkins

“The PGA Championship, last of the majors each year, might well be accustomed to having fun poked at it by the print press for being mired in August, but this isn’t fair.”

― Dan Jenkins

“I’ll take a carb any day of the week, but if I’m being pressed, then I’m sort of into the standard bagel.”

― Dan Levy

“It’s not easy being a pro-life Democrat.”

― Dan Lipinski

“We all have the archetype inside us of the enlightened being.”

― Dan Millman

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

― Dan Quayle

“Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.”

― Dan Rather

“I wouldn’t recommend being a musician to anyone. It’s not glamorous. It’s a lot of being dirty, not eating, playing for five people and one of them is the bartender.”

― Dan Reynolds

“I really don’t want my daughters to know me for being that guy who sings songs.”

― Dan Reynolds

“I think good companies can navigate being public and doing the right things for their customers.”

― Dan Rosensweig

“Online commerce is being replaced by mobile.”

― Dan Schulman

“I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed.”

― Dan Simmons

“I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher.”

― Dan Simmons

“I’m shocked at being recognized.”

― Dan Stevens

“I couldn’t reconcile being a progressive feminist with being the mother of a male: advocating for policies that discriminated against him and targeted him simply for his sex, advocating an ideology that was a direct contradiction to my role as a mother to protect and nurture my child.”

― Dana Loesch

“There is nothing more amusing than when two people known for being non-objective argue over objectivity. This is the summation of Keith Olbermann vs. Ted Koppell.”

― Dana Loesch

“Never refuse a breath mint – you don’t know why it’s being offered.”

― Dana Perino

“Vulnerable young women are being brainwashed by the radical lies of ISIS militants in the Middle East.”

― Dana Perino

“American POWs from the last Iraq war, who were held prisoner and tortured by Iraq, are now being prevented by our government from suing the Iraqis who tortured them.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“I love being a part of Aqua Teen.”

― Dana Snyder

“We are used to women’s narratives being defined through the male perspective. I challenge that as a concept.”

― Danai Gurira

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

― Dani Alves

“I knew I wanted to be a writer before I knew that being a writer was possible.”

― Dani Shapiro

“Being an immigrant gives you so much courage.”

― Dania Ramirez

“There’s nothing unclassy about being naked, if it’s appropriate.”

― Danica McKellar

“I’ve been just eating very healthy, all organic, no sugar, white flour, nothing artificial. I’m being so incredibly strict… not a lot of meat!”

― Danica McKellar

“Every time I get into a Nationwide car after being in a Cup car, I feel so much more comfortable than I did previously.”

― Danica Patrick

“It would be hypocritical of me to use being female in some ways, and diss being female in other ways. It’s part of the programme.”

― Danica Patrick

“A lot of chefs don’t have a natural sense of economy. I was with one guy the other day, and I had to show him how to peel a turnip, because the way he was peeling turnips, he was throwing half of it in the garbage. It’s not about being cheap. It’s about being proper.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I have definitely worked on that… being efficient and also being smarter with my pressure.”

― Daniel Cormier

“You have to be very vocal about being willing to fight anyone.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I think after I beat Ryan Bader, he should have to go get beat up by Anthony Johnson for being so disrespectful to Anthony Johnson.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I stopped worrying about being desired a long time ago.”

― Daniel Craig

“I didn’t like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’m very often still very much alive for that other being and that other world long after the film is finished.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’m not keen on history being tampered with… to any extent.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Very often there’s this misapprehension about actors being people that need to display themselves, to reveal themselves in public.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Political columnists and sports pundits are rewarded for being overconfident.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“I love being black.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“All I’m doing is being in films that I would watch if I wasn’t in this industry.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“I love doing the conventions and being an ambassador for ‘Star Wars.’”

― Daniel Logan

“I love being an ambassador for ‘Star Wars.’”

― Daniel Logan

“Android phones are sold by dozens of hardware makers, the biggest being Samsung, Motorola, and HTC. There are lots of different form factors. Slider phones. Phones with keyboards. Big screens, small screens, midsize screens.”

― Daniel Lyons

“’Silicon Valley’ likes being satirized. They’ve all been waiting for someone to come along and make fun of it.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Everyone wants to be liked; everyone wants approval. No one likes being ignored.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“Less control can be exerted in Limit games because it’s more difficult to force players out of pots with structured betting. In No Limit, though, hands can be protected from being outdrawn by making large bets that force opponents to fold weak draws.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“To be sure, playing it safe isn’t a flashy style of poker. Some even claim that it’s too weak and passive. That being said, playing safe poker is still a proven recipe for success in the world’s biggest poker tournaments.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I was probably being a little cocky, which I do when I feel that I don’t know what I’m talking about.”

― Daniel Okrent

“The greatest danger zone a president can be in is when he is being attacked on the left and the right.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“Being self-critical is good; being self-hating is destructive. There’s a very fine line there somewhere, and I walk it carefully.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I’m English.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I feel very English in a suit. There’s something about being in a suit abroad, particularly in America, that feels empowering.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I’m in this sport to win but win by being the best, not by being lucky.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I enjoy being outdoors, hanging out with friends, and maybe snapping the neck off a couple of beers.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“It’s important to be courteous; it has to be. I was raised very well by my parents, so it’s about being polite and courteous.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I think the stereotype about footballers being badly dressed is unfair.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.”

― Daniel Webster

“It’s a tricky thing to play mental illness or being connected to a higher sensibility.”

― Daniel Zovatto

“I really thrive being onstage.”

― Daniela Ruah

“I don’t really care much about being a meme. That’s not what I want to be known for, as being a meme from 2016. That’s not what I’m here for.”

― Danielle Bregoli

“I wasn’t being followed around by paparazzi all the time. I was able to be a kid and spend that time with my family and not grow up too quickly.”

― Danielle Fishel

“I will never stop being excited about ‘Harry Potter.’”

― Danielle Macdonald

“That’s one of the really cool things about being an actor. You get to explore all different parts of yourself.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“It’s hard being visible, so I’ve made myself invisible.”

― Danielle Steel

“Being bombastic for the sake of being bombastic has just never been my take on the world.”

― Dannel Malloy

“I’m not sure that some governors just don’t want to lay off people for the sake of laying off people and being able to say they did.”

― Dannel Malloy

“Being an ex-child star is not a given.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“Being a child star is great. It’s being a former child star that sucks.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“One of Dickens’ biggest influences was the growth of London as a Victorian city, and the extremes being created as it expanded.”

― Danny Boyle

“The most popular rap artists aren’t supposed to be rapping about being broke.”

― Danny Brown

“I never thought about being an actor.”

― Danny Glover

“Being outside on the grass is the easy, enjoyable part of being a footballer.”

― Danny Ings

“If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second.”

― Danny Masterson

“It’s the same for everyone – when they are being played out of position, they don’t really like it.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Studies of social games, puzzle games, and brain-training games have shown they have little effect on the brain despite often being marketed as improving memory and reaction speeds.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“Nothing terrifies me more than being social.”

― Daphne Guinness

“Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“For me, being successful meant not having to do my laundry at a laundromat and not having a second job.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“Being on stage taught me how to apply eyeliner.”

― Darcey Bussell

“Being a ballerina can be a very unnatural life, especially after you’ve had children.”

― Darcey Bussell

“It’s so fun being on the stage and in the spotlight.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I got to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, which is just so amazing. That stage is iconic; it was awesome being on it.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I always dreamed about getting on TV and being part of a team – a funny ensemble.”

― D’Arcy Carden

“I’ve always wanted to break the stereotype of being a model.”

― Daria Werbowy

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

― Darlene Love

“There’s no rule that says you have to make records constantly, like clockwork, to continue being who you are.”

― Daron Malakian

“I love being the underdog.”

― Darryl Glenn

“After Reconstruction, black newspapers evolved from being a propaganda arm into a kind of opposition press, because even the friends of former slaves had their fears.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it’s all the same.”

― Daryl Hannah

“You get to choose the bond of lifelong friendships, of being there for the darkest and happiest of times.”

― Daryn Kagan

“Being on the road is kind of lonely.”

― Dave Attell

“Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.”

― Dave Barry

“Nothing can motivate me any more than I’m already motivated. It just can’t happen. Me being motivated was never a factor. Never.”

― Dave Bautista

“Whether it means having a show, or a movie, or just being on a stage, I need an avenue to say what I have to say.”

― Dave Chappelle

“I love being famous – it’s phenomenal.”

― Dave Chappelle

“I was doing sketches that were funny but socially irresponsible. I felt I was deliberately being encouraged and I was overwhelmed.”

― Dave Chappelle

“I’m known for being very enthusiastic about using technology. A lot of the attraction is the way that it streamlines the process and takes a lot of the drudgery out of it.”

― Dave Gibbons

“And later, if I ever felt that I was getting swept away by the craziness of being in a band, well, I’d go back to Virginia.”

― Dave Grohl

“I love everything about my job, except being away from the kids.”

― Dave Grohl

“I mean, I never liked being told what to do. It’s one of the reasons I dropped out of school.”

― Dave Grohl

“Mumford and Sons and Adele are both incredible artists and are great for popular music. There’s a lot of club music with heavy beats, so to have that Mumford record and hear banjos being used is so cool.”

― Dave Haywood

“Being from Iowa, I can tell you that Vegas is not normal.”

― Dave Keuning

“There’s a freedom to being young that is harder to come by as time goes on.”

― Dave Matthews

“I’m not 17 anymore. I still have some of the same sort of anger, but I have a sense of humor about it… a sense of being constructive with that anger.”

― Dave Pirner

“Being an emcee onstage is mostly about crowd control, about monitoring energy levels.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Being multiracial has allowed me to feel comfortable walking in all different circles.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Being on stage, I know my function. I just do the thing.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Dreamers become writers, and for me, being a published writer is a dream come true.”

― David A. Adler

“Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.”

― David A. Bednar

“Total immersion in and saturation with the Savior’s gospel are essential steps in the process of being born again.”

― David A. Bednar

“I’ve always been passionate about acting. I haven’t been passionate about being famous.”

― David Alpay

“It’s hard being a hostage in somebody else’s mouth – or a character in somebody else’s novel.”

― David Antin

“Very few species have survived unchanged. There’s one called lingula, which is a little shellfish, a little brachiopod about the size of my fingernail, that has survived for 500 million years, but it’s survived by being unobtrusive and doing nothing, and you can’t accuse human beings of that.”

― David Attenborough

“Being in touch with the natural world is crucial.”

― David Attenborough

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.”

― David Augsburger

“The fact that people are dropping out of the labour force says one of two things: either employers have no use for them, or they have no use for the jobs that are being offered at the wages they can command.”

― David Autor

“I think we labor economists like to think of ourselves as being closer to the people.”

― David Autor

“Jobs can change a lot without there being huge changes in employment rates.”

― David Autor

“We’ve got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.”

― David Axelrod

“Being handsome wasn’t much of a burden. It worked for me.”

― David Bailey

“I hate being so nostalgic about the Sixties.”

― David Bailey

“Being dyslexic, I was told that I was an idiot all the time.”

― David Bailey

“Being trendy is dangerous. I’ve never been trendy, which is why I’ve never really fallen out of favour.”

― David Bailey

“There’s nothing wrong with being a fashion photographer, but it’s a bit limited.”

― David Bailey

“Being hardworking is the best thing you can show children.”

― David Beckham

“Being at a club that supported me meant a lot.”

― David Beckham

“With screenplays, it’s all about being as concise as possible. If you have a scene that’s set in a bar, you just have to write, ‘Interior: Bar.’”

― David Benioff

“But any perception of this application being speeded up requires me to take responsibility.”

― David Blunkett

“Being a Labour home secretary in the 21st century means fighting a constant battle against both extreme Right and Left.”

― David Blunkett

“The Internet carries the flag of being subversive and possibly rebellious and chaotic, nihilistic.”

― David Bowie

“GYBE are among my, erm, two favourite Montreal bands, Arcade Fire being the other.”

― David Bowie

“I was very into making the Big Artistic Statement – it had to be innovative; it had to be cutting edge. I was desperately keen on being original.”

― David Bowie

“Being a hybrid maker off and on over the years, I’m very comfortable with the idea and have been the subject of quite a few pretty good mash-ups myself.”

― David Bowie

“Being shoved into the top-40 scene was an unusual experience. It was great I’d become accessible to a huge audience but not terribly fulfilling.”

― David Bowie

“I’m wallowing in the whole idea of just being a guy out there with a band, with songs. It’s a real enjoyment.”

― David Bowie

“Being back in New York is so exciting!”

― David Burtka

“I’d like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit.”

― David Byrne

“There’s more good music being made now than ever before.”

― David Byrne

“We want to keep developing original games in the genre we pioneered but also expand our audience by being present on all platforms.”

― David Cage

“My site is a little unorthodox without being totally inaccessible.”

― David Carson

“I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn’t really comfortable with it.”

― David Caruso

“My mother, Evelyn, was an actress and singer, and my father, Jack, was an actor. My earliest recollection of my father is being taken to see him in a matinee.”

― David Cassidy

“In addition to being an extraordinary actor, Bryan Cranston is a really generous guy and also very funny.”

― David Costabile

“I see technology as being an extension of the human body.”

― David Cronenberg

“Well I don’t think sex and violence have ever stopped a movie from being mainstream.”

― David Cronenberg

“I can’t legislate a song into being; it just will not happen for me.”

― David Crosby

“Being a hippy was the most natural thing in the world to me.”

― David Crosby

“I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge and looking at Watergate.”

― David Cross

“I consider all aspects of being a goalkeeper as fundamental in the development of the side as a whole.”

― David de Gea

“Manchester United are a great club, and being associated with them is a great compliment for me, but Atletico are also great.”

― David de Gea

“The level of study that I was at, I was probably only about two or three years away from being ordained as a rabbi, so I really needed to figure out in my head where I wanted to go with things. And I just couldn’t do it habitually anymore.”

― David Draiman

“There’s still anti-Semitism everywhere, and unfortunately, what has happened with our people no longer being the underdogs in this region, peoples’ perception of Israel has changed dramatically.”

― David Draiman

“I support the troops with every fiber of my being. I don’t support them having their lives wasted.”

― David Draiman

“I was always obsessed with being a writer of some sort.”

― David Droga

“I don’t like the idea of being eaten by a shark. I like to swim in the ocean, and I think much more about sharks than anyone should. I really resent the fact that my oceangoing experiences are ruined by ‘Jaws.’”

― David Duchovny

“I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.”

― David Duchovny

“Part of being an actor is letting things come about organically as opposed to forcing them.”

― David Duchovny

“Being nice and competitive are two different things.”

― David Duffield

“I just don’t like being overweight.”

― David Duffield

“Once cyber crosses into the realm of the physical, then it’s a physical attack, but it starts with cyber. And the idea of a cyber attack being able to take control of machines – that becomes a scary process.”

― David E. Sanger

“Under the Trump administration, the traditional structure of White House oversight of American offensive and defensive cyberactivities is being dismantled.”

― David E. Sanger

“I’m using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human – it turns out that it’s a great lens with which to understand what matters to us.”

― David Eagleman

“The idea of Dwyane Wade not being in a Heat uniform was a kick in the stomach.”

― David Fizdale

“Fiction’s about what it is to be a human being.”

― David Foster Wallace

“Being upbeat is the key to life.”

― David Frost

“Not that being so mature is a bad thing, but there are times to be mature and there are times to be loose.”

― David Gallagher

“I didn’t really feel I was being hurt, but you could feel it.”

― David Gest

“As much as I miss the work, I don’t miss NBC. I don’t miss being there. It was just the wrong atmosphere for me.”

― David Gregory

“There’s something cool about being involved in new missions to other planets.”

― David Grinspoon

“It’s, like, weird to watch a human being develop.”

― David Harbour

“I’m very interested in the drama of the leading man being someone who is incapable, becoming capable.”

― David Harbour

“Chisora’s not a nice man, not a nice human being.”

― David Haye

“To me, being heavyweight world champion and Olympic sprint champion are the two greatest prizes in sport.”

― David Haye

“I quite like being mobbed. After all, it is extremely nice to be recognised. That’s what acting is all about – being recognised.”

― David Hemmings

“The podcast ‘Note to Self’ is ‘the tech show about being human’. Human notions of privacy have changed.”

― David Hepworth

“I just love doing different things, which is what being a working author is like.”

― David Hewson

“But I can’t imagine Harry being a stockbroker at 35. That doesn’t really seem the stuff of ‘Harry Potter’.”

― David Heyman

“I’m fed up with being bossed around.”

― David Hockney

“Being able to draw means being able to put things in believable space. People who don’t draw very well can’t do that.”

― David Hockney

“Honestly, it’s alright that people are buying more guns. I just care that they are being safe individuals.”

― David Hogg

“I am very much looking forward to being a parish priest.”

― David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

“To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian.”

― David Hume

“Writers are used to being re-created, and need it.”

― David James Duncan

“I’m happier being out of the limelight, at home with the family.”

― David Jason

“Being an actor is like being a monk: you have got to be dedicated.”

― David Jason

“Having reached a point in which I was so bitter and exhausted from being a quote unquote public figure, I wanted to return to a more childlike relationship to writing.”

― David Leavitt

“In Texas, they’re very proud of being cowboys. It’s a different atmosphere – a lot more agricultural. I can’t, living here in Jersey, predict who they are. It’s called respecting the community.”

― David Lichtenstein

“The thing that transforms something from being an idea to being a physical reality is work.”

― David Longstreth

“I don’t like being pessimistic. I don’t like living my life with a nihilistic mindset.”

― David Lowery

“Mano Menezes is a fantastic coach, but Scolari is a fantastic coach, too, as well as being more experienced.”

― David Luiz

“The profession of being a creative thinker is not so obvious.”

― David M. Kelley

“I think we go to our graves being a bit weird.”

― David MacKenzie

“I’m afraid of only two things: being lazy and being cowardly.”

― David Mamet

“Being among my people is a delight. We Jews live among ourselves. I love it.”

― David Mamet

“My basic philosophy is that no human being is a saint.”

― David Maraniss

“The wonderful thing about being an American writer is you’ve got this vastness to draw from.”

― David Means

“That’s the definition of love, that going out in spirit to a separate and other soul and being received similarly.”

― David Milch

“I don’t think I’ve ever been accused of being faddish. I’m more Marks & Spencer than Ted Baker.”

― David Miliband

“For me, novels coalesce into being, rather than arrive fully formed.”

― David Mitchell

“Writers are so used to books being optioned and then the movie never happens.”

― David Mitchell

“I am so tired of being told by Democratic operatives to ‘suck it up’ because so many other profound issues are at stake.”

― David Mixner

“I really was a terrible actor. I did it for years in my twenties because it was like being at university again.”

― David Nicholls

“Money is being made programmable. That’s a fundamental change with implications we can still barely see.”

― David O. Sacks

“The kinds of stories I want to be a part of telling are about delving into what it is to be a human being.”

― David Oyelowo

“Humans are not the fastest or the strongest animals on the planet, but when it comes to survival, we have had the unique advantage of being clever.”

― David Perlmutter

“Far from being entirely dependent on exogenous food sources of antioxidants, our cells have their own innate ability to generate antioxidants upon demand.”

― David Perlmutter

“Being in combat is not unending high-five moments.”

― David Petraeus

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.”

― David Petraeus

“Don’t be fool’s, don’t be complacent, and stop being apathetic.”

― David Pratt

“Most of all, be honest with yourself and make sure those in political office, our so called public servants, are being honest, holding them accountable for their actions!”

― David Pratt

“I’d worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this opened all sorts of doors for me – one of them being Star Wars.”

― David Prowse

“Film and the other creative industries are being transformed by digital technologies.”

― David Puttnam

“We are at the edge of an abyss and we’re close to being irrevocably lost.”

― David R. Brower

“I have the unique distinction of being on the only Olympic team to lose without controversy, and the only Pan Am Games team to lose without controversy.”

― David Robinson

“Being an entrepreneur is tough. Really, really tough.”

― David S. Rose

“I can’t go anywhere without being recognized. I’m.”

― David Schwimmer

“But I don’t distinguish between being laughed with, and laughed at. I’ll take either.”

― David Sedaris

“I think the success of any movie is dependent upon it being a singular vision.”

― David Seltzer

“The N.C.A.A. is a multibillion-dollar business built on the talents of players who are often unqualified for or uninterested in being students and who benefit materially from the system only if they are among the few who turn professional.”

― David Shields

“I do not think it feasible to examine the phenomenon of hatefulness without being hateful.”

― David Shields

“What I’m definitely against is the plodding, paint-by-numbers 19th-century-style novel that’s still being written today. I just don’t understand why you’d read or write that in 2011.”

― David Shields

“But doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?”

― David Shuster

“I don’t like doing the same thing over and over again, because I learn from being challenged.”

― David Slade

“Being able to communicate what your vision is clearly and with specificity is the most important thing a director can do.”

― David Slade

“Being on the move all the time is draining, but the rewards make up for it.”

― David Soul

“When I started, you didn’t make a lot of money by being a comedian. You didn’t get a lot of respect.”

― David Steinberg

“I don’t enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people’s amusement. I enjoy it if I’m being paid a lot for it.”

― David Storey

“Being an environmentalist isn’t all about doom and gloom.”

― David Suzuki

“You can crash on one set of rocks or the other set of rocks, and they crashed on the other set of rocks, which was probably being too little to be commercially viable.”

― David Talbot

“Twitter! It’s like being stalked by committee!”

― David Tennant

“I love being a dad.”

― David Thewlis

“I thrive off the company of others, I love being sociable.”

― David Walliams

“There’s something about being a comedian that means you have to not be scared of failing because failing is part of the process.”

― David Walliams

“We’ve gone from, in the ’50s and ’60s, being very optimistic about the future, where the future is all spaceships and The Jetsons and flying cars, to where we were just sure the future was going to be a massive pile of rubble.”

― David Wong

“Being slim is the new elitism. Thinness today says that you are richer, smarter and more successful than the overweight masses.”

― David Zinczenko

“We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can’t decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.”

― Dawn French

“Other than my memory being a bit woolly and my knees being a bit creaky, I don’t really think there’s anything I can’t do.”

― Dawn French

“That’s the weird thing about not being married – you can’t get regular kissing; you can’t be guaranteed of it, and that’s a great shame.”

― Dawn French

“There is a thing about women that needs to be understood. We don’t sit well with being put in a certain place.”

― Dawn Richard

“It’s a lot of work being an indie artist, but it’s worth it.”

― Dawn Richard

“I’m okay with being the oddball.”

― Dawn Richard

“I’m telling you, there is a lot of power in being unapologetic.”

― Dax Shepard

“The greatest musical instrument given to a human being is the voice.”

― Dayananda Saraswati

“I have a very varied taste in music from Boards of Canada to Radiohead. So I just love making music and being in the studio.”

― Deadmau5

“I’m much more comfortable being hated than being beloved.”

― Dean Ambrose

“I never pictured myself being liked by anybody.”

― Dean Ambrose

“I had always previously really fed off of negativity and enjoyed being the guy who everybody hated.”

― Dean Ambrose

“Ziggler is one of those guys who don’t get all of the credit he deserves for being so good consistently for so long.”

― Dean Ambrose

“The thing that drives me more than anything else is being a father.”

― Dean Cain

“Sometimes being a survivor is the greatest compliment you can get in Hollywood.”

― Dean Jones

“I didn’t realize Boston was so easy to get around. In my head, I imagined Boston being this really sprawling city.”

― Dean O’Gorman

“Knowledge and engagement are a powerful antidote to forces that often work against our kids being healthy.”

― Dean Ornish

“I grew up in Texas, eating meat five times a day, and I liked meat. But I began being a vegetarian when I was 19 because I found that I felt better.”

― Dean Ornish

“Anything that takes you out of the context of being separate is healing. Anything that takes you out of the context of separateness is intimacy.”

― Dean Ornish

“Being the backup, as they call me, I have no pressure at all.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“Being on stage is what I enjoy.”

― Debbie Gibson

“Being hot never hurts!”

― Debbie Harry

“I like being a Girl Scout.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I’ll always write picture books – it’s just what I do. I’d even do it if I wasn’t being paid.”

― Debi Gliori

“Being typecast is a great thing for an actor. I was considered one of the New York mob actors.”

― Debi Mazar

“Being an Olympian, I always have this strong belief in excellence.”

― Debi Thomas

“I had no thought of being a writer. I never wanted to do anything. I’m tremendously lazy.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“I like missing someone and being missed; I like looking forward to seeing him again. I like getting emails and texts with lots of xxx’s.”

― Deborah Moggach

“Sometimes I struggle with being American.”

― Debra Granik

“I don’t think it’s possible to have a wedding without it being stressful!”

― Debra Messing

“I love being educated by historical novels.”

― Debra Stephenson

“If I ever get chatted up, I never realise it. I just think men are being friendly.”

― Debra Stephenson

“Experiencing lots of different things is what being a kid is all about, and it helps make the most of their childhood.”

― Debra Stephenson

“It’s no secret that I didn’t love ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ then, and I certainly don’t love it now, so at least no one could accuse me of being inconsistent.”

― Debra Winger

“I thought I did well for only being 19 years old on the international scene. I was proud of myself.”

― Declan Rice

“Being compared to players, being linked to other teams – I don’t really take any of it in, to be honest. If you think about it too much, you get caught up in it.”

― Declan Rice

“I love every minute of being at West Ham.”

― Declan Rice

“We are being held hostage by the people we elect.”

― Dede Gardner

“I think a lot of presidents learn to be president by being president.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I am encouraged to see women are being elected in Chile, Argentina, Liberia, Ireland. More is more.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.”

― Deepak Chopra

“In India, you’re taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.”

― Deepak Chopra

“I am methodical to the point of being obsessive-compulsive. And I have always been good at multi-tasking.”

― Deepika Padukone

“It is no good being good in halves of games or in one game and not in the next one.”

― Dele Alli

“It’s just about taking each game as it comes and hopefully being up there at the end of the season.”

― Dele Alli

“It’s all about being professional. You can’t be dwelling on mistakes.”

― Dele Alli

“I felt I came back rather quickly from being ill and didn’t give myself the time to reflect.”

― Delta Goodrem

“I need to keep traveling, being a gypsy, having experiences and writing about them.”

― Delta Goodrem

“I started being a comedy fan when I was, I’m going to guess, like 5 or 6 years old.”

― Demetri Martin

“That’s all I care about is being healthy.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no.’”

― Demi Lovato

“I think of myself as still being about five.”

― Demi Moore

“Being an actress in Hollywood and being a celebrity tend to feed into one another, but just being a celebrity wouldn’t really be interesting to me.”

― Demi Moore

“Being religious is quintessentially American.”

― Denis McDonough

“We make no apology for people who should be in prison being in prison.”

― Denis Napthine

“For me, it’s more important to bring my level up and make sure that I can compete against guys in the top 100 and top 50 instead of maybe being 120 or 130 and not being able to compete with those guys.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“I try to picture my books being acted out.”

― Denise Fleming

“There’s a real emphasis on being witty in Scotland, even in crime novels.”

― Denise Mina

“About four or five weeks after it was publicly announced I was no longer breastfeeding, I got a letter from the NHS saying they were being supportive of me, but basically, they were very disappointed I’d stopped.”

― Denise Van Outen

“When I retired in 2006, I stayed for a further two years in England. I stayed because I wanted to be in England without being a footballer, without the rhythm. I wanted to enjoy the city.”

― Dennis Bergkamp

“I like being in the ’60s.”

― Dennis Farina

“There’s not too many offers that come my way about being in a musical.”

― Dennis Farina

“It was a great time, and I liked the guys. I liked getting up every morning and being a cop.”

― Dennis Farina

“I love emotion. I love being in love. And showing that on screen. I think it’s wonderful.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“I pride myself on being limber.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“I don’t enjoy being recognised. It’s unpleasant.”

― Dennis Hopper

“When some people were going around being surf bums and tennis bums, I was being a gallery bum. I really liked galleries.”

― Dennis Hopper

“Life should not be a funeral march to the grave. We should have the capacity for being able to lift up not just public dialogue, but lift up each other in a greater cause of nationhood.”

― Dennis Kucinich

“When Jews left Judaism, they didn’t stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion.”

― Dennis Prager

“It is essential that Christians understand this: Every Jew – secular, religious, assimilated, left-wing, right-wing – fears being killed because he is Jewish. This is the best-kept secret about Jews, who are widely perceived as inordinately secure and powerful. But it is the only universally held sentiment among Jews.”

― Dennis Prager

“There is no benefit to the conservative sinner in being a conservative. There is great benefit to the liberal sinner in being a liberal.”

― Dennis Prager

“C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new.”

― Dennis Ritchie

“A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I can’t begin to describe the amount of crap I’ve taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I think being sensitive gives you powers. You get the logic and the flexibility of emotions.”

― Denzel Curry

“’Nostalgic’ was just all my influences and me just being like, ‘Yo, I’m going to be the hardest one out of everybody.’”

― Denzel Curry

“I like being regular.”

― Denzel Curry

“When they throw punches, the breathing, the sparring. The heavy bags being hit. All of that – it was a heavenly sound to me.”

― Deontay Wilder

“In fact it’s quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it.”

― Derek Bailey

“I’m not asking actors to act. I’m asking them to behave. I want to see their being, not how they can fake it.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“When I cast someone in a movie, I have to absolutely trust who they are as a human being. Trust is the intangible of moviemaking.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“The thing that means the most to me is being remembered as a Yankee, because that’s what I’ve always wanted to be, was to be a Yankee.”

― Derek Jeter

“The Chinese, the African, and the European – they are all there. So the division of the Caribbean experience into being emphatically only African is absurd.”

― Derek Walcott

“My dream is to be able to make something in Baltimore that’s just there. Make a movie or make a show there. I only left because there wasn’t any opportunity except being an extra in Barry Levinson or John Waters movies.”

― Derek Waters

“I don’t want to be labeled one thing. My main thing I care about is being able to create the things I want to do with my friends, whatever platform that is.”

― Derek Waters

“Most people’s fear of being in front of an audience can generally be conquered by being completely on top of what it is they’ve got to do.”

― Derren Brown

“That was how I started, as a hypnotist. But I didn’t like the kind of gigs I was being offered. I didn’t want to embarrass people.”

― Derren Brown

“I really do like being on stage. Compared to television I have a lot more control – it’s a lot more relaxed and loose.”

― Derren Brown

“In all of my books, I’ve emphasized that the fundamental difference between civilized and indigenous ways of being is that, for even the most open-minded of the civilized, listening to the natural world is a metaphor.”

― Derrick Jensen

“If you see yourself as entitled to a resource, and if you’re not willing or incapable of seeing this other as a being with whom you can and should be in relation with, then you’re going to take the resource.”

― Derrick Jensen

“One thing that translates from college to the NFL is winners, and, I think, being a quarterback, that’s the biggest thing: being recognized, winning games.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

― Desmond Tutu

“And every human being is precious.”

― Desmond Tutu

“People often speak of God being even-handed. God is not even-handed. God is biased, in favor of the weak, of the despised.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Training in taekwondo for eight years and then being able to do it in a film was pretty amazing.”

― Dev Patel

“To stabilize the nation’s public-employee pension systems and to prevent federal taxpayers from being billed for failed pension funds, I have introduced the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act in Congress.”

― Devin Nunes

“I have no interest in being told what to do.”

― Devin Townsend

“There is no way I’ll ever write an album for Avril Lavigne or Christina Aguilera. I just couldn’t do it. There is no way I could ever do it because my musical process is about being directly involved with whatever I’m going through in life.”

― Devin Townsend

“It’s difficult to see yourself up on screen without being a critic.”

― Devon Aoki

“Being at Stanford really opens your eyes to the world that’s out there.”

― Devon Cajuste

“The glory of the big catch is applied more at wide receiver, and tight end would be an even match at my size. It’s such a huge advantage being on the outside.”

― Devon Cajuste

“Being able to block as a receiver, that was something I tried to make a point to the other receivers at Stanford, that you have to take that to a huge level of importance.”

― Devon Cajuste

“Being a kid and growing up is such a cool part of life.”

― Devon Werkheiser

“I was in middle school at a bat mitzvah, and a fashion photographer, Suzy Gorman, came up to me and asked me if I considered being a model. I did a shoot with her, and than I signed with an agency in Saint Louis.”

― Devon Windsor

“My job description is… being enthusiastic.”

― Dhani Harrison

“Websites are kind of useless. There’s so much great web content and design out there, but the ways in which they are being experienced are not being maximized.”

― Dhani Harrison

“I’m still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.”

― Dhani Harrison

“I get emotionally attached with every film I do, and that stops me from being critical. I can’t fight my emotions.”

― Dhanush

“In the past, I’ll admit, I’ve enjoyed being compared to the protagonists in my screenplays.”

― Diablo Cody

“People are more interested in being visible than they are in loving other people.”

― Diablo Cody

“How could I not be the underdog, starting at 35 and a half and going from a manager and a fourth-string color commentator to being a wrestler?”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I don’t think I’ll ever be out of wrestling, because I was that kid at 8 years old that dreamed of being a world champion.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I actually grew up being part of the kids’ choirs, so I knew ‘Joseph’ basically my entire life. We’ve brought in this new multimedia aspect that really makes the show jump off the stage and into the audience.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“I cannot remember not being able to read.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I thought it was ridiculous that I was being paid less than a cameraman, and I wanted to shame them. And I did.”

― Diana Rigg

“Being a parent is very important to me.”

― Diana Ross

“I don’t think getting in and out of a limousine has anything to do with being an icon.”

― Diana Ross

“I feel it’s so rare that young females are portrayed as being anything more than a stereotype.”

― Diana Silvers

“Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.”

― Diana Vreeland

“I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.”

― Diane Cilento

“What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some of the things that I found out about being thirteen after doing it for forty years.”

― Diane Duane

“My father, who worked as a dishwasher, was especially anxious. He did not like being here undocumented.”

― Diane Guerrero

“I dreamed of being an artist.”

― Diane Guerrero

“Did we ever plan on being billionaires? No, but we wanted to be millionaires.”

― Diane Hendricks

“I would do anything for a part, nearly anything. Being in movies doesn’t mean being pretty.”

― Diane Kruger

“I like to stay fit by being generally active.”

― Diane Kruger

“Being German, I think we don’t really express a lot of things.”

― Diane Kruger

“My sport is biking. I’m not much of a gym person, but I like being outside – hiking, canoeing, camping.”

― Diane Kruger

“I’ve got a lot of mileage, and I love my mileage. I wouldn’t trade a mile of that for a minute of being younger.”

― Diane Lane

“It’s wonderful being the underdog.”

― Diane Lane

“I don’t think it’s about entertainment. I think it’s about being ourselves.”

― Diane Sawyer

“I design for the woman who loves being a woman.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“What’s important to me is to share, and being inspired, and inspiring.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“Being inducted into the songwriting hall of fame by Clive Davis, that was pretty memorable.”

― Diane Warren

“I used to wear more makeup, but I’ve learned to enjoy being natural.”

― Dianna Agron

“In addition to being a terrorist recruiting tool, Guantanamo is a huge drain on taxpayer dollars.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“I love being with artists because I’m always open to getting into something.”

― Dianne Reeves

“It’s no fun being a specimen.”

― Dick Cavett

“I’m constantly being influenced by the soul that’s directly in front of me.”

― Dick Dale

“You have the biggest impact on controlling, on affecting local lives as mayor. It’s so much more important than being a state legislator.”

― Dick Murphy

“The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don’t have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.”

― Dick Powell

“Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali, but he wasn’t Ali.”

― Dick Schaap

“I’ve spent 20 years in the Army, and I’m just so fiercely proud of being British.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“I think it’s being thrown at the wolves, we call it in our business.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I’m kind of proud of being a love child.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I think most people don’t react well to being screamed at. It’s counterproductive.”

― Dick Wolf

“I do see the world as being different for girls – especially now, having daughters.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I get nervous playing the Opry still. You take that nervous energy and channel it into being amped.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I am not comfortable at all with this tag of being dubbed ‘the richest Indian’ and all the attention that follows for the reason.”

― Dilip Shanghvi

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s no good being able to wail out smokin’ leads if your rhythm chops hugg!”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Every human being is different.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I try to put on a show while being effective because the spectators come to be entertained by beautiful play.”

― Dimitri Payet

“I’m a very open person, and I am not ashamed of it being out there. It’s part of life.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“We used to take two years to complete a film, and sometimes, we used to be told on the sets that the scenes are still being written. Everything today is pre-planned.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“I really swung between the extremes. From the danger of being ostracised by the society, I almost overnight found myself as virtually the darling of the millions.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“Being in a group, you don’t really get to give an ounce of who you are as a solo artist.”

― Dinah Jane

“At 15, 16, life is being tossed at you.”

― Dinah Jane

“What me and my girls are about is being confident in yourself.”

― Dinah Jane

“I wrote my first book without being to Ethiopia since I was two years old.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“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

“As an international cricketer, you have to keep reinventing the wheel, being consistent is part of it.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master.”

― Diogenes

“Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.”

― Diogenes

“We are all here to be a service to those who can’t be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human.”

― Dionne Warwick

“I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage.”

― Dirk Benedict

“Fashion is being ‘you.’ It is a form of expression.”

― Disha Patani

“I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.”

― Dita Von Teese

“I like having my cellphone. I like the Internet. I like being different.”

― Dita Von Teese

“Yes, but more than being a designer, I’m more of a stylist, because I don’t sew and I don’t sketch, but I’m good at putting things together, choosing things that are chic and glossing over the aesthetics of things.”

― Dita Von Teese

“No actor can refuse a combination of a good story, a Balaji production, and the show being aired on Star Plus.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“I’ve always wanted to explore different types of roles and prove to others that Divyanka is not all about being a timid dulhan.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Key is never be afraid of being yourself. Never!”

― DJ Khaled

“It feels good being a restaurant owner because it’s part of my dreams of being the biggest mogul.”

― DJ Khaled

“I don’t recall being excited about a new rapper, ever.”

― DMX

“I’ve… been accused of being involved with every man I’m ever seen with or worked with. Maybe I have, maybe I ain’t. I never tell if I have.”

― Dolly Parton

“Years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when ‘Jolene’ was a big hit.”

― Dolly Parton

“When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a star. I didn’t really know what all that meant. I didn’t know.”

― Dolly Parton

“I love being busy.”

― Dolly Parton

“I can’t keep somebody from being a star, and I can’t make somebody a star, and nobody can.”

― Dolly Parton

“I love being active.”

― Dolly Parton

“Being brought up very religious, I have a fear of people that look to idol gods.”

― Dolly Parton

“U2 and Sinead O’Connor – I haven’t a clue why we’re compared to them. Apart from us all being Irish, we’ve nothing in common.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“Having bodyguards is just part of being famous, I think.”

― Dolph Lundgren

“Miz and I grew up a couple of minutes apart in the Cleveland area and both had dreams of being WWE Superstars and being the best.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“Dolly Parton… I love being around that woman! I worked really hard to keep up with her.”

― Dom DeLuise

“It is not necessary to be too avant-garde, because you risk not being understood.”

― Domenico Dolce

“I like being in focus, in the moment, changing and adapting and creating and advancing a scene.”

― Dominic Cooper

“One of the exciting and enjoyable aspects of acting is being in the environment with another actor.”

― Dominic Cooper

“I don’t see myself as being a heart-throb at all.”

― Dominic Cooper

“I came into parliament to do things, so I don’t particularly relish being a rebel.”

― Dominic Grieve

“I had a crisis of confidence and ran away from being a standup for a while.”

― Dominic Holland

“Obviously the idea of being human is a very human idea.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“I love going to work. I love being on-set everyday. It feeds me; it’s exciting.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“I like relationships and being in love, but I also like being single – you have to embrace all those different things.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“As far as being locked into one certain thing, that’s not what I want to do. I just want the opportunity to go off and do something else, whether it’s plays or musicals or whatever.”

― Dominic Sherwood

“I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people.”

― Dominic West

“Tennis is such an individual and competitive sport, but it is great being part of a team and getting to know the girls outside of tennis – even though we are all competing for the same thing!”

― Dominika Cibulkova

“I was sort of getting used to being a single mom, maybe a little too used to it.”

― Domino Kirke

“I like getting married, but I don’t like being married.”

― Don Adams

“I’ve always liked being relatively obscure. I feel that’s where I belong, that’s where my work belongs.”

― Don DeLillo

“That’s the one part where being brothers makes a difference. It’s just instinct. That’s the charm of what the Everly Brothers are: two guys singing as one.”

― Don Everly

“I had no intention of being an entertainer.”

― Don Ho

“This is what I do for a living. It’s not who I am as a human being.”

― Don Johnson

“I’ve had some ambivalent feelings about being an actor. I don’t know that I’ve ever been totally and completely comfortable with it.”

― Don Johnson

“Being with all those great bowlers was the greatest three days I ever had.”

― Don Johnson

“The way our business is, the way it works out, we end up being residents of everywhere.”

― Don Johnson

“My introduction to dissociation had been at Kenneth Cooper’s clinic in January of 1975. Cooper had assembled a gaggle of top American distance runners and a half dozen top researchers, the intent being to figure out what the difference was – physiologically, biomechanically, psychologically – between elite and subelite runners.”

― Don Kardong

“Learn to love being black.”

― Don Lemon

“The highlight of my career was being at the inaugural gala of Ronald Reagan, and I owe that to Mr. Sinatra.”

― Don Rickles

“I’m a happy human being when I’m overloaded with stuff to do, but I got stuff to do.”

― Donal Logue

“In the same way I accumulate objects, I also accumulate images, and I find them arranging themselves into categories, too. And some images insist on being painted; others don’t.”

― Donald Baechler

“My ultimate dream is for the Irvine Ranch to be known and celebrated as much for the outstanding communities we’ve planned and built as it is for what is not developed. The beneficiary being the 50,000 acres of undeveloped land that is now permanently preserved and conserved as Open Space and parklands.”

― Donald Bren

“Fighting in the UFC means that I’m at the top of the sport, and it means that I’m able to pursue my goal of being a champion in the UFC.”

― Donald Cerrone

“Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.”

― Donald Cram

“Scientists are very afraid of being proven wrong.”

― Donald Johanson

“Isn’t one of your first exercises in learning how to communicate to write a description of how to tie your shoelaces? The point being that it’s basically impossible to use text to show that.”

― Donald Norman

“Want to know the best thing about being a professor? Colored chalk.”

― Donald Sadoway

“Being a non-swimmer, I’ve never been excited by the sea so avoid it on holidays.”

― Donald Sinden

“The bedrock of ‘Being Human’ has to be characters. I would hope that even if suddenly we had a huge budget per episode, the foundation of the show, and the thing that actually makes it what it is, is character.”

― Donald Sumpter

“It’s a fair guess that at the rate we’re destroying habitat, especially but not exclusively in the tropics, we’re pushing to extinction about one species every hour. That doesn’t count the species whose populations are being reduced so greatly that diversity within the population is essentially gone.”

― Donella Meadows

“I may not be a trained actor, but I’ve paid my dues. And I mean that literally. I am a fully dues-paid member of SAG/AFTRA. As a political figure, I’ve been called a ‘card carrying’ member of numerous groups that I’m not a member of – and now I’m being called a non-actor when I am literally a card-carrying member of the union for actors.”

― Donna Brazile

“I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person.”

― Donna Leon

“I’ve become accustomed to not being cast for television and film because of how I look.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“For years, I looked to Bruce Lee as a mentor as being a Chinese and Asian man living in this country.”

― Donnie Yen

“From my experience as an actor, choreographer, action director, and producer, I understand the elements and the dynamics of being a film maker.”

― Donnie Yen

“Being surrounded with such positive people always helps.”

― Donovan Bailey

“Any nobody from the folk blues world could avoid being influenced by Woody Guthrie, who is actually of Scottish-Irish ancestry.”

― Donovan

“I try to use my athleticism and my strength to be able to guard bigger guys, and being able to guard bigger guys is going to get me more minutes on the floor.”

― Donte DiVincenzo

“As far as the anxiety, I have no idea about it. I don’t feel like I have any nervousness out there. I’m just a guy who really cares about being competitive and that’s the bottom line.”

― Dontrelle Willis

“I liked being married instead of the girl who’s looking for a guy.”

― Doris Day

“All I do is give interviews and spend time being photographed.”

― Doris Lessing

“A human being must have occupation, of he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.”

― Dorothy L. Sayers

“When I was in college, being a magician was not the classiest thing to be. It was like being a folk singer before Bob Dylan.”

― Doug Henning

“There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.”

― Doug Larson

“The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.”

― Doug Larson

“I’m really drawn to adventure, and characters being plucked from normal life and sent on extraordinary adventures.”

― Doug Liman

“Flying small airplanes is not like being on airlines.”

― Doug Liman

“Being on a commercial airplane is actually one of the safest places you can be on the planet.”

― Doug Liman

“I’ve made a career of being a contrarian. If I’m going to work with Tom Cruise, it’s my instinct to be like, ‘Well, I’m going to do the anti-Tom Cruise movie.’”

― Doug Liman

“Doing stand-up takes the fun out of being funny.”

― Doug Stanhope

“Too often, the idea seemed to be that the cost of being part of Europe was being less like Britain. So after years of fighting to defend Europe against attacks from the Eurosceptic right, it would be fatal to retreat into the same arguments and begin the battle anew.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Being prime minister is not a job to be performed with an eye for the exit.”

― Douglas Alexander

“I’ve always enjoyed being on a horse.”

― Douglas Booth

“I dreamt of being an actor ever since I was young.”

― Douglas Booth

“Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Being asked what animal you’d like to be is a trick question; you’re already an animal.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Failure is authentic, and because it’s authentic, it’s real and genuine, and because of that, it’s a pure state of being.”

― Douglas Coupland

“If nothing else, we simply get used to being alive.”

― Douglas Coupland

“There’s nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It’s a total turn-off.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Thinking you’re immortal is weirdly similar to being immortal.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Nobody likes being told who or what they are.”

― Douglas Coupland

“The whole point of Gen X was, and continues to be, a negation of being forced into Baby Boomerdom against one’s will.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I’m always being introduced as ‘Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge.’ It’s extraordinary.”

― Douglas Hodge

“Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.”

― Douglas Horton

“But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war.”

― Douglas Hurd

“Children are being adultified because our economy is depending on them to make purchasing decisions. So they’re essentially the victims of a marketing and capitalist machine gone awry.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“Man was made to be immortal; else, he could not survive being the fool he is.”

― Douglas Southall Freeman

“When we began working on Parque Pumalin, rumours flew that we were establishing a nuclear waste site for the United States or, oddly for Episcopalians, which we both are, setting up a Jewish state. It would be funny if these theories weren’t being taken very seriously.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“I’ve enjoyed being a part of something from the beginning, when we were still finding our footing.”

― Douglas Wilson

“But so much of being an actor isn’t so great – the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity.”

― Douglas Wood

“I try and do films I know I’m going to enjoy watching as well as being in.”

― Dougray Scott

“The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.”

― Drake

“Become a good all-around human being.”

― Draymond Green

“Once, in an interview with ‘V’ magazine, I said that I preferred Fitzgerald to Hemingway. I think that Hemingway is an amazing writer, but by being related to him, I had it in my head that I had to like him.”

― Dree Hemingway

“That’s the thing about Lionsgate. They are fearless. No other studio would have made ‘Hunger Games’ the way they did. They’re being fearless in the way they make decisions, and it’s paying off for them.”

― Drew Goddard

“There’s so much more to being a ‘top guy’ than what you see on screen that I really learned.”

― Drew McIntyre

“Being a Paul Heyman Guy wouldn’t be such a bad thing!”

― Drew McIntyre

“Being able to elicit the feeling of the unfathomable in intelligent adults is like falling in love.”

― Drummond Money-Coutts

“Nor in truth, can Forreign Trade subsist without the Home Trade, both being connected together.”

― Dudley North

“Three weeks into being in Hollywood, I was playing with Slash through an ad in the paper.”

― Duff McKagan

“Being a rocker, to me, is equal to living as much of the truth as possible.”

― Duff McKagan

“There is definitely an art to the dance that is being in a band.”

― Duff McKagan

“Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.”

― Duke of Wellington

“Being a part of memorable movies has always been the goal.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“For any actor, being part of a Mani Ratnam film is a great experience. I grew up watching his films.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“What I feel most strongly here being in Congress is kind of the burden – the good burden – of representing all of our military.”

― Duncan D. Hunter

“I think one of the biggest jobs of being a director is getting the casting right.”

― Duncan Jones

“I feel fortunate about being able to make the music I want to make and getting away with it.”

― Duncan Sheik

“I’m passionate about being an actor, but I’m definitely not passionate about being a sex symbol.”

― Dustin Clare

“There’s an idealization of being an entrepreneur, but the most important thing is to have a really great idea.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“Children should enjoy the few years they have just being a kid.”

― Dwayne Hickman

“When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood – and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“It’s the philosophies of being an athlete that carry me today.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“It’s a very typical UFO sighting. Carter said it changed color and, in the physical report, described it as being about the size of the moon. And he saw it with about twenty-five other people.”

― Dwight Schultz

“Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It’s an excellent film.”

― Dwight Schultz

“Being a father is an everyday challenge. It goes on and on.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I always liked the idea of leadership and being a captain.”

― Dylan Lauren

“I love being in anything that’s scary to people.”

― Dylan Minnette

“I’d like to get into some sort of workout regimen so I can properly be healthy and exercise like a normal human being. I seem to not do that… ever.”

― Dylan O’Brien

“In regard to performing, it couldn’t be funnier that I ended up being an actor, because I’m really shy. Unless I’m really comfortable with a person.”

― Dylan O’Brien

“Colliers International is committed to being a market leader in all major U.S. markets as well as key financial centers around the world.”

― Dylan Taylor

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.”

― e. e. cummings

“Love is always being given where it is not required.”

― E. M. Forster

“The ant world is a tumult, a noisy world of pheromones being passed back and forth.”

― E. O. Wilson

“An individual ant, even though it has a brain about a millionth of a size of a human being’s, can learn a maze; the kind we use is a simple rat maze in a laboratory. They can learn it about one-half as fast as a rat.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.”

― E. W. Howe

“I’m obsessed with proverbs because, to me, flexing is being able to say the most with the least amount of words.”

― Earl Sweatshirt

“I always enjoyed being made uneasy, and I was into anything that was off-putting. I can’t exactly put my finger on why, but it always seemed more exciting than those things that made you feel comfortable.”

― Earl Sweatshirt

“I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn’t going to win any more games by being anything else.”

― Earl Weaver

“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“Love is a state of being.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I loved getting to Chagrin Falls, being by the falls; what a cute place it is.”

― Ed Asner

“It’s a lot more fun being a critic than being the one criticized.”

― Ed Koch

“I love being the mayor. I want to be the mayor forever.”

― Ed Koch

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

― Ed Kowalczyk

“The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.”

― Ed Markey

“I feel very comfortable about being fair to Trump. I think I’ve been very fair to him.”

― Ed Schultz

“I think you can be in disagreement with a president you support without being disrespectful or nasty or snide.”

― Ed Schultz

“I’ve always viewed the ‘Ed Show’ as being a voice for the voiceless.”

― Ed Schultz

“Be original; don’t be scared of being bold!”

― Ed Sheeran

“You can be powerful without being loud and aggressive.”

― Ed Skrein

“I love working in America, I love being part of the industry out here.”

― Ed Westwick

“Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“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 like being on camera, performing, seeing what people have in common.”

― Eddie Huang

“Everyone seems to relate to the awkwardness of being a teenager, or even a 30-year-old.”

― Eddie Kaye Thomas

“I always think of Gilbert Norrell as being Salieri to Jonathan Strange being Mozart.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I never really committed to being an actor. It never felt like it would be possible, I guess.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“I liked being Eddie the Eagle, but I also like being Michael Edwards, plasterer and general builder.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“The interesting thing is that it seems like George W. Bush would have been happy being the president of anything. He could have been president of Major League Baseball.”

― Eddie Vedder

“Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the ‘light unto nations’ of Jewish dreams.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“Arab youth are taught to wonder, ‘Since the Holocaust was a European affair, why are the Palestinians being forced to pay for the creation of Israel?’”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“Everybody in Ajax plays 4-3-3, from seven years old, so they get used to the system. It’s all about being a total player.”

― Edgar Davids

“Being enlightened is just being aware. It’s just being aware of something that you weren’t aware before.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“I just remember watching ‘Brass Eye’ and being so utterly blown away by the scope of it and how much it managed to cram into an episode.”

― Edgar Wright

“I love art, being so close to the galleries, being by the water – and sunsets from the terrace.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“Being inspired is one thing, but completely knocking off a design is another. There is a big difference.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“Being the Rated-R Superstar, I have to live up to the reputation.”

― Edge

“One of the only things that bothered me with WWE and being on every week was blowing off so many great storylines so fast, just out of necessity.”

― Edge

“The Rated-R Superstar was usually a vile and horrible human being who had some moments of being a good guy.”

― Edge

“Being at Wrestlemania 6, I remember being completely in shock and dumbfounded when Hulk Hogan missed the leg drop and Warrior hit the splash and got the 1-2-3. I was devastated.”

― Edge

“I love being able to take a nap in the afternoon.”

― Edie Falco

“I actually washed my window once, and it fell through – it was being held together by the dirt.”

― Edie Falco

“I cannot hide being sorry for failing to move to Juventus.”

― Edin Dzeko

“To be able to be caught up into the world of thought – that is being educated.”

― Edith Hamilton

“I hate being called an ‘icon.’ I just don’t like it. That’s all there is to it.”

― Edmund Hillary

“Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all.”

― Edmund Husserl

“What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.”

― Edward Bond

“I grew up segregated, but there was not much feeling of being shut out of anything.”

― Edward Brooke

“I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars. It is wonderfully full of detail. There is certainly no question about there being mountains and large greatly elevated plateaus.”

― Edward E. Barnard

“A lot of my friends, we all grew up sort of not very wealthy. And in England, whatever ends up being a negative, that’s a positive.”

― Edward Enninful

“I still feel that I’m capable of being as emotionally present as when I was young.”

― Edward Hirsch

“A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That’s how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint.”

― Edward James Olmos

“Frankly, I don’t mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.”

― Edward Kennedy

“I’ve been a spy for almost all of my adult life – I don’t like being in the spotlight.”

― Edward Snowden

“Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded.”

― Edward Snowden

“I started at GM knowing very little about that particular business. Not being an expert means you have to learn everything, starting from the basics.”

― Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“Having those extra dimensions and therefore many ways the string can vibrate in many different directions turns out to be the key to being able to describe all the particles that we see.”

― Edward Witten

“I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.”

― Edward Zwick

“I’ve enjoyed the singular focus of not going back and forth between the two mediums. It isn’t about the screen size so much as film being where the stories I’m most interested in telling happen to be at.”

― Edward Zwick

“Beware of being blinded by your own success.”

― Edwin Catmull

“I actually feel awkward being at the center of attention.”

― Edwin Catmull

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”

― Edwin Land

“Being faithful in that which is another man’s qualifies us to receive our own.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“I like being a woman, but I’m a little rough around the edges. I’ve been bungee jumping twice, but I was scared.”

― Edy Ganem

“I sometimes feel tired. But there are so many reasons for being tired.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I don’t expect to be coddled, but I’m also a human being.”

― Ehud Olmert

“What do you prefer? A prime minister obsessed with being popular, or a prime minister who does the job?”

― Ehud Olmert

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

― Ehud Olmert

“I was not interested in being minister of defense or minister of foreign affairs.”

― Ehud Olmert

“Grace Kelly was a very commercial model; she had no interest in being a fashion model. None at all.”

― Eileen Ford

“I always aimed at being a legend.”

― Eileen Myles

“As a human being, I’m kind of a cheery melancholic. I have energy; I’m happy.”

― Eileen Myles

“All the societal pressures that make girls feel as if they’re too smart, especially in the sciences – ‘No one will date them. They won’t be popular.’ – don’t apply to boys. The boys are being encouraged.”

― Eileen Pollack

“I guess there are a lot of writers out there who get really inspired when they’re depressed. I can’t write about being depressed until I’m happy. That’s all there is to it. I need space.”

― El-P

“Progress is being made, but a lot of women are realizing it is not what they envisioned.”

― Elaine Chao

“The majority of the new jobs being created require higher skills, more education.”

― Elaine Chao

“The Gospel of Thomas claims to be the secret sayings of Jesus. There are 114 of them, so it says many things, but the central message is that Jesus is the one who reveals the divine light that brought the universe into being, and that you and I also reveal that light.”

― Elaine Pagels

“When bobsled is going right – and it sometimes goes wrong – it’s the closest thing I could imagine to being a superhero.”

― Elana Meyers

“Being a brakeman is very physical, and success is mostly determined by how fast you can push a sled for about 30 meters.”

― Elana Meyers

“Being a minority athlete in this sport, it’s been wrought with challenges, but I wouldn’t consider myself a trail blazer.”

― Elana Meyers

“Initiative is doing the right things without being told.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“That’s one of the cool things about being on a Marvel show: there’s the possibility for all of these characters to collide.”

― Elden Henson

“’The Luminaries’ is such a different book to ‘The Rehearsal.’ There are only a couple of things that link the two books: there’s a certain preoccupation with looking at relationships from the outside, being shut out of human intimacy; and then there’s patterning.”

― Eleanor Catton

“I think the adverb is a much-maligned part of speech. It’s always accused of being oppressive, even tyrannical, when in fact it’s so supple and sly.”

― Eleanor Catton

“In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you are being flown for a big movie, you are always looked after well.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I’m aware of being pigeonholed in those period drama roles. But, I do love them at the same time.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I want to see some scripts written by women and projects being directed by women.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I love to be awful. There’s nothing wrong with being awful.”

― Elena Roger

“I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia. I cannot manage being in a crowd of people.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“I can’t think of another enterprise other than being a homeowner that can’t have its debt restructured in bankruptcy. Corporations can but a homeowner can’t? Now with securitization the homeowner can’t go to the owner of the loan and work things out.”

― Eli Broad

“Being a Midwesterner, I know that many of the middle-class manufacturing jobs that had been at the heart of our economy are either gone or going, and they’re not coming back.”

― Eli Broad

“Everyone is so terrified of being labeled a racist.”

― Eli Roth

“It is inconceivable that ministers of the Israeli government choose a car whose features are unnecessary luxuries in addition to being produced in Germany.”

― Eli Yishai

“The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.”

― Elias Canetti

“I don’t believe in being ashamed about not having read things.”

― Elif Batuman

“Being in a heterosexual relationship for a woman is always implicitly a little bit humiliating.”

― Elif Batuman

“Being the chief minister of a regional government is just a pastime compared with the hellish job of being prime minister of two different communities brought together.”

― Elio Di Rupo

“Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted.”

― Elisha Cuthbert

“I’m used to being someone else 10 months out of the year.”

― Elisha Cuthbert

“The only thing I like about being an actress is acting.”

― Elizabeth Ashley

“When I was in college I was accused of being a goody two-shoes. But every goody two-shoes has a bad side.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“Writers have a reputation for being distracted. That’s because writers are distracted. They are always tuned into that other voice, the one in their head that rarely turns off.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Elvis is symbolic of a lot of things, dreams coming true being one of them.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“For me, as an actress, being a dancer has helped me. I’ve done it with my feet bloody.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“Being senior enough in the field, having enough solidity, I don’t feel afraid of being marginalized.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“Ageing is so many different things, and cells being able to self-renew is part of the picture but not all of it.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“That is partly why women marry – to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“As a kid, I imagined being an artist.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“I think self-knowledge is the rarest trait in a human being.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“We can and must do our part to increase the number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the U.S.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“Just a decade after ‘Living in Bondage,’ Nollywood films, made in some 300 languages, were being watched in both urban and rural areas, distributed on both the streets and online, and finding their way into international festivals.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“County jails used to be just stopovers for inmates headed to state prisons. But as Arkansas’ state facilities have reached capacity, jails are increasingly being used to hold prisoners long term.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Having a facility for language is an important part of being an author.”

― Elizabeth George

“I love being a teen because you don’t have all the responsibilities of an adult yet.”

― Elizabeth Gillies

“Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I am a terrible mixture of being organized, controlling, but chaotic. My desk is monstrous.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I wasn’t ecstatic about being pregnant – I wasn’t somebody who actively wanted kids. Certainly there were no fantasies about nappy-changing.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“I had reconciled myself to being happily out to pasture, a bit.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“That feeling of being 19 or 20 and ‘hot’ in Hollywood was so intense.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“I’ve always had a complex about being taken seriously.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“I’ve always loved being a student.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce. As far as being an actor, I’ve already told them they have to wait until they’re 18; I won’t take them to auditions.”

― Elizabeth Perkins

“I love theater. I love sitting in an audience and having the actors right there, playing out what it means to be a human being.”

― Elizabeth Strout

“I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too – for being married so many times.”

― Elizabeth Taylor

“I wanted to show people that I don’t just make love songs that are about purely being in love.”

― Ella Mai

“I’m not at yoga all the time, but equally, I’m not being sick after a night out.”

― Ella Woodward

“My whole thing isn’t about being vegan, to be honest. It’s more about a more natural diet.”

― Ella Woodward

“Being a public person doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a piece of meat for everybody.”

― Elle Macpherson

“Being a mother is the most fun job I’ve ever had.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“Being a mother is magical.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“The computer’s there to serve the human being, not vice versa.”

― Ellen Ullman

“What cultural revolutionaries do not seem to grasp is that, far from being a grass-roots art form that has been taken over by businessmen, rock itself comes from the commercial exploitation of the blues.”

― Ellen Willis

“The nature of how we are as human beings is that we’re much more interested in being critical rather than praising something.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I’m not afraid, as a writer, of being emotional. I’m obsessed with human emotion, body parts, physicality.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I got approached by SoBe a few months ago about being an ambassador and I learned about the previous ones including Naomi Campbell, so I was instantly interested! Then I tried and really liked it. It’s different and has interesting flavours… we don’t have anything like it in the U.K.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I’m still very much about being an actor. That’s why I’m not married with kids.”

― Elliot Cowan

“If the large power voluntarily abstains from using its full power or feels the strategic situation to be such that it cannot do so, it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.”

― Elliot Richardson

“The mishandling of the would-be airplane bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab’s visa is only the latest piece of evidence that the granting of visas should be taken away from the State Department. For the granting of visas – especially today, when terrorism is such a complex threat – is far closer to being a law-enforcement function.”

― Elliott Abrams

“It’s not often that I’m being called femme fatale.”

― Elodie Yung

“I have had a lot of training as an actor, but it’s very different than being on set.”

― Eloise Mumford

“Just knowing how the body works and being athletic means it’s easier to stay athletic while working a different job.”

― Elsa Hosk

“I miss being able to pig out sometimes.”

― Elvis Duran

“I was never hiding from being gay; I just never talked about it.”

― Elvis Duran

“The picture is being promoted as Disney’s ‘Spirited Away,’ although seeing just 10 minutes of this English version of a hugely popular Japanese film will quickly disabuse any discerning viewer of the notion that it is a Disney creation.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“The Comedy of Emasculation that Judd Apatow and his disciples have made into a separate economy was invented by the Farrelly brothers, ‘Kingpin’ being the strongest version of that.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“’Ravenna’ is, in many ways, the ultimate example of how a woman’s perception of herself can lead to this horrible road being taken.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I trained and trained and went up against Kurt, then being a world champion in ’94, and after that I did Tommy’s tour and then my tour and all this stuff and just trying to deal with it all. And now, I’ve just kind of backed off a little.”

― Elvis Stojko

“The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall, so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners. I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.”

― Emanuel Ax

“We’ve gotten to the point now where Republicans and Democrats have nothing in common besides being members of the ‘caustic caucus,’ and we can’t get anything done.”

― Emanuel Cleaver

“We can be fervent in our disagreements without being factitious with our beliefs.”

― Emanuel Cleaver

“Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself.”

― Emil Cioran

“The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.”

― Emil Cioran

“No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one.”

― Emil Cioran

“It was very, very challenging being on this thing called the gimbal. It would throw you around, give you whiplash, and they’d tie you down.”

― Emile Hirsch

“I didn’t realise my upbringing was unusual until my teens. As the child of two actors, I presumed that visiting film sets and being surrounded by colourful characters was normal.”

― Emilia Fox

“I was so young when I started, my taste has changed and developed, and I’ve gone from being a little bit safe to trying different things.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“We’re all imperfect. And wouldn’t it be great if the message sent out by the mainstream media is that we’re fine being exactly who we are? Wouldn’t that be great for everyone?”

― Emilio Estevez

“I used to use Facetune to get rid of blemishes, and slimming apps because I was scared of being called fat, but no more.”

― Emily Atack

“Being interested in science and engineering is not a male quality.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“I’ve certainly experienced being treated not as an equal.”

― Emily Deschanel

“I had a wonderful experience being Catholic.”

― Emily Deschanel

“I did read all my old diaries and was quite surprised by the overwhelming melancholic tone. I remember things being rosier than they really were.”

― Emily Giffin

“Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“Being cast as the voice of Rainbow Brite for the relaunch of this iconic show is truly an honor.”

― Emily Osment

“I always felt my emancipation into truly being a grown-up was when I had to figure out how to fold up a king-size fitted bottom sheet on my own.”

― Emily Procter

“Female empowerment is always something that I’ve felt. It’s not about just being a model; it’s about women in general.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Being a musician doesn’t take away your right as a citizen to speak your mind.”

― Emily Robison

“Cheating is very rarely about the actual act of being with another person.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“In Hollywood, it seems that the people least successful at being married are the ones most eager to tie the knot over and over again.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“I’m not afraid of being told ‘no.’”

― Emily Weiss

“Nobody said being platinum was easy.”

― Emily Weiss

“For all that being a parent is normal statistically, it’s not normal psychologically. It produces some of the most extreme emotions you’ll ever have.”

― Emma Donoghue

“It’s great being on a show where your cast members are actually fans of the show.”

― Emma Dumont

“Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.”

― Emma Goldman

“Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.”

― Emma Goldman

“There’s nothing wrong with being a little unusual.”

― Emma Ishta

“I’m interested in being a professional actress.”

― Emma Kenney

“I loved being on set when I was younger.”

― Emma Roberts

“My favorite book is ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky.”

― Emma Roberts

“I just like to keep working and being able to pay my bills.”

― Emma Stone

“My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman.”

― Emma Thompson

“I don’t mean being famous is a perk, because one knows that it’s not necessarily a perk, but there are certain perks to being well-known and respected in one’s field. Public perks. Like, I don’t know, general friendliness and willingness to please, just to point out two.”

― Emma Thompson

“I wasn’t one of those girls who always dreamed of being an actress. I went to a normal school and then these film auditioners turned up when I was nine. Then I just fell into this whirlwind.”

― Emma Watson

“I don’t like the idea of fitting into a mould so as to conform. What I like is the danger, the difference – being unpredictable.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I never thought being a Liverpool player would be easy.”

― Emre Can

“As an actor, you have to get used to being told no, develop a thick skin, and just keep persevering.”

― Emun Elliott

“There will be no hard border from Dundalk to Derry in the context of it being a European border, and by that I mean customs posts every mile along the road.”

― Enda Kenny

“We link our future to the euro, to the euro zone, and to the European Union while being the nearest neighbor of the United Kingdom with, obviously, a common travel area and a very close working relationship with the U.K.”

― Enda Kenny

“Failure to curb temperature increases will impact all countries, Ireland included, but with the most immediate and drastic effects being felt, in many instances, by the most vulnerable countries and communities.”

― Enda Kenny

“There’s something very special about playing Las Vegas, and I never tire of being here.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“If actors could actually make a living doing theater, that would be my first choice. Sitcoms are the closest thing to being onstage in front of an audience.”

― Enrico Colantoni

“Being anxious is the worst feeling in the world.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“Singing in Gaelic is very, very natural to do. I think lends itself very much so to being sung.”

― Enya

“I missed the basic curiosity of being in the lab.”

― Eric Betzig

“One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there’s such a diverse range of applications.”

― Eric Betzig

“AOL-Time Warner didn’t want a WCW property on their platforms – being TNT or TBS or anything else – in any way, shape, or form, and that was the death nail.”

― Eric Bischoff

“One of the advantages and disadvantages of WCW had to deal with was being a member of Turner Broadcasting.”

― Eric Bischoff

“Being in love, and I’m not an expert in this, I’ve lived it as much as anyone has, but I’ve not dissected it.”

― Eric Braeden

“Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.”

― Eric Cantona

“Being French, to me, is first and foremost being a revolutionary.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’m lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.”

― Eric Cantona

“Being on stage isn’t so tough compared to the football pitch.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’m going to do everything I can to keep from being mainstream.”

― Eric Church

“The point of being at home is to be with my family as much as possible.”

― Eric Clapton

“The toughest thing about being a celebrity, I suppose, is being polite when I don’t want to be.”

― Eric Clapton

“’Billy Elliot’ prides itself on being a family show, and it made sense to specifically cater to a family audience with an earlier evening curtain time.”

― Eric Fellner

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”

― Eric Hoffer

“It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”

― Eric Hoffer

“A lot of actors are perfectionists, besides merely being egotists.”

― Eric Mabius

“I never translated from my days in the Navy to being a congressman.”

― Eric Massa

“Being an American is something we need to learn and understand.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Guys that are playing in the preseason are one play away from being a starter.”

― Eric Reid

“There’s nothing like being on the field, taking on blocks, chasing after fast guys.”

― Eric Reid

“And I’m as attached to my wife as anybody can be to another human being.”

― Eric Roberts

“My first four roles were all nice guys, Raggedy Man being one of them.”

― Eric Roberts

“I hadn’t planned on being an activist.”

― Eric Schlosser

“The thing that’s been inhibiting long-form investigative reporting is fear – fear of being sued, of being unpopular, of being criticized by very powerful groups.”

― Eric Schlosser

“More money is being spent on our elections, with less disclosure of where that money is coming from, than ever before.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.”

― Eric Sevareid

“It’s tough never being right.”

― Eric Shinseki

“One of my goals here in Congress, being the youngest member of the California delegation, is to really try and get the institution to upgrade the way it communicates with its constituents.”

― Eric Swalwell

“I went from being one of the best players, batting .550, to not being able to do it mentally, hitting .200. I thought I was mentally tough. But I couldn’t hit the ball.”

― Eric Weddle

“You have to understand that the I.D.W. emerged as a response to a world where perfectly reasonable intellectuals were being regularly mislabeled by activists, institutions, and mainstream journalists with every career-ending epithet from ‘Islamophobe’ to ‘Nazi.’”

― Eric Weinstein

“I just keep looking for things that are interesting and keep calm as possible about it all, not worrying about being in a ‘box.’”

― Erica Durance

“One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.”

― Erich Fromm

“What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.”

― Erich Fromm

“Professors of classics – not even a professor of English – professors of classics, they’re something sacred; it’s almost like being a priest.”

― Erich Segal

“Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.”

― Erik Erikson

“What is clear is that in 1900, Galveston was growing fast, had already become the number one cotton port on the Gulf Coast, and was already being referred to as ‘the New York of the Gulf.’”

― Erik Larson

“When I discovered that hexavalent chromium was causing cancer in the town of Hinkley, California, it led to residents being paid $333m in compensation. But, unbelievably, that chemical remains in our drinking water.”

― Erin Brockovich

“Everyone’s trying to get a reality show, and we’re just trying to avoid accidentally being on a reality show.”

― Erin Foster

“I love being in Chicago.”

― Erin Heatherton

“It’s not about hiding your imperfections on a shoot; it’s about embracing them and being unapologetic about them.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Being a woman, an actor in Hollywood, I know that there are certain parts I won’t often get a chance to do.”

― Erin Way

“Being one point ahead at the end – that’s all that matters.”

― Erinn Smart

“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.”

― Erma Bombeck

“You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“My first gig was in Philadelphia and I played the drums for my older brothers. That same night, I also played drums for Martha and the Vandellas. Ah, the fond memories of being 14.”

― Ernie Isley

“The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food… The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population.”

― Ernst Engel

“Terence Crawford being across the street – I can’t promise it’s going to happen this year, but it’s going to happen.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“Being honest is my job. That’s what music is for me.”

― Erykah Badu

“I can be Erykah the human being more than the celebrity.”

― Erykah Badu

“I love being an entertainer – not really fond of being a celebrity.”

― Erykah Badu

“The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms in the air and being in charge, I didn’t miss. I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music.”

― Esa-Pekka Salonen

“Being an actor you have a lot of expenses.”

― Esai Morales

“I’ll never lose the sense of being an underdog.”

― Esai Morales

“Being a vegetarian really saves lives.”

― Esha Gupta

“I was terrified of being a mum because I didn’t think I’d ever be grown up enough.”

― Essie Davis

“Even if the Tonys aren’t as glitzy as the Oscars, being a part of the ceremony is no less exciting.”

― Essie Davis

“It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one-third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility.”

― Estelle Morris

“I’m used to traveling. I’m used to being in different areas of the world. Home is where my suitcase lands.”

― Estelle

“I’d really started hating music. I’d started hating all the songs, hating being in the industry, hating doing the shows. So I had to learn to love music again if I wanted to continue doing this.”

― Estelle

“I’m signed to a U.S. label, and I didn’t enjoy the 3 A.M. phone calls. I’m not a great sleeper, so I didn’t enjoy being woken up.”

― Estelle

“It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me, and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious.”

― Esther Williams

“Being ambivalent doesn’t mean that you’re a relevatist, that anything goes; it just means that you show the complexity of life. Life is always complex.”

― Etgar Keret

“Medicine ended up being the best thing I ever did for my writing.”

― Ethan Canin

“It’s tough being a Jew.”

― Ethan Coen

“We’re not big on taste. And actually, if you don’t pander to undue sensitivities, then it ends up usually not being much of a problem.”

― Ethan Coen

“It’s hard to get away from being old. I still talk about the TV set.”

― Ethan Coen

“For me, I’ve always taken being on a set as my school, because I’ve been working since I was ten.”

― Ethan Embry

“Everybody tries to be exactly the same. I think being an outsider is a good thing.”

― Ethan Embry

“Right now, if you’re interested in being a dramatic actor, they’re not making that many just regular dramas. Movies have to have some other thing going on.”

― Ethan Hawke

“Before, I had an idea of what I thought I needed to be, and I’m realizing more and more that being yourself is the best thing.”

― Ethan Peck

“The magnitude of being able to make my Broadway debut as SpongeBob in ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ really only started to hit me when we took it out of town.”

― Ethan Slater

“One of the things I’ve found about SpongeBob’s movement style is that, in addition to being animated and sort of stretching and squeezing, he’s really based on the classic silent comedians, physical comedians.”

― Ethan Slater

“Luxembourg is the first adopter in Europe of a legal and regulatory framework recognizing that space resources are capable of being owned by private companies.”

― Etienne Schneider

“Luxembourg has a track record of being successful when it takes risks. You need to take on risks to be successful.”

― Etienne Schneider

“But for the time being, I’ve only learned one cake recipe and how to make scrambled eggs.”

― Eva Herzigova

“My acting is still being recognized for the fact that I wasn’t nominated.”

― Eva Longoria

“People enjoy being read to, beginning from when they’re little.”

― Eva Marie Saint

“I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol.”

― Eva Mendes

“I’ve never stopped being a Hoosier.”

― Evan Bayh

“Although being economics editor sounds impressive, it does not mean I actually edit anything. It mainly reflects two decades of title-inflation at the BBC, which has given ever more status to senior reporters, presumably because it is cheaper to do that than to offer higher pay.”

― Evan Davis

“Being in a Chinese coal mine for 30 years is like an epic novel. It’s tragic.”

― Evan Osnos

“I think the voice does that perfectly adequately without being imitated by other instruments.”

― Evan Parker

“I like being around people.”

― Evan Ross

“Barack Obama has raised tons of money. That is what he means by being green.”

― Evan Sayet

“I love being outside – that’s where I’m the happiest.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an elf.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I hated being a flight attendant. I did it for a month and then quit.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I think of the ‘Hobbit’ films as being films for the family.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“It’s a surprisingly sacrificial job being an actor.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“When you are up close to an opera singer, hearing this incredible volume of noise coming from a human being – it’s beyond belief.”

― Eve Best

“My life has been being a daredevil. I am Evel Knievel. I am a daredevil.”

― Evel Knievel

“Knowing how to age and not being afraid of aging is very healthy.”

― Evelyn Lauder

“I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“If we can’t stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“When it is about technology, there is this tendency to just reject all criticism as being anti-technological and anti-modern. I think this is very unhealthy.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“I don’t mind being a permanent nightmare for the United States.”

― Evo Morales

“I take pride in being a jack of all trades.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“The thing to remember about being young is you eventually get old.”

― Ezra Klein

“I think everybody’s crazy, and if I’m the one being a little direct about it, that’s fine by me.”

― Ezra Miller

“If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.”

― Ezra Pound

“It should seem, then, that the nature of society dictates another, a higher branch, whose superiority arises from its being the interested and natural conservator of the universal interest.”

― Ezra Stiles

“To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Playing for relegation and livelihoods and people’s jobs – that’s pressure. Being at the top of the table, we should be enjoying it.”

― Fabinho

“Being in midfield, in general, you don’t have a lot of time to think, and in the Premier League, that’s even less of the case. You just don’t have time to think.”

― Fabinho

“I see myself as a very fortunate human being.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“I’ve had to deal with terrible things being said about me.”

― Fabio Quagliarella

“Whenever I have really enjoyed being part of a film, it has worked well for me.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“I never wanted to be an actor but ended up being one.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“I love playing moms. It’s a lot easier than being a mom, I hear.”

― Faith Ford

“Nothing ages you more immediately than being called ‘Mrs.’”

― Faith Salie

“Snowflakery is simply being human, which makes it a pretty flakey insult.”

― Faith Salie

“There’s certain things I try to avoid, as an actress, just to keep my world from being as narrow as it could be.”

― Famke Janssen

“I have nothing to explain. As for being misunderstood, I have grown accustomed to that.”

― Fan Bingbing

“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“I caught a lot of flak for being a young mama.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“I like being photographed without glasses. I don’t want to be pretentious.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“Just keep being yourself. Keep being yourself, and people recognize it.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“I knew I was an exhibitionist. I came from a huge family. I found an emotional connection being on stage.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“I really enjoyed watching the ‘Being Farrah’ special, and I think fans did, too.”

― Farrah Abraham

“A lot of my girlfriends are on Snapchat, and they were being scandalous with what they were showing on there. I keep it pretty simple. I give updates and share things.”

― Farrah Abraham

“’In the Making’ reveals the truth about ‘being in the limelight’ as a young celebrity.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I’m just a human being. I’m from the projects, too.”

― Fat Joe

“For artists, the majority of the money we make comes from us being on the road and touring.”

― Fat Joe

“I always loved being fat, obviously. I’m Fat Joe.”

― Fat Joe

“I was about to give up acting when I got the call about being short-listed for ‘Dangal.’”

― Fatima Sana Shaikh

“Being trendy is alright, but clubbing all the trends in one look is a complete no.”

― Fawad Khan

“I have done films only because my roles were good in them. It has got nothing to do with being associated with any particular camp.”

― Fawad Khan

“Basically, my socialization as a child didn’t come from any schooling; it came from being in theater and meeting people online.”

― Felicia Day

“I did think that acting would be much more like being a pop star. Now I’m here, I can’t think of anything more different.”

― Felicity Jones

“I cannot abide being bored.”

― Felix Dennis

“The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on ‘Kids Incorporated,’ ‘cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that – maybe that’s why I’m fascinated by guns.”

― Fergie

“I’ve learned to suck in my stomach when photographers are around. I used to read gossip magazines all the time, but I stopped when I started being written about in them and read incredible lies about myself.”

― Fergie

“To be one of the names being talked about is better than not. But it’s only talking.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I miss winning. I miss being on the podium.”

― Fernando Alonso

“Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built.”

― Fernando Pessoa

“Innovation, being avant garde, is always polemic.”

― Ferran Adria

“I never even dreamed of being a chef, and that’s fundamental.”

― Ferran Adria

“The human being is a strange mixture of blind instinct, on one hand, and conscience, on the other.”

― Fidel Castro

“Being selected for West Indies actually changed my life.”

― Fidel Edwards

“Everyone that watches wrestling as a kid dreams of being a wrestler for WWE.”

― Finn Balor

“I don’t have a big thing about leaving my mark or being historic.”

― Fiona Apple

“No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.”

― Fisher Ames

“I got a lot happening, a whole lot, and it’s not always easy being me.”

― Flavor Flav

“The apparatus has to serve our improbability and improvisation. Being good and playing the songs is not enough.”

― Flea

“I grew up being terrified of my parents, particularly my father figures.”

― Flea

“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely Flo. I like being different.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I like being unconventional.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I grew up in a very loud and dramatic household, and we loved being in the spotlight.”

― Florence Pugh

“Touring, and being in a band, it’s almost like the other stuff, the other parts of life, get put on hold.”

― Florence Welch

“I was delivering papers when I was, like, 10 or 11, and I’d always daydream about being an artist as a full-time thing.”

― Flume

“My collaborations tend to be pretty organic. It starts off with me being a fan first.”

― Flying Lotus

“I like when my mind is being stimulated and challenged, and I’m forced to be creative.”

― Flying Lotus

“Being in jail, it’s humbled me in a way I never imagined.”

― Foxy Brown

“Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“Most of my artwork is geared towards being humorous in some light.”

― Frances Bean Cobain

“It could be partly my taste. It’s just my belief that there are female characters that will benefit from not being vulnerable.”

― Frances McDormand

“I like being my age. I kind of have a political thing about it.”

― Frances McDormand

“I am a feminist and I have no problems being called that.”

― Frances O’Grady

“Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.”

― Frances Perkins

“There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being.”

― Frances Wright

“I never pursued being ‘famous.’”

― Francesca Annis

“Before being a player, I was a diehard fan of Roma, so I know what the fans felt when we won.”

― Francesco Totti

“Being born Roman and Romanisti is a privilege.”

― Francesco Totti

“In many ways, being yourself is dispelling stereotypes.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“I’m somewhat wary of being called ‘woke’ because it feels absolute in a way that I don’t think is realistic.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“I was a dancer when I got discovered, and I started working immediately. I started being in commercials and doing guest star roles. My first big thing, which happened maybe six months after being discovered, was ‘Bring It On: All or Nothing.’”

― Francia Raisa

“This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans.”

― Francine Busby

“If you are in support of in vitro fertilization, then you have to recognize that human embryos are being created in excess of what can be used safely to reimplant for a pregnancy. So they’re going to end up being discarded.”

― Francis Collins

“Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses.”

― Francis Parkman

“I wanted to be involved with fashion, though I didn’t know what being a designer meant.”

― Francisco Costa

“It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one’s being clever.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least urging of self-interest.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Nature seems at each man’s birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.”

― Francois Gautier

“My obligation, if I become president, is to give another direction to Europe than the one that is being forced upon us today.”

― Francois Hollande

“Being a studio make-up artist and working on magazines was the only thing I wanted to do.”

― Francois Nars

“It’s one thing to read about how makeup is applied. It’s another thing altogether to watch it being put on.”

― Francois Nars

“Women are being more experimental with eye color.”

― Francois Nars

“I dreamt of being a writer once I started to read. I started to write ‘Bonjour Tristesse’ in bistros around the Sorbonne. I finished it, I sent it to editors. It was accepted.”

― Francoise Sagan

“Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

― Frank Bruno

“I spent 20 years of my career primarily being a writer for hire.”

― Frank Darabont

“Being an actor can be a lonely life.”

― Frank Grillo

“Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.”

― Frank Herbert

“The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.”

― Frank Herbert

“Being faster would probably make me better at football.”

― Frank Lampard

“I’m about being the best.”

― Frank Ocean

“As a lifestyle you always being the focal point is innately unhealthy.”

― Frank Ocean

“I enjoy being involved in making the artwork for albums and stupid stuff like that.”

― Frank Ocean

“I’ve gotten used to being Frank Ocean.”

― Frank Ocean

“Being a manager is kneading people.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Being down makes you think who you are.”

― Frank Vincent

“Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted.”

― Frank Wolf

“I love breaking the fourth wall, and being given permission to play with the audience!”

― Frankie Grande

“I love being back on the East Coast.”

― Frankie Grande

“I was actually really sick of being a broke actress with a toddler, so I wrote a script.”

― Frankie Shaw

“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“Given the amount of money circulating in the sport, European taxpayers and supporters are entitled to know how their clubs are being managed.”

― Frans Timmermans

“For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.”

― Franz Beckenbauer

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”

― Franz Kafka

“The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.”

― Franz Kafka

“The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.”

― Franz Kafka

“The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things.”

― Franz von Papen

“I wouldn’t support Limp Bizkit being on some snuff backyard brawling, fighting contest.”

― Fred Durst

“I still remember, 40 years ago, when I was shackled and put in prison… Being an American citizen didn’t mean a thing.”

― Fred Korematsu

“All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.”

― Fred Rogers

“As soon as it stops being fun, then I’ll stop acting.”

― Fred Savage

“Nobody wants to open a business near a Superfund site and risk being sued.”

― Fred Thompson

“Being an entrepreneur is hard. Having supportive and caring investors helps.”

― Fred Wilson

“If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.”

― Fred Woodworth

“Obviously, being a first baseman, you’re kind of expected to hit some home runs. Obviously, that goes into your head; it gets into my head a little bit.”

― Freddie Freeman

“I’m not really comfortable with being on songs with cats I don’t really know.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I’m just glad we get to see old records being broken. That’s what sports is all about.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“Scary is good. Kids like going to a movie and being really scared rather than fake scared.”

― Freddie Highmore

“We believe that the future for content-creators such as ourselves lies in being able to source project money from an audience and deliver on those projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

― Freddie Wong

“No, there isn’t a particular type of genre that I’m drawn to. I’m more drawn to the possibility of creating different characters, or being able to go from one genre to the other and to show that I could do it, that I could be good at it.”

― Freddy Rodriguez

“For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man.”

― Frederic William Farrar

“I lived in constant terror of being asked a question in class. Even if I knew the answer, I was never able to tell it before the class.”

― Frederick Banting

“Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out.”

― Frederick Douglass

“A lot of the economy is indeed being supplied by goods that are produced offshore. And much of the reason for that is societal.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“A further point is that, little by little, in the current universe, everything is slowly being named; nor does this have anything to do with the older Aristotelian universals in which the idea of a chair subsumes all its individual manifestations.”

― Fredric Jameson

“Stardom is just an uneasy seat on top of a tricky toboggan. Being a star is merely perching at the head of the downgrade. A competent featured player can last a lifetime. A star, a year or two. There’s all that agony of finding suitable stories, keeping in character, maintaining illusion.”

― Fredric March

“Being short works for me.”

― Freema Agyeman

“There is something exciting about being in an environment in which it’s really cool to be smart.”

― Freeman A. Hrabowski III

“I’m a human being before anything else.”

― Freida Pinto

“Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.”

― Fulton J. Sheen

“I don’t even talk about being locked up in any of my songs.”

― Future

“The soul is healed by being with children.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I’ve come to realize ways of making music without being excessive.”

― G-Dragon

“I was fortunate to have teachers that were flexible with allowing me to miss more class than I was supposed to be able to, for the sake of being able to tour.”

― G-Eazy

“I think being a rock star is a little bit different than being an athlete or even a movie star.”

― G-Eazy

“When the dollar was separated entirely from gold in 1971, it ceased being the official IMF world currency and finally had to compete with other currencies… From that point forward, its value increasingly became discounted.”

― G. Edward Griffin

“Being an only child is a disease in itself.”

― G. Stanley Hall

“Being a Muslim in America, I’ve noticed that there’s a ton of crossover between the Muslim community and geekdom.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“’Air’ is very placeless – it’s set in many different countries, and much of the story is about going places rather than being places. ‘Air’ is about travelers, and I’m a chronic traveler.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“Thematically, in a lot of what I write, there’s a sense of displacement, of being rooted in multiple places, and how that can tug at your identities and your wants and your goals.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“Being in water makes me relax instantly.”

― Gabriella Wilde

“The best thing about being from Britain is that it’s a melting pot of cultures, characters, and creativity. I couldn’t imagine coming from anywhere else.”

― Gabriella Wilde

“I’ve been hounded by a reputation of being difficult when really what I’m being is truthful and honest. And I think that’s been a thorn in my side.”

― Gabrielle Anwar

“People are obsessed with actresses being hairless, fatless Barbie dolls.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“Secular societies establish tolerance by being equally non-accommodating toward all religious demands within the public sphere.”

― Gad Saad

“To the uninitiated, the Hasidim constitute a rather homogeneous sect of orthodox Jewry, but this is far from being true.”

― Gad Saad

“Well, it’d certainly be fascinating if we discovered that gays were better at being married than heterosexuals are. Talk about irony.”

― Gail Collins

“It’s totally different now, traveling to different meets and different cities and actually being able to enjoy the cities I’m in.”

― Gail Devers

“One of the joys of being at St. George is you were operating under the radar screen a lot of the time, and you could actually get on with things a lot more quickly and easily.”

― Gail Kelly

“When I was bald, I went through a period where I seemed to do nothing except TV programmes about being bald.”

― Gail Porter

“Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on.”

― Gail Sheehy

“You can’t fake being able to cook well.”

― Gail Simmons

“One of the best parts of being a writer means that researching all kinds of cool stuff actually counts as work!”

― Gail Z. Martin

“If things had gone according to my plans, I’d be a lawyer. I never dreamt of being an actress.”

― Gal Gadot

“The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I’m searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.”

― Galen Rowell

“There’s no room for being disappointed or for excuses, ‘Oh, I had four match points.’”

― Garbine Muguruza

“In England, we’ve spent a bit of time being lost as to what our modern identity is.”

― Gareth Southgate

“I’m slightly concerned, because as a centre-half who took a lot of knocks to the head I’m not normally synonymous with being a fashion icon.”

― Gareth Southgate

“I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.”

― Garrett Morris

“I quite like being who I am.”

― Gary Barlow

“The issue of how the game is played is something that’s constantly being reviewed internally with the Players’ Association, with the general managers, and it’s something that we continue to monitor on a daily basis.”

― Gary Bettman

“There has got to be more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good actor.”

― Gary Busey

“I tried the broadcasting thing, the coaching thing, but I’ll never replace the competitive feeling of being out on the field when we were players.”

― Gary Carter

“Most of my songs start out as being very aggressive and guitar-driven.”

― Gary Clark, Jr.

“Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being a rock singer surpassed most things I’ve done on stage.”

― Gary Cole

“I do think you get lonelier and lonelier being an artist as you get older.”

― Gary Hume

“I don’t smoke marijuana anymore. I don’t drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn’t be criminal.”

― Gary Johnson

“I would have never signed the Patriot Act. I would have never signed the National Defense Authorization Act allowing for arrests and detainment of you and me as U.S. citizens without being charged.”

― Gary Johnson

“My supporters are people who believe in being fiscally responsible and socially accepting. I think most people are in that category. Speaking with a broad brushstroke, those are my supporters.”

― Gary Johnson

“Involvement in Afghanistan, I thought, was totally warranted. We were attacked, we attacked back, but after six months of being in Afghanistan, I thought we had pretty well effectively wiped out al Qaeda.”

― Gary Johnson

“I just see religious freedom, as a category, as just being a black hole.”

― Gary Johnson

“Being called Gary. It’s a crap name. I wish I’d been called by my middle name, Winston.”

― Gary Lineker

“Presenting football is something that I love to do. I’m very fortunate being able to do one of the BBC’s flagship shows.”

― Gary Lineker

“We’re all concerned about sports rights being so expensive. Obviously, we are funded by the licence fee payers, so it’s not always easy to compete with those who can get greater revenue.”

― Gary Lineker

“The two centre-backs, Rob Huth and Wes Morgan, are in many ways journeyman pros, but they have that wonderful attitude and never-say-die spirit that has culminated in them being top of the league.”

― Gary Lineker

“I did have a knack for playing weirdos. There’s still sort of this perception of me out there as being this crazy guy.”

― Gary Oldman

“I’ve traveled more than any human being who’s ever lived.”

― Gary Player

“All we lived for was playing and being out on the road. That was our dream, and it came true.”

― Gary Rossington

“Being able to act for a living is a blessing. I have a great theater company that’s almost 40 years old.”

― Gary Sinise

“Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That’s the nature of being a goalkeeper.”

― Gary Speed

“I think the acquisition of consumers might be on the verge of being mapped. The battlefield is going to be retention and lifetime value.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Indians are sometimes accused of being condescending toward Westerners and of being excessively preachy in their attitude toward other nations. That accusation is sometimes correct.”

― Gary Weiss

“Despite all the drawbacks, the Internet provides a wide array of information – and some of it is being watched pretty carefully by the pros.”

― Gary Weiss

“I like change, and I like being in the middle of change.”

― Gary William Flake

“Being a 911 operator means balancing seemingly contradictory skills. On one hand, operators have to be fanatically precise and well-organized. On the other, they must be able to establish rapport with panicky callers.”

― Gary Wolf

“But being a father is as good as it gets.”

― Gary Woodland

“I worked my whole life and dreamed my whole life of being a professional athlete.”

― Gary Woodland

“I’m developing artists for my new record label, my son’s band, Intangible, being one of them.”

― Gary Wright

“Man is an imagining being.”

― Gaston Bachelard

“Being an entrepreneur is my dream job, as it tests ones tenacity.”

― Gautam Adani

“Being an impatient guy, even off the field, I would always look to score runs and score them quickly. Sometimes I panic if runs are not coming.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“When I did ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ it was almost every ‘first’ I could have imagined: I dreamt someday being on Broadway, and then dreamt someday playing a lead on Broadway, and then dreamt someday of getting to originate a role, and then getting a Tony nomination. It all happened at once. I was just terrified.”

― Gavin Creel

“I think that being a housewife is the most noble profession there is.”

― Gavin McInnes

“I made bad decisions. That being said – the question is, does the public care about that?”

― Gavin Newsom

“Being real is what is important.”

― Gavin Rossdale

“Over the last decade, economists seemed to share a broad consensus about economic policy, with the old splits between monetarists and Keynesians apparently being settled by events. But the Great Recession of the last two years has changed everything.”

― Gavyn Davies

“The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times, a testimony to his being alive on that day and all the tomorrows of microfilm.”

― Gay Talese

“It’s the most extraordinary and saddest thing, the amount of talent out there not being seen.”

― Gedde Watanabe

“As a human, you don’t have to be too conscious of your movement. I think it’s tougher playing a robot than a human, and even tougher playing a robot who begins showing traces of being a human.”

― Gemma Chan

“Even though I don’t necessarily believe in everything that’s supernatural, I like being scared and I like things that are suspenseful.”

― Gemma Chan

“Getting stuck in a plane for four hours on the tarmac on the hottest day of summer in Italy – it was like being trapped in a boiling tin can.”

― Gemma Chan

“I got on stage for the first time when I was seven. From seven until I was about nine it was probably more to do with just being on stage and having the attention.”

― Gemma Ward

“I want to work, but being a mom is my No. 1 priority.”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“Some astronauts describe the routine flushing of urine into space, where the freezing temperatures turn the droplets into a cloud of bright, drifting crystals, as being among the most amazing sights they saw on an entire voyage.”

― Gene Cernan

“Many Americans are unaware that discarded electronics often contain lead, mercury, and other toxins and end up being salvaged under inhumane conditions in the developing world.”

― Gene Green

“Our federal resources, our U.S. marshals, and the federal court system are being used, I think, by the private sector.”

― Gene Green

“Eventually, I just couldn’t imagine myself being in a cubicle for my entire career.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“As a little boy, I never felt comfortable with being human.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“My mind jumbles things, reassembles them, and plays with words without even being asked.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“I believe in being completely open to the most unlikely explanation.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“Being by the ocean is the greatest thing.”

― Genesis Rodriguez

“I’m so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound bite and not really being interested.”

― Genevieve Gorder

“There’s such a fascination with celebrity. I think that’s a very different thing to being an actor.”

― Genevieve O’Reilly

“I think there are lots of reasons to take projects. Being scared about one is always good.”

― Genevieve O’Reilly

“I didn’t much like being in Parliament physically. I found it a bit depressing. It’s very dark and heavy. I like being out and about.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“I’m a laid-back guy. I like being outdoors. I enjoy hanging out.”

― Geoff Stults

“I feel slightly embarrassed by being called ‘the godfather.’”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“Being in my more senior years now, you hope somewhere along the track that you’re going to get to collide with a role that feels very special, and Einstein is such a magnificent figure.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“If humanity is being swallowed by a modern primitivism, imagination might be the thing that saves us all.”

― Geoffrey S. Fletcher

“Being gifted needs courage.”

― Georg Brandes

“We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces.”

― Georg Buchner

“Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being.”

― Georg Simmel

“I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.”

― George A. Romero

“Most of my stuff was sort of of-the-time. ‘The Crazies’ was, basically, we were angry about Vietnam, and it had a reason for being.”

― George A. Romero

“After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.”

― George Ade

“Winning is the science of being totally prepared.”

― George Allen, Sr.

“My whole life, I’ve never worried about being No. 1, because that’s the guy they’ve got to get out of there.”

― George Benson

“You cannot be a hero without being a coward.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.”

― George Best

“I love ‘Into The Woods.’ I auditioned for a couple of productions since being in it at school but haven’t been successful.”

― George Blagden

“I pride myself on being available to as many people’s stories as I possibly can.”

― George C. Wolfe

“I’m on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part.”

― George Carey

“I had a recording contract with Capitol Records. I loved recording and being in that studio. I made four albums.”

― George Chakiris

“An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.”

― George Chapman

“I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”

― George Clooney

“But I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”

― George Clooney

“The Indian is a human being.”

― George Crook

“It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.”

― George Eliot

“Ageing’s alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.”

― George H. W. Bush

“The glory of being a carrier pilot has certainly worn off.”

― George H. W. Bush

“What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?”

― George H. W. Bush

“Basically, I’m a shy human being. Very introverted.”

― George Hamilton

“It was all part of being a Beatle, really: just getting lugged around and thrust into rooms full of press men taking pictures and asking questions.”

― George Harrison

“No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent, but only by being so.”

― George Henry Lewes

“Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It’s probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.”

― George Kennedy

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”

― George MacDonald

“A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.”

― George MacDonald

“For 50 years, the Republicans have been accusing the Democrats of being soft on national security.”

― George McGovern

“I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was.”

― George Michael

“The toughest workout can never match the pain of being out of work.”

― George Montgomery

“Wherever God has given faith, it is given, among other reasons, for the very purpose of being tried.”

― George Muller

“I’m not interested in being easy anymore. Readable, yes. Easy, no.”

― George Murray

“The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.”

― George Orwell

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”

― George Orwell

“I’m intrigued by being in public office.”

― George P. Bush

“In 2008, Barack Obama did a phenomenal job of reaching out to minority groups, to younger people, and a lot of newer voters, Hispanics being one component of that definition of newer voters.”

― George P. Bush

“It suddenly occurred to me that the hottest tech startups are solving all the problems of being 20 years old, with cash on hand, because that’s who thinks them up.”

― George Packer

“I am proud of being a Greek of the diaspora.”

― George Papandreou

“The temporal quality of all things was being firmly impressed upon me.”

― George Peppard

“Quite honestly, one of the unavoidable considerations in going exclusive with any company is being put on a company’s medical insurance program.”

― George Perez

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”

― George S. Patton

“To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.”

― George Santayana

“Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.”

― George Savile

“For many centuries, humans have speculated that there might be planetary systems around other stars and that there could be extraterrestrial life there and even intelligent being. However, those were simply speculations, and now we have evidence for the first part of these ideas.”

― George Smoot

“Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.”

― George Soros

“The audience too should be respected by being presented with a film as they remember it, and for those who have not seen it, as it was intended to be seen. Anything less is a degradation of the film and its audience.”

― George Stevens

“But when we came out of camp, that’s when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful.”

― George Takei

“I love being an actor.”

― George Takei

“The arc of our history is toward more equality being expanded to more and more people.”

― George Takei

“Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze.”

― George Vancouver

“It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being.”

― George Washington

“I didn’t grow up with any concept of people being deviants unless they mistreated others.”

― George Weinberg

“I am very proud of being the one to have coined the word.”

― George Weinberg

“I’m really not an avowed heterosexual. I’m no more proud of it than of being white or tall.”

― George Weinberg

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”

― George Will

“Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one’s friends.”

― George Will

“Arizona’s law makes what is already a federal offense – being in the country illegally – a state offense. Some critics seem not to understand Arizona’s right to assert concurrent jurisdiction.”

― George Will

“The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility.”

― Georges Bataille

“I started out in theatre, and there’s no better feeling than the adrenaline of being on stage.”

― Georgia Groome

“I still think of my mum as being kind of a dork – a cooler one, but still a dork.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“When I went on tour with my father, I knew he was a musician. But they were my parents. I still think of my mum as being kind of a dork – a cooler one, but still a dork.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“I do think that being a BAME actor does make it difficult to avoid stereotypes.”

― Georgina Campbell

“I love imagining being someone else in another time.”

― Georgina Chapman

“I saw Spurs as being a very good fit for me – but we were unable to agree financial terms with them… With hindsight, though, that was not a disaster.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.”

― Gerald Brenan

“Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.”

― Gerald Brenan

“I’ve been boogie-boarding, off and on, since I was a kid. But I started being devoted to the cause of getting up every morning to surf, when I’m in Los Angeles, about a decade or so ago.”

― Gerald Clayton

“Just because I was almost 62, I did not feel decrepit and felt I wasn’t finished being a soldier yet.”

― Gerald Griffin

“The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform.”

― Gerard Butler

“My only model for being a father was my father, an illiterate on the margin of society.”

― Gerard Depardieu

“Like all players, I do not like being a substitute.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“Being called up to the national team isn’t a competition of who’s more patriotic.”

― Gerard Pique

“I hope to keep being competitive until I retire, and I hope that’s here. It’s Barca or nothing.”

― Gerard Pique

“All I learned in Barcelona was about being surrounded by stars, by the best in the world.”

― Gerardo Martino

“A market that’s as open as possible is the precondition for a successful economy, and a successful economy is the precondition to being able to pay for social security.”

― Gerhard Schroder

“Being mean about other people isn’t on my radar.”

― Geri Halliwell

“Being a celebrity, you can remain a child for ever, almost. You get away with more; you can get too pampered and it’s not healthy.”

― Geri Halliwell

“I was so afraid of upsetting people, and not being liked for saying something that was not to everyone’s taste.”

― Geri Halliwell

“It’s hard to think of a 16-month child being anything other than a delight to be around.”

― Gerry Adams

“I’ll be amazed in my lifetime if my business gets to being 5 per cent online.”

― Gerry Harvey

“This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it’s very hard to bear.”

― Gerry Mulligan

“Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.”

― Gertrude Stein

“Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.”

― Gertrude Stein

“There is no such thing as being good to your wife.”

― Gertrude Stein

“I knew I wanted to make a movie that hadn’t really existed in a while in terms of being a teenager.”

― Gia Coppola

“Being a little naive can work to your advantage.”

― Gia Coppola

“I don’t like being in front of the camera.”

― Gia Coppola

“In Italy, there are a lot of Coppolas – it’s like being called Jones. No one really notices.”

― Gia Coppola

“The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“My joy is watching people being joyful.”

― Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki

“I like living in a smaller place, but I like being in big cities, too, like Athens.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect.”

― Gigi Hadid

“The bigger fan base you have, the more companies will be attracted to you. And having a following, you can be so much more involved being a representative with the brand you’re working with.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I was one of the early folks at eBay, and by 1999, it was completely overrun by consultants from McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. It went from being a cool, fun startup to an MBA factory.”

― Gil Penchina

“I don’t mind being criticized. I enjoy being criticized personally, not by rumor.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“It’s amazing and different being a celebrity in D.C.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“Being gay in San Francisco is fun. Being gay in Saudi Arabia – that’s a whole other matter.”

― Gilbert Baker

“The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I’ve given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“I understand being less sexy than Osama bin Laden, but not less sexy than Carrot Top. That, I find offensive.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“I think I related more literally to the early ‘Spider-Man’ comics from Steve Ditko because it could be upfront and direct about the problems of being a kid. He captured being a teenager so beautifully.”

― Gilbert Hernandez

“Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Being ‘contented’ ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle.”

― Gilbert Murray

“I grew up in the ’80s where there’s a lot of these kind of post-apocalyptic, post-comet, post-whatever it was, so that always captured my imagination a lot as a little kid, that idea of getting access to secret places and being able to roam around where you’re not supposed to.”

― Gillian Flynn

“Being a novelist, you can roam around with a story and indulge yourself.”

― Gillian Flynn

“When I was younger, I was very vocal to the point of being strident in my views.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“There’s no point being at the airport longer than needed.”

― Gillian Tans

“The beauty of being a musician is writing songs. That’s the best part. It’s therapeutic and honest and private.”

― Gin Wigmore

“My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.”

― Gina Barreca

“I want to get married again. I love being married. I’m not against marriage, and I’m not against love.”

― Gina Neely

“Being half Jewish, we grew up with Christmas trees but had Jewish ornaments.”

― Gina Rodriguez

“The ultimate competitive advantage is being cognitive.”

― Ginni Rometty

“I must make decisions every five minutes and give the impression of being sure of myself! Sincerely, this is the cause of my verbal violence.”

― Giorgio Armani

“I am reluctant to judge things without being informed.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to himself should have joint possession of whatever had been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“To those who accuse us of being populists, we respond that if this means listening to the people, then yes, we are!”

― Giuseppe Conte

“It’s easier being with somebody who’s got some sense.”

― Glen Campbell

“I don’t see any holy wars being fought in the name of Satan.”

― Glenn Danzig

“Of course, I started really being a comics fan with the underground stuff in the ’70s.”

― Glenn Danzig

“Although I have been pretty vocal about hating touring, the only part of touring I don’t like is being on the bus and bouncing around.”

― Glenn Danzig

“What made Guantanamo such a travesty – and what still makes it such – is that it is a system of indefinite detention whereby human beings are put in cages for years and years without ever being charged with a crime.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“It’s definitely fun being a part of this family.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“I love being a part of the family and all that. I can’t complain about it.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“Every firing happens differently except in this one respect: the person being fired can’t believe how fast it happens.”

― Glenn Kelman

“I’m entitled to collect my fair share of community property without being called names.”

― Gloria Allred

“Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.”

― Gloria Estefan

“I had a fear of being alone.”

― Gloria Gaynor

“In 1995, we had evidence of the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden being in the Philippines, living in the Philippines. We had evidence of front organizations set up in the Philippines. And we uncovered evidence about, which would help the U.S. with – about the perpetuators of the World Trade Center bombing.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Secretary of state is far superior to vice president, because it’s involved in continuously solving problems and making policy and not being on standby.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I had been told by so many people that I was going to be nominated, that I should be nominated, that there wasn’t any question about my being nominated. I don’t think it was a surprise.”

― Gloria Stuart

“I’m known for being silly and fun and lighthearted.”

― GloZell

“I enjoy being able to do different kinds of music, not just to be eclectic but because those are all a part of me.”

― Goapele

“Being seventy is not a sin.”

― Golda Meir

“I’m not a proponent of staying together and being miserable and damaged and coming through actually a more battered person.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I’ve been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I’ve learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I can’t imagine, as a human being, not being able to grow.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Working heel works different for me, being Dustin Rhodes for so many years and then a giant switch of a character and everything.”

― Goldust

“I had a lot of friends who dreamed of being actors, and as I hung out with them, I became more interested in it.”

― Gong Yoo

“I was very identified with and accused of being a neo-liberal with respect to the economy.”

― Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

“A human being is so irreplaceable. So valuable and so unique.”

― Goran Persson

“Why is playing football in Europe considered the pinnacle of our game, yet in other spheres of life, that same phrase – ‘being in Europe’ – is dismissed with suspicion?”

― Gordon Brown

“Being president of a major public university is the most political nonpolitical office around.”

― Gordon Gee

“I joke that being a university president is akin to being a pinata. But there are also notions of redemption.”

― Gordon Gee

“I believe being president of a private institution is a remarkable experience, but at Ohio State, it’s a calling.”

― Gordon Gee

“Poland not only has a capable military but also is strong economically and does not need money being raised for it.”

― Gordon Gee

“I know that we’re being inexorably taken over by the Americans. Without a doubt. I don’t mean invaded or anything like that, just taken over. By degrees.”

― Gordon Lightfoot

“Parents are the designated caregivers and are best suited for being able to raise children.”

― Gordon Neufeld

“I can’t remember ever being told how to ride.”

― Gordon Richards

“The American people are being victimized more than any free market would warrant.”

― Gordon Smith

“The only thing that I react really violently to is being misquoted.”

― Gore Vidal

“There’s a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to say it all.”

― Gore Vidal

“Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“It follows from what we have just said, that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“I have realised the importance of being fit and healthy.”

― Govinda

“It’s a tough job being a politician.”

― Govinda

“Being in adverts, it’s a tricky thing, I suppose.”

― Grace Chatto

“It’s so different in the different states, it is sometimes like being in a different country.”

― Grace Chatto

“I was working with C. L. R. James; I believed in Marxist ideas about the labor and movement and the workers being the secret to the future. And I learned differently just by being in Detroit and being married to Jimmy Boggs.”

― Grace Lee Boggs

“Being the only Asian-American in the State Legislature, I’ve had no choice but to reach across the aisle.”

― Grace Meng

“I’ve loved being in legislative office on a state level, and I think on a federal level there are so many more opportunities. I’m so excited to accomplish more.”

― Grace Meng

“Even if I aspired to be in showbiz, I felt physically inadequate being compared to my parents.”

― Grace Poe

“I’ve always looked at shoes as being immensely beautiful things.”

― Graham Coxon

“Being a singer now I have to get all fussy… I must have my ginger and lemon and all that.”

― Graham Coxon

“Rome is a place almost worn out by being looked at, a city collapsing under the weight of reference.”

― Graham Joyce

“Being in a different band always brings great musical experiences to be able to draw on.”

― Graham Nash

“I like to employ a form of repetition, in which the same elements recur but in different and unexpected ways. rather than being discarded as soon as they are understood or passed over.”

― Graham Nelson

“Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.”

― Graham Nelson

“The novel that’s contemporary in the sense of being wholly ‘of now’ is an impossibility, if only because novels may take years to write, so the ‘now’ with which they begin will be defunct by the time they’re finished.”

― Graham Swift

“I respond to the sound of London being spoken – to the sound of London.”

― Graham Swift

“Hmmmm… It’s fun being in front of people, playing shows and all. But hotels? Being away from home? That’s different.”

― Grandmaster Flash

“My game is about being aggressive, and I’m not the same player if you take that away from me.”

― Granit Xhaka

“A cookbook is not like being an author. It’s writing down recipes; it’s not writing.”

― Grant Achatz

“Being an actor is a much more structured life than being a musician.”

― Grant-Lee Phillips

“Consciousness, rather than being something that we have, is something we participate in.”

― Grant Morrison

“Most citizens viewing the tape of Rodney G. King being beaten by police officers were stunned and uncomprehending. Most citizens, that is, but the urban poor.”

― Greg Boyle

“No kid is seeking anything when he joins a gang; he’s always fleeing something. He’s not being pulled; he’s being pushed by the circumstances in which he finds himself.”

― Greg Boyle

“When I was 17, my dad was teaching in the States. He hired an A-Team-style van, and we drove all over. My resounding memory of it was that we saw all these wonderful places but that my sister and I were being horrible, sulky teenagers.”

― Greg Davies

“Being a teacher was great, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do, so it was ultimately crushing.”

― Greg Davies

“The Internet removed geography as a significant obstacle that formerly prevented out-of-the-way places from being active players in the New Economy.”

― Greg Gianforte

“You are given certain skills, and if you don’t use them effectively, you are being irresponsible.”

― Greg Gianforte

“In 1954, Guatemala’s deposed president, the democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz, was forced to strip down to his underwear and photographed before being allowed to leave the country.”

― Greg Grandin

“In the early 1800s, both Spain and Portugal disseminated the smallpox vaccine throughout the Americas via the ‘arm to arm of the blacks,’ that is, enslaved Africans and African-Americans, often children, who were being moved along slave routes as cargo from one city to another to be sold.”

― Greg Grandin

“There’s a difference between being politically incorrect and boorish. And we’ve seen that line crossed a dozen times by smart people who’ve mistaken politics for punditry.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I don’t think Trevor Noah got his job by being a conservative.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I’m used to the Right being singled out by the entertainers.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“You can’t be in a bubble being a producer. You have to keep up on what’s happening at all times.”

― Greg Kurstin

“Being in front of the cameras is not my favorite thing to do. But it’s a good problem to have.”

― Greg Kurstin

“Me being in shape allows me to be more mobile and do better things, make bigger plays.”

― Greg Oden

“Obviously, with ‘The Room,’ I wasn’t on set thinking ‘I’m going to be Daniel Day Lewis’ playing Mark, but explaining how I even got involved in the movie shows how we all get stuck in situations as actors – and this one ended up being one of the craziest.”

― Greg Sestero

“The industry sees animation as a genre rather than a medium. It has been pigeonholed into being just for kids’ entertainment, and that’s it.”

― Greg Tiernan

“My goal is to put out an album with every song being an original composition of mine. I want the credits to read, ‘All songs written by Gregory L. Allman’ – that is something I really want to make happen.”

― Gregg Allman

“I progressed through my schooling, undergraduate and graduate degrees, excited about math and science and engineering, but really didn’t think about being an astronaut at that point. It was kind of unreachable.”

― Gregory H. Johnson

“It takes a while to get a movie together, and they don’t start talking books until the movie is close to being finished.”

― Gregory Keyes

“I stopped being interested in improvisation, and I continue to not be that interested in it. Comedians can do it on a different level because they have a goal, but if you’re improvising something that’s dramatic, there’s not that much to be good at.”

― Greta Gerwig

“Having had a reputation for being sexy is a great prop to lean on now.”

― Greta Scacchi

“Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are, and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor – my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.”

― Griffin Dunne

“I’m being told it saves money to shoot in Toronto, because of tax benefits, the crews are cheaper, but what I save in the bottom line, I lose in a million other ways.”

― Griffin Dunne

“I’m tired of being congratulated for being thin because I can more easily fit into sample sizes from the runway.”

― Grimes

“Being in the high-school band was some of the funnest years of my life.”

― GRiZ

“I think we’re finally in a culture now where being gay is normalized.”

― GRiZ

“Being a nerd is not always a bad thing. It’s actually cool to be a nerd.”

― Grizz Chapman

“What is the use of being elected or re-elected, unless you stand for something?”

― Grover Cleveland

“When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I connect to humor really deeply, so I feel really comfortable just being in funny projects.”

― Guillermo Diaz

“Compared with members of other nations of Western civilization, the ordinary American is a rationalistic being, and there are close relations between his moralism and his rationalism. Even romanticism, transcendentalism, and mysticism tend to be, in the American culture, rational, pragmatic and optimistic.”

― Gunnar Myrdal

“People who are at the top have no problem being vulnerable and putting themselves in a position to fail. That’s why they have the success that they have.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“The thought of being active in my kid’s lives motivates me.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations.”

― Gunther Schuller

“I don’t think there’s a direct correlation between my sexuality and my skiing ability. But I think because I was so concerned about it being found out, it was a distraction.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“The thought of being the first openly gay male ever to compete in the Winter Olympics – I totally embrace that.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“Always, when I get onto horseback, I’m kind of terrified of being up there.”

― Gustaf Skarsgard

“If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years, I hope one may say without being accused of bias that it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“I’m never happier than when I’m being creative, whether that’s with Coldplay or other artists. I just love being in the studio.”

― Guy Berryman

“I just was apologizing for maybe being a little goofy.”

― Guy Clark

“Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.”

― Guy Finley

“It’s worth being suspicious of writers – or anyone! – who does that myth-making thing. There’s always a tendency to retrospectively impose structures on a life. Life as it’s lived has a far more complex shape.”

― Guy Gavriel Kay

“We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we’re being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned?”

― Guy Ritchie

“Warren Buffett has shown you can be very, very successful without being rapacious, while still being honest, without engaging in constant legal battles.”

― Guy Spier

“The idea that the world can unite without being regulated is clearly an illusion.”

― Guy Verhofstadt

“Journalists like to give themselves credit for being on the hunt for ‘the truth.’ But if we embrace this undoubtedly noble but somewhat haughty interpretation of a calling, we inevitably become susceptible to slam dunk answers.”

― Gwen Ifill

“It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too.”

― Gwen Stefani

“Although I’d always wanted children, it was such an opposite thing to being a singer.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I never felt any issues whatsoever about being a woman in Tech.”

― Gwynne Shotwell

“I think every being in the universe is connected somehow.”

― Gza

“Before being CM, I am a human.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“Basically, I’m an emotional man and a human being.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“I think the older you are, the more you’re going to cling to the printed word as being sacred.”

― H. G. Bissinger

“It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.”

― H. L. Mencken

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Texas gets a lot more out of being part of the United States than the United States gets out of having Texas as one of the states.”

― H. W. Brands

“Being named NFLPA Community MVP is an amazing honor.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I tried to play sports, which was a disaster and probably one of the reasons I ended up being an actress.”

― Haley Bennett

“Being nomadic isn’t sustainable forever. I’ve gotten to be really good at it.”

― Haley Bennett

“My parents never got carried away with the extraneous elements of being in the business.”

― Haley Joel Osment

“You don’t let being the first to do it stop you or get in the way.”

― Halima Aden

“Being Somali, being Muslim, it’s always something I’ve been very proud of.”

― Halima Aden

“I am proud of being a Somali-American Muslim, and my wardrobe has been an important part of my religious and cultural upbringing.”

― Halima Aden

“I want to show people there’s not just one way of being Muslim.”

― Halima Aden

“There’s a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog.”

― Halle Berry

“While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.”

― Halle Berry

“I’m the kind of writer who thinks style is just as important as the story being told.”

― Hallgrimur Helgason

“Being bisexual, being bipolar, being biracial – it’s been used to define me, but I am desperate to be indefinable.”

― Halsey

“I didn’t even realize I was writing songs – I thought I was just being witty and sarcastic.”

― Halsey

“By being friends with all, we are not alone.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“We have evidence that a number of Bahrainis who oppose our government are being trained in Syria. I have seen the files and we have notified the Syrian authorities, but they deny any involvement.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“I don’t think Osama is a Muslim. I don’t think Osama is a human being.”

― Hamid Karzai

“In being aware of others’ hunger, we contribute to a more empathic world.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.”

― Han Suyin

“Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.”

― Hank Aaron

“I can’t even picture being without rock ‘n’roll.”

― Hank Ballard

“Well it’s not easy being Tiger Woods on the course. It’s not easy being Tiger Woods off the course. In his defense, it’s not easy being Tiger Woods.”

― Hank Haney

“Maybe there’s something about the outsiderness of being Jewish that makes for a fiery feminist type.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.”

― Hannah Arendt

“Almond Mylk is a great source of omega fatty acids and fiber without being high in fat.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“I’ve always been about the balance – not sacrificing one thing for the other and not being an extremist.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“My whole shtick is that I want to contribute to New York’s culture via restaurants, nightlife, whatever… but to be more conscious, more aware, more sustainable. It’s more than just ‘being responsible as a culture.’ It’s having an ethical chain of production.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“The experience of being an Olympian is one that can never be taken away from you.”

― Hannah Kearney

“Stuart Murdoch is a really special human being – really creative, but also really kind and gentle.”

― Hannah Murray

“Women are no longer being defined by where they were born or their colour. That’s huge.”

― Hannah Simone

“I’m OK with people being naked. There shouldn’t be a huge deal made about it.”

― Hannah Teter

“My plant-based diet has opened up more doors to being an athlete. It’s a whole other level that I’m elevating to.”

― Hannah Teter

“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

“The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it – what is said.”

― Hans-Georg Gadamer

“The more language is a living operation, the less we are aware of it. Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language that its real being consists in what is said in it.”

― Hans-Georg Gadamer

“Being, in the testimony it gives of itself, informs us not only about what it is but also about what we owe it.”

― Hans Jonas

“Modern theory is about objects lower than man; even stars, being common things, are lower than man.”

― Hans Jonas

“Florence is perhaps best known for being the seat of Renaissance art, and rightly so: A greatest-hits collection of artists passed through its streets – Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi among them.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“The process of being a writer is much more interior than being a scientist, because science is so reactionary.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“You see a virus very differently when it’s caught and suspended on a slab of glass than when you’re observing how it’s ravaged a fellow human being.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“Being a woman means that my male privilege seeped out of my body.”

― Hari Nef

“I hate being wrong, but I love it when I’m set straight.”

― Harlan Ellison

“Some of the most radical work is being done in the most commercially pop venues, and some of the most boring work is being done in avant-garde territory.”

― Harmony Korine

“The bureaucracy is not great. I don’t think Rick Santorum who is not one for being a big proponent of large bureaucracies would be as enthusiastic a supporter of it.”

― Harold Ford, Jr.

“Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments.”

― Harold H. Greene

“A commodity producer should be comfortable being exposed to prices.”

― Harold Hamm

“Cricket, the whole thing, playing, watching, being part of the Gaieties, has been a central feature of my life.”

― Harold Pinter

“I’m well aware that I have been described in some quarters as being ‘enigmatic, taciturn, prickly, explosive and forbidding’. Well, I have my moods like anyone else; I won’t deny it.”

― Harold Pinter

“I also found being called Sir rather silly.”

― Harold Pinter

“It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940’s, but I felt I had to stick to my guns.”

― Harold Pinter

“As a director on ‘The Office,’ there’s a tremendous weight that comes with directing features. I was being asked to direct a show that had already won an Emmy for Best Comedy. Steve Carell and the cast had already won the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.”

― Harold Ramis

“TechStars offers a network, and being a part of that network is an awesome opportunity.”

― Harper Reed

“I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I’ve been taking lessons in Damehood from Judi Dench. Being a Dame is useful in restaurants, hotels, and restaurants, Judi says, but you have to get someone else to do the booking.”

― Harriet Walter

“I think I have a deep-seated fear of being misunderstood. Or being misjudged.”

― Harriet Walter

“I’ve always been somewhere down from the top, so I’ve never had to suffer being knocked off the top.”

― Harrison Ford

“Whenever I say that America has become an empire, someone is sure to say I’m being ridiculous.”

― Harry Browne

“I just liked the feeling of being on stage.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“Nova Scotia as a British colony also came into being as another result of these adventurous British expeditions to North America in the reign of James I.”

― Harry Johnston

“Heading is still a vital part of being a striker, and it isn’t about being the biggest player. Heading the ball is about timing, so work on that in training.”

― Harry Kane

“We live in a world economically, socially, and culturally dependent on science not only functioning well, but being wisely applied.”

― Harry Kroto

“Thinking clearly and effectively is the greatest asset of any human being.”

― Harry Lorayne

“Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.”

― Harry S Truman

“The idea of being associated with Bollywood prompted me to get into DVD distribution.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“I don’t mind if I show myself being cheap or unreasonable sometimes.”

― Harvey Pekar

“Being healthy is the crown that only the sick can see. A lot of times, we take it for granted.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international.”

― Hassanal Bolkiah

“My first shoot was on a rooftop in swimsuits with two plus-size models who were curvy and voluptuous and beautiful, and they taught me so much about being beautiful in any shape or size.”

― Hayley Hasselhoff

“I’m comfortable with being a voluptuous woman because I’m not going to be a size two and that’s ok with me.”

― Hayley Hasselhoff

“I’ve been parading around, leading people, being loud, since forever.”

― Hayley Kiyoko

“I have a horror of being in confined spaces.”

― Hayley Mills

“We recognize the significant burden on patients from continued, rising insurance premiums and being forced increasingly to pay the full list price for medicines at the pharmacy counter.”

― Heather Bresch

“My experiences with gender bias are probably the norm. What I found was that expectations of women were simply lower, and this resulted in being overlooked for certain opportunities.”

― Heather Bresch

“There is risk everywhere. Being alive carries the risk of death.”

― Heather Brooke

“A generation of people are being radicalised by the criminalisation of information sharing.”

― Heather Brooke

“I wish that there were more female driven films, female-centric films being made.”

― Heather Graham

“I totally love being on camera.”

― Heather Langenkamp

“You just have to forgive them for being men.”

― Heather Locklear

“Being an only child, my mother reared me very carefully.”

― Heber J. Grant

“He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.”

― Hector Hugh Munro

“In my humble opinion, the PC as we have known it is in a continuous decline and being relegated to a utility device for businesses.”

― Hector Ruiz

“I went to MIT. I do rocket science. Being a mom is much harder.”

― Heidi Hammel

“Being a Victoria’s Secret model, which was always my dream.”

― Heidi Klum

“I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image.”

― Heidi Montag

“I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.”

― Heinrich Heine

“In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand’s had a leadership role in a lot of things.”

― Helen Clark

“If we can’t have comedy books written about aspects of womanhood without going into a panic attack about it, then we haven’t got very far at being equal.”

― Helen Fielding

“Touch is the mother of the senses. Not only are women more sensitive when they touch, but they’re also more sensitive to being touched.”

― Helen Fisher

“For men, being too put-together implies femininity.”

― Helen Fisher

“Courts are supposed to be places of reason. But this, of course, is a fantasy. I mean, there is reason being used as a technique. But courts, in fact, are baths of emotions.”

― Helen Garner

“That’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, bar none, is having grandchildren and living by them and being part of their lives.”

― Helen Garner

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

― Helen Keller

“If you’re constantly frightened of being unhappy, how bloody exhausting must that be?”

― Helen McCrory

“The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.”

― Helen Mirren

“Sometimes nudity is sexy. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes being clothed is more sexy than being nude.”

― Helen Mirren

“I was never a left-winger, actually. I was a pretend left-winger because it was more interesting than being a right-winger.”

― Helen Mirren

“I take aliens very seriously and don’t appreciate light entertainment or weak approximations being made of them.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn’t heard it.”

― Helen Reddy

“I don’t know about this thing – being famous. I haven’t figured it out yet. It still mystifies me.”

― Helen Slater

“The seeded draw came into being. This means that the two best players of the tournament are placed in opposite halves in the draw, and cannot possibly meet until the finals, if they come through successfully against all the rest of the participants.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“My mom being a psychotherapist, I’ve been brought up with that whole psychoanalytical terrain.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“A big part of leadership is just being comfortable with the fact that some decisions really are only yours.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“I’ve never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.”

― Helmut Jahn

“I have made a very good living, for more than 30 years, by being underestimated.”

― Helmut Kohl

“I decided to become an author when my grandmother taught me to write, when I was six. I can still recall the sensation of being able to turn words into stories. It was a miracle.”

― Henning Mankell

“One of the agonies of being an author is to know when to stop writing.”

― Henning Mankell

“Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed.”

― Henri Bergson

“So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Because the Savior is a resurrected and glorified being, He is not physically with every one of His servants at every moment. But He is perfectly aware of them and their circumstance and able to intervene with His power.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“This issue of border security is not about, about ethnicity. I sit there on occasion with 10 or 12 sheriffs from my district, many of which are Democrats with last names like Reyes, with last names like Herrera and Lucio. And they are crying out for border security as well. So again, this is not an issue about being anti-Mexican.”

― Henry Bonilla

“Henry Cejudo is going to become the greatest combat athlete of all time, being an Olympic champ and a two-division champ in the UFC.”

― Henry Cejudo

“Being humbled is a good thing.”

― Henry Cejudo

“Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life.”

― Henry Cloud

“The power of being in the physical presence of another person delivers real benefits.”

― Henry Cloud

“It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Being is the great explainer.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“I cannot read a single word of the Hindoos without being elevated.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.”

― Henry Flynt

“I resisted being an actor for some time.”

― Henry Hopper

“Being in Hawaii, it’s almost impossible not to be fit, I think.”

― Henry Ian Cusick

“The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”

― Henry James

“It’s a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.”

― Henry James

“To kill a human being is, after all, the least injury you can do him.”

― Henry James

“There has come into being a kind of a Shia belt from Tehran through Baghdad to Beirut. And this gives Iran the opportunity to reconstruct the ancient Persian Empire – this time under the Shia label.”

― Henry Kissinger

“If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.”

― Henry Miller

“Far from being hostile to religion is capable of rendering religion important services.”

― Henry Norris Russell

“The idea of being Treasury secretary in the abstract appealed to me, but my initial inclination was that it wasn’t right for me to take that step.”

― Henry Paulson

“How do you know, right now, that you are aware of being aware, or conscious?”

― Henry Reed

“I love being a storyteller. I love telling stories.”

― Henry Rollins

“Having an identity is one thing. Being born into an identity is quite a different matter.”

― Henry Rollins

“I don’t hate the government. I don’t think the Second Amendment is being infringed upon.”

― Henry Rollins

“I never had any interest in being involved with the Boy Scouts.”

― Henry Rollins

“When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can’t get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he’s either lying or not all that bright.”

― Henry Rollins

“Foul-ups in testing are not uncommon, especially when the test setup is being tried for the first time.”

― Henry Spencer

“Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.”

― Henry Van Dyke

“Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“A human being’s first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.”

― Henry Winkler

“My earliest realization of the stir of national life was the torch parade in the Garfield campaign. On that occasion, I was not only allowed out that night, but I saw the lamps being filled and lighted.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Jazz is about being in the moment.”

― Herbie Hancock

“Each human being exists because there’s something they have to offer for the evolution of the universe that only they can fulfill.”

― Herbie Hancock

“Being a musician is what I do, but it’s not what I am.”

― Herbie Hancock

“I like to be on the edge, on the cutting edge, or be into the unknown, into the territory where I have to depend on being in the moment and depending on my instincts.”

― Herbie Hancock

“I am not fundamentally a musician, I am fundamentally a human being.”

― Herbie Hancock

“Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.”

― Herbie Mann

“There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.”

― Herman Melville

“The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.”

― Herman Wouk

“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.”

― Herman Wouk

“Out of the simple consonants of the alphabet and our eleven vowels and diphthongs all possible syllables of a certain sort were constructed, a vowel sound being placed between two consonants.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“Being branded number one restaurant in the world is actually very humbling.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.”

― Heywood Broun

“I have always had a fascination about what’s inside a human being.”

― Hideo Kojima

“In ‘Demon’s Souls,’ we tried to implement some features in a kind of experimental way, not being sure whether or not it would be popular, but we did it anyway so that we could see how people reacted.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“In my 20s I was in constant pain from undiagnosed endometriosis. With no prospect of a cure, I decided I needed a career – writing – that could accommodate being ill.”

― Hilary Mantel

“I can remember crying on the set of Beverly Hills 90210 after being released from the show a few years ago.”

― Hilary Swank

“We all have different timetables in reaching and realizing that being in healthy partnership is better than being on our own.”

― Hill Harper

“I love being athletic and doing things that are active, even when I’m traveling.”

― Hill Harper

“Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I am neither frustrated nor planning anything other than being the best Secretary of State I could be.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.”

― Hillary Clinton

“There is no formula that I’m aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Honestly, being in a band with two guys has prepared me so much for when it’s time for me to get married!”

― Hillary Scott

“We usually have a fixed routine for our trainings. It is important that we are disciplined throughout because, being athletes, those little things impact our performances on the field.”

― Hima Das

“One thing that I struggled with was not corpsing when you’re being thrown stuff that’s absolutely hilarious by the other actors.”

― Himesh Patel

“Just being around Salman Khan, who is so energetic and humorous at the same time, is always entertaining.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“I don’t have the temperament of being a director.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“I am not thinking about Bollywood and am quite happy being on TV.”

― Hina Khan

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

― Hiro Murai

“Being my father’s son is a kind of privilege.”

― Hisham Matar

“I had to learn how to think as a positive human being, before anything.”

― Hit-Boy

“It’s always really surreal, being on a film set, but inside a beautiful, massive scene.”

― Holliday Grainger

“When I was younger, I was always being told I had a period face, but ‘Bel Ami’ was my first shot at it.”

― Holliday Grainger

“As much as I’d love to be a successful actor, the thought of being recognised in the street is petrifying.”

― Holliday Grainger

“Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.”

― Holly Near

“The mining towns I describe in the ‘Helium-3’ novel series are not unlike Coalwood, but there is one major difference: Those towns, rather than being located in the Appalachian coalfields, are on the moon.”

― Homer Hickam

“I grew out of the habit of thinking or worrying about being seen as the typical Asian. I don’t even know what that means anymore. I’m not really concerned with it.”

― Hong Chau

“With ‘Downsizing,’ a lot of the discussion hasn’t been about the film itself, but about cultural and political conversations happening outside of it. It’s being digested in the context of the time.”

― Hong Chau

“The study of celestial phenomena at radio wavelengths, radio astronomy came into being after the accidental discovery of cosmic radiation by radio engineer Karl Jansky in 1933.”

― Honor Harger

“There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if you’re a ballplayer.”

― Honus Wagner

“In our tiny town, my father wasn’t a scientist – he was the scientist, and being a scientist wasn’t his job: it was his identity.”

― Hope Jahren

“A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.”

― Horace Mann

“Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.”

― Horace Smith

“Nearly every tribe and nearly every human being has gods. Belief in gods is all over the place. It’s universal. It squeaks and squoozes from every pore of humanity.”

― Howard Bloom

“We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects.”

― Howard Carter

“Many a woman has suffered at the hands of a Paul Morel. There’s more than one way of being brutal.”

― Howard Jacobson

“You won’t get a rational assessment of a political party from a member, and you won’t get a reasoned account of the joys of being ‘linked’ from somebody who’s already ‘in.’”

― Howard Jacobson

“Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.”

― Howard Kurtz

“Haverford was there for me and taught me what it meant to be a human being.”

― Howard Lutnick

“I love being the underdog.”

― Howard Schultz

“In Castling, the King must be moved first, or before the Rook is quitted. If the Rook be quitted before the King is touched, the opposing player may demand that the move of the Rook shall stand without the Castling being completed.”

― Howard Staunton

“I don’t like being 50 and I don’t like thinking about death.”

― Howard Stern

“It’s no treat being in bed with me.”

― Howard Stern

“I’m very proud of being a Backstreet Boy, so why stray too far from the mold?”

― Howie Dorough

“I think being a dad is scary. I mean, I’m not that grown-up myself.”

― Howie Mandel

“There’s not a lot of room for thinking in popular culture; there’s not a lot of room for being conflicted.”

― Hozier

“Being in a studio is quite a creative and energetic process.”

― Hozier

“I’m not quite used to being seen through the eyes of fans yet. Being met with squeals and screams – I haven’t gotten used to that.”

― Hozier

“I don’t have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.”

― Hugh Grant

“Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.”

― Hugh Hefner

“Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.”

― Hugh Jackman

“The strange thing – and this is one of the advantages of being incredibly shallow and superficial – is that wherever I am, that’s sort of home.”

― Hugh Laurie

“I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.”

― Hugo Chavez

“Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing.”

― Hugo Weaving

“I love being surrounded by women.”

― Hunx

“I’m bored of just being in a band and touring.”

― Hunx

“As soon as the makeup comes on, I transform myself. I like being an entertainer and putting on a show.”

― Hunx

“A city, far from being a cluster of buildings, is actually a sequence of spaces enclosed and defined by buildings.”

― I. M. Pei

“Even in my side of the world, I’ve been in publishing for what, 25 or 26 years, and it’s gone from being a gentlemen’s club to being a few big players, and it’s very corporatised.”

― Iain Banks

“You really are being quite foolish to smoke.”

― Iain Glen

“I’ve been aware of the work I do as an actor being directorial in feel.”

― Iain Glen

“Attention may sound dull, but it is an essential aspect of consciousness. In fact, it governs what it is that we turn out to be conscious of, and therefore plays a part in the coming into being of whatever exists for us.”

― Iain McGilchrist

“Hackney at certain epochs has given itself suburban airs and graces, before being slapped down and consigned once more to the dump bin of aborted ambition.”

― Iain Sinclair

“Hell is being stuck in a lift with Elton John and the Queen Mother.”

― Ian Brown

“Putting another human being above yourself isn’t healthy. I think it’s capitalistic.”

― Ian Brown

“I remember I got an ALMA award for an actor being on three shows simultaneously.”

― Ian Gomez

“I’m all about being self-deprecating because I think it’s hilarious.”

― Ian Harding

“There’s so much that I want to see and do, and being megafamous is not on my to-do list.”

― Ian Harding

“Not being able to work would make me very unhappy.”

― Ian Hart

“I’m often accused of being prudish, but the opposite is true.”

― Ian Hislop

“Not being boring is quite a challenge.”

― Ian Mcewan

“When I went to lobby Nelson Mandela while the post-apartheid constitution was being drafted, I asked him to endorse making it illegal to discriminate on grounds of sexuality. I’d been warned that he might giggle if I mentioned homosexuality.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I’m not being offered a constant stream of wonderful parts with wonderful directors that would keep me away from the theatre. When they turn up, I do them.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Every human being makes mistakes.”

― Ian Smith

“Being a dad is the best role I’ve ever played, with all due respect to Steve Sanders. It really is the best thing ever.”

― Ian Ziering

“There’s a sense of being under siege in many Muslim communities. People just assume there are agents or informants in their mosque now. It’s a fact of life.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“I ain’t got no beef with east coast, I think it’s just being hyped up.”

― Ice T

“An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

― Ida Pauline Rolf

“Being a role model is about being true to myself.”

― Idina Menzel

“I just enjoy being onstage and relating to the audience.”

― Idina Menzel

“The intensity of being in front of all these incredible musicians and tremendous conductors in these elaborate halls can be overwhelming.”

― Idina Menzel

“The less I talk about being black, the better.”

― Idris Elba

“I love musk oil. There’s something about musk that makes it memorable without being overpowering.”

― Iggy Azalea

“Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?”

― Igor Stravinsky

“’Hispanic’ was the term adopted by the government – by the Nixon government in particular – and that made the community feel it was being branded.”

― Ilan Stavans

“Mexico is very well positioned in the IT sector, thanks to our closeness to North America and how things are being developed in Silicon Valley.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I like being thrown out of my comfort zone.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I don’t like being jealous.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I think being an immigrant makes me overly optimistic.”

― Ilhan Omar

“I have a duty to teach my people about their rights and protect them from being bamboozled.”

― Ilhan Omar

“I was always rewarded for being funny. I liked being funny.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Part of being a comic is being flexible, being versatile.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I got a job as a coat check girl at a nightclub – this was in my first few months of being in L.A.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Our suspicions are being confirmed that Nashi will serve as a cover for storm brigades that will use violence against democratic organisations.”

― Ilya Yashin

“I do admit to being slightly in love with Christopher Walken.”

― Imogen Poots

“I dreaded having a boring life when I grew up. And I certainly can’t complain about being bored.”

― Ina May Gaskin

“Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think I’m being too greedy.”

― Inbee Park

“There’s a difference in being opinionated and judgmental; I’m still trying to figure out what that fine line is – I think we are all.”

― India Arie

“When I perform, I’m just very much just being myself.”

― India Arie

“I’m actually not a fan of the word ‘woke.’ I think the connotation of that means being socially aware, which is a beautiful thing to be. But it does not take into account being self-aware.”

― India Arie

“All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.”

― Indira Gandhi

“Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“There are advantages to being a star though – you can always get a table in a full restaurant.”

― Ingrid Bergman

“It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive.”

― Ingrid Newkirk

“Being chief selector has been the most challenging role of my cricket career, as I was heavily criticised for my decisions, and I couldn’t respond much.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“Besides being a sportsman, I am also a human being.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I know there are some actors who are just brilliant at improvising and brilliant at just being in the moment and doing it there and then. I’m not one of those actors.”

― Ioan Gruffudd

“No one ever complains about a speech being too short!”

― Ira Hayes

“You can be aware of the passing of time without being nostalgic.”

― Ira Sachs

“Being an artist is in part an act of rupture.”

― Ira Sachs

“It’s easy to make a film, but it’s hard to make a career of being a filmmaker.”

― Ira Sachs

“I love walks, hiking, exploring and being on the beach.”

― Ireland Baldwin

“Being well-dressed is a wonderful thing, but I don’t think it should be life threatening.”

― Iris Apfel

“I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.”

― Iris Murdoch

“Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.”

― Iris Murdoch

“Our Bollywood stars who talk of being part of 100 crore films, I think I belong to the 1,000 crore club.”

― Irrfan Khan

“Culture is important. Wars are fought over culture. It’s not just about folks showing up and being hoity-toity. Culture is about definition.”

― Irvin Mayfield

“A degree is an asset, but it doesn’t mean anything by itself. It’s just another asset. So is being persuasive, having good personality, being smart.”

― Irvin Mayfield

“I didn’t have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Yet Aristotle’s excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon.”

― Irving Babbitt

“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.”

― Irving Berlin

“Americans do not have a good track record when it comes to preparing for disasters, unless they see a clear possibility of personally being in harms way.”

― Irwin Redlener

“A writer is a human being. He has to live with a sense of honor.”

― Irwin Shaw

“At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded.”

― Irwin Shaw

“Taylor being married and so on, that does evolve the dynamic on the road.”

― Isaac Hanson

“Being an entrepreneur means being a creative businessperson.”

― Isaac Hanson

“With all its being, the Labor Party supports Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Labor built the state, and its leaders formulated the Declaration of Independence, the foundational document that anchors Israel as a Jewish state.”

― Isaac Herzog

“The smaller the planets are, they are, other things being equal, of so much the greater density; for so the powers of gravity on their several surfaces come nearer to equality. They are likewise, other things being equal, of the greater density, as they are nearer to the sun.”

― Isaac Newton

“Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live.”

― Isaac Rosenberg

“I love teenagers. I loved being a teenager.”

― Isabel Gillies

“Life is funny, at the same time being totally harsh.”

― Isabel Gillies

“I grew up being very interested in Greek mythology because my mum read to my sister and I.”

― Isabel Lucas

“The kimono, haori, and girdle, and even the long hanging sleeves, have only parallel seams, and these are only tacked or basted, as the garments, when washed, are taken to pieces, and each piece, after being very slightly stiffened, is stretched upon a board to dry.”

― Isabella Bird

“I would like to be forgotten. What’s so good about being remembered?”

― Isabella Rossellini

“I loved my career as a model, and that evolved into being an actress.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“But no one frees himself from being in love in three days.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“For me, being an actress is not just a profession but a profession of faith.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.”

― Isaiah Berlin

“I’m OK with being the Old Spice Guy because before I was the Old Spice Guy I was the guy looking for work on his couch.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“You know, I stopped being competitive after I played football.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“We were going to have to experiment, and we needed to develop our younger players. And a lot of the changes were because of injuries. But that’s where I give a lot of credit to the group in terms of being able to maintain things.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“I don’t ever wanna blame my body for not being right.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“I dreamt of being an Aerie model before I came to New York. That was one of the main reasons I came to New York and wanted to get signed.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“When you’re younger, being a redhead is… Well, my two brothers teased me no end.”

― Isla Fisher

“Being a mother is by far my greatest accomplishment.”

― Isla Fisher

“I am very fortunate in that I have spent pretty much my whole life being a writer, and before I was a writer, I was a storyteller.”

― Isobelle Carmody

“I do see, in some younger writers, elements and things that I have used – and I am very touched and flattered because I am part of a tapestry that is being absorbed by authors.”

― Isobelle Carmody

“What’s gratifying is that it’s my books that are being read and reread until they’re battered over the years. I love that.”

― Isobelle Carmody

“I grew up with three sisters, so I got used to being around them and all of their worries about fashion and what they are wearing.”

― Israel Broussard

“My touchstone started out being – and is still – exploring the ways by which to make clothing from a single piece of cloth.”

― Issey Miyake

“Being a part of ‘Chasing Life’ has been the greatest thing I’ve done, both personally and professionally.”

― Italia Ricci

“A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era.”

― Ivan Allen

“Leadership does not depend on being right.”

― Ivan Illich

“Me and my peers, we’re working really hard at being moms and sisters and professionals.”

― Ivanka Trump

“To be honest, I really don’t like being the sex object.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.”

― J. B. Priestley

“Part of being a top-20 firm is mind-share.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“When I’m writing a movie, it’s usually pretty close to what the movie is going to be, which is just a luxury of being a writer-director.”

― J. C. Chandor

“Most writers flinch at the thought of being completely honest about themselves. So absolute honesty is what marks the true modern.”

― J. G. Ballard

“I don’t care about being famous.”

― J.I.D

“Making movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever; I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister’s head using alginating plaster.”

― J. J. Abrams

“When there’s an authentic mystery, as opposed to just a question being asked, that’s what makes you lean forward.”

― J. J. Abrams

“I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.”

― J. K. Rowling

“We’re raising a generation of kids who are being overly praised for incredibly minor accomplishments. I think it’s counter-productive.”

― J. K. Simmons

“Being evil is easy.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I completely agree with feeling the need for or the benefits of being pushed and of being directed on a project and collaborating.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I’d always had the concern that being in commercials would affect my credibility when I was getting started as a TV and film actor.”

― J. K. Simmons

“Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.”

― J. Martin Kohe

“Stage-persona notwithstanding, I’m extremely shy and quiet. Almost painfully shy. People misinterpret that as being above it all or not interested.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.”

― J. Paul Getty

“Shaming people into being virtuous doesn’t change behaviour.”

― Jaan Tallinn

“I would absolutely classify as being incredibly progressive the fact that I am the third female prime minister.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“There was this darkness about being from New Jersey.”

― Jack Antonoff

“I hear my songs being sung by females before I change them and make them into my voice.”

― Jack Antonoff

“I have no problem being mainstream. I grew up in the ’90s when the mainstream was amazing.”

― Jack Antonoff

“The lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show isn’t something I gravitate toward.”

― Jack Gleeson

“Historical science is being left in the dust.”

― Jack Horner

“Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them.”

― Jack Kingston

“I had the benefit of there being no stigma attached to the arts. My brother’s a ballet dancer, and he never came up against anything.”

― Jack Lowden

“For one thing, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being nice. There is nothing uncool about it; there’s nothing wrong with being kind.”

― Jack McBrayer

“I was at Everton from the age seven. Being there 14 years meant any move was going to be big.”

― Jack Rodwell

“Live stand-up is my thing. I love being on stage and just messing around.”

― Jack Whitehall

“I don’t think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace.”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.”

― Jackie Kennedy

“He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.”

― Jackie Kennedy

“Everybody knows Sai Baba. Being an actor, I had to be extremely convincing while portraying the role.”

― Jackie Shroff

“Winning is a different thing, but even being nominated for an award like Filmfare is an honour.”

― Jackie Shroff

“I wanted to write or direct more than I wanted to be in front of the camera. I still occasionally feel completely uncomfortable being looked at.”

― Jacob Anderson

“There’s nothing wrong with being yourself.”

― Jacob Batalon

“People refer to me as part of the MCU, as opposed to just being this actor. Honestly, it’s an honor.”

― Jacob Batalon

“To me, being an intellectual doesn’t mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.”

― Jacob Bronowski

“A nanny, by being the child’s doughty defender, may put sensitive noses out of joint.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“I’m of the opinion that one of the perks of being in Parliament is not having to do the school run.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“Sexual signals can be received without being consciously sent.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“What I realized on the ‘Grasshopper’ was that I wasn’t sure that I liked being in every shot. It wasn’t fun.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“I started piano lessons when I was four; I was being classically trained at the Colburn School.”

― Jacqueline Emerson

“Bollywood being Bollywood, you hear promises all the time.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I’m very used to being in India now and to working with actors and directors I’m comfortable with because I know them already.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“We are trying to push the envelope with a lot of characters in ‘Brothers.’ We are going out of the way and being honest to our roles.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I don’t like being over-friendly, as people could take me for granted.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“I love being part of the team.”

― Jacqueline McKenzie

“I think, even though homophobia still exists, there is much more of a dialogue and a taboo around being homophobic.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Being a Witness was too closed an experience. That’s what I walked away from, not the things I believe.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.”

― Jacques Barzun

“I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.”

― Jacques Derrida

“For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.”

― Jacques Lacan

“As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.”

― Jacques Lacan

“I’m competitive, but that doesn’t stop me from being realistic.”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“Everybody just uses the one-move rule without realising when it is too late to actually move and cross over and when it is actually being dangerous.”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“Becoming a grandmother has felt like being a mother.”

― Jade Jagger

“Being born was the most influential thing that’s ever happened to me, for myself.”

― Jaden Smith

“Fearmongering has always happened, which, through technology, is being spread faster.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Insight essentially means being able to see things other people are not able to see. This is the hallmark of leadership.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Essentially, all life on the planet is coming from the earth. Whether it is a human being or an earthworm, it is the same soil.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Being mentally ill is not a joke. It is a most painful thing.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Coming out of college, I got a lot of notoriety for being the old-school center.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Being the No. 1 pick isn’t that important to me.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’m definitely used to being the centerpiece of a team.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I became a better talker on the floor, being at Duke, being in leadership with Coach K, and I think I got better defensively as the season progressed.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Being from Chicago, an inner-city kid, I’m fortunate enough now to be able to help the kids here when I come back, when I’m in town.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I can’t just suddenly become ‘Little Peace and Love Jair’… I’ve got to carry on being the same person.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“Being in the same sentence as Bob Gibson, that’s incredible.”

― Jake Arrieta

“What’s cool about Spider-Man is that it’s everybody – anyone, you put on the suit, anyone believes that you’re Spider-Man. That’s what’s charming about the character. He’s anyone. He’s a huge nerd that ends up being this huge superhero.”

― Jake Epstein

“I had some issues. When I first had to deal with being in ‘Star Wars,’ you know, who wouldn’t?”

― Jake Lloyd

“I just enjoy being around fans, man.”

― Jake Roberts

“I’ve never been great at being really analytical about myself.”

― Jake Shears

“It is a lot of fun being in the Scissor Sisters.”

― Jake Shears

“Being fundamentally decent and honest and willing to put others before yourself – that’s necessary for being an effective policymaker.”

― Jake Sullivan

“Love is higher than the Highest. Love is greater than the Greatest. Yea, it is in a certain sense greater than God; while yet, in the highest sense of all, God is Love, and Love is God. Love being the highest principle is the virtue of all virtues; from whence they flow forth.”

― Jakob Bohme

“A Christian is of no sect. He can dwell in the midst of sects, and appear in their services, without being attached or bound to any. He hath but one knowledge, and that is, Christ in him.”

― Jakob Bohme

“For God is himself the Being of all Beings, and we are as gods in him, through whom he revealeth himself.”

― Jakob Bohme

“Any kid in my position coming from being an All-American and all that wants to be the guy that makes all the plays coming into their freshman year.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I’ve always worked hard at being a well-rounded player.”

― Jalen Rose

“Then I just moved into being a DJ when that turned into the hottest thing.”

― Jam Master Jay

“Time is the element that controls the consciousness, the very being of the people.”

― Jamaica Kincaid

“I’m so used to being misunderstood.”

― Jamaica Kincaid

“Greed, accident, or malice may have harmful results, but, barring something truly apocalyptic, a resilient system can absorb such results without its overall health being threatened.”

― Jamais Cascio

“Nature stopped being natural decades ago.”

― Jamais Cascio

“Saudi Arabia has been successful in preventing Houthi missiles from causing substantial damage. Yet, the inability of Saudi authorities in preventing Houthi missiles from being fired in the first place serves as an embarrassing reminder that the kingdom’s leadership is unable to restrain their Iranian-backed opponent.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“I really don’t like being in jail.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“That’s what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it’s the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach.”

― Jamal Lewis

“School was horrific for me, constantly an outcast for being a geek.”

― Jameela Jamil

“When I stepped into the industry, I was dealt this bizarre persona of being this sarcastic fashionista ‘it girl’ who is friends with loads of celebrities. That couldn’t be further from the truth.”

― Jameela Jamil

“I really, really love being a mum and I absolutely love being a singer so I couldn’t be happier.”

― Jamelia

“I had dreams of being chased by a creature down an alleyway on a regular basis. I’d have dreams of being ripped apart.”

― James Allen McCune

“Everyone is different. We all suffer from the disease of being human. There are a thousand cures but no antidotes.”

― James Altucher

“Being a leader doesn’t mean you are the guy who runs things.”

― James Altucher

“I’m always trying to improve whether by being more consistent, accurate, fitter or able to bowl longer spells.”

― James Anderson

“I don’t like half-volleys being driven for four.”

― James Anderson

“I was the tallest guy in the school, and I was very conscious of being larger than anybody – classmates and teachers.”

― James Arness

“I’m 100 million percent not homophobic. I despise that label being attached to me.”

― James Arthur

“I don’t have anything against SyCo or ‘X Factor’ or any of that. I’m just a guy who got really afraid of not being in control.”

― James Arthur

“The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”

― James Baldwin

“I grew up in suburban New Jersey in a transitional area that was surrounded by farmland that wasn’t being cultivated.”

― James Balog

“Celebrities in general are pretty democratic, just being in the theater. Plus, I’m from Chicago. But Obama’s sensible… he’s just a reasonable, sensible human being.”

― James Belushi

“At some stage in the process, most mainstream pop records are being manipulated and possibly completely rebuilt on a computer, with a visual program.”

― James Blake

“It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.”

― James Bovard

“Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.”

― James Branch Cabell

“I started out with this dream of being a director and doing cinematography and bought my first film camera at 15.”

― James Brolin

“Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.”

― James Broughton

“Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.”

― James Broughton

“The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don’t have no down time.”

― James Brown

“Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance.”

― James C. Maxwell

“I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me.”

― James C. Maxwell

“I like being on the side of healthcare consumer.”

― James Carville

“When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession.”

― James Carville

“When you dehumanize a group, there’s lasting consequences because they know that they’re being dehumanized.”

― James Carville

“No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized.”

― James Cash Penney

“We have perpetrated a myth in our society that being brave means not being afraid, but that’s wrong.”

― James Comey

“Martha Stewart is being prosecuted not for who she is but what she did.”

― James Comey

“The threat here focuses primarily on troubled souls in America who are being inspired or enabled online to do something violent for ISIL.”

― James Comey

“I enjoy, always, the feeling of being in front of an audience.”

― James Corden

“’Jamie’ is what my mother gave me, and that takes the onus off of being big. Somebody thinks, ‘Oh, Jamie – how threatening can he be?’”

― James Cromwell

“I was blown away by being able to color. Then I started to draw… bringing a blank white canvas to life was fascinating.”

― James De La Vega

“I think it helps a lot when they tell people that Teri Hatcher likes you. If you’re Teri Hatcher’s boyfriend, suddenly you’re hunky I guess. I’ve spent 40 years being average and now I’m Teri hatcher’s boyfriend and here we are. I’ve been really fortunate.”

― James Denton

“So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it.”

― James Dickey

“Being bridled, or yielding obediently to restraint, is necessary for our personal growth and progression.”

― James E. Faust

“I could give you some names of Workshop participants who are as good as many who are being published but haven’t had the right editor recognize their merit or have not been adequately published.”

― James E. Gunn

“If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive.”

― James E. Rogers

“Speech is a very important aspect of being human. A whisper doesn’t cut it.”

― James Earl Jones

“I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.”

― James Earl Jones

“So in my sophomore year, I took a senior anatomy class. I thought anatomy – being the thing that I should be most interested in – and if I could hack, as we called it, a senior class, I would continue. I didn’t hack the senior class.”

― James Earl Jones

“I think self-criticism is sort of a given when you’re an actor. It’s also about being curious and not being flippant. Anyone who accepts being in this noble profession is automatically self-critical.”

― James Earl Jones

“No real-world human being brings to the U.S. presidency the range of attributes necessary for full success in the job.”

― James Fallows

“When I was living in China, I learned to make things hyper-explicit because often they were being read by people whose command of English kept them from picking up what I thought were obvious signals.”

― James Fallows

“I’ve never had any interest at all in being a journalist or writing some sort of historically accurate autobiography.”

― James Frey

“Being unprepared heightens nerves.”

― James Galway

“Wikipedians believe (and I do, too) that bits, being abstract, will outlast paper.”

― James Gleick

“When I was quite young, I dreamed of being a painter.”

― James Gray

“It’s not just being called to the ministry that counts.”

― James Green Somerville

“If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now.”

― James Hillman

“We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office.”

― James Hillman

“What a thing is and what it means are not separate, the former being physical and the latter mental as we are accustomed to believe.”

― James J. Gibson

“There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.”

― James Joyce

“What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines.”

― James L. Buckley

“I’m an artist, and an artist doesn’t worry about being politically correct when I write.”

― James L. Dolan

“If you are going to replace somebody off of one of the bills – which I have no problem with a lady being on one of the bills – that you would replace the 20.”

― James Lankford

“I understand the significance of being one of 18 senators in Oklahoma history.”

― James Lankford

“There is only one person in the State Department that can sign off on State Department personnel being in a facility that doesn’t meet security standards, and it’s the secretary of state.”

― James Lankford

“The consequence was, that the most sudden and visible good effects were perceived from the use of oranges and lemons; one of those who had taken them, being at the end of 6 days fit for duty.”

― James Lind

“In the case of the armies at Fredericksburg it would have been, to say the least, very hazardous to give counter-attack, the Federal position being about as strong as ours from which we had driven them back.”

― James Longstreet

“Pickett’s lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.”

― James Longstreet

“Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.”

― James M. Barrie

“Me being at Coventry, instead of a big Premier League club, probably helped me develop. You don’t get put in the academy system, playing Under-18s and Under-23s.”

― James Maddison

“Being booked for simulation is never good.”

― James Maddison

“The only way you’re going to improve is playing games and learning, being a regular week on week.”

― James Maddison

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

― James Madison

“I would not think twice about being part of any incarnation of the ‘X-Men’ films.”

― James Marsden

“I’m quite comfortable with being a geek. I’ve been a geek since high school.”

― James Marsters

“I’m in favour of the old roles being blurred. The old division at school where the boys did metalwork and woodwork and the girls did needlework and domestic science is awful, really – and I’m glad it’s gone.”

― James May

“Not being part of the BBC with ‘Top Gear’ any more does pain me, because it’s an organisation I approve of.”

― James May

“I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am.”

― James McAvoy

“I decided to give up the idea of being a priest before I decided I wanted to be an actor. I considered it for a couple of weeks, really. I’m a young Catholic, do you know what I mean. You’re going to consider it.”

― James McAvoy

“Shakespeare’s stories are still very strong. He structured fantastic stories about things that were fundamental to the human being and psyche.”

― James McAvoy

“Everybody knew James Brown. Every musician dreamed of being in his band.”

― James McBride

“Being a best-selling author doesn’t make you a millionaire. It’s not like Stephen King.”

― James McBride

“My goal is to be able to fill out one of those forms that asks ‘Who are you?’ and be able to just put ‘Human being,’ you know?”

― James McBride

“A lot of the time, you compromise., which is fine – it’s part of not being totally insane.”

― James Murphy

“Being in a person’s head for five months, where they’re so hateful, is kind of exhausting.”

― James Norton

“I’m not that interested in just being around powerful people for the sake of it.”

― James P. Gorman

“I think e-books are terrific in their own right. I love being able to get on a plane and basically carry around seven books and it weigh 10 ounces.”

― James Patterson

“Feeling better is not actually being better.”

― James Randi

“Being with nature opens us up to divine experience.”

― James Redfield

“I was always a Real Madrid fan. I always followed them and always dreamed about being here.”

― James Rodriguez

“Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.”

― James Russell Lowell

“I was hell-bent on being a soccer player all through junior high and high school.”

― James Snyder

“I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.”

― James Taylor

“I’m looking forward to being able to retire from being a public figure and being able to afford to be myself!”

― James Taylor

“All of these people kept on being professional musicians and composers in the strictest sense.”

― James Tenney

“We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.”

― James Thurber

“If you’re not an optimist, forget being an artist.”

― James Turrell

“The wonderful thing about being an artist in L.A. is that there is no taste. There’s anarchy of taste, which seems good to me.”

― James Turrell

“My first film out of the gate was financially so successful that I guess, being in Hollywood, you get kind of put into a certain box.”

― James Wan

“What’s funny is, when I made ‘Saw,’ I got accused of being a fascist, when I made ‘Insidious,’ I got accused of being godless, and now I made the ‘Conjuring’ films, and I’m accused of being too much God.”

― James Wan

“A lot of the best stories are now being told on television.”

― James Watkins

“I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians.”

― James Welch

“Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys’ choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“It isn’t that NPR is matriarchal but that it has dedicated itself to not being patriarchal in its outlook and presentation, stipulating from the outset that its headline voices would not resound across the fruited plains from big male bags of air sent from Mount Olympus.”

― James Wolcott

“Celebrity – I don’t even know what that means. Obviously it’s the same basic word as celebration, but I don’t know what’s being celebrated.”

― James Woods

“The interesting thing about overeating or being obese is there’s this physical manifestation of it.”

― Jami Attenberg

“I don’t know if I had ever found my place in the world until I fully committed to being a writer.”

― Jami Attenberg

“Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level.”

― Jami Gertz

“I think American audiences are open to people with accents and different nationalities being on the screen.”

― Jamie Bamber

“I tend to thrive on being misquoted. It’s the only way I sound good.”

― Jamie Campbell Bower

“To be honest with you, I’m more of a girl’s girl. I’m much more comfortable being around other girls.”

― Jamie Chung

“It’s a strange environment, being hounded. The paparazzi are cretins.”

― Jamie Dornan

“Being a leading man can come in many different forms.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I’m always having ideas. I’d like to continue being able to realise the ideas I have.”

― Jamie Hewlett

“I get excited by being in the studio and could never get burnt out in there.”

― Jamie Hince

“Terry Gilliam has directed some of the best examples of what I like to see in a film – one of them being ‘Baron Munchausen.’”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I obviously enjoy being wealthy. It’s enabled me to have a career that I’ve chosen and not one that I’ve been forced into.”

― Jamie Johnson

“I wasn’t planning on being a comedian; I just liked to laugh. Somebody said I should do it and that’s how I started.”

― Jamie Kennedy

“Now all of a sudden I’m so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“I used to dream of being normal. For me, if Kirk Douglas walked into the house, that was normal.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else, whereas these books are distilled from me.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“I’m a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“I would love being the soccer mom.”

― Jamie Lynn Spears

“To me, being in the studio is one of the most exciting parts about being an artist.”

― Jamie Lynn Spears

“It’s not enough just being a good passer of the ball.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“Being in the Premier League would be a dream come true.”

― Jamie Vardy

“I can’t really go without being noticed. I’ll keep my head a bit lower than usual. I’ve got to keep my head out of trouble, because if it goes on, it would be ‘Harry Potter boy this, Harry Potter boy that.’”

― Jamie Waylett

“Nothing is more uninteresting than completely knowing somebody, being totally at ease.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“Being a painter is the only profession where you have to stand there with all your shortcomings on the wall.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“With lyrics, being a poet gave me a different approach than other people.”

― Jamila Woods

“Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing.”

― Jan de Bont

“The most important and urgent appeal we have to make is for an immediate cease-fire. Initial reports from the cease-fire talks being held in N’Djamena in Chad are not very encouraging.”

― Jan Egeland

“No amount of humanitarian assistance can protect people from being attacked.”

― Jan Egeland

“What makes our product work is the way we’re tightly focused on messaging and being an SMS replacement.”

― Jan Koum

“I try to be classic without being mumsy.”

― Jane Asher

“To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.”

― Jane Austen

“Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.”

― Jane Austen

“Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.”

― Jane Austen

“I’m a big foodie, I do a lot of yoga – I love yoga – I love running… I just enjoy being really active, and traveling.”

― Jane Chen

“I don’t tweet or do any other social media, so I don’t know what’s being said out there.”

― Jane Elliot

“I have always had a bee in my bonnet about being seen to do things for myself.”

― Jane Fallon

“I love being at home.”

― Jane Fallon

“A mother who is obsessing about being thin and dieting and exercising is not going to be a very good mother.”

― Jane Fonda

“I’ve been accused of being too flexible, too willing to mold myself to men, and that’s something I’m constantly working on.”

― Jane Fonda

“’Stardust’ ended up being my first film in 2007.”

― Jane Goldman

“The wonderful thing about being a writer is that everything that happens is grist to the mill.”

― Jane Green

“The family and Stephen were my reason for being. Without that, I felt I was nothing.”

― Jane Hawking

“The excitement of being in a rehearsal room is good for me.”

― Jane Krakowski

“Writing – not being a writer with interesting habits – gets priority.”

― Jane Lindskold

“I love being the villain.”

― Jane Lynch

“I get the male thing. I like being that for a woman. But I also like being a woman, too. I like being girly.”

― Jane Lynch

“A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.”

― Jane Pauley

“In many ways, being honest about ‘Huckleberry Finn’ goes right to the heart of whether we can be honest about our heritage and our identity as Americans.”

― Jane Smiley

“I had spent years thinking about one thing while I was doing another. I had, in fact, prided myself on being able to do two things at once.”

― Jane Smiley

“Someone once told me that being in the closet is like living in a vertical casket. Perfect description.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“’On earth the living have much to bear;’ the difference is chiefly in the manner of bearing, and my manner of bearing is far from being the best.”

― Jane Welsh Carlyle

“I love being a Go-Go. It definitely has its ups and downs, and we have a very intense energy with each other.”

― Jane Wiedlin

“To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“If you aren’t overly effusive or really nicey-nice with the press, you get a reputation for being outspoken or difficult.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“The hardest thing about being an actor, for me, is that if you are the 0.00001% of individuals who wants to do it, you’re a freak. And you’re an assertive freak. Though actors are often shy, there’s this tremendous assertive extroversion in you somewhere.”

― Janel Moloney

“I am really looking forward to being a role model for girls.”

― Janel Parrish

“I like being able to provide consistent and frequent literary choices for my fans.”

― Janet Evanovich

“Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.”

― Janet Fitch

“It’s really about being pleased with yourself.”

― Janet Jackson

“I was very nervous about the accent. I was very nervous about being an American.”

― Janet McTeer

“I think that a woman’s right to choose should be protected. I think it should be protected from physical conduct that prevents that right to choose from being freely exercised.”

― Janet Reno

“I get accused of being a social worker every now and then.”

― Janet Reno

“What makes our country unique is its commitment to being open, to making its leaders accountable.”

― Janet Reno

“Being a teenager is complicated.”

― Janet Varney

“The good thing about being in San Francisco is it’s a city that seems to have the flexibility and undefined boundaries.”

― Janet Varney

“In my day, I, being the first supermodel, I hawked everything.”

― Janice Dickinson

“Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.”

― Janine Benyus

“As it gets closer and more probable, being a star is really losing its meaning.”

― Janis Joplin

“Being yourself is one of the greatest things you can possibly do. Being true to yourself.”

― Jann Wenner

“Very few movies I’ve done I regret being involved in.”

― Jared Harris

“Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film.”

― Jared Leto

“The most important thing to keep in mind in being effective is focus.”

― Jared Polis

“Businesses have no place being ‘too big to fail.’”

― Jared Polis

“I’ve occasionally been wrong about certain things, which is in a way more delightful than being right.”

― Jaron Lanier

“It’s really hard work being a model.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“Being mum is a number one job. That takes priority.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“Anyone who’s been reading my stuff can see that there’s a lot of tracks being laid for future stories.”

― Jason Aaron

“The necessity for ‘professionals’ in the entertainment industry is being constantly challenged.”

― Jason Alexander

“I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it.”

― Jason Alexander

“Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor.”

― Jason Bateman

“There are worse things than being constantly hired to do anything.”

― Jason Bateman

“To have the privileged position of being the guy who is responsible for shaping the entire experience for an audience as opposed to being just one instrument in that orchestra, being an actor, it’s all-encompassing.”

― Jason Bateman

“For some reason, people value being scared less than they value laughing.”

― Jason Blum

“For a first-time entrepreneur, there’s nothing better than being in Silicon Valley because there is so much going on, and there’s such a large number of inventors, that even a B level idea or a C level idea could be nurtured and be given venture capital there.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Government is not being honest with taxpayers when it renews existing tax breaks and calls them new tax cuts.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I think I’ve earned a reputation of being fair and that I’ll hear all sides from the entire political spectrum.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“There’s a lot of spotlight that comes along with being the best in the world.”

― Jason Day

“I had a very boring life, which is fine. I like being boring.”

― Jason Day

“Success isn’t about being the biggest. It’s about letting the right size find you.”

― Jason Fried

“Frankly, a lot of candidates have no problem being sold to the highest bidder if it means they will win.”

― Jason Kander

“Being able to run an NBA team at 19 is not easy.”

― Jason Kidd

“After doing the first couple scenes and I got used to being in front of a few people it got easier and easier. In Chasing Amy, I wasn’t nervous at all. And in Dogma, the same.”

― Jason Mewes

“I want to keep continuously going through all the pages in the book of being an actor.”

― Jason Mitchell

“I grew up being an artist, but also rock-climbing and traveling the world and teaching my kids.”

― Jason Momoa

“Being Irish, I grew up eating a Sunday roast.”

― Jason O’Mara

“Now, being on the cover of Vanity Fair is as important as being in great movies. The lines are very, very blurred.”

― Jason Patric

“The only thing that can stop me from being me is me.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“Being injured, nobody wants to be injured.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“The stories of kids who grew up in communities like mine weren’t being written about in many books for kids.”

― Jason Reynolds

“It’s 90 percent rejection, being an actor.”

― Jason Robards

“I’m not as big a soccer fan as people might imagine, being British.”

― Jason Statham

“I love westerns. It’s guys being guys. There’s no room for frilly stuff.”

― Jason Statham

“I’m that weird guy; I hate being told what to do.”

― Jason Winston George

“Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy.”

― Jasper Carrott

“Being on a team with four All-Stars is unheard of.”

― JaVale McGee

“I’ve always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.”

― Javier Bardem

“The fact that I like to make characters doesn’t mean that I like to watch my characters being made, my performance.”

― Javier Bardem

“I can’t imagine what it would be like being James Bond 24 hours. That must be exhausting.”

― Javier Bardem

“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“That’s one of those things about being a computer science major: Valentine’s Day is just another day.”

― Jawed Karim

“My favorite aspect of being an author has always been visiting different communities and meeting my readers face to face.”

― Jay Asher

“It’s weird to think about being introduced as ‘Hall of Fame members Rascal Flatts.’”

― Jay DeMarcus

“We love touring. We love being in front of the fans.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“I really love being governor. I’ve been extremely successful.”

― Jay Inslee

“I guess I did get to tick a big one off the bucket list, though, and that was being on a giant billboard smack-bang in the hub of Hollywood Boulevard. That was… well, pretty Hollywood.”

― Jay Ryan

“I was never a worker. And that’s not even being arrogant. I was just never a worker.”

― Jay-Z

“The way the NBA is going forward with versatility and everybody being able to play multiple positions, I’ll fit right in.”

― Jaylen Brown

“That whole business of having two homes, and that divided loyalty bind that kids get into. I mean, my parents were divorced – though I was adult – but I still grappled with being responsible to both of them.”

― Jayne Anne Phillips

“I tell my students that being a writer is like being a member of a medieval guild and that what we are doing is very subversive and very important.”

― Jayne Anne Phillips

“I was fed up with being just plain Jane.”

― Jayne Meadows

“I’m open, and I’m out there, but I also enjoy being alone, relaxing.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I want to show people they don’t have to be scared of being different.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I definitely secretly dream of being a mermaid.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Being transgender is not just a medical transition.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I see myself maybe being, like, a movie producer or screenwriter or a novelist or a scientist or mathematician.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Being transgender has completely turned boys off from liking me.”

― Jazz Jennings

“A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it.”

― Jean Anouilh

“Sight and touch, being thus increased in capacity, might belong to some species far superior to man; or rather the human species would be far different had all the senses been thus improved.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Anyone who believes that the eternal question of war and peace in Europe is no longer there risks being deeply mistaken.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“Being described as a stupid bureaucrat with no link to representative democracy is difficult to take.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.”

― Jean Cocteau

“The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“I like simple things. I like being in my family in the South and playing petanque.”

― Jean Dujardin

“Being forced to lose weight is not good.”

― Jean-Eric Vergne

“There has been a banking crisis, a financial crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis, a geostrategic crisis and an environmental crisis. That’s considerable in a country that’s used to being protected.”

― Jean-Francois Cope

“Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.”

― Jean Kerr

“I love to offer a playlist to the world, almost like being a deejay.”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“I did the first ‘Oxygene’ on an 8 tracks tape recorder with very few instruments, with no other choice than being minimalist.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Logical activity is not the whole of intelligence. One can be intelligent without being particularly logical.”

― Jean Piaget

“My mother was an actress in comedies. My father wrote scenarios. They were not opposed to my being an actor. I really didn’t know what it meant, but I wanted to be one anyway.”

― Jean-Pierre Leaud

“Being proud and being nationalistic are, for me, completely different things.”

― Jean Reno

“The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has had many people to love.”

― Jean Reno

“The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.”

― Jean Rostand

“Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.”

― Jean Rostand

“Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.”

― Jean Rostand

“I didn’t mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen.”

― Jeanette Winterson

“It has its perks, being Mrs. Chancellor, and if I have to use it, by golly, I’ll use it. I’m through standing in lines at my age.”

― Jeanne Cooper

“Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that?”

― Jeanne Moreau

“One of the blessings of my childhood was being a fighter and a scrapper, but being a fighter and a scrapper is a curse, too.”

― Jeannette Walls

“And as soon as the Internet hit and people started having their own web sites, I realized that people who did what I did, our positions were being threatened because, as journalists, we were the conduits between the celebrities and the public.”

― Jeannette Walls

“I miss being governor.”

― Jeb Bush

“Being against other people’s policies eventually puts you in a downward spiral. It’s fine to be principled and oppose views that you don’t agree with, but you also have to have an alternative.”

― Jeb Bush

“I think it was hard at first for my dad to transition to being immobile.”

― Jeb Bush

“For golf, being in the Olympics is a big boost. More so for Indian golf.”

― Jeev Milkha Singh

“For me, the whole idea of performance is not being self-aware, and then sort of just experiencing.”

― Jeff Baena

“There is no point in being a bond vigilante if you cannot influence governments and central banks by selling bonds.”

― Jeff Berwick

“In this industry, there’s a lot of cases of being a competitor in one way, but you’re often a customer and a vendor in another way. It’s not atypical in aerospace. Actually, it’s not that atypical in a lot of industries.”

― Jeff Bezos

“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”

― Jeff Bezos

“I remember being on a black-and-white set all day and then going out into daylight and being amazed by the colour.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I disoriented myself from everything about being a human being and just played and played and played and sang and sang and sang.”

― Jeff Buckley

“Richard Donner’s friendship and guidance showed me that there’s more to life than being an actor.”

― Jeff Cohen

“We’re giving those benefits away, which we earn as citizens of this nation, of being legalized citizens.”

― Jeff Duncan

“The United States did not act in Iraq in 1988 when gas was being used on the Kurds or when gas was used in the Iranian-Iraq War.”

― Jeff Duncan

“Being a comedian, people tell me stuff they shouldn’t tell their therapist.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“I like raconteurs; I like conversation. I liked the ‘Tonight Show’ when it was 90 minutes, I like when people aren’t plugging things per se, and they’re just in the moment being interesting.”

― Jeff Garlin

“I’m totally comfortable not being as funny as Larry David.”

― Jeff Garlin

“I felt very comfortable about myself when I was much heavier. I feel much better about myself from being fit.”

― Jeff Garlin

“Because I’m a writer, I’m really good at being nervous.”

― Jeff Giles

“President Obama is in no danger of being judged by history as an eco-radical.”

― Jeff Goodell

“You can connect with an audience by being a conduit. I’m a big believer of connecting wrestling audiences.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“I don’t think of cartoons or comics as being for kids.”

― Jeff Kinney

“Kids can sniff out when they are being preached to, and they don’t like it. So while my books aren’t amoral, they are not infused with morals or a message, either, and kids like that.”

― Jeff Kinney

“A lot of my work is about sales. And it was about being independent from the art market.”

― Jeff Koons

“I think being an archer is much more integral to Green Arrow and his mythos than it is to Hawkeye.”

― Jeff Lemire

“If you look at Victorian England, being a soldier was considered a noble profession.”

― Jeff Lindsay

“How many thousands of lives would be saved if we enforced our immigration laws, our guns laws, and our drug laws? Public safety is not being held hostage by the ‘gun lobby,’ but by the open borders lobby and the anti-law enforcement lobby.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I’m often loose with my tongue. I may have said something about the NAACP being un-American or Communist, but I meant no harm by it.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I grew up dreaming about being an Olympic basketball player: Doug Collins getting smashed into the stanchion, making two free throws. Phil Ford and Mike O’Koren in 1976.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“There are a lot of human-created systems that we like to tout as being logical that are actually riddled with illogic. And then, on the other hand, we have all these natural systems that are not conscious, but they are logical, and they work really well.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“I should be one of those actors who has a list. A lot of people do – ‘I wanna do this and this and this’ – but I don’t. I enjoy being surprised – indeed, often ambushed – by a role.”

― Jefferson Mays

“There’s nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne.”

― Jeffrey Bernard

“I had no intention of being an actor, ever.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“If you look at my resume, I’ve more often than not played a very solid, decent human being.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“There’s only one thing harder than living in a home with an adolescent – and that’s being an adolescent. The moodiness, the volatility, the wholesale lack of impulse control, all would be close to clinical conditions if they occurred at another point in life. In adolescence, they’re just part of the behavioral portfolio.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“The truth, of course, is that the only necessary and sufficient condition for human beings to murder one another is the simple fact of being human.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“Being the youngest of 12, I always had to wait my turn in line to play my records.”

― Jeffrey Osborne

“We, being the Western world, wouldn’t let Russia off the hook on debt. So there were demands on debt servicing in the early days until they ran out of reserves. There was no real aid program, just a fictional aid program.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“’Clocked’ means someone sees you for being transgender.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“Being a filmmaker is kind of like being a glorified spy.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“I’ll continue making films because I love being able to drop into other people’s worlds. My goal is to be constantly learning.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“Well, I don’t think I’ll ever stop being frustrated or feel fulfilled artistically.”

― Jello Biafra

“Being humble and sweet is the hardest thing you can do.”

― Jemima Kirke

“When my plans to become a world-famous rockstar didn’t pan out, I decided to try being a lesbian instead, didn’t pull that off either, and wrote my second book, the national bestseller, ‘The Straight Girl’s Guide To Sleeping With Chicks.’”

― Jen Sincero

“Apart from being Jennifer Lewis. The name pulls people in.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“I think that vampires are sexy. The idea of them being untouchable has been really exciting for people.”

― Jenn Proske

“I hope that I serve by being a teacher.”

― Jenna Bush

“I hate being wrong, and I hate when people give up.”

― Jenna Morasca

“Online, there is an irresistible social currency to being a user who has thousands of followers, who starts memes, who comes up with an idea that is turned into a movie. But I wonder how comfortable we should be with this arrangement.”

― Jenna Wortham

“There is much about the shared terrain of being a black person in the United States that is not seen on small or silver screens or in museums or best-selling books, and much of what gets ignored in the mainstream thrives, and is celebrated, on Twitter.”

― Jenna Wortham

“Being a mother by far is my favorite and most important career.”

― Jenni Rivera

“It’s all about balance and, I think, being in the moment.”

― Jennie Finch

“I love being outside with my boys, playing tag or trying to keep up with them.”

― Jennie Finch

“I like being a woman and having a womanly body.”

― Jennie Garth

“I love kids and children, and I love being a mom.”

― Jennie Garth

“I really enjoy being able to spend my time doing different charitable and philanthropic activities.”

― Jennie Garth

“The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it’s my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I love being home. I have friends that come over.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don’t understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well.”

― Jennifer Beals

“I grew up as a tomboy, so I’m used to being around guys.”

― Jennifer Bini Taylor

“Growing up, being watched from the outside… it’s kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can’t, it’s not in my nature.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“As a single woman, I reap the benefits of being Stifler’s mom.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I’m so lucky I got a career in my 30s because these young girls aren’t allowed to have their 20s. It’s all being documented.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“There’s no better feeling than being on a Broadway stage for me.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I was obsessed with The Who. I would have accepted a marriage proposal from Roger Daltrey on the spot. I went to all of their shows in San Francisco and some in L.A. That was as close as I got to being a groupie.”

― Jennifer Egan

“I love being physical and acting at the same time.”

― Jennifer Garner

“Being able to stay with a character over the course of years is a gift.”

― Jennifer Hale

“Military people do not get what they want by being emotional.”

― Jennifer Hale

“In many cases, women are being harassed by people who are on their board or who are associated with one of their venture capitalists.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I’m a very social person, and I like being in different kinds of environments.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“Being a good girl means suppressing a lot.”

― Jennifer Jason Leigh

“I love being in therapy. It’s just constantly fulfilling for me.”

― Jennifer Jason Leigh

“Did I feel naked being naked? Yeah. Totally.”

― Jennifer Lawrence

“I get photographers hiding in my bushes. We’re way past autographs. We’re into being stalked and followed.”

― Jennifer Lawrence

“And I deal with all that by being like a perfectionist. But that’s okay.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“It’s important to have an examined life – but it’s a fine line between having an examined life and being hypercritical of oneself. There has to be balance in there somewhere.”

― Jennifer Nettles

“There is a certain generation who have grown up being able to mash up, to tinker with, every system they’ve ever encountered.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“It’s common for information previously considered unclassified to be upgraded to classified before being publicly released.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“I’m not really very comfortable being hit on at all.”

― Jennifer Sky

“I don’t particularly like being angry about stuff. I’d rather hang out with my daughter and write my little books.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“Love means being kind to each other.”

― Jennifer Winget

“Being part of the TV industry for so long, I have met and learned a lot from some exceptional women, be it actors, writers, or creatives.”

― Jennifer Winget

“I might be needy, competitive and desperate but it’s far better than being wet.”

― Jenny Eclair

“Being a mum changed me for the better.”

― Jenny Frost

“I love being a mum but I do love to work too.”

― Jenny Frost

“I come from a very uncool profession: being a washed up child actor.”

― Jenny Lewis

“My parents have been married multiple times each, so the idea of being committed to somebody was scary.”

― Jenny Mollen

“I don’t always feel comfortable being outwardly aggressive.”

― Jenny Slate

“You don’t have to be in the brightest, shiniest state of being an individual to feel like you’re exceptional.”

― Jenny Slate

“Being design-led means designers take ideas from the abstract to the concrete, from potential to real value.”

― Jens Martin Skibsted

“Being from Texas, I would say I favor a pair of jeans you can wear some boots with.”

― Jensen Ackles

“It’s hard being on a new network, a smaller network.”

― Jensen Ackles

“We’re barely scratching the surface of how people experience and utilize p2p payments, despite it being a multi-millennium-old behavior.”

― Jeremy Allaire

“Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.”

― Jeremy Bentham

“I’ve learned a lot from being a chameleon, sort of adopting the musical personalities of who I was playing with.”

― Jeremy Denk

“I would say that financial markets are very inefficient, and capable of extremes of being completely dysfunctional.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“I get involved in lots of Twitter spats with lots of people when I think they’re not being fair about the progress the NHS is making.”

― Jeremy Hunt

“Because I’m now successful, what I’m being offered as an actor is more and more of the same.”

― Jeremy Irons

“Coming out of college into the draft, being Asian-American and being from Harvard, that’s not going to be an advantage because of stereotypes.”

― Jeremy Lin

“I’ve never dreamed of being famous. The idea of it really scares me.”

― Jeremy London

“I don’t like characters that are left being jerks at the end of the movie.”

― Jeremy London

“I want to be a good human being.”

― Jeremy Renner

“I love comedies. I love watching them. I think I’ve always been afraid of being on them a little bit.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“Being an actor adjacent to the media industry, I pay attention to that landscape.”

― Jeremy Strong

“I thought I was the coolest kid in the world, so I wound up being the coolest kid in the world.”

― Jeremy Sumpter

“I’ve loved the escapism of being another person, slipping into another character for a little while.”

― Jeri Ryan

“I don’t do chat-up lines. Girls often tell me I’m cheeky. Being cheeky seems to work OK for me.”

― Jermain Defoe

“I have much to be grateful for at Bayern, and I feel super comfortable. I can’t imagine being at another club.”

― Jerome Boateng

“It’s fear of being afraid that frightens me more than anything else.”

― Jerome Cady

“It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.”

― Jerome K. Jerome

“Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas.”

― Jerry Costello

“I think being eclectic is bad when you’re just starting out.”

― Jerry Harrison

“The Jewish background is not that far from the black groove. Blacks are downtrodden, Jews are downtrodden, therefore they have something in common in that affliction. Being downtrodden often makes one more empathetic and sympathetic.”

― Jerry Leiber

“I’ve had great success being a total idiot.”

― Jerry Lewis

“You can’t be faulted for being selfish if you’re going to get better because of it.”

― Jerry Lewis

“I almost resent being Charley Moviestar. Yeah, I’m grateful. But it takes me away from my kids.”

― Jerry Lewis

“I’ve enjoyed being a baseball owner more because I’ve enjoyed owners being allowed to participate.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“I think it was fantastic being in the 49ers Hall of Fame.”

― Jerry Rice

“Every movement that slays its gods creates new ones, of course. I loathe talk of the sixties and seventies being a ‘Greatest Generation’ of artists, but if we’re going to use such idiotic appellations, let this one also be applied to the artists, curators, and gallerists who emerged in the first half of the nineties.”

― Jerry Saltz

“New York being what it is, our museums are vertical, not horizontal. That means the stumbling blocks to architectural clarity are unavoidable – but certainly surmountable.”

― Jerry Saltz

“The greatest thing about being a comedian is knowing other comedians. And you get to talk to them. Its the most fun.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“I love being a dad. I just love it.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“I spend more time being what I am: a writer, not the visiting celebrity.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer’s.”

― Jerry Stiller

“The last bastion of competitiveness is local advertising sales. There’s little being spent by local advertisers on the Internet. That’s where local media have leverage.”

― Jerry Yang

“The Yahoo story is still being written.”

― Jerry Yang

“There are many types of participation. One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action, but without being an active participant.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“When I read ‘Absalom, Absalom!,’ I remember being really excited about it and telling all my friends they had to read it, especially my writer friends.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“There’s been a few things that have been insane with ‘Rather Be’, and being nominated for a Grammy is, like, the pinnacle one.”

― Jess Glynne

“Being unconscious is the ultimate disability.”

― Jessa Gamble

“Writing is more important than being a writer.”

― Jesse Andrews

“If something is being written about a lot, there’s a conversation there; there’s a dialogue there. There’s probably a reason for it that it resonates deeply in some way.”

― Jesse Andrews

“The frustrating part of being a movie actor is waiting in your trailer to do two takes of a scene you’ve prepared for two months.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“The only way to be turned off to being famous is to be famous.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“I felt self-conscious going out in the street prior to ever even being in a movie. That’s just me.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“I remember being taught my place.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Being a member of the Nintendo generation, I’ve got a really short attention span.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“Whites have to overcome the fear of being called ‘racist.’”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I liked being one of the fastest guys on the field.”

― Jesse Lee Soffer

“I’d love to direct, I’d love to produce. I’d love to learn all about it, and being around it all the time certainly helps.”

― Jesse McCartney

“I’m always open to anything. I haven’t been that selective, I’ve just been fortunate to get projects I’m excited about. It’s a little bizarre being a part of things that you really, really enjoy.”

― Jesse Plemons

“The idea of being charming and really nasty at the same time is a really difficult thing to do.”

― Jesse Spencer

“There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Storytelling is based on the word, being an honorable person of integrity is based on your word.”

― Jesse Williams

“I’m kind of in a middle space, being marketed as a biracial actor. Roles are written either stereotypically black, or they’re written ‘normal,’ which is just code for white.”

― Jesse Williams

“I don’t like being the center of attention.”

― Jessica Alba

“I’m a Midwesterner! Not being able to have a cheeseburger once in a while would be torture!”

― Jessica Capshaw

“I love the surprise element of being a mom.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“I’ve spent my life being embarrassed.”

― Jessica Chastain

“One of my favorite parts of being an actress is being a detective.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I’m not taking jobs anymore where I’m getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid. I’m not allowing that in my life.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I love being part of campaigns and events that are working with kids and just sharing my personal experiences.”

― Jessica Ennis-Hill

“I don’t know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now. All I know is that the range of voices that are being heard and published is a lot more diverse than when I was coming up.”

― Jessica Hagedorn

“I think for a lot of so-called post-colonial peoples, there’s a feeling of not being quite legitimate, of not being pure enough.”

― Jessica Hagedorn

“Becoming an actress was just about being in the right place at the right time.”

― Jessica Henwick

“Getting up and having the courage to share with people, all people, and even just being asked to sing, first of all, that’s all part of how I express my identity.”

― Jessica Mauboy

“I have written with some amazing singers and songwriters – the moment with Snoop Dogg was amazing – but being able to tell an Aboriginal story is bigger than anything that I have ever known.”

― Jessica Mauboy

“Being here in Houston, I have a lot more weight on my shoulders than I did in Portland. I feel a lot more appreciated because I am starting now, and I’m scoring goals.”

― Jessica McDonald

“I went through a whole phase when I was younger of being obsessed with Tolstoy and Kafka and Camus, all those really, beautiful, dark depressing books.”

― Jessica Pare

“My fondest memories are of watching lambs being delivered.”

― Jessica Raine

“But I’m really into old music – bluesy, soulful singers, like Etta James, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin. I wouldn’t have minded being born in the 1960s!”

― Jessica Sanchez

“Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive.”

― Jessica Savitch

“Being a novelty had its advantages.”

― Jessica Savitch

“There’s nothing worse than being disappointed in somebody.”

― Jessica Simpson

“Handmade things tend to be so expensive that only a small part of the population can afford them. And yet making things with hands is such an essential part of being human.”

― Jessica Stockholder

“As a kid, I wasn’t sure that I would ever get married – I was not the kind of little girl who played at being a bride.”

― Jessica Valenti

“I kind of love that there’s not really a feminist canon; or maybe there is, but it’s being changed, that it’s a constantly moving canon in the feminist blogosphere. I love that.”

― Jessica Valenti

“Modelling, it’s being an artist as well. It’s just being a silent artist. It takes a lot of self-control and a lot of discipline.”

― Jessica White

“I get asked a lot about being a woman within the industry and how difficult it is, and yeah, it is – but it’s difficult for everybody… I’m not a ‘burn-your-bra’ feminist.”

― Jessie Buckley

“I like stripper shoes. I like being tall because I’m claustrophobic.”

― Jessie J

“I just love Italian, and I think, from being Italian, I just love Italian food.”

― Jessie James Decker

“I like being Southern; I like going to Cracker Barrel – I mean, that’s just how I am.”

― Jessie James Decker

“I love being a mom. It’s my favorite thing. If I had to give up everything and just be a mom, I would.”

― Jessie James Decker

“’If I Loved You.’ All the way. Totally intimidated by it. From the outside, it has this aura of being one of the greatest musical theater scenes ever written.”

― Jessie Mueller

“I’m sensitive. I’m proud of being sensitive. I’m proud of being empathetic.”

― Jessie Reyez

“I like being able to just put everything out on the table and letting the cream float.”

― Jessie Reyez

“Going to the World Cup and being in the national team would be the ultimate.”

― Jesus Navas

“I love being in a band.”

― Jewel

“I just like being a regular person.”

― Jhene Aiko

“It’s sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about, the idea of always being a slave to something.”

― Jhonen Vasquez

“I think there is something a little too self conscious about enjoying being an outsider.”

― Jhonen Vasquez

“I write about characters that interest me. And I don’t think of my books as being forms of entertainment.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“Being healthy makes me feel beautiful.”

― Jihae

“Being the one-woman label that I am takes a toll on you; you have to do everything.”

― Jihae

“With the fragmentation of television audiences and the advent of cable and on-demand services, the prestige of being an anchor is not what it was in the days of Walter Cronkite.”

― Jill Abramson

“I’m not interested in being commodified. I’m not into being sold. I’m not a slave.”

― Jill Scott

“Normally, you cast a pilot, and you have to make compromises about being political about who you cast.”

― Jill Soloway

“I think, being an actor, it’s just a relief every time you get a part.”

― Jillian Bach

“I wrote my earliest piece for The Sunday Times about being a young wife.”

― Jilly Cooper

“Well, another market is being created now out of Internet technology.”

― Jim Barksdale

“I was very unhappy about being killed off on ‘Supernatural’ in season 7.”

― Jim Beaver

“No human being should be a role model. We all have flaws.”

― Jim Brown

“I’m stuck with being No. 32 for the Cleveland Browns. I can’t do anything about that, and I don’t’ want to do anything about it.”

― Jim Brown

“Ultimately, a running back has to get rid of tacklers without his blockers being a part of it.”

― Jim Brown

“I think we have a great track record on being relevant, on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants.”

― Jim Cantalupo

“McDonald’s is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales.”

― Jim Cantalupo

“Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased.”

― Jim Carrey

“I stopped being an engaged journalist and became a disengaged novelist.”

― Jim Crace

“The western view of Christ is usually of a stainless being with fair hair who appears to have come from Oslo.”

― Jim Crace

“I stop short of being a workaholic.”

― Jim Davis

“You could accuse Republicans of a lot of things, but you could never convict us of being too conservative!”

― Jim DeMint

“I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one’s intensity is funny.”

― Jim Dine

“They’re not posing as being Jesus Christ all the time.”

― Jim Goad

“I’m not a politically radical person. In fact, I’m much more interested in being radical aesthetically.”

― Jim Goldberg

“I tried to score a few films with this composer Brian Reitzell here in L.A. We made a bunch of music we really loved, but we got fired from the film for being too weird.”

― Jim James

“I just love being in the studio, and that’s kind of what I do when I’m not on the road. I’m just in the studio messing with stuff, and I love playing all the instruments.”

― Jim James

“I miss being in the locker room with all my buddies. That, to me, was so much fun.”

― Jim Kelly

“We’re both accustomed to being the center of attention. We’re both accustomed to being spoiled by the people around us. And we don’t expect to have to compete with somebody for all of that.”

― Jim Lampley

“Right now the thing that I have learned the most is to be grateful that I have finally gotten to a point where I am being paid to make films, after eight years.”

― Jim McKay

“Dick Enberg is still around and still being as good as he ever was.”

― Jim McKay

“Actually I don’t remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.”

― Jim Morrison

“I love being a part of CBS.”

― Jim Nantz

“There’s a fine line in being too specific so you can’t be too flexible, and being too vague in being specific and people not thinking it’s meaningful.”

― Jim Nussle

“But now there are more concussions due to not being used to the hard hitting.”

― Jim Otto

“There’s no substitute for seeing firsthand a well being drilled.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“I was most impressed with the professionalism of our soldiers stationed there, and I am now more confident than ever that that the operations at Guantanamo are being conducted in a humane and necessary manner.”

― Jim Ryun

“If you are being interviewed, just be polite, have fun.”

― Jim Sarbh

“When folks are in desperate times – say, like being stuck in the middle of a long-running interplanetary war – they grasp onto anything that might keep them afloat.”

― Jim Starlin

“My only surprise when I saw Thanos up on the screen was how violet he was. I always saw his exposed hide as being more grayish violet.”

― Jim Starlin

“I didn’t even recall being on the DB sessions until Herbie Flowers reminded me a couple of years ago.”

― Jim Sullivan

“So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, ‘Where is faith being put into action here?’”

― Jim Wallis

“I’m a Democrat, and I have strong reasons for being a Democrat.”

― Jim Webb

“Being in the D-League, I might be able to get into a rhythm and start shooting the ball well and get some confidence and get some reps.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I was in love with the idea of being in love with a woman way before I was actually in love with one.”

― Jimmy Carr

“We have a tendency to condemn people who are different from us, to define their sins as paramount and our own sinfulness as being insignificant.”

― Jimmy Carter

“There’s no way now for you to get a Democratic or Republican nomination without being able to raise $200 or $300 million or more. I would not be inclined to do that, and I would not be capable of doing it.”

― Jimmy Carter

“At first it was a bit daunting, but once I started to do it, the more I got into it, the more I started enjoying it and being able to say things lyrically that I would normally have to say musically.”

― Jimmy Chamberlin

“I always insist on my jeans being ironed. Is that a problem?”

― Jimmy Connors

“Being a Baptist won’t keep you from sinning, but it’ll sure as hell keep you from enjoying it.”

― Jimmy Dean

“I like video games, I like tech, I like being positive.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“I just really don’t like being the center of attention that much. It’s kind of ironic.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“I like being absurd. Being silly.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“There is no primer for being an NFL owner. It is learn-as-you-go.”

― Jimmy Haslam

“I may have many faults, but being wrong ain’t one of them.”

― Jimmy Hoffa

“I learned everything about business and about music and stuff from being a second engineer.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“At the Emmys, you’ve got a bunch of people who are used to being on TV on TV. You don’t have that at the Oscars. At the Oscars, you have people who are used to having 40 takes.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“I describe myself as a human being.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“I never imagined being on television.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“As long as I could sing my songs, I wasn’t as angry about what had happened, about being shoved back for this or shoved back for the other.”

― Jimmy Scott

“I’m not a policy wonk – I’m somewhere between being undecided and a surrogate.”

― Jimmy Smits

“When you have celebrity, it’s a whole different thing than being an artist.”

― Jimmy Smits

“We’ve seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.”

― Jimmy Wales

“A huge amount of what goes on in the Middle East has to do with people being fed really bad information.”

― Jimmy Wales

“As I’ve grown – dare I say it – older, I had hopes of indulging my dreams of being a sailor.”

― Jimmy Webb

“I’m fantasizing about being the best superstar I can be and improving.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Calgary prides itself on being a wrestling town.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I cannot abide anyone treating another human being like a piece of dirt, whatever the context.”

― Jo Brand

“I’m a Luddite with computers, and I’m slightly worried about being hacked as well.”

― Jo Brand

“I was always being called upon to be an honorary boy alongside my brothers. I don’t think I’d be a comic now if it hadn’t been for that.”

― Jo Brand

“I buy smoked mackerel in a vain attempt at being healthy. I do actually really like it, and you don’t have to cook it, which is handy.”

― Jo Brand

“What I enjoy the most about being Filipino is our culture.”

― Jo Koy

“I was working at Nordstrom Rack, Borders Books, and I was cleaning yachts on the weekends for private parties and being a busboy. I had to break down the tables and roll the forks up in napkins. And I was still doing standup.”

― Jo Koy

“When I was pregnant during my time in Parliament, I was frequently asked by the media how I would manage being an MP and a mum, as if the two are somehow mutually exclusive.”

― Jo Swinson

“Since 2016 we’ve been campaigning to improve the rights of renters, especially those on low incomes who are being ripped off by stratospheric admin fees, which puts them at risk of homelessness.”

― Jo Swinson

“I didn’t really think about being a movie star. I was more about theater.”

― Joan Allen

“If people have to put labels on me, I’d prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.”

― Joan Baez

“The difference between me and American-born actors is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.”

― Joan Chen

“I’ve spent years when I’ve not been in the limelight at all and I’m perfectly happy living my life without being swooped on by paparazzi.”

― Joan Collins

“Here was a fragment of Goddess myth that, through all its permutations, had somehow escaped being turned on its head. It was the perfect springboard for the sort of novel I wanted to write.”

― Joan D. Vinge

“I never had much interest in being a child. As a way of being it seemed flat, failed to engage.”

― Joan Didion

“I was very happy being education minister and deputy to John Cain.”

― Joan Kirner

“I was the troublemaker, always being funny – that’s just who I am.”

― Joan Smalls

“I hate being skinny and being a little weakling thing.”

― Joan Smalls

“I like being a boss.”

― Joanna Coles

“Being a star comes with not just fame and fortune, but with awareness and responsibility.”

― Joanna Krupa

“I could never be with a married man. I just can’t. I could never imagine myself being the mistress of somebody.”

― Joanna Krupa

“I’m boiling about the rainforests being chopped down to make disposable chopsticks. I’m boiling about the fact that we have palm oil put into every single one of our substances.”

― Joanna Lumley

“Though I was a mother at 21, being a grandmother makes the whole thing absolutely normal and gorgeous. The relief, the joy of being a grandmother is wonderful.”

― Joanna Lumley

“China invaded Tibet. It invaded it. So all this nonsense about them being the same country is absurd. It’s called Tibet. If it was part of China, it would be called China, wouldn’t it?”

― Joanna Lumley

“I don’t think Donald Barthelme would have minded being called a confusing writer. Confusion was a favorite subject for him in his essays and reviews, and it’s enacted in his fiction in a mishmash of dizzying incongruities.”

― Joanna Scott

“I am often criticised for being rather accessible.”

― Joanna Trollope

“I’m phobic about the idea of being constrained.”

― Joanne Harris

“I’m completely allergic to being politically correct.”

― Joanne Liu

“I wish I had fair justification for not being as informed as I should be, but I don’t.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“I think there’s a danger of a being typecast as the all-American mom forever.”

― JoBeth Williams

“Being able to dedicate 100 per cent of my time to impacting more businesses without being operational, it just gives me a bigger platform.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“Resources are being destroyed, and if you don’t have resources, you can’t do business.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“I’m an artist that’s attracted to a specific way of seeing and a way of being.”

― Jock Sturges

“There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t like being caressed.”

― Jock Sturges

“Waking up early was the first example I noticed in the SEAL Teams in which discipline was really the difference between being good and being exceptional.”

― Jocko Willink

“Those close to Mr. Obama say he grows irritated at being misunderstood – not just by opponents who insinuate that he caters to African-Americans, but also by black lawmakers and intellectuals who fault him for not making his presidency an all-out assault on racial disparity.”

― Jodi Kantor

“Being understood is not the most essential thing in life.”

― Jodie Foster

“I don’t think I really realized what being an adult and being a real grownup was until I was at least twenty-eight.”

― Jodie Sweetin

“You can be for someone without being against someone else.”

― Joe Andrew

“I would have liked to see where we would have the authority to arrest illegal aliens just by being here illegally and book them into our jails, but that’s not going to happen.”

― Joe Arpaio

“Being a cook doesn’t necessarily mean you are a competitor.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Working in a restaurant means being part of a family, albeit usually a slightly dysfunctional one. Nothing is accomplished independently.”

― Joe Bastianich

“I really loved being able to perform my songs and sing them myself.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“Being retired is one thing, but staying retired is another. Even when I announced my retirement, I’m sure people thought I was going to come back.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“There is a world of difference between being a reality TV star and a world champion boxer.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“I think the only thing I would’ve ever been any good at was probably being a pub landlord. I’ve thought of that a couple of times.”

― Joe Cocker

“I don’t like cruises. Period. My biggest nightmare is being stuck on a boat.”

― Joe Flanigan

“Fightin’ George Foreman is like being in the street with an eighteen-wheeler comin’ at you.”

― Joe Frazier

“It was the highlight of my life being in the Mae West show, because I saw and did things I never had before.”

― Joe Gold

“It’s about staying level-headed and being appreciative of the chances I got and the games I played but, at the same time, wanting more.”

― Joe Gomez

“I believe in being positive.”

― Joe Greene

“In all my years of being with Pittsburgh, I never encountered a player taking a contract dispute into the season and letting that dispute affect the way he played.”

― Joe Greene

“No good deed goes unpunished. I missed the moon landing by being nice to a stranger.”

― Joe Haldeman

“In being strict, you were able to control.”

― Joe Jackson

“The Depression did more to me than being a little Lebanese kid did.”

― Joe Jamail

“There’s nothing wrong with being gay, but I’m not.”

― Joe Jonas

“The U.K. matters with or without being a member of the E.U.”

― Joe Kaeser

“At the end of the day, dividends are not being paid with margins; dividends are paid with earnings per share.”

― Joe Kaeser

“I can’t even imagine being Matt and Ross Duffer.”

― Joe Keery

“For me, a really radical position for journalism to take is to stop being cynical. Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.”

― Joe Klein

“I love catching, being involved in every pitch of the game; obviously, it beats you up both mentally and physically.”

― Joe Mauer

“We are at crisis point. I think anybody that sees this nation as being on stable economic or fiscal ground is fooling themselves.”

― Joe Miller

“I think many villains have the burden of not being very human.”

― Joe Morton

“Being an entertainer includes knowing how to connect with an audience.”

― Joe Nichols

“I’ve been saying in the press that being a NY Post investigator reporter is an oxymoron.”

― Joe Pantoliano

“I guess being a hunk is a lot better than being a chunk.”

― Joe Penny

“I was once described as being mediumly handsome, and that’s a right-on analysis for me.”

― Joe Penny

“I worked in Trenton, and then I got sidetracked into comedy and then onto ‘SNL.’ And then into being a live performer – what I do now; virtually that’s what I am: I’m a live entertainer.”

― Joe Piscopo

“Every time I’ve ever gotten close to being successful, I’ve found some way to screw it up.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“Being a global citizen makes you a more interesting person.”

― Joe Russo

“We get excited by ideas, and we’re more excited by being surprised by ideas than we are in dictating the course of events. We’ve found that leads to more interesting storytelling.”

― Joe Russo

“The benefit is competition, the thrill of playing in the Olympics, being an Olympian, playing against the best.”

― Joe Sakic

“Being an actor has always been my dream.”

― Joe Taslim

“That’s what I’d like to think that my reputation is – being honest.”

― Joe Torre

“Most actors hate the feeling of being handled.”

― Joe Wright

“It’s an American worker’s right to unionize for sure, but that being said, don’t expect me not to point out when or if union leadership takes advantage of union members.”

― Joe Wurzelbacher

“There are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.”

― Joel Barlow

“I’m hardly digging trenches for a living. I’m getting to tap into my boyhood fantasies of being a larger-than-life character.”

― Joel Edgerton

“There’s a certain relief to just being the guy who puts on the costume and walks onset and gets to prance or stomp around in a Ridley Scott or Baz Luhrmann movie.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I remember being bullied at school, and I remember being cruel to other kids.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I grew up being taught, ‘Do unto others as they would do unto you.’ I would get scolded for not being polite.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Part of the privilege of being an actor is the people you get to work with.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I love being physical.”

― Joel Embiid

“I came to realize, along with being attracted to girls, I had similar feelings for boys.”

― Joel Grey

“I was so successful in Cleveland, and we moved to Los Angeles, and there was nothing for me to do. All of a sudden, from being a success, I was a has-been at 13.”

― Joel Grey

“I spent 15 years of not being able to get a job creating a role on Broadway.”

― Joel Grey

“If you notice any of the press from when I was with the show, I would always deny it being the year 3000.”

― Joel Hodgson

“The best thing is being really close. The worst thing is being really close.”

― Joel Madden

“It really disturbs me that the environmental movement has been co-opted by creation-worshippers instead of being encouraged by the Creator-worshippers.”

― Joel Salatin

“I actually played guitar before I played drums. And I always play guitar on the Slipknot albums as well, as well as being responsible for a lot of the songwriting.”

― Joey Jordison

“It’s very different working with all adults. I have a swear jar so that, if they have a potty mouth, I make them pay. That’s what it’s like being on set with adults.”

― Joey King

“I remember being turned on to The Beach Boys, hearing ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.,’ I guess, in 1960. But The Beatles really did it to me.”

― Joey Ramone

“Paleoclimatic records show clearly that the past 10,000 years, the Holocene, is a remarkably stable period in which we went from being a few hunters and gatherers to become more sedentary agriculture-based civilizations, which then moved us to the current populated modern era.”

― Johan Rockstrom

“Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“When universities are forced to recruit more and more from outwith Scotland just to balance the books, it is inevitable that doors are being slammed shut on some of our brightest talent.”

― Johann Lamont

“Spending time in airports and planes is probably my least favourite part of being a tennis player.”

― Johanna Konta

“I’m still obsessed with Kiss. I’m still obsessed with Van Halen. I guess we don’t change that much from being kids. Either we don’t change that much, or we just have really good taste.”

― John 5

“I have been in danger of being drowned twice.”

― John Aubrey

“I believe that the far-right and the far-left can be equally insane – but there’s no question that in the first years of the Obama administration, the far-right has been far crazier. In part, this comes from parties being out of power – without the responsibility of governing to ground them, the activists and the ideologues take over.”

― John Avlon

“Much of my work has come from being lazy.”

― John Backus

“You can’t write about fantasy without being ridiculous.”

― John Banville

“The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight.”

― John Barton

“If someone is being very cheeky, it can be quite fun to deal with that situation.”

― John Bercow

“The Conservatives must realise that being sceptical is different from being phobic in what is an interdependent world.”

― John Bercow

“Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.”

― John Berger

“Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.”

― John Berger

“Maybe it’s my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard.”

― John Bolton

“I think that Ronald Reagan had it right, being against abortion except in certain limited, defined circumstances.”

― John Bolton

“When actors are being defensive and defending their position, that is when you get less than good acting.”

― John Boorman

“Being robbed hurts – not physically, but from what it does to your pride.”

― John Boyega

“There’s a difference between living somewhere and being part of somewhere.”

― John Boyega

“People of color and women are increasingly being shown on-screen. For things to be whitewashed just doesn’t make sense.”

― John Boyega

“I don’t buy into the idea that an Irish writer should write about Ireland, or a gay writer should write about being gay.”

― John Boyne

“A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom.”

― John Bright

“Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate, and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly.”

― John Bruton

“The life of a swarm of bees is like an active and hazardous campaign of an army: the ranks are being continually depleted and continually recruited.”

― John Burroughs

“I am a planter – a cotton planter. I am a Southern man and a slaveholder – a kind and a merciful one, I trust – and none the worse for being a slaveholder.”

― John C. Calhoun

“In 1828 we raised the duties, on an average, to nearly fifty per cent, when the debt was on the eve of being discharged, and thereby flooded the country with a revenue, when discharged, which could not be absorbed by the most lavish expenditures.”

― John C. Calhoun

“I’m a homebody. If I’m not working I’m with my family being a dad.”

― John C. McGinley

“Being unprepared makes me nervous. I’m old-fashioned show folk.”

― John C. Reilly

“I gotta be able to sleep at night knowing that I’m being honest.”

― John Calipari

“There’s something cool about being a stealth classic.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I remember seeing a stage version of Plato’s ‘Symposium’ and being really moved because it was written by a man rather than a culture.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“People know what ‘Hedwig’ is now, and that’s wonderful. It’s not the same as being swamped for being on ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ but it’s much more comfortable.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I don’t like being choreographed to a T. I like to take steps and make them my own.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I’ve obviously always been aware of actor-oriented films, being an actor. Altman and Cassavetes were really strong. And then I realized their structures were quite fascinating, too.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“Oculus version three or five or whatever it ends up being is something that can be used unplugged – we’d have our own Android stuff and all that – but you could plug it into the PC and use that.”

― John Carmack

“When people heard id Software’s being acquired, everybody just assumed it would be Activision or EA. Why would we even consider going with a publisher that wasn’t of that same size?”

― John Carmack

“There are a lot of engineering advances that lend themselves to being married with medical advances.”

― John Carreyrou

“I don’t care about being on top, about being No. 1. I just make movies for a few suckers in the audience, anyway.”

― John Cassavetes

“We have to draw the line someplace with all the pesticides being used by the farmers.”

― John Catsimatidis

“I’m fine with being beat-up and pushed around, but I’m really scared of heights and scared of ledges.”

― John Cena

“Being able to control a live crowd at the ESPYs, that’s fun.”

― John Cena

“Ninety per cent of being a parent is just being present and available.”

― John Cho

“Our species likes being social.”

― John Cho

“England is a fairly envious little country and it’s embodied in the press. They don’t like anyone being more distinguished than they are.”

― John Cleese

“Novels written by university professors and set in the groves of academe are far more rigidly predictable than anything but the most routine science fiction novel, but they have escaped the stigma of being labeled as genre.”

― John Clute

“For Stripe, being inventive is just about applying the right solutions from other areas.”

― John Collison

“I’m used to being cut out of the conference meetings, but now they are cutting us out even before the bill’s are written or either the House or Senate Acts.”

― John Conyers

“I did some research on cryonics and cryogenics, but I kept it to a minimum because I didn’t want the science part of the novel to overshadow the fiction. Being medically accurate wasn’t my main goal.”

― John Corey Whaley

“If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President’s judicial nominees.”

― John Cornyn

“Being on a movie set is like one long financial crisis.”

― John Cusack

“Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30.”

― John Cusack

“I was never interested in being an overly public person.”

― John Cusack

“I’m the luckiest human being that ever walked.”

― John Daly

“I’m happy being around my family.”

― John Daly

“I like touring, I like being in the studio, a bit of both. I like to have a bit of time at home as well.”

― John Deacon

“But I’ve always been accused of being a bit tight with money, so it hasn’t particularly changed my lifestyle.”

― John Deacon

“Would most politicians have gone to a meeting with someone advertised as being an agent of the Russian government?”

― John Dickerson

“Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”

― John Dickerson

“In addition to surviving the Forrestal, McCain has survived three other plane disasters, including being shot down over enemy territory.”

― John Dickerson

“As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.”

― John Donne

“There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.”

― John Dryden

“Film, as far as I’m concerned, is my area of artistic endeavor, so I never think of a movie that gets released as being all done-it’s just when they took it away from you.”

― John Dykstra

“It’s really been a better situation for me being with the Crush than it would if I were with the Broncos because this has given me a lot more broad range.”

― John Elway

“I don’t know if I like being the sentimental favorite.”

― John Elway

“I’ve gone from being one of the youngest governors to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country.”

― John Engler

“I loved being in the Senate. That was a wonderful experience.”

― John Ensign

“Marines dying or being seriously wounded is commonplace in combat.”

― John F. Kelly

“Being worshipped is a horrible experience.”

― John Fahey

“The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.”

― John Foster Dulles

“Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.”

― John Fowles

“A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.”

― John Foxe

“The first thing is that we’re being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They’re trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.”

― John Frankenheimer

“Yeah, I really like being alive. But I definitely don’t have any intentions as an artist.”

― John Frusciante

“I didn’t see Saddam Hussein as being quite the danger that some other people did.”

― John Glenn

“It’s something to see a satellite being launched from another satellite.”

― John Glenn

“If you try to be funny, you’re not being funny.”

― John Gordon Sinclair

“I’m angry because I was so scared for so many years about just being myself.”

― John Grant

“I do feel I have a hard time dealing with things being OK.”

― John Grant

“There’s an incredible amount of pain involved in being a human, but this humorous stuff is essential in overcoming it.”

― John Grant

“When I write my songs, I’m writing about the pain, the joy, and the ridiculousness of being a human.”

― John Grant

“I’m a great believer in the novelist being ‘on the scene,’ reporting, traveling, meeting all sorts of people.”

― John Gregory Dunne

“Political conflicts distort and disturb a people’s sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.”

― John Grierson

“I confess to being a CNN junkie. And when I’m driving, it’s all NPR all the time.”

― John Grogan

“Rather than constantly questioning and challenging our beliefs and being willing to think differently about the opportunities that are out there, we withdraw into what we’ve done before. And in a world that’s rapidly changing, that’s a formula for vulnerability.”

― John Hagel III

“It’s tough being an actor making music, because even I have a knee-jerk reaction to that.”

― John Hawkes

“For ‘The Trip To Bountiful,’ I was worried about being too heavy, because I supposedly had just gotten out of the hospital.”

― John Heard

“Mickey is one of the prime examples: Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export. It was deja vu. They gave him a local name and he’s been accepted everywhere he goes.”

― John Hench

“Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop, in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.”

― John Henry Carver

“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.”

― John Henry Newman

“Being the one person out there committed to not running negative ads – voters respond to that.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Basically, I frittered away the Nineties making pop videos and being pretty self-indulgent.”

― John Hillcoat

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.”

― John Irving

“When I feel like being a director, I write a novel.”

― John Irving

“There is so much that goes in to being a good tennis player. It’s not just what you can do well on the court, it’s between the ears as well.”

― John Isner

“That’s the most fulfilling thing I’ve experienced ever, being a father.”

― John Isner

“The mental part of the game, being able to free up on the tennis court, is much easier said than done.”

― John Isner

“The best thing about being 6’9” is that it helps with my tennis game, especially with my serve.”

― John Isner

“I don’t miss being a priest. The fulfillment factor in matrimony is far greater.”

― John J. McLaughlin

“Travelling through the breeding places of our species is far from being as interesting to me as it is to inspect the breeding places of the feathery tribes of our country.”

― John James Audubon

“I hated being a public company CEO.”

― John Katzman

“Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“I planned on being an English teacher, but I don’t know where that went.”

― John Krasinski

“For me, there are worse things than being pigeonholed as the nice guy.”

― John Krasinski

“I got fired from being a lunch-shift bartender because I had a reading of a play.”

― John Krasinski

“We are really trying to move from being just a technology provider to being a partner with our customers.”

― John L. Flannery

“My mother was very proud of being Irish and being a Gunnigan in a straightforward way.”

― John Lanchester

“I do believe in that thing about the reading audience being very important to the formation of the novel at its birth.”

― John Lanchester

“Is it OK to admit to being slightly obsessed with the TV programme ‘Great British Menu?’”

― John Lanchester

“Was there ever anyone more ill-suited for being the showman of the year than me?”

― John Landgraf

“Even good shows can fail to find an audience because they’re drowned out by the noise and the sheer volume of everything that is being made. It’s one of the downsides of there being, as I’ve argued, too many shows.”

― John Landgraf

“I’m a big fan of pantomime storytelling, being an animator.”

― John Lasseter

“To me, I would much rather be part of a healthy industry than being the only player in a dead industry.”

― John Lasseter

“There’s a certain confidence that comes with being sure about the way the world works.”

― John Legend

“Being married is not the same as having a kid because being married to another adult who can take care of themselves to a degree is different than having a kid that is completely dependent on you.”

― John Legend

“The thing I gravitated to was being the class clown. It was very competitive.”

― John Leguizamo

“Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip.”

― John Lennon

“I don’t think there is necessarily a contradiction between being a hegemonic power on the one hand and functioning multilaterally on the other.”

― John Lewis Gaddis

“Dr. King was one of the most inspiring human beings I ever met. He was such a warm, compassionate, and loving human being.”

― John Lewis

“In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death.”

― John Linder

“The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There’s not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what’s being offered.”

― John Lithgow

“As a human being, I’m work in process.”

― John Lydon

“Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept.”

― John Lydon

“Being an astronaut, there are not a lot of things that have really shocked me in my life.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“Sciences are being unified by the search for life in the universe.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“Hubble showed us the marvel and majesty of stars being born.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

― John Madden

“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

― John Madden

“The only things that smell good are fat and sugar. Tofu being boiled doesn’t smell good. Anything that smells good is fattening.”

― John Madden

“You’ve had an extremely weak euro on the foreign exchange markets, you’ve had a very dubious policy being followed.”

― John Major

“Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.”

― John Masefield

“Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that’s just not going to happen in my lifetime.”

― John Mayer

“I love being the center of attention.”

― John Mayer

“There is no harm in being sometimes wrong – especially if one is promptly found out.”

― John Maynard Keynes

“The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”

― John Maynard Keynes

“Liability is being assessed against companies who inadvertently have shipped a virus to another company. Rather than risk the incredibly bad PR, these companies fork over.”

― John McAfee

“I do miss sometimes being onstage, because when I do film and television, it’s usually so brief and funny.”

― John Michael Higgins

“As far as being the guy and really the first guy with the reputation to sign on to be a part of ‘Lucha Underground,’ I take a great deal of pride in it.”

― John Morrison

“The United States does not view our authority to use military force against Al Qaeda as being restricted solely to ‘hot’ battlefields like Afghanistan.”

― John O. Brennan

“If I wanted to take a more activist or journalistic slant in work, I should probably just go be an activist or a journalist. But I’m happy being a comedian.”

― John Oliver

“When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines, and I used to practice to that quite a bit, just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.”

― John Otto

“The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word, but must be considered in many more, as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time.”

― John Pearson

“Most scientific revelations happened after the pursuit of knowledge quit being secret and hermetic.”

― John Perry Barlow

“God has levels of willing and delighting. He wills and delights in things in different ways so that approval and disapproval can coexist without being contradictory, without canceling each other out. I am making the case here for infinite complexity.”

― John Piper

“Our pat-down approach is very similar to what is being utilized in Europe and, as we know, around the world. It’s even much more thorough in other parts of the world.”

― John Pistole

“Aside from being bad sportsmanship – Romney basically said Obama won by cheating – he was displaying the same obtuseness about the wants and needs of ordinary people that did more to torpedo his campaign than any goodies Obama might have had to dole out.”

― John Podhoretz

“TIA was being used by real users, working on real data – foreign data. Data where privacy is not an issue.”

― John Poindexter

“I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist. I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.”

― John Pople

“The Starbucks brand has shifted over time from being a specialty brand to being more of a mass brand. There is a gap at the top of the market.”

― John Quelch

“Even after creating a budget and being more money conscience, it’s still easy to overspend during the holidays.”

― John Rampton

“We need to remind our core supporters that we have not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.”

― John Redwood

“British people do not like being bossed around.”

― John Redwood

“I hate being out of work!”

― John Rhys-Davies

“Conservative talkers love to throw numbers around: their ratings and their audience size. And to be sure, they have a sizable audience which numbers in the tens of millions. But having people tune in and being able to dictate their actions are two different things.”

― John Ridley

“I couldn’t resist painting Orpheus and Charon on the River Styx. There was something strangely intriguing about seeing Orpheus playing his lyre as he is being shuttled across the river.”

― John Rocco

“There are too many games being developed by people that have no business creating games.”

― John Romero

“I’m creating the kind of games that I like right now. I’m not being held back by technology.”

― John Romero

“The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.”

― John Ruskin

“Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.”

― John Ruskin

“I have a goal of being the No.1 pizza company in the world.”

― John Schnatter

“MTV refers to its audience as ‘the demo.’ Being ‘in the demo’ means being in the demographic sweet spot that advertisers want their programming to hit, which is ideally between 18 and 24.”

― John Seabrook

“I love being able to be a writer. That’s what I moved to New York to be.”

― John Searles

“You have to remember now, I was not being terribly successful at going solo.”

― John Sebastian

“As early as the autumn of 1862, I was made very happy by being sent to school.”

― John Sergeant Wise

“I remember being shocked when I came out from under the focusing cloth after a minute or two being submerged within that, at the startling green color of those ferns.”

― John Sexton

“I used to be mouthy. It was all to do with being a northerner and from Manchester, which was suddenly a big deal when I was in my 20s. When I read some of the interviews I did back then, I cringe.”

― John Simm

“Michael Taylor is not being executed for homicide. Michael Taylor is being executed for raping a white female.”

― John Simon

“The cinema saved me from being a delinquent. I could have been, but I didn’t get caught up. I never was going to get arrested or anything.”

― John Singleton

“The problem and privilege we all have is being alive in this century and able to read this language. It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.”

― John Sladek

“I think records are irrelevant, but I’m being approached about it all the time. If I could avoid it, that would be great.”

― John Stockton

“You can find advantages to being small.”

― John Stockton

“Obviously, being in the league for so long, you do have something to offer as a coach.”

― John Stockton

“It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.”

― John Stuart Mill

“I get appalled when I see good drivers being left on the sidelines because they haven’t come up with the half million to a million to put themselves in a competitive car.”

― John Surtees

“I think India should be our top ally in Asia Pacific. And the two countries have so much in common, including being the largest and most powerful democracies.”

― John T. Chambers

“Work at being a humble person.”

― John Templeton

“I’ve been stuck on John Eldredge lately. He’s all about being a warrior outside of the church. I hate to think about this kind of stuff – I just like to do it.”

― John Tesh

“The best thrill is standing on stage and playing – other than being married to my wife.”

― John Tesh

“I think Morse’s thing about being a poor policeman but a good detective is a very good description of him.”

― John Thaw

“There are more than 30 states, who either by statute or constitutional amendment, have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.”

― John Thune

“The closest I’ve come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Senate floor.”

― John Thune

“I love being regarded as a sex symbol, but I can’t take it too seriously.”

― John Travolta

“In the seventeenth century, it was held by some that inside a human sperm there was a minute human being – a homunculus – that was planted inside the womb. Development consisted of the miniature homunculus enlarging and passing through birth and on to maturity-just like inflating a balloon.”

― John Tyler Bonner

“I can never consent to being dictated to.”

― John Tyler

“Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.”

― John Updike

“I’m trying to get the terrorist out of the bugaboo category and into the category of a fellow human being.”

― John Updike

“There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

― John von Neumann

“Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.”

― John W. Gardner

“Being a traditionalist, I’m a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I’m already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.”

― John Waters

“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”

― John Wayne

“I love working with actors, and it’s all been based on my being trained in the theater.”

― John Wells

“I had delusions of being a ‘serious actor,’ and I wanted to pursue those delusions.”

― John Wesley Shipp

“Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

― John Wooden

“You can do more good by being good than any other way.”

― John Wooden

“In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.”

― John Yoo

“Put this restriction on your pleasures, be cautious that they injure no being that lives.”

― John Zimmerman

“And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage.”

― John Zorn

“The public impression is that the government, industry or the highest bidder can buy a scientist to add credibility to any message. That crucial quality of impartiality is being lost.”

― Johnny Ball

“There’s definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There’s something about that Caribbean climate and humidity.”

― Johnny Depp

“I guess I’m attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.”

― Johnny Depp

“The biggest fear in my life is being mediocre.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“I didn’t want the Ramones being told what to be doing, and I wanted the Ramones being presented in the right light – the remaining Ramones.”

― Johnny Ramone

“If people can’t relate to something, there’s no use of the song being there.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“There’s lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay. Which suggests that he is, but he’s not. Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out.”

― Johnny Vegas

“I can’t keep fighting and being the No. 1 contender for years.”

― Johny Hendricks

“We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online.”

― Joichi Ito

“I love being creative.”

― JoJo

“I don’t mind being called a puppet. But I’m the puppet of the people.”

― Joko Widodo

“Earliest musical memory is probably being scared stiff with my family’s band as a youngster on stage playing the conga drums.”

― Jon Batiste

“My health and my family are the core of my being.”

― Jon Bon Jovi

“I’ve made a point of not being, say what I refer to as a ‘careerist’ about anything.”

― Jon Brion

“I did a guest thing on ‘My Name Is Earl,’ and there is something about being involved in a TV show that’s in the midst of its popularity that frees up the creative process.”

― Jon Favreau

“I like being with the quarterbacks. I like calling the plays.”

― Jon Gruden

“Being No. 1 on any call sheet is difficult. Being No. 1 on an episodic, hour-long drama is really hard.”

― Jon Hamm

“Being an actor is actually pretty easy if you can memorize lines.”

― Jon Hamm

“I was fed up with not being able to play a movie the way I wanted to play it.”

― Jon Johansen

“Being labeled as someone who would cheat hurts more than anything else I’ve ever been through in my career.”

― Jon Jones

“To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“It is what makes us human, what distinguishes us from other animals. We can be aware of being aware.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“I had never really planned on being a speechwriter.”

― Jon Lovett

“I personally believe that Donald Trump being elected president is a national emergency and a crisis that stems from a great cascade of failures.”

― Jon Lovett

“I could have continued being a speechwriter for as long as I wanted.”

― Jon Lovett

“Anybody can be going from being broke to being wealthy, as I did.”

― Jon Lovitz

“It’s time for storytellers to tell the stories that have not had the privilege of being shown to the world, and the audience will be there.”

― Jon M. Chu

“I think that initial independence is very important; that’s what being an entrepreneur is all about.”

― Jon Oringer

“There’s so much you can learn from being on a big tour and so much you can learn from being in the clubs.”

― Jon Pardi

“Being in the limelight has its minuses.”

― Jon Postel

“But when I was doing the KKK I had constant nightmares of being exposed as a Jew and lynched by the Klan.”

― Jon Ronson

“My paranoia never ends, but I haven’t been paranoid about being spied on my shadowy forces for some time now.”

― Jon Ronson

“Words can’t express how humbled I am in being given the privilege to portray Gunnery Sergeant Basilone!”

― Jon Seda

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.”

― Jon Stewart

“Since being at Marvel, I’ve been watching everything over and over and over again, all the movies, and seeing how all the movies connect has been very satisfying for me.”

― Jon Watts

“Virtually all modern forms of extremism accuse liberal Western democratic systems of being hypocritical and, ultimately, weak.”

― Jonas Gahr Store

“I don’t like to publicly acknowledge being a Jew.”

― Jonathan Ames

“When I visit any cathedral, it reminds me of being with my grandparents. They weren’t particularly religious, but my grandfather was obsessed with architecture.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“Ed O’Neill is just a good, good human being.”

― Jonathan Banks

“I don’t like being told someone’s interpretation of something that I do.”

― Jonathan Brandis

“My biggest fear as an actor is being involved in something mediocre, or being mediocre myself.”

― Jonathan Brandis

“I’m a human being and every human being has problems.”

― Jonathan Davis

“But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny.”

― Jonathan Franzen

“I love interacting with an audience. I love just being myself in front of a crowd.”

― Jonathan Groff

“If I’ve had roadblocks along the way for being gay, I’m not aware of them.”

― Jonathan Groff

“Apparently, the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption ‘I am gay’. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected!”

― Jonathan Knight

“It was the rootlessness that went with being the son of an RAF officer that shaped me. I had been to 11 schools by the time I was 9.”

― Jonathan Powell

“I made a sofa that is constantly being updated the more people sit on it, or sit through it, or don’t sit on it because it’s so uncomfortable.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted.”

― Jonathan Raban

“I like being 30. I wouldn’t want to do the twenties again. They are their own entity.”

― Jonathan Rhys Meyers

“The universe is more than mere matter in motion. It and we were brought into being by a Creator who seeks our good.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“The build-up of personal and collective debt in America and Europe should have sent warning signals to anyone familiar with the biblical institutions of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, created specifically because of the danger of people being trapped by debt.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“There’s no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content, being critical, because we do poke holes in some of the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things.”

― Jonathan Shapiro

“Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.”

― Jonathan Swift

“Our carefully constructed system of checks and balances is being negated by the rise of a fourth branch, an administrative state of sprawling departments and agencies that govern with increasing autonomy and decreasing transparency.”

― Jonathan Turley

“I’m a big proponent of all love winning and love just being fab.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“I know you can be funny without being filthy.”

― Jonathan Winters

“Being closed to outsiders made the iPhone reliable and predictable.”

― Jonathan Zittrain

“Despite outsiders being invited to write software, the iPhone thus remains tightly tethered to its vendor – the way that the Kindle is controlled by Amazon.”

― Jonathan Zittrain

“I don’t like being too looked up at or too looked down on. I prefer meeting in the middle to being worshiped or spat out.”

― Joni Mitchell

“I do have this reputation for being a serious person.”

― Joni Mitchell

“Everything I do feels like It’s going to end up being in Radiohead.”

― Jonny Greenwood

“I am constantly disappointing people up in Scotland by not being Scottish!”

― Jonny Lee Miller

“You know what’s cooler than being the richest guy in the room? Being the toughest guy in the room.”

― Jordan Burroughs

“Lin-Manuel Miranda is a musical icon, and being part of any show of his is an honor.”

― Jordan Fisher

“Being on ‘Grease: Live’ was a massive mile marker. It ultimately led me to ‘Hamilton.’”

― Jordan Fisher

“I grew up dreaming of being on Broadway and being able to do that – and ‘Hamilton’ – was awesome, and it was the hardest thing for the first few weeks, and then it was the easiest thing.”

― Jordan Fisher

“It is nice to be playing, being on the pitch, and contributing to the team.”

― Jordan Henderson

“Each one of my movies is going to be about one of these different social demons. The first one, being ‘Get Out,’ is about race and neglect and marginalization.”

― Jordan Peele

“One of the things I’ve told men over and over and over and over is if you’re being rejected by all the women that you approach, it’s not the women!”

― Jordan Peterson

“I watched football, but I was a kid who really preferred being out on the street with my mates playing hide and seek!”

― Jordan Pickford

“Being through the England set-up since I was a young lad, passing was the style of football I grew up with.”

― Jordan Pickford

“Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps are the greatest to ever do what they did, and I’m not. But if you believe that you are, then you’re almost as good as being that.”

― Jordan Spieth

“Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a… legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great.”

― Jordana Brewster

“Being on ‘Idol,’ you have no choice but to be an open book.”

― Jordin Sparks

“It was so much fun being in the Olympic Village and meeting all the athletes.”

― Jordyn Wieber

“I don’t think about being a public persona too much – I just get on with what I’m doing.”

― Jorja Smith

“I dream of being champion and dream going out as champion. That’s my biggest motivation.”

― Jose Aldo

“I’m happy that Holloway is the champion. An example, someone who deserved being where he is.”

― Jose Aldo

“I think all major league players dream of being named MVP.”

― Jose Altuve

“You can accuse Europeans of being many things – except fast.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Coal is the most carbon-intensive fuel available for electricity generation. The most urgent threat to climate policy is the scale of new investments in unabated coal-fired electricity generation still being planned.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“You have to do what you have to do. I wanted to work. I wanted to prove that I was worthy of being here… and I was gonna do whatever it took to prove that.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“I’m sure the president doesn’t enjoy being called deporter-in-chief.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“My being gay is not a social issue; it’s a fact. It’s not something to be debated. It’s a reality.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.”

― Jose Bergamin

“Yes, you must have the courage of being free.”

― Jose Carreras

“He who could have been a torch and stoops to being a pair of jaws is a deserter.”

― Jose Marti

“There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.”

― Jose Ortega y Gasset

“Our waterboarding program is based on the U.S. military training program… tens of thousands of U.S. servicemen were waterboarded pursuant to this program to prepare them for the possibility of being captured someday so that they would know what it felt like.”

― Jose Rodriguez

“A human being is a being who is constantly ‘under construction,’ but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.”

― Jose Saramago

“There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.”

― Joseph Addison

“Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.”

― Joseph Addison

“For each human being, time is a necessary resource. It can neither be ignored nor changed.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Once I stop being a citizen of the U.S.S.R., I will not stop being a Russian poet.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Unfortunately, a human being is able to comprehend only that amount of evil which he is able to commit himself.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”

― Joseph Butler

“In the issue war in Iraq, it was very clear to me that the policies that were being espoused by neoconservatives were totally devoid of substance – but they marketed it wonderfully.”

― Joseph C. Wilson

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

― Joseph Campbell

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”

― Joseph Conrad

“To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.”

― Joseph Conrad

“We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“We have a strong tradition in our country of senior leaders being apolitical, nonpartisan.”

― Joseph Dunford

“One of the pleasures of being a Jew, I don’t have to tell you, it allows you anti-Semitism.”

― Joseph Epstein

“It is conceded by all that man is the very highest type of all living creatures on the earth. His intelligence is far superior to that of any other earthly being.”

― Joseph Franklin Rutherford

“That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.”

― Joseph Glanvill

“A man’s opinion is in others; his being is in himself.”

― Joseph Hall

“That’s the tricky thing these days: being able to surprise people.”

― Joseph Kosinski

“I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.”

― Joseph R. McCarthy

“I saw science as being in harmony with humanity.”

― Joseph Rotblat

“Most Americans aren’t the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.”

― Joseph Sobran

“We were mainly concerned about nudity – how much could be shown in 1959 and how much would convey, without being gratuitous, the terror of being attacked naked and wet.”

― Joseph Stefano

“America under Trump has gone from being a world leader to an object of derision.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Trump has been criticized by mainstream Republicans for not really being one of them. But he is definitely one of them when it comes to the central palliative for any ill befalling the country: a tax cut for the rich.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“I’m not the typical dress size – being a model just isn’t how I think of myself.”

― Josephine de La Baume

“I’m a firm believer in your gut being undefeated.”

― Josh Allen

“That preconceived notion of me being inaccurate is completely false, and I look forward to changing that over time.”

― Josh Allen

“At one point that’s all I cared about, being a pro athlete. But I realized I wasn’t athletic enough.”

― Josh Duhamel

“Being sober is not a struggle for me.”

― Josh Gordon

“I get quite fed up being on a film set day after day, six days a week. It can get to be a grind.”

― Josh Hartnett

“Where we see corruption and can make a case against it, we’re being aggressive.”

― Josh Hawley

“Tom Cruise is just a machine. He really raises the bar as far as being a stud goes.”

― Josh Holloway

“Why would you choose being bitter over choosing to make music? Being bitter is gross. It doesn’t amount to anything.”

― Josh Homme

“Being a heart throb would be crazy.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“I don’t like being treated differently.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“I got so used to being unstable that I started to only be comfortable being unstable.”

― Josh Lucas

“One thing I will commit to the people of Ohio is, when I’m a U.S. senator and there’s issues being debated in Washington, when I’m a U.S. senator they’ll know exactly what my position is.”

― Josh Mandel

“I think one of the things I really learned in Denver is the value of being a good listener.”

― Josh McDaniels

“I can’t imagine being on one of those shows where people have to look nice.”

― Josh McDermitt

“We’ve had a major shift in what truth is and where it comes from. We’ve gone from being God-centered to self-centered, from being objective to being subjective, and from being internal to external.”

― Josh McDowell

“For centuries many of the world’s distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.”

― Josh McDowell

“I think the word ‘earnest’ kind of has a negative connotation on some level. I think one of the things that’s happened is that being cynical is somehow conflated with being sophisticated. I think that’s problematic, to say the least.”

― Josh Radnor

“Being in a band is far more than playing an instrument. It’s surviving. It’s getting an album together.”

― Josh Silver

“I am very sensitive about characters being annoying in movies.”

― Josh Trank

“I’m happy if my music is being downloaded, whether it’s legally or illegally.”

― Joshua Bell

“Beethoven’s symphonies are not ‘relaxing.’ They are the most exciting things that have ever been created by a human being.”

― Joshua Bell

“For me, I’m sort of a wanna-be composer, and I love being involved with the arrangements.”

― Joshua Bell

“Over the years, I’ve seen how being a soloist and having a family can really work.”

― Joshua Bell

“Part of being creative is not being super-duper focused.”

― Joshua Foer

“Prior to being in ‘Carousel,’ I had only seen the movie. So, when I read the script, I felt like it was a lot deeper than the movie portrayed it to be.”

― Joshua Henry

“Maybe it’s due to my west coast liberal upbringing, but, the idea of parallel universes doesn’t strike me as being too far out there.”

― Joshua Jackson

“All of civility depends on being able to contain the rage of individuals.”

― Joshua Lederberg

“Furthermore, it is significant that the marked characteristics of this race are being here emphasized most.”

― Josiah Strong

“I love being around my family.”

― Jourdan Dunn

“There is a twinge of abandonment that comes with being a member of the African Diaspora. But ‘Black Panther’ fearlessly introduces and then complicates this and other deeply held albeit rarely expressed emotions; that indeed is what makes this film so profoundly innovative.”

― Joy Reid

“Hillary Clinton’s time in the Senate indicates she is happier being a policy workhorse than a show horse.”

― Joy Reid

“Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.”

― Joyce Brothers

“It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals.”

― Joyce Maynard

“If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy!”

― Joyce Meyer

“Christianity is a lifestyle. And being a Christian is more than a label.”

― Joyce Meyer

“Everybody has an idea of the tsunami of being a big wave. It is not a big wave. It is a huge amount of water that comes to land.”

― Juan Antonio Bayona

“As a boy, I felt ashamed of being Mexican. I’d say I was Hawaiian.”

― Juan Felipe Herrera

“The only thing I think about is helping the team, respecting all my team-mates, not being selfish.”

― Juan Mata

“Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.”

― Judd Gregg

“I like being a villain. Villains are more exciting.”

― Judd Nelson

“Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.”

― Judd Nelson

“I was spoiled and I was arrogant. I was very demanding, had an overblown image of who I was and got a reputation for being difficult. And rightfully so.”

― Judge Reinhold

“The day before ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ opened, I was at a branch of my bank, and the teller asked me for two pieces of identification. Four days after it opened, I was being waved to on the freeway.”

― Judge Reinhold

“I love being part of a company, and telling a story.”

― Judi Dench

“Understanding Hamas/Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on the left, that are part of a global left, is extremely important. That does not stop us from being critical of certain dimensions of both movements.”

― Judith Butler

“I believe in being prepared. I’m going to say that. Pray, prepare, proceed.”

― Judith Jamison

“Somewhere we turn ourselves into victims instead of being the powerful women we really are meant to be.”

― Judith Light

“I love being able to make people laugh.”

― Judith Light

“If you want to be a star, don’t bother doing it because it ends up being very empty.”

― Judith Light

“Being polite does not mean being mummified.”

― Judith Martin

“I really love being finance director.”

― Judith McKenna

“I love being a Givenik Ambassador. Not only does it give me a platform to discuss my favorite charities, but I get to talk about my other favorite topic – ‘The Judy Show!’”

― Judy Gold

“As scary as it was being raised by one Jewish mother, I have to feel for my kids because they have two Jewish mothers.”

― Judy Gold

“I like being able to donate my comedy to charity. I’m not a billionaire, and I can’t write checks.”

― Judy Gold

“We all know showbiz isn’t easy, but being a comic – especially being a female comic – can be quite punishing.”

― Judy Gold

“I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.”

― Judy Holliday

“Judi Dench should be ashamed of herself for being so talented and working so much.”

― Judy Parfitt

“As Latinas, we tend to be overly partial considering stereotypes. I’m interested in being naughty and edgy.”

― Judy Reyes

“I still love working. I still love being in the mix of things.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Being a nurturer isn’t being a moron.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“There have been trade-offs every day, every month, every year. There’s a lot that I missed and I do have regrets in that area. But I have been able to bring to my family the richness of being a journalist.”

― Judy Woodruff

“When you’re a kid, what you learn in school about being German has a sort of heaviness about it, and you have a sort of guilt with you.”

― Juergen Teller

“I don’t really like being controlled by anyone.”

― Juergen Teller

“Lucid dreaming is dreaming but you being aware that you’re doing it.”

― Juice Wrld

“If you’re broke, you don’t want to rap about being broke; you gonna rap about hustling and getting that bread.”

― Juicy J

“I really wasn’t planning on being a solo artist.”

― Juicy J

“Being favourites is no title; it’s an adjective. You win titles thanks to what you do on the pitch, and little else.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.”

― Jules Renard

“When a child knows there’s a secret, they don’t know what it is, but they know it’s there, and they know they’re being lied to.”

― Julia Garner

“I do gravitate toward 19th century writers, and I never mind being compared with some of the most memorable writers from that era. I mean, George Eliot is my absolute heroine.”

― Julia Glass

“Being productive at work is rewarding, and feeling supported, challenged, and appreciated allows us to be our most efficient selves.”

― Julia Hartz

“Being a female head of a successful tech company means that I’m in a pretty niche category.”

― Julia Hartz

“I really like being home. I like being comfortable, and I’m not a very dramatic person.”

― Julia Holter

“I enjoyed being a police officer; I enjoyed the investigations.”

― Julia Pierson

“All over the world, the barriers between what is inside an organisation and outside an organisation are being smoothed out. In the military, the use of contractors means that what is the military and what is not the military is smoothed out.”

― Julian Assange

“In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic.”

― Julian Assange

“Being virtuous is wonderful thing, but feeling virtuous is a shortcut to vice.”

― Julian Baggini

“Being a good neighbour is about compassion, which is as warm-blooded as justice is cool-headed.”

― Julian Baggini

“Being able and willing to complain is what makes us rational and moral animals, capable of seeing and articulating the difference between how things are and how they should be.”

― Julian Baggini

“The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental.”

― Julian Baggini

“Philosophy is at its most engaged when it is impure. What is being recovered from the Ancient Greek model is not some lost idea of philosophy’s pure essence, but the idea that philosophy is mixed up with everything else.”

― Julian Baggini

“I hate the way the English have of not being serious about being serious, I really hate it.”

― Julian Barnes

“I always dreamt of being in ‘Kerrang.’ That was my ambition. I read that religiously when I was into heavy metal. Then the jazz magazines took over.”

― Julian Barratt

“Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes.”

― Julian Clary

“It would be a really great to do a Marvel film – not even playing a superhero: just being part of that universe would be amazing.”

― Julian Dennison

“We have got amazing filmmakers in New Zealand with amazing stories to tell, and I want to keep being a part of that.”

― Julian Dennison

“’Deadpool’ is a quirky universe, which is all about being outside of the box, unlike a normal superhero film.”

― Julian Dennison

“I love being a Patriot, and we’ll leave it at that.”

― Julian Edelman

“I have derived enormous confidence from being a husband and father.”

― Julian Fellowes

“I read recently of the advent of a completely wireless house. Having just moved house and being drowned in billions of cords and cables, that sounds like a great thing to have.”

― Julian Ovenden

“All of our physical rhythms are being affected by sound outside us all the time.”

― Julian Treasure

“The need to be right can arise from a fear of being disrespected. Or it may come out of the fear of being seen as we really are: as flawed human beings who are perfectly imperfect and full of contradictions and confusions.”

― Julian Treasure

“I think the physicality of being an athlete or working out, it grounds you. It centers you.”

― Juliana Harkavy

“I love being one half of a romantic couple.”

― Julianna Margulies

“Like most girls, I fantasized about being some sort of a princess.”

― Julie Andrews

“The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same.”

― Julie Andrews

“You never start out being a star.”

― Julie Andrews

“Some of my own books are being developed – one as a Broadway musical.”

― Julie Andrews

“As I have gotten older, I’ve discovered the joys of being lazy.”

― Julie Bowen

“A good part – and definitely the most fun part – of being a feminist is about frightening men.”

― Julie Burchill

“Lots of women love to accuse men of being immature when the fellow in question displays a reluctance to ‘commit.’”

― Julie Burchill

“Being a monarchist, and fawning over those ‘above’ you, you must naturally despise those ‘below’ or on the same socioeconomic level as yourself, because that is how hierarchy worship works.”

― Julie Burchill

“Surely being a Professional Beauty – let alone an ageing one – is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable.”

― Julie Burchill

“The condition of being an actress can be unbearable.”

― Julie Delpy

“The pressure to perform is actually a privilege. Being left out of the starting rotation is a sign you must work harder.”

― Julie Foudy

“I once thought about being a doctor, but then I’d have to work for a living.”

― Julie Foudy

“I’ve written about superheroes. I’ve written about talking ferrets and math geniuses being chased by madmen. I’ve written about spies and demon-hunting soccer moms. I’ve created an entire world that centers around a paranormal judicial system.”

― Julie Kenner

“I think feeling responsible for stuff that goes wrong is an inherent part of being female.”

― Julie Klausner

“Being an inclusive place means being inclusive for all people.”

― Julie Sweet

“It’s very strong after the birth. It’s extraordinary. You can’t watch anything to do with kids being harmed.”

― Julie Walters

“I don’t like being out of the crowd. It’s lonely within a group.”

― Julie Walters

“I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do.”

― Juliette Binoche

“Being an actor is like being a bass player: one of the component parts to the collective hole.”

― Juliette Lewis

“I think I have come to a place where I’m able to feel more comfortable about being honest.”

― June Jordan

“Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ aspects of a single human being.”

― June Singer

“Did you know that the word ‘tsunami,’ which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past.”

― Junichiro Koizumi

“I’m afraid of being average. I have a real fear of being just another linebacker.”

― Junior Seau

“Being an author is always like being a well-run dictatorship – it’s all one person speaking.”

― Junot Diaz

“I can’t imagine anybody who ends up being an artist who didn’t pass through a time of geekiness.”

― Junot Diaz

“But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave, or for being unfaithful in their business.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“I never enjoyed being taken off as a striker.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“Not having to constantly remind everyone what’s required is an important part of being successful.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“I don’t throw around the word ‘brother’ because I’m so, so close to my real-life brothers and my real-life sisters, and being a brother is so important to me.”

― Jussie Smollett

“As a legislator, I saw how effective I could be by being transparent, posting and explaining all of my votes.”

― Justin Amash

“I always assumed I could never make a living out of literary fiction, and I was right. When I did try, it took four years before being published.”

― Justin Cartwright

“There is a fine line between assertiveness and being relaxed.”

― Justin Guarini

“My intention is to make sure that the new work being created for the ballet world is relevant.”

― Justin Peck

“I think ballet has a bad reputation of being stuffy and depleted.”

― Justin Peck

“There are a plethora of ways of being black, just like there’s many ways to being white.”

― Justin Simien

“There is a difference between being offended and being prejudiced and even being bigoted against. There’s a difference between that and racism.”

― Justin Simien

“I took an internship at Focus Features while I was in film school. I was really interested in how specialty movies were marketed and found their audience despite being about topics that were outside of the mainstream.”

― Justin Simien

“The only thing I wasn’t prepared for was being everywhere all at the same time.”

― Justin Timberlake

“Being a songwriter, you are accepting that this isn’t about you. If you do want it to be about you, you’re going to be really miserable.”

― Justin Tranter

“If a song is being written for a woman, there should be a woman in the room collaborating.”

― Justin Tranter

“Canadians are tired of being cynical.”

― Justin Trudeau

“I am proud of being small.”

― Jyoti Amge

“My father – the late Madhavrao Scindia – was clear about the distinction between being ‘loving’ and ‘strict.’”

― Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

“There are days when I still want to be able to do what I want when I want, but there’s also something wonderful about being secure.”

― K. D. Lang

“I’m nearly 50. I’m past being photographed falling out of bars.”

― K. D. Lang

“Fitness is also about being well-rested, eating well, etc.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I’m inspired by people embracing their feminine power and just being who they truly are and not afraid to express themselves.”

― Kaia Gerber

“Being mean just for being mean’s sake isn’t funny.”

― Kaitlin Olson

“I have always admired people who are comfortable not being liked because I am the opposite of that. To the point when I was little, it was crippling.”

― Kaitlin Olson

“I have been in many teams that have had loads of talent but did not make it through and been with teams that did not have that much talent and ended up being champions.”

― Kaka

“I’m not a Barbie doll, I’m just a multidimensional human being who likes to make things.”

― Kali Uchis

“It’s only that we live in a patriarchal society, and therefore, the word ‘feminism’ has to be used as a counter to patriarchy. But feminism is about being equal. The word used should be ‘equalist,’ as it is about all humans being equal and respecting each other for that.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I love being unconventional because that’s the reason I stand out.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I am not the opposite of theism. I am right in the middle of those non-believers and believers. It’s not even about being agnostic or nastik. Why would I take a name given to me by my opposition? I am just a rationalist.”

― Kamal Haasan

“I love being in a courtroom.”

― Kamala Harris

“Being able to open up and use my kick would make me so much more dangerous. It wouldn’t even be fair to use some of the weapons that we work on.”

― Kamaru Usman

“In other countries, being from somewhere else is celebrated. But not in America.”

― Kamaru Usman

“I was very active in college. I wanted to play athletics, and then I looked at wrestling as being a viable option to do that.”

― Kane

“Freedom of being alone is intoxicating.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Even after ‘Gangster’ being a success, I was considered a B-grade actress and was a sidekick, even though I was good at what I did, and was jobless for two years.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Relationships can be very traumatic. But being in a healthy relationship can be very empowering.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“A novel compared to film writing can allow the author to be more indulgent, and that extends to the characters and the story being told.”

― Kanika Dhillon

“My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.”

― Kanye West

“It isn’t easy being a celebrity cricketer in India.”

― Kapil Dev

“Unless the issue of the empowerment of women is addressed, the practice of women being unfairly treated will remain unresolved.”

― Kapil Sibal

“Politics runs in every human being, and so does music.”

― Kapil Sibal

“I think the way to be an influential journalist is to be accurate and to be fair and to get things right and to really characterize things in an honest way, versus being really snarky or cheerleading.”

― Kara Swisher

“Any parent who says parenting came easily to them is not being honest with themselves. Parenting is hard.”

― Karamo Brown

“Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength.”

― Karamo Brown

“The challenges of me being a father are just the same as any other father.”

― Karamo Brown

“I have always been interested in fashion and even contemplated being a fashion designer at one point of time.”

― Karan Johar

“I don’t necessarily like being defined by my profession.”

― Karen Allen

“There’s something so wonderful about being an actor in New York.”

― Karen Allen

“Different techniques are now being used in futsal and handball. It’s about timing more than anything else. Those little intricacies are slowly being picked up in the women’s game – and it’s kind of going unnoticed.”

― Karen Bardsley

“We do get a lot of sexist tweets and comments, things about a woman’s place being in the kitchen, not on the pitch.”

― Karen Bardsley

“I have been a lifelong community activist and frankly did not dream of being in public office.”

― Karen Bass

“I’m just afraid I’m gonna miss it all… being married… being a mother.”

― Karen Carpenter

“Being a model, you’re always the product of somebody else’s vision.”

― Karen Elson

“I enjoy being on CNBC’s ‘Fast Money,’ in part so that audiences can watch a woman who is as well informed about, and invested in, the market as her male counterparts.”

― Karen Finerman

“I like being involved in interesting and creative things. I’d just rather be involved in creating it, rather than being in it.”

― Karen Gillan

“I have a really hard time abiding by falsehoods being left in place.”

― Karen Handel

“Being on the road with rock, it’s pretty much 90 percent guys.”

― Karen O

“There’s a pleasure in being reminded of the value of ordinary life.”

― Karen Thompson Walker

“I love being pushed out of my comfort zone.”

― Karen Traviss

“I don’t regret being on television; I just regret the fact that I wanted to be in the movies, and that didn’t happen.”

― Karishma Tanna

“I’ve been a dedicated ‘NBA 2K’ fan since I was young, and being selected as the face of ‘MyNBA2K17’ is an incredible milestone this early in my career.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I’ve got an addiction to this game. An addiction to being perfect.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“Flip Saunders is a great coach and a great guy. Glen Taylor is the same way. He’s a great human being.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“Work is making a living out of being bored.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.”

― Karl Marx

“Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.”

― Karl Marx

“Being honest with you, it’s not the ‘great’ wall of China. It’s an all right wall. It’s the ‘All Right Wall of China.’”

― Karl Pilkington

“It’s not a joke: I really do like being at home.”

― Karl Pilkington

“I like the timeframe involved in being an actor.”

― Karl Urban

“One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“I’m a wannabe redhead, definitely wannabe Julianne Moore or Jessica Chastain redhead. But I love being a brunette.”

― Karla Souza

“I love kids, so two things that I have thought about are being a pediatrician or a kindergarten teacher.”

― Karlie Kloss

“First round of the tournament being a Major, I think the butterflies were a little different than that.”

― Karrie Webb

“I am not, and have no interest in being, a musician of any kind.”

― Karrine Steffans

“Besides being one of the most ambitious projects I have worked on, ‘Mercury’ has also helped me enhance my skills as a director.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“I don’t fear being judged as a misogynist.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I’m happy being the relatable hero.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I started dreaming about being an actor in Gwalior, and it feels amazing to shoot in my hometown.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I’m not driven by being understood.”

― Kary Mullis

“I think being a young female star must be really, really pretty rough.”

― Karyn Kusama

“I think you can tell when someone is being dishonest as an actor.”

― Kat Dennings

“I tried being anorexic for four hours, and then I was like, I need some bagels.”

― Kat Dennings

“You make your mark by being true to who you are and letting that be your staple.”

― Kat Graham

“I don’t feel like I necessarily juggle. I just feel like I’m focusing on being a singer/actor. That’s what I am, and it’s what I do.”

― Kat Graham

“I’d say when it comes to being who you are, just don’t be afraid to try things.”

― Kat Graham

“I’m a human being, and I get sick.”

― Kat Graham

“I love how me deciding to not continue doing ‘LA Ink’ turns into being ‘cancelled.’”

― Kat Von D

“It’s a huge step up from the European Indoors to then being a gold medallist at the World Championships.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“It’s a huge step up from the European Indoor Championships to being world outdoor gold medallist.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.”

― Kate Adie

“I love being with my friends, relaxing and talking.”

― Kate Bush

“Clothes are such a strong part of who a human being is.”

― Kate Bush

“I definitely don’t think of myself as being an influence.”

― Kate Bush

“I want to be in a position where I can function as a human being.”

― Kate Bush

“I think the genetics of being Irish are that you sort of prefer when it’s rainy and cloudy. It’s just genetic.”

― Kate Flannery

“Being on Broadway and getting a Tony nomination – this has been an incredible ride, from rather humble beginnings.”

― Kate Fleetwood

“Somebody can become a celebrity for being stupid. That is what it’s turned into.”

― Kate Hudson

“I pride myself on being tragically uncool.”

― Kate McKinnon

“If I had my druthers, I would be a brain in a jar, with a burlap skirt around the cart I’m on – I don’t attend to my physical being much.”

― Kate McKinnon

“Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special.”

― Kate Middleton

“They weren’t crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that.”

― Kate Millett

“Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being.”

― Kate Millett

“I’d pretty much given up hope of being published, so I just wrote the book I wanted to read.”

― Kate Morton

“Now I’m being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer. – On being a social smoker.”

― Kate Moss

“I have tried Botox, and I don’t like it because it stops you being able to move your facial muscles which, as an actress, are essential. But I do have collagen injections.”

― Kate O’Mara

“Being chaotic isn’t cute.”

― Kate Reardon

“There’s a difference between being posh and being rich.”

― Kate Reardon

“When did you last have fun being dignified?”

― Kate Reardon

“I do like being busy. I’m not the kind of person who just sits around and goes to a spa when I’m not working.”

― Kate Winslet

“I don’t subscribe to the thinking that being typecast is a bad thing.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“I had a stalker break into my house a couple times. They didn’t leave any fingerprints or take anything – I was being followed.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“My teammates and my coaches have all allowed me to step into my individuality and not be defined by just being a gymnast.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“I want to keep upgrading my routines and focus on cleaning them up and being consistent.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“Being a mother has been my greatest teacher and also the most self-sacrificing thing I’ve ever done.”

― Katey Sagal

“I made a living being a background singer for years.”

― Katey Sagal

“I don’t have to be a ‘gazillionaire;’ what’s important to me is to just being able to work.”

― Katharine McPhee

“I’m not a perfect human being.”

― Katharine McPhee

“Part of being an actor is never knowing where your next part is coming from.”

― Katharine Ross

“Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns – the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are.”

― Katherine Dunn

“I don’t like to see anyone suffer, and there’s a very, very fine line between being healthy and working and totally down and out.”

― Katherine Dunn

“I pride myself on being kind.”

― Katherine Heigl

“I have my moments, but generally speaking I shy away from being too lovey dovey.”

― Katherine Heigl

“I’m not very good at being a wife because I break all the rules.”

― Katherine Heigl

“Being a question on ‘The Weakest Link,’ that was quite a moment.”

― Katherine Jenkins

“I’m quite happy being single.”

― Katherine Kelly

“I was excited when I first got the call, when I heard BBC Four were making a biography and they were interested in me being a part of it.”

― Katherine Kelly

“It’s lovely being in a hit.”

― Katherine Kelly

“I love Louisiana, and I love being from there.”

― Katherine LaNasa

“I have never been attracted to increasing my popularity or hireability by being on Instagram.”

― Katherine Langford

“When I talk about celebrities, it’s not a dismantling of that human being.”

― Katherine Ryan

“I was lucky to develop in the U.K. because I find comedy – in addition to being caustic – it’s quite literary over here, and alternative comedy isn’t so alternative.”

― Katherine Ryan

“I’m proud to be Canadian. But I identify as being a British mum.”

― Katherine Ryan

“I grew up being a bit of a tomboy, a big-time tomboy.”

― Katheryn Winnick

“Flat or uninteresting writing often signals something deeper that is being covered up.”

― Kathi Appelt

“I was being categorized as some kind of twangy songwriter. And that’s just not how I see myself.”

― Kathleen Edwards

“Being fired from a show – being fired in any way, in any instance, any business – is just hard.”

― Kathleen Rose Perkins

“Being a mother is no longer a liability, and being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition!”

― Kathleen Sebelius

“I find the idea of today’s icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.”

― Kathleen Turner

“I have no desire to play most of the roles being offered.”

― Kathleen Turner

“People need to see where their dollars are going and what infrastructure is being built.”

― Kathleen Wynne

“Thinking big is only one part of being a successful entrepreneur.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage.”

― Kathy Bates

“I haven’t talked much about being an ovarian cancer survivor because I don’t really want to define myself that way.”

― Kathy Bates

“I’ve learned that a family can have little glitches without being labeled dysfunctional.”

― Kathy Najimy

“I’ve been accused of being a minimalist writer. I don’t like a lot of verbiage in there.”

― Kathy Reichs

“I went to a haunted house once, and I don’t do well in situations like that, and I’ve lived my entire life not being scared or anything.”

― Katie Chang

“I loved growing up and going to haunted houses and being scared. I loved watching ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Candyman’ and all sorts of scary movies.”

― Katie Featherston

“Growing up, I always had my dreams set on being an actor, so I looked up to Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn.”

― Katie Holmes

“I am very good at being told off and rather enjoy it.”

― Katie Hopkins

“Being a minority voice is still brave – even if the minority voice is from the right wing.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I think any man can be won over by being fed my Chicken with Roasted Garlic, Pancetta, and Rosemary.”

― Katie Lee

“Being a new mommy really is the best.”

― Katie Lowes

“Under the Obama administration, 80-90 percent of individuals making asylum claims with children were released after being processed and given a court date. Inevitably, they started living in the U.S. illegally for years to come. This is the policy the Trump administration is trying to change.”

― Katie Pavlich

“The mission of Border Patrol agents to protect the United States from harm is being impeded by a crisis Congress has the ability to fix, but as usual, chooses not to.”

― Katie Pavlich

“Just like every other industry, the firearms industry can in fact be sued – a far cry from being immune or ‘wholly protected’ of any liability.”

― Katie Pavlich

“I do like my hair being pulled from time to time, it’s like a pair of reins, innit?”

― Katie Price

“I love being the favourite of every competition.”

― Katie Taylor

“I never, ever read the comments below an article on the Web. People are mean. I’m a human being.”

― Katori Hall

“A new sport is being created every day in the U.S.”

― Katrina Adams

“There was a time when I desperately wanted to be part of a Yash Chopra film, not because he was a great director, but because I was an outsider and I wanted that validation of being accepted in the film industry.”

― Katrina Kaif

“I’m such a fan of the glass being half full.”

― Katy Mixon

“I have found where I am best, and that is being a fact-checker and being fearless.”

― Katy Tur

“I’m a big believer in being the same person on and off TV.”

― Katy Tur

“I’m proud of being from Hawaii, and I’m proud of being Hawaiian, but I’m more than that, too.”

― Kaui Hart Hemmings

“The best thing about being a fiction writer is that where the truth is inconvenient, I could veer away.”

― Kaui Hart Hemmings

“I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“It’s rough being a teenager in this day and age.”

― Kay Panabaker

“I find it easy to act being in love. I’ve experienced that and analysed it.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“I like the idea of up-and-coming actors nowadays being a little different and not necessarily the drama-school stereotype, being a bit more edgy.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“’Southcliffe’ is extremely dark. It’s an extremely depressing, intense story, but the shoot was like being at Disneyland. It was unbelievably different from what we were filming.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Especially for Haitian immigrant parents, being a musician is not a job.”

― Kaytranada

“Of course being in movies is very exciting, and it’s a wonderful thing for an actor to do.”

― Kayvan Novak

“Being properly prepared is one of the biggest assets in business and in athletic competition.”

― Keeth Smart

“When I started running for Congress, it actually took me by surprise that so many people were fascinated with me being the first Muslim in Congress.”

― Keith Ellison

“Being a Russian oligarch these days isn’t easy. The best and brightest of them are in exile or in jail; others, after feasting on leverage during the commodities boom, now have tummies full of debt.”

― Keith Gessen

“I am a human being. I have anxiety. I have doubts. And I’m not afraid to put it out there.”

― Keith Hernandez

“I’ve never tried to achieve anything. I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records.”

― Keith Richards

“I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records.”

― Keith Richards

“I’m a little more comfortable in that role. I love being in the studio.”

― Keith Urban

“I make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs.”

― Keith Urban

“Not being happy really is my fear.”

― Keke Palmer

“I’m working on a movie called ‘Virgin Mary’ with Abigail Breslin. I’m also in ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.’ And I have a television movie coming on Nickelodeon that I worked on with Nick Cannon. I acted in it, but I am more excited about being a producer!”

― Keke Palmer

“Being a role model, you just got to watch what you do.”

― Kel Mitchell

“I’ve always had this commitment to not being in one thing.”

― Kelela

“We are – as artists, we are racialized through genre and called black – without being called black – through genre.”

― Kelela

“I have always loved fashion, but I have no expertise in it besides being a model.”

― Kellan Lutz

“I have a ton of broken baby hairs in front. It just comes with the territory of being a soccer player.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“I don’t want to be famous for being famous.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“I’m very much known as being the smiley girl, and unfortunately, lightness can be mistaken for stupidity or someone with no depth.”

― Kelly Brook

“I think TV is all about not turning off the public, it’s about not being too sexy, not being too much of anything really.”

― Kelly Brook

“A ‘reptilian revolution’ has the potential to reshape manufacturing. The ‘snakebots’ being developed at Carnegie Mellon University aren’t just useful for surgical or search-and-rescue purposes. They could also usher in a new, more customized era of mass production.”

― Kelly Evans

“A cheaper British currency could be a crisis if its swift move provoked a broader financial crisis, which it has not, or if it triggered massive inflation. For now, cheaper sterling will hurt some British households and enterprises while being a boon for others.”

― Kelly Evans

“Being Asian where you’re supposed to be more quiet and softer and I was always getting reprimanded for laughing to loud or speaking to loudly.”

― Kelly Hu

“Whether I’m telling stories in songs or if directing is the next step, being a storyteller is what I like doing.”

― Kelly Jones

“I make a good living and I’ve never looked at myself as being an artiste.”

― Kelly Lynch

“I find just being on set embarrassing. Mortifying. And that’s with all my clothes on.”

― Kelly Macdonald

“At first, being a storyteller, it was fun to dress up and fun to sing songs and pretend to be very dramatic – all of that stuff was just fun early on.”

― Kelly McCreary

“Having achieved such signal successes in the east, Russia and Roumania being both disposed of, the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy.”

― Kelly Miller

“I’d prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.”

― Kelly Reilly

“Being at the pinnacle of my career is not to turn up in some multiplex blockbuster.”

― Kelly Reilly

“I don’t want to be doing fashion shoots and being interviewed about where I shop. Who cares?”

― Kelly Reilly

“Being a woman in a male-dominated industry sort of sucks, but it doesn’t suck any more than being a woman in the world. My advice? Be terrifying.”

― Kelly Sue DeConnick

“I do not like being in front of the camera.”

― Kelly Wearstler

“Gov. Huckabee seems like somebody who could run effectively against a female candidate and not make it seem like he’s being derogatory and impolite.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“There’s value in being a normal person.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“Being a songwriter is really the base of being an artist, for me.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“I had a kind of romantic notion about being a Hollywood Errol Flynn type.”

― Kelsey Grammer

“Being Native American, we were different than everybody else, but I never felt like I was different.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I’m tired of not being in the playoffs… I hate watching them on TV.”

― Kemba Walker

“I just really, really hate being cold.”

― Kemba Walker

“Being in the league six years, things have kind of slowed down for me.”

― Kemba Walker

“I had a lot of doubt coming into my career about being an elite point guard in this league.”

― Kemba Walker

“Age is rarely a limitation to being a mentor.”

― Ken Blanchard

“I like being home for dinner.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“I have a serious concern about middle-class families being able to afford college.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“There are just some things about being president that are difficult.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“Simply being secretary of state didn’t allow Clinton to authorize herself to deviate from the requirements of retaining and transmitting classified documents, materials and information.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“Christians are increasingly being punished by the government for acting on their sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage that are based on the standard of Scripture.”

― Ken Ham

“Being a nerd really pays off sometimes.”

― Ken Jennings

“Knowing lots of answers but being a millisecond slow on the buzzer is indeed very frustrating.”

― Ken Jennings

“There is something special and different about being a father to twin daughters.”

― Ken Jeong

“Being a star and having money do not make for a happy person.”

― Ken Kercheval

“Leary can get a part of my mind that’s kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking.”

― Ken Kesey

“Trying to project our expectations and our desires onto the sci-fi being written in China now isn’t terribly helpful.”

― Ken Liu

“Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help.”

― Ken Livingstone

“All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy?”

― Ken Livingstone

“I was a weedy kid, not like one of those working-class men who can accommodate not being academically clever by physical strength and prowess.”

― Ken Livingstone

“I’m a long-term optimist, and I don’t think the problems with our society are from being overly optimistic.”

― Ken MacLeod

“We were criticized throughout that investigation for being too thorough, for taking too long. But time has proved the correctness of that approach.”

― Ken Starr

“We must combat misinformation that is being spread.”

― Ken Starr

“Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress.”

― Ken Thompson

“All small countries have the same problems and concerns about being protected from larger countries and their influences.”

― Ken Watanabe

“I love being a comfortable person, but I’m very open. I’m not ashamed of myself and my beliefs.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“I’m a softball player. I’m a soccer player. I played tennis every day. I love being outside.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“Being a lead role in a play in Vegas? Like, come on! How much bigger can it get?”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“I’m big on being anti-stereotypical and fighting negative stereotypes.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“I don’t know that the Brits have the monopoly on being organized, but they do have a way of working with which I’m familiar. It’s not necessarily the best way, but it’s a way.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“Being Irish, I always had this love of words.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a ‘Fall’ is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.”

― Kenneth Burke

“Plenty of funds have fine long-term returns despite being tax-inefficient and generally costly. But a dirty secret is this: Average, no-load fund investors do much worse than the funds – or the market.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“We’re an American company; we’re proud of being an American company.”

― Kenneth Frazier

“Picasso said once when being interviewed that one should not be one’s own connoisseur.”

― Kenneth Koch

“Trillions of dollars every day are being exchanged around the world in all of the financial markets.”

― Kenneth Lay

“I didn’t really get involved too heavily with being an actual film person.”

― Kenny Baker

“I learned so much about playing and touring being on the road and in the studio with Jeff, but I’d always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even prior to joining the Fusion.”

― Kenny G

“It’s easy to make rude comments simply for the sake of being rude, but I’d much rather go a more psychological route.”

― Kenny Omega

“I have things about me that I dislike; I’m not a perfect human being.”

― Kenny Omega

“Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.”

― Kenny Rogers

“One thing about being a great ball handler is not looking at the basketball.”

― Kenny Smith

“Phil Jackson is a mastermind, and he knows how to keep his team from being complacent.”

― Kenny Smith

“To be very sincere, I don’t feel legit being an inspiration of anything.”

― Kenza Fourati

“I think being vulnerable and real in the wolrd of fakeness is the bravest thing a person can do.”

― Kerli

“One of the ways that I think about my being an artist and an actor is… it’s an experiment.”

― Kerry Bishe

“I don’t wish hardship on anybody. My background was one of being very difficult, very hard, and they were subject to the times I lived in. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.”

― Kerry Stokes

“The problem is if Russia is organising exercises – and not being transparent about what exactly these exercises are about – it creates suspicions as to their objectives.”

― Kersti Kaljulaid

“I’m a singer and a writer first. I started to rap by accident, being playful.”

― Kesha

“It is so fascinating that someone can commit their whole entire lifestyle to being such a fantastic woman when I’m such a bum about it.”

― Kesha

“My first inclination was toward flying and being a pilot.”

― Kevin A. Ford

“I think we’re always scared, but we have each other to lean on, so we’re not being extremely vulnerable in front of the world by ourselves. We have each other.”

― Kevin Abstract

“There’s the most resistance to an actor singing. It’s like I’m being disloyal to my industry.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I’m very comfortable being married to an extremely strong, opinionated, and driven woman. But I also sit at the head of the table. I have both of those sides to me.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I don’t have any plans of slowing down. I love being an actor.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I’m a big fan of comedians not having to apologize for anything. Nowadays it seems comedians are always apologizing for being funny.”

― Kevin Dillon

“I was a hockey player growing up. Being a big guy and being imposing, I had to use my size to protect my teammates.”

― Kevin Durand

“I love being onstage, whether it’s dancing or acting – there’s just something about being onstage.”

― Kevin Federline

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

― Kevin Feige

“I have a problem sometimes with being too hyper.”

― Kevin Garnett

“I like being with my family. That’s my party.”

― Kevin Gates

“I have a cult-like following because I exemplify what it is to be a human being.”

― Kevin Gates

“Being humble matters.”

― Kevin Hart

“The beauty of me being on stage is I have a voice.”

― Kevin Hart

“The most important thing for a director is being able to communicate.”

― Kevin Hart

“Winning takes you to that next level of being a bigger star.”

― Kevin Harvick

“Being discovered by an audience is an incredibly difficult thing.”

― Kevin Jonas

“We really do get along, I think because we have a bit of respect for each other being in a band. But, of course, we’re brothers.”

― Kevin Jonas

“An organization’s intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.”

― Kevin Kelly

“The system continually has to make this choice: it can either continue to exploit a known process and make it more productive, or it can explore a new process at the cost of being less efficient.”

― Kevin Kelly

“Nothing makes an actor feel freer and more inventive and more creative than being trusted.”

― Kevin Kline

“I’m a writer. I’m naturally introverted, so being the public face of something, I don’t think I do it well.”

― Kevin Kwan

“Just like the Internet has transformed the media industry or the e-commerce industry, the software industry is also being affected dramatically by the Internet.”

― Kevin Lynch

“The first documentary I saw that tri