Top 456 Jump Quotes of 2020

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“I have a little bit of PTSD when I hear a big bang or a loud noise or keys – I jump out of my skin.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“The tapes we were making would jump around with different styles, just quick parts of different songs. Hip-hop to jazz to funk to whatever else. And in a way, ‘Check Your Head’ ended up being like one of those pause-tapes.”

― Ad-Rock

“For me to get a lead role in a real movie is something to jump at. It’s not like I get to do that all of the time.”

― Adam Scott

“I just wanted to jump out of my body sometimes and be someone else.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“We used to play a lot of Fela Kuti in the early days of hip-hop. In my DJ sets I’ll jump off into rock, salsa, African. I like to play some crazy stuff and see the vibrations of the people.”

― Afrika Bambaataa

“It’s a secret, but when I decided to apply to ‘Shonen Magazine,’ it was already past the deadline, so I had no choice but to go with ‘Shonen Jump.’ My motivation for becoming a cartoonist was… to put it bluntly, the Â¥100,000 prize money.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I think dads let babies take more of a risk, maybe bounce off a bed more or jump off a couch or do more risk-taking things.”

― Al Roker

“I had to jump around in the arts for a while just to survive. I earned a little money here and there, playing the guitar at union meetings, functions. I sold some science-fiction stories. I knew there was absolutely no question of me not being connected with the arts, but I couldn’t find any acting jobs.”

― Alan Arkin

“Oh, I like to take classes every chance that I get. If I’m not working after about four or five months, I’ll jump back into a class.”

― Alanna Ubach

“I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that’s a fantastic reaction. I think that they’re really hearing something then.”

― Alice Cooper

“Our skin is very thin. It doesn’t take much for us to jump off a ledge or to kill one another. It can happen very, very quickly.”

― Anderson Cooper

“I’m a singer-songwriter, but we get loud and we jump around. We have dance moves; we freak out. It’s really fun, man!”

― Andy Grammer

“There’s nothing more exciting as an actor than getting to do something that you’re not entirely sure that anyone would let you do, and getting to take a big jump in a completely different direction.”

― Anna Paquin

“I don’t quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.”

― Anne Bancroft

“My style is clubby and groovy – you can jump to it, but you don’t just have to just jump to it. It’s not just really bass-heavy and hurts your ears; you move with it, and it sounds kind of tribal.”

― Ansel Elgort

“With my jump shot, once I get that consistent, I feel like that is going to be a huge advantage for me.”

― Anthony Bennett

“I think it would be over-exaggeration to think that there are millions of viruses ready to jump on us and bring us back to the 14th century. That would be looking over a ledge that isn’t there.”

― Anthony Fauci

“I’m not educated as a filmmaker, so it’s quite a jump for me.”

― Anton Corbijn

“Through e-commerce, women have found a means to jump over cultural and traditional lack of available time for remunerated activities.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Anytime James Carville, Paul Begala and David Axelrod hold hands and jump for joy, it’s worth pondering how to turn their joy into tears.”

― Ari Fleischer

“I have not taken a position on that nuclear option. My view is I’m not going to do anything until I come to that bridge. I’m not going to jump off the bridge until I come to it.”

― Arlen Specter

“I’m not like some guys who, if the Ravens lose, are ready to jump off the top of M&M Stadium. There are other things in life besides pro football.”

― Art Donovan

“I would like to have a decathlon where all of my throws are really consistent and set the tone. That I’m good all-around, not just a speed and jump guy.”

― Ashton Eaton

“We have parties at my house. My girlfriends and I play our iPods, with all of our favorite songs. We pick our songs and jump up on the counter and dance, and do runway stuff, and we take video with my camera. When I’m with my girlfriends, I act like I’m 19.”

― Avril Lavigne

“I’m not going to jump out of airplanes or anything like someone else I know.”

― Barbara Bush

“It’s very important for me to show younger kids that when opportunities are there, you have to jump on them.”

― Barry Keoghan

“What we hear now is great-sounding records with great-sounding grooves and loops. And the sound of these records is irresistible, but the craft of songwriting is just about over. That’s why, whenever I get an opportunity to do an album full of standards, I jump at it because I miss it.”

― Barry Manilow

“I’m ready to stretch my legs. I’m ready to jump in the ring.”

― Beanie Sigel

“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I always jump at the chance to mentor kids when it comes to music.”

― Benji Madden

“I like to do things that are noncombat- or boxing-related. So I jump rope a lot, and then I run a lot.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“If I could have stayed independent from the jump, then, maybe, things would have been different. ‘Return of 4Eva’ would have been an album instead of a mixtape.”

― Big K.R.I.T.

“The danger is that the artists who’ll put grime into the commercial and public eye will put grime at the back of their closets and jump on another genre of music.”

― Big Narstie

“I always thought the objective of basketball was to get the maximum amount of movement to get the easiest shot, closest to the basket. With the three-point rule, the whole strategy changes, and you make a move and then throw it 30 feet out, where somebody takes a standing jump shot.”

― Bill Bradley

“The Internet is so crazy, and you’re exposed to so many things. In an hour, you can really jump around.”

― Bo Burnham

“I like to listen to my iPod and also play music. I’ve been doing percussion since I was eight or nine. Rhythm is crucial in long jump but also in life.”

― Bob Beamon

“When the Pixar people call, you jump at the opportunity.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“When I got into high school, I got really into basketball. I had this itch that I wanted to just move. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew that if basketball became a scholarship or something, it would be a means to that. It turned out I couldn’t jump that high.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“I know the freedom that cycling gives you in terms of being able to just jump on and go.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier.”

― Brady Anderson

“I was once doing an improv show and it was my turn to jump on stage and I fell on my face. It’s a really terrible way to start a show.”

― Brea Grant

“I fell into music, but I just needed to find the right moment to jump into acting.”

― Brendon Urie

“I’ve seen a lot of people jump on and off my bandwagon.”

― Brett Favre

“When I write, I’m talking to myself constantly to make sure that it sounds OK; it has kind of a nice rhythm and a nice jump to it.”

― Brian Azzarello

“Sharks don’t particularly have a great interest in divers. It seemed that in a normal dive, I would jump in the water, and one or two gray reef sharks would swim in and kind of check me out – and then they would keep their distance. So they weren’t particularly threatening or anything to be afraid of.”

― Brian Skerry

“I had to jump out of a plane! The shoot was for an editorial for a magazine; and it called for skydiving.”

― Bridget Hall

“If you can jump, you can jump.”

― Brooke Sweat

“The evil of storytelling is you’re trying to make the audience complicit in murder – ‘Kill the guy! Jump him!’ And then once you’ve done it, it’s like, ‘I’ve killed this guy, now what?’”

― Bruno Heller

“As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.”

― Buffalo Bill

“I love doing air squats or jump squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, burpees, crunches – all the basic stuff, but it’s all you need to do to keep it toned.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“It’s always weird when you see a movie, and there’s no reason for someone to, like, jump on stage and be a singer, and then they just do that… But if it came organically, I would grab that mike and jump on stage for sure.”

― Candice Accola

“If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school.”

― Captain Beefheart

“My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don’t just get angry and jump on a soapbox.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“I grew up in Georgia, and I started acting in plays when I was like eight years old, and I always memorized everyone’s parts, not just my own, and I always memorized everyone’s blocking. Whenever anyone wasn’t there, I would always jump in. I was very hands-on.”

― Carrie Preston

“I’d love to be animated. I’ve always wanted to jump off of a bridge and not be hurt, like Bugs Bunny.”

― Carrot Top

“It’s important for people to realize I don’t want to be the It guy. I want to crawl before I walk. I want to learn about things before I jump into them.”

― Carson Daly

“I love to go bungee jumping, jump out of planes, ride motorbikes, do kickboxing. I love all that stuff.”

― Catherine Bell

“I will jump into most any role.”

― Cathy Rigby

“I just love to play and I get a chance to play with other musicians and I jump on it.”

― Chad Smith

“Games get a bad press compared with, say, opera – even though they’re obviously better, because no opera has ever compelled an audience member to collect a giant mushroom and jump across some clouds.”

― Charlie Brooker

“Sometimes television can just jump from one bit of plot to the next, and the words fill in the in-between.”

― Chiwetel Ejiofor

“I don’t jump as high and I’m not as fast as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. I don’t have many highlight plays, but I can play this game.”

― Chris Bosh

“I think it’s the aggressive press we have that does try to push President Trump, you know, into an area where maybe he will say something that then they’ll just jump on.”

― Chris Collins

“I hated ‘Avatar’ from the jump. And I like James Cameron. I’m not opposed to James Cameron.”

― Chris Cubas

“I’m not going to jump over or muscle people. That’s the way I’ve always played, the only way I know.”

― Chris Mullin

“I can jump high; I can dunk – nobody really believes that I can.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I tend to take things personally. But I can only take so much, and then I jump back. I have strong survival skills.”

― Christina Hendricks

“With a documentary, you can cut away, you can do jump cuts, cut to a photograph at any point to bridge two scenes.”

― Christopher Guest

“All of everything we’ve ever done has been riding on low expectations. ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,’ a terrible idea. Doing ’21 Jump Street’ as a movie is a terrible idea. ‘The Lego Movie’ sounds like a terrible idea.”

― Christopher Miller

“It took me years to figure out that you don’t fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.”

― Claudette Colbert

“I was on a train of lies. I couldn’t jump off.”

― Clifford Irving

“With ‘Horror Story’, it really was, ‘You’re going to run; you’re going to jump off this cliff, and trust that that Ryan Murphy is going to catch you.’ So I just ran head-on into it and jumped off the edge of that cliff.”

― Cody Fern

“I’m not a yes man. When the UFC says, ‘Jump,’ I’m not saying, ‘How high,’ because that’s not fair to me.”

― Colby Covington

“I hope that memes jump out of our computers in the future.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“Thrillers are my favorite. I like stuff that keeps you on the edge of your seat or maybe makes you jump.”

― Corey Feldman

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”

― Corrie Ten Boom

“I really try to plot in a fearless fashion. I try not to care about not knowing the answer before I get there; I just jump in first and see what happens.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“I don’t usually suggest going into something you cannot do, but sometimes you gotta jump in and land on your feet.”

― Coy Bowles

“I don’t understand how other producers who have no experience making a musical jump in and produce one.”

― Craig Zadan

“Like all kids who want to be in action movies, I want to jump out of a speeding car, shoot guns, slide out the side in slow motion like a John Woo movie.”

― Dallas Roberts

“I like the idea of working my way up. I don’t feel impatient to immediately jump into something that could literally bring down a studio if I don’t do it well.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I’m quite a reserved person, but when it comes to being on stage, something just clicks, and I sort of run around like a mad man. I find myself jumping in the crowd, climbing up on things, and dancing absolutely atrociously. I like to see the whites of everybody’s eyes, jump around with everybody.”

― Dan Smith

“My relationship to food is that of an acrophobe to a bridge. Unease masks a desire to jump.”

― Dana Goodyear

“I would jump off the Willis Tower, which is the tallest building in Chicago, to support Hillary Clinton.”

― Danny K. Davis

“If everything had already been done, there would be nothing left for young people to accomplish. There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.”

― Darrell Royal

“Telly and films has been my thing, not necessarily by choice, and if the right piece of theatre came along, I would jump at it.”

― Darren Boyd

“I’ll always be working on five things at once, usually with those documents open at the same time because if I get stuck somewhere I’ll jump over to something else. That’s how my head has always worked.”

― Dave Eggers

“I can jump really high, yeah. I’m proud of that. I’ll take it.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Every year, it seems to be there are more people right out of college who are willing to jump into a start-up.”

― David Cohen

“Even Hitchcock liked to think of himself as a puppeteer who was manipulating the strings of his audience and making them jump. He liked to think he had that kind of control.”

― David Cronenberg

“I’d like to jump a couple hundred years into the future and work with the scientists who are getting back the first information from our probes to planets orbiting nearby stars.”

― David Grinspoon

“Some guys seem to jump right out and win tournaments, but for me, I’ve been the kind of player who is getting a bit better each year.”

― David Hearn

“A jump rope is cheap, it’s portable, and you can do it anywhere.”

― David Kirsch

“The only part of ‘A Ghost Story’ that was reactionary was a temporal one. I had spent so much time making ‘Pete’s Dragon’ that I was really impatient and excited to make something new. When this project presented itself, I was ready to jump right into it. I started shooting two days after ‘Pete’s Dragon.’”

― David Lowery

“You only get one chance at your life so why not jump cars?”

― Dax Shepard

“It’s a big jump from League One, but I’m confident in my ability, and I can’t thank the players enough for how they’ve helped me settle in and for the way I’m performing.”

― Dele Alli

“If you look at the end of a roll of toilet paper, like the brown paper tube, I basically worked in a factory that made humongous ones like that – for concrete or anything you wanted to put in there. I was the guy who chopped those up into smaller pieces, put them in a box, throw it in a pallet, wrap it up, jump in a forklift and put it on a truck.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.”

― Dennis Potter

“The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.”

― Dennis Rodman

“As I grew into my body, high jump chose me.”

― Derek Drouin

“Growing up as a high jumper, I said if I could ever jump 2.40, I’d be pretty satisfied with my career. It’s definitely a barrier for high jumpers.”

― Derek Drouin

“All physical activity begins with the body’s core. I maintain the strength in my core so that I can jump, run, start, stop, and accelerate at the highest levels.”

― Derrick Rose

“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

“If there was a distraction I’d get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don’t think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion.”

― Diane Cilento

“I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.”

― Dick Schaap

“When I play live, I jump around like an idiot for an hour-and-a-half or more under a lighting rig that’s hotter than hell.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“I got injured at the Olympic Trials in 2000. I could not jump. I could not walk on my leg properly. I couldn’t bend my knee. I couldn’t straighten it.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“I think we have to bottom out. When the studios jump out of the ring, perhaps the artist can get back in.”

― Don Bluth

“I’ve always been the, ‘Sure, I’ll try that’ guy. I’m very adventurous and don’t have fears. I think I got that from my mother’s side because she was an Olympic skier. Jump off a mountain with a parachute? Sure. What could possibly go wrong?”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“The Nobel Prize is run by a self-perpetuated committee. They vote for themselves and get the world’s publishing industry to jump to their tune.”

― Doris Lessing

“People have to free their imaginations and realize everyone can do something, on a large or a small scale, depending on their ability. Those who can do a lot because of their position and potential should jump right in there.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“In the NBA, there’s always a guy who is only around because he can jump. He doesn’t have a clue about the fundamentals. I learn more from the WNBA. They know how to dribble, how to pivot, how to use the shot fake.”

― Draymond Green

“When you’re 250 pounds, you can push more people around, but you can’t move as fast or jump as high.”

― Draymond Green

“Most people jump for joy when WWE come calling, and rightly so.”

― Drew McIntyre

“I’m a writer, so whatever gymnastics jump through my head, I write about it.”

― Earl King

“I wish they’d build a ski jump at the Grand Canyon; it’d be fantastic.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“I did a tandem parachute jump when I opened a golf course in Atlanta, Georgia. I jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet to land on the first tee, and then I played a couple of holes with golfer Arnold Palmer. That was brilliant.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“When I started competing, I was so broke that I had to tie my helmet with a piece of string. On one jump, the string snapped, and my helmet carried on farther than I did. I may have been the first ski jumper ever beaten by his gear.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“It takes a lot of guts to jump. If people criticise, I would give them a set of skis and say, ‘Do it yourself then.’”

― Eddie the Eagle

“I was an expert skier who set his sights on going to the 1988 Olympics in Canada to represent Britain, and went from novice ramps to the 120-metre jump in five months. That’s possible only with utter focus.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“When companies are successful or not successful, they almost immediately jump to the wrong conclusions about how they got there or why they got there.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Growing up in Georgia, it was sort of the last place to jump on the bandwagon of the integrated frontier. I have aunts and uncles and grandparents that experienced the ‘whites only’ and segregated schools.”

― Elijah Kelley

“Every trial lawyer knows what it is like to sit patiently while the other side puts on its case. Inevitably they make a few points that appeal to the jury, and waiting for the opportunity to respond can be painful. The desire to jump up immediately – to point out the flaws in logic or the factual distortions – is often overpowering.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“I will jump on anybody’s private plane at the drop of a hat. I’m an old-fashioned lower-middle-class boy.”

― Eric Idle

“Writing a story is kind of like surfing, as opposed to the novel, where you use a GPS to get somewhere. With surfing, you kind of jump.”

― Etgar Keret

“John Gilbert was perfectly willing to jump into talkies. He had as good a voice as Clark Gable. There was such a divide between the silent and talkies. There was no logic to who survived and who didn’t.”

― Eve Golden

“Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it.”

― Evel Knievel

“You can’t say you’re going to jump the Grand Canyon and then jump some other canyon.”

― Evel Knievel

“All the stuff that you visualized that was going to work so beautifully, you discover is trashed, so you jump to something else.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“Many people decide to jump from niche to niche, as they cannot find success immediately with the niche that they have chosen for their online business.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“I like to jump into different worlds. I’m attracted to the emotional rollercoaster of acting. Now I’ve been doing it for so many years, I must rather enjoy it.”

― Felicity Jones

“To jump and break the sound barrier will not be a mere record breaking experience or another extreme event that ends once the mission is accomplished.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“Don’t jump on a man unless he is down.”

― Finley Peter Dunne

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“Due to our consumer mindset, people are prone to jump from church to church, which weakens the church overall.”

― Francis Chan

“You’ve got to go out there and do your things. Whatever comes your way, you jump on it, and like anything, that’s how you get your experience.”

― Frank Grillo

“I’d like to jump out of a plane. I have a fear of heights I’d like to face.”

― Freida Pinto

“It’s one thing to turn up and jump around stage and give people a good time – that’s obviously a big part of this – but I’ll always get deeper than that as an artist.”

― G-Eazy

“When you’re literally staring at the person right in front of you, you’re connecting with them on a personal level. I even jump into the crowd sometimes and perform with them, sing into the mic with them and share the experience with them.”

― G-Eazy

“I had to jump on the tractor and do my chores. I would have just killed to be in town, to be able to Rollerblade hand-in-hand with somebody I had a crush on. I just wanted to get off the farm, to find my outlet.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“The price of crude oil accounts for 55 percent of the price of a gallon of gasoline, driven by global supply and demand. The United States depends on foreign sources of oil for 62 percent of our nation’s supply. By 2010, this is projected to jump to 75 percent.”

― Gary Miller

“Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.”

― Gavin DeGraw

“’The New 52,’ I was really excited that new people got to jump in on books. In particular, on ‘Aqua Man.’”

― Geoff Johns

“You don’t want to jump in on your first day on a show and start improv-ing and changing the show.”

― Geoff Stults

“I always wanted to be an athlete. Then when I realized that I can’t run very fast, jump very high, or catch anything, I thought, ‘Maybe if this doesn’t work out, I can be an actor.’”

― Geoff Stults

“Good wits will jump.”

― George Villiers

“I think my jump shot could get a lot, lot better. I could become a really big threat out there.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I have the mind-set that a guard can’t stick me. So I watch the bigs and see how they like to play. If you’re a shot blocker, then I jump into you. If you take charges, then I pull up for the midrange.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“Christianity asserts that God made himself human. Those are two different categories – two different levels of worthiness. God is one category, and human is another. That’s a downgrade. After that jump, there are no more categories – no more downgrades. There are no human levels of worthiness. There is no hierarchy in God’s eyes.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“I’m just going to crumble like a wreck. I’ll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe! jump of a bridge.”

― Gordon Strachan

“In skating there’s always another jump or another spin variation or another thing to learn, and that’s what I liked about it.”

― Gracie Gold

“I want to jump far all the time and go out there and win medals.”

― Greg Rutherford

“I thought I was going to jump further than that, but I don’t care – I’m Olympic champion.”

― Greg Rutherford

“There are not many people around the world who can say, ‘I get paid to jump into a sandpit.’”

― Greg Rutherford

“As a jumper, I try to defy gravity as long as I can. But no matter how far I jump, I’ll always hit the earth eventually.”

― Greg Rutherford

“The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“I would jump at the chance to work with the inordinately-talented J.J. Abrams on a new ‘Star Trek’ film.”

― Harlan Ellison

“I like to jump some rope and swing kettle bells to get my blood pumping. It makes my voice sound better, and it clears my head.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at every club I have worked at, I’ve been lucky, but I won’t jump in and finish up working with a chairman I didn’t like very much.”

― Harry Redknapp

“On ‘The Daily Show,’ we get so caught up in the day-to-day news cycle. A story breaks, and then the piranhas in late night, we all jump to the headline, and we dissect it, and then we have to move on to the next day.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Some of my team-mates in the Under-18s used to play ‘Call of Duty’ and they told me I should jump on it. I have played it ever since, for my first one or two years I played it pretty much ever day, I was mad about it.”

― Hector Bellerin

“I’d like to talk to Sean Hannity in a controlled environment and say, ‘O.K., you can’t interrupt and jump up and down like a professional wrestler.’”

― Henry Rollins

“If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying.”

― Howard Gardner

“My childlike qualities sometimes lead me to jump into projects without thinking of the consequences.”

― Howie Mandel

“If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump and get up as high as I can, I’m just going to hold my breath, because I know i’m going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping.”

― Hulk Hogan

“Dancing isn’t easy, and to just jump into three to four hours of rehearsals a day is a lot.”

― Ian Ziering

“As the head of security for an airline, I can’t ask my passengers to risk their lives and jump on a terrorist. This is why we need air marshals on every flight.”

― Isaac Yeffet

“Teams are always hitting me in the gut, trying to grab me when I jump and stuff like that. But I expect it.”

― J. J. Watt

“Only when legislators judge that the risk of continuing to support Trump outweighs the risk of abandoning him will they begin to jump ship.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I’ve done the gay, over-the-top guy. I want to jump into another show where I wear pants for the majority of the time.”

― Jai Rodriguez

“We got to jump on, like, trampolines, learn flips, learn karate, kung fu, Hong Kong street fighting.”

― Jaime King

“My first race was ’99/2000. At that time, I was at ‘Salon,’ and I was basically their campaign reporter, so I would just jump around from race to race, candidate to candidate.”

― Jake Tapper

“If I’m playing for North Carolina, and Eric Montross goes up and dunks one, I might jump up and hug him like I was his girlfriend. It’s supposed to be that way, in my opinion. Players should be able to express themselves and grow.”

― Jalen Rose

“All the modelling we do shows that the climate is poised on the jump up to a new hot state. It is accelerating so fast that you could say that we are already in it.”

― James Lovelock

“When someone has an opinion, even if it ends up misquoted, people jump on it.”

― James Milner

“If you don’t do the suspense correctly, then your jump scares are not going to work.”

― James Wan

“I grew up watching my sisters and seeing kids at the local mountain hit jumps. After I hit my first jump, I knew this was something I was going to pursue.”

― Jamie Anderson

“I gallop and jump and ride young horses with intense pleasure.”

― Jane Smiley

“I continue to think many of the factors holding down inflation are transitory… We want to be careful not to jump to a premature conclusion about what’s in store for the U.S. economy.”

― Janet Yellen

“Everyone is trying to jump on the biomimic bandwagon. But a cork floor is not biomimicry. Neither is using bacteria to clean water.”

― Janine Benyus

“If I could really move my career much more into predominantly directing, I would jump at that.”

― Jason Alexander

“If I could jump right from one project, have 2 days to rest, and jump right into the next one, I would.”

― Jason London

“Just as somebody who lived through that campaign, I do believe that there was probably collusion. At least between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks… The Trump campaign was just way too ready to jump on whatever leak happened each day.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“You don’t jump out of an airplane and stop halfway. It’s all the way.”

― Jesse White

“I learned what I need to do in the long jump, what I needed to do in the javelin and I’ve been able to rectify those events. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, which is good.”

― Jessica Ennis-Hill

“We always spend more time on the throwing events and a little bit more on the long jump. They’re my weaker events – they don’t come as naturally to me as running and jumping. I like the hurdles and the high-jump, I’m a springy, speedy athlete so those suit me.”

― Jessica Ennis-Hill

“Take our own company as an example: We’re living proof, we jump with our own parachutes.”

― Jim Barksdale

“In order to build anything from factories to schools to hospitals, one must jump through a series of regulatory hoops, giving EPA veto power over any major projects.”

― Jim Inhofe

“I’ve lived and worked in Brussels and New York at the U.N. and worked all over the world. I would jump on a plane and be in Kabul one week and then Dafur the next.”

― Jo Cox

“Anything that has to do with Disney and Pixar, I am on board with. That is where my heart and family are. So when they call, I jump.”

― Jodi Benson

“Auditions are an opportunity to play and go in there and bring the character to life. The writers have it stuck in their head and haven’t seen it jump off the page.”

― Jodie Sweetin

“Tim Miller is a very good friend of ours. We’d love to see ‘Deadpool’ jump into the MCU.”

― Joe Russo

“I want to get in there and jump in the stands and dive for every loose ball.”

― Joel Embiid

“Once I get a rhythm going, I can jump those hot dogs down.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I like to ground plays in reality so they can jump higher. So we can account for the trampoline, so we can account for the leap.”

― John Guare

“I don’t particularly want to jump out of an airplane with a parachute if I don’t have to. I don’t want to go bungee jumping. I like adventure with a real purpose that I can buy into.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“I tried out for ‘Tough Enough’ season 2 originally and made it to the final casting episode and got cut by Kevin Dunn, who said all I wanted to do was run and flip and jump.”

― John Morrison

“Usually, every match in the WWE, I was the one with the stupid ideas. I’m trying to figure out how to jump off the stage or turn the logo into a weapon or obstacle.”

― John Morrison

“I’m kind of like the Lone Ranger or Batman. I can just go to my mansion and jump out in my uniform and sing on weekends.”

― John Prine

“Friends don’t let friends jump cars.”

― John Schneider

“And I don’t want to jump out of an airplane – I’ve done that.”

― John Slattery

“My jump shot is the key thing. Guys go on the pick and roll and will force me to knock down shots.”

― John Wall

“When I auditioned for ’21 Jump Street,’ it was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test.”

― Johnny Depp

“You were about five feet short of a ten feet jump?”

― Johnny Knoxville

“It started when I woke up, all I wanted to do is jump out of the window. I didn’t want to eat anymore, because I was afraid that I might poison myself somehow.”

― Jonathan Davis

“When I see players like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Robinson Cano, and Miguel Cabrera, I see they have a good season, but they also jump up the next year and do it over and over again. I want to be one of those players that do it every year.”

― Jose Altuve

“I know I’m always ready when I jump into the ring.”

― Joseph Parker

“I have always been pretty flexible. I could always jump and do all kinds of dangerous movements. In opera, I like to do it because it’s fun, as long as it fits the role.”

― Juan Diego Florez

“People are real quick to jump at the easiest way to define you.”

― Judge Reinhold

“I’d jump to do a film with Aamir Khan. Aamir thinks through things before starting a project.”

― Juhi Chawla

“Colorful garments – ball gowns, kimonos, evening pajamas – made from yards upon yards of iridescent silk or velvet. I own an unjustifiable number of such outfits and jump at the chance to wear them. Against the etiquette about which I am otherwise all too conscious, I frequently, and unrepentantly, overdress for the occasion.”

― Julia Glass

“I like a director who is very observant and is watching what I’m doing and noticing what I’m doing but is giving me time to figure it out. They don’t jump right in and give you a note before you’ve had time to really search on your own with how to do a scene. I like a director that encourages me to be playful.”

― Julia Stiles

“It’s tough to run fast and jump off roofs when your feet are freezing off!”

― Juliana Harkavy

“When actresses jump on the anti-Iraq bandwagon, they often combine down-home momism with an ignorance of Islamist intent which is truly awesome.”

― Julie Burchill

“I mean, look, we’re living in a country where you can’t have a non-denominational response. If you’re slightly critical of either party, all of the partisans jump on you like you’re a lunatic.”

― Junot Diaz

“If I have a jump rope and a resistance band, I can work out anywhere. Even without a jump rope. If you do 200 jumping jacks, then drop and do some crunches, and then do some squats, you’re good.”

― Jurnee Smollett-Bell

“When a television show like ‘Scandal’ becomes the biggest show in recent history, suddenly advertisers and networks want to jump on that. And what it’s showing is that people want to see diversity.”

― Jussie Smollett

“I’m a career prosecutor. I have been trained, and my experience over decades, is to make decisions after a review of the evidence and the facts. And not to jump up with grand gestures before I’ve done that. Some might interpret that as being cautious. I would tell you that’s just responsible.”

― Kamala Harris

“I’m really bad with answering questions. Usually, I don’t even answer them. I try to find inspiration inside of the question. I think, and I jump from one beam of inspiration or energy to the next, as opposed to explaining the energy.”

― Kanye West

“I do tons of squats, jump squats, and fire hydrants.”

― Karrueche Tran

“I think I’ve slayed my long jump demons.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“I have a ridiculous fear of sharks but I’d jump in the water in a second for an amazing role.”

― Kate Mara

“Maybe having to pretend to be in love with someone and then jump into bed with them breaks the ice very quickly; friendship follows fast.”

― Katherine Kelly

“I jump into the process, and the record begins to gel at some point. Then I begin to get a picture of where I’m going. But it’s not always something I know on the front-end.”

― Kathy Mattea

“I wasn’t sold on 3-D until it was in my own home. The images jump out at you, even more so than in the theater, because you’re in tighter quarters and you’re closer to the TV, so it feels like the depth is very dramatic.”

― Katie Leclerc

“I reckon my fear landscape would be me having to jump out of a plane or having to skydive. I would see that as one of the scariest things ever. And then also, I’m really not a fan of spiders and bugs.”

― Keiynan Lonsdale

“I’m not a huge musical fan. It’s like when people just jump out singing; it’s not real.”

― Keke Palmer

“Life is awesome as a college athlete, and then it’s a total cliff to jump off.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“Most fads get jump starts because of the media.”

― Ken Hakuta

“The older you get, the longer your jump shot becomes.”

― Kenny Smith

“Mark Jackson played 19, 20 years in the NBA. Shouldn’t even have probably been in the league, and he’s the third-ranked assist guy in the NBA. But you describe his game: Can he jump? No, not really. How’s his outside shot? Eh, it’s inconsistent. Can he defend? Nah, he can’t stay in front of guys. And he played 19 years!”

― Kenny Smith

“Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they’re in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it’s acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is.”

― Kevin Bacon

“There were some struggles throughout the year at RCR. In order to keep yourself relevant, you had to find a headline. In order to find a headline, you had to do something that wasn’t right, like jump over a car or say something you shouldn’t.”

― Kevin Harvick

“I use Spam Arrest because of the amount of junk mail I get. Any legitimate person who wants to send me a message has to jump through hoops before they can be added to my opt-in list.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“As far as my street cred goes, I’ll always have that, because I always hang with the kids. I’ll jump right off the stage and buy them a beer. I’ll be a star on stage, but I’ll always hang with the kids.”

― Kid Rock

“When you’re guest-starring on another show, it really requires you to jump through hoops in a way, because you’re servicing the stories of the main characters. You have to be able to portray a lot of different elements. You show up and get on board and get on their journey; you have to be flexible as to what they need for the role.”

― Kim Dickens

“Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit ground.”

― Kim Young-ha

“I was kind of an obnoxious kid. I would imitate Celine Dion. I would jump around and belt to the rafters and do the accent and everything.”

― Kimiko Glenn

“I’ve been an REM fan since I was a little girl. I would jump around to ‘Stand’ in the mirror.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it, not to submit to someone else’s control.”

― Kit Williams

“She’s not happy about the life she is living but to jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.”

― Kit Williams

“Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.”

― Kobe Bryant

“I own a ’66 Jaguar. That’s the guitar I polish, and baby – I refuse to let anyone touch it when I jump into the crowd.”

― Kurt Cobain

“I’ve always had an interest in doing something that was outside my comfort zone; I had this thing about standing on the edge of the cliff and deciding to jump.”

― Larry Mullen, Jr.

“For me, the key is years of the blessed filmmakers I’ve worked with giving me permission to be bold and jump off cliffs and to be boundaryless. I would put David Lynch at the top of that list.”

― Laura Dern

“I’m a little Italian girl from New Haven who, as an actor, gets to jump classes through language.”

― Lauren Ambrose

“A combine is a series of athletic tasks that help a coaching staff measure an athlete’s ability to be competitive in a sport. A bobsled combine requires a sprint, broad jump, two-handed shot toss, and a back squat and power clean.”

― Lauren Gibbs

“After the Oscar for ‘Shampoo,’ I had a sense, even as I was walking up to get it, that this was the height of where I was going to go as an actress. And I felt that now was the time, if I wanted a longer life in the arts, that I had to jump from acting to directing.”

― Lee Grant

“There was a point when I thought I would primarily be a writer, but the acting seems to have got in the way. So when I do get a chance, I jump at it.”

― Lennie James

“It was easy for some to jump on the Brexit result and use it to make a land-grab for Northern Ireland, and it was counterproductive.”

― Leo Varadkar

“When you are given an opportunity to make a film like ‘Body of Lies’ – and I would put ‘Blood Diamond’ in the same category – of course you jump at these opportunities.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“It’s always this grand search in the industry to find good material. Whenever there is good material, they all jump on it, and it’s like a food fight to get it made. That’s why so many things take years and years to develop because it all shows up on screen.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“I’ve never been a heavy practitioner of the method or, at least, with any specific intent; I’m kind of an impulse-based person. Like, I’m sort of waiting for something to happen that I’m not expecting, and I kind of want to jump on that train of emotion, whatever it is, both from myself or from the other actor.”

― Liev Schreiber

“I think my TV show is gonna be my big thing, so I’m pretty focused on that, and I think doing that will lead to all of the other opportunities I want, to jump to movies and other stuff, but it starts with that.”

― Lil Dicky

“I’m kinda mad that I had to wait 28 years to jump on a skateboard.”

― Lil Wayne

“Well first of all, I think the phrase ‘jump the shark’ has jumped the shark. I read it in every article and I think that when Fonzie actually jumped the shark, ‘Happy Days’ was on the air for another five years.”

― Lisa Edelstein

“Boys have a tendency to jump around a lot more than girls. Boys have that desire to want to dunk way more than girls do. It just never seemed like something we could truly fathom and do.”

― Lisa Leslie

“I’m not eager to jump into marriage again. I’m in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.”

― Lisa Marie Presley

“I can still jump on the Tube. I don’t want that to change.”

― Lisa Snowdon

“Whenever I’m terrified of anything, I jump to it.”

― Lorenza Izzo

“Some players tell me that since retiring they’ve had the urge to go somewhere every three days. To satisfy that urge, they may even jump in the car and drive around the block.”

― Lou Brock

“With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band. I made the blues jump.”

― Louis Jordan

“Horror is my favorite genre, but there have been a few horror movies that have properly scared me and that I don’t jump back in to watch over and over.”

― Lucy Davis

“If there’s a skateboard in front of me, I can’t help myself. I like to jump on.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I find it somewhat liberating to jump, to dive into things that are the opposite of me.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“Long jumping sounds simple – you run fast and jump well. But it is about getting all the technical bits right.”

― Lynn Davies

“It was not about the guy who could jump the furthest; it was about the guy who could jump the furthest on that particular day in the worst conditions of any Olympic long jump final.”

― Lynn Davies

“I realized that after years of studying Shakespeare and Chekhov and regional repertory theater, what I really wanted to do was bust in and rob a bank and jump in the screaming getaway car and tear through the city and get in a shootout.”

― M. C. Gainey

“I was never just a ‘fill in 16 bars on a beat’ rapper. I was making real songs from the jump.”

― Mac Miller

“I tend not to have any references to anything. I just jump into the script in front of me. If you reference too much, you have no idea if the performances are right.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“Once in a while, when I’m out on the lawn, I’ll jump around and do a couple of things. Here’s a secret: The older you get, the more difficult it gets. The smallest little injury stays with you for so long. But that’s how it goes, and it doesn’t stop me. I’m always ready to do something that hurts a little!”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“Once acting hit me, once that bug hit me, I just… took the jump and dove right in.”

― Manny Jacinto

“To choose love and jump in not knowing, with a lot of unknowns, is a brave act.”

― Mara Brock Akil

“Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.”

― Margaret Mead

“I was an extra on 21 Jump Street when I was 19 years old.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Too often, founders make decisions before determining whether they are the right thing to do. These decisions often create chaos in their companies where people are having to jump from the last ‘great idea’ to yet another unproven-and-about-to-be-poorly-executed one.”

― Mark Goulston

“I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana’s funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet.”

― Mark Roberts

“The fiction writer in me likes gaps in stories because I can jump into that gap and try to suggest something.”

― Marlon James

“I will stay in the car until the last minute that I’m going to jump out and do a standup or jump out and do some interviews.”

― Martha Raddatz

“Sport doesn’t know barriers, really. You are judged on your performance… how far you can jump, how fast you can run, how well you can hit a tennis ball.”

― Martina Navratilova

“That’s the great thing about being an actor, you know, you can just jump to different jobs.”

― Matt Dillon

“You don’t just get to show up in Washington and, because a terrible thing has happened to you, that you get to jump up and scream and yell.”

― Matt Gaetz

“Having a studio tell you when to jump and how high eight months of the year for six years is not a relationship I want to get into again.”

― Matthew Fox

“If you haven’t really raced a lot in lower categories, and you make the jump to Formula One, you have to learn in Formula One, and a lot more people are watching.”

― Max Verstappen

“I think the most effective managers in the world have a team that wants to jump through brick walls for them.”

― Megyn Kelly

“It is best not to swat at the fly’s starting position, but rather to aim a bit forward of that to anticipate where the fly is going to jump when it first sees your swatter.”

― Michael Dickinson

“At its best, film should be like a ski jump. It should give the viewer the option of taking flight, while the act of jumping is left up to him.”

― Michael Haneke

“It’s not about how high you jump. It’s about how high everyone else jumps.”

― Michael Israel

“I’ve gotten to jump into a lot of different things. And either being bold enough or dumb enough or naive enough to believe I could play them all, it’s an exercise of self-delusion.”

― Michael Potts

“Doing the same thing day in, day out. It’s just so boring. I like to jump from different things.”

― Michelle Ryan

“We don’t spend money properly in Washington, D.C. We jump these massive bills to massive bills.”

― Mick Mulvaney

“I did want to play a superhero. I mean, who doesn’t when you’re a kid? I would have loved to be a superhero. But as I’d gotten older, I wasn’t ready to jump into tights and put the cape on. I was hoping to play something a little more grounded and realistic.”

― Mike Colter

“A lot of bands, they’ll try to jump on the bandwagon or the fad or the fashion, and they’ll skyrocket, have this quick overnight fame. But as soon as that fad or fashion changes, they’ll go out with it.”

― Mike Portnoy

“First and foremost, play what you love to play. Don’t try to jump on a bandwagon or a trend or a popular musical craze.”

― Mike Portnoy

“When something is so hot, I don’t want to just jump on it right away. I want to take it home and make sure I give it my best shot.”

― Missy Elliott

“Today I may advocate through my art, but I’ve won my share of ‘hood fights.’ So if I ever saw one of my sisters being beaten in the street, I’d be the first one to jump in.”

― Mj Rodriguez

“When I go back to Egypt, I call my friend from the airport to buy kushari for us to eat in the car. I pull my hoodie over my head, jump into the car, and then I’m eating it straight away.”

― Mohamed Salah

“Sometimes, you fall into a ditch without knowing it is there, without seeing it, but you try to come out of it. If you fall again, you will jump out again.”

― Mohanlal

“I do object to those who jump from political hackery to flackery and expect respect.”

― Molly Ivins

“I certainly am not doing nudity because I think lightly of it – I don’t think it’s something that one should just jump into without thinking about it.”

― Morena Baccarin

“Lil Wayne’ll make you wanna jump up, get three jobs, write a song, and do a movie!”

― Mystikal

“If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing. If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing. It was how I expressed my emotions.”

― Nana Mouskouri

“I would never do an album with 10 songs like ‘Jump Start’ on it. I’ll only go so far to please fans.”

― Natalie Cole

“When Shane McMahon competes, you know he’s going to jump off something high!”

― Natalya Neidhart

“When you have a passion for something, it makes you excited to jump out of bed each day and go for it.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“Triples are hard. Triple axel is just not my jump. Quads are really my thing.”

― Nathan Chen

“Once you land a jump, you put it straight in the program. That’s the way I’ve always been doing it.”

― Nathan Chen

“Maybe it’s innate: I have a body built to jump.”

― Nathan Chen

“If the jump is perfect, you come out, and you feel like you took a three-pointer in basketball or doing the perfect thing in whatever your sport is. You just get that adrenaline rush, a sense of satisfaction, like you want to do it again and again.”

― Nathan Chen

“I have seen and heard a 21-gun salute as my father is in the Navy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t jump if a gun is fired in my face!”

― Neha Dhupia

“Something comes along and you have to jump on and do it. You can’t stop until it’s done.”

― Neil Young

“When I was in college, I wasn’t in a fraternity or anything. I always wanted to jump around to all different types of cliques.”

― Nick Gehlfuss

“I think I jump around more when I’m alone.”

― Nicolas Cage

“I just say it as I see it, behave as I do. If people don’t like it, they can take a running jump.”

― Nigel Farage

“I don’t want to jump through hoops for people.”

― Nikki Sixx

“I know nothing more annoying when people I don’t know jump to conclusions on my person based on nothing but gossip or speculation.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“I’m not planning to jump off a bridge with no bungee.”

― Norah Jones

“To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.”

― Og Mandino

“All I had to do was go out and perform. One of the hardest things was doing those back flips, where you had to jump up and land on the top rope. It’s precision movement.”

― Owen Hart

“I always tell young people when I’m trying to encourage them, ‘You have certain windows in your life, and you have to take advantage of it. You gotta jump through because they will shut on you.’”

― Pamela Adlon

“We’re a very iterative company, so we jump on basically all new technology.”

― Parker Harris

“It was just such a demeaning thing to do, being in silent movies. They’d call you up and tell you, ‘Hey, jump off this building!’ and they’d give you a hundred bucks, and you’d do it.”

― Parker Posey

“If Bill jumps into something that relies on a lot of cymbals, I’ll jump into something that relies on a lot of skin sounds; if he goes into metal tones, I’ll go into wood, and so on. I basically play in his holes.”

― Pat Mastelotto

“With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq, it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles.”

― Pat Roberts

“The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You’ve got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances.”

― Patrick Warburton

“I won’t go up in a plane, but if a play crashes, I’ll jump into the next one that comes along and take it up for a spin.”

― Paul Muni

“When we live up to our Constitution, let’s form a Conga line around the Capitol and bungee jump off the dome.”

― Paula Poundstone

“If I start planning then that’s dangerous because then I have a target that I’m blinkered towards and I won’t listen to the warning signs quite so much. I’d rather be in shape and then look around and say there’s a race next week and jump into that than have it planned.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“To say ‘I quit’ brings a lot of criticism, but to get disqualified and say the ref was unfair and harsh, in denial – fans will jump on that.”

― Paulie Malignaggi

“I’m sure Adrien Broner would jump at the opportunity to pick up two belts in one night, and I think a lot of big names would take that opportunity.”

― Paulie Malignaggi

“If an acquisition can speed a process or fill a gap, we’ll jump right to that. It’s about timing, need… it’s not necessarily an algorithm.”

― Peggy Johnson

“As much as I disagreed with every second of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ the fact that it is out made me jump for joy.”

― Penn Jillette

“I’m confident in my strengths. I’m prepared to jump any hurdle.”

― Pete Gallego

“There were days when I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I’d jump on a plane and then I’d be on the ‘Nurse Jackie’ set. I was going from Vancouver to New York every three days. For me, it was really invigorating.”

― Peter Facinelli

“I jump around in the plotting stage, where I basically just make a bulleted list of every damn thing that happens in the entire book.”

― Peter V. Brett

“Seriously, if ‘Superbad’ doesn’t happen, I don’t think ‘Jump Street’ ever happens.”

― Phil Lord

“People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.”

― Philip Guedalla

“I decided one day to put on my tutu and jump on the coffee table and sing Aretha Franklin songs for the painters that were painting the house.”

― Phillipa Soo

“I really like to just jump in a truck with your backpack and just drive and go somewhere.”

― Piper Perabo

“As human beings, we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions, to judge people too quickly, and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration.”

― Prince Charles

“I sang in English my whole life; I just happened to decide that I had a passion for Latin music, and I wanted to jump into Latin music first.”

― Prince Royce

“I think 30 is a big jump from your 20s, but 40 holds no fear for me.”

― Rachel Hunter

“Maths is like a ladder – if you miss the first few rungs, you can’t jump up, so start with the basics.”

― Rachel Riley

“I’ve never been the type of person to jump up and throw out the album without it being what it’s supposed to be.”

― Raekwon

“Being a Malayali, I had to learn Punjabi and Haryanvi to be able to jump into the music scene.”

― Raftaar

“I can almost see the music. It comes in the form of colors – colors jump out at me, and that translates into notes. They come fully formed: the orchestration parts, not just the melodies. Even though they’re not always the right ones to use, the initial idea comes like that.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“I’m the non-executive chairman of nine or so major companies, and on the nine companies, it’s a little trying because you jump from one industry to another, as the case might be. But one had the reasonable knowledge of those nine activities, and it’s been an exciting job.”

― Ratan Tata

“Growing up, I didn’t have many comics, but I grew to love these characters through their film and television universes. I’ve been geeking out about these superheroes ever since I could tie a towel around my neck like a cape and jump off my grandmother’s porch.”

― Ray Fisher

“I have the attention span of a 2-year-old. I like to jump from project-to-project.”

― Reba McEntire

“We want the consumer who has bought into the Nintendo Switch platform. When there’s a great third party experience, we want them to jump in immediately.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“I didn’t want to be like some other guys who jump on another team’s bandwagon just to get a ring.”

― Reggie Miller

“It’s tough for a jump shooter, especially in a triangle offense.”

― Reggie Miller

“Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars, and then just jump off headfirst.”

― Reshma Saujani

“When you’re working on a project that’s going to take six years, you’re weird from the jump.”

― Richard Ben Cramer

“It seems that the hurdle you have to jump over is everyone’s informed opinion. When you’re a young playwright, you’re probably too precarious in your own technique to understand that when these seemingly informed opinions are contradicting each other, it becomes this paralyzing monolith.”

― Richard Greenberg

“To jump from the indie ranks to play with the big dogs, there’s a gate you have to pass through.”

― Richard Linklater

“I’m lucky that I get to jump around, do a big-budget comedy and then a smaller film. I don’t even make a big distinction between them.”

― Richard Linklater

“Artists are great. They jump in.”

― Richard Linklater

“For example, the first time McDonald’s put a deaf person in a commercial they saw a jump in sales. I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities and products and that is something that is being realized more and more.”

― Richard Masur

“When a parasite moves to a new habitat, it can find new hosts through a process called the trans-species jump. Often, the new host has no resistance; it and the parasite haven’t had time to adjust to each other through natural selection (it is frequently not in the best interest of a parasite to kill its host quickly).”

― Richard Preston

“No one knows this, but when I would play the clubs back in ’65, ’66, they used to call me ‘Screaming Chicken,’ ’cause I would go out and scream, fall on the ground, beat myself, smash stuff, jump through the ceiling, roll on the floor, and act like I was having epileptic fits.”

― Rick Nielsen

“On a dirt bike, when you’re sizing up a jump, you can’t have any second thoughts. You have to fully commit. If you don’t, a lot of things can go wrong.”

― Rickie Fowler

“Bandwagons roll through our lives. It’s up to you whether you jump on them unquestioningly or jump on them to overturn them and subvert them.”

― Riz Ahmed

“At one time, I wanted to be a WWE wrestler. I still do. I want to go in the ring once and mess around and jump off the ropes and do a Stone Cold stunt.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“It’s really difficult to maintain a credible career as you jump from age group to age group and suddenly you’re not the flavor of the month anymore; you’re not in demand.”

― Robby Benson

“If things are going well, if the writing’s coming along, I jump out of bed happy. And if the previous day has been bad, I get out of bed disgruntled.”

― Robert Caro

“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.”

― Robert Frost

“I think I always prefer the long jump, high jump, and javelin. I don’t like the 400 metres and the pole vault except when I’m really in shape.”

― Roman Sebrle

“I think actors always have that fear of unemployment so when the opportunities are there, you just jump on them.”

― Rosemarie DeWitt

“I have got to a level where I feel I needed to make the jump to Chelsea and push myself and get myself to a better level and playing with world-class players here is only going to help.”

― Ross Barkley

“Fans jump on your bandwagon and desert you when you hit the harder times.”

― Roy Hodgson

“To be a soldier one needs that special gene, that extra something, that enables a person to jump into one on one combat, something, after all, that is unimaginable to most of us, as we are simply not brave enough.”

― Rupert Everett

“You can’t jump to vegan if you’re not. Some people are absolute. Some people are able to be gradual.”

― Russell Simmons

“My wife asked me to marry her. But we did not jump the broom.”

― Salim Akil

“I’m open to all the elements, I’m definitely ready to take anything on. But I don’t want to jump too far into the deep end.”

― Sam Claflin

“Like a real dumb idiot, I believed that to avoid a grenade that drops in the water, you could just jump in the water, and you’d be fine.”

― Sam Richardson

“There’s no reason for anybody to jump out of bushes to take pictures of me. I’m not doing anything exciting.”

― Sarah McLachlan

“There’s always a little jump to your heart when you realize you’ve got looting.”

― Sarah Parcak

“I go through phases as far as working out goes. I’ll do yoga for a few months or then work out at the gym, and then if I’m not doing either, there are things that I usually try and do something active, whether it’s trying to jump in the ocean with the surfboard or go hiking.”

― Sarah Roemer

“If you don’t jump on the new, you don’t survive.”

― Satya Nadella

“My background in promoting martial arts started in 1985 when we were doing PK Karate, which was on ESPN. Fast forward to when mixed martial arts became legal in California. I made the jump to MMA and never looked back.”

― Scott Coker

“I’m able to run and jump and do all the things I can do. I’m blessed.”

― Scottie Pippen

“On the adrenaline level, the excitement from landing a jump and hooking a big bass are similar.”

― Scotty Lago

“I’m not really the type to jump into a $20 million film just to do it.”

― Sean Baker

“I could have never been a high diver or a gymnast because I don’t like subjectivity. I love where I’m faster than you,, or I can jump higher or swim faster. I don’t want you holding a card before I figure out whether I won or lost.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“I do research for every single book, regardless. For ‘Double Dutch,’ I learned to jump and learned the scoring system. For ‘November Blues,’ I interviewed pregnant teens. I like to get up close and personal with the kids involved in the situations I write about.”

― Sharon Draper

“I’m a sheep when it comes to opinions; I will change my mind and jump on the bandwagon.”

― Sharon Horgan

“You can only jump so far until you break your leg. You can only land so hard until something explodes.”

― Shaun White

“If you’re going off a 90-foot jump, you can’t say: ‘Oh, I don’t want to do this now.’ You’re going no matter what.”

― Shaun White

“During crazy times, I just hold back. People are so quick to jump on something or rip it apart.”

― Shawn Mendes

“I didn’t jump onto anyone else’s coattail and ride their wave.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“When I was younger, I did not have the strength to jump well enough, but over the years I have gained that, worked on it. But the sensibility you simply have to have.”

― Simon Ammann

“Successful people jump at opportunity and take advantage of it.”

― Sir Mix-a-Lot

“I want to write, direct, produce, but in steps. I want to take steps. I don’t want to just jump in because I sold a lot of records and just feel like I can jump into the movie world. Naw, I want to learn the movie world like I learned the music world.”

― Snoop Dogg

“I’m not the kind of person to jump into a relationship with a guy. I do a lot of figuring out about the person and his background, what he wants, and why he is interested in me.”

― Sofia Richie

“Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody.”

― Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“I like doing weights and cardio and some jump rope.”

― Stella Maxwell

“Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.”

― Stephen Baker

“My favorite off-camera memory of Jon Stewart is watching him jump from the second level of a tuna tower into the waters off Grand Cayman.”

― Stephen Colbert

“I can’t jump the highest. I’m obviously not the biggest, not the strongest.”

― Stephen Curry

“I’m known up there as the guy from Frog Jump. And it’s a good thing.”

― Stephen Fincher

“There’s Frog Jump on my GPS, so it’s there. It’s a real place.”

― Stephen Fincher

“I would say my hardest opponent that I have to face has to be probably Rod Strickland. He’s very strong. He’s a guy who gets to the basket, and when his jump shot is on, it’s really hard to stop him.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Me and my mate used to go across the park, jump on the Met line to get the Tube into Harrow. There was a sports shop we always used to go into, and there was a McDonald’s. We used to go off with three or four quid in our pocket. That would cover our train fare, mooching around Harrow, and going to McDonald’s.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“My best move is probably my pull up jump shot.”

― Steve Nash

“A national carbon tax would devastate an already struggling American economy, force the cost of gas at the pump to jump even higher, and kill millions more jobs here at home.”

― Steve Scalise

“Hendrix was a perfect guitarist. And that’s all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around.”

― Syd Barrett

“To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.”

― Sydney Smith

“If I have to jump six feet to get the same thing that you have to jump two feet for – that’s how racism works.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“We have to jump into the competition and prove ourselves every moment.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Edible Arrangements will have to beat back some rivals, including a handful of mom-and-pop vendors and a company in Pennsylvania called Incredibly Edible Delites. And there’s always the chance that a deep-pocketed national florist like FTD will decide that pretty produce is profitable and jump into the mix.”

― Tahl Raz

“There’s no continuity in videos… you can jump around all over the place. In features, you can’t throw in a close-up of a musician stomping on a guitar – you have to film a scene.”

― Tamra Davis

“I jump at any chance to go back into theater.”

― Taye Diggs

“Whether people jump up and down when they see us or are completely quiet, it just feels really good that they’re connecting.”

― Ted Dwane

“One of the things we’re taught as actors is restraint – don’t jump off the cliff.”

― Ted Lange

“You want to get to the top of the cliff. But that’s not what you focus on immediately. You focus on the next ledge just beyond your reach, because you need to do one clever thing to get up there. And then, once you get there, you do it again. A lot of this is rather boring and not very glamorous. But you can’t jump cliffs in a single bound.”

― Terence Tao

“You ain’t gotta jump too high to shoot the ball.”

― Terry Rozier

“I’ve never seen anything that I didn’t want to jump off of.”

― Thom Tillis

“I’m lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop to jump through means eventually I’ll make the effort.”

― Thomas Lynch

“My first reaction to playing at Coachella was like a kid who has no idea of the rules. I just wanted to go have a jam session with my friends. I didn’t get that we couldn’t just jump on one another’s stages while they were performing!”

― Thundercat

“I just don’t like getting scared, like when people hide and jump out of places. That totally freaks me out. I’m not a fan of it.”

― Tiffany Thornton

“It was really hard explaining the Web before people just got used to it because they didn’t even have words like click and jump and page.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“The biggest piece of advice I have is – listen. Don’t jump to the answer or what you think the answer is. The more you listen, the more you learn.”

― Tim Ryan

“After school, I was planning to jump from regional theater to regional theater.”

― Timothy Simons

“’Star Wars’ is so accessible that, at any point, you can sort of jump in and become immersed in it.”

― Tiya Sircar

“Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.”

― Todd Solondz

“I guess the issue that I have with all the news organizations that have a political MO, if you will, attached to them is that they sometimes jump to conclusions about what this will mean. Get ahead of themselves.”

― Tom Brokaw

“Anybody that shoots a hook shot, whatever hand, I jump up and cheer because it’s the easiest shot, it’s the best tweener shot.”

― Tom Heinsohn

“On bikeback, there is a delightful sense of self-direction and autonomy. Lately, I have taken to cycling slowly, more fun than the fast, competitive commuter cycling I used to do. No longer do I jump lights or attempt that irritating wobbling thing that semi-professional cyclists like to indulge in.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“Performing on stage is such a buzz. I’ve done stupid things such as jump off a building, but I’d never experienced adrenalin like I did on stage.”

― Tom Holland

“I’ve had jobs that allow me the flexibility to achieve work-life balance, to be there when one of the kids sinks a jump shot or for the parent-teacher meetings. I can move tasks around. If I don’t get something done at the office at 4:30 in the afternoon, I can go back to it at 10:00 in the evening.”

― Tom Perez

“I can jump on to a kitchen worktop from standing, like Tigger. It was something my dad could do, and I copied it from him.”

― Tom Riley

“I’m a total rink rat. I can do the toe loop, the lutz, a flip, and the Scholz. That’s one I invented. It’s like me – you jump, you rotate in the wrong direction, and you land on the wrong foot.”

― Tom Scholz

“But It doesn’t make sense for us to have a continued reliance on a supply of oil where whenever there is unrest in another part of the world, gasoline prices jump up. We need a renewable fuel industry that’s more than corn-based, of course, and there are a whole series of great opportunities here.”

― Tom Vilsack

“I know when I was an assistant coach and I started interviewing for head coaching jobs, I actually lost out on many jobs, several jobs, and the complaint that I got was, ‘Well, he doesn’t fit the mold of a head coach. He doesn’t look the part. He’s not gonna jump up and down. He’s not going to scream.’”

― Tony Dungy

“Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that’s what it feels like to me. Whether that’s what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.”

― Tori Amos

“When the fishbowl gets too small, it’s time to pack up and leave and jump into the lake or ocean.”

― Travie McCoy

“I could jump, I was quick, I could catch and all those types of things, but when it came to just flat out speed, that’s something I had to work really hard at.”

― Troy Brown

“Maybe it’s stupidity, but you just gotta jump into things. That’s how I’ve gone through life.”

― Troy Nixey

“This is a mean world, and everyone likes to jump in and kick people when they’re down.”

― Urijah Faber

“Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.”

― Vaclav Havel

“There have been many occasions when I found it helpful to talk out loud to my own thoughts, ordering the unwholesome ones to go off somewhere and jump into the river.”

― Vash Young

“There are so many steps you have to go through to reach a high level, so you’re kind of building your own, I would say, mountain. You have to go piece by piece by piece. When you’re young and really ambitious, you want to jump right up. It kind of teaches you a lesson, I would say.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“Soderbergh is a very respectable director that manages to have an incredible amount of freedom in a system that doesn’t allow anybody to be free as he is on a set. And he will jump from ‘Solaris’ to ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘Thirteen.’”

― Vincent Cassel

“I don’t have to jump up and smile just because TV wants me to.”

― Walter Payton

“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”

― Warren Buffett

“Jazz is a fighter. The word ‘jazz’ means to me, ‘I dare you. Let’s jump into the unknown!’”

― Wayne Shorter

“Anything I sing is supposed to be genuine. It’s not supposed to be make-believe or I’m making something for the crowd to jump or to hold up their hands.”

― Wayne Wonder

“Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“The ability of players to jump teams when their contracts are up has hurt fan loyalty.”

― Will McDonough

“It was incredibly daunting for me to go from ‘Son Of Rambow’ to ‘Narnia’ because of the natural jump that there is that is dictated by budget, and the number of people working on it. Even though a lot more people saw ‘Son Of Rambow’ than we expected, a lot more people were always going to go and see ‘Narnia’.”

― Will Poulter

“People say I don’t have a jump shot, so that’s what I’ve been working on.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“Sometimes you just have to jump off the cliff without knowing where you will land.”

― Zainab Salbi

“I’m a very positive person. I get excited easily, and I like to jump around.”

― Zooey Deschanel

“I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.”

― Zora Neale Hurston

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”

― Zora Neale Hurston
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