Top 1888 Kid Quotes

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“As a kid growing up in California, I collected autographs.”

― Aaron Judge

“When I was a kid growing up, I used to watch ‘DuckTales.’”

― Aaron Paul

“I’m fulfilling my dreams that I had as a kid every single day.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“I was never that kid who used to brag about anything.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“I watched so many movies when I was a kid, and I’d watch them over and over.”

― Aaron Tveit

“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

“It’s very natural and simple to me, drawing, because I’ve drawn since I was a kid. It’s just the most normal thing for me to do. And it’s very meditative.”

― Abbi Jacobson

“I didn’t go to the cinemas a lot as a kid.”

― Abbie Cornish

“Britney Spears was an incredible dancer. That kid was amazing.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have no problem yelling at anybody’s kid – free of charge!”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I was never cool as a kid.”

― Abi Morgan

“I’m just a kid from Bronx who got lucky.”

― Ace Frehley

“When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an actor.”

― Ad-Rock

“It’s funny when you’re a kid how you can acclimate to almost anything.”

― Adam Carolla

“My rap name as a kid was Big Tasty.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to set a time that nobody can touch for many years.”

― Adam Peaty

“When I take my kid to school, all the parents stop and stare.”

― Adam Sandler

“I read to my kid, but I can’t stand reading.”

― Adam Sandler

“I was a chubby kid.”

― Adam Scott

“Dr. Bronner’s is the best. My mom had Dr. Bronner’s around since I was a little kid, and I’ve used it in the shower as soap ever since.”

― Adam Scott

“When I got the part, I tried to remember Batman as I knew him when I was a kid – with emotional recall.”

― Adam West

“I used to get these as a kid all the time – Doritos, Cheetos, Funions… and Andy Capp’s Hot Fries. I have a crunch fetish.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“This is a dream from when I was kid. I’m playing tennis almost 18 years, and of course everybody’s dream is to play the final of a Grand Slam.”

― Agnieszka Radwanska

“As a kid, I liked making up stories, and I wrote a story about a kangaroo and a bat with Christy Chang, and she went on to become a surgeon.”

― Aimee Bender

“I married my college boyfriend, so I’ve been with him since I was a kid.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I was always a theatrical kid.”

― Aisha Tyler

“The best memories are the ones where I celebrated Deepavali as a kid.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I started singing when I was a little kid. I was about nine when we had a group with my four brothers. We sang spirituals. The old regular thing.”

― Al Green

“I never read comic books as a kid.”

― Al Jourgensen

“In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.”

― Al Purdy

“As a kid who grew up chubby, I just marveled at the fact that I could be thin.”

― Al Sharpton

“I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file – in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file.”

― Alafair Burke

“I used to be an amateur inventor when I was a kid; I’m always inventing something.”

― Alan Alda

“There’s a lot to do when you’re a kid – spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye – stuff to be getting on with.”

― Alan Davies

“When I was a kid, I used to send away for those ventriloquist kits on the back of comic books.”

― Alan King

“I was always a composer since I was a kid, but the BMI Workshop is where the networking really all stems from. So many writers and influences and ways of communicating all sprang out of the time I was a member of that workshop.”

― Alan Menken

“When I was a kid, a policeman was someone you looked up to and respected.”

― Alan Sugar

“I used to play with model trains when I was a kid, and then I used to study history.”

― Alan Taylor

“Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare. I just never understood it.”

― Alanis Morissette

“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

“I remember pretending to be the characters in the movies when I was a little kid.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“Some days you’re the kid with the stick, some days you’re the pinata.”

― Alec Baldwin

“I’d grown up loving English films. I was a huge Monty Python fanatic as a kid.”

― Alessandro Nivola

“I was a troublemaking kid.”

― Alessia Cara

“I pay attention when the Academy Awards come around. I haven’t watched them in a while, but I used to watch them religiously when I was a kid.”

― Alex Ebert

“I didn’t cook that much as a kid. My mother was cooking, and I was her helper. We made dishes together.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“When I was a kid, going to Universal Studios, which was all I wanted to do, all the time, there was a show that was all the monsters, and I loved that show. I was obsessed with Dracula. I was obsessed with Frankenstein. I was obsessed with the Wolfman.”

― Alex Kurtzman

“I’ve been a big Chapstick fan since I was a kid. I love lathering it on. I probably use a bit more Chapstick than necessary.”

― Alex Morgan

“When you’re younger, there aren’t very many kid actors. It’s a lot easier to get jobs.”

― Alexa Vega

“I had a lot of older friends when I was a kid, from sort of all walks of life, and that’s still the way it is.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“My mom was a history teacher when I was a kid, so I hated history out of rebellion.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“Ever since I’ve been a little kid I’ve always wanted superpowers, which is the coolest thing in the world.”

― Alexander Ludwig

“I’m definitely a city kid.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“I was the kind of kid who was always making up stories and adventures.”

― Alexandra Adornetto

“My grandfather was a politician and lived in Washington, D.C., so as a kid, I used to go to D.C. every other weekend.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“I wanted to be a race car driver when I was a kid.”

― Alfie Allen

“I was 8 when we landed on the moon. I was so into the space program as a kid. Eventually, I realized it was very unlikely that a Mexican kid in the early ’70s was going to be an astronaut.”

― Alfonso Cuaron

“When I was a kid, I believed in Santa Claus. But it was very tough because in the Dominican… there are not a lot of rich people there.”

― Alfonso Soriano

“Every male comedian of note who is over the age of 45 has a kid, and they talk about it and don’t get grouped as ‘dad comics.’”

― Ali Wong

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be an actor in classics like Shaw and Shakespeare and Chekov and Ibsen.”

― Alice Ripley

“I was depressed a lot as a kid, and I was really sad and wouldn’t be able to get out of bed.”

― Alisha Boe

“I never really read superhero stuff as a kid.”

― Alison Bechdel

“When I was a kid, there was teasing in school. Then when I was a teenager on ‘Days of Our Lives,’ I certainly experienced hurtful comments from ‘fans’ of the show.”

― Alison Sweeney

“I was just a bright, driven kid.”

― Alissa Quart

“This is the thing you dream about when you’re a kid, even before getting into the league.”

― Allen Iverson

“They used to time our elementary fire drills so we could watch the launches. I thought that was normal. I thought every kid watched every NASA launch.”

― Allison Schroeder

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

― Alyson Stoner

“I was a hyper little kid.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“When I was a little kid, before I learned how to write, I would tell stories.”

― Amanda Hocking

“I was just a very dark kid. My family was complicated.”

― Amanda Palmer

“I was just a regular kid in poverty, struggling.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“Actually, I love mythology. When I was a kid I was obsessed with myth and I wanted to be a mythologist when I grew up. Then I realized I really just like stories.”

― Amber Benson

“As a kid, I was super skinny.”

― Amber Riley

“I was very hyperactive when I was a kid, just misbehaving at school like most kids, and I would probably be 10 times worse at home.”

― Amir Khan

“I’m such a kid at heart.”

― Amy Winehouse

“Had my parents not had visas, had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a DREAM Act kid, too.”

― Ana Navarro

“I did any of the normal things any redneck kid did.”

― Anderson East

“’Anderson’ is what I’ve been called since I was a kid; my mom is about the only person who calls me ‘Mike.’”

― Anderson East

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

― Andra Day

“I have been a Chelsea fan ever since I was a kid and I felt well there right until the last day.”

― Andre Schurrle

“Well, I did go to Irish dancing lessons as a kid, but I was slapped and never went again.”

― Andrea Corr

“When I was a kid, I’d take a small foam ball and try to get my shot over the couch so it would finish in the corner of the window.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I was an anxious kid. I worried about getting homework finished, even back when homework didn’t count for anything.”

― Andrea Seigel

“As a kid, you get to the stage where you realise the gender barriers that exist in society and what you’re supposed to do and not supposed to do.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I wanted to be a good kid, and I wanted to please my parents.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I’ve always been fascinated and stared at maps for hours as a kid. I’ve especially been most intrigued by the uninhabited or lonelier places on the planet. Like Greenland, for instance, or just recently flying over Alaska and a chain of icy, mountainous islands, uninhabited.”

― Andrew Bird

“As a kid, I was obsessed with Broadway cast recordings, and I would totally mimic and memorize every little choice that these actors made.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“Science fiction writers, when I was a kid, were a big deal.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.”

― Andrew Vachss

“Even as a kid, I ventured out to ethnic restaurants all the time.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“It’s not easy to be the weird kid or the rebel.”

― Andy Biersack

“When I was a kid, I was afraid of other kids.”

― Andy Dick

“I had learned classical guitar when I was a kid, and I embraced it, and apparently I got good at it.”

― Andy Rourke

“I wanted to be a painter, really, when I was growing up as a kid. It was one thing that really took a grip on me.”

― Andy Serkis

“If you’re a preacher’s kid, you see the church differently.”

― Andy Stanley

“When I was a kid, I used to watch all those Sunday afternoon matinees featuring all the Hollywood greats.”

― Anita Dobson

“When I was a kid, I had no perception whatever that science fiction was supposed to be a boys’ club.”

― Ann Leckie

“Sondheim has been a part of my musical collective since I was eight. I was a dramatic little kid.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“I’ll start with one healthy kid, but I’d like to have a few naturally and adopt.”

― Anne Hathaway

“When I was a kid, our family used to watch ‘Bonanza.’ I really liked having a Sunday night TV ritual.”

― Anne Lamott

“I’ve always been the kid to want to do anything and everything.”

― Anne-Marie

“I was such a tomboy as a kid, and I’m a dancer.”

― Annie Wersching

“Back then, when I was a kid, I watched Vince Carter every now and then.”

― Anthony Bennett

“I was a nerdy kid.”

― Anthony Doerr

“Well, everyone likes movies when they’re a little kid.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“I never satisfied that kid but I think he and I have made a deal now.”

― Anthony Quinn

“There are certainly delays in this year’s agreed program, and we must quickly catch up. Let’s not kid ourselves, there is still big waste in the public sector, and it must stop.”

― Antonis Samaras

“As a kid, I spent a lot of my mental energy hiding who I was and attempting to fit in.”

― Arca

“As a kid, I watched a lot of TV.”

― Ari Graynor

“When I was a kid, I did dial the 900 numbers out of curiosity, but I was such a goodie-two-shoes that I immediately hung up because I didn’t want it showing up on the bill.”

― Ari Graynor

“I got into a fight with a kid in junior high, and then we became friends after that.”

― Armie Hammer

“I putt like I did when I was a kid. When you’re a kid, you’re not scared of anything.”

― Arnold Palmer

“There was so much racism when I was a kid, but it was also ignorant.”

― Art Malik

“I was always a thin kid; I was an athlete.”

― Artie Lange

“A kid actor to an adult actor is a tricky one.”

― Asa Butterfield

“This sounds crazy, but my goal is to be nominated for an Oscar. I was the kid who was practicing my acceptance speech when I was ten.”

― Ashley Benson

“When I was a young kid, I never expected to play for Arsenal or England.”

― Ashley Cole

“I’ve been in T- shirts and jeans since I was a kid. I don’t have to show you a bunch of my skin for you to listen to my songs.”

― Ashley McBryde

“Torrid was that company that I went to as a plus-sized kid. They’re the ones that kind of got me out of my shell and gave me the confidence that I needed to experiment with my wardrobe, and they really inspired me to become a plus-size designer.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I’ve always been a good kid.”

― Ashley Scott

“I definitely wasn’t the kid playing sports. I was super different.”

― Ashton Sanders

“No, I ain’t a star – I’m just a kid from Brooklyn, living his dream.”

― Astro

“I was a ’90s kid, so I missed ‘Jem and the Holograms.’ But once I delved into the whole world of it, I realized it’s iconic. There’s incredible dancing in the movie, too.”

― Aubrey Peeples

“Writers don’t write writing, they write reading. When I was a kid, I read four or five books a week. And that is how I became a writer.”

― Avi

“I was always that kid. When I got ice cream, I put it in my eye. When I got my license, I got pulled over so many times for playing ‘Les Mis’ too loud.”

― Awkwafina

“Instead of cartoons, I was the kid who was watching Food Network, falling asleep to Emeril and Rachael Ray.”

― Ayesha Curry

“My debut, ‘Vicky Donor,’ was when I was 27. If I was a star kid, it would’ve been 22. I don’t think the difference of five years would’ve affected much.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I was always that little kid that irritated people.”

― Baron Corbin

“When I was in college, I became interested in various aspects of foreign policy and international relations. Even as a kid, I was interested in what I call, loosely speaking, forbidden knowledge.”

― Barry Eisler

“I’ve worked at this film festival in Telluride called the Telluride Film Festival. Been there since 2002. I used to make popcorn. I was an usher. Cleaned toilets, everything. Grew up there as a kid.”

― Barry Jenkins

“I look like a kid onscreen in most movies.”

― Barry Keoghan

“As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot.”

― Barry Sanders

“I was this 5-7 pudgy kid in high school… I wasn’t a popular kid. I was an outcast.”

― Barry Zito

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

― Barry Zito

“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 I was a kid and putting out my first records, there was a lot made out of the fact that the ’50s/’60s generation was so dominant.”

― Beck

“There are so many different environmental factors for just how safe it is for a kid to come out.”

― Becky Albertalli

“My little siblings keep me grounded. I’m a kid at heart.”

― Becky G

“When I was a little kid, I used to watch with my brother when there was Macho Man and Hulk Hogan. But then I fell out of it for a few years.”

― Becky Lynch

“I was quite academic, quite geeky when I was a kid. I was more interested in going to school than I was in becoming a film star or something.”

― Bel Powley

“I was definitely an at-risk kid growing up.”

― Ben Carson

“When I was a kid, we sat around the house. If I got bored, I’d have to figure out something to do.”

― Ben Falcone

“When I was a kid, I was mostly pretty sane. I’ve gotten more hypochondriacal.”

― Ben Falcone

“Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved hanging out with females.”

― Ben Falcone

“I was a weird kid.”

― Ben Feldman

“Rock and roll is – and should be – a kid’s place.”

― Ben Folds

“A lot of my queer development as a kid came from trawling the Internet.”

― Ben Hopkins

“What is the NCAA going to do a program if a kid leaves before two years. You can’t control it. The NBA is the one that has to control it.”

― Ben Howland

“I never even thought about playing professionally. I didn’t think that was a possibility for a little kid from Illinois.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I never was obsessive about anything I watched when I was a kid, except maybe ‘The A-Team’ and ‘Airwolf’… And I loved ‘Knight Rider’ and then later ‘Baywatch.’”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“To me the thing with ‘Grease’ was that it was the first movie that as a kid I wanted to get up and do what they were doing.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“I wasn’t terribly aware of Catwoman. She was a DC comics character and as a kid, I wasn’t terribly fond of the DC comics characters. I was a Marvel boy.”

― Benjamin Bratt

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

― Benjamin Clementine

“I’ve always written songs since I was a kid – always.”

― Benmont Tench

“The one thing I’ll say is I was a quiet kid. Much more of an observer than a performer.”

― Bennett Miller

“I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid.”

― Bernadette Peters

“I came up in the community center. I used to be physical director of the South Central Community Center in Chicago on 83rd. It’s still there. It used to be around there when I was a kid.”

― Bernie Mac

“When I was a kid, Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell were mere blips on the gaydar; and they were both still in the closet.”

― Beth Ditto

“I was really active as a kid. I was outdoors constantly.”

― Beth Riesgraf

“I went to theater school where there is a lot of holding each other’s faces and crying, and a lot of kid gloves.”

― Betty Gilpin

“I kid around a lot, but pranks are not my best strength!”

― Betty White

“I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“I was a big kid and a big athlete, but let’s be honest: I don’t know diddly about football.”

― Big Show

“I was a little bit of a cocky kid.”

― Bill Ackman

“As a kid, I was just a kid. Average.”

― Bill Callahan

“Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.”

― Bill Gates

“I hate Calvin and Hobbes. I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips.”

― Bill Griffith

“The road can be hard on a kid if he’s not careful.”

― Bill Haley

“I was a shy kid, wasn’t necessarily an extrovert, but I couldn’t help doing voices.”

― Bill Irwin

“When I was a small kid, I grew up in the newspapers.”

― Bill James

“And of course, I absolutely loved making Lost in Space as a kid.”

― Bill Mumy

“As a kid at the World’s Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock roll over from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion – I was really disappointed.”

― Bill Nye

“I was watching Burt Reynolds movies when I was a kid, going, ‘That’s what I want to do.’”

― Billy Burke

“Bambi, to a kid, was scary.”

― Billy Crystal

“Only once in a thousand years or so do we get to hear a Mozart or see a Picasso or read a Shakespeare. Ali was one of them, and yet at his heart, he was still a kid from Louisville who ran with the gods and walked with the crippled and smiled at the foolishness of it all.”

― Billy Crystal

“All I wanted to do as a kid was go to the post-Oscar parties I was seeing on ‘Entertainment Tonight.’”

― Billy Eichner

“We didn’t really have television when I was a kid. Around 30, I discovered films and started systematically catching up. I collect interesting documentaries and films, and watch a few nights a week.”

― Bjork

“I’ve written poetry since I was a kid. As the years went on, I got into writing stories and screenplays, but I always, always kept up with poetry as well.”

― Blake Jenner

“I’m still a kid in his bedroom, writing songs and playing them.”

― Bo Burnham

“I think I could have been quite difficult to fathom as a youngster, this kid who didn’t talk about himself very much.”

― Bob Brown

“I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.”

― Bob Cousy

“All those Bob Hope specials made me cringe when I was a kid.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“I never went to camp as a kid. I couldn’t get into an Ivy League school. I wouldn’t join a biker club.”

― Bob Saget

“I’m just a sweet little kid.”

― Bobb’e J. Thompson

“I don’t understand the NBA in that, each time they bring in a one-and-done kid, they have to release a veteran player on a roster. I don’t understand why their players association condones that.”

― Bobby Knight

“I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit.”

― Bobby McFerrin

“I did a lot of theater as a kid because I had a bunch of friends who did it.”

― Bobby Moynihan

“I was in punk bands when I was a kid, and then I would do stand-up in between bands – which wasn’t any different from my singing.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“Even when I was a kid – I was really young – I was drawn to comedy.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“One kid’s old, used-up equipment is another kid’s brand-new, awesome, awesome equipment.”

― Bode Miller

“When I was a kid, I was always watching genre movies on TV.”

― Bong Joon-ho

“I was a huge athlete as a kid. I was on every sports team.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“I was a good kid.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“I was the shyest kid. I’d never speak, only if I had to. Honestly.”

― Bonnie Langford

“As a kid, I really wasn’t thinkin’ about no golf.”

― Boo Weekley

“I was a bad kid, getting into a lot of wild stuff.”

― Booger McFarland

“I’m a small-town kid from Winnsboro, La., who grew up not really being comfortable talking to people.”

― Booger McFarland

“In the early part of the ’70s, we had glam rock, but we also had reggae and ska happening at the same time. I just took all those influences I had as a kid and threw them together, and somehow it works.”

― Boy George

“I wrote a lot. I was in programs for drawing when I was a kid.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“Athletics are not my wheelhouse because sports were mean to this uncoordinated kid growing up, a 6-foot-2 14-year-old who never could do a layup.”

― Brad Garrett

“I was a little chubby, rosy-cheeked kid.”

― Brad Goreski

“When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up.”

― Brad Pitt

“When I was a kid, I was always mistaken for a girl.”

― Bradley Cooper

“I’ve worked with horses since I was a little kid.”

― Brady Jandreau

“I think it’s important to try to get on a kid’s level when taking their photo.”

― Brandon Stanton

“I always wanted to be a Broadway star. That’s actually what I wanted to be when I was a kid. I wanted to be the 19-year-old sensation on Broadway. It took a little bit longer than that.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“I never shot much when I was a kid, but on the spotting scope, understanding the ballistics and the calculations, I’m a ten.”

― Brandon Webb

“I like to make things. It’s been part of my identity since I was a kid.”

― Bre Pettis

“When I was a kid, we had acoustic guitars, a piano in the house. I made a drum kit out of buckets in my garage.”

― Brendon Urie

“When I was a kid, I grew up watching musicals.”

― Brendon Urie

“I watched ’12 Angry Men’ when I was a kid. It blew me away definitely.”

― Brent Sexton

“I broke my uncle’s toy as a kid and never told him about it.”

― Brett Eldredge

“I’ve wanted to be a comedian since I was a kid, and my parents were very supportive of that.”

― Brett Gelman

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

― Brett Ratner

“Tom Waits is someone who has really struck me, ever since I was a kid. He’s really a big deal for me.”

― Brian Fallon

“Jon Stewart says that he was a little kid with a big head. He had very little athletic ability. He went out to the soccer field, and it was awful.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“One of my first favourite records of all time, as a kid, was ‘Tommy’ by the Who. Now that wasn’t really a soundtrack, but it was.”

― Brian Reitzell

“The thing about a violent kid is that he can’t play imaginatively.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“The kid who can play imaginatively doesn’t tend to be violent. It’s the same with adults.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“I grew up playing ‘Mortal Kombat’ as a kid. I was always a fan of the video game. Saw the movies as a kid as well.”

― Brian Tee

“I had a lot of funky things as a kid. I had dinosaurs and comic book stuff. I was eccentric; imagination drove my decor. Dinosaurs, for sure, were in there!”

― Brian Tee

“I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn’t have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure.”

― Brian Welch

“I was a different kind of kid, oversensitive and all that.”

― Brion James

“I’ve always loved cemeteries since I was a kid. They’re very calm.”

― Britne Oldford

“I go through life like a Karate Kid.”

― Britney Spears

“As a kid, I would always shop for my back-to-school clothes at department stores. I lived in a small town, and department stores were all we had access to.”

― Britt Robertson

“I’ve kissed in the rain so many times. I think one of my first kisses was in the rain. It was in Washington, D.C., with some kid named Dash, in eighth grade. It was in the rain.”

― Britt Robertson

“When I was a kid. I had traveled the world by the time I was 13 years old because of all the competitions I did for inline skating.”

― Brittany Bowe

“I was a strange kid. I’m still strange. People didn’t get me. And I didn’t expect them to.”

― Brittany Howard

“To be No. 1 is something I’ve dreamed of as a kid.”

― Brooks Koepka

“When I was a kid, and I was watching TV, I just loved it so much that I wanted to crawl into that TV.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“I’m a kid for a living: I get to play the piano for a living.”

― Bruce Hornsby

“I think you’re the grumpy Kid in the Hall, I’m the nice Kid in the Hall.”

― Bruce McCulloch

“Ever since I was a kid, this was all I wanted to do. I’ve wanted to do music. I wanted to sing. It’s all I know.”

― Bruno Mars

“When I was a kid, I desperately wanted more background information on especially cartoonists.”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“I started watching wrestling when I was eight, and I only watched the WWE as a kid.”

― Buddy Murphy

“I have to make a dress out of recycled materials for my kid’s preschool ‘Project Runway’-like assignment. I’m currently fusing plastic bags.”

― Busy Philipps

“When I was a little kid, we only knew about our nine planets. Since then, we’ve downgraded Pluto but have discovered that other solar systems and stars are common. So life is probably quite prevalent.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I started dance class when I was a little kid, and then, when I turned 11, I started taking vocal lessons, guitar lessons, and piano lessons.”

― Cailee Spaeny

“I loved football as a kid.”

― Cain Velasquez

“If you are a kid, reading is really important stuff.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I was a dyslexic kid.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“When I was a kid, I loved ‘Little Women.’”

― Caitriona Balfe

“I’ve watched Urkel since I was a little kid.”

― Calvin Johnson

“My tenure has been abnormally long for the average Disney kid – most only last three or four years.”

― Cameron Boyce

“Kids called me ‘Skeletor’ as a kid because I was so skinny.”

― Cameron Diaz

“I am a huge fan of ‘Batman’. As a kid watching it, there are certain things that I’m not going to latch onto as much as when I’ve gotten older.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“I always wanted to become president! When I was a kid, I was obsessed with politics.”

― Cameron Russell

“When I was a kid, I had a rag doll named Lucy, whom I took everywhere with me. I lost her when I was 12.”

― Camilla Luddington

“As a kid, I loved watching it. I used to watch with my sisters and my brothers. We watched WWE all the time.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“The horror genre is my personal favorite. But then again, I was the kid who read coroner books for fun.”

― Candace Kita

“As a kid, I got teased about my unibrow. Now I love my brows.”

― Cara Delevingne

“I’d always wanted to write books ever since I was a kid.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“It would be easier to make money in other sectors, but since I was a kid, I liked cars.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“When I was born, I was given to my uncle and aunt to raise as their kid because they couldn’t have kids.”

― Carlos Mencia

“As a kid, baseball was always my passion.”

― Carlos Ruiz

“As a kid, I always wanted to be Carol Burnett or Johnny Carson. I love to chat and entertain.”

― Caroline Rhea

“When I was a kid, I thought I was Wonder Woman.”

― Carolyn Murphy

“When I was a kid, I didn’t know Canadians could be actors. I thought just Americans could get acting jobs.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I love Kashi. I eat cereal like a little kid. I carry it in my purse.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them, like most people. And quit, like most people.”

― Carter Burwell

“’Jane Eyre’ was one of those films that I was familiar with as a kid, and I always enjoyed the story.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“When I was a kid, we didn’t really leave Cambridge, which was the town where I grew up in.”

― Casey Affleck

“I was always bossy as a kid. I made my friends do shows that I wrote and would take them on tour from house to house.”

― Casey Nicholaw

“I had always dreamed of starting off in pop radio and crossing into country. I used to sing country; that was my genre when I was a kid.”

― Cassadee Pope

“If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it’s Halloween. We haven’t taken it away from kids. We’ve just expanded it so that the kid in adults can enjoy it, too.”

― Cassandra Peterson

“I tried a little of everything when I was little. I tried karate, I tried ballet, I tried piano lessons and singing lessons… I was a pretty normal kid, for the most part.”

― Cassie Ventura

“When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a writer and an artist when I grew up. So in college, I was an English major, and then I became a fine artist. But when I arrived in San Francisco in 1995, I figured I could leverage my artistic skills by becoming a Web designer and programmer.”

― Caterina Fake

“You’re fearless when you’re a kid.”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“I was not a ‘Doctor Who’ fan. As a kid, I thought it was scary and for boys.”

― Catherine Tate

“I was really hyperactive as a kid and no one knew how or where I got all this energy.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I’ve been able to play a kid up to this point and pretend that I’m not a grown-up – well, at least for two hours a night!”

― Cathy Rigby

“I loved school as a kid. I was a bit of a nerd.”

― Catriona Gray

“I’ve been slightly hypoglycemic since I was a kid, so I have to make sure I eat in the morning and get my sugar.”

― Cecily Strong

“Of course, as a kid, I had no idea what was practical: I wanted to be a paleontologist, then an astronaut.”

― Celeste Ng

“When I was a kid, I was a striker. Then, I started to be a winger and defender sometimes.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“I wasn’t a comic book geek as a kid. I read some, but it was just like, ‘Oh, I have this comic book here.’ It wasn’t like I was collecting them.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“When I was a kid, I was a big fan of the regional scene. I read ‘Pro Wrestling Illustrated,’ and I watched Portland Wrestling and everything I could.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I think even before I knew I wanted to be a rapper, I wanted to be an entertainer. I was really into Michael Jackson as a kid.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Kanye took me from a kid who listened to music to a kid who lived music.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I’ve been a TV junkie for a long time, since I was a kid.”

― Channing Dungey

“My ex-husband and I, even though we’re not together, we are 100 percent together in raising our kid. We communicate a lot and where I drop the ball and need him to pick it up or vice versa, he’s there.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“I was always small and thin. I wasn’t the kid who got invited to parties.”

― Charles Bock

“I was not a happy or popular or happy-with-myself kid, and I wasn’t an especially motivated student, either.”

― Charles Bock

“When I was a kid, I was always drawing things. I’d get butcher paper or grocery bags and draw on them.”

― Charles Bronson

“I was always a relatively quiet and introspective kid.”

― Charles M. Blow

“I never knew the word ‘billion’ when I was a kid.”

― Charles Schwab

“My family is average. I didn’t have a crazy life as a kid.”

― Charli XCX

“I didn’t play a lot of bass as a kid, but I sang it.”

― Charlie Haden

“As a kid, I had a background in theater.”

― Charlie Kaufman

“When I was nine, my father passed away. It’s one thing when you’re a kid and your father wasn’t there for you. My father was there, and then he was taken away.”

― Charlie Murphy

“Since I was a kid, I’ve had this morbid fascination with dark and scary subject matter.”

― Charlotte Sullivan

“I actually don’t read comic books. I did when I was a kid – I used to read a lot of ‘X-Men’ comic books. I read a couple ‘Scott Pilgrim’ this past year, and those are really good, but I don’t read in general, unfortunately.”

― Charlyne Yi

“As a kid, I used to go to the library and take out all the art books.”

― Cheech Marin

“Every kid that goes to Catholic school believes he’s going to be a priest one day.”

― Cheech Marin

“I read a lot of ‘Nancy Drew’ books as a kid and considered myself a bit of an amateur detective.”

― Chelsea Cain

“I often keep my eyes open for bodies. I do. Ever since I was a kid. I think I read too many ‘Nancy Drew’ books.”

― Chelsea Cain

“I certainly wasn’t the kind of kid that grew up collecting bugs and spiders.”

― Cheryl Hayashi

“Having a kid really changed my perspective.”

― Chloe Gosselin

“Growing up in Seattle, I was always that kid who didn’t subscribe to what everyone else was wearing.”

― Chris Benz

“I remember as a kid that I was always physically fit.”

― Chris Cornell

“As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme.”

― Chris Daughtry

“I’ve gone from being bullied by jocks as a kid to being bullied by nerds as an adult.”

― Chris Hardwick

“I was a chatty kid.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“As a kid, I loved any fantasy.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I was a lucky kid. You could have got 10 kids to be in The Byrds who were better than I was.”

― Chris Hillman

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a rock star or a wrestler.”

― Chris Jericho

“What was I like as a kid? The same as I am now, just smaller with a higher voice.”

― Chris Martin

“I haven’t watched a lot of television, but when I was kid, I watched ‘All in the Family,’ and I liked Archie and Edith a lot.”

― Chris Messina

“I was a shy kid, a late bloomer. At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally.”

― Chris Pine

“I love what’s happened to me, but when I was a kid, I wanted to be the president of the United States.”

― Chris Rock

“Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid, and the majority of reading material I collected was an adjunct to that central concern, comic books and magazines included.”

― Chris Ware

“Everyone says I was real cute as a kid, but from 8 to 19, I was horrible-looking, freaky.”

― Christian Laettner

“I think any kid wants to get on the field as much as he can.”

― Christian Pulisic

“When I was a kid, I collected a lot of cards from all different sports.”

― Christian Pulisic

“Having kids certainly gets me to ask the question, ‘Who is the adult here, and who is the kid?’”

― Christian Slater

“As a kid, I was told to talk as much as possible.”

― Christina Ricci

“That’s part of what made me interested in theater as a kid. It made it acceptable to be a man for an hour onstage.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I had bags of energy as a kid.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“The thing that always struck me about ‘Jonny Quest’ is: What kind of parent brings his kid to the Amazon so that yetis can throw boulders at him?”

― Christopher McCulloch

“Mommy and Daddy both had jobs when I was a kid, so, like a lot of people my age, TV became Mommy and books became Daddy.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“When I was a kid on the playground, fights were about who got to play Han Solo. He’s just one of the best characters ever created.”

― Christopher Miller

“I have always been a huge fan of Ridley Scott and certainly when I was a kid. ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ just blew me away because they created these extraordinary worlds that were just completely immersive. I was also an enormous Stanley Kubrick fan for similar reasons.”

― Christopher Nolan

“I was really gangly and uncoordinated as a kid. I couldn’t even do a cartwheel.”

― Christy Turlington

“I was a regular kid with a normal family life.”

― Christy Turlington

“Like I said, when I was a kid, they inspired me.”

― Chuck Zito

“I wasn’t very athletic as a kid.”

― Chyler Leigh

“I was not an avid comic book reader as a kid.”

― Ciara Renee

“It is when I am on stage that I feel most comfortable. It is my home. It is the only thing I have known since I was a kid.”

― Cilla Black

“I was a cocky kid.”

― Cindy Morgan

“Since I was a kid, I liked construction.”

― Ciputra

“I hadn’t been free from adult responsibilities since I was 12, and I needed to experience that. I really needed to just be a kid again.”

― Claire Danes

“I used to have nightmares when I was a little kid that I woke up prematurely and opened all the Christmas presents. And then I would be so relieved when I woke up and I realized that I hadn’t done it.”

― Claire Danes

“When I was a kid, I was one of those really obnoxious ‘oooh oooh’ girls, with my hand up in the air constantly. I’ve learned over the years that that’s not so attractive, so I’ve censored that.”

― Claire Danes

“I was an actor who happened to be a kid.”

― Claire Danes

“I remember laughing so hard as a kid.”

― Claire Messud

“One advantage to having a kid on the spectrum: they tend to be rule followers. Socially, things are harder for them than most kids.”

― Claire Scovell LaZebnik

“I’m a truly loved kid, and hopefully it will make me a happier adult.”

― Clara Mamet

“’The Avengers’ is exciting on the level ‘The Matrix’ or ‘Indiana Jones’ was when I was kid. I think it will be timeless.”

― Clark Gregg

“I’m a kid from Nacogdoches.”

― Clint Dempsey

“I have a lot of great memories of playing in Dallas as a kid, and I’m proud to represent Nacogdoches.”

― Clint Dempsey

“I’m just a kid – I’ve got a lot of stuff to do yet.”

― Clint Eastwood

“When I was growing up, I wasn’t an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.”

― Clint Eastwood

“When I was a kid, I thought movies just came from air. I thought they just appeared.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Everybody is idealistic when you’re a kid.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I was the kid who stared out the window. I fantasized myself on the deck of pirate ships – Cussler at the bridge.”

― Clive Cussler

“I was not a very fearful kid, really.”

― Clive Owen

“I was the kid jamming out to the songs on the radio, and now there’s hopefully kids out there jamming out to my music.”

― Cole Swindell

“Motion Picture Soundtrack on Kid A was another Coltrane inspiration.”

― Colin Greenwood

“In Kid A and Amnesiac, the guitar becomes one more texture, difficult to separate from other textures.”

― Colin Greenwood

“I’m a ‘Star Wars’ kid. I’m a ‘Back to the Future’ kid. I’m a Spielberg kid.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I was not a kid who watched every movie. I watched a very small number of movies over and over again.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I didn’t watch horror movies when I was a kid. I didn’t watch any bad movies.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I love the kind of movies I watched when I was a kid. But, I also love telling great stories.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“A lot of early Misfits song titles are inspired by old B-movies, which were my Popeye’s spinach when I was a kid.”

― Colson Whitehead

“I wasn’t even a theater kid in high school. I studied classical piano, and I ran track.”

― Condola Rashad

“Even when I was a kid, everything I had was the best.”

― Conor McGregor

“I’ve been part of running a label since I was a kid, so I understand how it works. But the more and more I learn about it, the less and less interested I am in it.”

― Conor Oberst

“I love cartoons. I’m just a big kid.”

― Coolio

“I was a troubled young kid, and I would try to break every rule.”

― Craig Bellamy

“As a kid, all I wanted to do was be in a Viking film.”

― Craig Fairbrass

“I still learn, but I think it’s the best thing in life to have a kid.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I went to a public school in Oak Harbor, Ohio, and it’s a very rural community. I was an artist kid, and I just didn’t fit in very well.”

― Crystal Bowersox

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

― Cullen Bunn

“I was a very weird amalgam of things as a kid.”

― Curt Schilling

“Teachers shape so much of what a kid’s upbringing can be.”

― Curtis Granderson

“Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.”

― Cy Young

“I had a lot of time as a kid to dream. There wasn’t much else left to do.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I was a really big kid.”

― Dacre Montgomery

“On the field, I went from an anonymous redshirt to a short-yardage specialist to a Heisman Trophy candidate. Off the field, I showed up as a wild kid and grew up.”

― Dak Prescott

“I go to a regular school still, and I have the normal life of a regular kid.”

― Dakota Goyo

“Ever since I was a kid, whatever situation I was presented with, I always made the most of it.”

― Daley Thompson

“When I think of summertime as a kid, I think of my Grampy’s gardens full of tomatoes, buckets heaping with blackberries, and countertops lined with an assortment of Ball jars, ready to can the flavor of summer.”

― Damaris Phillips

“A cricket ball broke my nose when I was a kid so I couldn’t breath through it. Before I had it operated on I used to stand on stage with my mouth slightly open.”

― Damian Lewis

“As a kid, I was just writing scripts and taking whatever film classes I could in college.”

― Damien Chazelle

“Growing up, I was the awkward, chubby kid. I had a few close friends, but I was the first one to be bullied.”

― Dan Amboyer

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

― Dan Amboyer

“I came out to my family when I was 13. I was a very young kid, a vulnerable kid.”

― Dan Amboyer

“I grew up in a very religious household. My mom was a church organist. I was a religious kid.”

― Dan Brown

“After I won the Tony Award, the film floodgates opened, so I was like a kid in a candy store.”

― Dan Fogler

“I grew up in the ’80s. I was a kid, but all my favorite movies came out of that period.”

― Dan Fogler

“The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.”

― Dan Gable

“When I was a kid, and I was odd, the default assumption was that I was odd, not that I was gay. Now when a kid is odd in a Greensburg, gay or straight, the default assumption is gay.”

― Dan Savage

“I wanted to be a priest when I was a kid.”

― Dan Savage

“As a kid spending weekends in the Ozarks, I remember my granny’s preacher shaking his fist, his jowls waving in the wind not unlike a bloodhound’s, excoriating the congregation and condemning it to hell.”

― Dana Loesch

“I used to act in television commercials when I was a kid and a young adult.”

― Dani Shapiro

“When I was a kid, we all knew who Niki Lauda was. He was a hero, a living legend in Germany. Everybody knows him.”

― Daniel Bruhl

“I’ve always been a rough kid.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I grew up in a steel town, and at the time, when I was a kid, there weren’t any Asian families in the area. So it had its challenges.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“When you’re a kid with artistic yearnings brought up in the Bronx, you don’t get fed up too easily.”

― Daniel Libeskind

“I wasn’t the most popular kid in school.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I was always such a skinny kid, so I kind of grew up with an ‘I hate skinny’ mentality.”

― Daniela Ruah

“I made movies all the time when I was a kid.”

― Danny McBride

“I was a volleyball player as a kid. I played volleyball all the time.”

― Danny Strong

“I was alone a lot as a kid, because my parents were divorced.”

― Danny Strong

“To get a first goal for England was something I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid.”

― Danny Welbeck

“There is no better feeling for a Manc kid than scoring for United.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Part of my success was having a place to play as a kid.”

― Dante Hall

“During the week, I’m a normal kid, and then on the weekends, I go out and perform to thousands of people.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“When I was a kid, everywhere I went people said I should be a model, but I was more into skateboarding.”

― Daria Werbowy

“I just wanted to go out and make a record that I’ve always wanted to make since I was a kid.”

― Darius Rucker

“I’m a kid who grew up in an all African-American neighborhood and got into schools and aspired to just be me, and didn’t worry about labels or anything. Just wanted to be a success at what I did.”

― Darius Rucker

“For me, ’52nd Street’ is quintessential Billy Joel. I bought that record as a kid and listened to it so much.”

― Darius Rucker

“I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“Looks like she’s been slapping the kid again.”

― Dashiell Hammett

“When I was a kid, I really loved Indians. Native Americans. Pardon. Me.”

― Dave Attell

“I loved ‘Robotech’ as a kid; I think that’s pretty widely known.”

― Dave Filoni

“As a kid, I remember hearing about Boba Fett before I even saw Boba Fett.”

― Dave Filoni

“To be honest, I was kind of a shy kid growing up.”

― Dave Franco

“I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands.”

― Dave Grohl

“I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands. I had posters on my wall. I had Beatles records.”

― Dave Grohl

“I was just a punk-rock kid who never played acoustic guitar.”

― Dave Pirner

“I’m an exhibitionist, I was an exhibitionist as a kid.”

― Dave Van Ronk

“As a kid, you don’t have a ton of spaces where you are honored, where what you think is honored and what you say is revered.”

― Daveed Diggs

“As a kid, I was very shy.”

― Daveed Diggs

“I was a manic and eccentric kid. In my head I was very busy, so I must have seemed weird.”

― David A. Stewart

“I do want to have kids. Every time I see a little kid, I get excited, and I want to spend time with them.”

― David Alpay

“As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini.”

― David Blaine

“Since I was a kid, I feel most confident when I’m reading.”

― David Ebershoff

“I was neeeever a cool kid.”

― David Furnish

“I’m Billy the Kid, the fastest draw. It’s not arrogance. It’s the truth.”

― David Geffen

“As a kid, I became a total SF geek. It started in the 5th grade with Asimov’s ‘Lucky Starr’ series of what would now be called ‘young adult’ novels of adventures in the solar system.”

― David Grinspoon

“I was gaga about dinosaurs as a kid.”

― David H. Koch

“I’ve been a fascinated observer of grand public funerals since I was a kid, starting with the life-altering black-and-white images of President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.”

― David Horsey

“When I was a kid, I had some Charles Lloyd records.”

― David Johansen

“I’m not a kid trying to make an impression in the business. I do have 600 films out there that are playing constantly.”

― David L. Wolper

“I was riding dirt bikes when I was a little kid. I got my first Harley Davidson when I was 17 years old. It was a frame with wheels and a tank on it and all the parts in a box.”

― David Labrava

“My dream since I was a kid was to show in a gallery.”

― David LaChapelle

“In ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac,’ Mr. Yorke’s lyrics were often unfathomable, moaned and mumbled and forced beneath the surface of the music. In ‘Hail to the Thief,’ most but not all of the words can be decoded after a few listens.”

― David Means

“I remember when I was reading ‘The Bear,’ I was reading as a kid. All these years later, one returns to that for an entirely different reason.”

― David Milch

“I think I was always a curious kid.”

― David Muir

“Ever since I was a little kid, I told my mom that I want to go to Hollywood and make a ‘Batman’ movie.”

― David S. Goyer

“I’m really a clean-cut kid.”

― Davy Jones

“I am a kid in the dressing-up box at heart.”

― Dawn French

“My plane is a Premiere; it has very efficient gas turbine engines. It goes very fast on relatively little fuel. Flying has been my passion since I was a kid.”

― Dean Kamen

“As a kid, I was less interested in the physical tinkering than thinking about what we would now call the physics, as opposed to the engineering.”

― Dean Kamen

“Well, I was a drama kid.”

― Dean Norris

“I was the kid in basketball camps wanting to see the new gear that comes out or the gear that the camps give.”

― Deandre Ayton

“You shouldn’t be learning how to code when you’re middle-aged. You should be learning how to code when you’re a kid.”

― Debbie Millman

“If there’s one thing I could wish for right now, it would be to have one of those horses from the merry-go-round – they were the most exciting thing to go on as a kid.”

― Deborah Mailman

“I used to do cabaret as a kid and always wanted to pick it up again.”

― Debra Stephenson

“I’m an old-fashioned girl, and as a kid, I used to go on holidays to Scarborough.”

― 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

“I can really fish – I’ve been fishing since I was a kid.”

― Deion Sanders

“Okay, so, when I was a kid, definitely the drawings and the illustration. Then I stopped in sixth grade or so. And then I started again when I was in my twenties. I really didn’t progress since then, so the way I draw is the way I drew in sixth grade.”

― Demetri Martin

“When I was a kid, I always wanted to live in California because I liked skateboarding.”

― Demetri Martin

“I was a good student when I was a kid, and I did everything I was supposed to do, and I got A’s.”

― Demetri Martin

“I was a sci-fi addict when I was a kid and a teenager. Novels, graphic novels, movies, it was my way to deal with reality.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I grew up in Houston. Gordo Cooper was my favorite astronaut.”

― Dennis Quaid

“I was the type of kid that wrote all over my shoes.”

― Denzel Curry

“I definitely got into a lot of fights when I was a kid. I never understood it. I was one of those quiet kids. I never picked with no one.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I was a member of the VHS generation. I used to study movies as a kid because I had a VCR and could record a movie on HBO and just watch it repeatedly.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“I had a lot of fun with Val Kilmer. He’s like a big kid.”

― Derek Luke

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

― Derek Magyar

“As a kid, Punky Brewster was my idol. I wanted to dress like her and talk like her.”

― Devin Kelley

“I was a little bit chubby when I was a kid.”

― Dexter Scott King

“When I was a kid, I attended a small Catholic school in a south suburb of Chicago.”

― Diablo Cody

“As a kid, I spent every summer bent over a stack of books, obsessively writing detailed reports on each one.”

― Diablo Cody

“I worked at Dollywood when I was a kid. Then I worked at Opryland. I worked at a variety of theater things in Atlanta. I was also in a choir for two years where we did ‘Annie’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’”

― Diana DeGarmo

“I was the only kid in Manhattan I knew whose parents had a car.”

― Diane Lane

“I was in 27 Broadway plays in a row as a kid, and in between, I learned how to play the horses from the stagehands.”

― Dick Van Patten

“When I was a kid and we first moved to the states I used to watch ‘Batman’ all the time – with Adam West. I finally got to work with him years ago, and I totally geeked out.”

― Diedrich Bader

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a footballer and racing driver, like all kids.”

― Diego Della Valle

“Even as a kid, I’d kick a tennis ball against a wall with both feet for hours. That was one way to become two-footed.”

― Diego Forlan

“When I was a kid, if I liked something from merchandising, I’d have to go to the toy store.”

― Diego Luna

“My dad was trying to prepare me for what he went through as a kid.”

― Dillian Whyte

“When you’re a little kid, you have nerve. I’d walk right up to whoever was recording and say, ‘Hey, dude, what’s the lick of the week?’”

― Dimebag Darrell

“To be honest, I started playing for Belgium in the youth team stages. As a kid, Belgium was all I knew. We played football with my schoolmates as well as at the academy.”

― Divock Origi

“I used to play drums when I was a kid, play the trombone.”

― Dolph Lundgren

“The Cavaliers used to play at the Richfield Coliseum, and I actually went to see them when I was a little kid. Mark Price, Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance, all those guys.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I did like ‘Star Wars’ when I was a kid. I saw the prequels first; I didn’t see the full original films first all the way through.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“I did movie star impressions as a kid in high school. Somehow they just got out of hand.”

― Don Adams

“I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that bowling was what I was going to do in life.”

― Don Johnson

“I was always the guy – out of insecurities, I was always making fun, even as a kid.”

― Don Rickles

“Alan King, a comedian I adored, was considered society, and I was considered the Jewish kid from the neighborhood.”

― Don Rickles

“My earliest influence was Shakespeare – I read Shakespeare incessantly as a kid.”

― Don Winslow

“Well Bill Martin and Mike Schiff were the creators and they knew we had to do a family show. Everybody came at it from the angle of having been a kid and a teenager.”

― Donal Logue

“Even when I was a little punk kid, I would fight anybody – it didn’t matter. That’s who I’ve been my whole life.”

― Donald Cerrone

“When I was a kid, I used to look in the mirror and pretend I was Elvis.”

― Donald Dunn

“I avoided the spotlight when I was a kid. I always knew, ‘Hey, it wasn’t me. I didn’t do anything.’ If there was a camera around, I hid from it.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.”

― Donovan Bailey

“My father was a minister, so I was a P.K., a preacher’s kid.”

― Dorothy Malone

“When I was a kid, everything was so unplanned, my parents were so erratic, and my world was so inconsistent.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I really wanted a wonderful, traditional home for my kid.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I don’t care if my jokes are appropriate for a kid.”

― Drew Carey

“I was in the band when I was a kid, I played the trumpet.”

― Drew Carey

“I was a big Hart Foundation guy as a kid. Bret was my favorite wrestler. I loved their dynamic.”

― Drew McIntyre

“Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be an astronaut.”

― Drew Van Acker

“I was a little geeky kid anyway. If I wasn’t shooting little stop-animation films, then I was playing computer games or Dungeons & Dragons.”

― Duncan Jones

“I saw the drawbacks of fame as a kid. It wasn’t for me.”

― Duncan Jones

“I watched the German version of ‘Baron Munchasen’ and Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ at a young age. ‘Star Wars’ was also a huge thing when I was a kid.”

― Duncan Jones

“I was a nothing kid. Not particularly good. Not particularly bad.”

― Dusty Springfield

“Children should enjoy the few years they have just being a kid.”

― Dwayne Hickman

“I worked on a film short with Frank Sinatra when I was a kid.”

― Dwayne Hickman

“I played with two lines of action figures when I was a kid: G.I. Joe and Star Wars.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I’ve always played ‘NBA Live’ since I was a kid, so to be on the cover is a blessing.”

― Dwight Howard

“Every kid has a bug period… I never grew out of mine.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Coming up as a kid, I played middle linebacker and I was very bow-legged, and I wanted to be like the legendary Dick Butkus.”

― Earl Campbell

“When I was a kid, my aunt coached me a little bit for choir, and what she taught me actually stuck with me. She basically taught me to sing from my diaphragm and not from my throat.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“’SNL’ is part of my history. I got on the show as a kid. That’s the show I got known from.”

― Eddie Murphy

“I’ve played women since I was a kid and I’ve always enjoyed it.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“Every song is like a kid. How can you have that many kids and have a favorite? Which one do I like to hang most with?”

― Eddie Van Halen

“Every song is like a kid. How can you have that many kids and have a favorite? Which one do I like to hang most with? Probably the one that I haven’t hung most with recently.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“So my one kid’s 4, my other kid’s 4 months, I’m 44, Barack Obama is the 44th president – it’s all lining up nicely here.”

― Eddie Vedder

“Hey kid, do you want to come and talk to Charlie?”

― Edgar Bergen

“You can do tactical games with a kid, and they don’t even know it’s tactical.”

― Edgar Davids

“When I was a kid, I just figured we’d be living on the moon by the year 2000.”

― Edgar Wright

“When I was a kid, I said this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a wrestler.”

― Edge

“I was a kid who went to film school and fell into acting.”

― Edward Burns

“I read a lot as a kid and in high school.”

― Edward Hirsch

“Terrorist groups and their extremist state sponsors cannot be fought with kid gloves and flowery words of persuasion. As the U.S. has displayed in Afghanistan and in Iraq, only a vigilant and determined campaign of confrontation can deter and obstruct them.”

― Ehud Olmert

“As a kid, I was the neighbourhood baby-sitter – very responsible, always in charge.”

― Eli Roth

“Since I was a little kid, I was against fur. I never wore fur in my life.”

― Elisabetta Canalis

“I’m a kid from New Hampshire who’s pretty normal.”

― Eliza Coupe

“As a kid, I imagined being an artist.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“I was a spooky kid; that was just my nature.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“I had huge separation anxiety as a kid.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“I was a pretty alert kid, and I, you know, I was very interested in arts.”

― Ellar Coltrane

“I’m a normal kid, really. I just love to act.”

― Elle Fanning

“A kid should be told that you can have feelings.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“When I was a kid, I was more interested in beating up boys on the playground than practicing music.”

― Ellen Hollman

“I’d ice-skated before, because I’m Canadian and that’s what you do as a kid, but I’d never, ever been on quad skates.”

― Ellen Page

“I didn’t really play dress up when I was a kid, and I’m really T-shirt and jeans-y.”

― Ellen Page

“I’m a girl, so I didn’t really know about ‘G.I. Joe’ as a kid. I didn’t watch the show.”

― Elodie Yung

“I usually describe myself as an engineer; that’s basically what I’ve been doing since I was a kid.”

― Elon Musk

“I miss the archipelago, the islands outside of Stockholm, the most. That’s where I spent my summers as a kid. Going on a boat and island-hopping. In August, we have a crayfish party.”

― Elsa Hosk

“I was just genuinely shy. I’d always been a shy kid.”

― Elton John

“It’s a petty thing, but I wouldn’t join the Scouts when I was a kid, ’cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I’m just not a royalist. I think it’s idiotic, a hereditary principle.”

― Elvis Costello

“I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.”

― Elvis Presley

“When I was a little kid I wanted to be an artist or a painter. But once I got into boxing, all I wanted was to box.”

― Emanuel Steward

“I kept notebooks as a kid, and they were important to me.”

― Emil Ferris

“I don’t know if I really watched any Disney animation as a kid.”

― Emilie de Ravin

“I get a little nauseous and disoriented watching 3D, but as a kid I loved it and I was really into it, so if a movie can be in 3D, then why not?”

― Emily Meade

“When I’m panicked about my love handles, I go to the YMCA and get obsessed with Kid Rock videos as I’m on the running machine.”

― Emily Mortimer

“I was a smart kid, but I hated school.”

― Eminem

“I try to keep my professional life and my actual kid social life separate.”

― Emma Kenney

“I really like grammar. And spelling. I was a spelling-bee kid. I’m hard-core about grammar.”

― Emma Stone

“I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend.”

― Emo Philips

“When I was a kid, I got to meet Shawn Michaels at the Continental Airlines Arena, and I showed Shawn that picture.”

― Enzo Amore

“I lived, ate, breathed, slept Shawn Michaels. I wouldn’t call it pro wrestling back in the day when I was a kid. I just called it Shawn Michaels.”

― Enzo Amore

“As a kid growing up, I did idolize Chris Jericho at one point.”

― Enzo Amore

“When I was a kid, I went through a lot of musical phases, and one was when I’d learn everything that The Beatles ever recorded. After I started drums, I fell in love with their music so much that I just wanted to learn everything.”

― Eric Carr

“Maybe it’s oldest-child syndrome, but I have always been competitive, even as a kid with sports. It spills into my career.”

― Eric Church

“I’m still a kid. I stretched it out.”

― Eric McCormack

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a clown. I didn’t want to be an actor, I wanted to join the circus and entertain people.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“A lot of my friends were a lot into theatre a lot earlier than I was. A lot of my friends were kids who were in The Broadway Kids and the kids auditioning for Gavroche in ‘Les Miz.’ I was never that kid. I was weaned on Michael Jackson. Not literally, because that would have been odd.”

― Erich Bergen

“I look like a sweet, corn-fed kid. My roles are my rebellion.”

― Erika Christensen

“Working with a kid is just so interesting to see.”

― Erika Christensen

“After ‘Traffic,’ I was a total homebody. I was still a kid.”

― Erika Christensen

“To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“When I was a kid, I thought I was going to be playing for the Cowboys.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“When I was a kid, people called me Emily rather than Esperanza, even though my full name is Esperanza Emily Spalding.”

― Esperanza Spalding

“My dad once showed me ‘The Guns of Navarone’ when I was a kid. I haven’t rewatched it since, but it gave me such a warm feeling.”

― Ethan Peck

“I would say I’m the normal level of ‘SpongeBob’ fan, which is that it’s been out since I was a kid, and it’s part of the zeitgeist.”

― Ethan Slater

“I was a sloppy kid, wanted to be just wild.”

― Etta James

“I grew up with three kids in the family, and it’s definitely a little extra tricky having that third kid.”

― Eva Amurri

“I assure you: If I were to hear a teacher raise a voice at a kid or anything, that goes against the model, and I would immediately address it.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“I have a black belt and used to compete when I was a kid! I did the Junior Olympics.”

― Evan Rachel Wood

“Reggae is my heart since I was a kid. I love Reggae music.”

― Eve

“When I was a kid I was much happier watching old movies than kids’ TV, and I ended up watching all the old Ealing comedies.”

― Ewan McGregor

“As a kid, I was never into sweets, and I never really drank.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“When I was a kid, we called every teacher, every parent – anyone over the age of 20, it seemed – ‘Mr. or Mrs. so-and-so.’”

― Faith Salie

“As a mother, I don’t want any girl twerking near my kid at a bat mitzvah.”

― Faith Salie

“As a little kid, I watched hip hop get created. So it’s an honour for me to represent the Bronx, the motherland of hip hop.”

― Fat Joe

“When I was a kid, I didn’t know how I got into acting.”

― Fatima Sana Shaikh

“I love the Spider-Man story. I watched the cartoon on TV when I was a kid, and my brother wore his Spider-Man pyjamas everywhere.”

― Felicity Jones

“I was a child actor. I was this spaz kid diagnosed with ADHD, and I worked all the time.”

― Fergie

“As a kid, I never once dreamt of playing for Liverpool.”

― Fernando Torres

“As a kid growing up, I was a huge gamer – The NES, SuperNES, N64, GameCube – and I had a GameBoy, which went everywhere with me.”

― Finn Balor

“Johnny Saint is someone who I studied as a kid.”

― Finn Balor

“I never went to concerts when I was a kid, so I never knew if what I was doing onstage was right.”

― Fiona Apple

“I used to be more of a wild kid. But I’ve slowed down.”

― Fisher Stevens

“I studied music at the most remedial level when I was a kid, through the Los Angeles public schools, with a little private instruction.”

― Flea

“I played saxophone for a while when I was a kid.”

― Flying Lotus

“I liked ‘Star Wars’ as a kid. I liked science fiction.”

― Forest Whitaker

“Every time I score, I celebrate like the kid I was playing in the park.”

― Fran Kirby

“I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn’t have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“When I was a kid, I loved photography, and I loved makeup.”

― Francois Nars

“When I was a kid, I really got into monsters.”

― Frank Peretti

“In Hoboken, when I was a kid, I lived in a plenty tough neighborhood.”

― Frank Sinatra

“When I was kid, my uncle had a grocery store. I remember the smell of the sawdust on the floor.”

― Frankie Avalon

“As a kid, ‘The Monkees’ was such a cool show. I had such a thrill saying, ‘OMG, I was in a sketch with one of the Monkees.’”

― Fred Armisen

“I was a kid who got picked on in school and got beat up by popular, athletic soccer-type people.”

― Fred Durst

“I guess I’m just a normal kid apart from the acting.”

― Freddie Highmore

“I’ll be a Bay kid for the rest of my life. That’s in my veins; that’s in my bones.”

― G-Eazy

“I was not the popular kid in school.”

― Gabriel Iglesias

“I loved fairy tales as a kid, so that’s where my mind gravitates.”

― Gail Carson Levine

“The one player I have looked up to since I was a kid is Ryan Giggs.”

― Gareth Bale

“I don’t think I’ve changed since I was a little kid.”

― Gareth Bale

“I was a kid who had asthma and bifocals and wore sweater vests.”

― Garrett Clayton

“I was just a kid, but I was a rotten kid.”

― Gary Burghoff

“To be 49 years old now and still be called The Kid, that’s kind of special.”

― Gary Carter

“I applaud anything that can take a kid away from a PlayStation or a Gameboy. That is a miracle in itself.”

― Gary Oldman

“I was an outsider as a kid, and I grew up around a lot of violence.”

― Gary Sherman

“And the question about if I ever dreamed of making the putt on the last hole of a U.S. Open when I was a kid, no, I didn’t. But I hit a lot of game-winning shots on the basketball court when I was a kid.”

― Gary Woodland

“I miss Broadway! I’m still a theatre kid, don’t worry!”

― Gaten Matarazzo

“I grew up playing on unprepared surfaces where your wicket depended on quickly adapting to the bounce. As a kid, I could never differentiate off-spin from leg-spin. All I looked to do was to try to hit the ball before it pitched.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to make films. That’s really all I ever wanted to do.”

― Gavin O’Connor

“As a kid, when most of my friends were into Superman and Batman, there was only one superhero who held my interest – The Green Hornet.”

― Gavin O’Connor

“I was a milksop as a kid. I had no confidence, no guts. I felt I was going to be someone else someday – someone who didn’t have my weaknesses.”

― Gene Wilder

“I was a stage-struck kid.”

― George Cukor

“I don’t know how convincing I’d be as a soul cat. I’m a scrawny British kid.”

― George Ezra

“Everybody wants to be somebody. The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can. You have to give a kid a dream.”

― George Foreman

“When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn’t afford the last 2 letters, so we called ourselves po’.”

― George Foreman

“I’ve just been very interested in the living side of Washington, rather than the federal side, since I was a kid.”

― George Pelecanos

“Movies were the biggest influence on me when I was a kid.”

― George Pelecanos

“I had a couple of friends, but I was mostly the kid with his nose in a book.”

― George R. R. Martin

“I was a big and un-ironic fan of Dear Abby when I was a kid in Chicago. I think I sort of internalized her. So I have this inner Abby: cranky, proper, folksy yet scathing, with a beehive hairdo. But that’s my issue.”

― George Saunders

“I grew up on Jane Austen novels and was a massive literature fanatic when I was a kid – I read everything I could get my hands on.”

― Georgia King

“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

“I arrived when I was a kid; I was just 17. I would have liked to have played more, but I learned a lot in Manchester.”

― Gerard Pique

“I was a kid from Winnipeg – I didn’t know anything about the world.”

― Gerry Schwartz

“Every kid thinks about scoring rather than not conceding.”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“I was just a very creative kid.”

― Gigi Gorgeous

“I’d like to have a kid, but I’d probably get a Frank Sinatra Jr. instead of a Gilbert Gottfried Jr. I’d totally screw up like that.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I was a quirky kid. I think that’s the kind way of putting it.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I’ve always been a jeans and a T-shirt kind of kid!”

― Gillian Zinser

“When I was a kid, I never even thought about fashion. I had one pair of jeans.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“We didn’t have electricity when I was a kid. We had to watch TV by candlelight. No, that’s a silly joke.”

― Glen Campbell

“As an Anglo-Indian kid in Bolton, I was basically in a minority of one. That was a source of misery, but at the same time, one of the effects of receiving the message that you don’t belong to the club is that you watch the club with detachment. The fact that no one quite knew who I was was a major contributory factor in starting to write.”

― Glen Duncan

“While I didn’t have everything that I wanted, I was still a happy kid.”

― Goran Ivanisevic

“I was the most famous kid in the United States. That was 1936.”

― Gore Vidal

“We were introduced to a lot of dance music that we were blown over by. Kidnap Kid we love, WOZ, and Rudimental.”

― Grace Chatto

“As a kid, I was obsessed with Meryl Streep, and I still am.”

― Grace Gealey

“As a kid, I was not a tomboy; I was a total girl wearing tutus and red shoes.”

― Grace Potter

“I was a bit of a film nerd as a kid.”

― Grace Potter

“When I was a kid, I listened to the Doors and the Eagles and bands like the Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, and Blondie.”

― Grace Potter

“I’m very much a word-centric writer, and that comes from the literature and the reading that I did as kid and also the films and mythology and stories.”

― Grace Potter

“Ever since I was a kid, I might have been eleven or twelve. I’d be telling anyone who would listen that when I grew up, I wanted to be an artist.”

― Graeme Base

“I had first heard about Alan Turing when I was a teenager. I’ve known about him since I was a kid, and I always wanted to write about him.”

― Graham Moore

“We are among the handful of countries that has difficulty distinguishing juveniles from adults where crime is concerned. We are convinced that if a child commits an adult crime, that kid is magically transformed into an adult. Consequently, we try juveniles as adults.”

― Greg Boyle

“It’s easier for a kid to have fun and have an imagination.”

― Greg Cipes

“Do you ever see a right-wing kid violently jumping lefty speakers? On campus, you either have silent appeasement or a bruise.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn’t the class clown at all.”

― Greg Kinnear

“I was always the slightly fat kid, which used to bother me quite a bit.”

― Greg Rutherford

“Actually I have been singing since I was a kid.”

― Gregory Harrison

“Let’s not kid ourselves. You pick up ‘The Washington Post’ and find O.J. Simpson on the front page; ‘serious journalists’ covered Anna Nicole Smith.”

― Greta Van Susteren

“When I was a kid, I was a really bad collaborator. I was pretty introverted.”

― GRiZ

“I was a math guy as a kid. I was really good at math. I wasn’t particularly interested in it.”

― Grover Norquist

“I’ve always sung. I was really into musical theater when I was growing up. As a kid, I listened to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, actually, on cassette tapes.”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“When I was a kid, monsters made me feel that I could fit somewhere, even if it was… an imaginary place where the grotesque and the abnormal were celebrated and accepted.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“I had nightmares as a kid. As an adult, I have very prosaic dreams.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“I like monsters, and when the monster is a superhero, it’s a byproduct. Like Hellboy, the Hulk, Man-Thing, Swamp Thing, Sandman, Constantine, Demon, Dr. Strange, Spectre, Deadman. Those are the superheroes I followed as a kid religiously.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“The thought of being active in my kid’s lives motivates me.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school.”

― Gus Van Sant

“Me? I’m going to grow backwards and be a kid again.”

― Guy Laliberte

“Growing up, I was a kid pretending to be an adult.”

― Guy Pearce

“Me, coming from a low-income background, I really didn’t take my studies serious as a young kid.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I was writing a lot even as a kid.”

― Hailey Gates

“I always loved magic and fantasy/adventure series as a kid.”

― Hale Appleman

“When I was a little kid, I loved imagining things. I’d go outside and put on a cape and just imagine I was somebody else.”

― Haley Joel Osment

“I was a kid of the ’90s, so I was always inspired by Gwen Stefani, especially the ‘Spider Web’ video.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“The houses in Mustique are styled with incredible decor. I vacationed there as a kid and have the fondest memories.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“When I was a kid and started to be obsessed by art in the 1980s, the art world was in this polarity Warhol/Beuys, Beuys/Warhol. Both expended the notion of art extremely, but in very different ways.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“It’s quite an obscure notion for a kid, no? To want to be a curator. But even then, I knew that I would do this.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“When I was a 25-year-old kid, I raised $260,000 for my first show, ‘The Pajama Game,’ in such a homemade, pathetic, endearing way – a buck here, a buck there.”

― Harold Prince

“When I was a kid, I wrote music – from the age of 11 until the age of 18.”

― Harrison Birtwistle

“I met Dylan on ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.’ We buddied around for quite a while after that. We jammed together; he liked my Mexican songs.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“To go out at Wembley and score is what you dream about as a kid.”

― Harry Kane

“When I was a kid, there used to be a family section in every club where it would be all kids. That stopped.”

― Harry Redknapp

“When I was a kid, all our seaside holidays were spent on Canvey Island or in Clacton-on-Sea.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I decided I was going to tell these stories. I went around and met Crumb. He was the cartoonist. I started realizing comics weren’t just kid stuff.”

― Harvey Pekar

“I’d been familiar with comics, and I’d collected ’em when I was a kid, but after I got into junior high school, there wasn’t much I was interested in.”

― Harvey Pekar

“I exist in this hyphen. I’m an Indian-American-Muslim kid, but am I more Indian, or am I more American? What part of my identity am I?”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Only in America can the first-generation Indian American Muslim kid get on the stage and make fun of the president.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“I’m just this kid from Toronto who got his start.”

― Hayden Christensen

“As a kid, I read ‘Peter Pan,’ and I really wanted to be him.”

― Heather Graham

“As a kid, I dreamed of playing in a warm land with a swimming pool.”

― Henrik Larsson

“I started watching ‘Star Trek’ as a kid.”

― Henry Ian Cusick

“What’s fascinated me from the time I was a little kid was the way we construct our lives through stories.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“Imagine a 15-year-old kid saying, ‘I have two moms – it’s cool.’ I don’t fear that at all.”

― Henry Rollins

“Underneath this tired, middle-aged exterior, I’m an 11 year old kid.”

― Henry Selick

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always believed in doing my best, that one should aspire to be No. 1.”

― Henry Sy

“I remember, when I was a kid in the ’70s and ’80s, the ’50s were really cool. And then the ’60s were really cool. And then the ’70s.”

― Henry Thomas

“I was highly sensitive and still am, but as a kid I could tap into my emotional state rather easily.”

― Henry Thomas

“I’ve been curious ever since I was a little kid.”

― Herbie Hancock

“I was a fat little kid with a speech impediment. I used to get beat up, not just picked on.”

― Herschel Walker

“I used to be terrified of heights as a kid.”

― Hiro Murai

“I auditioned for a musical, and I can’t sing. It was a kid’s film musical, not a stage show, so I thought I could get away with it.”

― Holliday Grainger

“When I was a kid in the U.S., ‘Doctor Who’ wasn’t really on, but you would occasionally catch an episode. Different stations did marathons.”

― Holly Black

“I am a firm believer that if you can explain it to a kid, you’re on the right track.”

― Homaro Cantu

“After Hurricane Sandy, we adopted 19 elementary schools in tough neighborhoods. We took each kid in those schools and gave the family a prepaid Visa card.”

― Howard Lutnick

“I guess you could say, I’m just a typical Methodist kid at heart.”

― Hugh Hefner

“I love driving. I’ve been obsessed with driving something since I was a kid.”

― Hunter Hayes

“I’m too much of a big kid.”

― Iain Glen

“When I was a kid, every street had a band, and we’d steal members from each other.”

― Ian Gillan

“Well, put it like this, if you’re not a kid, you’re a wizard.”

― Ian Hart

“The music I listened to as a kid – the Stones, the Beatles – that was so rebellious at the time, it became mainstream.”

― Ian Schrager

“Barbra Streisand, for one, is one of my idols. I’ve listened to her since I was a little kid – the first album I ever bought was ‘A Star is Born’ with Kris Kristofferson.”

― Idina Menzel

“I was into Spider Man when I was a kid and that was the only comic I’ve ever read.”

― Idris Elba

“When I was a kid, I thought it was tough.”

― Idris Elba

“I have been singing since the time I was two. My mom says I would sing Gujarati songs with my grandmother when I was a kid.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“In the daytime, I was studying at school and in the evenings, I was a stage kid. I was trained in theatre and public speaking. I was a really active kid.”

― Imran Amed

“I was a real weird kid.”

― India Eisley

“I didn’t think anything I wrote was going to get published. I’m a dyslexic kid who had tutors through college. But I had a very strong impulse to write.”

― Isabel Gillies

“I definitely was a big comic collector as a kid.”

― J. August Richards

“I think much of what you learn as a kid comes before age seven.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“When you’re babysitting a kid, all you’re seeing is a version of them, a small dosage.”

― J. B. Smoove

“I’ve always loved music since I was a little kid.”

― J Balvin

“Since I was a kid, I was listening to hip-hop.”

― J Balvin

“As a kid, ‘Star Wars’ was much more my thing than ‘Star Trek’ was.”

― J. J. Abrams

“When I was a kid going into the movies, you weren’t force-fed information everywhere you looked about what the movie was going to be.”

― J. J. Abrams

“I’m a kid who grew up working hard.”

― J. J. Watt

“I’m a Wisconsin kid, so I like brats and burgers and stuff like that. Cheese curds.”

― J. J. Watt

“I was not a giant comic book fan as a kid, but to the extent that I did read comics, Spider-Man was always my favorite guy.”

― J. K. Simmons

“Growing up as a kid, we moved all over the country on a fairly frequent basis, from New Jersey to Texas, California, Illinois… we moved 21 times in my first 17 years.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“Not every kid plays football, basketball. Running can be a source to vent and let things out.”

― J. R. Martinez

“To be honest with you, I didn’t really read a lot of DC comics as a kid, but I was obsessed with Batman and still am.”

― J. R. Ramirez

“I boxed a lot as a kid, so it’s something that comes second nature to me.”

― J. R. Ramirez

“Ever since I was a little kid, my ears and my hands would talk to each other very well, so I could pick up instruments quite easily.”

― Jack Garratt

“I was the kid who was waiting outside the ground for autographs.”

― Jack Grealish

“When I was a kid, I had an Atari 2600, and I would play Pac Man, Frogger, all that kind of stuff. And I did enjoy going to the arcade.”

― Jack McBrayer

“I gotta say, I know my strengths, and I know my weaknesses, and, well, Fix-It Felix, I’m not too far from that kid.”

― Jack McBrayer

“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“As a kid growing up, I put a lot of pressure on myself.”

― Jack Reynor

“As a kid, I always dreamed of making my senior debut.”

― Jack Rodwell

“It’s every kid’s dream to represent their country at a World Cup.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I’ve had a bond with West Ham since growing up as a kid, going to Upton Park, looking up to the players.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant – even if they wanted to be one?”

― Jackie Mason

“I lived in Norway and Texas when I was a kid.”

― Jackson Rathbone

“I was a very anxious kid. I was bullied at primary school and responded by making myself as anonymous as possible at secondary school.”

― Jacob Anderson

“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 know the NBA is my all-time goal. It’s what I dreamed of as a little kid.”

― Jalen Brunson

“It’s definitely nice to be relaxed and a normal kid and hang out.”

― Jalen Brunson

“As a kid from Detroit, I played whatever sport was in season: football, basketball, wrestling, whatever it was. I was an active kid.”

― Jalen Rose

“As a little kid, I was obsessed with Michael Jackson.”

― James Bay

“My kid was a great baseball player. I thought I had it made. Front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. Then he turned sixteen and wanted to be a rapper.”

― James Caan

“When I was a kid and L.S.U. lost, you didn’t read the papers until, like, Thursday.”

― James Carville

“I’ve always been an Internet kid.”

― James Charles

“James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid.”

― James Denton

“As a kid, I sensed history going on all around me, but the basic thrust of it didn’t move me.”

― James Ellroy

“I was a Depression kid, growing up in Oklahoma.”

― James Garner

“I was the kid in the neighborhood that was directing everyone else. I was director from the time I was a child.”

― James Gunn

“I’m a huge comic book collector. When I was a kid, I had both Marvel and DC. I was my own librarian. I made card files. I had origin stories of all the characters, and cross-referenced when they appeared in other comic books. I was full on.”

― James Mangold

“I was really shy as a kid.”

― James Mercer

“I was a regular dork. I was a kid who was scrawny and all that, and probably kind of dumb or something. I wasn’t unordinary; I wasn’t extraordinary.”

― James Mercer

“I was a singing guitar player as a kid, and I found it really embarrassing, so I stopped singing and became a drummer.”

― James Murphy

“Even in the band I was in when I was a kid, I’d be telling everyone what to do. I’d be leaning over the drums, telling them to tune their guitars, micromanaging.”

― James Murphy

“When I was a kid, when the Walkman came out, I was sold. I listened to music 24 hours a day.”

― James Murphy

“Food in Dublin has gotten immeasurably better than it was. When I was a kid, there weren’t a lot of options. Now you’re overwhelmed with options.”

― James Vincent McMorrow

“When I was a kid, my grandfather used to watch Bollywood films. There’s a lot of colour and vibrancy to the Indian films.”

― James Wan

“What kid doesn’t want to pretend they’re James Bond?”

― Jamie Dornan

“As a kid, I had to be funny.”

― Jamie Farr

“That was always my dream as a kid: to draw comic books.”

― Jamie Hewlett

“I was a problematic kid, to be sure.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I grew up watching Indian movies as a kid in Russia. I am quite familiar with Bollywood.”

― Jan Koum

“I grew up watching ‘Disco Dancer’. I watched it some 20 times as a kid.”

― Jan Koum

“There is always a testing of the new kid on the block in politics.”

― Jane Byrne

“Even when I was a kid, I was never interested in any of that marriage or baby stuff.”

― Jane Fallon

“I was one of those people who watched and videotaped the Tonys every year and kept a highlight reel every year. I saw every Broadway show as a kid.”

― Jane Krakowski

“I was not the kid that hung out at the arcade.”

― Jane Lynch

“I worried too much when I was a kid.”

― Jane Lynch

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a boy. I really had gender issues.”

― Jane Lynch

“I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.”

― Janet Jackson

“I was a very quiet kid. A really sweet kid, I might add.”

― Janet Jackson

“I grew up, a kid in New Jersey.”

― Jared Kushner

“I think the oldest comic I got when I was a kid was an issue of ‘World’s Finest’ – it had a Neal Adams cover with Batman where he had turned into a bat, and he was attacking Superman.”

― Jason Aaron

“I was heavy as a kid. I mean, I kind of got it together for a while there in my 20s and early 30s.”

― Jason Alexander

“I was a shy and insecure kid and didn’t know quite where I fit.”

― Jason Alexander

“I became an adult before I had a kid, which I highly recommend. I just like to throw her around. She’s a really good snuggler, and she likes to give kisses and hugs.”

― Jason Bateman

“I can’t assume that my kid is going to make the best decision all the time.”

― Jason Bateman

“I use this app that keeps my handicap. As professionals, we don’t keep handicaps. But as a kid, I was so excited about seeing how low I could get my handicap. So that’s one app I really do use a lot.”

― Jason Day

“I’d rather have 1000 of our fans than 10,000 Kid Rock fans!”

― Jason Isbell

“I’m wary of the whole Los Angeles scene. I’m a California kid, but there’s a difference between California and Los Angeles. L.A. is urban. California is restorative.”

― Jason Lewis

“I’ve been fascinated with Maori culture since I was a kid.”

― Jason Momoa

“I’m a big kid, you know?”

― Jason Momoa

“I definitely read a lot of Marvel stuff when I was a kid.”

― Jason O’Mara

“Growing up, as a kid, my father was always there.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I didn’t watch TV or movies as a kid.”

― Jason Ralph

“When I was a kid, I couldn’t see life outside ramen noodles and Kool-Aid.”

― Jason Reynolds

“I’m writing all the books I wish I had when I was a kid.”

― Jason Reynolds

“I’ve smashed myself around, been on crutches, and broken a couple of bones when I was a kid.”

― Jason Statham

“Working with BJ The Chicago Kid was amazing.”

― Jay IDK

“I didn’t expect this – to be 19, be a rookie, playing this much and having a kid. It’s a lot, but, I mean, I’m enjoying it.”

― Jayson Tatum

“By the time I got to kindergarten, I was surprised to find out I was the only kid with a turkey vulture.”

― Jean Craighead George

“You get to become a kid again when you work with kids. They do crazy stuff.”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“I was a cute kid.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“As a kid I collected stamps, pebbles on the beach, anything. I liked to have at least 10 of something.”

― Jean Pigozzi

“That reminds me of something that happened to me when I was a kid.”

― Jean Shepherd

“When I was a kid, and for many years after, I was your classic afraid-to-dance-type person.”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“I used to read comics when I was a kid.”

― Jeff Bridges

“There’s a bit of the kid in me.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Yeah I loved, as a kid growing up, I loved science-fiction.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Having grown up there, my dad in 1967 took me to the Rams-Eagles game, and I’ve been a Rams fan since I was a kid.”

― Jeff Fisher

“I was an average kid who had his wimpy moments.”

― Jeff Kinney

“When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia.”

― Jeff Kinney

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be That Girl. I even wrote a spec script for it and sent it to Sam Denoff.”

― Jeffrey Klarik

“When I was young kid, I used to watch Jack Benny, and I thought the minimal aspect of what he did was revelatory. I loved Jack Benny.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“I had a bilateral lisp, and I was overweight. I was the kid who played with the flowers on the ground in the outfield during baseball. I was that kid.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“When I was a kid, we got up, we walked a number of paces to a television, turned it on, and changed channels.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“When I was a kid, ‘Quantum Leap’ was one of my favorite TV shows.”

― Jenna Wortham

“When I was a kid, I dreamed of using a bat with my own name on it.”

― Jennie Finch

“I did commercials and voice-overs as a kid, and it just lead to musical theatre opportunities.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“As a little kid, I would watch Oprah almost every day.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I was a kid with a lot of different, strange interests – kind of crazy.”

― Jeremy Denk

“When I was a kid, I liked Superman. When I got a little older, I liked Wolverine. And then I found girls.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“As a kid, I harbored this fantasy of starting a company. I looked at the entrepreneur column in Forbes. I looked at it every month and thought, ‘I want to be that guy.’”

― Jeremy Stoppelman

“I thought I was the coolest kid in the world, so I wound up being the coolest kid in the world.”

― Jeremy Sumpter

“I was always a fan of horror films as a kid.”

― Jeri Ryan

“My background has been very helpful for this experience. But everyone was so accommodating because they knew it’s not the most comfortable position to be the new kid.”

― Jeri Ryan

“I grew up around a mix of a lot of people, so I got a lot of different perspectives. As a kid, I appreciated that.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“When I was a school kid in Coventry, I used to put up anti-apartheid stickers.”

― Jerry Dammers

“When I was a kid of six or seven, I used to get up on the stove woodpile for a stage and I’d put on the wildest show.”

― Jerry Reed

“I’m a Stanford kid through and through.”

― Jerry Yang

“I love diving into the unknown. That’s been my M.O. ever since I was a kid.”

― Jesse Itzler

“I’m so not a comic book guy. The most I knew about ‘The Flash,’ as a little kid, was the Underoos. I had ‘The Flash’ Underoos.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“I played lots of bullies when I was a kid.”

― Jesse Plemons

“I love ‘Battlestar Galactica;’ I was a geeky kid. I was into Dungeons and Dragons. I had the 24-sided dice.”

― Jesse Spencer

“Tammy Faye, I really like the woman. I wanted to be her kid.”

― Jessica Hahn

“What I am working hardest for is for my kid, for a better future for him.”

― Jessica McDonald

“I didn’t want to have braces when I was a kid and I’m pretty sure my dad didn’t want to pay for them.”

― Jessica Pare

“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

“When I was a kid, I used to deliver the newspaper all over town, cramming papers between screen doors and into mailboxes and under doormats.”

― Jill Lepore

“I was a weird kid.”

― Jill Sobule

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a spy detective or a rock star.”

― Jill Sobule

“I was picked on as a kid. I had a nose the size of a softball plus braces and acne. It was rough.”

― Jillian Michaels

“There’s this Afghani kid in Stockholm called Phat Deuce who’s started sending us his music, and he’s amazing.”

― Jillionaire

“As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe.”

― Jim Coleman

“I’m still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it.”

― Jim Dale

“When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.”

― Jim Henson

“I discovered and fell in love with skiing long before I started to climb. Skiing was really my first calling. As a kid, I grew up skiing in jeans in Minnesota.”

― Jimmy Chin

“I’m still that kid that worked at Subway and Target.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“When I was a kid, I used to think about what my worth was.”

― Jimmy Graham

“If you tell a kid, ‘You’ve got to pick music or Instagram,’ they’re not picking music.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I still love comic books. When you have a kid, that’s an excuse to keep reading all the comic books.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“I did not have any delusions of grandeur as a kid.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“I was really into sports, playing track and field, amateur wrestling, volleyball, and soccer. I was a very active kid and teenager.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I thought I was funny as a kid.”

― Jo Brand

“I thought I was funny as a kid. I used to play tricks on my brothers – I’d tie a two-shilling piece to a bit of cotton, then pull it away as they went to grab it.”

― Jo Brand

“I was a kid, and I would watch standup comics do the ‘Tonight Show,’ and if Johnny Carson liked you, he’d wave you over to the desk; that pretty much meant you were about to be the most successful comedian in the country for the next few years.”

― Jo Koy

“Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be in combat.”

― Jocko Willink

“I shopped at T.J. Maxx myself when I was a kid.”

― Jodi Lyn O’Keefe

“When you’re a kid, you read about this glamorous acting world, but actually it’s really unglamorous.”

― Jodie Whittaker

“I did magic at children’s parties when I was a kid.”

― Joe Cornish

“I like working with kid actors because they surprise you constantly. I mean, all actors do – but kids particularly.”

― Joe Dante

“Michael is a kid, sort of, like, I mean, Michael is a kid himself; he’s never really grown up.”

― Joe Jackson

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve known I could talk to people.”

― Joe Jamail

“All of the John Carpenter movies scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.”

― Joe Keery

“I was a big ‘MAD Magazine’ fan when I was a kid, and I read a lot of horror comics – I illustrated as well.”

― Joe Lo Truglio

“I think I was really lucky to work as a little kid at PayPal, grew up in the Valley as a coder.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“I started working at clubs when I was sixteen, which is young. I would not want my kid doing that, but I did, and that’s how it went.”

― Joe Manganiello

“I grew up a big comic book reader, as a kid, and I love the whole fanboy crowd.”

― Joe Manganiello

“I was a slightly geeky kid.”

― Joe Mansueto

“I turned out to be a tough, smart kid.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“I knew what the Dodgers uniform represented as a kid growing up in Brooklyn.”

― Joe Torre

“I had a black belt in Shotokan as a kid.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid.”

― Joel Edgerton

“I think I’ve seen the first ‘RoboCop’ like 15 or 20 times. I’m like a kid that way.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“My sister was an actress when I was a kid – she still is a successful stage actress in Sweden.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“I was a backstage kid. I was in the wings looking out.”

― Joely Fisher

“I was just coming out of prison, I was married, and I had a kid, and I didn’t know what to do, so I tried stand-up.”

― Joey Diaz

“I suffered from asthma when I was a kid.”

― Joey Jordison

“I’ve always been a coffee-lovin’ fool, from the time I was a kid.”

― Joey Kramer

“My first professional job was actually at a place called Opryland U.S.A., which no longer exists, but I’ve been performing since I was a kid.”

― John Barrowman

“We don’t get every kid. We get the ones we are supposed to get. It just kind of plays out that way, and it always has.”

― John Calipari

“I’ll be a little bummed out if I make it to my 70s and didn’t have a kid. I have two dogs and I know how much I love them. I would like to love and raise a kid.”

― John Corbett

“I listened to a lot of stories when I was a kid. My mother told me stories, and I loved them.”

― John D. Voelker

“Kid Rock is a hell of an athlete.”

― John Daly

“I wasn’t a silver-spoon kid on the golf course growing up.”

― John Daly

“I went to bar mitzvahs as a kid. I had a lot of classmates who are Jewish.”

― John David Washington

“I got a lot of whoopings back in the day. I was a very curious kid.”

― John David Washington

“He was an Italian kid traveling in China, and I’m of Italian decent with a fascination for China. So, I always felt this connection to him and lived vicariously through the travels of Marco Polo.”

― John Fusco

“When I was a kid, I loved Popeye, but the old ones, the real old ones.”

― John Goodman

“I liked ‘The Incredible Hulk’ as a kid.”

― John Hamburg

“I wasn’t afraid of anything until I had a kid. Then I was terrified because immediately I could imagine a hundred ways in which I could not protect him.”

― John Irving

“When I was a kid, one of my hobbies was as model-maker.”

― John Knoll

“When I was a kid, I built miniatures, and that was actually the first thing I did professionally in the film industry. It was a demonstrable skill that I had, so I worked as a model maker.”

― John Knoll

“I would get so into playing as a kid that I’d lose track of time.”

― John Lasseter

“It’s been a part of my entire life: I’ve wanted to be a wrestler since I was a little kid. I don’t think that ever leaves you.”

― John Layfield

“I’m happy about the fact that I got to do what I wanted to do since I was a kid. The fact that I got to live the dream that I wanted to live.”

― John Layfield

“I played classical as a kid.”

― John Legend

“I was around a lot of gospel as a kid.”

― John Legend

“As a kid, I wanted to be a musician but also aspired to be Andy Griffith’s lawyer character, Ben Matlock.”

― John Legend

“I was quiet a lot when I was picked on as a kid because I didn’t have anything to say back.”

― John Leguizamo

“There’s no harm in me. Really, I’m just a big kid.”

― John Lydon

“I was a very good baseball player and football player as a kid.”

― John Malkovich

“Hanging out is a waste of time. The only time I would hang out was when I was a kid, I would hang out in the streets. But once I started making records, I stopped hanging out.”

― John Mellencamp

“With WWE, I mean, as a kid, I was watching ‘WrestleMania,’ and that was my dream.”

― John Morrison

“I was a pretty feisty young kid.”

― John Newcombe

“When I was a wee little kid, I used to watch ‘Dark Shadows’ all the time, so I was a Barnabas Collins fan.”

― John Schneider

“Joining ‘ER,’ I felt like that kid who got the golden ticket in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ I’ve been offered chocolate bars all these years, but there had been no golden ticket. Just the stomachache that was called ‘Jake in Progress.’”

― John Stamos

“The first thing I ever rode when I was a kid was a motorcycle, so I knew how to drive a motorcycle before a car.”

― John Travolta

“I didn’t need to write historical epics, no, or science fiction, though I read a lot of science fiction as a kid and rather liked it. But I didn’t have the mentality.”

― John Updike

“What the Snowden scenario proved is that the weakest link is not the technology, the weakest link is the individual; we shouldn’t kid ourselves.”

― John W. Thompson

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

― Johnny Carson

“When I had a kid, it was a game changer.”

― Johnny Colt

“I’m married to the girl that I first went out with when I was 16. We were on and off for years; now we’re married with a kid, so I don’t have that many exes.”

― Johnny Flynn

“I was a really bad kid. Then, I got sweet as I got older.”

― Johnny Knoxville

“I’m a small-town kid from Kerrville, Texas.”

― Johnny Manziel

“When I was a kid, I had to try a lot of pyrotechnics just so people would know who I was.”

― Johnny Mathis

“I would cry after losses when I was a kid and pout. But I played like that.”

― Jon Beason

“I was just another long-haired teenage kid with visions of grandeur, strumming a tennis racket or a broom in front of his bedroom mirror.”

― Jon Bon Jovi

“When I was a student at Mizzou, I was a daycare teacher. I did it because was a latchkey kid.”

― Jon Hamm

“Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series and Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ books got 49,323,701 kids reading.”

― Jon Scieszka

“I’m not sure what to call ‘Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.’ Nonfiction? Movie/toy fiction? But it is any Lego/’Star Wars’ kid’s dream. Call it spectacular.”

― Jon Scieszka

“All of a sudden, I was a young kid in my early 20s, and I had a couple of Broadway shows to my credit.”

― Jon Tenney

“I think every kid is a ‘Spider-Man’ fan at some point.”

― Jon Watts

“I have crooked toes from wearing boots that didn’t fit me because that’s all I could afford as a kid.”

― Jonah Lomu

“I was a latchkey kid from the time I was 7 years old.”

― Jonathan Banks

“I’ve been on Prozac for 12 years and I’m off it now. I know what it feels like to be excited and sad again. I haven’t felt like this in 12 years; I’m like a giddy little kid.”

― Jonathan Davis

“As a kid, a little kid, I loved going to the movies, and now I love making movies.”

― Jonathan Demme

“I grew up on Disney movies and, as a kid, I always liked the villains.”

― Jonathan Freeman

“As a kid, I remember taking apart whatever I could get my hands on.”

― Jonathan Ive

“The only thing I didn’t like as a kid was I was required to do a minimum of 3 hours of schoolwork every day, and there was a tutor on set.”

― Jonathan Ke Quan

“I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind of wandered away from the superhero stuff, but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid.”

― Jonathan Lethem

“I was a big Batman fan when I was a kid.”

― Jonathan Nolan

“Ever since I was a kid and watched magicians on stage, like David Copperfield or Siegfried and Roy, I instantly knew how they did everything. In my head, it just all worked.”

― Jonathan Scott

“When I began my career, I was constantly referred to as the kid who could play the blues.”

― Jonny Lang

“I’ve always been, since I was a little kid, and my son is quite observant, too.”

― Jonny Lee Miller

“In the ’90s, I was the only kid around that looked like me.”

― Jordan Fisher

“When I was a kid, I resented my grandparents not speaking the perfect English I wanted to speak.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“The best programmers and internet entrepreneurs are in the Bay Area. Don’t kid yourself about that, not even for a second.”

― Jose Ferreira

“My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their ’60s. Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne.”

― Joseph Bologna

“You never watch movies the same as you do when you’re a kid, ever again.”

― Joseph Kosinski

“He’s a great kid. He hates the same way I do.”

― Joseph P. Kennedy

“I was always the kid who was putting on plays, and so I have no idea how to describe it. I just have always wanted to be an actor.”

― Josephine Langford

“It’s every kid’s dream to be drafted No. 1.”

― Josh Allen

“I got picked on a lot. I was a complete geek in school. I had braces. I didn’t have the hot girlfriend. I wasn’t ever sought after. I was a stocky, awkward kid who got laughed off the tennis court when I tried that.”

― Josh Brolin

“I never considered a career in broadcasting, not even as a kid.”

― Josh Charles

“I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it’s mainly softball with some friends.”

― Josh Charles

“I was a shy kid. I was awkward. I was picked on.”

― Josh Groban

“I first started listening to Sondheim’s work when I was a kid.”

― Josh Groban

“I always had a weight issue since I was a young kid.”

― Josh Peck

“In my top five favorite movies is a movie called ‘Heavy Weights.’ I was a chunkier kid and dreamed of going to fat camp with go-karts and stuff. That was written by Judd Apatow.”

― Josh Segarra

“On the playground, I was the type of kid who wanted to sing with the girls, not play soccer with the boys.”

― Josie Totah

“Basically, I was a freak show. This kid with this big old voice. I was a travelling freak.”

― Joss Stone

“Every kid who hated grownups becomes a grownup. Well, except the ones who died.”

― Joss Whedon

“When I was a kid, I was just rapping about school and stuff like that.”

― Joyner Lucas

“I have been making music since I was a kid. I have written music since I was, like, seven or eight. I was in the studio at 9, 10. So I’ve had a lot of practice over a lot of years.”

― Joyner Lucas

“I became a wrestling fan in college. So, I was more of a wrestling fan as an adult than when I was a little kid.”

― Judah Friedlander

“As a kid I had a crush on Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch.”

― Judd Nelson

“When I was a kid, beating England was incredible; it always had greater repercussion than beating anyone else.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“I wasn’t the kid with the lemonade stand.”

― Julia Hartz

“When I was a kid, I had a xylophone, and I thought that was the instrument I wanted to play. I didn’t realize it was a toy.”

― Julia Holter

“I’ve always been a writer. I’ve always loved words, ever since I was a kid.”

― Julia Michaels

“I always feel like a goofy little kid.”

― Julia Stiles

“I’m a California kid.”

― Julian Edelman

“The worst thing you could do is scare a kid or trick them. Never, ever, ever do that.”

― Julianne Moore

“Immaculate conception is the only way another kid is coming out of me!”

― Julie Bowen

“As a kid, I played a lot of one-on-none.”

― Julius Erving

“If your kid doesn’t have broadband access, that’s a real disadvantage for participating in modern education.”

― Julius Genachowski

“I was, as a kid, really obsessed with reading… that was about as geeky as you could possibly get.”

― Junot Diaz

“I’m just this Dominican kid from New Jersey.”

― Junot Diaz

“Everything that I am doing now is what I wanted to do as a kid.”

― Justice Smith

“I was a ‘Planet of the Apes’-obsessed kid.”

― Justin Cronin

“I was an angst-y journal writing kid.”

― Justin Halpern

“Even though I wanted to be John Malkovich or Sean Penn when I was a kid, mostly I was a music nerd.”

― Justin Kirk

“I wanted to be a filmmaker since I was a kid. I always did things that took me a little closer to that.”

― Justin Simien

“When I was a kid, I would impersonate anything that I would hear. It’s – actually, I attribute that more to why I actually was able to become a musician and a singer.”

― Justin Timberlake

“Honestly, the only thing I loved when I was a kid was basketball. I was an athlete when I was a kid, and that was it.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I was a shy kid but also very mischievous. Because I looked super innocent, no one could really call me out on my pranks.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Lee Ann Womack is from near where I grew up in East Texas, so I’ve always looked up to her. I sang a lot of Dolly Parton as a kid and a lot of traditional western swing, like Patsy Cline and Roy Rogers.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“The musicians I really looked up to as a kid were the ones who could play everything.”

― Kamasi Washington

“I was that kid who made his friends listen to the albums they didn’t want to.”

― Kamasi Washington

“When I was a kid, I watched a lot of ‘Twilight Zone.’ My mother was obsessed with the show, as it was a staple of her childhood – and thus she made it one of ours, too.”

― Kameron Hurley

“As an introverted kid who lived in the middle of nowhere, my stories made up the whole of my social life. That meant that while other kids cultivated hobbies like skateboarding or playing the piano, I sat at home scribbling in notebooks.”

― Kameron Hurley

“I personally hate psychiatrists. When I was a kid, I saw quite a few of them, and they ruin everything.”

― Kane

“Yeah… I was a singer as a kid. I had a lot of stage fright, and what’s happened with ‘Idol,’ it has got me past so much of that.”

― Kara DioGuardi

“I was a kid when I did the hit show ‘Kasturi’ in 2007. Maybe stardom went to my head and I thought I was bigger than I actually was. I took everything for granted.”

― Karan Patel

“I was always singing as a kid. That’s honestly all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

― Karen Elson

“I was just totally taken by Michael Jackson when I was a little kid, like everyone else.”

― Karen O

“My mother wrote a couple of romances when I was a kid, and I always saw books in our bookshelf with ‘Schroeder’ on the spine.”

― Karl Schroeder

“I was a home-schooled kid, living in the forest, and I didn’t even have cable. I’m serious.”

― Kat Dennings

“I started off as a recording engineer and a beatmaker. I was this skater kid that would skateboard to auditions, and then I would use the money I’d make and buy a bunch of equipment and make a bunch of beats. I still am that kid, just with a little more money.”

― Kat Graham

“When I was a kid, I always had my hair in two plaits. But for dancing, I had to have it in a bun because I did ballet.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“Even when I was a kid, I had this insane head of flaming hair. It looked like a wig.”

― Kate Mara

“I was the kid who never won the races. I never jumped the highest. I wasn’t on the list of the high-achieving.”

― Kate Winslet

“I was the kid who never won the races… I wasn’t on the list of the high-achieving.”

― Kate Winslet

“I’m not the pedigree kid. I’m not classically trained. I didn’t come from the fancy home, no.”

― Kate Winslet

“My dad’s Irish, so I was visiting Ireland a lot as a kid, so it’s not totally foreign to me.”

― Katherine Ryan

“Gwyneth Paltrow names her kid Apple. I’m not going to let that stand.”

― Kathy Griffin

“He was always sort of a scrappy little kid wasn’t he? A bit of a fighter?”

― Katie Couric

“When I was a kid, people reached out and gave me a chance.”

― Katrina Adams

“On ’30 Rock,’ the hours were really intense, and I was often on set. I’m glad I didn’t have a kid then because I don’t think I would have ever seen her. I would work 15-hour days, and weekends, too.”

― Kay Cannon

“If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can’t afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I’m all for it.”

― Keith Haring

“I’ve never really had a first date! Well, I had kind of a first date. I went out with this kid. We went ice skating, but it was not fun. It was so terrible that I told him my curfew was a lot earlier than it really was.”

― Keke Palmer

“My kid really loves bugs.”

― Kellie Martin

“My dad was a street kid for seven years – he was homeless.”

― Kelly Marie Tran

“I think that I’ve always been a normal kid.”

― Kelly Sildaru

“My upbringing was definitely piano lessons and homework, just as much as the next Asian kid.”

― Kelvin Yu

“I always just loved to laugh. I always just loved it as a kid.”

― Ken Jeong

“When I was a kid, I had serious athlete’s foot and nosebleeds.”

― Ken Kercheval

“As a kid, I always looked up to supermodels, thinking about how amazing they are. I always wanted to be in photos.”

― Kendall Jenner

“When I was a kid, I was so homesick at all times.”

― Kendall Jenner

“I want to raise my kid different from me.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“Even as a kid in the Bronx, I wanted an adventurous life.”

― Kenneth Kamler

“All I thought about when I was a kid was getting my guitar and entertaining people.”

― Kenny Price

“One of my favorite movies as a kid was ‘Mrs. Doubtfire.’”

― Kether Donohue

“Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to start a record label.”

― Kevin Abstract

“When I was a kid, while touring East Berlin – back when there was an East Berlin – I got my left foot stuck in an escalator in Alexanderplatz. A few hours later, thanks to blowtorches and chainsaws and East German soldiers and the U.S. Embassy, my foot was released, and I along with it.”

― Kevin Bleyer

“As a kid, I mostly played as a No 10. When I was really young, I played as a striker. But I grew a lot when I was older, and when I was 15, 16, I had a big growth, and so I changed a little bit and became slower.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“I like Peter Tosh, Bob Marley of course. All of Capleton, Sizzla, Frisco Kid, Buju Banton.”

― Kevin Gates

“I climbed brick facades as a kid. You’d kind of stick your fingers in there.”

― Kevin Jorgeson

“If I had been out in the industry instead of being a college kid who had an idea for another T-shirt, I would have been too scared to do anything.”

― Kevin Plank

“We don’t tell a 17-year-old kid that Nike sucks, because the fact of the matter is, Nike doesn’t suck. They’re actually very good at what they do.”

― Kevin Plank

“I was the little white kid who rocked the turntables.”

― Kid Rock

“I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.”

― Kid Rock

“Beckham was the one I always looked up to – the technique, his crossing on the move or set-pieces. But as a kid, I just played with my brother. He was playing for Oldham, in League One and League Two, and he’s the one I really looked up to.”

― Kieran Trippier

“I really get a chance to be a normal kid.”

― Kiernan Shipka

“As a kid, I watched every Madonna documentary and tour. I was obsessed with her – and with any pop star of the ’80s.”

― Kim Petras

“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

“It’s very rare that Georgia and Alabama are the only two teams recruiting a kid.”

― Kirby Smart

“I never read comics as a kid. I guess I was lazy and watched cartoons instead.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“When I was a kid I was always listening and singing along to Disney compilation CDs.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“Khloe is amazing! I’m so proud of that kid.”

― Kris Jenner

“As a kid, I used to love roller coasters. I love adrenaline, love going faster.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Thor. I had a hammer.”

― Kristian Nairn

“No one wants to be the kid who allies with the weird kid.”

― Kristin Cast

“I was a spiritual kid.”

― Kristin Chenoweth

“I always wanted to be a writer, from being a little kid onwards. My dad and my mum both had phases when that was what they did.”

― Kristin Gore

“I didn’t know the word no, because I wanted to please everybody all the time. Every kid does.”

― Kristy McNichol

“I was wanting to be a kid at 18 instead of being a young woman.”

― Kristy McNichol

“I wasn’t the most confident kid in school and college.”

― Kriti Sanon

“People don’t have a constitutional right to leave loaded guns lying around. And if they choose to do so – and a kid gets shot and killed because of it – it’s not an accident. It’s negligent homicide.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“Even when I played in little league as a kid, I liked making friends, but I didn’t want to be there, really.”

― Kurt Vile

“Growing up, I was always that kid that kinda watched All-Star Weekend on TV, every event.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“I’ve been compared to Drake before and Kid Cudi.”

― Kyle

“I really love ‘Mr. Rager.’ I know the first album is incredible, but my favorite Kid Cudi album is the second one.”

― Kyle

“Kid Cudi has saved lives. He saved my life.”

― Kyle

“I’ve always had an entourage. Even when I was a little kid, I had a lot of little children following around me.”

― Kym Whitley

“Even during my injury, I had fun because I got to be a regular college kid.”

― Kyrie Irving

“My family was actually homeless for several years when I was a kid. It’s a bit unusual for a member of Congress.”

― Kyrsten Sinema

“I was a James Brown junkie as a kid.”

― L.A. Reid

“I was a strange, loud little kid who could sit at the piano and kill a Beethoven piece.”

― Lady Gaga

“The only thing I liked about Christmas as a kid was the gifts; otherwise, it just seemed like a stressful time.”

― Lake Bell

“To put me through school my morn had to work, so I was a latchkey kid.”

― Lara Flynn Boyle

“You have to discover when you’re inadequate to be funny and you don’t know you’re inadequate when you’re a kid.”

― Larry David

“Starting my career as a kid, I was doing what jobs I got.”

― Laura Dern

“I’m a natural blonde. I was a towhead as a kid, and then it got ashier when I was 18.”

― Laura Dern

“I expected it to be overwhelming and all-encompassing, but having a kid brings you into the world in a whole different way.”

― Laura Fraser

“It’s very different to have this kid that I’m truly responsible for.”

― Laura Lippman

“I had really bad polyps on my vocal cords, and I’ve had them since I was a kid, but the bulimia made it 10 times worse. They were bleeding constantly, and it was straining on my voice. And just the lack of nutrition – my vocal cords couldn’t keep up because I was so unhealthy.”

― Lauren Alaina

“Film is not a woman’s medium. If you weren’t the hottest kid in town, men stayed away from you.”

― Lauren Bacall

“I used to get taxed on my allowance. Yeah, I’ve been taxed since I was a little kid. And at the end of the year I had to pick a charity to donate my taxes to.”

― Lauren Conrad

“Honestly, I was such a tomboy as a kid. People were taking from their mothers’ closets – I was taking from my dad’s closet. It was the ’80s, so it wasn’t terrible, but I was wearing my dad’s dress shirts over jeans from the Gap.”

― Lauren Graham

“You can’t be bad when you’re working with a kid. They have the instincts that all great actors have.”

― Laurence Fishburne

“A shy kid might look longingly at other kids playing in the schoolyard, afraid and unsure about how to approach them, but an introvert is perfectly content on her own.”

― Laurie Helgoe

“When I was a little kid, I don’t remember looking up and seeing so many Hispanic athletes out there.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“As far as cartoons go, I watched a lot of ‘Ed, Edd, n Eddy’ when I was a kid.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“I used to do skits for my mom… and I was always entertaining as a kid.”

― Leah Remini

“But ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.”

― LeBron James

“I’m just a little kid from Akron.”

― LeBron James

“I used to not stutter any. Oh, I did when I was a kid, I stuttered, I had a bad stutter until I was probably between the second and third grade and a guy got rid of it for me.”

― Lee Hazlewood

“I was so overwhelmed years ago, when I was a kid, by ‘All Quiet on the Western Front.’ I think it was the second movie I ever saw. I never got over that one.”

― Lee Marvin

“Finding a good kid actor is like finding a needle in a massive haystack.”

― Lee Unkrich

“When I was a kid, I went from ground zero to Pluto. The first place I played was the Houston Astrodome.”

― Leif Garrett

“Well, my favorite sport as a kid was clearly baseball.”

― Leigh Steinberg

“Barbies were banned at our house, along with television other than PBS. As a kid, I found this horribly embarrassing.”

― Leila Janah

“I was the kid a lot of other mothers wouldn’t let you play with.”

― Lemmy

“I was into comic books as a kid.”

― Len Wiseman

“As a small kid, I had this huge desire to be thought of as really clever.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“When I was a kid and I bought a record, I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what, what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger, who was the engineer.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“I couldn’t deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y’know?”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“I went to a concert once when I was a little kid and ran up onstage, started dancing, started saying anything that came to my head. I was like a little vaudevillian.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“I’ve managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“We’ve all had our thing. I listened to the Monkees when I was little kid.”

― Les Claypool

“I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my voice, so it’s kind of nice that now I’m making a lot of money with it.”

― Leslie Mann

“I’ve always been a stubborn kid.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“I started playing golf when I was a kid, because across the street from where we lived there was a little nine-hole golf course where my father worked.”

― Lewis Black

“I was a naughty kid.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I really didn’t want to rap; I was just a regular kid.”

― Lil Uzi Vert

“Anime is something I loved to watch as a kid.”

― Lil Xan

“I’m one of the biggest Kid Cudi fans of all time. He’s very relatable.”

― Lil Yachty

“Tracey Cunningham is my colorist, and she is genius! We match my color from when I was a kid.”

― Lily Aldridge

“To play someone I loved in my favourite fairytale as a kid is a total honour.”

― Lily Collins

“I love singing so much. As a kid, that was what I wanted to do.”

― Lily James

“Any kid in the world can draw from strengths within – we all have the potential with that.”

― Lily James

“When the board games came out of the cupboard when I was a kid, I had to beat my two brothers every time.”

― Lily James

“The only shows I saw as a kid were that holy trinity: ‘Les Miz,’ ‘Cats,’ ‘Phantom.’”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“When I was a kid, and Elvis Presley broke through to a middle class, white audience, it was a sociological phenomenon that lasted through the Beatles and even a bit through Fleetwood Mac.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“As a kid, I was creative and unique, and I’ve had that my whole life.”

― Lindsey Stirling

“I did gymnastics when I was a kid. I wasn’t very good at it.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“Playing gives me as much good feeling now as it did when I was a bitty kid.”

― Lionel Hampton

“The source of so much of my anxiety in life and the tensions in my relationship is my anxiety about my kid. It’s all very abstract and unfounded and ungrounded.”

― Lisa Cholodenko

“I always knew I wanted to be in television when I was a kid, and I knew I wanted to model.”

― Lisa Leslie

“I hadn’t wanted to have a kid until I met my partner.”

― Lisa Ling

“I read a lot of fantasy as a kid. I read ‘The Hobbit’ and all of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ books, but I also read a lot of realism like ‘The Outsiders.’”

― Lisa Papademetriou

“I’ve always been the kid who’s known what they wanted to do.”

― Little Simz

“My first acting role as a kid was on ‘Freaks and Geeks.’”

― Lizzy Caplan

“When I was a kid in Adelaide, I dreamed of becoming No. 1 in the world, winning a grand slam and the Davis Cup for Australia.”

― Lleyton Hewitt

“When your father directed your mother in ‘Orpheus Descending,’ the kid’s going to be a theater nerd.”

― Logan Marshall-Green

“Ever since I was a little kid, I would always rap. I just loved it. But when I really got into it seriously was when I saw ‘Kill Bill.’”

― Logic

“When I was a kid in the ’50s, during the Eisenhower years, everything seemed to be working fine. I don’t recall as a teenager ever worrying about the state of the future world.”

― Lois Lowry

“I definitely wanted to be famous as a kid, but as I’ve gotten older, I feel less comfortable with it.”

― Lola Kirke

“I was very interested in acting as a kid. I loved to perform.”

― Lorelei Linklater

“I was pretty obnoxious as a kid.”

― Lorelei Linklater

“I had a very strong ‘revertigo’ for becoming the kid that I was when I was in Dinosaur Jr. That’s a pretty insecure place that I was in.”

― Lou Barlow

“My mum is deeply, deeply a man’s woman, a man’s muse. Maybe because I’m a kid from the ’80s, I’m a bit more dominant. I wanted to be the muse and the director also. I wanted to be the man and the woman.”

― Lou Doillon

“I was an awkward kid.”

― Louis C. K.

“I was a rotten kid. My excitement came from seeing what I could get away with.”

― Louis Zamperini

“’Kane and Abel’ is the best popular fiction of all time. As a kid, I wanted to be prime minister when I read ‘First Among Equals.’”

― Louise Mensch

“The first thing I ever auditioned for was a movie called ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.’ And, this is kind of a secret, but it came down between me and the one other kid for it, but I didn’t get it, so.”

― Lucas Hedges

“When I was a kid, I loved Jackie Chan.”

― Lucas Till

“I was a small kid.”

― Lucas Till

“When I was a kid, I think I wanted to be Arnold Schwarzenegger.”

― Lucas Till

“I never read any of the comics, but I grew up on the animated series when I was a little kid – I guess it came out in 1992. So I’ve always been an ‘X-Men’ fan.”

― Lucas Till

“I absolutely love genre movies. When I was a kid, I was really impacted by genre films and cult classics.”

― Lucas Till

“My dad had me in Taekwondo when I was a kid, but I didn’t retain much of that.”

― Lucas Till

“When I was a kid, I had to fight for everything.”

― Luis Suarez

“It was very hard for me as a kid to get through as a footballer in Uruguay.”

― Luis Suarez

“When I was a kid, I got sent off for head-butting a referee: I ran 50m to argue a decision, I was shown a red card, and I head-butted him. I’m really not proud of that.”

― Luis Suarez

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

― Luke Hemsworth

“When I was a kid, I was at a bowling alley and I ran into a soda machine. I still have the scar on my right eyebrow obviously.”

― Luke Perry

“I’ve always been a powerful kid.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I was just a lanky kid, just tall.”

― Luol Deng

“I was always a ‘let’s pretend’ kind of kid.”

― Lynn Flewelling

“I was a sensitive kid.”

― Mabel

“I’m a kid from Ohio in an industry that drives people insane.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“Honestly, I look in the mirror, and I’m not the greatest looking kid.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“Recently I’ve been collecting Star Wars figures again. When I was a kid I couldn’t afford them. Now I can so I’ve been buying them and keeping them in their box for a later date when they’ll be worth a lot of money.”

― Mackenzie Crook

“I don’t feel like I’m grown up. I feel like I’m a kid.”

― Macklemore

“Gerard Butler is like a big kid; he’s so nice.”

― Madeline Carroll

“I grew up by the Mississippi River, and I would swim in that as a kid.”

― Madison Keys

“I was more of a dancing kid than a singing kid. I mean, I sang in school choirs and I sang in school musicals, but I was much more interested in dancing than singing.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“I watched westerns when I was a kid, like everybody else, but I wasn’t a total nerd or geek about it. I kind of fell in love with westerns heavily when I started watching Sergio Leone’s westerns.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“I went to a Christian school, and as a kid, we weren’t allowed to really watch anything violent, even ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’”

― Maggie Grace

“I’m not a wushu champion. I was an athlete when I was a kid. I was a swimmer and a runner, but all this action stuff is such a challenge. It really, really is.”

― Maggie Q

“Every kid, every minority kid can be so successful if they focus on their education.”

― Magic Johnson

“I was a sports kid.”

― Mahershala Ali

“The thing is, I’ve never been a handsome leading-man type, so let’s not kid ourselves.”

― Malcolm McDowell

“I didn’t live far from where Leopold and Loeb lived on Chicago’s South Side, so I had heard about them as a kid.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“The kind of films and roles I do were never in competition with any star kid. Their aspirations are completely different.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“I was a breakdancer as a kid. I was on one of the top break dancing teams in Australia.”

― Manu Bennett

“I’m not a salsa singer who wants to sing in English, and I’m not this American kid who wants to sing Spanish.”

― Marc Anthony

“When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon.”

― Marc Maron

“Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed about working in the theater.”

― Marc Platt

“I was a Marvel guy. I started reading comics when I was a kid.”

― Marc Webb

“I watched Gretzky, I watched Lemieux. Maybe it’s the time when you’re playing, but for a kid coming into the league, you play the Boston Bruins and you just watched Bobby Orr.”

― Marcel Dionne

“I have been addicted to crime since I was born. I was making up crime stories when I was a 4- or 5-year-old kid.”

― Marcia Clark

“I’m a ’90s kid, so I loved ‘NSync and the Spice Girls.”

― Maren Morris

“In Texas, it’s legal for a kid to be in a bar with your parents.”

― Maren Morris

“I was always the serious kid.”

― Margarita Levieva

“We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“I never worried about raising a kid on my own.”

― Marianne Lake

“Ever since I was a little kid, I was competitive.”

― Mariano Rivera

“I didn’t really distinguish between genre and not-genre as a kid, until I made the transition to adult fantasy via Terry Brooks.”

― Marie Brennan

“I remember playing ‘Mortal Kombat’ when I was a kid and the other ‘Tekken’-style games.”

― Marie Lu

“I had a lot of really emo stories as a kid. I wrote a lot of fan fiction.”

― Marie Lu

“As a kid I just felt like an outsider.”

― Marilyn Manson

“I became a freelance stylist to survive, and then I had a kid. I bankrupted in 1988 and had a kid in 1990.”

― Maripol

“I wanted to become a model since I was a kid.”

― Marisa Berenson

“I turned my daughter on to Strawberry Shortcake. I was really into the show when I was a kid.”

― Marisol Nichols

“I’m a 40-year-old, and I have a 5-year-old kid. I don’t want to be unhealthy. I want to be around for as long as I can.”

― Marissa Jaret Winokur

“Every kid has a story to tell!”

― Marissa Moss

“I’m a lifelong Vikings and Packers fan because I lived in both Minnesota and Wisconsin as a kid.”

― Mark Batterson

“When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was George Gamow’s ‘One Two Three … Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science.’”

― Mark Frauenfelder

“As a kid, I didn’t read a great deal of fiction, and I’ve forgotten most of what I did read.”

― Mark Haddon

“I read very, very little fiction as a kid. All the books I can remember are junior science books.”

― Mark Haddon

“When my mother bought me my first concrete weight set when I was 10, I was hooked. I was doing stuff with the weights that a kid shouldn’t have been doing.”

― Mark Henry

“I want to show that I’m a real teenager, not some fantasized Hollywood kid.”

― Mark Indelicato

“As a post-Holocaust kid, growing up in a neighborhood with a lot of Jewish refugees, I had got the idea there were no Jews left in Europe. But I found in my European wanderings that many of them had gone back and rebuilt their lives.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“I used to be the shy kid who would barely raise her hand or speak her mind.”

― Marsai Martin

“Sometimes I go Go Karting. Just regular old kid stuff.”

― Marsai Martin

“Michael Phelps wouldn’t have been on the Wheaties box if I stuck with swimming. I’ve been swimming since I was a little kid. I still swim. I’m the best.”

― Marshawn Lynch

“I’ve always liked clothes, since I was a kid.”

― Martin Freeman

“Of course, I remember the Disney ‘Pinocchio.’ I was a little kid then… It was very instructive. Little boys who don’t behave wind up in lots of trouble.”

― Martin Landau

“I was enamored with Charles Dickens as a kid, and his names blew me away.”

― Marv Levy

“I wanted to travel from the beginning. As a kid, I used to dream about airplanes, before I ever flew in one.”

― Mary Ellen Mark

“I didn’t like horses when I was a kid.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“I’m definitely an indoor kid who’s turned into an inside person.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“As a kid, I dreamed about being onstage.”

― Mary J. Blige

“As a kid, I was in love with Michael Jackson, and I just knew I was going to marry him someday.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I was a really, really depressed kid.”

― Mary Lambert

“As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.”

― Mary Lou Retton

“When Seymour saw me seated at the piano at that first rehearsal, he shouted: ‘What’s that kid doing here? Call your piano player and let’s get started.’”

― Mary Lou Williams

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

― Mary Lynn Rajskub

“My parents say that even as a very, very little kid, the way that I acted was dramatically different from other little kids.”

― Marya Hornbacher

“As a kid, I dreamt of becoming a writer. My most exciting pastime was reading novels; in fact, I would read anything I could find.”

― Maryam Mirzakhani

“I began cutting up fish when I was a little kid.”

― Masa Takayama

“Before there was even an official naming of the 3DS, or before it was even decided that there would be 3-D capabilities, Mr. Iwata had brought up the topic of a new portable gaming system, and with that, the request to create a new title for that system… The topic of Kid Icarus came up.”

― Masahiro Sakurai

“When I was a kid, our family was not that rich.”

― Masayoshi Son

“I’m a ’90s music kid.”

― Mat Kearney

“I pretty much got busted for everything, but I definitely stretched out my boundaries as a kid, as well.”

― Matt Bomer

“One of the ways I learned how to act, really, is by having secrets and having to function as a kid in a public school in suburban Bible Belt Texas.”

― Matt Bomer

“I’ve been handling guns since I was a kid.”

― Matt Bomer

“I’ve loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I’ve read quite extensively as an adult.”

― Matt Groening

“L.A. kinda raised me a little bit as a 21-year-old kid from Oklahoma.”

― Matt Kemp

“I was not a comic book kid.”

― Matt Letscher

“I was a conservative kid, but I had fun. I was in a fraternity and stuff. I wasn’t a player – that’s for sure.”

― Matt Long

“I played guitar when I was a kid a little bit. I can tool around with a guitar, but I’m certainly not a musician.”

― Matt Ross

“A cousin of mine was a graphic designer, and he took me as a kid to see Flesh for Lulu and Social Distortion in 1988 in Chicago.”

― Matt Skiba

“As a kid, I knew all of the dinosaurs. It’s one of those tragedies that I’ve forgotten what dinosaurs are cool.”

― Matt Smith

“Apparently, as a kid, I used to eat spiders. Maybe there’s some Freudian significance behind that.”

― Matt Smith

“I got injured when I was a kid, and it prevented me from becoming a footballer.”

― Matt Smith

“When I was a kid, I would sometimes go to Ireland with our family.”

― Matthew Broderick

“I’m a huge Bob Marley fan; I remember going to Jamaica for the first time when I was a kid and I got so obsessed with the steel drums.”

― Matthew Morrison

“I’m a great bowler. I was in a couple of leagues as a kid.”

― Matthew Morrison

“I would always be the kid that got in trouble in school, that’s for sure, for joking around.”

― Matthew Perry

“I watched a ton of cartoons growing up, but I don’t remember specifically what networks they were on, I’ll be honest. But I did like cartoons as a kid.”

― Maulik Pancholy

“I read two mysteries a day when I was a kid. All of Agatha Christie, all of ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ I’ve seen every single British detective show ever made.”

― Maureen Johnson

“I was miserable as a kid.”

― Maurice Sendak

“As a kid, all I thought about was death.”

― Maurice Sendak

“I think there’s a good kid underneath everybody. I really do.”

― Maury Povich

“For me, I’m still always that kid from Bolton.”

― Maxine Peake

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’”

― Maya Angelou

“As a kid, I felt really weird.”

― Mayim Bialik

“I’m one of those people that makes a better adult than I did a kid.”

― Mayim Bialik

“Each kid is unique in what captures their attention and their passion.”

― Megan Smith

“I loved Westerns as a little kid, and I loved horror films.”

― Mel Brooks

“’Goodfellas’ has kind of got it all. That was probably one of my favorite films as a kid, so I carried a picture of ‘Goodfellas’ in my wallet.”

― Mel Rodriguez

“I was a kid who didn’t have a lot of self-esteem.”

― Melanie Lynskey

“I went to the carnival a lot. The carousel was my favorite ride as a kid.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I think that ‘Cry Baby’ came from a nickname I was called as a kid.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I went to a number of schools when I was a kid on the south side of Chicago.”

― Melvin Van Peebles

“I was probably a bit of a mimic when I was a kid, and I used to imitate people.”

― Mia Wasikowska

“’Rugrats’ was my favorite cartoon growing up as a kid.”

― Michael Angarano

“As you get older, you kind of take on things and become kind of different than what you used to be as a kid, obviously.”

― Michael Angarano

“My grandparents, Jim and Pat Moore, were an incredible couple. They drove me to the community theater, where I did plays as a kid.”

― Michael Arden

“When I was a kid everyone used to call me pork ‘n.”

― Michael Biehn

“I’ve always performed magic as a kid.”

― Michael Carbonaro

“I remember liking the MTV awards when I was a kid.”

― Michael Che

“I saw all those great ’70s films when I was 9, and no one in my Brooklyn neighborhood cared if a kid watched an R movie.”

― Michael De Luca

“I was a bookish kid, not really athletic.”

― Michael De Luca

“I first discovered my turn of pace when I was playing football as a kid.”

― Michael East

“As a kid, I always wanted to play in Europe.”

― Michael Essien

“I was always a fan of Groucho Marx as a kid.”

― Michael Feldman

“It’s very rewarding if I make a difference to a kid.”

― Michael Fishman

“As a kid I was obsessed with monster movies.”

― Michael Giacchino

“When I was a kid, there was no DVD, no VHS. The only way to re-live a movie once it was out of the theater was to listen to its film score.”

― Michael Giacchino

“I basically was a precocious little kid.”

― Michael Ironside

“I was eccentric, even as a kid. I was an early reader, an early talker. I was very curious in a way that maybe the other kids weren’t. I was a little more outgoing.”

― Michael J. Fox

“As we say in the hood, I’m a stoop kid.”

― Michael K. Williams

“I got picked on a lot as a kid.”

― Michael K. Williams

“I was so gullible as a kid.”

― Michael Keaton

“I didn’t go to church all the time, just ’cause I was an antsy kid.”

― Michael Keaton

“I don’t know how to not be outside since I was a little kid.”

― Michael Keaton

“When I was a kid, I was trendier. I’d wear anything. I was in love beads and platforms.”

― Michael Kors

“I had a few ducks as a kid.”

― Michael Leunig

“I liked to screw around in the kitchen when I was a kid. But I started cooking when I was 15.”

― Michael Mina

“I’m just a simple kid from Brooklyn who landed into the most enchanted lifestyle imaginable.”

― Michael Musto

“I’ll do anything to make my kid laugh.”

― Michael Pena

“I loved WWF as a kid.”

― Michael Pena

“I had a boom box, but I didn’t go too far with it because I had a really, really big one. It was like the size of a suitcase, and I was just a little kid.”

― Michael Rapaport

“I was an angry kid.”

― Michael Reagan

“I moved in fourth grade in the middle of the school year, and I was the new kid in school.”

― Michael Steger

“To be honest, I was never really interested in theatre as a kid.”

― Michael Weston

“I’m sort of like the kid that kicks around in Vans, beat-up Converse, ripped jeans, and t-shirts.”

― Michaela McManus

“I’m a real theatre kid – that’s all I ever wanted to be.”

― Michelle Visage

“Is there anything better than making a kid laugh?”

― Michelle Williams

“My mother is a very big cinema buff, so as a kid, we watched a lot of Indian and Malay films.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I was the kid in class who was afraid to get called on.”

― Michiko Kakutani

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

― Michy Batshuayi

“This kid’s excited because he’s with Bad Company and I’m excited because I’m with Chuck Berrys’ son.”

― Mick Ralphs

“Training is expensive, and a lot of kids don’t get trained, perhaps. So I also identify with the kid or the person who has grown up in environments like I’ve grown up in.”

― Mickey Drexler

“I had wanted to act since I was a kid, but I had a lot of shame attached to it. I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t think it was ever a possibility.”

― Mickey Sumner

“I was an entertainer, ever since I was a kid.”

― Micky Dolenz

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had an enormous interest in the sciences – everything from quantum physics to anthropology.”

― Micky Dolenz

“I was a show-off as a kid. I was wearing bow ties and matching coloured trousers.”

― Mika

“If I hadn’t come East as a kid, I might still be a World Cup racer today, but I wouldn’t be the same World Cup racer.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“I was a nerdy punk-rock kid.”

― Mike D

“We have to have each other’s back. That’s just football. That’s how it’s been since we were younger. Before you learn technique and scheme when you’re a little kid, you’re out there scrapping.”

― Mike Daniels

“Music and motorcycles was my thing when I was a kid.”

― Mike Dean

“I play the sax, piano, guitar, bass… I started as a kid with piano lessons.”

― Mike Dean

“I raced motocross; I raced for Suzuki when I was a kid.”

― Mike Dean

“I wanted to be an actor from the time I was a kid.”

― Mike Farrell

“Then there was a kid in the neighborhood about three blocks away, his name was Bobby Beavis.”

― Mike Judge

“I loved all movies, literally. I certainly loved ‘Shane’ and ‘Roxie Hart.’ Later on, when I was less of a kid, I loved ‘L’Avventura’ and ‘Persona’ and all Fellini movies and like everybody else I loved John Ford. Then and now, I loved Preston Sturges, maybe above anyone.”

― Mike Nichols

“I’m a small-town kid who grew up with a cornfield in the back yard and dreaming of serving my country in public office.”

― Mike Pence

“I grew up a hip-hop kid doing mix-tapes.”

― Mike Posner

“As a kid growing up in a rural area, I was always tinkering with parts and machinery.”

― Mike Schultz

“I loved Transformers when I was a kid.”

― Mike Shinoda

“I spent hours as a kid on the putting green of the local golf course imagining I was sinking a putt to win the Masters.”

― Mike Weir

“No matter what happens, I’m going to protect my kid.”

― Mindy McCready

“I wouldn’t want to bring a kid into this crazy world right now.”

― Miranda Lambert

“I was always feisty, always that kid that would be on the porch with a hairbrush singing or rapping.”

― Missy Elliott

“Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read!”

― Mitch Hedberg

“If my kid couldn’t draw I’d make sure that my kitchen magnets didn’t work.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“If I had seen ‘Pose’ in the years I was a kid, it would have probably meant everything to me.”

― Mj Rodriguez

“I was a very shy kid. In 8th grade, I had a teacher who got me into improv.”

― Mo Collins

“I wasn’t a fighting kid or a causing-trouble kid. I was just one of those cheeky, crazy kids running around.”

― Mo Farah

“I used to get called ‘Ferrari’ when I was a kid because I was always running everywhere.”

― Mo Farah

“Ever since I was a kid, I had been a Liverpool fan – they were my favourite Premier League club.”

― Mohamed Salah

“Going from one kid to two kids is insane.”

― Morena Baccarin

“This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection.”

― Morgan Freeman

“I used to go to two movies every week for the Saturday matinee when I was a kid.”

― Mort Sahl

“As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal.”

― Mr. T

“As a kid, we used to play wearing a Liverpool shirt in the streets.”

― Naby Keita

“When I was 14, I had no pressure. I was a kid, and I didn’t understand all the attention.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“I was a very shy, overly big, kind of creepy-looking kid.”

― Nancy Marchand

“It’s not sinking in, as I still believe I am a kid! And now I am going to have a kid. I’m slowly digesting it.”

― Nani

“Even when I was a little kid, I always dreamed that I would play Serena in a final of a Grand Slam.”

― Naomi Osaka

“Getting to travel around the world and go to glamorous locations is certainly not what I had as a kid.”

― Naomie Harris

“I was definitely different from the other kids… I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.”

― Natalie Portman

“I remember as a kid being really scared of the Smurfs.”

― Natalie Portman

“Ever since I was a kid, I have loved writing. It has always been one of my passions.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I do have an outsider’s complex of getting made fun of. I was made fun of as a kid, and I don’t have the stomach for it.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“I think I was the only kid on the block who knew about furniture scale by the time I was 8.”

― Nate Berkus

“As a kid, I think I rearranged the rooms of almost every house on the block.”

― Nate Berkus

“I was a pretty pretentious kid. I was always making art.”

― Nate Lowman

“The Olympics have really motivated me, ever since I started skating as a little kid.”

― Nathan Chen

“Really, I’m just a normal kid.”

― Nathan Chen

“I never was a popular kid in class.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“As a kid, I was obsessed with myths and legends and the haunting beauty of gothic stories.”

― Nathan Parsons

“When I was I kid, there were so many different things that I wanted to be. As an actor, I get a chance to be all of those things, at least for a couple of days, which is fun.”

― Navid Negahban

“In my mind, I was still Chimere’s father. I was there when he was born. I saw him when he first came out. I held him. He was my kid.”

― Ne-Yo

“Jim Henson was the only piece of fan mail I ever wrote when I was a little kid.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“Even as a kid, I never wanted to be famous; I wanted to be good.”

― Neil Peart

“I loved ‘Survivor Series’ as a kid. It’s one of our biggest pay-per-views, and I would love to be part of that, just for the bucket list!”

― Neville

“As a kid, when you’re in a film with somebody, you look up to them, you know?”

― Nicholas Hoult

“It is so much easier to try to help a six-month-old child or a six-year-old child than it is a 16-year-old troubled kid.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I’ve wanted to be a starter ever since I was a little kid, so I wasn’t going to give up on that dream.”

― Nick Foles

“As a kid, I wasn’t listening to The Who; I was listening to Frankie Knuckles.”

― Nick Frost

“I’ve been entertaining since I was kid.”

― Nick Kyrgios

“I’m a kid from Kansas, so J.C. Penney was where I got all my clothes from kindergarten to around 7th grade.”

― Nick Wooster

“Everyone gets a pencil as a kid, but it doesn’t make them all authors or painters or drawers or anything else.”

― Nigel Barker

“I trained in every form of dance – started as a tap dancer when I was a kid, then contemporary, ballet, ballroom, everything. Russian, Swedish.”

― Nigel Lythgoe

“In school, I was the weird kid, I guess.”

― Nikita Dutta

“Ever since I was kid, I dreamed of playing for England.”

― Nikita Parris

“The only other thing that interested me as a kid was being a bricklayer. So if I hadn’t become an actress, I would probably be a bricklayer.”

― Nikki Cox

“I’ve been saying inappropriate things since I was a kid.”

― Nikki Glaser

“I was a very sensitive kid who then had to condition myself to desensitize.”

― Nikki Reed

“Some kid gets his first iPhone, signs up to Twitter, and then tweets, ‘Nikki Sixx sucks.’ And I’m supposed to take that personally.”

― Nikki Sixx

“When I was a kid I was always afraid of small dogs, because they always seemed like the ones that would attack.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be an actor.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“I identify myself as a hustler since I was a young kid.”

― Nipsey Hussle

“When I was a kid, I would fantasize about my own funeral.”

― Noah Baumbach

“Ever since I’ve been a kid, I’ve always been about running around, climbing trees, exploring.”

― Noah Centineo

“When I was a kid, my parents encouraged me to take many different classes. Piano was one that I really fell in love with.”

― Noel Fisher

“I’ve been a huge animation fan since I was a kid, so the idea of seeing my characters in full motion on the big screen is completely mind-blowing.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“I used to hang out with a bunch of old punk rockers when I was a little kid.”

― Norman Reedus

“As a kid I was creative.”

― Novak Djokovic

“As a kid, Liverpool was big for us.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“As a kid, I was always very thin, and I kind of didn’t know that I was skinny.”

― Octavia Spencer

“The only thing I wanted to do when I was a young naive kid was to become a New York stage actor.”

― Oliver Platt

“I always wanted to be in a boy band since I was a kid.”

― Olly Murs

“For a kid in London, Hollywood seems like such a mythical place.”

― Orlando Bloom

“As a kid I had all kinds of questions about how I fit it with my neighborhood and friends and other Latinos.”

― Oscar Hijuelos

“Jessica Lange was my biggest crush when I was a kid.”

― Oscar Isaac

“I have always wanted to play for Barca since I was a kid. I watched all their matches.”

― Ousmane Dembele

“I love practising, ever since I was that kid in the field, but I don’t set targets for each session or anything.”

― Owen Farrell

“I was a weird but definite kid, and there were essentially no gender roles for me to fit into.”

― Pamela Dean

“I’ve been vacationing in western North Carolina and northern Georgia since I was a kid. I arrive, marvel at the mountains, and put on an unconvincing Southern drawl.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a football player. So I achieved my dream.”

― Paolo Maldini

“As a kid, I loved to sing along to the Drifters and Otis Redding.”

― Paolo Nutini

“I’m not a kid anymore. And I’m excited for all the amazing things to come.”

― Paris Hilton

“I learned classical guitar as a kid at about 7 or 8 years old. When I was about 14, I started dabbling in songwriting. That’s when I got into the folky singer-songwriter style.”

― Passenger

“I have dreams and aspirations of taking a stroll down the ramp at a pay-per-view setting. Everybody has those dreams as a kid, and that’d be really cool.”

― Pat McAfee

“I played soccer in the Alps when I was a kid. There was a blizzard that happened. And little local German kids were out there shoveling lines. Keeping it moving.”

― Pat McAfee

“But when I was a little kid, I was always writing stories and illustrating little books that I would create.”

― Patricia Cornwell

“I was not an easy kid.”

― Patricia Heaton

“I’m terrible at languages. I’m trying to learn Spanish. I tried to learn French as a kid.”

― Patrick J. Adams

“I was that little kid: I was the one that was looking up to athletes and getting to see them and getting to be a part of it, and I remember those experiences.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“People die at 100 years old now. When I was a kid, people died at 67.”

― Patrick Pichette

“I was the kid who was too geeky for the other kids.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

“I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.”

― Patti LaBelle

“I knew when I was a kid that I had a Broadway voice. I wanted to be a rocker, because I grew up in that era of transistor radios at the beach.”

― Patti LuPone

“I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing. And things snowballed.”

― Patti Page

“That was devastating to me: how a bright, energetic kid could turn doomed and desperate.”

― Patty Jenkins

“When I was a kid, those were carefree days without much pressure.”

― Patty Smyth

“I spent many, many hours in the stack at the University of Washington library just wandering around, when my dad was working, as a kid.”

― Paul Allen

“Yeah, I love history and I loved it as a kid.”

― Paul Bettany

“Forty is the line of demarcation that says you’re an adult now. You’re an adult, so don’t pretend you’re a kid anymore.”

― Paul Feig

“Since I was a kid, baking has been part of my life.”

― Paul Hollywood

“But you know, as a kid I would have thought of a vegetarian as a wimp.”

― Paul McCartney

“I was Popeye mad when I was a kid, and I’d eat spinach until the cows came home.”

― Paul O’Grady

“Every kid who just played basketball knew about the Boston Celtics. They’re one of the few teams who were always on national TV along with the Lakers.”

― Paul Pierce

“Of course I was a fan when I was a kid. That’s what made me get into it, the whole rock n’ roll fantasy.”

― Paul Rodgers

“I grew up loving Pee-wee Herman. I was obsessed. I was the kid at school who everyone knew was obsessed with Pee-Wee.”

― Paul Rust

“I saw every single movie when I was a kid.”

― Paul Scheer

“Don’t kid yourself; the guy who’s onstage in ripped-up jeans is wearing as much a costume as I am.”

― Paul Stanley

“When I was a kid, every field trip was to some Roman fort because it was cheap and free.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do.”

― Paula Danziger

“I think I was a pretty normal kid. I wasn’t the prom queen, but I wasn’t a freak, either.”

― Paula Marshall

“Playing for Juventus is something you dream about when you’re a kid.”

― Paulo Dybala

“I have been a depressed kid. I wanted to lead a quiet life, never wanted to be an actor.”

― Pawan Kalyan

“When I was a kid, I could draw, and my ambition was to be a cartoonist. I wanted to draw comics. But I also liked newspaper comics.”

― Pete Hamill

“We were so poor when I was a kid that I had a sister who was stamped, ‘Made In Japan.’”

― Pete Rose

“I loved Wimbledon and what it meant, but the surface felt uncomfortable. I just didn’t like it, I was a hard-court guy, a Californian kid.”

― Pete Sampras

“My dad was a very violent, frightening and dangerous guy. Next to him, I was this vague kind of kid who walked around, as I still do, gathering impressions.”

― Peter Coyote

“I did a paper round as a kid, but the early mornings were too much. My dad took it over, so I was getting paid 15 quid a week, but he was doing it!”

― Peter Crouch

“Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to score volleys.”

― Peter Crouch

“I was the fat kid, so as a defense mechanism, I was the jokester.”

― Peter DeLuise

“When I was younger I saw a movie called ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Those two actors and that movie was my inspiration to want to be an actor.”

― Peter Facinelli

“I got to portray a park ranger on ‘Gilmore Girls,’ the reunion films. And when I was a kid, that was one of the things that I wanted to be – I wanted to be a forest ranger or park ranger.”

― Peter Krause

“I find the world more absurd now than I did when I was a kid.”

― Peter Mullan

“I was brought up telling stories, when I was a kid, in the tiny village where I grew up. Storytelling was a tradition.”

― Peter Stormare

“My mom was a theater teacher and helped me out a lot as a kid when I was starting out.”

― Peyton List

“When I was a kid, people who got divorced were people who had no gumption.”

― Phil Donahue

“I played Dungeons & Dragons and have read comic books since I was a kid.”

― Phil LaMarr

“I think the first thing I did when I was a kid was a Maxwell House Coffee commercial with George Strait. And I did a Wrangler Jeans commercial, and then ‘The Patriot’ came to town.”

― Philip Winchester

“I have been expelled from five different schools when I was a kid. And I learned basically all what I do by myself.”

― Philippe Petit

“My grandmother was a classical pianist, so I grew up with Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven. I studied piano as a kid. My musical background and upbringing was very much a mix.”

― Phillipa Soo

“When I’m home, I go back to the same routine that I’ve had since I was a kid.”

― Phyllis Smith

“Oh, when I was a kid, I was raised up with all the Disney classics.”

― Pierre Coffin

“I can’t walk in a toy store in a foreign country without seeing a kid with a minion backpack.”

― Pierre Coffin

“When I was a kid, I watched Hugo Sanchez videos. The backflip I sometimes do when I score is actually an homage to him.”

― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

“I love my kid. I love a boring life.”

― Pilou Asbaek

“I’ve always been a thrift store kid.”

― Playboi Carti

“I didn’t have no friends or nothing; I was a nerdy kid.”

― Post Malone

“I was a sad kid.”

― Post Malone

“I’ve always been told I was extremely well-behaved as a kid.”

― Prince Andrew

“I’m still very much a kid inside myself.”

― Prince Harry

“When I was a kid, I used to love to play ‘Dig Dug.’ It was, like, this little dude, where he digs in the dirt and makes tunnels.”

― Prodigy

“I didn’t make movies when I was a kid, but I loved them. That was considered a far-fetched dream.”

― Pruitt Taylor Vince

“I remember praying for peace all the time as a kid.”

― Queen Latifah

“I’m a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.”

― R. A. Salvatore

“When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called ‘Tales From The Crypt’ and ‘The Vault of Horror.’ They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous.”

― R. L. Stine

“I can make up stories with the best of them. I’ve been telling stories since I was a little kid.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“As I kid, I read the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ series and was sad when I got to the last book.”

― Rachel Boston

“When I was a kid, I was super shy.”

― Rachel Dratch

“I had a really lovely childhood, but I wasn’t the easiest kid to live with.”

― Rachel Keller

“I’m one of those people at the airport holding a pillow like a little kid.”

― Rachel Platten

“I’m a cereal girl. I have always loved my cereal ever since I was a kid.”

― Rachel Stevens

“If you are an industry kid, the first film is given to you on a platter. However, the pressure and expectations are immense.”

― Radhika Apte

“I don’t want to be perceived as the money-grabbing 20-year-old; I just want to be perceived as the kid who loves to play football.”

― Raheem Sterling

“As a kid, I wore a lot of my older brothers’ hand-me-downs.”

― Ralph Lauren

“I was in ‘The Outsiders,’ which was a good launching pad for me, but ‘The Karate Kid’ sent me into a different stratosphere.”

― Ralph Macchio

“With ‘The Karate Kid’ especially, there’s been so many references and visual images from that film, you know? Who knew that ‘Wax on, wax off’ would become part of the American lexicon?”

― Ralph Macchio

“I was brought up as a normal kid.”

― Ram Charan

“The music I wrote as a kid already was always instrumental. It was never based on lyrics.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“I’ve had an interest in politics since I was a little kid.”

― Rand Paul

“I’ve been writing stories since I was a kid. I love writing stories.”

― Randa Abdel-Fattah

“Even as a kid, I’d have a recorder, and I’d lean it up against a TV and record ‘I Love Lucy.’ I loved hearing the audience laughing. It was really exciting to me.”

― Randall Park

“I’ve made music since I was a kid so I’ve always gotten joy out of that.”

― Randy Houser

“When I was a kid, we always had big gardens, acres of stuff we grew out in the yard.”

― Randy Houser

“I must say, I was a very filmy kid. I used to watch a lot of TV and get very influenced by Bollywood.”

― Ranveer Singh

“Ever since I was a little kid, the only thing that fascinated me, excited me, and engaged me was Hindi films. I didn’t know anything beyond Hindi films. I was a ‘filmi bachcha.’”

― Ranveer Singh

“I was this roly-poly kid at school.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I was a huge fan of that Cyborg growing up as a kid because that was when the original cartoon show was on, and Khary Payton is a master at what he does.”

― Ray Fisher

“I’ve always been a rough kid.”

― Ray Knight

“As a kid, I wanted to be the person running from the monster. I also wanted to be the person saving people from the monster. I wanted to be a superhero.”

― Ray Santiago

“As a kid, I sat transfixed watching Ray Harryhausen’s ‘7th Voyage of Sinbad.’”

― Raymond E. Feist

“I was the kid that grew up watching Bette Davis films.”

― Rebecca Hall

“I was quite quiet as a kid. I sat around watching people.”

― Rebecca Hall

“The adult fiction and writing for children portions of my MFA program were kept very separate, and there was a stigma around those ‘kid people.’”

― Rebecca Serle

“When you’re a kid, you don’t want to be teased.”

― Rebel Wilson

“I wasn’t an extroverted kid. I was very academic and very introverted.”

― Rebel Wilson

“Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.”

― Red Skelton

“I really wanted to be a Broadway kid.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“I swear to God I was freaked out about the Aswang when I was a kid in the Philippines.”

― Reggie Lee

“I’ve been a diehard fan of ‘The Simpsons’ since I was a kid.”

― Reid Scott

“One of my favorite shows when I was a kid was the old ‘Star Trek’ reruns.”

― Rekha Sharma

“To support myself as a kid, I was a model at art schools around Boston.”

― Rene Ricard

“When I was a kid, I loved having a book in my hand. I still do. I wasn’t a fast reader, but I was a steady reader. I read all of The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, and Cherry Ames books.”

― Rhea Perlman

“Showing your movie to an audience… it’s like your kid doing a piano recital. ‘Just let it not fail. Please.’”

― Rian Johnson

“I was a musical theater kid in high school.”

― Rian Johnson

“I never saw a Laurel & Hardy movie in a theater when they first ran, when I was a kid. But as a child, I knew who they were, and knew the culture of it, what they meant.”

― Rich Moore

“When I was a kid in the ’50s, I was very enamored of beatniks and… a kind of dark sensibility.”

― Richard Belzer

“That said, being dyslexic, I wasn’t a great reader when I was kid.”

― Richard Ford

“John Kerry is going to have a rough tenure as secretary of state. But let’s face it: whoever came after Hillary Clinton was going to have to deal with a foreign affairs press corps that has been sleeping for four years. From the moment Hillary entered Foggy Bottom, political reporters have treated their beloved secretary of state with kid gloves.”

― Richard Grenell

“It’s just a wonderful feeling to be a father and to have a kid.”

― Richard Grieco

“I went from being a beanpole – like a normal kid of the 1950s – and exploded. The weight piled on and didn’t stop until into my adulthood.”

― Richard Griffiths

“I wasn’t a smart kid in terms of numbers, but, I told them, ‘I’m a thoughtful, responsible guy.’”

― Richard Hanna

“Even as a kid, I was more enchanted watching Bette Davis than Errol Flynn.”

― Richard LaGravenese

“I’m the kid who wanted to grow up and be Bugs Bunny. I was very, very disappointed when I realized I couldn’t grow up and be a cartoon character.”

― Richard Linklater

“I was a nervous kid, not great socially.”

― Richard Madden

“I didn’t really think about wanting to be a prince when I was a kid.”

― Richard Madden

“There’s nobody more opposite from John Shaft than a kid who worships a banana as his god.”

― Richard Roundtree

“A kid who moves is a kid who learns.”

― Richard Simmons

“I have been watching Brazil since I was a little kid.”

― Richarlison

“I will do anything for anybody that asks me to do anything for a kid.”

― Richie Sambora

“As a kid, I saw those ticker-tape parades in the movies, and I was really chuffed to be in one.”

― Rick Astley

“I was a really sick kid. I developed epilepsy when I was eight years old, and I would have violent seizures, and I would – literally, I couldn’t get out of bed.”

― Rick Harrison

“I turned forty, and I’m finally going to get married and maybe have a kid.”

― Rick Moody

“I love comic books and always did as a kid.”

― Rick Moody

“I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.”

― Rick Springfield

“My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight.”

― Rick Springfield

“I’ve loved sci-fi and speculative fiction since I was a kid. It was inevitable I’d try my hand at it at some point.”

― Rick Yancey

“Since I was a kid I’ve wanted to be in a Bond movie.”

― Rick Yune

“When you’re a kid, you want to be a millionaire.”

― Rickey Henderson

“I’m just a big kid; I get excited. That’s probably the one thing in life that I get really excited about is cars.”

― Ricky Whittle

“It’s no secret that the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship is a huge dream of mine. There’s been so many guys I looked up to – Pegasus Kid, Owen Hart, Liger, Prince Devitt, Kota Ibushi… the best of the best have held that belt.”

― Ricochet

“I grew up with a lot of monster movies, robot movies, since I was a kid. I love anime movies, like ‘Evangelion’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell.’”

― Rinko Kikuchi

“My idol when I was a kid was Elizabeth Taylor.”

― Rita Moreno

“When I was a kid, I’d spray paint my hair, cut clothes up.”

― Rita Ora

“I’ve always seen myself as a grown-up. Since I was a little kid.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“Growing up as a kid, I watched Jeremy Shockey… Tony Gonzalez… Antonio Gates. I looked up to them. I watched what they did to be successful.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“Deadpool was introduced as a mercenary and a bounty hunter… because I was so crazy for Boba Fett when I was a kid.”

― Rob Liefeld

“Captain America and the Avengers were my favorite characters as a kid.”

― Rob Liefeld

“Of the many horrors of divorce, the most egregious is that it robs a kid of the best of both worlds. Dads can do many things that even the best moms can’t, and vice versa.”

― Rob Lowe

“I’m a kid from Boston.”

― Rob Mariano

“I went through puberty late. I was a little, little, tiny kid. I was still growing in college.”

― Rob Riggle

“Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is that I am obsessed with hockey. I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with hockey since I was a little kid.”

― Rob Zombie

“I love the idea of having a kid who says, ‘Yeah, of course I knew about Billie Holiday and Johnny Cash when I was nine years old.’”

― Robbie Robertson

“Working on ‘The Last Waltz’ introduced me to Martin Scorsese, and I had been a movie bug since I was a young kid.”

― Robbie Robertson

“The kid at 9 or 10 who knows who Billie Holiday is… that’s the coolest thing ever.”

― Robbie Robertson

“I’ve been a boxing fan ever since I was a kid.”

― Robert Goulet

“I still consider myself a little, fat kid from Hawaii.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“As a young kid, I really wanted to be rich.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“I was the little kid growing up. I wasn’t picked on because, honestly, I was fast, so I could run away from the bullies.”

― Robert Knepper

“I had been building electronic musical instruments since I was a kid.”

― Robert Moog

“When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.”

― Robert Plant

“As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus.”

― Robert Sean Leonard

“When I was a kid, it was a little bit exciting working with Peter Weir and Robin Williams, but that faded pretty quickly for me.”

― Robert Sean Leonard

“As a kid, I didn’t drift into the comic world too much because I preferred to read fantasies novels and science fiction.”

― Robert Sheehan

“Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep, only he wasn’t Colin Farrell – he was just this Irish kid who had read the script and wanted to do it.”

― Robert Towne

“I’ve been wearing Vans since I was a little kid. I wear them on stage, and I grew up skateboarding and surfing.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I’ve always been a fan of animation. As a kid, I used to watch a lot of the Saturday-morning cartoons, and I was always a fan of even claymation and that whole medium.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I read Superman comics when I was a kid.”

― Robert Vaughn

“I went to Europe with Spencer Tracy. What a thrill, working with John Ford when I was a kid.”

― Robert Wagner

“I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid. I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.”

― Roberto Clemente

“I was always a computer kid, and I grew up with the Internet and always found it fascinating.”

― Robin Sloan

“When I was a little kid, I was very impressed with Elvis.”

― Robin Trower

“I’d always been a club kid, so I was totally unaware that people had their own record companies.”

― Robyn

“When I was a kid growing up, there might be 10 shows on the air that had been on for ten seasons or eleven seasons. ‘Gunsmoke’ ran for over twenty years.”

― Rocky Carroll

“When I was a kid, my heroes were not baseball players nor movie stars. My knights in shining armor were film critics.”

― Rod Lurie

“He got up and there were both of us in our underwear and this kid goes through the whole thing again, all the closets, the bathroom, everything else and then he left.”

― Rod Steiger

“Anyway, when I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College.”

― Rod Taylor

“As a kid, books were my great escape and my salvation.”

― Rodman Philbrick

“People don’t say, ‘I just had a kid and I hope it turns out to be a factory worker.’”

― Rodney Brooks

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”

― Rodney Dangerfield

“My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.”

― Rodney Dangerfield

“I loved movies ever since I was a kid.”

― Roger Deakins

“I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favor of school on Saturdays. It was my first political trick.”

― Roger Stone

“As a kid, I really loved ‘Jane Eyre,’ I used to fantasise that the past was so much better and my lifetime was crap.”

― Romola Garai

“I was a very shy kid and really into art.”

― Romy Madley Croft

“I’m a Jersey kid originally, and I went to Ramapo State College. That was back in ’78.”

― Ron Cephas Jones

“’Malcolm X’ was impressionable for me as a kid.”

― Ron Funches

“I acted as a kid. I always liked it, but I don’t really have a performer’s personality.”

― Ron Howard

“I’m just a kid from El Paso, Texas.”

― Ron Stallworth

“When I was a kid, mostly I played in a ditch that didn’t have much water in it. It was for drainage purposes. There was not a lot trouble to get into in that ditch. It was ditch activities like catching crawdads and minnows.”

― Ron White

“I loved listening to laughter even as a little kid.”

― Ron White

“I was a comedy fan when I was a little kid.”

― Ron White

“As a kid, I was called Tintin because of my hair colour and style.”

― Ronan Keating

“I’m unbelievably ticklish. When I was a little kid, my sisters would hold me down and tickle me until I peed my pants.”

― Ronda Rousey

“I decided to do advertising, as ad films were made in only 10 days, and started assisting Sanjeev Sharma and Mansoor Khan. Surprisingly, I was a whiz kid and soon learnt to edit films and became an expert at it.”

― Ronit Roy

“As a kid, I had nightmares about Freddy Krueger just from the trailers on TV!”

― Rory O’Malley

“Kids don’t like being put into boxes, and your kid can act in different ways in different situations.”

― Rosalind Wiseman

“I was an abused kid.”

― Rosie O’Donnell

“As a kid, I looked up to Gazza, and to Wayne Rooney because he came through at Everton. Zidane has been one of my favourite players and I was always watching videos of him.”

― Ross Barkley

“I’m not the Asian kid of ‘Riverdale;’ I’m Reggie, and I just happen to be Chinese.”

― Ross Butler

“I was a latchkey kid, from 4 or 5 years old.”

― Roy Choi

“As a little kid, I was convinced that I was a guy.”

― Ruby Rose

“Every time I come off-set, I am just like a normal kid again.”

― Rupert Grint

“It all started as a dream. Just watching as a kid, just watching Hogan, just watching WWF – it was amazing.”

― Rusev

“When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.”

― Russell Crowe

“From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion.”

― Russell Crowe

“I’ve been interested in China ever since I was a kid. When I was a kid, I grew up in San Francisco about a mile from China Beach.”

― Russell Freedman

“When I was a kid, I was kind of obsessed with that movie ‘Dick Tracy.’ Burger King had all this ‘Dick Tracy’ stuff, and I collected all of it, and I had the posters, and I watched it on a loop.”

― Ryan Gosling

“When I was a kid, I looked up to an Olympian superstar. I won’t mention his name but when I asked for his autograph he said, ‘no.’”

― Ryan Lochte

“I was a really nervous kid. I was extremely sensitive. Incredibly perceptive.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“I’ve cut down on a lot of stuff this summer, just so I can hang out and be a normal kid for a while.”

― Ryan Sheckler

“As a kid who grew up in Montana, I resent regulation being formulated and forced in Washington from bureaucrats that have never been to Montana.”

― Ryan Zinke

“As a kid, I was naive. One thing I did have a dream of, though: I had a dream I would make a kung-fu movie.”

― Rza

“I always had a feeling when I was a kid that I didn’t really know what was going on. Everybody else knew stuff that I didn’t know.”

― S. J. Rozan

“’Mayabazar’ was the film I immensely loved as a kid. Only when I became a filmmaker about 20 years later did I realise its technical marvel and what a great epic it was. I and my visual effects supervisor, while making ‘Yamadonga,’ took two days to understand the magnification shot of Ghatothkatcha’s persona.”

― S. S. Rajamouli

“I was an outsider. I looked different, and I felt really voiceless as a kid.”

― Sabaa Tahir

“I remember, as a kid, wearing the Batman costume for Halloween and feeling empowered by that as a kid.”

― Salim Akil

“India is my kid sister.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Rock n’ roll was a kid when I was a kid.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I was told not to cry as a kid.”

― Sam Fender

“I write from the perspective of an early 20s kid who is trying to grasp an idea of what the hell is going on.”

― Sam Fender

“Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn’t poor.”

― Sam Levenson

“I’m a California kid, so I love the beach.”

― Sam Mikulak

“I’ve always worked with a team of actors and filmmakers ever since I was a kid in Michigan making Super-8 movies.”

― Sam Raimi

“I was a shy kid up until the sixth grade, and then I started to let loose.”

― Sam Richardson

“I was shot in the wrist when I was a kid. Deliberately.”

― Sam Shepard

“As a kid, I collected ‘Vogue’ every month for three years.”

― Sam Smith

“I’m a huge Gaga fan. I have been since I was a kid. I actually camped out overnight to see Gaga when I was 17 years old in London.”

― Sam Smith

“You have to be brave when you’ve got a kid.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“Yeah, I spent my teen years in West Virginia, and when I was a kid, in Louisiana. I definitely have that exposure to two different sorts of rural: the South and Appalachia.”

― Sam Trammell

“I was a really shy kid.”

― Samara Weaving

“I think martial arts, in general, shaped my wrestling style. I think I grew up as a martial artist as a kid.”

― Samoa Joe

“I was a judo player as a kid, and I think a lot of the concepts in judo as a kid played over. It influenced my style and has been a center point of what I do.”

― Samoa Joe

“I used to watch a lot of musicals as a kid. Musical movies, not so much musical theater.”

― Samuel Larsen

“When I was a kid I’d swing imaginary light sabers around, and now I’ve had the opportunity to get paid for it.”

― Samuel Witwer

“As a kid, I thought John Denver was the perfect Prince Charming.”

― Sandra Lee

“I was sort of a sissy as a little kid.”

― Sanford I. Weill

“I used to sing songs from musicals all the time as a kid.”

― Sara Bareilles

“I was bullied a lot as a kid.”

― Sarah Hay

“I had a lot of depression as a kid.”

― Sarah Silverman

“As a kid, I was terrified. I was a bed wetter, and I had to go to sleepaway camp every summer, which was humiliating and terrifying. I had lots of insecurities and scaredness.”

― Sarah Silverman

“I wasn’t that kid where if you told me ‘No,’ I was just going to do it anyway.”

― Sasha Grey

“I did theater as a kid, more of an after-school program. But every night I would put on a movie and fall asleep to it.”

― Scoot McNairy

“I guess when I was a kid I wasn’t the type of person playing a lot of pranks. I was the type of person upon whom pranks were pulled.”

― Scott Aukerman

“I cannot believe how much I love my kid. It’s a beautiful thing.”

― Scott Baio

“I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid.”

― Scott Caan

“I was the bad kid in school. I was usually in trouble.”

― Scott Caan

“Since I was a kid, he’s told me to learn from his mistakes.”

― Scott Caan

“When I was a kid, there were probably 100 schools in the Bay Area that just did martial arts.”

― Scott Coker

“I always liked ‘The Outer Limits’ as a kid. More than ‘The Twilight Zone.’”

― Scott Derrickson

“When I was a kid, I had scarlet fever. I wasn’t supposed to have survived it. When I got out of bed, my bones were so soft that they kind of bent. I had a slight limp for probably three years after.”

― Scott Glenn

“Anybody who shows love for my kid, I got love for.”

― Scott Hall

“I was a rebellious kid, always getting into trouble.”

― Scott Haze

“When I came out to Hollywood, I was a crazy young kid who didn’t have a lot of direction.”

― Scott Haze

“Acting is what I dreamed about when I was doing those impressions as a kid. Even if I didn’t know it yet.”

― Scott Haze

“I was a little, tiny kid in the ’80s, but I do remember seeing the styles of clothes, and I remember the cars from that era.”

― Scott Michael Foster

“Comic books are a big thing. I looked at them when I was a kid. I’m not a kid anymore, so I kind of grew out of that phase.”

― Scott Steiner

“I sang in choir as a kid.”

― Scott Weiland

“When I grew up, I was just another kid who wasn’t going to college.”

― Scottie Pippen

“I love to be with my kid in Yorkshire. I love it there.”

― Sean Bean

“I was like a wonder kid at Uptown. The first record I produced sold two million copies – and I’d only produced it because the producer didn’t show up.”

― Sean Combs

“I was really into writing short fiction and also photography when I was a kid.”

― Sean Durkin

“When I was a kid, I was afraid of large group of conforming people.”

― Sean Durkin

“Knowing you’re gay, as a kid in the ’80s, is a very scary thing.”

― Sean Hayes

“I was buttoned up as a kid. I did what I was told and never broke the rules.”

― Sean Hayes

“I listened to George Carlin when I was a kid and knew every word of his routines.”

― Sean Hayes

“That first run in WWE, that 1-2-3 Kid run, definitely, that was my underdog cruiserweight thing, and Vince was behind it.”

― Sean Waltman

“My oldest brother was a big influence on the films I watched as a kid.”

― Seann William Scott

“I thought I was a good kid.”

― Seann William Scott

“I’m still a big kid – I make mistakes all time.”

― Seann William Scott

“My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals.”

― Sebastian Bach

“I’m a kid, and a breakup is normal. I have to go through the emotions and feel it out.”

― Selena Gomez

“I would obviously like to have been arriving in Valencia with the title still up for grabs, let’s not kid ourselves, but even though Valentino has won, the season is not over for me.”

― Sete Gibernau

“As a kid, I remember wearing a checkered suit and appearing on-stage in the routines worked out by the ‘baggy pants’ comedians.”

― Seymour Cassel

“Supriyaji is my all-time favourite actor. ‘Tu Tu Main Main’ was the first show I watched as a kid, and I have loved her work since then.”

― Shaheer Sheikh

“A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach.”

― Shakira

“I was always the tallest kid in my class.”

― Shamir

“The problems you have as a kid will seem ridiculous when you get older because bigger and worse problems will come along.”

― Shane Dawson

“The one time I’d ever babysat, the kid ran into a glass door and got a concussion.”

― Shane Dawson

“When I was a kid, I used to think pork chops and karate chops were the same thing.”

― Shane Koyczan

“The Nashville Network, that’s all I would watch as a kid.”

― Shane McAnally

“I’m 25, but I was a kid on the set. But everybody was really great.”

― Shane West

“When I was a little kid, I used to get in trouble a lot for lying. Being raised religious, I believed that lying was sinful, so I felt guilty.”

― Shannon Purser

“When I was a kid I was a huge reader, I always had a book in my hand.”

― Shannon Purser

“I’m just a skinny kid from Glennville, Georgia. I’m going to the Hall of Fame. Not to the Hall of Very Good. The Hall of Fame.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“It was better to be known as the kid who could draw than as the short kid.”

― Shaun Tan

“I wasn’t your average kid. I was signing autographs in Japan at 12.”

― Shaun White

“As a kid, I was depressed and riddled with anxiety. The bottom dropped out when I was 19.”

― Shawn Colvin

“I’ve been obsessed with death since I was a little kid.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I get to be a kid forever.”

― Shawn Crahan

“Hosting is pretty natural to me, since I was doing it as a kid.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“I’m not a liberal elite who was educated in the northeast, for example, I’m just a kid from Mississippi.”

― Shepard Smith

“I felt so conflicted about having fled the rez as a kid that I created a whole literary career that left me there.”

― Sherman Alexie

“I was a controversial figure on my reservation when I was a kid. I was mouthy and opinionated and arrogant. Nothing has changed.”

― Sherman Alexie

“I would love to play a nun. I used to want to be one when I was a kid.”

― Sheryl Lee

“I was just this kid from Colorado studying theater, and suddenly I was on a hit TV show.”

― Sheryl Lee

“Agents are used to the parents pimping. They’re not used to the kid pimping.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“As a kid, I was a big comic fan and I liked foreign comics as well.”

― Shigeru Miyamoto

“As a kid, we all have dreamt that we wanted to play with Sachinpaaji, and that dream has come true.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“When I was a kid, I loved Nintendo.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“I remember the location of ‘Apoorva Sahodarangal.’ As a kid, it was an exciting location to be in.”

― Shruti Haasan

“As a kid I was always a bit of a clown, a performer.”

― Simon Baker

“I’ve been into clothes since I was a kid, going to garage raves and seeing all the Tottenham gangsters wearing Moschino and Versace; I just always had a passion for it.”

― Skepta

“I think when I was a kid, and I was in England and it was all about The Stones, The Who, The Kinks and The Beatles and that’s what my dad was into.”

― Slash

“It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.”

― Snoop Dogg

“I was the most reckless little kid. I only had guy friends. I had a Nintendo, and when I went to normal school, I used to tape it under my desk and then pull it out and play on it.”

― Sofia Richie

“When you have a kid, you have to be more mature.”

― Sofia Vergara

“I always tried to do the best for my kid.”

― Sofia Vergara

“Every mom believes her kid’s school doodles are amazing, and I’m no different.”

― Solange Knowles

“It’s so important and easy to be a kid at heart.”

― Soleil Moon Frye

“I grew up as a Polynesian kid in the Polynesian community, and I was this skinny white kid.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“It was a dream to be on Broadway as a kid, so to actually end up there, I loved it.”

― Sophie Okonedo

“Everyone has their thing, and I was the weird, artsy kid.”

― Spencer Grammer

“I wasn’t a film kid.”

― Spike Jonze

“When I was a kid, pre-1994 was still apartheid, so we didn’t get a lot the subversive music from the States or from the U.K. A lot of the music we would get was the poppiest pop music, so I’ve never really had a bad association it.”

― St. Lucia

“I was a lusty kid who loved Tennessee Williams.”

― St. Vincent

“When he was a little kid, he was a fat, spoiled kid. I can tell the type.”

― Stan Freberg

“When I was a kid, my favorite superhero was Robin Hood.”

― Stan Lee

“I was always attracted to the past as a kid.”

― Stanley Tucci

“I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid.”

― Stanley Tucci

“I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I’ve shot guns as a kid.”

― Stark Sands

“Not saying I was a bad kid, but I had a lot to learn. You’ve just got to not be impulsive.”

― Stefon Diggs

“I’m really into Spider-Man, in particular. Since I was a little kid.”

― Stephanie Sigman

“I wasn’t aware of Green Arrow as a kid. My thing growing up was wrestling.”

― Stephen Amell

“Ever since I was a kid, I’d imagine that I was making a break to win the world championship.”

― Stephen Hendry

“I was into Jacques Cousteau as a kid and started scuba-diving around 14, which blew my mind. It was all colour, another world.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“When you’re a kid, Beethoven is Beethoven, but as I’ve grown older, my astonishment at the sheer inventiveness of the man has increased, and I have an appreciation that I didn’t have when I was in my 20s.”

― Stephen Hough

“I’ll cover just about anything – except for a Kid Rock song.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“As a kid, I always wanted to be an explorer, to go to exotic places and do exotic things.”

― Stephen McHattie

“As a kid, Terry Bradshaw didn’t amaze me. My hero was Steelers backup Terry Hanratty, who nabbed two Super Bowl rings while completing three passes.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“When I was a little kid, I told stories.”

― Stephen Tobolowsky

“I’m a little kid from St. Louis, Missouri, on the inside.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“In my mind, I’m still this kid from St. Louis, Missouri, that nobody really knows.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“My family did a lot of road trips across these continental United States when I was a kid. Twenty or so of us would caravan in four or five vehicles and hit every corner of the connected 48.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“I’m 36, but I still feel like a punk kid with $200 in my savings account.”

― Steve Aoki

“Music was very influential on me as a kid.”

― Steve Earle

“When I was a kid, thinking of just being near a Beatle was an unattainable dream.”

― Steve Lukather

“As a kid, I always had my nose buried in the side of a cereal box.”

― Steve Rushin

“I designed a guitar for Ibanez and then they started manufacturing it – it’s called the Jem – it’s 26 years old and I still play it. As a kid I liked Les Pauls and Strats, but they had limitations for the kind of playing I wanted to do.”

― Steve Vai

“I was big into mythology when I was a kid – Arthurian legends and Greek mythology, that was kind of my passion. I hadn’t heard of the books, but I was told they were very popular amongst the kids, so I got a hold of them and read them. I totally got it!”

― Steve Valentine

“As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way, I learned to skate.”

― Steve Yzerman

“North Korea is really just the kid who decided he’d be ‘all out crazy,’ hoping people would be scared off by the tirades and avoid stepping up to the plate.”

― Steven Crowder

“I’ve always been a rule-follower. Even when I was a kid, I tried to do everything by the book.”

― Steven Curtis Chapman

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a palaeontologist. I wanted to dig up dinosaurs.”

― Steven Hall

“I was a very religious kid. I was raised as an Episcopalian.”

― Steven Seagal

“I was a gambler when I was a kid, so when we got to Las Vegas, it was like Mecca.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.”

― Steven Wright

“When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy, Do you have any toy train schedules?”

― Steven Wright

“I think they’ve got to give Kevin Owens a run with the belt. He’s a veteran, and he’s really clicking on the mic, and the kid is super talented.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“I read so many books when I was a kid that I didn’t even know were shaping me up.”

― Stormzy

“It’s mad to think I was just a kid from south London, rapping in parks with friends.”

― Stormzy

“I’m just gonna write a record for my kid, and if people hate it, it doesn’t matter.”

― Sturgill Simpson

“I was always the kid on scholarship, I was a soloist with my company, I’d been working with the symphony since I was 14.”

― Summer Glau

“Daily repetition matters when a kid is learning to swim. It can be 20 minutes in a lesson or an hour practicing for a couple of weeks.”

― Summer Sanders

“I was a normal kid. I can’t explain how normal I was.”

― Suraj Sharma

“As a little kid, I suppose I was a little weird.”

― Susan Olsen

“When I was a kid, Halloween was strictly a starchy-vegetable-only holiday, with pumpkins and Indian corn on the front stoop; there was nothing electric, nothing inflatable, nothing with latex membranes or strobes.”

― Susan Orlean

“’Sholay’ can be given so many interpretations. I have seen this film so many times since the time I was a kid that I think that there could be 50 lovely interpretations to this film. Different filmmakers can give it so many interpretations, as it’s a lovely film.”

― Sushmita Sen

“There’s no mantra for bringing up a kid.”

― Sushmita Sen

“I’m like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone.”

― Susie Bright

“I was a very outgoing, gregarious, full-of-energy kid.”

― Sutton Foster

“I was obsessed with the Beatles as a kid.”

― Sxip Shirey

“I remembered myself as an unpopular and rather sad kid.”

― Sydney Pollack

“Nooooooo… favorite film, that’s like asking if you have a favorite kid!”

― Sylvia Sidney

“I was a funky kid.”


“I’m not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian – I’m just not interested in that argument.”

― T Bone Burnett

“I wasn’t an actor. They they take the externals. Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name, starring in motion pictures.”

― Tab Hunter

“I lived in those old movie houses as a kid. I just loved them. What total escapism for someone.”

― Tab Hunter

“I knew I’d have to go to Paris eventually, and I didn’t want to be the provincial kid who just turns up and says, ‘I want to act.’”

― Tahar Rahim

“I love science fiction. I always have, ever since I was a kid. I love a lot of science fiction writers. William Gibson is one of my favorite writers.”

― Tahmoh Penikett

“When I was a kid, ‘Blade Runner’ was my favorite movie. I remember seeing that when I was a little boy with my dad.”

― Tahmoh Penikett

“When I was a kid, there was so much talent outside of recorded music.”

― Taj Mahal

“I’ve been immersed in manga since I was a kid. I grew up with this culture.”

― Takashi Murakami

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a baseball player.”

― Takeru Kobayashi

“As a kid, I wanted to be an actress, but ambition and reality are two different things.”

― Tamannaah

“I love acting so much that I have to have that as much as I have to have my time with my kid.”

― Tammy Blanchard

“I’d always been fascinated by archaeology; it was my original career plan as a kid.”

― Tana French

“I remember reading about the Marie Celeste when I was a kid and becoming obsessed with what happened.”

― Tana French

“We moved around a lot when I was kid. I’d lived in three continents before I was 12.”

― Tana French

“I’m no producer’s kid.”

― Tanya Fischer

“We really have a lot of fun at these sessions, we all get along and kid around with each other throughout the job.”

― Tara Strong

“I used to sculpt a bit as a kid.”

― Taron Egerton

“I started out as a dancer as a kid; I’ve been dancing since I was 4. So performing was always part of what I was.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“I was in a Nativity play as a kid. Back then, I played the donkey.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon: Ryan’s wonderful in it, and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture.”

― Tatum O’Neal

“I smoked some pot as a kid, but I just never did drugs.”

― Taylor Dayne

“When I was a kid, of course I wanted to be the fastest, the loudest and the one with the biggest drum set, but obviously my aspirations have changed a bit since then.”

― Taylor Hawkins

“When I was a kid, all I ever wanted was to be famous.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I was obsessed with Hollywood from the time I was a kid. I always knew I wanted to live in Los Angeles.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I’ve been my mom’s kitchen helper since I was a little kid.”

― Taylor Swift

“When I was a kid, I figured I would be a physicist when I grew up, and then I would write science fiction on the side. The physicist thing didn’t pan out, but writing science fiction on the side did.”

― Ted Chiang

“I’m so much fun. Every kid wishes I was their grandpa! I’m the Motor City Madgramps.”

― Ted Nugent

“I learned by example. …As a kid you think you are just the same as other adults.”

― Teresita Sy-Coson

“When you’re a kid, you should be a kid.”

― Teri Garr

“When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.”

― Terry Brooks

“When I was a kid, I didn’t have any girlfriends. I was a very nerdy-type dude. Believe me, being a ham does not turn girls on.”

― Terry Crews

“When I was a kid, I read the science-fiction shelves, and I read the fantasy shelves.”

― Terry Pratchett

“I met Claxton on the set of The Cincinnati Kid.”

― Terry Southern

“I never saw a department store Santa as a kid. My mother was afraid to take me.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“I grew up as a kid looking at artists like David Bowie and Prince; I really admired them.”

― Tessa Thompson

“When I was a kid growing up, I ate my vitamins, worked out because Hulk Hogan told me to.”

― The Miz

“I don’t want to be the dad that’s not there. I don’t want the kid to ever think that I wasn’t there.”

― The Miz

“It’s truly wonderful to have a kid. It’s the best gift you could possibly get.”

― The Miz

“The vibe on ‘Starboy’ comes from that hip-hop culture of braggadocio, from Wu-Tang and 50 Cent, the kind of music I listened to as a kid.”

― The Weeknd

“Growing up as a city kid is a joyous time!”

― Theophilus London

“I’ve followed the NBA religiously since I was a kid, and now because of my boy Tony Parker, I’m a huge Spurs fan.”

― Thierry Henry

“I remember when I was a kid, I would watch ‘Superman’, and I was super into the feeling of knowing that Clark Kent is Superman and no one knows.”

― Thomas Bangalter

“I never wanted to be the annoying kid on set.”

― Thomas Brodie-Sangster

“My whole life was absorbed with my art. I was known by my schoolmates as the kid who could draw.”

― Thomas Kinkade

“I wasn’t into acting when I was a kid. Maybe because I was shy or it didn’t occur to me.”

― Thomas McDonell

“I got into performing fairly young and went from, like, a shy kid to a total weirdo.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“As a kid, I dreamed of being nominated for a Grammy.”

― Thomas Rhett

“I don’t play with toys anymore. I mean, I do play with toys, but not like when I was a kid. I don’t crash cars into each other, but now I collect certain toys.”

― Thundercat

“I like being a 10-year-old kid who’s in charge.”

― Tibor Kalman

“For the kid in me that had a rockier edge and wanted to be Stevie Nicks, it’s been fulfilling that I’ve met Dave Navarro and Dave Grohl, these amazing artists that have given encouragement.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“The thing you don’t dream about as a kid is all the peripheral stuff that comes with success.”

― Tiger Woods

“I was a huge J.M. Barrie fan as a kid, as most English children are.”

― Tim Curry

“Working at the White House is an honor for any preacher’s kid from Magnolia, but the issue is jobs.”

― Tim Griffin

“Part of what was in the ether all around me growing up, until I was between 19 and 20, was a terrible, debilitating stutter. It was part of what made me very reclusive as a kid.”

― Tim Gunn

“I was a pretty popular kid, and I participated in every sport.”

― Tim Howard

“When I was a kid, at Disneyland, they used to sell Animation Cels for $5.00 at a Fantasyland store. They were called Courvoisier Cels. I was too young to be aware of just how cool that really was.”

― Tim Matheson

“I was really shy as a kid.”

― Tim Meadows

“It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia.”

― Tim Robbins

“I lost my mom to cancer when I was a kid.”

― Tim Van Patten

“I was a very confident little kid.”

― Tina Fey

“When I was a kid, I played the piano for six years, and all my family are musicians.”

― Tina Maze

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hairdresser.”

― Tina Smith

“Singing actually came first. As a kid, I grew up singing in church and around the house.”

― Tink

“I had this old wind-up phonograph when I was a kid, and I’d listen to records. And the radio.”

― Tiny Tim

“I had an attitude problem when I was a kid. I’m not gonna lie.”

― Tionne Watkins

“I’m a kid who has a lot of respect. I believe in respect.”

― Tito Ortiz

“Even when I was a kid, I always sort of identified myself with Keith Richards and Slash more than the singers of the bands.”

― Tobias Forge

“I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and where I played all the parts except for Juliet.”

― Todd Haynes

“A kid never listens to what his parents tell him to do. The parents actually act as an example of what their kids themselves do.”

― Todd Park

“I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.”

― Tom Cruise

“I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.”

― Tom Felton

“When I was a kid, I thought I was going to be an actor.”

― Tom Ford

“I was not popular. I was the kid in school that was bullied.”

― Tom Ford

“If you don’t get famous when you’re a kid, it makes the transition to adult actor easier.”

― Tom Guiry

“I was a Division III kid whose dad wasn’t a coach.”

― Tom Herman

“Every kid goes through puberty, wondering what to do about girls and struggling with homework, and every adult has been through that.”

― Tom Holland

“I always felt like the ‘outsider’ kind of kid.”

― Tom King

“The Dumas memoirs – which I also discovered when I was a kid – had a big impact on me.”

― Tom Reiss

“I was a wayward kid, a rambunctious and angry teenager, but I found acting as a fifteen-year-old.”

― Tom Sizemore

“I was a tough kid. I don’t punch people anymore.”

― Tom Sizemore

“My core group of friends are all from when I was a kid.”

― Tom Sturridge

“This generation should entertain this generation. It’s only fair. When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn. Now, somebody else’s kid can mow the lawn.”

― Tom T. Hall

“I’ve loved roller coasters since I was a kid.”

― Tommy Lee

“I was still thought of as a kid actor even though I was in my mid twenties.”

― Tommy Rettig

“When I was little kid, I used to want to be a rock star.”

― Tommy Wiseau

“I’d lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.”

― Toni Braxton

“I’m in love with kid’s stories and animation.”

― Toni Braxton

“I dreamt of playing in front of thousands of people as a kid, but I dreamt of playing in World Cup finals as well.”

― Toni Duggan

“Don’t kid yourself that anyone in the Premier League is going to do you any favours.”

― Tony Fernandes

“I was kind of a spastic, creative kid.”

― Tony Hale

“I guess I was a pretty tough kid.”

― Tony Lazzeri

“When I was a kid, if someone had asked who I’d meet if it could be anyone in the world, it would’ve been Liam Brady.”

― Tony McCoy

“When you have a kid, money matters.”

― Tony Parsons

“I’m a skinny kid from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.”

― Tony Rock

“I don’t kid around.”

― Tori Amos

“I’m just a young kid.”

― Tory Lanez

“The graphic style itself is influenced by a lot of very layered and detailed comics that I read as a kid, like ‘Vagabond’ by Takehiko Inoue.”

― Toyin Odutola

“I was like any other inner-city kid with a chip on his shoulder because his daddy and his mommy wasn’t together.”

― Tracy Morgan

“When I was playing junior football when I was a kid, we were the Geneva Giants, so it was kind of embedded in me to be a Giants fan.”

― Travie McCoy

“Being a kid during the ’80s, I feel I didn’t really get the full experience.”

― Travie McCoy

“If it involved giants on any level, as a kid I was really wrapped up in that.”

― Travis Beacham

“I really fixated on any time there was any kind of monster in ‘Star Wars,’ even to the briefest second. As a kid, it really captivated my imagination.”

― Travis Beacham

“As a kid, my nickname was Tarzan. I never wore shoes, and I walked around and fished and camped out and just was a grub.”

― Travis Fimmel

“There are people who take fashion at different levels, but personally, I’m just a kid with it.”

― Travis Scott

“I want to do what Kid Cudi did for kids for my generation.”

― Travis Scott

“I was a smart kid. I went to private school in middle school and got kicked out.”

― Travis Scott

“I’m a Bieber fan, man! That kid is ill!”

― Travis Scott

“As a kid, I went by Tray. In college, they called me Hitch. And Trash. And Park. All the usuals.”

― Traylor Howard

“We have it, we’re lucky enough that we’ve created a show where it’s not about… a family, or a kid, it’s about a town.”

― Trey Parker

“When I was a kid, to me, the Evergreen Players were the big time.”

― Trey Parker

“I was a big ‘Charlie Brown’ fan as a kid.”

― Trey Parker

“When I was a kid, my friends and I formed a band, Trombone Shorty’s Brass Band. When I was six, I was a bandleader for my brother’s band.”

― Trombone Shorty

“As a kid, I used to practice my signature, working on the way I wanted to sign my autograph.”

― Troy Aikman

“Three English bulldogs count for one kid.”

― Troy Polamalu

“I was not considered a kid that would be successful in my career.”

― Tsai Ing-wen

“I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn’t really move around, I started playing around with it… putting the scent inside and dried flowers, and that’s it.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“I had a kid, so I had to step it up and get that cake.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“I was the kid who was drawing on tables or removing the legs of furniture.”

― Ty Pennington

“Madonna was my favorite when I was a little kid.”

― Ty Segall

“I listened to oldies radio stations as a kid; lots of Kinks and Beatles and ’50s hits.”

― Ty Segall

“Since I was a kid, I’ve always been obsessed with animation.”

― Tye Sheridan

“As a kid, I was mischievous, necessarily, but I always wanted to do adventurous stuff.”

― Tyler Blackburn

“I used to want to write commercials as a kid.”

― Tyra Banks

“I did my first film when I was in the final year of my graduation. At that time, I was still a kid, and I couldn’t read the industry very well.”

― Uday Kiran

“Kid Yamamoto is a guy that has star power.”

― Urijah Faber

“When I was a kid, we got in a cipher and battled each other lyrically. We told jokes and made the hottest dance moves.”

― Usher

“When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.”

― Van Morrison

“I’ve worked with homeless kids, kids in foster care, and I’ve never met a kid who couldn’t be reached.”

― Vanessa Diffenbaugh

“I was a club kid. I was on the cover of ‘New York’ magazine and discovered like that.”

― Vanessa Ferlito

“I like someone who’s not afraid to be a kid!”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“I have a very broad demographic, from the 8-year-old who knows every word to ‘Ice Ice Baby’ and the college kid who grew up on ‘Ninja Rap’ to the soccer mom and grandparent.”

― Vanilla Ice

“I would score well, though I was not studious. I was a naughty kid, but not many know that fact.”

― Varun Tej

“I was really a shy kid.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“We did a lot of those road trips, all the mandatory stuff that you should when you’re a kid, like Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon and the Sequoias and the western coast.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“I was an industry kid but was never brought up like one.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“I knew what type of player I was: a free agent, a small kid who came from a small school.”

― Victor Cruz

“As a kid, my grandma would be dancing all the time.”

― Victor Cruz

“’Jaws’ was the definitive filmmaking turning point for me. It came out in the summer of ’75 and I saw it an obsessive 55 times. They even ran a very embarrassing article about me in the local paper, about the weird kid who’s seen ‘Jaws’ 55 times.”

― Victor Salva

“I’m like a kid: I love dessert.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“As a kid I read Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and a few others. As an adult have admired Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and notebooks.”

― Viggo Mortensen

“I’m a Cubs fan. As a kid, the Cubs were my team.”

― Vince Vaughn

“I was, aged nine, the go-to kid in Minneapolis for a commercial voiceover.”

― Vincent Kartheiser

“And when I was a kid being an actor was not cool. I’m thirty now and when I was a kid in the 80s that wasn’t a cool thing to be.”

― Vincent Kartheiser

“When I was a kid in my neighborhood, there was nobody that supported Belgium. It was impossible and unthinkable because there was nothing they could relate to.”

― Vincent Kompany

“I’m a big kid.”

― Vinnie Paul

“I still feel like a 19-year-old kid, man.”

― Vinnie Paul

“When I was a little kid, I always wanted to be an oceanographer.”

― Vinnie Paul

“I was a huge Spice Girls fan when I was a kid. When I was younger I had a Spice Girls poster on my wall and I watched the movie.”

― Vinny Guadagnino

“I wasn’t very good in academics, but I could have been if I could have studied well. I was a smart kid.”

― Virat Kohli

“I started off as a kid who didn’t care what my education was.”

― Virgil Abloh

“I never met a kid I liked.”

― W. C. Fields

“I remember vividly, as a kid, my mother had ‘Jesus Was a Capricorn’ and used to listen to it over and over and over.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I grew up playing cowboy, and I still have all my Johnny West toys from when I was a kid. I have my actual toys from when I was five.”

― W. Earl Brown

“When I was a kid… I needed to belong.”

― Wally Lamb

“When I was coming up as a kid, there were programs that kept me out of trouble and on the straight and narrow in South Central Los Angeles, and I always felt that when I got to a stage where I could provide similar opportunities to kids then I would do that.”

― Warren Moon

“I had a good guitar, and I was a young, young kid.”

― Warren Zevon

“When I came up with the character of Wicket for ‘Return Of The Jedi’, which was my first film, I was a kid of 11 years old, and I basically was playing a very young Ewok.”

― Warwick Davis

“I was a theatrical kid, but my parents were overprotective. When I expressed interest in show business, they shut it down.”

― Wendi McLendon-Covey

“When you are a kid, you find so much comfort in dancing. I was comforted.”

― Wendy Whelan

“Kids are always open to anything. It’s very rare that a kid isn’t extremely eager to make you happy.”

― Wes Anderson

“For me personally, when I was a kid, that’s like the stuff I wanted to watch – all the R-rated stuff.”

― Wes Ball

“But as a kid, I loved ‘Monty Python.’ My Dad was a devout watcher. We used to watch it when we ate dinner!”

― Wes Bentley

“I wasn’t one of those kids who stole Richard Pryor records. I wasn’t a comedy-nerd kid. I had no concept of stand-up. Actually, the only inkling of stand-up I had was I read one of Paul Reiser’s books when I was, like, 12. I found it at a yard sale, and I carried it around with me for six years.”

― Whitney Cummings

“I’m very lucky in that I was inspired by science fiction while I was a little kid, and I was interested in science and technology and was encouraged to pursue those interests.”

― Wil Wheaton

“I was lucky to have been a seven-year-old kid when I saw ‘Star Wars.’”

― Wil Wheaton

“’Transformers’ inspired me as a kid.”


“As it turns out, as an adult I can have a very unpleasant, fierce and unforgiving temper at times. But I don’t think I had that when I was a kid.”

― Will Oldham

“I was very lucky when I was a kid – I travelled a lot and spent a lot of time in Africa, Asia and Europe. I also chant in Sanskrit.”

― William Hurt

“I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms as a kid and weren’t encouraged and then didn’t go anywhere with it and so they’re unhappy in their jobs as adults.”

― William Joyce

“The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and it was called ‘Billy’s Booger.’ It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.”

― William Joyce

“I used to do this as a kid. And now they’re paying me for it, which is cool.”

― William Kempe

“I was a very clumsy Jewish kid.”

― William Klein

“As a kid, I wanted to be part of the Lost Generation who came to France.”

― William Klein

“Prior to ‘The Karate Kid’, I did commercials – Kool-Aid, Pepsi, milk – and I had always been cast as the all-American nice guy.”

― William Zabka

“All I ever wanted to do when I was a kid was be in a Broadway musical and to be in ‘Star Trek,’ and I can finally say I’ve done that.”

― Wilson Cruz

“I was a lucky kid, and I grew up connected to a lot of people.”

― Winnie Harlow

“It’s interesting because, even with ‘Beetlejuice,’ I was an awkward kid. I started at puberty and went through it on film. Lydia was one of my favorite roles because I related to her a lot.”

― Winona Ryder

“I never studied film formally at school, but as a kid, I spent most of my time in cinemas.”

― Wong Kar-wai

“The East Village is where I cut my teeth as a kid. I ran around here on a skateboard.”

― Wylie Dufresne

“Clearly, I wanted to be a pro wrestler, but I got laughed at. I was kind of the runt. I was never the tallest kid or the biggest kid or the strongest kid, so I would get laughed at when I’d say it.”

― Xavier Woods

“The unicorns happened because I legitimately enjoy unicorns; as a kid, one of my favorite movies was called ‘The Last Unicorn.’”

― Xavier Woods

“I wanted to be Michael Jackson as a kid.”

― Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

“I wanted to learn how to play guitar so I could smash it up and burn it. I was only a little kid, so that was my incentive.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“When I was a kid, I played drums, and when I first got a 4-track, I would put down drumbeats and then do the rest of the tracks on top.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“Even when I was a kid, I thought of myself as a celebrity.”

― Yung Lean

“I’m a rock and roll kid, but to me, rock and roll isn’t just four idiots banging their instruments really loud.”

― Yungblud

“As a kid, I always so enthralled and excited by rebellion.”

― Yungblud

“Personally, I was never the cool kid. I was always sort of a bookworm.”

― Zac Efron

“Listen, I’m not a rich kid. I’m a cultured kid; I’m very rich in culture.”

― Zac Posen

“I’m a SoHo born-and-raised kid. So my parents dragged me to lots of museums, and for birthdays and any kind of celebration, we’d go to the theater.”

― Zac Posen

“When I was younger, I initially hated football because they put me on the offensive line because I was the biggest kid.”

― Zach Ertz

“I rode horses since I was a kid.”

― Zach Roerig

“When I was a kid, my father would read Neil Simon plays with me, when I was going to bed, as bedtime stories.”

― Zach Woods

“I’m a huge Disney nut. I have been since I was a little kid.”

― Zachary Levi

“I always thought I was powerful, since I was a kid.”

― Zaha Hadid

“Sci-fi always appealed to me, like, since I was a kid.”

― Zal Batmanglij

“No one dives a dumpster like a rich kid dives a dumpster, because there’s no shame.”

― Zal Batmanglij

“I was a bit of a handful when I was a kid because I was quite hyperactive. Even in the house my mum used to put me in my pram because I was so full-on.”

― Zayn Malik

“As a kid, my main interest was dancing. When I was 8 years old, I was in a hip-hop troupe.”

― Zendaya

“Neverending Story’ was one movie I did see when I was a kid. On the little island I grew up on, they put up a sheet in the town hall.”

― Zoe Bell

“I grew up speaking Spanish. The woman who helped raise me was only Spanish-speaking, so it was one of my primary languages as a kid. And I lived in Spain for a while.”

― Zoe Kazan
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