Top 1381 King Quotes

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“I was just so excited to have a child! I held him up like he was Simba in ‘The Lion King.’ I wanted to sing ‘The Circle of Life.’”

― Aaron Lazar

“I used to always sing my way into the movies and the basketball games or whatever. I’d sing for whoever’s on the door, and they’d let me in. I used to think I was Nat King Cole back in the day, you know. So I’d sing something like, ‘Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you,’ and they’d let me in.”

― Aaron Neville

“My dad and my mom were big Nat King Cole fans, so they had everything he did.”

― Aaron Neville

“I got to know Elton John’s older music by learning to like his newer stuff. ‘The Lion King?’ That’s what I like.”

― Aaron Schock

“There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it’s about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“’The Iron Lady’ is not a biopic. Phyllida Lloyd and Meryl Streep coined it ‘King Lear for girls.’”

― Abi Morgan

“Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech always sends me down some path, some trajectory of some creative idea.”

― Abigail Washburn

“One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.”

― Abraham Maslow

“If I were a Negro, I’d be fighting, as Martin Luther King fought, for human recognition and justice. I’d rather go down with my flag flying. If you’re weak or crippled, or you can’t speak out or fight back in some way, then people don’t hesitate to treat you badly.”

― Abraham Maslow

“You know how there’s all these rappers like Mike D and King T and Ice T and Cool C or something like that? Well, on Mayberry, on ‘Andy Griffith,’ they had Aunt B.”

― Ad-Rock

“I read a lot of science fiction, but I also mixed it up with a lot of other genres: crime, literary fiction, as well as nonfiction. Author-wise, I’m a fan of Stephen King, Lauren Beukes, Robert McCammon, Raymond Chandler, Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Gail Simone, among many others.”

― Adam Christopher

“I was definitely more of a movie/cartoon guy than comics, but I really do like graphic novels – I don’t have the time to sit down and read Stephen King like I used to, so I find picking up ‘Saga’ every now and then and just diving back into it is a great way to stay reading.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“While I’m working, I stick with music that won’t distract me – the dub stylings of Scientist and King Tubby, maybe some Beethoven string quartets.”

― Adam Mansbach

“After the French Revolution, it was not the treason of the king that was in question; it was the existence of the king. You have to be very careful when you judge and execute somebody for being a symbol.”

― Adam Michnik

“While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King’s dream.”

― Adam Schiff

“Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation’s progress towards the realization of his dream.”

― Adam Schiff

“Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King’s faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night.”

― Adam Schiff

“Also, I’d like to play an athlete again, while I’m still physically fit, or a musician, like Nat King Cole, because I play the trumpet and sing. I’d like to incorporate that into a character.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“Ah-rah-han, the first Buddhist apostle of Burma, under the patronage of King Anan-ra-tha-men-zan, disseminated the doctrines of atheism and taught his disciples to pant after annihilation as the supreme good.”

― Adoniram Judson

“King Crimson is never easy; it’s challenging. That’s why I like it.”

― Adrian Belew

“King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.”

― Adrian Belew

“Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.”

― Adrian Cronauer

“The Ephesians took great pride in their temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Amazons had worshipped here, and the fabulously rich King Croesus built the original temple.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The Romans had chosen Pergamon to be the capital of their new province. But by 88 B.C., most of western Asia was allied with King Mithradates, who had taken over the royal palace in Pergamon for his own headquarters.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Listen, man: I am not the industrial godfather, king, whatever. I don’t relish that title. I don’t like it. I think it’s limiting. I do country, I do blues. I don’t just go straight.”

― Al Jourgensen

“In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state’s failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience.”

― Al Sharpton

“Dr. King used Gandhi’s commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.”

― Al Sharpton

“Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.”

― Al Sharpton

“It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.”

― Al Sharpton

“King Abdullah is a reformer.”

― Al-Waleed bin Talal

“Actually, King Abdullah, under his supervision and guidance, has established a dialogue in Saudi Arabia whereby all the population, whether Shiite or Sunnis from north, south, west or east, they can get together and exchange their views.”

― Al-Waleed bin Talal

“Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.”

― Al-Waleed bin Talal

“You know, in Saudi Arabia, there is a body of 40 people – 34 people exactly, that once the succession comes, they will meet and they will elect a king in there.”

― Al-Waleed bin Talal

“Doing something because God has said to do it does not make a person moral: it merely tells us that person is a prudential believer, akin to the person who obeys the command of an all-powerful secular king.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game.”

― Alan Lewis

“There was a jingle house called Lucas/McFaul in New York, and they called me ‘the demo king.’ I almost never had the big final – in jingles, you have the big final, and then you sing on it, and you make a good deal of money.”

― Alan Menken

“I’ve always been the king of silence. I’ve always been a minimalist comedian. I’ve taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that… I’ve always done ‘less is more.’”

― Albert Brooks

“The world is better because of Coretta Scott King. She affected countless lives and her voice will be deeply missed, especially by those who carry on her incredible undertaking.”

― Alcee Hastings

“At first glance, Martha Stewart, queen of artfully distressed home furnishings, might not seem to have much in common with Michael R. Milken, one-time king of junk bonds.”

― Alex Berenson

“The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.”

― Alex Cox

“My mother’s family has been in Maine for over 300 years on the same farm. They have a King George III deed.”

― Alexander Chee

“I grew up on Stephen King, reading the books. I love the small town, 1950s feel to it, that nostalgia, and that old America. What happens when something weird starts happening to all these people, something other-worldly, something demonic?”

― Alexander Koch

“My manager got the script for ‘Under the Dome,’ and I read it and just fell in love with the character. I grew up on Stephen King, and I love his whole aesthetic of the classic American story with supernatural events happening, so it just made sense.”

― Alexander Koch

“I could do what a lot of people are doing and that’s sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell them to Don King, but there’s no way I’ll do that.”

― Alexis Arguello

“We went to Ibiza, and I was on Ritalin, and, for a kid who couldn’t concentrate, I read a 200-page book on King Arthur, and my mum just hated it. She said it just wasn’t me.”

― Alfie Allen

“By blood a king, in heart a clown.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Authority forgets a dying king.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’ and Carole King’s ‘It’s Too Late’ are examples of why I am a singer/songwriter. I practice these songs every day. The melodies are timeless in the rock world, the lyrics are words that I need to say, and they need to be heard again.”

― Alice Ripley

“Protest is OK. But protests, according to my King family legacy, should be peaceful.”

― Alveda King

“If the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to live, our babies must live. Our mothers must choose life. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the mothers, then we are signing our own death warrants.”

― Alveda King

“The role of matriarch and patriarch are distinct, and in the King family, we have been blessed with strong examples of both.”

― Alveda King

“My favorite country blues player was Big Bill Broonzy. City blues was Freddie King, but I liked them all – Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ralph Willis, Lonnie Johnson, Brownie McGhee and the three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie. Jazz-wise, I listened to Django, Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery.”

― Alvin Lee

“For me, I am a really tall woman, and I am really tall in heels, and I feel bigger, and I like being bigger. I think I was a king in a past life.”

― Alysia Reiner

“George III’s ability to step in and out of his role fed stories of commoners chancing upon a sturdy gentleman by the wayside who later turned out to be the king.”

― Amanda Foreman

“Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“King chiller. That was me.”

― Amir Khan

“With Marathi cinema, content is king. It has always been driven by content. I am lucky that I don’t have to leave home to seek a job elsewhere. The industry is here at home.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“Right now I’m singing along to books on tape. I typically pop in something like Stephen King’s ‘The Stand,’ and I love singing along to that kind of stuff.”

― Amy Poehler

“Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So I started writing my own stuff.”

― Amy Winehouse

“I’ve never been a Burger King person. I’m a total McDonald’s person.”

― Anderson Cooper

“There are some people who are Burger King people, and there are some people who are McDonald’s people.”

― Anderson Cooper

“I was always inundated with music, whether it be my mother’s favorites like Fleetwood Mac and Carole King and the Carpenters, or my dad’s jazz music.”

― Andra Day

“But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me.”

― Andre Agassi

“I was a child when the March on Washington led by Martin Luther King occurred, and I wanted to hear what was going on. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to contribute in the best way I possibly could.”

― Andre Braugher

“When you’re on stage singing, you’re naked. Your voice is something very intimate, and that’s why I’m scared every time before I perform. It doesn’t matter if I’m singing for a king or a queen or the Pope, it’s enough to be in front of anybody. I suffer, but I can’t do anything about it.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I was prom queen, and the year before, I was prom king. It was kind of the same; you just got a differently shaped crown.”

― Andreja Pejic

“King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure.”

― Andrew Coyle Bradley

“People do want to see themselves reflected. They’ll never believe that Gwen Graham, Philip Levine, Chris King, or Jeff Greene will be a better representative of their interests than I will be.”

― Andrew Gillum

“One novel that I think is an overriding influence in my life is ‘All the King’s Men,’ the most beautiful book written in the U.S.”

― Andrew Gross

“I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.”

― Andrew Jackson

“Even the king of phrasing, Frank Sinatra, did not do as well as Joe Cocker with his reinterpretation of ‘Something’ by George Harrison, which Sinatra called the greatest love song ever written.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“If Congress can move President’s Day, Columbus Day and, alas, Martin Luther King’s Birthday celebration for the convenience of shoppers, shouldn’t they at least consider moving Election Day for the convenience of voters?”

― Andrew Young

“I wasn’t predicted to be anything. I just followed an inner spirit, and it put me in the right place and the right time. I didn’t want to be the mayor of Atlanta. I didn’t want to run for Congress. I didn’t want to work for Martin Luther King Jr. I wanted to work close to him and be a writer and write about the movement.”

― Andrew Young

“I was prom king. Which is actually saying I was the sixth most popular, because the five who were on homecoming were automatically disqualified from prom, so of course I have to look at it that way.”

― Andy Richter

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

― Andy Richter

“I can give you the King’s English and then I can take it to the street, but do both or do one and don’t do one knowing only the street. That’s going to hold you back because what comes out is going to impress people, and it will impress them negatively.”

― Angela Bassett

“Yes, I think it’s really important to acknowledge that Dr. King, precisely at the moment of his assassination, was re-conceptualizing the civil rights movement and moving toward a sort of coalitional relationship with the trade union movement.”

― Angela Davis

“The Women’s Sports Foundation holds a unique position in developing opportunities for girls and women of all abilities to be active whether recreationally or competitively, and I’m excited to help lead the organization to impact even more lives. It is an honor to continue to build the legacy created by Billie Jean King and all of our leaders.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“My process seems to be unusual in the sense that I don’t create worlds before characters. With me, character is king.”

― Ann Aguirre

“I attribute the black tones in my films to Stephen King, Tim Burton, Joe Hill and Richard Matheson. However, most of my writing is influenced by mental health. I’m incredibly passionate about shedding light on the stigmas associated with mental illnesses.”

― Anna Akana

“Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King’s books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books.”

― Anne Rice

“I thought The Shining was just absolutely wonderful. Stephen King reaches all kinds of people. In the beginning he was just dismissed out of hand, which was terrible.”

― Anne Rice

“I can’t keep up with Stephen King’s output.”

― Anne Rice

“I’d rather break stones on the king’s highway than hem a handkerchief.”

― Anne Sullivan

“As civilisation advances, the deities lessen in number, the divine powers become concentrated more and more in one Being, and God rules over the whole earth, maketh the clouds his chariot, and reigns above the waterfloods as a king.”

― Annie Besant

“The CIA teamed up with Army, Air Force and Naval Intelligence to run one of the most nefarious, classified, enhanced interrogation programs of the Cold War. The work took place inside a clandestine facility in the American zone of occupied Germany, called Camp King.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“The activities that went on at Camp King between 1946 and the late 1950s have never been fully accounted for by either the Department of Defense or the CIA.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“Forgiveness became a big part of the civil rights movement, juxtaposed against the violence of protesters and law enforcement. King described forgiveness in one of his early sermons as a pardon, a process of life, and the Christian weapon of social redemption.”

― Anthea Butler

“Bernice King, daughter of MLK, is an assistant pastor at New Birth.”

― Anthea Butler

“Black women fought for the right to vote during the suffrage movement and fought again during the civil rights movement. The rote narrative in the press of the civil rights movement is truncated with the briefest of histories of men like Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, or John Lewis.”

― Anthea Butler

“Twain’s ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’ made me long to wake in an era when my Casio wristwatch would strike folks as sorcery, and Martin Amis’s ‘Time’s Arrow’ wrecked my assumption that all narratives had to proceed from Then to More-Recently-Than-Then.”

― Anthony Doerr

“Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn’t have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact.”

― Anthony Holden

“I know every fight could be my last fight, and if that happens, that’s not just a health issue, but I’ll be knocked off that king’s stool.”

― Anthony Joshua

“We talk about how hard it is now. But if we look back at the ’60s, we actually had a president that was assassinated. We had riots, we had Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, the FBI, and the Black Panther war. There was so much happening at the time where it felt like America was coming apart at the seams.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“King Charles II liked women’s company and well as making love to them.”

― Antonia Fraser

“I was educated at King’s College, Taunton and went to the University of Cambridge in 1942.”

― Antony Hewish

“There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth… It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I want to be the king of sprints because I think I am.”

― Asafa Powell

“We all have this idea of Ram being a patient person besides being a great archer, a horse-rider, and above all, a compassionate king. There is more to him than that.”

― Ashish Sharma

“The sum total of what I learned about African American culture in school was Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Underground Railroad. This was more than my mom knew; she didn’t even see a black person in real life until she was 18 years old.”

― Ashley Graham

“I did a lot of theatre when I started out. It was the Lyceum, the Citz, the Tron and the Traverse. I came to London and did the Royal Court, the National, ‘King Lear’ at the Manchester Royal Exchange. I did little bits of comedy, like ‘Rab C Nesbitt,’ but I wasn’t predominantly about comedy.”

― Ashley Jensen

“The only time I’ve played a real baddy was when I was Regan in ‘King Lear.’”

― Ashley Jensen

“J. K. Rowling’s first ‘Harry Potter’ manuscript was rejected 12 times. Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ was rejected 30 times. ‘Gone With The Wind’ was rejected 38 times. I was immensely proud to have beaten them all.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“There’s been no major motion picture released by a studio, no independent motion picture, in theaters, with King at the center, in the 50 years since these events happened, when we have biopics on all kinds of ridiculous people. And nothing on King? No cinematic representation that’s meaningful and centered.”

― Ava DuVernay

“Just as Jews in the U.S. joined Martin Luther King, I’m sure hundreds of thousands of Jews will join the struggle for civil equality in Israel.”

― Ayman Odeh

“Maybe for you in America, Dr. King has become boring because you hear about him so much. But for me, he is the man who has most inspired me.”

― Ayman Odeh

“The al-Aqsa compound is occupied territory that, as per the status quo, is administered by the King of Jordan and the Muslim Waqf.”

― Ayman Odeh

“Martin Luther King fought for blacks, and democratic whites were with him.”

― Ayman Odeh

“Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ is a play I go back to and I read often.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“’She’s Dynamite’ was a 100 years ago, and I recorded that song because the company thought that it was a great song and it was hot. That was the beginning of rock n’ roll, and I guess they thought it would be a BB King version of rock n’ roll.”

― B. B. King

“I guess you can look at me, and tell I’m the old man. My name is BB King.”

― B. B. King

“O king! I was but a man like others, asleep upon my couch, when lo, the breezes of the All-Glorious were wafted over me, and taught me the knowledge of all that hath been. This thing is not from me, but from One Who is Almighty and All-Knowing.”

― Baha’u’llah

“The Civil Rights Movement, it wasn’t just a couple of, you know, superstars like Martin Luther King. It was thousands and thousands – millions, I should say – of people taking risks, becoming leaders in their community.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Martin Luther King said, and it is sadly still true, that one of the most segregated times in America is the hour of worship.”

― Barney Frank

“Stephen King has inspired me with his humor and honesty, and his admonition that the author’s job is to tell the truth.”

― Barry Eisler

“Content is king. When you are asking people to read you several times a day, you better have some fine content.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“My father established the first women’s university in the kingdom, abolished slavery, and tried to establish a constitutional monarchy that separates the position of king from that of prime minister.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“Martin Luther King, with whom I worked very closely, became very distressed when a number of the ministers working for him wanted him to dismiss me from his staff because of my homosexuality.”

― Bayard Rustin

“We are increasingly offered a diet in which sensation, not story, is king.”

― Beeban Kidron

“Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.”

― Ben E. King

“The movie is actually from a book by Stephen King called The Body. When they were gonna put it to a motion picture, they found the story was a bit too strong for the title The Body, based on a young kid’s movie. It would be too heavy.”

― Ben E. King

“My favorite-ever version of ‘King Lear’ is the 1971 film by Peter Brooks. He has this enormous fur thing, and it adds enormous gravitas.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“In my office in Jerusalem, there’s an ancient seal. It’s a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there’s a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“In any long string of letters, one can find countless anomalies that will seem like convincing proofs of hidden meaning to the mind that wants to believe that the text is somehow special. Numerological tricks, for example, can demonstrate that William Shakespeare wrote the ‘King James Bible.’”

― Benjamin Wittes

“People without fathers tend to have two predominant characteristics. They tend to believe anything is possible. At the same time there’s an anxiety and an unending insecurity. It’s a very American thing because back in the past, we lost our fathers or father. The king.”

― Bennett Miller

“With The King Center as her base, my mother pressed on to fulfill a role that changed lives and legislation. She was a woman who refused to surrender the reigns of what she knew to be her assignment, even when male civil rights and business leaders tried to convince her that she should leave the work of building her husband’s legacy to them.”

― Bernice King

“Before my mother was a King, she climbed trees and wrestled with boys. And won. Even as a child, Coretta Scott demonstrated that her gender would not deter her success, nor did it detract from her strength.”

― Bernice King

“Before my mother was a King, she was a gifted vocalist and musician, whose skill and academia garnered her a scholarship to the prestigious New England Conservatory for Music in Boston.”

― Bernice King

“Before she was a King, my mother was a peace advocate, a courageous leader, and an accomplished artist.”

― Bernice King

“My mother was the strong wife, partner, and co-worker Martin Luther King, Jr. needed to be an effective leader, and he said so on many occasions.”

― Bernice King

“Among her many accomplishments, my mother is often identified as the leader of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday movement.”

― Bernice King

“When your heart speaks to you about what you need to do to sustain life on this planet, listen to it, make a difference, and be an inspiration for generations to come. Be inspired by people like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Christopher Reeve, Albert Schweitzer, Helen Keller, and many others.”

― Bernie Siegel

“In 83 I thought we were going to go all the way. We had Roy Smalley, and Steve King, and good players.”

― Bert Campaneris

“They say that a kingdom is like a pyramid: the king on top and the people below. But in this country, it’s upside down.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“There is an English saying that the king is always happy, or, ‘happy as the king’ – which is not true at all. But I can be as happy as a king if all of you know what is right and what is wrong and cooperate to fix things.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“The King has a right to make political remarks. He is a Thai citizen and has his rights and freedoms under the Constitution. Each of you is under the Constitution, and so is the King. I am using my freedom under the Constitution.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Section 7 of the Constitution doesn’t grant a power for the king to do whatever he wishes.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

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

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Western people ask me whether it is a paradox that I am King but support democracy. I have to tell them that in Thailand, the King is the guarantor of democracy.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“I am not afraid if the criticism concerns what I do wrong, because then I know. Because if you say the King cannot be criticized, it means that the King is not human.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“I think doing a record with B.B. King allowed me the opportunity to blend two different generations across the board and make a song that I hope is extremely impactful.”

― Big K.R.I.T.

“My grandmother introduced me to B.B. King. She wasn’t someone who had a lot of posters, but there was a big poster of B.B. King on the wall as soon as you walked into her house in Meridian, Mississippi.”

― Big K.R.I.T.

“Little Richard was it for me, man. Later, it was Ray Charles and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, B.B. King.”

― Bill Medley

“My father firmly embraced the Ralph Kramden philosophy: he was king of his Levittown castle. He worked hard, and his family deferred to his wishes. Except me. I did not defer and was disciplined accordingly.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“I love the story behind the Vasa Museum: in the 17th century, the Swedish king was trying to make a statement by building a huge ship that would sail around Europe carrying the Swedish flag and proving that we were a force to be reckoned with, and basically, the ship was top-heavy, and so it went 300 or so yards and sank.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can’t hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do?”

― Bill Veeck

“I will tell you King’s First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much.”

― Billie Jean King

“One thing that I love about ‘Difficult People’ is that Julie Klausner and our showrunner, Scott King, have written the lead character I play as a fully formed man.”

― Billy Eichner

“Usually, you’ll have a show like the ‘King of Queens,’ and there’ll be one really fat guy, but at least he has a beautiful wife – they balance it out.”

― Billy Eichner

“A calling is you feel – you look out and see the need – maybe it’s the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it’s the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was – felt called.”

― Billy Graham

“I always liked Nat King Cole. I always wanted to go my own way, but I always favoured other singers like Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald – I loved Ella Fitzgerald. There are so many of them. Nina Simone was one of my favourites – Johnny Mathis.”

― Billy Paul

“Anyone I’m with has to love my son just as much as they love me, if not more, because I don’t play any games with King.”

― Blac Chyna

“Tyga takes King to school, I take him to school – we pretty much split our time with him down the middle. So, co-parenting isn’t bad at all with Tyga.”

― Blac Chyna

“I always wanted to have that brother-sister rivalry type of stuff. So now I’m happy that at least Dream and King won’t be the only child being super spoiled.”

― Blac Chyna

“When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.”

― Blake Lively

“Kenny King, his character on TV is him.”

― Bobby Lashley

“No. 1, women should be in the bedroom. No. 2, get to the kitchen. No. 3, support the man, support the king.”

― Bobby Riggs

“The man is king. The man is supreme.”

― Bobby Riggs

“In fact, the Harvard study data indicates that 70 percent of African American children attend schools that are predominately African American, about the same level as in 1968 when Dr. King died.”

― Bobby Scott

“The first African-American leader was Dr. Martin Luther King.”

― Bobby Seale

“For ‘King Cole’s American Salvage,’ I rode around in the wrecker with a local driver and watched him deal with customers and hook up the cars. I watched the guy who tore apart the cars in the junkyard. I also wrote poems about those guys. I loved hanging around the yard.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King – and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.”

― Boris Spassky

“Because of the nature of King Arthur and the resonance he has, not only with within the U.K., but right around the world, I have found it a huge honour to play the part. I will look back on it very fondly and be very proud to have been King Arthur when I finally hang up the chain mail!”

― Bradley James

“I started off in drama, and there are so many women that I admire. Women in this industry are gladiators. Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis, Taraji Henson, Regina Hall, Regina King.”

― Bresha Webb

“People talk about the difference between radio acting, TV acting and stage acting, but I think it’s all the same. For instance, when I played Vultan in ‘Flash Gordon,’ I put as much energy into it as I would with ‘King Lear’ – it’s all part of the same thing.”

― Brian Blessed

“The biggest challenge was trying to convey the story of the making of a film that isn’t finished yet – and which won’t be finished until the third film, The Return of the King, reaches our cinemas towards the end of 2003!”

― Brian Sibley

“I watched all these movies like ‘King Kong’ and ‘Godzilla’ when I was growing up, and the fact that dinosaurs actually lived on this earth, the fact that they are not fake, made them very fascinating.”

― Brian Tee

“I really do love bluesy-jazzy music, so I love Etta James, B.B. King and Billie Holiday. I love that they have soul in their voices – I think that’s something important is having.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“My dad is a little bit of a softy. I mean, he, like, cries at ‘The Lion King,’ and I’m kind of, like, his little girl.”

― Brooke Hogan

“Probably more than anybody else, I loved Nat ‘King’ Cole as a performer – not only his singing but his piano playing. Whenever he had a new record come out, I’d get it and try to learn how he was playing. And he was one of the nicest people I’d ever met.”

― Bruce Forsyth

“The bump I was trying to hide could be the future king of England.”

― Bruce Oldfield

“When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing, my dad was a king of the clubs, a prowling tiger and a wonderfully natural mover.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“Hollywood has known this for quite a while: Cable is the place to go because they truly have a supportive network and they want to do things that cannot be seen on broadcast. That stimulates the writer-producer. Cable is king.”

― Bryan Cranston

“Nat King Cole was a really big influence.”

― Bryan White

“If I were king of the world there wouldn’t be boat people, there would only be people coming in boats. I would mix us all up so that we were all exactly one shade of each other.”

― Bryce Courtenay

“I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world.”

― Buddha

“The NAACP was not a black-run, black-originated organization. It was run by 21 white, socialist, atheist, Marxist Democrats. It was the antithesis of Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.’s community at that time, which was capitalist, Christian, very pro-life, and pro-America.”

― Burgess Owens

“It was the understanding of the power of perception that allowed the Martin Luther King, Jr. generations to stay true to the strategy of non-violence, refusing to retaliate when every emotional instinct would justify them doing so.”

― Burgess Owens

“My last two years of high school, I think I went to Burger King every day for lunch.”

― Cameron Russell

“I’m interested in everything. I don’t see why Borges can’t work along with Neil Gaiman, or Stephen King can’t be mixed with Balzac. It’s just storytelling; it’s different ways of using codes and images and words and sounds.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“A modern-day Dickens with a popular voice and a genius for storytelling in any genre, Stephen King has written many wonderful books.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“No one’s better than me. I’m not better than anyone. Whether it’s Eric Clapton or BB King we look straight at each other. And that keeps it real.”

― Carlos Santana

“I grew up in the sixties watching B.B. King and Tito Puente and Miles Davis and Coltrane, everybody, Marvin Gaye, Jimi. And at the same time, with my left eye I was watching Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa.”

― Carlos Santana

“You really can’t do a remake. I mean, ‘King Kong’ needed its turn to be remade. It needed an update. But the ‘Bad News Bears,’ or ‘The Shaggy D.A.,’ those are classic movies. I think they did a good job of remaking them, but it’s just not the same thing. Nobody can top Tatum O’Neal. It just isn’t the same.”

― Carly Schroeder

“My father was the king of the joke-tellers. I was so impressed as a child watching him, holding people in rapt attention.”

― Carol Leifer

“I love Monet – I’ve nicknamed him King Blob. When you go up to the painting, it’s a series of blobs – amazing.”

― Celia Imrie

“In our system of government, the president is not supposed to be above the law. He is not a king; his word is not the law.”

― Cenk Uygur

“My first job was at a Burger King.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.”

― Chanakya

“My first show was ‘The King and I’ when I was five.”

― Chandra Wilson

“Our nation has come so far since 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated, but I know we can do better to achieve The Dream, and that is why I keep marching on.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Dr. King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was delivered at ‘The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,’ a call to justice beyond the traditional civil rights movement’s focus.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I was proud to march beside some of the most notable Civil Rights activists, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., from Selma to Montgomery.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I never knew about racial segregation until Martin Luther King.”

― Charles Bradley

“I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles. I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.”

― Charles Edison

“You had better have one King than five hundred.”

― Charles II

“LET us honour the King by cherishing respectful Sentiments concerning him; speaking of him with Affection, with Esteem and Reverence; and by promoting a like Spirit and Conduct in others.”

― Charles Inglis

“If happy I and wretched he, Perhaps the king would change with me.”

― Charles Mackay

“After a hundred years the son of the King then reigning, who was of another family from that of the sleeping Princess, was a-hunting on that side of the country, and he asked what those towers were which he saw in the middle of a great thick wood.”

― Charles Perrault

“Monsieur Puss came at last to a stately castle, the master of which was an Ogre, the richest ever known; for all the lands which the King had then passed through belonged to this castle.”

― Charles Perrault

“The King’s son, who was told that a great princess, whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her. He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall where the company were assembled.”

― Charles Perrault

“The next day the two sisters went to the ball, and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before. The King’s son was always by her side, and his pretty speeches to her never ceased.”

― Charles Perrault

“A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“As for our great King, when we venture into His presence, let us have a purpose there. Let us beware of playing at praying; it is insolence toward God.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“The idea that America elected a black man to be its president forty years after it declined to allow Martin Luther King Jr. to stand on a balcony without getting shot still maintains its power to awe and inspire.”

― Charlie Pierce

“My first date ever, I was kind of nervous, so I was like, ‘I’m going to bring Brady to this walk on the beach with this girl,’ and she was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have a King Charles Cavalier, too.’ I’m like, ‘Money, perfect, amazing.’”

― Charlie Puth

“It’s much easier to talk about racism when you’re able to use mutants as a metaphor. People would much rather talk about Charles Xavier and Magneto than they would about Martin Luther King or Malcolm X.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole and Dean Martin, who was my favorite, you know.”

― Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Football can change really quickly; you really are king for a day. Once you get caught up with things and think you’ve arrived… you’ve never arrived in football.”

― Chris Coleman

“In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king.”

― Chris Farley

“What can we be in life? Few figures in history have answered this question with as much clarity and moral authority as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

― Chris Gardner

“I loved Lil Wayne growing up; he was like the king when I was growing up. I remember ‘Fireman.’ That was one of my favorite songs.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“Back in the day, the album was king in many ways. And, of course, we were very tied in with the birth of FM/college radio in the States, and what we were doing suited the format of those young radio stations.”

― Chris Squire

“When you’re the king of someplace, you don’t voluntarily leave.”

― Christian Laettner

“People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.”

― Christian Louboutin

“People say I am the king of painful shoes.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I was at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where I thought, in my naivete, I’d stay for the rest of my career. I’d thought I’d work up through the ranks and go from spear carrier – or in my case, the eunuch, which was several rungs below the spear carrier – to King Lear.”

― Christian McKay

“Now I have an agent, a manager, a lawyer, a publicist, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.”

― Christian McKay

“The library of my elementary school had this great biography section, and I read all of these paperback biographies until they were dog-eared. The story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Curie and Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver and on and on and on.”

― Christine Quinn

“How many writers in history have ever been as famous as Stephen King? He casts an awfully long shadow.”

― Christopher Golden

“Movies, TV, sports, come and go, but what you stand for is what people remember. Mandela, Martin Luther King, John Kennedy are people who really stood for something and were willing to die for it. You don’t see a whole lot of that any more.”

― Christopher Judge

“Is it not passing brave to be a King and ride in triumph through Persepolis?”

― Christopher Marlowe

“My first cassette was ‘Synchronicity,’ and my first CD was U2 ‘War’ and King Crimson ‘Discipline.’”

― Christopher McCulloch

“I was Aladdin, and then I was Captain Von Trapp from ‘Sound Of Music’ when I was 7 or 8, and then King Arthur. I was always the lead. I’ve always enjoyed being onstage, acting obnoxious, being someone that wasn’t me, hiding behind a character.”

― Christopher Mintz-Plasse

“I’ve made a dog’s breakfast of English history, geography, ‘King Lear,’ and the English language in general.”

― Christopher Moore

“If you do one thing a day, make it a headstand. It’s the king of all postures and has so many benefits. It helps me sleep better and focus.”

― Christy Turlington

“People said I was king, but I was never king, and I say I’m the prime minister.”

― Chuck Berry

“What the heck is a king? I’m a cog in the wheel.”

― Chuck Berry

“In my formative years, I never missed the ‘Creature Double Feature’ on Saturday afternoon TV, even if it meant switching back and forth between ‘Gamera’ and the Red Sox. I did a book report on Stephen King’s ‘Night Shift’ in seventh grade. Unrated Italian horror movies became a weekly rite of passage once I hit seventeen.”

― Chuck Hogan

“Fiction is no longer the dominant storytelling device of our time. In the 19th century it worked great, and fiction was the king, but it’s not the king any more.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“My bed is actually two king beds put together.”

― Cindy Margolis

“If the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights movement made demands that altered the course of American lives and backed up those demands with the willingness to give up your life in service of your civil rights, with Black Lives Matter, a more internalized change is being asked for: recognition.”

― Claudia Rankine

“I read every book there was on jazz, about the original players – King Oliver, Buddy Bolden and all those groups. At one time I was fairly well schooled in that… I could tell you who played where and when, historically, way before my time.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I am not like Stephen King, who writes one book, then writes another. I finish a book and go off and… look for wrecks. Then, six months later, I might start another book.”

― Clive Cussler

“I’m not a dedicated writer in the sense of Stephen King.”

― Clive Cussler

“I had to ride a horse once. In ‘King Arthur.’ I said I could ride, but I had to call for lessons on the day the deal was signed. I started out on this little chunky thing and slowly moved up. It was months of work.”

― Clive Owen

“I’m the king troll: I troll everybody.”

― Colby Covington

“I cannot wait to come back to Glasgow. I know the place like the back of my hand. In fact, one of the jobs I had as a student was in Cineworld. And I was always at gigs in King Tut’s, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’s and the Barras. I played Ultimate Frisbee down on Glasgow Green and pulled pints in O’Neill’s on Queen Street.”

― Colin Morgan

“Have you seen the Broadway version of ‘The Lion King?’ Go and see it. That’s where the future of musical is.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“In fifth grade, we did 10 minutes on slavery and 40 minutes on Abraham Lincoln, and in 10th grade you might do 10 minutes on the civil rights era and 40 minutes on Martin Luther King, and that’s it.”

― Colson Whitehead

“Stephen King in general, as well as films of the apocalypse from the ’70s, had a big influence on ‘Zone One.’”

― Colson Whitehead

“I think there’s something about supernatural shows that people see and just want to put me in them! I don’t know. I just finished another show – ‘The Nine Lives of Chloe King,’ with Skyler Samuels, who was my girlfriend in ‘The Gates’ – and I play another supernatural character on that show.”

― Colton Haynes

“I want to play Martin Luther King. That is absolutely a role and a character who is important to the landscape of the world that I really want to play.”

― Columbus Short

“King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“By 1962, King had become, by the media’s reckoning, the new civil rights leader.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.”

― Constantin Brancusi

“Thank God we have the example of Martin Luther King, Jr. People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples’ lives, and that’s why it’s so important not just to commemorate his life, but to study and try to live by the principles of that life.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to live his life serving others.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Before I was married to Martin and became a King, I was a proud Scott, shaped by my mother’s discernment and my father’s strength.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.”

― Coretta Scott King

“I think if people really read Martin Luther King, Jr., then they would begin to understand what he really represented.”

― Coretta Scott King

“I grew up poor in crappy situations… various crappy situations. What kept me sane was reading and music. I had so many different literary tastes growing up, be it fiction like Stephen King or Piers Anthony or non-fiction like reading Hunter S. Thompson essays or reading the Beats. I was a huge fan of the Beat movement.”

― Corey Taylor

“I have several books I can read over and over. With fiction, it’s ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King, which is my favorite all time. I read that at least once a year, the version which has 100,000 extra words, which is like the director’s cut and unabridged. I love the story. I love the social connotation to it.”

― Corey Taylor

“King’s response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens.”

― Cornel West

“We will not allow this day of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to go without somebody going to jail.”

― Cornel West

“Barack Obama commits war crimes – Somalia, Yemen. He commits war crimes in Pakistan, Afghanistan. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to keep a spotlight on war crimes, to keep track of the innocents killed… There is a major clash.”

― Cornel West

“Martin Luther King Jr. was not just a man of peace. He was a radical pacifist, and so he was against war across the board.”

― Cornel West

“I was born after the Civil Rights Movement. I never saw Martin Luther King alive.”

― Cory Booker

“With a name like Cush Jumbo, you never get forgotten. The ‘Jumbo’ is from my father, who is Nigerian, and ‘Cush’ was a king in ancient Egypt. It’s a name that took a few years to grow into, but now I feel it was meant to be. It’s absolutely who I am, and I love it.”

― Cush Jumbo

“We don’t really know who killed Martin Luther King. We don’t really know who killed Bobby Kennedy. We don’t really know who killed John Kennedy. We don’t really know who killed Tupac Shakur.”

― Cynthia McKinney

“I used to hear all these guys on 78s at my mother’s when I was a teenager… I used to daydream that I was onstage playing the solos; I’m playing with B.B. King, and I’m playing with Lowell Fulsom, Jimmy McCracklin. And I literally ended up being in a band that backed them up at different clubs.”

― Cynthia Robinson

“She could only write with him at night and she was wasting her days just sitting around. So he thought I could write with her during the day. And that was Carole King.”

― Cynthia Weil

“I went through a big Kurt Vonnegut phase. But the writers who made me decide at a very early age that this is probably something I wanted to do were Stephen King and Douglas Adams, when I was probably, like, ten years old.”

― D. B. Weiss

“A lot of these things in this world were only a dream for Martin Luther King. Not a one-term, but a two-term African-American president. And this is a terrible country? That was a dream for Martin Luther King.”

― Dabo Swinney

“World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.”

― Dalai Lama

“I always believe the rule by king or official leader is outdated. Now we must catch up with the modern world.”

― Dalai Lama

“I will, proudly and by preference, do at least one picture a year for King Brothers, and I will try to make it the best picture that I have it in me to do.”

― Dalton Trumbo

“I don’t think of ‘Macbeth’ as the villain. I don’t think of ‘King Lear’ as the villain. I don’t think of ‘Hamlet’ as the villain. I don’t think of ‘Travis Bickle’ as the villain.”

― Damien Chazelle

“We’ve got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy’s acting like he’s king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!”

― Dan Burton

“My mom pushed me in a baby carriage at Martin Luther King rallies. My grandfather was a union organizer. And to me, there is no room – no room – for discrimination of any kind. To me, it’s just an anathema.”

― Dan Schulman

“Unless you are Stephen King, a book signing is attended by maybe 40 or 50 people.”

― Dana Stabenow

“When I got the first e-mail suggesting we cast Zooey Deschanel in ‘New Girl’, I thought, ‘That’s exactly right.’ In the pilot of ‘Modern Family’, when Cam is holding up the baby with the ‘Lion King’ theme, it was very clear we had something special.”

― Dana Walden

“Content is supposed to be king. But in the world of electronic devices, Apple seems to be placing the crown on its own head, apparently believing that its iPad and iPhone are more important to customers than the books, movies, and music they store on them.”

― Daniel Lyons

“I don’t remember much about the specifics of the economics courses that I majored in – I apparently internalized the key concepts – but I still remember vividly the thrill of reading ‘Don Quixote,’ Epictetus, ‘The Aeneid,’ ‘King Lear’ and ‘Candide,’ and how contemporary the stories and ideas in these old and ancient texts struck me.”

― Daniel S. Loeb

“I joined 3G when I was 24, but I didn’t really have much of a management role there. I became C.F.O. when we acquired Burger King, so that was my first time managing people. I had just turned 30.”

― Daniel Schwartz

“I kind of work on an airplane. The Burger King brand headquarters is in Miami. The Tim’s headquarters and our head office is in Toronto. And we have international offices for the brands in Switzerland and Singapore, so I kind of bop back and forth around all the offices. And I try to spend most of my time visiting our restaurant owners.”

― Daniel Schwartz

“After ‘The Wonder Years,’ I ended up having a voiceover career, which was something I never even knew was possible. But after the character I was playing on ‘The Wonder Years,’ people said, ‘Oh, would you like to do a Burger King thing? And there’s a 7 Up thing…’ And then I got to do ‘Dilbert.’ I think my voice kind of fit for that.”

― Daniel Stern

“One of the disconcerting things about writing for publication is that you’re trying to clear your little parcel of land in a field where Taste is king – and, as we all know, there’s no accounting for Taste.”

― Darin Strauss

“I grew up on all sorts of horror – Hammer Horror and Vincent Price’s ‘Theatre Of Blood.’ I loved the hidden, scary layers, but there wasn’t that much around for youngsters in terms of horror books. I can remember reading Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ and ‘Cujo,’ but I thought there should be more for teenaged horror fans.”

― Darren Shan

“The name James Baldwin had been around the house for as long as I could remember and meant almost as much as that of Martin Luther King.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head.”

― Daryl Gates

“When I was a kid, I always looked up to people like B.B. King and Ray Charles.”

― Daryl Hall

“In my Philly neighborhood, black and white kids hung together without even thinking about it. The spirit of Martin Luther King was alive and well.”

― Daryl Hall

“I went to Saudi Arabia in 2010, and spent most of my time in Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City.”

― Dave Eggers

“I never needed much, and I never thought I’d get more than what I had. A trip to Burger King was the biggest thing in the world to me. Heaven.”

― Dave Grohl

“For every Steven King, there are a dozen guys like me who make a good living. For every David Brin, there are a dozen authors who have managed to make it their day job. For each of them, there are a dozen more for whom writing is a terrific supplement.”

― David Brin

“Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.”

― David Cameron

“I did get to hang out with my dad for a little while. I went with him to summer stock. I watched him be a real king of the world. He’d ship out as a star in summer stock. He sometimes directed the shows. I learned a lot from him – not just about acting, but about everything, how to handle a woman.”

― David Carradine

“As I get older and I get a few more years experience I become more like Dad, you know, King Lear.”

― David Crystal

“The fans who know us, and me in particular, know the type of people we are. I like the finer things. We’ve gone through our McDonald’s and Burger King phase.”

― David Draiman

“I knew BB King when he first started out.”

― David Edwards

“I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.”

― David Friedman

“Dr. King, if he were alive today, probably would simply be a minister, a pastor. His initial intent was, indeed, just to be a preacher. He didn’t have any egotistical desire or need to be a public figure or celebrity. He got drafted – or, really, dragged into it – initially in Montgomery.”

― David Garrow

“I have very purposely never signed up with commercial lecture agencies as most, I think, prominent historical authors do because, to me, that’s a contradiction of who I believe I am given my absorption of the teaching of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

― David Garrow

“It’s simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican.”

― David Garrow

“King would certainly be overjoyed by Barack Obama’s inauguration, but we must avoid, and indeed reject, any careless claims that Obama’s swearing in marks the fulfillment of King’s dream.”

― David Garrow

“President Obama’s achievements and failures must be evaluated by comparison to those chief executives who have come before him and not be measured against the prophetically moral voice of Martin Luther King Jr.”

― David Garrow

“I was in a number of school plays, one in particular, when I was 13 or 14, entitled ‘Illusions.’ It was put together by one of the teachers, and was about famous historical figures. I had to do the Martin Luther King ‘I have a dream’ speech, and some black women in the audience were clapping and crying and whooping.”

― David Harewood

“My black hero is and always will be Martin Luther King, not just because of the strength of his oratory but because his vision was very much the reality that I’d come to take for granted.”

― David Harewood

“I’d love to talk with Martin Luther King, just to hear his voice up close and be with someone who had such faith. He had such power.”

― David Harewood

“Two years after drama school, I had a nervous breakdown: I heard voices, and the voice I heard in my head was Martin Luther King’s.”

― David Harewood

“It’s been a while since I checked in with Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Revisionist History’ podcast. The episode ‘The King of Tears’ suggests the author is raising the bar. His argument is that country music is the genre that makes us cry because, unlike rock, it’s not afraid of specifics.”

― David Hepworth

“If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.”

― David Horowitz

“The framers hated the tyranny of King George, but they were also afraid of the mob. That’s why they put so many checks and balances into our system, to guard against the excesses of a government that might be inflamed by public passion or perverted by a dictator’s whim.”

― David Ignatius

“The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions – even parading without a permit!”

― David Kirk

“My grandfather was the king of a region in western Nigeria, where I had the privilege to live for seven years while growing up. But what we think of as royalty in the U.K. is very different to royalty in Nigeria: if you were to throw a stone there, you would hit about 30 princes.”

― David Oyelowo

“I had always known that I couldn’t play Dr. King purely out of my own ability as an actor. When you look at him give those speeches, you can tell that he is taken up by something other than himself. He is flowing with an anointing that is directly from God.”

― David Oyelowo

“If you can sell that you’re the King of Scotland, or Henry V on a tiny stage in a studio theater somewhere, then you can probably sell that you’re a starship captain or a time traveler.”

― David Tennant

“It wasn’t the greatest script in the world, but not many people can say they’ve played a wicked king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie.”

― David Thewlis

“I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process – the journey of the character. It’s like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy.”

― David Wenham

“I love ‘The Stand;’ I read it when I was a kid – it was one of my favorite books when I was growing up. I love Stephen King; I think he’s a remarkable writer.”

― David Yates

“I like to consider myself an all-rounder, and I’m not trying to be King of the Scene or anything. I’d like to do everything, from writing film scores to producing pop albums.”

― Deadmau5

“I remember, the first times watching WWF, Bret Hart was kind of the man, winning King of the Ring, technical master, and he could go for an hour. He had a million different moves he could beat anyone with. Just rugged, dynamic champion. He was so cool.”

― Dean Ambrose

“Spielberg is our hero. For him to make a nod to ‘Godzilla’ just before we make our movie is like getting the king to acknowledge you at dinner.”

― Dean Devlin

“Clearly, there are many places where diesel is king or gas-turbine is king, or IC engines will win, but there are many places in the world where, as we’ve seen, they just won’t do the job. The modern version of the Stirling engine has some very, very attractive characteristics, and we’re trying to optimize it for some of those applications.”

― Dean Kamen

“I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope to read him for many years to come.”

― Dean Koontz

“I was the all-American face. You name it, honey – American Dairy Milk, Metropolitan Life insurance, McDonald’s, Burger King. The Face That Didn’t Matter – that’s what I called my face.”

― Debra Winger

“When I got into rap I didn’t exactly win any popularity contests. I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“I’m not looking for people to put that vote on me to be prom king of the UFC.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

― Denis Diderot

“The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past – Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela – they’re all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn’t it?”

― Dennis C. Blair

“There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference.”

― Dennis Kucinich

“I wasn’t allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.”

― Denzel Washington

“In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“One day, I went to buy something for my dad at the shops, and I heard a song by Nat King Cole called ‘Stardust Melody.’ It was like I went into a trance or something. I forgot all about my dad sending me to the shop. When I got home, I explained to him what happened. I thought I was going to get a whipping, but he understood.”

― Desmond Dekker

“I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice.”

― Diahann Carroll

“Ray Charles’ revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was.”

― Diane Watson

“The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.”

― Dick Dale

“I’m disappointed in Burger King’s decision to renounce their American citizenship. I call on companies currently mulling this tax dodge to reconsider and on Congress to protect U.S. taxpayers from more of these schemes.”

― Dick Durbin

“I filed a brief as a friend of the court in the U. of Michigan to keep affirmative action at the U. of Michigan, which I attended the law school. And I was one of the original sponsors of making the Martin Luther King birthday a federal holiday.”

― Dick Gephardt

“I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp – just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man.”

― Dick Gregory

“I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing. I think he’s done some very good things and I think he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think I could have promoted Ali.”

― Dick Schaap

“I’m influenced by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelly, Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, B.B. King, and then by bluegrass. But when I was 16, bluegrass wasn’t cool. We was rock n’ rollers then: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis.”

― Dickey Betts

“I love ‘Dogman’ by King’s X and Living Colour’s ‘Stain.’”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Obama has little or nothing to do with the civil-rights movement. His roots are in Kenya, and he is shaped far more by anti-colonialism than by anything that Martin Luther King said or did.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I’m the king of the anthems.”

― DJ Khaled

“You gotta understand: I believe a woman should praise the man, the king. If you holding it down for your woman, I feel like the woman should praise. And the man should praise the queen.”

― DJ Khaled

“I’m a King. Regardless of what I’ve been through and what I’ve done, I present myself as a King. And I get that respect from people, from everybody I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish that respect and make sure I get that respect.”


“Martin Luther King took us to the mountain top: I want to take us to the bank.”

― Don King

“Only in America can a Barack Obama happen. Only in America can a Don King happen.”

― Don King

“Famous people are deceptive. Deep down, they’re just regular people. Like Larry King. We’ve been friends for forty years. He’s one of the few guys I know who’s really famous. One minute he’s talking to the president on his cell phone, and then the next minute he’s saying to me, ‘Do you think we ought to give the waiter another dollar?’”

― Don Rickles

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

― Don Rickles

“An insult is mean or unkind. Milton Berle called me the Sultan of Insult, and I was called the King of Insult. But the guy that gave me the best title – and I use it to this day – was Johnny Carson. He called me Mr. Warmth.”

― Don Rickles

“Johnny Carson was king of the kings, in my opinion.”

― Don Rickles

“Don’t call me ‘sir; ‘King Jew’ will do fine.”

― Don Rickles

“Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn’t a leader – it is education. Giving speeches and marching – that’s not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice.”

― Don Yaeger

“What’s interesting to ‘Vikings’ the series is that Horik is so blind in his greed and his desire for revenge that he can’t hear reason, and he’s probably so insecure about Ragnar that he won’t take his advice. And straight up, honestly, if you ever have to say to someone, ‘Hey, remember, I’m the king?’ It’s too late, and you’ve lost your authority.”

― Donal Logue

“Yes; my brother Bobby used to distribute records at King Records. I had a job there, too, packing records up and shipping them off. But I always wanted to play sessions at Stax, so I figured out a way to do it.”

― Donald Dunn

“When I heard BB King’s ‘Sweet Sixteen,’ I knew I wanted to play bass because that was the thing that made that record: the bass player.”

― Donald Dunn

“Maya Angelou was the voice of three generations. Her poetry spanned our journey, chronicled our hearts and documented our struggles as we moved from the orations of Martin Luther King to the presidency of Barack Obama.”

― Donna Brazile

“You have to beat the king to be the king. No one is going to hand you a gold medal.”

― Donovan Bailey

“There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.”

― Dorothy Height

“John Kerry wants to be the hero in his own drama. He likes King Arthur and the Round Table. He likes the young swashbuckling Churchill, and he loved the early antics of Theodore Roosevelt.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“I think, along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks will go down as one of the two most well-known and remembered figures out of the Civil Rights Movement.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“What was the reason for invading Iraq’ Was it a humanitarian crusade or an economic one’ I would be inclined to say the latter. It was the same with the Civil War, because the landed gentry’s money was being stolen by the king.”

― Dougray Scott

“And I used to say, ‘I’m black, too.’ In other words, I – my whole life I’ve been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.”

― Duane Chapman

“One of my first memories is marching with my mom. I was in kindergarten with with the Catholic ladies when Martin Luther King Jr. got shot. We wore the black armbands and marched downtown.”

― Duff McKagan

“Death may be the King of terrors… but Jesus is the King of kings!”

― Dwight L. Moody

“The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.”

― E. M. Forster

“Fashion as King is sometimes a very stupid ruler.”

― E. T. Bell

“What the cops did to Rodney King was wrong, and the officers who beat him should be sent straight to prison.”

― Eazy-E

“I don’t have a nickname. But, hey, they can call me what they want – The Silent Assassin, The Underground King. In Japan, they call me American Knuckle Star. Call me what you want.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“I did an interview once where I was asked who I found attractive and I went on about cartoons and Nala from ‘The Lion King’ – and it’s a bit weird but various of my ex-girlfriends actually did look like Nala.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“I liked the more sophisticated urban style of blues like Ray Charles and B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Lou Rawls; people like that with more of a tendency toward jazz.”

― Edgar Winter

“In no way are King Booker and Queen Sharmell the power couple in WWE.”

― Edge

“Amongst the minds of animals that of man leads, not as a demigod from another planet, but as a king from the same race.”

― Edward Thorndike

“I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.”

― Edward VIII

“You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve.”

― Edward VIII

“I wanted to be an up-to-date king. But I didn’t have much time.”

― Edward VIII

“In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.”

― Efren Ramirez

“I can tell you that if I’d had an opportunity to meet with King Abdullah of the Saudis – which I have not – he would be very surprised to hear what I have to say.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The legacies of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, of Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein, stand as an inspiration for all who work for peace.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I did everything in high school – I played tennis, I played basketball, I was in chorus, I was in the band, I even did the mascot senior year… I went to the football games, and at half-time I went across the field, met all the cheerleaders and got their numbers! The same year, I won prom king!”

― Elijah Kelley

“All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation – and world – for the better.”

― Eliot Engel

“I love Radiohead, which most people don’t expect, and I listen to everything from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan, Carole King, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Beyonce Knowles, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach, and Paul Simon.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.”

― Elizabeth I

“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”

― Elizabeth I

“My first name is a boy’s name. It’s Tanner. I’ve always gone by my middle name but, yeah, my first name is Tanner. And King is my mom’s last name. I took my mom’s last name since I was 18.”

― Elle King

“In Jordan, where the prime minister is always a commoner, the king has announced some new reforms that would tend to move the country toward a more democratic system: Notably, the prime minister would emerge from the victorious political party, not from back room conversations in the royal palace.”

― Elliott Abrams

“It is evident that the grip of ‘The Return of the King’ on Mr. Jackson is not unlike the grasp the One Ring exerts over Frodo: it’s tough for him to let go, which is why the picture feels as if it has an excess of endings. But he can be forgiven. Why not allow him one last extra bow?”

― Elvis Mitchell

“The reason you can take the leap of faith with Stephen King, when it comes to the paranormal, or the things that happen in the world that he creates, is because the characters that he writes are accessible.”

― Emily Rose

“I was raised in Arizona, and I went to public school, and the extent of my knowledge of the civil-rights movement was the story of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. I wonder how much my generation knows.”

― Emma Stone

“I have represented romance all my life. Some have called me the ‘King of Romance.’”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When you’re around some of the greatest minds in boxing, and you don’t take something from it, you’re a fool. I would just sit and listen to Don King talk all day, and everyone would be like, ‘He talks too much.’ I would tell them, ‘No, there’s wisdom in these conversations.’”

― Eric B.

“I listened to King Oliver and I listened to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp… I listened to everything I could that came from that place that they call the blues but, in formality, isn’t necessarily the blues.”

― Eric Clapton

“When I was growing up, if there was a Young Adult section of my town’s library, I missed it. I wandered right from ‘The Babysitter’s Club’ over to Stephen King. His books were big and fat and they seemed important. I eventually worked my way through most of the shelf, but ‘It’ is the one that stuck with me.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“When I say a spoken Hebrew sentence, half of it is like the King James Bible and half of it is a hip-hop lyric. It has a roller-coaster effect.”

― Etgar Keret

“Books were king, but now movies are king, and books are sort of ignored. So now there’s no sense of a welcoming community where you live.”

― Ethan Canin

“I think even great writers only write two books that you might like. When I think of my touchstone writers like Saul Bellow, I think of ‘Henderson the Rain King.’ With Don DeLillo, I think of ‘Libra.’”

― Ethan Canin

“When I went for my medical school interview, I had an old paperback of ‘Henderson the Rain King’ in the pocket of my coat. I was wearing the best clothes I had – a pair of cords and a sport coat – but when I got to the office, all the other interviewees were lined up in their black suits.”

― Ethan Canin

“He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.”

― Eugene Field

“I have the vanity to think that every play I have written is different from the previous ones. Yet, even though they are written in a different way, they all deal with the same themes, the same preoccupations. ‘Exit the King’ is also ‘The Bald Soprano.’”

― Eugene Ionesco

“The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions that can be sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly, or sometimes sweet, sometimes as big as King Kong and so on. And so there can be a real riot out there, or it can be so refined.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“The scriptures record remarkable accounts of men whose lives changed dramatically, in an instant, as it were: Alma the Younger, Paul on the road to Damascus, Enos praying far into the night, King Lamoni.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The film’s content is the king.”

― Fawad Khan

“Well, the Empire State was about 40′ high in the studio. King Kong was a little model about 2′ high, and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.”

― Fay Wray

“Together, for over 50 years, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia have devoted themselves to Spain.”

― Felipe VI of Spain

“I want to reaffirm, as king, my faith in the unity of Spain.”

― Felipe VI of Spain

“Today, more than ever, citizens demand with good reason that moral and ethical principles be upheld and that exemplariness preside over our public life. And the king, as the head of state, must not only be an example but also a servant to that just and legitimate demand of the citizens.”

― Felipe VI of Spain

“At Liverpool, I had almost everything but titles. I felt like a king, but the team was falling apart.”

― Fernando Torres

“When at just 27 years old, Qaddafi, colonel in the Libyan army, inspired by his Egyptian colleague Abdel Nasser, overthrew King Idris I in 1969, he applied important revolutionary measures such as agrarian reform and the nationalization of oil.”

― Fidel Castro

“The ‘Demon King’ takes out a lot out of Finn Balor the man emotionally and mentally.”

― Finn Balor

“A lot of people are under the impression that Finn Balor relies on the Demon King, but that is certainly not the case.”

― Finn Balor

“I have been thinking a lot about what we see in villains, how we relate to villains, and what it is about certain villains that we actually empathize with. Like Macbeth. We’re not supposed to like a guy who kills the king and takes over, but there’s something about him we’re really fascinated by.”

― Finn Wittrock

“Fiction about mining has a long tradition – Emile Zola’s ‘Germinal’ and Upton Sinclair’s ‘King Coal’ come to mind – and most readers will be aware of the industry’s harsh conditions.”

― Floyd Skloot

“I am the herald of the Great King.”

― Francis of Assisi

“Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example – the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region.”

― Frank Carlucci

“I’m given a lot of credit with opening the doors for Christian fiction. It was kind of a difficult field when I got into it… But I don’t feel like a king.”

― Frank Peretti

“Some people criticize the faithful for getting involved in politics, but it’s important to remember that down through the centuries, people motivated by their faith have done many important things. Martin Luther King Jr. – motivated by his faith – brought about an end to segregation in our country.”

― Frank Wolf

“I don’t really care where I work, actually, because you know making a movie is like living in movie world. There’s such a secluded world, and the director is the king ruling the country, and everybody’s building this little town to speak in symbolism.”

― Franka Potente

“You have to realize that the customer really is king. People who go into more established businesses probably have to be careful not to be casual about that. When you have a brand-new business, and nobody knows who you are, you know you have to work really hard for your customers.”

― Fred DeLuca

“I have a lot of respect for Martin Luther King. I think he was one of the greatest orators that the country ever produced.”

― Fred Hampton

“I guess if one set of my books was selling like Stephen King’s, and the other wasn’t selling at all, editors would want me to do the ones that sold like Stephen King’s. But they seem to be willing to let me pick what I want to do next.”

― Fred Saberhagen

“I was the King of Twinkie-Vision one day, the King of Jiggle TV the next, thanks to Farrah Fawcett and ‘Three’s Company.’”

― Fred Silverman

“The consumer is the absolute king in everything you do.”

― Freddie Wong

“My role as king will be much like my mum’s as queen, so long as I remain in tune with the people.”

― Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

“I think, definitely, I was hugely influenced by – obviously like Adele and Florence the Machine. They were my complete idols growing up. But also, there were a lot of influences from my dad, like singer-songwriters of the ’70s like Carole King and James Taylor.”

― Freya Ridings

“Billy Jean King could not get credit when her husband was in law school and she was winning the Wimbledon, because he had to sign the cards. You know, you had these cases in the ’70s of women who were mayors who couldn’t get credit unless their husbands signed for them.”

― Gail Collins

“I started playing chess when I was five years old. I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father – and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I’d forget about my other pieces.”

― Garry Kasparov

“If the artists would just keep hammering away – unify, stick together – then music will become the king again, which is what it should be.”

― Garth Brooks

“When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.”

― Gary Cherone

“Let’s start at the very end: The postscript of Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ contains some of the most harrowing pages he has ever written. It’s here that King describes the traffic accident that nearly killed him in June 1999.”

― Gary Krist

“The rage was in me, and if it wasn’t for the rage, then I wouldn’t know how to be calm. They feed off of each other. Just like when Malcolm X fed off Martin Luther King. They needed each other.”

― Gary Sheffield

“I don’t see myself as the king of Bitcoin. I don’t want to be the king of Bitcoin.”

― Gavin Andresen

“No show can be ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ including ‘The Gayle King Show.’ I think she’s very good but I think I’m very good too. I think we have different skill sets… but I don’t think that I could do what she does and never have.”

― Gayle King

“When you are a rock star in front of 20,000 people, you receive instant gratification. A rock star on tour is a king in his domain.”

― Gene Simmons

“I knew all about Edward VIII’s abdication, George VI becoming the king and having a stammer, but nothing about how he got rid of it.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“A lot of my friends are people who do horror films: Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Stephen King.”

― George A. Romero

“A lot of people would probably get quite bored watching a series about a king who is powerful and never showed any vulnerability.”

― George Blagden

“Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.”

― George Chapman

“Death is the king of this world: ‘Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.”

― George Eliot

“The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.”

― George Lucas

“It was an attempt to stick the Congress’s finger in King Hussein’s eye.”

― George P. Shultz

“An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you’re king everything will go swimmingly.”

― George R. R. Martin

“I marched back then – I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King.”

― George Takei

“I was doing a civil rights musical here in Los Angeles, and we sang at one of the rallies where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke, and I remember the thrill I felt when we were introduced to him. To have him shake your hand was an absolutely unforgettable experience.”

― George Takei

“Under a pulsating full moon, the gussied-up Billie Jean King National Tennis Center seems much softer and prettier at night, with the fountains bubbling and fans without tickets to the big stadium sitting in the plaza and watching a big screen.”

― George Vecsey

“Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man’s judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment.”

― George Whitefield

“I had two managers who couldn’t stand each other. I had a promoter, Don King, who couldn’t get any fights, and I was fighting once a year. I knocked out Norton and then didn’t fight for 13 months. Then I fight the heavyweight champion of the world.”

― Gerry Cooney

“If you look at my career, towards the end you will see I was fighting like once a year. I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights, so I was kind of kept out. His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one.”

― Gerry Cooney

“The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn’t get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King’s guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.”

― Gerry Cooney

“Looking back, I couldn’t get enough fights because Don King owned most of the top 10 fighters, and he never gave me a fight.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I want to see myself as being the king of this: the king of music, man, and everything I lay my hands on.”

― Ghostface Killah

“I guess if they ever do a remake of ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ I could play the Meryl Streep part. I’ve got to work on my Polish accent. Maybe I’ll be the definitive King Lear one day. You know, if they ever feel that King Lear should be more Jewy.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“For many of us, our proms were less Walt Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ and more Stephen King’s ‘Carrie.’ The less we spent on them, the better.”

― Gina Barreca

“I carried on acting during school holidays and was all set to go to drama school when I was offered my first professional job appearing in ‘King David’ with Richard Gere.”

― Gina Bellman

“My mom was an amazing singer and music was a big part of my life, so I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini; I used to watch ‘The Andy Williams Show’ on TV. I was very musical, so I was watching stuff that most kids my age wouldn’t be interested in.”

― Gloria Estefan

“My inspirations include the Beatles – love, love, love them – Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder.”

― Gloria Estefan

“I wrote poetry, which got me into lyrics. Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Elton John pulled me into pop. I started singing with a band – just for fun – when I was 17. And pretty soon, I was thinking I could sing pop in English as well as Spanish.”

― Gloria Estefan

“Every country should have at least one King Farouk.”

― Gore Vidal

“In classical times, it was a capital offense to speculate upon the hour of a king’s death or upon the identity of his successor.”

― Gore Vidal

“This magistrate is not the king. The people are the king.”

― Gouverneur Morris

“Most citizens viewing the tape of Rodney G. King being beaten by police officers were stunned and uncomprehending. Most citizens, that is, but the urban poor.”

― Greg Boyle

“We are less than honest and commit a grave error if we insist that what happened to Rodney G. King was isolated and an exceptional case. The poor know better.”

― Greg Boyle

“Burger King’s business model was broken. But it was like sex in the ’50s. Everyone knew it, but no one would talk about it.”

― Greg Brenneman

“When you think about ‘The Simpsons’ or ‘King of the Hill’ or something like that, the worlds tend to expand each episode, because there’s no additional cost incurred to hire an animated character.”

― Greg Daniels

“It happened to me on ‘King of the Hill,’ where I’d left it before the end and didn’t really participate in the ending, and I always felt a little bit like I wanted to try a different version of that story.”

― Greg Daniels

“I had my idea of what the series finale of ‘King of the Hill’ would be, but that’s not what the actual series finale was.”

― Greg Daniels

“One of the best things about the award season is that when a British film succeeds at the Oscars and BAFTAs, such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2009 and ‘The King’s Speech’ this year, the British public get right behind it with an immense sense of national pride.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“An excellent habit to cultivate is the analytical study of the King James Bible. For simple yet rich and forceful English, this masterly production is hard to equal; and even though its Saxon vocabulary and poetic rhythm be unsuited to general composition, it is an invaluable model for writers on quaint or imaginative themes.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“Back in high school, I didn’t ever see a Muslim homecoming king or queen – there was never even anyone nominated. It just seemed for a lot of those events, Muslim kids were not being included, and it was probably our fault too – no one was going for it, but no one was trying to push us to do it, you know?”

― Halima Aden

“No king should rule absolutely, like a dictator.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“We are a constitutional monarchy. I don’t order laws, I propose them. Article 35 of our constitution states that the king can only refuse a law of parliament once, then he has to sign it – if the same law is then supported by a two-thirds majority in both houses of parliament.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“In establishing democracy, we have to be sensitive to the regional and national context. Democracy also means to guarantee the rights of the minorities. That’s my job as a king. We have for example a Jewish ambassador in the US and a Christian in the UK.”

― Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

“There are always signs that a reign is ending, and they are usually spotted not in the king himself but in his court. In the inner circle, latent jealousies between advisers spill into open conflict, as they angrily debate who is to blame for the calamity, chewing over each other’s past errors and pointing the finger at old and nascent enemies.”

― Hanna Rosin

“I love seafood. Whenever I’m in Las Vegas, I love going to the Bellagio buffet because they have these great king crab legs.”

― Harland Williams

“I think having the King of the Ring on television can only help with the importance of matches and help wrestling.”

― Harley Race

“It’s an old Elizabethan idea. The fool is the only one who is allowed to make fun of the king because he is a fool. I can say whatever I want about anybody else because I’m just an idiot talking – I’m not insisting that I’m any smarter than anyone else. It’s satire.”

― Harry Anderson

“’The Christmas Song,’ by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I’ve never sung it, because Nat’s version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“As soon as the news of the Cabot voyages reached the King of Portugal he arranged to send an expedition of discovery to the far north-west, perhaps to find a northern sea route to Eastern Asia.”

― Harry Johnston

“The ‘Homecoming King’ show started off as a storytelling show that I had done; I worked with Greg Walloch to develop it and build it into something bigger.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“The story that I’m telling in ‘Homecoming King’ about falling in love, these are things that happened to me – that actually happen every day in our backyards and in our communities.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“J. Cole’s 2014 ‘Forrest Hills Drive.’ The album, artwork, and director of that album was a huge influence on the visuals for ‘Homecoming King.’”

― Hasan Minhaj

“People still assume the White House Correspondents’ Association works for the White House, when in reality, it’s a group of journalists who cover the White House. It’s a branding thing, but because it has the ‘White House’ before it, people think they’re just King Joffrey’s goons.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.”

― Heinrich Mann

“In 1974/75, I spent a sabbatical year with Professor Vince Jaccarino and Dr. Alan King at the University of California in Santa Barbara to get a taste of nuclear magnetic resonance. We solved a specific problem on the bicritical point of MnF2, their home-base material. We traded experience, NMR, and critical phenomena.”

― Heinrich Rohrer

“On the king’s gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call’d him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father’s stead.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson

“There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.”

― Helen Keller

“There isn’t a King Lear for women, or a Henry V, or a Richard III. You reach a level where you can handle that stuff technically and mentally, and it’s not there.”

― Helen Mirren

“We are the only institution in our society that can question a president on a regular basis and make him accountable. Otherwise, he could be king.”

― Helen Thomas

“If a king tries to start a war, a mother should go to him and forbid it.”

― Henri Rousseau

“Law is king of all.”

― Henry Alford

“All of the guests on ‘Faces of America’ were deeply moved by what we revealed about their ancestry. We were able to trace the ancestry of Native American writer Louise Erdrich back to 438 A.D. We found that Queen Noor is descended from royalty, and that’s before she married King Hussein of Jordan.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“Since the day Martin Luther King was killed, the black middle classes have almost quadrupled, but the percentage of black children living on or below the poverty line is almost the same.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“I think that the implication of King’s assassination has not been fully appreciated.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“Dr. King’s Nobel Prize had a more powerful transforming effect on him than I think he realized at the time.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“If Martin Luther King came back, he’d say we need another civil rights movement built on class not race.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“I was at the first Minor Threat show, and you could tell, ‘This band is going to be the king of the town.’ It was obvious. They were so good.”

― Henry Rollins

“I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was up early watching television and watched the announcement. I didn’t understand what the word ‘assassinated’ meant.”

― Henry Rollins

“Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather’s, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations.”

― Herman Cain

“I started at Pillsbury as a manager in one of their analysis functions, then worked my way up the corporate ladder to become vice president. Moving to Burger King was an important moment in my career.”

― Herman Cain

“We always look back at our back catalogue for inspiration for new titles, but when it comes to very old things like the ‘King’s Field’ series, I’m concerned about just mimicking the style of what Naotoshi Zin, the founder of FromSoftware, created for the PlayStation original. I would rather not go back to it simply out of respect.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“Dr. King said, ‘We are all tied together in a garment of mutual destiny.’ Which says to me no matter how well I may be doing in Hollywood, if a young brother or sister in Louisiana, the South Bronx, the South Side of Chicago, South Central Los Angeles – is not doing well, then I’m not doing very well.”

― Hill Harper

“One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King’s legacy.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I have not seen ‘The Lion King.’ I don’t do black folklore. And I’m black.”

― Hilton Als

“My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.”

― Horatio Nelson

“Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.”

― Horatio Nelson

“All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.”

― Howard Carter

“With such evidence, as well as the sealed doorway between the two guardian statues of the King, the mystery gradually dawned upon us. We were but in the anterior portion of a tomb.”

― Howard Carter

“They were of many types of seals, all bearing the insignia of the King.”

― Howard Carter

“I think ‘Two Towers’ is a completely distinct film from ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ or ‘Return of the King.’ I think that you can watch them as a group and watch how the story evolves, but I think each one was made in its own entirety, and each one has its own palate of sound and music and color and characterization.”

― Howard Shore

“A player is said to have the opposition when he can place his King directly in front of the adverse King, with only one square between them. This is often an important advantage in ending games.”

― Howard Staunton

“Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check. It is better when check is given to your King to interpose a man that attacks the checking Piece than with one that does not.”

― Howard Staunton

“For playing a man to a square to which it cannot be legally moved, the adversary, at his option, may require him to move the man legally, or to move the King.”

― Howard Staunton

“For touching an adversary’s man, when it cannot be captured, the offender must move his King.”

― Howard Staunton

“In Castling, the King must be moved first, or before the Rook is quitted. If the Rook be quitted before the King is touched, the opposing player may demand that the move of the Rook shall stand without the Castling being completed.”

― Howard Staunton

“When the King is checked, or any valuable Piece in danger from the attack of an enemy, you are said to interpose a man when you play it between the attacked and attacking Piece.”

― Howard Staunton

“My favorite play in drama school was ‘The Bacchae.’ It’s about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy – it’s related to the word ‘bacchanal’ – and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Muddy Waters, I suppose, was my first great hero. You know, every boy wants to be a guitar player, and Muddy Waters was just the king. He was the King Bee. He was it.”

― Hugh Laurie

“I couldn’t get away from the gramophone. It was the only thing that I ever really liked, and I was singing along by the time I was five years old – to the Modernaires and Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.”

― Hugh Masekela

“If you want to call me a Karaoke King, I’ll take it.”

― Ian Brown

“If I say often enough that I’m going to be in ‘King Kong,’ I’m hoping that Peter Jackson will take the hint.”

― Ian Mckellen

“’King Lear,’ I’ve been seeing all my life. I mean, the great actors of my lifetime… to join their company, as it were, by playing a part that’s challenged them, is one of the great joys of being an actor who does the classics.”

― Ian Mckellen

“If you are playing King Lear you are the centre of attention anyway. You don’t need to draw attention to yourself. It’s all laid out for you.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I used to think ‘King Lear’ was an analysis of insanity, but I don’t really think it is. When Lear is supposed to be at his most insane, he is actually understanding the world for the first time.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Whenever there was a pause on the ‘Hercules’ set, everybody whipped their Blackberries out of their skirts – ‘Are you texting the King of Thrace to tell them we’re on our way?’”

― Ian McShane

“It’s not like I’m the first man ever to do this, y’know? You gotta go back to Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Sammy Davis Jr. Those are people who’ve done music well and movies well, and y’know, Frank Sinatra and Elvis and all these dudes have made the transition. I don’t know about Elvis, ’bout doin’ ’em good, y’know? It’s nothin’ new.”

― Ice Cube

“I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“Everyone puts all of the advances that we’ve made on Dr. King, but there’s a lot of people who were part of the civil rights movement.”

― Ilyasah Shabazz

“I was brought up with beautiful music – Nat King Cole and Glen Miller from my dad, and my mum loved Judy Garland and Doris Day – brilliant stuff. Through my brothers and sisters I heard David Bowie and The Specials, The Carpenters, Meatloaf and The Rolling Stones.”

― Imelda May

“I would love to work with Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, B.B. King. I’d love to do something with Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, and The Last Shadow Puppets. If I got a call from Juliette Lewis or PJ Harvey, or Chrissie Hynde, that’d be a thrill.”

― Imelda May

“Laverne Cox, Isis King, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, the people I’ve met growing up, and even me – all have inspired me to see that it is possible to get far anywhere and that the capacity for positive and motivating influence is truly unlimited.”

― Indya Moore

“Life wasn’t about freeing up human souls. It was about creating obedient slaves in the hierarchical construction of the society – with God at the top, then the king and then the father.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“There was never any question of Prince Philip’s four sisters being invited to his wedding to Princess Elizabeth. King George decided their connection to Nazi Germany was still too shaming.”

― Ingrid Seward

“I grew up in the 1960s in Memphis, and my father was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. I was born three years before Martin Luther King was killed, and I think that history of civil action was something that I had in my blood.”

― Ira Sachs

“Fidelity and allegiance sworn to the King is only such a fidelity and obedience as is due to him by the law of the land; for were that faith and allegiance more than what the law requires, we would swear ourselves slaves and the King absolute; whereas, by the law, we are free men, notwithstanding those oaths.”

― Isaac Newton

“I do not love to be printed on every occasion, much less to be dunned and teased by foreigners about mathematical things or to be thought by our own people to be trifling away my time about them when I should be about the king’s business.”

― Isaac Newton

“National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane.”

― J. F. C. Fuller

“I’d rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.”

― Jack Black

“We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king’s person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.”

― Jack Cade

“They say that the commons of England would first destroy the king’s friends and afterward himself, and then bring the Duke of York to be king so that by their false means and lies they may make him to hate and destroy his friends, and cherish his false traitors.”

― Jack Cade

“It is to be remedied that the false traitors will suffer no man to come into the king’s presence for no cause without bribes where none ought to be had. Any man might have his coming to him to ask him grace or judgment in such case as the king may give.”

― Jack Cade

“They say that it were great reproof to the king to take again what he has given, so that they will not suffer him to have his own good, nor land, nor forfeiture, nor any other good but they ask it from him, or else they take bribes of others to get it for him.”

― Jack Cade

“One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.”

― Jack Canfield

“A lion is called a ‘king of beasts’ obviously for a reason.”

― Jack Hanna

“Martin Luther King Jr., recognized bias when he saw it, knew what he was talking about.”

― Jack Schwartz

“Number one, cash is king… number two, communicate… number three, buy or bury the competition.”

― Jack Welch

“I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king. He was the king of rock and roll, will always be. He’s whats made it possible for everyone to be performers and to do the things they do now.”

― Jackie DeShannon

“Extradition treaties date back at least to 1259 B.C., when the Hittite King Hattusili the Third and Ramesses the Second signed a treaty of ‘peace and brotherhood for all time.’ They have become more commonplace as international travel has become easier and sensibly streamlined.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“My dad is a huge folk music fan, so growing up, there were always records playing in my house. Carole King, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles – I grew up with this music, and I was aware of how special this music was to a lot of people.”

― Jake Epstein

“First, I wanted to be Chris Farley. When I was growing up, Chris Farley was still on the stages and fun to us. In my house, John Belushi was king. I didn’t grow up when he was – I was born in ’78 – the reruns of Belushi in ‘Animal House,’ and knowing he was at Second City, he was viewed as a king in my house.”

― Jake Johnson

“I’ve never been innocent, but I don’t think I’m a bad kid! I didn’t get voted prom king. I was kind of the dancer, the performer, but I was always very athletic, too.”

― Jake T. Austin

“I always saw songwriting as the top of the heap. No matter what else you were going to do creatively – and there were a lot of choices – writing songs was king.”

― Jakob Dylan

“Will Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who likely will soon become king of his country, use his power to bring peace to the world around him?”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“The saddest face I ever saw on Martin Luther King was at the funeral of the four little girls slain in Birmingham, Alabama.”

― James A. Forbes

“The idea that content is king has long rested on the notion that distribution – in whatever form it takes – is a low-margin commodity, and the biggest share of profits flows to the creators of original programming, who can sell to the highest bidder.”

― James B. Stewart

“The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King’s College, London.”

― James Black

“Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn’t a moustache?”

― James Branch Cabell

“What holds an Arab leader in power is a mixture of violence and prestige. Both President Assad and King Hussein were felt to have defended Arab interests against the world. That, in the end, is more important than what they wear on their head.”

― James Buchan

“I play a guy who believes he’s a king. He’s the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It’s about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships.”

― James Caan

“I do think one success of Northern Europe, which the United States came from, was its willingness to accept innovation in business practices like Adam Smith and the whole Enlightenment. It essentially made the merchant class free instead of controlled by the king and aristocracy. That was essential.”

― James D. Watson

“I think Judy Blume, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz are the three authors responsible for my being where I am today. I owe them a lot.”

― James Dashner

“Jail threats did not dissuade Martin Luther King – and intergenerational justice is a moral issue of comparable magnitude to civil rights.”

― James Hansen

“Being a best-selling author doesn’t make you a millionaire. It’s not like Stephen King.”

― James McBride

“A king without power is an absurdity.”

― James Monroe

“To work is nothing; the king on his throne, the priest kneeling before the Holy Altar, all people in all places had to work, but no person at all need be a servant.”

― James Stephens

“The trouble of the king becomes the trouble of the subject, for how shall we live if judgement is withheld, or if faulty decisions are promulgated?”

― James Stephens

“Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a telephone call in March of 1992 if, since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming a candidate for president, to get on all 50 ballots.”

― James Stockdale

“As a civil rights leader, Mrs. King’s vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.”

― James T. Walsh

“Like Andy Warhol and unlike God Almighty, Larry King does not presume to judge; all celebrities are equal in his eyes, saints and sinners alike sharing the same ‘Love Boat’ voyage into the dark beyond, a former sitcom star as deserving of pious send-off as Princess Diana.”

― James Wolcott

“Who elected Larry King America’s grief counselor? We, the viewing public, did, by driving up his ratings whenever somebody famous passes.”

― James Wolcott

“A typical ‘Larry King Live’ is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody. Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he’s strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.”

― James Wolcott

“’Hairspray’ was a movie turned Broadway musical turned Hollywood remake, and that is the ‘Lion King’ circle of life as we know it in Times Square, the creative loop that swings for the stars and sometimes crashes into the upper deck.”

― James Wolcott

“King Crimson were the only really famous band I’d been in.”

― Jamie Muir

“Touring with King Crimson wasn’t a lot of fun for me. I had a lot of equipment, and when I was in improvised music I’d set it up myself, play the gig, and put it all away again.”

― Jamie Muir

“Since I was an adult, I’ve always lived in the centre of London – King’s Cross, Bloomsbury – and never thought I’d leave.”

― Jane Fallon

“In the spring of 1957, Mickey Mantle was the king of New York. He had the Triple Crown to prove it, having become only the 12th player in history to earn baseball’s gaudiest jewel. In 1956, he had finally fulfilled the promise of his promise, batting .353, with 52 homers and 130 RBIs. Everybody loved Mickey.”

― Jane Leavy

“My first-ever role was the king in ‘The Princess and the Pea.’”

― Jane Lynch

“I auditioned for a one-act version of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ called ‘The Ugly Duckling,’ and I was cast as the King, starting a pattern of being cast in roles originally intended for men. I went to the first rehearsal, and I didn’t get any laughs, and I choked and I quit. I walked away from it and joined the tennis team.”

― Jane Lynch

“I love James Taylor and Carole King, Joni Mitchell – this is, like, early ’70s stuff. I love the stuff from the ’40s. I love that tight harmony that the studio singers in the ’50s would sing. I love Patsy Cline. Yeah, I’m all over the place.”

― Jane Lynch

“’The King and I’ – one of the first films I ever saw.”

― Janet McTeer

“I think all of us thought that by the ’70s, at the latest the ’80s, all the world’s problems would be solved and everyone would be getting along fine. And instead we saw that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated that year, Robert F. Kennedy died. We saw that it was going to be a lot more difficult than I think we had thought.”

― Janis Ian

“Most of what I knew of George VI was from watching ‘The King’s Speech!’”

― Jared Harris

“I don’t know about young Thor and King Thor getting their own series someday, although it would be nice if I could write three Thor series at the same time.”

― Jason Aaron

“I didn’t really watch ‘Beavis & Butt-head’ that much or ‘King of the Hill,’ but I was a huge ‘Office Space’ fan.”

― Jason Bateman

“Confidence is king in golf.”

― Jason Dufner

“Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ is probably the most useful writing book I’ve ever read.”

― Jason Henderson

“I’m a big wuss, and not the king in the least. My wife is.”

― Jason Momoa

“I’m not the king in my own house. I have to wash the dishes and take out the trash and say, ‘Yes, baby.’ I’m 6-foot-5, but I kind of walk around hunched over.”

― Jason Momoa

“I grew up in the ’70s, and I hear in my own stuff a lot of what I grew up listening to, which is to say I hear a lot of Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder.”

― Jason Robert Brown

“I was in Las Vegas, and there was a exhibit of King Tut’s tomb, and it was an audio tour. At the very end of that, I just thought it would be a really cool structure for a novel, but I just didn’t have a story to go along with it.”

― Jay Asher

“There was a Burger King in Hamilton, N.Y., where Colgate is, that had three sizes: Small, Medium, and Liter. I would go in there and order a large. And they’d say, ‘We don’t have large; we have liters.’ So they’d make us order liters of cola, which I found to be just anti-American.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“The bar is so low in rap – mediocrity is king!”

― Jay Electronica

“I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.”

― Jay-Z

“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama’s running so we all can fly.”

― Jay-Z

“Hip-hop has done more for race relations than most cultural icons; and I say save Martin Luther King, because his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was realized when Obama was elected into office.”

― Jay-Z

“Biggie was the King Of New York as a rapper. There’s a lot more dangerous guys than Biggie Smalls out there, you know what I’m saying? John Gotti was way closer to King Of New York than him.”

― Jay-Z

“A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“Your part can be the king, but unless people are treating you like royalty, you ain’t no king, man.”

― Jeff Bridges

“On cable now, the writer is king. Any actor chases that.”

― Jeff Daniels

“I know Peter Jackson a tiny-tiny bit from interviewing him about the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies over the years. When I was visiting the set of ‘The Return of the King,’ he let me be an extra so I could see filmmaking from a different perspective. I was a Rohan soldier.”

― Jeff Giles

“Is there anything sadder than the foods of the 1950s? Canned, frozen, packaged concoctions, served up by the plateful, three meals per day, in an era in which the supermarket was king, the farmer’s market was, well, for farmers, and the word ‘locavore’ sounded vaguely like a mythical beast.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy led directly to the passage of a historic law, the Gun Control Act of 1968.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“Rodney King is a progenitor of all these cell phone videos that we have. It was unusual that a person had a video camera to take a picture of the Rodney King beating. Now, of course, everybody has a phone, and that has been one of the key factors in all the new attention to the issue.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“What got me motivated was my dad’s idea that I go to Morehouse College in Atlanta. It’s an all-black, all-male school. Martin Luther King went there. The most famous person in my class was Spike Lee. And I really caught fire. I was so inspired by the people around me that I went from C’s and D’s to straight A’s by the time I left.”

― Jeh Johnson

“I started when I was in ‘The King and I’ when I was on Broadway when I was nine.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“The stock market is overpriced. Everything is overpriced. Junk is king.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“For years, I’ve mocked Norfolk and King’s Lynn, and now I find out I’m from there!”

― Jeremy Hardy

“The Internet is king. Newspapers are dead or dying. Magazines are shrinking every day. Ad budgets are being cut. The bottom line is now the only line in advertising.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Jesus said, ‘Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s,’ and part of that was to go to war, protecting whatever nation was under control of the king. I wouldn’t agree with any interpretation of Scripture that was used to say that a man or a woman shouldn’t protect their families.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“I’ve always felt the man is king of the house and should be amused and treated well.”

― Jerry Hall

“I think that N.W.A. picked up where Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King would have gone if they hadn’t been assassinated.”

― Jerry Heller

“The film I did with Bobby De Niro, ‘The King of Comedy’ – an awful lot came to me out of that movie because De Niro never allowed me any room to be crazy. If I had tried to play it the way I would normally play it and get hysterical, Bobby would punch me.”

― Jerry Lewis

“I’m an Angus King independent.”

― Jesse Ventura

“The most influential people in my life are deceased. These include my parents, George Dunne, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., my minister in college.”

― Jesse White

“I find it reprehensible that anyone would seek to denigrate the legacy of Dr. King in any way.”

― Jesse White

“Naming a bridge after Dr. King was the right thing to do.”

― Jesse White

“I remember when we were called ‘colored,’ and Dr. King would always tell young people not to get upset at what people called you. He said if it is not the name your mother gave you, then smile, keep walking, and that’s exactly what we did.”

― Jesse White

“I first met Dr. King in 1954 when I was a student at Alabama State University and a member of a local church down there. He was in town to organize a rally against public transportation. Rosa Parks had been arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man, which was illegal back then.”

― Jesse White

“Dr. King used to meet me outside the basketball stadium and give me $20 bills to get by.”

― Jesse White

“Things were tough. Segregation was all around – in the schools, the buses, the restaurants, the theaters. But Dr. King worked hard for black people to have a fair share.”

― Jesse White

“Does Martin Luther King really want his birthday commercialized?”

― Jidenna

“Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America when what black America needs isn’t a leader, it is education.”

― Jim Brown

“What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays’ Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies. Tough, in your face people… Mother Jones, Woody Guthrie… Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. And now it’s down to us.”

― Jim Hightower

“We got to the moon on Christmas Eve 1968, at the end of a poor year for this country. We had Vietnam. We had civil unrest. We had the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. But we went around the moon and saw the far side for the first time. A script writer couldn’t have done a better job of raising people’s hope.”

― Jim Lovell

“Honestly, it’s terrible, but I don’t know if I’ve ever really read a Stephen King novel.”

― Jim Rash

“I think it’s a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing.”

― Jim Wallis

“Martin Luther King Jr. really understood the role of the churches when he said, ‘The church is not meant to be the master of the state.’ We don’t sort of take power and grab the levers of government and impose our agenda down people’s throats.”

― Jim Wallis

“No, we are not the master of the state, said King. We are not the servant of the state. We are the conscience of the state. The churches or the religious community should be, I think, the conscience of the state. We’re not just service providers.”

― Jim Wallis

“We reached a high point in my opinion with the passage of the civil rights legislation and Martin Luther King’s success and the crusade of others. I think we kind of breathed a sigh of relief as if we had achieved the end of racial discrimination or white supremacy.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I don’t know why records are treated different than books. I don’t know why an Eminem record is different than a Stephen King movie.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“If I aspire to be the king of WWE, one day if I keep working at it, I will be the king of WWE.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.”

― Joan of Arc

“It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.”

― Joan of Arc

“King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France… settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.”

― Joan of Arc

“I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.”

― Jodie Foster

“When you think blues, you think BB King. Even a young kid can look at a picture of BB King and say, ‘the blues.’ The man is more than a musician. He’s a monument.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“I don’t see myself as a Larry King or somebody. When you do interviews, sometimes it turns to interrogations. I’m more of a conversationalist, not throwing hardball questions.”

― Joe Morgan

“I think the big thing is that Stephen King is just a phenomenon, and when he came along, for the first time horror was suddenly considered a very commercial genre. It had always been around, of course, but now, the books had the word ‘horror’ actually printed on their spines.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“I love king crab a lot. I love good Mexican food, good tacos, and chile rellenos.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I think Peter King… he’s kind of narrow-minded.”

― Joey Chestnut

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I love doing it. It’s great. I love doing the sessions, ’cause you’re kind of like in a different band every day. I used to do them all the time. I think my first one was John Wetton from U.K. and Asia and all that stuff, King Crimson. It was so great. Really a lot of fun.”

― John 5

“It was the king’s army, the king’s people, the king’s taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“A forest – the word dates back to the Norman occupancy, when it meant an area set aside for England’s violent new masters to hunt boar and deer – is necessarily larger than a wood. It belonged to the king and was a fit place for his recreation.”

― John Burnside

“I am, as far as my politics reaches, ‘King and Country’ – no ‘Innovations in Religion and Government’ say I.”

― John Clare

“My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.”

― John Conyers

“Inaugural speeches are supposed to be huge and stirring. Presidents haul our heroes onstage, from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. George W. Bush brought the Liberty Bell. They use history to make greatness and achievements seem like something you can just take down from the shelf.”

― John Dickerson

“In 1984, when I was a rookie member of the House, there was a bill introduced to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a state holiday. It didn’t have a chance. As time passed, though, more and more states adopted the holiday. Finally, after about five years, we passed it and, I think, almost unanimously. As I said, change is slow and hard.”

― John Grisham

“I never thought of myself as a king. People really want you to be their deity. They forget the fact that you are a person who has feelings and doubts.”

― John Gutfreund

“There, I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!”

― John Hancock

“Had Elijah Muhammad tried to introduce an orthodox form of Arab-oriented Islam, I doubt if he would have attracted 500 people, but he introduced a form of Islam that would communicate with the people he had to deal with. He was the king to those who had no king, and he was the messiah to those some people thought unworthy of a messiah.”

― John Henrik Clarke

“I was a busy kid in high school – a little bit of an overachiever, I guess. Prom king was kind of silly, but the rest of the stuff was important to me.”

― John Legend

“Well, I was always a bit of a political junkie. Even as a kid I would read biographies of presidents and of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.”

― John Legend

“Dr. King was unpopular while he was alive – he’s only popular now because he’s dead and not a threat to anyone.”

― John Legend

“If you ask me whether the election of Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, I say, ‘No, it’s just a down payment.’”

― John Lewis

“We need comprehensive immigration reform. Dr. King wouldn’t be pleased at all to know that there are millions of people living in the shadow, living in fear in places like Georgia and Alabama.”

― John Lewis

“I remember back in the 1960s – late ’50s, really – reading a comic book called ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Story.’ Fourteen pages. It sold for 10 cents. And this little book inspired me to attend non-violence workshops, to study about Gandhi, about Thoreau, to study Martin Luther King, Jr., to study civil disobedience.”

― John Lewis

“We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. King’s dream to build a beloved community, a nation, and a world at peace with itself.”

― John Lewis

“I was so inspired by Dr. King that in 1956, with some of my brothers and sisters and first cousins – I was only 16 years old – we went down to the public library trying to check out some books, and we were told by the librarian that the library was for whites only and not for colors. It was a public library.”

― John Lewis

“When I was 15 years old and in the tenth grade, I heard of Martin Luther King, Jr. Three years later, when I was 18, I met Dr. King and we became friends. Two years after that I became very involved in the civil rights movement. I was in college at that time. As I got more and more involved, I saw politics as a means of bringing about change.”

― John Lewis

“Early on, I wrote a letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was 17. I felt called, moved.”

― John Lewis

“Reading the Martin Luther King story, that little comic book, set me on the path that I’m on today.”

― John Lewis

“Following the teaching of Gandhi and Thoreau, Dr. King, it set me on a path. And I never looked back.”

― John Lewis

“I couldn’t say no to A. Philip Randolph and no to Martin Luther King, Jr. These two men, I loved them, I admired them, and they were my heroes.”

― John Lewis

“I am very, very hopeful about the American South – I believe that we will lead America to what Dr. King called ‘the beloved community.’”

― John Lewis

“When I was 15 years old in 1955, I heard of Rosa Parks. I heard the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. on our radio.”

― John Lewis

“The action of Rosa Parks, the words and leadership of Dr. King inspired me. I was deeply inspired. I wanted to do something.”

― John Lewis

“I think Dr. King would be pleased to see the number of elected officials of color – African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and progressive whites.”

― John Lewis

“The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. made me very, very sad, and I mourned and I cried like many of our citizens did.”

― John Lewis

“Listening to Dr. King on the radio inspired me. Coming under the influence of Jim Lawson inspired me to think that I, too, could do something.”

― John Lewis

“Dr. King was one of the most inspiring human beings I ever met. He was such a warm, compassionate, and loving human being.”

― John Lewis

“What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great Britain’s repeated injuries against the colonies, soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight for the beginnings of a new country.”

― John Linder

“Young screenwriters are always very frustrated when they talk to me. They say, ‘How do we get to be a screenwriter?’ I say, ‘You know what you do? I’ll tell you the secret, it’s easy: Read ‘Hamlet.’ You know? Then read it again, and read it again, and read it until you understand it. Read ‘King Lear,’ and then read ‘Othello.’”

― John Logan

“He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.”

― John Mason Brown

“There was a line call that didn’t look so great. I went ballistic. Called the umpire a jerk. Whacked a ball into the stands. Then smacked a soda can with my racket, and got soda all over the King of Sweden, who was sitting in the front row.”

― John McEnroe

“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”

― John Milton

“All the girls over there in Ireland are well versed in American country music. Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline are like king and queen over there.”

― John Prine

“The Declaration of Independence pronounced the irrevocable decree of political separation, between the United States and their people on the one part, and the British king, government, and nation on the other.”

― John Quincy Adams

“Spying is a like a game of chess: Sometimes you have to withdraw, sometimes you have to sacrifice one of your pieces to win – preferably a knight rather than a king or queen.”

― John Rhys-Davies

“After you’ve watched your dad beat the crap out of Charlie King or some other bad guy in about forty movies, you pretty much always said, ‘Yes, sir,’ and meant it.”

― John Ritter

“With a head coach, you make a mistake and learn. With a king, you make a mistake and get your head bitten off.”

― John Schnatter

“A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.”

― John Selden

“How do we compete with the 3D superscreens at the cineplex? We just make it better – because theatre is better because it’s live. Instead of trying to be like the poor cousin, we need to accept that we’re the king.”

― John Tiffany

“We lived in a suburb of Birmingham where I attended the local state school from the age of five. I then went on to King Edward VI High School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.”

― John Vane

“When a customer enters my store, forget me. He is king.”

― John Wanamaker

“We were very proud of everything that we accomplished with ‘Hail To The King,’ but when it was time to write a new record, it was like, ‘Well, we accomplished that. Let’s see what else we can do,’ and took it to the next level.”

― Johnny Christ

“My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole. I’ve tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice.”

― Johnny Mathis

“I believe it was Nat King Cole that my dad took me to see, and we were sitting in the dressing room, and I blurted out to him, ‘Why didn’t you sing this?’ Referring to whatever song I had wanted to hear, and he told me he was tired of singing it.”

― Johnny Mathis

“The one who really captured me and became my absolute favorite was Nat King Cole. He was a genius at what he did. Most people don’t realize what a great pianist he was. After listening to him for years, I finally met him, and he was the nicest human being.”

― Johnny Mathis

“I saw B.B. King in concert one time where he had this guy that would bring him out a glass of water and towel to wipe his forehead with.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“Nothing shocks me anymore. I’ve embraced men in thongs, I’ve embraced women with padded bras. I mean, I can embrace Larry King saying ‘fierce.’”

― Johnny Weir

“’King Kong,’ especially the first two acts of it, is a really good example of the use of miniatures mixed with digital characters and how convincing it was.”

― Jon Favreau

“Since her landmark ‘Tapestry,’ Carole King has both oversimplified and over elaborated that masterful album’s style until her music has become something more overtly but less effectively personal.”

― Jon Landau

“Carole King’s second album, ‘Tapestry,’ has fulfilled the promise of her first and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music. It is an album of surpassing personal-intimacy and musical accomplishment and a work infused with a sense of artistic purpose. It is also easy to listen to and easy to enjoy.”

― Jon Landau

“When my generation, those early days of television – I know I’ve been thinking about this lately – my two flashes of me as a little boy. One, I’m standing in front of the radio freaking out that Nat King Cole’s singing ‘Lady of Spain’, just this stuff coming out of the radio, and Guy Williams singing ‘Wild Horses’ coming out of the radio.”

― Jonathan Demme

“Playing King George, for me, was a lesson in stillness and timing.”

― Jonathan Groff

“My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended – as accountants and lawyers!”

― Jonathan King

“The greatest difference between now and 1964, when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“We are now operating a school system in America that’s more segregated than at any time since the death of Martin Luther King.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“I went to film school, and I came in when video art was king, weird stuff was king, and there, you don’t have a script as your bible.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“Get your butt in a chair and write. If it comes out weak or bad or clunky or ordinary, then accept that this happens to everyone. Everyone. Get it down, get it done, and fix it in the rewrite. Just like everyone from Stephen King to J. K. Rowling to Chuck Palahniuk does.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Jim Rollins is the king of the weird science action genre.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“I don’t aspire to write like Steve King. Sure, I admire his work, and I think he’s a hell of a nice guy; we met shortly after my first Stoker win. I aspire to write like Jonathan Maberry.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.”

― Jonathan Mayhew

“One time, I had to do Edgar in ‘King Lear’ and Owl in ‘Winnie the Pooh’ on the same day.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“It took a while to decide I wanted to do Hamlet. It wasn’t that I was daunted – I’d been acting professionally since my mid-20s and had some pretty big Shakespearean roles under my belt by that stage, at 32: Petruchio in ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ Edgar in ‘King Lear,’ Antony, Richard III. But when it came to Hamlet, I hesitated.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“Could I imagine myself as king? Of course I could.”

― Jonathan Rhys Meyers

“If you play the guitar, you’ve got to hold the chords down with one hand while you play with the other, so you’re limited to one hand. But the piano is the king of instruments because you have your 10 fingers, which become the 10 members of the orchestra.”

― Jools Holland

“There’s a movie called ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age,’ where I’m playing the King of Spain. It’s a small role, but it’s really, really interesting, the way I constructed it.”

― Jordi Molla

“I’m the king of Dublin.”

― Jose Aldo

“The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal and loyalty to the Great King; yet they have been very badly treated by his people.”

― Joseph Brant

“Indeed it is very hard, when we have let the King’s subjects have so much of our lands for so little value.”

― Joseph Brant

“What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“A judge is not a god or a king. He has the last word most of the time, but sometimes, one makes mistakes.”

― Joseph Wapner

“Some memorizers arbitrarily associate each playing card with a familiar person or object, so that the king of clubs is represented by, say, Tony Danza. The grand masters associate each card with a person, an action, or an object so that every group of three cards can be converted into a sentence.”

― Joshua Foer

“Soon, I will be ‘King of all Hollywoodland.’”

― Joss Whedon

“I interviewed Ann Coulter when I was sitting in for Larry King a couple of times, and we have a rapport. I like to talk to her.”

― Joy Behar

“My famous line is ‘Product is king.’”

― Joy Mangano

“Carole King is one of my all-time favorite songwriters.”

― Judith Hill

“A person like Carole King could make up something, change it, and actually improve it.”

― Jules Shear

“People will say, ‘Who are your role models, and who are your pioneers?’ And the first person that comes to my mind is Billie Jean King because we didn’t have women that we could watch when I was growing up.”

― Julie Foudy

“I talk all the time about how much I read growing up and how much I love Stephen King and how he impacted my work from a genre perspective, but Pat Conroy wrote some of the most magnificent stories about characters who had to deal with dysfunctional families and try to find a place of honor in their own world and the pain of loss.”

― Julie Plec

“When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality.”

― Julie Taymor

“A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.”

― Julius Wellhausen

“We like to think of the ’60s as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X and a little bit of friction – no, there were all of these different groups. There was the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Black Panthers, Martin and Malcolm, but also the Whitney Youngs of the world, the Bayard Rustins of the world.”

― Justin Simien

“Writers of all things speculative have played in alternate and parallel worlds for a long time – everyone from Stephen King to Philip Pullman to Tanith Lee – and it’s an obsession that likely isn’t going away any time soon.”

― Kameron Hurley

“’Newsies’ is definitely aerobic! The boys have to do a lot more than I do in the show, but for ‘King of New York,’ the big Act Two tap number, I have to be warmed up or I will hurt myself.”

― Kara Lindsay

“Opponents of legal birth control, including abortion, have tried for decades to play the race card, saying that legal abortion is racist. What they ignore is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.”

― Karen DeCrow

“The English king’s power was curbed by Parliament, though that wasn’t always a good thing, as politicians often behave no better than monarchs – there are just more of them.”

― Karen Maitland

“I did Our Daily Bread for King and that made me popular in the Soviet Union; King was amused by that.”

― Karen Morley

“After ‘King of Monologues,’ now I’m loving the term ‘Bromantic Hero.’”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 15. I think what mainly sparked my interest was just the fact that I grew up listening to Cheryl King, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, and was just always inspired by that sort of organic art, and organic songs and just very natural songwriting that came out of some of those artists.”

― Kate Voegele

“More than anything I want to get up there and hang out with the audience, make everybody feel like it’s fun and they’re involved and are just, like, friends hanging out in somebody’s living room. I went to see Carole King on her ‘Living Room’ Tour, and that’s the kind of feeling I’m aiming for.”

― Kate Voegele

“My very first job was a cashier at Burger King in Tucson, Arizona. And I occasionally worked the drive-thru. I’d go wherever I was needed! My second job was at Dairy Queen. I stayed in the fast food royalty.”

― Kate Walsh

“The motivations of kings in British history can generally be reduced to two: the quest for territory and the search for a male heir. No king was secure on his throne until he had a son, and no queen consort was ever really safe without a boy.”

― Kate Williams

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

― Kathleen Winsor

“When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“I can only speak for myself, but when I was growing up in Memphis – and having the Martin Luther King holiday and the moment of pause on April 4th – he was just a statue to me. I wanted to make him a little bit more real to me as a human being.”

― Katori Hall

“’Hurt Village’ is based on a real housing project in Memphis, about three minutes away from the Lorraine Hotel where Dr. King was assassinated, so in my work I’m focusing on a very specific area in Memphis. I see ‘Hurt Village’ as a natural extension of ‘The Mountaintop.’”

― Katori Hall

“Billie Jean King always was there for me as a role model. She always fought for equality, and that always stood out as I was coming up.”

― Katrina Adams

“We’re big ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, so we call our house King’s Landing. I have a studio apartment above our garage that we call Winterfell. I go to Winterfell to write.”

― Kay Cannon

“Well, you know, I played Mufasa in the workshop of The Lion King.”

― Keith David

“It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams.”

― Kelley Armstrong

“The first piece of ‘long’ fiction I wrote was a novella parody of Stephen King’s ‘Christine.’ I was in high school, and my version was about a kid with a possessed locker instead of a possessed car. It was also my first attempt at humour, which fell completely flat because no one who read it realized it was a parody!”

― Kelley Armstrong

“If you look at it, ‘The Lion King’ is very similar to ‘Hamlet.’”

― Kelly Asbury

“My mom works in funerals, and my dad works at Burger King.”

― Kelly Marie Tran

“I have quite a few different Bibles. Having rejected my parents’ religion, I still think the King James Bible is the most important work of literature in English. None of us can help being influenced by it.”

― Ken Follett

“In a blind town, the one-eyed man is king.”

― Ken Harrelson

“’The King of Masked Singer,’ as they call it in Korea, it’s the most popular show in Korea, and it’s my mom’s favorite show.”

― Ken Jeong

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my personal heroes.”

― Ken Salazar

“I captured Tag Team, Intercontinental, Rookie Of The Year, King Of The Ring, everything but the heavyweight title. I would hope that, somewhere down the road all the differences would be put aside and allow me to come back and at least get a shot at the heavyweight title, and I hope Brock Lesnar has it, cause I’d like to come after him.”

― Ken Shamrock

“I’m Machiavelli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York, king of the coast, one hand, I juggle them both.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“When I read ‘Ray’ for the first time, I had just quit. When I read ‘The Last King of Scotland,’ I had just quit. I hadn’t quite quit when I read ‘Scandal,’ but I was feeling really unfulfilled as an actor.”

― Kerry Washington

“The real Stephen Colbert is a practicing Catholic. He teaches Sunday school. He can recite chapter and verse of chapter and verse – from both the King James Bible and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’”

― Kevin Bleyer

“I was a homecoming king in high school! I was involved. I was a good member of the community, I thought.”

― Kevin Connolly

“If you look at the British royal family and take away the scandals and the goofy stuff that’s going on, people love to have this king to look up to – the royals are like celebrities.”

― Kevin J. Anderson

“If you’re the water boiler king of China, you’re selling a billion water boilers.”

― Kevin Kwan

“I’ve always been drawn to the Edwardian period in England. To me, it seems like such a fascinating time, when the British Empire was at the height of its powers and the strict mores of the Victorian age were dissipating into the decadence of King Edward’s reign.”

― Kevin Kwan

“I used the same designer and costume designer on ‘The Eagle’ and ‘The Last King of Scotland.’”

― Kevin Macdonald

“Barcelona is the best club in the world; My team-mates are Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, or King Lionel Messi.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“My hubby is such a sneaker king… and I am a stiletto queen! He always wants to see me in sneakers, but I believe I can do anything in heels.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I went out of my way to make ‘Immortal’ sound perfect. ‘Immortal,’ ‘Just What I Am,’ and ‘King Wizard,’ those are perfect beats. Not a lot of people can perform on them. I say that meaning they’re tailor-made for me.”

― Kid Cudi

“Martin Luther King, Jr. was a revolutionary, simple and plain.”

― Killer Mike

“The King and Queen made the rounds after the film. We were told how we were to respond, and we were in a semi circle in the lounge area of the cinema, they came around after the King, the Queen and both Princesses.”

― Kim Hunter

“I think Dr. King, if he were alive today, he wouldn’t disrespect the flag or the anthem; he would use his words and his voice to send a message for positive change.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“When I start doing movies, that’ll be the time to pack Vine in. Quit when you’re on top. Be the king.”

― King Bach

“King Diamond was always more satanic than Mercyful Fate. And I’m not saying anything bad about Mercyful Fate – I love that band but sometimes people forget that King Diamond is the satanic philosophy through and through.”

― King Diamond

“People from all walks of life that you might find as a King Diamond fan – you don’t look a certain way; you don’t have to say certain things. It can be anyone.”

― King Diamond

“Were I not a king, I would be a university man.”

― King James I

“I want to get more and more sophisticated. I’m ready to go from being a kid to being a king.”

― King Krule

“I changed from ‘Zoo Kid’ to ‘King Krule’ mainly because I didn’t want to be called a ‘Kid’ when I was 20, so I just thought I’d get rid of that alias and change it now while I’m younger. I wanted to change it quick. and ‘King Krule’ was the first thing that came into my head.”

― King Krule

“King Princess is like an attitude. I take comfort in it as kind of a shield to exist in, where I can make cohesive art. And it’s androgynous, which is intentional. It’s important to me that my art exist in a kind of neutral space, genderless to some degree. And give the listener some imagery to hold on to.”

― King Princess

“Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure.”

― King Solomon

“The very first music I recorded by myself, when I was 17, I said it was by King Tuff.”

― King Tuff

“I ended up doing these other diverse things, but King Tuff is the thing I always wanted to come back to – just good, straightforward rock n’ roll. That music is the most me, you know?”

― King Tuff

“One has to have the strength of character to say the time has come to move on… unless you are a king.”

― Kofi Annan

“I used to listen to the radio, and when I was about 18 years old, B.B. King was a disc jockey and he had a radio program, 15 minutes a day, over in West Memphis, Arkansas, and he would play the blues.”

― Koko Taylor

“In school, we learned about the Birkebeinerne as some of the bravest men. And these two guys saving the Norwegian king… There’s a kind of mythology around it.”

― Kristofer Hivju

“Before I came out, there was no such thing as a black conciousness movement. Kids on the street didn’t know who Malcom X or Martin Luther King was until rap let them know.”

― KRS-One

“I listened to a lot of King Crimson back in the day.”

― Kurt Elling

“I don’t think I had a script on ‘King Kong.’ But usually you read a script and then you go and audition for it. It’s rare when there’s no script. I sort of like the latter better, because I’m more successful at it.”

― Kyle Chandler

“I don’t know in the world why anyone would consent to be a king, and never to be left to himself, but to be worried and wearied and interfered with from dark to daybreak and from morning to the fall of night.”

― Lady Gregory

“At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version; and this is the great literary monument of the English language.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.”

― Lajos Kossuth

“Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned, but the names submitted by the president of the council, at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.”

― Lajos Kossuth

“I love the smell of Burger King when I ride past, but sometimes I have to avoid it.”

― LaMarr Woodley

“I would actually like to play Bobby Brown. To me, he was just the King of R&B at one point.”

― Lance Gross

“Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I’d become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn’t see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.”

― Larry Hagman

“Bob Arum and Don King can do their thing but if I fought for those guys and they put the money up like they are supposed to then I don’t have a problem.”

― Larry Holmes

“We put our life on the line to fight for them, put on a show and these guys take our money so whatever happens to Bob Arum, Don King or anyone else is fine with me.”

― Larry Holmes

“They don’t have a lot of appointment viewing. What television depends on, one thing ‘Larry King Live’ was – whether you liked it, didn’t like it – it was appointment viewing.”

― Larry King

“Woodie King Jr., in 1970, had started a company called the New Federal Theatre, which was ensconced at the Henry Street Settlement. I did a number of plays there, and I auditioned each time. The plays were mostly new. New York was very fertile ground; there was a plethora of African-American plays being done.”

― LaTanya Richardson

“When I was 6, a family friend gave me E.L. Konigsburg’s ‘A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver’ and launched me on a full-blown Eleanor obsession. I wanted to ride off on Crusade, to launch a thousand troubadour songs, to marry a king – and then jilt him and marry another.”

― Lauren Willig

“When I was about 6, my cousin was very active in a Filipino repertory company, doing musicals and plays. Her aunt was one of the founders of the company, and she told my mom that there were these auditions for ‘The King and I,’ and that they needed kids. I auditioned, got in and the love affair started from there and just kept going.”

― Lea Salonga

“I love Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Brandi, Sade, Nat King Cole. I like the Beatles. I listen to a lot of that.”

― Leah LaBelle

“I loved ‘King of Queens’… You can’t spend that amount of time somewhere and not pick that as your favorite.”

― Leah Remini

“When you get your show – that’s what ‘King of Queens’ was for me. That was my part; that was my show – I was meant to have that part.”

― Leah Remini

“When you play the king of elves and alien warlords, little me is very uninteresting. But, at the same time, actors feel this obligation to be transparent, and I truly don’t understand the point.”

― Lee Pace

“The most interesting guy I’ve ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I’ve never been that nervous in my life.”

― Lee Trevino

“I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were.”

― Lena Horne

“Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.”

― Lena Horne

“I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn’t angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished.”

― Lena Horne

“I don’t remember when I didn’t know about Martin Luther King.”

― Lennie James

“When all of us are forgotten, people will still be remembering Stephen King.”

― Leslie Fiedler

“I’ve only read three books by Stephen King. When I was 10 I read ‘The Long Walk,’ one of his pseudonymous Bachman books. In my early 20s, while trapped on a family vacation, I read ‘The Dark Half,’ which taught me a word I have never forgotten: psychopomp. Now I have read ’11/22/63.’”

― Lev Grossman

“I have no desire to play King Lear or Hamlet. I never had a grand ambition. I just followed my nose.”

― Liam Neeson

“I got different moods. Like, if I’m in a good mood, I listen to ‘Up’ by Thug. If I’m not in a good mood, I’ll listen to ‘King TROUP’ – that’s a real emotional one.”

― Lil Uzi Vert

“You supposed to be able to do anything in this world. That’s what Martin Luther King told me.”

― Lil Wayne

“My work has always been rooted in nonviolence, as espoused by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”

― Linda Sarsour

“My father played with Air Supply, Yes, B.B. King and even Sheryl Crow when she first started out, so I’ve sort of been around the industry for a long time.”

― Lindsey Haun

“Country is bringing in a little rock element… a little ’80s element. Melody is king now. But its just in the music, its not so much in the songwriting, which is still very basic to the storytelling aspect of it.”

― Lionel Richie

“I have a huge author crush on Stephen King. Have never met him. Would probably embarrass myself. But it would be worth it.”

― Lisa Gardner

“I will do everything, everything in my power, for as long as I am here, to enable the people of King Cove to receive proper emergency access that the rest of us take for granted.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.”

― Little Richard

“I like to refer to myself as king sometimes, not as queen. That’s a conscious decision, because I feel like women are just equally as powerful.”

― Little Simz

“The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.”

― Livy

“King Arthur was one of my heroes – I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle’s cane for the sword Excalibur.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“From as far back as I can remember, I always loved the King Arthur stories, fairy tales, mythology – things like that. So it was very natural for me when I came to write the ‘Prydain’ books to sort of follow that direction.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“King Arthur was one of my heroes because he was such a marvelous, heroic, courageous, and magnificent person that I had to admire him even though I knew perfectly well that I could never be in any way like that.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“I’m the chocolate chip cookie king of the world.”

― Lloyd Blankfein

“What do you do if you are asked to do a job, first by the Prime Minister, and then by the King? How can you refuse?”

― Lord Mountbatten

“When I did ‘Tapestry’ with Carole King, the record was spare and simple, like a demo. If someone had told me to go back and put horns on it, it would’ve been all wrong. If you’re enthusiastic enough to sign an artist, let them do what got you enthusiastic.”

― Lou Adler

“Jim Crow was king… and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive.”

― Lou Brock

“I love doing comedy. I did comedy for seven years on ‘The King of Queens.’”

― Lou Ferrigno

“I loved doing the ‘King of Queens’, I have never had so much fun doing a show. People got to see a different side of me.”

― Lou Ferrigno

“Whether you’re president or speaker, if you’re wrong, we need to stand up and point it out. That’s what Martin Luther King had talked about: being judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. So some of us pounded away on some of the ridiculous policies of Pelosi – and lo and behold, over time, the public began to see.”

― Louie Gohmert

“The king reigns but does not govern.”

― Louis Adolphe Thiers

“Even though I studied in New York and I know the American system, I come from France where I learned that with movies in France where the director is king. There’s no such thing as a studio edit. It’s the director’s cut, period.”

― Louis Leterrier

“Also, with information having just come out at the time about J. Edgar Hoover’s electronic surveillance of Dr. King, it gave greater weight to the statements of those persons who were alleging involvement of the FBI.”

― Louis Stokes

“In all, we investigated, I think, close to 50 rumors about offers to kill Dr. King around the country. But we found no evidence to support rumors of FBI involvement in the assassination.”

― Louis Stokes

“But we did conclude that Ray had actually killed Dr. King pursuant to his theory that he was going to be able to get hold of that money. He had learned of this offer through his ties in the Missouri State Penitentiary.”

― Louis Stokes

“There are, in the King case in particular, some names of confidential informants, persons to whom we promised confidentiality in return for their testimony. We have put their testimony in the public domain, but feel that their names should continue to be anonymous.”

― Louis Stokes

“Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.”

― Louis XIV

“My child, you are going to be a great king; do not imitate me in the taste I have had for building, or in that I have had for war; try, on the contrary, to be at peace with your neighbors.”

― Louis XIV

“The King of Spain displayed his esteem for me in a manner that I confess flattered me pleasantly when, after the death of Don Luis de Haro, he stated publicly in front of all the foreign ambassadors that he wanted to follow my example in not having a prime minister any longer.”

― Louis XIV

“A king should die on his feet.”

― Louis XVIII of France

“I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and King David.”

― Luke Ford

“Cardio is king. This is how you make sure you don’t wear out in the fight.”

― Luke Rockhold

“If I have to filibuster on the Senate floor, I’ll even read the King James Bible until the wall is funded.”

― Luther Strange

“Anne Boleyn isn’t a sympathetic character, but I like that she isn’t a people pleaser. She’s ambitious and manipulative, but she’s honest. I’m biased, but I don’t think a woman who has said ‘no’ to the King of England for six years would jump into bed with four of his best friends. She was a slick political mind.”

― Lydia Leonard

“I have a king bed, one of those memory-foam mattresses that doesn’t jiggle as you get in or out. Even if you cleaved it down the middle with a pickax, the thing wouldn’t tremble. It’s practically earthquake-proof.”

― Lydia Millet

“My dad was a real man’s man, and so were my brothers, in a small town where hockey is king. It’s a masculine culture. It made me really attentive to what it meant to be a guy.”

― Lynn Coady

“The MLK Shabbat Suppers focused on the theme of educational inequity, which Dr. King considered inextricably linked to the struggle for equality and justice.”

― Lynn Schusterman

“The desertion of Jesus, by his followers, furnishes an argument in support of the supposition that he attempted to be king of the Jews, rather than that he was a superior being.”

― Lysander Spooner

“The Dr. King holiday is not just for black people, African-Americans or people of African descent.”

― LZ Granderson

“Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Lee Child and George R. R. Martin write wildly different books. Their writing, plotting and styles have little or nothing in common. But they all write books and characters that readers find appealing.”

― M. J. Rose

“I have favorite authors from a lifetime of reading, so there are some I’ll automatically read every time they have a new novel. Included in them: Robert Goddard, Jeffery Deaver, Sophie Kinsella, Katherine Neville, Greg Isle, Laurie King, Lee Child, Lisa Tucker, Susan Howatch, Paul Auster. Barry Eisler, David Hewson, Tracy Chevalier.”

― M. J. Rose

“Honestly, I never thought we’d get a nomination for a Grammy, period. To be honest, we felt that if we were ever going to get one, we thought we had ‘City of Evil’ and ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Hail to the King,’ and those were all big records, and they never even sniffed at us.”

― M. Shadows

“I feel like our whole discography up through ‘Hail to the King’ was young, fun, and exciting. It was aggressively driven. ‘The Stage’ was the first step in the band becoming a more mature musical entity.”

― M. Shadows

“’This Means War’ is up there with ‘Hail to the King’ in terms of crowd reaction and kids chanting for it.”

― M. Shadows

“Ever since ‘Hail to the King,’ we’ve been more cognizant of our chord progressions, our key changes, drama in songs, a lot of dynamics – we’ve really added a lot of that in there.”

― M. Shadows

“I hope I’m remembered as the king of the world, the noble man who united all the nations of the earth. But that probably won’t happen.”

― Macaulay Culkin

“I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon… but I want to stay alive.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“In England especially, I’ve found that if you bring up King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson at a dinner party or a social gathering, it’s like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the room.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“I’m mainly an airport author, and if you’re trying to take your mind off the journey, you’re not going to read ‘King Lear.’”

― Maeve Binchy

“I can tell you that as a writer and as a reader, I regard character as king. Or queen. No matter how riveting the action or interesting the plot twists, if I don’t feel like I’m meeting someone who feels real, I’m not going to be compelled to read further.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“To get to play someone who was in some capacity the King of Harlem, that meant something to me. Deep within my bones. I was inspired by the energy that I knew to be a real thing.”

― Mahershala Ali

“I was excited when King’s College announced a scholarship for students who are in developing countries.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I saw a picture of Elvis in blue lame, and thought that if I could recreate that suit and walk down the King’s Road in it, someone might pick me up and take me off on a crazy adventure.”

― Malcolm Mclaren

“The White man pays Reverend Martin Luther King so that Martin Luther King can keep the Negro defenseless.”

― Malcolm X

“The goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to give Negroes a chance to sit in a segregated restaurant beside the same white man who had brutalized them for 400 years.”

― Malcolm X

“My sense of religion is Einstein’s sense of relativity. I don’t believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King or Jesus.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“It was a wonderful experience acting with Prasenjit Chatterjee, the reigning king of Kolkata’s film industry.”

― Manisha Koirala

“We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer. Dr. King was a man of action. If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us.”

― Marc Morial

“I like to be the jester – he is the only one the king doesn’t question.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Working on ‘King Of Texas’ was a life experience for me.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“If you’re the cashier at Burger King, of course you make less than the manager or even the CEO. The issue is whether you’re stuck being a cashier for the rest of your life.”

― Marco Rubio

“Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned.”

― Marcus Garvey

“A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civilization. I don’t think anyone is calling Martin Luther King a New Age woo-woo.”

― Marianne Williamson

“My tastes are not those of the king, who has none, except for hunting and mechanic’s labour.”

― Marie Antoinette

“The king is full of kindnesses toward me, and I love him tenderly. But it is pitiable to see his weakness for Madame du Barri, who is the silliest and most impertinent creature that it is possible to conceive.”

― Marie Antoinette

“My dear mamma is quite right when she says that we must lay down principles and not depart from them. The king will not have the same weaknesses as his grandfather. I hope that he will have no favorites; but I am afraid that he is too mild and too easy. You may depend upon it that I will not draw the king into any great expenses.”

― Marie Antoinette

“The king and the dauphin both like to see me on horseback. I only say this because all the world perceives it, and especially while we were absent from Versailles, they were delighted to see me in my riding habit.”

― Marie Antoinette

“The King of Prussia is innately a bad neighbor, but the English will also always be bad neighbors to France, and the sea has never prevented them from doing her great mischief.”

― Marie Antoinette

“I know, it’s weird that I’ve never done a musical. I turned down two of them. ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Producers.’ I turned two of the biggest Broadway musicals down, am I a mess?”

― Mario Cantone

“Yahoo!, over the years, had been the king of the banner ad.”

― Marissa Mayer

“Ian Rankin’s Rebus is the king of modern British crime fiction. He is dour, determined, and constantly falls foul of his seniors. For all this, we root for him. He is eminently loveable, a quixotic hero moving through the darker half of a Jekyll and Hyde Edinburgh.”

― Mark Billingham

“Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we’re only realizing just now.”

― Mark Bittman

“’Content is King,’ and with more screens needing entertaining content now than at any time in history, that statement is truer than ever.”

― Mark Burnett

“Don King is my promoter, and I want to fight for him. I want to fight in the big fights, and hopefully he can see by me promoting my own show, beating a quality opponent, and bringing a crowd in, that he needs to use me again. The end goal is I want to be thrown in the deep end by Don King. If I’m not good enough, let’s find out.”

― Mark de Mori

“I’m always telling Don King’s people when there’s a top-10 heavyweight they’ve got that needs an opponent, I’m ready.”

― Mark de Mori

“The challenge for me as a parent of two girls is to establish enough structure in the house so that things don’t go haywire… but at the same time, as a dominant male figure in their life, let them know they can topple the king.”

― Mark Duplass

“I don’t aspire at present to be king of the hill in American literature.”

― Mark Helprin

“They can be King Kong, Godzilla, or whatever – I don’t care what they have. Once you get a punch in the face or a knee in the head, all of those skills are gone.”

― Mark Hunt

“I’ve loved musicals ever since I saw ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway.”

― Mark Indelicato

“We used to play in a theater club in London called The King’s Head. When the theater let nut, around 10:00 P.M., we’d be ready to go and really get it on for about an hour or so.”

― Mark Knopfler

“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.”

― Mark Pryor

“Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.”

― Mark Van Doren

“A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.”

― Marlene Dietrich

“The king knows with what ardor and perseverance I have at all times been devoted to the cause of liberty and to the principles of humanity, equality and justice.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“If the king refuses the constitution, I shall oppose him; if he accepts it, I shall defend him; and the day on which he gave himself up as my prisoner secured me more fully to his service than if he had promised me half his kingdom.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“No person is more convinced than I am of the necessity of giving great splendour and energy to the great hereditary magistracy exercised by the king; but in a free country, there can only be citizens and public officers.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“It is foolishly thought by some that democratical constitutions will not, cannot, last; that the States will quarrel with each other; that a king, or at least a nobility, are indispensable for the prosperity of a nation.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“Protestants in France are under intolerable despotism. Although open persecution does not now exist, yet it depends upon the whim of the king, queen, parliament, or any of the ministry.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“I can assure the Marquis de Chasteler that it is my unalterable determination never to set foot on any territory which acknowledges obedience to His Majesty the King of Bohemia and Hungary.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology – the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.”

― Martin Scorsese

“The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies.”

― Martin Van Buren

“The defense of the West Bank by Arab forces would be a truly suicidal enterprise. The late King Hussein understood these facts well. Until 1967, he was careful to keep most of his forces east of the Jordan River. When he momentarily forgot these realities in 1967, it took Israel just three days of fighting to remind him of them.”

― Martin Van Creveld

“When I worked with Billie Jean King and Craig Kardon, and we would be working on something, Billie would show up and say, ‘What about this?’ Neither one of us had seen it.”

― Martina Navratilova

“Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it’s nonviolent, as defined by Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and King.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Reading Stephen King’s book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.”

― Mary Garden

“I still like the King’s Road. It is very alive; it is a hustle of things from different countries and so on. It is lovely.”

― Mary Quant

“Jean Shrimpton was the most beautiful of all the models I have known. To walk down the King’s Road, Chelsea, with Shrimpton was like walking through the rye. Strong men just keeled over right and left as she strode up the street.”

― Mary Quant

“A king is always a king – and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.”

― Mary Shelley

“In the arcades, when I was younger, there was a game called ‘King of Fighters 95,’ and I thought I was pretty good. I had a 50-strong win streak on ‘Street Fighter 2’ around that time.”

― Masahiro Sakurai

“I’m the king of debt.”

― Masayoshi Son

“Paul Simon is the king!”

― Mat Kearney

“I’m the king of brownie sundaes!”

― Matt Dallas

“When I was young, there was no such thing as YA. You simply went from reading children’s novels to reading adult novels. So one year, I was reading Tove Jansson, and the next year, I was reading Stephen King.”

― Matt Haig

“King Maxel is the greatest soul ever known to mankind.”

― Matt Hardy

“The first time I was in a ring with William Regal, I called him ‘Bro,’ and from there, everyone just kept saying ‘Bro’ to me. I kept saying ‘Bro,’ and before I knew it, I was deemed The King of Bros.”

― Matt Riddle

“Developing a new designer colouring book with Laurence King has been a real passion project of mine.”

― Matthew Williamson

“People will come up to me everywhere and say, ‘Ah, I saw you on ‘Larry King,’ and, ‘Ah, I saw you on ‘Oprah.’ And it’s really nice, and a lot of people say, ‘Is it a pain?’ And I say ‘No.’ And it’s not annoying.”

― Mattie Stepanek

“Some time ago, I told Larry King that I planned to live to be 102. I still do.”

― Maureen O’Hara

“I’m not a big blues fan, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t dig B.B. King.”

― Maurice Gibb

“The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them.”

― Maurice Jarre

“Politics is its own world. It is a court and if the king’s eye lights on you, you are a powerful figure. If the king’s eye wanders elsewhere, you are out, whatever your title.”

― Maurice Saatchi

“I was brought into the life of one Bas Rutten in 2001 at a grappling tournament that I was attending to support a friend of mine. I had never met Bas before but, of course, knew who he was: the King of Pancrase, UFC Heavyweight champion, and the commentator with Pride.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler might be the most talented man I’ve ever worked with. He comes in, he’s cool as a cucumber, and then all of a sudden, as soon as the camera comes on, it was a dream. It was an absolute dream come true to spar and share the same airspace with a guy I’ve respected for a long, long time.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“We’ve had a great change. Dr King saw to that. I was so grateful to see the ‘colored only’ signs come off the water fountains and bathrooms in the south. But the struggle lives on.”

― Mavis Staples

“Among all the characters mentioned in the Bible, none is more mysterious than Melchisedec; said to be without father, mother, or earthly kin, and holding the dual office of king and priest.”

― Max Heindel

“At the end of the day, I’m the king. I’m in my throne, you know? If you want to come see me, come see me.”

― Max Holloway

“I saw my first two Broadway shows when I was 4 years old, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and after both of them I came home and reenacted the entirety of the shows on my living room table for my family and friends. I started doing that after every show I saw until I actually did my first youth production when I was 5.”

― Max Schneider

“I did my first show when I was five and I was the King of the Oompa Loompas in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ The kids’ theater company, I was the youngest one, so there wasn’t a part for me, so they made me the king of the Oompa Loompas.”

― Max Schneider

“I would like to do ‘King Lear.’ But I would like to do it in Swedish.”

― Max von Sydow

“The king must die so that the country can live.”

― Maximilien Robespierre

“There’s nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.”

― Meg Cabot

“You have to understand that Roger Ailes was a king. He was on the cover of multiple industry publications as the most powerful man in news. And at Fox News, there was no one else with power. So you didn’t want to get on the wrong side of him because he was actually beloved inside the building and very well-liked in the industry.”

― Megyn Kelly

“It is worth noting that Steve King of Iowa is far from the only Republican member of Congress to offer cover to white nationalists.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“I was 13 years old when I first heard of the Sultan of Brunei. The absolute ruler of a tiny, oil-rich kingdom in Southeast Asia, Hassanal Bolkiah was the subject of a much-discussed TV documentary by the British filmmaker Alan Whicker in 1992. As a young teenager, sitting in front of the television, I was in awe of this Muslim king.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“In Spain there’s the king – and then there’s Antonio.”

― Melanie Griffith

“My grandfather sold insurance to King Farouk of Egypt. And my savta’s parents helped found the city of Tel Aviv in 1906. Our family name used to be Mizrahi, but they changed it to Mayron, which means ‘happy water’ in Hebrew.”

― Melanie Mayron

“I believed in Obama for social issues. I believe he brought our nation together and healed our racial divide. Martin Luther King’s dream came true when he was elected. That’s huge.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“The abolition of slavery was driven by the King James Bible. It gave slaves a common language and purpose.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.”

― Mencius

“The king of branding, Mr. Trump performs best when he is on the defense.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania, was chosen agent to the Court of Britain, and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure a favorable reception to this last address.”

― Mercy Otis Warren

“I was signed to A&M, I was signed to Lou Adler, who had a company within a company, which was A&M Records, and everything – James Taylor, Rita Coolidge, Carole King – I worked on all of that stuff.”

― Merry Clayton

“Carole King is one of my dearest friends. We’re like family.”

― Merry Clayton

“Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don’t ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything.”

― Merv Griffin

“Dr. King is so inspiring, so impressive, so moving as a human being.”

― Michael Bolton

“’King of California’ was just, I thought, a really great, fresh, original kind of script. I loved the tone, the mix of tragedy, comedy, and drama, and that it was a good part.”

― Michael Douglas

“My mom didn’t write, but she loved to read. She liked books ‘that made you a little nervous.’ Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Peter Straub were the three wise men of our family bookshelf.”

― Michael Easton

“When white supremacy becomes institutional, it begins to harm the very people who are not simply outside of it because of their race, it begins to harm the folk who look like the folk who want to be in charge. Martin Luther King, Jr., understood this, Malcolm X understood this, James Baldwin really understood this.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been the last person to have wanted his iconization and his heroism. He was an enormously guilt-laden man. He was drenched in a sense of shame about his being featured as the preeminent leader of African-American culture and the civil rights movement.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“I think we have to face right in the center of the hurricane, if you will, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s foibles and faults. I think that we do no good to ourselves and do no honor to him by pretending that he did not fail, that he did not wrestle greatly and, at times, surrender to his own sins and his own faults and failures.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“I think that not only do saints make poor role models, they are incapable in one sense of identifying radically with those of us who are mere mortals. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mortality says to us that here’s a figure who got up every day of his life facing tremendous odds and yet overcame them.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“When Dr. King was murdered, I had no idea who he was. But as soon as I heard his words on television that night when I was 9 years old, I was dumbstruck, awestruck by their power.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“I’m a ‘tweener,’ man! I couldn’t march with Dr. King and them. And I’m too old to be a hip-hopper. But I’ve been granted honorary status in each generation… I see my tongue as a bridge over which ideas can travel back and forth.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“In big battle scenes, like ‘King Arthur’, you see the knights in all their fine armour, but they’re not in the thick of it: follow the perspective, and you’ll find some poor little sod, who didn’t want to be there, anyway, with his head split.”

― Michael Foreman

“I always loved movies like ‘King Kong’ and ‘Planet of the Apes,’ monster movies, Ray Harryhausen films, all of that stuff. I always loved the music in them, too.”

― Michael Giacchino

“The rise of King Crimson was so fast that, to me, it felt as if it was going out of control. And it was going so fast that I couldn’t keep up with what was happening.”

― Michael Giles

“I sometimes think that the In campaign appears to be operating to a script written by George R.R. Martin and Stephen King – Brexit would mean a combination of ‘A Feast for Crows’ and ‘Misery.’”

― Michael Gove

“Lincoln was not an intellectual, but no one in 200 years understood the language of the King James Bible or learned Blackstone’s Laws of England, or Cicero, or the language of the Founding Fathers, better than he did.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“I only met Ian Fleming once, at a party given by my father’s friend the director Carol Reed, at his house at 211 King’s Road, Chelsea, the garden of which he shared with Peter Ustinov.”

― Michael Korda

“Stephen King, by far, is the standard-bearer. I think anyone who writes suspense fiction and says that King isn’t an influence is either lying or being foolish. I read his book ‘On Writing’ before I read pretty much any of his fiction.”

― Michael Koryta

“Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the ’80s and ’90s – ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘Home Alone,’ etc. – has acquired rights to ‘The Cypress House’ and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct.”

― Michael Koryta

“I do love the Nat King Cole stuff, the classic Christmas records. There’s something about putting those records on and hearing his voice at Christmastime that brings back a lot of great memories of growing up.”

― Michael McDonald

“They were kind of like little Stephen King stories… but these go back many hundreds of years.”

― Michael McKean

“Television has its own award. It’s called the Emmy. It’s a good award. I like it. I have one. But you don’t see movies like ‘The King’s Speech’ win Oscars and then go to TV and qualify for Emmys. In documentaries, some networks have been able to game the system.”

― Michael Moore

“I usually just try to do whatever’s on the page because I’ve done research before – including a lot of analysis – but you end up with conflicting data. To me, the script is king.”

― Michael Pena

“King Edward VIII was forced to abdicate because he was determined to marry a divorced woman. As a result of that decision, the Queen’s father, George VI, was obliged to lead the country through a war that threatened its survival, with all the personal pain portrayed in ‘The King’s Speech.’”

― Michael Portillo

“With the players Madden is definitely king and that’s probably why it’s been one of the top selling games all these years and will probably continue to be.”

― Michael Strahan

“We don’t go to war to protect Pizza Hut or Burger King or some other things, some of the nonsense I’ve seen on our battlefields.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“In political and social analysis, we still have not cut off the head of the king.”

― Michel Foucault

“When you look at the early-’30s movies, like King Kong, the codes of acting are very similar to those of silent movies. In some of the silent movies – the good ones, the ones done by the best directors – the acting is very, very natural.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“I have a very high opinion of Steve King and his ability, so I would encourage him to consider any position for higher office.”

― Michele Bachmann

“I believe this system of mass incarceration would have Dr. King turning in his grave. There’s no doubt in my mind that Dr. King would be doing everything in his power to build a movement to end mass incarceration in the United States; a movement for education, not incarceration.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Martin Luther King Jr. could have argued that separate water fountains were too expensive, a waste of money. He would have been right about that. But cost was beside the point.”

― Michelle Alexander

“In my view, the most important lesson we can learn from Dr. King is not what he said at the March on Washington but what he said and did after the march. In the years following the march, he did not play politics to see what crumbs a fundamentally corrupt system might toss to the beggars for justice.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I have stood on the shoulders of giants like Billie Jean King, Hillary Clinton, my mother – people who have really empowered and influenced my life in an incredible way.”

― Michelle Kwan

“We knew Chris Matthews had no shame. Now we also know the king of TV ghouls has no souls.”

― Michelle Malkin

“Democracies are slow to anger and hesitant to go to war: Voters don’t want to sacrifice their children for the glory of a selfish king.”

― Michio Kaku

“Stephen King. Now I’m not crazy about him, but he’s a great a writer.”

― Mickey Spillane

“’The Stand’ was great. Adapted by Stephen King from his massive book.”

― Miguel Ferrer

“Big Stephen King fan. I think he’s dismissed often as a hack probably because of his prolific body of work, but he’s anything but. I think he’s a terrific writer. And not just a genre writer; he really approaches a number of complexities in everything he writes. So I’m a huge fan.”

― Miguel Ferrer

“In the jungle, size is king. Women like big men. That’s just evolution.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Larry King and his producers ought to go back to school and learn what ‘fair and balanced’ really means.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Beauty and the Beast seemed like it all was really brown. The whole thing was just so brown and orange and yellow, like Burger King or something. I don’t think I would have liked Beauty and the Beast at any age.”

― Mike Judge

“I never understand when people say, ‘Do you do comedy or tragedy?’ I don’t think they’re very much different. They both have to be true, and there isn’t a great play in the world that doesn’t have funny parts to it – as ‘Salesman’ does, as ‘King Lear’ does. The whole idea is to reflect life in some way, which means surely you have to have both.”

― Mike Nichols

“The heroes of my childhood were Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy… but I was inspired by the ideals of our 40th president and became a Republican.”

― Mike Pence

“I’m not looking to be the King of Comedy, or the King of Hollywood. I just want to be able to keep making stuff that I’m into and have the opportunity to challenge myself with, wearing different hats.”

― Mike White

“I want to travel the world – like Egypt. I love history. That’s my favorite subject at school. From the building of the pyramids to… King Tut. Their way of working without technology. I find all that fascinating.”

― Millicent Simmonds

“Premieres are pretty fun, but probably the most fun was when I went to see ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,’ and I’d just flown in from Africa, and I hadn’t even seen the movie yet. So, the first time I saw it was at the premiere. It was really fun.”

― Miranda Otto

“When I came to UFC, I was treated like a king.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“Do you think I am standing here, making this up as I go? I am sorry to disillusion you. I am not Robin Williams. I am the king of the pen.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“West Bengal belongs to Bengalis. We should live here like a king and not as servants.”

― Mithun Chakraborty

“Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches.”

― Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

“The greatest moral leader of my lifetime was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose private life does not bear close examination.”

― Molly Ivins

“Once upon a time, my mother lived in the posh downtown of Homs, Syria. She described my grandfather as a king in a storybook, atop a horse, wearing a didashah and pointing a long arm.”

― Mona Simpson

“My all-time heroes are Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., two men who had to really work to achieve what they did. And I had the privilege of meeting them both.”

― Monte Irvin

“Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.”

― Morgan Freeman

“Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.”

― Morgan Freeman

“She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero, a role that carried high expectations but she did a credible job of continuing Dr King’s dream especially in the face of a changing and often hostile American public.”

― Morris Dees

“A lot has happened since Dr. King left us. He probably wouldn’t recognize the landscape if he saw it, but I still believe he would still have the same spiritual faith and also faith in us as people – not only people in our nation, but people in the world.”

― Morris Dees

“My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.”

― Mose Allison

“I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level.”

― Muammar al-Gaddafi

“I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.”

― Muhammad Ali

“The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“The people who have impacted the world didn’t live long. Martin Luther King. John F. Kennedy. These people who impact the world were not old people, but they lived so effectively that we cannot erase them from history.”

― Myles Munroe

“Heard in full sound, the Gospels tell about the establishment of a theocracy, and portray what theocracy looks like with Jesus as king.”

― N. T. Wright

“Debbie Allen and Regina King inspire me.”

― Nafessa Williams

“Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?”

― Nancy Mitford

“I am the king of old school romance.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“I can laugh at myself because I’ve had to. Everything would have been much worse if I’d been the singing son of Nat ‘King’ Cole.”

― Natalie Cole

“I don’t think anyone can measure up to what my father had achieved. I’m just happy to at least play some of his music, but he is really the one who was the pioneer, the one who started all this. He’s really The King.”

― Natalie Cole

“I’ll never totally get away from being who I am, which first, to many, is the daughter of Nat King Cole, which became even more intensified with the ‘Unforgettable’ album.”

― Natalie Cole

“The thing with Stephen King is that everyone dies, and everyone comes back to life. So you never know with his mind where things go. It’s the same with Steven Spielberg, too.”

― Natalie Martinez

“I just feel like if I really believe what Dr. King said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’ then I should be compelled to use my God-given platform to effect change.”

― Nate Parker

“Whatever our bedtime was as kids, we could stay up an extra half hour if we were reading. My parents didn’t care as long as I was under the spell of a Stephen King or a Douglas Adams. Now I read in bed. I read at work. I read standing in line. It’s like, ‘Hello, my name is Nathan and I am a reader.’”

― Nathan Fillion

“The thing that everyone remembers about ‘Bambi’ is that moment. ‘The Lion King,’ took it to quite an extreme because it was an action sequence: his father was killed in a wildebeest stampede – I related, because mine was, too.”

― Nathan Lane

“I’m a big Stephen King fan.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“I’ve participated in many demonstrations since I was a child. When I was at medical college, I was fighting King Farouk, then British colonization, against Nasser, against Sadat who pushed me into prison, Mubarak who pushed me into exile. I never stopped.”

― Nawal El Saadawi

“Although it is hard to see why any sensible authority would feel threatened by the peaceful expression of one’s point of view, there is a long history of trying to repress subversive depictions of political figures – back in the 19th century, for example, France’s King Louis Philippe was depicted as a piece of fruit.”

― Nazanin Boniadi

“Trump abuses every privilege in the same way. It’s kind of like King George. Take a legal concept and then stretch it beyond all recognition, and that’s what you have Trump doing.”

― Neal Katyal

“Pretty much every society, every culture in the world has some version of the Arthur legend, so everybody knows it; certainly in the western world, everybody knows King Arthur, but nobody knows what happens next.”

― Neil Marshall

“I was driving my 1959 Chevy Impala down King’s Highway in Brooklyn with the top down, and I heard ‘Oh! Carol’ on three stations at the same time while I was channel surfing. I knew then that I made it.”

― Neil Sedaka

“Tra-la-las and doo-be-do’s became a Neil Sedaka trademark. I was the king of the tra-la-las and doo-be-do’s in the ’50s and ’60s. But then when I re-recorded ‘Breaking Up,’ I started with a verse instead of the doo-be-do’s!”

― Neil Sedaka

“When any young director gets hired by a studio to do a $125 million film based on a preexisting piece of intellectual property, they’re climbing into the meat grinder. And what you’re coming out with on the other side is a generic, heavily studio-controlled pile of garbage that ends up on the side of Burger King wrappers.”

― Neill Blomkamp

“Stephen King once told me he liked my writing. And that was great.”

― Nelson DeMille

“When I was first sent from H.M.S. King Alfred to be interviewed by Goodeve in the Admiralty, I was furious. The War seemed to me, in June of 1940, to be desperately serious, and England in imminent peril of invasion.”

― Nevil Shute

“’King of the Cruiserweights’ is not just something I say. Let me be straight. I am the king. You can see that. It’s undeniable.”

― Neville

“It took a long time to get that film made. I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six or seven months after I had my son and actually auditioned for the Regina King part and they just were like, ‘No, you’re just – you just don’t really seem the part.’”

― Nia Long

“I didn’t want to look distinguished; I wanted to look fun, and also to fade into the street, into the King’s Road. If I don’t fade into a room at White’s, that’s fine. My father was chairman of Brooks’ and the Beefsteak, and I was brought up in that life, and it bores me rigid.”

― Nicholas Haslam

“Saudi Arabia isn’t the enemy, but it is a problem. It could make so much positive difference in the Islamic world if it used its status to soothe Sunni-Shiite tensions and encourage tolerance. For a time, under King Abdullah, it seemed that the country was trying to reform, but now under King Salman, it has stalled.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Your failure to enjoy a highly rated novel doesn’t mean you’re dim – you may find that Graham Greene is more to your taste, or Stephen Hawking or Iris Murdoch or Ian Rankin. Dickens, Stephen King, whoever.”

― Nick Hornby

“When I’m in that studio, I feel like I’m the king of the world. If I lose that, I’m going to lose a lot.”

― Nicky Jam

“I grew up reading Stephen King, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, Isaac Asimov’s nonfiction books, and Roald Dahl.”

― Nnedi Okorafor

“In politics, Joseph Smith was something of a radical. He preached, instead of democracy, a version of theocratic rule within a framework given by his own prophetic leadership. At Nauvoo, Smith affected a Napoleonic uniform and made himself into a general and quasi king of the polity he had constituted.”

― Noah Feldman

“People don’t see very often their death coming… Look at the French Revolution: The king of France was thinking in the 1780s, ‘We’re doing rather better than my father in the 1770s.’”

― Norman Davies

“The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.”

― Northrop Frye

“The year 1999, seventh month, from the sky will come a great King of Terror. To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, before and after Mars to reign by good luck.”

― Nostradamus

“Hercules King of Rome and of Annemark, three times one surnamed de Gaulle will lead, Italy and the one of St. Mark to tremble, first monarch, renowned above all.”

― Nostradamus

“To the Spains will come a very powerful king, by land and sea subjugating the South; This will cause harm, lowering again the crescent, clipping the wings of those of Friday.”

― Nostradamus

“The year 1999, seventh month, from Heaven will come a great king of terror: to bring back to life the great King of Angolmois. Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.”

― Nostradamus

“The spirit of the kingdom undermines its defenses. People will rise against the king. A new peace is made; holy laws deteriorate. Paris has never before found herself in such dire straits.”

― Nostradamus

“By rights you’re a king. If I was you, I’d call for a new deal.”

― O. Henry

“He was a king that had everything, and he lost it all but still had faith. So God blessed him with 10 times more. When I was in jail, like Solomon, I didn’t understand why I was going through what I was going through. I was on the right path. Wasn’t riding dirty. Then I got trapped in this hole. So I reached to the Word.”

― Offset

“I had this maroon ‘Lion King’ tracksuit that my mum couldn’t take off me. I wore it until the sleeves ended at my elbows and the trousers ended at my knees.”

― Oliver Jackson-Cohen

“My father was king of the guidebooks and our holidays were always planned, taking us from a great gallery to an ace cafe to a beautiful view. And as an actor, I loathe improvisation because there’s no structure and no one knows what’s going on.”

― Olivia Williams

“My mother used to play cards with King Farouk. He believed she brought good luck to him – she was his mascot.”

― Omar Sharif

“I think Gil Scott-Heron is a king. He’s a brilliant, broken king.”

― Omari Hardwick

“Growing up, I was surrounded by music by the Stones, Carole King, and the Beach Boys. I didn’t know who Michael Jackson was till I was about 13.”

― Ophelia Lovibond

“The habit of collecting, of attachment to things, is an essential human trait. But Western civilization put collecting on a pedestal by inventing museums. Museums are about representing power. It could be the king’s power or, later, people’s power.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king – a real leader.”

― Oriana Fallaci

“It must be terribly lonely to be a king instead of a man.”

― Oriana Fallaci

“I was inspired to play electric guitar from listening to a lot of Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and B.B. King, and that’s always been the kind of music that I gravitate toward.”

― Orianthi

“Eric Clapton was such a great player. He sounds like he’s Freddie King or someone like that. He plays the roots of blues and Delta blues. He really affected me with the way that he plays, because he never really plays that many notes.”

― Orianthi

“God is the King. In him exists all legal authority.”

― Orson Pratt

“A personal game-changer was when Ridley Scott cast me as King John, the King of England, for ‘Robin Hood.’”

― Oscar Isaac

“The last thing I want to do is to present something as ‘Stephen King, Part II,’ and have it be something that’s a big disappointment.”

― Owen King

“I didn’t want to write a book as Stephen King’s son, because all I did was get born, and that’s not much of an accomplishment. If that was the reason my book was published, it wouldn’t be worth the paper it was printed on. I wanted to do my own thing.”

― Owen King

“Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’ is not a conventional horror novel. No ghosts, no vampires, no prune-faced escapees of the graveyard.”

― Owen King

“You’re not a baby boomer if you don’t have a visceral recollection of a Kennedy and a King assassination, a Beatles breakup, a U.S. defeat in Vietnam, and a Watergate.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“’Carrie’ was a pretty big-budget movie at a real studio, with a director that had already done a bunch of things and had some notoriety, and Stephen King was the writer.”

― P. J. Soles

“I learned so much from the writing on ‘King of the Hill’, which I thought was just magnificent. They would let real moments happen in this animated, one-dimensional world. I feel like I’ve been in school this whole time.”

― Pamela Adlon

“In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King’s, especially the discovery of French and German literature.”

― Patrick White

“In 1974, when I started working with the material that became ‘Horses,’ a lot of our great voices had died. We’d lost Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, and people like Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.”

― Patti Smith

“I grew up Catholic, so I have these defenses about listening to anything with too much religiosity; some of the lyrics didn’t sit well in my mouth. One of my beefs is the patriarchal setup. Having the ‘he, he, he, God, God, God, king, king, king’ stuff was hard for me.”

― Patty Griffin

“There’s a bunch of Stephen King books I love. ‘Salem’s Lot’ was always one of my favourites. ‘It.’ ‘Needful Things.’ Moving away from King, and ‘Silence of the Lambs’ is always a good choice.”

― Paul Cleave

“Stephen King consummately honors several traditions with his rare paperback original, ‘Joyland.’ He addresses the novel of carny life and sideshows, where the midway serves as microcosm, such as in those famous books by Ray Bradbury, Charles Finney and William Lindsay Gresham.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“The science-fictional motif of lethal, infectious information – bad memes – is a fascinating one, with an extended history. One of the earliest instances is Robert W. Chambers’s ‘The King in Yellow’ from 1895. Chambers’s conceit is a malevolent play: read beyond Act II, and you go mad.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“I became a reader – never mind a writer – because of Stephen King.”

― Paul G. Tremblay

“I thought ‘The King’s Speech’ was great.”

― Paul Haggis

“We’re trained to see the world in terms of charismatic organizations and charismatic people. That’s who we look to for leadership and change, for transformation. We’re awaiting the next J.F.K., the next Martin Luther King, the next Gandhi, the next Nelson Mandela.”

― Paul Hawken

“I mean, truly, in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and if you can’t spot that CM Punk is magic from the moment he walks in the door, then you’re reading a playbook from an antiquated writer.”

― Paul Heyman

“In the spring of 1854, some of my publications persuaded King Maximilian II of Bavaria to offer me, at the suggestion of Emanuel Geibel, a position in Munich with an annual salary of 1000 guilders, to take part in his so-called symposia, weekly soirees at which scholars and poets were gathered.”

― Paul Heyse

“King Charles, who was also the Holy Roman Emperor, lived and worked in hard bare rooms with no carpets, crowding to the fire in winter, using the window’s sunshine in summer.”

― Paul Horgan

“The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats.”

― Paul Mooney

“With Free, we had phased out all of the blues material and wanted to phase in all original material, and the only song that stayed from our blues past was ‘The Hunter’ by Albert King. People just loved that. And I said, ‘We have to write a song that will top that – otherwise, what are we doing here?’ That was the birth of ‘All Right Now.’”

― Paul Rodgers

“I’ve been influenced by so many great people , like Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, so many great blues and soul artists that I completely revere. So it’s strange for me, actually, to hear somebody say, ‘Oh, I was deeply influenced by your music.’”

― Paul Rodgers

“No one told Miles Davis or BB King to pack it in. John Lee Hooker played literally up to the day he died. Why should pop musicians be any different?”

― Paul Weller

“I promise by my conscience and honor to faithfully fulfill the obligations of the office of president of the government with loyalty to the King, and to keep and enforce the Constitution as the fundamental norm of the State.”

― Pedro Sanchez

“I’m now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version, which I’m eternally grateful for.”

― Penelope Lively

“I’ve always said, if you treat yourself like a queen, you’ll attract a king.”

― Pepa

“Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.”

― Pericles

“He is the king. If it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ‘Rumble’, I would have never picked up a guitar.”

― Pete Townshend

“I’m a little bit of a makeout king. I don’t discriminate too much.”

― Pete Wentz

“To watch King Lear is to approach the recognition that there is indeed no meaning in life, and that there are limits to human understanding.”

― Peter Ackroyd

“Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.”

― Peter Bichsel

“I liked Edinburgh as a university in a way that I’d never enjoyed King’s College London. I realised after I came to Edinburgh that perhaps it was a mistake to have gone to a college which was bang in the centre of a vast city. It had a bad effect on the social life of the students because a lot of them were commuting from outer London.”

― Peter Higgs

“No film has captivated my imagination more than ‘King Kong.’ I’m making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.”

― Peter Jackson

“’The Return Of The King’ has a conclusion.”

― Peter Jackson

“Angela King is a lovely person with a tremendous sense of art.”

― Peter Max

“When I founded the first Hard Rock, no one was serving American food in London; McDonald’s wasn’t there, Burger King, etc.”

― Peter Morton

“I was certainly a kid who believed he could make a difference in the world. I was, as a young person, cooking up plans. My hero is Billie Jean King, and the thing that I find so impressive about Billie Jean is that she took something as banal as playing tennis and used it to change the world. She really did.”

― Peter Paige

“I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal.”

― Peter Ustinov

“I like things that start depressing and dark and end up romantic, and that’s what I really loved about ‘King Kong.’”

― Petra Haden

“I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.”

― Phaedrus

“I grew up near King’s Cross station in London, living in an apartment block where my dad was a caretaker.”

― Phil Daniels

“I used to play quite a good lead guitar, R&B style. Clapton and BB King are heroes.”

― Philip Kerr

“I’ve just written a very gritty, non-magical take on the King Arthur legend, ‘Here Lies Arthur,’ and I’m currently toying with some other historical ideas, as well as working with the illustrator David Wyatt on some sequels to my Victorian space opera ‘Larklight.’”

― Philip Reeve

“I don’t really read Stephen King – I just can’t read scary things because it stays with me too long – but I truly liked his memoir of the craft of writing.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“If we want to talk about Gross Natural Product, we have to talk about the King of Bhutan’s index of Gross National Happiness, too. Certainly I have found, as many travellers before me, that people in the poorest places are often the readiest to shower me, from an affluent country, with hospitality and kindness.”

― Pico Iyer

“A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.”

― Pierre Corneille

“I would not like a king who could obey.”

― Pierre Corneille

“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.”

― Pietro Aretino

“In my home country, which is one of the oldest kingdoms in the world, you’re born with the title. You don’t get elected. I don’t know how the king and queen of Denmark would respond if they suddenly had to do a speech, if the people would vote for them. I don’t know how that would end up.”

― Pilou Asbaek

“Art thou the King of the Jews?”

― Pontius Pilate

“Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?”

― Pontius Pilate

“What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?”

― Pontius Pilate

“I am, of course, directly descended from Brian Boru, the last king of Ireland, a fact certified by my mother and therefore beyond dispute. But as everybody else with a drop of Irish blood in his carcass is also a guaranteed descendant of the old billy goat, I am not overly arrogant because of this royal strain.”

― Preston Sturges

“I just look at it, as it’s something that I had to do. I had this vision that really, Graceland is suited for a king and it is his castle. And people really should see it, as he loved it.”

― Priscilla Presley

“Nas is like King Queensbridge: he’s the man out there.”

― Prodigy

“I caught the U.S. Open a couple of times, but, man, I would love to catch Wimbledon and watch Nadal – he is the king of all kings.”

― Pusha T

“If my brother and I wanted money in our pockets, we had to get jobs – my first was at 15, at Burger King. We had to come up with ways to create an income.”

― Queen Latifah

“Melody is king, and don’t you ever forget it. Lyrics appear to be out front, but they’re not; they’re just an accompanying factor. If they’re good, you’re really in good shape. Lyrics are written to be rewritten.”

― Quincy Jones

“I’m the Ali of today. I’m the Marvin Gaye of today. I’m the Bob Marley of today. I’m the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realise that now.”

― R. Kelly

“It is a privilege that women fancy me, but I cannot sustain the chocolate boy image forever. I don’t want to end up being known, like the late veteran Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan was, as the king of romance.”

― R. Madhavan

“I’ve been a fan of vampire fiction since way, way back – I loved Stephen King, Anne Rice, Peter Straub, Robert McCammon, Shirley Jackson, lots of great horror and paranormal fiction.”

― Rachel Caine

“Once I was chased by the king of all scorpions. I have the most notorious animal stories.”

― Rachel Hunter

“I took an interest in the Civil Rights Movement. I listened to Martin Luther King. The Vietnam War was raging. When I was 18, I was eligible for the draft, but when I went to be tested, I didn’t qualify.”

― Radhanath Swami

“I’m very big on content. I kind of feel like content is king and will continue to be that, so I’m just going to give the fans what they want.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“I have suffered as much as Martin Luther King. Only I didn’t get the bullet. And I would have taken the bullet if I could have.”

― Ralph Abernathy

“I loved Martin Luther King more than a brother.”

― Ralph Abernathy

“I wanted to show that Martin Luther King was simply a human being, not a god, not a saint.”

― Ralph Abernathy

“We have to understand that content is king now. And it doesn’t matter what the source of the content and where it’s coming from, as long as it is workable.”

― Ram Charan

“If Rosa Parks had not refused to move to the back of the bus, you and I might never have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King.”

― Ramsey Clark

“The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed on the colonies by King George III. This act inevitably led to the American Revolution. Just as the Stamp Act did in 1765, Obamacare should act as a wake-up call. Chief Justice Roberts provides us with a similar call to action.”

― Rand Paul

“What I’ve always said is that I’m opposed to institutional racism, and I would’ve, had I’ve been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism.”

― Rand Paul

“We forgot that Martin Luther King, Jr. changed his discourse toward the end of his life because he understood that the real fundamental problem of this country was not just race, it was class. It was the economical situation of not only poor blacks but also the poor white part of the population and everything in between.”

― Raoul Peck

“In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.”

― Raoul Vaneigem

“I love watching the Serengeti, the way lions live. The only way the king lion loses his crown is by somebody physically defeating him.”

― Ray Lewis

“I don’t like fantasy where a king snaps his fingers and suddenly a whole army appears and goes off to war – he’s got to feed them, he’s got to pay them, he’s got to take care of the camp followers and the gamblers and the people who cause disorder.”

― Raymond E. Feist

“I grew up watching Pixar movies. And my favourite – if you don’t count ‘The Good Dinosaur’ – is the first Pixar movie my older brother showed me. That would be ‘Monsters, Inc.’ I also like Disney – ‘The Lion King’ is probably my all-time favourite movie.”

― Raymond Ochoa

“Radio was used powerfully by Josef Goebbels to disseminate Nazi propaganda, and just as powerfully by King George VI to inspire the British people to fight invasion.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“When I first drove my car down Sunset Strip, I nearly crashed my car gazing at the monolithic ads of various celebrities. They are bigger than King Kong, and more frightening.”

― Rebecca Pidgeon

“If you win in New York – that Frank Sinatra song – you are a god. You are a king.”

― Reggie Miller

“Now I can always be called ‘Emmy winner Regina King.’ I think that in this business, it must mean something. Every time someone has won an award, and they’re announcing them or speaking about them, that prefaces their name.”

― Regina King

“In times of crisis, cash is king.”

― Ricardo Salinas Pliego

“Not too many people are – were as good as Bob Hope. George Burns was great at thinking, you know, on the spot. Steve Allen was marvelous, and so was George Burns. But Bob may be the king of them all, you know.”

― Rich Little

“What good was being the king of the rackets in Newark, N.J., if you couldn’t have DiMaggio at your dinner table?”

― Richard Ben Cramer

“Obviously, the Night’s King is clearly a symbol of something very unpleasant in our psyche, and he even raises wights from the dead, which is probably everybody’s worst fear, being actually used after we’re dead.”

― Richard Brake

“To be publishing Stephen King, to be a friend to Stephen, when he is absolutely what got me into this business, is a really neat thing and something I don’t take for granted.”

― Richard Chizmar

“A movie like ‘Selma’ should be a relic in a time capsule from 1965, a clue to how well we heeded King’s words and how far we have advanced. Instead, it is a reminder that the ‘American problem’ has yet to be solved.”

― Richard Corliss

“A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian.”

― Richard Dawkins

“I went to a school called Waterford Kamhlaba, and ‘Kamhlaba’ is what the king of Swaziland called the school because… in siSwati, it means ‘all the world in one.’”

― Richard E. Grant

“All the fascination of King Solomon’s Mines seems to be behind those great mountains and this I may add is a bit of advance work for mother, an entering wedge to my disappearing from sight for years and years in the Congo.”

― Richard Harding Davis

“It neither is reason nor in any wise to be suffered that the young king, our master and kinsman, should be in the hands of custody of his mother’s kindred, sequestered in great measure from our company and attendance, the which is neither honorable to his majesty nor unto us.”

― Richard III of England

“Not one foot will I fly, so long as breath bides within my breast; for, by Him that shaped both sea and land, this day shall end my battles or my life. I will die King of England.”

― Richard III of England

“I’d rather be called King than other things I’ve been called.”

― Richard Petty

“I remember the day Richard Nixon won in 1968. That was a time that seemed certain to bring about long awaited seismic change in America. But events of tragic proportion took us on a turn. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were suddenly dead.”

― Richard Schiff

“I started out as a drummer, and when I was 9, my drum teacher had an album out. He was the rudiment king! He signed it for me, ‘Rudimentally yours, Frank Arsenault.’ How cool is that?”

― Rick Nielsen

“We are a republic, very inefficient. If you want a really efficient form of government, you have a king or a dictator. And in the end, you hope it’s a benevolent one. But then you could get things done. There’s no lurching; there’s no bumps. That’s the cornerstone of checks and balances.”

― Rick Santelli

“I believe our country has to do whatever we can do to protect ourselves-we’re king of the hill. We need to protect democracy and the lives of those who live in the free world.”

― Rick Yune

“My father was the Formica King of Long Island, and my mother was the daughter of a Bengal Lancer in India.”

― Ricky Jay

“I grew up in Ohio, where civil-rights accomplishments had already begun to accelerate before Martin Luther King appeared. In hindsight, we know that many people, black and white, were instrumental in changing the Jim Crow status quo on all levels.”

― Rita Dove

“If you saw me in ‘The King and I,’ I had that angelic, virginal face.”

― Rita Moreno

“I don’t want to do sing-and-dance routine. I believe script is the king, so I would go for powerful stories.”

― Ritika Singh

“I look at it like this: that if Shakespeare were alive today, he would have written two or three plays about the Kennedy family, and actors would traditionally play JFK like they Hamlet or King Lear. They just would. I mean, people have played JFK, and they’ll play him long after I have.”

― Rob Lowe

“The first time I ever met Stephen King, he came up to me, and we went to shake hands, and he had, like, this fake rubber rat that he kind of, you know, shook at me. You know, and I said, ‘No, this is a cliche – this can’t be. Stephen King is trying to scare me with a fake rat?’ It was just really weird.”

― Rob Reiner

“I actually love Stephen King’s writing. I mean, we, actually, at Castle Rock, we’ve made seven movies out of Stephen King books.”

― Rob Reiner

“When Gingrich attacked CNN’s John King for bringing up his alleged proposal of an open marriage to his second wife, Gingrich accused him of lowering the level of discourse in a presidential debate, suggesting that such a discussion is unworthy of consideration by voters.”

― Robert Dallek

“I’m too young to be a king and too committed to be a queen.”

― Robert Downey Sr.

“The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.”

― Robert Duvall

“Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you’d knew Michael, you would know he didn’t agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn’t agree to the point of definition with many things.”

― Robert Fripp

“Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can’t accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.”

― Robert Fripp

“Of the great singing stars of the 1940s and ’50s, only one – Nat King Cole – died young, at age 45.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Voltaire, as full of life as summer is full of blossoms, giving his ideas upon all subjects at the expense of prince and king, was exiled to England.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Every man should be the intellectual proprietor of himself, honest with himself, and intellectually hospitable; and upon every brain, reason should be enthroned as king.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The place does not make the man, nor the sceptre the king. Greatness is from within.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“I regard the rights of men and women equal. In Love’s fair realm, husband and wife are king and queen, sceptered and crowned alike, and seated on the self-same throne.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“In France, the people were the sport of a king’s caprice. Everywhere was the shadow of the Bastille. It fell upon the sunniest field, upon the happiest home.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Comedy is king for me; it’s the genre that everyone loves.”

― Robert Greenblatt

“Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort.”

― Robert Kennedy

“If I were king of the world, babies born in airplanes, balloons and blimps would, instead of choosing to be German, Maldivian or American, all get special heavenly blue passports with a stork on the cover labeled ‘Sky Baby’ – and they’d be allowed to come and go anywhere they please.”

― Robert Krulwich

“In 1968, the sanitation workers of Memphis tried to form a union. The city resisted. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to support them. That was where he lost his life.”

― Robert Reich

“I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king’s ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom.”

― Robert Walpole

“When you’re playing King Lear, you have to have a little humour, or you will have no tragedy when the king dies.”

― Robert Wilson

“King’s Quest IV was a much bigger hit than I, II, or III. I do feel that King’s Quest IV was a pivotal game in bringing in more female players.”

― Roberta Williams

“I’m a huge Stephen King fan.”

― Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

“If it weren’t for Liberace, there would be no Madonna or Lady Gaga, Elton John, Bette Midler, or Elvis because it was Liberace who helped the King glitz up his act.”

― Robin Leach

“The first real thing I heard was Three O’Clock Blues by B.B. King. That’s where it all began for me.”

― Robin Trower

“Of course Stephen King doesn’t believe in teen novels. I’ve started to suspect he doesn’t even believe in teenagers.”

― Robin Wasserman

“I want to be king of Manchester City.”

― Robinho

“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”

― Rod Stewart

“We wouldn’t be as far along as a country if we didn’t take on some of Martin Luther King’s ways that he instilled in us.”

― Rodney King

“People look at me like I should have been like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. I should have seen life like that and stay out of trouble, and don’t do this and don’t do that. But it’s hard to live up to some people’s expectations.”

― Rodney King

“In England, the sovereignty resides exclusively in the person or individual who is king. All Englishmen are his subjects. And the highest peer in the realm… has no share in the sovereignty.”

― Roger B. Taney

“I want to play King Lear, Macbeth, Benedict, Coriolanus. I wouldn’t mind doing Hamlet again. Well, I’m a little old. Perhaps I can rub Vaseline on the audience’s eyes.”

― Roger Rees

“I do proclaim myself king of bachata because I have to represent my genre. I have to always come out and put on the Superman cape. I’m pretty much representing my culture. I’m not going to change that. But I definitely don’t want there to be a misconception where people are like, ‘The only thing he likes to do is bachata.’”

― Romeo Santos

“Two of the first plays I saw after I arrived in Britain were ‘King Lear’ in Liverpool, and ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Stratford. One was produced with hardly a backdrop and the other with gigantic scene changes. I was impressed by what connected the two: the words and their life beyond the stage.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“Sitting in the Oval Office, beneath a painting of George Washington, with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. over his right shoulder and a bust of Abraham Lincoln over his left shoulder, Obama told ‘National Journal’ that the country’s economic woes are deep and endemic.”

― Ron Fournier

“Life is not always like chess. Just because you have the king surrounded, don’t think he is not capable of hurting you.”

― Ron Livingston

“King v. Burwell pointed at but did not directly challenge the ACA’s most essential weakness: Government-mandated participation in health insurance exchanges as a precondition to receiving a subsidy is not the best or most effective means of achieving its goal of expanded access to health coverage.”

― Ron Williams

“My earliest memory is nursing and struggling to see the colored lights making up the map of the world, the famous backdrop for Larry King’s TV show. There’s an ‘I-want-to-do-all-things-at-once’ kind of theme to it.”

― Ronan Farrow

“I was very much a part of the civil rights era, so, of course, my fantasy was to marry some outstanding black gentleman, a leader – someone like Martin Luther King who was doing something for black people.”

― Roxie Roker

“When me and Mike Tyson were around, we played king of the hill. Whoever comes to the hill, you get your behind whooped. We don’t pick and choose. I fought guys when I had fractured wrists and ribs, bad backs, I didn’t care. I was the king of the hill; Tyson was king of the hill. When we left, people were trying to get the ‘most money fight.’”

― Roy Jones Jr.

“Andre Ward got the chance to fight Sergey Kovalev twice. Triple G and Canelo are fighting again. People are getting paid to play king of the hill again.”

― Roy Jones Jr.

“I guess everybody is doing a movie thing, so I’m doing the ‘Scorpion King 4.’ My role in the movie is as one of the king’s guards, with a very original name: Roykus. Apparently, back in the day, everybody’s name was ‘us,’ so ‘Roy’ plus ‘us,’ and put a little ‘k’ in there: Roykus. I’m one of the royal guards, and I do my own stunts like Jackie Chan.”

― Roy Nelson

“The greatest lesson I learned that year in Mrs. Henry’s class was the lesson Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to teach us all: Never judge people by the color of their skin. God makes each of us unique in ways that go much deeper.”

― Ruby Bridges

“I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.”

― Rumi

“The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“It is a distinct and an honor to work with the august Regina King. I would call her Queen King. This woman is one of our treasures. She’s an actor’s actor. She has craft to burn. She’s a craftsman who knows what she is doing, and she’s got soul.”

― Russell Hornsby

“When I saw all of the people I have known all these years, when we got together, it was scary because B.B King and I lived in the same place in Nevada.”

― Ruth Brown

“Nat King Cole – I listen to him a lot.”

― Ry Cooder

“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

“It was a dream to have a team for the state. While playing for the Punjab King’s XI, I used to think of having a team for Kerala.”

― S. Sreesanth

“The original settlers in Iceland were the nobles of Norway who left their native land to avoid the tyranny of Harold Fairhair, who tried to crush their power so as to make himself a despotic king in the land.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.”

― Saint Augustine

“Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.”

― Sallust

“In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.”

― Sallust

“Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.”

― Sally Ride

“I know when it comes to TV, the writer is king, but to me, the filmmaker is king.”

― Sam Esmail

“One theme I ran into over and over while writing about the periodic table was the future of energy and the question of which element or elements will replace carbon as king.”

― Sam Kean

“We can’t answer King’s assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“We’ve come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay. I can’t imagine Dr. King watching the ‘Real Housewives’ or ‘Jersey Shore.’”

― Samuel L. Jackson

“There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people.”

― Samuel Wilson

“Right now we’re in the middle of a cultural war between the Muslims and the Western world. The politicians get in the way, but if you put two people together in a room, they can talk it out and work it out, just like Anna and the King.”

― Sandy Duncan

“Casting me as King Arthur was quite bold of ‘Spamalot’s producers, although it has been historically proved Arthur was Asian, and that Sunday trading started with Asians in 11th-century Britain.”

― Sanjeev Bhaskar

“The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.”

― Sarah Bernhardt

“I do feel sorry for the Prince of Wales, waiting and waiting, while his mother looks better and better. She’s not staying on because of any concern about his abilities as a king. The Queen simply feels she must do her duty, and she’s never even contemplated abdication.”

― Sarah Bradford

“I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt, as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased, from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.”

― Sarah Fielding

“My first six books were horror, I think because when I was young I loved Stephen King. John Wyndham, Daphne Du Maurier, and it’s natural to try and emulate the books you first loved.”

― Sarah Pinborough

“I’m like the king of the low-budget sequel. People ask, ‘What film are you gonna do next?’ ‘I don’t know, but it’s probably got a 3 or 4 in the title.’”

― Scott Adkins

“Rest in peace, King Kong Bundy.”

― Sean Waltman

“My first memory of King Kong Bundy was on TBS, and he was a member of Legion of Doom.”

― Sean Waltman

“Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol.”

― Serena Williams

“If you’re Stephen King and you have a massive body of huge-selling well-respected work, you can pivot and do whatever you want. I don’t have that body of work, I don’t have that audience that’s comfortable with me enough yet to follow my bliss with me.”

― Seth Grahame-Smith

“I can’t assume that people see me the way I see myself. I have to show them. But I can’t do it in a way where it’s too much, where it’s rude. I feel like when you’re a king, you lead. And I just see myself as a king, or as something more than just a regular human being.”

― Shameik Moore

“Memphis is the place where rock was born and Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed. It’s full of contradictions, abject poverty, and riches that only music can provide.”

― Shawn Amos

“When I first came in, I won a world championship pretty fast. Then I worked with John Morrison and Daniel Bryan, became King of the Ring, went back to ‘SmackDown,’ became the world champion again, won the Rumble, did a lot of things, went away after an injury.”

― Sheamus

“I said jokingly that if you bat like a king, you should also get out like a king; you should not be dismissed like a soldier. If you have made runs aggressively, then you will get out that way, too. That’s how it is.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“I use every kind of emotion in my wrestling, so that’s why people call me the ‘King of Strong Style.’”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“I was obsessed with ‘The Lion King’ as a kid, and I really wanted to go work in an animal sanctuary and have my Lara Croft moment.”

― Shura

“In 1988, King Hussein of Jordan said that it doesn’t take any connection any more to those territories, and he would like to split from those territories. So according to the international law, it doesn’t belong to anyone.”

― Silvan Shalom

“Shakespeare wrote all there is that we need to know about dementia in ‘King Lear.’”

― Simon Callow

“We have far too many Tudors. Henry VIII is far too over-rated. He’s become the ultimate brand name, like the Marks & Spencers of a high street of British history. I’m more interested in King Herod.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“In Georgia, where I spend much time, the democratically elected pro-western President Mikhail Saakashvili has been beleaguered by a riotous opposition which proposes creating a constitutional monarchy under the Bagrationi dynasty, with a Spanish racing driver, Prince ‘Jorge’ Bagrationi, as king.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“I have been inspired by Martin Luther King and how he inspired a movement. I have learned that a cause must be organic; if it is to have an impact it must belong to those who join the movement and not those who lead it.”

― Simon Sinek

“The largest two books I’ve ever read more than once are ‘Bleak House’ by Charles Dickens and ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King, about 1,200 pages each.”

― Simon Toyne

“There’s a real danger in trying to stay king of the mountain. You stop taking risks, you stop being as creative, because you’re trying to maintain a position. Apart from anything else that really takes the fun out of it.”

― Sissy Spacek

“I do come from a theater background, where the playwright is optimal and king and you have to serve the playwright. So I am, of course, a huge fan of scripted everything.”

― Skylar Astin

“I think that the really cool thing about ‘The Nine Lives of Chloe King’ is that, while it has a lot of supernatural elements and Chloe is a superhero herself, it is not all about the supernatural.”

― Skyler Samuels

“I love the nation of Israel. I love Jewish people. My King was Jewish, and I embrace that.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“It’s religion that killed our King, you know what I’m saying – that religious idea that has distorted the love of God, and now the world doesn’t want it. They don’t want religion. They want Jesus in their heart. They want Him. They just don’t want the religion.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“I must confess that I’m not a great reader. At the moment I’m reading my son’s ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King and I’ve got a plant catalogue on the go.”

― Sophie Thompson

“Historians of European royalty have written of the king’s ‘two bodies’ : one mortal and corrupt; the other divine, abstract and timeless.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“In Europe, the director is the king: it’s his vision. It’s an auteur tradition.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“When we started making ‘Selma,’ the Black Lives Matter movement didn’t exist. The parallels between Martin Luther King staging these marches, suffering police brutality… we weren’t even aware when making the film that these sorts of things would start to happen again in 2015.”

― Stephan James

“I think Don King has always been an idiot in my mind. He’s always been about money. I don’t think he cares about anything else but himself.”

― Stephen Jackson

“King Frederick I of Prussia conceived the Amber Chamber in 1701 as a magnificent gift to the Russian royal family that would seal the alliance between the two powers.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“I just know I’m too much of a wuss for Stephen King’s books. I’m way too chicken to read horror.”

― Stephenie Meyer

“Great American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worshipped God just as our Founding Fathers did. We must never forget this important aspect of our heritage or use it as a political bargaining chip.”

― Steve King

“I turned 7 in 1973 and remember Bobby Riggs arriving at the Astrodome on a chariot pulled by showgirls before his ‘battle of the sexes’ tennis match against Billie Jean King.”

― Steve Rushin

“Dr. King challenged our country to fulfill the promises of liberty, equality, and justice prescribed in the founding of our great nation. Leading by example, he stressed the teachings of tolerance, service, and love, regardless of race, color, or creed.”

― Steve Scalise

“I wanted people to say that our music sounds like Porcupine Tree, not that it sounds like King Crimson.”

― Steven Wilson

“When I was growing up, I was always looking for the most willfully uncommercial music: Whether it was Captain Beefheart or Frank Zappa or King Crimson, that’s what attracted me.”

― Steven Wilson

“It’s like I tell everybody, if you get a chance to win the Royal Rumble or the King of the Ring back when they had it, that means you’re gonna get a push. You getting an opportunity at something big, and it can really set up your future for you. So if you’re that guy, boy, it’s pressure.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“There’s a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of ‘soul force’ – something that emanates from a deep truth inside of us and empowers us to act. Once you identify your inner genius, you will be able to take action, whether it’s writing a check or digging a well.”

― Sue Monk Kidd

“With King Abdullah’s leadership and his people’s trust he can keep the kingdom stable and secure in all its affairs.”

― Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

“The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king, but the Lord of the Second Advent.”

― Sun Myung Moon

“1500 metre. I am the king.”

― Sun Yang

“Louise de Keroualle, being a Frenchwoman from the French court, was feared by most Englishmen for how she might influence their king, and that fear quickly turned to hatred.”

― Susan Holloway Scott

“I’m the ultimate studier of comedy. I grew up in a very funny household. My dad is the king of one-liners; my brothers are great at telling stories, and my mom is funny without knowing it.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“We’re all expendable. We think the world’s going to stop when a pope dies, or a king. And then… life goes on.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“The relationship between violence and nonviolence in this country is interesting. The fact of the matter is, you know, people do respond to riots. The 1968 Housing Act was in large response to riots that broke out after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. They cited these as an actual inspiration.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The president of the United States is not a king. You know? Barack Obama was elected by the American people.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“You don’t actually have control of the position people want you to be in. If they say, ‘You king of the blacks,’ you’re king of the blacks – whether you like it or not.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I reread a lot. I must have read ‘The Once and Future King,’ ‘Watership Down’ and Mary Renault’s ‘Theseus’ books at least a dozen times each.”

― Tana French

“My role on television is one of helping people reexamine the assumptions that they hold. I regard Dr. King. You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way, shape or form, referencing, Dr. King.”

― Tavis Smiley

“Martin Luther King was a leader for all Americans on our own professed values.”

― Taylor Branch

“I always thought if I had a band it would have the energy and feel of early Police, since that’s where my roots are, and then the harmonies of the Eagles, and the technique of King Crimson or something like that. Fast, up-tempo, beat-the-hell-out-of-the-drums, because that’s my style. Energy, but sophistication, rhythmically and melodically.”

― Taylor Hawkins

“I’ve never been that guy who says, ‘Ooh, I have to play King Lear’. First off, that’d be a disaster anyway. I tend to read something and see who’s involved, and then know I want to be part of it. But I don’t think I’m through with comedy. I still love to make people laugh.”

― Ted Danson

“I think one of the reasons Stephen King’s stories work so well is that he places his stories in spooky old New England, where a lot of American folk legends came from.”

― Ted Naifeh

“The discovery of the Terror in, of all places, Terror Bay, on the southwest coast of King William Island, was the culmination of years of exertions by the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Navy, the Coast Guard, Parks Canada, the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Canadian Ice Service and other agencies.”

― Terry Glavin

“Most of us remember Nat King Cole as a vocalist. His warm, grainy baritone is still so closely identified with such familiar ballads as ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Christmas Song’ that it’s hard to imagine anyone else performing them.”

― Terry Teachout

“Martin Luther King can have his own self-titled birthday recognized as a national holiday, but not our country’s first president?”

― The Ultimate Warrior

“I did my share of kid acting, like lots of us do. I even played King Herod when I was 6, but when I got to the end of my school period, that was it.”

― Theo James

“I think it goes without saying that young would-be playwrights in developmental workshops should be so lucky as to write plays as good as ‘Waiting for Godot,’ ‘Uncle Vanya’ or ‘King Lear,’ none of which would have existed without a decent plot.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“In truth, we have delayed to pass sentence on the person of our lord the king, waiting, if perhaps he may, by God’s grace, repent; but we will pass it ere long unless he does repent.”

― Thomas Becket

“The king, you say, desires to do what is right. My clergy are banished, my possessions are taken from me, the sword hangs over my neck. Do you call this right?”

― Thomas Becket

“The more I loved the king, the more I opposed his injustice until his brow fell lowering upon me. He heaped calumny after calumny on my head, and I chose to be driven out rather than to subscribe.”

― Thomas Becket

“I was called before the king’s tribunal like a layman and was deserted in the quarter where I had looked for support. My brethren, the bishops, sided with the court and were ready to pronounce judgment against me.”

― Thomas Becket

“Thou knowest how long and loyally I served the king in his worldly affairs. For that cause, it pleased him to promote me to the office which now I hold. When I consented, it was for the sake of the king alone. When I was elected, I was formally acquitted of my responsibilities for all that I had done as a chancellor.”

― Thomas Becket

“The king is so subtle with his words that he would confound the apostolic religion itself. He will find the weak points of the pope’s character and will trip him up to his destruction.”

― Thomas Becket

“I’ll answer to none but the King himself.”

― Thomas Blood

“Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.”

― Thomas Hardy

“I’m old enough to have lived through a time when Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Viola Liuzzo, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and others died so people of color could vote.”

― Thomas Hauser

“What, nephew, said the king, is the wind in that door?”

― Thomas Malory

“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.”

― Thomas Malory

“King Pellinore that time followed the questing beast.”

― Thomas Malory

“I remember trying to stay up late and catch as much ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ as I could, and then ‘King of the Hill.’”

― Thomas Middleditch

“I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.”

― Thomas More

“I never saw Frankenstein or King Kong or the Creature from the Black Lagoon as bad guys. They were the good guys.”

― Tim Burton

“I realized that my grandfather walked with Martin Luther King forty years ago. That was his dream. And in his little way, he helped us get closer to where we are today.”

― Tim Daly

“I kind of struggled as a 10-year-old to make out what it meant that Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were killed within two months of each other. I think I was 14 when Watergate happened and a president was impeached. So between my birth and age 14, I just saw a lot of turmoil.”

― Tim Kaine

“I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king. I’m talking the red robe, the turkey leg – everything.”

― Tim McGraw

“Sure, best seller. I’d love to knock Stephen King off the top of the list. I know I won’t, but, after all, I spend my life inventing a different reality.”

― Tim O’Brien

“The Almeida’s artistic director, Rupert Goold, brought me Mike Bartlett’s ‘King Charles III’ with the slightly apologetic warning that it was in blank verse, but, of course, that appealed to me.”

― Tim Pigott-Smith

“Performing King Charles in Mike Bartlett’s astonishing play in London and New York has been one of the high points of my career.”

― Tim Pigott-Smith

“I must have written 15 lyrics for ‘The Lion King,’ and only five or six were used. Some were scenes that disappeared, some were earlier versions of songs that didn’t work, or else the characters changed.”

― Tim Rice

“You know, after filming the movie the book was still just as big. I think it was actually bigger. I think Stephen King went back and wrote extra pages. He’s fantastic.”

― Timothy Olyphant

“The British Isles are awash with the choice of beautiful historic churches, abbeys, and cathedrals where one king or another has tied the knot and bestowed a royal precedent.”

― Tina Brown

“OK, I love ‘The King and I.’ I’m a huge Yul Brynner fan. I love the scene where they danced after the big banquet; that’s one of my favorite scenes in a movie of all time. It’s romantic and sweet and wonderful.”

― Tina Majorino

“I sort of found King Diamond in second grade, but I didn’t become a devoted Satanist until a few years later, but that was very much part of my adolescence as well.”

― Tobias Forge

“Around the time I opened my second restaurant, Etta’s, I had just finished judging at the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Back home in Seattle, my goal was to recreate the sweet and smoky taste of that BBQ using our local wild king salmon instead of pig.”

― Tom Douglas

“The flesh of king salmon, which varies in color from white to pink to red, has a high fat content, making it perfect for grilling.”

― Tom Douglas

“Summer in Seattle allows me to indulge in some of the region’s top culinary delights – I’m talking about wild king salmon and fresh, ripe Washington stone fruits and berries like cherries, peaches, plums, and blueberries.”

― Tom Douglas

“Another way I like to barbecue king salmon is as a whole fish stuffed, literally to the gills, with sweet onions, sliced lemons, and summer sage.”

― Tom Douglas

“Spooning a seasonal fruit relish onto a plate of grilled king salmon is very much my style – flavorful, straightforward, and unfussy. I also like the way fresh, ripe fruit balances the richness of the salmon.”

― Tom Douglas

“I was so lucky because what I did in ‘Thor’ was I built the character from the ground up – the foundations of his spirit, really. He was someone who was born with an expectation that he would one day be a king, born with an entitlement.”

― Tom Hiddleston

“I think I would say ‘The King’s Speech’ is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there’s more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.”

― Tom Hooper

“In ‘The King’s Speech,’ patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn’t become complicated over time.”

― Tom Hooper

“Well, I’m half Australian, half English and I live in London. That is the only reason I came upon this story. My Australian mother, Meredith Hooper, was invited in late 2007 by some Australian friends to make up a token Australian audience in a tiny fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called ‘The King’s Speech.’”

― Tom Hooper

“Side note, I was Prom Prince. My friend and I campaigned to be Prom King and Queen, and we got the rest of the non-popular people in the school to vote for us. We didn’t win, but we got Prince and Princess.”

― Tom Lenk

“The King Holiday is a celebration of many things – his pursuit of racial justice, his commitment to non-violent resistance, his belief in service and doing for others. But you might also call it the other Labor Day.”

― Tom Perez

“King had come to Memphis to lend his moral authority to the struggle of striking municipal sanitation workers who were overwhelmingly African-American. They earned poverty wages, endured degrading working conditions, and faced brutal beatings when they tried to organize.”

― Tom Perez

“Dr. King’s last campaign was a labor struggle. Many people are aware that King was assassinated in Memphis in the spring of 1968. Less well-known is what drew him there: solidarity with city sanitation workers, who, without the benefit of union representation, were rising up to protest humiliating pay and deplorable working conditions.”

― Tom Perez

“Truth can be a matter of perspective, but I also think there’s a truth that exists, that there are laws to the universe the way Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King believed.”

― Tom Shadyac

“Larry King’s show got to be an increasingly lonely outpost of humane civility in a mephitic menagerie of hotheads, saber rattlers, cretins and crackpots.”

― Tom Shales

“Maybe Larry Kings cannot thrive or even survive in a world where the norms for discourse are rage, vehemence and character assassination. King wanted to be liked, not feared; admired, not loathed.”

― Tom Shales

“I was a massive fan of AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Muse – I went to see all of them live. B.B. King, Chuck Berry, I love Ray Charles. I just like a bit of everything.”

― Tom Walker

“Tyson Fury should be looked at as someone who conquered the world, defeating a nine-year king in Wladimir Klitschko.”

― Tony Bellew

“I will beat Andre Ward. I will knock out Andre Ward. He’s a pound-for-pound king, but I will beat him.”

― Tony Bellew

“Johnny Mercer started Capitol Records, and he brought in Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole. He just let them sing whatever they wanted, and it became the best record company in America.”

― Tony Bennett

“I respected Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Those were my heroes, and they were 10 years older than I was.”

― Tony Bennett

“Mercer was very clever. He knew the way Southerners spoke and put that into his lyrics. But in that whole era, you had the best. Harold Arlen was just fantastic. Cole Porter was better than anybody, and Gershwin was Gershwin, y’know. Johnny Mercer started Capitol Records, and he brought in Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole.”

― Tony Bennett

“When I heard Martin Luther King’s speech, ‘I Have a Dream,’ I reflected on the fact that much of the success of that movement was driven by the unity of the church.”

― Tony Evans

“Corporations are like countries now, there’s a king, there are serfs, there’s a court, basically everything but moats. They’re feudal societies, and there are good ones and bad ones.”

― Tony Gilroy

“I’ve written on public matters, but I don’t understand how anyone could tout me as a possible poet laureate when I wrote a poem on the abdication of King Charles III or about the sex life of the Royals… anybody who knew my work would know I’m not a contender.”

― Tony Harrison

“From my time in ‘King Crimson,’ I’d describe a Progressive band as one that keeps trying to break musical barriers, and keeps trying to do new music.”

― Tony Levin

“I was in my first play when I was 6. My older sister was in a high-school production of ‘The King and I.’ They needed children for a scene, so she brought me in. I had a costume and a couple of serious lines that got a laugh. I loved the feeling.”

― Tony Shalhoub

“My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the ’60s, and he’s very much for women’s rights.”

― Tori Amos

“My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he went to church in the morning, she would put on Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter records. I’d crawl up on the piano stool, sit on a phone book and play.”

― Tori Amos

“I think many people would say that writers like Stephen King have hypergraphia.”

― Tracy Chapman

“No matter what, if my son was gay, I’d treat him like a king.”

― Tracy Morgan

“I’m an old soul. I like the Nat King Cole; Sam Cooke is my favorite singer of all time. But I’m into neo-soul; I’m into R&B. Some of the modern stuff appeals to me, but most of it comes from an older time.”

― Trai Byers

“A pound of Alaskan king crab legs and buffalo shrimp = happy Travie.”

― Travie McCoy

“I’m big fans of all those musicians, B.B. King, Mick Jagger – they’re all on my iPod.”

― Trombone Shorty

“I’d rather have dinner with Don King than with Mark Furhman. But then, I’m American. I have no perspective.”

― Tucker Carlson

“Martin Luther King didn’t know he was going to have a day named after him; Muhammad Ali didn’t know he was going to be the people’s champion. He was doing what he was doing because it was right.”

― Tyron Woodley

“The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar ‘queen,’ alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades.”

― Umberto Eco

“My parents named me after Uriah the Hittite, one of King David’s mighty men in the Old Testament of the Bible, who was known for his fearlessness. I’ve thought about it, and there may be a connection between my name and my personality.”

― Urijah Faber

“I feel Vidyut is a next-gen action hero who is extremely professional and a hard worker. I think he is the most sought after action king, because I really loved the kind of action he has done.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“In The Name of the King is the right title. To be honest, I don’t know who had the final idea for the title but I liked it and it has a strong connection to the movie’s story.”

― Uwe Boll

“The Lion King always makes me cry, especially when Simba’s father gets trampled.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.”

― Victor Hugo

“In the U.S., search engines are king. That is because everyone already knows what they are looking for. Brands have been around for a long time.”

― Victor Koo

“The horror genre is vast and full of brilliance. Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, Herman Melville, the book of Esther. I’ll happily join that list.”

― Victor LaValle

“The whole European Federal plan is ridiculous. We are patriotic. The single currency is an outrage. We want the Queen’s head – or the King’s head, if we have a king – on our own coins.”

― Victoria Beckham

“You get Don King’s point of view in what is almost a Shakespearean, classical technique. He comes across almost like a lovable rogue, like Iago in ‘Othello’ or Richard III. He’s doing all these bad things, but I kind of like him. It’s like ‘Pulp Fiction’: Everybody’s a bad guy, yet you like them.”

― Ving Rhames

“I spent three days with Don King, and I interviewed 45 people. I studied his speech, his mannerisms. He invited me to a couple of fights, and I watched him.”

― Ving Rhames

“Don King is as American as apple pie. He is America.”

― Ving Rhames

“There are a few YouTube clips of me singing at The King’s Head in Santa Monica, so you can see how bad I am.”

― Vinnie Jones

“Amnesty is the magnet. Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing.”

― Virgil Goode

“I don’t watch television and I rarely go to the cinema, but I recently watched ‘The King’s Speech’ on a flight. It was so beautiful and so simple.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“Without false modesty, I feel that, when I’m on the stage, I’m the king, the boss of the situation.”

― Vladimir Horowitz

“When I first started, I worked with my father, Alex ‘Little Bill’ Wallace; he was a guitarist like B.B. King. I was around 13 when I started, and I learned a lot by looking and listening. I learned how to be a bandleader from watching that band work.”

― Wadada Leo Smith

“We are not what we seem. We are more than what we seem. The actor knows that. And because the actor knows that hidden inside himself there’s a wizard and a king, he also knows that when he’s playing himself in his daily life, he’s playing a part, he’s performing, just as he’s performing when he plays a part on stage.”

― Wallace Shawn

“The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.”

― Wallace Stevens

“Pick somebody who knows what it’s like to live on an average income and to deal with the problems that most Americans face. Pick somebody who’s traveled this country and who will remember who put him in the White House – not to be a king but to be a public servant.”

― Walter F. Mondale

“The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.”

― Walter Lippmann

“Where I grew up in the middle of Georgia, hip-hop is king, and on Friday and Saturday nights, local DJs do mixes. It’s a great mix of local stuff and then some of the bigger hits and remixes of the hits, and it just has this nice flow with a dirty-South sound to everything.”

― Washed Out

“I was king of the mountain for a long time, well, I don’t want that no more. I like to perform every once in a while for people who want to see me, and cut albums of music that is what I’m really about.”

― Waylon Jennings

“I’m excited about my own network, BounceTV. It’s the first African-American-owned broadcast network. It’s myself, my partner Rob Hardy, and some other African-American businessmen, including Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III.”

― Will Packer

“I want to be a traditional king first and foremost, building on the tradition of my predecessors standing for continuity and stability in this country, but also a 21st-century king who can unite, represent and encourage society.”

― Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

“In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.”

― William Adams

“To be a naturalist is better than to be a king.”

― William Beebe

“To claim, therefore, inerrancy for the King James Version, or even for the Revised Version, is to claim inerrancy for men who never professed it for themselves.”

― William Bell Riley

“That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.”

― William Blackstone

“It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule. That is what he is there for.”

― William F. Buckley, Jr.

“The admission of one man, either hereditarily or for life only, into the place of chief of a country, is an evidence of the infirmity of man. Nature has set up no difference between a king and other men; a king, therefore, is purely the creation of our own hands.”

― William Godwin

“Stephen King is one of my all-time heroes, so, of course, the pressure never lets up. Every second, you hope he’ll like it. I remember getting a call from him after he read my script for ‘Hearts in Atlantis.’ He liked it. Talk about relief.”

― William Goldman

“Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror.”

― William H. Macy

“I just took the idea that King Kong was too big for everything and reversed it and put George in a land of giants, which is basically what every kid goes through anyway – that, you know, the world is made for grownups, for tall people, for the giants.”

― William Joyce

“People didn’t object to me taking their photo. It was something everybody thought was their due: to be King for a Day, win the lottery and be photographed.”

― William Klein

“As Governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies; I have slain the English; I have mortally opposed the English King; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.”

― William Wallace

“I have mortally opposed the English king; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.”

― William Wallace

“I weigh the man, not his title; ’tis not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.”

― William Wycherley

“You don’t really have to say much when your headline is ‘Drag Queen Robs Burger King.’ Sometimes comedy writes itself.”

― Willie Geist

“That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.”

― Woodrow Wilson

“I wrote for ‘King of the Hill’ for three seasons.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“I have worked in animation on ‘King of the Hill.’ I’ve worked in late-night with ‘The Daily Show.’ I’ve worked on single-camera stuff, whether it was a movie or television. I have performed onstage.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“When I stopped playing hockey and started acting, the last person I was going to ask for help was my dad. He’s the king of being like, ‘I don’t know. It’s good work if you can get it. Good luck.’”

― Wyatt Russell

“It was Dr. King’s tireless activism that fostered our modern way of relating to one another.”

― Wynton Marsalis

“This rebuilding of New Orleans gives us the perfect opportunity to see if we’re ready to extend the legacy of Dr. King.”

― Wynton Marsalis

“We are all sensible that the king and Tisaphernes have caused as many of us as they could to be apprehended, and it is plain they design, by the same treacherous means, if they can, to destroy the rest.”

― Xenophon

“You see, O Greeks! The enemy already acknowledge the country to be ours; for when they made peace with us, they stipulated that we should not burn the country belonging to the king, and now they set fire to it themselves, as if they looked upon it no longer as their own.”

― Xenophon

“Even after facing jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. courageously and boldly spoke out against racial inequality.”

― Yvette Clarke

“I hope that the opening of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be a life-altering experience that inspires every American to rededicate themselves to the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream.”

― Yvette Clarke

“With ‘Hail To The King’ – our last album – we obviously wore our influences on our sleeve, and it was a blatant attempt to turn on our younger generation of fans to more classic-sounding metal.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“I don’t think I’ll still be riding at 40. There are a couple of people who are still riding after having kids, like Mary King, but people say that you lose your nerve after you have kids. It’s the risk.”

― Zara Phillips

“The Rastafari culture has a very strong connection to Haile Selassie, a descendant of King Solomon.”

― Ziggy Marley
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